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The Holy Spirit
Jesse M. Hendley
II Peter 1:19
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
There are many, many things in the Word about the Holy
Spirit, and LIGHT, or illumination, and today we are
going to look at a few of these many things. Let us
first learn that unsaved men are in the DARK!
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto
ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a DARK PLACE, until the day dawn, and the
day star arise in your hearts." (II Pet. 1:19)
This passage of Scripture shows us the condition of
the world now. We are in a "DARK PLACE!" This old
world is "DARK," my brother; this verse of the Word of
God is not referring to physical darkness, but to
SPIRITUAL DARKNESS. The world is not in physical
darkness, but it is in spiritual darkness. Today if
the sun is not shining, we have our electric lights to
turn on. Yes, we have light in the physical world. But
there is a SPIRITUAL DARKNESS that neither the sun nor
electric lights cannot dispel!
This SPIRITUAL DARKNESS IS LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN
THE HEART! Paul says that for years he was in
darkness, then one day "GOD SHINED INTO HIS HEART"
THE ILLUMINATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD
IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST"
(2 Cor. 4:6) R.V. Margin. Here we learn five things:
1. God is a Sun. He shines. This is His activity in
sending forth from Himself spiritual beams!
2. He shines in the heart (internally). The world He
focuses His rays upon is the world of the human heart
-- the inner man -- the hidden man of the heart.
Through much exposure of the soul in His Presence and
to His beams, may cause the waiting one to reflect
those beams outwardly as Moses (Ex. 32:29).
3. He illuminates. The person into whose heart God
shines His beams is flooded with light -- full of
light in his moral and spiritual being.
4. This light which God sends forth and which floods ...
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