Related Posts: If you would like to read more about this, this post, What is the Unforgivable Sin would be a great help to you. Christ described hell as a place where the fire would not be “quenched” (Mark 9:44, 46, 48). Answer: The short answer to this question is, yes, the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible is fully God. 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. Had the apostle said, "Anger not the Spirit, do not make Him furiously mad," you are in a different world using language like that. That brings us back to the question of what exactly would cause the Holy Spirit to grieve or mourn. This is excellent, Cindy, and tells us so much about the nature of God. Thank you, Mollel. 4. “Quenching” is what you do to the Spirit of the Living God while “grieving” is how He responds to your actions. Live out what you are learning from the Word. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. Who grieves the Holy Spirit? You can stay in touch with Cindy on Facebook through 215 Ministry. My email address is Three in One, each Person as important as the other. To grieve would mean to make the Spirit sad or do something opposite of what God's Spirit desires. I’ll be writing a series on Holy Spirit, keep an eye out for it! HOW WE MAY GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. After multiple attempts asking them to review my site, they still haven’t responded or unblocked my website. Psalm 106:33. 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. And then it means four things: 1. despising some gift of the Holy Spirit, … Ephesians 4, verse 30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed… so far. Praise the Lord. This is very helpful for me Thanks. When we grieve Holy Spirit, He does not leave you though He is grieved. 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. Cindy Barnes has been called by God in the early 80s to be a teacher of His Word. 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. I’m glad this study about what not to do that grieves the Holy Spirit has been helpful for you. Our feelings are fickle and cannot be trusted but God’s Word is true and trustworthy. Again, thank you for stopping by today! "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. I hope that the truth in this post helps you to understand what “grieving” Him is all about. 8:29–30). Thank you for stopping by today! I plan on looking for your other posts. — Ephesians 4:30. May the Lord bless you abundantly Cindy! It is the first in a new series on Holy Spirit. 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. Let me put your mind to rest about your question. He is the third Person but not a third wheel. We don’t get to choose what we will obey and what we will ignore. Because my understanding of grieving and quenching the Spirit was somewhat different. I’m new and not being to bash or sound rude. This is so needed. Thanks for asking this question. I’m glad to hear that! do have in PDF form to use as a pass out? X. Hello, Heather, thank you for reading this post and yes, I can send you the PDF as well. We need to rely on the Spirit of God. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 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. Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips. The person who commits that sin would never be forgiven. All praise to God for directing your steps as He led you here. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - What is it? So, by denying the power and move of Holy Spirit, we quench the Spirit resulting in our actions grieving Him. So, now we know the text verses so let’s see how we grieve or quench the Spirit today. Can a born again Spirit-filled Christian commit that sin? We grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin and we especially grieve the Spirit when we sin in ways that cause discord, perhaps because unity is a special work of the Spirit (see John 17).The obvious and important application is this: “Not wanting to hurt [the Spirit] is strong motivation for not intending the harm of his people or purpose” (Chapell). Question: "What does it mean to grieve / quench the Holy Spirit?" Believe He is with you because He dwells within you. Praise God! Im hungry of God s Words. He knows the consequence of someone who commits the unforgivable sin. The “… we have no control over.” is giving me a problem. Thank you, Michele. When you do not feel his presence anymore? The Holy Spirit within a person is the presence of the living Christ within that person. However, if you take a stand for the correct Biblical application, then you do have control over the group’s outcome. Thank you for your wonderful article on the Holy Spirit! God gave us His Spirit to enable us, to be our strength, to give us power in the name of Jesus. As usual, Jesus stayed calm as He corrected them. 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. Thank you so much. Studying about the Spirit is very important and rely on on Him, He even prays for us. 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. I’m glad this post was helpful to you, Maddie. Alistair Begg Recommended for you. How sad it is, therefore, when Christians try to use the Spirit to support ungodly behavior. 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! Would this grieve the Holy Spirit if someone did this? 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. I am glad this post has been helpful to you. Related Post: Top 21 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Difficult Times. 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’m glad to say that in our church, we are heavily dependent on Him to lead us in the way we should go. 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. I’m glad this has been helpful to you! '— Eph. 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. You are right, Holy Spirit is often overlooked in churches today. 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. spoke the messenger angel of God, and disappeared. The backsliding Christian grieves the Holy Spirit. Grieving the Spirit is also done collectively as a group which, individually, we have no control over. A demon-possessed man was brought to Jesus, and the Lord cast the demon out, healing the man of blindness and muteness. What does that mean and how do we do that? Check your inbox for the confirmation email. Why do I say that? This means we are to be doers of the Word. Because if you are filled with the Spirit of the Living God, why in the world would you consider committing a heinous sin? 3. 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. I been crying. Cindy, Thank you for opening my eyes and heart. Hello, Pastor Mike, thank you for reading this post and inquiring about it. Cindy, it’s absolutely amazing how God works in our lives. Only someone who was faking their Christianity or someone who has outrightly rejected God would be able to say such things. 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