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Serene Silent Beauty

Jesus in the WordThe Holy Spirit ministry within us meant that we were required to speak the truth. 1 John 5.6b explained "and it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth." The Holy Spirit spoke to us and though us because of this. Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662) the French mathematician and Christian philosopher wrote, "The serene silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world." The Holy Spirit joined our own inner spirit in asserting that we were children of God. As Saint Paul wrote in Romans 8.16, "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." The Holy Spirit's ministry required only the truth and nothing but the truth.✞

Unique Sacredness

Christ amongst the StarsThere was a unique sacredness in the Holy Spirit's ministry such that blasphemy against him would not be tolerated or forgiven. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was the opposite of truth as in Matthew 12.31-32 where Jesus said, "And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who spoke a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who spoke against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." Why this should be was difficult to understand, but perhaps it was that since the Holy One was our channel to God and brought the truth of God then offence against the Holy Spirit caused the means of communication with the sacred to be broken irreparably. Thus, even the power to communicate was blocked and eternal painful separation from God resulted. To say that the Holy One had an unclean spirit was an eternal sin and contrary to the truth. God, on the other hand, dealt with us in the most intimate, gentle and personal way. We needed Jesus as our Savior all the more.

"Holy Spirit Ministry"
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by Ron Meacock

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