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How to receive baptism of Holy Spirit (the Holy Ghost). What is Baptism of Holy Spirit? Bible verses on Baptism of Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost - what is the Holy Ghost? How to Receive
THE BAPTISM 
of the 
HOLY SPIRIT
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

"He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)

THE HOLY SPIRIT - The Holy Ghost & Fire

The importance of the Holy Spirit and how to receive the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost and Fire

"And now ye know what withholdeth that he (Antichrist) might be revealed in his time; And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breadth of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8)

Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost. How to receive the Holy Ghost (Spirit), the Importance of the Holy Spirit (Ghost)PREFACE

The purpose of this book is to announce to the Church and the world at large, that the person of the Holy Spirit is very much alive and in control.

Some time ago, in a weekly religion column I was writing for the "Edmonton Sun", I wrote:  Pope John Paul II calls himself the "Vicar of Jesus Christ."  This is impossible because Jesus Christ - the head of the Church - appointed the Holy Spirit as His representative here, nearly 2000 years ago.  I'm sorry John Paul, I didn't know the Holy Spirit has taken early retirement."

THE ANTICHRIST HAS NOT YET BEEN REVEALED

St. Paul stated that the Antichrist has not yet been revealed because:

Holy Spirit, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost. How to recieve the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost and FireThe antichrist has not yet been revealed because the stage is still being set for the appearance of the  antichrist.

How to receive baptism of Holy Spirit (the Holy Ghost). What is Baptism of Holy Spirit? Bible verses on Baptism of Holy Spirit,  The Holy GhostThe Holy Spirit - Christ's representative - automatically bars the antichrist from assuming power; so long as the church age lasts.

And the Church, which is the 'Body of Christ' is too powerful for Satan or the Antichrist to defeat, because we are blood washed and baptized in God's Almighty Holy Spirit and have been given power of Satan.

The word 'let' in the King James Version is old English and means 'restrain'.  The Holy Spirit, who now restrains the Antichrist, will continue to restrain the Antichrist, until He (the Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way.

When He resurrects the 'dead in Christ', even as He raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11), we shall be 'taken up' and depart this earth together with Him.

THE HOLY SPIRIT - being omnipresent - cannot leave this world, since He is God and everywhere present.  But the Holy Spirit will not function as He now does, since the Church will then be in Heaven.  After the parousia (Christ's return), the Holy Spirit will do as He did prior to the Day of Pentecost, and COME UPON people whom He desires to work through.

SALT IS A PRESERVATIVE

Jesus Christ stated, "Ye are the salt of the earth...' (Matthew 5:14)  What did the Lord mean?  The Church is preserving the earth from corruption, because of our godly lives.  We are holding back evil, thus keeping the world from going totally insane.  We are also holding back God's holy judgment from falling upon a wicked and corrupt world.

In a like manner, God pledged to 'hold back judgment' upon Sodom and Gomorrah, if there were a mere 10 righteous people there.  Another classic example is God 'postponing His judgment' upon Ninevah for 490 yeas, because they repented at the preaching of Prophet Jonah.

WHAT DOES THE WORD RELIGION MEAN?

Religion is taken from the words 're' and 'ligio', 'again hold back' something.  True religion holds back evil, wickedness, sin, error, perversion, immorality, abortion and violence.  True religion keeps the devil 'at bay'.  Religion can also mean to 'bind to' something.

As Christians, we are bound to the cross of Jesus Christ.  We are love slaves (greek doulos) of Jesus Christ, bound to Him eternally by the cords of love and devotion.

We desperately need to make a re-commitment to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with our whole being.

Rather than assail the Church and 'men of God' who proclaim the truth, 'homosexual and abortion groups' should be thanking God for the prayers and godly lives of born again Christians.

Gamblers, drug addicts, drunks, adulterers and pornographers, should be thanking God and Evangelical Churches for their faithfulness, instead of 'dumping on us' their diatribes of hatred and derision.'

Modernist, compromising preachers and corrupt politicians should repent and humble themselves, and give glory to God for His saving and protecting grace, despite their sinful living.  And the pagan should receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Salt is a preservative, and we, the Church - all those who are born again by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit - are holding back 'The Man of Sin', the Antichrist.

Jesus declared, "I am the light of the world". (John 8: 1) Without contradiction, Jesus is the Light of the world, yet He said: "Ye are the light of the world.   A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven."  (Matthew 5: 14, 16)'=

Satan is darkness personified, and cannot function in the light!  All that is necessary to drive away the darkness is to turn on the light! That is why Satan - wise as he is - WILL NOT COME DOWN to this earth to reside in one man (the Antichrist), jeopardizing his entire end-time program, until the Blessed Holy Spirit and the Church of the Living God are gone.

How to receive baptism of Holy Spirit (the Holy Ghost). What is Baptism of Holy Spirit? Bible verses on Baptism of Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost - what is the Holy Ghost? WHY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT & CHURCH OF LIVING
 GOD GOING TO BE GONE?

Jesus Christ gave His power and authority to His 12 apostles, 70 disciples, 120 in the Upper Room, and to His Church which consists of all believers: "And the seventy returned again with joy saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name."

He answered: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:17-19)

If Jesus told the truth - and we know He did - here is the scenario which could easily happen if the Church were still here, when Satan makes his last big move to rule the entire world: The fact is that God has given us the power to cast out devils, therefore Spirit  filled believers could bind the devil's ability, rendering him powerless to perform his evil acts, since he would be encapsulated within the body of a political leader 'the Antichrist'.

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 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GONE

SATAN WOULD NOT CHANCE such a move, until the Holy Spirit is out of the way! The 'parousia' opens the door for Satan, the false prophet - who will miss the rapture - and the Antichrist to make their move.

Satan, who is the prince of the power of the air, will then come from his sanctuary in the air - the atmosphere, stratosphere and space - to make his temporary headquarters on the earth! He is now called the 'prince of the power of the air.' (Ephesians 2: 2)

What will Satan, who is the 'Prince of the Power of the Air' do?

For seven years Satan will terrorize, brutalize, brainwash and deceive those who remain here after the 'harpazo' - the catching away of His blood-washed, Spirit-filled Church.  Satan will permanently possess a political ruler who is called the Antichrist in imitation of the infilling of Jesus the Son of God, by the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost. How to receive the Holy Ghost (Spirit), the Importance of the Holy Spirit (Ghost)GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE NECESSARY

The 'Gifts of the Holy Spirit' are necessary for evangelism and spiritual warfare, in the life of a vibrant and healthy Church.

There is no substitute for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, in His Body.  The 'Gifts of the Holy Spirit' should be 'mandatory issue' for all 'soldiers of the cross'.

Without the Holy Spirit's anointing, leading and supernatural wisdom, the Church is adrift in a sea of uncertainty and prone to bareness and discouragement.  And even worse, the Church is adrift with error and false teaching without the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

It must offend our Lord, when Christians in general, and Ministers in particular, show such disrespect that they ignore and marginalize the Holy Spirit, and minimize his empowering spiritual gift.  It must offend our Lord as the Holy Spirit was given to the Church by Christ himself.

The Free Methodist 'Course of Study' states: "The Church cannot accomplish its spiritual mission without the Gifts of the Spirit".  Dr. A.B. Simpson, founder of the 'Christian and Missionary Alliance' wrote: "First Corinthians the twelfth chapter is a pattern of for our present day churches."

Billy Graham wrote in his 'Bethelgram', 1981: "We have learnt much about the power of the 'Holy Spirit'.  You know, we have looked a bit askance of our Pentecostal brethren because of their emphasis on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

I wonder if one of the secrets of 'Pentecostalists' and the Assemblies of God, cannot be learned by our mainstream churches with the great emphasis on the Holy Spirit.

I want to tell you that I believe that the time is come to give the Holy Spirit His rightful place in our preaching, in our teaching and in our churches: We need to go back and study what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, 'Be filled with the Spirit'."

Dr. A.W. Tozer stated: "It is a sad fact, but nevertheless true, that were the Holy Spirit to be absent from our church services, most of us would never recognize anything different."

Dr. R.A. Torrey, in 'What the Bible Teaches', wrote: "The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is an operation of the Holy Spirit that is distinct from and subsequent and additional to His regenerating work:  An impartation of power, and the one who receives it is fitted for service, not merely for the apostles, not merely for those of the 'Apostolic Age', but for all that are afar off, every believer, in every age of the Church's history.

One of America's greatest soul sinners was D.L. Moody, who founded Moody Tabernacle and won hundreds of thousands for Jesus Christ in the USA and Great Britain.

D.L. Moody stated: "I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and self-seeking and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God.

Moody continued: "If God were to fill us as we are we would become vain as peacocks. The secret of the Holy Spirit coming in power to the believer is in the individual's complete surrender to the Savior."

R.A. Torrey, a close associate of D.L Moody, was stopped by a friend on his way to a convention, who said: "I see you are to speak on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Tell the people not to pray for the Holy Spirit." Torrey replied: "I shall certainly not tell them that, for Jesus said": "How much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him." (Luke 11: 13)

G.H.C. MacGregor writes: "God will fill us with His Spirit.  Upon the contrite, penitent, waiting, obedient soul there will fall 'as there fell at Pentecost' the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Victory over sin, impossible before, will become possible.  Sin shall not have dominion over us, because He has cured it, and in Him we are more than conquerors.

How to receive the Holy Ghost (Spirit), Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Importance of the Holy Spirit (Ghost)TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU NEED TO HAVE A 
STRONG HUNGER FOR GOD

Our greatest need is a deep longing and intense hunger and thirst after God and His spiritual graces and gifts!  Catherine Booth, wife of the famous General of the Salvation Army, shares her understanding of this crucial fact 'God never gives the gift of the Holy Spirit to any human soul who has not come to that point where he would sell all he had to obtain it."

Jonathan Goforth, one of the world's great missionaries, declared: "Nothing can clothe with victorious might but the baptism of the Holy Ghost and with fire, and no one can possess such a baptism, without knowing it."

F.B. Meyer wrote: "The Pentecostal fullness, the enduement of power, the baptism of fire, are all within our reach. Let us be inspired with a holy ambition to get all that our God is willing to bestow."

England's renowned Baptist preacher, C.H. Spurgeon admonished his thousands of parishioners: "Let us not be satisfied with the sip that saves, but let us go onto the baptism which buries the flesh and raises us in the likeness of the risen Lord: Even the baptism into the Holy Ghost and into fire which makes us spiritual and sets us all on flame with zeal for the glory of God."

Dutch Reformed Theologian Andrew Murray exhorted: "Brother, what we need is to pray in the name of Christ, to ask that we may receive that our joy may be full for the BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST."

Noted Bible scholar A.J. Gordon, insisted that the 'Baptism of the Holy Spirit' is a definite experience, subsequent to conversion: "It seems clear from the Scriptures that it is still the duty and privilege of believers to receive the Holy Spirit by a conscious, definite act of appropriating faith, just as they received Jesus Christ."

Scottish Evangelist John MacNeil, once remarked: "Full salvation consists in receiving the promise of the Spirit in addition to being justified."

The renowned Baptist preacher, Vance Havner noted: "There is something lacking among Bible Christians today. If you are aware of it, I need not describe it: if you are not aware of it, you would not understand it if I did describe it. You may call it the 'filling of the Spirit', full surrender, consecration, the victorious life, revival. Whatever it is, most of us haven't it."

WHY THE LACK OF SPIRITUAL POWER?  IT WAS AS IF SATAN HAD BLINDED THE EYES OF 'CHURCH LEADERS'  TO RENDER THE CHURCH INEFFECTIVE

I was well aware of God's healing power - because of my mother's dramatic healing in Norway , even though I was raised in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  I was unaware, however, of the Pentecostal experience of Martin Luther, the great reformer and founder of our church.

That I learned later, as I discerned 'the lack of spiritual power' in most churches and the almost non - existence of the Holy Spirit's presence in divine worship services! It was as though Satan had blinded the eyes of 'Church leaders' through an invisible, yet real, unholy conspiracy to render the Church ineffective.

And Satan was doing a good job, as our nation was plunging into modernism, materialism and the post Christian era.  Churches were emptying through wholesale backsliding and apostasy, due to a dearth in the area of prayer, witnessing, soul winning and missions.

The very heart of the Church was becoming terminally ill, and the greatest battles being fought were not against Satan, sin, and evil, but against the very Word of God - the Holy Bible and the doctrines of the Church.

And the bulk of this diabolical evil was coming from within the Church.   Schools of Theology were on a campaign to brainwash thousands of impressionable and earnest young men and women with Satan's poison, against the veracity of the Bible and the authority of Jesus Christ! A fifth column, if you please, was hijacking through so-called higher criticism - Christian Seminaries, Bible Colleges and Churches, for their own sinister, sensual and humanistic purposes.

I came to the conclusion, that two wrong things had been committed: First, Church leaders had usurped the power and authority that belonged to the HOLY SPIRIT.  Church leaders had taken this power and authority that belonged to the Holy Spirit and placed it into human hands.

They had rejected the authority of the Holy Spirit as the ONLY true representative of Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5: 23; Colossians 1:18)

Secondly, The Church leaders had rejected the Word of God, which the Holy Spirit Himself had anointed.

Jesus Christ, Who is the head of the Church, (Ephesians 4:15) sent the Blessed Holy Spirit to teach, lead, guide, correct, encourage and work with the very Word of God and through His Church (John 14,15,16; 1 Corinthians 12: 1,7,28,31; 14: 1) And unfortunately, there has been deep disloyalty to and infraction against Him by a large segment of Church leadership, world-wide.

PROBING THE HISTORICAL RECORD

In his Pentecostal message, St. Peter stated unequivocally: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:38,39)

THEOPHILUS, writing circa 170 A.D. states that the word 'Christian' comes from the Greek word for oil (chrism) which means 'anointed one'. The reason for that, was because Christ's followers were anointed with the Holy Spirit, he declared.

TERTULLIAN, who lived in the second century, wrote: "The Baptized, when they came up out of the bath, are anointed with the holy oil, and then the hand is laid upon them with the invocation of the Holy Spirit."  Again he notes: "In baptism we do not receive the Holy Ghost, but being cleansed we are disposed for the Holy Spirit under the hand of the minister."

This chain-of-events is similar to that practiced by the Early Church. After the great revival conducted by Phillip in Samaria - where multitudes were saved and baptized in water - and many were miraculously healed and delivered from demon powers, Peter and John were sent to lay their hands on them so that they might receive the Holy Ghost.

Peter and John prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost (for as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) "Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost." (Acts 8:4)

URBAN the First, one of the earliest bishops of Rome, circa 225 A.D. stated: "All faithful people ought to receive the Holy Spirit by imposition of the bishop's hands after baptism."

CYPRIAN, writing at about the same time, reported on how Church officials prayed for new converts after their baptism in water, to be filled with the Holy Spirit: "The faithful in Samaria had already obtained baptism; only that which was wanting, Peter and John supplied, by prayer and imposition of hands, to the end the Holy Ghost might be outpoured upon them.

He notes: "Which (the Holy Spirit) also is amongst ourselves, when they which be already baptized are brought to the rulers of the church to obtain by our prayer and imposition of hands the Holy Ghost."

EUSUBIOUS, an Early Church historian from the third century records an incident of one NOVATIUS, who was baptized while he was ill, but did not receive prayer to receive the Holy Ghost. On this account writes Eusebius, Novatius was censured by the Bishop of Rome.

HOLY GHOST BAPTISM: GOD'S SEAL ON BELIEVERS

PACIANUS, who died in 390 A.D. recorded these words:
"In baptism our sins are cleansed, in confirmation the Spirit is poured upon us."

GREGORY, in circa 370 A.D. wrote thusly concerning the 'laying on of hands': "We therefore call it a seal or signature, as being a guard and custody to us, and a sign of the Lord's dominion over us."

RAVANUS MAURUS, as late as 800 A.D. wrote about the anointing service to receive the Holy Spirit: "In baptism the baptized was anointed on the top of the head, in confirmation on the forehead; by that was signified that the Holy Ghost was preparing a habitation for Himself."

ST. PAUL wrote: "In Whom (Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye WERE SEALED with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance UNTIL the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory."  (Ephesians 1: 13, 14)

The Bible teaches three things: First, when a sinner receives the 'word of truth' and believes the gospel message of God's great salvation, the blood of Jesus Christ immediately cleanses that soul and makes him ready for Heaven! He is born again and a new creation in Christ Jesus! (John 3: 3, 7; 1 Corinthians 5:17)

Second, when that new convert in Christ reaches out by faith and has hands laid upon him or is anointed with oil in Jesus'  name, our Lord Himself will baptize that person in the Holy Ghost and fire! (Luke 3: 16)

Third, every believer that is filled with the Blessed Holy Spirit is SEALED by God, UNTIL the day He calls us Home to Himself. The Blessed Holy Spirit guarantees our salvation! He personally is the guarantor of our salvation! The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the earnest (DOWN PAYMENT) of our inheritance in Glory, paid for by Christ Jesus! It is just a taste of what Heaven will be like; a little bit of Heaven to go to Heaven in.

St. Paul declares: "ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise until the redemption of the purchased possession." What is he talking about? What or who is the purchased possession? Hang on to your seatbelts  WE ARE THE PURCHASED POSSESSION.

"What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own  For ye are bought with a price."(1 Corinthians 6: 19, 20); "Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."(1 Corinthains 7: 23);

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood. "(Acts 20:28)

SATAN STEALS THE WORD

Jesus said:  "Hearken; Behold a sower went out to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.  And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

But when the sun was up, it was scorched: and because it had no root, it withered away.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred." (Mark 4: 3-8).

In this parable, Jesus made it plain that when the Word of God is sown, immediately the devil comes to steal the Word. (verse 15) Our Lord stated that Satan came to 'steal, kill and destroy'. (John 10:10)

The seed that was sown on STONY GROUND speaks of those "who have heard the Word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward when affliction or persecution ariseth for the Word's sake, immediately they are offended." (verse 18,19)

The seed sown AMONG THORNS refers to: "such as hear the Word, and the cares of this world, And the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the Word, and it becometh unfruitful." (verse 18,19)

And finally, the seed that fell on GOOD GROUND are: "such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred." (verse 20)

JESUS DOESN'T RECOGNIZE those who receive the Word with gladness, but fall away or those who hear the Word and become unfruitful because of the cares, pleasures and lusts of this world, as GENUINE BELIEVER.

Interestingly, our Lord also separates believers such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit - into three groups: some thirty fold, some sixty and some an hundred.

Jesus is adamant that we bring forth fruit. There is no excuse why we should not do so! JESUS DESIRES FRUIT in His followers! He stated: "I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He PURGETH it, that it may bring forth more fruit."

"Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned." (John 15: 1-6)

 the Importance of the Holy Spirit (Ghost) Holy Spirit, How to receive the Holy Ghost (Spirit),JESUS PLACES BELIEVERS IN THREE CATEGORIES:
  30% - 60% & 100%

Jesus places believers in three categories: thirty percent, sixty percent and one hundred percent! The famous American Evangelist, D.L. Moody said: "The FIRST CLASS, are those who got to Calvary and there got life. They believed on the Son and were saved, and there they rested satisfied. They did not seek anything higher.  You might safely say, I think, without exaggeration, that 19 out of 20 Christians' have just got life and have settled down, and have not sought for power."

The SECOND CLASS, Moody calls, a better class of Christian  ' asserting' the secret of the Holy Spirit's coming in power to the believer is the individual's complete surrender to the Saviour. And we do not need to wait upon God to do something for us. He is waiting for us to yield ourselves to Him.  Moody points to John 7: 37,38, where we read: "out of whose belly (innermost being) shall flow rivers of living water."  He says: "This is the BEST CLASS; this is the kind of Christian we ought to be."

A number of years ago, Rev. Ray Brubaker of  'Good News Behind The News', wrote the article, 'God's Message to This Generation', in which he gave his personal testimony of being miraculously healed and filled with the Holy Spirit! He quotes great preachers- many of whom I have referred to in this book - who have been used of God, because they were empowered through the infilling of the Blessed Holy Spirit.

PENTECOST:  ONLY A SPECIMEN DAY

He says: "As Moody stated, 'Pentecost was only a specimen day'.  Moody calls attention to the fact that for thirty years our Lord lived in obscurity in Nazareth.  Then, there came a day when we read where Jesus was 'full of the Holy Ghost'."  Coming back to Nazareth after His victorious encounter over Satan, in the wilderness we read where He entered the temple and read from Isaiah "the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me."  From thence, 'for three years we find Him preaching the kingdom of God, casting out devils and raising the dead'.

MOODY concludes: "If the Son of God has got to be anointed, do not His disciples need it, and shall we not seek it, and shall we barely rest with conversion".

When there were those who took exception to Moody's reference to receiving the Holy Spirit, or his messages on the Baptism of the Spirit, TORREY relates how Moody would reply: "Why will they split hairs?  Why don't they see that this is just the one thing that they themselves need?"

GOOD POINT MOODY!  We will follow your advice, as well as that of other great leaders of the Church! In a German Church history, Sauer's 'History of the Christian Church', vol. 3, page 406 we read: "Doctor Martin Luther was a prophet, evangelist, speaker in tongues, interpreter, and in one person, endowed with all the gifts of the Spirit."

In Luther's Works, concerning prophecy, he says, "If you wish to prophesy, do it in such a way that it does not go beyond faith so that your prophesying can be in harmony with the peculiar quality of faith".  He goes on to write that "one may prophesy new things but not things that go beyond the bounds of faith". (Oswald nd. 25: 444-451)

Martin Luther was a great man of faith and used greatly in the healing ministry of our Lord!  In 'Luther: Letters of Spiritual Counsel', we read the personal letter of Martin Luther.

Luther's detractors asked the great reformer: "Where will you be when the whole world is against you, the Pope, the Emperor, the Nobles, the Bishops, the people?  Where will you be then, Martin Luther?"

The Reformer smiled and answered: "Then, as now, I will be in the hands of God!"  He was a great power for God during the dark days of the Middle Ages!  I never fully understood how one man - standing alone - could change the course of the world by standing up to a corrupt, evil and perverted religion system that was pretending to be the Body of Christ on earth.

One day I read where Luther stated: "I live as though Jesus Christ died yesterday, arose today and is coming again tomorrow!"  Then, I understood his heart.  He was sold out to God and loved only to do His will.  He feared neither the 'Bloody old Vatican Wolf' or the Emperor of Rome!  He was radical in his prayers to God and in his declaration of the Gospel, and spoke directly from his heart.

I learned what Luther's Philosophy of Ministry' really was when he said: "I live as though Jesus Christ died yesterday, rose today and is coming again tomorrow!"

The Gospel of Christ was a reality in his life!  He believed in and communicated with the RISEN CHRIST, instead of groveling around in the dust of history, with higher critics who were stuck on 'The Historical Jesus' aspect of theology!  He didn't suffer fools gladly and he didn't play Church.  He lived the Gospel every day, like St. Paul who stated: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)

"Come unto ME, all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)


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POWER OF PRAYER
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Salvation,salvation articles,salvation Bible verses scriptures, salvation sermons, what is salvationThe eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil." (1 Peter 3:12)

Jesus said, "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." (Matthew 6:7)

THE AWESOME POWER OF PRAYER

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41)

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."  - Abraham Lincoln

WHY IS PRAYER SO IMPORTANT?

Prayer is the natural outcry from the heart of a human being to his Maker in response to the tug of the Word of God, implanted within the conscience.  

That tug is even stronger in the heart of one who has had a visitation of the Holy Spirit's convicting presence or has heard the gospel message!  The Holy Spirit's call to prayer becomes as natural and desirous as the call for food at mealtime!

"Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocked it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)

PRAYER IS OUR INNER MAN CRYING OUT FOR FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

Prayer is our inner man crying out for help, fellowship and spiritual nourishment! It is born out of our need and the assurance that God is there to meet that need and answer our prayer.

Prayers, Why don't my prayers get answered? The power of prayer, Does God answer prayers. How to pray,PRAYER IS COMMUNING WITH THE LORD

Prayer is talking, listening and communing with our Maker as we enter into the very presence of Almighty God.  It is intimate fellowship on a "one-to-one basis" with God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

WHEN WE PRAY, OUR TOTAL MIND, BODY & SPIRIT BECOMES INVOLVED

Our spirit cries out in response to our needs and those of others, as God plays on our heart strings, encouraging us to share those burdens with Him.

Our minds stagger under the weight of sin, fear, worry and care and our spirits soar both to heights unknown as well as plumb to incomprehensible depths.

We groan in the spirit of intercession or exult in the joy of God, knowing that He is taking control of the situation! And that by our compassion, care and faith people in need are being convicted, strengthened, healed and blessed.

As we weep in travail our eyes redden, our physical strength is taxed and our body becomes weary! Then the Holy Spirit takes over and intercedes through us with groanings that cannot be uttered, and we enter into a new realm as we pray in the Spirit (unknown tongues), as St. Paul did. (1 Corinthians 14:15)

The Divine Paraclete (the Comforter - the One sent alongside to help) helps us as we do not know how we ought to pray. But He comes to our rescue and prays through us to the Father.

The entire Trinity is involved in our fellowship, as we pray to God our Father in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayers, Why don't my prayers get answered? The power of prayer, Does God answer prayers. How to pray,PRAYER LINKS US TO  ALMIGHTY GOD

Prayer is mankind's most vital link with Almighty LORD God. It is, in fact, entering into His very presence with our requests, petitions and thanksgiving.

The scripture says, He is closer than our hands or feet. It is therefore, not difficult to draw upon His power by reaching out in prayer and touching Him.

WHEN WE PRAY, GOD NOT ONLY LISTENS TO US, BUT GOD SPEAKS TO OUR SPIRITS

When we pray, God not only listens but speaks to our spirits and answers our requests in His own way, according to His divine and gracious will.

The woman with the "issue of blood" touched Him with her faith and received an instant miracle. Jesus turned about in the crowd and asked specifically, "Who touched My clothes"?

Many rubbed shoulders with Him, but one person touched Him by faith. She had said within herself, "If I but touch His garment, I shall be whole." She was made whole, and Jesus declared that her faith had gotten the job done! (Matthew 9:21)

God's Word says: "And it shall come to pass that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:24).

'Prayer is talking, listening and communing with God as we enter into the very presence of the Almighty!'

The 20th Century Bible renders the account this way: Jesus said, "Someone has touched Me". And they said, "Master, the multitudes press Thee and crush Thee". But He answered, "No, someone has made a demand upon My ability".

When we believe and reach out for a miracle, we make a demand upon His ability and draw from His great storehouse of blessing, that which we desire!  Another beautiful aspect, is that the woman received the miracle without Jesus knowing she had a need. The miracle was already accomplished before Jesus was aware of it.

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LIFE AND OTHER'S LIVES

The Psalmist prayed: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.  Thou hast heard the desire of the humble." (Psalms 19:14; Psalms 10:17)'

PRAYER NOT ONLY CHANGES THINGS; IT CHANGES LIVES

The easiest way for me to illustrate God's provision for us, is to compare it to a buffet banquet. Many tables, loaded with the best foods sits in the middle of the room and guests help themselves at will. The host simply walks among his friends to see if everyone is getting enough to eat, while the servers keep loading the tables with fresh supplies.

The host is not really concerned whether you make one or three trips to the tables, so long as you get enough to eat. He doesn't watch to see if you take one leg of chicken or two.

AS BELIEVERS, WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US:  FORGIVENESS, HEALING, BLESSING & PROSPERITY

Forgiveness, healing, blessing and prosperity are all provided for us. We can have all we need! All we have to do, is reach out by faith and make a demand on His ability, by receiving.  Automatically, when we tap into His resources by faith in His finished work on Golgotha, the miracle happens.

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Prayer changes things! Many situations have been altered, lives changed and priorities rearranged by spending time in prayer.

Why is this? God answers prayer! God performs miracles! He is real, and communion with Him is a glorious reality! God does answer prayer.

Through prayer and communion with God we can affect the course of this world and change the complexion of society.

Not only does prayer change things but it changes people - the lives of the ones prayed for as well as the persons praying. Thousands of answers to prayer are recorded regularly in the books of heaven, as well as in the remembrances of committed Christians.

Miracles of salvation, healing, preservation, deliverance and prosperity are common occurrences for those who really believe God's Word and appropriate His promises for themselves.

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YOU A NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE

A person gets a totally new outlook on life when he spends time in God's presence. His priorities change as well as his desires and goals in life. And his disposition becomes kinder and more caring.

The hymn writer penned these words which have blessed millions down through the years.

"Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
That calls me from a world of care
And sets me at my Father’s throne,
Makes all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare, 
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer."

THE TWIN PILLARS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ARE REPENTANCE & FAITH

St. Paul makes it very clear as to what the twin pillars of the Christian Church are.  The twin pillars of the Christian Church are REPENTANCE and FAITH. St. Paul makes that very plain: "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." (Acts 20:21)

Writing to new converts he said: "For by grace (God's unmerited favor) are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast". (Ephesians 2:8-9)

YOU MUST HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AND TO RECEIVE HIM

To believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him into your life is to have faith! Faith is a fact but faith is also an act, because faith requires corresponding action.

The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

When you have faith in God, you will believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicate your life in His service! Real faith transforms a person's lifestyle, because faith in God works miracles in people.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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According to the Holy Scriptures, God has given each one of us faith to believe in Jesus Christ, His Son and be saved: "...think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." (Romans 12:3)

He has placed His Word within our conscience and our spirit which came from God! (Romans 7:22-25)

THE BIBLE WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD CREATES FAITH

The Word of God also creates faith! "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans  10:17) God has called us to a life of faith and worship, through Jesus Christ His Son.

The Bible says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."  (Hebrews 11:1,6)

WHAT IS FAITH ?  FAITH IS 3 VITAL THINGS:

1) Coming to God with our needs. 
2) Believing that God exists and that He is Who the Bible says He is. 
3) Expecting a miracle (an answer) when you pray

Faith is also a gift as well as a fruit of the Holy Spirit! "To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;" (1 Corinthians 12:9)

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS & FAITH

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," (Galatians 5:22)

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What does it mean when you say, "God calls us to separation"?

When we accept Jesus Christ as our LORD, to serve and live for Him, the LORD God sets us apart from non-believers through the divine process of redemption and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

But God requires that we must separate ourselves totally and completely unto Him, in order that His miraculous provisions will work within us.

Jesus calls us to righteous, holy and pure living! The Bible says, "But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conduct."  (1 Peter 1:15)

WHAT IS SANCTIFICATION?

Sanctification is the process by which believers are set apart for God and His service, to be made holy and purified from sin by His gifts and graces and our determined will to do that which is right.

We cannot do this in our own power. The Scripture says, "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30)

St. Paul admonished, "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor."

"For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4, 7)

GOD DESIRES HIS PEOPLE TO LEAD PURE,  WHOLESOME LIVES - COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM EVIL

The Bible clearly states that God desire His people to lead pure, wholesome lives - not like the pagan.  We must be separated from evil completely.  We must be separated from the evil practices of lying, witchcraft, hatred, gambling, idolatry, sodomy and adultery.  The Bible which is the Word of God teaches purity of though, word and deed.

power of prayer, Prayers answered? Does God answer prayers. How to pray, why should I pray?WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, AND BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD

St. Paul declared, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."  (2 Corinthians 6:17)

GOD PROMISES TO BE OUR FATHER, IF WE BELIEVE HIS WORD AND LIVE BY IT

In His dealings with Israel ~ the Children of Israel, He demanded that they separate themselves from idols and the pagan practices of the heathen!

"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."  (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)

As Christians, we are followers of Jesus Christ and must not try to drag Him down to the filth in which the ungodly live, but allow Him to lift us to the place of purity and wholeness which He exemplifies.

JESUS CHRIST SAVES US FROM SINS - NOT TO LIVE IN OUR SINS

The Bible says, "If a man therefore purge himself from these (carnal, sinful & dishonorable pursuits) he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."  (2 Timothy  2:21-22)

Again God's Word states, "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians  7:1)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantTHE CALL TO DEDICATION

The word dedicate means to "set apart and consecrate to a divine being. To give wholly or earnestly to a patron, friend or purpose."   It is in this sense I now use this word. We should be willing to give ourselves wholly and earnestly unto the cause of righteousness, loving God and our fellowman!

THE BIBLE MAKES IT CLEAR THAT IF WE DO CERTAIN THINGS, GOD WILL BLESS AND PROSPER US

The Bible does not compromise. It is clear in its teachings that if we do certain things, God will bless and prosper us! And if we do not, there will be no blessing.

Here is His clarion call to dedication:

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:1-2)

This stern admonition was sent to former pagans, who had converted to Christ. St. Paul demanded that they break from evil, lustful and perverted deeds and live in purity as Christians!

There is no such thing as a Christian thief, a Christian liar, a Christian drunkard, a Christian drug addict, a Christian homosexual or a Christian fornicator.

When Christ comes into our hearts, the Holy Spirit does a work in us whereby we are liberated from the lusts and perversions of this wicked old world.

He admonishes Timothy and all of us: "but thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

"I give thee charge in the sight of God, Who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, Who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:" (1 Timothy 6:11-14)

It is certainly a slap in our face, when Muslims and other non-Christians reject Christianity because of the lewd way in which our so-called Christian society conducts itself.

I hasten to say that the rock and roll music, loose living, pornography, abortion, alcoholism and perversion, which is so prevalent in our society, is in no way Christian! On the contrary, it is anathema!

It is sad to hear Muslim leaders saying that they do not want their people contaminated with "the abominable practices of sodomy, pornography, drug abuse, obscene rock & roll music and alcoholism, which are rife in Western Christian culture!"

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The Bible says, "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:11-12)

We are instructed, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

MAY JESUS CHRIST ALWAYS BE OUR  EXAMPLE, HE WAS PERFECT IN ALL RESPECTS

May Jesus Christ always be our example. He was perfect in all respects - SINLESS in deity and humanity - yet was obedient to the cross, suffering for our sin and shame, so that He could save us and bring us to God!

The Bible says, "Looking unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."  (Hebrews 12:2)

Jesus, "...being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross". (Philippians 2:6-8)

St. Paul was totally dedicated: "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."  (Romans 1:14-16)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantTHE CALL TO CONSECRATION

Consecration is the act of obedience, when we privately and publicly make a statement that we have given ourselves in dedication for God's service!

In like manner, as we consecrate a church building or musical instruments to Go''s service, so we consecrate our bodies, talents and riches unto the cause of Christ and His Church!

CHRIST IS CALLING US TO CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO RIGHTEOUS LIVING AND EVANGELISM

Christ is calling us to give ourselves wholeheartedly to His cause. To CONSECRATE OURSELVES unto a life of righteous living and evangelism!  He is looking for those who will be totally committed to His gospel, so that His light may shine in this ungodly world.

The Bible says, "...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12:1)

What does that mean to the liar, thief, adulterer, homosexual or gambler? Pure and simple - STOP DOING THOSE THINGS AND BEGIN LIVING PURE LIVES.

Jesus said, "Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it."  (Mark 8:35-36)

OUR LORD REQUIRES A FULL COMMITMENT FROM US

Our Lord requires a full commitment and consecration from us, for Him to trust us with His authority, gifts and power! He does not want to be the "fifth wheel" of our existence or a "fire-insurance policy" kept in a safety deposit box.

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantGOD MUST COME FIRST IN OUR LIVES

He must take center stage in our lives so that our lifestyle will be pleasing in His sight, and effective in our relationship to others!

Jesus, Who is our grand example, "set His face" to go to Jerusalem where He knew He would die upon a rugged cross and become "a curse for us", in order to purchase our salvation! (Galatians 3:13)

St. Paul said, "What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? For I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the Name of the Lord Jesus."  (Acts 21:13)

Again he stated, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."  (2 Timothy  4:6,7)

The great apostle was totally dedicated to Jesus Christ. His life was consecrated to His Gospel!

Martin Luther emphasized: "I live as though Jesus Christ was crucified yesterday, arose today & is coming again tomorrow."

The great leader of the Protestant Reformation was consumed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why God used him so mightily to bring back the simplicity, truth, purity & power of Christ's Gospel to a corrupt, idolatrous and backslidden Church!

This is the commendation given by the leaders of the Primitive Church regarding the preachers they sent out: "These are men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."  (Acts 15:26)

WE CAN CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO GO BY LIVING A 'DISCIPLINE CHRISTIAN LIFE'

A proper way to consecrate ourselves to God is through a 'Disciplined Christian Life'! Fasting & prayer is a good way to humble ourselves before God and to become consecrated wholly to God and His Kingdom!

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Jesus declared, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."  (Mark 16:15)

The paramount duty of the Christian is to communicate the gospel to our fellowmen by our chaste lifestyles, honesty, compassion and wholesome outlook.  We are "saved to serve"!

JESUS SAID, "THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART"

Jesus said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."  (Matthew 22:37-40)

The only road to true happiness is going God's way, walking the Gospel road, by loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves!

Let us always follow the Golden Rule:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  (Luke 6:31)

TRUE BELIEVERS OF CHRIST ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL NEEDS OF OTHERS

Born again Christians automatically seek the "high road of life" after an encounter with 'Jesus Christ'. We are concerned about the needs of others, spiritual, emotional and physical, because our lives have been changed: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Angelic beings brought the message of Christ's victory to the disciples, at the empty tomb on that first resurrection morning. They said, "Come and see the place where our Lord lay, and go and tell His disciples..." (Matthew 28:6, 7)

It is incumbent upon all Christians to experience God's blessings through Christ, and then to "go and tell" others the good news that there is hope for our nation and our world!

AND THAT HOPE LIES ONLY IN THE PROCLAMATION AND RECEPTION OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!

The Bible says, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:14)

WE ARE TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST OUR LORD

Christ has no hands but our hands, to do His work of preaching and spreading His Gospel to the ends of the earth. Let us be about our Father's business!

Christ is calling us all to communicate, share, spread, dispense, articulate and live His Gospel before this wicked world, so that many more will be saved before it is too late.

This also includes paying our tithes and giving offerings to God's work. Let us remember the words of our Lord Jesus: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)

prayers the Lords prayer, how to pray, prayers answered, why prayer is importantGOD'S WORD SAYS, "GIVE, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU"

He also stated: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."  (Luke 6:38)

Sir Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give". My question to us all is: Are we doing our share to spread the Gospel through our giving?

Or are we guilty of spending too much time & money pampering ourselves when multitudes are going to a 'Christless Eternity' because NO ONE HAS SHARED THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THEM?

William Penn stated: "If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to my fellow human being, let me do it now, and not deter nor neglect it. I shall not pass this way again."

Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel everyday and if you must - use words...It is in giving oneself, one receives; it is in forgetting oneself, that one is found; it is in pardoning, that one obtains pardon". He taught his students that there is no point in, "walking somewhere to preach, unless you can preach while you are walking"!

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Jesus said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

The Bible instructs: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every d man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness an fear:" (1 Peter 3:15)

"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

God loves you, my friend. He has purchased your total salvation through the death of His Son Jesus Christ Who paid for our sins with His pure and perfect blood!

The Bible declares that He not only died for our sins on the cross, but arose from the dead for our justification! (Romans 4:25)

Here is our Lord’s invitation to you: "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  (Matthew 11:28)


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 BE SAVED?

Jesus said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Yes, my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and troubles.  In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and healing to the sick!

1 - You must admit that you are a sinner

The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)

2 - You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God

You MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.

“That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: buot he that believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)

Anti-christ 666, the beast. Names of the anti-christ, facts about anti-christ, Revelation and the anti-christ3 - You must repent of your sins

The Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon”. (Isaiah 55:7)

Anti-christ 666, the beast. Names of the anti-christ, facts about anti-christ, Revelation and the anti-christ4 - You must receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour

The Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)

Anti-christ 666, the beast. Names of the anti-christ, facts about anti-christ, Revelation and the anti-christ5 - You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord

The Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. (Romans  10:9-10)

“…Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)


Salvation,salvation articles,salvation Bible scriptues verses, what is salvationHOW DO I INVITE 
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?

Pray to God, a prayer - from your heart.  

Tell Him that you are a sinner and that you need forgiveness.  Tell him that you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins.  Tell him that you are willing to change, to turn away from sin.  Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal Saviour.

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

If you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.  God Bless You.


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Bible Scriptures verses about 
The Holy Spirit, baptism of Holy Spirt - the Holy Ghost, verses scriptures water baptismThe Holy Spirit (The Holy Ghost)
Receiving the Holy Spirit &  Water Baptism by Immersion 
 (King James Version -KJV)

Salvation,salvation articles,salvation Bible verses scriptures, salvation sermons, what is salvationActs 2:38 - (kjv) - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 1:5  - (kjv) - For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Romans 6:4  - (kjv) - Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Romans 8:9-11 - (kjv) - But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his...

1 Peter 3:21  - (kjv) - The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

the Holy Ghost, verses scriptures water baptism, The Holy Spirit, baptism of Holy Spirt - Acts 2:1-47  - (kjv) - And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place...

Matthew 3:11 - (kjv) - I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:

Galatians 3:27  - (kjv) - For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:5 - (kjv) - I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 12:13 - (kjv) - For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Romans 6:3  - (kjv) - Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized unto his death?

Bible verses scriptures on the Holy Spirit, water baptism, The Holy Ghost, baptism of Holy Spirt, receiving Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 1:17  - (kjv) - For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

Acts 4:31 - (kjv) - And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Titus 3:5  - (kjv) - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:41 - (kjv) - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

Galatians 3:14 - (kjv) - That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

The Holy Ghost, baptism of Holy Spirt, receiving Holy Spirit, Bible verses scriptures on the Holy Spirit, water baptism, Acts 19:6 - (kjv) - And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them, and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Acts 10:47-48  - (kjv) - Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? ....

John 3:22  - (kjv) - After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea, and there he tarried with them and baptized.

Acts 2:4 - (kjv) - And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 3:5 - (kjv) - Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Matthew 3:13-17- (kjv) - Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him....

Matthew 28:19- (kjv) - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

baptism of Holy Spirt, receiving Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost,  Bible verses scriptures on the Holy Spirit, water baptism, Mark 16:15 - (kjv) - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

1 Peter 3:18-22  - (kjv) - For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: ..

Ephesians 4:5  - (kjv) - One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

2 Timothy 1:6 - (kjv) - Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Acts 22:16 - (kjv) - And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Acts 13:2- (kjv) - And they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Acts 10:48- (kjv) - And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.  Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 8:38 - (kjv) - And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized them.

Acts 9:18  - (kjv) - And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

Acts 4:8  - (kjv) - Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel.

Acts 8:36-39 - (kjv) - And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See [here is] water, what doth hinder me to be baptized?

Acts 22:16 - (kjv) - And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Acts 13:2- (kjv) - And they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Acts 1:8 - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

John 20:22 - And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

John 4:24 - God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

baptism of Holy Spirt - the Holy Ghost, verses scriptures water baptismJohn 4:2 - (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

John 4:1 - When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Luke 11:13 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Luke 3:21-22 - Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened

Luke 3:16 - John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

Mark 16:16 - He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Matthew 3:16 - And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Hebrews 6:2 - Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Colossians 3:10 - And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Colossians 2:12 - Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Ephesians 5:18 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Ephesians 4:22 - That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

1 Corinthians 15:29 - Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

1 Corinthians 10:2 - And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

Romans 8:1 - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Acts 18:8 - And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

Acts 11:15 - And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

Acts 10:47 - Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

Acts 10:44-46 - While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 

Acts 9:17 - And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:36-38 - And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

;Acts 8:36 - And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

Acts 8:12 - But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 16:33 - And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed [their] stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.


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