Stop Trying and Receive

18 Mar

The basis upon which we receive the enduement of the Holy Spirit is not our praying and fasting and waiting, but the exaltation of Christ. Those who emphasize tarrying and hold ‘tarrying meetings’ only mislead us, for the gift is not for the ‘favored few’ but for all…
You can pray and wait for years and never experience the Spirit’s power; but when you cease to plead with the Lord to pour out his Spirit upon you, and when instead you trustfully praise him that the Spirit has been poured out because the Lord Jesus has been exalted, you will find that your problem has been solved… It is all a question of the faith which comes by revelation.

Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life, Tyndale House 1957/1977, 130-1

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