Except You Abide You Cannot Bear Fruit By James McConkey
Beloved, are we living the abiding life? Do we realize, on the one hand our helpless, hourly dependence upon Jesus Christ as the only fullness of life for us? Are we learning the lesson of looking to Him in all things? Has it become the habitual attit ... read more
Expectation For Revival By Maynard James
The urgent need for a genuine revival is the deep concern of real Christians throughout the world. From so many places come reports of barrenness and frustration, instead of fertility and spiritual achievement. And all this at a time when iniquity abo ... read more
Expecting And Preparing For Revival By Rich Carmichael
The Church in the first century made a powerful impact upon the world as the early Christians spread the gospel across cultural, racial and national boundaries. By the time the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians, he could declare, "All ov ... read more
Face The Future With Faith In God By W. C. Moore
The closing days of this twentieth century are in many ways darkening ones. Crime is soaring; shocking immorality and corruption are being exposed in places high and low; violence is becoming more deadly and is involving younger perpetrators and victi ... read more
Face To Face By Andrew Murray
"I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved" (Genesis 32:30).
In these words of Jacob, uttered after he had become Israel, a Prince with God, we find expression of that which prayer meant to him. The words show us what each child of Go ... read more
Faith In Life¬ís Difficult Places By H. W. Smith
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God; and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:6,7 ... read more
Faith: The Grace And The Gift By Samuel L. Brengle
¬ďBe not slothful but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises¬Ē (Heb. 6:12).
¬ďWithout 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 ... read more
Faithful Until He Comes By Rich Carmicheal
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! How joyous I am as I begin my work as the new publisher of the Herald of His Coming. What a privilege it is to be working with a ministry that the Lord has raised up and so richly blessed thes ... read more
Family Life Pictures Christ And His Church By Dr. Norman B. Harrison
In giving you the privilege of a home, God has a purpose in view. You are to use your home for His glory and not for your own pleasure.
God is a great teacher. He pictures truth. What would otherwise be abstract, He puts into concrete form--somethi ... read more
Fasting For Revival By D. W. Reynolds
In this day of extreme need when the Church in general is slipping and worldliness is swamping men¬ís souls and pulling them down to a lukewarm, defeated spiritual condition, we need a real revival of a return to intercession with fasting and prayer. W ... read more
Fasting Gives Additional Weight To Prayer By Gordon Cove
When we begin to fast and pray, it means that we have settled down to the real business of praying with a persistence. It is certain that God¬ís people would see more answers to their prayers, if they would miss more meals and spend the time in prayer.
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Fasting In The Home Adapted From Abraham Kuyper
That fasting is for us can hardly be denied. The testimony of Scripture is clear. Who can read the words of Jesus with unbiased mind and yet deny that Jesus placed fasting alongside of almsgiving and prayer in the godly life? He tore away the phar ... read more
Fasting Intensifies Prayer By Derek Prince
The best starting point for a study of the Christian discipline of fasting is to be found in the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 6:1-18 Christ gives instructions to His disciples on three related duties: giving alms, praying, and fasting.
In each ... read more
Fasting Is Putting God First By Gordon Cove
In early Church history, fasting was considered one of the pillars of the Christian religion. When the Church had power, fasting was an essential part of the faith.
Fasting is not mere abstinence from food or from any other pleasure, in itself. ... read more
Fasting May Be Needed The Sunday School Times
When personal and national problems weigh upon us, fasting besides prayer may be needed. When it is done under a heavy sense of burden and divine guidance, it has a quieting and beneficial effect on body, mind, and spirit. There is plenty of precedent for ... read more
Fasting: An Expression Of Humility By John A. Harvey
Fasting appears to be on the increase among earnest Christians. However, many seem to enter into this exercise without understanding its spiritual essence or value.
If we fail to comprehend the type of fasting God chooses, we risk being of no effe ... read more
Fight The Good Fight Of Faith By Samuel L. Brengle
A friend with whom I once lodged claimed the blessing of a clean heart, and testified to it at the breakfast table the next morning. He said he had doubted whether there was such an experience, but he had been led to study the Bible, and to observe the ... read more
Fill Thou My Life, O Lord By Horatius Bonar
Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God, in every part with praise,
That my whole being may proclaim Thy being and Thy ways
Not for the lip of praise alone, nor e¬íen the praising heart
I ask, but for a life made up of praise in every part!
Praise in the comm ... read more
First Step To Revival By Paul E. Billheimer
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).
We hear mu ... read more
Fitted For The New Jerusalem By John Ker
There is a different color of beauty in different precious stones. God may be burnishing one man to the sparkle of the diamond, while another He is deepening to the glow of the ruby. For this reason there are such different temperaments in Christian char ... read more
Following On To Know The Lord By John Newton, Edited from The Utterance Of The Heart
Most who know themselves may observe a humbling difference between their knowledge and their practice. To hear a believer speak of the evil of sin, the vanity of the world, the love of Christ, the beauty of holiness, or the importance of eternity, who w ... read more
For Deepening Of The Spiritual Life By Rev. Maynard James
The practice of fasting under the guidance of the Holy Spirit is a means of spiritual power in the devotional life of the Christian. It humbles the spirit, disciplines the body, gives time for self-examination, and casts the soul in humble dependence up ... read more
For God, Against Sin By Lois J. Stucky
Among the early followers of Christ were those who found some of His sayings "hard" (John 6:60)--tough, severe. This issue of Herald of His Coming has what some will term "hard sayings" in it.
Words such as "repent," "obey," "do My will," "serve, ... read more
For Those Who Are Not Christ¬ís By Rev. J. C. Ryle
Reader, I love your soul, and want it to be saved. I am therefore going to speak to you about Hell. There is such a place as Hell. Let no one deceive you with vain words. What men do not like they try hard not to believe. There is such a place as Hell!
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Four Things To Be Doing Now And When Jesus Comes Again Author Unknown
"Look Up!" (Luke 21:28). As our redemption draws nearer we should be looking up to Jesus for strength, victory and deliverance. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33). If our interests are God¬ís, we will engage in pray ... read more
Freedom From Anxiety By George M√ľller
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4: ... read more
Freedom From The Self-Life By Andrew Murray
How can I be free from the self-life? What is it to be dead with Christ? How can I practically enter into this death with Christ?
The great characteristic of Christ is His death. From eternity He came with the commandment of ... read more
Fresh and Up-to-date In Our Experience Of The Spirit¬ís Fulness By Roy Hession
Let us look at this great apostolic word, ¬ďAnd be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit¬Ē (Eph. 5:18). Let us note the grammar involved in that word ¬ďbe filled,¬Ē for it has helpful lessons to teach us.
First it is in the ... read more
From A Letter Of Robert Murray McCheyne
"I am deepened in my conviction, that if we are to be instruments in such a work [revival], we must be purified from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. O, cry for personal holiness, constant nearness to God, by the Blood of the Lamb. Bask in His ... read more
From A Revivalist¬ís Sermons By John Greenfield taken from "Power From On High"
"Christians are God¬ís people, begotten by His Spirit, obedient to Him, enkindled by His fire; His blood is their glory."
"In order to preach aright, take three looks before every sermon: one at thine own sinfulness; another at the depth of huma ... read more
Fruit Of Prayer By E. M. Bounds
During the great Welsh revival a minister was said to be very successful in winning souls by one sermon that he preached. Hundreds were converted. Far away in a valley the news reached a brother minister of the marvelous success of this great sermon. He d ... read more
Fuel For The Flame By Paul E. Billheimer
Paul Billheimer was a contemporary and a valued friend of Brother and Sister Moore, although they never met in person. This article written from the devotion of Brother Billheimer¬ís heart struck a corresponding chord in the hearts of Brother and Sister M ... read more
Full All The Time By F. F. Bosworth
To every sinner Jesus says, "Come unto Me." To every Spirit-filled Christian He says, "Abide in Me." So few today have ever been taught what it means to fully abide in Christ, the "True Vine." Before telling His disciples to abide in Him, Jesus had sp ... read more
Full Surrender By James Gilchrist Lawson
One of the most consecrated Christians as well as one of the greatest of gospel singers and hymn writers was Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876). He was taken away early in life, but before his departure wrote some of our best hymns, among them being, "Let ... read more
Give The Truth In Love By W. C. Moore
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, is it nothing to us that people backslide in our very midst? If we were filled with the Holy Spirit as God¬ís Word tells us to be (Ephesians 5:18), rivers of Living Water would flow from us (John 7:37-39). We are at fa ... read more
Give Yourself A Living Sacrifice By A. Murray
The more we study and try to practice this grace of intercession, the more we become overwhelmed by its greatness and our feebleness. Let every such impression lead us to listen: "My grace is sufficient for thee," and to answer truthfully: "Our sufficienc ... read more
Giving Due Honor To Leaders By Robert Boyd
The relation between a Christian leader and his people is represented in the Scriptures as very solemn and tender. He is God¬ís messenger, to speak to them the words of truth, to feed their souls with the bread of life, to watch for their souls as one who ... read more
Gladly Yielded Like Christ --Selected
We need not only the surrender of the will, but the whole being going along with glad obedience. This is the spirit of the slain Lamb. We, His bride, are to be united to this Lamb. How can we unless we too have been slain?
We have thought that an enti ... read more
Go To The Word Of God; Take Nothing For Granted Author unknown
I have been startled at the confessions from God¬ís people, how those who for years have been zealous Christians have confessed to pride, self-sufficiency, self-seeking, a censorious and critical spirit, a lack of love--all these things covered up in t ... read more
God Abounds Toward Us That We May Abound To Others By F. B. Meyer
Abundance is characteristic of God. Go forth on a spring morning, and look on the flowers with which He has carpeted the woodlands. Daisies and buttercups, primroses and cowslips in myriads bear witness to the prodigality of His thought and power--His th ... read more
God And The Storm By Michael P. Horban
"What was God doing last night during the storm?" a little girl asked her father.
Then without waiting for him to reply, she answered her own question: "I know. God was making the morning!"
God is forever making mornings.
So it is ... read more
God Calls To A New Life By Horatius Bonar
It is to a new life that God is calling us, not to some new steps in life, some new habits or ways or motives or prospects, but to A NEW LIFE.
To produce this new life the eternal Son of God became flesh, died, was buried, and rose again. It is no ... read more
God Counts On Our Prayers By Andrew Murray
Think of how God is hindered and disappointed when His children do not pray, or pray but little. The low, feeble life of the Church and the lack of the power of the Holy Spirit for conversion and holiness, is all owing to the lack of prayer. How differe ... read more
God Faithfully Fulfills His Promises By Rosalind Goforth
In October 1887, my husband, Jonathan Goforth, was appointed by the Canadian Presbyterian Church to open a new field in the northern section of the province of Honan, China. We left Canada the following January, reaching China in March 1888. Not until ... read more
God Fills The Hungry By W. C. Moore
"He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away" (Luke 1:53).
Our unchanging God is not forcing His blessings on those who are already satisfied. If we want God we can have God! But if we are rich, and increase ... read more
God Give Us Grace To Pay The Price By Hyman J. Appelman
Only a sweeping religious awakening will bring God back to our nation and save our land. We need a religious awakening that will expose the bitter, devilish, evil of sin. But how may we have such a religious awakening?
As in the time of Samuel, ... read more
God Honors United Prayer By Wesley L. Duewel
Tremendous answers to prayer have resulted from gatherings for united prayer. In addition to the specific answers received, there are always great spiritual benefits, as all those praying learn to prevail more effectively.
1. The spirit of pray ... read more
God Looked On While They Brought Their Gifts Of Love By J. Arthur Mouw
This article, written in 1948 by J. Arthur Mouw (now deceased), is reprinted from an earlier edition of Herald of His Coming. It will instruct and encourage readers who have written to inquire about tithing.
The story I am about to relate is concer ... read more
God Must Have A Tested And Tried People By W. C. Moore
God never changes (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8). His ways are not our ways (Isa. 55:8-9). Earthly parents shield their children from severe testings. Not so the Lord.
It is sadly true that many Christian parents spoil their children ¬Ė yield to their pl ... read more
God Wants You For A Channel By Merv Rosell
God wants humble men for His channels. "God...hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth. For thou shalt be His witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard" (Acts 22:1 ... read more