Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Grieving God The Holy Spirit
Bible Questions Answered:
“Pastor, we want to know what is grieving the Holy Spirit?...”
Shelly/ Hamm, Germany
Blasphemy against God The Holy Spirit:
(To show utter disrespect, contempt, to revile, to profane, the things of God. Unpardonable sin.
Attributing the works of God to Satan.)
Matthew 12:24-32 KJV
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by The Spirit Of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against The Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against The Son Of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against The Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
I John 5:16 NLT
If you see a fellow believer sinning in a way that does not lead to (spiritual) death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to (spiritual) death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.
Homilies never prove anything, but they can help us grasp a concept other wise hidden.
The sin against God The Holy Spirit has been likened unto someone throwing a grain of sand against a plate glass window.Outside are cold blowing winds, and rain, inside warmth and light.
No harm, the person says, and so again and again, he throws sand at the window that lets in all the light, and keeps out the deadly cold. One grain at at time. This is what someone who refuses to come to Christ, and obey Him, is doing, he is fighting against God's Holy Spirit.
Some may warn the man, saying, you are fighting against God, better stop and repent, but their words fall on deaf ears, for the man will not listen, for he disrespects the light.
I John 5:16 KJV John wrote saying "... there is a sin that leads to (spiritual) death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it."
Why, because we cannot FORCE people into the kingdom of God, they must come willingly, and if someone is determined to hate God, and love the devil, that is his choice.
Grain of sand after grain of sand, until one day the hour comes, when CRASH, the window that gave all the beautiful warm rays of light is shattered and broken.
Forever too late now to preserve life..
God "never," sends anyone to hell, they choose to go there themselves! All in hell have committed the unpardonable sin, of rejecting God Precious Holy Spirit, and His call to come to The Lord, love and obey Him. The opportunity forever lost, in this world, and in the world to come.
Superficial Relationship With God:
Hebrews 6:4-6 NLT
4 For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit,
5 who have tasted the goodness of The Word Of God and the power of the age to come—
6 and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting The Son Of God, they themselves are nailing Him to the cross once again and holding Him up to public shame.
Lying To God The Holy Spirit:
Acts 5:3,4 KJV
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to The Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
Tempting God The Holy Spirit:
Acts 5:9 KJV
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt The Spirit Of The Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Quenching God The Holy Spirit:
I Thessalonians 5:19 KJV
Quench not The Spirit.
Grieving God The Holy Spirit:
Isaiah 63:10 KJV
But they rebelled, and vexed His Holy Spirit: therefore He was turned to be their enemy, and He fought against them.
Ephesians 4:30 KJV
And grieve not The Holy Spirit Of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Insulting God The Holy Spirit:
Hebrews 10:29 NLT
Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on The Son Of God, and have treated The Blood Of The Covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained The Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.
Resisting God The Holy Spirit:
Acts 7:51 NLT
You stubborn people! You are heathen at heart and deaf to The Truth. Must you forever resist
The Holy Spirit? That’s what your ancestors did, and so do you!
Disrespecting God The Holy Spirit:
Nehemiah 9:30 NLT
In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them.
Not Discerning The Gift Of God, God The Holy Spirit:
Acts 8:18-20 NLT
18 When Simon (The sorcerer) saw that The Spirit was given when the apostles laid their hands on people, he offered them money to buy this Power.
19 “Let me have this Power, too,” he exclaimed, “so that when I lay my hands on people, they will receive The Holy Spirit!”
20 But Peter replied, “May your money be destroyed with you for thinking God’s Gift can be bought!