The Spirit would have Its finest hour, When the clock would have no power It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
The bulletin had no formal voice, As the agenda would be His choice It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
Many praises were there begotten Now long since have been forgotten It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
As the Spirit would move to explain The old time religion would acclaim It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
The Amen's would shout and roll One by one to give Him condole It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
God's saving power would declare As the Holy experiences did share It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
The sermon had a free and easy feel From the start every word seemed real It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
At the end the altar was freely open Many thoughts were divinely spoken It was that Sunday Morning Spirit
"And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." (John 14:16-18)
The Holy Spirit is called the Helper also in (John 14:26); (John 15:26); (John 16:7). In the root of this word are the ideas of advising, exhorting, comforting, strengthening, interceding, and encouraging. (Ryrie Study Bible)
And in (John 14:26) Jesus tells His disciples that the Holy Spirit (Comforter) will help His disciples to recall the events of His (Jesus') teachings.
Wow, what a comfort this is, to have such a helper as God's Holy Spirit, living and reigning in our lives!
So, I ask you, do you remember that old time religion? You may just call me a religious dinosaur, if you may. I surely remember those days. The Worship Leader would lead the church in a season of Praise and Worship.
And oftentimes, as the Spirit led, the Worship Leader would pause between the hymn verses, as the testimonies would flow throughout the sanctuary. And yes, sometimes, as the Spirit would lead, we would never get past the first verse of the song.
What has happened to that "old time religion" spirit in our churches? Are we too politically correct now? Do we leave God's Holy Spirit at the front church door? Do we leave Him out of the bulletin's agenda?
Whatever the cause, if we don't yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit, then the blessing will not flow around, "'Come now, let us reason together,' said the Lord." (Isaiah 1:18-20) Amen!
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