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 Witness of the Spirit
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The Witness of the Spirit

How do I know if I have been saved? Or how do I know if I have been sanctified? While the Scriptures and those who love our souls may point us to either of these blessings, it is only the witness of the Spirit that brings assurance. This witness of the Spirit of God is...

The Holy Spirit Will Be in You
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The Holy Spirit Will Be in You

God intends for Christians to live in a continual state of consecration, free from legal bondage. This includes continual growth, rejoicing, and love in the Holy Ghost. And, like the widow with a pot of oil, God will multiply everything you give him. Thus, God’s kingdom will advance. When this consecration is made, the Holy...

Escaping Legal Bondage
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Escaping Legal Bondage

The Lord delivered a poor widow from financial debt by multiplying her little pot of oil. This story shows the way out of both financial and spiritual debt. God requires us to love him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. To fail to do this is to run up a spiritual debt with...

Walking in the Father’s Love
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Walking in the Father’s Love

Entire sanctification is perfect love towards God and mankind. It is God’s love completely filling the heart and soul. But, as the story of the prodigal son shows, this love cannot exist without entire consecration to God. The prodigal son’s older brother exemplifies the danger of a Christian who is not sanctified. Though the older...

The Father’s Compassion
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The Father’s Compassion

The story of the prodigal son expresses the Father’s compassion and power. When a sinner repents, the Father immediately forgives and restores him. He doesn’t leave His son in dirty clothes, working with the servants. He doesn’t require His son to sit in time-out, or drag out the past, or earn his way back into...

Come Out of the Pig Pen
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Come Out of the Pig Pen

Jesus told a story of a lost, or prodigal, son. This son took his father’s wealth, squandered it in riotous living, and ended up feeding pigs while he starved. This pictures the case of every sinner. All have taken what God has given, squandered it on anything and everything except service for God, and found...

Miracle Offertory, June 2018
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Miracle Offertory, June 2018

Praise the Lord Jesus! We began today’s offertory with a goal of $1,597 to cover the June radio bill at WAVA. By God’s grace, the entire amount came in just one hour! Enjoy the hymns as you witness God’s mighty deliverance! Thank you to all who gave. May the Lord richly bless you with “treasure...