The Word of the Week

“Don’t Quench the Spirit”

February 05, 2018
Our team member “Don’t Quench the Spirit” at Med Life Fit

THE WORD for the WEEK

Title: “Don’t Quench the Spirit”                                                     2/5/18

 

“On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the scripture declares, Rivers of living water will flow from his head.”   John 7:37-38   NLT

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit”        Psalm 51:11-12 NLT

Psalm 51 is one of the clearest examples of repentance in scripture and is expressed by King David of Jerusalem. David was truly sorry after his adultery committed with Bathsheba and then for murdering her husband. David’s life and family were never the same as a result of what he had done. Countless sinners have found solace in this Psalm 51; have found heart-felt repentance and gotten over sorrowful sins that caused impending feelings of doom. Have you ever felt this way? Have you wanted to clear the plate so to speak and start over again? Do you feel you will never come close to God because of terrible things you have done? How do you know you have the Holy Spirit?

Firstly, David tells us in Psalms 51 “Don’t Quench the Spirit”. We must continually have a thirst for God. David knew that if he didn’t keep repenting and seeking God he was in danger of an unpardonable sin, simple because all humans are capable without even knowing it until it happens. Ephesians 4 says, “Stop lying, being angry and bitter, quit stealing, don’t curse or use abusive talk. 1 Thessalonians 5 says “Warn those who are lazy or unruly, encourage the timid, honor the leaders in the Lord’s work and never stop praying”. Going against these stifles the Holy Spirit and brings sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit of which we don’t want to do. “Don’t Quench the Spirit”. Remember, God sent His son into the world to save us and grant eternal life.  Instead, He wants us to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God through Christ has forgiven us. We receive the Holy Spirit through repentance, belief, baptism and laying on of hands. These are steps God asks before giving His Spirit. While no sin is too great to be forgiven, consequences are not erased. Thinking about these may help avoid the danger.

We, at Dr. Dowe Medical Clinic encourage you – instead of “Quenching the Spirit” “Stir up the Spirit” and the gift God has given you. Eat Well! “For He has not given us a Spirit of Fear but of Power, Love and Self-disciple” 2 Tim 1:6-7

Keep reading The Word of God daily. Next Groups start February 13, 2018

 

 

JESSICA DOWE, MD,PhD

 

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