such as Burton, Studd, or Hudson Taylor have found the ideas of men to be a hindrance to their efforts, and have preferred to throw themselves wholeheartedly upon a Living God, and see His miraculous guidance, provision and powers at their head. As the Scripture saith, "Cursed is the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord" (Jer. 17:5). Too often the clash arises between the votes of a limited committee and the desires of an unlimited God!

The Desire of the Lord for His Church

It is just at this point that we may turn to that which is most dear to the heart of God, a Pentecostal Church in which the Spirit can plant all His powers without the danger of exalting individuals. There can be no more beautiful sight than a company of people knit together in love and wisdom and depending upon the powers of God to bring to pass His purpose to which He has called them. This is His aim in all His Churches, but how difficult of accomplishment it has proved to be! The first requisite is, of course, love, the absence of personal ambition, and a desire to satisfy the longing of our Lord even at our own expense: next to that comes wisdom, which can only be found in the Bible, a thorough knowledge of the ways of divine life. Only then will the Spirit be at rest in adding His Divine Power, in the knowledge that it will not be used to forward personal aims. Power, when divided amongst the members of a body, is far less liable to misuse than when it is concentrated in a single individual. It is this which is the desire of the Spirit, to replace the tapers which