Ignoring the Holy Spirit | 7.5.23 | Wednesday | On Fire Christian Church

Ignoring the Holy Spirit

  1. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    1. “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God.” I Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. “who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” II Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
  1. Holy Spirit is in you to guide you in the culture of heaven and to bring you to your eternal dwelling
    1. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. “Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people, saying: “Where is He who brought them up out of the sea With the shepherd of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit within them, Who led them by the right hand of Moses, With His glorious arm, Dividing the water before them To make for Himself an everlasting name, Who led them through the deep, As a horse in the wilderness, That they might not stumble?” As a beast goes down into the valley, And the Spirit of the Lord causes him to rest, So You lead Your people, To make Yourself a glorious name.” Isaiah‬ ‭63‬:‭11‬-‭14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    3. ““Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.” Exodus‬ ‭23‬:‭20‬-‭23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬
  1. Many ignore the Spirit within them and do jot give Him the proper honor
    1. Ignore-to refuse to pay attention to: to be ignorant of or not be acquainted with:
    2. “Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah‬ ‭7‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. Ignore is to rebel against the Spirit
    4. Rebel-reject or resist or ride to arms against one’s government
      1. A rebel- one who does not like rules or authority and shows this by behaving differently from society
      2. A person opposed to a political system in their country
    1. We are called to proclaim God’s culture on earth through His Spirit
  1. Consequences of ignoring the Holy Spirit
    1. “But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them.” Isaiah‬ ‭63‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬
    2. Christians can grieve! ‬‬“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. “Do not quench the Spirit.” I Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    4. “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    5. ““You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.”Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭51‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬

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