Torrey - Holy Spirit -9.2- Inferences from the work of the Holy Spirit in Christ

II. PRACTICAL INFERENCES FROM THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN JESUS CHRIST.

Several things are evident from the study of the work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ. (1.) The completeness of His humanity. He lived, thought, worked, taught, conquered sin, and won victories for God in the power of that same Spirit who we may all have. (2.) Our dependence upon the Holy Spirit. If it was in the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, lived, worked, and triumphed, how much more are we dependent upon Him at every turn of life, service, and conflict with Satan and sin. (3.) The wondrous world of privilege, blessing, victory, and conquest that is open to us. The same Spirit by which Jesus was begotten is at our disposal for us to be begotten of Him. The same Spirit by which Jesus Christ offered Himself' without spot to God is at our disposal for us to offer ourselves without spot, the same Spirit by which Jesus was anointed for service is at our disposal for us to be anointed for service, and so on through all the points given above.

Jesus Christ is our pattern ( 1 John 2:6), the firstborn among many brethren. Whatever he realized through the Holy Spirit is there for us to realize also.