by Earl R. Curry
Characteristic No. 5: There shall be an outpouring of marvelously deep and
intelligent spiritual gifts, and help, and guidance.
More than a century ago, in these very rooms in which this word of prophetic insight
and foresight is written,
the priesthood of that day enjoyed, in small part only,
that which is possible for a loving Father to bestow.
They were new to such experiences and
human notions and
still marred their lives.
They had not, as yet, traveled very far up to the mountain of the Lord's
Their eyes, as yet, were holden and blinded to the deeper and finer things
of the Spirit.
The larger vision the great Father desired to open up to them was, as yet,
too far above,
too noble in concept
for them to see.
God could only manifest to them on the level of their concern.
Nevertheless, it was a great day for them.
This great day, however,
does not even begin to compare with that which is before you.
You have had experiences.
You have tried to move forward with some measure of success,
but the more spiritual among you
are beginning to see, and
are becoming deeply aware of the need of divine endowment.
In a few short years, or less, of time, you
shall be made terribly aware of your need for endowment, by the
increasing pressure of events that shall come to pass in the world.
You are all too slowly learning to consecrate spiritual gifts to a higher end,
in that the character of your concerns
make it impossible for God to lead on to
higher experiences and expressions of His guidance.
Yet, above and beyond all this,
the time is growing short as the long promised return of the Lord
Jesus Christ nears!
Satan increasingly rages among the nations.
God must soon make bare His mighty arm, even as He said thru His prophets
that He would!
The time of God's preparation and the great day of the Lord draws near.
Has He not clearly said that Zion shall be an unmistakable sign of His coming?
Has He not said that
the gospel of His kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness
and then shall the end come?
Has He not promised mighty spiritual power to redeem His people?
Has He not said that He will thresh the nations by the power of His Spirit? Lo,
He has said all these things and more, and
He must now arise to maintain His cause.
You are, therefore, on the threshold of a time of mighty spiritual outpouring.
God will use the many marvelous gifts of His Spirit
to help qualify His ministers and His people,
thus pulling them upward
with His great hands of love, and
with His marvelous gifts of His Spirit
to help qualify His ministers and His people, and
with His marvelously intelligent spiritual gifts
toward those higher levels of understanding, of consecration
to great tasks, and
to levels of very great spiritual insight,
whereon they may function in mighty demonstration of His
great power to
lift up mankind.
Can you not see that these things must be so,
or else the word of God will fail
--and this cannot be.
He would throw every weight of resource into the impending final struggle
between good and evil,
between the Almighty Father and the wicked father of lies.
Deep, profoundly intelligent spiritual gifts are part of those resources and
He will use them to the uttermost.
Let not any think that all this implies only, that in this outpouring,
there shall only be used the gift of prophecy or
speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues.
These will be there, and in power,
but other gifts will be there in power also.
There are many more gifts of the Spirit than you ordinarily consider.
These you ought to
know about and
understand their operation.
If you will think and pray and meditate about these hidden
you will find there are many more ways than you have
Now, in view of all this, the wise minister will earnestly seek to
use with increasing wisdom and depth such gifts as are given unto him.
If you do this, then shall you become one among many in this day of outpouring of
profoundly intelligent spiritual gifts that shall come.
And this time will come.