Regeneration: <430308>John 3:8 ? ?born of the Spirit?; <560305>Titus 3:5 ? ?renewing of the Holy Spirit.? Resurrection: <450811>Romans 8:11 ? ?give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit?; <461545>1 Corinthians 15:45 ? ?The last Adam became a life giving spirit.?
(d) Honor due to God. <460316>1 Corinthians 3:16 ? ?ye are a temple of God? the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? ? he who inhabits the temple is the object of worship there. See also the next item.
(e) Associated with God. Formula of baptism: <402819>Matthew 28:19 ? ?baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.? If the baptismal formula is worship, then we have here worship paid to the Spirit. Apostolic benedictions: <471314>2 Corinthians 13:14 ? ?The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.? If the apostolic benedictions are prayers, then we have here a prayer to the Spirit. <600102>1 Peter 1:2 ? ?foreknowledge of God the Father? sanctification of the Spirit? sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.?
On <580914>Hebrews 9:14, Kendrick, Com. in loco , interprets: ?Offers himself by virtue of an eternal spirit which dwells within him and imparts to his sacrifice a spiritual and an eternal efficacy. The ?spirit? here spoken of was not, them, the ?Holy Spirit?; it was not his purely divine nature; it was that blending of his divine nature with his human personality which forms the mystery of his being, that ?spirit of holiness? by virtue of which he was declared ?the Son of God with power,? on account of his resurrection from the dead.? Hovey adds a note to Kendrick?s Commentary, in loco , as follows: ?This adjective ?eternal? naturally suggests that the word ?Spirit? refers to the higher and divine nature of Christ. His truly human nature, on its spiritual side, was indeed eternal as to the future, but so also is the spirit of every man. The unique and superlative value of Christ?s self-sacrifice seems to have been due to the impulse of the divine side of his nature.? The phrase ?eternal spirit? would then mean his divinity. To both these interpretations we prefer that which makes the passage refer to the Holy Spirit, and we cite in support of this view <440102>Acts 1:2 ? ?he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit unto the apostles?; 10:38 ? ?God anointed him with the Holy Spirit.? On
<460210> 1 Corinthians 2:10, Mason, Faith of the Gospel, 63, remarks: ?The Spirit of God finds nothing even in God which baffles his scrutiny. His ?search? is not a seeking for knowledge yet beyond him? Nothing but God could search the depths of God.?
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