RIGHTEOUS DEMANDS TO BE MEDIATED
Having clearly seen that this bestowment of the Spirit was not for Himself, it becomes perfectly evident that it was a bestowment for such as were represented by that infinite work accomplished through His death and resurrection. The act of His death makes RIGHTEOUS DEMANDS upon God, which, God answering Jesus receives for bestowment that which He Himself already had possessed for personal life and victory. His death having been accomplished for sinners, the Spirit is now bestowed for them also. What symbols or figures of speech are equal to helping men to understand this solemn and wondrous transaction? Reverently conscious of the inadequacy of all figures of speech, it may be said that God placed the Spirit at the disposal of Christ, that He might bestow Him upon all SUCH AS TRUSTING IN JESUS have counted to them the value of His death upon the Cross. Having accomplished that Mediatorial work through which man may in the value of His death be brought back to God, He now commences that MEDIATORIAL WORK through which God the Holy Spirit may come back into relation with man for the administration of the virtue of His life.