“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.” John 15:7.
My brethren and sisters, plead for the Holy Spirit. God stands back of every promise He has made. With your Bibles in your hands, say: “I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy promise, ‘Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.’” Christ declares: “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Matthew 7:7; Mark 11:24; John 14:13. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 213.
Let every church member kneel before God, and pray earnestly for the impartation of the Spirit. Cry, “Lord, increase my faith. Make me to understand Thy word; for the entrance of Thy word giveth light. Refresh me by Thy presence. Fill my heart with Thy Spirit.” …
The Holy Spirit, the representative of Himself, is the greatest of all gifts. All “good things” are comprised in this. The Creator Himself can give us nothing greater, nothing better. When we beseech the Lord to pity us in our distress, and to guide us by His Holy Spirit, He will never turn away our prayer.
The measure of the Holy Spirit we receive will be proportioned to the measure of our desire and the faith exercised for it…. We can be assured that we shall receive the Holy Spirit if we individually try the experiment of testing God’s word. –God’s Amazing Grace, pp. 191, 207.
Questions to think about:
Are we refreshed by God’s presence?
What measure of the Holy Spirit can we receive?
Do we believe with all our heart that whatever we ask in Jesus’ name we will receive?