May 12

B.T. Roberts“Souls are saved by the power of the Holy Spirit, and not by the force of logic. When Paul reasoned of “righteousness, temperance and judgment to come, Felix trembled” (Acts 24:25).

That was as far as logic could carry him. But when Paul, “filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes” on Elymas, and in response to his words the great sorcerer was smitten with blindness. “then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord” (Acts 13:12).

So, when sinners come forward to our altars, we should pray the power of God upon them, and not carry on a running conversation with them. We should rely upon the Holy Spirit to do the work in answer to prayer.

Seekers should be encouraged to pray; and we should hold on with them until the blessing comes. If they do not pray right, we should lead them right, and put short, appropriate petitions in their mouths. Only get them to pray in earnest and in faith, and they will get through. “Every one that asketh receiveth.”
–B.T. Roberts

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