What divine attributes of the Holy Spirit are shown in Matthew 12:31-32, Romans 15:30, and Ephesians 4:30?

Answer: 

Matthew 12:31-32  Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Romans 15:30  Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

This is a tough question; a bit of a riddle. I believe the Divine attributes seen here are Divine Sanctification and Divine Holiness. Jesus warns of the one unforgivable sin as being blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. This is not a single act against the Spirit but rather a continual and willful rejection of the work the Spirit is doing within us to soften us to the gospel message. Eventually, with blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (the Pharisees even attributed Jesus’ work through the Spirit as demonic when they knew full well it was from God), the Spirit stops working on this person’s heart and soul making it impossible to be saved because the Spirit alone must be the Divine Sanctifier of our lives through the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Again, in the other verses it is clear that the Holy Spirit works to Sanctify and Seal our lives in Christ until the day of our Heavenly promotion. He must be the agent in our Salvation and purification process that the Blood of Christ makes possible.

I don’t know if that was the answer to this riddle, but it is what God put on my heart.

Thanks for the question,
Pastor Brad

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