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Where Was The Holy Spirit

In a discussion about the Holy Spirit a man ask me," where was the Holy Spirit when David committed adultery and arrange for a man to be killed?" Would you please help me with the answer to this question?

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Very, very, good point from grace. We obey God because we love Him, still we mess up sometimes. David messed up BIG time. And David payed for His sins. He let God down. There was always war in his house and He lost a child. He was punished. Let this be a lesson to all of us, and that is, do not play around with God when it comes to sin. Don't test Him.
---catherine on 7/7/08


Jesus died for us while we were still sinners and had no way back to Him. The Holy Spirit can come to a sinner and convert them to God. It is not the well who need a physician, but the sick. David was a sinner, but where he was different to others was that he had a relationship with God, even while he still sinned. That is why he is probably saved. What sinners need to do is to be convicted by the Holy Spirit (in themselves or in the church authorities, or in brothers and sisters) then to be repentant.
---frances008 on 7/6/08


The Holy Spirit does not stop you from sinning. You still have the right to chose whether you are going to do something or not. If the Holy Spirit stopped us from ourselves there would be a lot less sinning in the word. But it wouldn't be a willing offering to God, it would be forced.
---grace3869 on 7/4/08


Donna9759 - John 7:39 says "The Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified". The Holy Spirit could only indwell believers after the Cross, that is from the Day of Pentecost onwards. In Old Testament times the Holy Spirit would come upon a person for service, then He would leave. The people were annointed, but not filled. David was hungry for God's annointing and plead with God to not take it from him.
---Helen_5378 on 11/1/06


Donna ::David may have had the Holy Spirit but at the advent of Sin, The HS leaves, because God is not a party to sin at any time; forgiveness causes The HS to return God & sin do not entertain each other in the same body or enviorment
---Emcee on 11/1/06




Helen, if the Holy Spirit wasn't there when David sinned, then why did David pray in Psalm 51, "Take NOT thy Holy Spirit from me."

Doesn't that indicate that David had the Holy Spirit before, during and after he sinned? I think Psalm 51 confirms that he did have Him.
---Donna9759 on 11/1/06


I do not believe the Holy Spirit was there when David committed adultery and had Uriah killed. In Old Testament times the Holy Spirit used to come upon a person and annoint them for a specific purpose, then the Holy Spirit would leave.
---Helen_5378 on 11/1/06


Where the HS was exactly I don't know but I know that HE was NOT in that particular environment for the HS cannot coexist with evil one, in one place at the same time! P.
---Pierr5358 on 10/30/06


Since David was anointed with oil by Samuel, and since he was filled with the Holy Spirit from his young age, the Holy Spirit was there the entire time David was sinning. This is called "grieving" the Holy Spirit. We quench and grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin. 1Thessolians talks about grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit. This is what David did. God did end up forgiving David only after sending Nathan to him to make him fess up to what he did.
---Donna9759 on 10/30/06


The Holy Spirit was not given to Man until the time of Pentecost in the NT. Prior to this time, the Law existed, and the sacrifices. God also spoke through prophets, as later happened in this particular instance. However, David did know God, and as we find out, he did suffer the consequences of his act - his body and his conscience rebelled against him.
---laure5759 on 10/29/06




(I.)When God said that He is "married to the backslider" (Jer. 3:14), He meant that He desires for the backslider to come back to Him, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. Israel is the perfect example of this, God made a promise to their forefathers, and He always honors His promise(the Jews are gathering back to Israel, and some will be saved[Accepting Christ as their Messiah, their Lord and Savior] during the fast approaching 7 Year Great Tribulation Period).
---Mrs._Morgan on 10/28/06


(II.)God is also loving and patient with the Gentiles, but there comes a point when His patience and love runs out. Some just don't want God's Truth, and so MOST people(this includes Christian's) keep on rebelling themselves out of His Grace, perfering darkness instead of light.
---Mrs._Morgan on 10/28/06


(II.)God is also loving and patient with the Gentiles, but there comes a point when His patience and love runs out. Some just don't want God's Truth, and so MOST people(this includes Christian's) keep on rebelling themselves out of His Grace, preferring darkness instead of light.
---Mrs._Morgan on 10/28/06


God (aka Holy Ghost)is not a policeman nor our conscience. He is does not rule us with a whip or halter and reins. God put us here to learn His Way. He not only allows us to fail, He expects it. Just as babies, children, teens, must learn by experience EVEN when we tell 'em otherwise; God's own must experience life to learn about His eternal love and grace. If we didn't fail, how could He forgive us?
---mikefl on 10/28/06


David like the rest of us, have a mind of our own. God gave him free will as well. anger got the best of David. God said angry but sin not. David got angry and instead of letting it go, he killed this man. I'm sill not quite understanding this myself because David done all of this and more and he is still the apple of God's eye.
---Rebecca_D on 10/28/06


Same place He is when any sin is committed:

Pleading with the sinner not to do it.

Don't forget: God doesn't force people. As C. S. Lewis put it, He does not ravish; He only woos.
---Jack on 10/28/06


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