However, one of the men said that he could not demand that the Holy Spirit lead him to an application in every Bible study. He is right.
John 16:13 tells us that one role the Spirit fills is to lead us into truth. Lead. That assumes we are following. Earlier in John 15:7 one of the 11 times Christ uses the word “abide” in John 15:1 – 16, we are exhorted to abide in His Word. Our job is to abide. The Holy Spirit leads. We do not dictate where He leads. Our job is to be present in the Word, to ask for that leading (Psalm 119:18), and to respond correctly to what the Spirit shows us.
Our place is to ask not demand. I know of believers who seem to have that wrong. The Spirit is Lord. We no more demand of Him than we do of Christ.