‘If God has called you to be truly like Jesus in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility,’
so wrote G. D. Watson (1845-1924), a Wesleyan Methodist minister and evangelist. ‘He will put on you such demands of obedience that you will not be allowed
to follow other Christians. In many ways, He seems to let other good people do things which He will not let you do. Others who seem to be very
religious and useful may push themselves, pull wires, and scheme to carry out their plans, but you cannot. If you attempt it, you will meet
with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.'
‘I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is
your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is
that good and acceptable and perfect will of God’ (Romans 12:1-2).
If you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, then you must allow Him to be in control. Full and unconditional surrender to the will of God;
putting to death the old man and exchanging your life for His; a giving of yourself to be entirely at His disposal, and to hate the things
of the world - so that they have no hold over you (1 John 2:15-17). Then you can live entirely for the glory of God and to be led of the
Holy Spirit. Do you abide in the Vine? (John 15:1-17).
Obey the precepts as revealed in the Holy Bible! Jesus must be at the centre of our lives, we need to be living a God-glorifying lifestyle,
walking in holiness (1 Peter 1:16), abiding in God’s presence (John 15:1-11), being fully submitted to the Father’s will, having offered our
bodies as living sacrifices, which is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2).
G. D. Watson (1845-1924) wrote: ‘Others can brag about themselves, their work, their successes, their writings, but the Holy Spirit will
not allow you to do any such thing. If you begin to do so, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself
and all your good works.
‘Others will be allowed to succeed in making great sums of money, or having a legacy left to them, or in having luxuries, but God may supply
you only on a day-to-day basis, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, a helpless dependence on Him and His unseen
‘The Lord may let others be honoured and put forward while keeping you hidden in obscurity because He wants to produce some choice, fragrant
fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade. God may let others be great, but keep you small. He will let others do
a work for Him and get the credit, but He will make you work and toil on without knowing how much you are doing. Then, to make your work
still more precious, He will let others get the credit for the work which you have done; this to teach you the message of the cross,
humility, and something of the value of being cloaked with His nature.
‘The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch on you, and with a jealous love rebuke you for careless words and feelings, or for wasting your
time which other Christians never seem distressed over. So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign and has a right to do
as He pleases with His own, and that He may not explain to you a thousand things which may puzzle your reason in His dealings with you.
‘God will take you at your word; if you absolutely sell yourself to be His slave, He will wrap you up in a jealous love and let other
people say and do many things that you cannot. Settle it forever; you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, He is to have the
privilege of tying your tongue or chaining your hand or closing your eyes in ways which others are not dealt with. However, know
this great secret of the Kingdom: When you are so completely possessed with the Living God that you are, in your secret heart,
pleased and delighted over this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life,
you will have found the vestibule of heaven, the high calling of God.’
‘And He [Jesus] died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them
and rose again’ (2 Corinthians 5:15).
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Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals: Spiritual Awakenings and Moves of the Holy Spirit
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Thus says the Lord: “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour
out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring” (Isaiah 44:3).
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Revival Scriptures - Conditions
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Prophecies for the United Kingdom
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Revivalist Rees Howells
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‘O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for Your name’s sake; for our backslidings are many,
we have sinned against You’ (Jeremiah 14:7).