Faith In Action ‘How We Walk’

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We can not walk worldly in our callings, We can not walk in the way we were before we repented and accepted Christ Jesus, as Our Lord, Our Redeemer, Our Savor and Our Friend.

Ephesians 4 verses 30 and 31:

V30: “And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit, who sealed you for the day of redemption’.

V31: “All bitterness, anger and wrath, insult and slander must be removed from you, along with all wickedness”.

When we look at the importance in verse 30, we will see good and bad news. The good news: The Holy Spirit never leaves us. We are sealed for the day of redemption.

Grieving The Holy Spirit does not cause us to lose salvation. This is something we should be incredible thankful for, because we would have been lost a long time ago. The Bad news, although the Holy Spirit never leaves us, the anointing  diminishes, and we feel that His presence has gone.

I know at this point in time some might question this statement in the light of Mark 3 verse 29: The word used in this verse is blaspheme.

Grieve has a different meaning to the blaspheme; to all you scholars out there if you look back at your Concordance for the original Greek meaning, there is a complete difference. We will not labor on this, there is no comparison.

Grieving the Holy Spirit is the easiest thing in the world to do,and if we are to be honest the hardest thing in the world is to keep from grieving The Holy Spirit, We need to remember the Holy Spirit will not adjust His standards, we need to continually work on ours, so our standards reflect Him.

There are many ways to grieve The Holy Spirit, but one of the main ways is by holding bitterness. The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 verse 31 {Used above} get rid of bitterness., Bitterness is a word the breads, resentment, anger, annoyance, being irritable and even impatience.

By grieving The Holy Spirit, we lose the sense of His presence on and in our lives, we lose the anointing, though not permanently, but as long as we remain in a state of bitterness and all bitterness brings.

Lets look at this another way: The Holy Spirit is in you if you are a Christian {follower of Our Lord and Our Friend}, but it does not follow that he is always in you ‘un-grieved’ Romans 8 verse 9;

So do not grieve the Holy Spirit, but as in Ephesians 5 verse 1: “Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children”, because then we will walk in the fullness of the anointing of The Holy Spirit, and be and be able to do all that Our Lord and Our Friend intended for us.

God Bless.

O F J.

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