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The Enduement of Power Hardcover – 1946
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This entire book is devoted to the Holy Spirit--and what He can do in your life. He speaks about the indwelling and infilling of the Holy Spirit in every believer's life and the necessity of it and why we need to walk in the Spirit, so we don't fulfill the lusts (desires) of the flesh and thus be pleasing to our Savior in our daily walk. He writes about the conditions one must follow in order to be filled: confess, renounce (sin), surrender (yield to God), obey (Him), and believe. He states by following these steps--and this is not done in one day--you will sense His presence in your life.
He writes about the regeneration of your spirit by the Holy Spirit, which is the "new birth", the "natural man," which is the unregenerate man (unbeliever), who cannot understand the things of God, the "carnal man," where he lists what the Apostle Paul has written in I Corinthians 3, the envying, strife, divisions, etc. that are the fruits of being carnal, and then he writes about the "spiritual man," which again the Apostle Paul has written in I Corinthians 2, how the spiritual man is able to judge all things (discern).
Power over sin. Power in service. Power for prayer. All these things are done while living in the fullness of the Spirit-filled life.
Rev. Smith also writes about the anointing of the Holy Spirit and gives a few examples of the anointing upon great preachers of the past: John Wesley, Charles Finney, D. L. Moody, to name a few. He then describes the importance of the anointing upon a person (which is the power to preach and have the Holy Spirit touch the audience's hearts), then a personal experience he had in 1927 that literally transformed his life.
A great and extreme burden for souls: this seems to be the biggest and most important reason for the anointing (power) of the Holy Spirit in his life. It changed everything that he ever thought and did. The Gospel message of salvation still to this day, remains the most important reason and Rev. Smith also caught the burden in his life as well.
He goes on to write about the leading of the Holy Spirit--another very important part in the book. So many people do NOT let God lead them--and that's where people get led astray; not necessarily that they commit sins, but they ruin a good thing that God had planned and it may take quite awhile before the plan can come to fruition again. Let God lead you; He will either make the way, or lead you in another direction. So many people try to do things their way...and fail. They forget that HE is in control. They forget to yield.
There are three more chapters in this book: "The Comforter," which describes how the Holy Spirit comforts us in the time of trouble, bereavement (John 14:16), loneliness, temptation and criticism (Ps. 41:9). The next chapter is titled "The Sevenfold work of the Holy Spirit," which is self-explanatory, "The Outpouring On the Moravians," and the last chapter "The Greatest Need of the Hour," which is about the end times and revival.
After all this, I can honestly say this book is well worth reading. It is, I believe, designed to make you think. You may be like me and not agree with everything he wrote, but overall you will find yourself uplifted and enjoying it immensely.
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