Throughout the word of God, we can see that men spoke under the guidance or entrance of the Holy Spirit upon their hearts and lives. The important factor here is in the lives of these chosen men is that they believed and obeyed the commands of God. Therefore God moved upon these His chosen vessels.
We read that upon Moses and the seventy elders the (Holy) Spirit of God fell upon them. The same instance happened to Balaam. King Saul had the Holy Ghost come into him and he prophesied. King David received the Spirit and did the same. Ezekiel had the Spirit enter into him. Also, he was told by the Lord that if he spoke to his people (Israel) in their own language, that the would not respond to the message of God. But if Ezekiel spoke to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, that these foreigners would obey the truth.
One can readily see that only the willing and obedient servants of God were given the Holy Spirit of God. Often it would only fall upon certain men such as prophets, priests and kings. Whenever they refused and rebelled against God and his word, He left them to their own fate.
Jesus Himself was obedient unto the word and will of God, being baptized and then tempted by Satan in the wilderness. He overcame the lusts and pride that the Devil offered to Him by heeding every commandment of God. Everything that Jesus did was as an example in all righteousness, as our eternal Great High Priest. Without God we can do nothing, as He alone empowers a person to overcome all things in His name.
Many today are looking to signs instead of following the word of God. Thereby many are being deceived because of lack of knowledge. The Holy Spirit or Comforter which sent by Jesus to all of His true believers, will guide them into all truth. Yet every person is responsible to follow wherever the Spirit leads them. And every individual is told to study to show one’s self approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth. Many hours of study are required just to master the basic commands and doctrines of Christ, let alone the deep things of God. But many are too busy for God today. Busy is also an acronym for being under Satan’s yoke. Remember that Jesus took out time to save us all. Since He did that for us all, so we should respond in like manner without hesitation.
Clearly all Christians are saved by His grace applied to our active faith in Him. We put on Christ and His righteousness, and not our own (which is seen as filthy rags in the sight of God). Remember that believers must trust and obey the Lord Jesus to be content.
The trust and obey hymn’s lyrics.
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Scriptural references are Numbers 24:2; 1 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 23:1-2; Isiah 64:6; Ezekiel 2:2, 3:1-7; Matthew 3:12-17, 4:1-11; Mark 1:9, 16:15-17; John 14:17-26, 15:5; Romans 6:1-5; Galatians 2:20-21, 3:26-28; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 13:5.