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I Fear I Have Committed "The Unpardonable Sin" or Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit!

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I have written this blog because I have had four people in the last three weeks approach me with fear that they had committed the unpardonable sin.

The unpardonable sin is: "hardening your heart so it no longer responds to the Holy Spirit."

Let's explore the role of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, so we can respond properly and continuously to His leadings.  

On the cross, Jesus' blood was shed once as an atonement for all sin. As we respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and in faith accept Jesus' shed blood on Calvary to wash away our sin, we are cleansed and born anew by the Spirit.

Our fellowship with Almighty God is restored! We can experience daily walks with Him in the Garden. Sometimes I walk with Jesus along the Sea of Galilee and sometimes Jesus asks me to come meet Him at His place, so we stroll through the courts of Heaven! Relationship is restored!


The Holy Spirit IS the New Covenant reality which Jesus ushered in 

  1. The prophets predicted that the New Covenant would involve the release of the Holy Spirit into the heart of the believer (Joel 2:28,29; Isa. 59:21)
  2. All four Gospels agree that Jesus came to baptize us in the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11; Mk. 1:8; Lk. 3:16; Jn. 1:33)
  3. Peter concluded his great sermon at Pentecost (Acts 2:38.39) with an “altar call” stating that if they would repent and be baptized they would receive the Holy Spirit. (Hmmm… today we tend to minimize repentance, perhaps skip water baptism and replace "receiving the Holy Spirit" with, “You will receive heaven.")
  4. Since the Holy Spirit is received at salvation it is unwise to renounce Him (Acts 2:38; 8:14-17; 10:44-48; 19:1-7; 2 Cor. 4:6,7; 1 Cor. 6:17). "However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him" (Rom. 8:9). Since the Holy Spirit is received at salvation, it makes sense that when we blaspheme the Holy Spirit, we are renouncing the One Whom we received at salvation. We could say, we are renouncing the Gift of the New Covenant.We are renouncing our salvation. 
  5. We live by the Spirit  "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit" (Gal. 5:25). Jesus lived completely by the Spirit (Jn. 5:19,20,30). “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom. 8:14). "If by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Rom. 8:13). Notice it's all about living by the Spirit! 

The Holy Spirit, living within, speaks from within our hearts

The New Covenant provides restoration of relationship with God through the cleansing blood of Jesus which results in the Holy Spirit indwelling our hearts (1 Cor. 6:19) and releasing God's voice, vision, revelation and anointing upon our lives.

  1. The Holy Spirit teaches us  In the New Covenant, God places His law within our hearts (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:6-13). This is accomplished by God putting His Spirit within us (Jn. 14:26; 1 Jn. 2:27)
  2. The Ministry of the Spirit – The Holy Spirit releases life and liberty (2 Cor. 3). The  Old Covenant released law and death (Ex. 20; 2 Cor. 3:7).
  3. The Israelites rejected God’s voice – At Mount Sinai, the Israelites chose not to hear God’s voice, but to live out of law (Heb. 12:18-24)  so in the New Covenant God offers His voice again (Heb. 8-10 and Jer. 31:31-34).
  4. Do NOT reject His voice this time! - “TODAY when you HEAR HIS VOICE” (Heb. 3:7-19; 4:7; 12:25), “See that you DO NOT REFUSE THE ONE WHO SPEAKS” (Heb. 12:25).   

God’s passion is fellowship with mankind, walks in the Garden. So “hearing God’s voice,” as the central experience of the Bible, is the essence of the New Covenant. 


Through the indwelling Holy Spirit our relationship with God is restored

  1. Personal acceptance of Christ’s shed blood on the cross removes the barrier of sin, which ushers in God’s Spirit to the believer's heart (1 Cor. 6:17; 2 Pet. 1:4).
  2. The Holy Spirit provides restored relationship with our Heavenly Father, allowing us to once again take walks with God in the Garden in the cool of the day and share our hearts together (Gen. 3:8,9; Gal. 5:25).
  3. The indwelling Holy Spirit grants EVERYTHING: salvation, sanctification, fellowship, revelation, power… (1 Cor. 1:30,31; Jn. 7:38,39; 2 Thess. 2:13:14; Acts 1;8, 2:17,18 and more...).

A short summary of some of the believer's experiences with the Holy Spirit

The statements below are from the conclusion of the book, Intimacy with the Holy Spirit. This book explores hundreds of Scriptures on the Holy Spirit. It is clear that to walk by the Spirit and live by the Spirit is to be constantly energized and guided by His indwelling presence. He directs and fills our hearts and lives. This is what the New Covenant offers to us - life lived in the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25). So our prayer is...

  1. Holy Spirit, I come to You. I welcome You (Eph. 1:17,18). I will not grieve You (Eph. 4:25-32).
  2. Holy Spirit, I look to see You, and You show me Your perspective (Jn. 5:19,20,30).
  3. You give me Your thoughts (1 Cor. 2:12-16). You tell me what’s on the heart of God (Heb. 3:7).
  4. I feel You (Ezek. 3:14). You release God’s emotions within me (Gal. 5:22-23).
  5. You guide me. You sanctify me for my life’s work (Matt. 12:18; Rom. 15:16).
  6. You anoint my lips, my mind, my heart, my hands (2 Sam. 23:2; Ex. 28:3;31:3).
  7. You make me creative (Ex. 35:31-33). Let Your words flow through me (Lk. 1:67).
  8. You release Your ability through me (1 Cor. 12:7-11). You release in me the power to be holy (2 Cor. 3:4-6; Jn. 6:63).
  9. You release the power of God to me. Authenticate Your words with Your power (Acts 4:31).
  10. You take me away (Rev. 21:10; 22:17).

The unpardonable sin is not honoring the Holy Spirit

  1. Attributing the works of the Holy Spirit to satan: "He who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him" (Matt. 12:31). 
  • Note the context: Jesus was healing the sick and casting out demons by the Spirit, and the Pharisees were saying it was the work of satan, not the Holy Spirit. They were attributing the work of God to satan!
  • Blasphemy is "to speak evil against, to vilify, to rail against." Why is this sin unpardonable? Well, they saw the compassion of God displayed as Jesus reached out and healed through the power of the Holy Spirit, yet they resisted any conviction of the Holy Spirit concerning the truth that this was God in action. To become hardened to the Holy Spirit's conviction leaves no way to receive or experience the salvation offered through the New Covenant.
  • The solution to this problem is to keep your heart open to the conviction of sin in your life, and repent whenever convicted. Also, cool the judging (Rom. 14:13). 

  1. Turning away from the Holy Spirit: In the case of those who have once been (1) enlightened and (2) have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been (3) made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and (4) have tasted the good word (rhema) of God and (5) the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame (Heb. 6:4-6).

Note on the action: Hebrews 6:4-6 describes the process of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit because it represents the denial of the central covenant that Jesus came to bring. All of those 5 sins are the same: a denial of the gift of the New Covenant, which is a restored relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. 

The Greek word translated “to fall away” is only found this one time in the New Testament and means “to apostatize”  or to totally desert, depart, forsake and abandon your faith. It cannot mean to commit a 'huge' sin, as we will see from the verses below where spiritual leaders commit huge sins and are forgiven. Apostasy is knowingly, willfully, and maliciously turning against the Lord.


  1. Sinning willfully: For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins (Heb. 10:26). Instead we are to confess our sins (James 5:18) and constantly draw upon the Spirit's power to overcome sin (Rom. 8:13; Phil. 4:13; 2 Cor. 3:17,18; 1 Cor. 1:30,31).
  1. Not honoring the Holy Spirit's gifts within individuals in the Body of Christ and yet taking Communion(1 Cor. 11:18-34): Dr. Jon Ruthven suggests the following: The Corinthians were divisive and not honoring of one another (1 Cor. 11:18). This cuts off the ministry of spiritual gifts one to another. THEREFORE, “many were weak, and sick, and some have fallen asleep.” If we will not honor one another (1 Pet. 2:17), enough to allow them to minister the grace of God within them to us (1 Cor. 12:7-14), the result is we will not fully appropriate God’s grace to us. This can result in sickness and death. James surely tells us to receive healing through one another's ministry (Ja. 5:14-16), and here is a blog of 36 One Another commands. I have seen much healing as we minister the grace of God one to another.

So when one turns his back on the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit, whether within himself or others, he has turned his back on the central reality of the New Covenant, which is the Holy Spirit who ministers the power of God into our lives. Can we stand against the destructive intent of satan if we do not avail ourselves of God's grace? 


The Corinthians were offered the following solution for their problem of sectarianism and not honoring the Holy Spirit within people:

But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world (1 Cor. 11:31-32).

So a nice truth is expressed here: If I quickly and easily repent (change my mind) when the Holy Spirit convicts me, (thus judging myself rightly), then I can stay blessed (Deut. 281:1-14), and not fall under the judgment of God (Deut. 28:15-68).


Repent when convicted and Receive God's Forgiveness! 

Accept that sin IS a part of life - Even the "GREATS" committed sins: Abraham took Lot his relative with him to Israel even though God had told him to leave his relatives (Gen. 12:1;12:5), and he let his wife be moved into two harems (Gen. 12:11-20;20:1-18), yet God considers him the father of those that believe (Rom. 4:11). David committed adultery (2 Sam. 11), and mass murder of his most faithful warriors to cover it up (2 Sam. 11:15-27), and yet God considered David a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22), and brought Jesus Christ through the lineage of David and Bathsheba (the women he committed adultery with). God brought Jesus, the greatest gift the world has ever experienced, through King David's greatest sin. That means God can and will use us, even in the midst of our greatest sins. Peter sinned. He denied Jesus three times (Mk. 14:72) and yet was welcomed back into the fold to preach and teach. So committing horrific sins appears to be a part of life, and it sure does not cut you off from salvation.God truly is a God who works ALL things out for good (Rom. 8:28). So if satan whispers in your ear, "You have committed this huge sin and God's grace will never cover it," just laugh in his face, and let him know that God will probably highlight this sin to release His blessing through. That way, we all stay humble realizing it is the goodness of God and not our strivings that get things done.

  1. Feeling conviction of sin is a GOOD sign: If someone is terrified about committing the unpardonable sin then they almost certainly have not done so, simply because their awareness that they have sinned against God is only present because the Holy Spirit IS PRESENT convicting them of sin (Jn. 16:7,8).
  2. Confess sin, repent (change your mind) and declare God's truth over the situation! As long as we acknowledge that we have sinned and confess it (1 Jn. 1:8-10), Christ's blood covers the sin and fellowship with the Holy Spirit continues on. Salvation is intact. So I have no problem accepting the fact that I am a sinner, saved by grace, and I easily confess any sins the Spirit brings to my mind, declare my sorrow for committing them, and my intention to turn back to righteousness. I then confess truth, "I am cleansed. I am washed by the blood. I put on Christ's righteousness and stand complete IN HIM! Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful salvation!" And I do two-way journaling, letting Jesus speak words of comfort and love into my being.
  3. If necessary, couple a 1-3 day fast with your prayers of repentance: "Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? "Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? "Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. "Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst (legalism), The pointing of the finger (judging) and speaking wickedness (speaking negatives), And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday. "And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail (Isa. 58:6-11). 

  4. If necessary, confess your sins to a spiritual person you respect. Ask them to pray for you that the sins be absolved by Christ’s blood and washed away, and removed as far as the East is from the West.  Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (Jas. 5:16).

  5. When someone says to me, "I believe I've committed the unpardonable sin," I always tell them, "I know you haven't." "Well, how do you know?" "Because you called. If you committed the unpardonable sin you wouldn't care. The Holy Spirit wouldn't be dealing with you at all. You'd be so cold, callous and indifferent that you wouldn't even care if you did. The fact that you're concerned and care is the sign that you haven't. God's Spirit is still dealing with you." But Satan loves to use this as a club over people's head and he beats them to death with it.

 


Renounce when accused by demonic negatives!

Accusation comes from satan (Accusative thoughts which urge your destruction, rather than your repentance): Satan and his demonic host constantly accuse us (Rev. 12:10) and will give us accusative thoughts that we have committed the unpardonable sin, or we cannot be forgiven because the sin we have committed is so bad or so continuous that the blood of Jesus does not cleanse it. He also gives thoughts that we should give up, we will never make it, God no longer loves us. Well, these are all lies from the pit of hell! Christ's blood covers ALL sin (1 Jn. 1:7). God loves us with an un-ending love. NOTHING can separate us from the love of God (Rom. 8:38,39).

  1. Bind demons in Jesus' name: In this case, we need to take authority over the demons of accusation which are speaking these accusative thoughts, and bind and cast them out in Jesus' name. Say, out loud, "In the name of Jesus, I bind this demon of accusation and command you to leave."
  2. Never fix your eyes on yourself: The Bible commands us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. If we look at ourselves, we see our frame is dust (Ps. 103:14), and therefore weak and unable to keep God's laws (Gal. 6:13-16) so we put no confidence in our flesh (Phil. 3:3). While in this earthly body, we clearly sin (1 Jn. 1:8), and thus need to confess our sins until the day we die and God already knows that. It is ME who needs to accept these truths, and get my eyes OFF my sinfulness and onto Jesus. Whatever we fix our eyes upon grows within us, and whatever grows within us, we become. Therefore, since I don't need weakness, sinfulness, condemnation or self growing within me, I WILL NOT look at me. I will look only where King David chose to look: at the Lord, Whom he set at his right hand (Ps. 16:8; Acts 2:25).
  3. Speak YOUR NEW reality of who you are in Christ. We have consolidated these verses and put them into a confession which you can speak over yourself evening and morning. It is found hereSpeak THIS over yourself to silence the enemy.
  4. ALWAYS live with your eyes fixed on Jesus (Heb. 12:1,2). See Him ALWAYS standing at your right side (Acts 2:25; Ps. 16:8). See yourself cleansed by His blood, clothed in His robe of righteousness (Gal. 3:27), and radiating His glory. Life is ALL about Him and His finished work on the cross which we FREELY avail ourselves of through FAITH in His word. So don't look at yourself, unless you want to become either depressed or prideful. You are not instructed in Scripture to look at yourself. You become a reflection of whom you look at (2 Cor. 3:18). So look ONLY at Jesus and reflect Him and you can live in peace.  
  5. Don't judge others (or yourself): There is no need for any of us to judge who may have committed the unpardonable sin. Eternal judgment is in God’s hands. We do not have the wisdom or authority to execute eternal judgment. The only judgment I desire to make is that I have judged it to be wise to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. We live our lives honoring and loving all people (1 Pet. 2:11 - and this includes ourselves since we are part of ALL PEOPLE). Also, we in everything and for everything give thanks (1 Thess. 5;18; Eph. 5:20). If you are constantly giving thanks as part of your throne room worship, demonic darkness will flee and divine light will flood your heart and mind. 

Thank You, Lord, for Your light which fills me. I bathe in Your light, and darkness has no hold on me.


God promises that we are secure in His passionate embrace!

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand." (Jn. 10:27-29)

"If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, "For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we were conssidered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Rom. 8:31-39)


Five Resources to Take You Deeper Into the Holy Spirit

Since the New Covenant is about fellowship with the Holy Spirit in our hearts, it is wise for us to learn all we can about joining hands with His indwelling Spirit and releasing Him easily and daily out through our lives in all the ways He desires to manifest Himself. With that in mind we offer you the following training experiences.

  1. Learn to Hear God’s Voice – This is the foundation of the restoration of our walk with God – relationship restored! We hear and see and feel him through the work of the Holy Spirit which He has placed within us. Available as: School of the Spirit training module, an online college course titled Communion With God or individual resources.
  2. Naturally Supernatural – This module explores "The Great Mystery" which is Christ living within the heart of the believer through the Holy Spirit. We meditate on each verse in the New Testament which discusses the in-working power of Christ and how one connects with and releases the person of the Holy Spirit. It is AMAZING to discover the awesome resources and power God has placed within the heart of the believer! Available as: School of the Spirit training module, an online college course titled Naturally Supernatural or individual resources.
  3. How to Walk by the Spirit – Since we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are to live and walk by the promptings and leadings of this indwelling Holy Spirit, we will look up every verse in the Bible on heart and spirit so we have a biblical vocabulary and a deep understanding of spirit sensations. Available as: School of the Spirit training module, an online college course titled Increasing the Anointing or individual resources.
  4. Intimacy with the Holy Spirit – Since the Holy Spirit grants us everything we need in life, in this book we will look up every verse in the Bible on the Holy Spirit, getting personally acquainted with Him, His ways, and His workings within.
  5. What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology? by Dr. Jon Ruthven – Explores in-depth the revelation that “hearing God’s voice” is the central experience of the Bible and is the essence of the New Covenant.

 

Related Resources: 

How to Be Empowered by the Holy Spirit!   

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Mark Virkler's picture

As long as you are alive and desire God, the door remains open. I suggest you take the steps in this blog, and come back to God.

Anonymous's picture

I believe you are trying to understand the word of God, but at the same time you are being spiritually abused by the enemy to feel that you are unworthy. The voices in your ears must go in order for you to really allow yourself to hear God and experience His love, because once you do...you will melt like wax, and you will know that you can never dissapoint God...as a matter of fact the Holy Spirit is your teacher, He will lead you, and give you grace that will enable you to succeed. His purpose in your life is to keep you from falling. God does not shout, He does not accuse, and He does not condemn. He language is not the same as the agent of evil, satan. You must learn to distinguish the difference. They cannot be the same. A house divided against itself can not stand. The anxiety that you feel, is because impatience with yourself has set in and you are moving out of step with your teacher. Be patient with God and with yourself. Cast down the condemnation and legalistic thinking...God’s ways are so beyond those things....His word says think on good things...

Mark Virkler's picture

I am going to suggest that you are being controlled by a spirit of fear, and Christ can and will set you free from this. I suggest you "bind the demons of deception and fear and mistrust in Jesus name and command them to leave in Jesus name." Do it out loud several times, with force and emotional energy. They are deceiving and controlling you. Then turn to Jesus and let Him share his love with you. I suggest you do this by memorizing Jn. 3:16, and then writing a love letter to Him and let him respond. The Sea of Galilee, free download can help you in this process. http://www.cwgministries.org/galilee. I would also go to a teem of mature Christians who know how to minister inner healing and deliverance and have them minister to you. You can be free, but you will need to come against the deception that has gained control of your life. Rebuke the deceiver. He has destroyed your life. Jesus came to give you abundant life. Demons are stealing it. There is a lot on this website which you can read which will help you.

Anonymous's picture

We can make matters so complicated by theology and assumption. If I am born again, the Holy Spirit has imparted His life into my spirit. I become a child of God. As I cherish and nourish this “life seed” as a living spiritual organism His life and nature will increasingly “grow” causing me to grow more and more into His likeness. This is a life matter. (I call this the Organic Gospel.)
If I just made a contract as in an organization the contract might be reversed unless I continue to prove my worthiness. But if I was born, how could I become “unborn?” I may be rebellious and receive discipline, (Hebrews 12:5) Or, we may waste time on natural things and loose our reward. But yet saved as through fire. (1 Cor. 3:14,15.)
Any believer who has any consciousness of sin or concern about the unpardonable sin has certainly not committed it.
Let us commit ourselves unto Him who is able to keep us from falling and to present us faultless before the presences of His glory with exceeding joy. Jude 1:24

Anonymous's picture

If you are a Christian, you have the Holy Spirit within you as a deposit of things to come. Jesus said He will not lose those given to Him so there is nothing a Christian can do to lose his salvation, because the Holy Spirit is not going to walk out.

But not everybody agrees with this. Many take the warnings in Hebrews to suggest that real Christians can actually apostasise - that having received the Holy Spirit, we can ask or oblige Him to go (i) by denying Him; (ii) by wilful sin etc etc

However both of these two possible actions bring great anguish to the nervous believer. That is because he has been implicitly taught that he has some measure of control over his salvation - perhaps ‘saved by faith, maintained by performance/attitude’. He has been taught the Arminian position that ‘perseverance of the saints’ is a requirement on us, rather than a promise by God.

The warning about ‘wilful’ or ‘continuous’ sin is particularly harmful in that it brings severe introspection and. like the pre-Reformation Martin Luther, a conscience so weak and tenderised that he could only see God as waiting to accuse him at every turn. Sadly, however much we might encourage those with a nervous conscience that they have not committed the unforgivable sin because they have asked about it, the fact that this scenario keeps it open as a possibility will mean their fears will never be truly comforted

Either salvation is wrought by God (100%) from start to finish, and thereby we might have assurance - or we play some part of spotting and confessing our sins (in which case we might as well return to the Catholic church)

Anonymous's picture

For years I've been battling guilt of committing this sin. It all began when I was 17. I read a book about hell, and then afterwards intrusive thoughts about blasphemy against the HG kept coming to mind---and profusely. It depressed me and developed an anxiety disorder as a result, and I couldn't take it, and in anger, I lashed out and called the HG stupid, and I live in fear and guilt today. Today, I'm 32, and I LOVE the Lord, however, I've been depressed and fearful ever since.

I was a very devout Christian who loved the Lord, His Spirit, and His word--I still do, but I feel hopeless.

Anonymous's picture

You are His child. You haven’t turned away from Him, He will not turn away from you. You were unwell with anxiety, this anger is surely forgiven. You can help others with what you experienced, you will not judge them. Rest in Him and feel His love for you, let guilt go. “Be still and know that I am God.”

Mark Virkler's picture

I absolutely know you have not committed this sin. Below is a quote from the article above, which is what makes me so sure. And I recommend you move forward, by learning to do the two way journaling we teach here: http://www.cwgministries.org/Four-Keys-to-Hearing-Gods-Voice.

Feeling conviction of sin is a GOOD sign: If someone is terrified about committing the unpardonable sin then they almost certainly have not done so, simply because their awareness that they have sinned against God is only present because the Holy Spirit IS PRESENT convicting them of sin (Jn. 16:7,8).
Confess sin, repent (change your mind) and declare God's truth over the situation! As long as we acknowledge that we have sinned and confess it (1 Jn. 1:8-10), Christ's blood covers the sin and fellowship with the Holy Spirit continues on. Salvation is intact. So I have no problem accepting the fact that I am a sinner, saved by grace, and I easily confess any sins the Spirit brings to my mind, declare my sorrow for committing them, and my intention to turn back to righteousness. I then confess truth, "I am cleansed. I am washed by the blood. I put on Christ's righteousness and stand complete IN HIM! Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful salvation!" And I do two-way journaling, letting Jesus speak words of comfort and love into my being.
When someone says to me, "I believe I've committed the unpardonable sin," I always tell them, "I know you haven't." "Well, how do you know?" "Because you called. If you committed the unpardonable sin you wouldn't care. The Holy Spirit wouldn't be dealing with you at all. You'd be so cold, callous and indifferent that you wouldn't even care if you did. The fact that you're concerned and care is the sign that you haven't. God's Spirit is still dealing with you." But Satan loves to use this as a club over people's head and he beats them to death with it.

Anonymous's picture

However, the sad news is that there are many others who are terrified over the unpardonable sin, are finding it hard to locate ministers who understand the root and cause of these fears. Many pastors are not equipped to minister complete freedom to such persons. The purpose of this practical guide is to point pastors and ministers in the right direction so they are better equipped to minister complete freedom to people who are terrified that they have committed the unpardonable sin.

Anonymous's picture

Hi! I am excited to see that someone has the courage to define this sin. I spent several years believing that I had committed it. I felt I could never be a Christian again after I walked away at age 15. I read the Bible daily and prayed for my children but did not feel I could approach the Lord for myself. Now as a mature Christian I know this was kind of silly. However, my heart had been convinced by the liar and religion.
One day I just told the Lord out loud that no matter what I would love him and try to serve him. Even if he never listened or blessed me again.
My life changed that day. Later after much prayer and talking to Holy Spirit I came to the conclusion that the unpardonable sin was to reject the Jesus that Holy Spirit leads us to. No one can be saved without going thru Jesus and no one can come to the father with out the calling of the Holy Ghost first.

Thank You

Margaret

Mark Virkler's picture

Bren,
Thank you for your faith, passion and desire to help. As the Bible shows, a SMALL group of people with FAITH is all it takes to gain the victory (Judges 7).

Your question is so perfect, I am going to answer it here, and add it to the end of the blog itself. So here is a link which answers your question. Join Our Team and Mission: https://www.cwgministries.org/our-mission "Spread Revival by Saturating the World with Communion with God." The link provides, steps for: 1) learning the message of spiritual intimacy, 2) living it, 3) sharing it, 4) encouraging others in living it, 5) Supporting CWG Ministries with prayer and finances as we spread this message world wide (currently translated into 51 languages), 6) Resources available to help you and 7) Degrees showing you have mastered these skills and are anointed and fully prepared.

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Been going through this also . It horrible to live in fear day after day night after night thinking that your doomed for hell because of something you said in anger and not even meaning it . I feel for anyone that is going through this ! May God show mercy

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I feel that way now. I can’t hear The holy spirt like I used to. I didn’t mean to commit this sin. I feel so alone and scared.

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With all due respect, it is not about how you “feel”...it’s about God’s unlimited mercy and unlimited grace. Even human parents still
love their children who mess up big time. If you confess your sin, God is faithful and just to forgive your sin and cleanse you from
ALL, ALL, ALL unrighteousness! I John 1:9

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GOD WAS RECENTLY RESTORING ME BACK TO HIM AND I WAS FOLLOWING HIS DIRECTIONS BUT WHEN. IT CAME TO LAST Day as he was trying to give me back holy spirit presence or the holy spirit I told him not to for fear of failing him again. Now I am dead on inside and want to have holy spirit back and feel hopeless ND now can not get saved agIn. Please help Marsha

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Marsha,
God is always glad to have a wayword child come back to him.
We lay out the plan of salvation very clearly here: http://www.bornofthespirit.today/
you will find a salvation prayer you can pray... click on the "Continue" button at the end of the first web link.

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I was being restored from crown of head to soles of feet Anand I was so foolish as God was giving me back Holy Spirit and baptism of holy spirit to tell him not to to let me go back to world and now regret it and now he told me reading bible won’t help me and I followed him for wrong reasons and something not right within me to not care and I cry about boutique this but now hopeless can not get spirit back in me. Hebrew 6, I had tasted all those things and really want back and now can’t get him to come back in heart . I don’t know what to do and don’t want to live like this Marsha and you can not be forgiven for telling him not to give spirit back to you and really want it back. Please help

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God can forgive you for that! Didn't Peter deny Jesus three times? Also think... that's not even blasphemy of the Holy Spirit if you rejected him for that intention! I think it would really be the unforgivable sin if you actually actively hated the HS, if you actually deliberately tried to turn people away from Jesus. You didn't. I beg you, don't fall for the lies of the devil. Jesus understands fear, he understands peole who want to play it safe. He will forgive that because he forgives people seventy times seven times.

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Go through the 5 steps of renouncing, and the 5 steps of repenting, listed in the blog above. That should resolve the issue.

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Hi ,I also have went thru the fear of committing the unpardonable sin.i get blasphemous thoughts and then I'll talk to myself to redirect thoughts and then sometimes say things against the HS I should not,I do it accidentally and I do it by running sentences together etc .it's when I come.under attack that this happens..also I have woke up talking and saying blasphemous things .I have repented of these things, I still feel God ,but sometimes the enemy makes me.think that no matter how much I repent I can't be forgiven, but in 1 John 1:9 and John 6:37 God says if we confess we are forgiven and if we come to Him ,He won't cast us out..God never says I will forgive you ,unless you did this or that ,or I won't cast you out as long as you didn't do that .there's no conditions on this except come to Him.and repent..I still struggle ,but I realize the enemy wants me to believe I have committed the unpardonable sin which is one of Satan's biggest lies..so don't fall for it..keep the faith ,leave it at the altar ,don't pick it back up and carry it around..you asked forgiveness and it was given ..hope this helps

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Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 223 Pages

This book leads you in meditating on and journaling about two hundred and fifty verses that discuss the Holy Spirit. You will grow in intimacy with the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the anointing within you will increase! You will exclaim as the disciples did on the Emmaus Road “Did not our heart burn within us…while He opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24:32)! In addition to being led to journal through these verses, you will read numerous two-way journal entries from Mark Virkler, as well as a five-page prayer at the conclusion of the book.

Price: $10.95

Kids Can

by Karen Barnes | 98 Pages

This book will inspire you and train you to teach children to minister in the power of the Spirit! And the stories it contains will bring tears to your eyes! Kids Can is a message for the children of today about their destiny tomorrow. When kids encounter the pure essence of Jesus, they will become empowered, equipped and energized to serve Him accurately and with amazing clarity. As they hear His voice and are encouraged in their giftings, strong leaders are created and maturity, vision and skills are fine tuned.

Price: $14.95
Lamad Biblical Education Association

Lamad Biblical Education Association

4 Co-authors | 44 Pages

FINALLY - A Spirit-Anointed Epistemology! A system of knowing for the Spirit-filled believer. A fresh moving of the Holy Spirit has been upon the Church of Jesus Christ for the last 100 years, since the Asuza Street Revival in 1902. In all that time the Spirit-filled community of believers (now numbering 27% of all Christendom), had yet to delineate an approach to learning which restored the Holy Spirit to His rightful place as the primary Teacher in our midst.

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Lamad Faculty Handbook

Lamad Faculty Handbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 78 Pages

This book presents lamad (revelation-based learning) standards  for teachers and curriculum writers. Lamad is a Hebrew word found in the Old Testament and it is translated "to teach" or "to learn."  It is a kind of learning that involves the Holy Spirit granting divine revelation to the heart of man. Thus it goes beyond western rationalism as a learning methodology.

Price: $9.95
Living with Jesus Book 1 - Welcome to God's Family

Living with Jesus Book 1 - Welcome to God's Family

by Daphne Kirk | 47 pages

The Living with Jesus series is a unique, exciting  and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive and challenging way, always applying to their lives the commands to love God, love one another and love the lost.

Book 1 - Welcome to God's Family introduces the child to the Body of Christ.

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Living with Jesus Book 2 - Special Times and Gifts

Living with Jesus Book 2 - Special Times and Gifts

by Daphne Kirk | 45 pages

The Living with Jesus series is a unique, exciting  and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive and challenging way, always applying to their lives the commands to love God, love one another and love the lost.

Book 2 - Special Times and Gifts - Baptism, Communion and the Holy Spirit.

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Living with Jesus - Book 3

Living with Jesus Book 3 – Talking and Listening

by Daphne Kirk | 47 Pages

This delightful book teaches children ages 4-8 the four keys to hearing God's voice and gets them started journaling (drawing pictures if writing is too hard for them) and seeing vision.  It is ideal for parents and children to use together, or for use in a children’s Sunday school class or children’s home group.

Book 3 - Talking and Listening - Hearing the voice of God.

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Living with Jesus Book 4 - Love for Me and Love for Others

Living with Jesus Book 4 - Love for Me and Love for Others

by Daphne Kirk | 63 pages

The Living with Jesus series is a unique, exciting  and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive and challenging way, always applying to their lives the commands to love God, love one another and love the lost.

Book 4 - Love for me and love for others introduces children to the unconditional love of Jesus.

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Living with Jesus Book 5 - Strongholds

Living with Jesus Book 5 - Strongholds

by Daphne Kirk | 47 pages

The Living with Jesus series is a unique, exciting and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive and challenging way, always applying to their lives the commands to love God, love one another and love the lost.

Book 5 - Strongholds introduces children to strongholds, the soul and freedom.

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Living with Jesus Book 6 - What Do We Choose?

Living with Jesus Book 6 - What Do We Choose?

by Daphne Kirk | 47 pages

The Living with Jesus series is a unique, exciting  and transformational discipleship course for children, taking them through the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relational, interactive and challenging way, always applying to their lives the commands to love God, love one another and love the lost.

Book 6 - What Do We Choose? introduces children to making kingdom choices.

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