Message (16) – Me and the Holy Spirit (4)

Sunday – June 8, 2014 – evening

God makes our dreams come true, the very dreams that He has placed in our hearts, through the Holy Spirit. He is not a light, a force or a manifestation. We should have a relationship with this person, the Holy Spirt. 
We please people or grieve them. We can do the same with the Holy Spirit.

In Ephesians 4:30 Paul says: ‘And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.’
The most important thing in my life should be the person and the presence of the 
Holy Spirit. 
We do not want His manifestations, but The Spirit Himself. We are not in search of anything from Him, but Himself. 

How do we grieve the Holy Spirit?

1. by showing a spirit of disbelief. What does it mean? To deny the ownership and lordship of the Holy Spirit.
When I focus on difficulties or adversities I grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
When the people of Israel got into Egypt they already had a promise that God would take them out of that place. So it happened. After 430 years and after slavery and suffering they were freed by God through the ministry of Moses. After a short period of time they were at the borders of the promised land. So 12 men went into the land so as to spy it. Ten of them saw the fortresses and the giants and made the people dismay. Joshua and Caleb saw the situation in a different way. They did not deny the difficulties, but they said that God was with them and they would be delivered and conquer the land. On the other hand, disbelief covered those 10 men’s hearts and with them 3 million people had to die during 40 years so that only the new generation plus Joshua and Caleb could receive the promise. 
It is the spirit through which you see a situation that determines your victory.

God is the Father of families, widows and orphans.
Trust The Lord for your family even if everything around I dark.

2. we grieve the Holy Spirit with malice and evil. 
What do we call evil? Murder, for example! We usually consider extreme situations. However, an evil heart is the one that is always thinking bad things about people and circumstances. If someone gets close to them they are always suspicious that the person is interested in something. If people do not get close to them they, again, suspect.
We cannot live like that, being suspicious of everything or everybody.
Even in justice courts, the person is innocent up until it is proven that he or she is guilty.

A person who grieves the Holy Spirit wants other people to be defeated!
They look at people’s imperfections and use them in order to hurt them. It happens in the family! A malicious person searches for other people’s faults so that they use these things against them in the future. They want to hurt.
A malicious person will grow malicious each day.
Paul says: “Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.” 1 Corinthians 14:20
Evil can only be fought with good.
A malicious heart can only see evil! And ‘prophesies’ evil to other people!
Think like an adult! Be mature! Fight evil with good!
If you live under the authority of The Lord no evil will defeat you! But remember, you cannot use the weapons of evil! 

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31, 32

We are the children of God, and because God is good I have to be like my Father, I have to be good. 

3. do not grieve the Holy Spirit
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person —such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
Ephesians 5:1-6

These things are not for us!!!
Although God is love, His wrath comes upon the disobedient!

Sensuality is more than wearing some kind of clothes or some kind of perfume! It is more. It is about everything that is moved by the senses! 
It is an attraction for the material things! 
The sensual person’s trust lies on the senses, the eyes, for example!
“Walk in the Spirit!” Otherwise you will be ruled by covet.
The sensual person is ruled by the senses which will take him or her to impurity. 
God has wonderful things for us, but they are not what we seek. We want Him, not what He can give us.

My family cannot grieve the Holy Spirit. Quite on the contrary, we have to make Him happy. 

The Holy Spirit want to relate to me, not to be felt by me.
No matter how big your sins are, the Holy Spirit can forgive you.
He loves us and our families! 

“neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Do not store in your heart things that you might want to use agains someone in the future!

May God bless you richly and abundantly, 
Marcos Paiva, Pr. and Dr. 
Message preached in the Nova Vida Church
Sunday – June 8, 2014
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro


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