Wes Hall: It's Not Just Porn! "You're asking for power and there are areas of hidden compromise in your life. … I'm not talking about the R-rated movies. I'm talking about the PG-13s … certain sitcoms, TV shows where your spirit is being defiled."

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from IHOP awakening, 1/2/10 PM

Some of you say: ‘God, commission me,’ but there’s pockets of darkness in your lives — secret, hidden sin.

I felt like the Lord gave me two words: lust and perversion — lust and perversion, immoral thinking — agreement with darkness — in areas of lust and pornography and perversion and perverse behavior, talking and lewd talk, immoral talk — filthy jokes — things that you watch, compromise in the things that you watch.

I’m not talking about the R-rated movies. I’m talking about the PG-13s — where you feed your spirit on perversion. I’m talking about certain sitcoms, TV shows where your spirit is being defiled by thinking in the ways of the world.

There is no room. There is nothing that darkness has to do with light. And you’re asking for power and there are areas of hidden compromise in your life.

The Lord is saying to you now: there is a window to repent. There is grace to repent and turn from that.

What has darkness to do with light? You’re saying, “God, send me as a messenger of light, but there’s a pocket of darkness in your soul.

I’m not talking about great introspection: “Lord, where is it?” I’m talking about those things that the Holy Spirit brings to mind right now. …

You need to confess that as sin before the Lord, right now. I encourage you to confess it before the Lord, right now. Make a determination in your heart to turn from it, right now.”

— Wes Hall, IHOPU provost
(The awakening started in his class)

Related:
The Low-Cut Top Epidemic: May We Be Holy
All of my Lust Freedom! posts

U2 — 'Magnificent' Live on Letterman!!!!!!! "Till we die, you and I will magnify The Magnificent!"

One of the greatest songs of all time—just out, on the album, No Line on the Horizon! Lyrics by Bono and The Edge.

I was born to be with you
In this space and time

After that and ever after I haven’t had a clue
Only to break rhyme
This
foolishness can leave a heart black and blue

I was born to sing for you
I didn’t have a choice but to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noise

only love can leave such a mark
only love can heal such a scar*

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only love unites our hearts

Justify, till we die, you and I will magnify
The Magnificent

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcvOWunC4N8]Low-Fi — with Dave’s intro and closing remarks

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xBl-TlJa8]Live Fordham University [HD – High Quality]
Good Morning America

To watch in HD, click on the video to open it, and then click on the HD symbol, which then becomes red when the video re-opens, bigger.
To watch either version in full-screen, click on the rectangle-within-a-rectangle icon.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0FIN7tMEIA]Live in London [HD – High Quality]
BBC Rooftop

* Question?

Such a scar* that only love can heal: is it the mark of the calling to sing and play for God, the alienation and put-downs from fallen man, the tremendous pressure to play something juicy? Or is it the black and blue heart caused by the foolishness of breaking rhyme with the Creator?

I was thinking the latter, but I’m not so sure now. I’m wondering what Bono and The Edge were thinking when they wrote the song. Imagine the struggle they’ve been through. Both attended a charismatic fellowship, called Shalom at one point with Larry Mullen. I’m really glad to see that Adam Clayton seems to also really like the song!!

Any ideas out there?

Incidentally, Bono has talked about how they could always count on God to show up when they would play live: Where the Streets Have No Name. God is in the house.

Related: [music video] U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name

Voting for the ‘Lesser of Evils,' Thinking We're Going to Heaven

Therefore, “‘Come out from among them, and be separate,’ says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you. …'”
(2 Cor. 6:17)
To stand on that day —
this isn’t child’s play.

We can vote and stand before God one day,
and not have to stand before God and say:

‘Well, God, I voted for the lesser of two evils.’

And God’s going to look you in the face, folks, and say:
‘But you still voted for evil.’

And you’ll have to admit that you did.

And God doesn’t put up with that, folks—
you voting for the lesser of two evils.

It’s still absolute evil,
Satanic evil
.”

– Jack McLamb

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from
The Officer Jack McLamb Show, 9/19/08

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.”

– Jesus (Mt. 5:9)

Related:
Chuck Baldwin: “A Wasted Vote”

Fenske on Chuck Norris’ “Would Jesus Support War?” – ‘A God of War’ & ‘*a* Prince of Peace’
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures
Pastor Baldwin: Government Cannot Do Church’s Job

“We Must Be Holy” by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

The Low-Cut Top Epidemic: May We Be Holy

I’d like to address the current ‘fad’ of women wearing low-cut tops, because I’ve spoken with both men and women who call themselves ‘Christians’ who actually told me that it’s okay for Christian women to dress this way.
Fairly recently, a pastor even responded: “how low is too low,” after I brought up to him that women on staff were wearing low-cut tops during church services. I probably wouldn’t have said anything, but this pastor had been emphasizing how he wanted us to do what Jesus did, and I was very enthusiastic about being a part of this. But then I started seeing a pattern that I hoped wasn’t a big red flag that would put a kibosh on what I had hoped would be real Christianity.
I noticed how he would teach over and over the promises that Paul wrote, while glossing over the adjacent passages that clearly mentioned the cost. He would expound on the glorious inheritance that is ours, now, as children of God without teaching what Paul stated is required to be a child of God.
In the 80s, I was blessed to be able to attend a church in which some the elders’ wives [thank you, Carol & the others!] taught the women specifics on dressing modestly. It wasn’t over-the-top stuff like women could only wear dresses, never pants, but rather practical ways to live out what the Bible teaches, to dress modestly. Basically, tight and revealing clothing were not appropriate for Godly women, because inappropriate attire could be a stumbling block for guys.
And in this setting, we guys and gals saw God move in many significant ways during some of our Bible school classes and during “Prayer and Praise.” It was great!
Today, few churches have the conviction and courage to teach the truth about modesty. And lust reigns in many a “Christian'” heart—both men and women. And this is not just one of the issues that will keep the kingdom of God happening among us, this is absolutely also a salvation issue, which I cover in Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures.
This is very serious; though, many who have truly been born-again now have their consciences so seared by the lack of modesty in our society that they no longer feel shame when wearing revealing clothing or when willfully looking. And it’s come to the point that some “Christians” will actually say that ‘Christian’ women wearing low-cut tops is no big deal.
Perhaps there are some women who don’t understand how visually God made most guys to be—how attractive the female form is to most guys. I say “most guys,” because perhaps there are some men who really do have the gift of singleness, and aren’t in this way attracted. But most of us do not have this gift.
I’d like to share an experience that I had about 20 years ago, long before the low-top craze. I was attending an exercise class in a small studio. The instructor was female. I was doing just fine, concentrating on her instructions until she bent over, facing us. I freaked! She was close to my type, and I was seeing things I shouldn’t see.
I think she saw in the expression of my face my reaction. And I never returned; though, doing these exercises probably would have benefited my health greatly.
Since then, I’ve learned to train my eyes to quickly look away (some call this bouncing the eyes), for when in close proximity, the field of view of non-peripherial human vision is so narrow that we can look at a woman’s face without seeing clearly what is below. But ladies, most guys are not going to be this careful. But every Christian man should be. For example, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount teaching is so crystal clear. Lust is adultery and a damming sin:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna. If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna. (Matthew 5:27-30)

Likewise, Paul was clear in his teaching toward Christian women:

I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. (1 Timothy 2:8-10)

One author interprets shamefacedness (Greek: aidos) this way:

The word shamefacedness comes from a Greek word which means literally “downcast eyes,” but it is meant in a good sense and refers to one who is ashamed to overstep the limit of womanly reserve.

In my Let Us Be One prophecy, God said it this way in the chapter I call Jesus’ Dress Code:

My people, live as ONE, not judging one another, being critical of how they dress, one more popular than another. We are all different. Everyone is unique.

Give people space, as long as it’s holy. You need to have righteousness girded about your loins. Hide yourself. They don’t need to see everything. That is for your husband, only him.

Be careful; this is right.

God designed women to be very attractive to men. And there are certain things that only the woman’s husband should see—no matter what the Devil through society is telling us.
Freedom in Christ is in part freedom from actual lust demons that drive probably the majority of Americans to not be free in the lust area. Not giving the demons a place at all is the only way to be lust-demon free.
We need to “be careful. This is right.”
Praise God!
Jeff Fenske : )
Related:
[Lust FREEDOM — “The Poison that Kills the Soul”] My experience: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because freedom lies straight ahead!
2014 Pornography Survey of ‘Christian’ Men: MAJORITY not only lusting, but into porn!!
[ video ] Jessica Rey: The Evolution of the Swimsuit — Can Modesty Make a Comeback?

Bikini Facts: The bikini was introduced by inspiration of Satan. When the bikini was first invented…

Survey of Christian Men on the Subject of Women’s Clothing — Men responded: “This area is the greatest challenge in my life!” • “Men are created in such a way as to be stimulated by sight.” • “Demon influence and demon possession is rampant. Evil triumphs when the church does nothing!” • Many more
[FreedomQuote] “Women, the way a man looks at you is out of your control, but what you reveal is up to you.”
[Princeton study] Is it wrong to wear a bikini? — The fully-clothed women were seen as being in control of their own actions, whereas the immodest ones were objects to be acted upon
How Premarital Sex Rewires the Brain — Knowing how these neurochemicals interact and change the brain help us understand why sex is meant to be kept within the boundaries of marriage
To my homosexual friends: May we all be ‘ONE’ in Christ! What is the ‘fury fire’ that Piper Perabo talks about? How can it be tamed? What is God’s true perspective in “The Homosexuals Will Arise” prophecy and what does Romans 1 really say?
What does God say? Women, children and men exposing themselves to TSAs in NAKED BODY SCANNERS!

[Lust Freedom!] As Cautiously as Folding Our Own Parachute — “We ought to think out each step with the same kind of rationale and determination that a man uses when he folds his own parachute. Small, careful decisions can save his life. 5 minutes of pleasure earned Esau the loss of a lifetime of blessing and the enmity of God. Is it worth it?”

David Bercot’s CD teaching: Separation from the World — What the Early Christians Believed About Separation from the World. D. Bercot. The Bible exhorts us: “Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” So…
David Bercot’s CD teaching: Modest Dress and Cosmetics — How literally did the early Christians take Peter’s exortation?
Wes Hall: It’s Not Just Porn! “You’re asking for power and there are areas of hidden compromise in your life. … I’m not talking about the R-rated movies. I’m talking about the PG-13s … certain sitcoms, TV shows where your spirit is being defiled.”

A Nation ‘Bewitched’: Farrah Fawcett — “When the show [Charlie’s Angels] got to be No. 3, I figured it was our acting. When it got to be No. 1, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra”

Fox: Not quite porn… or news — Distracting viewers with mis-information and ‘info-babes’

[ video ] Reality-check comedian Russell Brand points out MSNBC’s female anchor’s IMMODESTY, while exposing MSM’s ‘superficial’ bias — “Be careful. That’s a LOW-CUT DRESS. I’m only flesh and blood. I’ve got instincts” — Mika Brzezinski actually changed her dress after this segment — Why don’t more men speak up for what is right?
1942 Minnesota: Bathing beaches prior to the low-cut top epidemic
Amazing Dress: India Arie singing with Carlos Santana on The Tonight Show. This is grace!
Paul’s Elders’ qualifications revisited: What does ‘BLAMELESS’ mean? — Most pastors are biblically disqualified
All of my Lust Freedom! posts [latest appear first, 10 posts per page]
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way

Another Reason To Be Holy: Purity Attracts Angels (Filth Repells) | The Coming Healing Revival

Excerpted from: pdf transcript of Sid Roth It’s Supernatural! — April 28-May 4, 2008

Sid: …my guest, Steven Brooks, wakes up one evening, and not, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 angels are in a circle around him! … Why were they there? What was there purpose?

Steven: Well they came to talk to me, they said “we want to talk with you about the spirit of Holiness.” And for 30 minutes, they did most of the talking, I was allowed to ask a few questions, but for 30 minutes, they told me how important it is to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord with Holiness. That an individual has a responsibility to do there part,

Sid: Is Holiness the way you dress? Is Holiness, an external thing? What were they telling you?

Steven: Sure, that is a good question, because when they talked with me, there wasn’t a trace of what we would call legalism, or you can’t do this or you can’t do that. Because in our heart we know the Holy Spirit will lead us to do things, that are pleasing to the Lord. But there is an element of doing things, there are certain things that you don’t want to put into your ears. There are certain things that you don’t want your eyes to see. You want to maintain purity as much as possible, because that also will attract the angels. An impure thought life, the angels pick up on that, In the spirit realm, they are able to see, what we are emanating, what’s radiating out of us,

Sid: I have to ask you a question. What happens if someone watches TV, that is very violent, are we talking about something like that, or are we talking about something much deeper?

Steven: Yes, No those types of things bring a type of spiritual defilement, and the person may think, that doesn’t affect me, but in the spirit realm, those things are very easily distinguished. Angels can tell what a person is emanating, If you’re emanating the love of God, and that purity, they want to be around you. But if a person puts all kinds of garbage and filth inside of there mind, and inside of there thinking, evil spirits are able to tell what a person is emanating and they will be attracted to that. Impure thoughts, they will gather around that. Thoughts of self-centeredness, depression, that draws them. So there’s ways that we need to live, that are holy and pleasing to the Lord, to please the Lord, and to create and atmosphere that’s conducive to the Holy Spirit.

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Sid: Now man looks at someone on television someone that has a meeting with 10,000, 100,000 people in attendance, but I think God’s measurement is different then man’s.

Steven: It can be completely different, the way the Lord measures success. It’s really being obedient to the Lord and doing what he told you to do, whatever that might be, that’s where the reward is at, that’s where the anointing is at.

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Sid: Hello Sid Roth here, with Steven Brooks, and Steven had a visitation from Jesus. Jesus described to him the next, the greatest, move of the God’s Spirit in history for healing and miracles that’s about ready to happen. Steven, what did He tell you?

Steven: Well, the interesting thing, Sid, is that the Lord said “I want to talk with you about the coming healing revival,” and I was very interested in that. And so, He began to share some things with me, and one of the things I want to share is that it’s America’s turn.

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Sid: I hear so much bad stuff about America, it’s good to hear some good about America.

Steven: Well praise the Lord, there’s some great things coming. The Lord has provoked the American church to jealousy. We’ve heard about the great miracles, even the creative miracles, in South America, in Africa, and different parts of the world, but we’ve only seen little tidbits of that here in America. But that is coming to America. These great creative miracles are coming to America, and a healing revival is going to hit a level that will surpass anything that’s ever happened in church history. It’s going to be very powerful.

Sid: Give me some specifics He told you of the types of healings.

Steven: The Lord gave me several specific examples. He said one thing that will happen in these meetings, they’ll run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He said they’ll run around the clock. It’ll just be a total outpouring of His Spirit. He said one thing that’ll take place is that people that have suffered sever burns, even third degree burns which can even be fatal, they’ll be brought into the meeting and laid out in the meeting, He said they’ll be completely healed and receive brand new skin. …

Sid: What did He tell you about brain damage?

Steven: He told me even children that have Down’s syndrome, or people that have suffered mental retardation, they’ll come into the meetings. The Lord told me this, He said they will sit under that glory and sit in that glory that will be in those meetings, and He said in two weeks they’ll be completely healed; their mind will be completely restored to them.

So we shouldn’t fret or give up if healing doesn’t take place immediately. The key is to maintain an atmosphere of holiness—where we are one with Christ and one with each other, 24/7—and then bask in the glory of God, which will be there because: “Draw near to God, and He’ll draw near to you” (James 4).
The angels and God, the HOLY Spirit will draw near to us—as we are in Christ together—Jesus’ heart-cry for us in John 17!!!
And for right now, individually, It’s very exciting to me that not only does God draw near to us when we draw near to Him, but the angels do too. It’s not just a God thing; angels are involved also. Our own homes can be environments of healing—living in LOVE!
And especially when we get together, our own personal holinesses will become a group holiness, which will bring about the setting in which phenomenal miracles will take place—to the glory of God!
“Then the world will know….” (John 17)!
Praise God!
Jeff Fenske : )
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A Preview of What is to Come

Below is a small portion of the prophecy that is supposed to be the basis for a book I’m way overdue in writing. It’s a long story of which I’ll explain more, later. [And now have: Intro: “Let Us Be ONE”]

A few days ago, I was praying a forgiving-others prayer, and was surprised and relieved to hear this:

“Launch out your book the first of the year. It’s okay to let them read it online. Let this be the start.”

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On the night before Jesus sacrificed his life for us, he prayed that those who would follow would be one. His heart still longs to see this fulfilled in our lives – “that the world may know.”

Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.
(John 17:20-23)

 

Let Us Be One

A prophecy given to Jeff Fenske

 

10/02/01
A KINDNESS TO FLOW
There is a kindness that I want to flow from My body. Let it saturate all those around you. Let it flow from your hearts. Let it fill you up. Let the Holy Spirit give you life. Let them be free—hate and anger no longer. Give your life to Me.
Do not hold grudges, My people. Get up and repent. The time is short. I will
not hold back much longer the tide that is about to come.
Let it fill you up, this love. Let it come. Let it give you life. Do not
worry. I am in charge. Hate and anger no longer. Be My bride. I want you. I
have no other. I long for you, to see you strong.
Do not fear, and live in hate no longer. Love your enemies. Let them be your
friend, for I am in charge. You need not fear those who hate your soul. I am
in charge. I will give you life and plenty. You will be filled up to the max
if you obey.
You see the way but you stumble. Get up and pray. I am there, giving life,
My hand outstretched. Take it. Let us be one. We need to be one, My people.
Let’s watch and pray. I will lead. Do not fear, for I am with you. I will
give you life if you let Me lead. This is the key.
OUR FATHER’S HEART-CRY
Let us be one. My cry is out to you to come near. I want My people, please?
May we be one. I need you to pray, to fall on your face and not give up.
Press in, overcome temptation. Be not afraid to obey. I will give you life,
all those who follow. You will not faint. You will grow strong when you give
up the ghosts that hold you back, the sins of iniquity.
Feel My hurt. It is great. My people have vanished from My life. I am sad,
and you are lonely. There are few that remain close to Me where I can
nourish their souls.
In Me there is life. There is no other way. I in you; you in Me, where we
belong—together. Let us be one, together in love, where we can pray,
enveloping each other in goodness. We can do that. It’s not all one way. I
am life. There is no other to follow. We can be friends. I will lead, but I
will receive as you repent and draw close to Me. For I love My people. I
love to pray. I intercede for the saints to bring them pleasure. We can be
one. We can be close, you and I.
There is a place of holiness, where you will always be at My feet, a place
of blessing. Let it come. Let it envelop you. Let it take over your pride.
Come, My people. Let us rest. Follow no other. I am your place of security,
where power dwells, power to overcome sin, pride and temptation. I have life
to give.
You are My friend. Get up and be counted among the sheep. For there is
error. Life has ceased for a reason. The church is dirty, a place of filth.
It is not My home. How can I dwell among an unclean people who hurt each
other, who tell each other stories, who hurt from the heart those that care?
‘A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES’

Tell one another the time is now. Get up and pray. Let’s go up to Zion.
Let’s be one. Let’s see the holy city. Let life begin, for we can be one.
I want to see the city set high on a hill for all to see—a sight for sore
eyes. For they will all know the truth, and the truth will set them free.
Let us be exalted, not above each other, but above our sin, where we can be
free. That is the message. Proclaim it. Let others know you care. Let others
know you are free. Let others feel My hurt, and do not fear, because they
are one. This will be the answer—all of us together, with Me in front,
giving life. There is no other way. It doesn’t work by itself. There must be
a catalyst, an igniter, a higher power, something that can create life,
giving you great abundance when you pray.
Stop sinning, and read My Word. Do what it says, daily, for It means
business. I have given you a path to follow, a God who indwells you, and
wants to give you life.
Come to Me. Let us walk together where we can be one, where others can
follow, where divorce is no more, where we will not be severed, where the
canker worm cannot grow. You and I can be one. Let it happen, let us not
grow weary. Let us not give up hope. I never will, but you must be in Me to
see over the mountains, to see the light of day, the victory that lies
ahead.
We can do it, together. Look up and find Mercy. I am waiting. You are My
friends. There is much potential when you wait on Me for answers, when you
read My Word and obey—from the heart, getting to know each other—feeling
each other’s hurts, deeply—applying salve where needed. The wounds will
boil. Faint not, My people, and come to Me.
HYPOCRITES CANNOT LEAD

The sin in the body is great. The sin in the body is evident to all who
watch from afar. They don’t want to go in and see the yuck. Why should they?
There is plenty, and it will take time to clean up the mess, and many will
see that you are My body. I will be glad. You will be one in Me.
The highway is great. Many travel on it: the way of happiness, but it leads
to destruction. They act like nothing is wrong. The sheep stealers rob the
sheep, unawares. They teach them vain imaginations and lead them astray,
where destruction awaits those who disobey. It is in the Word.
Read Psalm 26. David was a man of integrity. He was in the Holy Ghost,
awaiting for Me to lead him into truth, until he fell. His fall was great,
because he failed to wait on Me. He let lust take over, rule his heart. He
fell so hard the whole nation crumbled, aghast at what they saw, cringing,
because of David’s sin.
It can happen like this. For there is hurt in the body. The hurt is great.
Many hate each other and call it love. Hypocrites cannot rule. They must be
in Me to lead. The sheep are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Faint not, My people. Lean on Me. Come back to where you belong, in My arms.
I will hold you where you will not faint, where the wolves will not devour,
but there must be love. Love conquers all. Love conquers hate, and brings
life.
[…]
© Jeff Fenske 2008

“We Must Be Holy” by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

We Must Be Holy

by

J. C. Ryle
(1816-1900)

[First published as a “Helmingham Series” Tract in Helmingham, Suffolk]

We must he holy on earth before we die, if we desire to go to heaven after death. If we hope to dwell with God for ever in the life to come, we must endeavour to be like Him in the life that now is. We must not only admire holiness, and wish for holiness: we must be holy.
Holiness cannot justify and save us: holiness cannot cover our iniquities, make satisfaction for transgressions, pay our debts to God. Our best works are no better than filthy rags, when tried by the light of God’s law. The righteousness which Jesus Christ brought in must be our only confidence,—the blood of atonement our only hope. All this is perfectly true, and yet we must be holy.
We must be holy, because God in the Bible plainly commands it. “As He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter i. 15, 16).
We must be holy, because this is one great end for which Christ came into the world. “He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Cor. v. 15).
We must be holy, because this is the only sound evidence that we have a saving faith in Christ. “Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James ii. 17, 26).
We must be holy, because this is the only proof that we love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. What can be more plain than our Lord’s own words? “If ye love Me, keep my commandments.” “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me.” (John xiv. 15, 21).
We must be holy, because this is the only sound evidence that we are God’s children. “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” “Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God” (Rom. viii. 14; I John iii. 10).
Lastly, we must be holy, because without holiness on earth we should never be prepared and meet for heaven. It is written of the heavenly glory, “There shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie” (Rev. xxi. 27). St. Paul says expressly, “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. xii. 14).
Ah, reader, the last text I have just quoted is very solemn. It ought to make you think. It was written by the hand of inspired man: it is not my private fancy. Its words are the words of the Bible: not of my own invention. God has said it, and God will stand to it: “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” Continue reading ““We Must Be Holy” by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)”

REVIVAL at ASBURY College 1970–God Showed Up Big-Time!

This is the most inspiring revival video I’ve seen, “A Revival Account Asbury 1970.”
The students and faculty got right with each other, publicly confessing their sins. God showed up so powerfully that they shut down classes, the media showed up, and this was a hot topic on campus when I attended seminary the first time, during the ~1989 Vineyard revival.
The key was getting right with each other. That was the focus.
See: VIDEO: The Asbury Revival
I bought videos many years ago from here.
This is a must see!
ONE Can Happen!
Jeff Fenske : )
Related: Asbury Revival, 1970: “Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?”