Sunday, September 1, 2013
A Silent, Holy, Eloquent Witness
"While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them which heard the word" (Acts 10:44).
The Holy Spirit is among us to confirm to the consciences of men and women the works of Jesus.
There is no denying that in His earthly ministry, Jesus was a mighty worker of miracles. He did raise the dead. He did cleans the leper. He did turn the water into wine. He did feed the multitude with a few pieces of bread.
The Pharisees did not try to deny the miracles He wrought. They could not deny them. You cannot deny a fact that stands and stares you in the face - a fact that you can touch and feel and push around and investigate! The Pharisees simply said: "He does his work in the power of the devil."
The Holy Spirit came that He might confirm and verify the divine quality of those mighty works of Jesus and prove Him indeed to be the very God who had made the world and who could make it do what He pleased for it to do.
Let us bear in mind that the Holy Spirit identifies Himself with the Lord Jesus and that the coming of the Comforter is just the coming of Jesus Himself to the heart.
~A. W. Tozer~