Faith in Times of Affliction – Part 2

After the refusal of the three Hebrew boys to bow and their subsequent miraculous deliverance from the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar, the King, the pagan tyrant is himself converted (Daniel 4). The king gets saved. Wow! All is well. Ah, but then his son or grandson does not follow in his footsteps. The train is off…

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Needed – Another Great Awakening

In the last hundred years, we have had significant national spiritual moments, short of a Great Awakening. In the 1940’s and ‘50’s we experienced the signs and wonders revival. In that same era, Billy Graham became a national phenomenon. After two years of traveling as a speaker for the Youth for Christ organization, Billy Graham…

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Call to Solemn Assembly

Twenty years ago in a number of movements – the Church of God, the Southern Baptists, the United Methodists, the Assembly of God and others, there was a call to Solemn Assembly. Manuals were produced. Solemn Assemblies were conducted in congregations and by denominational leaders. Some of these events involved thousands – 39,000 clergy in…

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Hope for a New Generation

Before Hezekiah’s reign, his father, Ahaz, had introduced pagan practices, indeed, he had proliferated them. They were a part of his national policy strategy. Suddenly, the people of God were out and pagans were in; the good folks were bad, and bad folks were in charge. Godliness was taboo, too narrow, too confining, too old-fashioned,…

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An Island of Joy

North Platte, Nebraska is a relatively sleepy little mid-western town with a population of only some 20,000. It sits just north of I-80. It isn’t Lincoln or Omaha. Few today would know its significance. In the days before the interstate, North Platte was big. It was a railroad town. During WWII, it seemed that half…

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Principles of Joy – Part 3

Joy – the Sound that Jesus is King. Joy results from the happy news that Jesus is alive (Acts 2:14-15, 25-28). Our King, though now reigning in exile, still exerts influence on events on the earth. He maintains a presence here in the earth through the office of the invisible Holy Ghost. And He communicates…

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Principles of Joy – Part 2

Joy – The Sound the Evil One Hates. The Evil One hates noisy, happy, genuine Christians! He does not want to see our gratitude expressed to God – either as an individual or a family, as a nation or community, that offers thanks to God for all He has done. Satan does not want to…

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