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The Holy Spirit Is Emotional

Posted on: August 3, 2012

When I think of someone being “emotional”, I picture in my mind a female crying.  To think of the Holy Spirit as being emotional is a totally different story.  But it’s true, He has emotions.

The Bible tells us that we are capable of grieving the Holy Spirit.  To grieve means a deep mental suffering, usually done alone and in silence.  To mourn is more of an outward display of sorrow but grieving is done inwardly.

“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30

Grieving is an emotion.  Sorrow is an emotion.  Grieving the Holy Spirit by what we say or do is a big deal.  It’s not like just simply hurting someone’s feelings.

The Holy Spirit can be grieved when:

  • we return to the things from which we should have been set free
  • we don’t forgive others
  • we hold onto bitterness and resentment

The Bible also talks about “quenching” the Holy Spirit.  This means “restricting” the Holy Spirit.  We can restrict the Holy Spirit by not doing the things we are suppose to do.  For example,  instead of thanking God, we are ungrateful and question what God is doing.

What are some of the things the Holy Spirit does for us?

~ He gives us assurance of our salvation.  If we have grieved or quenched the Holy Spirit, we won’t feel close to God and may begin doubting our salvation.

~ He teaches us and helps us remember Scripture.

~ He leads us into holiness and moral living.  If the Holy Spirit is restricted then fleshly desires will be more evident.

~ He produces fruit in our lives, such as  love, joy, peace, kindness, etc.  Grieving or quenching the Holy Spirit will produce just the opposite.

~ He reveals the deep things of God to us.

~ He comforts us.

~ He intercedes for us in prayer.

I know when I grieve the Holy Spirit I can feel it.  It doesn’t feel good.  It’s like an aching in the middle of my chest.  The best thing to do is pray and repent of my sins.  And after that, not continue in the very sins I was asking forgiveness for.

“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].”  1 John 1:9

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12 Responses to "The Holy Spirit Is Emotional"

Hi again Michele, I’m thinking of you , I hope you are putting the pieces back together again, we all stumble before we are perfected in Love which is what we are to aim for and it is why we must put our flesh to death by the empowering of The Holy Spirit as we choose to walk in His fruit.

To be Born again is to be perfected in God’s Love and to have His sinless nature. When we sin before we are covered but if we go on sinning it shows we have no come to True heart repentance, God will not go against our free will, we choose to do His and He empowers us so we can… No Temptation will be greater then we can bear, Jesus is our way out, He has set us free from the bondage of sin.

1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

I’m always here for you Michele but Jesus was with you first and is always beside you wanting to help, we ask and we receive when we believe.

Christian Love – Anne.

Thanks for your encouragement Anne. God bless you sister!

The Holy Spirit gives you a peaceful release..

Yes He does. I pray that you can experience this too. Many blessings to you friend.

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I don’t want to grieve the Holy Spirit….Like Peter to would cry bitterly…and I have. Great blog!

Thank you and God bless you sister!

I love that the Holy Spirit reveals Christ to us. cheers Graeme

Amen to that. God bless!

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A little about me........my name is Michele and I am a born-again Christian. I was saved as a teenager and graduated from a Christian high school. I am a mother of one son who is the world to me. Despite my upbringing, later in life I fell into a life of self destruction which led me down many dark paths. I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and I have a great passion for Christ and His amazing power to heal even the worst cases. I am living proof of the miracle of God's power to change your life and way of thinking. Nothing is impossible with God.

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