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Preparing for the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the LORD,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.—Ps. 24:3-5

In my library are many books on preparing for the Holy Spirit. Some, like James McConkey’s Three-Fold Secret of the Holy Spirit, are wonderful. There is probably no subject more important and yet one which is so little understood in many ways.

God sent me something which clarifies the subject from my friend James Ash who is working for God as a mission pilot in Guyana. I hope you will read, ponder and pray, for his thoughts are right on target.

Here is an excerpt:

“Around midnight that night, while we were sleeping, without warning the sky opened up and dumped on us for about an hour solid, giving us almost 1000 gallons of fresh rain water. If you’ve ever heard the sound of heavy rain on zinc, you know that it is absolutely deafening. It was like music to my ears!

As we were lying in bed listening to rain drops thundering on zinc, the Lord spoke quietly to my mind about the Latter Rain.

Just before Jesus returns to this earth, God is going to send a spiritual rain shower to drench this earth (Joel 2:28,29). Only those who have been cleansed from sin, emptied of self, connected to the word, and standing upright, will be able to receive the Holy Spirit when it is poured out.”

Read the rest of his note at the Mission Guyana page at

There are also many quotes on the need and work of the Holy Spirit at