SENSITIVITY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Oct 16, 2023

The Holy Spirit is the greatest help and guide that has been given to us. There is no issue that we are dealing with that He does not have an answer to.

John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

All natural qualifications, positions, titles, accolades, and relationships have limitations; Our true advantage is in the person of the Holy Spirit but we need to communion with Him to tap into what He has for us. That is why David said;

One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. Psalms 27:4

He discovered that he was who he was because of the Holy Spirit.

As a believer, your true success is birthed from the place of communion with the Holy Spirit.

Make the Holy Spirit your friend because He is the key for you to live a successful and fulfilled life.

Hebrews 13:6-8                           

Paul’s boldness was because of his consciousness of the presence of God upon his life. He was so sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His ministry in his life.

Outside the Holy Spirit, Christianity is reduced to a religion.

If you want to get rid of pain, failures, etc., the key is fellowship with the Holy Spirit. All the confusion, sufferings, and lack are tied to failure to discern the Holy Spirit, His moving and voice.

2 Corinthians 3:6

who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

To be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, you must know that He is so sensitive; that is why the Bible warns us not to; Resist, quench, or grieve Him. (Acts 7:51, 1 Thess 5:19, Eph 4:30).

Ephesians 4:29-31 (GNT) [29] Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. [30] And do not make God’s Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God’s mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free. [31] Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. [32] Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.

If you want to have a strong fellowship with the Holy Spirit, watch how you talk to and treat people. He is saddened by the way we treat and talk to people.

Create an ambiance for Him to talk to you by treating people well; it makes Him happy. (1 John 4:20, Proverbs 3:27-28)                                                                                                       

1 Samuel 16:7                                                                

God refused to anoint the sons of Jesse because their hearts were not right.

Psalms 95:7-8 For he [is] our God; and we [are] the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of temptation in the wilderness:[9]When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. [10] Forty years long was I grieved with [this] generation, and said, It [is] a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:                                                                                                 

Read Hebrews 3:7-8   

The children of Israel allowed the things they were going through in the wilderness to harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit.  (Numbers 11:5).

Because their hearts were wrong, a journey of eleven days took them forty years to complete. When you grieve the Holy Spirit, you prolong your stay in the wilderness.

Remember God works through the heart, and if we are going to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, allow Him to work on your heart. We must learn to sympathize with people and treat them well. It makes the Holy Spirit glad.

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit has a lot to do with the state of our hearts. Is your heart hardened?

Hardened hearts don’t feel after God or people. It is the soft hearts that do.

How do you treat people? Do you feel after them? Are you touched by their sufferings?

The pains and sufferings that we go through are meant to soften our hearts towards God and people, not to harden them.                                                                               

Psalms 23:1-6 David was sensitive to the Holy Spirit because He dwelt in the presence of the Lord all the days of his life.                                                                             

 STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.