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[14 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 380 views]

Compiled by Darren Shelton
Fasting is oftentimes neglected because many people find it so difficult to complete. While there are numerous reasons why people struggle with fasting, we should always be mindful of the power that can be found in fasting. The purpose of fasting isn’t just limited to bringing the flesh into submission. Isaiah 58:6 clearly indicates that through fasting bands of wickedness are loosed, heavy burdens are undone, the oppressed are set free and yokes are broken. There is tremendous power in fasting! God doesn’t want you to be …

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[9 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 396 views]

By Larry Moyer
Speaking to a broken heart is like giving nourishment to a starving child. Speaking to a hard heart is like correcting a rebellious teenager. So how do you do it?
If you’re looking for an easy answer, it’s not there. But here are some helpful ideas – ones that may crack open the most callous heart.
Start on your knees.
Remember, not only can you not do it, God doesn’t expect you to. You are the instrument; you’re not the power.
An employer once told an employee to attempt the breaking of …

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[8 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,034 views]

I wonder how often we do a disservice to those we love who are out of the Faith?
Abram’s nephew Lot went to the sinful twin-cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. After a time, Lot is taken captive when the cities were besieged, and Abram sets out with his armies to defeat his captors. Afterward, the king of Sodom tells Abram, “you can have the goods, but give me the people.” Lot went right out of the captor’s hands and back into sinful Sodom and Gomorrah. I wonder if the defeat of …

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[19 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 350 views]

The foundation of unity in ministry can only be found in believers praying together.

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[18 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,269 views]

In Exodus 32:32 there is an astounding mystery contained there. It is not found in a word . . . but in a dash. It is a dash found after the word “sin”.   The Hebrew symbol used for that dash… or in some translations ellipses… in that and only a few other places, is “aposiopesis“, which basically means, “a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence, as if from inability or unwillingness to proceed.”
Ex 32:32
32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ─; and if not, …

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[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 465 views]

Almighty God, our Father:
Everything we see, and everything we can’t see, exists because of you alone.
It all comes from you, it all belongs to you, it all exists for your glory.
History is your story.
The Scripture tells us, “Hear, O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” And you are the compassionate and merciful one. And you are loving to everyone you have made.
Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 44th time, we celebrate a hinge point of history with the …

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[21 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 509 views]

In the Irish Revival of 1859, people became so weak that they could not get back to their homes. Men and women would fall by the wayside and would be found hours later pleading with God to save their souls. They felt that they were slipping into hell and that nothing else in life mattered but to get right with God… To them eternity meant everything. Nothing else was of any consequence. They felt that if God did not have mercy on them and save them, they were doomed for …

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[20 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 484 views]

The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.

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[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 458 views]

Many of us are living for nothing else. A volume of believing prayer is ascending to the throne night and day. Los Angeles, Southern California, and the whole continent shall surely find itself before long in the throes of a mighty revival, by the Spirit and power of God. – Way of Faith, Nov 16, 1905
Frank Bartleman – Azusa Street, p38

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[13 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 653 views]

The prayer life is needed much more than buildings or organizations. These are often a substitute for the other. Souls are born into the Kingdom only through prayer.
Frank Bartleman – Azusa Street, p30