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2016 Video Broadcasts of Pilgrim’s Progress
2015 Video Broadcasts of Pilgrim’s Progress
One of the joys in following Jesus, is to no longer be driven but rather to be lead by the Spirit of the living God. In our culture, we’ve worshiped the driven wolf-like nature to be somebody, to be the man or the woman, but the Holy Spirit is calling us to be nobodies but servants of the most high. I can’t adequately articulate what it means to be no longer driven but pray that you will press in and let Jesus do this might work in your heart today.
Using the stories of Jairus and the woman with an issue of blood for 12 years, Pastor Ray raises the question of what turns the heart of Jesus? It’s clear from the story and many other scriptures that Jesus doesn’t come until there is a desperate need for Him and that we have fully humbled our hearts before Him. Do you need to touch the heart of Jesus today?
Psalms 27: 14 (NIV) Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. There’s a time and place where we must find strength in the Lord just to be able to survive, if that is where your heart today please listen to this sermon and be encouraged.
In the modern American religious culture, we’ve believed the lie that we can be in charge of our lives and have Jesus as well. Listen to the message and make that decision to no longer be in charge of your life!
Despite suffering from a general dullness of mind, which inhibited her ability to read and write and many other things, the Holy Spirit brought Ann Preston into the school of the Holy Spirit. It was His work, not her work and so it shall be for you and me. Listen to the story of Holy Ann and allow the Holy Spirit to encourage your heart.
Using a story from Brother G.C. Bevington’s Book “Remarkable Miracles” and his own testimony, Pastor Ray urges each one of us to enter the school of the Holy Spirit. This school is a place where only Jesus can deliver us and in that desert place, he transforms us into His image. If you’re a Christian you must fully enter the school or die in the desert, what’s your decision today?
If you don’t have the victory, it’s because you have failed to be plunged. Make that decision to leave your sin and have victory today!
I heard an old, old story
How a Savior came from glory
How He gave His life on Calvary
To save a wretch like me
I heard about His groaning
Of His precious blood’s atoning
Then I repented of my sins
And won the victory
O victory in Jesus
My Savior, forever
He sought me and bought me
With His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory
Beneath the cleansing flood
I heard about His healing
Of His cleansing pow’r revealing
How He made the lame to walk again
And caused the blind to see
And then I cried, “Dear Jesus
Come and heal my broken spirit,”
And somehow Jesus came and brought
To me the victory
You can be delivered and regenerated. It’s not about self-improvement but it’s simply about crucifixion and allowing Jesus to make you into a new creature. There is no reason to walk in sin. It’s time to rise up in Jesus and give Him full reign in your life, if you’ve not done so already.
There comes a place in our walk with Jesus where we must make that decision we’re going to fully trust Jesus and let Him have His way in our heart and in our lives, regardless of what happens or what the consequences of that decision will be. If we fail to do this, we will quickly abandon the school of the Holy Spirit, so don’t give up, make that decision to fully give yourself to Jesus and let Him rule in your life today.
This was rebroadcast the last time on January 15 but it’s the most critical question you will ever answer, so if you don’t know with full certainty please listen closely and let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart.
Using the book entitled Rees Howells Intercessor authored by Norman Grubb, Pastor Ray details how Rees entered the school of the Holy Spirit. One of the key things that Rees discovered was that the Holy Spirit was a person. We must lay aside everything, walk in the blood of Jesus and ask for enmity against the devil and his works. This is a very serious decision, a life and death one, and we must enter this school, if we are to go to heaven. We must dwell either in light or in darkness, there is no middle ground. This requires an unconditional surrender of our lives, are you willing to enter the school of the Holy Spirit?
We are in the process of making many old sermons and radio broadcasts available online and one of the tapes converted today is quite similar to the broadcast today and it’s entitled “True Salvation.” If you’ve not experienced true salvation, it’s simply because you’ve not left the darkness. Be convicted by the words of Pastors Ray and Jan and be encouraged to seek Jesus with all of your heart!
This is a continuation of yesterday’s broadcast and we must come to the awareness that without Jesus, we are children of the devil. There’s more to salvation than receiving Christ, we must allow Jesus to remove all of the darkness in our heart. The darkness and light cannot co-exist. There must be an absolute and total transformation resulting in a production of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Are you willing to let Jesus totally transform you and bring you out of all darkness?
In the last post , Pastor Ray and John Bunyan were both talking about walking through the valley of the shadow of death. In this part of Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian cries out “I will walk in the strength of the Lord God.” I’m including an excerpt from a sermon preached by Brother David Sampson in 2006 and this excerpt was the only part of the sermon that remained as the tape was severely damaged. It’s very short (less than 20 minutes) and the sound quality isn’t good but I trust that it will be very helpful to some of you. The explanation of the word temptation, peirasmos, or “experience of evil” is enlightening as well. The place of standing in the valley of the shadow of death is full submission to Jesus.
Jesus came as the light and when He always casts out the darkness. Light and darkness cannot co-exist. We must allow the full light of Jesus to transform us. Will you enter into the presence of Jesus, and allow Him to cast out all of the darkness? We are all children of the devil and there must be a new birth in order for Jesus to transform us.
Using Psalms 23 and a story in Pilgrim’s Progress, Pastor Ray describes this walk through the valley of the shadow of death. In that place there are ditches on either side, one being moral failure and the other being false doctrine. Will you make that decision to walk in the strength of the Lord?
If you’re serious about following Jesus and you’re seeking a revival in your heart, this is an absolute must listen. The work of revival is always first a work of reformation, through the power of the blood of Jesus. I would offer an alternative title “Jesus prayer for revival.” If you are an earnest follower of Jesus, he has laid out His path for revival for you. Listen to the exposition of the prayer of Jesus in John 17 and allow Him to bring revival power to your heart, your family and those around you.
This is the first of a two-part series from 2005 on the preparation for revival. (Part 2 will be posted tomorrow.) In order for revival to come, there must be first be a total reformation of a group of people who are sold out to Jesus. We must stand by faith for the fire to fall as Elijah did, once this reformation is complete. Listen to the story of Elijah and King Ahab and determine in your heart that you will allow Jesus to accomplish this total reformation in your heart.
This is a radio broadcast with Pastors Ray and Jan Greenley well before her passing in 2010 and it’s direct and to the point regarding the need for confession and crucifixion. Allow the Holy Spirit to walk you through this process of crucifixion, where you die and Christ can live through you!
There’s nothing more important to us than the presence of God in our lives. Money, success, accomplishments and all of the ways of the world fail to bring the presence of God into our lives. Using the story of Moses, Pastor Ray, describes how God created this need in the heart of Moses. If there is no presence of God in our lives, there will be no righteous living and no righteousness. Are you willing to cry out for God’s presence in your life, realizing that it will cost you everything?
We thought that some of you may benefit from a very brief tutorial on setting up a podcasting application on your smartphone. This type of application takes the posts made from our website and then copies that post to your app. If there’s a sermon or broadcast included (which there will be most of the time), then you can either stream or download the audio files with your app. It really only takes a few steps to set up, which are laid out below:
- Go to the store for your phone and search for “Podcasting application” and select one, download and install it. It’s best to start with a free app and there are a number of different ones to choose from depending on the type of phone you have.
- Come back to the site and select the type of phone you may and then the app you installed and then select subscribe.
- Once you do this, your app will now download the posts for you and you can stream the audio or download it at your leisure.
Here are some images to help you. The first picture highlights the “Subscribe” function, once you select that, you’ll be prompted for an app and you should select the app you’ve downloaded. The last two images show how a sermon looks uses a podcasting app, as illustrated in an app called “Podkicker,” which is a free application available on both Android and iPhones. (NOTE: Podcasting apps are also available on windows phones and most computers.)
This sermon relates to the story of Cain from yesterday’s broadcast, who refused the healing that God wanted to provide to his soul. Listen to the story of Cain and make the decision that you will be healed by the Master, regardless of the costs. This story is a solemn reminder what will become of us if we refuse the way of the master.