I was reading some on revival this evening, when this thought hit me so powerfully concerning the irresistible grace of God.

If the Spirit does not overcome you irresistibly you don’t know the Spirit of God, you simply have come on your own, and that is contrary to Jesus’ words “No one can come to me, unless the Father who sent me draws him” (John 6:44 ESV). The very word “draw” can be translated to “drag” like in Acts 21:30 where the apostle was dragged in before the magistrates. So, the Lord in his love does draw us to himself, or we do not come to Christ. There is no such thing as coming to Christ on one’s own.

This above thought is further supported as there was such a contrast noted by Dr. Murray in his book on Pentecost Today concerning a time when the new school of people in Finney’s day taught a form of revival that was worked up as opposed to the old school view that revival was prayed down.