Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Fruits and The Effects He Produces

Where the Holy Spirit is, there will always be deep conviction of sin and true repentance for it.  It is His special office to convince of sin.

He shows the exceeding holiness of God.

He teaches the exceeding corruption and infirmity of our nature.

He strips us of our blind self-righteousness.

He opens our eyes to our awful guilt, folly and danger.

He fills the heart with sorrow, contrition, and abhorrence for sin; as the abominable thing which God hates.

He who knows nothing of all this, and saunters carelessly through life, thoughtless about sin, and indifferent and unconcerned about his soul, is a
dead man before God! He has not the Holy Spirit.
 
The presence of the Holy Spirit in a man's heart can only be known by the fruits and effects He produces. Mysterious and invisible to mortal eye as His operationsare, they always lead to certain visible and tangible results.
 
 
[J. C. Ryle]
 
 
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John 16:8 ... And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:


Luke 6:43-44 ...  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.


Matthew 7:18-20 ... A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.❤