Month: October 2011

Stammering Lips

My heart is thrilled as I anxiously anticipate a move of the spirit of God in our church. We have focused our attention as of late on ‘What Is The Holy Ghost’. Our journey has led us through a number of scriptures which provide a basis for our expectations. One of those scriptures is found in Acts chapter 2 and verse 39. It states, “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” That includes you, if you will mix your faith with the scripture. Another scripture is found in:

Isaiah 28:11
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

What a wonderful promise. Again, we are included if we only believe and apply our faith with what God has already spoken. The following quote was a perfect fit with this scripture.

Now, but now, let me just not get away from that now, because I don’t want to dishonor a great gift that God has given. See? And I believe that a Spirit-filled man, or woman, or a child, that lives under the altar of God, won’t live there long until they’ll be speaking with tongues. See? I believe that he will do it, or she.
Now, you can receive the Holy Ghost, and maybe you didn’t speak with tongues when you get It. See? But if you constantly lay there before God all the time, with baptism after baptism striking you, something’s going to take place. See? You’ll get so full someday till you can’t talk nothing else. See, you–you–you try to say something; you just can’t say it no more; and you just can’t say it. And many times if people realized that that was the Holy Spirit they’d go ahead and just open their heart up and let God speak to them.

William Branham

I am under a greater expectation to see the entire church consumed with the power of God just as it were on the day of Pentecost. Let’s pray and fast as God leads until we see the dynamics strike our mechanics.

Pastor Jack Duff

We have an Advocate

I JOHN 2:1-2
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

An advocate is one who stands in your stead. An advocate is also considered a comforter. Jesus spoke that the Comforter would come and bring all things to our remembrance. We are all guilty of sin before God, but Jesus is our advocate. He bore the pain and suffered the shame so that we could be free. As an advocate, He can only represent us as we confess our faults to him. There is nothing we can do that could separate us from His unfailing love. I wanted to also share the following quote with you. I pray it encourages your heart.

Don’t that just take the scare out of it now? God’s with us. Although you sin, you got an Advocate. Tell God you’re sorry, come on back. That’s the way to do it. Don’t think you’re cast off forever. As long as you still have enough desire to come to this church, come on. God’s still with you. That’s right. Sure He is.
Yes, He will just keep moving, as long as you’ll… as He’s called you. He’s still in the saving business to call you. And all He’s calling, He’s still wooing at your heart. Come on, no matter what you done. God still wants to forgive you and take you back, love you a little bit, and hug you up to His bosom, give you a few spiritual vitamins, put you back in the church, in your position again. He came to redeem, to seek and save that which was lost.

William Marrion Branham

Pastor Jack E. Duff