When praying this morning, I was directed by the Holy Spirit to a website of a brother in England. There I found an article to share with you, something that was written by me, but which I have had no copy of (until now) . Here it is. This was written in ’07. It is very ALIVE now though. — D
“Verily I say to you, that all the sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and evil speakings with which they might speak evil, but whoever may speak evil in regard to the Holy Spirit hath not forgiveness — to the age, but is in danger of age-during judgment” – because they said, “He hath an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3 28-30, Young’s Literal Translation)
I’m going to briefly comment on this passage of scripture, and this as a warning to the Lord’s people to be careful that they do not insult the Spirit of Grace when the Lord comes to them with “eyes as a flame of fire” and “with feet as burnished brass.”
What I mean by this, beloved, is that the Lord is soon going to manifest Himself as the rod of iron which dashes the earthen pots of the Church’s carnality to shivers, and He is going to do much of this work through flesh and blood human beings (prophets). I think that because of the severity of this work and because of the manner of this “coming” (through ordinary but thoroughly sanctified people), many people, even many Christians, are going to MISS GOD and attribute HIS COMING TO THEM as that which comes from one who has “an unclean spirit.”
This is a very dangerous thing to do. Not because it is an “unpardonable sin,” but because it is a sin that can cause a person (even a seemingly god-fearing saint) to MISS OUT ON THE INHERITANCE OF THE AGE, and this for refusing to recognize “the day of their visitation” which was intended to bring them into the fullness of this inheritance.
Of course, this relates to the ministry of the two witnesses (Rev. 11). This is an earthly witness of a people in union with their Head, prophets who will be clothed in “sackcloth” (which means they will have a plain unnoticed appearance and have hearts that need no recognition from men) and from whose mouths come A FIRE that is to make ready a people for the Day of the Lord.
Though these witnesses are a manifestation in the earth of true faith and pure love, beloved, it is a rather severe form of love which is rarely seen in human beings today. So, these witnesses will not be recognized as the Lord’s true prophets (not even by most Christians), but instead will be under the blame of the Church (and much of the world) and will be judged as an unclean thing that should be done away with (in one way or another). So it must be for these witnesses, for they are sacrifices in DEMONSTRATION of the Wisdom of the Cross.
Beloved, faith lives only with sacrifice, and pure love only in self-denial. Thus, these selfless witnesses of which I speak will declare uncompromised truth to those who are appointed to hear their profound words. Some who hear their words will be able to receive these words and thus receive the blessing that comes from them, but others, they will blaspheme these holy servants, insult them, and count their names as evil. In so doing, the persecutors of these prophets persecute the Lord Himself, and they blaspheme the Spirit by which these holy servants are given to speak.
In short …
Even those who consider themselves to be the elect of God are not outside of the danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, beloved. This is not an “eternal” sin, but rather, this is a sin by which one can forsake the inheritance of the age by rejecting the judgments of God which are sent by the Spirit to bring people into their inheritance.
Beloved, what this means is; if God comes to us in a manner that we dislike, or through a person who we dislike, or perhaps even through a person who we like but they come in a manner and expression which contradicts our preconceptions about God and about how He works, we are in danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit if we continually attribute the Spirit’s works or words to those of an unclean spirit. This is a sin that can affect our inheritance in Christ because by constantly rejecting and considering as evil God’s chosen means to purge, purify, and deliver us from something, we choose to REMAIN defiled by that very thing, and will not be wholly sanctified, preserved blameless when the Lord comes to be glorified in His saints.
Dear ones, the Lord is coming with a vengeance to war against all that is keeping us from where we need to be in Him. At times this coming will seem most violent to us, but let us be discerning and not be too quick to judge, lest we insult the Spirit of Grace and reject the One Who only comes to perfect us and to bring us into our full inheritance in Him.