Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.” (Acts 5:32).
We can only know and prove the fullness of the Spirit as we step out into the larger purposes and plans of Christ for the world. So many ministers concentrate on the numbers of people that attend the church and how much money will it take in the offering. They have pulled a wool over the eyes of the people and because the people lack the knowledge they are dying spiritually.
Perhaps the chief reason why the Holy Spirit has been so limited in His work in the hearts of Christians is the shameful neglect of the unsaved and unevangelized world by the great majority of the professed followers of Christ. There is nothing like evangelization without the preaching of prosperity and the sale of books and DVD. How the people have lost their way and the calling to a safer place. You cannot make it to heaven if you are poor. Therefore, everyone wants to get rich for the journey. Oh, foolish hearts come back to God.
There are millions of professing Christians–and, perhaps, real Christians–in the world, who have never given one real, earnest thought to the evangelization of the heathen world.
God will not give the Holy Spirit in His fullness for the selfish enjoyment of any Christian.
His power is a great trust, which we must use for the benefit of others and for the evangelization of the lost and sinful world. Not until the people of God awake to understand His real purpose for the salvation of men, will the Church ever know the fullness of her Pentecost. God’s promised power must lie along the line of duty, and as we obey the command, we shall receive His promise in his fulness.
Lord, help me to understand Thy plan.