If Christ, then Us

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good…for God was with him.—Acts 10:38

According to the Scriptures everything God did in creation and redemption He did by His Spirit. The Spirit was found brooding over the world at the moment God called it into being. His presence there was necessary.

The life-giving work of the Spirit is seen throughout the entire Bible; and it is precisely because He is the Lord and giver of life that the mystery of the Incarnation could occur. “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

It is highly significant that our Lord, though He was very God of very God, did not work until He had been anointed with the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38). The Son did His work of love as a Spirit-anointed Man; His power derived from the Spirit of power. GTM110-111

How little some Christians accomplish for God!…Get filled with the Spirit, and you will neither be idle or unfruitful. CTBC, Vol. 6/311

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