Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011 (power of the Spirit)

power of the Spirit

“Believers are separated from the world
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit calls them out from the world,
and separates them as effectually
as if a wall were built between them and it.
He puts in them . . .
new hearts,
new minds,
new tastes,
new desires,
new sorrows,
new joys,
new wishes,
new pleasures,
new longings.

He gives them . . .
new eyes,
new ears,
new affections,
new opinions.

He makes them new creatures.
They are born again -
and with a new birth they begin a new existence.
Mighty indeed is the transforming
power of the Spirit!”
- J. C. Ryle

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