Holy Spirit Our Helper
as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rom. 8:14.
the ministry of the angels the Holy Spirit is enabled to work upon the mind
and heart of the human agent and draw him to Christ. . . . But the Spirit
of God does not interfere with the freedom of the human agent. The Holy Spirit
is given to be a helper, so that man may cooperate with the Divine, and it
is given to Him to draw the soul but never to force obedience.
is ready to impart all heavenly influences. He knows every temptation that
comes to man, and the capabilities of each. He weighs his strength. He sees
the present and the future, and presents before the mind the obligations that
should be met, and urges that common, earthly things shall not be permitted
to be so absorbing that eternal things shall be lost out of the reckoning.
The Lord has fullness of grace to bestow on every one that will receive of
the heavenly gift. The Holy Spirit will bring the God-entrusted capabilities
into Christ’s service, and will mold and fashion the human agent according
to the divine Pattern.
Holy Spirit is our efficiency in the work of character building, in forming
characters after the divine similitude. When we think ourselves capable of
molding our own experience, we make a great mistake. We can never of ourselves
obtain the victory over temptation. But those who have genuine faith in Christ
will be worked by the Holy Spirit. The soul in whose heart faith abides will
grow into a beautiful temple for the Lord. He is directed by the grace of
Christ. Just in proportion as he depends on the Holy Spirit’s teaching
he will grow.
influence of the Holy Spirit is the life of Christ in the soul. We do not
now see Christ and speak to Him, but His Holy Spirit is just as near us in
one place as another. It works in and through every one who receives Christ.
Those who know the indwelling of the Spirit reveal the fruit of the Spirit—love,
joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 118, 119.