The Joy That Accompanies Sacrifice By Rich Carmicheal
I hope this issue of the Herald blesses and challenges you as it focuses upon the theme of the cross of Christ. In connection with this theme, I would like to draw your attention to Hebrews 12:1-3:
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a gre ... read more
The Liberal Soul By C. H. Spurgeon
"The liberal soul shall be made fat" (Proverbs 11:25).
If I desire to flourish in soul, I must not hoard up my stores, but must distribute to the poor. To be close and miserly is the world¬ís way to prosperity, but it is not God¬ís way, for He sa ... read more
The Lord Is At Hand By Horatius Bonar
I do not know how it may be with others, but I feel that when I can say that the coming of the Lord draws near, I have a weapon in my hand of no common edge and temper. I can go to the struggling saint, against whom the battle seems to go hard, and say ... read more
The Lord Is Coming - Motive For Personal Holiness By R. A. Torrey
Here are two very simple rules for living the Christian life:
Do not do anything that you would not be glad to have your Lord find you doing if He should come. I have found that one of the simplest rules to satisfy my heart about questions that ... read more
The Lord's Day By Andrew Murray
The principal aim of the sabbath is to make you holy, as God is holy. God would have you holy ¬Ė this is glory, this is blessedness ¬Ė this is His blessing, this is His rest. God would have you holy, filled with Himself and His holiness.
In order ... read more
The Lord's Return By Dr. F. T. Ellis
As I have gone the length and breadth of the land in the last 15 or 16 years and ministered in churches belonging to all the well-known denominations on various occasions, I have had ample opportunity of making certain observations, and I have observe ... read more
The Lord¬óAn Ever Present Help In Trouble By Rich Carmicheal
The Lord does not promise that life will be without problems. To the contrary, Jesus plainly states that in this world we will have trouble (John 16:33). These troubles can come in various forms including persecution, rejection by family and friends, ... read more
The Lost - A Pressing Priority By Lois J. Stucky
With time passing so rapidly into Eternity, it is important for us Christians to have our priorities right if we want to give good account to God. Very surely, "We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ...Every one of us shall give account ... read more
The Magnificence of Jesus By Harold S. Martin
Unfolding the wonders of Jesus is an almost impossible job. Eternity itself cannot suffice completely to unfold Him. John the Baptist pointed out Jesus as the Lamb of God, baptized Him with the approval of heaven, and then said of Jesus, ¬ďHe that cometh ... read more
The Magnificent Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ By Harold S. Martin
Unfolding the wonders of our Lord Jesus Christ is almost impossible. Eternity itself cannot suffice completely to unfold Him. John the Baptist pointed out Jesus as the Lamb of God, baptized Him with the approval of heaven, and then said of Him, "He that ... read more
The Man God Uses By Samuel L. Brengle
A while ago I was talking with a Christian merchant who expressed a great and important truth. He said:
"People are crying to God to use them, but He cannot. They are not given up to Him. They are not humble and teachable and holy. There are plen ... read more
The Mind Sheltered Under The Blood By D. W. Griffin
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established" (Proverbs 16:3).
The mind has been likened to the room of a house where visitors are entertained. All visitors to one¬ís three-fold being come in through the mind, then drop dow ... read more
The Ministry Of Intercession By Andrew Murray
"An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ" (I Peter 2:5)
"Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:6).
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord hath anointed me." These a ... read more
The Missing Piece By Jim Cymbala
The following message was given at the Heart-Cry for Revival Conference in April 2004 at The Cove, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Please turn to 2 Corinthians 3:1-6. This is Paul writing a defensive apostolic epistle to the Church in Corinth ... read more
The Moment Of Revival By Colin Peckham
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27, 2000.
Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 7:1-4
In the 16th century we had the great European Reformation. In the 17th century th ... read more
The Morning Hour With God By Andrew Murray
How gracious is the provision suggested by so many types and examples of the Old Testament, by which a morning hour at the opening of the day can enable us to secure a blessing for all its work, and give us the assurance of power for victory over every t ... read more
The Mystery Of Suffering By Paul E. Billheimer
God is calling and preparing an Eternal Companion called the Bride, who is to sit with His Son on His throne as His co-regent in the ages to come (Rev. 3:21). In order to qualify for this exalted position the members of the Bridehood must be as nearly ... read more
The New Christian Needs Help By Richard W. Bailey
Within two years of their professed conversion over 50 percent of new converts cannot be found in church on a given Sunday.
Is the church guilty of failing to spend time in following up the individuals it wins to Christ? We must do more than just ... read more
The Pathway To Revival By Dennis Kinlaw
The following message was given at the Heart-Cry for Revival Conference, April 2004, at The Cove, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Let us first look at Isaiah, chapter 52. This chapter leads into Isaiah 53, that picture of Christ our Lord as the s ... read more
The Patience Of Faith By C. Judd Montgomery
"For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise" (Hebrews 10:36).
A peculiar blessing is pronounced in the Bible upon those who in loving patience wait upon God for the fulfillment of His pr ... read more
The Pattern For Revival By Stephen Olford
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 26-29, 1998.
Reading: 2 Chronicles 7:12-14; Deuteronomy 11:13-14, NKJV.
Many years ago as a young theological student, I often sat under ... read more
The Peace That Accompanies The Fear Of The Lord By Rich Carmicheal
Throughout the Bible we are admonished to fear the Lord. For example, Moses declares, "And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord¬Ö" (Deuteronomy 10:12). The Psalmist writes, "Fear the Lord, you His saints¬Ö" (Psalm 3 ... read more
The Peril Of A Tearless Church By Morris Chalfant
Early one morning A. B. Simpson was discovered at his devotions, his arms wrapped around a globe of the world, and his tears falling down upon it as he prayed for a lost world:
A hundred thousand souls a day
Are passing one by one away
In Christless ... read more
The Peril Of Choosing The Second Best By J. Stuart Holden
"He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul" (Psalm 106:15).
The Gospel sets before us Christ and His Kingdom, against the world and its attractions. It urges us to choose. Indeed, all its pressure is directed toward making c ... read more
The Pitfalls Of A Leader By Henry Blackaby
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, April 2002
(Editor¬ís note: Although this message is addressed particularly to pastors, there is an important message here for all Christians. ... read more
The Power Of God's Word In Overcoming The Adversary By Mark I. Bubeck
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. In keeping with John 1:1, the Lord Jesus is often spoken of as "the living Word" just as the Bible is the written Word. We have to be careful, however, not to deify the written Word to the point that we wors ... read more
The Power of Prayer By Andrew Murray
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16).
Prayer availeth much. It avails much with God. It avails much in the history of His Church and people. Prayer is the one great power which the Church can exercise in se ... read more
The Power Of The Holy Spirit By Captain Metcalfe
There are four things for which the dunamis (power) of the Holy Spirit is expressly stated in the New Testament to be given to us....
(1) It is given that we might see and apprehend our union with Christ (John 14:20)....
(2) The power of the ... read more
The Power Of The Word Of God By R. A. Torrey
"Power belongeth unto God" (Psalm 62:11).
The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word ¬Ė the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that Book. Yet people abound in the Church who are praying for power and neglecti ... read more
The Powerful Weapon Of Prayer By Matthew Skariah
Today our world is being carried on a rushing torrent of history that is sweeping out of control. There is but one power available to redeem the course of human events, and that is the power of prayer by God¬ís soldiers. God has placed a powerful weapon ... read more
The Prayer Of Confession Requires A Repentant Heart By Kim Butts
One of the most neglected aspects of our prayer lives--whether individual or corporate, is the need for confession and repentance. We all know that we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We all know that when we ask for forgiveness with a ... read more
The Price Of Reigning With Christ By Jessie Penn-Lewis
In Matthew 20:21-22 we read that the mother of James and John came to Jesus and made a request of Him: ¬ďGrant that these my two sons may sit, the one on Thy right hand and the other on Thy left, in Thy kingdom. Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ... read more
The Price Of Revival By Emily Waddell
The price we must pay individually for revival is BROKENNESS! "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit" (Psalms 34:18). "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart ... read more
The Promise And Prayer Hand In Hand By E. M. Bounds
The promise of the Holy Spirit to the disciples was in a very marked way the ¬ďPromise of the Father,¬Ē but it was only realized after many days of continued and importunate praying. The promise was clear and definite that the disciples should be endued wit ... read more
The Promise Is For You By R. A. Torrey
"For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:39).
What is the "promise" to which Peter refers in this verse? Doubtless many of you know that there are two ... read more
The Promise Of The Spirit By Lois J. Stucky
In S. A. Keen¬ís article on page 4, "The Spirit¬ís Power Indispensable," fail not to notice the words, "the Holy Spirit of promise" and "the promise of the Spirit." It is always good to have an encouraging promise, but never better than when it is God wh ... read more
The Pure Word For Pure Living By James N. Jidov
In the first chapter of Titus we read these words in verses 14 through 16: "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing ... read more
The Quest For God's Best By Fred D. Jarvis
Progress is the great law of life. Most of us have known better days, and all of us can be better than we are. Now is the time for us to take spiritual inventory of our lives, to select our priorities and put first things first. Most of us have only to ... read more
The Ready And Waiting Disciple By W. C. Moore
The waiting disciple, the ready disciple will be a busy disciple. "Occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13) is the Lord¬ís command. And he is not only to be occupied, busy, but to be busy about the very thing the Lord has given each one to do. He says, "To eve ... read more
The Return Of Our Lord And Worldwide Evangelism By Samuel Zwemer
Those who look eagerly for Christ's second coming are most eager also to complete the task of evangelism. "The gospel must first be preached unto all nations" "for a witness" (Mark 13:10; Matt. 24:14). There is no stronger incentive to immediate evangelis ... read more
The Revival We Need By Louis L. King
"Oh Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
The term revival points to a kind of recurrent activity.
In Old Testament times after a period of spiritual ... read more
The Righteous Lord Loves Righteousness By James N. Jidov
"O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto Thee!" (Daniel 9:7). What a blessed, glorious truth!" God alone is the possessor of righteousness! This is one of the great, profound truths of the Bible. God and He alone is the exclusive source of righteousness, ... read more
The Second Coming Of Christ By George M√ľller
In the days of the apostles the disciples were comforted and encouraged by the prospect of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. An angel had said to them, as they watched the Lord depart from the earth, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazin ... read more
The Secret Of Fellowship By Andrew Murray
The more I think of and pray about the state of religion in this country, and all over the world, the deeper my conviction becomes that the low state of the spiritual life of Christians is due to the fact that they do not realize that the aim and object ... read more
The Secret Of Life ¬Ė "Looking Unto Jesus" By Theodore Monod
Looking unto Jesus in the Scriptures--
to learn there what He is, what He has done, what He gives, what He desires; to find in His character our pattern, in His teachings our instruction, in His precepts our law, in His promises our support, in His ... read more
The Secret Of Power From On High By Andrew Murray
Some time ago I saw the advertisement of a little book, Prayer Made Easy. At first I thought that if prayer was made too easy, it would lose its power; but I was so anxious to help those who were weak in prayer that I ordered a copy of the book, and I ... read more
The Secret Of Revival Blessing By James A Stewart
One day in a northern city of Eastern Europe I was concerned because, for no apparent reason, God had suddenly sent revival. In other cities and countries it usually comes after several weeks or even months of throne ministry. But here on the fifth da ... read more
The Secret Of Revival By C. D. Carter
When people pray--God works. His methods have not changed. Our prayers are usually hurried and half¬≠hearted. There is little result from such praying. It is no wonder we see so little conviction of sin today.
Oh, that God would shame us for our prayerl ... read more
The Secret Of The Cross By Andrew Murray
The question often arises how it is, with so much church attendance, Bible reading and prayer, that the Christian fails to live the life of complete victory over sin and lacks the love and joy of the Lord. One of the most important answers, undoubtedl ... read more
The Shantung Revival By Mary K. Crawford
By Mary K. Crawford from the North China Mission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Tsinan, China (1933)
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). ... read more