Revelations and Vain Imaginings

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”  John 14:16

Spurgeon Picture-2Take care never to impute the vain imaginings of your fancy to the Holy Spirit. I have seen the Spirit of God shamefully dishonored by people — I hope they were insane — who have said that they have had this and that revealed to them.

There has not for some years passed over my head a single week in which I have not been pestered with the ‘revelations’ of hypocrites or maniacs. Semi lunatics are very fond of coming
with messages from the Lord to me, and it may save them some trouble if I tell them once for all
that I will have none of their stupid messages. When my Lord and Master has any message to me he knows where I am, and he will send it to me direct, and not by madmen.

Never dream that events are revealed to you by heaven, or you may come to be like those idiots who dare impute their blatant follies to the Holy Spirit.

If you feel your tongue itch to talk nonsense, trace it to the devil, not to the Spirit of God.

Whatever is to be revealed by the Spirit to any of us is in the word of God already — he adds nothing to the Bible, and never will. Let persons who have revelations of this, that, and the other,
 go to bed and wakeup in their senses. I only wish they would follow the advice, and no longer insult the Holy Spirit by laying their nonsense at his door.

From Charles Spurgeon’s sermon, “THE PARACLETE” No. 1074

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