The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 72
Creaturely Man. "
God hath made me, and
of the Almighty hath
Eternal and Ever-blessed
me life."—yi?3 xxxiii.
into vital touch with
the creature by an act proceeding not from the Father nor from the Son, but from the Holy Spirit.
Translated by sovereign grace from death unto
dren are conscious of this divine fellowship; they sists
not in inward agreement of disposition or inclination, but in
God upon their spiritual being. But they know that neither the Father nor the Son, but the Holy Spirit, has made their hearts His temple. It is true Christ comes to us through the Holy Spirit, and through the Son we have fellowship
the mysterious touch of also
with the Father, according to His word,
and the Father
come unto you, and make Our abode with you"; yet every intelligent Bible student knows that it is more especially the Holy Spirit
enters into his person and touches his innermost being. That the Son incarnate came into closer contact with us proves
nothing to the contrary.
Christ never entered into a huma.n person.
took upon Himself our
closely than the
which He united but He did
not touch the inward man and his hidden personality. On the contrary, He said that it was expedient for the disciples that He should
go not away, the Comforter will not come unto Moreover, the InI will send Him unto you." carnation was not accomplished without the Holy Spirit, who overshadowed Mary; and the blessings that Christ imparted to all around Him were largely owing to the gift of the Holy Spirit, which was given Him without measure. Hence the principal thought remains intact When God comes into direct contact with the creature it is the work of the Holy
go away; you; but