The Berean Expositor
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(12) The supreme work of the Holy Spirit is to uplift and glorify the Lord Jesus
". . . . . He shall not speak of Himself . . . . . HE SHALL GLORIFY ME: for He shall
receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you" (John 16: 13, 14).
Wherever the Lord Jesus is given His rightful place as First and Last, so that in "all
things He has the pre-eminence (first place)" (Col. 1: 18), the Holy Spirit is there whether
consciously felt or not. Let us cast from our minds the idea that the power of the Spirit of
God must be felt as an irresistible force. There is far too much religion of feeling today
instead of walking by faith and not by sight or sense of any kind. The Lord wants us to
trust Him fully apart from feelings and so few apparently can do that.
Today, when at last there is so much focus upon the Holy Spirit in religious circles
and also unscriptural and undispensational views concerning His work and witness in
this dispensation of grace, we need, as never before, to have a sound basis upon a
rightly-divided Word (II Tim. 2: 15). These are days of great of deception as the Lord
forewarned (Matt. 24: 4, 5, 11, 24; II Thess. 2: 7-10), and to deceive, Satan makes
the lie look Scriptural and true. He quotes Scripture and knows the Bible a good deal
better than many Christians. As Shakespeare says "He lies like the truth" and to deceive,
his fabrication must look very much like truth or it would mislead no one. Those with a
superficial or no knowledge of the Scriptures are in great danger whether they know it or
not. Let us constantly `prove all things' by the Word of God (I Thess. 5: 21) and so order
our lives that we `grieve not the Holy Spirit of God' (Eph. 4: 30) and the Saviour and
Lord Whom He exalts. He has done so much for us by giving no less than Himself
(Ephesians 5: 2) to redeem us and to present us one day in glory "not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing" (Eph. 5: 25-27). May this always be first and foremost in our