Insight: Casper ten Boom on Suffering for Him

Casper ten Boom (1859-1944), Corrie ten Boom’s father, was a Dutch storekeeper who helped to hide Jews escaping the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. A member of the Dutch Reformed Church, he was in his eighties when Germany occupied his hometown of qHaarlem in The Netherlands. When Jews were forced to wear the Star …

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Alone with Him

When we realize that God is not some faraway distant and disinterested deity... When we learn that He invites us to draw near on a pathway blazed by His Son... When we discover that He made us to be satisfied only by continuously and deeply drinking from the life He alone can provide... When we …

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purity

not a goal, but a result... not for religious professionals, but for His sons & daughters... not for gaining public attention, but for a divine audience... not for my reputation, but for my sanity... not a terminal destination, but a highway... not where I am going, but how... not a decoration on display, but the …

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LIFE in His Presence

When Jesus steps into the room... If you are blind, you will see; If you are deaf, you will hear His voice; If you are an offender of others, you will love others by seeking their forgiveness; If you are bound, you will be set free; If you are an enemy, you will be reconciled; …

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My Father (a consuming fire)

The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. Exodus 24:17 ...when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke …

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Glimpsing Revival: Wales, November 1904

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." ~Isaiah 57:15 The Welsh Revival of 1904-1906 …

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Glimpsing Revival: Khassia Hills, March 1905

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple... and the house was filled with smoke. Isaiah 6:1, 4 Revival is not a calendared event in a church. It is not an evangelistic crusade, although evangelism …

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Unexpected Directions

"Lord… am I getting this right? I am about to speak to a group of people and you are changing the message?" On May 22, 2011, I was driving to Monticello, Arkansas to speak in the morning services at First Baptist Church, where I had been serving as interim pastor for over a year. Each …

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Longing for the Presence of God

In the early 90’s, I worked for an environmental engineering firm in south Louisiana. Occasionally, I would go into a chemical plant or refinery to draw water samples. In the lab, we analyzed the samples for the presence of various chemicals.After a worship service, I often hear people say “God was here today.” How can …

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