Don't Pour Water on that Fire
AM PCF C. Cleveland 10/27/13
The Holy Spirit is a consuming fire.
When we get saved, the Holy Spirit takes up residence and consumes our life!! His love and goodness spreads.
He has come in to our lives to set us on fire.
Does our vision of the Christian life match God's design?
The design of God is that we become over comers, pull down strongholds, be victorious.
Do not quench the Spirit. (I Thessalonians 5:19 NKJV)
-Quench is what we do to the Holy Spirit.
-Grieve is how the Holy Spirit responds when we quench Him.
He grieves because He knows there is a better way and will for your life and you are headed down the wrong path!
Quench- extinguish, stifle.
Not only do we put the fire out in our own lives, we put the fire out in others' lives as well.
Quit putting the fire out!! Let it burn baby burn!
1. The Holy Spirit wants to comfort and strengthen us.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you. And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world hath been judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you. (John 16:7-14 ASV)