And, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.
God waits for your faith and your love, and He doesn’t ask whose interpretation of Scripture you have accepted. The New Testament tells of believers who met and prayed together, the strong taking the burdens of the weak, and all praying for those who had fallen. The place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.
“Pay no attention to that,” we have been told by “interpreters.” “That is not for us.” So it has been ruled out by interpretation and the blessed Dove has been forced to fold His wings and be silent.
Our hearts tell us that these modern scribes who are long on interpretation are wrong in spirit. Our own longing souls tell us that the old saints and hymn writers and the devotional giants were right! ITB119-120
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all Thy Quickening powers;
Come shed abroad a Saviour’s love;
And that shall kindle ours. HCL140
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.