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

Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

To subscribe to the devotional, please  enter your email address (the left column) above the “subscribe” button (and enter on the green button). God bless you.

Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Share

A Strange Invitation

WP_20141111_002Nehemiah 6:2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.

Sanballat and Geshem send out an invitation. It can be flattering and irresistible to observe that those against you are now coming round to your side. You want your enemies so much to accept you that you are pleased that they now invite you for a special meeting. The Holy Spirit however warns you that their agenda is mischievous …what do you do?

Perhaps you will see through the deceit if you ask after the agenda of the meeting … the most important aspect of a meeting is its agenda and purpose and not its location. Perhaps they think to do mischief and perhaps not. Spend time with the Holy Spirit to understand and obtain revelation on the unspoken things. A person who spends much time with God will be guided by His Spirit …you will not fall into traps if your ego and ambitions are kept under. The Lord will hide you under His wings … He will let you know the evil things they discuss in their secret chambers. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit when you receive strange invitations that appeal to your flesh and passion for recognition. A lust for recognition has always been a good foundation to commence a plan for baiting many victims.

Remember what happened to Naboth and his vineyard. Do not end like Naboth … but be strong in the spirit and see as God sees, like Elisha who knew what the King of Syria was planning even in his bedchamber.

 

Verses for further meditation
1 Kings 21:1-14 ; II Kings 6:11-12

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders have good instincts … insights birthed by the Holy Spirit providing direction.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, open my eyes and my other senses to perceive the unseen and unknown. Show me the way that I should take. Amen

 

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

To subscribe to the devotional, please  enter your email address (the left column) above the “subscribe” button (and enter on the green button). God bless you.

Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Share