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"JUST WORDS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-02

Just Words




Matthew 12:37, 'For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.'



MATTHEW 12:34-37



God created the heavens and the earth and everything that is in the earth by His words (Heb. 11:3). The whole creation was made by, and responds to, words. Our words, when spoken in faith, release either life or death (Prov. 18:21) and will affect people, things, and circumstances. We can release the power that is in faith by our words.

Every word counts. There is no such things as an 'idle' word which will not work for us or against us. Our words can be our most powerful weapon against the devil, or they can become a snare of the devil (Prov. 6:2). Faith-filled words can move mountains.

The faith that made Jesus marvel was a faith in the authority of the spoken word (Mt. 8:8, 10). We are to believe in the power of our words. If we begin to speak words in faith that line up with God's Word, then we will have the positive results that follow. But if we continue to speak words of doubt, we will eventually believe them and have the negative things that these words produce. Death or life are in the power of every word we speak.

Faith is released by speaking words. Jesus encouraged us to speak to mountains or to whatever our problem might be. Most people speak to God about their problem, but few follow Jesus' instructions and speak directly to the 'mountain.' God has put certain things under our authority and we must exercise it. When a problem stands in our way, we must speak to the problem and command it to get out of our way in the name of Jesus. Speak God's Word today. His Words will produce life.


"THE FOLDED NAPKIN" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-02
THE FOLDED NAPKIN



THIS MORNING, WHEN I WAS STUDYING ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, I WAS WONDERING JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FOLDED NAPKIN THAT HAD BEEN PLACED OVER THE FACE OF JESUS.  UNTIL LAST YEAR, I DIDN'T.  I HAD READ THE 20TH CHAPTER OF JOHN MANY TIMES AND JUST NEVER KNEW WHAT IT MEANT IN VERSE 7.  I WILL PUT IT HERE FOR YOU TO READ.  (And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.)  WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT A FOLDED NAPKIN?  WELL, I WILL TELL YOU.


BEING GENTILES, WE DON'T KNOW THE JEWISH TRADITIONS SO WE MISS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MANY THINGS IN SCRIPTURE, SUCH AS THE FOLDED NAPKIN.  THE FOLDED NAPKIN HAD TO DO WITH THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE AND HIS SERVANT AND EVERY JEWISH FAMILY KNEW WHAT IT MEANT.  WHEN THE SERVANT SET THE DINNER TABLE FOR HIS MASTER, HE MADE SURE THAT IT WAS EXACTLY THE WAY THE MASTER WANTED IT. THE TABLE WAS FURNISHED PERFECTLY AND THEN THE SERVANT WOULD WAIT, JUST OUT OF SIGHT, UNTIL THE MASTER HAD FINISHED EATING AND THE SERVANT WOULD NOT DARE TOUCH THAT TABLE UNTIL THE MASTER WAS FINISHED.  NOW IF THE MASTER WAS FINISHED EATING, HE WOULD RISE FROM THE TABLE, WIPE HIS FINGERS, HIS MOUTH, AND CLEAN HIS BEARD AND WOULD WAD UP THAT NAPKIN AND TOSS IT ON THE TABLE. THE SERVANT WOULD THEN KNOW TO CLEAR THE TABLE.  IN THOSE DAYS, THE WADDED NAPKIN MEANT, "I'M DONE".  HOWEVER, IF THE MASTER GOT UP FROM THE TABLE, FOLDED HIS NAPKIN AND LAID IT BESIDE HIS PLATE, THE SERVANT WOULD NOT DARE TOUCH THE TABLE BECAUSE THE FOLDED NAPKIN MEANT, "I'M COMING BACK!"

 


THIS IS WHAT JESUS WAS TELLING US WHEN HE TOOK THE NAPKIN, FOLDED IT AND LAID IT ASIDE.  HE WAS SAYING "I AM COMING BACK"..  ARE YOU READY FOR HIM?


WHEN STUDYING THE BIBLE, TAKE TIME TO FIND OUT THINGS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.  IT WILL MEAN SO MUCH MORE TO YOU.  I KNOW WHEN I FOUND OUT WHAT THE FOLDED NAPKIN MEANT IT JUST MADE THE SCRIPTURE EXPLODE FOR ME.  I PRAY THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
 

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL SEASONS

 

I WAS READING ONE OF MY OLD MESSAGES FROM A FEW YEARS AGO AND IT WAS CHRISTMAS TIME WHEN I WROTE IT AND I OBVIOUSLY WROTE ABOUT JESUS BEING THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.  WELL, IT IS EASTER SEASON NOW BUT I GOT TO THINKING, WHY SHOULD WE HAVE A FEW  SEASONS WHERE JESUS IS THE REASON.  WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING HIM EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

 

IN THAT MESSAGE I TOLD EVERYONE THAT JESUS LOVES THEM.  WELL, HE LOVES YOU JUST AS MUCH NOW AS HE DID THEN.  HE IS LOVE AND THAT LOVE DOES NOT COME AND GO WITH THE SEASONS.  PEOPLE NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THIS AS I BELIEVE A LOT OF THEM FORGET. THEY GET CAUGHT UP IN THEIR EVERY DAY LIVES AND HARDLY HAVE ANY TIME FOR HIM.  HE DESERVES MUCH MORE THAN THAT.  I BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO HIM NOW JUST BECAUSE OF THIS VIRUS.  WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE CLOSE TO HIM.





DO YOU FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM ON A DAILY BASIS?  I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT A ROUTINE OF DAILY BIBLE SCRIPTURES WHERE YOU HAVE IT ALL WORKED OUT WHERE YOU CAN READ THE WHOLE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR.  I AM SURE YOU HAVE SEEN THOSE BIBLE SCHEDULES.  YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS SHOULD BE ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL.  HE DOESN'T WANT US TO JUST READ THE BIBLE, HE WANTS US TO LIVE IT AND HOW CAN WE LIVE IT UNLESS WE STUDY IT.  I DON'T BELIEVE HE CARES IF WE READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR OR IF IT TAKES US TEN YEARS AS LONG AS WE DO IT BECAUSE WE WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAS TO SAY AND OBEY HIM.


 


LET'S MAKE EVERY SEASON THE REASON FOR JESUS AND TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN TO US ABOUT THAT GREAT LOVE THAT HE HAS FOR US ALL.  I WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT SCRIPTURE WHICH WILL SHOW TRUE LOVE AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID IN JOHN 15:11-14  "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."  HE GAVE UP HIS LIFE WILLINGLY FOR US BECAUSE OF THAT GREAT LOVE.  JUST REMEMBER HE CHOSE TO DO THAT, NO ONE MADE HIM DO IT.  HE IS TRUE LOVE.  I AM GOING TO LOVE HIM BACK WITH ALL THE LOVE I HAVE, HOW ABOUT YOU?  


GOD BLESS YOU ALL. 

"SINGLENESS OF HEART" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-01

Singleness Of Heart




Matthew 12:35, 'A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.'



MATTHEW 12:32-45



Our spirit is definitely a part of our heart, but as seen in 1 Peter 3:4, it is only a part. Sin, iniquity, unbelief, etc., come from the heart but not the born-again spirit. Hebrews 4:12 suggests that spirit and soul are both part of the heart; hence, the scriptures admonish us to believe with all our heart (Acts 8:37), have singleness of heart (Col. 3:22), and tell us our hearts can have two minds or ways of thinking (Jas. 4:8).

Even Christians still struggle with things like pride and foolishness which Jesus said came out of our heart. It's certain that our born again spirit is not the source of these sins. The heart encompasses more than our spirit.

The English word 'soul' comes from the Greek word 'psuche,' translated 'heart, life, mind, and soul.' The mind is the principle and leading part of the soul, followed by the will and emotions. We could also describe the soul as being the hidden part of all existing beings or what most people would call the personality. The soul is the center of the feelings and emotions, appetites and desires, as well as sense perception and consciousness. The soul may also speak of the totality of a person - his total being or self, a person, and the hidden man or inward man. The soul and the body do not get born again. It is the spirit of man that becomes totally new at salvation. So, although every believer receives the same miraculous spiritual rebirth, the visible results of that inward change will vary from person to person according to how much he renews his mind. The term 'heart' can include all of the inner man - spirit, soul, or any portion thereof. The peace of God will keep your heart at rest in Christ Jesus. Let Him.


"REST AND RE-FIRE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-31

Rest And Re-fire




Mark 6:31, 'And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.'



MATTHEW 14:13-21; MARK 6:30-44; LUKE 9:10-17; JOHN 6:1-14



Jesus often separated Himself from others so that He could spend time with the Father. Here, we see Jesus calling His disciples apart for rest and leisure. Many zealous Christians have neglected the needs of their physical bodies and have, therefore, cut their ministries short through death or severe illness. Likewise, many have failed to take the time to be still and know God (Ps. 46:10). This will also cut your ministry short through non-effectiveness. One of Satan's deadliest weapons against those involved in ministry is busy-ness. We must balance our time ministering to others with our time of being ministered to by our Father. If the devil can't stop you from 'getting on fire' for God, then he'll try to stop you by getting you 'burned out.'

Remember, the reason Jesus and His disciples were going to this remote place was to get away from the multitude for awhile and rest. This rest was not optional, but rather, a necessity. Jesus and His disciples were taking a much needed vacation. However, the multitude followed them and their vacation ended even before it began. Surely, Jesus and His disciples were just as disappointed as you or I would have been. But instead of anger or bitterness, Jesus was moved with compassion.

Later on in the evening, Jesus went up into a mountain and prayed until the fourth watch (3 to 6 a.m.). The Lord intends for us to take care of these physical bodies as can be seen by Jesus' actions in taking His disciples aside for rest. But when this purpose was frustrated by the demands of the ministry, Jesus gave priority to the spirit man and stayed up all night praying and getting the spiritual rest He was needing. We should follow His example and always put the needs of the spirit ahead of the needs of the flesh.


"LIVING A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-31




LIVING A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE

 

ARE YOU HAVING A HARD TIME LIVING A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE? COULD IT BE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT SPENDING ENOUGH TIME IN GOD'S WORD?  THE MORE TIME WE SPEND WITH JESUS, THE LESS TIME WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OTHER THINGS THAT DISTRACT US. WE HAVE TO GUARD AGAINST ANY TEMPTATION.  I HAVE SAID THIS MANY TIMES AND YOU WILL PROBABLY HEAR IT MANY MORE TIMES BUT YOU CANNOT BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT.  TEMPTATION STARTS IN OUR MINDS AND WE MUST DO WHAT IT SAYS IN ROMANS 12:2 WHICH IS "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  



SOME PEOPLE THINK YOU CAN'T LIVE A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE AND STILL HAVE FUN.  LET ME TELL YOU THEY ARE WRONG.  I HAVE LIVED BOTH SIDES AND I HAD MORE FUN AT A GOOD BIBLE STUDY CLASS WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS THEN I EVER DID SITTING AROUND A POKER TABLE.  IT IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO.  



LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN BUT BE SURE YOU ACT LIKE ONE.  I AM PROUD OF MY LOVE FOR JESUS.  I WANT TO TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY TO ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO COMPROMISE.  I WAS IN SALES FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS AND TRAVELED FIVE DAYS A WEEK CALLING ON MARINAS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA.  IN CONVERSATIONS, I SOMETIMES MENTIONED JESUS AND AT FIRST IT WAS NOT WELL RECEIVED.  THE SUBJECT WOULD ALWAYS CHANGE.  AS TIME WENT ON, THE PEOPLE CHANGED.  THEY KNEW WHAT I BELIEVED AND KNEW I WAS NOT ASHAMED OF IT.  IF SOMEONE MENTIONED THEY WERE SICK OR HAD A SICK FAMILY MEMBER, I WOULD TELL THEM I WOULD PRAY FOR THEM.  AT FIRST I WOULD DO THE PRAYING AFTER I GOT IN MY CAR BUT AS TIME WENT ON AND THE PEOPLE WERE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH PRAYER, I WOULD PRAY FOR AND WITH THEM RIGHT THERE WHERE THEY WERE.  I WAS NEVER PUSHY SHARING JESUS WITH ANYONE.  I BELIEVE THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TURN PEOPLE OFF ON BEING A CHRISTIAN.  


 


SO, BE BOLD IN YOUR COMMITMENT TO JESUS AND DON'T COMPROMISE.  HE DIDN'T COMPROMISE WHEN IT CAME TO GOING TO THE CROSS FOR US AND HE WANTS TO LIVE IN AND THROUGH US.  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN GALATIANS 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.   WE MUST ALL LIVE A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE AND TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR US EVERY DAY.  THIS WILL ALSO SHOW PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE JESUS.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"WHAT DOES DEATH MEAN TO YOU?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-30



 WHAT DOES DEATH MEAN TO YOU?


 

I GUESS SINCE I AM SO OLD THAT PEOPLE FIND IT EASY TO TALK ABOUT DEATH WITH ME.  SOME ARE AFRAID TO DIE, SOME ARE JUST CURIOUS AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE ONE OR TWO THAT JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS AFRAID TO DIE.  WELL, THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO, I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE.  WHEN THE LORD IS FINISHED WITH ME HERE ON THIS EARTH, I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.   WHAT IS THERE TO FEAR ABOUT DEATH, IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN.  FOR US WHO ARE, WE WILL JUST CLOSE OUR EYES FOR THE LAST TIME HERE AND OPEN THEM LOOKING ON THE FACE OF JESUS.  THAT IS NOT SCARY TO ME.  FOR YOU WHO ARE NOT BORN AGAIN, THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY.



A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, SOME 20 YEARS AGO, WAS ALWAYS SAYING THAT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE AT 70.  WHEN I ASK WHY SHE THOUGHT THAT WAY SHE SAID IT WAS IN THE BIBLE.  I TOLD HER THAT IT WENT ON TO SAY IT COULD BE LONGER.  HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS.  (PSALM 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.)  SHE ACTUALLY DIED AT THE AGE OF 70.  



I REALLY THOUGH ABOUT THAT AND STARTED STUDYING WHAT THE BIBLE DID SAY ABOUT AGE AND WAS PLEASED WHEN I FOUND THAT GENESIS 6:3 SAYS "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."   I ASKED THE LORD RIGHT THEN THAT IF I COULD SERVE HIM IN THE WAY HE WANTED ME TO SERVE HIM TO LET ME DO IT FOR THOSE 120 PLUS YEARS.  SINCE THAT TIME, I HAVE BEEN THANKING HIM EVERY MORNING FOR MY 120 PLUS YEARS OF DIVINE HEALTH.  YOU SEE, I KNOW I AM HEALED BECAUSE IT SAYS THAT IN 1ST PETER 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.  



NOW GETTING BACK TO DEATH.  I FOUND THIS A WHILE BACK AND HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COPY IT AGAIN SO I WILL HERE.  IT IS A WONDERFUL WAY OF EXPLAINING IT.  I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY IT.










~DEATH~ 
A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to 
Leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die.  Tell me what lies on the other side.'  Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know..'  'You don't know? You're, a Christian man, And don't know what's on the other side?'  

 


The doctor was holding the handle of the door.  On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.  


 


Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog?  He's never been in this room before.  He didn't know what was inside.  He knew nothing except that his master was here, And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.  



I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing.  I know my Master is there and that is enough.'



 IS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU?  I WOULD HOPE SO.  IT SURE IS FOR ME AND THAT IS WHY I AM NOT AFRAID TO LEAVE THIS WORLD.



 GOD BLESS YOU ALL.










"NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-30

No Peace For The Wicked




Luke 9:7, 'Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some that John was risen from the dead.'



MATTHEW 14:1-12: MARK 6:14-29; LUKE 9:7-9



Others may have thought Jesus was John the Baptist risen from the dead, but as can be clearly seen by looking at Matthew's account and especially Mark's record, Herod was convinced of this personally. This illustrates Herod's own conviction of the sin John had rebuked, his guilt and torment over his even greater sin of beheading John, and his fear of John and the God he represented. As revealed in Mark 6:20, Herod once listened to John gladly. It is certain that John was preaching his favorite message of, 'Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' For Herod to hear him gladly, he must have been under deep conviction from God.

Herod feared his wife and the opinion of others more than he feared God. Herod was not as Festus, who told Paul he was mad for speaking of the resurrection from the dead. Herod knew the truth personally, was exceedingly sorry, and yet chose death - both John the Baptist's and his own spiritual death. Apparently, seen in this instance, Herod lacked peace after his fatal choice.

According to the world's mentality, peace is the absence of problems. However, God's peace is not dependent on circumstances. It is dependent only on God Himself who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). A Christian can have great peace even in the midst of terrible problems because his faith is in God. 'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee' (Isa. 26:3). Let His peace rule in your heart today. Trust Him.


"JESUS IS THE ONE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-29

JESUS IS THE ONE





DO YOU GET DISCOURAGED AND FEARFUL ONCE IN A WHILE?  WITH THE ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS AND NOW THIS VIRUS, I AM SURE A LOT OF US DO.  HEARING ABOUT SOMEONE IN THE BIBLE LET'S US KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES THAT HAS A BAD DAY ONCE IN A WHILE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO STAY IN THAT STATE.  GOD ALWAYS GIVES US A WAY OUT.  AS BAD AS IT IS, WE SHOULD NOT FEAR IT BUT TRUST JESUS TO TAKE CARE OF US.

 

IF SOME OF YOU ARE FEARFUL, LET ME GIVE YOU A FEW SCRIPTURES TO HELP YOU.

 


EXODUS 23:25  And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
 


PSALM 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

 

1ST JOHN 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

2ND TIMOTHY 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


 

LET'S LOOK AT JOHN THE BAPTIST FOR A MINUTE.  I DON'T THINK HE WAS EVER FEARFUL AS HE KNEW WHO HE WAS IN JESUS BUT I DO BELIEVE HE GOT DISCOURAGED WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON.  THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT HE ACTUALLY SENT ONE OF HIS FOLLOWERS TO JESUS AND ASK HIM TO ASK JESUS WAS HE REALLY THE ONE OR SHOULD THEY EXPECT SOMEONE ELSE.  BELOW IS THE SCRIPTURE TELLING ALL ABOUT THIS.



LUKE 7:20-22 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”  At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.

So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.



JESUS DID NOT TELL THEM THAT HE WAS THE ONE, HE REFERRED JOHN BACK TO THE SCRIPTURE WHERE IT SAYS IN LUKE 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted , to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  



JESUS JUST TOLD THEM TO GO BACK AND TELL JOHN WHAT THEY HAD SEEN AND HEARD BECAUSE RIGHT THEN HE WAS FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURE. THIS WOULD SHOW JOHN THAT JESUS WAS THE ONE.  SO, WHEN YOU GET DISCOURAGED OR FEARFUL, GET INTO THE BIBLE AND ALL DISCOURAGEMENT AND FEAR WILL FADE AWAY. JESUS IS THE ONE.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"THE UNPARDONABLE SIN" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-03-29

The Unpardonable Sin




MATTHEW 12:31, 'Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shalt be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.'



LUKE 12:10; MATTHEW 12:24-31; MARK 3:22-30



The word 'blaspheme' means 'to speak evil of; defame; or revile.' In context, Jesus is saying that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is attributing the working of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Many people in the Bible did this, including Saul, who became the Apostle Paul. However, we see in 1 Timothy 1:13, that Paul said he received mercy concerning his blaspnemy because he had done it 'ignorantly in unbelief.' Therefore, the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost that Jesus warns about must be the willful reviling of the Holy Ghost with knowledge of what is being done.

This parallels Hebrews 6:4-6, where qualifications are placed on those who can fall away from grace. This passage indicates that only a mature Christian can commit such a thing. Likewise, with blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, rash statements spoken against the Holy Spirit in ignorance or unbelief by those who don't really know what they are doing can be forgiven.

From our human perspective, no clear line can be drawn as to when someone becomes accountable for blasphemies and has committed this unpardonable sin. We can be assured that God knows the hearts of all men and that He will judge righteously concerning this. However, God's Word does show us that when anyone becomes a 'reprobate,' they lose all conviction from God (Rom. 1:28).

Therefore, anyone who is convicted and repentant over having possibly blasphemed the Holy Ghost has not yet reached the place where it is unpardonable or they wouldn't care. Keep your heart tender and sensitive to Him. Listen to His voice speak to you through His Word today.


 
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