Today’s Devotional – May 29th (The Unforgiveable Sin!)

By admin On May 28th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 29th

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The Unforgiveable Sin

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“But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost

hath never forgiveness,

but is in danger of eternal damnation:”

Mark 3:29

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This above passage has caused great fear and consternation about one’s Salvation.

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And it seems that the very ones who are the most troubled over this passage are the ones who are truly seeking a relationship with God!

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And, no doubt, God allows the Devil to torment certain people with this passage, in hopes that they will strive even harder to truly seek and find Salvation.

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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JOHN BUNYAN

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In the wonderful book, “Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners”, John Bunyan recounts the time when he was just beginning to seek a solid relationship with God.

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Anhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Bunyan_by_Thomas_Sadler_1684.jpgd during that early period in his Christian life, the Devil began tempting Bunyan to renounce Jesus.

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And after weeks or months of struggling against this temptation, Bunyan finally gave in, uttering the words… “Let Him (Jesus) go, if He will”.

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And no sooner did Bunyan mutter this sentence, Satan began to torment Bunyan with the fear that he had committed the unpardonable sin!

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But after two years of devilish torment, Bunyan came to the knowledge of the Bible, which finally gave him confidence that merely saying those words does not constitute the unpardonable sin.

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John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler – 1684 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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CONGREGATIONS, NOT INDIVIDUALS

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Now here is another passage will has troubled and tormented many sincere Christians over the past millennium…“For it is impossible for THOSE who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made PARTAKERS of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If THEY shall fall away, to renew THEM again unto repentance; seeing THEY crucify to THEMSELVES the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” Hebrews 6:4-6

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But notice that this passage is totally in the plural sense.

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In other words, this passage is speaking to “they”, “them”, “those”, “themselves”. And notice that it never says “you”, or “he”, or “himself”. It is clearly addressing a group of people.

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Perhaps, the explanation which makes the most sense is that this passage is addressing congregations, and not individual persons. 

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Now this is not to say that the individuals within that congregation might never find repentance.

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But that particular church will never revive itself.

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Tibidabo Church – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation license

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THE FLICKER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Well of course, for a congregation to ever reach such a total apostate condition would require a complete “blowing out of its candlestick”, so to speak. Listen to the message to the church at Sardis…

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“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write…I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead…Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent….Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” (To read entire passage, go here…Revelation 3:1-4)

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So even though God called them a dead church, the light of God’s holy candle still just barely flickered within that church! There was still a tiny possibility of repentance for that church!

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CHURCH-WIDE APOSTASY FORETOLD

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The Bible speaks of a time when the churches will fall into a total apostasy.

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Listen… “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2nd Timothy 4:3, 4.

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And so, combining this passage with Hebrews 6:4-6, it can be the first evidence that the great apostasy which is now occurring, will not be repented of, by those apostate congregations.  

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ABOVE PICTURE – The whore city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS!

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Now just what Good News could there be in all this?

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Well, the fact that God is still saving individuals, is very Good News!

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And though we may no longer be able to depend on congregations for a place of refuge, we can still depend on God to lead His true Church (His Chosen & Elect) to the living waters!

 

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Listen to this very encouraging passage… “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

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Yes, though I may have fallen away from the Lord, yet I do not need to think that it is impossible for me to find forgiveness and repentance. 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to comprehend the great truths of the Bible. Let me study for myself, and not rely on the teachings of others…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 17 (The Unpardonable Sin) or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ARK OF THE COVENANT CONSTELLATION

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This sketch is this same Summer Constellation group, when they are in the west. As you look to the south (tothe left in this sketch), you can see this constellation known as Sagittarius. But if you look at it carefully, it begins to appear as a giant box with stars on either side of it. Just to the north, there appears this Cross/Scepter rising out of the Ark Constellation. Now, the Cross coming out of the Ark Constellation represents the essence of the law (self-sacrificing charity towards this fallen world). As this Cross/Scepter heads directly towards the Revelation 12 Woman, it shows that the Scepter represents the direction of God’s self-sacrificing love: His redeemed people, represented by the Revelation 12 Woman Constellation. This scenario of that Woman grasping for it, has great Biblical implications….concerning us!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

“May 30th (Flee To The Mountain!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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