LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

The following is an excerpt from the works of R. A. Torrey, and can be found in its entirety here...http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer's%20Corner/Doctrines/holyspirit-torrey.htm

The Holy Spirit came into this world to be to the disciples of our Lord after His departure, and to us, what Jesus Christ had been to them during the days of His personal companionship with them (John 14:16, 17). Is He that to you? Do you know Him? Every week in your life you hear the apostolic benediction, "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14), and while you hear it, do you take in the significance of it? Do you know the communion of the Holy Ghost? The fellowship of the Holy Ghost? The partnership of the Holy Ghost? The comradeship of the Holy Ghost? The intimate personal friendship of the Holy Ghost? Herein lies the whole secret of a real Christian life, a life of liberty and joy and power and fullness. To have as one's ever-present Friend, and to be conscious that one has as his ever-present Friend, the Holy Spirit, and to surrender one's life in all its departments entirely to His control, this is true Christian living. The doctrine of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is as distinctive of the religion that Jesus taught as the doctrines of the Deity and the atonement of Jesus Christ Himself. But it is not enough to believe the doctrine--one must know the Holy Spirit Himself. The whole purpose of this chapter (God help me to say it reverently) is to introduce you to my Friend, the Holy Spirit.

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Blogger mark pierson said...

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer's%20Corner/Doctrines/holyspirit-torrey.htm

May 06, 2008 7:51 AM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

The link in my above comment works while that same link in the post does not. Hmmm.

May 06, 2008 7:53 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Mark,
Another good post..........

The Bible tells us the Holy Spirit regenerates believers and then indwells them and leads them. They are led by the Spirit which changes their behavior. This is not works motivated by human flesh, but rather works and deeds wrought by the Spirit of God through a willing new creature in Christ.

If a profession of faith has no behavior change, then it is a false dead unsaving faith. This is the Biblical message. The Biblical story of the gospel is not about bare minimums, but is about Christ, grace, faith, the Holy Spirit and VICTORY!

May 06, 2008 3:34 PM

 

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