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Grieve not the Holy Spirit (Top 21 Ways) - 1

Grieve not the Holy Spirit


 


 

Knowing the Holy Spirit

How sad that we desperately desire to please people instead of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants us to please others. However, the Holy Spirit does not want us to make His creation gods. We serve a jealous God (see Exodus 20:5).

God’s jealousy arises when we lift something above Him. The jealousy of the Holy Spirit does not promote evil. However, the jealousy of God (the Holy Spirit) fosters righteousness. How blind we desperately want to make people love us.

If you knew the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, you would not give all your heart to humankind. You will seek the Holy Spirit if you know His presence and power. If we can channel the energy we give to our loved ones to the Holy Spirit, we will become great.

It doesn’t matter how good, righteous, and holy you are. Some people will find faults in you. The person you want to give your whole heart, energy, and resources to can abandon you. We need more of the Holy Spirit because He knows us much more than we know ourselves.

The Holy Spirit loves us unconditionally. Like humans, they express their love conditionally. However, the Holy Spirit loves us as we are. The Holy Spirit desires that we become like Christ Jesus.

You might think you know everything about yourself. However, the more you get closer to the Holy Spirit, the more He reveals the secrets of your heart. Some people study their friends, enemies, and loved ones because they want to know them.

They want to know what they like and don’t like. For instance, some people have studied their parents, bosses, and friends to the extent that they know when and how to ask for a favor.

Some people have studied human psychology. They do that because they want to know how to connect with others. People study and imitate others to know the right bottom to press. If some people can study their loved ones to get favor and manipulate them, how much more is the Holy Spirit?

Remember that we cannot manipulate the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is more than what we think. He is not just a wind, fire, or power. The Holy Spirit is a Person with a personality. Just like our parents, boss, friends, and loved ones have their personality, the Holy Spirit also has a temperament that reveals His personality.

Failure to search for the Holy Spirit will make our Christian walk burdensome. The Holy Spirit is the best person to help us in our endeavors in life. Our parents, friends, and loved ones can express love towards us.

However, they have limitations. The Holy Spirit is unlimited in power, love, protection, and provision. The love of the Holy Spirit exceeds the love of our parents, friends, and loved ones. Try the Holy Spirit. He is the best lover in the world!

The love we receive from our parents, friends, partners, and loved ones is an iota of the Holy Spirit’s love. The Holy Spirit is the supplier of love. In other words, love comes from the Holy Spirit (meditate on Galatians 5:22-23).

Anytime the Holy Spirit expresses Himself, He exhibits love. The nature of the Holy Spirit is love. When you see the Holy Spirit, you see and feel love. His presence explains love. Most often, the Holy Spirit reveals Himself to us in the person of Christ Jesus.

When the Holy Spirit sees that you love God, the Church, and His creation with all your heart, He begins to reveal Himself to you. The Holy Spirit often reveals Himself through dreams, visions, and trance. Other times, the Holy Spirit physically reveals Himself. The Holy Spirit can physically take the form of a pure white dove.

 

My encounter with Christ Jesus (the Holy Spirit)

By God’s grace, the Holy Spirit has revealed Himself to me in dreams, visions, and trance. The Holy Spirit has physically revealed Himself to me. Sometimes, the Holy Spirit reveals Himself as a white dove. 

One night, Christ Jesus came near my bed. Christ Jesus stood a few meters away from my bed. Christ Jesus stood there smiling at me as I lay on my bed! He did not speak. I could feel his love, tenderness, and care! 

He wore a shining white cloth, and the cloth was glowing like the sun. My room is often dark because I turn off the light when I’m about to sleep. However, Christ Jesus' presence brighten the room a little bit. The man looked (exactly) like the Jesus movies I have been watching, especially the Son of God movie (2014).

Christ Jesus had a well-trimmed bear. However, his bear was a little long, like the one in the movie (Son of God). Again, His description is just like the man in the film I mentioned. While Christ Jesus stood there watching and smiling at me.

I saw myself watching him. I was on my bed while glaring at Christ Jesus. After the vision, I felt peace and strength. As for the Holy Spirit, He has revealed Himself to me numerous times. The Holy Spirit is genuine (real).

When you desire the Holy Spirit, He will reveal Himself to you. I encourage you to download and read my series of books on the Holy Spirit. The books are free on my blog. In this article, I will share with you about the grievance of the Holy Spirit. 

Just like our parents and loved ones grieve, the Holy Spirit also grieves. As stated, the Holy Spirit is a person with a presence. The Holy Spirit has feelings. He can feel pain, joy, peace, love, and every human emotion. 

However, the Holy Spirit does not have evil emotions. The Holy Spirit knows evil, but evil does not live in Him. If we love our parents and friends, we will not do anything to make them sad. In the same way, if we love the Holy Spirit, we will not do anything to make Him sad. In chapter four of Ephesians, verses twenty-nine to thirty-one, Apostle Paul revealed some revelations about the Holy Spirit.

 

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Ephesians 4:29-31 KJV

In verse thirty of the above Holy Scriptures, Apostle Paul writes that we must not make the Holy Spirit sad. Women tend to be more emotional than men. However, I know some men who are more emotional than women.

I also know some women who are more logical than men. However, women are more emotional than men. That is how God made women. This is one reason God allowed women to carry children and care for them.

Most women have the heart to cater for children because of their emotional strength. In Ephesians chapter four, verse thirty, Apostle Paul writes that we must not make the Holy Spirit sad. This means the Holy Spirit can become sad. The Holy Spirit has emotions. He is like us. He carries a heart that expresses emotions. The Holy Spirit loves us. He does not want us to hurt Him.

It is said that the one we love most easily gets hurt when offended. If someone loves you, he will feel hurt when you do something he doesn’t like. This is a secret key to knowing that someone loves you.

When someone shows an attitude of sadness because of your actions, that person loves you. The Holy Spirit is full of love to the extent that He becomes sad by our actions and desires. Maybe you don’t know that the Holy Spirit can become unhappy.

We have seen from the Holy Scriptures that we can make the Holy Spirit sad and angry (see Ephesians 4:30). You might think that your actions and desires do not matter. However, it can hurt the Holy Spirit.

This is one reason I am writing this article. Keep reading because I will share with you twenty-one ways we can make the Holy Spirit sad and angry. Knowing the attitudes, desires, and things that make the Holy Spirit sorrowful will help us to stop those things.

You will repent from that act when you know that your actions hurt the Holy Spirit. Most often, we don’t see the Holy Spirit. The fact that we don’t see the Holy Spirit with our physical eyes does not mean He does not exist.

The Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts. This is one reason we don’t often see Him with our physical eyes. Like our parents and loved ones, we often see them. Their actions and emotions can alert us of our negative behavior.

However, the Holy Spirit is a Spirit that carries a presence. He has feelings. He has a personality. However, He communicates with our spirit and soul. Our bodies rarely experience the Holy Spirit. Because of that we often ignore the Holy Spirit. 

I encourage you to download and read my free book, How to Walk with the Holy Spirit, and other Holy Spirit-related books for more profound revelation about the Holy Spirit. The books are free on my blog.

 

The grievance of God (the Holy Spirit) in Noah’s time

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Genesis 6:1-6 KJV

We can see from the Holy Scriptures that God became sad (offended) because of humankind's wickedness. God (the Holy Spirit) feels pain when our thoughts and hearts become evil. Moses records that the sin of humanity grieved the heart of God.

God became so angry (grieved) that He decided to destroy humankind. Some people express their grievances by crying. Some also express their grievance with holy anger. However, we can see from the Holy Scriptures that the grievance of God made Him eliminate the wicked people.

You might be ignorant of your actions. However, your decisions, desires, and attitudes make the Holy Spirit sad and angry. The hardness of your heart, the bitterness, and evil speaking grieves the Holy Spirit.

The fact that the Holy Spirit is silent does not mean He has ignored your wickedness (meditate on Proverbs 16:4). One reason you cannot see and experience the grievance of the Holy Spirit is because of blindness, carnality, and spiritual death.

The Holy Spirit is sad. He worries about your persistence wickedness, and rebellion (meditate on Psalm 78:40, Mark 3:5, Psalm 95:10). Check your heart. Are you doing something without the approval of the Holy Spirit? 

The Holy Spirit desperately cries behind the scenes because of your unholy actions. Because of your habits, emotions, and philosophy, the Holy Spirit’s heart is burning with anger, pain, and sorrow. Repent from every dead works. Turn to Christ Jesus and the Word (the Holy Bible). The Holy Spirit will embrace you with power and wisdom.

 

David pleads for the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psalms 51:1-11 KJV

David was one of the kings of Israel. Through Him, God made Israel great. God made a covenant with Israel because of David. However, David deviated from the path of God. He impregnated Uriah’s wife and married her.

Nathan, a prophet of God, revealed the wickedness of David. In repentance, David prayed that God should not take the Holy Spirit from Him. This means the Holy Spirit can depart when we refuse to repent from evil deeds.

When we remain in our wickedness and refuse to ask God for mercies, the grievance of the Holy Spirit can turn to separation (meditate on Isaiah 59). David knew the Holy Spirit. He knew he could not do anything without the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

If you want to walk and live successfully with the Holy Spirit, understand Him. Like parents and loved ones, you must know what grieves them. You know what makes them happy and sad. You know what to do to make family and friends happy. 

You also know what makes them angry, sad, and depressed. In the same way, you must know what makes the Holy Spirit sad, angry, and happy. Knowing these wisdom keys will enhance your walk with the Holy Spirit.

Remember, the Holy Spirit is our helper, teacher, comforter, father, husband, wife, prophet, counselor, and leader. Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot do much. Fly with me as I share twenty-one ways we grieve the Holy Spirit.

I recommend that you download and read my series of books on the Holy Spirit for more profound revelation. The books are free on my blog. Kindly share the link to this article so others can receive the knowledge that brings deliverance. Below are the twenty-one ways we grieve the Holy Spirit.

 

What it means to grieve the Holy Spirit (Top 21 Ways)

 

1. Invisible sins grieve the Holy Spirit

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Ephesians 4:29-31 KJV

Do you know that worthless talk grieves the Holy Spirit? Gossip makes the Holy Spirit sorrowful! Gossip has two sides. There is a gossip that does not grieve the Holy Spirit. With this gossip, you expose the works of the wicked.

That’s a godly gossip. However, spreading false news and rumors and speaking evil of people behind their backs is deadly gossip. This gossip saddens the Holy Spirit. It can make the Holy Spirit angry.

Insulting and slandering people grieve the Holy Spirit. Holding grudges in our hearts, unforgiveness, bitterness, pride, unnecessary worrying, fear, and unholy anger grieves the Holy Spirit.

You might be ignorant that these virtues (sins) grieve the Holy Spirit. However, get rid of these negative habits and emotions. Live in the love of Christ Jesus and joy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will draw closer to you.

 

2. No or inadequate fellowship and relationship with the Holy Spirit

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

Psalms 95:10 KJV

Another way people grieve the Holy Spirit is that they don’t know His ways. The Holy Spirit desires a close relationship. He desperately desires to fellowship with us. Check your daily schedules.

Do you have adequate time for the Holy Spirit? There is no day that I don’t fellowship with the Holy Spirit. I often fellowship with the Holy Spirit through spiritual songs. I encourage you to download and read my books, The Mysteries and Power of Spiritual Songs, How to Activate the Presence of the Holy Spirit, and How to Worship God in Spirit and Truth for more profound revelation. The books are free on my blog.

The Holy Spirit is sad because you don’t have time for Him. You have time for work, family, food, trips, games, movies, and other “important activities.” However, you don’t have time for the Holy Spirit.

Create adequate time for the Holy Spirit so that He will not become sad and angry. You will not regret when you draw closer to the Holy Spirit. He will work on your heart. The angels of God will draw closer to you when you fellowship and relate with the Holy Spirit.

I encourage you to download and read my books, The Mysteries and Power of Spiritual Songs, How to Activate the Presence of the Holy Spirit, How to Worship God in Spirit and Truth, and other related books on the Holy Spirit for more profound revelation. The books are free on my blog.

 

3. False doctrines grieve the Holy Spirit

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 KJV

Teaching and preaching false doctrines make the Holy Spirit sad. Unfortunately, we live with false Christians acting as leaders. Strange religious bodies and unbelievers are spreading lies about Christ Jesus, and the Church.

Teaching and preaching things that are not in the Holy Bible saddens the heart of the Holy Spirit. It makes the Holy Spirit angry. As stated in the Holy Scriptures, a time will come when people will not heed true doctrines.

Instead of gospel ministers preaching the true Word of God, they preach and teach lies. If you preach and teach false doctrines, the Holy Spirit is sad and angry with you. If you know the truth and still stay under preachers teaching false doctrines, you come under the grievance of the Holy Spirit. Are you a promoter of false doctrines? Stop and repent because the Holy Spirit is grieving!

 

4. Allowing the flesh and soul to lead

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Galatians 5:16-17 KJV

Our flesh has desires. Our soul also has desires. For instance, our flesh (the body) can tell us to eat, sleep, and rest. Eating, sleeping, and resting are not evil. However, overeating, sleeping, and too much relaxation can hinder the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Our body can suggest fornication, masturbation, and adultery. Such acts grieve and quench the Holy Spirit. If you are addicted to fornication, adultery, masturbation, and lustful desires of the soul, you grieve the Holy Spirit.

There is time for everything. Eating, resting, and having fun have a time. Do not oversleep and eat. Doing that can grieve the Holy Spirit. Have you realized that overeating and oversleeping can activate demonic attacks and foolish thoughts.

Maybe you have not noticed it. The moment we allow the flesh and soul to dominate the desires of the Holy Spirit, we suppress the leadership of the Holy Spirit. When this happens, we grieve the Holy Spirit.

However, if we walk and live in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit will reveal Himself. Are you grieving the Holy Spirit because of the lustful desires of the flesh and soul? Keep the lustful desires under subjection through fasting, prayers, and the Word (the Holy Bible). I encourage you to download and read my book, How to Walk and Live in the Spirit, for more profound revelation. The book is free on my blog.

 

5. Defiling the works of God

And when he (Christ Jesus) had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts

Mark 3:5 KJV (Emphasis added)

The religious unbelievers wanted to accuse Christ Jesus because He healed a man on the sabbath day. However, Christ Jesus, looking at them, became grieved (angry) because of their wicked heart.

The Holy Spirit can grieve because of our hardness of heart. Endorsing something does not mean the Holy Spirit has approved it. Repent from every negative hardness. The Holy Spirit will deliver you if you ask Him to search your heart.

Ask the Holy Spirit to remove impurities from your heart. The Holy Spirit can refine your heart if you become one with the Word (the Holy Bible). Do you know that speaking evil about the miracles of God grieves the Holy Spirit?

For instance, speaking against innocent and godly ministers of God grieves the Holy Spirit. Intentionally spreading false news grieves the Holy Spirit. Persecuting the true Church of God ignites the grievance of the Holy Spirit.

As stated, the grievance of the Holy Spirit can manifest in anger. If you love speaking evil about the body of Christ Jesus, repent because you can experience the grievance of the Holy Spirit. Analyze the attitude of Christ Jesus. You will see that He opposed the religious unbelievers (Pharisees and Sadducees) for their hypocrisy.

Opposing the things of God grieves the Holy Spirit. Attacking people and properties that glorify God activates the grievance of the Holy Spirit. Are you an opposer of the true Church of God? Do you find it pleasurable to destroy godly and innocent servants of God? Repent or experience the grievance (wrath) of the Holy Spirit!

 

6. Intentionally tempting the Holy Spirit

a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

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?

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.

And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

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.

Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

Acts 5:1-11 KJV

I hope you read the end of Ananias and his wife, Saphira. These couples deceived Apostle Peter, not knowing they were tempting the Holy Spirit. You can entice your parents, friends, and loved ones to go “free.”

However, you cannot seduce the Holy Spirit and His servants and go free (meditate on Psalms 105:15). The Holy Spirit is love. However, He is not a fool. I pray that you experience the Holy Spirit.

You will understand His discipline and authority when you encounter Him (the Holy Spirit). Don’t play tricks with the Holy Spirit! Don’t think you can outsmart the Holy Spirit because He knows the end from the beginning!

Anytime you say something the Holy Spirit has not said or revealed to you, you grieve the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit often lowers His judgment based on our spiritual maturity. The Holy Spirit can show mercy because of our ignorance. However, if you know the truth and keep destroying the image of the Holy Spirit, the Church, the servants of God, and God's creation, you will experience His grievance (wrath).

 

7. Using demonic assets

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Exodus 34:14 KJV

The Holy Spirit is holy and love. However, He does not condone unholy things. Using demonic materials grieves the Holy Spirit. Some people use demonic powers to build their Churches, schools, businesses, and homes.

Using evil powers to camouflage the Holy Spirit activates the grievance of the Holy Spirit. Some people’s Church altars are full of demonic powers. They mention the name of Jesus, yet they worship demonic gods and offer sacrifice to these evil powers.

Doing that makes the Holy Spirit sad and angry. Using the name of Christ Jesus to cover your wickedness activates the grievance of the Holy Spirit. Repent if you use evil powers to grow your Church, home, and business. This is the introduction. I may continue in the next article. Kindly share the link to this article so others can receive the knowledge that brings deliverance.




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