Psalm 139:7 says, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” If one does not “have” the Spirit, (e;cw (ekh’-o) meaning 1) to have, i.e. But the Spirit of grace enables them to fight their way out of every temptation (1 Cor. 6) The way in which He is distinguished from His gifts proves His personality (1 Cor. In this instance. The history of Presbyterianism is more but not less than a history of the interpretation of the work of the Holy Spirit. He would not simply proceed form the Father and the Son, but he would be sent by the Messiah for the specific task of organically uniting the body of which the Messiah is the Head. The third degree of Christ’s unction is for His exaltation. They are part of the historical narrative of the Gospels. Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ. 37 Full PDFs related to this paper. 3:7). Mobile Users: Tap the title to get a description of the book, tap again to go directly to WorldCat. As a result of the fall of man, the Spirit withdrew from him and he was then designated as “flesh” (Gen. 4:3). Some in self-assurance do not even entertain the Word of life; others do entertain it but do not take it to heart, and for that reason, after the fleeting joy of a temporary faith, they relapse; others choke the seed of the Word with the thorns of life’s cares and with the pleasures of the world and bring forth no fruits. In contrast to historical exclusion, Scripture is permeated with truths identifying and explaining the person and work of the Holy Spirit in creation, through the Messiah, and in the work among believers. In believers Paul notes that the Spirit is the Spirit of Grace (Heb. The second epoch of Greek theology and encompassing the Council of Ephesus (AD 431) there are statements that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only. Throughout the Old Testament the Spirit worked upon and in men for the glory of God. 3. Assess the implications of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. However, he says that anyone who does not have the Spirit in this way is not of Christ, or not saved. Take a moment to check out these solid, biblical Christ-glorifying works that will help you draw closer to the Savior. Or where can I flee from Your presence?” Psalm 51:11 states, “Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 143:10 says, “Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. The Spirit illuminates through His indwelling presence within the individual (John 16:16; 2 Tim. He washes, sanctifies and justifies His church (1 Cor. 3:6). Ultimately they will be glorified. this philosophy failed to pull attending specially the formal definition of the tenet. How to Deal with Those Who Differ from Us - by Dr. Roger R. Nicole, Ph.D. Hypocrites and Christ - by Rev. Be filled with the Spirit: that they are further expected to be so animated with joy as to sing and make melody in their hearts to the Lord,—to give thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,—and to submit themselves one to another in the fear of God (Eph. Systematizing the robust theology that has undergirded John MacArthur’s well-known preaching ministry for decades, this overview of basic Christian … The personality of the Spirit, then, may be placed under the following six categories: 1) 1. They sometimes lose and sometimes win. Rutherford, Blair, Henderson, Owen, Charnock, Goodwin, Howe and others wrote extensively on the work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit proceeds from them both in order to speak what He hears the Son teach. Stated differently, God is one in essence and three in person. The Lord Jesus taught about the nature of the Covenant when He spoke of Himself as receiving the Father’s command (John 10:18), and of the Spirit as not speaking of Himself, but glorifying Christ, and of taking of His teachings and showing them to the disciples (John 16:14). May this be a help to you. He spoke in a manner that human beings would understand the divine message. Acts 2:33 says, “Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.” This is where the actual mission of the Comforter is stated and is sent by the Messiah from His throne room to the Church organically binding together the whole Church to the Head. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” Paul the apostles quotes Psalm 116:10, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak (2 Cor.