KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:31 KJV” Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
To blaspheme is to speak of in an irreverent manner. It also means to utter profanities or obscenities. In this study we are considering saying wrongly concerning the Holy Spirit. The Lord made the following statement about the Holy Spirt. Matthew 12:31 KJV” Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men”.
Why did Jesus make such a statement? The Holy Spirit is one who does all that Jesus did. Without the Holy Spirit He could do nothing. The Holy Spirit according to Christ statement is a person, and not just a force. Just consider the following verse. Act 13:2 KJV “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” The Holy Spirit says He has called them. Only God could say such things. Indeed, the Holy Spirit is God. He is not the errand boy of the trinity. In Acts 5, when Ananias and Saphira lied to Peter, Peter said you have not lied to a man, but to the Holy Ghost and so they have lied to God.
The Holy Spirit is not a force like electricity. It is blasphemy to address Him that way. The issue about BLASPHEMING the Holy Spirit is a very serious matter. It has to do with wrongly addressing the Holy Spirit. Wrongly substituting Him and His works as the works of Satan or a demon. There are certain men of God who operate in ways that may not be what we are used to People just conclude, this man is of the devil, just because his operation is not what they are used to. The danger is, you may be BLASPHEMING the Holy Spirit, and that attracts very serious consequences. To be on the safer side, just keep your mouth shut concerning certain people.
A question may be rising in the minds of certain individuals. What about those whose actions oppose scriptural provisions? The scriptures tells us to judge or try, whether a spirit is of God. 1 John 4:1 KJV “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”. The scriptures instruct us to consider what the person says, does and believes if it is scriptural. After considering all these issues, we could say this person is a false prophet or not. We should not be quick in judging people, if we have very little information about them. Our mouth is a very important member of our body with very glorious consequences or grave ones if used wrongly. To be on the safer side, do not judge and condemn things or people you do not know much, but rather be very positive about lots of things. Do not add your negative comment about one that someone is talking about, yet you have no idea about that individual.
My tongue has the power of life and death. I speak only what God says about me, people and situations. What the devil says which are heresies have no place in my mouth. My life advances positively and greatly because I stay in the scriptures
Luke 6:37 KJV ” Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”
James 3:6 KJV “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”