I absolutely love reading the writings of those who impacted generations by being trailblazers for moves of God. I was recently reading a yellowed-by-age, dog-eared paged book in my library The Phenomena of Pentecost. Though this book was published in 1931, the writings by great pioneers of the Pentecostal movement Donald Gee, P.C. Nelson, Myer Pearlman, George Jeffreys, and D.W. Kerr are still so relevant today. These names might by foreign to you. All of these men played a significant role in the worldwide outpouring of God’s Spirit back in the 1930’s and 1940’s and laid the foundation for the move of God’s Spirit that we are enjoying today.
There are many quotes that I could share from each of these contributors. But, there is one sentence that I read that made me put the book aside and begin to rejoice and say over and over again, “Yes, yes, yes, yes. It’s true.” It comes from the chapter The Gospel of the Miraculous written by the founder of the United Kingdom’s great Elim Pentecostal Church, a man who ministered in signs and wonders, George Jeffreys.
“As long as the gospel is preached and there are creatures to receive it,
the power to demonstrate the supernatural will remain on earth.”
Can you see why I became excited when I read that sentence? It was a strong reminder that heaven’s power is readily available to validate the preached gospel. God’s power is waiting to be released as we preach the good news. It’s here. It’s ready for release. All that I have to do is preach the gospel and provide the opportunity for heaven to back up through signs and wonders what has been preached.
I’ll stop writing so that you can throw your hands up into the air as you rejoice and open your mouth to start proclaiming, “Yes, yes, yes, yes. It’s true.” Now go demonstrate the gospel.