Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry…until you are endued with power from on high.
— Luke 24:49, NKJV
O how we need the divine Presence! For the baptism of the Holy Spirit, every worker should be breathing out his prayers to God.
Companies should be gathered together to call upon God for special help, for heavenly wisdom, that the people of God may know how to plan and devise and execute the work. Especially…pray that the Lord will choose his agents, and baptize his missionaries with the Holy Spirit.
For ten days the disciples prayed before the Pentecostal blessing came. It needed all that time to bring them to an understanding of what it meant to offer effectual prayer, drawing nearer and nearer to God, confessing their sins, humbling their hearts before God, and by faith beholding Jesus, and becoming changed into his image.
When the blessing did come, it filled all the place where they were assembled; and endowed with power, they went forth to do effectual work for the Master.
We should pray as earnestly for the descent of the Holy Spirit as the disciples prayed on the day of Pentecost. If they needed it at that time, we need it more today. Moral darkness…covers the earth. All manner of false doctrines, heresies, and Satanic deceptions are misleading the minds of men.
Without the Spirit and power of God, it will be in vain that we labor to present the truth.
We must have the Holy Spirit to sustain us in the conflict; “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We cannot fall as long as we hope and trust in God… Say to your soul, “Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.”
— The Home Missionary, November 1, 1893
Gather together to call on God for special help and for heavenly wisdom to plan, devise and execute the work.
Especially pray that the Lord will choose His agents and baptize His missionaries with the Holy Spirit.
Pray earnestly for the descent of the Holy Spirit. Draw near to God, confess your sins, humble your heart and behold Jesus by faith.
Hope and trust in God. Say to your soul, “Hope in God; for I will yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance and my God.”