POWER ITS SOURCE
"Without the soul, divinely quickened and inspired, the observances of the grandest ritualism are as worthless as the motions of a galvanized corpse." -Anon.
I quote this sentence, as it leads me at once to the subject under consideration. What is this quickening and inspiration? What is this power needed? From whence its source? I reply: The Holy Spirit of God. I am a full believer in "The Apostles' Creed," and therefore "I believe in the Holy Ghost."
A writer has pointedly asked: "What are our souls without His grace? - as dead as the branch in which the sap does not circulate. What is the Church without Him? - as parched and barren as the fields without the dew and rain of heaven."
There has been much inquiry of late on the subject of the Holy Spirit. In this and
other lands thousands of persons have been giving attention to the study of this grand
theme. I hope it will lead us all to pray for the greater manifestation of His power upon
the whole Church of God. How much we have dishonored Him in the past! How ignorant of His
grace, and love and presence we have been? True, we have heard of Him and read of Him, but
we have had little intelligent knowledge of His attributes, His offices and His relations
to us. I fear He has not been to many professed Christians an actual existence, nor is He
known to them as a personality of the Godhead.