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Undetected Spiritual Pride: One Cause of Failure in Times of Great Revival

The first and worst cause of errors that abound in our day and age is spiritual pride. This is the main door by which the devil comes into the hearts of those who are zealous for the advancement of Christ. It is the chief inlet of smoke from the bottomless pit to darken the mind and mislead the judgment. Pride is the main handle by which he has hold of Christian persons and the chief source of all…

The Voice of the Blood

The Voice of the Blood From the beginning blood has been regarded by God as a most precious thing. In Genesis we read where God spoke to Cain, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground” (4:10). Note these three things from this first mention about blood. Blood has a voice. Blood has a loud voice—it cries! Blood has a loud voice that God heard. Next notice the intriguing,…

Plucked Chicken Nation

When Government Becomes God Joseph Stalin had a vision of transforming Russia into a Communist/Socialist state. With his hand around a live chicken’s neck, he walked into a room filled with military leaders. As he spoke of his plan he began plucking feathers from this bird. After he had plucked every feather he dropped the half dead, naked chicken to the floor. You would think the chicken might run…

Snobs & Slobs

In Search of Scriptural Balance It is simply amazing how people can take the same Bible and come to such radically different positions. The pool of approaches to current issues covers the entire spectrum. Snobs Few things are more repulsive than a self-righteous person snubbing those he deems inferior. If you have ever gotten the cold shoulder from Mr. or Mrs. Flawless, then you know how revolting…

The Path of Victory: Part 3

You Can Be Right Without Feeling Right! If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 1" CLICK HERE to read it now. If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 2" CLICK HERE to read it now. Christ’s followers are alluded to as ‘soldiers’ (2 Tim. 2:3). So we should not be surprised when we find there are wars to fight. One of the great battles in the Christian life is coming to grips with the issue of our…

Revival in the Home

“God convicted me that I have been more dedicated to the Redskins than to my family,” said a broken man as he stood before his church. The previous night he gathered his wife, teenagers, and smaller children together for a family “pow-wow.” There he confessed his failure in spiritual leadership in his home. This opened the door for others to become honest about their concerns and failures. The result…

The Path of Victory: Part 2

You must Choose to Lose your Life Daily If you have not read "The Path of Victory: Part 1" - CLICK HERE to read it now. William Graham Scroggie said, “In some people’s lives Jesus is present; in other lives he is prominent; but still in other lives, He is preeminent. We all must allow Jesus to be preeminent in our lives.” Center stage can only be occupied by one person at a time. If Jesus is to be…

The Path of Victory: Part 1

Act on the Fact! Are you repeatedly triumphant and rarely trounced in your spiritual life? Or, are you repeatedly trounced and rarely triumphant? If you are one who has found a consistent “abundant life” to be a bit elusive, but still believe it is possible, then this series of articles may be helpful to you. To enforce the full victory of Calvary we must understand and implement the entire gospel…

Turning the Hearts of the Fathers

Our Great Need of Family Revival The angel of the Lord appeared to Zacharias and prophesied of his son, John the Baptist, and his unique ministry, “And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people…

Getting Past the Past

Leaving Where You Have Been to Get Where You Want to Go An Englishman visited a friend in Africa. His African friend was an avid sportsman and prevailed on him to go lion hunting. After spending a sleepless night in the jungle, they were up early the next morning to begin the big hunt. Stumbling upon the fresh tracks of a full grown lion, the sportsman was anxious to track down the lion. The terrified…

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