I am reading Dennis Bennett’s book Nine O’Clock in the Morning at the moment. I first came across the name of Dennis Bennett in 2006 when I was researching the “Charismatic Century”. He was known as one of the pioneers of the “third wave” or the “Charismatic renewal”.
Even though Bennett documents his own personal journey from high-church, intellectual Anglicanism (Episcopalianism) to being Spirit-filled, I can see so much of myself in his journey.
Sure, I’ve always been a “Charismatic, Spirit-filled” Christian, but I also know what it means (and have experienced what it is) to be stagnant, where the Holy Spirit becomes a concept rather than a person, or as they say, to have the form and not the power.
As I’ve been reading this book, I’ve sensed the Holy Spirit just welling up in me afresh. I am reminded of our need as Christians to continually experience the power of Pentecost in our lives. If you haven’t got this book, go get it! You will be transformed.