"The Lord said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.......for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you...to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts:26:15,16,18
Paul had first to come to this time of crying, weeping, contrition, and yieldedness. He had done all he could in the natural but the natural had only brought him to a broken place, to blindness, to helplessness, and this must come out of Paul's life before he could have the life of God.
HIS LIFE FLOWING AS A RIVER
When we have altogether parted with our own plans, as it were, then there is a possibility of God's likeness, being made manifest in us, of the water of life filling us, and not only enriching our own life, but FLOWING FROM US AS A RIVER that will touch others; and no one can tell what a river can do when it is set aflow by God, because when God is in the plan, everything works mightily and harmoniously.
The living touch of the river of the life of God is that which brings a celestial glory into the human heart, and speech that meets the kindled desire therein.
RECEIVING OUR CALLING IN CHRIST
When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we go forth to see things accomplished that we could never see otherwise:
First of all Paul had a CALLING.
But CALLINGS are no good to us unless we make them real.
Except We claim them as they come,
Except we make them our own,
And your whole desire is to carry out what the Spirit has revealed to you in regards to your CALLING -- it will surely come to pass.
A CONTINUOUS BURNING ON THE ALTAR
Many believers lack the power because they do not keep their CALLING in the forefront of their life -- they do not allow the fire which has come to infuse into them to continue to burn.
There must be a continuous burning on the altar. Holy Spirit power in a man is meant to be an increasing force, an enlargement. God has never anything of a diminishing type. He is always moving forward.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
Am I moving forward?
Am I stopping in the plains when there are greater things waiting for me on the hilltops?
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