The Holy Spirit is the third
person of the Trinity:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is a person
equal in every way with the Father and with the Son.
Jesus said that "the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven"
so the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not for the casual inquirer. Matthew 12:31
It is for 'born again' Christians, it is not a religion, it is a living relationship
with God, it is not for the unbelieving.
What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
found in Mark
and Matthew 12:31,32
Jesus had been performing miracles, including driving
demons out of people by the power of the Holy Spirit. Instead
of recognizing the source of Jesus’ power and accepting Him
as God’s Son, the religious leaders accused Him of being
possessed by the devil and driving demons out
in the power of the devil. This was an insult to
the Holy Spirit.
against the Holy Spirit is not only a matter
of a verbal insult. It is an attitude of heart which is in
willful rebellion against truth and righteousness.
It is a sin that a person
clings to by continually resisting the testimony and
convicting power of the Holy Spirit to the deity and
saving power of the Lord Jesus. They are unwilling
to repent and believe.
Can a true Christian believer, whose
salvation is in Jesus, be guilty of
blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
The answer is No
Jesus does not say, "All sins
can be forgiven except one,"
"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins.. God is
faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". 1John 1:5-10
In Acts 16:31: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will
be saved.” Paul didn’t ask, “Have you ever
blasphemed against the Spirit of God?” No,
he said, “If you believe, you will be saved.”
If you ask Jesus for forgiveness and
confess your sins,
and invite Him into your heart, and ask Him to save you,
all your sins will be forgiven and blotted out.
You won't be guilty of the unforgivable sin.
God is awesome!
The Holy Spirit is a vital part of
every believers life.
Is by convicting of sin and showing who Jesus is;
Is by giving assurance that we are indeed children of God;
Is by cleansing, controlling and filling the
believer as the temple of God.
From the moment of spiritual birth
has the Holy spirit. Romans 8:16
We are Filled by the Holy Spirit by Faith.
You can appropriate the filling of
Spirit right now if you:
1. Sincerely desire to be directed
and empowered by
the Holy Spirit. Matthew 5:6; John 7:37-39
2. Confess your sins. By faith thank
God that He has forgiven
all of your sins, past, present and future, because Christ
died for you Colossians 2:13-15; 1 John 1; 2:1-3; Hebrews 10:1-17
3. Present every area of your life
to God. Romans 12:1, 2
Trust in God and in His promises, is the only means by
which a Christian can live the Spirit-directed life.