How To Be A Triumphant Christian From Capital Voice
The converted sinner loves God and is resolved to live for God. But he soon realizes that there are conflicts. We have an adversary, Satan, who seeks constantly to sidetrack us, and defeat us. We can overcome him and be victorious each day if we will -- ... read more
How To Be Delivered From Prayerlessness By Andrew Murray
The greatest stumbling block in the way of victory over prayerlessness is the secret feeling that we shall never obtain the blessing of being delivered from it. Often have we put forth effort in this direction, but in vainÂ…If the question is put: "Is a ... read more
How To Break A Fast By Evangelist James Miller
The following suggestions are from my own experience: fresh orange juice, or other fruit juices, are good to break a fast. If a short fast, they may be taken undiluted. If a longer fast, dilute with water and take a glass every two hours the first ... read more
How To Memorize Scripture By C. N. Peckham
Jesus said, Â“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are lifeÂ” (John 6:63). When Scripture is memorized the mind has to meditate upon the words which are being mastered, and these often become the words of Jesus to the heart. These word ... read more
Humility And Death To Self By Andrew Murray
"He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death" (Phil. 2:8).
Humility is the path to death, because in death it gives the highest proof of its perfection. Humility is the blossom of which death to self is the perfect fruit. Jesus humbled Himsel ... read more
Humility And Exaltation By Andrew Murray
"He that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 14:11, 18:13).
"God giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall exalt you" (James 4:10).
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, ... read more
Humility And Faith By Andrew Murray
In an address I recently heard, the speaker said that the blessings of the higher Christian life were often like the objects exposed in a shop window--one could see them clearly and yet could not reach them. If told to stretch out his hand and take, a m ... read more
Humility And Happiness By Andrew Murray
"Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weakness, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me. Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses: for when I am weak, then am I strong" (2 Cor.12:9-10).
Lest Paul should exalt h ... read more
Humility And Holiness By Andrew Murray
The blessed truths of holiness in Christ and holiness by faith are being emphasized today. The great test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life--will be whether it be manifest in the increasing humility it produces. ... read more
Humility and Sin By Andrew Murray
Humility is often identified with penitence and contrition. When it is thought of like this, there appears to be no way of fostering humility but by keeping the soul occupied with its sin. But humility is something else and something more. In the teac ... read more
Humility In Daily Life By Andrew Murray
"He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" (1 John 4:20).
What a solemn thought--that our love to God will be measured by our everyday dealings with men and the love it displays! Our love to God ... read more
Humility In The Disciple Of Jesus By Andrew Murray
"Let him that is chief among you be as he that doth serve" (Luke 22:26).
Let us look for humility in the circle of the chosen companions of Jesus--the twelve apostles. In their lack of humility we find the contrast between Christ and men. This wil ... read more
Humility: Entire Dependence On God By Andrew Murray
"They shall cast their crowns before the throne, saying: Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power: for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they were, and were created" (Rev. 4:11).
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Humility: In The Teaching Of Jesus By Andrew Murray
"Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly of heart" (Matthew 11:29). "Whosoever will be chief among you let him be your servant, even as the Son of Man came... to serve" (Matthew 20:27-28).
We have seen humility in the life of Christ as He laid open ... read more
Humility: The Secret Of Redemption By Andrew Murray
"Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus; who emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant; and humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death. Wherefore God also highly exalted Him" (Philippians 2:5-7).
No tree can grow excep ... read more
Idle Words By S. L. Flowers
We have often wondered, if a book were written containing all our words, would we be willing to meet it at the judgment, be willing to have it opened up before the assembled millions when the world is on fire and the elements melting with fervent heat?
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If Repentance Is Lacking By Donald Gee
What I believe to be the deepest need of every revival is repentance. If there is not repentance in a revival, it does not go deep enough. It is shallow.
"Then began He [Jesus] to upbraid the cities where most of His mighty works were ... read more
If You Have Lost The BlessingÂ—What? By Samuel L. Brengle
Â“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God ... and ye have not obeyed My voice. Return ... and I will not cause Mine anger to fall upon ... read more
If You Will Meet Conditions - Yours Can Be A Changed Life By Wesley L. Duewel
If one-tenth of the work done in the name of Christ were done in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, this world would be turned upside down for God! It is significant that in the letters to the churches found in Revelation 2:3 the phrase repeat ... read more
In Such An Hour As Ye Think Not The Son Of Man Cometh By W. C. Moore
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (1 Corinthians 15:52).
A man was addicted to drinking wine, and getting drunk. He was ... read more
In The Hour Of Trial By James Montgomery
Â“In the hour of trial, Jesus plead with me, lest by base denial I depart from Thee. When Thou seest me waver, with a look recall, nor for fear or favor suffer me to fall.
Â“With forbidden pleasures would this vain world charm, or its sordid treasures sp ... read more
In The Light Of ChristÂ’s Imminent Return By Fred D. Jarvis
There are signs all around us that we may be living in the terminal generation, and that the coming of Christ is breathtakingly near. We who know the Bible have the blessed hope of His return. It appears that the gateway to glory is about to open, and ... read more
In The Light Of ChristÂ’s Return By James F. Hardman
In the light of our Lord's return, we must be vigilant in prayer, full of faith and good works and eager in our mission of evangelism. "Teaching about the Second Coming," avers a modern writer, "adds urgency to evangelism."
Even in the early days o ... read more
In The Likeness Of His Resurrection By Andrew Murray
"For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection ...that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of His Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life" (Roma ... read more
In The Presence Of Darkness By Mary Block
Alliance Life EditorÂ’s Note: Missionary Mary Block, a consejaria (counselor), estimates that 90 percent of individuals she sees in her counseling have had some involvement with the occult. Mary works with hurting people in BogotĂˇ, Colombia. Even after ... read more
In The Real World They Say "Identification" - Not Persecution By Betty Crouse
Have you ever sat in a crowded room where more than half the people have been imprisoned because of their faith in Jesus Christ? Having been held in stark prison conditions and dark, backbreaking labor for two to twelve years, Chinese itinerant evange ... read more
In The World, But Not Of The World By John D. Woodbridge
What is the relation of the Christian to the world we live in? Are we Christians sheltered from the sins and enticements of todayÂ’s culture? No, not at all. As Christians, we are called by the Lord to live in the world but not be of it (1 John 2:15-16). ... read more
In Unity Is Strength By G. S. Ingram
The strength unity gives is something inconceivable. The power of each individual member is increased to a large degree by the inspiration of fellowship with a large and conquering host. Nothing can so help us to an ever-larger faith as the consciousnes ... read more
Incense Is Beaten Small By Lalith Mendis
Â“Take unto you sweet spices Â… and you shall make it a perfume Â… tempered together, pure and holy: and you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it shall be u ... read more
Increase Your Longing And Hope By Dale Schlafer
"Oh, Breath of Life, come sweeping through us,
Revive Thy Church with life and pow'r,
O Breath of Life, come cleanse, renew Us,
"And fit Thy Church to meet this hour."
--Bessie Porter Head
"Lord, I give myself to You, whatever the cost may be ... read more
Increasing Prayer, Increasing Results By G. W. S.
A layman friend began a meeting in a country schoolhouse in haying time. The only Christians in the community were two young women. He asked these young women if they would pray fifteen minutes daily for the saving of souls in that community. They covenan ... read more
Inspiring And Maintaining Our Personal Witness By Dr. Peter Masters
How can we encourage and inspire one another to witness? Here are some of the biblical themes which should always challenge us.
A Matter Of Conviction
Personal witness must be a matter of conviction with us. All the personal witness texts, with ... read more
Is Christ Honored In My Life? By C. H. MacIlravy
The people around us are watching us, they are looking and examining us to see exactly what we are, regardless of our testimonies. They are hearkening for our voices, not only in the meetings and when we are in the Spirit, but when we are not consciou ... read more
Is There Grumbling In Your Tent? By Kim Butts
A young boy was walking in the desert with his father. Suddenly the father yelled for his son to stop and walk slowly to one side. Without hesitation, the boy did exactly as his father had commanded, soon seeing what his obedience had saved him from. ... read more
Is There Hope For Revival In Darkening Days? By W. C. Moore
The wreckage of civilization is around us! Disobedience in the homes, godlessness in the schools, crime on the streets, immorality in society, corruption in the government, even apathy and hypocrisy in the churches. The world is in crisis!
What Are Bor ... read more
It Is Not What Other People Do To Us That Harms Us Â– It Is Our Own Reaction By Paul E. Billheimer
It is the treasures that cost us mast that enrich us. The worldÂ’s greatest blessings have come out of its greatest sorrows. The poet Goethe is reported to have said, Â“I never had an affliction which did not turn into a poem.Â”
Many of the finest things ... read more
It Is Time To Seek The Lord By W. C. Moore
"Till He come and rain righteousness upon you" (Hos. 10:12). "Wilt Thou not revive us againÂ…?" (Psa. 85:6).
Let us seek God for revival Â– let us center on revival Â– and desperately, definitely ask God for rain in the time of the latter rain (Ze ... read more
It Is Time To Seek The Lord! By W. C. Moore
"It is time to seek the Lord till He come and rain righteousness upon you" (Hosea 10:12). Let us desperately seek God for revival--let us center on revival --and desperately, definitely ask God for rain in the time of the latter rain! (Zechariah 10:1).
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It Takes Prayer To Get Revival Fires Burning! By W. C. Moore
Revival is in GodÂ’s heart. Â“Wilt Thou not revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee?Â” (Psa. 85:6) Â– and it is up to each and every one of us who are born again children of God to pray through for the accomplishment of the thing God wants d ... read more
Items For Prayer And Praise By Lois J. Stucky
At so great, so great a price, our precious Lord Jesus overcame the evil one and provided for His own a full and complete redemption. He has redeemed us from a cruel, cruel taskmaster. Christ has delivered us out of that Kingdom of darkness with its fea ... read more
Jesus Warns And Entreats By A. L. K.
"Be you therefore ready...."!
"The Son of man cometh at an hour that you think not" (Luke 12:40). Jesus is coming in an unexpected hour when some will not be ready.
"Take heed to yourselves...."!
"Lest at any time your hearts be overcharg ... read more
Jesus, Eminent Example And Teacher of Prayer By E. M. Bounds
The example of our Lord in the matter of prayer is one which His followers might well copy. Christ prayed much and He taught much about prayer. His life and His works, as well as His teaching, are illustrations of the nature and the necessity of praye ... read more
JesusÂ’ Revival Words For This Hour By Mark Bubeck
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27, 2000.
The Lord gave me an assignment to pray for revival when I was very young, and for over fifty years now God has held that ... read more
John Bunyan On Prayer From The Pilgrim, January 1962
We have run across a few lines on the subject of prayer, written by John Bunyan, the author of PilgrimÂ’s Progress, the worldÂ’s second "best seller," the Bible being the first, of course. Here is what Bunyan wrote:
"When thou prayest, rather let ... read more
Judge Yourself First By William B. Young
Any prophet of God who boldly stands up today and exposes sin for the odorous stench that it is, as Jesus exposed it, will likely be charged with being judgmental, negative and out of touch with the contemporary beat.
The weak, compromising prophets wo ... read more
Keep An Unclouded Relationship With God Â– At Any Cost By Harold Voekel
Sit down with pencil and paper, and Â– verse by verse Â– let the Word of God search your heart. It will mean recognizing, admitting, even recording your sins as theyÂ’re revealed Â– yours, not your neighborÂ’s. It will mean Spirit-guided confession and restor ... read more
Keep The Fire! By Charles H. Spurgeon
"The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out" (Lev. 6:13).
Keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of all piety. The sanctuary and family altars borrow their fires here; therefore, let this burn wel ... read more
Keep The Word Diligently By William Cowper
Â“Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligentlyÂ” (Psalm 119:4).
For three reasons should we keep the commandments of the Lord with diligence. First, because our adversary that seeks to snare us by the transgression of them is diligent in tempti ... read more
Keeping A Revival Focus By Lois J. Stucky
If you have turned to this page from reading the story of the Canadian Revival, you will be feeling something of the joy of this gracious work of God's grace in our day. The half cannot be told even in a first-hand report of it from the platfor ... read more
Keeping ChristÂ’s Victory In Our Lives By Paul E. Billheimer
"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not" (1 John 5:18).
Nothing in this scripture is intended in any way to contradict the truth of our utter depen ... read more