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As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Our dependence on the Holy Spirit

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Calvin on the witness of the Spirit:

For even if it [Scripture] wins reverence for itself by its own majesty, it seriously affects us only when it is sealed upon our hearts through the Spirit. Therefore, illumined by his power, we believe neither by our own nor by anyone else’s judgment that Scripture is from God. But above human judgment we affirm with utter certainty (just as if we were gazing upon the majesty of God himself) that it has flowed to us from the very mouth of God by the ministry of men.

The Institutes of the Christian Religion (Louisville, KY; Westminster John Knox Press; 1974) 1.7.5.

And a prayer before preaching from Spurgeon:

May the great and gracious Spirit, who is the only illumination of darkness, light up my mind whilst I attempt, in a brief and hurried manner, to speak from this text.

Both from the Old Guys.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Saturday 25 August 2012 at 17:08

Posted in Pneumatology

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