Like the Day of Pentecost
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Like the Day of Pentecost

Like the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to Ibambi in the northern Congo. He changed the quiet, proper prayer meetings into powerhouses. In particular, the Christians learned by experience the difference between prayer and intercession. Simply, in an intercession, those praying feel as if they will die if the Lord does not answer....

God’s Resting Place
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God’s Resting Place

In the new covenant, God’s resting place is in the hearts of holy Christians. Jesus said that he and the Father would make their home in those who loved Jesus and kept his commandments (John 14). One woman in the Congo Revival testified to this experience. She loved Jesus, belonged to him, and did not...

Confession in the Congo Revival
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Confession in the Congo Revival

Confession in the Congo Revival caused the revival to spread. But more than that, in one sense confession was the very heart of the revival. With confession came great joy, forgiveness, mercy, and power for ministry. Our need for revival in the United States is linked to this need for Holy Spirit conviction, followed by...

Tornado of Blessing
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Tornado of Blessing

The revival in Opienge, Congo, began with a few small drops that turned into a tornado of blessing. At first, several people began to shake in the meetings. Then, at home, one man struck his wife, and immediately felt such remorse that he spent the night wailing and crying to God for mercy. Soon, people...

Maria Woodworth-Etter’s Call to Ministry
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Maria Woodworth-Etter’s Call to Ministry

Maria Woodworth-Etter began her life as a drunkard’s daughter. After her conversion at age 13, God began calling her to ministry. But the young American lacked education, and her church opposed women in ministry. So she married and tried to live a normal life. Sadly, five of her children died, and Sister Woodworth spent years...

Revival Prayer
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Revival Prayer

(This sermon is from the January 29 revival meeting.) God wants to bring us all to the utter end of ourselves: where we, like Jacob, cry out, “I won’t let you go unless you bless me!” But this isn’t a selfish prosperity blessing; it’s the blessing of revival. Will you come to a total end...

Birthing Revival
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Birthing Revival

In ancient Israel, an ordinary woman–Hannah–cried out to the Lord for a child. In her prayer, Hannah vowed to give the child to God. God heard and answered her prayer. Hannah prophesied and her child, Samuel, grew up to become a prophet who turned the nation of Israel back to righteousness. Likewise, you, an ordinary...

Ye Shall Bear Much Fruit
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Ye Shall Bear Much Fruit

Today’s welcome by Pastor Ray Greenley is from John 15:1-7. Jesus promised that if we would abide in Him, that we would bear much fruit for His kingdom. The lack of fruit in much of the American church does not void this promise. Instead, it shows that we need to repent and truly abide in...

Married for Eternity
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Married for Eternity

Jesus passionate love for us leads Him to go to every length to purify us so that we can be married for eternity to Him. To be purified, we must make a deep and thorough repentance. E.E. Shelhamer’s Manifestations of Carnality provides specific suggestions. Secondly, we must quickly do whatever Jesus tells us to do....

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...