In Luke 11:13 Jesus told His disciples that our heavenly Father would give the Holy Spirit when His children asked Him for it. Today, we need to be filled with the Spirit, and to go on being filled with the Spirit if we wish to retain our spiritual vitality.
The book of Ezra is a great lesson on the importance of beating discouragement. To serve God and enter into the fullness of the blessing that He has planned we need to persevere in the face of all forms of attack. Do not be discouraged and do not give up!
God has a habit of plundering the enemy's camp. People who are instruments for the enemy are turned into instruments for God. So - when we look at those opposed to the kingdom we should ask ourselves; what if they were on our side? Then, we should pray for it to happen. This sermon looks at why we should love our enemies - because God can make them our friends.
Every time that there has been a revival it has been accompanied by certain signs. These include lawlessness and dissatisfaction which create the need for revival, and a church that has compassion for the lost as well an expectancy that God will change things. Are we about to see revival?
When a paralysed man was brought to Jesus he said that his sins were forgiven. He astonished those who heard this because by saying this he claimed to be God. What is even more astonishing is that everything that he did proved that he actually was God. With that knowledge what can you do but follow him?
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