It is in perusing the word that we converse with the Father in his secret decrees and purposes; with the blessed Redeemer in his great undertakings, sufferings, and soul-comforting discourses; and with the blessed Spirit, who spoke by the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles.
Yea, I have often found the sweetest companions, and the greatest company, when I have been alone.
It is by the Spirit's operation, by the bond of love, by a unity of sentiment, and by a unity of the faith of God's elect, that we come "to the general assembly and church of the first-born which are written in heaven..." (Hebrews 12:23).
It is by our arraignment and justification that we come to God the judge of all; and by the Spirit's operation that we come to "...the spirits of just men made perfect" (Hebrews 12:23)
Believing in Jesus for life and salvation, is coming to the Mediator of the new covenant; and receiving the atonement by faith, is coming "to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel" (Hebrews 12:24).
By William Huntington