And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
“…but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—who is the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Receive the inspiration of the Holy Spirit
Together with God, the Holy Spirit is the essence of love. God is the external form of love, and the Holy Spirit is the internal form of love. The Holy Spirit supports God and human beings through this internal love, calming God’s anger when He wants to cast judgement that will hurt His heart. The Holy Spirit expresses this internal love through fiery inspiration and realization, and by making you remember and recall things. You may be reminded of something the Lord said, or you may realize more clearly about the Lord or about what the Word is saying to you.
The Word is as essential as the wick of a candle—the working of the Holy Spirit can’t happen without it. You should receive the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your everyday life. God and the Holy Spirit work upon each person billions of times in their lifetime. So, always call on the Holy Spirit. Unite your thoughts with the thoughts of the Holy Spirit, and when you receive inspiration, take action immediately.
Love your brothers and the one God sent
The Holy Spirit is like water—gentle and smooth yet powerful. With human beings, too, it’s often the gentle ones who are the strongest and most powerful. The Messiah is also like this.
Joseph was wary because he lived among siblings born from different mothers, so he stuck close to his father. His father favored him; because of that his siblings eventually sold him as a slave. Yet even after Joseph became president of Egypt, he didn’t torment his siblings. Instead, he forgave them even though they were from different mothers, and he blessed them. If we think of the Old Testament and the New Testament as coming from different mothers, Jesus also forgave the people of the Old Testament in this way.
If you hate your brothers or the one God sent, that’s sin. Even among human beings, people don’t like it if you hate the people they love. God is like that too. Think about how much a mother loves her children—even when she’s frustrated with them, she loves them.
God, the Holy Spirit, and the Messiah’s love is 10,000 times greater than that. So, eliminate hatred and focus on love; then it will become a world of peace, joy, and hope.
Repent and receive forgiveness
You go to Heaven to love God. But if you sin, you won’t be able to receive His love. So be sure to repent. When you receive the Holy Spirit, you will realize about your sins and be compelled to repent and not sin anymore.
The Holy Spirit is divine, so anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit speaks through the Son of Man, so if you speak against the Word, that’s like speaking against the Holy Spirit, and so you also will not be forgiven.