The Holy Spirit: Present or Absent?

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

—Ephesians 4:30

In most Christian churches the Spirit is quite entirely overlooked. Whether He is present or absent makes no real difference to anyone. Brief reference is made to Him in the doxology and the benediction. Further than that He might as well not exist….

Our neglect of the doctrine of the blessed Third Person has had and is having serious consequences. For doctrine is dynamite. It must have emphasis sufficiently sharp to detonate it before its power is released….

The doctrine of the Spirit is buried dynamite. Its power awaits discovery and use by the Church. The power of the Spirit will not be given to any mincing assent to pneumatological truth. The Holy Spirit cares not at all whether we write Him into our creeds in the back of our hymnals; He awaits our emphasis. POM060-061

[The Holy Spirit] loves us so much that when we insult Him, He is grieved; when we ignore Him, He is grieved; when we resist Him, He is grieved; and when we doubt Him, He is grieved. COU052

 

2 thoughts on “The Holy Spirit: Present or Absent?

  1. I hate myself I know I do all of these “The Holy Spirit] loves us so much that when we insult Him, He is grieved; when we ignore Him, He is grieved; when we resist Him, He is grieved; and when we doubt Him, He is grieved. “…. I know he love us and I always feels lazy to go to Church and I feel sleepy when they preach

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    • Hate is a strong word. It is good that you do not like some things you do which displease God. It is also good you know where to go to get help in making the corrections. A prayer for the Holy Spirit’s help seems in order. The sleepiness is the devil trying drive a wedge between you and Jesus.

      James 4:7 (NKJV)
      7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

      Thank you for sharing. I hope my comments were helpful.

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