DEMONSTRATING HIS POWER
The other day I watched a 1 ½ minute video clip of a well renowned evangelist named Jerame Nelson. He and his wife Miranda have a ministry called “Elisha Revolution”. They ministered in crusades worldwide in fifty nations, and have seen multitudes healed, delivered and saved in third world nations as well. They have Fire and Glory outpouring meetings where they teach and demonstrate how the emerging Elisha generation will walk in the supernatural anointing of God.
When I watched this short clip I received an incredible revelation of a scripture that has been so controversial and confusing to believers about blaspheming the Holy Spirit. I went back and studied about it in the book of Mark chapter 3. In this chapter we see Jesus performing many miracles, and casting out demons. He healed a man with a withered hand as the religious leaders continually stalked Him, and accused Him of healing on the Sabbath.
Great multitudes followed Him and people pressed in to get close to Him. Those with evil spirits fell down and cried out to Him saying: “You are the Son of God”. The Pharisees and the Herodian’s opposed Him and plotted how they would destroy Him, but Jesus continued performing miracles. He ordained twelve apostles to go out and preach, and gave them power to heal the sick and cast out demons.
An official delegation of scribes came from Jerusalem to observe Jesus’ ministry. Their opinion carried a lot of weight with many people. They said “He has Beelzebub,” (The prince of evil spirits) and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” They accused Jesus of doing these works because He was possessed by Satan. A cross reference in Luke 11:14 tells us that this accusation came in response to a demonic deliverance that He performed.
Jesus then told them this parable in Mark 3: 23-27: “How could Satan cast out Satan? A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand, and if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house”. Then Jesus went on to say; in the next verse:
Mark 3:28-30 (TPT)
I tell you this timeless truth: All sin will be forgiven, even all the blasphemies that are spoken. But there can never be forgiveness for the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, for he is guilty of an eternal sin!” (This is because they said he was empowered by a demon spirit.)
The word blaspheme in Strongs Concordance is blasphēmia. The definition is to slander, detraction, speak injurious to another's good name, speak impiously or irreverently. Jesus was warning these religious leaders, that by saying He was being used by Satan, and judging the miracles that He did, they were blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Just as the religious leaders were always trying to trap Jesus, there are people today who blaspheme the works of the Holy Spirit.
This doesn’t mean that if you criticize someone who is being used by God in miracles, signs and wonders that you are damned for eternal judgement. But what the Lord is showing me, is that the enemy is trying to defame some of you who are destined to be used for this end time revival. The Word of God says, signs will follow them that believe. We want revival but we are falling into the trap of the enemies’ plan. A Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
All throughout the gospels we see Jesus reprimanding the religious leaders for trying to shut down His ministry. Some people don’t even realize that the enemy is using them as pawns to silence the mouths of the prophets. Remember, Satan is the accuser of the brethren. When people come against Holy Spirit filled believers, they are coming against the Holy Spirit. If we want to see a move of God, we have to stop grieving the Holy Spirit.
The Lord says; You are the generation who I have chosen to walk in My authority, power and demonstration of My kingdom on this earth. I am about to release My glory on this earth, as it is in heaven. You have been created for miracles, signs and wonders. Do not fear the words of the religious scribes, and ignore the words of the Pharisees. They will mock and scorn you, but stand strong on the Word that has been engrafted in your heart.
I have called you to be a light in the darkness. I have called you to be the salt of the earth. Do not fear their faces, and refuse to submit to the traditions of men. Do not blaspheme the Holy Spirit, but ask Me for discernment. As you allow My word to sustain you, you will no longer be limited in your ways of thinking. You will no longer look to the wisdom of man, but you will understand the truth of My Word.
As you trust Me, you will no longer be confused by diverse doctrines. You will easily recognize the difference between My Word and the doctrine of demons. This is the day to rise up and demonstrate My glory. This is the divine plan and purpose that I have for you in this season. When darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people; I shall arise upon you, and My glory shall be seen upon you, says the Lord.
“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”— because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
1 Corinthians 2: 4-5
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.