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G REAT PRIVILEGES AND G REAT COMMITMENTS Glenshee Conference, June 2012, Talk 2,
S T. I RENAEUS OF L YONS The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of God came down upon the Lord, and the Lord in turn gave this Spirit to his Church, sending the Advocate from heaven into all the world into which, according to his own words, the devil too had been cast down like lightning.
V ICTORY Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place 2 Corinthians 2:14
L OVE “ As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you ; abide in My love. Jn 15:9 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. Jn 17:23 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Jn 15:12
N O C ONDEMNATION There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Rom 8:1
S T. I RENAEUS OF L YONS When the Lord told his disciples to go and teach all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, he conferred on them the power of giving men new life in God.
O VERFLOW He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Jn 7:38,39
E TERNAL L IFE But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Rom 8:11
S T. B ASIL THE G REAT The Spirit restores paradise to us and the way to heaven and adoption as children of God ; he instils confidence that we may call God truly Father and grants us the grace of Christ to be children of the light and to enjoy eternal glory. In a word, he bestows the fullness of blessings in this world and the next; for we may contemplate now in the mirror of faith the promised things we shall someday enjoy. If this is the foretaste, what must the reality be? If these are the first fruits, what must be the harvest?”
OBEDIENCE And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:32
SANCTIFICATION elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: 1 Pet 1:2
LIFE OF UNITY For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. ” 1Corinthians 12:13
PASSIONATE LOVE “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5
DO NOT GRIEVE And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Eph 4:30
D O NOT QUENCH Do not quench the Spirit. 1 Thess 5:19
S T. I RENAEUS OF L YONS And so the Lord in his pity for man, who had fallen into the hands of brigands, having himself bound up his wounds and left for his care two coins bearing the royal image, entrusted him to the Holy Spirit. Now, through the Spirit, the image and inscription of the Father and the Son have been given to us, and it is our duty to use the coin committed to our charge and make it yield a rich profit for the Lord.