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The Holy Spirit Compared to the Wind

AT the present moment, I am not able to enter fully into the subject of the new birth. I am very weary, both in body and mind, and cannot attempt that great and mysterious theme. To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, and it is not the time to preach upon regeneration when the head is aching, nor to discourse upon the new...

John 3:8

The Leading of the Spirit, the Secret Token of the Sons of God

CHILDREN are expected to bear some likeness to their parent. Children of God, born of the grandest of all parents, regenerated by the almighty energy of the divine Spirit, are sure to bear a high degree of likeness to their heavenly Father. We cannot be like God in many of his divine attributes, for they are unique and incommunicable: it is not possible for us to wield his power, or...

Romans 8:14

The Holy Spirit's Threefold Conviction of Men

Feb 25 THE Apostles had a stern task before them. They were to go into all nations and proclaim the gospel to every creature, beginning at Jerusalem. Remember that only two or three years before they were simple fishermen engaged upon the Galilean lake— men of little or no education, men of no rank or standing. At best they were but Jews, and that nation was everywhere despised, while these peasants were...

John 16:8-11

The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit

May 28 IT is essential, dear friends, that we should worship the living and true God. It will be ill for us if it can be said, “Ye worship ye know not what.” “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” The heathen err from this command by multiplying gods, and making this and that image to be the object of their adoration. Their excess runs to...

John 7:38

The Holy Spirit's Intercession

Apr 11 THE Apostle Paul was writing to a tried and afflicted people, and one of his objects was to remind them of the rivers of comfort which were flowing near at hand. He first of all stirred up their pure minds by way of remembrance as to their sonship,— for saith he “as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” They were, therefore,...

Romans 8:26-27

The True Position of the Witness Within

Aug 11 SOME time ago I tried to set forth the manner of the witness and sealing of the Spirit, and I have no doubt that the subject will still remain upon the memory of many of you; but I am led to refer to it again, and to go over the same ground again, because I meet with so many instances in which mistakes are made in reference to it,— mistakes...

1 John 5:10

The Heavenly Wind

May 27 THE Holy Spirit is to be admired, not only for the great truths which he teaches us in Holy Scripture, but also for the wonderful manner in which those truths are balanced. The word of God never gives us too much of one thing or too little of another: it never carries a doctrine to an extreme, but tempers it with its corresponding doctrine. Truth seems to run at least...

John 3:8

Our Urgent Need of the Holy Spirit

Jan 7 I DESIRE to draw your attention at this time to the great necessity which exists for the continual manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in the church of God if by her means the multitudes are to be gathered to the Lord Jesus. I did not. know how I could much better do so than by first showing that the Spirit of God is necessary to the church...

Romans 15:13; 19

The Sealing of the Spirit

Mar 19 I HAVE taken the whole passage for the sake of completing the sense, but I have no intention whatever of preaching upon all of it. Practically I only need for the topic of this morning the following words: — “In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” The sealing of the Holy Spirit will be the subject of our meditation. There are...

Ephesians 1:13,14

Salvation by Faith and the Work of the Spirit

Apr 11 IT may seem remarkable that Paul, who was once the strictest of Pharisees, should become the most ardent champion of the doctrines of salvation by grace and justification by faith. How large a portion of the New Testament is given up to his writings, and the most prominent subject in all that falls from his pen is righteousness by faith. Did not the Lord show great wisdom in selecting as...

Galatians 5:5