Correspondence: Holy Spirit Sent Before Jesus Glorified?; 1TH 5:19; HEB 10:25

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Question: Was the Holy Spirit not sent forth before the Lord Jesus was glorified?
Answer: All God’s works at all times are done by the Holy Spirit, whether in creation or redemption. They are done by the Father’s will, by the work of the Son, by the power of the Spirit.
In the Old Testament times the Spirit came upon men. Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:2121For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:21)). The Spirit preached through Noah (1 Peter 3:19-2019By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. (1 Peter 3:19‑20)). John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Ghost from his birth (Luke 1). But the Holy Spirit could not take His permanent abode in man till the blessed Son of God came; then we read, “Him hath God the Father sealed,” God witnessing to His sinlessness: “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:1717And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17)).
He never leaves us. We are sealed unto the day of redemption, that is, till the Lord comes to take us up to be with Him.
Question: Where does “Quench not the Spirit” in 1 Thessalonians 5:1919Quench not the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19) apply?
Answer: In the meetings of the believers. We do not find a man presiding over a meeting in Scripture, where believers are gathered for edification. The Lord is in their midst (Matt. 18:2020For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)), and the Holy Spirit is to guide them, and occupy them with Christ. If the Lord lays it on the heart of one to speak or take part, and he does not do it, such a one is quenching the Spirit. If the Lord gives the word to one, and the others refuse to hearken, they, too, are quenching the Spirit. If one speaks when he should not he is also quenching the Spirit. “Despise not prophesyings.” Verse 20 shows I should hearken and prove all things, and hold fast the truth. Ephesians 4:3030And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30) refers to our individual behavior at all times, because the Spirit dwells in us.
Question: Does Hebrews 10:2525Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25) refer to the coming of Christ for His saints? or does “the day” mean “the day of the Lord”? Is it the period of time between the coming of the Lord in the air for His saints until His coming with His saints?
The period of time between the Lord’s coming for His saints and His coming with them to judge, is called the tribulation.