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   Chapter 19 THE ASCENT OF THE SPIRIT No.19

The Ministry of the Spirit By A. J. Gordon Characters: 60895

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


"He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens." So writes the apostle concerning the Paraclete who is now with the Father, "Jesus Christ the righteous" (Eph. 4: 9). And what is true of the one is true of that "other Paraclete," the Holy Ghost, who was sent down to abide with us during this age. When he has accomplished his temporal mission in the world he will return to heaven in the body which he has fashioned for himself-that "one new man," the regenerate church, gathered out from both Jews and Gentiles during this dispensation. For what is the rapture of the saints predicted by the apostle when, at the sound of the trumpet and the resurrection of the righteous dead, "we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air?" (1 Thess. 4: 17). It is the earthly Christ rising to meet the heavenly Christ; the elect church, gathered in the Spirit and named o christos, (1 Cor. 12: 12,) taken up to be united in glory with "Christ, the Head of the church, himself the Saviour of the body" {206} (Eph. 5: 23, R. V.). In the council at Jerusalem this is announced as the distinctive work of the Spirit in this dispensation "to gather out a people for his name." It was not by accident and as a term of derision that the first believers received their name; but "the disciples were divinely called Christians first in Antioch" (Acts 11: 26). This was the name pre-ordained for them, that "honorable name" by which they are called (James 2: 7). When, therefore, this out-gathering shall have been accomplished, and the people for his name shall be completed, they will be translated to be one with him in glory, as they were one with him in name, the Head taking the body to himself, "as Christ also, the church" (Eph. 5: 29). And this translation of the church is to be effected by the Holy Spirit who dwells in her. "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you" (Rom. 8: 11). It is not by acting upon the body of Christ from without, but by energizing it from within, that the Holy Ghost will effect its glorification. In a word, the Comforter, who on the day of Pentecost, came down to form a body out of flesh, will at the Parousia return to heaven in that body, having fashioned it like unto the body of Christ, that it may be presented to him "not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, . . . holy {207} and without blemish" (Eph. 5: 27). Is it meant to be implied in what is here said that the Comforter is to leave the world at the time of the advent, to return no more? By no means. And yet what is meant needs to be very explicitly set forth.

A very able writer on the doctrine of the Spirit makes this remark, so striking and yet so true that we have put it in italics: "As Christ shall ultimately give up his kingdom to the Father (1 Cor. 15: 24-28), so the Holy Ghost shall give up his administration to the Son, when he comes in glory and all his holy angels with him."[1] The church and the kingdom are not identical terms, if we mean by the kingdom the visible reign and government of Jesus Christ on earth. In another sense they are identical. As the King, so the kingdom. The King is present now in the world, only invisibly and by the Holy Spirit; so the kingdom is now present invisibly and spiritually in the hearts of believers. The King is to come again visibly and gloriously; so shall the kingdom appear visibly and gloriously. In other words, the kingdom is already here in mystery; it is to be here in manifestation. Now the spiritual kingdom is administered by the Holy Ghost, and it extends from Pentecost to Parousia. At the Parousia-the appearing of the Son of Man in glory-when he shall take unto himself his great power and reign (Rev. 11: 17), when he who has {208} now gone into a far country, to be invested with a kingdom, shall return and enter upon his government (Luke 19: 15), then the invisible shall give way to the visible; the kingdom in mystery shall emerge into the kingdom in manifestation, and the Holy Spirit's administration shall yield to that of Christ.

Here our discussion properly ends, since the age-ministry of the Holy Spirit terminates with the return of Jesus Christ in glory. But there is an "age to come" (Heb. 6: 5), succeeding "the present evil age" (Gal. 1: 4), and we may, in closing, take a glimpse at that for the light which it may throw upon the present dispensation.

What significance has the phrase, "the first-fruits of the Spirit," which several times occurs in the New Testament? The first-fruits is but a handful compared with the whole harvest; and this is what we have in the gift of "the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession" (Eph. 1: 13, 14). The harvest, to which all the first-fruits look forward, is at the appearing of the Lord. Christ, by his rising from the dead, became "the first-fruits of them that slept" (1 Cor. 15: 20). The full harvest, of course, is at the advent, when "they that are Christ's at his coming" shall be raised up (1 Cor. 15: 23). So of the Holy Ghost. We have all the Spirit, but not all of the Spirit. As a person of {209} the God-head, he is here in his entirety; but as to his ministry, we have as yet but a part or earnest of his full blessing. To make this statement plain, let us observe that the work of the Holy Spirit, during this entire dispensation, is elective. He gathers from Jew and Gentile the body of Christ, the ecclesia, the called-out. This is his peculiar work in this gospel age. In a word, the present is the age of election, and not of universal ingathering.

But is this all we have to hope for? Let the word of God answer. Paul, in considering the hope of Israel, says that there is at this present time "a remnant according to the election of grace"; and a little farther on he declares that in connection with the coming of the Deliverer "all Israel shall be saved" (Rom. 11: 5, 26). Here is an elective out-gathering, and then a universal in-gathering; or, as the apostle sums it up in this same chapter: "If the first-fruits be holy, so also the lump." On the other hand, James, speaking by the Holy Ghost concerning the Gentiles, says first that "God did visit the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his name," and "after this will I return," etc., "that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord" (Acts 15: 14, 17). Here, again, is first an elective out-gathering and then a total in-gathering.

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Now, by looking at other scriptures, it seems clear that the Holy Spirit is the divine agent in both these redemptions, the partial and the total. If we refer to Joel's great prophecy: "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh," and then to Peter's reference to the same, as recorded in the Acts, we are led to ask, Was this prediction completely fulfilled on the day of Pentecost? Clearly not. Peter, with inspired accuracy, says: "This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel," without affirming that herein the prophecy of Joel was entirely fulfilled. Turning back to the prediction itself, we find that it includes within its sweep "the great and the terrible day of the Lord," and the "bringing again of the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem" (Joel 2: 31; 3: 1), events which are clearly yet future. If again we examine the vivid prophecy of Israel's conversion, we observe that their looking upon him whom they pierced, and mourning for him, follows the prediction: "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication" (Zech. 12: 10). So in the picture of the desolations of Jerusalem, as they have actually existed during the present age, the prophet represents this judgment of thorns and briars and forsaken palaces and desertion of population, as continuing "until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high" (Isaiah 32: 15).

Indeed the Scriptures seem to be harmonious in {211} their teaching that, after the present elective work of the Spirit has been completed, there will come a time of universal blessing, when the Spirit shall literally be "poured out upon all flesh"; when "that which is perfect shall come" and "that which is in part shall be done away."

Thus in the doctrine of the Spirit there is a constant reference to the final consummation. "The Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption," says Paul (Eph. 4: 30). Again: "Ourselves also which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body" (Rom. 8: 23).

All which the Comforter has yet brought us, or can now bring us, is only the first sheaf of the great harvest of redemption which awaits us on our Lord's return. "Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father" (Rom. 8: 15); but for the adoption itself we wait; sons of God already by birth from above, we with the whole creation yet wait for "the manifestation of the sons of God" (Rom. 8: 19).

To his tender exhortation to be patient until the coming of the Lord, which James writes in the first chapter of his epistle, there is added the suggestive illustration: "Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receive the early and latter rain." {212} As in husbandry the one rain belonged to the time of sowing, and the other to the time of harvest, so in redemption the early rain of the Spirit was at Pentecost, the latter rain will be at the Parousia; the one fell upon the world as the first sowers went forth into the world to sow, the other will accompany "the harvest which is the end of the age," and will fructify the earth for the final blessing of the age to come, bringing repentance to Israel and the remission of sins, "that the times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send Jesus Christ, before appointed for you, whom the heavens must receive until the times of the restitution of all things" (Acts 3: 19-21).

[1] "Through the Eternal Spirit," by Elder Cumming, D. D., p. 185.

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SCRIPTURE INDEX

PAGE

Genesis 50: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Exodus 30: 30-33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Leviticus 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Leviticus 23: 11-16 . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Leviticus 8: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Leviticus 14: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

1 Samuel 16: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

2 Samuel 23: 2, 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

1 Kings 19: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Psalms 133: 1, 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Psalms 17: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Psalms 84: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Psalms 17: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Isaiah 11: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Isaiah 59: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Isaiah 32: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Joel 2: 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Joel 3: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Amos 9: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Zechariah 12: 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Matthew 3: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Matthew 12: 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Matthew 3: 11, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Matthew 16: 24, 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Matthew 6: 27, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Matthew 18: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Mark 13: 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Mark 12: 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Luke 3: 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Luke 4: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Luke 4: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Luke 10: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Luke 2: 1, 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Luke 2: 34, 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Luke 19: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

John 14: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

John 1: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

John 20: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

John 15: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

John 14: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

John 14: 18; 14: 26; 16: 13 . . . . . . . 39

John 16: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

John 14: 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

John 16: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

John 14: 12; 15: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . 44

John 16: 8-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

John 16: 12, 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

John 16: 13, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

John 16: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

John 14: 18; 14: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

John 1: 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

John 3: 16; 1: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

John 1: 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

John 6: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

John 3: 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

John 2: 23, 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

John 16: 13; 14: 17; 15: 26; 16: 13 . . . 92

John 3: 31; 8: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

John 3: 7, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

John 13: 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

John 1: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

John 14: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

John 16: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

John 20: 22, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

John 6: 63, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

John 15: 15; 17: 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

John 16: 8, R. V.; 14: 17 . . . . . . . . 187

John 16: 8, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

John 15: 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

John 15: 26, 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

John 16: 13, R. V.; 14: 19 . . . . . . . . 196

John 12: 31; 5: 24, R. V. . . . . . . . . 199

Acts 9: 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Acts 2: 41; 5: 14; 11: 24 . . . . . . . . 55

Acts 10: 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Acts 11: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Acts 2: 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Acts 8: 14-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Acts 1: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Acts 2: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Acts 9: 17; 4: 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Acts 4: 31; 6: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Acts 4: 27, R. V.; 10: 38 . . . . . . . . 88

Acts 15: 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Acts 20: 28, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Acts 10: 44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Acts 5: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Acts 1: 8, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Acts 13: 2; 13: 4; 13: 9; 13: 52 . . . . . 160

Acts 15: 8; 15: 28; 16: 6, 7 . . . . . . . 161

Acts 1: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Acts 15: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Acts 7: 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Acts 7: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Acts 3: 14, 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Acts 2: 33; 5: 30-32 . . . . . . . . . . . 194

Acts 13: 39, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Acts 24: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Acts 11: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Acts 15: 14, 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Acts 3: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Romans 1: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Romans 8: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Romans 6: 3, 4; 8: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Romans 6: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Romans 11: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Romans 1: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Romans 6: 3, 4; 7: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Romans 6: 11, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Romans 8: 13; 8: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Romans 15: 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Romans 8: 23; 8: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Romans 12: 2, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Romans 1: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Romans 8: 26, 27, R. V. . . . . . . . . . 148

Romans 8: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Romans 11: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Romans 3: 2, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Romans 8: 1; 8: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Romans 2: 15, 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Romans 9: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Romans 8: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Romans 11: 6, 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Romans 8: 23; 8: 15; 8: 19 . . . . . . . . 211

1 Corinthians 12: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . 54 1 Corinthians 12: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . 55 1 Corinthians 10: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 57 1 Corinthians 2: 11, R. V. . . . . . . . . 90 1 Corinthians 12: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 91 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52 . . . . . . . . . 120 1 Corinthians 15: 52; 15: 44 . . . . . . . 125 1 Corinthians 3: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . 130 1 Corinthians 2: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 1 Corinthians 10: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . 156 1 Corinthians 12: 11, R. V. . . . . . . . 166 1 Corinthians 2: 10-13 . . . . . . . . . . 173 1 Corinthians 14: 37 . . . . . . . . . . . 180 1 Corinthians 2: 9, 10 . . . . . . . . . . 181 1 Corinthians 12: 3, R. V. . . . . . . . . 195 1 Corinthians 6: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . 196 1 Corinthians 2: 9, 10 . . . . . . . . . . 197 1 Corinthians 12: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . 205 1 Corinthians 15: 24-28 . . . . . . . . . 207 1 Corinthians 15: 20; 15: 23 . . . . . . . 208

2 Corinthians 1: 21, 22 . . . . . . . . . 78 2 Corinthians 1: 21, R. V. . . . . . . . . 88 2 Corinthians 5: 14, R. V. . . . . . . . . 110 2 Corinthians 3: 18, R. V. . . . . . . . . 113 2 Corinthians 3: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . 123 2 Corinthians 3: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Galatians 5: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Galatians 4: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Galatians 3: 2; 3: 14 . . . . . . . . . . 71

Galatians 4: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Galatians 2: 20, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . 110

Galatians 5: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Galatians 1: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Galatians 1: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Galatians 6: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Galatians 6: 8, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . 160

Galatians 1: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Ephesians 1: 7; 3: 16 . . . . . . . . . . 42

Ephesians 1: 20, 21 . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Ephesians 4: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Ephesians 6: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Ephesians 4: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Ephesians 1: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Ephesians 4: 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Ephesians 5: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Ephesians 4: 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Ephesians 2: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Ephesians 4: 8-12, R. V. . . . . . . . . . 134

Ephesians 6: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Ephesians 5: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Ephesians 2: 22, R. V.; 3: 16, R. V.;

2: 18, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . 154

Ephesians 4: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Ephesians 5: 23; 5: 29 . . . . . . . . . . 206

Ephesians 5: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Ephesians 1: 13, 14 . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Ephesians 4: 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Philippians 2: 6, 7, R. V. . . . . . . . 42, 43

Colossians 1: 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Colossians 3: 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Colossians 2: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Colossians 3: 2, 5, R. V. . . . . . . . . 110

Colossians 3: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

1 Thessalonians 2: 19 . . . . . . . . . . 50 1 Thessalonians 3: 13 . . . . . . . . . . 60 1 Thessalonians 1: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . 102 1 Thessalonians 5: 23, R. V. . . . . . . . 122 1 Thessalonians 1: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . 144 1 Thessalonians 1: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . 145 1 Thessalonians 4: 18 . . . . . . . . . . 155 1 Thessalonians 4: 17 . . . . . . . . . . 205

2 Thessalonians 2: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 130

2 Timothy 2: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 2 Timothy 3: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Titus 2: 13, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Hebrews 1: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Hebrews 9: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Hebrews 1: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Hebrews 6: 4, 5, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . 121

Hebrews 6: 5, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Hebrews 2: 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Hebrews 7: 25, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Hebrews 3: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Hebrews 3: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Hebrews 3: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Hebrews 1: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Hebrews 10: 14, 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Hebrews 9: 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

Hebrews 2: 14, 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Hebrews 9: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Hebrews 6: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

James 1: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

James 3: 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

James 6: 16; 5: 16, R. V . . . . . . . . . 155

James 2: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

1 Peter 4: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 1 Peter 2: 9, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 89 1 Peter 1: 23, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 105 1 Peter 4: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 1 Peter 1: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 1 Peter 1: 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 1 Peter 1: 23, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 170 1 Peter 1: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 1 Peter 4: 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 1 Peter 3: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

2 Peter 1: 4, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 104 2 Peter 1: 21, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . 175

1 John 2: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 1 John 2: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 1 John 2: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 1 John 1: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 1 John 1: 8, 3: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 1 John 3: 5, 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 1 John 3: 2, R. V. . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 1 John 4: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 1 John 2: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Jude 1: 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Jude 1: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Jude 1: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Revelation 22: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Revelation 1: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Revelation 3: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Revelation 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Revelation 2: 7; 14: 13 . . . . . . . . . 170

Revelation 11: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

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GENERAL INDEX

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Adam: fall of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

child of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

nature derived from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

inheritance from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Adam life: birth into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Adolph Monod: farewell of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Age of the Spirit: defined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Age-work: continuance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Ambrose: observation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Ananias and Sapphira: sin of . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23

Andrews, Bishop: beautiful words of . . . . . . . . . 54

Anointing: Importance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 89

examples of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Ante-Pentecostal days: spiritual nonage of . . . . . . 48

Apostles: Matthias chosen by . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

prerogatives of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

order of, ceased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Asceticism: inversion of divine order . . . . . . . . 111

Augustine: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

calls Pentecost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

saying of true . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

replies to rationalists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Baptism: a monogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Baptized: into Moses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Bengel: statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Bible: Holy Ghost breathes within it . . . . . . . . . 170

divine author of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

infallibility of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

a sensitive plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Bickersteth, E. H.: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . 81

Boys, E.: extract from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Butler, Archer: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Calvary: typology of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 once for all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Calvin, John; quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Canon Garratt: excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Cartwright: extract from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Choirs: composed of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Christ: life of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 on earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 inspired characterizations of . . . . . . . . . . . 23 image of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 fulfills all types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 our Passover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 earthly work of, completed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ready to be communicated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 expiatory work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 accepted by God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 foretells Comforter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 the testator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 indwelling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 generosity of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 earthly-equal to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 power to impart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 coronation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 prayers of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 mystical body of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 present by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 visible union of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 manifestation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 indwelt by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 description of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 vivifying power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 disfigured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 twofold manifestation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 faith of, ignored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 our justification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 effective service for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 example in all things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 our pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 endued by the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 possessed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 holiness essential to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 draws to himself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 justification in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 the Holy One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 deity of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 image of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 conformity to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 made atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 treasure hidden in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 the heart of the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 begotten by Holy Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 origin of life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 nature derived from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 came as Saviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 efficacy of his sacrifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 victory through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 manifested love of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 pattern of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 imparting life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 inheritance from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 official seat of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 bride of, betrayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 living voice of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 identification with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 helping us to pray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 attitude of, described . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 divinity of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 spirit of, necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 threefold work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 died for the sins of the world . . . . . . . . . . . 190 satisfied God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 perfected righteousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 our High Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 resurrection of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 enthronement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 lifted to heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 continuance of within the veil . . . . . . . . . . . 197 not seen by the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 reflected by the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 answers all questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 death of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 judged sin on the cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 redemptive work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 administration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 the first-fruits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Christ-life: spiritual birth into . . . . . . . . . . 104 Christian Church: home of the Spirit . . . . . . . . . 20 Christian doctrine: undeveloped . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Christian life: crisis in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 a gradual growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 possibilities of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Christians: good text for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 ignorance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 privilege of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 belief of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 possessors of the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 prove veracity of Scripture . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 divine naming of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Church: first capital sin of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 temple of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 image of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 greater riches for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 history of begun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 definition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 formation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 introduction into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 unsanctified, sometimes

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 to be like Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 appellation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 complement of her Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 disfigures Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Paraclete abides in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 effective service in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 monograph of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Christ the heart of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 the temple of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 guidance of the Lord for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 is manifold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 dead yet living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 appointments in State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Spirit withdrawn from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 feature of worship in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 service of, described . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 fellowship with Head of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 requirements of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161,162 Spirit sent unto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 communications of to the world . . . . . . . . . . . 197 translation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Comforter: another given . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 indwelling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 coming of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 presence of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 foretold by Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 reverent subjection of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ignorant of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Jesus' promise of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 witness of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 sending of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 ministry of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 return of to heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 consolation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Communion: significance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 through Holy Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Conscience: definition and work of . . . . . . . . . . 189 accusing power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Conversion: definition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Course of redemption: Moberly's divisions . . . . . . 16 Cross: plain attractions of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Cumming, J. Elder: quotation from . . . . . . . . . 72, 73 excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 86 quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 207

Day of Pentecost: Holy Spirit embodied

in the church at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Death: division of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Disciple: requirements of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Dispensation: mystery and glory of . . . . . . . . . . 25

Divine love: source of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Divine ministries: succession of . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Ephesians: description in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Exodus; typical illustration of . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Father: Jesus' return to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Felix: reference to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Fuller, Andrew: statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Gaussen's Theopneustia: quotation from . . . . . . . . 164

Gentiles: door opened to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

God: omnipresence of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

union of, to humanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

indwelling with men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

becomes known . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

emanation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

witness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

withholding from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

claims of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Christ, pattern of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

total surrender to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

action of Spirit of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

manifestation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

all in all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

created all men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

communion with, imperiled . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Godet: beautiful words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Godhead: mysterious unity of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

persons of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

co-equal partner in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

earthly ministry of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

distinctly foreshadowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Paraclete a member of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

mutual converse of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

our relations to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

executive of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

God-Jehovah: economy of, incomplete . . . . . . . . . 26

God's communion: broken and restored . . . . . . . . . 30

Great Commission: meagre giving for the . . . . . . . 158

record of giving of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Gregory Nazianzen: quoted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Hare, Julius Charles: extract from . . . . . . . . . . 186 Harnack, Prof.: statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Heresy: meaning of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Holiness: explanation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 synonymous name for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Holy Ghost: "dies natalis" of . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 personality of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 office of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 communicates power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 great work of begun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 all filled with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 baptized in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 unction of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 incorporation into body of Christ through . . . . . 59 baptism of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 unceasing work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 view of, urged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 possession of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 faith toward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 traits of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 blessings of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 ignorance regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Christ begotten by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 fullness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 incidents regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 84 inheritance in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 the gift of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 crisis brought by a full reception of . . . . . . . 94 has been given . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 present office-work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 operation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 hidden life of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 completed in us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 the one Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 prerogative of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 insubordination to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 appoints leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136,137 elders chosen by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 ignoring voice of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 preaching in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 inspiration of, ignored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 God's interpreter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 prayer in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 office of, magnified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 unction of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 attempted purchase of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 minute directions of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 action of, supreme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 renewing power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 breathes within the Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 position regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 testimony of Paul to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 regeneration by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 David's words concerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 disciples, recipients of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 presentation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 the gift of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 sent by the Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 temporal mission of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 administration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 age-ministry of, terminates . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Holy Spirit: lack of attention to . . . . . . . . . . 13 consideration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 best treatise on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 age-ministry of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 vagueness of doctrine of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jesus' presence by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 temporal mission of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 dispensation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 made partakers of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 came into the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 resides on earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 abides perpetually in church . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 deference paid to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 indwelling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Son revealed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 relation of stated by Tophel . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 descent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 commended by Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 office of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 sent down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 filled with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 a witness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 "dies natalis" of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 named by our Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 subordination to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 distributes the estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 the divine Conveyancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 communicates power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 advent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 prays with church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 history of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 union through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 duty to receive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 personality of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 ignorance regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 reception of gift of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 our signet ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 will be the seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 interprets himself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 is the anointing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 recognition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 agent for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 conveyance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 the Executor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 subdues sinful nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 subjection to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 designation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 guidance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 administration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 in church service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 witness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 supremacy of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 prayer inspired by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 in missions of the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 acts and speaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 directing power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 sovereign individuality of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 inimitableness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 authenticates books for us . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 ground of conviction of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 an evangel of grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 imparts to us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 church translated by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Person of the Godhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 work of, elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 a divine agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Human system: life and death . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Inspiration: significance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

gospel a stereotyped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Scripture given by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

verbal, essential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Jesus claims verbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

of the Holy Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

of Scripture writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173,174

Irving, Edward: beautiful statement of . . . . . . . . 121

quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

Isaiah: passion-prophecy of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

reference to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

James: words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 exhortation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Jesus: surprising saying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pre-existence of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 agent in creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 birth of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 sublime word of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 mysterious saying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 not yet glorified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 paschal talk of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 atoning blood of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 farewell sermon of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43,44 teaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 parousia of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 All in all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 replies of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 full of the Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 spirit of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 significant saying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 question of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 scribes' question concerning . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 words of concerning Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 doctrine of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 claims of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 charged with blasphemy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 limitation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 prophecy at birth of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 literal fulfillment of promise of . . . . . . . . . 194 strange paradox of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 words of at the cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 spake literal truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 government of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Jesus Christ: ministry of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 time-ministry of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 gives Great Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 dualism of teaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Jews: charge of against Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 denial of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 church gathered from the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 John: mentioned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Jordan: symbolism of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Jukes, Andrew: extract from . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 69 excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Kelly, William: observation of . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 70

Lee, Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures:

quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175,176

Leper: cleansing of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Lord: farewell discourse of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

question concerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

deference paid to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

glory shines forth from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

presentation of sheaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

words of risen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

named the Holy Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

words of concerning "Paracletos" . . . . . . . . . . 36

Paraclete distinct from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

speaks concerning Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

valedictory discourse of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

return of to glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

dying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

complement of the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

resurrection of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

advent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

appropriating to himself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

assumed prerogative of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

words of to Nicodemus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

antithesis of two natures in . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

constant words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

fashioned to image of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

mystical body of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

coming of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

experience of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

guiding the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

post-ascension gospel of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

ascent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

calls Saul of Tarsus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

conditions imposed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

voice of heard in church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

commission to speak for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Spirit breathed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

testimony of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Apocalyptic words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Abigail's prayer to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

words of, concerning Comforter . . . . . . . . . . . 187

messengers sent by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

a sin against the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

exaltation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

sent the Holy Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

harvest at return of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Luther: pointed statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

wise words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Manning, Henry E.: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . 12

best treatise from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Master: instructions of to disciples . . . . . . . . 36, 37

Method: that employed in writing . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Milton: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Ministry: of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Moberly: divisions of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Morrison: comment of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Moule, H. C. G.: excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Murray, Andrew: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Neander, Church History: excerpt from . . . . . . . . 168

New birth: definition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

acquirement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

New Testament Scriptures:

authoritative voice of the Lord . . . . . . . . 167

Old Testament: words of Peter concerning . . . . . . . 170

as oracles of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Olshausen's Commentary: note from . . . . . . . . 165, 166

Owen, John: summing up of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Paraclete: sent by Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 meaning of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 attributes of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 conclusion regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 duties of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 teaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 difference of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 realization of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 question and answer of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 related to limitation of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . 187 certifies to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 with the Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 statement concerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Parousia: Lord's second coming . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 introduces the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Paschal lamb: typology of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Paul: epistles of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 42 words of . . . . . . . . . . 71, 111, 112, 120, 180, 211 exponent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 subject of preaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 words of, interpreted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 testimony of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 words of, before Felix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 observation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Pentecost: work inaugurated at . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 styled "dies natalis" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 promise fulfilled at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 impossible precedence of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 typology of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 predetermined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 has come . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 church began its history at . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 story of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 body of Christ baptized at . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Holy Ghost descended at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 foretaste of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 once for all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Persons of the Trinity: deference of . . . . . . . . . 27 Peter: question of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 bold testimony of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 deep saying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 reference of to Old Testament . . . . . . . . . . . 171 talk of, on Pentecost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 defense of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 inspired saying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Prayer: a vital element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 in the name of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 high ground regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 connected with Holy Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Preaching: importance of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 of the cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 the inspiration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Redemption by Incarnation: doctrine of in vogue . . . 67

Regeneration: what is it? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

examples of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Resurrection: time fixed for . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Romans eighth: deep teachings of . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Roos: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Rothe, Dogmatics: excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Salvation: two sides to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sanctification: continuous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 instantaneousness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Saul of Tarsus: sealed with the Spirit . . . . . . . . 136 Saviour: lived before incarnation . . . . . . . . . . 13 redemptive work of, completed . . . . . . . . . . . 30 promise of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 follow teachings of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 and a comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 departure of, conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Scriptures: teaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 confounding of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 examined, regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 given by inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 definition of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 minute study of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 literal inspiration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 the style of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 divine Author of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 alleged discrepancies of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 veracity of, confirmed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 infallibility of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 contrast exhibited in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 harmony of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Shechinah: resting-place of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Son of God: naming of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 self-emptying of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Sonship: doctrine of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Spirit; descending on Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 study of doctrine of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 indwelling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 sending down of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 teaching of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 typology of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 work of, begun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 history of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 best dictionary of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 promise of advent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 the measure of the Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 signified time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 nature and offices of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 influence of, manifested . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 baptistery of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 baptism of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 walk in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 praying in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 fell on house of Cornelius . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 supreme work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 the indwelling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 enduement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, 76 gift subsequent to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 appropriation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 God's gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 reception of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 traits of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 baptism in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Christ waited for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 anointing of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 sealing of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 81 possession of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 80 great office of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 fullness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 reception of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 infilling of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 supreme place of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 anointing of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 sanctification in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 manifestation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 appellations of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Christian's privilege in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 illustrations of enduement of . . . . . . . . . . . 93 yearning of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 energy of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 communicates to us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 life by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 incorporation by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 of holiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 supremacy of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 effects exclusion of sin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 behind all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 surrender to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 of glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 change wrought by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 working in us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 perfecting power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 descent of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 power of, ignored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 is the breath of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 dispensation of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 doctrine of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 deepest work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 ministry of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 strengthening power of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 access by, unto the Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 method of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 inspirer of worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 imitation of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 story of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 directing enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160, 161 Christians possessors of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Jesus' words concerning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 authoritative voice of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 intercedes for us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 thoughts regarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 of Christ necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 universal diffusion of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 conviction of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 sent unto the church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 the witness to grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 proceeds from God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 sent to convince the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 reflects Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 co-witness of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 distinctive work of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 elective work of, completed . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Stephen: words of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 error in statement of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Streams of life: two contrasted . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Testimonies: of new life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Tophel, Pastor: quotation from . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

excerpt from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

criticism of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Types: accuracy of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

foretell accurately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Webb, Bishop: extract from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Word of God: a unique book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

infallible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

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