Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. A I tell you, every kind of sin and slander be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. – Matt 12:30-32
Here are two seemingly unrelated things stuck in the same paragraph, but they truly are related. Either we are All-In with Jesus or we are against Him. God believes in absolutes. You have to be bought; lock, stock and barrel with Jesus’ blood, else we stand against Him. This means when we claim to be in and don’t live for Him we are in danger of the fire.
Being All-In is more than just a pronouncement from the mouth but it is living what is true. When it talks about the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, it is talking about proclaiming one things but living another, it is also about calling what is good evil and what is evil good. That is why we have to take God at His Word and not try to twist the Truth.
We have to process everything we receive from the world through God’s Word. If God is good with it, it is good. However, if the Word speaks against it, then we cannot accept it. And today, when I see parents turning their children into something they are not, it proves the point what God said, either you are for me or against me.
Finally, if we accept what the world teaches over the Word, we are in danger of the fire. When the world stands against the Word and calls it out dated; when the world tells us that there is more than one way to salvation; when the world tells us that we are just intolerant and backward thinkers and we begin to accept their interpretation, we cannot listen We have to take a strong stance for the Word and for the Truth of God lest we call what is evil good or what is good evil and are in danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
So, to encourage you today, get in the Word of God. Remember that it is THE WORD OF GOD, there is no other but Jesus that can save. There is not other that can take you from the troubles of this world but God alone. And there is no truth but HIS TRUTH. Take a stand today for what is Good and be All-In for Jesus.
God Be with You,