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Grieving the Spirit and Intimacy with God

Ephesians 4:30 King James Version (KJV) 30  And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Here is a warning I want to share: My thesis: I endeavour to communicate with people so as not to grieve the Holy Spirit.  The words from my mouth and the actions I do either court the presence of the Spirit in me or grieve the presence of the Spirit away from me.  If I grieve the Holy Spirit that act will effectively shut me out from the presence of God. The Holy Spirit is a person with whom you can establish intimacy and warmth.   It is our responsibility to court the presence of the Spirit.  We do this through our spirituality. The Holy Spirit can be grieved away.  There are two types of people who have grieved the Spirit. People who don’t know they have People who know they have grieved him away. So here is the warning:  When you have grieved the presence of the Spirit for a long time… you no longer have knowledge, o

Caring for your spirit

For the sake of ease and understanding, I want to use the terms spirit, soul, heart synonymously.  If you recall my last blog, I introduced the idea of receiving revelation.  The primary vehicle for receiving revelation is the heart.     Mark 6:50-56 50  “They were all terrified when they saw him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!” Then he climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed, for they still didn’t understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.”  Note that the issue was a heart issue, not a head/mind issue.  Heart here, is defined as "the centre and seat of spiritual life.” Martin Laird speaks of the heart “as the symbol of that human depth that is deeper than thinking and feeling; this is where you discover yourself as already found by God.” ( Into the Silent Land, Martin Laird, p 39)  Laird further quotes a Russian monk