“We Can Grieve the Holy Spirit” 1/06/2019 Written by Beverly Barnett for Bogard Press Daily Devotional

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Written by Beverly Barnett for Bogard Press Daily Devotional

Original post @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/bogard-press-daily-devotional-we-can-grieve-the-holy-spirit/

 

Bogard Press Daily Devotional-We Can Grieve the Holy Spirit

by Beverly Barnett

 

We Can Grieve the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 4:25-30

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye 
are sealed unto the day of redemption,” Ephesians 4:30.

In the counseling world there are different types of counseling. My favorite is direct, not beating around the bush, state the problem and the way to resolve the problem. Paul seemed to like the direct counseling approach as he counseled the Ephesus believers.
When a person becomes a believer in Christ, his soul is sealed by the Holy Spirit until he is redeemed fully in Heaven. After sealing, the soul never sins, but the carnal mind and body is a different matter.

Now and again our minds may have amnesia about our salvation and might try to fall back into old pre-salvation habits or sins. We are supposed to be new creatures in Christ. We have a sanctified soul, but it lives in a sinful body. Therefore, we must grow in Christ and learn a new way of talking, walking and living. We must allow the Holy Spirit to help us suppress the old, sinful self. Easy to say, hard to do—even after being a Christian for years, there will always be temptations to slide backwards. The problem with many Christians is they never slid forward. They never really gave up their old lives. As a result, they do not grow into mature, full-grown believers, but remain immature, anemic, spiritual babes.

One of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to help us understand the truths of the Bible. But, if we never read or study the Bible, the Spirit cannot fulfill His burning desire to grow the believers. This lack of interest in God’s Word and the lack of desire to grow as believers grieves the Holy Spirit.

REFLECTION: Put off the old man, renew your mind to 
spiritual truths, remember that Jesus paid the debt 
for your sins, and do not fall back into your old ways.

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P.S. If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

P.S.S  Here is an excellent commentary on what it means to Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) –  https://bible.org/seriespage/5-spirit-work-spirit-filled-life

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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