Isaiah 9:6-7 and qualifications of the unpardonable sin, blaspheme of the Holy Spirit by Pastor Don
For Part one of this study, see here.
Pastor Don continued with the elementary principles of faith.
Hebrews 6:2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Laying on of hands was to confer an office such as ordination. It was also used to heal sickness; to consecrate which means to sanctify or set apart. Laying on of hands was done by the leading of the Holy Spirit. You do not ordain anyone unless they are ALREADY doing the work.
Laying on of hands also confers the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Most of the Church is not baptized in the Holy Ghost. Without the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, when a person prays they can only pray Mercy. The Holy Ghost gives us Grace – Grace is more than just unmerited favor, it is God’s empowerment and ability for you to do what God wants you to do. Mercy begs God to help us. Grace is: God gave us the ability to fight the devil. We are to use what God gave us.
The principles of the Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Judgment. We need to believe in the resurrection of the dead or our faith doesn’t have a basis. And Eternal Judgment – God will judge.
Here is the way sin can’t be forgiven.
In order for blaspheme of the Holy Spirit to occur EVERY ONE of the above mentioned conditions must be met by a person. A new believer or an unbeliever cannot do this.
1. The person has to have been once enlightened – they have to KNOW THE TRUTH
They have to do ALL five of these things.
Then Hebrews 6:6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
If they knew and operated in all the five things mentioned in verses 4-5, deliberately turn their back on Christ and the Holy Spirit, they cannot repent and be forgiven a second time. Christ died once for our sins. If we reject His sacrifice knowing what He did, and FULLY operating in the Giftings and Callings, knowing fully that the path of repentance is the cross, and we cast it down, we can’t just pick it up again.
Most people cannot do this, for it goes way beyond doubt and unbelief. One example Pastor Don gave us was Judas. Judas knew Christ, knew the Word, operated in the gifts and callings and powers of the Holy Spirit, and then rejected Jesus with full knowledge of who He was.
For someone committing the Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit Jesus would have to come again as the Suffering Savior and die again on the Cross, and He isn’t going to do that.
When Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it the second time, that was a picture of the blaspheme of the Holy Spirit. Moses lived a long life, and did much good for God, but was not able to enter the Promised Land because of the sin of striking the rock.
We then spoke about how long a person will live. Someone asked about the promise of the 120 years and the passage in Psalms promising 70-80 years.
Psalm 90:10 The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Pastor Don said that in the Genesis verse God set a time. 120 years times 50 (Jubilee) = 6000
God is giving us he span of time from Genesis to the New Testament. God created man on the 6th day – and a day to God is as 1000 years, as scriptures shows us.
Moses, the Patriarchs, King David and Jesus came in the first 4000 years. We have now had 2000 years of the Church Age and are entering into the 7th day.
God revealed the Rock of Salvation to Moses and the people (which Moses struck the first time at God’s command) but then Moses in his anger struck the rock the second time. The most humble man in the world, Moses, got lifted up in pride in a moment of anger.
If you operate from anger you can mess up.
A non-believer can’t commit the unpardonable sin. You can’t lose salvation that you haven’t received.
All five conditions must be met, a person has to know what they are capable of through God, reject that, and then when they reject God there is no other place for them to go but to Hell.
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees whitewashed tombs – they knew that the Messiah was coming, knew Jesus was the Messiah and rejected him.
We looked at how they knew that the Messiah was in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus – the Scribes and Pharisees would have been very familiar with Daniel’s prophecy.
Daniel 9:25-27 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
We did the math. 7 + 62 = 69 weeks 69 x 7 = 483
A Jewish year is 360 so 483 x 360 = 173,880
The Jews were counting the time since the decree to rebuild the temple and the Messiah was riding in to Jerusalem on the exact day calculated by Daniel that He would come and be cut off. The Scribes and Pharisees KNEW and rejected Him.
Because we are studying ISAIAH, Pastor Don went back to cover a few verses. He commented that at this rate we will be in Isaiah for a very long time.
Isaiah 9: 8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob, and it has fallen on Israel.
In the story of Jacob, Jacob wrestled with God and received the new name of Israel. Whenever Jacob acted in the flesh, God called him Jacob. When he acted in accord with God, God called him Israel.
Jacob is the natural root, Israel is the spiritual root.
Isaiah 9:9 All the people will know— Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria— who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
Manassas and Ephraim were from the tribe of Joseph. The Jews came back to the Land but separated themselves out and did not want to go into the Promised Land, pride and arrogance.
Isaiah 9:10 The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.
Isn’t that what we do? God ordains something we don’t like, and we substitute something else for it. When Jesus came, He made us all priests in His Kingdom, but the Church wanted to take back that authority from the people and set their priests over them again.
Pastor Don spoke about how many churches have on the altars three chairs, one throne-like chair with a high back flanked by two other chairs. It is here that the priest, pastor sits, flanked by the elders. This hearkens back to the pagan days where the judges sat on the bema seat. The priests want to get us back to the feeling that only through them can we get to God, when Jesus came and died so that we can go straight to God ourselves.
When you teach the Word of God and the Spirit of God order what you teach, or else get out of the business of being teacher and pastor. If the Holy Ghost does not show up, and you are not being led by Him, then get out of the business. We need to be teaching the truth that God wants us to teach.
Isaiah 9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and spur his enemies on,
The LORD sets up the adversaries. If we stray too far to the left or right from God’s perfect plan for our lives God will permit the enemy to come to push us back towards God’s plan.
Isaiah 9:12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with an open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
For you to prosper, sometimes He has to permit those enemies to attack you so you come to a point where you accept His stretched out hand and believe Him.
Heather’s note: I love the last line – His hand is stretched out still. I need to remember that as I face the trials I face. Praying your day is blessed!
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