Christ, in regeneration, in resurrection; and as the giver of light ? in the inspiration of Scripture writers, in the conviction of sinners, in the illumination and sanctification of Christians.
<010102> Genesis 1:2 ? ?The Spirit of God was brooding?; <420135>Luke 1:35 ? to Mary: ?The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee?. <430308>John 3:8 ? ?born of the Spirit?; Ezekial 37:9, 14 ? ?Come from the four winds, O breath? I will put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live?; <450811>Romans 8:11 ? ?give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit.? <620201>1 John 2:1 ? ?an advocate para>klhton with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous?;
<431416> John 14:16, 17 ? ?another Comforter para>klhton that he may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth?; <450826>Romans 8:26 ? ?the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us. <610121>2 Peter 1:21 ? ?men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit?; <431608>John 16:8 ? ?convict the world in respect of sin?; 13 ? ?when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth?; <450814>Romans 8:14 ? ?as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.?
McCosh: The works of the Spirit are Conviction, Conversion, Sanctification and Comfort. Donovan: The Spirit is the Spirit of conviction, enlightenment and quickening in the sinner; and of revelation, remembrance, witness, sanctification and consolation to the saint. The Spirit enlightens the sinner, as the flash of lightning lights the traveler stumbling on the edge of a precipice at night; enlightens the Christian, as the rising sun reveals a landscape which was all there before but which was hidden from sight until the great luminary made it visible. ?The morning light did not create The lovely prospect it revealed; It only showed the real state Of what the darkness had concealed.? Christ?s advocacy before the throne is like that of legal counsel pleading in our stead; the Holy Spirit?s advocacy in the heart is like the mother s teaching her child to pray for himself.
J. W. A. Stewart: ?Without the work of the Holy Spirit redemption would have been impossible, as impossible as that fuel should warm without being lighted, or that bread should nourish without being eaten. Christ is God entering into human history, but without the Spirit Christianity would be only history. The Holy Spirit is God entering into human hearts. The Holy Spirit turns creed into life. Christ is the physician who leaves the remedy and then departs. The Holy Spirit is the nurse who applies and administers the remedy, and who remains with the patient until the cure is completed.? Matheson, Voices of the Spirit, 78 ? ?It is in vain that the mirror exists in the room, if it is lying on its face; the sunbeams cannot reach it till its face is upturned to them. Heaven lies about thee not only in
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