Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come. – Matthew 12:32 (NLT).
This Scripture haunted me for a long time. I had been taught that certain things, such as singing secular music when you are a Believer, is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. The more I attended church, the longer the list became.
The devil would point to a certain situation and tell me, “See you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit. You can never be forgiven. You are doomed.” Of course, I didn’t realize it was the devil at the time.
A preacher came on television in the middle of one of these episodes and said, “If you think you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, you haven’t. People who blasphemed the Holy Spirit are those who are hard-hearted and would never repent in the first place.”
That set me free right then and there. This is why when you know the truth of the Word of God, it will make you free.
– Annagail Lynes