Truth – Al Martin

9 10 2009

SAVING FAITH IS THE DESPERATE THRUST OF A HELPLESS SOUL UPON THE ARMS OF AN ALMIGHTY SAVIOR

ARE YOU DOING WHAT JESUS WHO SPEAKS THE WORDS OF THE FATHER? ARE YOU DOING WHAT HE SAYS? SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD. ARE YOU TAKING EVERY STEP NECESSARY TO STOP FEEDING YOUR LUST? IN GOD’S NAME WHY? WHY? WHY? Why will you sit through another service and stand by a sign post that points you away from hell and the Wrath of God and points to heaven and life and forgiveness, and hug death to your breast?

Oh The Madness, You Are A Vile, Filthy, Helpless, Hell Deserving, Wretched Son Or Daughter Of Adam. You Know Nothing Of True Repentance And Therefore Of True And Saving Faith.

Or you just occasionally have a little whimper in the closet when your conscience gets so active that You Can’t Live With It and you whimper and cry and ask God for a little help and then you go right back with your hand and your eyeball firmly attached.

Oh yes, once in a while you will take a dull parry knife and scratch your hand and occasionally you scratch around your eyeballs but you haven’t begun to CUT OFF AND PLUCK OUT.

You better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Shall Enter But He That Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven”. If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh ye shall live. IF YOU LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YOU’LL DIE.

The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few or our ethical and moral and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ and IF THE CROSS HAS NOT DONE THAT YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN.

MY FRIEND FACE IT, YOUNG ROGUE, YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN until the cross has RADICALLY DISRUPTED THE VERY CENTER AND CITADEL OF YOUR LIFE. And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self, whether it’s Religious Self, Moral Self, Proud Self, Covetous Self, Lustful Self, Prideful Self, Unforgiving Self, Lazy Self, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ARE THE FOCAL POINTS OF THE REIGN OF YOUR SELF!

If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ it’s been SHATTERED.

I want you in that day, when you stand with me before the Judge of the world. To have Him say, “Come Be Blessed”

I don’t want to look at you standing there saying ‘Lord, Lord!’, ‘Lord, Lord!’ I Named You In Earth. I Named You Before The Elders. I Named You Before The Church. I Named You In Prayer Meeting. I Named You In Witness. And Lord, Now Lord. Lord Didn’t I Not Done This? Didn’t I Not Done That?

I don’t want to hear Him say, “Depart from me, I never knew you. You worker of iniquity” You never were made a doer of the Will of God. You learned enough and you learned what to say properly enough to be accepted for what you professed yourself to be on earth and now the day of Judgment has come and the truth is now to be known

Truth by Al Martin

The truth is that the way is truly narrow and few people will find eternal life. (Matthew 7:21, Luke 13:24)





Empowered by the Holy Spirit – Paul Washer

8 10 2009

Everything you are in public is formed by what you are in private. You can stand before any man if you stand before God. And to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, not like these silly little evangelists that come in and have their healing lines and people falling down and all of the other circus and blasphemy that goes on. I am talking about really the power of the Holy Spirit, not some kind of circus show for money.

Like I have said, so many people say the Spirit of God is here.

No he is not, because if he was you would be dead.

We must be men filled with the Holy Spirit. We must be men who seek God. And let me tell you something. There is a big difference—and I want to point it out to you and it will probably get me in trouble if this goes on to You Tube—but it is this. There is a sense in which we look at Ephesians five, we look at Colossians 3:16-17 and we do understand that there is a direct relationship between the Word of God and it dwelling in our heart and the fulness of the Holy Spirit working through us. But there is another sense that if you are just a man who is sitting there meditating upon Scripture and thinking that because you are doing that you are going to be filled with Holy Spirit and have everything you need for the ministry you are wrong. You must go to God and cry out for greater and greater manifestations of his power in your life to carry out the task that he has given you. You must have that. You must go to him. It is an encounter with God.

Yes, founded upon his Word. Yes, everything God does with you in prayer must be conformed to his Word. But seeking God is more than just simply having a good Bible study. It is crying out to meet with the living God. It is waiting at his door step and rising up and not just simply believing by faith that he has done something to you. It is rising up and knowing that he has done something to you.

We have to be men, but not men like John Wayne or John Claude Vondom, not men strong in the flesh and strong in personality and strong in their presence and strong in their words, no, men strong, strengthened in the Holy Spirit.

The battle is horrifying. To think that you are going to oppose principalities and powers and mights and dominions, you are going to oppose the ancient serpent. You are going to go down into the well and fight hell itself. You are not going to do that in your physical strength. You are going to do that in the power of the Holy Spirit.

And do you know what is so sad today? What is so sad? It is that it is so hard to speak about these things. And do you know why? Because of all the corruption and that ludicrous activity of many, many groups that consider themselves groups filled with the Spirit when they are not filled with Spirit. They may be filled with a spirit, but it is not holy because whatever they are filled with causes them to do things that contradict everything we know about Scripture and the fruit of the Spirit.

I am talking about power, not to fall down on the ground and shake like a worm, not power to claim a Mercedes Benz, not power to say you healed somebody when, in fact, he didn’t get healed. I am talking about the power to live the Christian life, the power to walk in sacrificial love, the power to pray down strongholds, the power to preach the gospel. That is what I am talking about. That is what we need.

We can be men and women transformed, transformed.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit by Paul Washer

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