I thought today that I would take the time to share this message with those on truth social that follow me. If you wish you can retruth the message to other people. This verse of scripture often comes to mind when I begin to mention these things.
Matthew 12: 32
AND WHOSOEVER SPEAKETH A WORD AGAINST THE SON OF MAN, IT SHALL BE FORGIVEN HIM: BUT WHOSOEVER SPEAKETH AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST, IT SHALL NOT BE FORGIVEN HIM, NEITHER IN THIS WORLD, NEITHER THE WORLD TO COME.
If you follow this through the gospels, you will see that the Pharisees had just called Jesus Christ a blasphemer. Think about that! Here’s a common man, looking into the eyes of the very Son of God, God in flesh and calling him a blasphemer.
I’d like to give you my take as a pastor on this partial of scripture. If we go back to the Old Testament, we see that God the Father spoke directly to men. We could name some of those men such as Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah. It was then those men’s responsibility to tell God’s people what God had given them to say.
Once we leave the Old Testament, we get to the gospels. Here, Jesus Christ is born, and we actually hear from the very Son of God, Jesus Christ. Although we see the gospels in the New Testament; Jesus Christ lived in the very end of the Old Testament. As a matter of fact, the Old Testament came to an end the very moment Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary. As far as I can see, God the Father only spoke twice in the gospels. You can check me out. One time he said this: (THIS IS MY BELOVED SON IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED). The other time he said this: (THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, HEAR YE HIM). Therefore, in the Old Testament, God the Father spoke, in the gospel, God the Son spoke.
This Pharisee called Jesus Christ a blasphemer. In the verse that we read Jesus told him this. You can reject me if you like. However, if you reject the Holy Ghost there will be no forgiveness for you in this world or, the world to come. As we watch the Bible unfold, we see that Jesus Christ was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day he arose from the dead. As we get into (Acts) we see where the Holy Ghost fell on 120 believers and the Church, the body of Christ was born. Within the concept of the Church, we now hear God the Spirit speak. Although God still uses men to speak, it’s not that man we need to hear, it’s God’s Spirit that now speaks to our hearts.
In the Trinity there are three very distinct parts of the Godhead. God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. God the Father sent his son to this world to die for the sins of men. (God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself). Jesus Christ was God! God, himself became our sacrifice for sin. He offered himself for every man, woman, boy and girl.
I seek to share truth! There are very few people that like truth anymore, they actually run from the very concept of truth. When Jesus Christ was speaking to the Pharisee, looking into his eyes, the Pharisee had no idea what all he was saying! One reason he didn’t know was because he was all wrapped up in religion and not even considering the truth. There were those in that day that were looking for the events that were unfolding because they had studied the Old Testament and knew what was about to happen. However, religion will never tell you the whole truth. If it would then, it would cease to be religion and become truth.
Although many people were looking for that truth as it unfolded, most or, all of them was exactly like you and I. Once the Holy Ghost had fallen on them, they became babes in Christ and, at that point began to grow in the knowledge and truth of Jesus Christ.
We now live in a time when the Holy Spirit is upon this earth. Within the picture of the Godhead, he is it! another way of saying it is to say that God the Father will not send anyone or anything else that we, the people of this world might turn from our wicked ways to him. The Holy Spirit is it! When Jesus Christ told the Pharisee that he’d be wise not to reject the Holy Spirit, that’s exactly what he was saying. God the Father tied, God the Son tried and now God the Spirit is seeking to draw all men to God the father.
Within the concept of the course of this world since the Holy Ghost fell in (Acts 2) men have seen a lot of changes in the way we live. We can see that picture of the Church as it unfolds in (Revelation 3). In the last part of that chapter, we see that basically the Church has locked the very Spirit of God outside and will not let the very Spirit that offers salvation even in the building! You can read the whole chapter but, look especially at this verse:
BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR, AND KNOCK: IF ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE, AND OPEN THE DOOR I WILL COME IN TO HIM, AND WILL SUP WITH HIM, AND HE WITH ME.
Jesus’ call is to individuals (any person) that will hear him, the Church in a lot of cases has locked him out! Many people have locked him out of their hearts! They simply reject truth!
Many people that follow me know very well my position on the King James Bible. It’s the only one I study. I don’t push that Bible on anyone else but all that I might teach comes from that book.
I only point that out because I’d like to show you this verse:
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM, SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
If you will notice in that verse, the word (LOVED) is used. That word is past tense! With that being said, what else did God do once he had offered his only begotten son? Within the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ also game the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ promised us in scripture that if he went away he would send a comforter and, he did!
Since God loved us so much he gave us the Holy Spirit to draw conviction on our sinful hearts that we might be saved by grace.
(IN MY OPINION) it’s getting harder and harder to find a Church, a person or anything now we’re you can feel the conviction that’s required for salvation, the transforming power of God through his word.
Blaspheme is the rejection of God’s Spirit. Often, that Spirit will speak to a heart multiple times in the course of a life trying to draw a single person away from sin into the very grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. I, for one know that for a fact, he did me! It took me a while to see myself as a sinner in need of salvation.
It’s a very terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry God! God’s done all he’s going to do! This world, even many Churches is rejecting God’s Spirit. The world has chosen its own way of religion and that apart from Jesus Christ. However, God’s Spirit is still speaking to people if we will listen!
FOR GOD SO LOVED! Right now, God’s on his throne, his son, Jesus Christ on his right side. The Holy Spirit is within we that are born again and it’s our responsibility to share the gospel story to this world!
I often try to get people to see God’s point of view by putting it this way. Some two thousand years ago God sent his son as a sacrifice for the sins of this world. The blood his Son shed on the cross covered the sin of every person that ever lived on the face of this earth.
No matter what your sin is, it’s been paid for by that blood. All any person has to do to receive the gift of salvation is believe! Ask Jesus Christ to move into your heart!
Consider, the sin of every person in hell today was paid for by the blood of Christ, they simply didn’t except that free gift!
That Spirit I speak of will soon leave this world! We call that (The Rapture). God, in his love for mankind gave all he had to give! (HE LOVED) us that much! What he’s saying, that’s it! You can now except my son, or you can go to hell!
Now, I realize that sounds cut and dry! But, is it? Just like in my case, how many times has God spoken to you but you didn’t listen?
There’s no greater joy than knowing Jesus Christ as savior! If you don’t know him, ask him into your heart today!
2 Timothy 1:7