“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” Matthew 12:31
Jesus is so loving and gracious. He forgives all our sin. His love pursues us.
In the kingdom of God, you will find people who have been guilty of all sorts of misdeeds, abominations and wicked actions. From fornication to murder, to pride and anger, yelling and violence. From thievery to self-abuse, adultery and alcoholism, hypocrisy, extortion, and all kinds of cheating lying and deception.
Many a wasted life has been restored by Jesus. That person that you sit next to on Sunday morning may have quite the checkered past. But they are saved and heaven-bound! No matter what you’ve done, there is a place at Jesus’ table for you. What a great and relentless love!
This forgiveness does not come without a cost. The heavy cost was paid as the perfect man died on the Cross of Calvary. Justice and mercy met together – and so we are saved!
But there is one sin that cannot be forgiven. It is the sin of lifelong rejection of Jesus. The Bible calls this the “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.”
“…I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men, Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)
A gift that is never received can never be used.
The purpose of the Holy Spirit in the life of the unbeliever is to bring guilt of sin (John 16:8). If the guilty keep rejecting God, they can never be forgiven.
Do not harden your heart. If you need forgiveness, ask for it. Come to God through faith in Christ. And be forgiven forever!
If you have never asked Jesus to forgive you, it can be done right now through a simple prayer. Prayer is just talking to God. He can hear you, He knows you, and He love you. Here is a prayer that you can say right now.
Dear Jesus, please forgive me. I have sinned against You. Please rescue me. I want to follow You. I want to live my life for You. I invite You now, to be my Saviour and the King of my life forever. Amen.
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