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Quench Not The Spirit

Key Verse

“Quench not the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19).

Text — 1 Thessalonian 5:15-19


Elisha’s servant lamented the loss of a borrowed axe, a vital tool for his work. With the loss of the axe head, he was rendered irrelevant and unproductive (2 Kings 6:5). The Spirit of God, as the third personality in the Godhead, gives every believer power and grace to serve the Lord with passion. He is gentle and would not strive with man.

Symbolically, He is expressed as fire or wind. As the natural fire may be quenched, or put out using extinguishers, so can the Spirit’s presence in a believer be put out. While He helps and guides believers, in their walk and service to God, He leads sinners to conviction and genuine conversion experience.

Believers must avoid all the works of the flesh, such as: strife, murmuring, anger, bitterness, lying, and lack of forgiveness so that they do not quench the Spirit. We must abide in the truth, read the Scriptures daily, be fervent in spirit, preach Christ to our colleagues, and continue in fellowship with the brethren to keep the unbroken fellowship of the Spirit.


We must abide in the truth


Without the Spirit’s presence you are powerless.

Prayer for today

O God, give me the grace to retain the indwelling of your Spirit.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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