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John Follette

John Follette (1883 - 1966)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker John Follette in text and pdf format. Follette was a gifted Bible teacher and author, who had both perspective and spiritual depth in his interpretation of the Word. He was an illuminated spirit in the field of spiritual reality, and had an unusual ability to impart “spirit and life” into those who sat under his ministry.

He received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1913 while a student at a Bible School in Rochester, New York, and later became a teacher there until the school closed. He also taught for many years at Southern California Bible College. During the later years of his life, he was called into a wider field, ministering in conferences and retreats which took him around the world. He passed into his eternal reward in 1966 at the age of 82.

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A Correct Perspective for our Spiritual Development
      God has satisfied my spiritual hunger in a measure, but I am not perfectly satisfied yet. I am satisfied that I have found the source of all life and truth, but I recognize that there is much more. There is yet before us an expansive field of spirit ... read more

A Personal Testimony
       I am spiritually minded; my feet are upon the earth, but my heart is in heaven. It is good to be in both realms, and to adjust yourself. That is really living. When I teach, I am teaching out of my heart; not out of a book. I teach out of my life. ... read more

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
       Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the divine explosion within the innermost part of man which brings to the surface all things good and evil. If you don't find an interior revolution which will affect the external, I question your experience of the ba ... read more

Bread & Fishes
       The Lord has placed within us the ability to worship as the means to find satisfaction for the deep inner longing that is resident within each one of us. This worship is to flow out from our inner depths, upward to the Lord, as we recognize that He ... read more

Bride of Christ
       Eve was taken OUT of the body of Adam. Notice that it was not the whole body of Adam which made the bride. So, too, out of the Body of Christ can come His Bride. This also is brought about by a separation -- He calls the overcoming group His Bride. Th ... read more

Choices and Decisions
       We are standing here, and we are the sum total of all the choices and decisions we have made in our lives. They have all registered, and this, is the composition of our character. We live in our wills. We forget, when speaking about heaven, that so ... read more

Christian Character - a Qualification
       We have been considering the subject of Christian character from several viewpoints. Let us think of it as qualifying us for Christian living, and trace its importance as suggested by some scriptures I shall read. Let us consider two pictures together ... read more

Christian Character: A Progressive Development
       This that I share is truth which I have discovered in the field of spiritual reality. This world of spiritual reality is abstract and invisible, but it is more real than the material world. There is a Divine process in which the Lord is far more i ... read more

Church
       There has always been a main objective towards which every manifestation of God moves. Each dispensation shows this. Today it is the Body of Christ. What was the burden of Paul's prayers? It was for the growth and development of believers -- the Bod ... read more

Communion
       He is a seeking God --seeking with a broken heart; not getting the response which He should have in the creature. We say our hearts get so hungry, but God's heart is so hungry. When did you give Him anything to satisfy Him? When did you feed Him? The ... read more

Cross
       Every man will find his discipline, and every man will find his cross. All Christians are not disciples. When He first introduces the cross, it is to Christians. Jesus Christ never places a cross on anybody. It is in our volitional Power of will to ch ... read more

Deep Calleth Unto Deep
       THE CALL OF DEEP UNTO DEEP Down in the depth of my nature Where the issues of life are born, From that unknown mystical realm, Surviving through ages of storm, A call is forever rising-- But its language I cannot speak. It wa ... read more

Detachment
       Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body. I thank God for this wonderful Body of His that is throughout the earth. All direction for this Body is to come from the Head. The Lord does not expect my hand to be my brain. Rather, He expects my hand ... read more

Direction for Our Lives
      When God formed man and breathed life into him, He placed within man an objective for his life. This “objective” is like a prize that is placed before us as a goal to be reached. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this on ... read more

Divine Arrangement
       A divine arrangement is a certain method or rule by which God works. Never ask Him to change to accommodate your mind; adapt yourself to His method. 2 Timothy 1:7: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a ... read more

Divine Revelation
       Never approach the Lord as you would approach any other literature. The Holy Spirit is needed for its revelation. Truth cometh by revelation, and that by the Spirit of God; not by our mental processes, but by the Holy Spirit, Who reveals the things o ... read more

Emotions
      Sometimes I have a test of faith as I mature in God. He doesn't ask me to understand Him. but He under\-stands me perfectly. I don't always understand Him. but I love Him anyway. Sometimes He is very difficult to understand, and I say. ,Lord. don't lo ... read more

Emptied From Vessel to Vesse
       "Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity; therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed." (Jer. 48:11). In th ... read more

End Time
      All the fields will be going into distortion -- music, philosophy, literature, everything. The enemy comes in to distort it -- the rhythm ,and beauty are gone. We see it in every field. The standards that maintained, and were good in their own fields, tha ... read more

Faith
      When God speaks the Word, it has two definite qualifies. It is authoritative, and it has creative power. The Word is quickened by the Spirit. Faith lays hold of, and wraps itself around that Word. It is our garrison of strength, and security for faith. It ... read more

Fellow With Christ in the Yoke
       SINGING PLOWMAN God's plow struck deep within my heart And plowed long furrows, one by one, Through fallow ground so hard and firm, From early morn till set of sun. The plow-share was eternal TRUTH Which tore the hidden roots in ... read more

Fellowship
      Sometimes, just the offering of our humanity pleases Him. He loved the disciples' presence, but there was failure on their part on the Mount of Transfiguration. They also failed in the Garden, because of their limited spiritual comprehension. Matthew 26: ... read more

Fellowship in the Cross and Crown
       After our Lord Jesus Christ gets the young Christians yoked up and they are rendering beautiful service with the blessing of God upon them, when He has them so close to Him that they can look right into His eyes and they are pulling along together, He ... read more

Fellowship with Christ in the Yoke
      Singing Plowman God’s plow struck deep within my heart And plowed long furrows, one by one, Through fallow ground so hard and firm, From early morn till set of sun. The plow-share was eternal TRUTH Which tore the hidden roots in me And turned ... read more

Flesh
      God didn't even want the smell of sweat on the Priests. Anything of the human; the agitation of the flesh; the effort of flesh; He does not want. (Ezek. 44:18) Do not let the old nature which is still alive, direct traffic -- deny yourself. The Boo ... read more

Fruition
      “But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.” “And he said unto them, cast the net on the right side ... read more

General Maxims
       If we know HIM, we know enough! Christ's character is built in us; not given to us. Righteousness is imputed. Never take the initiative in moving into anything unless you have the Word of God to garrison you. --As soon as the Spirit takes hold of ... read more

Gifts
      In Romans 11:29 we read that "The gifts and calling of God are without repentance:" A gift can be operated purely in the flesh or psyche; it depends purely upon who is back of the motivating and directing. -- In I Corinthians, chapters 12-14 we find Pau ... read more

God Moving in Houston in 1997
      If God wants to appear in a body, He can, but in essence He is Spirit; not a spirit, but He is Spirit. The article is not in the original at all. He is Spirit. That is why He is present everywhere. I don't define God: I experience Him. I can have a ... read more

God's Objective
      Thou hast always taken the initiative to reach us. In just that simple, and humble way, we come back and say, "Thank You, Lord; continue to draw us that we may run after Thee and find Thee." We are on our way back to Thy wonderful and loving heart, and ... read more

Graduation
      It is our attitude toward Truth, and our power to receive that classifies us. Paul mentions three classes of people: natural; spiritual; carnal man. The thing which determines the class to which we belong, is our capacity to understand: our love of Truth; ... read more

Healing
      Regarding healing: The miracle in the flesh will perish, but the miracle in the spirit -- to make us into living spirits -- will last through eternal ages. Do you want deliverance or development? People get these strange ideas that God always fits into ... read more

Holy Spirit
      After the fall and ruin, the Holy Spirit still moves as the life principle of God. He now groans throughout all creation, as well as in the heart of the believer, and waits for the day of triumph and consummation. He brooded over the earth in the beginnin ... read more

How to Read the Bible
       Trust the Lord to give each one his portion. I thought this morning instead of taking one text, the Lord didn’t lay that on my heart at all, I felt to read you something in the Word and show you how the Lord opens up the truth to me. Would that h ... read more

Jesus
      We forget we have a victorious Head; He is crowned, and all power is vested in Him in heaven and in earth. We are only cells in the Body. We don't have to worry; just look at the birds, etc. He is the center of everything; He is the center of the univ ... read more

Kingdom of God
      In Luke 17:20-21, where. He speaks of "the kingdom of God" -- this kingdom realm that we live in -- Jesus didn't call it "the kingdom." He called it "the realm' and I like it much better; Many of our translators are using the word "realm" now, an ... read more

Knowing His Will for our Lives
       As we daily walk with the Lord, seeking to please Him in all things, His will for our lives will gradually unfold before us. "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" Phil 2:13. A man once said that he had total ... read more

Life
      Accept life -- God knows all about it. Turn your life over to Him. Let Him show you how to work it out. If you learn to interpret life, you can accept it. Regarding high, ecstatic points in life, we can't maintain the emotional stimuli of that high ... read more

Love of God
      The first vocation of personality is expression; it is basic. Man is to love; to live; to get out; he is made with potential powers. Out in the world, man has never found the proper avenue through which he can express himself, to really live. -- No Christ ... read more

Love of God
      The first vocation of personality is expression; it is basic. Man is to love; to live; to get out; he is made with potential powers. Out in the world, man has never found the proper avenue through which he can express himself, to really live. -- No Christ ... read more

Man
       Man was made for God's pleasure and glory. God is seeking the glory which is due His name. He is seeking the pleasure which His loving heart has long sought in humanity. So, He always came in the cool of the evening, and He said to Adam, "Possess the ... read more

Miscellaneous
      My mother used to say: "To discipline a child, you have to go back to its mother and grandmother: (wise) I never had a problem child in school. Anything we hold and retain becomes a snare. The enemy came to Jesus, but had nothing to hang on to. Yo ... read more

Music
      I don't always enjoy hymns and music used in some places. Some songs annoy me. They have a rhythm, and a tempo that is not in rhythm, and in gear with what I feel in my spirit, and it annoys me. We have so few hymns going back to God. Most of them are ... read more

New Birth
      In this dispensation, the Holy Spirit brings us into a relationship with God as sons. We have an heavenly Father. In the Old Testament, He is never revealed as a Father, and we as His little children. When Jesus comes, He makes anew relationship with the ... read more

New Creation
      We go home under the overshadowing of His wings, and when the pressures come, remember that the overshadowing is where He works His miracle. It is not in the open. How shall these things be of bringing forth the Christ Child? How shall these things be tha ... read more

Opening the Word of God
       I shared this the other day, but I want to remind you of this truth you must remember in your Bible work. Read the Bible, study the Bible, love the Bible. But you know by and by it takes such various forms to you. How many feel, when you read the ... read more

Our Being Conformed to the Image of Christ
       "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might ... read more

Our Being Emptied
       “Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.” Jeremiah 48:11 Let ... read more

Overcoming
      An overcomer is one that comes over and not around the difficulty. I want the theory that disciplines me most thoroughly, and demands of me all that it possibly can; not one that makes it all so easy that there is no overcoming necessary in me; that do ... read more

Personal
      I am spiritually minded; my feet are upon the earth, but my heart is in heaven. It is good to be in both realms, and to adjust yourself. That is really living. When I teach, I am teaching out of my heart; not out of a book. I teach out of my life. This ... read more

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