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,...

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...

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...