The Christian is commanded not to grieve (Eph. 4:30), quench (1 Thess. 5:19), or lie to (Acts 5:3) the Spirit.
- To grieve the Holy Spirit involves committing sin.
- To quench the Spirit is to persist in known sin.
- To lie to the Spirit is to misrepresent to others one’s spiritual intentions and conditions.
The term SPIRIT is used to distinguish His person from that of the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is referred to in scripture as God.
The Spirit is a Person
“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:27
He speaks, and is spoken to, (Acts 8:28; 10:19; 13:2).
He reveals, permits, loves, comforts, intercedes, gifts, regenerates, convicts, forbids and seals.
His Divine Attributes
- Omnipresence, Ps 139:7
- Omniscience, 1 Cor 2:10-11
- Omnipotence, Gen 1:2
- Eternal existence, Heb 9:14
He is called the Spirit of;
God, Christ, Truth, Holiness, Grace, Wisdom – the Eternal Spirit.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son.
God bless you,