Hi, there! So thirsty for more and still more on the Holy Spirit. 4. However I never stopped having a relationship with God and He still used me to pray for people. The group has grieved Holy Spirit. “Quenching” is what you do to the Spirit of the Living God while “grieving” is how He responds to your actions. Im hungry of God s Words. Thank you, Michele. I don’t want to go to hell please sister.. Ephesians 4:30 adds, "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God." Often people think we grieve the Holy Spirit only when we verbally assault God. But the best way is through reading your Bible and asking Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to you. Her passion is to teach women how to study the Bible using this method. In addition, she desires for women to develop an intense yearning to draw closer to God through reading and writing out the Bible. Since the Holy Spirit is God, He can also grieve. rmcgu@yahoo.com.ph. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - What is it? “Maybe you’re praying for someone and you sense in your spirit to pray in a certain direction, then do it.” What were you meaning by this sense in your spirit or direction like body position? An influence cannot be sorry, whatever may happen to it. Through His presence in us Jesus is witness to our every word, thought and act. I’m glad to say that in our church, we are heavily dependent on Him to lead us in the way we should go. On this edition of Spirit Church, David Diga Hernandez ministers on the Personality of the Holy Spirit and on the need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Answer: When the word “quench” is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. If the group doesn’t change its course of action, the group has grieved Holy Spirit. Thanks for reading this and I’m glad this post about the things that grieve the Holy Spirit was helpful to you! To “grieve” means to make sad or sorrowful. When the Spirit is moving in you, let Him move. However, don’t let fear get in the way as that is what the devil wants, for you to live in fear. Today I want to talk about grieving the Holy Spirit, which I am certain none of us wants to do. The Spirit is joyful with us. iv. Let’s remember not to get grieving the Spirit confused with the unforgivable sin that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 12. 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. How does a person grieve or quench the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30)? The Holy Spirit within a person is the presence of the living Christ within that person. I’m glad this post is helpful to you. I want to understand more about Holy Spirit deeply. That’s why it’s so important for us to know what the Bible says about grieving the Holy Spirit — so we know how to avoid that pitfall! You see, God has a plan for each of us and sometimes we get in the way with our own wants or desires but if we are sensitive to Holy Spirit’s leading, we will pray according to God’s will. As usual, Jesus stayed calm as He corrected them. It does not say, "Do not make him angry." Not doing them would quench the Spirit. He speaks only what he hears (John 16:13). This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Without Him, we are doomed to a life of just existing, which is the same as your comment, “we are crippled.” May you always experience the Holy Spirit in your life as God desires for you. Let’s look at the meaning of “grieve” and “quench” from Vine’s Expository Dictionary. 3. His still small voice for us becomes drowned out in our own selfishness and self-centeredness. 5things that grieve the Holy Spirit. So often we don’t think of Him as a person but He is and is always there for us. All praise to God for directing your steps as He led you here. We are members of the body of Christ and when we ignore our Christian family, we are not living out His will for us. You can stay in touch with Cindy on Facebook through 215 Ministry. Grieve = 3076 (Strong’s) is used in the active voice as of grieving the Holy Spirit of God (as indwelling the believer); (Eph 4:30). When the Spirit is ready to move in our midst, our self-made agenda causes us to be insensitive to His leading and we miss out on what He wants to do among us. 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. Thank you and bless you for helping us all. 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. You are welcome, Mitchell. That’s a grief to the Holy Spirit. Thank you for stopping by today! Yes, absolutely. Mitchell Jones. I grieved the spirit I’m only 16… What can I do to get him back please I beg you help me.. Good lessons and News to me. stay in unity and be kind to one another. Blessings to you in Pakistan! Three in One, each Person as important as the other. Related Post: The Role of Holy Spirit in the Church. I had to copy paste it there on my Facebook. "- Eph 4:30 . Had the apostle said, "Anger not the Spirit, do not make Him furiously mad," you are in a different world using language like that. Related Post: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit by Tim Challies. And we live out there in the world, and the things of the world consume us. As for the ‘advice’ she gave you and the result it caused, I pray that God will restore your marriage if that is His will (I do not know the situation but He does) and I pray that you will continue to draw close to Him and walk in the Light of the Truth. So true, Mari-Anna. There isn’t anything we can do for the Lord in our own strength. Related Post: Discover the 7 Steps for You to “Be Holy as I am Holy”. do have in PDF form to use as a pass out? Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to minister through you in writing this article. I hope that the truth in this post helps you to understand what “grieving” Him is all about. Thanks in advance. I can testify myself how much my life has changed after I started giving the Spirit of God the priority in my life. Psalm 106:33. May we always give Him the proper place in our lives as He is the leading force within us. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. 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. Hi, Hailey, thank you for reading and commenting. "—Ephesians 4:30 . So thank you for teaching this. Answer: The concept of “blasphemy against the Spirit” is mentioned in Mark 3:22–30 and Matthew 12:22–32. Rash People Lips. Have a blessed and wonderful day. When we begin to understand the magnitude of Holy Spirit’s role in our lives, I believe we will be more sensitive to Him. Copyright 2011-2021 Got Questions Ministries - All Rights Reserved. How can I be filled with the Spirit? For example, I may want to pray that God opens the door for Susie to get the job she applied for but Holy Spirit directs me to pray for God to close the door IF this job isn’t God’s will for her. and do the right thing of being kind to one another and tenderhearted and forgiving each other. So when we pray, there’s not any answer. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for the teaching. Hi, Arlene. Thank you for reading and commenting, Rayne. He is reminding them to. I am rejoicing in God for this powerful article. Praise God! Like us, He also can experience grief. 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. When we put on the armour of God and take up our shield, we are extinguishing the fiery darts of the enemy. Related Post: Top 21 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Difficult Times. Are you interested in a private social network community to study the Word of God and even participate in Bible Writing Challenges? Jesus said in Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth . Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, Gloria. So, now you know what NOT to do that grieves Him and you simply don’t do them. Likewise, there are things that we can do that cause Him to grieve as the Holy Spirit. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today? He may have wanted us to praise and worship in the Spirit but instead, we rushed on to the next item on the agenda and thus we quench the Spirit. 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. Zechariah 7:12. Holy Spirit is our source of power but when we ignore His power, we quench Him and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Both Paul and John teach how we should walk in the light as He is in the light. Thanks for asking! Does the verse 18 say that we are not saved if we fear something? First, we grieve the Holy Spirit when we use him to excuse our sinfulness. X. Hello, Heather, thank you for reading this post and yes, I can send you the PDF as well. It does not say, "Do not make him angry." These are Biblical truths that you can count on. Question How do bring the Holy Spirit move back in you if you did stop and qrieved the Holy Spirit? Thanks so much for stopping by today. It would be impossible. That statement you are referring to means that oftentimes we plan to pray for someone for a certain thing but then sense Holy Spirit leading us to pray for something else. 80. To grieve the Holy Spirit is to cause sorrow, distress, and emotional pain to Jesus Christ Himself. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. I’m glad this has been helpful to you! Thanks for such a rare topic of personal relation and guidence to with Holy Spirit . Lesson learned, Tracy. I’m glad this post is beneficial in your walk with God. He should always be the center, our everything. - Women's Tabletop Friendship. — Ephesians 4:30. What does verse 12 teach about those who claim to see God? Related Post: How to Share the Gospel in a Practical Way Without Being Pushy. Thanks for asking this question. I call Him the best of God here on earth. Hello, Pastor Mike, thank you for reading this post and inquiring about it. No one explain about it Until saw this. IT is by the Holy Spirit that the child of God is sealed: separated and stamped and marked as the possession of God. ‘Grieve not the Holy Spirit, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.’ Now let us look briefly at these four thoughts: Here we have-I. To grieve would mean to make the Spirit sad or do something opposite of what God's Spirit desires. Related Post: Top 10 Bible Verses About Destiny. Thank you for opening my eyes and heart. It is good to hear of this teaching because not too many want to talk about our Supreme and Wonderful Teacher! "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. '— Eph. He poked holes at their theology with His questions, Matthew 12:26-27: Look down to Matthew 12:31-32 where we read what the unforgivable sin is. This is so needed. What is the difference between a talent and a spiritual gift? With these meanings in mind, let’s look at the verses again for context. Thank you again for stopping by today. 10 Ways To Grieve The Holy Spirit. May you sense His Presence as you go through your day. And we learn how vital Holy Spirit is in the Trinity. I am a Pastor in Kansas, great study. 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. He is vital to the believer’s life. We often forget WHO the Holy Spirit is and the place in our lives that he should truly occupy. The word "grieve" itself, "to make sorrowful," just the use of the word itself places the appeal into an altogether different category. Thanks for reading this post and commenting. If this has been a blessing to you, please pin it on Pinterest! He knows what we need and can and will supply that. Yes, I’ll send you this PDF file right away. Thanks for visiting today! Because if you are filled with the Spirit of the Living God, why in the world would you consider committing a heinous sin? Hello, Loretts, God sees your heart and knows your desire to serve Him fully. Thanks for stopping by today, Glenda. You explained this very well, I have a better understanding of grieving and quenching The Holy Spirit. THERE IS SOMETHING very touching in this admonition, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God." Thank you so very much. So, now we know the text verses so let’s see how we grieve or quench the Spirit today. Hi! I am grateful to God that he lead me here and to you for letting His word speak through you. You are correct with your remark that when we go along with the group’s decision or action when we know it is wrong. I’ll be writing a series on Holy Spirit, keep an eye out for it! How sad it is, therefore, when Christians try to use the Spirit to support ungodly behavior. He knows the consequence of someone who commits the unforgivable sin. Thank you. It means to cause sorrow, pain, or distress. I truly appreciate it. Cindy Barnes has been called by God in the early 80s to be a teacher of His Word. This is excellent, Cindy, and tells us so much about the nature of God. God will write this one as well! I read this verse today, Psalm 31:1 In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. For example a group might have an incorrect position but the position is decided by member vote, therefore I have little control over the outcome. Verse Concepts. I can share this to my bible study. Let me put your mind to rest about your question. We can grieve the Holy Spirit by our actions and attitudes (Ephesians 4:30). “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God” [Ephesians 4:30]. What does that mean and how do we do that? Are these verses talking about the same thing? Foul and abusive language makes the Holy Spirit sad. Along with God the Father and God the Son (Jesus Christ), God the Spirit is the third member of the Godhead or the Trinity. Or may I copy and Paste? He is the third Person but not a third wheel. He is truly magnificent, eternally overwhelming and just The Perfection of God himself. - 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. Hi, Tracy, thanks for reading this important post about what not to do to the Holy Spirit. I want so much to live a life controlled by God. I plan on looking for your other posts. Who grieves the Holy Spirit? I have saved this in my Inspiration Board so I can review it going forward. I am so scared of disappointing Him. Is there a difference between quenching the Spirit of God and grieving Him? Unfortunately, sharing it to FB results in a message that my website link is spam. Amazing to know more anout the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your wonderful article on the Holy Spirit! "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption" [Ephesians 4:30]. Our answer is found in the context of the bible and Paul's letter. Sin always has consequences in our relationship with God. We also grieve Him as individuals. He may have wanted to give a message through the gifts of the Spirit but instead, we used a water hose to quench the Spirit. Jesus sent Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, our Healer, our Teacher, our everything. We quench the Spirit by ignoring Him. What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit? At that point, if you know it is wrong, then speak up or leave the group. 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. Be sensitive and obedient to the still, small voice of God. We need to rely on the Spirit of God. Could you please send me it in PDF format to my email address? Blessings to you! Because my understanding of grieving and quenching the Spirit was somewhat different. Your article enlightened. When we grieve the holy spirit. To prevent us from grieving the Holy Spirit, God wants us to demonstrate our love for Him because of what He did for us. The backsliding Christian grieves the Holy Spirit. Cindy, Praise the Lord. Thanks for letting me know, Gina. We grieve the Holy Spirit with a dead church – a church where nobody’s saved, where nobody’s converted, nobody’s baptized, and the prayer meeting hour dwindles away, and the evening service is closed and the house is dark at night. So, unfortunately, any blog post with my link will not be posted on FB. I’m glad this was helpful to your understanding of quenching and grieving Holy Spirit. If the group agrees with you and changes its action, then repentance is required before carrying on. A more delicate and tender term is used-"Grieve him not." God wants us to think of others. Prove or test all things and abstain from the appearance of evil. Do not shun the work of the Holy Spirit within our lives. So, in front of the command not to grieve the Spirit, behind the command not to grieve the Spirit, we have these exhortations to be kind and gracious to other people. Another way we deny the Spirit is when we shut down the moving of the Holy Spirit in our fellowship gatherings. Hello, Charles. If you want, you can read this post just published last night called How the Holy Spirit Improves Your Life. There are two Scripture verses with these specific words in them. So I honestly got a lot from what you wrote but coming out of new age when I read . Studying about the Spirit is very important and rely on on Him, He even prays for us. I know He will do that for you! Pingback: How the Holy Spirit Improves Your Life - Women's Tabletop Friendship. The “… we have no control over.” is giving me a problem. Answer: The short answer to this question is, yes, the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible is fully God. Pingback: 1 Simple Truth about Holiness that will Challenge You - Women's Tabletop Friendship, Pingback: The Unforgivable Sin: What is it? 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). Please can I have this sent to me via email. II. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Gabryel. Christian Truth. It may be the Lord is expecting one to speak up for Him even though others acquiesce. 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. from Got Questions: When the word “quench” is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. 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. I am so sorry that she misdirected you concerning the Holy Spirit and whether you were grieving Him or not. The Holy Spirit is God dwelling in our spirits. Hello, Gina, By the way, I’m glad you have left the new age movement and are born again now. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God (Ephesians 4:30). In other words, live out the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much for those powerful words. Thanks for visiting today! A more delicate and tender term is used—"Grieve him not." 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). I am an instructor in biblical hebrew , leading a small bible school in pakistan . The person who commits that sin would never be forgiven. 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. When we think we do not need Him, that we have other avenues for the solution, then we are rejecting the work of the Spirit which is quenching Him and that’s when we grieve the Spirit of God. I’m glad this post is helpful to you, Gail. I want to be back with daddy my creator please.. What do you do when you have grieved the Holy Spirit? 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. 45:49. Yes, it is important to know how we grieve the Holy Spirit, whether it is intentional or not. 1. Ephesians 4, verse 30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed… so far. Also, this post by Compelling Truth called How Does A Person Grieve or Quench The Holy Spirit would also be helpful. It is on its way to you right now. We don’t get to choose what we will obey and what we will ignore. I really liked your article. I’m very glad to hear that, Tracy! 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. Have a blessed day! Third, we grieve the Holy Spirit when we suggest he is jealous of our focus on Christ. Thanks , Cindy. Again, thank you for stopping by today! And the marvel to me is that the church would have it so and delight in it and vote to do it. daughter1964@gmail.com. Holy Spirit is within you. Would this grieve the Holy Spirit if someone did this? 1 Thessalonians 5:19 says Quench not the Spirit. Chapter 4 Questions 1. Only someone who was faking their Christianity or someone who has outrightly rejected God would be able to say such things. I will clarify my statement in the post. Why do I say that? Penny for your thoughts? So, stand on the Word of God and not your feelings. | Chris Sermon (SCOAN) - Duration: 34:12. Thank you so much. Learn how your comment data is processed. Cindy, it’s absolutely amazing how God works in our lives. 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. Thank you, Kathy, for your kind words. I thank my GOD. I trust this has been helpful to you and you can use it to teach your students about the Holy Spirit. We cannot do this in our strength. He declares what he is given; his mission is to glorify another (John 16:14). Some great insights and things to remember! Let me know if that is easier to understand, if not, feel free to contact me via my contact page and I’ll explain it better. I grieve the Holy Spirit by not obeying Him. What does it mean to grieve / quench the Holy Spirit? spoke the messenger angel of God, and disappeared. Can a born again Spirit-filled Christian commit that sin? 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. I pray everyday for Hos Wisdom. This should be one warning against our carelessness in falling into temptation. After multiple attempts asking them to review my site, they still haven’t responded or unblocked my website. A wonderful revelation. I’m having a hard time understanding one thing though: “Grieving the Spirit is also done collectively as a group which, individually, we have no control over.”. Cindy teaches hundreds of women in her private online Bible Study Group who express their joy of growing deeper in their spiritual walk. Chapter 4 Answers 1. He is sovereign. Check your inbox for the confirmation email. 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.

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