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AUGUST 17

Quench not the Spirit—1. Thee. 5:19.

The Spirit of the Lord among His people is compared to “a flame of sacred love” for the Lord and all connected with His cause; this flame is enkindled through the Divine message in each one individually, when receiving the holy Spirit, and pertains to the Church collectively, under the guidance of that Spirit. In proportion as the Church grows in knowledge and in love and in fellowship with the Lord this “flame of sacred love” will make it a light in the world, a city set on a hill, which cannot be hid.

 

Parallel passages: Rom. 8:1-16; 1.Cor. 2:10-16; Isa. 11:2, 3; John 7:39; 1:12, 13; Gal. 5:22, 23; Eph. 1:17, 18;  1.John 4:1, 6;  2.Tim. 1:7; Eph. 4:30; Isa. 7:13; 63:10.