ERA of the HOLY SPIRIT
Jesus shared a prophetic parable with the Scribes and Pharisees. In this parable, we see the predictions of His crucifixion and rejection that He would endure. He tells of how God the Father sent His servants, the prophets, to collect the souls harvested in His creation. The overseers of the land ran them off, stoned and killed the servants of God. So, God decided to send His Son; surely, they would respect His only begotten Son. However, the overseers of the land killed the Son thinking they would inherit God’s creation for themselves. (Ref. Matthew 21:33-46)
We see where God the Father was rejected from His own vineyard and could not collect what was rightfully His. Jesus was sent by the Father to redeem mankind and was also rejected. Now the question is, if God the Father has been rejected and God the Son likewise rejected, then what part of the Holy Trinity remains? The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Godhead that subjects Himself to His own creation for the approval or disapproval of the nations.
People, we live in a time that is crucial to the church and the world. If we reject the Holy Spirit there will be no hope. Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation;” (Mark 3:28,29)
In the Old Testament, we read where God, the Father, offered to be the Ruler of His own creation and was rejected.
Then Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah, and said to the children of Israel, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all kingdoms and from those who oppressed you. But you have today rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, ‘No, set a king over us!’ Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans.” (I Samuel 10:17-19)
In the making of the New Testament, we find Jesus Christ, the Son of God came down from heaven and offered a better covenant to His people desiring to be their King. In response to His gracious offer, they crucified Him, mocked Him, and hung a sign over His crucified body reading, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. The shed life blood of the Lamb of God sealed the New Covenant and has become our salvation for eternal life. Yet there are many who still mock our God and His goodness. Remember what Jesus said, “You can reject Me but to reject the Holy Spirit, there is NO FORGIVENESS.” (Ref. Luke 12:10)
People, we are living in the presence of the Holy Spirit. If we do not accept Him and His witness, we have no chance of survival. We cannot afford to allow the Holy Spirit to be mocked. If this generation comes against the Holy Spirit and His will, judgment will be rendered swiftly. Those that claim to be ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, yet reject the Holy Spirit are surely doomed. It would be better for them to have never know of Christ than to know of His promise of the Holy Spirit, only to reject His wonderful presence. (Ref. John 14:26)
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. (2 Peter 2:21)
Many millenniums have come and gone and man is still here. However, the coming of a new millennium holds great judgment for those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Please, do not be so foolish to come against a man or woman of God whom the Holy Spirit is using to manifest His gifts. In doing so, you will be coming against God, the Holy Spirit, and for that there is NO forgiveness.
The days of hyper ‘feel good’ churches are ending. Soon, we no longer will get away with acting like spoiled brats before God. His grace has been extended far beyond what we truly merit. His long-suffering is now turning into a callous rage. The ministers of His church who have stretched the limits of His compassion will begin to see the unfolding of the recorded words of the Lord through the prophet, EZEKIEL.
The word of the LORD came to me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. So, they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them. (Ezekiel 34:1-6)
Looking at things from a more personal stand point, we need to start judging ourselves before God with these thoughts in mind. (Ref. I Corinthians 11:31) Are we truly walking out of this life in the likeness of God the Son? Where does one start to find the answers to perfecting ourselves to the stature of Christ? (Ref. Ephesians 4:13) We need to understand what is required of us in order to measure up to the likeness of God. If we are ignorant of these principles, then we will certainly find ourselves repenting over a life time spent practicing dead works.
“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.” (Hebrews 6:1)Return to the Newsletter Archives