Quench Not the Spirits Fire by David Cawston

Quench Not the Spirit of Fire
David Cawston

Introduction:

How would history read if no one ever quenched the spirit?
How many world wide awakenings would have taken place in this century, if church people had not stood in the way of God?

What could happen in our lives if we determine to let the Spirit move regardless of the consequences?

Believers fast and pray for years.

They cry out to God for months on end: revive us, refresh us oh Lord and then when He comes they reject Him.

He didn't fit into their plans.
Remember this,
If the front door of the church had been open in Jesus' time,
He would not have come in through the back.
If everything was right, He would not have had to rearrange.

Little children praised Jesus because the others were too stiff and proud in Matthew 21:14-16.
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant
16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise'?" (NKJ)

The Son of God was born in a stable because there was no room in the inn.

The Asuza outpouring took place in a run down renovated barn at the first of this century.

The leader Daddy Seymour sat during the meetings with his head hidden between two boxes.
Frank Bartleman wrote of this time
"Evidently, the Lord had found the little company at last outside as always through whom He could have His way. God had not chosen an established mission where this could be done. They were in the hands of men. The Spirit could not work. Others far more pretentious had failed. That which man esteems had been passed once more and the Spirit born again in a humble stable outside ecclesiastical establishments."

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