THE SPIRIT AND THE FATHER AND SON
“…I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules”(Ezek 36:27 ESV).
“The Holy Spirit helps us to obey God quicklyand fully. The Holy Spirit gives us the desireto obey God, even when His commands to us are not what we desire in the flesh” Charles F. Stanley (ref#230, p42-43).
“It was the Father’s work to plan, to purpose; it was the Son’s place to purchase; and now it was the Spirit’s work, in the exercise of the same love and sovereignty, to apply the purchased redemption” Charles Ross (ref#241, p173).
“…the Spirit was to succeed the Son with increased effectiveness and enlarged dominion” Samuel Chadwick (ref#195, p86).
“While each ‘personage’ is distinct in function, each shares together in the same deity and each reflects the divine attributes of the one living God” (All About GOD, Holy Spirit, https://www.allaboutgod.com/holy-spirit.htm).
The SPIRIT is not the FATHER and SON’s vending machine. He accomplishes their will because the Trinity (all of them) has the same agenda and goals. From this viewpoint, the SPIRIT is on the same level as the FATHER and SON. The SPIRIT does as He wills (Eph 1:5) to complete the FATHER’s objective and the SON’s desires.
FATHER, the SPIRIT deserves as much praise as You and JESUS. He knows me as intimately as You and JESUS—and loves me just as fiercely. I praise You, SPIRIT!
“Let us rejoice in…confidence…because the Holy Spirit is working all the while with secret but divine power in the soul that does not hinder Him by its unbelief” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p116).