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received the power to measure with this commission on the day of Pente-
cost. (Acts 2:4.) Bless the Lord. O how I bless God to see His mighty power
manifested in these last days. God wants His people to receive the baptism
with the Holy Ghost and ﬁre.
27. THE HOLY GHOST AND THE BRIDE
(AF, May 1908, 4)
We read in Rev. 22:17, “The Spirit and the bride say come.” O how sweet it
is for us to have this blessed privilege of being a co-worker with the Holy
Ghost. He inspires us with faith in God’s word and endues us with power
for service for the Master. Bless His dear name!
Every man and woman that receives the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the
bride of Christ. They have a missionary spirit for saving souls. They have the
spirit of Pentecost. Glory to God!
“And let him that heareth say, come; and let him that is athirst, come;
and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” O What a blessed
text. The bride of Christ is calling the thirsty to come to Jesus, because this
is the work of the Holy Ghost in the believer. He intercedes for the lost; He
groans for them.
The Spirit also calls the believer to come to Jesus and get sanctiﬁed. He
points the sanctiﬁed to Jesus for his baptism with the Holy Ghost. When
you are baptized with the Holy Ghost, you will have power to call sinners
to Jesus, and they will be saved, and sanctiﬁed, and baptized with the Holy
Ghost and ﬁre. Amen!
Christ’s bride is pure and spotless. “Thou art all fair, my love, there is no
spot in thee.” (Sol. Songs, 4:7.) Christ’s bride is clean, free from sin and all
impurity. He gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse the
church with the washing of water by the word. That He might present it to
Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but
that it should be holy and without blemish. (Eph. 5:25, 27.)
Christ’s bride has but one husband. (2 Cor, 11:2.) She is subject to Him.
(Eph, 5:25.) The Bridegroom is the Son of God. (2 Cor, 11:2.)
We are married to Christ now in the Spirit. (Rom. 7:2, 4.) Not only when
He comes are we married to Christ but right now, if you are sanctiﬁed and
baptized with the Holy Ghost and ﬁre, you are married to Him already. God
has a people to measure up to the Bible standard in this great salvation. Bless
His holy name. Amen!
W. J. S.