You Need Godly Counsel

Don’t be a lone ranger. One of the ways the Holy Spirit leads us is through the wise counsel of men and women of God. The Bible says, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NLT).


Yes, the Holy Spirit lives in you, and you may know the voice of God and the Bible, but you don’t know all the answers to life’s challenges. You don’t have everything figured out.  Be aware of people who cannot hear godly advice. Those people are headed for destruction. They will make shipwreck out of their lives.

The Bible says, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 KJV). The word, safety, in this verse means salvation, deliverance, and victory. When you consult with other mature believers, the Holy Spirit will give them the wisdom to help you get a breakthrough.


Remember how King Jehoshaphat got the victory in 2 Chronicles 20. Three nations came against Judah to wipe them out, so Jehoshaphat and the entire nation of Judah cried out to God and fasted and prayed. God heard their cry, and the Holy Spirit came upon Jahaziel, and he said, “Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's... You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you…” (2 Chronicles 20:15, 17).

Jehoshaphat and Judah were greatly encouraged by the prophetic word, but that is not how they got the victory. What did Jehoshaphat do? The Bible says, “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever” (2 Chronicles 20:21).

Someone had the idea that if they were not going to fight, they should do something. And they said, “Why don’t we just give God praise?” That idea had to come from the Holy Spirit. It might not have been a “Thus saith the Lord” word, but it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

And the moment they started singing and praising, God made the three nations that came up against Judah to fight each other. They attacked each other until they completely destroyed each other, and it took Judah three days to gather all the spoils.


The Apostle Paul also understood the power of getting counsel. He saw tremendous miracles and shook entire nations with the Gospel of Christ, but even he needed the advice of other Spirit-filled Christians to help him be assured of God’s will for his life.

In Acts 16, Paul and his ministry team tried to preach the Gospel in Asia, but the Holy Spirit hindered them. It was not the right time for them to go to Asia. They then tried to go to Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit did not allow them. Sometimes God guides us through closed doors.

Finally, God gave Paul a dream of a man from Macedonia, asking Paul to come to Macedonia and help them. Luke wrote the book of Acts, and he said, “And after he had seen the vision, immediately WE endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them” (Acts 16:10). Luke said, “We endeavored.”

After Paul told the people doing ministry with him about his dream, he listened to their input. And they all agreed that this was God’s will for them. As a result, the church of Philippi was established because of their ministry in Macedonia.

In the multitude of counselors, there is safety (Proverbs 11:14). Don’t be too prideful to ask questions. Humble yourself. Ask a lot of questions. Our ministry is where it is today because God placed men and women of God in our lives who helped guide us, advise us, pray for us, believe God with us, and mentor us. You need godly counsel.  
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Sean Pinder Ministries
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McKinney, TX 75070

God Bless,
Pastors Sean & Aimee Pinder

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