Notes taken from the Bradford Convention by Florence Vipan.
Presented April 1, 1920.
Published in Confidence, April-June 1920.
Acts 20:16: “Paul... hasted if it were possible for him to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.” Acts 2:1: “And witen the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one piace, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
If it had not been for Acts 2 we should not be here tonight. I am glad it filled the place, and I am also glad it was a new order, as Jesus said it would be. A new dispensation of power, grace, revelation. It gives us a deeper sense of what it meant for Jesus to die, rise, and ascend to His Father.
What is heaven? Jesus is heaven. In Him are all the rivers of life. Out of Him there is nothing. The Holy Ghost takes the veil from our eyes and shows us Jesus. There is nothing so beautiful as a soul melted and broken, so ready to be filled for all the Master’s mission. When men’s hearts are in perfect tune with God, He comes.
It is divine in its thought, plan, and operations. You can get nothing except by the Breath of the Almighty. We are on the threshold of a greater place than we have ever known.
The Breath of the Almighty—it filled all the place. It was so full of fire that it sent fire over everyone. The Holy Ghost is a fire, moving, burning, destroying, refining, reducing to ashes, and God always comes out of the ashes. They were at an end of themselves, in perfect stillness, and then God came. God always comes when we are brought to an end. God cannot save us until we are done with. Fire falling, then life; destruction, then life. The Holy Ghost manifested His Presence in the persons. They must have an inward moving, an inward working, then they become flames of fire. They were in a bursting condition. You have your boiler all right, you light the fire, the steam rises; but the boiler would burst unless there was an outflow. Flow on, flow on, flow on! May it flow on.