This was a note from Sergio:
Dear Pastor Susan, at some point in my life i was thinking about all the preachers who have shown that the Holy Spirit was in them, they prophesied, said things directly from God ect. So far so good. The Bible warns us about false people and I am aware of that. You know that there are different types of pastors out there who sometimes contradict each other and have different beliefs. So all the sudden I WONDER “Maybe it was a demon who made them do all those things (Say prophesies ect.)” I had a huge rush inside of me, thinking about what I did, I asked God for forgiveness and refused to beleive such thought, I did not declare it nor do i beleive it. And this all brings back the story of the Pharisees. My question is have i blasphemed the Holy Spirit?
Questioning is not blaspheming. The bible says we are test every spirit to see if it is of God. This is how you know:
John 4:1 My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world. 2 Here’s how you test for the genuine Spirit of God. Everyone who confesses openly his faith in Jesus Christ – the Son of God, who came as an actual flesh-and-blood person – comes from God and belongs to God. 3 And everyone who refuses to confess faith in Jesus has nothing in common with God. This is the spirit of antichrist that you heard was coming. Well, here it is, sooner than we thought!
4 My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. 5 These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world’s language and the world eats it up. 6 But we come from God and belong to God. Anyone who knows God understands us and listens. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception.
You can tell a prophet of God by his prophesies coming to pass and not after the fact either. I have met so many people who knew something was going to happen after it happened.
Questioning or doubting the things of God happen to us all. It’s in what we do with that doubt or question that our hearts are revealed. When we are shown the truth and it answers the question we stop doubting and believe. Read here about information on blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
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