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Sins Against the Holy Spirit (3 of 6)
The Holy Spirit
Jesse M. Hendley
I Thessalonians 5:19
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
This morning we are going to study some of the sins
against the Holy Spirit of God. The first reference we
find in I Thess. 5:19 which reads:
"Quench not the Spirit." Now, in the Greek this
means, "to extinguish," or "to put out like a fire."
The Holy Spirit is represented to us in this Book as
"a fire." The text means "quit pouring a bucket of
water on the Holy Spirit!" The Holy Spirit is not
only the Illuminator, but He is a fire to burn out all
dross, and to cleanse us and bless us.
John said, "I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier
than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost, AND FIRE. (Matt.
"Baptize you with fire" --IMMERSED IN FIRE -- fire
AROUND you and IN you. Wherever you find the Holy
Spirit, you will find warm souls and hot hearts. Some
natives said to a missionary leader on the foreign
field, "We want you to send us some missionaries with
HOT HEARTS." We can stand anything but coldness. We
MUST HAVE FIRE! Wherever the Holy Spirit is, there are
A preacher said, coming up to the microphone to speak,
"Is this thing HOT?" What did he mean by that? He
meant that there was an audience out there, and the
only way he could get his message out to them like it
should be gotten out, was through a "HOT" microphone.
God can't get His message to a lost world unless there
are some Christians with hot hearts. We need fire in
our cold hearts that the Holy Spirit alone can give!
We are going to be hot in our soul when He comes. If
our hearts are COLD, it is because we have QUENCHED
the Holy Spirit. When you were first converted, you
were HOT. We have plenty of Christians today who are
not doing those things. WHY? Because they are cold, IN
HEART, and ...
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