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Creaturely Man. "

Spirit of

God hath made me, and

the breath

of the Almighty hath




Eternal and Ever-blessed

me life."—yi?3 xxxiii.

God comes


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,

" I

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


much more


nature, with

closely than the


which He united but He did

Spirit does;

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



if I

if I



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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 72

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

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