12: More than Conquerors (Rom. viii. 37)
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us" (Romans viii. 37).
It is a tremendous thing to be a conqueror in all the conflicts of the holy war, but it is vastly greater to be "more than conqueror in ... read more
A Clean Church
"Purifying their hearts by faith" (Acts xv. 9). Holiness is a state; entire sanctification is an experience; the Holy Ghost is a person. We come into the state of holiness through the experience of entire sanctification, wrought by the omnipotent ener ... read more
A Demonstrative Church
"These men are filled with new wine." "It was noised abroad" and the people "were all amazed." The world admires and commends enthusiasm in everything but in religion. This country is a perfect hive of human industry. We hear the hum and roar and b ... read more
A Larger Outlook (Isaiah liv. 2)
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations"(Isaiah liv, 2).
Many Scriptures have divers meanings and applications. They apply, for example, to the life of State, Church or Home; and they ... read more
A Liberal Church
"And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all as every man had need. Neither was there any among them that lacked, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them and brought the price of the things that were sold and laid t ... read more
A Powerful Church
"Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you." There can be no success without power. Power is the very condition of success. It is the all-important need of the people of God, for by its presence failure is placed beyond the ran ... read more
A Powerful Church -- (Continued)
There is a widespread misapprehension as to what spiritual power really is. It is not power to found colleges nor maintain great universities. It is not power to teach the arts or sciences, to build pyramids, to drive steamships, to run express trains, ... read more
A Witnessing Church
"Ye shall be witnesses unto me." "They all began to speak." Spontaneously, instinctively, the witnessing tongue began to vibrate. Never once did the fire-touched disciples think of sitting down and holding a silent meeting. Equally foreign to them w ... read more
Abounding Grace (Rom. v.20)
"Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound" (Romans v. 20).
The primary truth set forth in this text is beautifully illustrated by a law of nature, which is a sort of a symbol of the glory of the redemption. When a boy, and passin ... read more
Abundant Resources (II. Cor. ix. 8)
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work "(II. Cor ix. 8).
We have a perfect right to look for and expect the operations of the superhuman ... read more
Blessings in Disguise (Psalm lxvi. 12)
"Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place." (Psalms lxvi. 12).
The margin reads "a moist place," which means ''a fertile place.'' The gre ... read more
Call of Rebekah (Gen. xxiv. 34-36)
"And he said, I am Abraham's servant. And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. And Sarah, my master's wi ... read more
Composed of Regenerated Souls
The Ideal Pentecostal Church is composed of regenerated souls. There is not an unconverted person in all its membership. Moreover, God's definition of regeneration differs from that of man. It means more by fearful odds than is popularly supposed for ... read more
Established in Christ (II. Cor. i. 21, 22)
"Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; who hath so sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts " (II. Cor. I. 21, 22).
We readily recognize several very prominent thoughts sugges ... read more
Exploits (Daniel ii. 32)
"But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits" (Daniel xi. 32).
Someone has truthfully said: "Weakness is a spreading malady; strength is a spreading energy. If we are weak we scatter weakness, we make others ... read more
Fire from Heaven (Matt. iii. 11)
"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: whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floo ... read more
God's Choice of Instruments (I. Cor. i. 27, 28)
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and thi ... read more
Has Healthy Converts
They are described as "continuing steadfast in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship." A healthy mother gives birth to healthy children, and a church spiritually strong will have strong and vigorous converts. It is of incalculable value to have a good ... read more
Holiness Unto the Lord (2 Peter I: 21)
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Pet. 1: 21.
We may trace Divine inspiration all the way back to Eden. God used to manifest His will to Adam a ... read more
Is Magnetic, Attractive
"Multitudes came together." One of the greatest problems of the day which confronts Protestantism is, "How shall we reach the masses?" Great convocations are held and from large platforms the question is discussed again and again. Ways and means are ... read more
Joy and Strength (Neh. viii: 10)
"For the joy of the Lord is your strength."
There is no greater difference between the Christian religion and other religions than in the matter of cheerfulness and joyfulness. The natural countenance of heathendom is gloomy and often ... read more
Knows No Gender
The ideal Pentecostal Church is without distinction as to the prominence given to the sexes. The women were equally honored with the men when the Spirit was poured out. "These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication with the women." " ... read more
Laborers with God (1 Cor. iii: 9)
For we are laborers together with God." 1 Cor. 8: 9.
This is the announcement of the greatest partnership known in the history of time. It almost staggers our hearts as well as thrills our hearts when we remember that there is a partner ... read more
Messenger of the Covenant (Mal. iii: 1-4)
Behold, I will send My messenger and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in: behold He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abid ... read more
Monarch Born in a Stable (Isa. ix: 6-7)
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace ... read more
For at least six thousand years God has had his idea of what the Pentecostal Church should be. From the time he first viewed the wreck and ruin of the race, wrought by that miracle of hell, sin, he knew what was possible for Him to bring out of the debris ... read more
Our Father's Care (Isa. xlix: 16)
"Behold I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands, thy walls are continually before me." Isa. 49: 16.
This was an answer to the cry of Israel, "The Lord hath forsaken me, and my God hath forgotten me." It was an hour of distress, ... read more
Puts the People Under Conviction
"They were pricked in their hearts." "And when he is come he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment." The blessed Holy Ghost "when he is come" into the hearts of believers will convict sinners of sin. He is invariable ... read more
Rooted and Grounded (Col. ii. 6, 7)
As ye have therefore received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving"(Colossians 2: 6-7).
Out of this passage the fo ... read more
Stephen's Fullness (Acts vi. 5)
"And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost "(Acts VI. 5).
This is our first introduction to Stephen. We know nothing of his birthplace or childhood, his genealogy or his education. We are not told his political, ... read more
The Besetting Sin (Heb. xii: 1-4)
"Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher ... read more
The Conquest of Canaan (Joh. xiii: 1)
"There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed." Josh. 13: 1.
The conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua was a most striking type of the conquest of Christianity under the leadership of Christ, the Captain of our salvat ... read more
The Good Spirit of the Lord (Neh. ix: 20)
"Thou gavest, also, thy good Spirit to instruct them, and withheld not Thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst." Neh. 9: 20.
"Thou gavest also Thy good Spirit to instruct them." This is a statement of the f ... read more
The Holy Place (Psalm xxiv. 3, 4)
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully" (Psalms xxiv. 3, 4).
This twenty-fourth ... read more
The Holy war (Eph. vi: 10-11)
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." (Eph. 6:10-11.)
The word war is pregnant with horror. It has asso ... read more
The Perfection which God Requires (Phil. iii, 8-15)
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righ ... read more
The Resurrection (Mark xvi, 1-14)
"And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Salome, had brought sweet spices that they might come and anoint Him. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising o ... read more
The Secret of the Lord (Psalm xxv. 14)
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant"(Psalm xxv. 14).
The natural world is full of secrets. It is a sort of treasure house, filled with mysteries, about which man knows but little. Scienc ... read more
The Spirit of the Gospel (Isa. lxi: 1-2)
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. To p ... read more
The True Saint (Isaiah xxxiii. 14-16)
"Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that st ... read more
This is That (Acts ii. 16-18)
"But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; and it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your ol ... read more