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Friday, March 28, 2014

Only the Spirit

"Receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And immediately ... he received sight forthwith" (Acts 9:17-18)

We may be sure of one thing, that for our deep trouble there is no cure apart from a visitation, yes, an invasion of power from above.

Only the Holy Spirit Himself can show us what is wrong with us and only the Spirit can prescribe the cure.

Only the Holy Spirit can save us from the numbing unreality of Spiritless Christianity.

Only the Holy Spirit can show us the Father and the Son.

Only the inworking of the Holy Spirit's power can discover to us the solemn majesty and the heart ravishing mystery of the Triune God.

This is what the Holy Spirit brings to us, the vision of the Lord, power to see divine things as God sees them. Not only does He give knowledge of the truth, but He gives the realization of it. Not only does He reveal to us the promises, but He enables us to appropriate them. The Spirit also thinks in us by giving us divine instincts, intuitions and enablements.

~A. W. Tozer~

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