Sunday, March 17, 2019

John Lake: Power

I was in a meeting in Los Angeles on one occasion. An old black man was conducting the services. He had the funniest vocabulary. But I want to tell   you, there were doctors, lawyers, and professors listening to marvelous things coming from his lips. It was not what he said in words; it was what he said from his spirit to my heart that showed me he had more of God in his life than any man I had ever met up to that time. It was God in him who was attracting people. One man insisted on getting up and talking every little while. Some people have a mania for talking. The old black brother endured it for a long time. 

Finally, the fellow got up again, and the old man stuck his finger out and said, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, sit down!" The man did not sit down. He fell down. And his friends carried him out. That is only one of the living facts of what Christianity is: the divine power of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, filling a man's soul and body, flashing through his nature like holy flame, accomplishing the will of God.   

~ ~ I Believe! ~ ~ 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kenneth Hagin: Feeling obligated to perform...


It is dangerous to feel obligated to perform .

1. Some people who have been called of God, anointed and equipped by Him to stand in a certain office, have thought, I'm obligated to perform .

So when the Holy Spirit is not in manifestation, they try to operate something themselves. THAT IS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO GET INTO .

If the manifestation is there, fine .

If it is not - don't try to produce it yourself.

2. God sent me to speak to one particular minister on two occasions . The Lord told me to tell him, "If the manifestation is there, fine. If it is not, go ahead and preach and forget it."

The Lord told me to tell him, "If you don't, you're going to wind up on the spiri- tual junk heap ." I'm sorry to say he did . He wouldn't listen . He told me, "I feel like I'm obligated to perform ." I said, "Well, if you're performing, you missed it to begin with ."

I was 36 at the time . I went from there to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then to New Jersey for a two-week meeting with Brother A . A. Swift, a great man of God, then 72 .

I told Brother Swift what the Lord told me to tell the other minister. Brother

Swift said, "The word of knowledge operates through him . I recognize it . But I spent a long time in China and became acquainted with occult powers ." He said, "What some of the brethren don't realize is that if the Spirit of God is not in manifestation and you move out in that area and try to do something in the flesh, you are throwing yourself wide open for deception by occult powers . This is because, you see, you have left the Word ."


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ravenhill:. Send us Prophets

Picture of a Prophet
By Leonard Ravenhill
The prophet in his day is fully accepted of God and totally rejected by men.
      Years back, Dr. Gregory Mantle was right when he said, "No man can be fully accepted until he is totally rejected." The prophet of the Lord is aware of both these experiences. They are his "brand name."
      The group, challenged by the prophet because they are smug and comfortably insulated from a perishing world in their warm but untested theology, is not likely to vote him "Man of the year" when he refers to them as habituates of the synagogue of Satan!
      The prophet comes to set up that which is upset. His work is to call into line those who are out of line! He is unpopular because he opposes the popular in morality and spirituality. In a day of faceless politicians and voiceless preachers, there is not a more urgent national need than that we cry to God for a prophet! The function of the prophet, as Austin-Sparks once said, "has almost always been that of recovery."

Deliver Us From Evil...pt1

Subject: Another Coffee Break: Deliver Us From Evil, Part 1
Regner A. Capener

Deliver Us From Evil, Part 1

It is coming up on 50 years since I was first introduced to the ministry of Deliverance by Derek Prince. In those 50 years, what I have learned and what I have seen has opened my eyes to a realm of Jesus’ ministry that is still greatly misunderstood in many parts of the body of Christ.

Because of what we have seen unfolding in the past few months and years, it is clear that we are in the midst of a battle Royal with the Enemy.  He has been losing ground, and is doing everything in his power to fight against what God is doing in the earth today.  He has opposed (and continues to oppose) any and all believers whose very existence threatens his domain.  He knows that his days are numbered and that he is on the losing side.

In the coming weeks, I would like to take you through a renewed understanding and revelation of this realm — a realm that encompassed fully one-third of Jesus ministry as recorded in the Gospels.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Stay With In Your Anointing
Written by Charles Capps

God anoints His people for specific purposes and different ministries. (1 Corinthians 12:14-25) I have seen ministries and some laymen become frustrated in life because they leave their anointing and try to be like someone who was called to and anointed for different purpose.

If you don't wait on the anointing to give you direction in life, you will be frustrated and misdirected by your own desires.

Paul put it this way:

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophesy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth , on teaching." (Romans 12:3-7)

Paul told us not to think more highly of ourselves then we ought to think. For instance, I am an ordained minister, but I mostly operate in the office of a teacher. Over the years, I've stayed with what I know God has called and anointed me to do. I always caution people to be careful that they shouldn't allow someone to prophesy over them and get them out of their anointing and God's timing.