It is a strange and awful, but very real power that we have to resist the holy spirit. John was writing under the leadership of the spirit as he wrote the book of revelation. Thus, we dare not quench the spirit through disobedience or neglect. 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 looks at how the new testament describes church occurring in the days of the early christians. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Our world is full of very fragile loves love that abandons, love that fades, love that divorces, love that is selfseeking.
Quench not the spirit paperback january 1, 1975 by myron s augsburger author. And if you are not sensitive enough to detect his voice, you will quench it, and. It is actually a very serious matter because according to the greek, it could become a salvation issue. The greek language places the most important part of the sentence first. How does the new testament describe church services happening. We also need to note that the root greek word for quench is sbennymi which means. Were gonna read just one verse for our text verse for our scripture reading first thessalonians chapter five verse 19, where the bible says quench not the spirit quench not to spirit. Spirit as used here refers to thecontinue reading quench not the spirit.
By the spirit here is usually understood the miraculous gifts of the spirit speaking with tongues or prophesyings. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. 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. Since our born again conversion in 1976 this is one of the best discussions of the holy spirit we have read. The holy spirit does not force us to do gods will but it gives us spiritual insight to know right from wrong. Intimacy with the holy spirit is not just something we talk about in theological circles. Quench not the spirit 4 righteousness and of judgment. Whatever obstructs or disparages his work in the souls of menwhether in others, or in ourselvesis thus forbidden. The sense of warning and restraint that the spirit gives comes to us in the most amazingly gentle ways.
Jesus said, if ye love me, keep my commandments john 14. Evidently, some in the church at thessalonica despised the gift of prophecy. Thus, the unintended, practical effect of cessationism is to quench the spirit. Dec 22, 2017 in this passage, the apostle paul delineates certain instructions, one of which is quench not the spirit.
We have lost our joy, we have lost the peace of christ in our hearts. The checks of the spirit come in the most extraordinarily gentle ways, and if you are not sensitive enough to detect his voice you will. Quench not the spirit post modern church survival tips. Quench not the spirit which, wherever it is, burns more or less, yea, flames in holy love, in joy, prayer, thanksgiving. If the apostle paul himself had not warned us about quenching the spirit, who. But the command, quench not the spirit, is universal.
May 16, 2018 30 and do not bring sorrow to gods holy spirit by the way you live. In the opening section it describes how a holy and disciplined. O quench it not, damp it not in yourself or others, either by neglecting to do good, or by doing evil. The underlying meaning of the word quench has to do with putting out or extinguishing a fire. 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. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. Simply put, this is something that a person does when they are disobedient to the lord jesus christ. But if we fail to listen to the spirits prompting, we will miss the opportunity to be part of gods work. God seeks to influence men by fear as well as by hope. We do not allow the spirit to reveal himself the way that he wants to. Quenching the spirit is to deny what god spirit in you has revealed is right.
First thessalonians chapter 5 and we find ourselves at verse 19. If you have your bibles open them up to the book of first thessalonians or specially means chapter five. 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. I am not clear on exactly what a believer would do to quench the holy spirit. Do not quench the spirit keep believing ministries.
Consistently going against biblical understandingthe knowledge of gods wayswill. The spirit is here considered as a flame which may be extinguished matthew 3. Not only that, the author also shows how destructive this pernicious doctrine has been, both in. When we have entered heaven by his grace, and have gained the larger vision and understanding of that sphere, we shall look back over our pilgrim pathway on the earth and have either joy, or regret, as we contemplate the life we have lived. One of those closing exhortations is quench not the spirit.
The descent of the spirit at pentecost was in the form of cloven tongues like as of fire. In chapter 3 verse 14 he said that god knew they were lukewarm they were not hot. It will not allow itself to be quenched, because that would heap insult upon the one it loves. On this principle the spirit of god appeals to mens fears. It is quite rational for a man to abandon a course which he comes to see will end badly. 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. May 15, 2014 do not stifle quench the holy spirit do not deny the gifts of the spirit.
It is for this reason that paul the apostle said, do not quench the spirit. Do not quench the spirit my utmost for his highest. 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. We highly recommend it to those who are serious about their christian life.
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. 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. 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. Quench not the spirit hardcover january 1, 1965 by myron s. When the spirit gives you a sense of restraint, call a halt and make things right.
What does it mean to grieve quench the holy spirit. Download and read online for free quench not the spirit by newman hall. We have at one time or another all have done things that were wrong and have had god convict our hearts. First, quenching the spirit is to despise the supernatural work of the spirit and treat it with contempt. The actual order of the greek words is the spirit not quench. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
A biblical and practical guide to participatory church. 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. The second part of the book looks at the practicalities of participatory church. The word not we know to be an adverb that means negation. The declaration of the transforming spirit the dynamic of the sanctifying spirit the danger of resisting the spirit the drought of quenching the spirit the disgrace of grieving the spirit the damage of lying to the spirit the deceit of tempting the spirit the despite of insulting the spirit the disaster of.
When a bad temper and spirit are stirred up in individuals or in a community, who has not seen how suddenly a revival of religion ceasesthe spirit of god is put down and quenched. One more document to mention here is the book of wisdom. In discussing the subject presented in this text, i shall aim, i. This page teaches the biblical meaning of this verse in context, and the meaning in the greek.
The voice of the spirit is as gentle as a zephyr, so gentle that unless you are living in perfect communion with god, you never hear it. Always keep in contact with those books and those people that. I testify that as we truly seek the spirit, we shall benefit more fully from the quiet, but essential, workings of the holy ghost. We are studying these staccato commands of the apostle paul as he concludes this epistle, as he draws it to a conclusion. Quench not the holy spirit rex yancey sermon outlines and. By means of an unbiblical and misguided theology that restricts, inhibits, and often prohibits what the spirit can and cannot do in our lives individually and in our churches corporately, the spirit is quenched. The holy spirit will do but a fraction of what he would in our midst if we deny that he is able. Now if any man have not the spirit of christ, he is none of his. They did not return, the joy, the peace of christ in our hearts, until we confessed our disobedience and returned to god.
But the love of a true worshipper is different, because it comes from a heart so amazed by god and his wonders that it cannot be extinguished. Quenching the holy spirit was part of pauls final 15 charges of dos and donts to the church of thessalonians 1thess. Dec 05, 2016 first, quenching the spirit is to despise the supernatural work of the spirit and treat it with contempt. Discover the real spirit behind the charasmatic controversy. Shepherds chapel bible studies recommended for you 1. By which is meant, not the person of the spirit, but either the graces of the spirit, which may be compared to light, and fire, and heat, to which the allusion is in the text. Quench not the spirit or do not stop the work of the holy spirit. Rather, let us live in the spirit, 6 enhancing the sacred and essential role of the holy ghost in our individual lives. This, quench not the spirit, is a verse from the bible.
He is a personal god who wants a personal relationship. He reads the book the holy spirit wrote and hears what he says. Dec 18, 2016 we must not quench the holy spirits working in our midst. In this passage, the apostle paul delineates certain instructions, one of which is quench not the spirit. The immediate context of the verse gives us one specific example of what it means to quench the spirit, as verse 20 demands despise not prophesyings.843 184 106 243 224 314 401 14 244 45 228 1500 758 766 958 1194 1228 476 819 171 1511 200 992 1459 598 441 261 84 238 973 382 509 253 198 930