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Power From On High - 1. A Modern Pentecost

"This firm confidence changed them in a single moment into happy people which they are to this day...." A Moravian historian wrote that Church history abounds in records of special outpourings of the Holy Ghost, and verily the thirteenth of August 1727, was a day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit... Read More

Power From On High - 2. When the Spirit Came

"That astonishing prayer meeting beginning in 1727 went on for one hundred years...." Prayer precedes Pentecost. The disgruntled community at Herrnhut early in 1727 was deeply divided and critical of one another. Heated controversies threatened to disrupt the community. The majority was from the anc... Read More

Power From On High - 3. The Spirit's Witness

"Every day had given them occasion of showing a meekness, which no injury could move. If they were pushed, struck or thrown down, they rose again and went away; but no complaint was found in their mouth....." One result of their baptism in the Holy Spirit was a joyful assurance of their pardon and s... Read More

Power From On High - 4. Witnesses Unto Me

"I tell you therefore, brethren, preach to the heathen Christ and His blood and death, if you wish to produce a blessing among them." Zinzendorf's speaking, preaching and letters were full of Christ. Everywhere the Moravians went they spoke of their Lord, sang of Him, and witnessed naturally. The Ho... Read More

Power From On High - 5. A New Song

"Oh for a thousand tongues to sing My dear Redeemer's praise." Then, as now, the baptism in the Holy Spirit upon the Moravians and then the Methodists, produced a flood of sacred songs. Many of the best hymns may be traced to this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Moravian hymns were filled with praise... Read More

Power From On High - 6. Fruit That Abides

"God has given me at length the desire of my heart. I am with a Church whose conversation is in Heaven; in whom is the mind that was in Christ, and who so walk as He walked." John Wesley on the Moravians A traveler of that period wrote this striking testimony, "In all my journeys I have found only t... Read More

Power From On High - 7. Renew Our Days

"Whether one is sympathetic toward the idea of revivals or not, if he wants to study the question thoroughly, he cannot afford to overlook the history and teachings of the Moravians." The renewal of the Moravian Church can stir our hearts to pray, "Renew our days as of old." In 1927, 200 years after... Read More

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