Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Samuel 10: 6-7 (KJV); And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.
If you are truly led by the Holy Spirit, you should not struggle in the things He leads you into.
For example, you cannot claim that the Holy Spirit led you into a marriage, which turned out to be a “bed of thorns” and consequent divorce.
The Holy Spirit cannot lead you into a job that becomes a “blight on your soul”, or a business deal that goes to wreckage.
As the helper, the Holy Spirit leads you to serve you. He is the shepherd who makes you lie down in green pastures and leads you besides still waters (Psalms 23:1).
These waters [the experiences of the Spirit] and pastures [His Word] are for your sake.
In our theme scripture, Saul is told by the prophet Samuel, “when the spirit comes upon you, you will prophesy and be turned into another man. When these signs come to you, do as occasion serves you for GOD is with you.”
For Saul, signs preceded the occasion that was to be served. The Spirit wants to lead you to deeper experiences and greater depths in the Word.
Have you read and understood the signs? It may be the slightest prompting to pray, to study a particular scripture, to attend a meeting, to listen to a specific message, or to seat under a particular minister.
These things determine whether you will serve your occasion fully or not.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 23:1, Matthew 16:3
As the helper, the Holy Spirit leads you to serve you. He is the shepherd who makes you lie down in green pastures and leads you besides still waters (Psalms 23:1). These waters [the experiences of the Spirit] and pastures [His Word] are for your sake.
PRAYER: Precious Holy Spirit I thank you for today. Thank you for the blessed assurance that you lead me to the places and opportunities where I serve my occasion. You lead me into the experiences of blessing, favor, multiplication and abundance. I submit to you in the knowledge that you lead to serve. Today, more than ever, I respond to even the slightest prompting from you. My spirit is alive to your instruction, voice, touch and faintest breath. In Jesus’ name. Amen.