Monthly Archives: August 2016

Entering by the Promise!

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about entering into the life of Christ, which comes through crucifixion (by Jesus) and a quick transition to entering into the promises of God. The key scripture is 2 Peter 1:3-4.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

How to Bind the Strong Man? (January 23, 2005)

The Holy Spirit reminded me of this sermon yesterday, but I thought the tape was destroyed but was mistaken. This sermon will help further explain how Jesus binds the strong man as we abide in Him. What is striking to me, is the number of ways the Holy Spirit can explain the same thing to ensure that we “get it.” I pray that you not only “get it” but decide to fully walk in it and watch Jesus come in great power to bind the strong man in your life.

Hearing Jesus

Today’s welcome from Sister Michelle focuses on the parable of the sower. It’s time to no longer let the devil steal from us and allow Jesus full control and He will remove the stones, the thistles and the thorns in our hearts! (We had some recording challenges and lost much of the welcome but believe that it will still encourage you to surrender to Jesus, so we’re posting it.)

Loving My Beloved

The focus of today’s sermon is again on the binding of the strong man (from Matthew 12). Pastor Ray asks two critical questions as you listen to this: (1) Can the Holy Spirit through you use the power of the blood of Jesus to bind the strong man (to break the devil’s control) in your life in some specific way (e.g. in your marriage, with your health, with someone in your family who needs Jesus or some other impossible circumstance) and (2) Is there anything blocking the presence of Jesus in your life? Settle the issue with Jesus whether you will give Him full reign over your life (and do it!) and watch as He comes to renovate your life (generally He does it one room (or area) at a time).

Walk Out Your Faith! (2005)

In today’s sermon from 2005, Pastor Ray talks about how Blind Bartimaeus decided to walk out his faith. We must unabashedly seek Jesus to heal our blindness and walk out our faith as well. There’s a humbling that must take place before God and others so that God can change us. As we begin to totally abide in Jesus, He comes in great power and begins to transform us by His power and might. What an awesome privilege to serve Jesus!

Blessing or Curses? (2004)

Today’s sermon from 2004, Pastor Ray talks about what happens after a Red Sea deliverance. We are just like the Israelites and we will determine, by whether we choose to obey God’s commands, to allow the blessings of God to permeate our lives or the curses will begin to come upon us.  Listen to the message and understand the blessings that Jesus wants to give you under the new covenant.

Prisoners of Despair, Part 2 (April 26, 2012)

Pastors Ray and Jim continue with the discussion on Christian and Hopeful’s imprisonment at Doubting Castle, owned by Giant Despair and his wife Distrust. They outline the process of deliverance from this horrific place, which begins in heartfelt prayer and concludes with deliverance. Remember that just before dawn, is the darkest time of the night. I also wanted to say that if you’re willing to get serious with God, He will get serious with you and deliver you from whatever your bondage(s) may be. I bear testimony in the precious blood of Jesus to deliver and restore, so make that decision today to fully give yourself into the hand of Jesus and He will rescue you from Doubting Castle.

Psalms 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Webster’s BIble)

Prisoners of Despair, Part 1 (April 25, 2012)

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray is joined by our dear brother, Pastor Jim Kerwin from Chapter 10 of Pilgrim’s Progress entitled “Prisoners of Despair.” In our culture, we’ve had such a fixation on comfort, there’s a great temptation to forsake the narrow path for human comfort. Listen to the broadcast and find out where Bypath Meadow leads.

A Non-Homogenized Gospel! (May 1, 2012)

Today’s title tells it all. Pastor Ray presents a clear, straight presentation of the Gospel that is not homogenized with the wickedness of our culture or the age in which we live. Listen to the good news and make a decision to follow Jesus today!

A Revelation of Our Risen Lord (April 23, 2012)

We will be broadcasting encore presentations this week. This is the first of several lost broadcasts from 2012 that were recently found. Today’s focus is on John’s Revelation of Jesus. As we see more clearly the events beginning to unfold from Revelations, we must have a vision of who Jesus is and come into the throneroom of God and be made holy as we fully repent and give ourselves to Him. Are you prepared for the impending judgment or does God’s wrath rest upon you? (NOTE: We’ve remastered the original audio files, so the YouTube files are slightly different and a bit longer.)

The Narrow Path to Power

During the welcome Sister Kathryn focuses primary upon Isaiah 61, which led to the sermon, which is an expansion of Thursday’s broadcast. If you’ve not closely listened to that sermon, go back and listen to the broadcast first. Pastor Ray discusses the narrow path to revival and the price that you and I must pay, if we are to see revival in America, as well as our own lives. Are you willing to pay that price?

(Note: Today’s welcome and sermon have been integrated into one file and edited.)

Harden Not Your Hearts (2005)

Today’s message from 2005 is a  strong reminder to not to harden our hearts. How do our hearts get hard and what is God’s prescription for the hardness? Listen to the message and resolve to not resist the word the Lord is speaking to us.

We Must See into the Realm of the Spirit (July 17, 2016)

On today’s radio broadcast, we played the Sunday sermon from July 17th, and the accompanying welcome by Sister Kathryn. If you missed this sermon and/or welcome now is the chance to listen to both of them concurrently.

Binding the Strong Man

On today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray  details Chapter 9 from the book “Rees Howell: Intercessor” . The work of the Spirit is done in intercession, so listen to this closely, as all Christians are called to be intercessors.

A Kingdom That Can Not Be Shaken!

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about the parallel between the Israelites in Numbers 13 and 14 and much of the modern church, who believe that there is no victory over sin. There is a limit we can reach where we are denied the ability to repent because we have crossed a threshold and God may cut us off.  Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Listen to the stern warning today and do not deny the power of the blood of Jesus to transform you and utterly change you.

How Will You Survive in Rephidim? (Hebrews 12)

As Moses lead the Israelities to Rephidim, God leads us to that same place. Rephidim literally means “a place in the desert,” which is where God tests our hearts and our attitudes before Him. Every true Christian has a place of great suffering and/or great suffering in the midst of compassion for those around them. It’s time to get serious with Jesus, as He is God Almighty and leave this illusion that we have any power, when in reality we have none, we’re simply dust.

Pursue Peace and Purity

During today’s broadcast, Pastor Ray talks about God’s great design to give us heart purity,  where we no longer participate in the wickedness of the world. There is no purification of heart without suffering as the author of Hebrews says  “You must pursue peace with all men and the holiness (or purity) without which no one will see the Lord. (from the Lavender New Testament).” Make the decision to not walk in bitterness, which inevitably will lead to sin.

The Peaceful Fruit of Righteousness

Today’s sermon is for the mature follower of Jesus from Hebrews 12. The title is part of Hebrews 12:11, which says “Now all discipline for the present does not seem to be joyful, but painful; then later it gives back the peaceful fruit of righteousness to the ones having been trained by it.” It’s critically important to let go of any bitterness or unforgiveness (or even expectations of others) fully in our hearts, as this will result in sin, don’t be a “threshold crosser” as Esau was.

Dressed and Ready

Please open your Bibles to Revelation Chapter 16 and make a decision to not allow the devil to come and steal all of the work that Jesus has done in your heart. (Note: We lost the first minute or so dealing with some new audio equipment.)

Besieged by God (2004)

If you’ve ever made a honest decision to follow Jesus, know that God will besiege your life to no end. His purpose is to bring you and I to a full surrender of our lives, not to steal or harm us. Are you consciously aware of how God has besieged your life? Make that unequivocal surrender of your life to Jesus Christ today as you listen to today’s message!

The Lord Will Provide! (2004)

On today’s broadcast, a sermon from 2004, Pastor Ray focuses on the life of Abraham. We must do as Abraham did and lay those things most precious to our hearts on the altar of God as a sign of worship. As we do this with our tears, Jesus will make atonement for our sins. Listen to the sermon and take courage to give everything over to Jesus. 

God’s Purpose in Our Suffering and Hardship

Pastor Ray continues the study of Hebrews today. Today’s focus is on God’s purpose in suffering and hardship in our lives. These things are the handlebars that God uses to grab our attention, so that we may turn our hearts fully in surrender to Jesus Christ.  Can you identify how God has brought hardship in your life as discipline to turn your heart toward heaven? Jesus wants to get your attention so that He can shape you into His image and transform you and abide in you.

A Call to the Half-Converted

Today Pastor Ray discusses Hebrews 11 and 12, and includes some extensive reading from Jonathan Edward’s sermon entitled “Sermons in the Hands of an Angry God.” In that day, many in the church thought they could have the things of this world and Jesus too, it didn’t work in his day, nor will it work now. Listen to the message and determine if you are indeed half-converted and make the decision to give yourself fully into the hand of Jesus. The half-converted cannot enter the kingdom of God. 

This World Is Not My Home

Pastor Ray continues with the study of Hebrews. Jesus wants to take us with Him on our journey and He alone will be the pilot of your life and mine (i.e. Jesus will never be your co-pilot). Have you made this transition to the agenda of Jesus or have you attempted to add Jesus into “your life?”  It’s time for the independent life to be given up to Jesus, so that His agenda can be fulfilled in your life and mine.