sus Christ and go with Him into the marriage supper of the Lamb, are the
wise virgins—not only saved and sanctified, with pure and clean hearts, but
having the baptism with the Holy Ghost. The others we find will not be
prepared. They have some oil in their lamps but they have not the double
portion of His Holy Spirit.
The disciples were filled with the unction of the Holy Spirit before Pente-
cost, that sustained them until they received the Holy Ghost baptism. Many
people today are filled with joy and gladness, but they are far from the en-
duement of power. Sanctification brings rest and sweetness and quietness
to our souls, for we are one with the Lord Jesus and are able to obey His
precious Word, that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” and we are feeding upon Christ.
But let us wait for the promise of the Father upon our souls, according to
Jesus’ Word, “John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with
the Holy Ghost not many days hence . . . Ye shall receive power after that
the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both
in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part
of the earth.” Acts 1.5, 8. Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! O worship, get down on
your knees and ask the Holy Ghost to come in, and you will find Him right
at your heart’s door, and He will come in. Prove Him now. Amen
(AF, February–March 1907, 2)
“I pray thee is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?” These
words were spoken by Eliezer, Abraham’s eldest servant and steward of his
house, to Rebecca when he had found her at the well in answer to his prayer.
Eliezer (meaning “God’s Helper”) is a type of the Holy Spirit, and Isaac is
a type of Christ. Now as Eliezer was seeking a bride for Isaac, the son of
Abraham, so the Holy Spirit today is seeking a bride for the Lord Jesus,
God’s only begotten Son.
Eliezer was sent to Abraham’s country and to his kindred to take a wife
for Isaac. So God our Father has sent the Holy Spirit from the glory land
down into this world, and He, the Spirit of truth, is convicting the world of
sin, righteousness, and judgment, and is selecting out of the body of Christ
His bride. He is seeking among His kindred, the sanctified, and Jesus is
baptizing them with the Holy Ghost and fire, preparing them for the great
marriage supper of the Lamb. Praise our God! Eliezer was under oath not to
select the bride from the Canaanites but from Abraham’s kindred. So God
is not selecting a bride for Christ among the sinners, for a sinner must first
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