Yielding to Him


1. Opening Statements 2. His Ministry to us 3. Yielding to Him 4.  Ways that He leads

Old Testament Israel

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Psalms 95:10  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:

One cannot help but to be simply amazed at how the Israelite behaved after God brought them out of the Egyptian captivity. They constantly murmured and complained. I guess we
still do. Plain and simple, Israel just would not yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 32:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Can New Testament believers do the same? The scriptures tells us not to.

Acts 7:51 Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the
Holy Ghost: as your fathers
did, so do ye.

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Grieve -
Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries
G3076  λυπέω  lupeō  loo-peh'-o
 to distress; reflexively or passively to be sad: - cause grief, grieve, be in heaviness, (be) sorrow (-ful), be (make) sorry.

Have you ever had a disobedient child that just would not cooperate at all?
It grieves your heart doesn't it.

1Thessalonians 5:19  Quench not the Spirit.

Quench - Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries
G4570 σβέννυμι  sbennumis ben'-noo-mee  A prolonged form of an apparently primary verb; to extinguish (literally or figuratively): - go out, quench.

Resisted and grieving the Holy Spirit can put a damper on what God is wanting to accomplish in and through us.