Be ye fishers of men….You catch them, He’ll clean them!
The Huguenots, who so inflamed the Catholic church in France they were persecuted almost to the point of extinction, were noted for the prophetic anointing amongst their children & a strong bent towards manifestations of the Holy Spirit.
The Quakers I've talked about before. Visions, prophecies, raising the dead, tongues & such uncompromising consciences that at one point 15,000 Quakers languished in English prisons! And they had a really bad habit of calling out the judges who sentenced them!
Under both Wesley & Whitefield's preaching people fell down under the power of the Holy Spirit.
When God moves signs & wonders follow. Where there is stagnation, there is no Life.
Pause for thought.
Why has the Christian Church become so afraid of the power of God ¬ even gone so far as to deny it? Every Rivival in history has been accompanied by signs & wonders. When religion gets in & formalises everything the signs & wonders cease & all that is left is religion.
God loves to reveal Himself to His people. He likes to get up close & personal. So why do we grieve the Holy Spirit by pushing Him away because how He reveals Himself does not fit in neatly with our doctrine?
I knew about the Quakers & Methodists but the thought of Anabaptists whirling about under the influence of the Holy Spirit gives me something of a massive giggle.