The Great Question; Will You Consider the Subject of Personal Religion?

The Great Question; Will You Consider the Subject of Personal Religion?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...which he has commanded, the impulse and the strength really come from the Spirit. We are conscious of the determination or choice, (with the motives which induce it, ) and in this, of course, we are perfectly voluntary. But there is a mysterious power at work back of our volitions, and secretly prompting them. And it is on this very ground the apostle bids us "work out our own salvation." See Phil. ii. 12, 13. The Spirit is waking us from our slumber; therefore, we should yield to the bias he is giving to our inclinations, and put forth our earnest efforts in the same direction. To expect that he will disclose his agency to our minds, is to mistake the whole character of his functions. Our Saviour compares his influence to the wind, which is invisible, silent, and penetrating. You are waiting, you say, for the Spirit to come and change your heart. Has not the Spirit visited you already? Are you not thoughtful about your soul's concerns? Do you not read the Bible with greater satisfaction? Does not the truth fall upon your ear in the sanctuary with a different sound? Is not your love of the world checked? Are you not more disposed to seek the society of Christian people? Does not the subject of religion follow you to your place of business, and often come up unbidden to your mind? And yet you are "waiting for the Spirit!" What does all this mean, if it is not the Spirit moving upon your heart? While you THE SPIRIT'S OPERATIONS. 123 are looking here and there for the Spirit, he is already within you. While, like Naaman and the prophet, you are expecting him to come and do some great thing for you, you hear not the still, small voice with which he is admonishing you to look to Christ and live. In occasional examples, he still approaches individuals, ...
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