188 PART II
18. LETTER TO ONE SEEKING THE HOLY GHOST
(AF, June–September 1907, 3)
Dear Beloved in Christ Jesus:—
The Lord Jesus has said in His precious Word, “Blessed are they which
do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matt. 5,6.
God’s promises are true and sure. We can rest upon His promises. He says,
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matt. 5, 8. “Blessed are
the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5, 3.
The Lord Jesus is always ready to fill the hungry, thirsty soul, for He said
in His precious Word, “He that believeth on Me as the scripture hath said,
out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake
He of the Spirit which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)” John 7,
38, 39. But, praise God. He is given to us today.
All we have to do it [sic] to obey the first chapter of Acts, and wait for the
promise of the Father upon our souls. The Lord Jesus said in His precious
Word, “Behold I send the promise of My Father upon you; but tarry ye in
the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke
24,49.) For 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. They tarried until they received the mighty power of
the baptism with the Holy Spirit upon their souls. Then God put the creden-
tials in their hearts, and put the ring of authority on their finger, and sealed
them in the forehead with the Father’s name, and wrote on their heart the
name of the New Jerusalem, and put in their hand the stone with the name
written that no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. Praise the Lord, for
His mercy endureth forever. Let us stand upon His promises. They are sure,
they will not break.
The Lord Jesus says, “Behold, I give you power to tread upon serpents
and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.” Luke 10,19. Dear loved one, the Lord Jesus when He rose
from the dead, said “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go
ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Matt. 28,19) He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these
signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils;
they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick
and they shall recover.” Mark 16:16–18. And they went forth and preached
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