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A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer

"... When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."—Acts 4: 31. This remarkable manifestation of God reveals the effectiveness of prevailing prayer. It vividly discloses the f... Read More

Asking and Receiving

"... Every one that asketh receiveth ..."—Luke 11:10. When our Lord uttered these immortal words He gave to every child of God the inalienable right to pray. He impressed His disciples with this fact by asking them some pertinent questions: "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, w... Read More

Christ Pleads His Will

"Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am ..."—JOHN 17:24. Jesus presented the precious legacy of His prayer when He offered His intercessory prayer preserved for us by John. The Lord let His disciples have the pleasure of knowing what His intercession for them i... Read More

God’s Peace Obtained in Answer to Prayer

"... Let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."—PHIL. 4:6,7. When we make our requests known unto God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving we are assured of receiving His peace throug... Read More

Our Requests Made Known unto God

"... Let your requests be made known unto God."—PHIL. 4:6. Paul, the pattern saint, would have us see the value of revealing our needs to God in prayer. We must not presume that the things required to sustain life will be granted without making our requests known unto God. Our requirements on earth ... Read More

Praying with Desire

"... What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."—MARK 11:24. These inspiring words of Jesus disclose that He has obligated Himself to satisfy the incessant and insistent desires of His praying people. His words leave no doubt in our minds regard... Read More

Praying without Doubting

"... And shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."—MARK 11:23. These interesting words are a part of the Saviour’s discourse on the power of faith. The disciples were greatly astonished by the power manife... Read More

Seeking and Finding

"... He that seeketh findeth.—LUKE 11:10. When Jesus said, "He that seeketh findeth ...," He disclosed the second fundamental principle of prevailing prayer. His immortal words assure us that we can make some important discoveries through prayer. His brief statement presents the greatest challenge k... Read More

The Fellowship of Prayer

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."—PHIL. 4:6. This timely exhortation stresses the fact that God’s people should consult with Him in every matter pertaining to life. Unless they see the imperative necess... Read More

The Immortal Prayers of Saints

"... Golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints." -- REV. 5:8. Christ frequently chooses some unusual place on earth to reveal Himself to mankind. It is obviously consistent with His Divine Nature and eternal purpose in redemption to disclose Himself in some unusual place and in so... Read More

The Intercessory Prayers of Christians

"... Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me ..."-LUKE 11:5, 6. There is evidently a ministry of prayer even as there is a ministry of preaching. The teachings of Jesus contained in the parable show us that praying and preaching are integral parts of the plan ... Read More

The Praying that Glorifies God

"... Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."—JOHN 14:13. Jesus revealed His purpose in answering prayer when He said, "... That the Father may be glorified in the Son." In order to achieve His exalted purpose to glorify the Father, the Son ha... Read More

The Three Essentials of Prayer

"... Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."—LUKE 11:10. The plain teachings of Jesus accord us a valid reason to believe that every sincere prayer offered by His people shall be answered. Jesus stated the three essentials of prayer... Read More

After Sanctification: Introduction and Forward

Formerly printed under the title "After Holiness, What?" DEDICATED to My wife, whose pure life and ceaseless prayers have contributed to this ministry. INTRODUCTION A few Sundays ago it was my privilege to hear Dr. T. M. Anderson preach. What a treat it was to sit at his feet again! I told him after... Read More

After Sanctification: 1: After Sanctification

"Giving all diligence, add to your faith." As the forming of man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life, making him a living soul in the image and likeness of God was the crowning work of God in creation; so also the lifting of a fallen man from the depth of sin, breathing... Read More

After Sanctification: 2: Virtue

"Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue." Virtue stands at the head of the list of those basic elements of holiness. It is a word of strong meaning. It embraces the thought of purity as a quality. To be virtuous means not only to be negatively pure, but to be positively pure. Virtue is the b... Read More

After Sanctification: 3: Knowledge

Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... knowledge. By this we understand that the mental faculties are to be put to the best use in living out a holy life. To love God with all the mind means to put all mental powers at His command, and to make every effort to develop in the knowledge of all tha... Read More

After Sanctification: 4: Temperance

"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... temperance." The work of sanctification has cleansed the whole man in spirit, soul, and body. The whole is then put under the dominion of the will. The experience of holiness does not result in the removal of the natural desires, and appetites, and affect... Read More

After Sanctification: 5: Patience

"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... patience." Probably nothing has given quite so much concern to the sanctified as the matter of patience. Surely nothing is so important to holy living as patience. To add patience to faith is imperatively necessary to all who have entered the Christian ra... Read More

After Sanctification: 6: Godliness

"Giving all diligence, add to your faith ... godliness." Godliness means piety, devotion to God, worship, godlikeness in deportment. The latter meaning of the word includes all other uses of it. To be godly is to be Godlike -- Godlike in character and deportment. The sanctified must never lose sight... Read More

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