INSIGHTS & NOTES FROM
"God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that his own power may appear the more illustrious in their deliverance."
"Happy the people therefore, whose God is Jehovah, a God all-sufficient."
"God is the author of all our deliverances, & therefore he must have the glory of them."
"All that deal with God must deal upon trust, & he will give comfort to those only that give credit to him, & make it to appear they do so by quitting other confidences, & venturing to the utmost for God."
"...those minds shall be truly stayed that are stayed on God"
"There is no gap in his hedge of protection which he (God) makes round about his people"
"God's promises should quicken our prayers."
"The destruction of those who walk in crooked ways will contribute to the peace & safety of the church."
"God is to be eyed as the author of all the great things done for the church."
"Weeping must not hinder sowing"
"Those that sow in the tears of godly sorrow shall reap in the joy of a sealed pardon & a settled peace. Those that sow to the spirit, in this vale of tears, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting, & that will be a joyful harvest indeed. Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be for ever comforted."
"We must depend upon God's blessing & not our own contrivance."
"Bodily sleep is God's gift to his beloved. We owe it to his goodness that our sleep is safe."
"Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God, & then we may be easy whether we have little or much of this world."
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Job To Song Of Solomon, Mac Donald, pgs. 730 - 735.
"The most dangerous enemies, & those which it is most hard to guard against, are such as carry on their malicious designs under the colour of friendship."
"The God of truth is, & will be, the protector of his people from lying lips."
"This is the portion of the false tongue; for all that love & make a lie shall have their portion in the lake that burns eternally. Revelation 22:15."
"...it is a grief to all that love God to be without the means of grace & of communion with God."
"Be not overcome of evil... still try to overcome evil with good."
"We must see all our help laid up in God, in his power & goodness, his providence & grace; & from him we must expect it to come: 'My help comes from the Lord...'"
"It is here promised that if we put our trust in God, & keep in the way of our duty, we shall be safe under his protection, so that no real evil, no mere evil, shall happen to us, nor any affliction but what God sees good for us & will do us good by."
"The Lord is thy keeper."
"He is a wakeful watchful keeper."
"He is always near to his people for their protection & refreshment, & never at a distance; he is their keeper & shade at their right hand; so that he is never far to seek."
"God will provide that his people shall not be tempted above what the are able, shall not fall into sin, though they may be very near it, shall not fall into trouble, though there be many endeavouring to undermine them by fraud or overthrow them by force."
"'The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, the evil of sin & the evil of trouble."
"Thou shalt be under his protection in all thy journeys & voyages, outward-bound or homeward-bound"
"He will prosper thee in all thy affairs at home & abroad, in the beginning & in the conclusion of them. He will keep thee in life & death, thy going out & going on while thou livest & thy coming in, when thou diest"
"God will protect his church & his saints always, even to the end of the world. The Spirit, who is their preserver & comforter, shall abide with them for ever."
"It is the will of God that we should worship him in concert, that many should join together to wait upon him in public ordinances. We ought to worship God in our own houses, but that is not enough; we must go unto the house of the Lord, to pay our homage to him there, & not forsake the assembling of ourselves together."
"...we should thus quicken & sharpen one another to that which is good, as iron sharpens iron."
"If God speak to us by his word, we have reason to answer him by our thanksgivings."
"Those that can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem can pray for it."
"...our concern for the public welfare is right when it is the effect of a sincere love to God's institutions & his faithful worshippers."
"Our eyes wait on the Lord, the eye of desire & prayer, the begging eye, & the eye of dependence, hope & expectation, the longing eye. Our eyes must wait upon God as the Lord, & our God, until that he have mercy upon us."
"Hypocrites have their eye to the world's hand; thence they have their reward (Mat. 6:2); but true Christians have their eye to God as their rewarder."
"Whatever the troubles of the church are, God's mercy is a sovereign remedy."
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Job To Song Of Solomon, Mac Donald, pgs. 723 - 731.
"...godly people are happy people"
"Those are happy, 1. Who make the will of God the rule of all their actions, & govern themselves, in their whole conversation by that rule. 2. Who are upright & honest in their... (covenant-love relationship w/ God) - undefiled in the way, not only who keep themselves pure from the pollutions of actual sin, unspotted from the world, but who are habitually sincere in their intentions, in whose spirit there is no guile, who are really as good as they seem to be & row the same way as they look. 3. Who are true to the trust reposed in them as God's professing people. 4. Who have a single eye to God as their chief good & highest end in all they do in... (covenant-love relationship w/ God). They seek him with their whole heart. 5. Who carefully avoid all sin"
"...the desire & prayer of a good man exactly agree with the will & command of a good God"
"As long as we live we must be scholars in Christ's school & sit at his feet"
"Good men see themselves undone if God forsake them"
"O forsake me not utterly! for woe unto me if God departs from me."
"Young men must make the word of God their rule, must acquaint themselves with it & resolve to conform themselves to it"
"The ruin of young men is either living at large... or choosing to themselves false rules; let them ponder the path of their feet, & walk by scripture rules; so their way shall be clean"
"...in true (covenant-love relationship w/ God) there is all riches, the unsearchable riches of Christ."
"Those that meditate in God's word, & delight in it, are in no great danger of forgetting it."
"We are by nature blind to the things of God, till his grace cause the scales to fall from our eyes"
"If in a day of trial we still retain our integrity, we may be sure it will end well."
"Those who in all their ways acknowledge God may pray in faith that he will direct their steps in the right way."
"The way of serious godliness is the way of truth"
"Let us choose that way for our way, which we will walk in, though it be narrow."
"If God, by his Spirit, give us a right & good understanding, we shall be 1. Constant in our obedience... 2. Cordial in our obedience..."
"Since we are not sufficient of ourselves, our dependence must be upon the grace of God, for from him all our sufficiency is."
"Those therefore that would have the love of God rooted in them must get the love of the world rooted out of them; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God."
"What God has promised we must pray for; we need not be so aspiring as to ask more; we need not be so modest as to ask less."
"Those are the 2 pillars on which our hope is built, & they will not fail us: (1) The grace of God... (2) The promise of God..."
"If we serve him to the end of our time on earth, we shall be serving him in heaven to the endless ages of eternity"
"The service of sin is perfect slavery; the service of God is perfect liberty."
"Has God kindled in us desires towards spiritual blessings more than towards any temporal good things, & will he not be so kind as to satisfy those desires?"
"Those that are governed by the precepts of the word, & are resolved to keep them, may plead the promises of the word & take the comfort of them."
"To what purpose have we thought on our ways if we do not turn our feet with all speed to God's testimonies?"
"Surely he that will not let his birds be unfed will not let his children be untaught."
"God often makes use of afflictions as a means to reduce those to himself who have wandered from him."
"It is an encouragement to poor sinners to hope that God will teach them his way because he is good & upright."
"Gracious souls fetch all their comfort from a gracious God, as the fountain of all happiness & joy"
"When the eyes fail yet the faith must not; for the vision is for an appointed time, & at the end it shall speak & shall not lie."
"There is a day coming, & a great & terrible day it will be, when God will execute judgment on all the proud persecutors of his people."
"We cannot proceed, nor persevere, in the good way, unless God quicken us & put life into us"
"Those that have in sincerity given up themselves to God to be his may be sure that he will protect them & preserve them to his heavenly kingdom. Malachi 3:18."
"All true wisdom is from God."
"A constant adherence to the ways of God in trying times will be a good evidence of our integrity."
"The way of sin is a false way; it deceives, & will ruin, all that walk in it; it is the wrong way, & yet it seems to a man right. Proverbs 14:12."
"The more understanding we get by the word of God the more rooted will our hatred of sin be... & the more ready we are in the scriptures the better furnished we are with answers to temptation."
"A gracious disposition to do the will of God is the acceptable principle of all obedience."
"Vain thoughts, how light soever most make of them, are sinful & hurtful, & therefore we should account them hateful & dreadful, for they not only divert the mind from that which is good, but open the door to all evil. Jeremiah 4:14."
"The more we love the law of God the more we shall get the mastery of our vain thoughts, the more hateful they will be to us, as being contrary to the whole law, & the more watchful we shall be against them, lest they draw us from that which we love."
"We stand no longer than God holds us & go no further than he carries us."
"If God's right hand uphold us, we must in his strength, go on in our duty both with diligence & pleasure."
"Who or what shall harm us if God's power & goodness be engaged for our protection & rescue?"
"Though our eyes fail, yet God's word does not, & therefore those that build upon it, though now discouraged, shall in due time see his salvation."
"The great use for which the word of God was intended, to give light, that is, to give understanding, to give us to understand that which will be of use to us in our travels through this world; & it is the outward & ordinary means by which the Spirit of God enlightens the understanding of all that are sanctified."
"Every word of God is pure, & he will be true to it"
"Wherever there is grace there is a warm attachment to the word of God."
"The word of God will judge us, it will judge us in righteousness, & by it our everlasting state will be determined."
"Those that know much of the word of God should still covet to know more; for there is more to be known."
"This is life eternal, to know God. John 17:3."
"All that ever dealt with God, & trusted in him will own that they have found him faithful."
"We ought to obey God rather than men, & to make sure of God's favour, though we throw ourselves under the frowns of all the world. Luke 12:4, 5."
"By the word of God we become more than conquerors, that is, unspeakable gainers."
"...those that love God's word have great peace, for it outdoes their expectation, & in it they have sure footing."
"Those that pray for God's grace must aim at God's glory. Ephesians 1:12."
"All our help must be expected from God's hand, from his power & his bounty."
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Job To Song Of Solomon, Mac Donald, pgs. 685 - 723.
"...a mighty move of God is coming (Acts 2:17). It will be a move that will surpass all that has gone before. So, be expecting, be anticipating, & be ready."
"OPPOSITION TO THE PENTECOSTAL MESSAGE"
"...he (some modern-day preacher) stated that tongues ceased with the close of the book of Revelation, & the gifts & all of the phenomena of Acts were over."
"...he then went on to say that tongues are of the Devil, & that those who speak in tongues are, at the least, mentally unstable, & at the worst, demon possessed."
"To ascribe the works of Christ to Satan is blasphemy, & those who would do such could very well lose their souls. It is one thing to simply not agree or to not believe but don't make the mistake the Pharisees did, or their fate will be your fate."
"WHAT THE LORD GAVE TO ME"
"...the true church is to be empowered by the Holy Spirit." Acts 1:8
"...only Spirit-filled believers have this power. If there's no Holy Spirit, there is no power. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, the believer is of little service to the work of God. There may be a lot of religious activity but little true demonstration or manifestation of God's power."
"Calvary was superintended by the Holy Spirit, & Christ was resurrected by the Holy Spirit. Just as the Holy Spirit raised Christ from the dead, there must be a resurrection of Pentecostal power."
"You must choose between the silver & gold or the power of God."
Ezekiel 47:9, 43:5
"If you are in the Spirit, you can hear a voice that says, 'I am Alpha & Omega' (Rev. 1:11)."
"NO SPIRIT, NO VOICE"
"NO SPIRIT, NO VOICE - NO SPIRIT, NO VISION"
"The Holy Spirit presents Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ, & the Holy Spirit magnifies Jesus Christ."
"This is the ingredient for power & for worship. The Holy Spirit must be present. The Holy Spirit must be desired & must be sought after."
"To the doubters, scoffers, & mockers of the Holy Spirit & His many gifts & works...
Church, Read The Book Of Acts, & Get Ready!, Donnie Swaggart, pgs. 65 - 72.
"A SPIRIT-LED SERVICE"
"The whole reason we gather together is to worship, learn & provide an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit can fall & move in the hearts of God's people."
"Holy Spirit is the only one who knows what to do & the only one who can bring about the miracle that is needed."
"When the Holy Spirit falls, lives are changed, the sick are healed, believers are baptized with the Holy Spirit, & people are delivered, because the Holy Spirit is God, & He alone can meet the need."
"...the Lord works through people. He used Peter &, as well, the Lord desires to use you, to work in you & through you, to touch others with the reality of Christ."
"...after Pentecost, Peter was a changed man. Before, he had been filled with pride & self-will, but now, he is filled with the Holy Spirit. As life changing as is salvation, so too, is the infilling of the Holy Spirit."
"YET SPOKE THESE WORDS"
"...a word that is directed by the Holy Spirit in regard to a particular person or situation."
"WHAT WERE THE WORDS PETER SPOKE"
Acts 10:34 - 43
"In these verses, Peter preaches Christ as Savior, healer, deliverer, & as one empowered by the Holy Spirit."
"This tells us that the words & the message must be that which is right - that which is the Word of God - or the Holy Spirit cannot move, cannot fall, & cannot operate."
"THE HOLY SPIRIT FELL"
"When the Spirit falls, there is life, joy, salvation, healing & deliverance. Whatever is needed is accomplished. There is so much that the Holy Spirit desires to do in our midst. There are still depths of the river of God that the church has not yet ventured into. There is still some wind that has yet to blow, & there is still some fire left to fall."
"...you must desire to seek for the Spirit to fall. The Holy Spirit fell then, & the Holy Spirit desires to fall today."
Church, Read The Book Of Acts, & Get Ready!, Donnie Swaggart, pgs. 58 - 64.
"...whatever others do, whether they will praise God or no, we & our houses must determine to do it, we & our hearts."
"We must praise God both in private & in public, in less & greater assemblies, in our own families & in the courts of the Lord's house; but in both it is most comfortable to do it in concert with the upright, who will heartily join in it."
"All that truly love God have pleasure in his works, & reckon all well that he does"
"...notice is to be taken of God's works, & an account to be kept of them"
"God's pardoning sin is the most wonderful of all his works & which ought to be remembered to his glory."
"What God has done shall never be undone."
"What God has said shall never be unsaid: All his commandments are sure, all straight & therefore all steady. His purposes the rule of his actions, shall all have their accomplishment."
"Men's folly & falsehood make them unstable in all their ways"
"...the angels have an eye to God's holiness when they cover their faces before him"
"Men can never begin to be wise till they begin to fear God"
"It is the principal wisdom, & the principle of wisdom, to worship God & give honour to him as our Father & Master."
"If any man will do his will, he shall know more & more clearly of the doctrine of Christ. John 7:17."
"The happy man is he that fears the Lord."
"Wealth & riches shall be in the upright man's house"
"Grace is better than gold, for it will outlast it."
"A good man... Surely he shall not be moved, whatever happens, not moved either from his duty or from his comfort; for he shall not be afraid; his heart is established."
"...good people. It is their endeavour to keep their minds stayed upon God, & so to keep them calm, & easy, & undisturbed"
"The fixedness of the heart is a sovereign remedy against the disquieting fear of evil tidings."
"Trusting in the Lord is the best & surest way of fixing & establishing the heart. By faith we must cast anchor in the promise, in the word of God, & so return to him & repose in him as our rest."
"We must bless the Lord in our day"
"Let all that enjoy the benefit of the sun rising... give thanks for that light to the Father of lights."
"We are, in our praises, to exalt his name, for he is high, his glory is high."
"God is to be praised as transcendently, incomparably, & infinitely great; for he dwells on high, & from on high sees all, & rules all, & justly attracts all praise to himself."
"The treasure of the gospel is put into earthen vessels, & the weak & foolish ones of the world are pitched upon to be preachers of it, to confound the wise & mighty (I Cor. 1:27, 28), that the excellency of the power may be of God, & all may see that promotion comes from him."
"All the world is God's dominion"
"...for this end Christ has redeemed us that he might bring us into God's service & engage us for ever in it."
"The same almighty power that turned waters into a rock to be a wall to Israel (Ex. 14:22) turned the rock into waters to be a well to Israel: as they were protected, so they were provided for, by miracles, standing miracles"
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Job To Song Of Solomon, Mac Donald, pgs. 662 - 671.
"...the redeemed of the Lord ...They have, of all people, most reason to say that God is good, & his mercy everlasting; these are the children of God that were scattered abroad, whom Christ died to gather together in one, out of all lands. John 11:52; Matt 24:31."
"God knows those that are his, & where to find them."
"We ought to take notice of the good hand of God's providence over us in our journeys, going out & coming in, directing us in our way, & providing for us places both to bait in & rest in."
"God's providence finds out ways to satisfy the longing soul & fill the hungry soul with goodness."
"Those that hunger & thirst after righteousness, after God, the living God, & communion with him, shall be abundantly replenished with the goodness of his house, both in grace & glory."
"It is expected of those who receive mercy from God that they return praise to him."
"Willful sin is rebellion against the words of God, it is a contradiction to his truths & a violation of his laws."
"When God will work deliverance the greatest difficulties that lie in the way shall be made nothing of."
"Prayer is a salve for every sore."
"When those that have been sick are restored they must return to God an answer of praise."
"Quietness after a storm is a very desirable thing, & sensibly pleasant."
"Worldly wealth is an uncertain thing"
"It is of great use to us... to be fully assured of God's goodness, to be experimentally acquainted & duly affected with it, that his lovingkindness may be before our eyes."
"We must praise God with fixedness of heart."
"We must praise God with freeness of expression"
"We must praise God with fervency of affection, & must stir up ourselves to do it, that it may be done in a lively manner & not carelessly"
"We must praise God publicly, as those that are not ashamed"
"We must, in our praises, magnify the mercy & truth of God in a special manner"
"We must be public-spirited in prayer"
"We must, in prayer, set faith upon the power & promise of God - upon his power (Save with thy right hand, which is mighty to save) & upon his promise"
"What he has promised he will perform, for it is the will both of his truth & of his power."
"We must take encouragement from the beginnings of mercy to pray & hope for the perfecting of it"
"We must not be discouraged in prayer, nor beaten off from our hold of God, though Providence has in some instances frowned upon us"
"We must seek help from God, renouncing all confidence in the creature"
"We must depend entirely upon the favour & grace of God, both for strength & success in our work & warfare."
"...it is God himself that treads down our enemies"
"Whatever we do, whatever we gain, God must have all the glory."
"Forasmuch as God is the God of our mercies we must make him the God of our praises; if all is of him & from him, all must be to him, & for him."
"A good man is made up of prayer, gives himself to prayer, as the apostles. Acts 6:4."
"Those that mismanage their trusts will justly have their office taken from them & given to those that will approve themselves faithful."
"...he (God) will one day recompense tribulation to those that trouble his people."
"If God be for us, he will do for us, will do more abundantly for us than we are able either to ask or think."
"He (the Psalmist) values the blessing of God as sufficient to counterbalance their curses"
"If God bless us, we need not care who curses us"
"Men's curses are impotent; God's blessings are omnipotent"
"Let all those that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him."
"Sitting at the right hand of God denotes both his dignity & his dominion, the honour put upon him & the trusts reposed in him by the Father. All the favours that come from God to man, & all the service that comes from man to God, pass through his hand."
"The gospel of Christ, being sent of God, is mighty through God to do wonders. II Corinthians 10:4."
"Christ's church is a lily among thorns, & his disciples are sent forth as sheep in the midst of wolves."
"Whoever are willing to be Christ's people, it is the free & mighty grace of God that makes them so."
"The dew of our youth, even in the morning of our days, ought to be consecrated to our Lord Jesus."
"Christ's sitting at the right hand of God speaks as much terror to his enemies as happiness to his people."
"The greatest of men, that set themselves against Christ, shall be made to fall before him."
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Job To Song Of Solomon, Mac Donald, pgs. 646 - 662.
"It is the Lord that is to be blessed & spoken well of; for he is the fountain of all good, whatever are the channels or cisterns; it is to his name, his holy name, that we are to consecrate our praise, giving thanks at the remembrance of his holiness."
"...as for God, his work is perfect & not done by halves; if God take away the guilt of sin by pardoning mercy, he will break the power of it by renewing grace."
"What is the crown of glory but God's favour?"
"...it is only the favour & grace of God that can give satisfaction to a soul, can suit its capacities, supply its needs, & answer to its desires."
"Divine revelation is one of the first & greatest of divine favours with which the church is blessed; for God restores us to himself by revealing himself to us, & gives us all good by giving us knowledge."
"It is my way, says God, to pardon sin."
"God's mercy is thus great towards those that fear him, not towards those that trifle with him."
"The sins of believers shall be remembered no more... If we thoroughly forsake them, God will thoroughly forgive them."
"Those only shall have the benefit of God's promises that make conscience of his precepts."
"Blessing God & giving him glory must be the alpha & the omega of all our services."
"God's praise is a subject that will never be exhausted, & therefore we must never think this work done till we come to heaven, where it will be for ever in the doing."
"...God makes the clouds his chariots, in which he rides strongly, swiftly, & far above out of the reach of opposition, when at any time he will act by uncommon providences in the government of this world."
"He commands the winds, directs them as he pleases, & serves his own purposes by them."
"Does God provide thus for the inferior creatures; & will he not himself be a refuge & dwelling-place to his own people?"
"Every creature has as necessary a dependence upon God's favours..."
"Man's glory is fading; God's glory is everlasting."
"Because we have our being from God, & depend upon him for the support & continuance of it, as long as we live & have our being we must continue to praise God"
"Divine meditation is a very sweet duty to all that are sanctified."
"All my joys shall centre in him, & in him they shall be full."
"Those that oppose the God of power, & fight against him, will certainly be consumed; none can prosper that harden themselves against the Almighty."
"We must give thanks to him, as one who has always been our bountiful benefactor & requires only that we give him thanks for his favours - poor returns for rich receivings."
"God's wondrous works ought to be the subject of our familiar discourses with our families & friends, & we should talk of them as we sit in the house & as we go by the way (Deut. 6:7), not merely for entertainment, but for the exciting of devotion, & the encouraging of our own & others' faith & hope in God."
"Those that would be strengthened in the inward man must fetch in strength from God by faith & prayer."
"You are God's church upon earth, &, if you do not praise him, who should?"
"The earth is full of the proofs of his power."
"God's chosen are but a little flock, few, very few, & yet upheld."
"God is jealous for his prophets; whoso touches them touches the apple of his eye."
"There is a time set when God's word will come for the comfort of all that trust in it. Habbakuk 2:3."
"God can & will make his church a burdensome stone to all that heave at it & seek to displace it, so that those shall think themselves happy that get out of its way. Zechariah 12:3."
"We are therefore made, maintained, & redeemed, that we may live in obedience to the will of God"
"God done so much for us, & yet does he expect so little from us? Praise you the Lord."
"Give him the glory of his greatness, his mighty acts..."
"They are so many that they cannot be numbered, so mysterious that they cannot be described; when we have said the most we can of the mighty acts of the Lord, the one half is not told; still there is more to be said; it is a subject that cannot be exhausted."
"God's people are those whose principles are sound - They keep judgment... they do righteousness, are just to God & to all men, & herein they are steady & constant; they do it at all times, in all manner of conversation, at every turn, in every instance, & herein persevering to the end."
"God's people are called his chosen, his nation, his inheritance; for he has set them apart for himself, incorporated them under his own government, is served by them & glorified in them."
"We lose the benefit of providences for want of understanding them."
"Quarreling with God's providence, & questioning his power, goodness, & faithfulness, are as great provocations to him as any whatsoever."
"The power of the God of grace in pardoning sin & sparing sinners is as much to be admired as the power of the God of nature in dividing the waters."
"See in what a gracious & merciful way God sometimes silences the unbelief of his people, & turns their fears into praises; & so it is written, Those that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, & those that murmured shall learn doctrine. Isaiah h9:24."
"They forgot God their Saviour; that is, they forgot that he had been their Saviour. Those that forget the works of God forget God himself, who makes himself known by his works."
"They waited not for his counsel, did not attend his word, though they had Moses to be his mouth to them"
"Those that will not wait for God's counsel shall justly be given up to their own hearts' lusts, to walk in their own counsels."
"Many that fare deliciously every day, & whose bodies are healthful & fat, have, at the same time, leanness in their souls, no love to God, no thankfulness, no appetite to the bread of life, & then the soul must needs be lean."
"See here the mercy of God, & how easily his anger is turned away, even from a provoking people. See the power of prayer, & the interest which God's chosen have in heaven."
"Is the honour of saints to be zealous against sin."
"...the way of sin is down-hill; omissions make way for commissions"
"He abhorred his own inheritance, which once he had taken pleasure in; yet the change was not in him, but in them. This is the worst thing in sin, that it makes us loathsome to God; & the nearer any are to God in profession the more loathsome are they if they rebel against him, like a dunghill at, our door."
"Those that by sin disparage themselves, & will not by repentance humble themselves, are justly debased, & humbled, & brought low, by the judgments of God."
"God can change lions into lambs, &,
"THE POWER OF THE LORD WAS PRESENT"
"...the power of the Lord must be present in our services. Only the power of the Lord can change lives, heal the hurt of a broken heart, heal the sick, & cleanse the leprous hearts of sin."
"We can have the power of the Lord, or we can have the seeker sensitive, purpose driven, or whatever the latest church fads may be."
"THE TESTIMONY OF HIS POWER"
"...the power of the Lord"
"Beloved, that's what we must have. That's what we must cry to the Lord for. His power must be present."
"What can Buddha's power do? What can Joseph Smith's power do? Show me one person whom Muhammad has ever healed, saved, or delivered. You can't, for Muhammad has no power. Allah has no power. But Jesus Christ has the power!"
"He has the power to save, heal, deliver, break bondages, & baptize believers with the Holy Spirit baptism."
"We Pentecostals & charismatics must come back to the power of God."
"WHAT KIND OF POWER?"
"...dunamis ...it means 'miracle working power.'"
"1. Abundant power - He has more than enough power to get the job done, no matter how great.
2. Ability - Jesus Christ can do anything!
3. Strength & might - nothing can stand against His power.
4. Wonderful work - this statement is actually derived from the word dunamis, meaning, 'His power does wonderful works.'
5. Violence - I John 3:8 says, 'For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil.'"
"He has the power to destroy sin, sickness, poverty, & anything else that Satan can think of."
"HIS POWER CAME FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT"
Luke 4:18 - 19
"Without the Holy Spirit, there is no power, but with the Holy Spirit, the power of the Lord will be present to heal."
"...the Greek, heal, as it is used here, means 'to make whole.'"
"...it means to heal or to make whole in every facet of one's life - spiritual, physical, financial, domestical, & emotional."
"...there is power in the blood. There is power in the Cross to handle every problem in your life."
Church, Read The Book Of Acts, & Get Ready!, by Donnie Swaggart, pgs. 51 - 57.