Showers of Blessing . . . why do we expect so little ?

     “Therefore . . . being by the right hand of God exalted (Ephesians 1:18-21), and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit . . . . He hath shed forth (gushed out as a fountain, poured forth) this, which ye now see and hear . . .

     Then said Peter unto them . . . Repent, and be baptized* (Acts 19:1-8) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins . . . and ye shall receive the gift* (something given freely out of great love for the receiver) of the Holy Spirit . . .      For the Promise is unto you, and to your children . . . and to all that are afar off (yet in the outer court – Ephesians 2:13-14), even as many as the LORD our God shall call . . . !”     Acts 2:33-39

ref: article on the Baptism of Christ

Quote –      “The church is not now the separate and peculiar people she was when the fires of persecution were kindled against her. How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed!     I saw that if the church had always retained her peculiar, holy character, the power of the Holy Spirit which was imparted to the disciples would still be with her. The sick would be healed, devils would be rebuked and cast out, and she would be mighty and a terror to her enemies.”   – Early Writings, p.227

note:   the character and righteousness (innocence, holiness and perfection)  of Christ Jesus is freely ours, if we will through surrender and living (active) faith appropriate it as our very own ! Continue reading

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Warren Smith – The New Age Influence on Christianity ?

Part.1

This know also, that in the last days . . . . perilous times shall come. For  . . . evil man and seducers (wizards, imposters) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived . . . !”   II Timothy 3:1,13

“There is but One power that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power of God in Jesus Christ. Only through the blood (Life – Leviticus 17:11) of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sin (Romans 6:10). His grace* alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature. The spiritualistic theories concerning God make His grace* of no effect. If God is an “essence” pervading all nature, then He dwells in all men; and in order to attain holiness, man has only to develop the power within himself.

These theories, followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy (plan of Salvation). They do away with the necessity for the atonement and make man his own savior.     These theories regarding God make His Word of no effect and those who accept them are in great danger of being led finally to look upon the whole Bible as a fiction. . . . !”
Ministry of Healing, p.428-429