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BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

Sunday, May 27, 2018

CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever--the Spirit of truth.
John 14:16-17

The relationship between the work of the Holy Spirit and the work of Christ is vitally important.
The Holy Spirit's identity and ministry is another of the same sort to the identity and ministry of Jesus Christ.
There is no discrepancy, conflict or dispute of any kind between the work of Christ and the work of the Spirit.
Scripture sometimes interchanges the expressions "Christ in us" and "Spirit in us."It is the Holy Spirit who lives the life of Jesus Christ within us and who desires to express the character of Jesus Christ through us. The Spirit's presence and working is entirely Christ-centered and Christ-related.
The Holy Spirit's purpose is to exalt Christ in our lives, to make us Christ-conscious and to lead us into Christ-centered living. The Holy Spirit points us to Christ so that we may know Him and through Christ, we may know the Father.
The reality of our spiritual lives will be found in our knowledge of Christ, and the evidence of our spiritual lives will be found in our likeness to Christ.
We must be very careful of a Christianity that is centered on the Spirit's power, but which is detached from Christ's character. The Spirit is the messenger, the revealer of Christ Jesus, who draws us to Him, and creates a deep love for Christ in our hearts and an expressing of Christ's beauty in our characters.

Dear Lord Jesus, words cannot express how thankful we are to know You. As You minister to us through Your Spirit, may we be witnesses of Your character to others. Thank You, God. Amen

Than you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your beautiful comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your wonderful families. May God comfort you with His love and comforting arms and hold you until He leads us to eternity. God Bless you.
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