By My Spirit
By Jonathan Goforth
Pentecost was normal Christianity. The results, when the Holy Spirit assumed control in Christ’s stead, were according to divine plan. Each disciple was strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man. Christ then did dwell in their hearts by faith, and they were rooted and grounded in love. They were filled unto all the fullness of God, and God did work in and through them above all that they had asked or thought, even unto the “exceeding abundantly” (Eph. 3:20). Anything short of that would have defrauded their Lord of His Calvary merits. The purpose of the Holy Spirit was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ every day from the crowning to the coming. It is unthinkable that He should grow weary in well doing.
My conviction is that the divine power, so manifest in the church at Pentecost, was nothing more nor less than what should be in evidence in the church today. Normal Christianity, as planned by our Lord, was not supposed to begin in the Spirit and continue in the flesh. In the building of His temple it never was by might nor by power, but always by His Spirit!
– From By My Spirit.