Friday, June 23, 2017

Rees: the Holy Spirit (III)

Friday, June 23, 2017
    Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
    Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
    —2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday]
    [The Spirit] was the power manifested in the resurrection of Christ (Rom. 1:4), in the inner life of man (Rom. 15:13; Eph. 3:16), and in the preaching of the word (I Thess. 1:5; 1 Cor. 2:4). He is the Spirit of life, both now and hereafter (I Cor. 15:45; Gal. 6:8); and the Spirit of assurance, the guarantee of the new life, whereby man obtains confidence towards God and courage in the face of the world’s evil (II Cor. 1:22; Rom. 5:5; 8:16, 23; Eph. 1:13; 4:30). Man, therefore, as the dwelling-place of the Spirit, is the inalienable possession of God (I Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19). [Continued tomorrow]
    ... Thomas Rees (1869-1926), The Holy Spirit in Thought and Experience, New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1915, p. 82 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 1:21-22; Rom. 5:5; 8:16, 23; 15:13; 1┬áCor. 2:4; 3:16-17; 6:19; 15:45; Gal. 6:8; Eph. 1:13; 3:16; 4:30; 1 Thess. 1:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have made Your home in me.
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