An Eye For The Spirit-Part 16
Posted Byon Thursday, February 02, 2017
I am taking you to I Thessalonians 5:19. You probably know the scripture. “Quench not the Spirit.” We can vex the Spirit, trouble Him, disturb Him, anger Him in a holy sense by quenching Him. He can be quenched; He can be suppressed. This has largely to do with the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit. We are told here to “Quench not the Spirit.” We can suppress the Spirit when He wants to use us.
We had a teacher in the school, a good teacher, but she did not like what she called, “the interruptions of the Spirit.” She would not permit any manifestations of the Spirit such as prophesying, tongues, interpretations and other things in her classes. She simply would not tolerate it, and she would suppress any attempt of the Spirit of God to use a student. That was very unfortunate because she was a top quality teacher, but this was an area for which she did not have any particular use, “Quench not the Spirit.”
I am going to read to you from my notes where I have the reading of six different translations. They’re all quite synonymous, but still there is a shade of difference, and it helps you to grasp better the idea of quenching the Spirit.