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The Holy Spirit Never Left the Church

Here is the good news for Britain: More than 100,000 charismatic home groups in England are currently teaching, witnessing, and praying, for revival to sweep the British Isles. Old doors are opening to a new message. As a result, many Anglican Churches are experiencing renewal. When Cambridge Scholar, Derek Prince, preached in England the Holy Spirit moved in a powerful demonstration. On the continent all available floor space in many of the huge Cathedrals was covered with people fallen under the power of God. Before Dr. R.T. Kendall left Westminster Chapel and returned to the U.S. the Holy Spirit fell in that historic place in a similar way. Carey’s Church building may be gone, bulldozed, but the Holy Spirit who inspired Carey is still here. God has more Wesleys and Careys waiting in the wings. Such men can again wake up the Church. Knowing that, what should be our prayer? This old hymn tells it:

God of grace and God of glory,
On Thy people pour Thy power.
Crown Thine ancient church’s story,
Bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.

Lo! the hosts of evil round us,
Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways.
From the fears that long have bound us,
Free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the living of these days,
For the living of these days.

Cure Thy children’s warring madness,
Bend our pride to Thy control.
Shame our wanton selfish gladness,
Rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal,
Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

From Charles Carrin Ministries monthly newsletter, Gentle Conquest. Used with permission from Charles Carrin Ministries (www.CharlesCarrinMinistsries.com).

Editor’s note: For further reading about Count Zinzendorf, the Moravians, and their continuing influence today, read:

Jeff Hittenberger’s “Global Pentecostal Renaissance,” that appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of the Pneuma Review.

Pietists as Pentecostal Forerunners” by Eric Jonas Swensson that appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Pneuma Review.

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About the Author: Charles Carrin, D.D., has served the body of Christ for over 65 years. Educated at University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary, he denied, in belief and practice, the contemporary ministry of the Holy Spirit until a personal crisis opened his eyes to what he had been missing. He is the author of Spirit-Empowered Theology (Chosen, 2017), The Edge Of Glory: Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit (Creation House, 2002), Sunrise of David Sunset of Saul: A Message to the Church in the End-time (1985, 2014), On Whose Authority?: The Removal of Unwanted Scriptures (Burkhart Books, 2014), a revival novel with Dorothy Easley: Island in the Sun (Xulon, 2010), and a contributor to Word Spirit Power: What Happens When You Seek All God Has to Offer (Chosen, 2012) with R.T. Kendall and Jack Taylor. Today his ministry centers upon the visible demonstration of the Spirit and imparting of His gifts. Read his biography at www.charlescarrinministries.com/about-charles.php.

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