The Word and the Spirit Go Together

“Christ speaks to the heart, because the heart is the seat of trouble, ‘Let not your hearts be troubled.’ Christ could speak to the ears and heart at once. His words were operative, and conveyed comfort with them. Together with his words, he let in his Holy Spirit, that comforted them. God’s commands in the ministry of his word, suppose not that we have any ability to execute them, but together with his word there comes forth a power. As when Christ said, ‘Lazarus, arise!’ there went forth a power that caused Lazarus to arise; as in the creation he said, ‘Let there be light;’ for the word and the Spirit go together.” — Richard Sibbes, “Works of Richard Sibbes” Vol. 7 (Banner of Truth) p. 349

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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