member to "desire earnestly the greater gifts" (GK). "Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it" says Scripture. The reason for this is that it is not possible to get anything into a shut mouth! It is the open beak which receives the worm! Even God cannot enter the unwilling heart, or bless the lukewarm or fearful spirit. So Timothy was told by Paul to put away his fears and rekindle the gift which he had received (2 Tim. 1:6), instead of neglecting it (1 Tim. 4:14). It is only too easy to quench the Spirit (1 Thess. 5:19-20). Where this is done Churches that once were spiritually powerful soon become as powerless as Churches which have never heard of Pentecost.