“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
The laborers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them. –The Great Controversy, p. 606.
The Lord Jesus will give the disciples a tongue and wisdom that their adversaries can neither gainsay nor resist. Those who could not, by reasoning, overcome satanic delusions will bear an affirmative testimony that will baffle supposedly learned men. Words will come from the lips of the unlearned with such convincing power and wisdom that conversions will be made to the truth. Thousands will be converted under their testimony.
Why should the illiterate man have this power, which the learned man has not? The illiterate one, through faith in Christ, has come into the atmosphere of pure, clear truth, while the learned man has turned away from the truth. The poor man is Christ’s witness. He cannot appeal to histories or to so-called high science, but he gathers from the Word of God powerful evidence. The truth that he speaks under the inspiration of the Spirit is so pure and remarkable and carries with it a power so indisputable that his testimony cannot be gainsaid. –Last Day Events, pp. 205, 206.
Questions to think about:
Whom do I rely on when I have to defend the truth?
Will I be given the wisdom of knowledge and power in such moments?
In such moments do I talk with my own wisdom, or does the Holy Spirit use my mouth and talk through it? If I haven’t yet this experience with the Holy Spirit, do I want it?