When God made man, He did not tell him to go study animals, birds and fish to know how to act and survive in life. NO! He gave man dominion over those creatures. He made man in His Image. He gave man intellect and cognitive thought. He gave him the ability to reason. He gave him an amazingly complicated mind and the ability to use it.
John 14:26 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
When Jesus came, died on the cross and rose again, He sent the Holy Spirit to "teach us all things". The Holy Spirit is our governor, our regulator, our "GPS" you could say. God gave the creatures of the earth instincts to survive, but man, whom He made in HIS Image, He gave intellect and the Holy Spirit!
How can you hear the Holy Spirit? Know God's Word and spend time with Him. As you intimately know the Father, you will become more attuned to the still small voice within you that is the Holy Spirit.
John 10:27 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
God loves man more than any other, more than the angels! He created us in His Image and gave us all the tools we need to thrive and fulfill our purpose in this life. Do not live below all that He has for you. When you KNOW God intimately and KNOW God's Word you will not be deceived by ear-tickling words.
John 10:1-5 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
As Kingdom Citizens, measure every word--every doctrine--every theory--against the Word of God. THAT is always to be our standard. If it doesn't measure up, discard it as rubbish.
Do not be deceived into lower living..... Live a Holy Spirit guided life!
~~Be blessed, Arlene