Holy Spirit directs believers in ministry

Scripture references

Matthew 10:19–20 (ASV)

19But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

Acts 8:29 (ASV)

29And the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

Acts 13:2 (ASV)

2And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Acts 15:28 (ASV)

28For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:

Acts 16:6–10 (ASV)

6And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; 7and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not; 8and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. 9And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10And when he had seen the vision, straightway we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Acts 20:22 (ASV)

22And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

Romans 8:14 (ASV)

14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.


When a Christian couple objected conscientiously to having their marriage blessed by the State Church in Germany, they were made to face prosecution. Through the prayers of their brethren and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the couple convinced the judge of their faithful convictions.
In a conference meeting, Miss Vaughan was led by the Holy Spirit to ask everyone to stop and pray a specific prayer. As they obeyed this leading of God, the Holy Spirit fell upon them with great power and conviction.
Bruce Olson had a terrible experience that made him acutely feel the rejection of the Yukos, which reminded him that he would have to follow only God. For only God had not rejected him.
As the curtains began to draw on WW2, Jacob DeShazer who was still a prisoner of war pondered excitedly on the freedom that was soon to be his, then he heard the Holy Spirit clearly tell him that he would become a teacher of God's word to the Japanese; the very people that incarcerated him.
When George Müller contemplated building another Orphan House, he sought God's guidance and in an amazing way, got God's leading to go ahead with the building plans.
That "the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way" was one important lesson a long-standing friend of Lord Radstock picked from his friend's life.
Fraught with a feeling of unworthiness and sinfulness, Nicky Cruz had made up his mind to flee from school and return to his old life. But just as he concluded plans to run, the Holy Spirit directed Gene to go stop him and invite him over to church instead where he was reassured of love.
A sick man publicly confessed his sin of disobedience. Within a few days, he recovered fully. He went on to become an ordained minister.
One time Brother Yun got arrested, the Holy Spirit leads him to feign insanity and by so doing, raise an alarm so believers from the underground meeting he just left would escape arrest by the Police.
Despite his willingness to continue, all doors to ministry were closed against Brother Yun following his escape from prison. By prayer and meditation, he sought direction on the next steps to take and got God's leading.
At the 1906 Llandrindod Wells Convention in Wales, the Holy Spirit reveals Himself to Rees Howells, and here, Rees shares about that life-changing encounter.
Rees Howells is led by the Holy Spirit to labour in prayer for the salvation of a certain woman. And in obedience, Mr. Howells went before the Lord night after night until he prevailed and the woman's soul was saved.
Rees Howells is led by the Holy Spirit to devote an entire week to praying for a Christian group in conflict. And though he was several miles away, he obediently prayed everyday until victory over the situation was achieved.
After a teaching on the Holy Spirit, He came with power during the prayer session and directed the total sight restoration of a partially blind boy, an 'enslaved' woman with a secret fetish necklace was found out and prayed for.
After a decade of missionary work in Singapore, the Lord reveals to Tom and Edna Hamblin, through identical prophesies and the scriptures, what He will have them do next.