Sanctification Can Be Lost
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Sanctification Can Be Lost

A Christian can lose sanctification, or the second work of grace. But, you may ask, wouldn’t someone jealously guard such a precious gift? Often, Christians lose the blessing by refusing to testify of it. They may also lose sanctification if they allow the soul to become burdened again, or through deliberate disobedience or neglect. Usually,...

How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
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How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Our recent broadcasts on the revivals in Argentina and Kentucky highlight the power of the Holy Spirit in revival. In light of this, you may be asking, “How am I to be filled with the Holy Spirit?” The Sanctified Life, by Beverly Carradine, answers this question. First, Carradine identifies a second work of grace in...

Holiness or Hell
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Holiness or Hell

Does a person have to keep sinning until death? A fierce battle over this question has raged for hundreds of years. One preacher, William Godbey, took the strong position, “Holiness or hell.” This dear brother lifts up Jesus as a complete, all-powerful, “NOW,” Savior. He is able and willing to save his people completely and...

The Fullness of the Beatitudes
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The Fullness of the Beatitudes

The beatitudes outline what happens in a person’s heart in conversion. But the fullness of the beatitudes consists in its application to heart purity. As in conversion, the path to entire sanctification begins with poverty of spirit. You begin to see the disparity between your walk and the apostles’ walk. Every area of your spiritual...

If We Confess Our Sins
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If We Confess Our Sins

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9). These words combated the first-century Gnostic heresy that the soul could be...

The Goat of Departure
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The Goat of Departure

As we enter Holy Week, the familiar story of the death and resurrection of Christ comes to the forefront. The two-fold problem the church faces during this time is that, for many, this message doesn’t result in a change in thinking and life, because, we think, “I already know that story.” Like Nadab and Abihu,...

You Must Call on the Name of the Lord
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You Must Call on the Name of the Lord

Following Sister Michelle’s welcome message on humility, Pastor Ray’s sermon examines the three accounts of Saul’s conversion. Acts 26:16 shows that the removal of all sin–including the carnal nature–and the revival, Pentecost power of the Holy Spirit are to be obtained together. To “baptize ourselves” in this way means to give ourselves to committed prayer until...

Experiencing the Holy Spirit
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Experiencing the Holy Spirit

Have you wondered, “What does entire sanctification look like?” Pastor Ray finishes this week’s doctrinal teachings on this subject with a reading from Charles Finney’s “Conversion to Christ,” found in the memoir Holy Spirit Revivals. In the same day, this dear brother was first born again, then baptized in the Holy Spirit of liquid love and...

Do Not Despise the Word of the Lord
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Do Not Despise the Word of the Lord

This fiery, impassioned close reading of Psalm 51 throws light on King David’s cry for entire sanctification. He confronted the reality that his commission of adultery and murder rose out of a wicked, bent heart and spirit that had despised the word of the Lord. It wasn’t enough for David to simply have the sinful...

Un-Sin Me!
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Un-Sin Me!

King David’s prayer in Psalm 51 is that God would “un-sin” him. Though usually translated “wash” or “purge,” this literal meaning of “un-sin” reveals that David was crying out for entire sanctification, which is the total removal of the old man/carnal nature. We find this taught by the apostle Paul in Romans 6: our old...