5. Things you should not do To The Holy Spirit

'Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven' [Matthew 12:31] 

1. Insult: To resist the Spirit’s appeal is to insult God and to cut off all hope of salvation. “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29).

2. Lie: Lying to the Holy Spirit is pretending to be what you are not, to go through the motions of living the Christian life without really meaning it in your heart of hearts. 'These people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me' [Isaiah 29:13].

3. Blasphemy: This is the most serious offense against the Holy Spirit, for there is no forgiveness for the person who commits it. To blaspheme Him is similar to insulting, in that we resist His work altogether. [Matthew 12:31–32] 'Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.'

4. Quenching the Holy Spirit: Quenching suggests extinguishing a fire. This sin is committed when the Holy Spirit leads you to do a certain thing (share your faith, pray more, take a step of faith) and you bluntly refuse. [1Thessalonians 5:19] 'Do not quench the Spirit.' May we not quench the Spirit and may God light His people on fire for His glory!

5. Grieve the Holy Spirit. To grieve means to make sad or sorrowful. When we allow bitterness, unforgiveness to poison our lives or we slander others, we are grieving the Holy Spirit. [Ephesians 4:30–31] 'And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.'




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