God separates you in a time of conviction and repentance, then brings you forth as God’s son or daughter! We have a “short cut” in religion today — men bypass Holy Spirit conviction and Bible repentance, and think they are getting to Christ. How utterly deceived they are! Go back through history to the days of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Gilbert Tennet and others during the time of the Great Awakening, and you will see how God separated souls in those times, bringing them through the valley of Holy Ghost conviction and to the place of death at the Cross. You there see sinners who are raised to walk in newness of life in the Lord Jesus Christ!
The same was true among the Baptists of the South, around the year 1800 when their Broad River Association was formed near Spartanburg SC. People heard that the power of God was among them, and came from many miles around to “get in on it.” Some came to mock, to criticize and tear down, only to find themselves no match for the Almighty Spirit of God who cut them down as they approached the area where meetings were in progress! Sinners were literally broken in spirit and brought to mourn over their sins and their old sin nature, and many looked to the Bleeding Lamb of God as their Sin-Offering and were gloriously delivered to walk in newness of life in Christ. Some Presbyterians and Methodists in the area came under the power of the meetings. How we need this in our days! Amen. By Brother W. W. Fulton