“The celestial marriage broker” by J.I. Packer

“The Spirit, we might say, is the matchmaker, the celestial marriage broker, whose role it is to bring us and Christ together and ensure that we stay together. As the second Paraclete, the Spirit leads us constantly to the original Paraclete, who Himself draws near through the second Paraclete’s coming to us (John 14:8). Thus, by enabling us to discern the first Paraclete, and by moving us to stretch out our hands to Him as He comes from His throne to meet us, the Holy Spirit glorifies Christ, according to Christ’s own word.”

–J.I. Packer, Keep in Step With the Spirit (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005), 57-8.

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