The will of God for all His children is that they live entirely and unceasingly under the control of the Holy Spirit.
Without being filled with the Spirit, it is impossible for an individual Christian or a church to
ever live or work as God desires.
In the life and experience of Christians, this blessing is little used and little searched for.
The self-life and the world hinders and usurps the place that Christ ought to occupy.
We can not be filled with the Spirit until we are prepared to yield ourselves to be
led by the Lord Jesus to forsake and sacrifice everything for His pearl of great price.
When we read the book of Acts, we see that filling with the Spirit and His mighty operations
was always obtained by prayer. To the soul who diligently searches and prays in
sincerity according to His word, God’s answer will surely come.