Statement from Men and Ladies of Renown

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan:

                “He hath given me rest by His sorrow; and life by His death.”

 Elizabeth Elliot:  (from her book “Be Still My Soul”)

                “One thing I learned a long time ago is that we have to receive the life of Christ ourselves before we can live it.  We have to live it before we can give it to others.  Receive, live, give.”

“Anything offered up to God becomes a gateway to joy”.

Amy Carmichael  (Missionary to China)

                 “Have you tried to face your life —those dull, dreary days—with the lifting power of praise?  You must look steadfastly through the visible, until the invisible opens up to you.”

Calvary Love….

If the praise of others elates me…

…if the blame of others depresses me…

…if I cannot rest when I am misunderstood, without defending myself…

…if I love to be loved, more than to give love…

…if I love to be served, more than serving…

then I know nothing of Calvary Love.

 

Jim Elliot  (Martyred Missionary – Auca Indians – 1956)

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep for that which he cannot loose.”

His favorite verse… II Tim. 2:4…”No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

Jim Elliot

“I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.  I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.”

Andrew Murray

“Never try to arouse faith from within. You cannot stir up faith from the depths of your heart.

Leave your heart, and look into the face of Christ.”

 

Andrew Murray

“Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything,

even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.”


Andrew Murray

“The greatest test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life

will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us. In man, humility is the one thing needed

to allow God’s holiness to dwell in him and shine through him. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is lack of humility.

The holiest will be the humblest.”

 

Andrew Murray:

“Men ought to seek with their whole hearts to be filled with the Spirit of God.

Without being filled with the Spirit, it is utterly impossible that an individual Christian

or a church can ever live or work as God desires.”


Andrew Murray:

“Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal.”


Andrew Murray:

“Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him;

it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.”

 

Andrew Murray:

“Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the inner chamber,

to meet the holy God.   You will be repaid for the trouble it may cost you.

The reward will be sure and rich.”

 

Andrew Murray

“A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly,

to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.”

 

Andrew Murray:

“God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.”

 

Andrew Murray:

“Just as water ever seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds you abased and empty,

His glory and power flow in.”

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Martin Luther

 

There is one safe and happy place, and that is in the will of God.”
David Livingstone

 

“Never try to arouse faith from within.  You cannot stir up faith from the depths of your heart.

Leave your heart, and look into the face of Christ.”     Andrew Murray

 

“Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything,

even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.”   Andrew Murray

 

 

 

“The greatest test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life

will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us.  In man, humility is the one thing needed

to allow God’s holiness to dwell in him and shine through him. The chief mark of counterfeit

holiness is lack of humility.  The holiest will be the humblest.”     Andrew Murray

 

“Men ought to seek with their whole hearts to be filled with the Spirit of God.

Without being filled with the Spirit, it is utterly impossible that an individual Christian

or a church can ever live or work as God desires.”    Andrew Murray

 

“Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal.”

Andrew Murray

 

“Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him;

it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.”

Andrew Murray

 

“Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the inner chamber,

to meet the holy God.  You will be repaid for the trouble it may cost you.   The reward will be sure and rich.”

Andrew Murray

 

 “A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly,

to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study.”

Andrew Murray

 

“God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.”    Andrew Murray

 

“Just as water ever seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds you abased and empty,

His glory and power flow in.”    Andrew Murray

 

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Martin Luther

 

There is one safe and happy place, and that is in the will of God.” David Livingstone

 

“God, send me anywhere, only go with me, lay any burden on me, only sustain me.

And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.”        David Livingstone

 

“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”   David Livingstone

 

“I have found that I have no unusual endowments of intellect, but this day I resolve that I will be

an uncommon Christian.”                                         ―David Livingstone

 

 

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”     William Carey

 

“I will venture to go….but remember that you must hold the ropes.”  William Carey

 

 

“It is my desire to show my attachment to the cause of Him who died for me by devoting my life to His service.”

                                                                              David Livingstone

 

“I am not tired of my work, neither am I tired of the world;  yet, when Christ calls me home,   I shall go with gladness…”

Adoniram Judson

 

Alexander Mackay….Missionary to Uganda, with the eye of faith he asserted:

“The conquest of Africa has already cost many lives;  but the end to be gained is worth the price paid.

Let us not forget that the redemption of the world cost infinitely more.”

(Henry M Stanley said of MacKay….“He is the finest missionary since Livingstone.”)

 

Surrender:  “Lord, do anything with me, at any cost, work your will in me.”  Elisabeth Elliot

 

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough  to worship.”     (Unknown)

 

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom:    “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

 

Definition of sin:.….”whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience,

obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things:

in short,  whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind,

that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.”

 Susanna Wesley

 

Sarah Edwards (wife of one of America’s greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards in her narrative in the year 1742) chronicled:  “Everything on earth seemed inconsequential, so long as she had Christ.

The more she saw Him by faith, the more she saw her own sinfulness.

She was grieved, humbled, and broken. Yet, at the same time, she abounded in joy,

for the more she saw her own unworthiness, in contrast to His great worth,

the more she could comprehend the breadth, length, height, and depth of His love

in the giving up of Himself for her. Praise involuntarily springs up at such sights!

God used this….. to free her from sin, wean her from the world,

and grace her to surrender to His providence,

as well as to enable her to overflow with love for the brethren,

to be full of concern for the lost, to be committed to His glory above all things.”

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan:

“He hath given me rest by His sorrow;

and life by His death.”

 

Elisabeth Elliot: (…from her book “Be Still My Soul”)

 “One thing I learned a long time ago is that

we have to receive the life of Christ ourselves before we can live it.

We have to live it before we can give it to others.

 Receive, live, give.”

“Anything offered up to God becomes a gateway to joy”.

Elisabeth Elliot

 

Amy Carmichael  (Missionary to India)

 “Have you tried to face your life

—those dull, dreary days—with the lifting power of praise?

  You must look steadfastly through the visible,

until the invisible opens up to you.”

 

Calvary Love….if the praise of others elates me…

if the blame of others depresses me…

if I cannot rest when I am misunderstood,

without defending myself…

if I love to be loved, more than to give love…

if I love to be served, more than serving…

then I know nothing of Calvary Love.       …Amy Carmichael

 

Jim Elliot  (Martyred Missionary – Auca Indians – 1956)

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose.”

His favorite verse…

II Tim. 2:4…”No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life;

that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

 

 

       Jim Elliot   “I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.

I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.”

“It is not that we need a secret key to get more of Christ; Christ needs more of us.”

Unknown

Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.      H. A. Ironside

 

No one who really wants to count for God can afford to play at Christianity.      H. A. Ironside

 

If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much.       H. A. Ironside

 

Time is given us to use in view of eternity.                   H. A  Ironside

 

No one ever lost out by excessive devotion to Christ. Christianity is Christ!         H. A. Ironside

 

Prayer…..  John Wesley says… is  “the breath of our spiritual life.”

 

John Wesley says (concerning I Thes. 5:16-18)

”Rejoice evermore… pray without ceasing… and in everything give thanks” …… ”

“this is Christian perfection… and one of these gives fruit to the other”.

 

“God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me.

And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.”    David Livingstone

 

 

 

“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”     David Livingstone

 

“I have found that I have no unusual endowments of intellect,

but this day I resolve that I will be an uncommon Christian.”      David Livingstone

 

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”     William Carey

 

“I will venture to go….but remember that you must hold the ropes.”      William Carey

 

“It is my desire to show my attachment to the cause of Him who died for me by devoting my life to His service.”

David Livingstone

 

“I am not tired of my work, neither am I tired of the world;  yet, when Christ calls me home,

I shall go with gladness…”    Adoniram Judson

 

Alexander Mackay ….Missionary to Uganda, with the eye of faith he asserted:

“The conquest of Africa has already cost many lives; but the end to be gained is

worth the price paid.  Let us not forget that the redemption of the world cost infinitely more.”

(Henry M Stanley said of MacKay….“He is the finest missionary since Livingstone.”)

 

Surrender:  “Lord, do anything with me, at any cost, work your will in me.”  Elisabeth Elliot

 

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to worship.”    (Unknown)

 

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom:     “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

 

Definition of sin:.….”whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience,

obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things:

in short,  whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind,

that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.”

 Susanna Wesley

 Sarah Edwards (wife of one of America’s greatest theologians, Jonathan Edwards in her narrative (in the year 1742) chronicled:  “Everything on earth seemed inconsequential, so long as she had Christ.

The more she saw Him by faith, the more she saw her own sinfulness.

She was grieved, humbled, and broken. Yet, at the same time, she abounded in joy,

for the more she saw her own unworthiness,

in contrast to His great worth, the more she could comprehend the breadth, length, height, and depth of His love

in the giving up of Himself for her.

Praise involuntarily springs up at such sights! God used this…..

to free her from sin, wean her from the world,

and grace her to surrender to His providence,

as well as to enable her to overflow with love for the brethren,

to be full of concern for the lost, to be committed to His glory above all things.”

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan:

“He hath given me rest by His sorrow;

and life by His death.”

 

Elisabeth Elliot: (…from her book “Be Still My Soul”)

 “One thing I learned a long time ago is that we have to receive the life of Christ ourselves

before we can live it.

We have to live it before we can give it to others.

 Receive, live, give.”

“Anything offered up to God becomes a gateway to joy”

.Elisabeth Elliot

 

Amy Carmichael  (Missionary to India)

 “Have you tried to face your life —those dull, dreary days—

with the lifting power of praise?

You must look steadfastly through the visible,

until the invisible opens up to you.”

 

Calvary Love….if the praise of others elates me…if the blame of others depresses me…

if I cannot rest when I am misunderstood, without defending myself…

if I love to be loved, more than to give love…

if I love to be served, more than serving…

then I know nothing of Calvary Love.          Amy Carmichael

 

Jim Elliot  (Martyred Missionary – Auca Indians – 1956)

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose.”

His favorite verse…

II Tim. 2:4…”No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life;

that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

 

 

       Jim Elliot    “I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.

I must rather respond to principles I know to be right,

whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.”

“It is not that we need a secret key to get more of Christ; Christ needs more of us.”

Unknown

Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.      H. A. Ironside

 

No one who really wants to count for God can afford to play at Christianity.      H. A. Ironside

 

If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much.       H. A. Ironside

 

Time is given us to use in view of eternity.                   H. A  Ironside

 

No one ever lost out by excessive devotion to Christ. Christianity is Christ!         H. A. Ironside

 

Prayer…..  John Wesley says… is ”the breath of our spiritual life.”

 

John Wesley says (concerning I Thes. 5:16-18)

”Rejoice evermore… pray without ceasing… and in everything give thanks” …… ”

“this is Christian perfection… and one of these gives fruit to the other”.

 

Mary Slessor:  (Missionary to Calabar, West Africa)

“Eternal life comprises everything the heart can yearn after.”

“I must go forward and onward.”

“It is worth while to die, if thereby a soul could be born again.”

 

Mary Slessor:  (Missionary to Calabar, West Africa)

One who knew her well stated, “It was for souls she was always hungering.”

Mary said,  “It is not easy. But Christ is here and I am always satisfied and happy in His love.”

 

Mary Slessor:  (Missionary to Calabar, West Africa)    “Sin is loss for time and eternity”.

 

Mary Slessor:  (Missionary to Calabar, West Africa)

The smallest things are as absolutely necessary as the great things.

Blessed is man or woman who is able to serve cheerfully in the second rank — a big test.”

 

General Douglas Mac Arthur:   (@West Point – age 82;  Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in WWII,

                         two years before  his  death.  He had started at West Point in 1899)

“Duty, Honor and Country…these three words will teach us – not to substitute words for action;  to learn to stand in the storm but to have compassion on those who fall;  to master yourself before you seek to master others;  to have a heart that is clean and a goal that is high;  to learn to laugh, but never forget how to weep; to reach into the future, yet never neglect the past;  to be serious, but never take yourself too seriously.  These words teach you in this way to be an officer and a gentleman.”

The            GOSPEL TRUTH

Quotes of   

LEONARD   RAVENHILL

 

Nobody else can give you a clean heart but   God.

There’s one thing we need above everything   else; it’s something we don’t talk about these days. We need a   mighty avalanche of conviction of sin.

We’re living in an unprecedented day (when)   evil is no longer evil. We’ve changed the terminology– iniquity   is now infirmity; wickedness is now weakness; devilry is now   deficiency.

A Roman Catholic priest startled us not   very long ago by saying that for 25 years he had been sitting in   the confessional, listening to the confessions of men and women.   He said he heard (of) murders, rapes, adultery, and fornication.   He met men and women who have broken every law of God and man with   repetition. But never in 25 years had anyone ever confessed to be   covetous. Covetousness! We wrap it up and call it ambition. We may   call it business or something, but right down in the middle of   those things is a rotten word called “covetousness.” Paul called   it idolatry!

David had one of the most blessed   experiences in the world, and the blessedness was that he was   miserable about his sin.

Are we sorry for grieving the heart of   God… for denying God the right to own our personality… to own   our mind… to own our thoughts… to own our emotions? (If not)   we’re robbing God.

Jesus did not come into the world to make   bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men   live!

I’m concerned in my spirit (that) the   reason the world goes to hell-fire tonight is because we’ve (the   church) lost Holy Ghost fire.

I’m sick and tired of (only) reading about   church history; let’s make (some) by the grace of God!

Someone asked me, “Do you pray for the   dead?” I said, “No, I preach to them!” I think every pew in every   church is death row. Think about that! They’re dead! They sing   about God; they talk about God, but they’re dead! They have no   living relationship (with God).

We’ve got people today that are very happy   to celebrate Christmas or Easter or even Pentecost Sunday as long   as nothing happens.

There’s cancer in the church   tonight!

One said, “If I lead somebody to Christ on   the street, which church should I send him to?” (Sending someone   to church today is) like taking a newborn baby and putting it in a   refrigerator. I want a place that vibrates with God, vibrates with   eternity.

We say, “Let the Spirit have His way in our   church.” We don”t!! We mimeograph what He has to do last Wednesday   in the church office!

I want to see the house of God where it’s   open 24 hours a day so people can come. We don’t close the   hospitals after eight hours a day or the police station. Why   should the churches be locked up tonight?

If you know a church on fire for God, tell   me and I’ll go. A church where (after) you’ve gone in, you don’t   come out the same, believing that God is there (and) you’ve been   in His holy presence!

God is taking His hands off of America.   We’ve had so much light and we’ve rejected it.

The early church was married to poverty,   prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to   prosperity, personality, and popularity.

How can you have a dead service with a   living Christ?

Fifty years ago, you never heard of a   divorce in the Christian church. You never (even) heard of   marriage counseling in the church… We’re putting up with sin in   the church.

I believe every church is either   supernatural or superficial. I don’t believe there’s any middle   ground.

You hear people say in church, “Lord,   You’re welcome!” If the Holy Ghost came to some churches, there   would be a stampede to the door.

If the church was doing their business, the   psychologists wouldn’t dare to sing their dumb song.

Sunday morning (attendance) shows how   popular the church is; Sunday night shows how popular the preacher   is; (Wednesday) prayer meeting shows how popular God   is.

One good Baptist (once) said to Dr. Tozer,   “If God withdrew the Holy Spirit tomorrow, my church would   function just the same; we wouldn’t even know He was   gone.”

    The church is supposed to do what? To   stop corruption? Is the church doing that? No! The world is   corrupting the church!

If I don’t believe the Word of God, why   should you believe it? If we don’t believe it, why should the   world believe us?

We’re blind to the fact (that) we have an   obligation to five billion people in the world. This generation of   Christians is responsible for this generation of lost   souls!

Our blessings have become a curse. They   attract us. They take too much of our time and concern.

There isn’t a “Pentecostal” Church in   America. If there is, tell me where it is.

In the early church, signs and wonders and   miracles followed. They cast out demons, blindness and paralysis.   That’s normal Christianity! We’re so sub-normal, if we ever became   normal, they (the world) will think we’re abnormal.

I’m astounded, bewildered, confused,   baffled when people tell me there are 75 million people in America   that are filled with the Holy Ghost and we’re the most rotten   nation on earth.

I want to see a fellowship where your   burdens become mine! Your grief over your children becomes my   grief! Where we really bear each other’s burdens; where we love   each other and let the world come and see that we are the   followers of the meek and lowly Jesus who cared only to do the   will of His Father.

I wish, in America, (that) we were as   concerned about separation from church and sin as we are about   separation between church and state. Church and sin– it’s a   monstrous problem.

Young people come to our churches and what   are they seeing?) I went to a church not along ago– they got   thirty acres. (So what are their plans with it?)

They want their own football field and   tennis courts. Dear God, do children go to church to learn to play   tennis? God help the preachers! Why can’t we get them spiritual so   they want prayer and revelation and the Word of the Living God.   The young people come inside the church but there’s no   glory.

I’d rather have ten people that want God   than 10,000 people who want to play church. I want to see the   glory of God come so our young people don’t have to be told to go   (to church), (but when) they just long to get to the sanctuary   where God.

Do you go to church to meet God or to hear   a sermon about Him? How many come to church expecting a   confrontation with Deity?

The best title of the (professing) church   of God today, in my judgment, i s “Unbelieving   Believers.”

Philip the deacon. Boy, wouldn’t you like a   half a dozen deacons like him in your church?

(Acts shows us) the church of Jesus Christ   before it became fat and short of breath by prosperity.

I’m embarrassed to be a part of the   (so-called) church of Jesus Christ today because I believe it’s an   embarrassment to a Holy God !

I’m sick to death of the so-called   Christianity of our day. What’s supernatural about it? When do   people come out of the sanctuary awed and can’t speak for an hour   because God has been in glory there? Dear God, as soon as they get   out, they’re talking football, or sports or something or there’s   going to be a big sale downtown or somewhere. We are not caught up   into eternity!

When did you last tip-toe out of the   sanctuary? (When) you couldn’t say a word to anybody (because) you   were so overwhelmed (with the glory of God).

We speak thousands of words every day and   all these words are accumulated: the good words, the bad words,   the criticized words… we’re so flippant with our words; we’re so   easy with our criticism. We stab and we injure and we hurt, and   God i s going to try all my word before a thousand-million people.   Every word you say is going to be played back some day. The Word   of God says man shall give an account for every word that he has   spoken.

I’ve heard a million words, sermons, and   read books: (and) I’m accountable to God for everything I have.   Every moment of my time, every dime of my money.

You can’t help what you hear, but you can   help what you say. You’re going to be accountable for every word   you speak.

This silly world outside thinks it is   finished with Jesus Christ (but) they haven’t even started (with   Him) yet.

Ten million years will not put a strain on   the clock of eternity.

The surest thing in the world is not death   and taxes, it’s death and eternity. Yet, we’re so   unconcerned.

We are not eternity conscious   enough.

I read through Hebrews 11. These staggering   men and women through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought   righteousness, obtain the promises, stopped the lions; women   received their dead raised to life again. All the devilish things   (they endured) and not one ever had a Bible! Well, in God’s Name,   (what) are you and I going to do when we stand before Him?! When I   get there, I’ll have to face up to having the whole revelation of   God. Finney didn’t have a bigger Bible; Wesley didn’t have a   bigger Bible, but somehow they got nearer to the heart of God.   They got a revelation from God, they got convictions of the Spirit   and they laid their lives on the line.

I find the Book of Revelation a book of   mystery: I don’t understand a lot of it. It’s a book of majesty:   (it shows) Jesus in all His glory and His majesty: and it’s a book   of misery because it shows me the collapse of world systems; it   shows the final judgment that’s going to come on the world, and it   shows the anger of God that’s going to be poured out before   long.

I still believe in the majesty of that   eternal court. Oh the awesomeness of it… God will say to some,   “Come ye blessed!” and (to) the rest, “Depart from Me !” I don’t   want to stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ and God say to me, “I   left you a book of blank checks signed in the blood of Jesus and   you didn’t use half of them!”

I can think of one thing when I get to the   Judgment Bar and Jesus will look down and say, “I had many things   to tell you but you couldn’t bear them.” We’re too busy running   our own lives: praying when you want to pray, eating what you want   to eat, going where you want to go, spending what you want to   spend, reading what you want to read, (Do you) call that a   spiritual life? Brother, it is carnal as carnality!

I’ve had something burning in me for years   and it burns more fiercely than ever to write this book (on the   Judgment Seat of Christ). There are times (when) I can’t go in my   office’I’m awed with the awesomeness of God and the task that   we’re right on the verge of tremendous judgment unless we have a   tremendous, tremendous, earth-quaking revival. I know people say,   “Why don’t you pray and ask God to take it (the burning) away?”   I’ve prayed for 60 years to get it! I’m not going to ask Him to   take it away! I’m asking Him to deepen it! I’m asking Him to   intensify it!

Ten million years will not put a strain on   the clock of eternity.

The surest thing in the world is not death   and taxes, it’s death and eternity. Yet, we’re so   unconcerned.

We are not eternity conscious   enough.

We have a crowded house for once in six   months. Normally you could pick a chair anywhere you like. Are you   suggesting that you or anybody else would live its normal course   if we all believed that all men outside of Jesus Christ are going   t o per i sh for ever and ever and ever ? !

Once inside eternity, we’r e going to be   very embarrassed at the smallness of our faith.

What are you going to do when you get to   eternity, if you can’t stick in an hour with God down here? In   God’s name, what are you going to do in a million year s in God’s   presence? Expect some reports from earth about football or   something?

The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but   the Bible is the religion of Christ’s church.

The devil’s aim today is to keep one away   from the Bible.

Sin will keep you from this Book or this   Book will keep you from sin.

Most people are bothered by those passages,   which they cannot understand; the Scriptures which troubles me the   most is the Scripture I do understand.

We’re going to get into this Word and eat   it. It’ll hurt us at times (but) it will revive us. It may   unclothe us to clothe us, empty us to fill us, cast us down to   lift us up and yet this is all we need.

If we had a super, super revival of a   billion people being saved, it would still be too late. Could you   imagine a billion people being saved– in governments, in   hospitals, in universities, in schools, business people? Yet there   would be four billion people in the world still   unsaved.

The sinner’s prayer has sent more people to   hell than all the taverns in America.

We’ve gone into other countries… have we   taken the Gospel? No! We have not taken the Gospel; we’re giving   them American Christianity or English Christianity!   Bible-Christianity: it’s the most costly thing in the world; it’s   the most beautiful thing in the world; it’s the most glorious   thing in the world.

We’re a debtor to every sinner– to   everybody– no matter the color.

The only vision (many) of you have is   television.

America is not dying because of the   strength of humanism; it’s dying because of the weakness of   evangelism! We take people to the cross, (but) we don’t put them   on the cross.

 

There should be a birth chamber in every   church; (it) should be a room for travail.

There are three worlds looking into this   meeting tonight: there is a world of angels- the Angelic world;   there’s a world of demons- a Satanic world, and there’s the   ordinary world outside, and everyone of them is going to feel the   result of some decision you make tonight.

I doubt if 5% of professing Christians in   America are born again–and that’s true of England!

Here’s the world with millions, millions,   millions dying. They were dying while you were sleeping last   night, while you were fooling around somewhere! God is saying,   “Who will go for Us?”

Can you remember the last time you didn’t   go to bed because people were

dying without Christ?

I think one of the serious breakdowns in   modern evangelism is this: it has offered too much for too little.   What we do mostly is offer forgiveness. We need cleansing! There   is no true conversion until a man takes up his cross.

There’s one thing that life does where ever   it goes– it begats life.

We don’t preach salvation. We preach   forgiveness.

The biggest job in the world is not running   the White House; it’s running God’s House!

You cannot preach unless your heart is full   of Christ.

If the sermon doesn’t burn in you   (preacher), it won’t burn in anybody else, that’s for sure   !

Wet-eyed preachers never produce dry   sermons.

 

What is preaching? (It is) to open the eyes   of the blind; to turn them from darkness to light; from the bar of   Satan unto God. How many preachers do that?

We have too many preacherettes preaching   too many sermonettes to too many Christianettes smoking   cigarettes.

David Hume, who was a Deist, didn’t believe   in any inspiration or revelation or the Son of God or in the   Bible. About five o’clock one morning, he was going down the   street in London. He came around the corner and went straight into   the hands of another man who said, “Why aren’t you David   Hume?”

“Yes.”

“Where are you at this early hour   ?”

“I’m going to hear George Whitfield   preach,” replied Hume.

“You don’t believe a word Whitfield   preaches,” said the man.

“No,” Hume answered, “but he   does!”

Even the Deists knew when a man is not just   talking theology.

If a preacher is not known in hell, he   ain’t worth a hill of beans.

Every meeting, people go out damned or   delivered, and alot hangs on the

preacher.

The pastor who doesn’t weep for the lost   shouldn’t expect people to come and weep for their   sins.

I tremble at the awesomeness of preaching   God’s Word.

Do you know what’s wrong with modern   preaching? It’s missing three things: one, it has no intensity;   two, it has no majesty; three, it has no eternity.

I’m convinced that the greatest thing about   those Puritan preachers (is) they lived in eternity six days a   week and came down to earth on the seventh! Our preachers, today,   are golfing on Saturday and “goofing” ( around ) the other five   days… It’s a profession to most of them (when) it should be an   obsession with them!

We put men into pulpits because they have   degrees. But you can have 32 of them and still be frozen! “Oh,”   you say, “we got a new pastor.  He’s got a B. A.” I’ve got a B. A.   too, I’m born-again! Today, there is such an emphasis (on   education) isn’t there?

We’re so far removed from God’s way of do i   ng things– we think a man is a good man if he can draw a crowd   these days. Do you know what Finney did? Finney preached   sometimes, and the whole congregation got up and walked out on   him. That’s a good meeting! He sent them out horrified! I only   preach for two reasons these days: either to send people out that   door blazing mad at me or blazing with the peace of the Holy   Ghost! That’s all!

I use to preach my heart out and people   would say, “I haven’t slept for five nights.” Nowadays, they take   you to court and sue you for that.

If there’s no brokenness in the pulpit, why   should there be any brokenness in the pew?

You can’t preach about the Holy Ghost   unless you have the Holy Ghost!

Let’s don’t blame the Presbyterians for not   having a vision of hell; we have no vision of hell.

One of the old Puritans said that one of   the agonies of hell is the Holy Ghost will be there still   convicting men of sin and there will be no place to get rid of   it.

Are you wiser in God (now) than you were   last year at this time? Peter says we’re to grow in grace and the   knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Isn’t it amazing that God gives breath to a   man who is going to blaspheme Him all day!

The wonder of the grace of God is that God   can take an unholy man out of a unholy world and make that man   holy and put him back inte a unholy world and keep him   holy!

The world is waiting for a practical   demonstration of the Gospel of the grace of God!

Three things faith does: it reckons on God;   it risks with God (and) it rests in God.

Faith is taking God at His Word.

F. A. I.T. H. As children in England we   used to say: Forsaking All I Take Him.

Faith that’s going to be trusted is going   to be tested.

I have no faith in my faith. My faith is in   the faithful God.

Mrs. (John) Wesley said, “(There are) two   things to do with the Bible: believe it and behave it!”

Faith can’t do anything I want; (but) it   can do anything God wants.

We try and get people saved who don’t even   believe they are lost.

There are two kinds of people in the   world– only two kinds. Not black or white, rich or poor, but   those either dead in sin or dead to sin.

I don’t ask people if they’re saved   anymore; I look them straight in the eye and say, “Does Christ   live inside you?”

Listen, if a man is real1y born-again of   the Spirit of God, it is the most radical thing this side of   eternity. He becomes a new creature! He has a new heart! He has a   new mind!

I heard a famous preacher and he’s an   Englishman (say), “You came here

tonight and the Lord is merciful. He will   forgive your sins tonight– He will forgive your past sins, your   sins of today, and your sins for tomorrow.” (I thought) “Isn’t   that nice?

Can you imagine going up to a judge and the   judge says, “You’ve been charged with stealing a lady’s purse, did   you steal it?”

“Yes,” replies the man, “it had $100 in   it.”

“Are you sorry?” the judge asks.

“Yes, I’m sorry,” answers the man   .

“Well,” the judge says, “You’re forgiven. I   forgive you for all the purses you’ve stolen in the past, all   you’ve stolen today and all the purses you’ll steal the rest of   your life.”

Wouldn’t that be insane?!

You can go to hell at the communion table   or the gambling table if Jesus hasn’t saved you.

I don’t want to be saved just to make it   into heaven; I want to be saved from sin; I want to be a   God-directed man that in the life I have, I may live for t he   glory of God. For the devil has enough people to give glory to his   rotten name. He’s got more people that has given every beat of   their heart, every bit of their money, (and) every thought of   their mind. Every i nstinct they have, they are sold out to the   devil.

If you’re going to a mission field–   wherever that is– if you don’t have this love, you’ll break down   within six months. You’ll be a casualty there; you’ll be a   liability instead of an asset. The mission field isn’t dying in   want of missionaries, it needs ones with anointing; ones with a   love that surpasses all things– a selfless, an undying love, an   unbreakable love.

The original missionary went out on a   one-way ticket– no return trip ! They didn’t go down to Guatemala   for a weekend to hand out tracts believing they did God a   favor.

If you have a task without a vision, it’s   drudgery, but if you have a task with a vision it’s a   missionary.

You can’t offend a man that’s filled with   the Spirit.

The darker it gets, the brighter your light   will shine.

It’s going to demand alot of courage before   too long– to really live and maintain the true Christian life   according to the Word of the Living God.

Christ will not stand competition. This   vain world should have no pull on us at any level at   all.

You have no right to sin. If you have sin   in your life, you’ve got something which is illegal in the sight   of God; you’re giving the devil a hand in your life.

You can’t say, “Christ is all I need,”   until Christ is all you have.

 

Sin is abnormal in the Christian   life.

What is Christianity? It’s not giving up   lousy sins;.it’s not just confessing my sins. Sure I have to be   cleansed before He comes (but Christianity) is inviting Jesus to   be the Master and Lord of my personality. It’s the life of God in   the soul of man! That is the greatest definition of Christianity   outside of the Bible.

Every day should be a period of exploding   with God, getting again into His Word!

Christians don’t tell lies, they just go to   church and sing them. How many times have you stood and sang,   “Take my life and let it be” and haven’t given Him a scrap?   

He died to make us examples on earth of the   heavenly life.

It would be a good idea, if every day this   year, as far as the Lord let s us live, you asked the Lord, “Have   you lived comfortable in me?” You think He is? Would you have to   retrace your steps?

You can’t love theology; you can’t even   love your Bible. You can only love a Person.

This moment can be a turning point in your   life if you not only come to the cross, but get on it! Get rid of   your pettiness and your jealousy! Get rid of your erratic living   that you get when you come to a conference and you’re down in a   valley (the) next week! That shouldn’t happen if Christ is   indwelling in me. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever! He   keeps me i n peace; He keeps me in joy; He keeps me in   power.

 

Are you beyond the place where anyone can   offend you?

If you’re going to be a true Christian,   I’ll tel l you one thing amongst others: it’ll be a lonely life.   It’s a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and   narrower.

He wants to get us to the place where we’d   rather fast than feast; where we’d rather be unknown than   known.

God didn’t come to be a shareholder, forget   it! God doesn’t want to share your lif, He wants to own it! He   doesn’t want partnership, He wants ownership of every part of my   being!

It’s not simp1e being a Christian.  After   all, it’s a majestic thing!

There’s so much land ahead to be possessed!   So many more revelations t 0 be given! So many more burdens to   carry! Life is short and I guess you think you have a long way to   go but you don’t know that.

There are progressive revelations– if you   walk with God, you’ll find there are things (which) will be   unveiled this coming year (that) you never thought about the past   two or three or four or five years.

We’ve reduced God to a minimum. Most of us   are trying to get to heaven with minimum spirituality. If we   looked after our business like we look after our soul, we’d be   bankrupt years ago! The materialism has crept in and it’s blinded   us! It (has become) a way of life.

All we have (today) i s a sinning-repenting   cycle. That is not what Jesus died for! We need to shout from the   housetops and tell people everywhere today–in the church and out   of it– that Christianity is N. 0. T. NOT a sinning   religion.

A brother was telling me this week when he   got baptized, it was kind of a sudden thing and he went down into   the water and suddenly realized that he had his wallet in his   pocket. There’s not many wallets that get baptized (these days).   We kind of say, “Lord, you look after our sins (and) I’ll look   after the rest. Every penny you earn since you’ve become property   of Jesus Christ and you’ll give an account of before God. He   doesn’t just take your sins; He takes your (whole) self; He takes   (over) the government of your life.

All you have to do is get in a closer walk   with God and you’ll find your enemies are in your own   church.

A saint is good when nobody is   looking.

I want to so live that God doesn’t have to   have to give me one minute’s

notice to step out of time into   eternity.

Let me tell you as an old geezer that I am:   there’s not one thing in life worth having outside Jesus Christ.   If you (can) really sing, “Thou 0 Christ is all I want,” you’ve   got it made!

God is looking for people who wi1l live   wrecklessly for Him–

not concerned with public opinion or   preacher’s opinions, but becoming a love slave of Jesus   Christ.

Paul said, “…having nothing yet   possessing all things…” Today, we have all things but possess   nothing!

We’re not here to get to know the Word of   God but to (get to) know the God of the Word.

People say, “I read my Bible everyday”, but   when was time last time they studied it?

You forfeit God’s love as soon as you get   fascinated with the world (1 John 2:15). God wants you to move   into fullness.

He wants to move you into the place where   your steadfast and unmovable and always abounding in the love of   God. Only a risen, exalted Christ can make that possible. He’s got   to have pre-eminence in my living… in my thinking… in my   time… in my language… in all things, not some things. Everyday   (every second) should be holy for a man who has the Holy   Ghost.

If you want to Iive sloppy and slip,   thinking your time is your own. It isn’t! (Not) anymore than your   breath is your own. He has to have pre-eminence in every aspect of   my life.

I’m determined this year, more than ever,   to know Jesus Christ in a new way such as I have not known Him   before. I want to discover His majesty; I want to discover the   glory He had with the Father.

Partial obedience is   disobedience!

 

Good is the enemy to the best!

C’mon what really excites you? (What do you   do on) Sunday afternoon? (Do you) watch a bunch of dumb guys kick   a ball around? When do you give Jesus two hours of your time   adoring and magnifying Him?

Christianity is NOT a sinning-repenting   religion! It’s a victorous religion! There should be a place where   you quit your sinning!

If there’s stagnation in your life, it’s   your fault and not God’s.

Are you living for what people think? God   help you if you are.

It’s easy for you to pour contempt on your   (own) pride; it’s when somebody else pours contempt on your pride   is when you’re in trouble, isn’t it? Can we put our heads up at   this time and rejoice? This is a time to prove our   spirituality.

There are three people that live in me and   three people that live in you: t the one I think I am; the one   others think I am, and the one God knows I am… and it only   matters what God says I am.

It’s a tragedy when you try and prove your   sirituality by things you don’t do rather than proving it by the   things you do.

Somebody, some day, will pick this Bible up   and will be simple enough to believe it and when they do, the   church wilI all be embarrassed.

I have this in black and white– where the   Communists said in their manifesto: Christianity is certainly more   powerful than anything we have. Jesus Christ can do more than Karl   Marx, but the (professing) Christians don’t believe it, and   secondly, they won’t sacrifice for it.

God has only one standard for His people–   He wants a holy people. We’re kept by the power of God through   faith unto saIvation.

Sinning is not normal in the Christian   life. People say you need a little sin

to keep you humble… then (why not) have a   lot of sin and be real humble.

People today want a painless Pentecost.   After the apostles were filled in the upper room, they were   persecuted… (and) they went to prison for preaching the Word.   Immediately (when) you’re filled with the Spirit, it doesn’t   matter what area you yield your life, the devil will fight to get   back the ground he 1est in your 1ife.

 

The Apostle Paul never had to deal with   Pastors who had spring fever with basebalI and winter fever with   the Super Bowl! He never had to deal with that. All he had to deal   with was devils! That was easier! You can get peop1e delivered   from the devil– drinking and smoking– but you can’t get them   delivered from sports! It’s a strange day isn’t it?

Do you mean what you sing?

I’m sick to death of paper theology. I want   to see it in flesh and blod!

The trouble with our theology is it’s all   on the blackboard; ,our theology is all in text books. It has no   life! it has no breath! It has no power! it has no   authority!

There’s no cost of being a Christian in   America. Good Lord, no!

The dreadful possibility (is) if I get out   of Iine with the will of God, I can become as corrupt as any man   who has ever lived.

If the saints are the salt of the earth,   (then) praying people are the salt of the church.

If you want to expand your soul, then learn   to pray.

How do you learn to pray? (Well), how do   you learn to swim? Do you sit in a chair with your feet up   drinking coke learning to swim? (No), you get down and you   struggle. That’s how you learn to pray. Prayer is our strength;   Prayer generates strength; it generates vision; it generates   power; and the devil wilI drive you away from the prayer closet   more than anything.

No man is greater than his prayer   life.

Jesus prayed there at the Jordon (at His   baptism); He prayed at (the) Mount of Transfiguration; He prays   here (John 17) and just before He goes to the cross. Prayer,   prayer, prayer all the way! Should I pray less than He   prayed?

I want to see something that God builds. I   want to find some people so hungry for God that every night they   want to pray and make intercession. We’re not going to move   America any other way. We’ve tried every scheme and every fancy   thing and (we) try and work something up, but what we need is   (for) somebody to come down. Some Person! Not a new theology, a   Person!

I stand over a hundred of preachers and I   see them shrink and I see them fall on the ground and cry because   they have no prayer life. They’re so busy with all the affairs of   the church and they’re not ministering to Him!

Are we so in love with the Lord Jesus that   He could ask anything of you and you’d do it? If God telIs you to   get up at 4:00 a.m. and intercede would you do it?

Let me live with a man a while and share   his prayer life and

I’ll tell you how tall I think he is, or   how majestic he is in God.

What’s your prayer Iife (Iike) this   morning? Would you like Gabriel to hand me the book of your   devotional life for last month and read it to this fine   audience?

You have to be a man to pray (and) you have   to have strength to pray.

I believe the choice in America (will come   down to this): either we concentrate in prayer or (we’ll end up)   praying in concentration camps. You say it can’t happen. It   will!

Go home and think about this: your saved   (and) your daddy’s lost. Have you bore your heart out (to God) for   him 1ately? Is your daddy going to sit in hell and see you at the   marriage supper of the Lamb? AIl you do is turnover Scriptures and   mark Scriptures and memorize verses, and he’s perishing! Where, in   God’s name, is your humanity, never mind your spirituality? What   about your unsaved brother… your unsaved sister… maybe your   unsaved pastor?

If you want a new personality, I’ll tel1   you this: the on1y way to get it is to have a prayer life. You   can’t pray and be unclean; you can’t pray and hold a grudge; you   can’t pray and have bitterness. We blame the devil so much, (but)   many of us sabotage our own prayer lives.

Not all praying men are prophets, but all   prophets are praying men.

No church is going to have a revival with a   prayer meeting (only) one day a week!

If you don’t have a praying pastor, forget   it!

I don’t believe God answers prayer; He   answers desperate

There are millions and millions t at are   going t o a fiery, eternal, tormented hell. (Do you think) you   would have such a narrow, shrunken prayer meeting at your church   if every believer believed that?!

If you tell me this, I’ll tell you how   spiritual you are: will you tell me how much you pray. Brother,   I’m not interested (if you’re) booked up ten years; I’m not   concerned about how many books you’ve read, how many doctorates   you have (or how large your church is), tell me how much you   pray!

We’ve got more books on the Holy Ghost than   any generation ever, but we’ve never had less power; it’s all in   print on book shelves, like most of our praying is!

I tell you what– we won’t be embarrassed   at the Judgment Seat that we fasted and prayed!

Do you know what the most eloquent prayer   is? When you don’t say a word!

We think we have a message… we have to   run there and catch a plane and go there. No, no, that’s not the   greatest ministry. It’s good (if) God has ordained it, but the   greatest ministry, I’m sure, is the ministry of   intercession.

Prayer is pre-occupation with our needs;   Praise is pre-occupation with our blessing; Worship is   pre-occupation with God Himself.

You young men that came tonight, listen!   The most important thing in the world while you’re on this side of   eternity is that you learn to worship God. If you’re going to do   it for ever and ever, dear Lord, you ought to practice it   now!

When you go out of a meeting and say, “I   didn’t get much out of that meeting tonight.” That’s not the   point! How much did God get out of it? Did He get worshipped? Did   He get adoration? Our only business on earth is to

glorify God

You don’t worship God standing up; you   worship God on your belly. worship is speechIess   adoration!

How much time have you spent with Jesus   today? When is the last time you’ve gone to Him and say, “I’m not   going to ask you for a thing; I come to worship you in spirit and   in truth.”

The reason why we don’t miss revival is   because we’ve never been in one.

In evangelism we (the preachers) make the   altar cal1; in revival the people make the altar call.

God is present when peopIe don’t Ieave the   meeting.

If we can Iive without revival, then we’re   not where God wants us to be!

If God hasn’t gone out of business, then   reviva1 must be possibIe. The troub1e is we don’t want revivals!   We just want blessing! We just want churches fulI! We just want   our easy way! Oh, to see the worId the way God sees it!   

PeopIe say, “If we had revival? Wouldn’t be   wonderful; we’d all be united.” No, we wouldn’t, we’d be   divided!

There is n other way for America to be   saved un1ess we have a Holy Ghost revivaI that makes men hate sin   and loathe sin and turn from sin and repent from sin!

 

I’m Iooking for something so majestic   (that) no man dare to stick is name on it. If he did, he’d drop   dead.

I don’t believe twenty people in all of   America, with its 230 million people, have ever been in a   revival.

I believe the “Pentecostal message” as in   the Word of God is the only answer for this world!

    Everyone wants revival. Do you know why   they want revival? To fill up the vacant pews. Many revivals empty   the church before it fil1s it. God wounds before He   heals.

 

    You’lI get revival when you meet God’s   conditions (for it).

    You say I’m preaching sinless   perfection.  You say, “Well, do you think you can get to a place   where you can’t sin?” I know nothing of the kind. It is not   impossible (for a Christian) to sin, but it’s possible not to   commit sin.

Wouldn’t be wonderful to have a few men   like Paul? He said, “I’m dead!” Dead to self… dead to   ambition… dead to feelings… dead to be offended… dead to be   flattered… dead! Paul died to everything!

You can never destroy human personality,   but you can destroy self.

If you’re not walking in holiness, you’re   not walking where God wants you to walk. The very nature of God   can be ours.

All (of) God’s great men have been very,   very lonely men. The price of being a prophet is   Ioneliness.

     Without holiness, no one shall see the   Lord. Jesus didn’t die to save us from hell. That’s a fringe   benefit!  He died to get total occupation of us. To be holy in   speech… in actions… in everything. We want to give God our   lousy sins. What do you think He does with them? He wants your   will… He wants that career of yours … He wants that selfish   heart not to live in selfishness.

 

Remember, when you say, “I’m sorry” and   repent, and become a child of God, you’re bought with a price. You   have no rights to yourself… no rights to your time. It’s not our   time, it’s God’s time.

There is one qualification that proves   we’re filled with the Holy Ghost and that’s we Iive a holy   life.

You see some bumper stickers (“Christians   Aren’t Perfect, Just Forgiven); they say Christians are nor   sinless, they just sin less. Well, I got news for you; if you’re a   Christian, you don’t sin! You’ve got victory over sin! The Lord   Jesus Christ came to purify us unto holiness and nothing but   purity will satisfy Him!

I had a man chase me one day because I said   that to become a Christian you must renounce your sin… repent…   and take up your cross. “Oh no,” (he said), “you mustn’t tell   young people to take up their cross; you’ll frighten   them.”

I said, “Why don’t you argue with the Lord   about that, not me?” That’s what the Word of God says– you take   up your cross and follow me.

AIl you have to do is decide to walk a   1itt1e closer to God and you’1 l be criticized more in the church   than in the tavern down the street.

Holiness is not a Iuxury a it’s a   necessity. If you’re not holy, you’ll never make it to   heaven.

If the Son of God needed the anointing, how   in the world do you expect you and I will get by without it? We   need that anointing everyday; we need that quickening; we need   that motivating power of the Spirit strong in us   everyday.

Unction. It’s that mysteriousness something   that God is pleased to put upon those who will travail and wait   for that anointing. Without it, preaching has no power and no   authority.

Ordination. What good is it? It’s an   abomination unless God’s given it. There’s only one ordination   (and) that’s in John 15 (verse 16, where Jesus says), I have   ordained you, and if God has ordained you then all hell can’t   stand against you!

Ordination and anointing are a milIion   miles apart.

A man with an experience is never at the   mercy of a man with an argument.

Christianity is NOT morality on   stilts!

 

You can’t offend a man that’s fil1ed with   the Spirit.

You may fool your pastor; you may fool   yourself, but you’ll never fool God.

People say, “We want another Pentecost.” I   don’t believe them for a minute. Pentecost in the New Testament is   tied in with persecution, poverty (and) prison!

 

If we have another Pentecost and it was   real , we’d all be in jaiI within a month. We’re such an   accommodating Christianity today. Anyone can live around a   Christian. They couldn’t in the day (of Pentecost) when these   people were around.

We hear (about) many (who) go to a   conference or a meeting and say “Boy, wasn’t that good? weren’t we   challenged?” The question isn’t “weren’t you challenged?” The   question is, “Were you changed?”

The world out there is not waiting for a   new definition of Christianity; it’s waiting for a new   demonstration of Christianity.

Are you still comfortable sitting in a ball   park and hearing someone taking Jesus’ name in vain?

There is a question children will ask and   that’s: “Where did I come from?” Somewhere, sometime, you’d better   give them the answer because if you don’t, someone will give them   the wrong answer.

I was looking at a fairIy recent issue of   National Geographic and it certainly had some fantastic   phhotography. Part of it was about SwaziIand and their women,   there, lying on the fIoor with a rag around them. Their ribs were   standing out; (and) there were corpses of babies all over the   place. The country, right now, is in a terrible grip of famine and   we, today, can’t make up our mind what kind of ice cream we   like.

I am the Way— that is external; I am the   Truth– that is internal; I am the Life– that is   eternal.

The spiritual man walks in heaviness an   hour after the meeting as he was

during the meeting.

The Romans didn’t put Him to death, I put   Him to death; you put Him to death and (professing) Christians put   Him to death over and over and over again these days (with)   careless1iving.

The cross is going to judge everything in   your life– your eating, your drinking, your sleeping, your   spending, your talking. Everything is cross examined!

     My goal is God Himself– not joy, not   peace, not even blessing, but God!

God wants to bring us into a glory we know   nothing about.

You’ll never get me to believe that the   church today believes in hell.

When Jesus was condemned and they put an   old, dirty robe on Him and He wore that stinking robe that you   might wear a robe of righteousness. How often do you think of   that? They put a crown of thorns on His head that you and I might   wear an eternal crown. He was separateded from the Father that we   might be brought to the Father. He took on human nature   

that we might have divine nature. He left   eternity for 33 years so we could go to eternity for 33 billion   years, as far as that goes.

My goal is God Himself– not joy, not   peace, not even blessing, but God!

God wants to bring us into a glory we know   nothing about.

You’ll never get me to believe that the   church today believes in hell.

If you want your child to go to hell, buy   him a T.V. all for himself and (it’ll) destroy him!

We’re a million, billion miles away from   New Testament Christianity!

I am very suspicious about people coming to   the al tar. The altar is about one of two things– death or   sacrifice. It’s cheap to come to the altar

(these days).

Only the Holy Ghost can change the   world.

Human history is not written with ink on   pages of paper; Human history is

written in blood on the parchments on the   skin of men and women.

 

Every step you make in Jesus Christ enrages   the devil.

One thing that really crushes me is when I   think that America has 500 evangelists and not one revivalist; not   one that can shake a city.

If Bible knowledge could change the world,   we would’ve changed it long ago.

There’s going to have to come some heroism   in (todays) Christianity. It doesn’t necessarily mean burning at   the

stake, but it could mean that.

We would never think of stealing somebody’s   purse, but we’d steal their time.

Isn’t it amazing how we believe in the   sovereignty of God until it comes to money– then we send a   newsletter.

God is not drying up in His   resources.

I want to be on the devil’s list of most   wanted men in America; any other

list, forget it!

Jesus didn’t come into the world to make   bad men good; He came to make dead men live!

 

It’s not the imitation of Christ that you   and I need, it’s an imparpation of Christ (that we need ). Christ   in you the hope of glory.

The devil’s substitue for joy is   entertainment.

Why worry when my times are in His   hands?

God is looking for men (who are) committed   from the soles of their feet to the crown of their   heads.

I think the most awesome thing in the world   tonight is a person that dares to say he’s a Christian. It makes   me tremble I’ll tell you that!

I’ve had more accolades in my time, about   my books and preaching, but it don’t make a hill of beans   difference. I made up my mind fifty years ago

that no one would flatter me and nobody   would flatten me. We’re all unprofitable servants– there’s so   much we don’t know.,

he king in America– (you say) there isn’t   one. Yes there is, his name is

King Sport and his wife is Queen   Entertainment.

I think hell had a holiday when Paul   died.

The first thing Jesus did before He could   walk or talk is divide people.

Today, people say, “We want peace on   earth.” Sure they want peace on earth but they don’t want the   Prince of Peace!

Tell me this: do you wish everyone in your   city had as much of the Spirit as you do? Would they do anything   if they had? If they had onIy as much love; only as much zeal;   only as much passion for the lost; only as much understanding of   God’s Word? How far would they get?

If we’re poor materially, mostly it’s   because we have to be. If we’re poor spiritually, it’s because we   want to be.

A man came into my office from another   nation and he dropped this in my ear, “Christianity began in   Palestine and it became a religion; it was

transferred to Greece and it became a   philosophy; it was transferred to Europe– to England– it became   a cult and it was transferred to America (and) it became big   business.

Our young people have never seen (true)   Christianity.

God smote Moses with Ieprosy. If God smote   us from our gossipping and criticism, we’d have to turn (theis   meeting) into a healing meeting.

I persuade myself that every day I live   now, somebody dies for Jesus Christ. In Russia or in China or   somewhere. We (just) go about our business. 0f course, we have our   hardships. Sometimes we go to McDonalds and don’t get a very good   hamburger and that’s a grief; of course, sometimes you get a flat   tire, that’s terrible. Others are in prison, tormented, suffering   beyond anything we can understand.

It’s easy to be bold when everything is   going well.

The fire never falls on the altar; the fire   falls on the sacrifice!

The greatest need tonight in America is   prophets!

Why do we send people to other countries?   We can’t even save our own country! A little guy on T.V. says,   “Give me more money, my message should go, into Japan.” Why? Do   you know how many murders they have in Japan for a year? Twenty!   We have that many in a day in New York State! They’lI say, go back   and clean your own country up!

Christianity is Christ plus   nothing!

The first epistle of John is merely an   exposition of the new birth.

I think one of the serious breakdowns in   modern evangelism is this: it has offered us too much for too   little. What we do mostly is offer people

forgiveness. We need cIeansing! There is no   true conversion until a man takes up his cross.

Jesus doesn’t want your sins! What will   they do for Him? He wants you! He must be Saviour AND Lord. If   Jesus is not Lord of all then He isn’t Lord at all.

Most people can’t enjoy their religion;   they just endure it.

You say I’m preaching sinless perfection. I   know nothing of the kind. It is not impossible for a believer to   commit sin, but it’s possible not to commit sin.

People accept Jesus as a teacher but not as   Saviour. WelI, why don’t they accept His teaching? He said, “You   must be born again.” It’s not an option.

We’re so flippant with our words and we’re   so easy with our criticism. We stab and we injure and we hurt and   God is going to try all my words before a thousand-million   people.

We all try to put on a face and appear (to   be) more spiritual than we really are… Don’t you think so most   of the time?

If you want an expanse in your soul, then   learn to pray.

How do you learn to pray? (Well) how do you   learn to swim? Do youi sit in a chair with your feet up drinking   coke learning to swim? You get down and you struggle. That’s how   you learn to pray.

If I’m not known in hell, I’m not worth a   hill of beans much good. The demon said Jesus I know and Paul I   know (Acts 19:15). (Is there any better compliment than   this?)

Jesus said, “You come unto me, I AM the   Water of Life…! He said He was the Bread of Life; He said He was   the Light of Life… We can’t live without bread; we can’t live   without water; we can’t live without light; and we can’t live   without God. Without Christ, you can only exist.

God is supposed to be in residence in our   beings.

If you want a new personality, I’ll tell   you this: The only way to get it is to have a prayer life. You   can’t pray and unclean; you can’t pray and have a grudge; you   can’t pray and have bitterness. We blame the devil so much, ( but)   many of us sabotage our own prayer lives.

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?   The man who has a degree? The man who is wearing his collar   backwards? The man who stands behind an ornate desk with stained   glass windows? No, a man can be

plowing in the fields and ascend unto the   hill of the Lord. He that hath

clean hands– that’s our relationship with   the world; and a pure heart– (that’s) our relationship to   God.

I guess you’ve heard a hundred stories of   people who say, “I remember the day I got saved.” If you’re a   Nazarene of the old holiness folk, you’d hear them say, “I   remember the day I was sanctified.”

I tremble at the awesomeness of preaching   God’s Word. Sometimes I hear preachers read the Bible as if it   were a weather report.

Do you really want an intimacy with God   where He shows you the world as He sees it?

I’d be happy to go to heaven tonight (but)   I want to see God do something awesome before I die. The devil has   kicked us around like a football but we’re going to have a great   Church.

I think the most awesome thing in the world   tonight is a person that dares to say he’s a Christian. It makes   me tremble I’ll tell you hat!

It’s a short journey on the way to heaven.   The hour is coming for all of us before too long.

The supreme joy in my life is to know the   will of God.

I’m determined this year more than ever to   know Jesus Christ in a new way that I have not known Him before. I   wan to discover His majesty; I want to discover the glory He had   with the Father.

That’s what Jesus did in the garden: He   travailed for your life and for mine. Will you travail for some   until the glory of God comes down on them? Weep for them so they   won’t have to weep in hell. It’s not an easy way, but it’s a   glorious way.

The one thing I want the Lord to say to me   when I die is, ” You are my beloved son.”

The greatest loss in life is not losing an   arm or losing a friend or losing a fortune, it’s losing your   relationship with God.

Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount never   blessed a material thing! The richer we get in the church, the   poorer we get in the spirit.

David said, “My sin is ever before me.”   There’s one thing we need above everything else; it’s something we   don’t talk very much about these days: We need a mighty avalanche   of the conviction of sin.

Where there is no joy, you have to fill it   up with entertainment. The more joy you have in God, the less   entertainment you need outside of yourself.

It doesn’t say in Scripture that you lose   your first love, it says you left it.

The dreadful possibility– if I get out of   line with the will of God, I can become as corrupt as every man   who has ever lived.

 

God is going to restore the power and   authority in His church starting with the pulpit (with) brokenness   (and) confession. If there’s no brokenness in the pulpit, why   should there be brokennss in the pew?

If I don’t believe the Word of God, why   should you believe it? If we don’t believe it and act it, why   should the world believe us?

The church should have more vision than   anyone in the world; she’s blind and crippled and she’s helpless   in her present state.

I believe the Pentecostal message as in the   Word of God is the only answer for this world!

It’s essential you have the witness of the   Spirit. Either He witnesses with condemnation and guilt or He   witnesses with peace and joy; it can’t be both.

What does the church have to attract the   world? What does she have?!

Christianity, again, is Christ plus   nothing!!

Often when I’m praying by myself, I thank   God for the incorruptible Holy Ghost. Nobody can bribe Him; nobody   can buy Him!

Some of you business guys, if the Holy   Ghost could be bought, some of you business guys would pull your   check books out, (and) He’d be a board member for you; but you   can’t do it.

The mighty Holy Ghost put this book (the   BibIe) together!

I’m looking for something so majestic   (that) no man dare to stick his name on it. If he did, he’d drop   dead.

If we had another Pentecost, we’d (all) be   in jail in six days.

You never find anybody asking for money in   a true revival.

I don’t believe twenty people in all of   America with its 230 million people have ever been in a revival. A   revival that stops the traffic; a revival where the lights never   go out for months– weeks and weeks and weeks in the sanctuary; a   revival where the prayer meeting never ends!

Who’s preaching salvation (these days)?   We’re preaching forgiveness

We fear a Russian invasion; we fear a   financial breakdown, but we don’t fear God! I want that holy   fear!

I want to see something that God builds. I   want to find some people so hungry for God that every night they   want to pray; (and find) where there’s intercession! We’re not   going to move America any other way… We’ve tried every scheme   and any every fancy thing and (we) try and work something up, but   what we need some b ody to come down. Some person! Not a new   theology, a person! Just as the Holy Ghost invaded the virgin womb   and created Christ there, I need the Holy Ghost to form Christ in   me. If I don’t, I’m not a Christian! Christ in you the hope of   glory. That’s what it’s all about.

 

 

 

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