Outline Number 9

 

When is the Holy Spirit grieved?

 

1. When we indulge our body in sin—

                because He is the Spirit of HOLINESS !

                            (1 Cor 3:16,17; 6:19,20; Psa 51:11; Rom 1:4)

 

2. When we flirt with the world—

                because He is a Spirit of JEALOUSY !

                            (Js 4:4,5)

 

3. When we live in doubt and unbelief—

                because He is the Spirit of FAITH !

                            (2 Cor 4:13; Rom 15:13)

 

4. When we lose our love for others—

                because He is the Spirit of LOVE !

                            (Eph 4:2,3,26-32; Gal 5:22; Rom 5:5; 15:30)

 

5. When we are self-centred in prayer—

                because He is the Spirit of INTERCESSION !

                            (Rom 8:26,27)

 

6. When we disobey the Scriptures—

                because He is the Spirit of TRUTH !

                            (Jn 16:13)

 

7. When we interpret the Scriptures as we like—

                because He is the Spirit of TEACHING !

                            (1 Cor 2:10-14)

 

8. When we lean on our own understanding—

                because He is the Spirit of WISDOM !

                            (Isa 11:2; 1 Cor 12:8)

 

9. When we don’t seek God’s guidance—

                because He is the Spirit of COUNSEL !

                            (Isa 11:2; Rom 8:14)

 

10. When we despise written or spoken prophecies—

                because He is the Spirit of PROPHECY !

                            (2 Pet 1:19-21; 1 Thess 5:19-22; Rev 2:29)

 

11. When we go back to the Law—

                because He is the Spirit of the NEW COVENANT !

                            (2 Cor 3:1-18)

 

12. When we depend on our own strength—

                because He is the Spirit of POWER !

                            (Zech 4:6; Lk 24:49; 1 Cor 2:3,4)

 

13. When we fail to witness for Christ—

                because He is the Spirit of CHRIST !

                            (1 Pet 1:10-12; Rev 1:9,10)

 

14. When we forget the Father’s acts of love—

                because He is the Spirit of the FATHER !

                            (Isa 63:8-10; Jn 14:16)

 

15. When we murmur while suffering—

                because He is the Spirit of GLORY !

                            (1 Pet 4:12-16)