The Spirit of Love; Or, a Practical and Exegetical Commentary on the First Epistle of John

The Spirit of Love; Or, a Practical and Exegetical Commentary on the First Epistle of John

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...going in our name and nature to the Father was the condition of the Comforter's coming to us (John xvi. 7). Hold fast, then, the glorious fact, in itself worth a thousand speculations, that Jesus Christ, our kinsman-Redeemer, is enthroned in the glory of the heavens as our Head and Mediator, in whom all gifts of grace and love, of wisdom and of power, for ever dwell. This fact demonstrates at once the love of God and the glory of man, and harmonizes all the divine dispensations from the beginning of the world. 2dly. This anointing abideth in you as the children of God, and shall not leave you in the time of trial and perplexity. This abiding of the Spirit in the believer is the guarantee against false doctrine and apostacy, as well as against the delusions of antichrist. He, even the Comforter, abideth in you: be not afraid of the rage of the persecutor, nor the powers of the adversary. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Your joy is the inward joy which the world can neither give nor take away; and, guided and led by this heavenly unction ye shall, having triumphed over all obstacles, finally enter the mansions of glory. Live, walk, and act in the consciousness that the Spirit dwelleth in you, and it will be your surest defence against the snares and delusions of the world. 3dly. The blessed consequence of this unction is, "Ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him." See, on this teaching, 1 John ii. 20. John x. 4, 5. xiv. 26. xvi. 13. From these, and other similar passages, we gather the following truths: (1) That the Holy Spirit is the Comforter to abide with us for ever, who is...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505492
  • 9781236505491