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Depending on God’s Spirit

‘I believe in the Holy Ghost, I believe in the Holy Ghost.’

Knowing God Better Jonathan Lamb
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F. B. Meyer | photo: Scriptoriumdaily.com

It was apparently the habit of the great Baptist preacher, C. H. Spurgeon, to say this quietly under his breath every time he mounted the steps of the pulpit at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. Even if the story is apocryphal, Spurgeon’s ministry affirmed the importance of the Spirit’s work: ‘Men might be poor and uneducated, their words might be broken and ungrammatical; but if the might of the Spirit attended them, the humblest evangelist would be more successful than the most learned divine or the most eloquent of preachers.’