thine infancy but at all times. But it is not enough that a place is prepared for thee; thou must be prepared for the place. It is not enough that thy light has come; thou thyself must arise and shine. No outward shining can reveal, unless thou art thyself a reflector of its glory. The Spirit must set thee on thy feet, that thou mayest hear him that speaks to thee ( <260202>Ezekiel 2:2).?
The Holy Spirit reveals not himself but Christ. <431614>John 16:14 ? ?He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you.? So should the servants of the Spirit hide themselves while they make known Christ. E. H. Johnson, The Holy Spirit, 40 ? ?Some years ago a large steam engine all of glass was exhibited about the country. When it was at work one would see the piston and the valves go; but no one could see what made them go. When steam is hot enough to be a continuous elastic vapor, it is invisible.? So we perceive the presence of the Holy Spirit, not by visions or voices, but by the effect he produces within us in the shape of new knowledge, new love and new energy of our own powers. Denney, Studies in Theology, 161 ? ?No man can bear witness to Christ and to himself at the same time. Espirit is fatal to unction; no man can give the impression that he himself is clever and also that Christ is mighty to save. The power of the Holy Spirit is felt only when the witness is unconscious of self, and when others remain unconscious of him.? Moule, Veni Creator, 8 ? ?The Holy Spirit, as Tertullian says, is the vicar of Christ. The night before the Cross, the Holy Spirit was present to the mind of Christ as a person.?
Gore, in Lux Mundi, 318 ? ?It was a point in the charge against Origen that his language seemed to involve an exclusion of the Holy Spirit from nature, and a limitation of his activity to the church. The whole of life is certainly his. And yet, because his special attribute is holiness, it is in rational natures, which alone are capable of holiness, that he exerts his special influence. A special in-breathing of the divine Spirit gave to man his proper being.? See <010307>Genesis 3:7 ? ?Jehovah God? breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man become a living soul? <430308>John 3:8 ? ?The Spirit breatheth where it will? so is every one that is born of the Spirit.? E. H. Johnson, on The Offices of the Holy Spirit, in Bibliotheca Sacra, July, 1892:
381-382 ? ?Why is he specially called the Holy, when Father and Son are also holy, unless because he produces holiness, i.e., makes the holiness of God to be ours individually? Christ is the principle of collectivism, the Holy Spirit the principle of individualism. The Holy
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