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Quenching the Holy Spirit

By April 7, 2014No Comments

As I mentioned before I have been practicing the art of asking God what He wants to share .  One of the reasons I developed Able Soul is because I have felt the Holy Spirit stifled in the Church.  In our society we have a tendency to stay away from spiritual vulnerability.

Although we desire and pray for the Holy Spirit to be more in our daily life there is a fear of the unknown.  It’s a fear of not being in control that hinders us from fully embracing God’s Spirit.  That’s one of the problems in the North American church culture.

The focus is more on community building rather than creating a community in the Spirit.  In this respect the Lent season is so vital to our well-being.  If we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to shine in us then we not only stifle our spirits but we quench the spirits of the people around us as well.

The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit.  There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness.  Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion.  Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God’s Spirit is doing, and can’t be judged by unspiritual critics.  Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone around who knows God’s Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?” has been answered: Christ knows, and we have Christ’s Spirit.     1 Corinthians 2:14-16  (msg)

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