Good to have you back ... We've been getting a pretty good idea lately about
how the scribes and Pharisees treated Jesus. Always lying in wait for
Him to do something that they could disapprove of, as to catch Him in
a mistake so they could destroy Him.
Well, in our last story, they accused Him of having
an unclean spirit (beelzebub) in Him and that by the prince of devils
was how He cast the devil out of a man who also was blind and dumb.
Before we carry on ... Let's take the Holy Spirit Bible study on Biblical blasphemy field trip for a moment. What is blasphemy? There are many ways to be
blasphemous. It is irreverence toward something sacred. It is also to
claim that you have the attributes of God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
Now the Pharisees didn't believe that Jesus was the Son of God, so
they called Him a blasphemer. Oh my!
Jesus said, Truly I say to you, all sins shall be
forgiven unto the sons of men, and whoever speaks a word against the
Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but the blasphemy against the
Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven, neither in this world, nor in the
world to come.
So there is one unforgivable sin. Do you wonder why
this is? Well, let me introduce you to the Holy Spirit and it will
become very clear to you just how special the Holy Spirit of God is.
After you read the TRUTH of
THE HOLY SPIRIT you'll have a better idea of who the Holy Spirit
is and why it is unforgivable to blaspheme Him.
As we sojourn along in the Holy Spirit Bible study on the Blasphemy the Holy Spirit, remember what Jesus said before about a tree and
it's fruits? He mentions this again as He is talking to the Pharisees
and scribes. He said, Either make the tree good, and his fruit good;
or else make the tree bad and his fruit bad, because a tree is known
by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak
good things? Because the words you speak come from your heart. A good
man, out of the goodness of his heart, brings about good things. A bad
man out of the wickedness of his heart, brings about evil. But I say
to you, That every vain word that men speak, they'll give
account of in the day of judgment. By your words, you'll be justified
and by your words you'll be condemned.
What do you think that means? What it boils down to
is this: Evil can't be hidden forever. It's gonna come out sooner or
later and even if you try to hide it from the world, God knows if it
is inside you. Jesus wasn't only talking about things that are spoken
either. Don't forget, He's the one who said, If you thought it, it's
the same as doing it. IF you did it with your heart. This is pretty
scary at first, but stay with me here. Of course thoughts are gonna
come into your head that you don't want or mean to think. It's the
devil's mission to put them there. IF YOU ENTERTAIN those thoughts, if
you ponder on them, if you don't evict them right away, if you don't
catch them and exterminate them with TRUTH or prayer or good thoughts,
THAT is when bad fruit begins to grow.
The Holy Spirit Bible study trek for truth concerning the Blasphemy the Holy Spirit warning of the Biblical blasphemy eternal error begins. Buckle up ... Now that you've become better acquainted with the Holy Spirit, you
know that He is the closest friend you could ever have and you can ask
Him any time of the day or night to help you grow better fruit. Every
moment is a new beginning. Start now!
TO BLASPHEMY THE HOLY SPIRIT MEANS YOU WALK AWAY AND STAY AWAY.
TO NEXT STUDY