“The teachers of the law … said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.””
The only way the Jewish leaders could think to discredit Christ was to come up with a dark scary rumor about Him.
So they did. They claimed He was a sorcerer using a powerful demonic spirit to perform miracles.
To say that Jesus, who is anointed by the Holy Spirit, is actually anointed with an evil spirit is to deny His divinity and mission. And to willfully do that is to blaspheme.
That’s a serious offense. And that is why Jesus said that whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit is “guilty of an eternal sin.”
In decreeing this, Jesus was responding not to a careless comment made in haste. He was responding to people who had entrenched, hardened hearts that willfully denied the work of the Spirit of God.
Today Jesus is still the miracle worker, the teacher, and the forgiver. What kinds of words do we use to describe Him?
Dear God, may all my words about You be worthy of You. Forgive me when I carelessly dishonor You in what I say or do. Amen.
Excerpted from Reframe Media