Summary: we all encounter times of a "dry season", heres how to overcome.
When we speak of the Holy Ghost, we are not talking about an “it”, but a HE. He is a person. The very spirit of God living and dwelling in the midst of his people. Many people will tell you that the Holy Ghost came at the day of Pentecost, and never before that, well that is not exactly the truth. The word of God gives us many examples of the Spirit of God leading people, and coming mightily upon them in the Ot.
v.10 but they (the children of Israel)rebelled, and grieved his holy spirit, therefore he turned himself to be their enemy, he fought against them.
The children of Israel after all that they had seen, still rebelled against God. The bible tells us that they grieved the Holy Spirit, and rebelled against God.
Eph. 4:30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
1 Thess. 5:19 tells us to quench not the spirit.
The Holy Spirit of God, is the comforter that Jesus told us about which was to come. It is the Holy spirit living within us, that leads us, and guides us, comforts us, calms us, and directs our steps.
Jn. 14:26 But the comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
It is the Holy Spirit of God, which brings to remembrance the word of God. The Spirit of God comes to live within, and leads us. Father, Son, Holy Ghost, 3 in 1, and 1 in 3. It is therefore God himself, which lives and resides inside of us.
David wrote in Psalms 51:10-13 Create in me a clean heart o God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free spirit.
It is the power of the Holy Ghost, which allows us to be able to see clearly into a situation in our lives. In order for us to walk according to the will of God in our lives, we must be able to see clearly where he has called us to be.
It is a tragedy in the kingdom of God, when you are not operating in the position where God has desired for you to be. Because not only are you doing yourself a disservice, but there is also someone else who is called to that job, that is operating somewhere else.
The bible says to us repeatedly, do not quench the spirit of God, and do not grieve the spirit of God.
One way that we grieve the spirit of God, is by intentionally disobeying his word. Another way is by perverting his word with our own ideas or philosophies.
This is why Paul stated in 2 Thess. 3:6 Now we command you bretheren in the name of Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition which we have received.
In 2 Tim. Ch. 3, Paul gives a list of things that would be creeping their way into the pulpits of the church in the last days. It is very important that we, being the church of the last days, stick closely to the teachings of the original church.
Because the enemy is out to pervert the gospel of Jesus Christ, and turn it back into some type of legalistic religion.
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
The one that really sticks out, is the last, that men would have a form of Godliness, but be denying the power thereof. They would say that Jesus is Lord, but you can live how you please. They will tell you what to do, but won’t do it themselves. They would say that Jesus is the king, but they will serve themselves. They would say that Jesus died for your sins, but not for your sickness. They have a form of Godliness, but they deny the power of God.
In the last days they will teach that it is what you do that gets you saved. They will say that you must wear this type of clothes, or take communion this way, so you feel that what you are wearing, or doing is what got you saved. But Jesus Said I am the way