Ignoring the Holy Spirit

Nehemiah 9:20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

It is not true that the Spirit of God was not with the children of Israel all through their wanderings. We remember that Moses begged God … insisting that they should not be allowed to go forward if God will not go with them.

Exo 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

But God will not force himself or insist on obeying the instruction of His Spirit. The gentle Spirit of God can be ignored and even insulted … in many cases, lies and evils are attributed to the Holy Spirit and strange fires offered …and still we see God’s preservation and provisions …many continue thinking God is pleased when He is not. God’s leader needs to be very careful to remain on the side of God, for it is very easy to believe the manna and water from the rock were indicators that all was well. The only indicator that all is well is a search in the word and assurance that we walk and are led by God’s commandments. David asked God to search and examine him, to prove him and test him so he can adjust to correct exposed flaws. We cannot rely on the scorecard of men nor can we say “see how God has blessed me” as evidence of righteousness.

The Holy Spirit moves with God’s word. Be an enthusiastic scholar of the truths of God and you will have a mirror that can be relied on. Leaders must be disciplined by the word of God … accepting a higher standard of examination and self-scrutiny than those who will be led.

Verses for further meditation
Prov. 8:10 ; 2 Tim 3:16

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders must be disciplined by the word of God.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, instruct me … Help me, I will obey your instructions. Amen

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

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