Attestation Power

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. -Luke 3:22

When Jesus Christ went into the stream of baptism in the river Jordan, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove, and proclaimed Him God’s beloved Son. That (is) what I style an attestation work. And when afterwards Jesus Christ raised the dead, when He healed the leper, when He spoke to diseases and they fled apace, when demons rushed in thousands from those who were possessed of them, it was done by the power of the Spirit. The Spirit dwelt in Jesus without measure, and by that power all those miracles were worked. These were attestation works. And when Jesus Christ was gone, you will remember that master attestation of the Spirit, when He came like a rushing mighty wind upon the assembled apostles, and cloven tongues sat upon them; and you will remember how He attested their ministry, by giving them to speak with tongues as He gave them utterance; and how, also, miraculous deeds were wrought by them, how they taught, how Peter raised Dorcas, how He breathed life into Enticus, how great deeds were wrought by the apostles as well as their Master-so that “mighty signs and wonders were done by the Holy Ghost, and many believed thereby.” Who will doubt the power of the Holy Spirit after that? Ah! Those Socinians who deny the existence of the Holy Ghost and His absolute personality, what will they do when we get them on creation, resurrection, and attestation? They must rush in the very teeth of Scripture. But mark! It is a stone upon which if any man fall he shall be bruised; but if it fall upon him, as it will do if he resists it, it shall grind him to powder. The Holy Spirit has power omnipotent, even the power of God.~ C.H. Spurgeon

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