Hi-lite: Matthew 12:31
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven
unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
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.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The Unpardonable sin
Upon repentance and belief in Him, ALL manner of sin and injurious words in this flesh age shall be forgiven unto men... except one, and that is "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit".Again, as a laborer, one who gathers in the harvest" are you "with Him" or "against Him"? In other words, "What kind of a tree are you?" You see, "trees" are not like "grass" for trees bear fruit, hopefully good fruit... spiritually speaking!Matthew 12:31
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Let us look at the Greek word for "blasphemy" which is the act of being "blasphemous".
blasphemy = G988 e?mia blas-fay-me'-ah
From G989; vilification (especially against God): - blasphemy, evil speaking, railing.
"Calumnious" is the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to damage another's reputation Now notice the root words "blapto" and "pheme" from which blasphemous is derived.blasphemous = G989 blasphemos blas'-fay-mos
From a derivative of G984 and G5345; scurrilous, that is, calumnious (against man), or (specifically) impious (against God): - blasphemer (-mous), railing.
This is the key to understanding what blaspheme is. To deny and to willfully and purposely "hinder" is to stand against the Holy Spirit by denying the Holy Spirit and falsely teaching others, rumoring and claiming that His works are of Satan.blapto = G984 ??????? blapto blap'-to
A primary verb; properly to hinder, that is, (by implication) to injure: - hurt.
However, the time of the witness spoken of in Mark 13:11 has not yet come, and even then few people in this flesh age will even be in a position whereby they are able to commit the unforgivable sin. A word to the wise is sufficient.against = G5345 ????? pheme fay'-may
From G5346; a saying, that is, rumor (“fame”): - fame.
In the light of His Spirit and with full knowledge of the presence of His power, for one to deny Him and teach against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven Him. You see, there is no sacrifice greater than that of Yeshua Messiah and if you "willfully" stand against Him, there is no atonement left for you! Think about it! And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Again, what was the example set forth in Matthew 12? The Pharisees, the spiritual leaders, refused to teach the people the truth that the Tree of Life was present before them, that the Kingdom of God had come, and having seen and witnessed His power they stood right before Jesus Christ and knowingly and publicly denied His Spirit and taught others that His power was of Satan! That constitutes blaspheme against the Holy Spirit! Here it is:
Yes, they taught a boldfaced lie to the people, knowing in their HEARTS (Jesus knew their thoughts) that is was NOT the truth! In other words, they purposely and calumniously brought forth bad fruit, because of the evil in their hearts (minds)... because they were corrupt "trees". Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
You "see", Jesus Christ had just produced "good fruit", even on the sabbath day, and by casting out Satan's demonics by the power of the Holy Spirit. Knowing therefore that it was good fruit, even as the Pharisees admitted and were convicted of it by Jesus Christ the Word of God, they refused to declare it to be so... i.e. to be a stand-up tree with Christ and declare it to be good fruit from the Tree of Life.Matthew 12:33
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
So if we were to ask the question, "Who can commit such an unforgivable sin?" The answer would be "trees"! Again, a word to the wise is sufficient. To that end, let's go back to Matthew 7 and review verses 15 to 20.
The subject is false prophets who are those wolves of John 10:12 who look like shepherds but rather than gather the flock to Him, they "scattereth the sheep" with their traditions of men. Take heed for they are likened unto corrupt trees which produce corrupt fruit.Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
This analogy is simple, basic, and natural! You "see", one can easily tell the difference between a good tree and a bad tree by the fruit which is produced by the tree. To wit, if you walk up and pluck and orange from a branch, then without even seeing the trunk you know that it came from an orange tree and not a thistle... right? Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
All one has to do is check out the fruit. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
This is the "heart" of the matter! Once a tree has become corrupt it is therefore good for nothing and must be gotten rid of. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Their is no forgiveness for a corrupt tree that is incapable of producing anything other than corrupt fruit. It shall be hewn down and cast into the fire. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
So take heed and understand the warning Christ has for the bad figs who are the kenites, the sons of Cain, and even to those teachers who are filled with their "leaven of hypocrisy" (Luke 12:1). Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Jesus is talking directly to the kenites (vs. 25), the offspring (generation) of Kayin (Cain) who was the offspring of the viper (serpent) in the garden, who was and is the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" which bears bad fruit. How can one preach good things that bear good fruit for the harvest if one has an evil heart? He can't for his words are full of poisonous venom.Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
generation = gennema, ghen'-nay-mah, Greek 1081; from Greek 1080 (gennao); offspring; by analogy produce (literal or figurative) :- fruit, generation.
This is what the parable of good trees and corrupt trees is all about. Remember from Mat. 12:25 that Jesus "knew their thoughts", i.e. what was in their hearts! 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.vipers = echidna, ekh'-id-nah, Greek 2191; of uncertain origin; an adder or other poisonous snake (literal or figurative) :- viper.
This is serious business! God does not take lightly those who willfully work against Him by misleading and misguiding His children. You see, an "idle word" is not some harmless trivia like the joke of the day or what we call small talk or idle chat. Remember Christ is and has been addressing the kenites and talking about "fruit bearing" which comes from "speaking" which would better be translated "preaching"! Here is the definition of "idle" which comes from the Greek word "ergon" which means to work or labor. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Be careful what you preach my friend, for you SHALL be recompensed accordingly!idle = argos, ar-gos', Greek 692; from Greek 1 (a) (as a negative particle) and Greek 2041 (ergon); inactive, i.e. unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless :- barren, idle, slow.
ergon, er'-gon, Greek 2041; from a primary (but obsolete) ergo (to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act :- deed, doing, labour, work.
speak = laleo, lal-eh'-o, Greek 2980; a prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. utter words :- preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter. Compare Greek 3004 (lego).
In other words, by your "words spoken", which is the doctrine you teach, you shall either be found just or condemned, a good tree bearing good fruit or a corrupt tree bearing evil fruit. Therefore you better make sure you teach and preach His words and do not work against Him for the time is coming when the Holy Spirit shall give witness and testimony... which is that hour when the unpardonable sin can be committed. We can read about it in Luke 12:8-12. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The time of that "confessing" before men is given to us in verses 11 and 12 below! (Look up "confess" for yourself in Strong's Concordance.)Luke 12:8
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Here is Strong's definition of "denieth" which at this point needs no further explanation: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
denieth = arneomai, ar-neh'-om-ahee, Greek 720; perhaps from Greek 1 (a) (as a negative particle) and the middle of Greek 4483 (rheo); to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate :- deny, refuse.
Go ahead and deny the Spirit of God the opportunity to speak the truth through you! Go ahead and rather teach lies unto the people knowing full well you are standing against the Holy Spirit and attributing His good works to evil! Go ahead and see where it gets you! Take heed and "Either make the tree good and his fruit good, or make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt". And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
However, if your heart is pure and you are a true servant of God, then you need take no anxious thought nor premeditate what you shall say when you are delivered up, for as it is written the Holy Spirit shall speak through you as He did those on that first Pentecost Day following the resurrection.
This gives us the time frame when it is possible to commit the unpardonable sin. It is when Satan christ is here defacto and God's elect are delivered up, at which time the Holy Spirit shall come upon them (as on that first Pentecost day in Acts 2) to give His witness and His testimony before men. Should one choose at that time to stand against and deny His Spirit before men, declaring the fruit of the good tree to be of the corrupt one, it shall constitute blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
The point is, stay in His Word and be filled with His Spirit and then there is no need to be anxious nor even think about what you will say at the time of the delivering up, for as He promised those who stand with Him, He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Again, it is during that "same hour" when Satan as the spurious messiah is here, the hour of temptation when the Holy Spirit shall also be present and evident before men, that the unforgivable sin can be committed. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Until then, stay yoked with Him and focused in His Word. Remain steadfast as a faithful laborer with Christ until the end of this age and He shall indeed confess your name before the angels.
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