There is a world of difference between knowing the Word of God and knowing the God of the Word.If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.
No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.
The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.
If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness.
Most Christians pray to be blessed. Few pray to be broken.
Paul never glamorized the gospel! It is not success, but sacrifice! It’s not a glamous gospel ,but a bloody gospel, a gory gospel, and a sacrificial gospel! 5 minutes inside eternity and we will wish that we had sacrificed more!!! Wept more, bled more, grieved more, loved more, prayed more, given more!!!
Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men live!
In revival, God is not concerned about filling empty churches, He is concerned about filling empty hearts.
The secret of praying is praying in secret. A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning.
How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even have the strength to turn off your TV?
The cross is going to judge everything in your life: your eating, your drinking, your sleeping, your spending, your talking. Everything is cross-examined!
Great eagles fly alone; great lions hunt alone; great souls walk alone-alone with God. Such loneliness is hard to endure, and impossible to enjoy unless God accompanied. Prophets are lone men; they walk alone, pray alone and God makes them alone.
Prayer is not an argument with God to persuade him to move things our way, but an exercise by which we are enabled by his Spirit to move ourselves his way.
The world out there is not waiting for a new definition of Christianity; it’s waiting for a new demonstration of Christianity.
You won’t become a saint by studying your Bible; you’ll become a saint by living it.
Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.
I’ve got The Father on my side, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and
2/3 of the angels. What do you think I’m going to do? Sit down
There are three persons living in each of us: the one we think we are, the one other people think we are, and the one God knows we are!
The self-sufficient does not pray, the self-satisfied will not pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. No man is greater than his prayer life.
You can’t live wrong and pray right.
The only people who want to change the Gospel are those who are unchanged by it.
The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil.
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.