Third Month 26

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalm 51:10-12

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Notice the mention of Holy Spirit, here in the Hebrew Bible, years before its appearances in the New Testament. The experience is direct, empowering, renewing and restorative, sustaining.

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For in the very next Verse, saith Christ, I will not drink of this Fruit of the Vine, until that Day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)