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Posted - 22 Jan 2006 :  21:55:00  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
“Prince of Preachers” on the Pentecostal movement!

Charles Spugeon has been revered as the "Prince of Preachers". He is admired by Christians of all denominational backgrounds. Look at how Spurgeon prophesied the Pentecostal movement:

The Spirit's Continuing Work

Jesus Christ could exclaim concerning His own labor-"It is finished." But the Holy Spirit cannot say that. He has more to do yet; and until the consummation of all things, when the Son Himself becomes subject to the Father, it shall not be said by the Holy Spirit, "It is finished." What then has the Holy Spirit to do?

First, He has to perfect us in holiness. There are two kinds of perfection a Christian needs. One is the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus; and the other is the perfection of sanctification worked in him by the Holy Spirit.

Another great work of the Holy Spirit which is not accomplished is bringing on the latter-day glory. In a few more years - I know not when, I know not how-the Holy Spirit will be poured out in a far different style from the present. The hour is coming when the Holy Ghost shall be poured out again in such a wonderful manner that many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased-the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the surface of the great deep.

The power of the Holy Spirit is your bulwark, and all His omnipotence defends you. Can your enemies overcome omnipotence? Then they can conquer you. Can they wrestle with Deity, and hurl Him to the ground? Then they might conquer you. For the power of the Spirit is our power and the power of the Spirit is our might.

-From Twelve Sermons on the Holy Spirit by C. H. Spurgeon


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Posted - 19 Nov 2006 :  23:39:27  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
It is interesting to also read John Wesleys notes on the gifts of the Spirit. Historians of doctrine generally agree that the origin of modern Pentecostal teaching about the Holy Spirit lies in the thinking of John Wesley. Some Wesleyans have become convinced of Pentecostal beliefs through the writings of Wesley. Also Luther told his disciples to lay hands on the sick. I am reading a book called "The Cradle King" about King James whom the King James bible is dedicated to, and at one stage he layed hands on 120 people and they were all healed. It is interesting to see many "pentecostal" experiences before the official "pentecostal" movement hit.

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