God’s Revival
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God’s Revival

God’s revival in Argentina climaxed with the healing of Argentina’s dictator and evangelistic healing meetings crowded with over 180,000 people. Radio, television, and newspapers spread revival throughout the country. Though the battle with darkness is not yet over, revival continues in Argentina to this day. God wills to similarly break the powers of darkness over...

All On the Line for Revival
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All On the Line for Revival

Revival is God’s kingdom coming to earth in power. The Scriptures testify that this is true Christianity. Jesus came not merely to forgive sins, but to announce that God’s kingdom is here. Not only does Jesus announce this, but he baptizes those who believe it with “the Holy Spirit and fire” so that they can...

The Gospel Is Revival
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The Gospel Is Revival

Revival describes powerful moves of God to convert thousands, heal the sick, change governments, stop crime, and bring peace. The Bible calls this “the kingdom of God,” “on earth as it is in heaven.” This is the very heart of the gospel, and of why Jesus came. The Gospel is revival. John the Baptist baptized...

What Is the Gospel?
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What Is the Gospel?

This fascinating study broadens our understanding of the gospel beyond individual salvation. John the Baptist came preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins. He performed no miracles. But Jesus came in great Holy Spirit power preaching, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” In other words, repentance and forgiveness “go before” the gospel. They prepare the...

The Blood of the New Covenant (2005)
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The Blood of the New Covenant (2005)

After conversion, Christians are to mature. The writer of Hebrews speaks of this as eating “meat,” or “solid food,” instead of milk. A key feature of this maturity is entering the rest of God. Another is consecration and power for service. This includes answered prayers, souls saved, and Satan’s kingdom destroyed. Yet another feature is...

Jesus’ Vision of the Church
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Jesus’ Vision of the Church

The first use of the word ekklesia, or “church,” in the New Testament is by Jesus in Matthew 16. He said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” Thus, we get Jesus’ vision of the church as a unified people victorious in destroying the works of the...

Is Your Church a Prayer Meeting?
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Is Your Church a Prayer Meeting?

Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” How would Jesus do this? We find the answer plainly in the book of Acts. Jesus built his church as a prayer meeting. Though they lacked power, they were a church before the Day of Pentecost. After Pentecost,...

Powerful Love
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Powerful Love

After prayer for the persecuted Zion Church in China, Pastor Ray and Alexandra describe features of the power included in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In addition to soul-winning power, Christians receive a powerful love. This love produces the unity of saints for which Jesus prayed, “that all of them may be one, Father,...

Born Again, Purified, and Empowered
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Born Again, Purified, and Empowered

The author of Hebrews writes, “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (9:22). Thus, the cleansing Isaiah experienced with fire was not for forgiveness. Like the disciples in the upper room, Isaiah had already been forgiven. He was already righteous....

The Coming of the Holy Spirit (2003)
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The Coming of the Holy Spirit (2003)

In addition to power, love and righteousness characterize the coming of the Holy Spirit. For a Christian to receive this double blessing of power and purity, you must renounce all rebellion in your heart. Practically, you ensure that every area of your life and self belong to Jesus. You give up all sin. And, more...