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Holy Spirit or Intuition?

By Robert Garner

Rutherford CountyRobert Garner Rutherford County


The Old Testament spiritual analysis of the dove/pigeon is one of the fowl animals, used as a sin offering, sacrificed to the LORD, on the altar within the Tabernacle. Undeniably, a spiritual reference to Jesus Christ. Leviticus 1:14, “And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or young pigeons”.    

Mathew 3:16 “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him”. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said unto you”, John 14:26.

Can we differentiate how the Holy Spirit gives us wisdom, rather than our own intuition of logical reasoning?   How can we perceive being given knowledge regarding a particular decision, or activity we’re thinking about? Can the Spirit of God send the solution of solving a particular problem we have to our inward parts? Job asks the perfect question 38:36; “who hath put wisdom in the inward parts; or who hath given understanding to the heart”? The inward parts refer to the seat of the mind and thought, its inner regions and hidden recesses.

Psalm 51:6, “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom”. 

For Christians, we have the Spirit of truth and the Word of Christ, dwelling within us. We know Him, (John 14:17). He also gives us wisdom and knowledge for our occupations and business activities. John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you”. Four times we read in Psalm 107:8,15,21,31; “Oh, that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men”.

The Holy Spirit of God will never bring wisdom to the hearts of men concerning evil devices or inventions. The Holy Spirit won’t help anyone pick a winning lottery number, that would be the power; (Luke 4:6) of Satan’s temptation, (Luke 4:13). Psalm 37:7, “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of man who bringeth wicked evil devices to pass. Job 28:28, “to depart from evil is understanding”. Pro. 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”. 

The LORD commanded the Israelite workmen to construct all the vessels, utensils, apparatus, furniture, instruments, tools, etc. for the Tabernacle.  Exodus 35:35 (the tabernacle workmen) “them hath he filled with wisdom of the heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.”  

The LORD called Bezaleel the son of Uri, and the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  Exodus 35:31-33, “And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. To devise curious works, in gold, silver and in brass, in cutting stones, carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning [device, invention] work”.

David the King speaking, 1 Chronicles 29:2, “Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of God the gold for things made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, and the iron for things of iron, and the wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers’ colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance”.

 Who trained the skillful hands of the artificers (craftsman, artisans, engravers) to work in all these various materials? Who has filled the workmen’s heart with such desire, abilities of strategy, to fashion all these things for the house of God? 1Chronicles 29:5 “The gold for things of gold, and silver for things of silver, and all manner of work to be made by the artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD”?  Exo. 35:10, “And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD hath commanded.”

Men that go to sea in their ships, have various business activities in “great waters”. They see the works of the LORD in the deep. Their souls begin to melt (destress) because of the great waves in a stormy sea.  “They reel to and fro, and stagger like drunken men, they’re at their wits’ end”. Crying to the LORD in their trouble, He brings them out of their distress, He makes the storm calm, and the waves become still. “He brings them to their desired city”.  Psalm 107: 23-30. 

“Pray without ceasing” 1 Th 5:17, refers to giving thanks, praise, and honor to God and the Holy Spirit. We can pray with our inner mind’s voice, without speaking, in all of life’s activities. Communicate with your inner voice, “I Love You God Almighty, with all my heart and soul”. Telling a loved one, I Love You, is a blessing to both them and yourself. Thank God for all his problem-solving blessings, wisdom, and knowledge which was brought to you by the Holy Spirit. Read Psalm 150, A Psalm of Praise; “Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD”.

Before God Almighty spoke the universe into existence, the Christian “child of God”, was chosen before the foundation of the world”. Ephesians 1:3,4; “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”. 

The child of God has been predestinated (Strongs # 4309, decreed from eternity past, foreordain, appointed beforehand). Ephesians 1:5, “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will”.

May the Holy Spirit of God give you wisdom, knowledge, and truth in every work you do.

Ephesians 3:16; “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man”. 

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Robert W. Garner and his wife live in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. He’s a Christian Bible study researcher/writer/coach allied with other Biblical Scripture investigators unaffiliated with any church denominations. Their Scripture research spans 600 years of Christian Bible languages which include English, Hebrew, and Greek. As God Almighty commands in 1 Corinthians 2:13 we search the scriptures; “not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but what the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual with spiritual”; which is a scripture with scripture.

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