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The Blessings

Rom 8:28; And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

1 Sam 18:14; David was prospering in all his ways for the LORD was with him.

It seems that sometimes God can bless us. In the case of David, God wasn't blessing him financially in this passage, but he
was causing him to be sucessful in battles against his enemies. I believe when we are being obedient to God, He will often
help us be blessed and successful.

But it seems that the opposite is true also. When we aren't being obedient to God, He pulls back the blessings and protection
from some of things of life. We aren't as successful, we aren't as blessed by Him. The Bible says it's possible to do
things to greive or quench the Spirit.

Eph 4:30; Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Thes 5:19; Do not quench the Spirit;

I'm not really talking about losing your salvation here. I don't believe in OSAS, but for the sake of this conversation,
I think it's possible to be saved, but yet lose the annointing of the Spirit. Maybe the Holy Spirit doesn't entirely
leave us, but because we are "quenching" and "greiving" Him and being disobedient, He pulls back the hedge of protection,
He no longer leads us into success and blessings.

1 Sam 16:14; Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.

Jdg 16:20; She said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.

It seems in the old testament at least, it was possible to be so disobedient to God that the Spirit would actually depart from
people, even those who were used by God. In the case of Samson, He didn't even realize "that the LORD has departed from him".

But even if the Holy Spirit never entirely leaves us while we are saved, is it possible that He removes the blessings from us
when we are disobedient? It is possible for us not even realize we are no longer under His blessings?
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
(Acts 5:32)

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