– Benjamin Netanyahu,
Prime Minister of Israel, August 14, 2006.
“I didn’t feel, though, that many of the Christians within our circle
actually believed in the power of prayer to heal. Everyone readily volunteered to pray for [my son] Chad, that’s true, but when I asked whether spiritual gifts like healing were as active today as in the time of the New Testament, I ran into demurrals (a mild, polite, or considered expression of opposition). Many thought the miraculous times of the Scriptures had passed…But I didn’t see in the Bible where a time limit was placed on the healing prayer. Maybe I didn’t want to see this because my son was sick, but why would Christ suspend His promise to His followers that they would do “greater” miracles than Him? (John 14:12)”
– Dr. Chauncey Crandall.
“Let us seek first the Kingdom of God – not as an idea, or a doctrine, or a theological position, but as a way of living! At least Paul could say, “my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Corinthians 2:4). Is anyone frustrated by the fact that all too often the only thing we have to offer people in the name of Jesus are pretty words?
At some point sermons and songs fail and something of the very Life and power and glory and majesty of God must come forth to meet real, practical needs. Healing the sick and casting out devils was (and is) as much a part of the Kingdom of God as preaching and teaching. Everyone we pray for is not instantly healed and delivered, but let us pray for them anyway. We may not yet see all things submitted to Him, but can we not at least expect to see some things submitted to Him?”
– Chip Brogden
“God is a person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may, In making Himself known to us He stays by the familar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and emotions. The continuous and unembarrased interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of New Testament religion.”
– A. W. Tozer
“A belief is what you hold, a conviction is what holds you. Christian conviction is not a conviction unless we are determined to live by God’s will for our lives. Is your Christian faith simply a belief or a conviction?”
– Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
“Does God really love us? I say look to the crucified Jesus. Look to the old rugged cross. By every thorn that punctured His brow. By every mark of the back lacerating scourge. By every hair of His beard plucked from His cheeks by cruel fingers. By every bruise which heavy fists made upon His head. God said, “I love you!” By all the spit that landed on His face. By every drop of sinless blood that fell to the ground. By every breath of pain which Jesus drew upon the cross. By every beat of His loving heart. God said, “I love you.”
– BILLY LOBBS