My buddy over at Joyfully Growing in Torah (link on the right) had a pretty good blog post the other day and I wanted to get it on my site as well. I think he got it from a comment on a the news site World Net Daily.
Is your Holy Spirit real or just a sock puppet? Are we just letting our ego and our hearts lead us into what we believe is right and wrong? Scripture says that the heart of man is deceitfully wicked (Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 16:1-2, Mark 7:21) so we need to always be on guard that our feelings DON’T dictate what is right and what is wrong. We need to let the Word of the Father be our guide to what is righteousness and what is wickedness. Scripture is clear that this “NEW” covenant we are under is supposed to have written the Law of God on our HEARTS! That word LAW is TORAH in the Hebrew.
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my LAW(TORAH) in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
This EXACT SAME VERSE is quoted in Hebrews.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my LAWS into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
With that being said…
If your “holy spirit”
- tells you anything contrary to scripture
- tells you it’s okay to indulge a sin this one time, it’s atoned for
- tells you whatever you feel comfortable with is okay, your conscience is the guiding light
- tells you that no one should judge you no matter what you do
- tells you that it’s most important that you be happy
- tells you to rest firmly on the teachings of men, even though you can’t find their equivalent in scripture
Then there’s a really good chance you really don’t have the Holy Spirit, but rather have a “holy spirit” sock puppet, which is really your personal ego reaffirming itself.
The Holy Spirit cannot be of the Father if it contradicts the Father! Scripture makes clear that the LAW (TORAH) of the Father is to be written on our hearts. If there is something written in the Torah and your convinced it no longer applies to you, then you have some serious issues that you may need to deal with.