Blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is never forgiven
Mark 3:29 -
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
One should be very careful when pointing a finger at any Man or Woman of God. It is not that they are perfect or we should not discern the mistakes or misdeeds of Men and Women of God.
In today's message the people went a step ahead in their accusation against Jesus. They would normally say things against Him but at this point they pointed a finger against the Spirit that dwelled in Him.
Through the events of Moses being punished and not allowed to enter the promised land was symbolic for us to understand the consequences of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. The second Rock was symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Man was allowed to strike the first Rock Jesus but to the second when man does he will not be forgiven. The promised land of Israel is symbolic to the real Promise Land which is Heaven. Like Moses we may be very, very great among other workers in the Kingdom of God yet we will be punished for grieving or blaspheming the Holy Spirit and will not be allowed to enter Heaven.
All Men and Women of God make mistakes not because they are not in the Lord but because they also operate in the flesh many a times. Every one of us, are at various ratios of flesh and Spirit leading. None among us is totally led by the Spirit or are perfect like Jesus. Surely one day man will be perfected like Jesus and become sons of God, till then we need to discern every man's works of the flesh from their anointing, according to scriptures. But at no stage are we to point a finger at the spirit in them unless we are told so by the Holy Spirit. We should remember we are risking our eternal life by opening our mouths. So it is best to shut our mouths in this area than to risk losing everything.
In Matthew 5:22 the word 'Raca' refers to a person who does not have a spirit. It comes from the root word meaning empty. While the Greek word 'moros' translated as 'you fool' actually means a person with a deviation spirit, for it comes from a root word meaning 'mystery'. Both these accusations against a child of God is taken very, very seriously, especially the second leads them not only to Hell but to Hell fire which is referred as Lake of fire / sulphur and is worse than Hell. The lake of sulphur is only for those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit or those who even after knowing / believing in Jesus Christ reject His Father's Word.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, give us wisdom and control over our tongues that we realize the consequences of our words even before we speak them out, especially when it comes to your people and primarily regarding your Chosen Ones. Lord, let us not harden our hearts that we cause our spirit to suffer in eternal fire...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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