Indwelt by Jesus
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Indwelt by Jesus

The Christian life is not completed in conversion. In the new birth, a person is changed from a sinner to a saint. Now, free to never sin again, the new Christian must go on to seek the Pentecost baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jesus also described this as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit: he...

Go Back to the Upper Room
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Go Back to the Upper Room

The command to every Christian is, “Go back to the upper room.” Why? To wait for the indwelling Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, the disciples transitioned from having the Holy Spirit with them to having the Holy Spirit in them. In other words, Jesus Christ comes to live out His life in that person in the...

The Prayer of Faith, Part 2
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The Prayer of Faith, Part 2

How does the Holy Spirit help us know God’s will and pray in faith? First, he leads a Christian to consider the state of the lost and the church in light of the Bible. In other words, the Christian sees the lost as the Bible describes them. And he sees the current state of the...

The Prayer of Faith, Part 1
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The Prayer of Faith, Part 1

The prayer of faith is a specific kind of prayer that always obtains the blessing. As 1 John 5:14-15 says, This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have...

Why Must We Travail in Prayer?
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Why Must We Travail in Prayer?

In our last broadcast, we shared the nature of prevailing prayer. Prevailing prayer is simply prayer that God answers. However, it often includes great agony of soul. This raises the question, “Why does God require us to travail in prayer? Can’t he just answer us right away?” Pastor Ray and Alexandra share several insights. Then,...

Face to Face with God
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Face to Face with God

No one but the prophet Isaiah saw the Lord, high and lifted up, that day in the temple. Why? Why didn’t everyone see God’s glory? Simply, they were too concerned with other things. Worldliness, materialism, ambition, and religious tradition prevented them from coming face to face with God. However, a closer look at this temple...

Prevailing Prayer
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Prevailing Prayer

This week, we’ve shared that revival is obtainable through prayer. Keeping with this theme, Pastor Ray and Alexandra define prevailing prayer and its essential characteristics. Simply, prevailing prayer is prayer that God answers. But how are we to offer such prayer? Some of the essential elements include: praying for one specific, definite object; praying according...

Evangelism vs. Revival
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Evangelism vs. Revival

What’s the difference between evangelism and revival? Simply, evangelism is a human activity that may or may not involve the power of the Holy Spirit. For example, an evangelistic crusade may produce a hundred coverts. But by the end of the year, half backslide, and the community remains untouched. On the other hand, revival is...

How to Start a Revival Prayer Meeting
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How to Start a Revival Prayer Meeting

Do you have a burden for revival? If so, you can start a revival prayer meeting. With insights from Lyle Eggleston, Pastor Ray and Alexandra answer practical questions like, “Does the whole church need to pray for revival?” “What’s the first step?” “Where should we meet, and how often?” And, “What should we say during...

Can Revivals Be Prayed Down?
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Can Revivals Be Prayed Down?

Can revivals be prayed down? Lyle Eggleston, a South American missionary, answers with a powerful “Yes!” Pastor Ray and Alexandra first share several illustrations of revival coming in answer to prayer. Then, we begin to share how to practically put together a prayer meeting for revival. Join us again tomorrow for a complete, practical explanation...