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The Doctrine of Christ - W. W. Prescott

The Doctrine of Christ - W. W. Prescott

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The Spirit performs such actions as a person only can perform. Thus we read in Scripture:

He strives with the ungodly.
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He performs miracles.
He caused the Virgin Mary to conceive. He inspired the sacred writers.
He speaks expressly of events in the latter times.
He said to the churches the messages of the Son of man. He appoints ministers in the church.
He commands and forbids.
He new creates the soul.
He intercedes for us in prayer.
He teaches, and comforts, and guides us into all truth. He sheds abroad the love of God in the heart.
He seals the soul unto the day of redemption.
He cries in our heart, until he teaches us to cry, Abba, Father.
He testifies with personal witnesses.
He shall testify, and you also testify.
He approves with personal counselors.
‘It seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us.’
He invites with personal messengers.
‘The Spirit and bride say, Come.’
He repeats the beatitude pronounced on those who die in the Lord.
‘Yea, said the Spirit, they rest from their labors and their works do follow them.’

Here are some twenty different actions, some of them standing forth as the greatest facts in the
past history of the church of Christ, and many of them being repeated continually in the experience of
believers, but all proving beyond contradiction, the operation of an intelligent and personal agent.”

The Doctrine of Christ


C. The Coming of the Comforter

1. JUST before his ascension, Christ instructed his disciples to remain in Jerusalem until the promised
Comforter should come to them. Luke 24: 49; Acts 1:4.

2. On the day of Pentecost, Christ’s promise that he would send the Comforter was-fulfilled. Acts 2: 1-4,
32, 33.

3. That the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, remained with the church is shown by the experiences which
followed Pentecost. Acts 4: 8, 31; 6: 3-5; 9: 17; 13: 9, 52; 11:15-17.

4. The Spirit of God was in the world from the beginning, but after the resurrection of Christ that same
Spirit assumed so new an office as the Comforter, that in this sense the Spirit was not given until Christ
was glorified by his death and resurrection. Genesis 1:2; John 14:26; 7:38, 39, ARV.

5. The presence of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, is the presence of Christ the power of God for the
work of witnessing for Christ. Luke 24: 49; 1 Corinthians 1:23, 24; Acts 1:8.


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