Every person will walk through some valley of trouble in their life time. Job said “Man born of woman, is of few days and filled with trouble.” (Job 14:1) Whether a believer or not, trouble is coming! Only with the help of the Holy Spirit will we have the joy and strength to laugh and be confident in the mist of our problems. He is the comforter. He comes to comfort us in the time of trouble, if we are filled with Him. If not, your trouble will be troubling you for too long! God helps us when we cry out to Him, when we turn to Him for help. Never face the devil on your own. Do not resist evil. Flee from it. Flee to Jesus.
How many times have we seen a person go through a test yet they should have been depressed, sadden, discouraged, angry, or in fear but instead they weren’t? They were unmoved by the problem because the Holy Ghost helped them. Did these people suffer? Yes, but for a while because soon their suffering became joy when the Holy Spirit came to give them light of their situation and to give them encouragement through God’s word.
These people didn’t have their bibles open to the right verse but instead the Holy Spirit reminded them of that verse which encouraged them! He reminds us of the right word that is fit for us in our situation (John 14:26). When we hear that fitting verse that was meant for us then we rejoice!(Proverbs 15:23) Not only was it the right word for the right time but you also realized it wasn’t you who remembered it but God who did it for you! You were too busy worrying and thinking of what to do but God came and changed that!
He can do that with you, He can do that with every believer but it is our job not to quench the Spirit so that we may be able to stand in the evil day.
When Satan sees you are empty of the Spirit because you have quenched the Spirit with vanity or whatnot, he will soon attack knowing that you will fall to temptation without the help of the Holy Spirit. The devil does not force anyone to sin but his job is to trouble our flesh with temptations or problems so that we may instead of being comforted by the Spirit, we would seek sin to relieve our distress, worry or fear. If we had not been busy quenching the Spirit, we would be able to stand against that trouble. If we walk in the Spirit we will not fulfill the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
Though I do the things that are not sinful, though I spend my time unwisely (with television, with video games, comics, and music or videos on youtube) I put out, so to speak, the Holy Spirit who is in me. I have filled my heart instead with vanity which then leads to sin because these things or products have in turn quench God’s Spirit in me; And without the intervention of the Holy Spirit’s help I am a sitting duck when temptation strikes.
I personally avoid video games. They develop a carnal mind which is a mind that is an enemy to God (Romans 8:7). Being a friend to this world makes us enemies of God (James 4:4). So let’s get rid of whatever quenches God’s Spirit in our lives and may we seek Him more and ask for our love towards Him to grow as well; and that He would teach us many things. Amen. God bless you all!