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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 500 views]

I have learned to listen to God. The reason so many people are filled with the Holy Ghost wherever I go is that God tells me what He’s going to do, when He’s going to do it, and where it’s going to happen… and I just show up!

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[23 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 629 views]

Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you…”
The word of God, resident in the hearts of men, creates a relationship with Him that keeps them from sin.
John 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” v. 14 says, “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
David’s Psalm was a prophetic declaration. If Jesus is the Word, perhaps we can read Psalm 119:11 like this…
“Jesus have I hid …

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[10 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 485 views]

The notion that someone is not “wired” to be a soul winner is nothing more than a placebo. When one is filled with the Holy Ghost, they are endued with power to become witnesses (Acts 1:8). To not share Christ is tantamount to having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.

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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 456 views]

I am only a wick. With many of us it takes a long time to learn this lesson. It is only when the wick is soaked in oil that it can burn. If you wish for the fullness of the Spirit in order that your church should be crowded or people flock to hear you, the Holy Spirit cannot work through you. If people begin to talk about the wick, there is generally something wrong with the burning.

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[1 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,016 views]

The Bible explains that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of someone receiving the Holy Ghost.
Since the Bible also says that we must be filled with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved, we know that a person will speak in tongues, at the least, at the instant they are filled with the Spirit.

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 369 views]

© 2002 David K. Bernard
Luke 11:9-13
I.    Importance
II.    Qualifications
A.    Prayer life
B.    Burden for souls
C.    Sensitivity to the Spirit
D.    Considerate of others
E.    Faith
F.    Knowledge and Instruction
III.    Inviting Seekers
A.    Rely on Word and Spirit, not pressure or gimmicks
B.    Do you feel the Lord here today?
C.    Would you like to come with me to pray?
D.    Would you like for me to pray with you here?
E.    Respond gracefully to refusals: I understand. I’ll be praying for you.
IV.    Guiding Seekers
A.    Discern their situation
1.    Ask someone who knows
2.    Talk with them if necessary
B.    Avoid distracting practices
C.    Lead …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 425 views]

2 Nephi 31:12
12 And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying: He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do.
2 Nephi 31:13
13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 481 views]

By Charles T. Crabtree
The assemblies of God believes and teaches that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives audible expression (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-48; 19:1-6).  What a wonderful provision and heavenly gift all believers may receive.
From time to time, I am asked if people have to speak with tongues in order to say with certainty they have received the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It appears these people are viewing speaking with …