Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

Mar 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
Mar 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
Mar 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Mar 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Mar 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Is it any wonder that satan seeks to divide us? Our nation is divided politically and culturally and spiritually. Satan divides people in chat rooms, in families in churches. There is power in unity, but division leads to ruin.

Mar 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Beezebub means lord of the house. You cannot enter a strong mans house and bind him unless you have greater power. Jesus is the Son of God, and he demonstrated the power of God in casting out unclean spirits. Jesus did not fit the scribes idea of what the Messiah would do, they did not believe in him but unbelief does not change the power and glory of God, it just puts you away from him.

Mar 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

We all were lost in unbelief; Jesus does not hold that against us if we come to him in faith. I am so glad for that, for every word spoken we shall give account, but he has forgiven us so we are not under the wrath of God.

Mar 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
Mar 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

To not see the Holy Spirit and his work is to miss God. The Holy Spirit must lead us to Jesus. He is the Spirit of conviction and truth. If we insist to call good evil, then how can we be saved?

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

The sin that cannot be forgiven is to say that Jesus has an unclean spirit. To believe that means that there is no way to be forgiven. If Jesus sinned one time, then his sacrifice was for nothing. He had to be the sinless lamb in order to be our substitute. Without him our sins remain and we are damned. It may be fashionable to call good evil and evil good, but it will not save you. You must be born again of the Holy Spirit to be saved. If you mock and blaspheme him, then you condemn yourself, there is no power given for you to be saved from your sins.
Some say that it is impossible to blaspheme the Holy Spirit now, because Jesus is not here. His word and spirit are here. His witnesses show his power and presence. Be careful to not mock him, even now, for you are in danger of condemning yourself. Are you concerned? Then you have not gone too far. Those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit are not concerned, but they should be. Woe to them who blaspheme the Holy Spirit and are not convicted of sin.

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