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Motives For Seeking The Double Cure
      It is the will of God. This is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. [Worldliness is spiritual fornication.] (1 Thess. 5:3.) He who opposes sanctification opposes God's will and God's remedy for worldliness. He who accepts of it throws himself in harmony with the will of God. It is the grea

Need Of The Double Cure
       Conversion is the first cure. It resurrects the dead soul. It forgives all past transgressions. It imparts to the soul spiritual life, spiritual consciousness, spiritual relationships, spiritual possessions, a spiritual appetite, spiritual discernment, spiritual aversions to all sin, actual and inbred, and spiritual loyalty to Christ, its spirit

Ninth River -- Lying
       "'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." -- Ex. xx, 16. A Lie is any false statement made with a design to deceive. Lying is one of the most raging, fearful Streams which feed the River of Death. The devil himself is the father of Lies, and all Liars have his nature. God forbids this sin in all i

Over the Ocean
      The Evangelist had long felt that for God's glory and his own good he should cross theocean and learn lessons from Oriental lands that would enable him to still more successfullyaccomplish the great work which God had given him to do. Especially was he desirous himself totravel in Galilee, sweet Galilee, The place where Jesus loved to be."

Pentecostal Converts
       Pentecostal converts are those who are "born of the Spirit." Their lives witness to the electric character of their birth. They are as different from the superficial, spurious professions which abound on every hand as a strong, noble man is from a sawdust dummy. A Pentecostal church and ministry naturally bring forth the offspring of stalwart

Pentecostal Gifts
       "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men" (Eph. iv. 8). "But desire earnestly the greater gifts" (I Cor. xii. 31). God gave His Son to save the world, and His Spirit to sanctify the Church and equip her for warfare here and her reward hereafter. The Gift of the Spirit makes available the gifts of the Spir

Pentecostal Giving
       "And ye are not your own; for ye were bought with a price" (I Cor. vi. 20). This grace is one of the stars of the first magnitude which adorned the firmament of the Pentecostal Church, but which, like many of its other lights, has been obscured by clouds. In order to view it in its beauty, the following facts must be kept in mind:

Pentecostal Healing
       "The prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up" (Jas. v. 15). Redemption embraces three great and definite works for fallen man. First, Justification, through which he is forgiven and becomes a child of God. Second, the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, which sanctifies him wholly, destroying the "old ma

Pentecostal Homes
       One of the sweetest pictures of Pentecostal life is a family molded by its influence. Such were the families of New Testament mention, and such are all families which are molded by Pentecostal influences. They were faithful to the marriage relation. Freelove-ism had no place under the Pentecostal dispensation. The union of two hearts an

Pentecostal Revivals
       Full-orbed Pentecostal revivals are cloud-bursts of salvation, caused by the spiritual atmosphere being so electrified by the Holy Ghost that believers are fully sanctified, sinners converted, opposition confounded, and the devil repulsed. Pentecost was such a revival. By studying it and other New Testament revivals we can learn the pri

Pentecostal Sanctification
      By Pentecostal sanctification is meant sanctification as preached, professed, experienced and lived in the primitive Pentecostal church, and by all who now really possess it, in contrast with the dry, cold, argumentative, critical, dictatorial, theoretical or fanatical substitutes which Satan is trying to palm off for the thing itself. Pent

       "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth onHim shall not perish, but have eternal life." -- John iii, 16. Is it not strange that men should be so foolish as to listen to Satan, and forsake the delightsof the Paradise which God has planned for them, and with one accord rush down to the Land o

Revival Tornadoes -- No New Name for Revivals
       "A tornado is a tempest distinguished by a progressive whining motion, usuallyaccompanied by severe thunder, lightning and torrents of rain." A genuine revival is like a tornado, in that it is a mighty progressive movement in thespiritual world, accompanied by the lightning strokes of divine truth, the thunder of the disturbedelements

Revival Tornadoes -- No Respecter of Persons
       Tornadoes are no respecters of persons. God "directs their way." They do His bidding.They treat pauper and patrician alike. So does revival truth. It condemns sin alike in all, andsmiles on real righteousness, whether in kings or common people. Money, learning, or positioncannot bribe it nor turn its edge. The man who is the center of the rev

School Life and Pastorate
       Gaining knowledge is a good thing, but saving souls is better. We ought to throw by all thelibraries of the world rather than be guilty of the loss of one soul" (M. E. Discipline, paragraph142). Such is the spirit of true Methodism, and of the Gospel. Strong as was his desire for knowledge, pure as was his motive in gaining it, and stro

Second River -- Idol Worship
       "Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor the likeness of any form that is inheaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt notbow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting theiniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third an

Secrets of His Success
       "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him." -- Bible The word "luck" is not in the Bible, neither is it in the true Christian's vocabulary. Success,however, is promised to the Gospel and to all who yield themselves completely to its truths. What looks to men like failure is often in . God's sight the highest success

Sermon -- Entire Sanctification
       Sermon delivered by the Rev. J. H. Weber, in the Methodist church, at the city of Adrian. In 1 Thess. v. 23, 24, you will read these words, "And the very God of peace sanctify youwholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto thecoming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who

Sermon -- Prayer
      A Sermon On Prayer, Preached By Rev. J. H. WeberAt The First Methodist Episcopal Church, Adrian, Mich. If you will open your Bibles, and turn to l Tim. 2:8, you will read these words: "I willtherefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." There are two kinds of prayer that are represented in t

Seventh River -- Adultery
       "'Thou shalt not commit adultery." -- Ex. xx, 14. Adultery is another of the black Rivers down which Satan is sending multitudes to doom. He has lured them to launch their boats on it by keeping from them needed warnings ofwhirlpools and currents. He has also planted many seemingly innocent pleasures on its banks so as t

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