Quench Not

 

 

Quench Not

This whole business of trying to squelch the fire of the Holy Spirit is nothing new. There is even one notable example in the OT when King David was so taken with the joy of the Lord that he was out there in the street, king of Israel, having a dance-athon in his undies, much to the chagrin of the daughter of Saul, Michal.

"Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour." - 2Sam 6:20-22 Turns out Michal ended up barren for mocking the Lord. So, before trying to put a crimp on God and His anointing, and His outpouring of the Spirit it might do well to remember and remind others of this.

One of the worst places you can possibly be is in God's way. He is going to do something, maybe even something you can't get your head around right now, but at least have the faith to know that He knows what He is doing and for your own sake, don't get in His way; be it in a time of blessing, of outpouring, or in time of judgement.

Remember our buddy Peter, the apostle? He almost did it too (guy had faults up the ying yang). "From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."- Mt 16:21-23

Ouch! I know I wouldn't be doing too well after that. And this is the same passage, where just above that, Scripture is twisted to show that Peter was the first pope in the Catholic Church. Peter, called Cephas (a stone) as it goes, is credited as being the stone that is the cornerstone of Catholicism. And yet a couple verses later Jesus rebukes him as satan. Rome doesn't spend too much time on that part.

"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."- Mt 16:13-18

Upon *this rock* ( the fact that He is the Son of God) will His church (assembly of believers) be built, not on poor ol' Peter who had enough troubles getting it together as is. But at least Rome openly admits that their religion is built on a man and not on Jesus Christ.

In case y'all didn't have anything to do and were just dying to read another long winded post from me Ha!

 

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