The Spirit Witnessing to Christ   1 comment

Acts 5

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Acts 5, 32

I.

The Spirit is the great Witness Bearer to the spirits of men.  [He] bears witness to Christ and arouses a sense of sin by the word and witnesses to our salvation.  He carries on the work of Christ in the hearts of men.

II.

He attends the faithful preaching of the word and applies it to the hearts of men.  Without this conviction men could not repent.  He irresistibly convicts men of sin.  Here is where the success of the gospel hinges.

III.

He convinces men [that] it is Christ speaking to them in loving entreaty.  “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”  His call echoes and reechoes throughout the chambers of the soul.  His “amen” accompanies the word to the soul.

IV.

When one repents and believes he bestows saving grace and enables one to cry, “Abba, Father.”  The voice within satisfies the longings of the soul.  Man is restless away from God; finding him he rejoices with “joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

What joy to hear the Spirit tell one he is born of God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted November 8, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956, Luke-Acts

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