Inside Signals

"Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the heart?" (Job 38:36)

God led us to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, by an inward witness in the late 1960s. Our home had been in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, for seventeen years.

And we had no plans to move. In fact, since our ministry was growing, I had it all planned just how we would turn our entire house into an office (we were operating the ministry out of our den and garage), and even how we could build additional facilities on our property, if necessary.

Then we went to Tulsa on business. A friend, in whose home we were staying, said to me, "Brother Hagin, you need to move to Tulsa. And I've got just the place for you! Brother T. L. Osborn's old office building is for sale, and they've asked me to sell it. Come on, I want to show it to you."

(Several people had tried to buy it, but the deals always fell through, so the building was still empty.) I wasn't much interested, to tell the truth. But I thought, just out of respect for my friend, I'll go.

The minute I walked into that building, it was just like someone had rung a bell or set off a buzzer on the inside of me. Sometimes the inward witness is like that. A buzzer went off in my spirit - right down in my belly. It's difficult to describe, but you just know it was inside, in your spirit. This was God confirming that He wanted this building for my ministry.

Confession: The Holy Spirit dwells in my spirit. Wisdom is in my inward parts. Understanding is in my heart. And I listen to my heart.