When The Spirit Comes
By A. T. Pierson
For sixteen years I preached the gospel with all the logic and eloquence I could command. The results were disappointing. An evangelist came to our city, and hundreds were swept into the kingdom. I saw that the secret of his power lay in his possession of the Holy Spirit. After praying that I might receive this power, it came to me on November 15. In the following sixteen months I saw more converted to Christ in my ministry than I had gained in the previous sixteen years.