September 2016

26 Sep A Believer’s Window Sticker

When searching to purchase a new vehicle, the potential buyer is wise to study the window sticker which details both the standard features and optional features found on that particular vehicle. For example, the standard features would include items needed to make the car functional like the tires, windshield wipers, air bags, etc. Then, in a different column, there is the list of optional or luxury items included with the vehicle like leather trimmed bucket seats, dual control air conditioning, satellite radio, navigation system technology, etc. These items are considered to be luxury items because the car would be both drivable and functional without the features. These extra items were added for the driver's comfort and convenience. In reading the "window sticker" found on many of today's believers, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is evidently considered to be an optional, add-on feature not needed or included in their Christian "package". In churches all across our land, we find many Jesus-loving believers who have yet to receive this gift from our heavenly Father. From a scriptural position, should this be an option? Is it really necessary for believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit? Consider the words of one my favorite Pentecostal heroes, P.C. Nelson, found in a treasure written back in 1942, The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Doctrine, The Experience, The Evidence. "Jesus did not put the baptism in the list of luxuries but made it a necessity when He commanded His disciples to tarry until endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49" ~ P.C. Nelson Why is this baptism a necessity? "The baptism in the Spirit is God's answer to the believer's need of knowledge, understanding, courage, zeal, endurance and patience under trial, and victory over all circumstances."  ~ P.C. Nelson Pastors, Sunday school teachers, children's/student ministry leaders, let's provide every possible opportunity to make sure that the "standard features" window sticker found in the life of today's believer includes being endued with power from on high, the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Remember, it is a necessity and not an option!...

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19 Sep Jesus Is …

I recently attended a meeting where Reinhard Bonnke ministered. It was so, so, so powerful. In his sermon, Reinhard shared a thought that I immediately knew that I needed to share with you. After reading this sentence, I'm sure that you will want to write it in the back of your Bible, make it a screensaver for your computer, posted it on index cards around your home and office, and ...

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12 Sep Put On Your Shoutin’ Clothes!

I will tell you up front that this blog post comes with a warning. If you are reading this while sitting amongst a group of people, please close this post and come back to it when you won't embarrass yourself because of excessive emotionalism. If your spirit is even remotely sensitive to the Holy Spirit, the following quote will cause what old time Pentecostals called a Holy Ghost runaway causing you to leap to your feet and display your joy and excitement. Now that  you've been warned, read this quote from one of my heroes, George Jeffreys. (For those not familiar with Jefferys, this Welch  minister was mightily used of God in the healing ministry and founded the great Elim Pentecostal Church.) Read at your own risk ...

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05 Sep Confused About God’s Will?

I'll let you in on a secret only if you promise that you will tell the secret to everyone that will listen to you. I know that your mind is confused by that statement. If it is a secret, then why would I want you to tell people? Because, not knowing this truth has brought many Believers much confusion and even harm. Before I tell you the secret, let me share the background for the reason for this big reveal. From time to time, I hear people make statements like, "I just can't figure out what God wants me to do" or "I don't know what God's will is in the situation". It's a pretty common statement. So many people are clueless about God's will. Here's the big revelation ...

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