What brings sorrow to the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit dwells within all who receive and believe Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself. His Spirit is a spirit of oneness and unity. Ephesians 1:9-10 reveals God’s plan of oneness in Jesus. God is a relational God of love, harmony and peace. God cares about our relationship with Him and each other.
In Ephesians 4:25-32 the writer urges God’s people, do not bring sorrow to the Holy Spirit and give the evil one access. If God’s people are not willing to ‘give over’ or surrender their selfish desires of power and control to the Father’s will, they give the evil one access. They are living in bondage to their selfish desires. This causes disunity, inequality, domination and oppression of others. This brings sorrow to the Holy Spirit, destroys relationships and hinders the Spirit’s transforming work in God’s people.
When God’s people live in a continual state of surrender to the Father’s will, daily immersed in His presence, the Holy Spirit transforms and renews them to become more like Jesus. View the Secret of Success>
When God’s people are established in His truth, knowing who they are in Him (Ephesians 1-3), each day being transformed, living in victory over selfish desires they maintain unity and deny the evil one access. This brings joy to the Holy Spirit.
Therefore what God’s people choose to do either maintains the unity already given by the Spirit or brings sorrow to the Holy Spirit.
‘Peace cannot be gained or achieved. It is a gift from God for those who choose to receive.’ @ineverystep
Only Jesus. Only He.