Monday 4th March 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Acts 7:51-60
Topic:- Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit
Text:- Matthew 12:31
First, every sin can be forgiven, even the seven deadly sins. Jesus Himself said, if a person truly listens to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and asks for pardon and forgiveness that person is not guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. See Matthew 12:31.
Is there a sin that cannot be forgiven or what is then the unpardonable sin?
Yes, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is any sin that a person clings to by continually resisting the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Keep in mind that there is not one specific sin that is unforgivable, such as lying, stealing or murder, but rather a perpetual hardening of the heart and willfully sinning against God and man. See 1 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:15.Stephen says the following to the Pharisees, “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.” In a nutshell, the unpardonable sin is any sin that a person doesn’t want to give up, confess, or even ask forgiveness for and additionally doesn’t want to hear any more about it from the Holy Spirit. See Acts 7:51.
Any sin mankind wants pardon for is forgivable. However, if we turn our backs on the voice of the Holy Spirit we begin to silence His convictions and eventually we cannot hear His convicting power. This effectively blocks the working of God in our lives because we have reached a point where we are unable to respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
If a person still desires forgiveness and confesses their sins, those sins will be forgiven and blotted out. As long as you are under conviction, which is the Holy Spirit’s job, and you want to be forgiven you are not guilty of the unpardonable sin. See John 16:8.
Take a look at your life. Do you have any bricks that need to be removed? Do you hear the Holy Spirit calling you to remove some walls in your life so that Jesus can freely communicate and spend time with you? Why not follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit right now and ask for help breaking down any wall of separation between you and God. See 1 Timothy 1:13-15.
1. Oh Lord God, help me not to sin against the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I command any sin that is standing on my way to success to heaven, what are you waiting for, vanish by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I command, sin shall have no dominion over me henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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