And Grieve NOT the Holy Spirit by the way you live, the way you act and the words you say . Ephesians 4:30

 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption

This is a verse that I don’t hear often, but how many of us consider the Holy Spirit within us before we speak, act ? or think?  watch a movie? read a book? gossip? or before we treat someone badly?

As the world starts to run down the wide and easy road to destruction, I want to warn you of the dangers of grieving the Holy Spirit and falling off God’s path for your life. When God showed me I had grieved His Holy Spirit, I felt like I had hurt my best friends feelings. I suddenly understood how important the Holy Spirit was to me. I had always relied on God’s Holy Spirit, I knew He was always with me but I decided to ignore the right thing to do and go my own way. When I realized how this made the Lord feel, I was saddened. God had giving me His guiding , comforting and wisdom filled spirit who was always with me and helping me and I took this great gift, by ignoring the Holy Spirit, I counted Him as nothing.  That’s what is going on the world today. Many of us believe, but we count His Son Jesus as nothing. Many consider what he did for us as.. nothing because so many go their own way and don’t live the life we are commanded to live in Christ. The Lord told me that many count His life as nothing, especially those who live for their own lustful desires. You may call yourself a believer but if you go your own way, for example seeking Mediums, calling on the dead or mixing witchcraft into your life, you count his life as nothing.

Let’s go over what we know from Scripture about the Holy Spirit: 

  1. The Holy Spirit gives us power to be witnesses to Jesus Acts 1:8
  2. Fills our heart and gives us gifts Acts 2:2-4, Luke 11:13
  3. It is only through Jesus that we receive the Holy Spirit John 20:21-23, 1 Thes 4:8
  4. The Holy Spirit teaches us and helps us when we need to speak Luke 12:12, John 14:26, 1 Cor 2:13
  5. He brings God’s word to our remembrance John 14:26
  6. The Holy Spirit bears witness with the Father and the Son, the three are one. 1 John 5:7
  7. Hebrews 6:4-6  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,  and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,  if they fall away to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
  8. Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,  not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,  that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  9. The Holy Spirit seals us with God’s promise, our guarantee of our inheritance  Eph 1:13-14
  10. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God dwells within believers – and we are not our own 1 Cor 6:19
  11. Lying to the Holy Spirit is a dangerous thing to do. Acts 5

 When I think of the Holy Spirit, I’m always reminded of Isaiah 11:2:  And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord menora And that verse always reminds me of the 7 lamps. Each fire representing each of the 7 Spirits listed above. When I look at this with verses, I believe there is an order of growth in the Spirit. We know the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of all knowledge, so knowledge comes next. It’s in the same order as the verse from Isaiah above. First Fear of God, then knowledge, then might, counsel, understanding, wisdom and the Spirit of the Lord. Maybe I’m right, maybe not, but I have more verses that might prove it.

While I’m writing about the Holy Spirit, there is something I want to share. I’ve debated sharing it for year because no one else has written anything on it and I don’t know anyone else who has experienced this, but I experienced the great wind of the Holy Spirit.  I was going to put it as a full post, but I think this is the perfect place . It was early morning and I was waking up out of a dream. An older lady walked up to me and I was excited to speak to her even though I had no idea why she was walking up to me. She got close and very seriously she said “Many people are confused in bible studies today, you must  show them your…… at that point I was awake and as her words …”you need to show them your… I heard the word ‘instep’ and at the exact same time, a great and mighty – and powerful rushing of wind went through me. It was loud – just as if it were a great tornado going by. Honestly, words can’t  describe it. Maybe that’s why I’ve debated writing about it. No words can describe it and it was a moment I’ll never forget. I was terrified, holding on to everything around me, not realizing that the wind wasn’t touching my physical body. To explain the force… if it was an actual wind, I would have been blown through the walls of my house. It felt as if I was under a great waterfall, like the strongest part of Niagara falls – a great rushing wind went through me. I remember squinting my eyes and holding on as I felt the force starting at my head and down to my feet. In an instant it was done, suddenly I was different and so was my mind.  I could see -actually see the shape -that God had changed my mind. I remembered the verses:

” Then he opened their minds to understand” and ” suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting”

 

What’s my point today? Well, I want you to know how much God loves you. I want you to know that God’s Spirit, who lives in you – has a love for you greater than anyone on earth can have. You have a best friend, you have someone who cares dearly for you and wants to help you, guide you, teach you, comfort you and guide you along the best pathway for your life. You must start to live according to Gods ways and get out of the lukewarm state of existence so many live in. We hurt God’s Spirit when we turn our backs on Him. Things you may not consider, like the books you read or the movies you watch. It’s true. The Holy Spirit is grieved/hurt when you don’t follow God’s way and allow yourself to fill your mind and heart with lust, pride, anger, immorality and anything else you know you shouldn’t be doing. Watching a movie I knew I shouldn’t watch was a lesson for me. God told me I had grieved His Holy spirit by allowing myself to be entertained by such filth. I argued back with God and told Him I didn’t mean it, but He reminded me that I knew – before the movie started that bad things would be in there. I had no idea that I could grieve God’s Spirit like that. That means watching shows that you know God wouldn’t approve of are something you need to stay away from. Popular movies like 50 shades of grey – that is not for you. Movies are full of lust, immorality, witchcraft, murders and abusing the names of God and His Son. Perhaps we are so used to is, perhaps our consciences have been so seared that we don’t realized what we are doing.

 Consider your ways. In Jerimiah, the Lord says “Stop, look, ask and go down the old path”

Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts;Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways

Consider your thoughts: 

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8

You have more control over your thoughts than the devil wants you to know. His method of attack are those fiery darts which are thrown straight into your mind.

 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16

If you don’t watch yourself, those lies, those untruths, those twisted ways will fall into your heart and soon become part of your life. It’s time to wise up. Fix your thoughts on what is true, righteous and worthy of praise. What are you letting yourself think about? Did you notice if you think about it long enough, it ends up coming out of your mouth. Fix your thoughts. Also, stop the worrying, fear and anxiousness. No where in the bible does it tell you to worry about tomorrow or be anxious. In fact, we are told to be anxious for nothing.

Matthew 6:34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

AND DON’T BREAK THE WEAKEST REED! Here’s another way we grieve God’s spirit: breaking the weakest reed. Consider this verse In Isaiah and Matthew 12:20

I have put my Spirit upon him.     He will bring justice to the nations.  He will not shout     or raise his voice in public.  He will not crush the weakest reed     or put out a flickering candle.     He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.  He will not falter or lose heart     until justice prevails throughout the earth.     Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction.

   This verse in Isaiah is describing Jesus but it’s also a lesson for us today.  Sometimes in our rushed lives and self centered ways, we don’t stop to consider other people. We raise our voice, we yell, belittle others, easily angered and impatient. Sometimes we can lash out at someone in haste  and really hurt them without realizing it. The bible tells us that some of us use our words as swords to hurt others. You may not realize it, but the person you were so impatient with or the person you treated badly may be suffering inside.  It doesn’t matter if you are right or wrong – what matters is that you treat others with love. Don’t crush the spirit that’s already broken, don’t put out a flickering light of a wounded soul. For God will bring justice on all who have been wronged. Treat others with love, apologize for hurting those you’ve hurt. Hurting others hinders your prayers……

Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior?     Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever?  All day long you plot destruction.     Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;     you’re an expert at telling lies.  You love evil more than good     and lies more than truth. You love to destroy others with your words, you liar!

  Those are strong words aren’t they? That’s why it’s called the Sword of the Spirit:

 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

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A blessing for you on this St. Patrick’s day

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

 

Fun Irish sayings for your St. Patty’s day

  1. “Happy out” : means “happy,” but for some reason we feel the need to add “out.” It’s usually used in the present, so basically while you’re in the process of having a whale of a time, you’re happy out. In use: “Look at you there, happy out leaping about the place.”
  2. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
  3. If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.
  4.  May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
  5.  A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.
  6.  “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” – Sean O’Casey
  7.  You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.
  8.  It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
  9. May the Good Lord take a liking to you, … but not too soon!
  10. As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way.
  11. Stop acting a maggot : obnoxious? Acting the maggot. Phone taking forever to deliver an iMessage? Acting the maggot. Comparing someone or something to a wriggly little white worm means they’re behaving like a fool.
  12.  Crack on : Continue on, Get going, I must crack on, lots to do
  13. Donkey’s years : For a very long time, They have lived there for donkey’s years!
  14. Dosser : Someone up to no good, They are a couple of dossers
  15. Knackered: tired, I was completely knackered
  16. Nixer: Job done for cash, avoid tax.. He can do it as a nixer for you
  17. Not the full shilling. Not fully sane. I don’t think he is the full shilling

Video’s / music we enjoy on St. Patrick’s day

Sources/Read more: askmen.com, irishcentral.com, http://www.businessinsider.com/funny-irish-sayings-2015-3#ixzz3Ugcc1u92 and http://suziehq.hubpages.com/hub/IrishSlangExplained,  http://suziehq.hubpages.com/hub/IrishSlangExplained

 

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ABC Family Channel “The Fosters” -back in your face Disney and ABC, America doesn’t want your filth!

Last week the media praised ABC’s family show “The Fosters” for televising two young boys kissing. This isn’t the first time The Fosters has pushed the limit. This is a prime time tv show whose target audience is aimed at America’s youth. As I skimmed through the show to find the sponsors, here are a few things I saw : underage (preteen) drinking, preteen sex, lesbianism – in your face lesbianism – women kissing each other, women in bed together the latest – two young boys kissing romantically. They didn’t just show it once, they kept replaying the scene over and over and onto the next week as well.

It’s time to lift up your voices. Stop the media from influencing our children.

There is nothing ‘family’ related on the ABC family Channel.

Tell ABC family to stop the filth!  http://abcfamily.go.com/feedback

PARENTS TURN OFF THE TV, every channel is full of filth, debauchery, living to satisfy every lustful indulgence and if that’s not it, then its about witchcraft.

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If they have the nerve to push their ungodly beliefs on our nation, then you have the right to voice your opinion. We need to go back to a Nation under God, not a Nation under the moral filth of big names like Rosie O’Donnell. Who made them the new moral compass? Did God retire and install Rosie and children’s television stations as our new sexual ambassador. I think not. The media calls this a  “Tv milestone” and “Television making history” . Also see the many issues http://www.onemillionmoms.com has had with them.

This is just ONE show, there are many more filthy teen shows, do something.

If you disagree, then you have that freedom. If you are okay with your young children sexually involved with other children – same-sex or not – keep it in your own house, my kids don’t need to watch it.

The bible is very clear on God’s stance on this issue. We, as Christians, are told to stop following our lustfilled fleshly desires and instead be Holy and follow the Holy Spirit.

Tell ABC family to stop the filth, we don’t want it. PRAY that every filthy influence through media manipulation over our youth is crushed in Jesus name. If people want to live according to their lust and their every desire, that’s their choice but don’t drag the rest of America down with them. Teen Nick is another channel to be careful of.

Below are sponsors on the last two episodes of ‘The Fosters”
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What do I say? What do I write? see below for a sample letter Onemillionmom.com wrote)

  1. Proactiv customer service
  2. Sonic Drive in
  3. Amazon HD
  4. Avon 39walk contact
  5. McCafe
  6. Oxiclean
  7. Benzac
  8. Olive Garden
  9. Listerine Contact us
  10. Kellogs Pop Tarts
  11. Tic Tacs
  12. Werthers caramel
  13. Covergirl full lash bloom
  14. Coca Cola
  15. David’s Bridal
  16. Quaker Oats
  17. TJMaxx (click feedback on bottom right hand corner)
  18. Geico
  19. Sketchers air sole
  20. Arm and Hammer Radiant Rinse Contact
  21. Pizza Hut
  22. Butterfinger
  23. Tresemme shampoo
  24. Ancestry.com
  25. JCPenney
  26. Cricket
  27. McDonald’s chicken tenderloin
  28. Toyota Corolla
  29. Disney
  30. Clean and Clear
  31. Chevy
  32. Arby’s
  33. Sherwin Williams
  34. Chili’s Dr. Pepper baby back ribs
  35. Samsung
  36. Subway
  37. CarMax
  38. Graco
  39. Old Navy
  40. Ace Hardware paint Studio
  41. Geico
  42. Progressive
  43. Neutrogena

Sample from onemillionmoms.com

“I strongly encourage your company to drop all plans of financially supporting the inappropriate ABC Family Channel program “The Fosters.” This show is degrading to families and damaging to our culture.
I am appalled that your company is supporting a show that features homosexuality in a positive light on a family channel. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. The content of this program also includes violence involving children, children selling drugs and parents purchasing condoms for their children so they can practice casual sex before marriage. Obviously, none of this material is acceptable to air on a family show.
While your company is a household name, I do not agree with your financial backing of this program. As a Christian, I feel you are attacking my faith, morals and values. Not only is this program insulting to conservative viewers and traditional families, but it also focuses on a controversial subject that your company would probably not desire to be associated with.
As a consumer, I am asking you to please pull your ad immediately and to support traditional family values and family-friendly programming instead. My decision to support your company depends on it.I urge your company to place “The Fosters” on your “do not advertise” list in protest of attempting to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel.My family and I look forward to your response. – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/one-million-moms-protests-fosters-trying-desensitize-america-and-our-children-promoting-inap#sthash.2TrvSrOP.dpuf

 

oh, and don’t use the old argument homophobic with me. This is for anyone who continues to practice sin, including adulterous affairs. Your choice is your choice, but God has called us to be Holy.

I pray for the Salvation of our youth, that their eyes would be opened. Lord God, please help those who are confused and lost. Lead them in the right direction. May your wrath fall upon anything and anyone who tries to drag our children to life of sin. May your name be honored again, may your laws lead us in this life. In Jesus name, Amen.

Leviticus 18:22  “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin

1 Corinthians 6″ 9- 10  Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Timothy  The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.Prov 4:23

Protect your heart………………………..

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