Thank you Andrew -- what a great Comforter He is. Despite issues with me, myself, & I, the reality of His unbreakable seal draws me back to His Word. Even my own dear parents were not as able to forgive & correct.If we grieve the Holy Spirit then that is because He dwells in us. If He dwells in us that is because we are sealed. If we are sealed, then we cannot lose our salvation. The scriptures that Andy posted above provide the necessary confirmation.
Thanks ever so much for all of your replies. Right now I am having a Job moment in my life affecting me and my wife, so I would appreciate any prayers that can be offered.
I really really pray that the rapture is close at hand!!!!
What a Fantastic post....!!!!..... Thank you so VERY much maryrae..!!!https://gotquestions.org/grieve-quench-Holy-Spirit.html
Question: "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 (1 Thessalonians 5:19). 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.
I hope this helps shed some light on your question, Ohioan. I would say that grieving and quenching are far, FAR, different than the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which no believer would ever do.
The Holy Spirit is God, and we know that Scripture states our Father loves and chastens us for our good, like a loving, earthly father does for his children. I gather from Scripture that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until our full redemption is accomplished at the Rapture/Resurrection. So, while we cause our Father grief at times, He knows we are mere, frail, fallen beings and will discipline and train out of us that which is not pleasing to Him...but He will never disown us.
I cannot take credit for most of it. Thanks go out to those who run the GotQuestions website. My only contribution is the very last paragraph in my post.What a Fantastic post....!!!!..... Thank you so VERY much maryrae..!!!
Your words are of truth and they helped me tremendously.... I enjoyed and learned very much from them... Thank you.
God Bless You......