The Berean Expositor
Volume 50 - Page 52 of 185
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". . . . . Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them
unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God . . .
even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."
The Holy Spirit, being God, can plumb the depths of God, and He is the only One
Who can. What created being can search and discover God to perfection in all His
fullness? What a mighty aid then we have in the person of the Holy Spirit the great
Revealer of truth, so that "we might know the things that are freely given to us by God"
(I Cor. 2: 12). All this has been conveyed to us through the holy Scriptures which are
"words . . . . . which the Holy Ghost teacheth" (verse 13). The Apostle asserts that "the
natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto
him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (verse 14).
Unaided man cannot get to know the things of God.
In other words we, as believers, are shut up to the revealing power of the Holy Spirit
working upon the holy Scriptures, and it is by this alone that we receive a knowledge of
the truth lying behind the words contained in the Word of God, as we humbly read and
seek divine illumination and understanding. Like the Psalmist of old we must continually
"Open Thou mine eyes, the I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law" (Psa. 119: 18).
Let us get this quite clear.  Divine enlightenment cannot come from theological
courses or by any special methods of study by themselves. It can only come from the
Holy Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Eph. 1: 13-19), the great Revealer of the truth He
Himself has caused to be written.
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The Work of the Holy Spirit.
The creative work of Genesis 1:
While creation is always linked with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Scriptures (John 1: 3;
Col. 1: 13-17), yet His work was combined with that of the Holy Spirit:
"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters" (Gen. 1: 2).
Just as we have this in connection with the material creation, so it is with reference to
the spiritual creation, as we shall see later on in this study.
The inspiration of the holy Scriptures.
Peter, in his second epistle, asserts: