Pretending to know what the Holy Spirit is doing in someone else’s life is simply that, pretending!
Think of Job’s friends. They did not know what God was doing yet they injected their opinion as though they did. When a person does that, they are taking His NAME IN VAIN. Using it in a dishonoring way attributing to Him that which is not of Him. Job’s friends never knew nor did Job of the conversation between God and satan in chapter one. Why did they not know? Because the LORD did not choose to reveal it to them! Deuteronomy 29;29 reads, “The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” He has His “secret’s” that are His alone and then He has revealed His will which He desires us to know as revealed exclusively in His Word! These He wants us to know. But somehow it is not “enough.” To the “pretender” they seek to know what He has not made known and somehow to speak as though they do know, portrays them as on the “inside” with God, and therefore “superior,” as thought they are above the rest of His people. They don’t need to study the Scriptures as they get a “word” from the LORD that by-passes His Word as authoritative. Scary!
Pretending to know what The Holy Spirit is doing in a person’s life, and proclaiming as though you do, is just that, pretending, deceptive, dishonoring to the person and dishonoring the LORD. It is pride, it is deception!
But also if you DECLARE that you do know what God is doing in a person’s life, and do it long enough and loud enough you can get a following! And with a following, a reputation, that the person finds their “significance,” as the person to turn to when trying to find out what the Holy Spirit is doing in someone else’s life. They like the attention and it is “good” for their sinful ego! Don’t be a pretender! Don’t stroke the ego of a pretender. Be aware of those who put themselves in the place of the Holy Spirit who interpret circumstances from their own view and not in submission and alignment with God’s revealed Word, and who make statements and in reality have no Scriptural justification to do so.
The Pretenders are Impostors, impersonating the Holy Spirit!
They are Pretending to be the Holy Spirit, in essence!