JUNE 22, 2022 BY STEVE
The Word and the Spirit are so intimately conjoined, that we are scarcely warranted in thinking of the one without the other. The Word does not operate without the Spirit’s agency; and the Spirit does not work apart from the Word.
It was by the Spirit’s inspiration that the Word was first given, for “holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).
It is by the Spirit that we are enlightened (Ephesians 1:17, 18), yet the Word is the means He employs.
It is by the Spirit that we are sanctified (Romans 15:16), yet not apart from the Truth (John 17:17).
It is by the Spirit, that we are strengthened (Ephesians 3:16) as He causes the Word to dwell in us richly (Colossians 3:16).
It is by the Spirit, that we are comforted (Acts 9:31) as He applies the Divine promises to our hearts.
How appropriate, then, that the grand instrument employed by the Spirit of grace, should be termed “the Word of His grace.”