The penetrating light of the Spirit

The penetrating light of the Spirit


“For God . . . made His light shine in our hearts

 to give us the light of the knowledge of the

 glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One,

 and all of you know the truth.” 1 John 2:20

The only saving light is the light of God shining

into the soul—giving us to see and know “the only

true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.”

A man may have the clearest light in his judgment,

and yet never have the penetrating light of the Spirit

producing conviction in his soul. He may have the

soundest knowledge of the doctrines of grace, and

see the harmonious scheme of salvation—and yet

never have by divine teaching, seen a holy God, nor

have ever felt the spirituality of God’s righteous law

condemning him as a transgressor.

If we do not have this penetrating light of the

Spirit, we shall be sure to go astray. We shall . . .

  be entangled in some error,

  plunge into some heresy,

  imbibe some doctrine of devils,

  drink into some dreadful delusion,

  or fall into some dreadful sin, and

  have our faith shipwrecked forever.

A false light can but wreck us on the rocks of

presumption or despair. But the light of divine

life in the soul is accompanied with all the

graces of the Spirit. It is . . .

  the light of the glory of God,

  the light of Jesus’ countenance,

  and the light of the Spirit’s teaching,

and therefore an infallible guide and guard.

And this infallible pilot will guide the soul

to whom it is given safe into the harbor of

endless rest and peace.  

Comments are closed.