Author: Spurgeon, Charles H.
Genre: Christian Living
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Tags: Christian Living / Cross / Discipleship

Having been given this book by a good friend, it allowed me to continue my pursuit of books and writings that speak of walking with God.  There is hardly a better place to go than to Mr. Spurgeon when thinking of walking with God, and the subject of the Holy Spirit is vital to the theme.  Spurgeon speaks of the last days this way, “Surely, in the last days of destruction, when the world is overwhelmed with fire, it will be because the church of God will have degenerated and the distinctions between the righteous and the wicked will have been broken down.”  The need therefore for the Holy Spirit’s power is obvious to all of us.  Spurgeon also speaks of the Holy Spirit’s work in us this way, “I never could make up my mind which to admire most as an act of condescension: the incarnation of Christ or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  The incarnation of Christ is marvelous that He should dwell in human nature.  But, observe, the Holy Spirit dwells in human nature in its sinfulness, not in perfect human nature, but in imperfect human nature.” As a result of this, Spurgeon writes, “The Spirit of God, wherever He comes, does speedily make and reveal the difference between Israel and Egypt.  And in proportion as His active energy is felt, there will be an ever-widening gulf between those who are led by the Spirit and those who are under the domination of the flesh.  This is a separating word.  Has it separated you?  Has the Holy Spirit called you apart and blessed you?  Do you differ from your old companions?  Do you have a life that they do not understand?  If not, may God, in mercy, put into you that most heavenly deposit, ‘I will put my Spirit within you” (Ezekiel 36:27).

 

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