The Marvel Of The Spirit-filled Life (5 Of 6) by Jesse Hendley

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The Marvel of the Spirit-Filled Life (5 of 6)
The Holy Spirit
Jesse M. Hendley
Ephesians 2:4-10
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994

Today we will take up the Holy Spirit in His
individual personality. I want to call your attention
to the fact that WORKS are spoken of much in the Word
of God. There are three things that we are finding
today:

1. We are exalting GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY, and forgetting
to remember the CHRISTIAN'S RESPONSIBILITY.

2. We are preaching GRACE, and forgetting that there
is such a thing as WORTHINESS on the part of the
Christian.

"That ye walk WORTHY of God, who hath called you unto
his kingdom and glory." (I Thess 2:12)

"And they shall walk with me in white: far they are
WORTHY." (Rev. 3:4) Only the WORTHY shall walk with
Him in white! That the UNWORTHY shall NOT is evidently
implied!

3. We are preaching and exhorting on FAITH and
forgetting the WORKS part. These are three common
errors that we are guilty of today. We take the one
side and leave the other. We are taking the "grace"
side and leaving out man's responsibility. Paul said:
"For I have not shunned to declare unto you ALL THE
COUNSEL of God " (Acts 20:27 ), or "THE WHOLE
COUNSEL." (R.V.)

The FIRST THING I WANT TO SAY IS THAT GOD EXPECTS
WORKS CF EVERYONE OF US; "For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God
hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
(Eph. 2:10) "We are his workmanship" -- "for good
works" -- "for good works!" We are created then to
work. I have heard men who bend backwards on grace
truth say that we are not created to work. We are
God's workmanship. The first part of Ephesians two
tells us what we were back when we were dead in sins
and walking according to the world obeying the spirit
of the Devil, doing the desires of the flesh and of
the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath.
That is the picture of an unsaved soul. "Wherein in
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