Characteristics of The Inner Witness

Characteristics of The Inner Witness

Scripture: Romans 8:16; Galatians 4:6

Romans 8:16- “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the “children of God.”

Galatians 4:6- “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”


We’ll examine seven qualities of the inner witness, which play a significant role in believers’ daily lives. How can I tell the voice of this inner witness apart, is the question. Are there any characteristics I should watch out for? What sets the inner witness apart from regular thought? I’ve listed seven qualities you need to look for.

  1. The inner witness is different from reasoning thoughts.

It does not involve mental acumen or logical thinking. It’s probably not the inner witness if what you are experiencing is just a brilliant idea.

  • The inner witness is not a physical feeling.

You won’t feel anything physically per se because the inner witness is the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to your spirit. It’s unlikely that the inner witness is present if someone claims to feel something in their big toe or liver.

  • The inner witness is best identified by eliminating other voices.

A great secret to identifying the inner witness is to eliminate other voices. Ensure that it is not your flesh that wants to do something. Make sure that it is not just a reasonable proposition. There may be some good reason and some good feelings when the spirit is leading you, but make sure it is not just that!

  • The inner witness is an impression of peace.

The inner witness is an awareness of peace. It is the peace of God that is beyond (passes) understanding, reasoning, logic, and physical things. As you develop spiritually you will become aware of the peace of God as a method of direction.

  • The inner witness is a strong conviction.

The inner witness makes you certain about what the Lord is saying. You begin to have a quiet assurance and confidence about the will of God. Once again, this is not easily explained.

  • The inner witness is repetitive.

The inner witness is the repeated voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart. As the Spirit cries continually, it creates an impression in you. You begin to have a conviction about certain things. You begin to know that you know.

  • The inner witness is an inexplainable knowing.

After you have heard the voice of the Spirit several times, you begin to know what to do. It creates in you “a knowing.”

Wow! What a protracted two-week teaching period on “The Art of Hearing.” Friends, I’d like to stop here for the time being and move on to other subjects that God might want me to teach. On the other hand, I’m confident you must have gained a lot of knowledge regarding “How to be in the perfect will of God?” When you put what you have learned into practice for yourself, all these teachings will make more sense. I recommend looking up additional works by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. He is an excellent teacher of the Word, and I have personally ordered 115 copies of his books for my library, which I read and distribute to others every day.

The most important thing you can do for your spiritual health as a believer is to read the Bible. Always desire to read the Bible and put what you learn into practice. Thank you for being patient with me as I walked you through these lessons. May God enlarge your greatness and surround you with comfort.


Dear Lord! May the Holy Spirit teach us your ways and how to abide in you, Amen.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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