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Thursday, December 26, 2013

More and More, Less and Less

"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit" (John 20:22)

In our churches today we are leaning too heavily upon human talents and educated abilities. We forget that the illumination of the Holy Spirit of God is a necessity, not only in our ministerial preparation, but in the administrative and leadership functions of our churches.

We need an enduement of the Spirit of God! We sorely need more of His wisdom, His counsel, His power, His knowledge. We need to reverence and fear the Almighty God. If we knew the full provision and the spiritual anointing that Jesus promised through the Holy Spirit, we would be far less dependent on so many other things.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists - and most of the other "ologists" - have their place in our society. I do not doubt that. But many of these professionals now have credentials in the church, and I fear that their counsel is put above the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I have said it before, and I say it now: We need the Holy Spirit more and more, and we need human helps less and less!

The Holy Spirit is the source of all spiritual power. He and He alone can make us count for God and humanity, and the great purpose of our existence.

~A. W. Tozer~

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