Presence - Don't Blaspheme
Don’t blaspheme HS
But whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of an everlasting trespass. For they persisted in saying, He has an unclean spirit.
AMPBut whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of an everlasting trespass. For they persisted in saying, He has an unclean spirit.
People fear what they can not explain. (Getting Weird)Drunk, Tongues, Words of Knowledge, Prophetic words and actionsActs 2:2-6, 11-13Revivals have historically always had nay-sayersWhat are the fruit of the revival? (salvations, healings, deliverance, unity, powerful teaching, new revelation of Fathers love, personal and public outbursts of joy and repentance, forgiveness, personal and public peace, boldness for the gospel)What are the fruit of the nay sayers? (fear, doubt, anger, pride and judgement, separation and division)Every believer experiences God’s Presence in some way, but we often remain untrained. This is especially so in a culture that has emphasized cognitive strengths over spiritual and sensual (physical sense) capabilities. For example, our bodies were created with the ability to recognize God’s Presence. Presence. The psalmist said even his flesh cried out for the living God (see , NKJV). The writer of Hebrews taught that a sign of maturity was the ability to discern good and evil through our senses: “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (). Those who are trained to recognize counterfeit money never study counterfeit money, as the possibilities for making fake money are endless. They immerse themselves in being exposed to the right currency. Then the bad automatically stands out. It’s the same with developing our senses to discern good and evil. Immersion in the discovery of God’s Presence upon us (the Spirit given without measure) will cause anything contrary to stand out. Generally, my heart can tell when something is right or wrong. But I’ve had Him speak in a way that only my natural senses could pick up what He was saying or revealing. He does this intentionally to train us as good soldiers in His army to hear in all contexts in which He may be moving or speaking. This makes us capable of being “instant in season and out.” - Johnson, Bill. Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven's Agenda (pp. 158-159). Destiny Image. Kindle Edition.