Proclamation springs from the experience of a changed life. And it cannot be doubted or denied. Transformed lives just explode with testimony. Our lives must be different, obviously different, if we’re going to effectively proclaim the lordship of Jesus. And that will not happen without the Holy Spirit.
Part of the disconnect for us is our nominal discipleship, our Sunday-only Christianity. Our problem is that our churches are only asking you to come to services, write a check, be friendly, and don’t cuss. Well, you don’t need the Holy Spirit to do that! You don’t need to be a Christian to do that!
If you won’t get out of your comfort zone, why would you need the Comforter?