How Serious Is It To Grieve The Holy Spirit (by Dan Corner)

While teaching about the do’s and do nots under grace, Paul told the Christians do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God (Eph 4:30). The seriousness of that single offense is stated elsewhere and is shown to be very extreme:

In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. (Isa 63:9,10)

According to that passage, God becomes the enemy of the ones who grieved his Holy Spirit! If God becomes your enemy, his vengeance and wrath will come upon you, which includes raging fire:

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies. (Nahum 1:2)

A fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. (Heb 10:27)

Please know that God can see sin after one’s salvation and you must endure to the end to be saved (Mt. 10:22). [Dan Corner is the author of several books, including, The Believer’s Conditional Security.]

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