By Max Wellspring Oseogena
Conviction is about being strong in all things that is within truth and that is right to do in all godliness that you have known and that you have built into your life through faith in God, through Scripture, and by good parental upbringings. Convictions is what you know for sure that makes your life solid in the world and conviction gives you the energy and lifestyle that pulls and keeps the kind of people and things to you that is in your life now. But the Holy Spirit guides you around specifics and what you should be doing with your life and guilds you around the steps that you should be taking in life both per-time and in the long-run.
The culture of your life style and conviction could attract more than one options of directions for you to take and of what you can do with our life. But the Holy Spirit reveals what has the potential for your peace, protection and your overall purpose in God and life.
So, by conviction something might LOOK-LIKE it and yet you might need revelations from the Lord about it for clearance whether or not to go that route with your life and (when around relationship) whether or not to marry a person.. Because everything might look and read right and convincing yet it might not be what if fitting to God’s overall purpose for your life or what God has in mind for you. The Holy Spirit as Jesus said, will, Draw from the mind of God to give us to walk in the Christlike mind, which is God’s perfect will for us to be walking with (John 16:14-15).
So, your born again spirit can guild you around proven truth and what is clear according to Scriptures, which is still general for every believer, but the Holy Spirit guilds you around what is specific FOR YOU, around what belongs to just you, your future, your peace and God’s purpose for/plan with your life, even if (at times) it is not obvious to see it in the present. Meaning that, you can get direction/clearance for a thing from God before you are convinced about it in your spirit, and all you need here is obedience and faith, because your understanding is unfruitful; and you can be convinced about a thing because your heart is open to it and your spirit holds tightly to it but might still need clearance for it from the Holy Spirit whether this is God’s will for you in order to go ahead with it.
Both your spirit and the Holy Spirit guides around truth. But the difference at times is: The truth of your spirit builds your community, while the truth of the Holy Spirit guides your purpose, your destiny and your spiritual heritage.
And also, the Holy Spirit with a holistic eternal knowledge (Omniscience) can reveal to you or guide you around what is the truth about your life and future, even things that is not fully yet in their time. And it will be your responsibility to feed yourself spiritually to be strong for it and to wait for it and protect what is true about and right for your future. But your human spirit can be convinced about what is true in the present because of its Scriptural bases, because of the principle of it and it can be convinced about things based on how right they are traditionally and culturally, yet with all the conviction and support you have behind it, this could be something that is temporal for you to be doing, it could be something that would be short-lived and that might not be there in the future. Because your spirit though truthful to you and to your conscience, only has temporal discernment on its own and is NOT OMNISCIENT. This means your own spirit might overstretch things and be presumptuous at times about what the will of God is, if you don’t know how the yield to or hear from the Holy Spirit. Because, even the Scriptures that you stand upon and might be quoting as the Holy Spirit as its Author (you cannot quote scriptures to overule His leadings), the Holy Spirit inspires and guides you around specifics within the will and purpose of God for our life. It is only the Holy Spirit that has and that can access the accurate and eternal plan of God for you, to give you peace on earth and to help you fulfill your spiritual destiny in Christ in this world.
1 Cor. 2:9-11, “But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,Nor have entered into the heart of manThe things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit (the Holy Spirit). For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things (will, plan and purpose) of God except the Spirit of God.”
When you feed your spirit man to be strong in and through what is being revealed to you by the Holy Spirit, your spirit will be able to give you the mental, moral and emotional support for the future you should be creating, be entering into or should be waiting for. Because God doesn’t deal with your soul directly, but with your spirit, so that your spirit being divinely empowered should become a strong pillar for your soul, by spiritual structure and godly discernment.
This means you need a healthy relationship with the Holy Spirit to walk in the perfect will of God and to creating your authentic future or enter it.
Rom. 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Conviction is about the parameters of life and lifestyle that your spirit man gives your conscience peace about. While the revelation, light and guidance are imparted by the Holy Spirit, but most times they come with the power to live them by creating or release in us a new strength that increases our conviction. So, conviction can be treated as A-Part of spiritual truth held by our spirit for us to live by. While revelation from the Holy Spirit is either an On-going light that keeps illuminating our path, or a Specific light for clarity on a the particular direction that we need to be taking our life and operation.
Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”