Top 10 Ways To Quench The Holy Spirit

“Quench not the Spirit” is one of the most disobeyed scriptures in the New Testament.  So how do we quench the Spirit.  Here are the Top Ten ways.

10) We teach people that God isn’t speaking to human beings nowadays.

9) We freely indulge our desires to the point that our heart gets so hard that we no longer hear what God is saying to us.

8) We tell the Holy Spirit that we will do what He wants later, or when we are older.

7) We intentionally disobey the direct commands of Scripture.

6) When we are with believers, we pretend that we are better Christians than we really are.

5) We ignore the guidance of that our conscience gives us.

4) We care more about what other people think about us than we care what God thinks about us.

3) We believe that because of grace it doesn’t matter if we obey God or not.

2) We let our pride keep us from doing anything that we consider to be humbling.

1)  We force people to quench the Spirit by programming church meetings to the point that no one but the preacher or someone on the program is expected or allowed to initiate anything in the meeting.

Here’s a quote from C.T. Studd:  “How little chance the Holy Spirit has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.”

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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17 Responses to Top 10 Ways To Quench The Holy Spirit

  1. David says:

    couldn’t agree more Steve! good stuff man…

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  7. I totally agree with you. I had to step back from the church for a while, and during that time, I felt like I was in solitude daily with God, as He ministered to me. I felt like I was in divine consecration with Him, as I was being awakened every day, all day, higher and higher in the spirit realm. The church truly, and actually had quenched my spirit. I had stumbling blocks throwed in my way as I restored my membership and went through orientation, and was very eager to work in the church. I couldn’t believe it. Then, I realized how they weren’t really spiritually minded or spiritually discerned.

    I agree, people run to the church to hear one person preached to them–some solely depending on that preacher to get them into heaven. Sadly, our people perish for lack of knowledge. I was led by the Spirit to study the Word of God for myself. I decided to follow God, not man. I sowed a seed into the Word of God and received prosperity, wisdom and understanding. And I’m still on my spiritual journey, going to new dimensions in the spirit realm. I’m blessed!.

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