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UNDERSTANDING BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT

Who is the Holy Spirit?

 

We cannot speak of YAHWEH without giving a special attention to the Holy Spirit.

Often Christians speak of the Holy Spirit as an abstract concept or force, and fail to grasp His role and importance, despite the fact that YESHUA has placed great emphasis on Him.

  • John 14:17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him"

 

In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is not only described as an impersonal force, but also in personal terms: He teaches, guides, comforts and intercedes. He is indeed a living entity who plays a major role in the application of the salvation of an individual. It is the Spirit who brings conviction to the unbeliever and allows him to clearly discern the message of truth of the Gospel, He wants to live in our hearts and mark us with the seal of ELOHIM making us His permanent property. The Holy Spirit also has a function among unbelievers: He convicts the hearts of people regarding sin.

 

The Bible teaches us the existence of an association of three elements: spirit, water, and blood.

  • 1 John 5: 7 "There are three that bear witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and the three are in agreement"

 

► YAHWEH the Father is the source of the living water (literally and allegorically).

  • Jeremiah 2:13 "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water"

  • 2 Samuel 22:12-14 "He made darkness a canopy around Him, a gathering of water and thick clouds."

► YESHUA is the flesh through which the blood has shed for the remission of sins.

► The Father and the Son are both imbued with the Holy Spirit. All the divine characteristics attributed to the Father and the Son are also attributed to the Holy Spirit. 

  • 1 Corinthians 12:6  "And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all."  

Throughout the biblical accounts the Holy Spirit is spoken of as an active being. He was present at creation. He is the divine agent who played a decisive role in the accomplishment of YAHWEH's plan for the salvation of humanity because it was through him that Jesus Christ was resurrected. He has emotions, intellect, a will and speech:

 

The Holy Spirit speaks.

  • Acts 13:2 "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

  • Ezekiel 2:2 "And as He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me."

 

The Holy Spirit is grieved.

  • Ephesians 4:30 "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption."

  • Isaiah 63:10 "But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He turned and became their enemy, and He Himself fought against them."

 

The Holy Spirit loves.

  • Romans 15:30 "Now I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me."

 

The Holy Spirit thinks and intercedes on our behalf

  • Romans 8: 26-27 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."

 

The Holy Spirit assists YAHWEH in the process of raising the dead.

  • Romans 8:11 "And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you."

 

The Holy Spirit grants spiritual understanding and mental receptivity of YESHUA's work of salvation.

  • John 15:26 "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me"

  • 1 Corinthians 12:11 "But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills."

 

The Holy Spirit is the ultimate source behind the biblical truth of the Holy Scriptures. He is the one who inspired and guided the prophets in the preservation, propagation and proclamation of the Word of Truth behind the Gospel.

  • 2 Peter 1:21 "For no such prophecy was ever brought forth by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."

 

The Holy Spirit is primarily a sevenfold of the Spirits of ELOHIM. That is, He reflects and encompasses the 7 spirits of ELOHIM.

  • Revelation 1:4-5 “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who is and was and is to come, and from the seven Spirits before His throne and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood. ”

  • Revelation 3:1 "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of the One who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation for being alive, yet you are dead"

  • Revelation 4:5 "From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings, and peals of thunder. Before the throne burned seven torches of fire. These are the seven Spirits of God."

  • Revelation 5:6 "Then I saw a Lamb who appeared to have been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth."

What are the 7 Spirits of ELOHIM or 7 manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer?

  • Isaiah 11:2 “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.”


1. The Spirit of the Lord: It is the root of the knowledge of ELOHIM that enables the believer to know the heavenly Father by developing a deep and intimate relationship with Him. This Spirit facilitates total and absolute unity with God the Father.
2. The Spirit of Wisdom: Opens the capability of discernment on the imponderables of life and gives the executive power to act on wise decisions inspired by the Spirit of The Lord.
3. The Spirit of Understanding: Opens the capability of understanding the words of YESHUA in great depths.
4. The Spirit of Counsel: This Spirit enables us to listen to YESHUA's guidance that leads us to reflection.
5. The Spirit of Power: This Spirit allows us to have mastery and authority over all supernatural things, specifically demons and satanic influence.
6. The Spirit of Knowledge: This Spirit opens general understanding of conception, gestation, birth, life, death, and resurrection.
7. The Spirit of fear of the Lord: This Spirit totally submits the believer to the LORD, leading him to do the will of The Lord and, by the power of this joy, to fear to do anything contrary to the will of the Father.

** Some interesting facts about the number 7

The number 7 in the Bible is considered one of the most powerful numbers that represents totality, divine perfection or something that is finished. The number 7 refers to the creation of the world which ELOHIM accomplished in 6 days and rested on the 7th day because everything was completely finished; thus creating the basis for the seven days of the week that we use to this day. In mathematics, 7 is a prime number, meaning it can only be divided by itself and by the number 1.

It is a number that is frequently found in the Holy Scriptures:

  • ELOHIM rested on the 7th day,

  • The 7 Spirits of ELOHIM

  • In the book of Revelation: the 7 churches, the 7 angels, the 7 thunders, the 7 trumpets, the 7 seals, the 7 lamps of fire that burn before the throne of ELOHIM, the 7 horns and 7 eyes of the slain lamb, 7 plagues, the 7 golden bowls 7 mountains.

  • The 7 colors in the rainbow

  • YESHUA performed 7 miracles on the Sabbath day

  • 7 days of the week

  • God said "If anyone killed Cain, Cain would be avenged 7 times" (Genesis 4:15)

  • Henoch, the 7th after Adam (Jude 1:14), was taken to heaven by ELOHIM without death (Genesis 5: 21-24)

  • The Flood began 7 days after Noah entered the Ark (Genesis 7: 4,10)

  • The 7 abominations that ELOHIM hates (Proverbs 6: 16-19)

  • YESHUA said we must forgive up to 70 times 7 times (Matthew 15: 32-38)

  • The Lord would discipline Israel up to 7 times if it refused to obey him (Leviticus 26:18)

  • YESHUA mentions 7  judgments on the unrepentant (Matthew 23)

  • YESHUA mentions 7 parables (Matthew 13)

  • 7 letters are sent to the 7 churches (Revelation 2 and 3)

  • The tabernacle candlestick has 7 branches (Exodus 25:37)

  • 7 angels pour out the 7 vials of God's wrath (Revelation 16: 1)

 

*Note that Satan uses the number 7 extensively for the purpose of creating confusion and removing any distinction between him and ELOHIM, as such you will notice Satanists, Luciferians, sorcerers and occultists also use the 7 as a sacred number.

How to recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit?

ELOHIM bestows His spirit upon people for the accomplishment of His purposes. But before receiving His Holy Spirit and experiencing divine manifestation, the believer will first learn to love, serve, worship, respect, and wait upon YESHUA. This does not require a religious formula, but rather a relationship with YESHUA motivated by passion, a burning desire and a feverish eagerness to know him. 

  • John 7: 37-39 "On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and called out in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said: ‘Streams of living water will flow from within him. He was speaking about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. For the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified."

 

The Holy Spirit can make his presence felt in many different ways:

  1. He can take possession of your being like a peaceful river flowing through your body, this manifestation has the effect of leaving you with an overwhelming feeling of peace. He now resides within you to produce the character of ELOHIM in your life.

  2. He can open up your spirit of discernment which will help you understand Scriptures without ambiguity. He speaks to the hearts and encourages to testify to the truth of YESHUA. If your thoughts are entirely turned to ELOHIM you will easily recognize the manifestations of the Holy Spirit and deceitfulness of the devil. 

  3. He can show you supernatural signs or give you revelations directly related to The Lord. 

 

​Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

 

​Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is the only sin YAHWEH does not forgive.

  • Matthew 12:32 "Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come."

  • Matthew 12:31 "Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven."

 

Blasphemy is a word that expresses an opposite. According to Strong's, the word blasphemy derives from:

blasphēmía/988 - which means "to replace" good with evil (evil with good), i.e. to qualify as "good" what God disapproves of, and "to exchange God's truth for a lie"

blásphēmos/989 - blasphemous, i.e. reversing spiritual and moral realities.

 

In Mark 3, Luke 11 and 12, and Matthew 12, Jesus' words are part of his response to the Pharisees who attributed the origin of his healing power to evil forces. 

 

The Pharisees and priests who were well versed in the Scriptures had seen in Jesus' miracles divine evidence that He was the Son of God. But they hardened their hearts against Him and accused Him of using sorcery through the power of Beelzebub, the devil, thus rejecting His deity. Jesus pointed out that he was empowered to work miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit, which comes from God the Father, and he rebutted their argument by reminding them that if he was casting out demons by the power of the devil, as they claimed, then the devil would be working against himself. Yet a kingdom that fights against itself cannot subsist. To bolster their argument, the Pharisees accused him of breaking the law by performing miracles on the Sabbath. However, the real motivation behind their accusations was rather concerning the possible loss of their notoriety and position of power if the mass would follow Jesus.

  • John 11:47-53 "Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation...So from that day on they plotted to kill Him."

 

Jesus could read their hearts, and called them a "brood of vipers" because their hypocritical attitude was not an honest mistake but rather a deliberate rejection, a stubborn resistance to the truth, a selfish preference of evil over good, a willful refusal to believe. ​The Pharisees declared that He had an "unclean spirit" operating within Him. In so doing, they were blaspheming, by rejecting the discernment they had been granted, and calling the Holy Spirit a demonic spirit.

If the Holy Spirit is the spirit of Truth, and Truth is the Word of God, and the Word of God is Jesus, and Jesus is God, and God is the Holy Spirit, why is it acceptable to blaspheme against Jesus and not against the Holy Spirit?

  • Mark 3:28-30 "Truly I tell you, the sons of men will be forgiven all sins and blasphemies, as many as they utter. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin. Jesus made this statement because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

The Holy Spirit is the agent of the revelation of divine Truth. It is only through the work of the Spirit that we come to the knowledge of ELOHIM. The Bible attributes the divine work of Creation to the Holy Spirit, acknowledging that it was ELOHIM's Word that declared "'Let there be light'", but it is the Holy Spirit who transformed lifeless matter into living creatures.

  • Job 33:4 "The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.."

 

Moreover, the Holy Spirit plays an important role in the process of humanity's ceaseless reproduction, His prerogative being the uninterrupted continuity of life.

  • Psalm 104:30 "When You send Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth."

So it's important to understand that blasphemy is not simply an insult, doubt or denial, but rather something you consciously willfully say, do or advocate that turns the Spirit's prerogative into a lie. It is a conscious contradiction of spiritual convictions and a deliberate rejection of the discernment you have been granted by ascribing what has been clearly perceived as being the work of God, to the influence and activity of the devil. In this respect, when those who preach the Gospel associate the will of ELOHIM with deeds and behaviours that are known to be contrary to the prerogative of the Holy Spirit and not conducive to the procreation of men or the continued reproduction of human beings, they are blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. 

ELOHIM forgives all sin, but what makes Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit unforgivable is not because ELOHIM is not utterly merciful, but rather because you yourself will "NEVER" seek His mercy. If, after having fully received revelation and divine understanding, you nonetheless choose to consciously reject this revelation by condoning what contradicts the prerogative of the Holy Spirit and by professing that the discernment you have been granted comes from evil forces, you will remain in an unrepentant state all your life and neither submission nor true repentance will ever be possible.

  • Hebrews 10:29 "How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

  • Hebrews 6: 4-6 "It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age—and then have fallen away—to be restored to repentance, because they themselves are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to open shame."

 

May the Holy Spirit guide you in the understanding of this message.​

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