DO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT – PART III

Dear Holy Spirit, touch us in our hearts and melt every hardness of heart towards the voice of God and towards the will of God, In Jesus name amen.

GOD WEEPS OVER OUR SINS

We do not willingly grieve Holy Spirit, but yes many of our actions, thoughts and deeds grieve the Lord. A believer must know and change the ways that are not right in the sight of the living God. Holy Spirit is the mighty person of the Trinity and He is in us. Jesus could not bear the sight of dove sellers and made a whip and threw out every one who defiled His glorious temple. It was sin that angered the Gentle Son of God.  Now, our body is the temple of God and we are COMMANDED BY GOD to keep it holy. Our heart must be completely yielded to God alone, there cannot be idols in our hearts.

LET”S PUT OFF THE SINS THAT SO ENSNARES US – 

17. BEING GLOOMY – Without reason and for everything when you are gloomy, sad and grumpy – you do not honor God. Sometimes we are sad, but when Joy, happiness and laughter is in you – why are you sad? Why do you grieve Holy Spirit ? There may be thousand reasons to remain sad, but there are more than ten thousands reasons to be merry! You are merry because Jesus lives in you. Draw nigh to Him, ,He will fill you with Joy inexpressible! He is JOY, HAPPINESS. Be joyful not because you have money or other things you own and people around you. Jesus is above all. He is Joy. Bring smile to others, Be of Good cheer. Rejoice always – 1 Thes 5:16. Being Happy in God is a place of resting in Him. When you are down, remember His grace is sufficient for you. 

18. PRAYERLESSNESS – How often prayer is neglected because of business in this world. Every morning He waits for you to fellowship . You are not doing God a favor, but He favors you. He is the Delight of nations, He is the desire of all nations ( meaning people) He is the Alpha and Omega, HE is the beautiful Saviour, the angels surround Him with songs of praises, they stand in awe of Him. He has thousands of saints worshipping Him in Heaven. He is a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him. If you wonder why you are failing – it is because you don’t fellowship with Him. For fools say in their heart – why should we pray? But the children of God always seek Him. He loves to fellowship with you. He is your friend that hears every thing you say, you friend or your girl or boyfriend, spouse, and family – will miss out on your hearts cry, but not Him. He loves when you speak to Him, because He loves you. He will empower you in prayer to get through every day life and be a victor and live in righteousness , to glorify His name. pray without ceasing – 1 Thes 5:17 , Pray for others in need, pray for the lost and for your brethren, elders and nation. Call to God to have mercy, Pray for every thing that you know needs God to intervene. There are lot of causes, but it needs Him – Brethren, pray for us – I Thes 5:25

19. BEING UNFRUITFUL IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD – you are building your self everything that you need, family, friends, and career , fame and richness and reputation , for everything you ask people, pastors to pray for you. You are there in every miracle meeting ? God is rewarding you because He is faithful! What are you doing to build the kingdom of God ? Are you labouring in His vineyard for His gospel? Is someone receiving the comfort that He gave you or He sent someone to comfort when you were down? God doesn’t need our help, He is not dependent on you – don’t be mistaken. God honors us by partnering us with Him. To allow us to be called Joint heirs with Christ. Because We are His children, We do His will! God wants us to bring forth fruits of righteousness, love, long-suffering and kindness . Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God – Phil 1: 11 , Only let Your conduct be worthy of the Gospel – Phil 1:27

DENY YOUR SELF, TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME!

20. NOT WILLING TO SUFFER FOR CHRIST’S SAKE – Sometimes when we are rejected and go through fiery trials for Jesus name, God allows such trials to form us that we through suffering might be made whole as Jesus suffered, so must His disciples. It isn’t about inflicting pain on self, whipping self, or doing self – harm. It is understanding that when the Truth is spoken, those that dwell in darkness will rebel against you, will fight your words and put you to shame. God is with us and wants us to trust Him as He said to Paul the apostle – when you are weak, My Grace is sufficient for you. His grace strengthen us. Don’t be afraid, give your fears to Him and He will strengthen you, make you bold for the righteous are as bold as lions. For it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Phil 1: 29, Faith is built when it’s difficult to cross over, when it seems impossible and we look unto Him in faith believing for things unseen.

But if you will not hear it, My soul will weep in secret for your pride; My eyes will weep bitterly And run down with tears, Because the LORD’s flock has been taken captive.- JERE 13:17

21. BEING PROUD, HAUGHTY –  God hates pride, Pride is the sin of heart where the heart is lifted above God’s desires and will. Pride will blind a person to grieve the Holy Spirit. Pride causes divorces, friendship is broken, pride will stiffen you, you do not receive correction because there is pride, you don’t have peace because you didn’t yield. Pride will isolate you, pride will bring you down suddenly. God looks from afar at the haughty. Pride is the deadliest sin because you don’t hear anyone’s voice when they speak with you. You hear you own voice which deceives you. You have blotted out God in pride, you mocked His prophets, His servants, His children. You hurt others and receive hurt. Pray today that your pride be broken by God, otherwise you will be broken and destroyed. In pride you reject God’s will, your prayers go unheard, you surround yourself with false prophets, teachers and guides for they satisfy your wicked desires, they say what your itching ears want to hear! You don’t humble your self to God, the Almighty will show who He is by humbling you. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,  who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,  but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Phil 2: 5-11

To be continued… 

Love
Sugi

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