After multiple attempts asking them to review my site, they still haven’t responded or unblocked my website. I know He will do that for you! Lesson learned, Tracy. This should be one warning against our carelessness in falling into temptation. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - What is it? I learned a lot from this study. To prevent us from grieving the Holy Spirit, God wants us to demonstrate our love for Him because of what He did for us. 80. Read Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 4:1-32 (click the link to read the whole chapter). If you don’t know the answers, then let’s study the Word together to see what it tells us so we don’t grieve the Spirit of God. I shall send it to you right away! I am rejoicing in God for this powerful article. Im hungry of God s Words. The Holy Spirit’s work is to serve. I’m thankful that this word study is helpful to you. Thank you for your wonderful article on the Holy Spirit! When we have been bought with the blood of Jesus, sealed forever as a child of God, the Holy Spirit takes the initiative to transform us into godly people (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:29). He is vital to the believer’s life. Without him we won’t be able to achieve redemption on the day of our Lord!! Answer: When the word “quench” is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. Something we all need to remember as we walk each day in holiness, pleasing God and Holy Spirit. Hi, Tracy, so glad you found this post helpful in your understanding! The “… we have no control over.” is giving me a problem. Psalm 106:33. Thank you for reading and commenting, Rayne. Blessings, Cindy, Please I want to know more about the iholy Spirit …i would like to involve myself all of your topic about the Holy Spirit. A lady once told me that I am greiving the Holy Spirit because I was fighting to keep my marriage and she said that I am choosing my husband above God and I am greiving the Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 says Quench not the Spirit. However, the remedy is repentance. I’m glad this post helped you understand what grieves the Holy Spirit. Related Post: The Role of Holy Spirit in the Church. We should be seeking diligently how we ought to live in holiness and righteousness. I am so sorry that she misdirected you concerning the Holy Spirit and whether you were grieving Him or not. It does not say, "Do not make him angry." You are correct with your remark that when we go along with the group’s decision or action when we know it is wrong. He knows what we need and can and will supply that. What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit? We cannot do this in our strength. So, now you know what NOT to do that grieves Him and you simply don’t do them. You are welcome, Mitchell. I plan on looking for your other posts. Let me put your mind to rest about your question. Hello, Gina, So, if you see the group doing or saying something that grieves Holy Spirit, speak up! Thanks in advance. Related Post: Discover the 7 Steps for You to “Be Holy as I am Holy”. What is the difference between a talent and a spiritual gift? Thank you for the teaching. Praise the Lord. Answer: The short answer to this question is, yes, the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible is fully God. I pray that God continually work through you to shed light on such important yet overlooked topics of our walk with God through the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Michele. Quench means to put out or stop the move of the Spirit when believers are gathered together. FB has blocked my site! 5things that grieve the Holy Spirit. His still small voice for us becomes drowned out in our own selfishness and self-centeredness. Answer: The concept of “blasphemy against the Spirit” is mentioned in Mark 3:22–30 and Matthew 12:22–32. What does it mean by “come in the flesh” in verse 2? This is very helpful for me Thanks. As Ephesians 4:30 warns us: “do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” Yet we typically do this all the time, most frequently by ignoring Him. So I honestly got a lot from what you wrote but coming out of new age when I read . Blessings, Cindy, Pingback: Holy Spirit, a Powerful Force in the Church - Women's Tabletop Friendship. 2. and do the right thing of being kind to one another and tenderhearted and forgiving each other. In other words, live out the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. A wonderful revelation. So true, Mari-Anna. Your article enlightened. Yes, absolutely. - Women's Tabletop Friendship, 10 Powerful Benefits of Fasting and Prayer, 8 Ways You Can Store Up Treasures in Heaven, 7 Practical Steps to Keep Your Eyes on Jesus in the Hard Times, We are to put away the old conversation, the old man, We are to put away the lying, stealing, and all things pertaining to the old life and. I know you don’t want to grieve Him. When believers put on the shield of faith, as part of their armor of God (Ephesians 6:16), they are … Ephesians 4:30 says And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Your heart breaks at the thought of that, just as mine does. If the group doesn’t change its course of action, the group has grieved Holy Spirit. Learn how your comment data is processed. 3. Holy Spirit is within you. Does the verse 6 teach that saved people know every right doctrine perfectly? Quench = 4570 (Strong’s) is used metaphorically as of “quenching” the Spirit, by hindering His operations in oral testimony in the church gatherings of believers, (1 Thess 5:19). Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips. If you can speak of grief, you must be speaking of a person. Because if you are filled with the Spirit of the Living God, why in the world would you consider committing a heinous sin? Are you interested in a private social network community to study the Word of God and even participate in Bible Writing Challenges? When we begin to understand the magnitude of Holy Spirit’s role in our lives, I believe we will be more sensitive to Him. But as you showed, it’s much more wider issue. I’m glad that’s the same way for you too! I’m not sure if “we” refers to me individually or we the group has no control. So, now we know the text verses so let’s see how we grieve or quench the Spirit today. May we always give Him the proper place in our lives as He is the leading force within us. Third, we grieve the Holy Spirit when we suggest he is jealous of our focus on Christ. Do not shun the work of the Holy Spirit within our lives. She is a serious student of the Word, focusing on the Inductive Bible Study Method since 2007. Your personality and the personality of the Holy Spirit were meant to blend together, to work in harmony. So thank you for teaching this. Thanks , Cindy. I’m glad to say that in our church, we are heavily dependent on Him to lead us in the way we should go. When we have an attitude of “me, me, me” or when we have an attitude of not caring about others or when we develop apathy towards the things of God, we both quench and grieve the Holy Spirit. Hi, there! Carry on in your walk of faith with God. Or may I copy and Paste? When believers put on the shield of faith, as part of their armor of God (Ephesians 6:16), they are extinguishing the power of the fiery darts from Satan. Question: "What is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?" Ephesians 4:30 warns us not to “grieve the Holy Spirit.” And 1 Thessalonians 5:19 says that we can “quench the Spirit.” These passages do not imply that the Holy Spirit has left us, only that He is sorrowful because of our sinful actions. I hope that the truth in this post helps you to understand what “grieving” Him is all about. To be honest, there are days when I don’t feel His presence either but that does not mean that He is not with me. We need to rely on the Spirit of God. Cindy, Grieve means present tense when believers cause pain, grief or distress to the Holy Spirit because of our actions. I have a lot on my blog as well, all last March. Thanks so much for stopping by today. The Holy Spirit himself gave this revelation to you. Let’s look at the meaning of “grieve” and “quench” from Vine’s Expository Dictionary. If you want, you can read this post just published last night called How the Holy Spirit Improves Your Life. Let’s remember not to get grieving the Spirit confused with the unforgivable sin that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 12. Holy Spirit is our source of power but when we ignore His power, we quench Him and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, Gloria. All three persons of the Trinity are fully God, yet in the divine economy the Son makes known the Father and the Spirit glorifies the Son. Please leave a comment for me. If the group agrees with you and changes its action, then repentance is required before carrying on. John wrote in his epistle, 1 John 2:20, 27 that we have an unction from the Holy One and ye know all things; but the anointing ye have received of him abideth in you and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. Ephesians 4:30 adds, "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God." It may be the Lord is expecting one to speak up for Him even though others acquiesce. I can testify myself how much my life has changed after I started giving the Spirit of God the priority in my life. How sad it is, therefore, when Christians try to use the Spirit to support ungodly behavior. Like us, He also can experience grief. Doing these things will be pleasing to the Holy Spirit. Blessings, Cindy, Pingback: How to Hold On to Your Healing - Women's Tabletop Friendship, Pingback: How to Pursue God in 2 Important Steps - Women's Tabletop Friendship. Thanks for stopping by today. This is excellent, Cindy, and tells us so much about the nature of God. Because my understanding of grieving and quenching the Spirit was somewhat different. Absolutely, Philip, and if you would like the PDF that I sent to a few other readers, just let me know and I’ll email it to you. The context of the passage deals with the issue of anger, sharing, "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear" (Ephesians 4:29). Very insightful thank you for sharing, like Pastor Mike I would really love to have a copy of this to share with my prayer team. Jesus sent Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, our Healer, our Teacher, our everything. There are two Scripture verses with these specific words in them. He should always be the center, our everything. Without him we are crippled. You may not have thought of this but did you know that we can grieve the Holy Spirit? Grieving the Holy Spirit "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. God bless you! Unfortunately, sharing it to FB results in a message that my website link is spam. Both Paul and John teach how we should walk in the light as He is in the light. All praise to God for directing your steps as He led you here. Maybe you’re praying for someone and you sense in your spirit to pray in a certain direction, then do it. Believe He is with you because He dwells within you. But what is it that makes the Holy Spirit sad or sorrowful? I want to be back with daddy my creator please.. What do you do when you have grieved the Holy Spirit? Hi Cindy, please send me a pdf copy too. Is speaking in tongues evidence for having the Holy Spirit? In order not to grieve Him, let’s choose to be doers of the word and not hearers only. When we pick and choose what we want to obey in the Word of God, we quench the Spirit which grieves Him. We can grieve the Holy Spirit by our actions and attitudes (Ephesians 4:30). When we put away the old nature and take on the new nature, the opposite of grief is happening. from Got Questions: When the word “quench” is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. When you repent of your sin, God quickly forgives you and that barrier between you is removed. Be sensitive and obedient to the still, small voice of God. Our answer is found in the context of the bible and Paul's letter. Blessings to you! It begs to ask the question, what does our relationship with God REALLY look like if we are not actively functioning in this manner? There are a number of ways He wants to express Himself but instead, we put out His fire when we don’t allow Him to move in our midst. Read your Bible, study the Word, commune with God daily, be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2) and walk the talk. Jesus had just healed a man who was blind and dumb and possessed with a devil. I’m glad this study about what not to do that grieves the Holy Spirit has been helpful for you. Since the Holy Spirit is God, He can also grieve. Holy Spirit is our source of power but when we ignore His power, we quench Him and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. I am saving this so I can read it over and over. Thank you, so very much for your comment, Mar. Backsliding: we don’t pray anymore; we don’t read the Bible anymore, the leaves are stuck together; we don’t thank God anymore. All sin is grievous to him, as holiness is hurt by unholiness and love by unworthiness. firstname.lastname@example.org. Verse Concepts. Thank you so much However, don’t let fear get in the way as that is what the devil wants, for you to live in fear. James wrote to the saints that we should be doers of the word and not hearers only (James 1:22.) 1. A demon-possessed man was brought to Jesus, and the Lord cast the demon out, healing the man of blindness and muteness. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. When we rely on our own strength to work out the solutions we need, we are not relying on the Spirit of God. I’m new and not being to bash or sound rude. Does the verse 18 say that we are not saved if we fear something? Related Post: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit by Tim Challies. Hi, Tracy, thanks for reading this important post about what not to do to the Holy Spirit. Thank you for sharing. With these meanings in mind, let’s look at the verses again for context. I really liked your article. It seems to me we can grieve the Holy Spirit when we go along with group think when we know, in our hearts, it’s wrong. It is the first in a new series on Holy Spirit. To grieve the Holy Spirit is to cause sorrow, distress, and emotional pain to Jesus Christ Himself. Hi, Glenda, I know what you mean! What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today? I’m glad you stopped by for a visit this morning and that you enjoyed this post on the 5 Things That Grieve the Holy Spirit. You are most welcome. Thank you, Mollel. We often forget WHO the Holy Spirit is and the place in our lives that he should truly occupy. I’m going now, Ruacha, Yeshu, Shalom! It does not say, "Do not make him angry." Breaking down the meaning of Quenching the Holy Spirit vs Grieving the Holy Spirit was enlightening and helpful as I’m striving to do His will daily. spoke the messenger angel of God, and disappeared. - Women's Tabletop Friendship. I pray everyday for Hos Wisdom. I want so much to live a life controlled by God. He is the third Person but not a third wheel. What is the role of the Holy Spirit? Hello, Faith, I’m so glad you appreciate this post. What are we leaving on the table? Because he is so near he is much concerned with our character and conduct. I just tried to post this to Facebook and it’s not letting me. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. IT is by the Holy Spirit that the child of God is sealed: separated and stamped and marked as the possession of God. The Holy Spirit within a person is the presence of the living Christ within that person. His will is that we follow the truths in His Word and live them out. God gave us His Spirit to enable us, to be our strength, to give us power in the name of Jesus. And then it means four things: 1. despising some gift of the Holy Spirit, … Thanks for such a rare topic of personal relation and guidence to with Holy Spirit . And yes, FB has blocked my link as spam for some reason. Related Post: What Happens When You are Walking in Truth? It is on its way to you right now. Ephesians encourages the believer to actually believe and act on the wonderful truth and power of life in Christ. This means that we apply what we learn from the Word of God so that we are fulfilling what it teaches. By the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, we are increasingly conformed to our Savior’s image, and a return to a pattern of life wholly dominated by sin is impossible for all those whom the Spirit has sealed (Rom. I trust this has been helpful to you and you can use it to teach your students about the Holy Spirit. email@example.com. Jesus calls that blasphemy against Holy Spirit. Related Post: Top 21 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Difficult Times. Christian Truth. By applying what we learn from the Word to our lives, we will please God. There are other ways that we can grieve the Spirit of God. Thanks for pointing this out. Alistair Begg Recommended for you. In the same way, because the Spirit of God dwells within us, when we ignore His leading or disobey Him, or when we put down our shield of faith, we are extinguishing the Holy Spirit’s fire in us. I would love to be able to dip in and out of this when unsure of things. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to minister through you in writing this article. Verse Concepts. What does that mean and how do we do that? When you do not feel his presence anymore? Repent of your sin and accept His forgiveness. I really like that you sharing how can grieve the Holy Spirit in us not knowing by just being desobidient or not to sensitive to the voice that tell us to do this or to do that.thank you so much. Hey, thanks for wanting to share this with your friends on FB. The word "grieve" itself, "to make sorrowful," just the use of the word itself places the appeal into an altogether different category. It isn’t conceivable that a Christian would grieve the Holy Spirit like that to say that the miracles and works of God were done by satan and his evil power. It means to cause sorrow, pain, or distress. What does verse 12 teach about those who claim to see God? When we do the deeds of the flesh (sin), we distress and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. 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