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“Baptism of Fire” Part XI by Leonard Ravenhill

Again, “make our weak hearts strong and brave.” The only way you can get dross out of gold is put it in acrucible. Today they put it in an induction crucible. You press the button, the heat comes up, the gold sinks to the bottom of the crucible, and a man sits there with a sieve and he takes the scum off the top and throws it out and throws it out. He is there half an hour, then he quits. “Are you tired?” “No.” “Why do you quit?”  “It’s pure.” “How do you know?” “Because I can see my reflection in it.”

Doesn’t Malachi say, “When He comes, He is a purifier of Silver?” Who shall abide the day of His coming?   Dear God! We talk about one year revival. If we have Holy Ghost Revival, maybe you won’t sleep for the first ten days of it. God will do such a refining, such a purifying, maybe not on your husband or your wife, on you. Fifty years ago the most popular chorus was, “Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me, All His wonderful passion and purity, Oh, Thou Spirit Divine, all my nature refine, ‘Til the beauty of Jesus is seen in me,”

The refiner sits there, He has me in the furnace and He heats it, and He heats it, and He heats it – and it feels like hell sometimes.  He throws out what He doesn’t like: my pride, my ambition, my secret lust, my temper, my unforgiving spirit, my stubbornness (we don’t think much of that, but stubbornness is as the sin of witchcraft in the Word of God.)  He purifies until He looks in me and sees His reflection. He won’t be satisfied with less. He doesn’t come to make me a great preacher, or a great writer, or a great singer, or a great organizer. He comes because He wants to reflect His beauty in my life. Gentleness and meekness and holiness.  The self-life goes out.  Self-interest goes out.  Self-glory goes out. Self-seeking goes out.  Self-righteousness goes out.  Do you think it’s easy? We have lived with it so long that we like ourselves. And God long ago stopped liking us. And the Scripture talks about the Word of God being a mirror. You know, when revival comes He holds the mirror up and you see yourself. 

Remember the old story of Cromwell? An artist begged could he paint him, and Cromwell had a great big wart on his chin. And the artist painted him minus the wart. When he went in he said, “What do you think?” Cromwell answered, “Paint me wart and all! It’s part of me.” “Lord paint me, but don’t show me my wart. Don’t show me I am basically selfish, full of self-interest and full of self-seeking, I am full of pride, I am full of anger, I am full of bitterness, I have an unforgiving…don’t show me that I am as ugly as the devil.” The smart boys today tell you that your trouble is that your self image is so poor, you have such a poor image of yourself. No, your trouble is that you’ve too good an image of yourself! “Paint me wart and all.”

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2008 in Fun

 

“Ain’t No Grave”

I hope this song gives you hope because in Christ death has lost it’s power.  We who follow Christ will live with Him forever.  Our Hope is Him.  

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2008 in Fun

 

Rich Mullins “All The My Savior Leads Me”

This was one of my favorite songs as a teenager.  I didn’t realize it was a hymn until I was looking through a hymnal.  I really like the words of many of the old hymns, but hate the music.  I appreciate it when a hymn is redone.  If you haven’t heard Rich Mullins’ version, enjoy.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2008 in Fun

 

Fridays Are Fun Days

Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2008 in Fun

 

Fridays are Funny

Jeff Foxworthy is awesome.  I can relate to most of his “Redneck Jokes”.  Enjoy.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2007 in Fun

 

Thou Shalt Love Thy T.V.?

(I hope you enjoy the sarcasm of this article and are challenged by the main point. Don’t allow T.V. to control your life. There are better things to do as a family than always watching T.V. – OKpreacher)


Channel 23
By: Michael Pearl

A modern Psalm taken from “The New International Unchristian Perversion.”

“The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want anything else. It maketh me to lie down on the sofa. It leadeth me away from the Scripture. It destroys my soul. It leadeth me in the paths of sex and violence for the sponsors sake, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will enjoy the evil, for blood and sex they excite me. It’s cable and remote they comfort me. It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of my children. It anoints my head with humanism, My coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow my family all the days of our lives, and we shall dwell in the house watching TV forever.”

But don’t worry parents, as you know the TV doesn’t have any influence on the children of parents who don’t want it to influence them. That’s why the sponsors only advertise products you have already decided to buy.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2006 in Fun

 

Biblical Advice for Bloggers

(I found this @ Keith’s archives. I had to put up here for all the read.)

Biblical advice for bloggers
I’ve been pondering what guidance the Bible has for bloggers. What does it say about how we should blog? what we should blog about? what we read in blogs? how we relate to other bloggers and comments? Here are a few exhortations with questions to ask ourselves for starters:

1. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your blog, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. (Eph 4:29)
Is what comes from our blogs wholesome? Is what we are writing helpful for building others up? Or does it tear them down?

2. Blog about others as you would have them blog about you (Lk 6:31)
The golden rule. If we blog about others, do we do it with love, respect, and integrity?

3. But in your blogs set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience… (1Pet 3:15,16)
Are we consciously allowing Jesus Christ to rule over our blogs? When people disagree with us, do we respond with gentleness and respect?

4. Each one should use whatever blog he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms (1Pet 4:10)
Are we using our blogs to serve others? To encourage, stimulate, and help others? To build them up in Christ? Or to blow our own trumpet?

5. Let us therefore make every effort to blog what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Ro 14:19)
And Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the blog of peace (Eph 4:2)
Do we make every effort to maintain peace and unity in the body of Christ? Or do we focus on what divides us? When we disagree, are we humble and gentle?

6. Accept him whose blog is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Let us stop blogging judgment on one another… whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves. (Ro 14 1-22)
Let us be careful not to condemn ourselves by dividing the body of Christ over disputable matters, or by judging the spiritual state of our brothers and sisters with whom we disagree.

7. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – blog about such things. (Phil4:8)
Amen!

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2006 in Fun

 
 
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