What are the essential building blocks of our life with God? Dr. Brown focuses on laying solid biblical foundations for two of the most important truths in the Word and in our lives.
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: God’s order, God’s ways, are in the best interest of the human race. Let us stand for them, and what is right, let us not be ashamed, and speak the truth in power, then let the consequences come as they may.
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: When God created the universe there was darkness, and then light, evening, then morning. It says in the Psalms that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Light will ultimately triumph over darkness. The day will come and never end. Weeping will end, and joy will go on.
Spiritual Warfare MP3 CD Bundle (MP3 CDs: Foundations of Prayer, Foundations of Intercession, Spiritual Warfare)
How Saved Are We? by Dr. Brown: This unsettling book challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of born-again experience we have had if it calls for almost no personal sacrifice, produces virtually no separation from the world, and breeds practically no hatred of sin.
Go and Sin no More [mp3 CD]: Titled after Dr. Brown’s book release, this eight part series highlights key biblical truths regarding sin and holiness. This series is a must for believers desiring to walk in holiness before the Lord.
A Life of Prayer VOR article by Eric Gilmour:
“You can’t patch up your prayer life when you get to the judgment seat” ~Leonard Ravenhill “You can delegate many things, but prayer is not one of them.” ~A.W. Tozer “Yesterdays praying will not suffice for today.” ~E. M. Bounds “This period we are in now is a dressing room for eternity, that is all […]
Clear the Way for Prayer! VOR Article by Bryan Purtle
“Pray without ceasing….” -1 Thess. 5.17 The apostles of Scripture, basing their lives on the pattern left by Jesus, gave themselves unreservedly to a life of prayer, and they called the saints to enter into the same reality by the grace of God. They knew that it was only by entering into the place of […]
A prophet of God was vindicated today. I was amazed at the zeal and emotion in the voice of Michelle – if only Christians would be as devoted for our faith…anyway, thank God that Nancy called in on the same day. I immediately thought about fire come down from heaven in vindication. Michelle has no idea what she is talking about. I will pray for her.
Repentance…who is one who truly loves the Lord more then they love them selves.
You have so-called Christians who show NO fruit from the Lord, Flesh dominating their spirit. No wisdom about spiritual warfare. Zero discernment.
Shows a form of godliness but denying the power of God. Dead. No love and lacks joy. Lives in darkness yet claims they walk in the light. When they see true light they attack the holder of the light.
A form of self righteousness without a heart for the True God. Their god is their own fancy words and their love of themselves, their ego, their pride.
Knowledge puffs one up. Pride is an enemy of the Lord.
Instead of becoming a servant, they becomes a snob, a lover of self. They hate and despise a true child of the most high.
Holiness is not their partner, their friend.
This brings up what need not be a tension, where the focus for repentance and renewal shifts from meeting based behavior orchestrations to the hearts of believers. The question is not whether the miraculous gifts are for today as the central indicator of change, but how will new life become the day by day life of professing believers. Change the heart, change the mind; change the mind change the will; change the will change actions. Working change in that sequence from the inside out is part of the business of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of Christ.
It is also the assignment of the Commission given for carriage to others to the end of the age for those who would baptise in the name of God and teach all things Jesus instructed. Seeking and proclaiming Jesus own supreme directions, provisions, and promises is to return Him to His central place as our teacher and Lord. Again, to return Him to His central place as assigned us for discipleship to Him as our teacher and Lord (“teach them to observe all things I have shown you”).
Being taught, mentored, and disciplined for the Commission is for the new and old in the Messiah. Here is an opportunity for us to go to prayer closets and hear from Him, to proclaim Him as the change agent, and affirm the Lord of life. Not only do we approach a faith imitative of the eleven given the commission, or of Jesus with the Father, we have the Promise of the Spirit to hear and heed through the same practices of setting time apart from callings and duties to indeed hear and heed Him. None takes the place of the essential relationship and resulting affirmation.
This means self discipline, devoted time spent day by day, taking on burdens of prayer and obedience, listening, confessing, requesting, and establishing direct relationship with our Father through a cultivation of the primary prayer and trust realtionship which Jesus cultivated (imitating what He did to hear the Father).
What we hear, and heed there is the basis for attraction, accountability, responsiveness, and streaming in with the present actions of God.
What sobers is that this can yield to a quieting of a soul, or granting a song of prophetic challenge for the singing of each grace (Eph 4:7), each for the common good (I Cor 12:7). For some it may be like King or Wilberforce, for another nonesuch public encounter. To contribute to holy redemptive history is to find outreach for permitting the essential space for His being and interaction. If we are hearing about us primarily, we may not be responsive to a related truth and grace continuum until the end of the Age.
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