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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Holy Spirit is Intellectual

"They received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11)

The flame of the Holy Spirit is also "intellectual." Reason, say the theologians, is one of the divine attributes. There need be no incompatibility between the deepest experiences of the Spirit and the highest attainments of the human intellect.

It is only required that the Christian intellect be fully surrendered to God and there need be no limit to its activities beyond those imposed upon it by its own strength and size.

How cold and deadly is the unblessed intellect. A superior brain without the saving essence of godliness may turn against the human race and drench the world with blood, or worse, it may loose ideas into the earth which will continue to cures mankind for centuries after it has turned to dust again.

But a Spirit-filled mind is a joy to God and a delight to all men of good will.

God's method is first to fill the man with the facts of salvation and then send the baptism of fire upon him ... God's order is facts and fire.

~A. W. Tozer~

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