Monthly Archives: February 2016

An End to Self Absorption (in the Elijah company) (2004)

One of the implied requirements to being a part of the Elijah company, is an utter end to the self absorption. It’s quite literally consumed most of my life “to be all you can be” and this is something that only Jesus can change. I encourage you to prayerfully listen and allow the Holy Spirit to quicken the message to your heart. It’s time to grow up in Jesus and allow God to begin to mold the Elijah company.

I pray that if your heart has been convicted that your pray this prayer in Mark 11:23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Trust Jesus to cast this great mountain of self-absorption into the sea and He will do it!

The Call of the Elijah Company

This is a continuation of the series on the call of the Elijah company. Pastor Ray provides an overview of prior broadcast and lays out the elements required to be a part of the Elijah company. Are you willing to allow Jesus to make you a member of the Elijah company or is there something more important to you than that?

The Cleansing Fire of God!

Pastor Ray summarizes the week’s broadcasts on the Elijah company and outlines the elements of this company. The Lord is calling for an Elijah company that will let go of all things of the flesh and function in the Spirit and be totally sold out to Jesus. It’s time for a Mt. Carmel experience for the American church, are you willing to forsake everything and cry out to God for judgment unto repentance?

From Heel-Grabber to Overcomer (in the Elijah company) (Encore)

This is a replay from several years ago but it’s critically important if you’re still walking in the Jacob (or heel-grabber) nature to where everything in your life is about how you can use it to improve your life. You must make the transition to that of an overcomer. All of us must make this transition, if we are to enter the kingdom of God.

More About the Elijah Company

A continuation of the broadcasts on the Elijah company. We are called to become part of the Elijah company, even though at it may at times appear that death may overwhelm us. We must allow Jesus to become our food and drink, if we are to be sustained.  Do we have freedom in Jesus or do we fear death?

No Caterwauling in the Elijah Company

Pastor Ray continues the series on the prophet Elijah. It’s clear in the scriptures that caterwauling (a whining sound a cat makes when they can’t get what they want must cease). Are you willing to allow Jesus transform you into a member of the Elijah company?

More About Elijah, the Sold Out Man of God

Pastor James tells us that Elijah was human, just as we are (James 5:17  (NIV) Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.) The real question is not whether Elijah is like us but whether we will be like Him, sold out to God, to such a degree where God could use him to confront the wickedness of his day. 

Will You Be a Part of an Elijah Company?

Pastor Ray lays out the elements of what is required to become part of an Elijah company. What will it take to bring Mt. Carmel back to the modern American church and to you and me, so that God can bring refreshment? Are you willing to fully give yourself to Jesus and become a part of this company??? There must be an absolute refusal to compromise and make a decision to give ourselves fully to HIm.

Asuza Street, the Rejected Blessing Series (February 2007)

As a prelude to the broadcasts this week, we would strongly encourage you to listen to a three part series on the revival at Asuza Street. Pastor Ray interviews Jim Kerwin, the author of the Rejected Blessing in February 2007Each broadcast is about 25 minutes in length.

Asuza Street Part 1  Download

Asuza Street Part 2  Download

Asuza Street Part 3  Download

 (Note: Pastor Kerwin’s website can be found here. In addition, the download function may not work properly on a cell phone.)

The Three Stages of Life

Using 1 John 2:15-17, Pastor Ray outlines the three stages of life, which are represented by the lust of the flesh, followed by the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Although the issues faced at each phase in life differ, the primary question posed by God is the same. Will we live for the happiness of man or for the glory of God? If we fail to address the issues in each phase, the problems simply compound as we grow older. Finally once we become consumed with our own agenda, God will give us over to our sin as described in the first couple of chapters of Romans. Are you willing to go all the way with Jesus and fully surrender everything into his hand or are you going to go halfway because your life is about your happiness and consumption?

Is God an End, or a Means to an End? (Paris Reidhead, January 1, 1965)

There’s a pervasive attitude, especially in the modern American church, that God is simply a means rather than an end. We’ve  simply opted in large part to use God to get what we could from Him. So I will serve God as long as gives me what I want and then if He doesn’t give me what I desire than I’m out, or I’ll stay out of a sense of duty and become a religionist. Humanism has led to the shipwreck of many, including myself, not even knowing why at the time. Others have simply become religionists and that kind of shipwreck is the most terrifying type because in it, we delude ourselves in that we’re serving God. This lie keeps God’s people from true repentance and I pray that will it break your heart as it has mine as you listen.

God used a man over 50 years ago, Paris Reidhead, in this precious sermon, Ten Shekels and a Shirt to unveil the lie of humanism, which now has consumed our culture to such an incredibly large extent. I’ve included the entire sermon as a link and the audio link below the full sermon contains a short excerpt (just over 12 minutes) from something called “Revival Hymn”  but I would encourage you to listen to the message in its entirety.

The Deep Truth about Revival (November 4, 2004)

Using 2 Chronicles 7:14, Pastor Ray elaborates on what it means to humble our hearts before God. What a wonderful yet painful place to be where only Jesus can rescue you and me. I pray that you will receive the message with a heart to serve Jesus. (if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.)

Lay Down All Self Interests

A decision must be made to lay down all self-interests and we must deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus. We must a final decision to either follow Jesus or the devil, we cannot follow both. Listen to Jesus’ parable of the great dinner and listen to the excuses made for not seeking Jesus. There’s nothing more miserable than trying to follow Jesus and our self-interests, the result is always hard-heartedness and backsliding.

Here’s what Jesus said in Luke 14:26-27 “If anyone comes to me and does not have single-minded loyalty to Me over his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me is not able to be My disciple” (Lavender’s New Testament).

Self interest causes us to be lukewarm with Jesus and will result in us being vomited out.

Back to the Ancient Paths

This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Listen to this urgent message from the Holy Spirit outlining the Christian heritage of America and earnestly seek that ancient path while there is still time. It’s not late for America but there must be an earnestness to seek the Lord while He may be found.

Are You Making Progress toward Heaven? (Encore)

Pastor Ray asks the critical question are you making progress toward heaven? Using John Wesley’s questions and those of Evan Roberts, the Holy Spirit asks the question are you making progress or is the Christian life simply an add on to your life? No one can answer the question for you.

Prepare Now for Service

Jesus calls us to lay up treasure in heaven, meaning that everything we have and are must be submitted fully to Him to allow Him to choose to do whatever He wills. God’s will is that we submit to the will of God, which means laying down our lives for those around us to fully submit to Jesus. Servanthood must be the essence of who we are, even in the midst of chaos and destruction around us.

Enjoy some sermons and broadcasts from 2009-2011 (Just click and play)!

A Fictional Gospel 

A Finished Work

 A Journey to Make 

A Life of Love 

A Pigs Life 

A Place of Rest in the Storm 

A Plain Account of the Gospel of Jesus 

A Pure Heart 

A Saviour Who Saves 

Alone With God 

Are Your Sins Forgiven? 

Banished Bluebird of the Slums 

Broken Cisterns 

Bury Your Face in the Dust

 Can a Man Be Righteous Before God? 

Can I Be Saved in My Sin? 

Can You Enter the Kingdom of God?  

Casting Away Your Treasure 

Christianity Began As a Scorned Belief 

Come Into the Light 

Come Out of the Old Order 

Conversion to Christ 

Dead to Sin Alive in Christ 

Deliverance in Chattanooga 

Divine Deliverance

Divine Healing

Do Not Believe Every Spirit

Do Not Love the World

Do You Have Standing Before God?

Do You Know Jesus

Do You Meet the Conditions

Do You Want to Get Well?

Does Sin Stand In Your Way?

Don’t Journey With Delay

Don’t Slouch Before God

Entering Into Jesus

Entire Devotion

Fellowship With God

Fenced Out

Go Now and Leave Your Life of Sin!

Go Through With God

Gods Abundant Provision

Gods Signature Judgments

Growing Righteousness

Growing Up in Jesus

Hiding Away With God

Hold On To Your Courage

Holy Ann

How Shall I Be Made Righteous?

I Am Set Free Through Jesus Christ

Is It Hard to Follow Jesus?

Its Time to Get Right With God

Jesus Wash Me and Make Me Clean

Keep the Watch

Knowing Jesus

Life or Death?

Life to the Dead

Light on Divine Healing

Live by Moral Fidelity

Love With Action In Truth

Marvelous Infinite Matchless Grace

No Gospel At All

No Special Deals

Only Jesus Can Open the Door

Our God Heals All Our Diseases

Pray For Mercy

Praying in the Straw Stack

Purity Means Deliverance

Remain in Jesus

Romans Made Easy

Saved by Grace from Gods Wrath

Set Free of Sin

Setting the Table of the Lord

Should We Continue in Sin?

Sin is Crouching at the Door

Sleeping With An Egyptian

Sold Out to Righteousness

Stretch Your Hearts Toward the Lord

The Beginning of a Great Revival

The Call of the Lord

The Day of Judgment

The Deep Waters of Salvation

The Definition of a Christian

The Devils Afterclap

The Doctrine of the Sinning Christian

The Dynamite Power of God

The End of All Things is Near

The Evidence of God

The Final Cry

The Full Dimension of Jesus

The Gateway to Heaven

The Glory of Knowing Jesus

The God Who Gives Life

The Good Soil

The Holy Guest is Come

The Holy Spirit Takes Possession

The Hope of the Gospel

The Intercession of Jesus

The Journey to God

The Kingdom of God

The Messages of the Three Angels

The Mind of God

The Mirror of Gods Word

The Narrow Path of Righteousness

The Only True Way to Eternal Life

The Organic Work of Judgment

The Price of FaithThe Reluctant Tramp

The Road to Righteousness

The Savior Actually Saves

The Son of Promise

The Spirit of the Antichrist

The Sure Path of Faith

The Testimony of Victory

The Tripwire of Gods Judgment

The Turning Point

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Way of Jesus

The Way of Love

The Work of Christ

The Wrath of God

Three Broken Ribs

Vanity Fair

Wake Up You Can Be Clean

Walk Like Jesus Walked

What Must I do to be Saved?

What Shall We Do About Our Sin?

What Will You Do in the End?

What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?

When You Cant Go Any Further

You Will Know That I Am God!

Sifted Saints (April 27, 2003)

Today, we’re reposting an old sermon that was preached on April 2003 (the quality is not particularly good but it’s clear), laying out the process of being sifted. Jesus is praying that your faith will not fail.  Have you crossed that obedience line where all has been given to Jesus or has your faith failed and you’ve simply given up?

When God Stepped Down from Heaven! (Encore)

Using the book by Reverend Owen Murphy and some personal conversations with a witness of the Welsh and Hebrides revival, Pastor Ray articulates the critical need for revival. If we have ever needed it, we surely need it now.

I’m including a picture of two of the mighty prayer warriors in this powerful work of God (the two blind sister who are arm in arm with Duncan Campbell). It takes sold-out nobodies for revival to come, will you be one of those precious ones or is your own life too precious to you? (You can listen to Duncan Campbell’s testimony by clicking the link.)

Hebrides Revival

Disown Your Life!

Mark 8:34-36 Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny (or disown) themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Do you need Jesus and do you need Him to be the total center of your life? If so, let’s cry out together so that Jesus can heal our blindness.

Enter through the Narrow Gate

(NOTE: There were some technical problems with this broadcast, requiring some edits but it’s an incredibly important broadcast and would encourage you to listen.) We must enter through the narrow gate, which requires a recognition of our depravity and laying down our hypocrisy and formalism and enter into Jesus. (See the picture below where hypocrisy and formalism avoid the narrow gate and approach Christian. There are no shortcuts)

formalisthypocrisypilgrimsprogress

Will you allow Jesus to do that work in your heart today?

Stupefied No More (Part 2)

This is a continuation of yesterday’s broadcast. It’s time to recognize that the modern culture and the modern church will stupefy us and render us stupid. Let the Holy Spirit unveil the lies of the modern church and be set free by Jesus today. He died for you and will not be your servant. Jesus wants to rule and reign in your life, will you allow Him to do that in your heart today?

 

No Longer Driven! (2004)

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.

Stupified No More! (Part 1)

The wickedness of the modern American culture has become so wicked that it has stupefied most of us. To be stupefied simply means to be rendered stupid. An intellectual belief, or mental assent, in Jesus will not save you and that belief has hardened the hearts of many. Using John 6, Pastor Ray explains how the people of God have been dumbed down and as a result had their hearts harden. It’s time for this to change.

What Turns the Heart of Jesus?

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?