Jesus Is Not on Trial

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. —John 16:8

The Holy Spirit, whom Jesus also called the Spirit of Truth, has not come into this world to fool around. He will be found wherever the Lord’s people meet, and in confirming the Word and the Person of Jesus Christ, He will demand moral action!…

The Holy Spirit came to do a confirmatory work and He raised Him from the dead and since this mysterious witness is come, Jesus Christ is no longer on trial. It is no longer a question of “Was Jesus the Son of God?”

The Holy Spirit has taken that out of the realm of polemics and has put it in the realm of morals. The silent, immediate witness, this penetrating voice in the conscience of men tells us that this Person was indeed the very Son of God….

Yes, the Holy Spirit’s witness is a witness to the lordship and deity of the Son of God. Jesus Christ needs no more books written to prove that He is God. He needs no advocate pleading His cause before the unfriendly court of this world. He needs no witness to rise and say, “I know He is the Son of God.”

The proof of the Sonship of Jesus has been removed from the realm of the intellect and placed where it has always belonged—in the realm of morals. And it is the Holy Spirit who has put it there.

Holy Spirit, convict us of the reality of Jesus’ deity and bring about moral action among Your people, I pray. Amen.

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