And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Beloved, there are many that grieve the Holy Spirit.
They really make Him sad, many Christians and ministers of the gospel today do not allow God's Spirit to use them to do what He greatly desire besides when sin against Him, makes Him depart from them.
*Fear grieves Him,
*Doubt grieves Him,
*Complaints grieves Him,
*Being unhappy always in your heart grieves Him,
*If you sin, you grieve Him
*Disloyalty grieves the Spirit of God .
And every action that goes contrary to the word of God grieves Him.
*The Holy Spirit is a personality without body and needs personality with body to perform, which is you the temple of God.
There are many that are gifted but are not using it to edify the the church or the Body Of Christ and this seriously grieves Him.
One day, a man of God told me that, he want to preach the gospel but he don't have any money on him to go out to do that, besides he was not schooled so his church don't accept him or recognize him as a man of God to lead the church as a Shepherd. He left the church and came to his home town where I am and according to him, he is a prophet.
But i told him, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you with His fire, you can't stay at one place
Beloved this is because, Peter the preacher of the gospel who is an Apostle and disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ and the pillar of the Christianity who was not schooled but because of the Holy Spirit upon Him was able to allow himself for God's Spirit to use him to impart into multitudes lives.
Some grieves Him a lot.
Even when you don't preach the gospel to others you grieve Him so far as He has given you the gift and the grace. You have to go out and preach the good tidings.
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
Here, Apostle Paul was not being stubborn, but due to the understanding God's Spirit has given unto him through the word of God about how we are to be committed and Spirited even when persecution arises, he became vibrant and surely the Lord used him to accomplish the purpose.
Their cry was grieving his heart and not only his heart but the joy God's Spirit has given him to the work.
Due to the other disciples unbelieve, they've already questioned God's ability.
Are we not to die for Him?
If you let anything separate you from the love of God, you have grieve the Holy Spirit.
God remove His Holy Spirit from people who are unclean or sinners. *Genesis 6:3*
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
People who are disobedient to Him
1 Samuel 15:23,35
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Do not become stunted in Spiritual growth for you were called to bear fruit so if not you will also grieve Him.
People boast of the ages they've fellowship with church but never mind their spiritual maturity.