someone wrote me about the blasphemy of the holy spirit. Although not a fun topic it is a tough one and needs to be addressed. . I believe everyone wrestles with this one at some time. here is my letter to him.
Hey I am glad you wrote me about this, I KNOW allot about this one since the same thing happened to me.
When you read the word of God it is a revealer of the thoughts and intents of the heart. it mirrors your heart. It shows you what is in there. If something like this has a lot of weight with you and keeps coming up its because there is some fear in YOUR heart. Its showing you what is there. The fear in your heart is alive by faith and lets in the devil. That fear of rejection or falling gives weight to these types of verses. There is a root to it and it may go way down to something that happened in your childhood. You need to find the root of this fear. Ask God he will help. Remember Jesus said whatever weight you give to the truth you hear will be measured back to you. So it is vitally important to get out the fear that is giving this thing life in your heart. Perfected love casts out fear. we might no longer be tossed to and from …but Speaking the truth in love we might grow up into him.
You need love in your heart quick! Without love your like a guy who can’t see without his glasses. “above all put on love”. “only in the darkness is their a danger of a mis-step. The bible says IN THIS is is love, not that we love God but that he first loved us and gave his son as a sacrifice for our sins. In this was love it says. So the first thing is to get covered by Jesus blood by faith. understand the love in that and credit that love towards yourself. Once that happens you will be able to understand correctly without the darkness influencing your thoughts. Notice how heavy and dark the fear is and when you start living in love by faith the darkness lifts. Everything is going to work out right, so lets find the truth about this thing but lets do it in love. Doing it with fear in your heart will only put emphasis on the devils case. Putting love in your heart to start will put emphasis on Gods case. And since God is love why try to do any reasoning about the things of God without God (who is love) being present. When we reason with satan being present (darkness) we give more weight to what the darkness is saying. This IS very important and you should stop and consider this right now and not pass it up as a small thing. The type of spirit you are in will color your understanding and hinder you from finding the truth.
The way I understand it is that the holy spirit is the spirit of truth. When people deny truth they are denying Jesus because Jesus says he is the way the TRUTH, the life. This spirit of truth is present in the world and constantly knocking. Everyone that Goes to hell goes to hell for this sin in some manner. I know that’s saying a lot. You have to cross over the truth when you sin in any way. I believe its true. Satan’s judgment was that he abode not in the truth because there was no truth in him. It would make sense that his children would have no truth in them. There is the real spirit of truth, and there is a counterfeit. Jesus said, I have come from the truth and you know him not. Satan passes himself of as God, or truth. Jesus also said the world isn’t looking for truth. They stay away from it. The guy that said Jesus miracles came from the devil was not living in truth. The bible equates not living in the truth with murder. (he abode not in the truth, he was a murderer from the beginning.) Since God is truth and faith is the substance of all things when you separate yourself from truth you are giving faith to a lie. Since faith is substance your giving substance to a lie when you believe lies. A lie is the counter to God who is truth. Lies are separate from truth and God will separate all of them from himself (who is truth). Lies strike at the very fabric of the substance of all things when given faith. That’s a little weird I know but its true. Lies when given life through faith destroy what is true. That’s murder, death destruction. God puts faith in what he says and it equals existence, your in the image of God and you work the same way. Anything God created through words and faith like Light, and the universe itself does not decide weather or not to believe in Gods words and exist, but you do. You can choose to believe truth and have life, or believe lies and have death. Separation from God (truth) is death. Everything he spoke and created will survive forever, all the things lies spoke and made (existing by faith) will someday be burned up. God (truth) spoke his words and everything came in to existence. The devil started speaking evil, that is something against what God said (truth) and started destruction, or evil. Everything that exists is there by the faith of God, Since you know good and evil both you can believe either. Believing evil makes you not have substance in Gods kingdom since you are believing (Giving substance to) lies. Believing God makes you to be believing good. God will keep all the good for this universe forever but will destroy all the evil. Believing evil makes you one with evil. Believing in Christ make you a Christian.
Belief is powerful. Faith is the substance of this not seen. Everything was made by faith.
The guy who said Jesus was doing miracles by the devils power was believing lies, and was against the spirit of truth that told him the exact opposite. Truth was speaking to him too. He was not listening to truth, but to the spirit that operates in the disobedient as the bible says. Not believing the truth (Jesus gods word) is the eternal sin. Saying its a lie is siding with satan the fake “truth”. It makes you side with the destroyer of truth, makes you a murderer. Everyone goes to hell for denying the truth. the bible says this is the judgment that came into the world that they did not believe in the son of God. Jesus =truth Jesus =Gods word.
I know Pat Robertson wrote about his battle with this. He had said tongues were of the devil and then later recanted. Another preacher Billy brim had the same experience. So we see examples of people that “technically” committed that sin and yet are still Christians and have good fruit. By their fruit you shall know them. So maybe there is something not so legalistic about this sin. The letter of the law kills but the spirit gives life.
Lets look at what a translation of the bible called “the message” says about it.
Matthew 12:31 MSG • Read this chapter
“There’s nothing done or said that can’t be forgiven. But if you deliberately persist in your slanders against God’s Spirit, you are repudiating the very One who forgives. If you reject the Son of Man out of some misunderstanding, the Holy Spirit can forgive you, but when you reject the Holy Spirit, you’re sawing off the branch on which you’re sitting, severing by your own perversity all connection with the One who forgives.
Mark 3:28 MSG • Read this chapter
“Listen to this carefully. I’m warning you. There’s nothing done or said that can’t be forgiven. But if you persist in your slanders against God’s Holy Spirit, you are repudiating the very One who forgives, sawing off the branch on which you’re sitting, severing by your own perversity all connection with the One who forgives.” He gave this warning because they were accusing him of being in league with Evil.
So in this translation it is not so much as a one time event or sin but a overall siding with lies instead of truth. Side with the truth about Gods love so you can see, get your brain (thinking) working right by believing in the blood. Once you are free from sin you can reason correctly. Now speaking the truth IN LOVE grow up into him. He doesn’t want to find some reason to reject you in fact he said he would never never reject those who come to him. Don’t reject truth and you can only correctly see truth while in love. The light came into the world but the darkness did not comprehend it.
I hope this helps some. There can only be one truth to this. If the understanding you have about this comes forcefully with fear, you can be sure that’s the kingdom of darkness speaking. Especially if its persistant and annoying. Dark and heavy. That’s death, that’s the devil. That’s how he talks, he comes over the wall of the sheep pen. He does not knock, he is forceful, pushy, angry and fearful. So if the case that you HAVE committed this sin comes to you in THIS way, you can be sure that it’s from the devil because that’s how the devil talks. God does not talk this way, (see below) And since you can now BE SURE its the devil trying to make this case you can also be 100% sure its a lie because the devil can not tell the truth because Jesus himself said “their is no truth in him”. He has to be telling a lie.
If it comes with love and peace its from God. He only comes through the door, he asks, he knocks, he’s polite. He leads his people with peace. He leads you by the STILL waters, (calm thoughts) he leads you to GREEN pastures. (live food)
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