The quality, manner, frequency, and general spiritual characteristics of GOD’S responses to our efforts, to meet HIS moral demand using the information and the techniques in HIS Doctrine constitute the sure indices of gauging individual spiritual development in the Kingdom Of GOD. The matter is made easy for us by the fact that GOD is very meticulous on details, procedurally predictable and always keeps HIS promises no matter what. The spiritual responses of GOD to any human being approaching HIM for HIS forgiveness so as to get back into HIS Book are standard, not based on gender, tribe, nationality, marital status or social classification. This makes the business of those of us teaching New Birth simple, scientific and very interesting. GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF responds to every human efforts by New Birth to meet HIS standard, from salvation to sanctification, to baptism of The Holy Spirit, to Being Sealed unto Eternity, to climbing the Power Growth Stages in The Holy Spirit, to becoming Perfect in Righteousness with HIM. The only New Birth Growth Stage in which GOD ALMIGHTY does not issue to the aspirant a direct spiritual manifestation from HIMSELF is stage four, Conquering Self-Will to achieve perpetual obedience to the Holy Spirit. That was The New Birth Growth Stage which Saint Paul did not know about, had nobody to teach him about, and his disobedience to The Holy Spirit eventually cut short his ministry and cost him his life.
So, the ancient occult schools were right in their slogan, “Woe unto him, who admits of no master!”
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was doubly right when He said that the sin against The Holy Spirit had no forgiveness, it is like deliberately touching a live wire with bare hands.
“Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men; Matt 12:31.
Saint Paul did not blaspheme The Holy Spirit. He embarrassed The Holy Spirit and pointedly rejected His directive, which amounted to disobeying our Lord Jesus Christ and GOD ALMIGHTY, both of Whom The Holy Spirit represents upon the earth.