The Ancient Path
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The Ancient Path

Like the Israel of Jeremiah’s day, the modern church no longer walks on the ancient path. Instead, she offers formal worship services and powers through program after program, devoid of the Holy Spirit. Highly-educated pastors deliver peaceful messages of prosperity. Money flows, music booms, and nobody asks, “Where is the Holy Spirit?” God’s judgment waxes...

Soldiering On
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Soldiering On

Is your church soldiering on without the Holy Spirit, perhaps while praying for revival? This will never produce revival. We must take the position, “Either the Holy Spirit comes, or the church closes. And it’s over.” How do you know if you’re soldiering on? When your church stops confession and repentance. Instead, the church fills...

Where Is Jesus?
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Where Is Jesus?

When was the last time you heard anyone on the news or in government ask, “Where is Jesus?” If we don’t even think to ask this question, it’s because we don’t know God. Or, we don’t realize God has left us. A consuming desire for prosperity, to be right, or to be my own master...

The Great Business of Life
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The Great Business of Life

The great business of life is practical oneness and total dependence on Jesus. We don’t learn our way into this gospel. Repentance is the only way in. But, like Martha, many Christians bustle through the duties of life–or even the duties of the church. They never take time to sit with Jesus and give him...

A Whole New Level of Devotion
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A Whole New Level of Devotion

Today, Pastor Ray drew a line in the sand. The National Prayer Chapel will no longer maintain itself in survival mode while waiting on Jesus. Instead, it is time to depend on Jesus. The National Prayer Chapel has jettisoned the formal church structure. We are calling for a whole new level of devotion to Jesus...

Walking through a Veil of Tears
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Walking through a Veil of Tears

For centuries, true Christians have walked through a veil of tears because of their grief over a church choked by self-righteousness. Christians who set up Pharisaical standards, and then hold others to them, break relationships and cause division. Because people in this self-righteous spirit are so convinced that they are right, they don’t see the...

The First Step of Prayer
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The First Step of Prayer

Jesus taught us to pray after the model of “Our Father.” But the first step of prayer is to not harden our heart. For example, pain, fear, and anger can lead us to say, “It’s hopeless! I’m just going to cave to my circumstances and depression.” But why? We serve a God who answers prayer!...

Go into the Bedroom of God
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Go into the Bedroom of God

Jesus warns us that if we harden our hearts, we will not enter his rest. This rest is the bedroom of God. It is resting in Jesus, believing God’s rhema word to us, and having our prayers answered. But what does this look like practically? The first step is to repent of any hardness, judgments,...

Blessed Is the One Who Does Not Quit (2010)
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Blessed Is the One Who Does Not Quit (2010)

Is Jesus enough for you? It is easy to answer, “Yes,” intellectually. But, when the rubber hits the road, it is equally easy to question Jesus–and to quit the Christian walk. For example, John the Baptist was a righteous man who knew Messiah’s arrival was imminent. But, when Jesus came, he didn’t meet John’s expectations....

Second May 2017 Offertory
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Second May 2017 Offertory

What is the Christian reality? Is it prosperity and entertainment? For 29 Coptic Christians–including many children–in Egypt, their Christian reality was the question, “Will you renounce your Christian faith and believe in Islam?” When they each refused one-by-one, a militant Islamist shot each Christian in the head or throat. Are you willing to die for...