When the Sanhedrin saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were 'unlearned' and 'ordinary' men, they marveled ...
The Point! . . . You can be sure that Peter and John understood Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the Gospel.
Here are some of the things John said about the Holy Spirit . . . In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by 'Him'; and without 'Him ' was not any thing made that was made. In 'Him' was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light 'shineth in darkness'; and the darkness comprehended it not.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no 'darkness' (that notorious need for a 'written back-up' approval from the 'knowledge of good and evil laws'); . . . at all.
If you think the 'Living Spirit' of G-d's own 'wisdom' is in need of a written authorization from 'doctrines' (a religious-institutions 'written back-up' license) - that is ' Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit '. . . and it's unforgivable. Why? . . . Because then you are saying the ' ONE ' who has authority over your Spiritual, and Eternal Life needs approval from a 'written instruction' back-up from mortal doctrines, tenets and rules - - or it is 'invalid';
. . . Simplified: It's when anyone attempts to 'invalidate' the actions or an action that the Holy Spirit performs; with or by their conversation . . .
. . . And it is not acceptable in this world or in the [world] to come . . . Period !
Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me - - (Y'shua speaking) - - do we really think it's necessary to 'return' to being taught the 'Scriptures' from other mortals, after finding 'Him"? - - The only 'begotten Son of G-d - - The Messiah - - The Lion of the tribe of Judah - - The 'One' who baptizes in the 'Holy Spirit' . . . the 'teacher' and 'guide' - - The 'One whom the scriptures point to?
Blasphemy ( itself ) is really ' Not ' best understood as a single event or episode. It is better perceived as something going on within your own soul that ' practices ' giving thoughts, or voicing words or actions which would ( in any way ) ever ' belittle or ridicule ' someone who has authority over your very life, or the way they go about carrying out their responsibility to do so.
What does Yahshua , (Himself) say about the Holy Spirit...
"I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever ' Even the Spirit of Truth '; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be ' IN ' you.
"So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be
forgiven -- except blasphemy
against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven. ... Neither in this world, or
in the [world] to come
But the Comforter, which is The Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall Teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you
But the Comforter,
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to Teach you. But as His anointing Teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in Him.
( This is what the new covenant is all about ! Yahshua is the Messiah that 'implemented' this new covenant and made it so that 'you' are no longer 'bridled' to what some ecclesiastical mortal Relentlessly teaches about what they rationalize God means by something that is just written on paper! )
Think of it more like it's " A Gentleman's Word of Honor style of Agreement" with G-d Himself, instead of a 'bible lecture deposition' kind of relationship.
Why is it 'greater' to perceive it more
like a 'Gentleman's
Word of Honor style of Agreement with God' ?
Because that is what turns it into a warm and 'heart-felt', 'unquestionable' promise; A promise that is sealed by mutual 'respect' and 'trust'. . . Between 'you' and G-d 'Himself ' . . . unlike a 'religious' courtroom paper 'attitude' contract that is frankly 'cold-hearted'; made dependable only because of the possibility of 'mistrust' regardless of 'respect', or 'dignity', and always carry's a 'whiff' of 'disdain' and contemptuous 'uncertainty'.
'You' are no longer bridled by what humans Teach about God; other than the Actual Gospel Story Itself !
It is written in the scriptures (the Prophets) . . . and they shall all be taught by G-d (Himself)
. . . The Holy Spirit . . .
[our "Fathers Spirit" ] \ ['The Breath of Yahshua']
teaches us the rest of all things, and recalls, cites, and awakens us to what 'Jesus' Himself' is saying, to us personally !}
Yahshua also said :
"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here."
and what did Solomon say?
" I was almost in all Evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly. "
Isn't anything that doesn't line up with the 'holy integrity' of Yahshua's spoken 'words' translate to scoffing, dishonoring or being blasphemous ?
So, let's not do, say, or "practice " in any way the things that would degrade the "Holy Integrity" of Jesus' words about the Holy Spirit !
Yahshua also said ;
This is a question that needs to be answered with your own "Holy Integrity"..
- - - Yahshua says to call "No man" a rabbi or teacher, because we have only "One" teacher.- - -
Isn't believing in anyone just a matter of taking someone's 'word' at face value as 'The Truth'?
Why can't you take Jesus' word at face value on the Holy Spirit being only that "ONE" teacher, counselor, and guide?
Think about it ! Why would "Yahshua" even say this if it wasn't genuine !
. . . and don't replace, mingle, or intermix the teaching 'you' receive from the Holy Spirit . . .
with that of ' Marketplace Religion ' . . . Just " Don't Do It "
The Holy Ghost Does not function as a ' Clergy Picker ' , but functions by indwelling, Teaching and guiding those who Believe in God's only begotten Son !
Cut off the middle man - (religion) - The religious marketplace broker; and lay it before the feet of yahshua.
and spit out 'all' those heated, prickly, doctrine briers, ( yes, 'all' of them ) they have put in your mouth that want to stick to your lips, then you'll be able to 'start fresh with G-d'
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is pointless, because their teachings are rules made by humans. ( religious man-devised gimmicks; contraptions = called 'doctrines' )
The ' only ' exception is the Actual Gospel Story itself !
This is how it was yesterday, how it is today, and how it will be forever ! .
If it is found alive and working within your inward parts there is no forgiveness for it.
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