Finally, what do you think is the true measure of a believer? Does it rest solely on how much anointing or power he or she has? Or how many spectacular feats he or she can perform? Are there not other more important considerations such as an abiding relationship and intimacy with God, obedience, self-denial and faithfulness? The foregoing does not imply that spiritual gifts are unimportant. The moral of the story is that we must not put the cart before the horse. Presumptuous faith, failure to walk closely with God, discern and do His will could prove disastrous finally for many on the day of judgment: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7: 21-23).
"This book is, without doubt, David Pawson's best examination and solution for Word and Spirit to meld together, as the Lord intended it to do. The tendency in the church is for an unspiritual emphasis of one factor over another, which emasculates and separates either the Word or the function and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Just examine the state of a number of Christian churches where Evangelicals regard modern Charismatics with a great deal of suspicion, and vice versa. Personally, I have spent many years with a foot in both camps and concur with much of David's assessments about this condition. We all have spiritual baggage which needs dumping or adjusting to bring us to the state that the Lord requires of us. A great book which shows us the way out of the debilitating dilemma." — Reverend R.G. Johnson. (Review of above book).