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Christ Life Conference Overview

The 2017 Christ life Conference is a spiritual clinic where we allow the Word and the Spirit to diagnose our need and point us to the cure in Jesus. This year we are considering the vital connection between personal revival and the greater movements of the Spirit. To...

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Three Reasons Evangelists Still Exist

Some challenge the existence of the evangelist, and therefore, the legitimacy of their ministry today. But this minimization seems to be more from prejudice or misinformation than anything substantive. Let’s consider three reasons the gift of the evangelist still...

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Why Churches Still Need Evangelists

Why do churches still need evangelists? This question is akin to asking, “Why do people with physical issues still need specialists?” Of course, the answer is—they specialize! When you need eye care, you don’t go to a general practitioner; you go to an eye doctor. If...

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Law and Grace

In my own revival journey, I began to use the terminology of grace and the Spirit-filled life, but my focus was still on “It’s gotta look like this….” This is ultimately a law-focus. Further in my journey the Lord opened my eyes not only to Jesus as the source of life...

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Honoring the Holy Spirit as God

Several years ago in a question and answer time on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, a leading deacon of a church said tongue-in-cheek, yet with a real degree of honesty, “I thought the Fundamentalists had the Father and the Son, but the Charismatics had the Holy...

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The Overcoming Positive of the Spirit

Sometimes we get things backwards in our minds. This can apply to scriptural emphasis. When this occurs it hinders our spiritual progress. For example the Scripture says, “The works of the flesh are manifest…But the fruit of the Spirit is…” (Gal. 5:19-23). The list of...

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Eight Marks of True Holiness

Holiness is accessing the person of holiness—Christ in you—to live His holy life through you. This occurs as you walk in the Spirit, taking the provision of Christ's life to obey His will. When you do, “the fruit of the Spirit is love” (Gal. 5:22). Amazing! The...

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Seven Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

In a recent post we addressed the error of counterfeit holiness (see The Error of Counterfeit Holiness). The major error is in focusing primarily on applications of holiness instead of the person of holiness—the Holy One. Although there are many, following are seven...

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National Day of Prayer: 8 Ways to Pray

The liberal agenda has been taking its toll on America for decades. Now in the wake of the recent election, the liberal left has been exposing the venom of hate and violence that is underneath the veneer of their so-called toleration. Through all this exposure, the...

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The Error of Counterfeit Holiness

The Scripture upholds true godliness and holiness with statements like “Godliness is profitable unto all things” (I Tim. 4:8), and warns against the counterfeit, with statements like “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2...

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Divine Life

Is your life animated by divine life, or is it merely human? Galatians 5:19 speaks of the “works of the flesh,” but in contrast verse 22 speaks of “the fruit of the Spirit.” The inspired text does not say the “works” of the Spirit, but rather the “fruit” of the...

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Christ Life Conference Invitation

Little fires ignite big fires. This is true in the physical realm and the spiritual realm. Large revival fires get printed in books, but every large revival fire was preceded by a smaller revival fire, or fires. Personal revival often spreads to others. Then,...

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The Fruit, Not Fruits, of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is a “singular plurality” or we might say a “collective singular.” These descriptions are apparent...

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