[anzac] "How GOD's POWER CAME"

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 14:00:08 -0600
-by A. Strom & L. Magnello.

The Greek words for "BE FILLED with the Holy Spirit" (Eph 5:18) 
should be translated, "BE BEING FILLED with the Holy Spirit". In 
other words, we are to be constantly seeking God so that we will 
become more and more full of His Holy Spirit. Some people believe 
that we Christians only receive one infilling of God's Spirit in our 
lifetime. Such people may be sincere, but they are SINCERELY
WRONG. This article is about men and women of God who were 
not satisfied with an initial token of God's grace or presence in 
their lives. They were hungry for more, and in their desperation for 
greater and greater depths in God, they smashed through every 
barrier and overthrew every obstacle to experience an ever-greater 
measure of God's holy presence and glory,- and to gain an 
anointing the like of which has rarely been seen since the days 
of the apostles. 

It was MORE OF JESUS that they were hungering after, and He 
did not disappoint them, though the road was often narrow and 
winding. It was a path that few cared to travel. But it was simply 
not enough to be Spirit- baptized and speaking in tongues. They 
had to be ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH,- baptized 
with the Holy Spirit AND WITH FIRE. And they had to see God 
glorified in their day, in the most profound way possible. They 
could not bear to live any longer, the way things were. Where was 
the power, where was the glory of apostolic days? They took it 
upon themselves, and were almost driven onward by God - to find out. 

And so, with fastings and prayer, with agonizing travail and 
wrestlings such as Jacob had with God, with ridding their lives not 
only of their sins, but of their fleshly, soulish "WAYS" also - the 
ways of man's strength and man's power,- they battled on, right 
into the very throneroom of God. And by the time they got there 
they were truly broken and humbled men and women, true 
possessors of 'clean hands and a pure heart'. And He met them 
there in the most profound way. Tell me, friend, do you hunger 
and thirst after more of God? Is it your one desire to love Him with 
ALL your heart and ALL your mind and ALL your soul and ALL 
your strength? And do you desire to see Him glorified on the 
earth to the highest possible degree? "And you shall seek me, 
YOUR HEART" (Jer 29:13). 

To continue to read about how the great Healing Revivalists such 
as Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Maria Woodworth-Etter, 
John Alexander Dowie and others experienced glorious 
enduements of "POWER FROM ON HIGH", please click the 
link "GREAT HEALING REVIVALISTS" on the right at the following website:

God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.