December 6, The Promise of the Father

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Behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
—Luke 24:49
“The promise of my Father.” This takes us back to Joel 2:28-29:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
… In fulfillment of all this there were three periods discernible in the New Testament: (1) The period of the promise; (2) the period of the preparation; and (3) the period of the realization—all this having to do with the promise of the Father and the intention of the Son toward His people. Now I am going to ask that you reverently ponder this and set aside time and search the Scriptures, pray and yield, obey and believe, and see whether…[this] possession of the Church may not be ours in actual fulfillment and realization. HTB023-024, 036
The Holy Spirit…brings to us the presence of Jesus and enables us to realize our oneness with Him. WS107
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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