Ephesians 4:30

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”


We must not forget that the Holy Spirit is the person of Jesus Christ. One and the same. He is a Spirit and indwells the Believer. The seal of that indwelling can never be broken. Once born again, you cannot be unborn. By His grace we are saved, through faith (Ephesians 2:8). You can’t even lift that seal from your soul, it is the gift of God. You stand bought with a price, free from the bondage of sin.


The presence of the Lord is with those who abide in the Truth of the Word. We must take care that our actions and habits do not grieve the Holy Spirit’s presence away. He is a sensitive being. He is easily grieved. Sometimes, even unknowingly, we can do things or say things that just grieve His presence away. Knowing how thankful we are to Him for His grace and mercy, how sad it is to think that we sometimes get too caught up in worldly things, or in our own anger, and we simply cause His Spirit to be grieved.


When it does happen, the best thing that you can do is to be an atmosphere changer. If you know that something has grieved Him, get on your knees, put on a tape, put on some Godly music, or just start singing His praise. Just change the atmosphere to where He will feel welcomed. Sometimes when we have an unforgiving spirit or have wronged someone, we have to make it right before He will come and feel welcome.


If you make things right and push away the worldly things that grieve Him, you will soon feel the peace of God surrounding you and lifting you up. Be careful not to grieve the Holy Spirit, but create an atmosphere where He is pleased to dwell.


57-0325 - “The Lamb And The Dove”

And that meek, humble spirit that you used to have, you wasn't all temper and saw blades like you are. The Holy Spirit just took Its flight. You've put on shorts; the Holy Spirit flew away. You started smoking cigarettes; the Holy Spirit flew away. You started getting grouchy and fussy, and the Holy Spirit flew away. You started a little cult in your church; the Holy Spirit flew away. You broke away from your church and pulled off with some little cult; the Holy Spirit flew away. The Holy Spirit's not a Author of confusion. It's to unite the big Body of Christ together: one Spirit, one purpose, one accord. That's when the Holy Spirit come on the day of Pentecost.


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