Posted in 1, L. Ravenhill, Mission & Martyrs, Paul Washer, Testimonys on November 22, 2009 by Billy Creighton
“The only time you can really say that Christ is all I need,’ is when Christ is all you have.” L. Ravenhill
I recently had the privilege of attending the 2009 Revival Conference in Dublin Ireland where Paul Washer was one of the invited speakers. It was very clear to see that Paul is a man of God with a genuine passion to see men and women saved and believers walking close with God in a daily spirit-filled holy life.
Paul Washer is an anointed preacher who preaches with power an uncompromising message and has an understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ which I have rarely heard expounded by others. Anyone who can sit unmoved and unchallenged under his preaching either has a heart of stone or is comfortable in their “lukewarm” state.
Paul is as comfortable out of the pulpit as he is in it and it was a joy to watch him move around the small Dublin congregation making time to speak to as many as wanted to speak with him; encouraging, counseling answering questions and helping build people up in their faith.
I have no doubt God has His hand upon Paul Washer. What’s his secret? Listen to his testimony in the video below for the answer. His is a life of brokenness; a life surrendered to God.
Brokenness, repentance and surrender are pre requisites for a close relationship with God…it is painful and it is humiliating but it is the only way. God’s power is boundless and it is available to those who walk with Him.
The Lord Jesus cannot live in us fully and reveal Himself through us until the proud self within us is broken and we can say from our hearts with the Apostle Paul “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
This is the essence of true revival, brokenness, repentance and surrender, where the life and love of God will be unleashed and when we shall begin to see God’s power being demonstrated in our hearts and lives and service, and His victorious life will fill us and overflow through us to others. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8).
There are riches in Thy storehouse,
But, my Lord, we are so poor.
There is power in Thy storehouse,
But the cripple clothes our door.
There is wisdom in Thy storehouse,
But in ignorance we grope.
There’s revival in Thy storehouse,
But we’ve millions without hope.
There is freedom in Thy storehouse,
But Thy people are so bound.
There is glory in thy storehouse,
But it does not shine around.
There is love within Thy storehouse,
But Thy people are so dry.
There’s compassion in Thy storehouse –
Then my Savior, why, oh why
Are Thy people stony — hearted
And our eyes so desert dry?
Posted in 1 on September 29, 2009 by Billy Creighton
Jesus did not come into the world to condem sinners…He came to save them…
Posted in 1 on August 13, 2009 by Billy Creighton
Tim Conway gives a wonderfully encouraging challenging and no mincing with words answer to the question “what does it mean to live in habitual sin”?
“One of the greatest assurances in my life is that anytime I have strayed He has come for me”. T C.
Thanks to illbehonest for video.
Posted in 1, Emergent Church, Evangelism, Mission & Martyrs, Purpose Driven Lie, Rick Warren on July 13, 2009 by Billy Creighton
Rick Warren, speaking to nearly 8,000 Muslims at the Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention in Washington D.C. says he is not interested in “interfaith dialogue”! What’s “interfaith dialogue”? According to my Bible there is only one true faith Rick and your job (if you really believe there is one true faith that is) is to preach it …Jesus said…”If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me”…”I am the way the truth and the life no man comes to the Father but by Me”…8000 poor lost Muslims bound for a lost eternity without Christ and all you say you’re interested in is “interfaith projects”!
I wonder if you really have a grasp of the Gospel Rick for if you have surely you would have grasped a golden opportunity to proclaim Christ to a captive audience, regardless of the consequences to your image! You’re controversial Rick… for all the wrong reasons!
Take a leaf out of John Calvin’s book and be an object for controversy for the right reasons – Doug Smith says of him: “anyone who possess a serious threat to the world the flesh and the devil is going to be necessarily become an object of controversy, as in all God’s faithful servants”.
Or better still take a leaf out of the great Apostle Paul’s book – it was said of him, as Smith states in the video…“everywhere Paul went there was either a revival or a riot”.
Thanks to yahya2006 and DGconferences for videos.