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A Much Neglected Subject

It is a patent fact that the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is not nearly as well understood as the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Even in the Church of Jesus Christ one can meet with all kinds of misconceptions respecting the Spirit and his work. Naturally, it may be said that this is but another […]

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Pentacost: An Act of God

I would like to look with you at the event of Pentecost as an act of God, described for us in Acts 2. The third Person of the Holy Trinity was poured out upon the church. The church is not a rootless thing. It goes back to the Old Testament, in fact, it goes back […]

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The Holy Spirit and Morality (II)

The previous article sought to lay down the theological foundation to show the need for spiritual revival in the area of communal and personal morality. Let us take a closer look at the second table of the Law, commandments 5–10. THE SANCTITY OF FAMILY HONOR The 5th commandment says: “Honor your father and your mother…” […]

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The Holy Spirit and the Teachings of Jesus (VIII)

Knowing the Spirit of revival has to do with the personal reception of the Holy Spirit. It is a matter of the mind, first of all, and then of the heart. The mind is confronted by the Word of God and the heart believes. You may ask why the mind is placed before the heart? […]

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The Holy Spirit and Pentecost (IX)

John Calvin, of the 16th century Reformation, was later known as the theologian of the Holy Spirit. The largest section of his Institution of the Christian Religion deals with the workings of the Holy Spirit. Basically, he saw the role of the Holy Spirit as one of magnifying the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, who […]

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The Need for a Holy Spirit Revival (X)

It has been my privilege to accompany the 1966 Ligonier Ministries of Canada tour with a variety of theologians, from coast to coast, to speak about Revival and Reformation. My particular concern has been to seek revival and reformation in the Christian church. Many of the tour lectures are printed in the syllabus, By My […]

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In the Patmos model of revival and reformation all the outer garments of Judaism and institu­tional Christianity had been removed. Five es­sentials were there. John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. There was a Christian, the Spirit of Christ, the Word, the lampstands and the Lord’s Day. (This is not a model for […]

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Many, not all, of the Biblical principles which are applicable to revival have been reviewed in previous articles. Is there revival in North America? Review the principles and apply them to what you have seen, experienced, or heard about. It may very well be that one group of people is experiencing revival and another is […]

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Go Where the Spirit Works

Every couple of weeks, I write a mediation for the college kids from our church. Many of them are in Christian colleges, but many others are in State universities or graduate schools. I write the meditation in e-mail format since almost all college kids today are “on line.” They forward the meditations to literally hundreds […]

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