The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
— John 14:26, NKJV
It is all-essential for the Christian to understand the meaning of the promise of the Holy Spirit just prior to the coming of our Lord Jesus the second time. Talk of it, pray for it, preach concerning it; for the Lord is more willing to give the Holy Spirit than parents are to give good gifts to their children.
When the earth is lightened with the glory of God, we shall see a work similar to that which was wrought when the disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaimed the power of a risen Saviour. The light of heaven penetrated the darkened minds of those who had been deceived.
We are living in the last days, when error of a most deceptive character is accepted and believed, while truth is discarded... God calls upon all who claim to believe present truth to work diligently in gathering up the precious jewels of truth, and placing them in their position in the framework of the gospel. Let them shine in all their divine beauty and loveliness, that the light may flash forth amid the moral darkness. This cannot be accomplished without the aid of the Holy Spirit, but with the aid of the Spirit we can do all things. When we are endowed with the Holy Spirit, we by faith take hold of infinite power.
When God’s people humble the soul before him, individually seeking his Holy Spirit with all the heart, there will be heard from human lips such a testimony as is represented in this scripture: “After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”
The work of the Holy Spirit is immeasurably great. It is from this source that power and efficiency come to the worker for God; and the holy Spirit is the Comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul. He who looks to Christ in simple, child-like faith, is made a partaker of the divine nature through the agency of the Holy Spirit.
O that we as a people might humble our hearts before God, and plead with him for the endowment of the Holy Spirit!
— The Home Missionary, November 1, 1893
Understand the all-essential meaning of the promise of the Holy Spirit. Talk of it, pray for it, preach concerning it.
Pray to be endowed with the Holy Spirit and by faith take hold of infinite power that the light of truth may flash forth amid the moral darkness.
Look to Christ in simple, child-like faith. Seek the Holy Spirit as the personal presence of Christ to the soul and receive power and efficiency to work for God.
Humble your heart before God and plead with Him for the endowment of the Holy Spirit!