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 . . .
He gives them . . .
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