February 24, 2019
"Dis Jesus Just Happen" The Life of Christ
As a result of the Scripture in the Gospel of Matthew chapter twelve, I feel that the rejection of Jesus Christ as Messiah by the Jews in "that generation" was Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost and of course the unpardonable sin.
Christ in turn gave His message not only to the Jews but the Gentiles or "Whosoever" will come, may be received. I want to state very clearly that an individual in this Dispensation of Grace (Church age) cannot blaspheme the Holy Ghost, because we are living in the day of "free" Grace. John's gospel, Chapter 1...."He came unto His own and His own received Him not, but to as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the Sons of God." "He that believes not is condemned already because he hath not believed on the name of the Son of God." This is the sin that will send a man to hell, "UNBELIEF" not blasphemy in "this generation". As long as an individual has a desire in his heart to be saved (providing the Holy Spirit is leading) God in His unmerited favor will reach down and save that individual. We find in the Scripture that only one national entity (Israel) has been spiritually blinded. (Romans 11).
Can not a Jew be saved today? He can by the acceptance of the Grace of God through the New Birth. Why did God blind them spiritually in this day of Grace? Is it because, nationally, they rejected Christ as the Messiah in Blasphemy? We find also the writings of the Great Apostle Paul in Romans the 9th chapter where it speaks of this nation being blinded. "That generation" that lived in Jesus' day perished because of the Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. They can be saved and will be saved in "another generation" (Kingdom). This "present generation" can be saved by believing the Gospel story of the mercy and grace of God that brought, bought, secured and completed from Calvary to the coming again of Jesus Christ,t he Anointed "Messiah" of the entire world. For that reason John 3: 16 will become a reality to not only a Jew like Nicodemus, but also to the Gentile.
Next week we will consider "the Kingdom of the Messiah."
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor