“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven –Â except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never beÂ forgiven. Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven,Â but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never beÂ forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come.”Â – (Matthew 12:31-32)
The Lord made clear that there was a fundamental differenceÂ between rejecting Jesus and attributing his power to Satan. WhyÂ would Satan destroy himself? He wouldn’t. In fact, if Satan couldÂ stop Jesus, he would. But as the Son of God, empowered by God’sÂ Holy Spirit, Satan does not have the power to stop Jesus.
Jesus isÂ delivering people from the power of sin, death, and hell. No otherÂ power, but the very power of God in the Holy Spirit, could do suchÂ wonderful things (Matt. 12:25-29). To attribute such power to theÂ evil one is to blaspheme the Spirit of God who is bringing theÂ deliverance of God to the broken and the lost. As Nicodemus said inÂ his encounter with Jesus, “We know that you are a teacher who hasÂ come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing ifÂ God were not with him” (John 3:2).
Prayer : O Father, I recognize that Jesus’ awesome teaching and amazingÂ miracles happened because of his allegiance to you as he wasÂ empowered by the Holy Spirit. I am thankful that this same power isÂ at work in my life. I am comforted to know that Jesus has sent theÂ Holy Spirit to live within me and to be at work in my life. InÂ Jesus’ name I thank you and praise you. Amen.
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I enjoyed reading this post. It reminded me of my studies on the subject back in the early 1980’s. :)
Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit: The reason that this is the “unpardonable sin” is because it is God’s Holy Spirit that draws us to Jesus (compare John 6:44 & John 12:32). In the first verse Jesus says the Father would do the drawing, in the 2nd He says He (Jesus) would do the drawing. Contradiction? No God is a Triune Deity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit so when one acts, all are acting! Actually it is the Holy Spirit that draws us to Christ (John 16:13-14). So when the Holy Spirit is working on us, if we say to ourselves that it is Satan and reject His message (of Jesus’ death as the only provision for our sins), then we are in fact rejecting God’s plan of salvation!
“This is the â€˜stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.â€™ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men BY WHICH we MUST be saved.â€” Acts 4:11
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I’m afraid I commited this sin! If you read this please email me from a personal email! Please!
The very fact that you are afraid that you committed that sin, means you have not. Or rather have not “fully” committed it as you are still alive and can always repent untill your death. Please contact me at my blog atimetochoose.com if you need assurence or to learn more.
I accidently said that the holy spirit was of the devil. I was trying to say it was not of the devil. Am I forgiven? Does god understand? I don’t feel the Holy Spirit anymore. Is it to late? I need him. I’ve cried my eyes out and prayed for 30 minutes straight. Does Gid forgive me? I’m a going to hell? I love you Jesus.