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September 22, 2023

The Spirit Making God Real to Us (2)

John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of reality, comes, He will guide you into all the reality; for He will not speak from Himself, but what He hears He will speak... (14) He will glorify Me [Christ], for He will receive of Mine and will declare it to you. (15) All that the Father has is Mine; for this reason I have said that He receives of Mine and will declare it to you.

[Part 2 of 2] Christ is the reality of every human virtue and every divine attribute. All the human virtues and all the divine attributes are simply Christ Himself. In a good and positive sense, Christ is everything. He is humility, love, patience, and submission... Every virtue and every attribute is Christ. How does the Spirit glorify Christ? He glorifies Christ by revealing Him item by item. Let us take the example of humility. No one is born humble. We are proud by birth and by nature. Moreover, we are proud in our living. One day the Spirit reveals Christ to you as your humility. This is not a doctrine of humility; it is the living Person of Christ revealed to you as humility. Spontaneously, a living humility will come out of you. That is the glorification of Christ. The Spirit glorifies Christ, the Son of God, in this way. He does not do it by teaching you about Christ as humility, but by directly revealing Christ as humility to you. This humility then comes out of your very being, and this coming out of humility is the glorification of the Son. We need a living application of the Father in the Son by means of the Spirit. This is what it means to say that the Spirit glorifies the Son by revealing Him in the fullness of the Father to the believers. We all need to have much experience of this.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 446. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: [email protected].

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