THE SPIRIT CALLS EVERYONE TO REPENTANCE
“…it is Christ’s blood, but the Spirit must apply it” A. W. Pink (ref#269, p90). “All merit is in the Son…and all power is of the Spirit” Jim Cymbala (ref#161, p197). “The Holy Spirit is here to take the place…of an absent Christ…” A.W. Pink (A.W. Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews, [John 16:1-11], www.studylight.org)
“It is by the Holy Spirit our eyes are opened to see and our hearts to feel the enormity of sin, and thus are we enabled to perceive our need of Christ’s blood” A.W. Pink (ref#269, p110). It is only ‘through the Spirit’ we can, in any measure, successfully ‘mortify the deeds of the body’” A. W. Pink (ref#269, p113). “…the soul…does not know its real weakness and deep necessity until taught it by the Holy Spirit. This is even so after conversion” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, April 4th).
“The Spirit shall convince…of sin, not merely tell…of it. The Spirit convinces of the fact of sin, of the fault of sin, of the folly of sin, of the filth of sin, that by it we are become hateful to God…” Matthew Henry (ref#18, [John 16:7-15]).
“The renewed heart is moved and melted when it contemplates the holy Savior having our iniquities imputed to Him…But how rarely is it considered that it is little less wonderful for the Holy Spiritto exercise Himself with oursins and hold them up to the eyes of our understanding….He rakes in our foul hearts and makes us conscious of what a stench they are in the nostrils of an infinitely pure God” A. W. Pink (ref#269, p87).
“…He does in some degree mortify and subdue the evils of the soul in which He resides….Though He kills not sin in believers, He subdues it—though He does not subdue the flesh as that it never troubles or defiles them any more, its dominion is taken away” A.W. Pink (ref#269, p101).
FATHER, the movements of the SPIRIT amaze me. He constantly kills my pride by dropping facts of my sin in my head. He so times His conviction that I have no words to debate Him. I am found out before I myself find out. Thank You for constantly proving that I am depraved and You are holy.
“…what an unspeakable mercy to have One who knows us completely, and who can acquaint us with ourselves” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, April 4th)! “…forgiveness can only come through Christ’s work on Calvary, daily living for the Lord can only be done through the Spirit” Jim Cymbala (ref#161, p159).