ONE RELATIONSHIP TO GUARD JEALOUSLY
I was on the road having sweet fellowship in prayers and meditation. It was already late in the evening. I drove into a very narrow street. As I was almost getting out, a car attempted to drive in.
I flashed at him since I believed the ideal thing to do was to give room so I could pass. I was closer to the exit. He did not bulge. When he eventually did, he shouted at me as I passed, “You better go and get glasses”
I did not respond at all. I simply smiled and drove off. He was a tool trying to distract me from the fellowship I was having with the Holy Spirit.
The relationship of the believer with the Holy Spirit is a very powerful one. It must be guarded with all jealousy.
When Jesus would introduce the Holy Spirit to us, he did it with a loud voice (John 7:37). How many places did Jesus cry out with a loud voice? He did at the tomb of Lazarus when he called the dead forth and he did on the cross when he was redeeming man.
This shows how important the Holy Spirit is to the believer. Jesus was literally saying we need to ensure we do not joke with the Holy Spirit.
The birth of Jesus was facilitated by the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, there would be no conception. The Baptism of Jesus was witnessed by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Afterwards, he returned in the power of the Spirit to commence public ministry.
And Jesus did ministry by the leading of the Spirit of God. And when Jesus died, it was the Holy Spirit that raised Him from the dead (Rom. 8:11).
Beloved, your relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit must be jealously guarded. Do not allow offence take a grip on you. Do not allow pride erode the relationship you share. Listen to the Holy Spirit as you make decisions.
If you have an appointment with the President and someone decides to look for your trouble on the way by insulting you, you will likely not respond knowing you had greater appointments to keep.
In the same way, you have a greater appointment to keep with the Holy Spirit. Refuse little things the opportunity to sink a huge ship!
Guard the relationship jealously.