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"Do not quench the Spirit, "
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:7 For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:10 who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
1 Thessalonians 5:13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always,
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray constantly,
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit,
1 Thessalonians 5:20 do not despise prophesying,
1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good,
1 Thessalonians 5:22 abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brethren.
1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

LORD.........THANK YOU LET YOU TOLD ME DO NOT HOLD BACK THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.......& DO NOT IGNORE PROPHECIES...KEEP WHAT IS GOOD & STAY AWAY FROM EVERYTHING THAT IS EVIL.... DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO TO DO WITH EVIL.........LORD I PRAY THAT YOU GIVE ME PEACE WILL MAKE ME COMPLETELY HOLY & MAY YOUR SPIRIT BE IN ME .......N THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY.....AMEN

I BELIEVE

"What does it mean to grieve / quench the Holy Spirit?"

Answer: When the word “quench” is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. When believers put on the shield of faith, as part of their armor of God (Ephesians 6:16), they are extinguishing the power of the fiery darts from Satan. Christ described hell as a place where the fire would not be “quenched” (Mark 9:44, 46, 48). Likewise, the Holy Spirit is a fire dwelling in each believer. He wants to express Himself in our actions and attitudes. When believers do not allow the Spirit to be seen in our actions, when we do what we know is wrong, we suppress or quench the Spirit. We do not allow the Spirit to reveal Himself the way that He wants to.

To understand what it means to grieve the Spirit, we must first understand that this indicates the Spirit possesses personality. Only a person can be grieved; therefore, the Spirit must be a divine person in order to have this emotion. Once we understand this, we can better understand how He is grieved, mainly because we too are grieved. Ephesians 4:30 tells us that we should not grieve the Spirit. We grieve the Spirit by living like the pagans (4:17-19), by lying (4:25), by being angry (4:26-27), by stealing (4:28), by cursing (4:29), by being bitter (4:31), by being unforgiving (4:32), and by being sexually immoral (5:3-5). To grieve the Spirit is to act out in a sinful manner, whether it is in thought only or in both thought and deed.

Both quenching and grieving the Spirit are similar in their effects. Both hinder a godly lifestyle. Both happen when a believer sins against God and follows his or her own worldly desires. The only correct road to follow is the road that leads the believer closer to God and purity, and farther away from the world and sin. Just as we do not like to be grieved, and just as we do not seek to quench what is good—so we should not grieve or quench the Holy Spirit by refusing to follow His leading.

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