The Scriptures Of God, The Spirit Of God And The Son Of God (Part Two)

The Spirit Of God
John 5:37 speaks of the divine witness, the witness of the Father to Jesus Christ. Scripture also speaks of the witness of the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ. The Spirit takes the Word of God and uses it to speak to us of Jesus Christ, our need of Him and His power to meet that need. An important passage which speaks of this work of the Spirit is John 16:8-15.
John 16:13 - He is the Spirit of truth who guides us into all truth.
John 16:14 - He glorifies Jesus, taking the Gospel of Christ and declaring it to us.
In this work, He convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8-11).
He shows us our sin, highlighting the sin of unbelief (John 16:9). He reveals Christ to us as "Christ our righteousness" (John 16:10; 1 Corinthians 1:30). He emphasizes to us that, without Christ as our righteousness, we remain in our sins and we remain under the judgment of God (John 16:11).
It is possible to be in the powerful presence of the Spirit and yet turn away without coming to Christ - "you refuse to come to Me that you may have life" (John 5:40).

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