Tuesday, June 12, 2007

CQOD: 06/15/07 -- Rees: the Holy Spirit (IV)

Christian Quotation of the Day

June 15, 2007
Feast of Evelyn Underhill, Mystical Writer, 1941
    I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done--by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
    -- Romans 15:18,19 (NIV)

    As the Christian life in the individual is the work of the Spirit, it follows that the corporate realization of that life, in the Church built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, is also His creation... The great creative acts and significant turning-points were recognized, either by the Church or by its historian, as determined by the Spirit. The Spirit confirmed and preserved the community from the outset, by the descent at Pentecost (Acts 2:4). The extension of the Gospel beyond Judea and the first mission to the Gentiles were commanded and approved by the Spirit (Acts 8:29; 10:19, 44; 13:2, 4). Paul, on his journeys, was led by the Spirit (Acts 16:6, 7). He himself was especially conscious that his whole ministry was inspired by the Holy Ghost (Rom. 15:18,19). All the apostles were conspicuously men of the Spirit. (Continued tomorrow)
    ... Thomas Rees (1869-1926), The Holy Spirit in Thought and Experience [1915]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, with Your Spirit, I can go anywhere You send me.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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