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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:06:21 +1300

NOTE from DAVID WILKERSON: The following is a prophetic 
warning from Azusa Street 75 years ago, concerning the dangers 
of a Christless Pentecost!

Frank Bartleman was an eyewitness to the outpouring of the Holy 
Spirit in 1907 at Azusa Street, Los Angeles. He has been 
characterized as the Reporter of the Azusa Street Revival. Nearly 
75 years ago, during the outpouring, he wrote a tract warning of 
a Christless Pentecost. He warned:

"We may not hold a doctrine, or seek an experience, except in 
Christ. Many are willing to seek power in order to perform miracles, 
draw attention and adoration of the people to themselves, thus 
robbing Christ of His glory, and making a fair showing in the flesh. 
The greatest need would seem to be for true followers of the 
meek and lowly Jesus. Religious enthusiasm easily goes to 
seed. The human spirit so predominates the show-off, religious 
spirit. But we must stick to our text - Christ.

"Any work that exalts the Holy Ghost or 'gifts' above Jesus will 
finally end up in fanaticism. Whatever causes us to exalt and 
love Jesus is well and safe. The reverse will ruin all. The Holy 
Ghost is a great light, but focused on Jesus always for His revealing.

"Where the Holy Ghost is actually in control, Jesus is proclaimed 
the Head - the Holy Ghost, His executive."

In another place, Brother Bartleman warned: 
"The temptation seems to be toward empty manifestations. This 
does not require any particular cross, or death to the self-life. 
Hence it is always popular.

"We may not put power, gifts, the Holy Ghost, or in fact anything 
ahead of Jesus. Any mission that exalts even the Holy Ghost 
above the Lord Jesus Christ is bound for the rocks of error and fanaticism.

"There seems to be a great danger of losing sight of the fact that 
Jesus was 'all in all.' The work of Calvary, the atonement, must be 
the center for our consideration. The Holy Ghost will never draw 
our attention from Christ to Himself, but rather reveal Christ in a
fuller way. We are in danger of slighting Jesus - getting Him 'lost 
in the temple,' by the exaltation of the Holy Ghost and of the gifts 
of the Spirit. Jesus must be the center of everything."

WILKERSON AGAIN:  I do not take Brother Bartleman's warning 
lightly. The danger of a Christless Pentecost is very real today. 
I say to you it is possible to gather Spirit-filled people in one 
place, praising and lifting up their hands - and still have Christ 
walking among them as a stranger!