Consistently going against biblical understandingthe knowledge of gods wayswill quench the spirit. The sense of warning and restraint that the spirit gives comes to us in the most amazingly gentle ways. First thessalonians chapter 5 and we find ourselves at verse 19. If the spirit says, do not waste this opportunity to serve the lord, do whatever it is that he is telling you to do. May 15, 2014 do not stifle quench the holy spirit do not deny the gifts of the spirit. 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. The mention of prayer and thanksgiving eucharistia, by which public as well as private worship is intended, leads st. First of all the holy spirit of god is god, the third member of the trinity, and is as much god as the father and the son. And as we grow in his image, we become witnesses of himour lives become testimonies of the goodness of god, the mind of god, the love of god, the holiness of god, the. How does a person grieve or quench the holy spirit 1. Grieving, quenching, and insulting the holy spirit. How does the new testament describe church services happening. While scholars acknowledge that we cannot know for certain the problem that paul is correcting here, apparently some were restricting or prohibiting altogether the exercise of the gift of prophecy in the church. O quench it not, damp it not, in yourself or others, by giving way to any lust or passion, any affection or disposition, contrary to holiness, either by neglecting to do good, or by doing evil.
It is for this reason that paul the apostle said, do not quench the spirit. Jun 26, 2018 and do not grieve the holy spirit of god, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. A biblical and practical guide to participatory church gatherings kindle edition by wilson, andrew w download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. What does it mean to grieve or quench the holy spirit. The holy spirit does not force us to do gods will but it gives us spiritual insight to know right from wrong. And grieve not the holy spirit of god, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Do not stifle quench the holy spirit do not deny the gifts of the spirit. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. Quench not the spirit sermon by robert cox, 1 thessalonians 5.
Do not dowse all of his power that would otherwise consistently and continually dwells within you. This page teaches the biblical meaning of this verse in context, and the meaning in the greek. So when we pray in the spirit, rivers of living water will flow, quenching the devils fiery darts thrown at us. For you yourselves know that g we are destined for this. He is a personal god who wants a personal relationship. In our study of the ministry of the holy spirit we understand that every believer is indwelt by the holy spirit at the moment of salvation. The reading do not put out the spirit s fire appears in the 1978 and 1984 editions of the niv as well as in the tniv, but in the latest update to the niv 2011, the reading is now do not quench the spirit. Quench not the spirit which, wherever it is, burns more or less, yea, flames in holy love, in joy, prayer, thanksgiving. If the spirit says, do not harden your heart and rebel against god, humbly submit your will to his. Paul gave this energetic word of exhortation to the christians in thessalonica. The holy spirit will do but a fraction of what he would in our midst if we. In discussing the subject presented in this text, i shall aim, i. We also need to note that the root greek word for quench is sbennymi which means to extinguish, to put out or to go out. We also need to note that the root greek word for quench is sbennymi which means.
Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. The actual order of the greek words is the spirit not quench. They were the same dangers prevalent at the time of the writing of the new testament. We began to look at this verse in yesterdays sd, but i wanted to look a little deeper into the ministry of the holy spirit. Dec 05, 2016 first, quenching the spirit is to despise the supernatural work of the spirit and treat it with contempt.
You find that in the book of when the spirit of god came upon the church there appeared cloven tongues of fire. This is the first mention of fire in the nt, and it is made by john the baptist who wasnt pentecostal yet because the. There is something very touching in this admonition, grieve not the holy spirit of god. We desperately need the very hand of god upon our communities. I believe the best explanation of what paul meant by spiritual songs are unrehearsed. To break down these verses, we can grieve the holy spirit by.
What does it mean to grieve quench the holy spirit. Do not quench suppress or subdue the holy spirit amplified bible. First, quenching the spirit is to despise the supernatural work of the spirit and treat it with contempt. Do fire not out put quench spirit spirits the nt letters. This happened one day when i was having supper with a church member. To not quench the spirit means to allow for the holy spirit to do its work among the church. First i want to do a little more back ground on fire as it relates to god. When the spirit gives you a sense of restraint, call a halt and make things right, or else you will go on quenching and grieving him without even. Now, i dont often pray in tongues when i say grace over my food. The spirit is here considered as a flame which may be extinguished matthew 3.
Do not quench the spirit keep believing ministries. So do not quench the spirit is the more literal translation. O quench it not, damp it not in yourself or others, either by neglecting to do good, or by doing evil. Do not throw cold water on those who, under the spirit s extraordinary inspiration, speak with tongues, reveal mysteries, or pray in the congregation. I am not clear on exactly what a believer would do to quench the holy spirit. Do not quench the spirit or put out the spirits fire. As we seek gods direction and instruction, and are careful not to quench or grieve the spirit of our holy god ephesians 4. But if we fail to listen to the spirit s prompting, we will miss the opportunity to be part of gods work. In fact, you remember that in pauls letter to timothy he told him, kindle afresh the gift of the spirit. This spirit is represented as being quenched when any act is done, word spoken, or temper indulged, contrary to its dictates. The emphasised bible the spirit, do not quench, revised standard version do not quench the spirit, tyndale bible quenche not the sprete. But that night, i felt prompted by the spirit to do so. Quench the enemys fiery darts joseph prince ministries. Quenching the spirit is to deny what god spirit in you has revealed is right.
If the filling of the holy spirit yields conviction of sin, conversion, and sanctification. The spirit of god is seen in a number of places as a fire. Grieving, quenching, and insulting the holy spirit banner. Quenching the holy spirit was part of pauls final 15 charges of dos and donts to the church of thessalonians 1thess. The idea of quench carries the idea of putting out a light of a torch, lamp or fire matthew 12. We do not allow the spirit to reveal himself the way that he wants to. Dont suppress the spirit the message do not try to stop the work of the holy spirit new life version.
Do not quench the spirit the bible commonly portrays the holy spirit like a flame. The greek language places the most important part of the sentence first. Evidently, some in the church at thessalonica despised the gift of prophecy. We also find that there are several direct commands from the scripture concerning the spirit of god and believers. The holy spirit is represented as a fire, because it is his province to enlighten and quicken the soul. By the spirit here is usually understood the miraculous gifts of the spirit speaking with tongues or prophesyings. Do not throw cold water on those who, under extraordinary inspiration of the spirit, stand up to speak with tongues, or reveal mysteries, or pray in the congregation. Mar 09, 2020 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.
The descent of the spirit at pentecost was in the form of cloven tongues like as of fire. And every spirit that confesseth not that jesus christ is come in the flesh is not of god. A biblical and practical guide to participatory church gatherings. We are studying these staccato commands of the apostle paul as he concludes this epistle, as he draws it to a conclusion. In 1 thessalonians 5 paul wrote, do not quench the spirit. And do not grieve the holy spirit of god, in whom you were sealed for the day of. The voice of the spirit of god is as gentle as a summer breeze so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with god, you will never hear it. The more that we yield to, and make use of, gods spirit, the more he gives. Do not quench the spirit my utmost for his highest. If it is normative for the holy spirit who dwells in you to continually create a fire in your bosom to live righteously, then sinning carries the idea of dousing, or quenching that fire. It presents careful biblical expositions of key passages in 1 corinthians 14, 1 thessalonians 5, ephesians 4, the pastoral epistles, the general epistles, and the book of acts.1309 1340 601 689 720 434 1379 505 555 793 552 1436 606 407 78 1440 681 1283 389 490 1440 1178 1025 1095 841 1055 1280 419 1040 518 1180 1265