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Spiritual Food for Thought
Topic 1…
“Quench not the Spirit.”
I Thessalonians 5:19


Related Readings:


II Samuel 6:14-16
In this passage David dances before the Lord “with all his might.”
David and all of the children of Israel praised God with shouting and with the sound 
of the trumpet. David’s praise was seen through an open window by his wife Michal. 
Because of what she saw, Michal despised David in her heart.

So many times the believers and the observers in the church quench the Holy Spirit 
with their own thoughts and impressions of what is taking place....

sitting in judgment of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of others.


There are many scriptures which encourage us to be excited and fervent in our praise.

Acts 2…The Day of Pentecost
The disciples were told that they would receive power from the Holy Spirit. They were told not to proceed with the Great Commission without it. That, they did. They waited 
in the upper room. The Spirit descended as tongues of fire and the place was filled
with power. The participants were of one accord, prayed, worshipped and spoke in tongues. Thousands of souls came to Christ that day because of the Word of God 
and the work of the Holy Spirit. 

If the power of the Holy Spirit is symbolized by tongues of fire… 
I Thessalonians 5:19
“Quench not the Spirit.”

Psalm 150… “Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD.”
These six verses are instructions for the believer explaining that not all worship is quiet. 

Certainly prayer and meditation, reflection and introspection have a place in our services.
However, God also wants instruments, like trumpets, stringed instruments, and loud cymbals.
 
It’s time to remember that services like these are in obedience to God.

There are many scriptures which encourage what may be called Glorious Praise…
For the saints of the Book of Revelation… “Alleluia” is the highest praise.

Revelation 19:1
Psalm 100
Psalm 95
Psalm 98
(These are just a few samples. Search the scriptures for many additional examples.)

Click this link to the 100 Hymns of Praise Collection to find a song to fit your faith testimony and the melody of praise within your spirit.

Let the Holy Spirit guide your personal or group worship experience.

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