Have you ever been worrying about a major decision or a problem and struggling with an issue and all of a sudden you remember something that was said in a sermon three months ago. It fits perfectly and it applies. GOD gave you a rhema. HE spoke to you personally.
That's the way GOD works in our lives. The HOLY SPIRIT takes the general word of GOD and makes it come alive.
So how do you know when it's GOD giving you those impressions?
For one it always will agree with the Bible. GOD never contradicts what HE's already said. So if GOD gave you an impression with something that doesn't square with the Bible, you can be guaranteed it's not from GOD.
There was this guy one time who said, "I believe it's GOD's will for me to have an affair." He was married and had four kids. Listen, "I can guarantee you that's not GOD telling him that." It couldn't be because GOD never contradicts HIS word. It's a violation of a Scriptural principle.
You know when it's GOD because it always squares up with the Bible.
Just a thought from the front porch…