30 And [kai] grieve [lupeo] not [me] the holy [hagios] Spirit [pneuma] of God, [theos] whereby [en][hos] ye are sealed [sphragizo]
unto [eis] the day [hemera] of redemption. [apolutrosis]KJV-Interlinear
30 And do
not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of
The Holy Spirit is the principle agent for helping you hear, see, learn, and apply spiritual phenomena in your life.
When you suppress the Holy Spirit, then your spiritual life is non-functional, or dysfunctional. In short, your spiritual life does not function. The Holy Spirit is the agent by which our spiritual life is powered and operates.
Now, just to make things clear, you cannot see, feel, hear, taste, or smell the Holy Spirit. You cannot detect the Holy Spirit in any way shape or form in this life.
Those organizations or people who claim that they have the ghost or the spirit or try to impress with various emotions or sounds or verbal activity or whatever, are frauds and evil to the core.
To grieve, 'lupeo,' the Holy Spirit means to put in distress, to sadden, to grieve, to make sorry.
This is an anthropopathism whereby an attribute of humanity, is attributed to God in order to explain or describe an action or emotion. God cannot be grieved, but man can. So this term is used to describe the affect that your dysfunctional spiritual life ultimately has, not on God, but the affects that it has on your relationship with God.
When a child grieves their parent, the child is consistently doing something that brings grief into the parents life.
Therefore, when we consistently pursue sin, or the world, in effect, we bring grief to God. Grief is the opposite of something that we can be honored with or proud of, and God is certainly not proud of the person who is openly defiant toward God, toward truth, toward their spiritual life.
This is addressed to believers, by the way, which only goes to prove that believers can sin. Surprise! Surprise!
And when believers sin, and keep on sinning, then they grieve the Holy Spirit, or bring shame, or bring dishonor to themselves and disrespect to God, in other words.
Sin, remember is not limited to crime, or socially unacceptable activities. Sin also includes indifference toward Gods mandates, refusal to study, refusal to learn, refusal or indifference or simply having your own attitude and definition of your spiritual life. One of the greater committed sins in this world by believers, is their rejection of Gods plan and process for growing and functioning in their spiritual life.
The repercussions of that indifference or apathy, or attitude, result not in blessing but in discipline. And when God disciplines, life is not fun, but grief for you. So you in effect become yourself that which you do to God
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