Monday, May 12, 2008


But Oh, this power could not be bought. All the money in the world could not have purchased it, but to those who humble themselves in lowliness and in sincerity before the Lord shall the Spirit be given freely without money and without price. Oh, tell me, Peter and Paul, tell me John and James, and all you who received this mighty incoming of the Holy Ghost with its attendant power and glory, may we, in this 20th century, receive this like precious gift, or did the Holy Spirit empty Himself of all His power in the apostolic days? Did you consume all of these supernatural wondrous blessings, or did you leave enough to spare for us today?

"Yes, indeed," they answer in unison. "Heaven is not bankrupt. Heaven's storehouse still is full. The Holy Spirit has never lost his power, the promise is unto them that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Did not our Lord say: 'When He is come, He shall abide with you forever'? Doubt no longer, but with open heart ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain. Remember these words of Joel the prophet: 'It shall come to pass in the last days,' saith God, 'I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh.' Remember, too, that when the high priest went in the Holy of Holies the bells rang, and the high priest came out the bells rang again. When Jesus ascended up on high the bells rang and the people spoke with tongues and magnified God. Now this same Jesus, our high priest, is coming forth again for his waiting church, and on earth the bells are ringing, the latter rain is falling, and again those who have received the old-time power speak with other tongues."

- Aimee Semple McPherson


Joshua said...

Hey Matt, I hope you had a great Pentecost Sunday. This quote by Aimee Semple has such a sweetness to it, thanks for posting it...the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power (1cor 4:20). Praise the Lord for His awesome dunamis power! If Jesus told the early disciples to wait until they recieved power how much more do we need that same power so we can be witnesses in our generation. God bless you brother, I pray that you would be filled with the miracle working power of God like never before!

Alice C. Linsley said...

Matt, I love the El Greco picture!

My Baptist preacher Grandmother who lived in Whittier, California, once heard Aimee Semple McPherson preach and was impressed with her, although Grandma Linsley had reservations about Pentecostal theology.

There is a tendency to stress the Glory of Christ over the Blood of Jesus and yet the glory and dunamis proceed from the shed Blood by which God accomplishes all things. This is why the Scriptures speak of the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.