Have I grieved/quenched the Holy Spirit

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stunnedbygrace

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So we are back to the original question

Yes or No?
No. At least, you didn’t grieve Him any more than anyone else when they first come to God.

That being tormented is satan throwing a fit over you having connected with God and so he wants to stir up your flesh because it’s the only way he can control you some. He yanks you around and manipulates you through your flesh, which means mostly your passions and emotions. THEN, he tries to make you feel guilty for having no control over your flesh so you will get caught in trying to fix it by your own strength. I got caught there for a long, long time. No bueno.

As for God not answering you and staying silent for a time, that’s extremely normal. It’s the true fast, in spirit and truth, and God puts us on it to begin exercising us in our trust. You will have more of those dry times of fasting and you will learn to bear them in trust rather than panic.
 
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Only God can answer that question. If it's direction you want then I think people can direct you properly.

Well isn’t that the point of having the Holy Spirit so you can ask God on behalf of others

I certainly would do so if any of you asked me if you had grieved/quenched the Holy Spirit
 
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Well isn’t that the point of having the Holy Spirit so you can ask God on behalf of others

I certainly would do so if any of you asked me if you had grieved/quenched the Holy Spirit
Speaking on behalf of God is only supposed to be performed by a prophet. And they only speak what God directs them to say. So I'm careful not to do that.

Most people have the Holy Spirit which directs their own life. It is not usual that someone has authority to direct others. God doesn't usually work that way. We are allowed to have "personal revelation and prophecy".
 

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I am not talking about “directing others”. I am talking about doing the Christian thing and helping others.

Says it all when I would help you and you don’t want to help anyone
 
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Well the important part of my post is I was spiritually attacked by Satan and received all sorts of messages in my head. I have been trying to ask Christians for an explanation but the ones I ask have reacted in an arrogant patronising manner which puts Jesus to shame.
Satan does not like new Christians and will do his best to discourage them from growing to maturity. And without the support of other people, probably in a church situation, it must have been quite frightening. Even in the life of a mature Christian the devil looks for chinks but we are better armed to fight these attacks. I think if you are still unattached to a church then you should keep reading your bible - if you haven't yet got one then there are plenty of online ones - and do what Jesus did when Satan was tempting him in the wilderness; he quoted scripture at the devil and we can do that too, that's why it's important to know God's promises. Hope you found this helpful.
 
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devin553344

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I am not talking about “directing others”. I am talking about doing the Christian thing and helping others.

Says it all when I would help you and you don’t want to help anyone
Honestly I don't see that you've done anything wrong in wanting to be baptized. Also if the voices persist you should see a psychiatrist. And if you have thoughts of harming others or yourself please contact your local authorities.
 
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All I’m really after is did I quench/grieve the Holy Spirit or not

I mean, if I had the Holy Spirit and someone asked me the above, I would ask the Holy Spirit and give its response to that person instead of my personal opinion or YouTube videos
Yes but many of us do often, that's where His loving discipline come in...

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
(Heb 12:6-8)

I would also encourage you to seek a sound Church, where God's Word is taken seriously as God's Word...and immerse yourself in God's Word.
 
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Randy Kluth

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Why would my own mind all of a sudden go off the deep end and tell myself that Jesus said to cut my legs off

No, the correct interpretation is that someone was allowed to impersonate Jesus
A mind doesn't normally just suddenly go off the deep end. Mental illness is normally something that has a history. Indeed, Satan can just suddenly appear on the scene and make suggestions to your mind. But I think you alluded to a history of problems, and I do recognize the symptoms. This was a field I worked in for a time, and am not just speculating about this.

None of this is meant to be insulting. Mental problems probably exist in everybody born from Adam to some degree. That's why psychologists have long had a problem defining what is "normal." ;)

An inclination towards mental susceptibility to "illness" is likely inherited from the parents. It is just one problem Christians must deal with along with all of the assorted inherited problems, including physical, mental, and perhaps spiritual defects. It is an honorable thing to face these things head on, resisting the attacks of others who would define your experience as "demonic."

The real war may be in simply learning to trust in Christ, maintaining a proper spiritual attitude. When you suffer attacks like this, it is easy to fall into despair, become depressed, get angry, and lose your spiritual composure. It's easy to fall into a carnal state of mind. I wish you the best in learning to discern between what is the voice of God and what are the false voices of your mind.
 
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So have I grieved/quenched the Holy Spirit and if so what should I do?
Believers are works-in-progress. We all grieve/quench the Holy Spirit from time-to-time. I am sure that we make Him face-palm, but if we have been Born Again, He is there to
  • convict us to repent,
  • pick us back up,
  • dust us off &
  • continue where we left off.
Don't fail on purpose, but God is not surprised when you/we do.

Do you struggle with OCD?
 
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