Fire From On High!
By William Arthur
It is only by waiting before that throne of grace that we become endued with the Holy Fire. He who waits there long and believingly will imbibe that Fire and come forth from his communion with God bearing tokens of where he has been. For the individual believer, and above all, for every laborer in the Lord’s vineyard, the only way to gain spiritual power is by secret waiting at the throne of God for the Baptism.
If then you would have your soul surcharged with the Fire of God so that those who come nigh to you shall feel some mysterious influence proceeding out from you, you must draw nigh to the source of that Fire, to the throne of God and of the Lamb, and shut yourself out from the world – that cold world which so swiftly steals our Fire away.
Enter into your closet and shut the door and there, isolated before the throne, await the Baptism. Then the Fire shall fill you and when you come forth, holy Power will attend you, and you shall labor, not in your own strength, but “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Cor. 2:4).