Matthew 12:22-32 (NKJV) “Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
The Unpardonable Sin
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.“
Sadly, you have many misguided well intentioned believers that quickly call a revival a move of God AND when anyone is skeptical of what took place in Wilmore, Kentucky, they’ve blasphemed against the Holy Spirit.
They read this passage and apply speaking against the phenomenon.
But as one trusted source put out that in the Asbury College website, the campus always have a revival in either March or February which as you could see, unusual prayer meetings takes place on these months (see it here). But the thing that’s common is the months of either February or March. Not at any other month in the years.
A non spontaneous move of the Spirit took place on a scheduled day called Pentecost.
Pentecost is the Feast of Weeks, celebrated by the Jews 50 days after Passover.
The Jews have 7 Feasts that they celebrate.
The Feast of Preparation/Unleavened Bread.
The Feast of Passover.
The Feast of Firstfruits.
The Lord Jesus fulfilled all four of these Feasts on the day it was scheduled.
The only Feasts that remain to be fulfilled by the Lord Jesus is….
The Feast of Trumpets.
The Day of Atonement.
The Feast of Tabernacles.
According to Zechariah 14, the Feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled when the Lord returns to save Israel after the Great Tribulation of 3.5 years is completed (see Matthew 24:15-28 and Revelation 19:11-21).
But getting back to the subject.
We see that there’s skepticism with what took place and we should be skeptical.
When you accuse believers of having skepticism and just receive the experience, that’s not what we should do. Then when we tell people that they’ve “blasphemed the HOLY Spirit” for not accepting, without investigating the phenomenon, the fact is, that they’re offended that you don’t accept their declaration that it’s a move of the Spirit.
In other words, “Shut up and accept it.”
But another thing that has happened is the the infighting within the Body of Christ reached a point where we’re “biting and devouring” one another.
Galatians 5:13-16 (NKJV) “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
Walking in the Spirit I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
It’s vicious out there and people refuse to disengage in hostilities against one another.
Just what satan intended. The Lord told His disciples a very important thing.
John 13:34-35 (NKJV) “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Then John, having learned from the Lord, gave us this passage.
1 John 4:7-11 (NKJV) “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
Investigate and scrutinize everything.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NKJV) “Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”
We must test everything that we see so that we stay centered on the Scriptures.
Because in recent times, frivolous moves came and the results were devastating.
We have to exercise caution because false prophets are out there and they’re ready to take advantage of the gullible.
Please read Proverbs 14:15.
So if we remain prudent, don’t wrongly accuse people of exercising caution.
There’s nothing wrong with skepticism and scrutiny.
In fact, if we’re transparent and honest, we welcome it.