Grieving The Holy Spirit!

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Ritajanice

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I have just received that heart revelation...imo/ belief.

The Holy Spirit has feelings and can be grieved.

Do you know in your spirit when you have grieved the Holy Spirit?

I think the closer we get to the Holy Spirit, the more we understand this...imo..

What do you think/ believe?

Another question, when we get nasty with each other...family members, surely that grieves the Holy Spirit?
 
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Edit to add...this topic is only about the Holy Spirit who indwells our spirit,xxx
 
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I would think that there are many things we do that do not sit right with The HolySpirit , isn’t that why on a deeper level our consciences are hit , those moments when we just know that it wasn’t the right thing to say or do. There are ways back from these moments, we can be challenged to change, and often these moment are when the Lord does a deeper work in us.
I am often reminded of the journey through the wilderness, that could have been such a short journey, but because the Israelites were learning a new walk with God it ended up being a long one.
How many times does it take many times before the penny drops and we don’t mess up, after many attempts with the same issue. What does Jesus say about how many times we should forgive, does not not equally apply to ourselves ?

I think the word ” grieve “ has different meanings in scripture, we know that there is a level of “ grieving the Holy Spirit “ that goes much deeper and there is no coming back from. There is much speculation, but based on what I have said in the previous paragraph and forgiveness being at the heart of the Christian faith I think it would be an issue that would go beyond what most of us could actually do.
 
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I would think that there are many things we do that do not sit right with The HolySpirit , isn’t that why on a deeper level our consciences are hit , those moments when we just know that it wasn’t the right thing to say or do. There are ways back from these moments, we can be challenged to change, and often these moment are when the Lord does a deeper work in us.
I’ve only just come to understand this deeper level of our conscience....

It hit me yesterday....I have been asking the Holy Spirit to help me with these feelings in my conscience, he revealed it to my spirit today.....I feel so relieved......I just couldn’t understand why I felt the way I did....

I know now why, thanks Rita, I’ve had a massive breakthrough.....Praise God...xx
 
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It’s all a learning curve, it’s the same as trying work out what is condemnation and what is conviction as they can feel very similar at times - understand ing our own inner voice as opposed to the Lords, often as not condemnation is on a mental level, within our mind, where as that deeper voice is within us in a completely different place ( or at least that’s been my own experience. )
 
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I just posted this commentary for information, I’m not saying I agree with “ all” of it.​

What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30)?​


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In an extended practical teaching on holy living (Ephesians 4:17—5:21), the apostle Paul tells believers, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). His command not to grieve the Spirit falls under Paul’s initial instructions covering what not to do to cultivate holiness and walk in Christian purity.



The Greek word translated as “grieve” in Ephesians 4:30 means “to cause to feel sorrow, pain, unhappiness, or distress.” The Holy Spirit has a personality and the ability to feel emotions like joy (Luke 10: 21), outrage (Hebrews 10:29, ESV), and sorrow (Ephesians 4:30, NLT).

In Acts 7:51, Stephen condemns “resisting” the Spirit, and in 1 Thessalonians 5:19, Paul instructs believers not to “quench” the Spirit. But the only time “grieving” the Spirit is mentioned in the New Testament is here in Ephesians 4:30. Paul’s command not to grieve the Spirit seems to be inspired by two Old Testament verses that speak of God’s Spirit being “distressed,” “grieved” (Isaiah 63:9–10), and “made bitter” (Psalm 106:33, ESV). In both Isaiah 63:9–10 and Ephesians 4:30, grieving the Holy Spirit is associated with God’s people having an inappropriate response to His redemption.

“Do not grieve the Spirit” appears to complement Paul’s opening exhortation to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1–3). Believers grieve the Spirit when they do not maintain peace and harmony in the body of Christ.

Paul then gives specific ways we grieve the Spirit by living as we used to before our salvation when we were “separated from the life of God” (Ephesians 4:17–19). We grieve Him when we don’t speak truthfully to our brothers and sisters in Christ (Ephesians 4:25), when we let anger control our actions (4:26–27), when we steal from each other (4:28) and when we speak foul and abusive words to one another, instead of uplifting and encouraging words (4:29). We also grieve the Spirit when we don’t “get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior” (Ephesians 4:31, NLT), and when we fail to “be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32, NLT).

The Holy Spirit of God lives within the Christian (John 14:17; 2 Timothy 1:14). We are His temple (1 Corinthians 3:16), and when we don’t walk in the holiness and love of Christ and in harmony with fellow believers, we grieve the Spirit of God with our sinful thoughts and behaviors (Ephesians 5:1–21).

Grieving the Holy Spirit is similar to “quenching” the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19) in that both negatively impact the believer, the church, and the world. Quenching the Spirit speaks of stifling or suppressing the fire of God’s Spirit that burns within every believer. The Holy Spirit desires to express Himself in our actions and attitudes. When we do not allow God’s Spirit to be seen in our behavior, when we do what we know is wrong, we suppress or quench the Spirit. We do not allow the Spirit to reveal Himself as He wants to, with “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23).

Both quenching the Spirit and grieving the Spirit hinder a godly lifestyle. Both happen when we sin against God and follow our own worldly desires, living as we did before accepting Christ’s salvation. The only correct road to follow is the one that leads the believer closer to God and purity and farther away from the world and sin. Just as we do not like to be grieved, and just as we do not seek to quench what is good, we should not quench or grieve the Holy Spirit by refusing to follow His leading.
 
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Edit to add...this topic is only about the Holy Spirit who indwells our spirit,xxx
The Spirit does not witness to himself, he witnesses to and of Jesus because Jesus is a reflection of the Father. He is grieved when we dismiss his testimony to and of Jesus. The evidence of the Spirit in us or not in us is where and to whom our testimony points.
 

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The Spirit does not witness to himself, he witnesses to and of Jesus because Jesus is a reflection of the Father. He is grieved when we dismiss his testimony to and of Jesus. The evidence of the Spirit in us or not in us is where and to whom our testimony points.
I know he doesn’t , but, we can’t discuss the trinity.hence my post.

I also can’t glorify the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is the witness in my spirit.....he only Glorifies God through me.

He is the one in me who gives all Glory to God..that’s one of his roles..

We also hurt the Spirit when we start hurling insults at each other...

I can’t miss the Holy Spirit testifying with my spirit of Jesus, because he indwells my spirit.he testifies with my spirit all day every day that I am a child of God, as I have been Born Of The Spirit, “ Spirit gives birth to spirit “.

I can’t say another name, because it’s banned to talk about the trinity on here.
 
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I know he doesn’t , but, we can’t discuss the trinity.hence my post.

I also can’t glorify the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is the witness in my spirit.....he only Glorifies God through me.

He is the one in me who gives all Glory to God..that’s one of his roles..

We also hurt the Spirit when we start hurling insults at each other...

I can’t miss the Holy Spirit testifying with my spirit of Jesus, because he indwells my spirit.he testifies with my spirit all day every day that I am a child of God, as I have been Born Of The Spirit, “ Spirit gives birth to spirit “.

I can’t say another name, because it’s banned to talk about the trinity on here.
I've already witnessed by your words that you have glorified God in his Spirit. Amen to that, and give God the glory as I believe you do.

And do not underestimate the Spirit's intention for you, as the will of God to resist and be angry at times with those of deliberate evil intentions, not just wrong intentions of the few you may have already encountered.

IOW...do not make it habit of being too self-conscious. Guilt is not something a child of God should be preoccupied with. Allow the Spirit to truly convict first, without yourself stepping in for it, prematurely. You will know within your heart whether you are obeying the will of God or not...over time. Stay overall in joy and love being always vigilant of the presence of evil works when you must change gears to deal with it.

This is what I prescribe for myself and it does cause at times, abrupt judgement, humility, and chastising within me, and also joy, hope and love and always in strong faith that never seems to abate.

Blessing to you sister, in Christ
 
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