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Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
©September 2020 Emmanuel Emeh
emmanuelemeh@gmail.com
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
Gen 1:1-2
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the
earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the
Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Gen 6:1-3
1 When men began to increase in number on the earth
and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God
saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and
they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord
said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever,
for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and
First Introduction of The Holy Spirit in The
Bible
Understanding The Nature of the Holy
Spirit
1. A “He” and not an ‘it’
2. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of
God
3. Third Person in the Godhead
4. A fellow
5. Not Inanimate
6. The Holy Spirit can be Abused;
7. Can be Insulted;
8. Can be Lied to;
9. Can be Resisted;
Gen 6:5-8
5 The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every
inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord was
grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 7 So
the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the
earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the
air — for I am grieved that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes
of the Lord.
1 Sam 15:10-11
10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11 "I am grieved that I have made Saul
king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions."
Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the Lord all that night.
2 Sam 24:15-16
15 So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the end of the time
designated, and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. 16 When
the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord was grieved because
of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough!
Withdraw your hand." The angel of the Lord was then at the threshing floor of
God The Father Also Grieves When we Sin; Even when
They Suffer
Personality and character ascribed to the Holy Spirit
John 16:12-15
12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he,
the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak
on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet
to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it
known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the
Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
Acts 10:19-20
19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him,
"Simon, three men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not
hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them."
Acts 13:2-3
2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set
apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
Rom 15:13
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so
that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 Cor 13:14
14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Phil 2:1-3
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any
comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any
tenderness and compassion,
Rom 15:30-31
30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love
of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
Luke 12:11-12
11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities,
do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will
say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you
The Spirit’s Nature Makes Him Vulnerable
to Grief
So, What is
Grief?
Grief is the response to loss, particularly
to the loss of someone or something that has
died, to which a bond or affection was
formed.
Bereavement and Grief are often used
interchangeably.
Grief is the normal internal feeling one
experiences in reaction to a loss.
Bereavement is the state of having
Background of the Story (Eph 4:1-16)
1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling
you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one
another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the
bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one
hope when you were called— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father
of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why
it says:
"When he ascended on high,
he led captives in his train
and gave gifts to men."
9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly
regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the
heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 It was he who gave some to be
apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and
teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of
Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge
of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness
of Christ.
Maintaining The Unity of The Spirit’s (A Study of
Ephesians 4:1-31)
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and
blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and
craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth
in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is,
Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every
supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does
its work.
What The Spirit Wants (Eph 4:17-19)
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer
live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are
darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of
the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having
lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to
indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
What The Spirit Hates (Eph 4:20-24)
20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard of
him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old
self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in
the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like
The Remedy: (Eph 4:25-31)
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak
truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one
body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go
down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a
foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer,
but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that
he may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building others up according to
their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do
not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed
for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage
and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of
malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving
each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Eleven Things That Grieve The Holy Spirit
(Ephesians 4)- When we fail to live lives worthy of the calling we had received.
- When we fail to be humble and gentle.
- When we become overbearing with one another.
- When we are not peace-loving.
- When we fail to exercise our gifts or when we use them wrongly.
- When we refuse to grow and mature in the faith.
- When we only pay lip service to the truth.
- When we harden our hearts and live like non-Christians.
- When we allow our anger to cause us to sin.
- When we talk carelessly and insensitively to one another.
- When we neglect kindness; compassion and forgiveness.
John 16:13-15
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into
all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he
hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring
glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the
Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
Acts 24:24-26
24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a
Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith
in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-
control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, "That's
enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will
send for you." 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would
offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with
him.
What The Holy Spirit Loves to
Do
The Holy Spirit is like light to us in three
ways:
- When we close our eyes to this light or
belittle what we are meant to see by this
brightness, we are guilty of resisting the
Spirit (Acts 7:51), or quenching (1 Thess.
5:19) or grieving the Spirit (Eph. 4:30).
- Refusing to see and to savor what the
Spirit means to show us is sin.
- (1) By exposing our guilt; (2) by illuminating the word of
God; and (3) by showing us Christ.
- As Divine Light, the Holy Spirit works to reveal sin, reveal
the truth, and reveal God’s glory.
Isa 63:7-10
7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for
which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done
for us —
yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel,
according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
8 He said, "Surely they are my people, sons who will not be
false to me"; and so he became their Savior.
9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel
of his presence saved them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and
carried them all the days of old.
10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.
So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought
against them.
Warnings Against Grieving The
Spirit:
Heb 10:26-34
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the
knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a
fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume
the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died
without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much
more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has
trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy
thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has
insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, "It is
mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his
people." 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the
living God.
32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when
you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. 33
Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at
other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the
- Lying to the Spirit –
Acts 5:3
- Resisting the Spirit – Acts
7:51
- Putting out the Spirits fire –
1Thess. 5:19
(The Don’ts) Christians are warned
against…
- Grow in the Spirit – Rom.8:1-
17
- Be led by the Spirit – Gal 5:18
- Fan the Spirits fire to flame -
2Tim.1:6
- Live by the Spirit – Gal.
5:25
- Please the Spirit – Gal. 6:8
(The Do’s) Christians are called
to…
Heb 10:35-39
35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be
richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that
when you have done the will of God, you will receive
what he has promised. 37 For in just a very little
while,
"He who is coming will come and will not delay.
38 But my righteous one will live by faith.
And if he shrinks back,
I will not be pleased with him."
39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are
destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.
(The Encouragement)
Conclusion
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
Even The Holy Spirit Grieves
©September 2020 Emmanuel Emeh
emmanuelemeh@gmail.com

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Even The Holy Spirit Grieves

  • 1. ©September 2020 Emmanuel Emeh emmanuelemeh@gmail.com
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  • 8. Gen 1:1-2 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Gen 6:1-3 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and First Introduction of The Holy Spirit in The Bible
  • 9. Understanding The Nature of the Holy Spirit 1. A “He” and not an ‘it’ 2. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God 3. Third Person in the Godhead 4. A fellow 5. Not Inanimate 6. The Holy Spirit can be Abused; 7. Can be Insulted; 8. Can be Lied to; 9. Can be Resisted;
  • 10. Gen 6:5-8 5 The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 7 So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 1 Sam 15:10-11 10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11 "I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the Lord all that night. 2 Sam 24:15-16 15 So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the end of the time designated, and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. 16 When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the Lord was then at the threshing floor of God The Father Also Grieves When we Sin; Even when They Suffer
  • 11. Personality and character ascribed to the Holy Spirit John 16:12-15 12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. Acts 10:19-20 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them." Acts 13:2-3 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Rom 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • 12. 2 Cor 13:14 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Phil 2:1-3 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, Rom 15:30-31 30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Luke 12:11-12 11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you The Spirit’s Nature Makes Him Vulnerable to Grief
  • 13. So, What is Grief? Grief is the response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Bereavement and Grief are often used interchangeably. Grief is the normal internal feeling one experiences in reaction to a loss. Bereavement is the state of having
  • 14. Background of the Story (Eph 4:1-16) 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Maintaining The Unity of The Spirit’s (A Study of Ephesians 4:1-31)
  • 15. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. What The Spirit Wants (Eph 4:17-19) 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. What The Spirit Hates (Eph 4:20-24) 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like
  • 16. The Remedy: (Eph 4:25-31) 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
  • 17. Eleven Things That Grieve The Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4)- When we fail to live lives worthy of the calling we had received. - When we fail to be humble and gentle. - When we become overbearing with one another. - When we are not peace-loving. - When we fail to exercise our gifts or when we use them wrongly. - When we refuse to grow and mature in the faith. - When we only pay lip service to the truth. - When we harden our hearts and live like non-Christians. - When we allow our anger to cause us to sin. - When we talk carelessly and insensitively to one another. - When we neglect kindness; compassion and forgiveness.
  • 18. John 16:13-15 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. Acts 24:24-26 24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self- control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, "That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you." 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. What The Holy Spirit Loves to Do
  • 19. The Holy Spirit is like light to us in three ways: - When we close our eyes to this light or belittle what we are meant to see by this brightness, we are guilty of resisting the Spirit (Acts 7:51), or quenching (1 Thess. 5:19) or grieving the Spirit (Eph. 4:30). - Refusing to see and to savor what the Spirit means to show us is sin. - (1) By exposing our guilt; (2) by illuminating the word of God; and (3) by showing us Christ. - As Divine Light, the Holy Spirit works to reveal sin, reveal the truth, and reveal God’s glory.
  • 20. Isa 63:7-10 7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us — yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. 8 He said, "Surely they are my people, sons who will not be false to me"; and so he became their Savior. 9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. 10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. Warnings Against Grieving The Spirit:
  • 21. Heb 10:26-34 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the
  • 22. - Lying to the Spirit – Acts 5:3 - Resisting the Spirit – Acts 7:51 - Putting out the Spirits fire – 1Thess. 5:19 (The Don’ts) Christians are warned against…
  • 23. - Grow in the Spirit – Rom.8:1- 17 - Be led by the Spirit – Gal 5:18 - Fan the Spirits fire to flame - 2Tim.1:6 - Live by the Spirit – Gal. 5:25 - Please the Spirit – Gal. 6:8 (The Do’s) Christians are called to…
  • 24. Heb 10:35-39 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him." 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. (The Encouragement) Conclusion
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