been written concerning the HOLY SPIRIT and the HOLY GHOST,
among our brethren. In a nut shell, I will state that
the HOLY SPIRIT is one, yet has TWO FUNCTIONS, and wears TWO
1. The Holy Spirit CREATES.
2. The Holy Ghost CULTIVATES.
The first function CAUSES initially, and the second function
is a SECOND CAUSE as a RESULT or EFFECT of the first.
The Holy Spirit has never CREATED a new creature (New Birth
- Regeneration (2nd Cor. 5:17) and then ran off on other
assignments and left the new born babe untended in the open
field. It stays on the scene forever - cultivating,
soothing, comforting, nourishing with Spiritual Food for
maintenance and sustenance, caring and edifying, teaching,
instructing and causing GROWTH - 1st Peter 2:2.
All this discussion obviously started over JUST WHO and HOW
and WHAT PROCEDURE, in detail, was implemented by God in
"opening Lydia's heart." Acts 16:14.
operation of the Spirit was first, and which was sustained,
in Titus 3:5? Was that not first, which was the washing of
regeneration, and then the renewing of the Holy Ghost? That
work by which the Spirit ever attends the sovereign work of
God in His elect.