Do You Resist The Holy Spirit?

In the post No Match for the Wisdom of the Spirit, Stephen appears on the scene because he was known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. Stephen, like Jesus, was questioned by a ruling Jewish authority, the Sanhedrin. When we rely on the Spirit of God to guide us, we too can be like Jesus and like Stephen, the man of God. Both were guided by the Spirit.

When we are not guided or led by the Spirit like Jesus and Stephen, no one needs to ask Do You Resist The Holy Spirit? Resisting the Holy Spirit is synonymous with not being guided or led by the Spirit. Stephen in Acts 7 demonstrated not only his wisdom, but he also drew a parallel between those led by the Spirit and those who resist the Spirit.

Read Acts 7 Read IT!

In Acts 7, we see Stephen give the Sanhedrin a historical lesson. He shows his wisdom by appealing to that which the Sanhedrin relished most – the pride or history of being God’s people; yet, he answers, by their consistent disobedient behavior, the question Do You Resist The Holy Spirit? I am sure you read it, so we see Stephen’s conclusion in the following verses

51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”

Stephen answered the question about the Sanhedrin. Now, you must allow the Word of God and the Spirit of God to answer the question for you. Do You Resist The Holy Spirit? The Word of God says if we resist the Holy Spirit, then we are stiff-necked people who refuse to Follow the Leader.

Where are you? Fix it with God.


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