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Serene Silent Beauty

Jesus in the WordThe Holy Spirit ministry within us means that we are required to speak the truth. 1 John 5.6b explains "and it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth." The Holy Spirit speaks 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 joins our own inner spirit in asserting that we are children of God. As the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8.16, "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." The Holy Spirit's ministry requires only the truth and nothing but the truth.✞

Unique Sacredness

Christ amongst the StarsThere is a unique sacredness in the Holy Spirit's ministry such that blasphemy against him will not be tolerated or forgiven. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the opposite of truth as in Matthew 12.31-32 where Jesus says, "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 speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." Why this should be is somewhat of a mystery, but perhaps it is that since the Holy One is our channel to God and brings the truth of God then offence against the Holy Spirit causes the means of communication to be broken irreparably with the sacred. Thus, even the power to communicate is blocked and eternal painful separation from God results. To say that the Holy One has an unclean spirit is an eternal sin and contrary to the truth. God, on the other hand, deals with us in the most intimate, gentle and personal way. We need Jesus as our Savior all the more to forgive us.

"Holy Spirit's Ministry"
by Ron Meacock

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