Saturday, 24 May 2008

Jonathan Edwards on God doing a "New Work"

"Some make their rule to judge of this work by, instead of the Holy Scriptures, is history or former observation ... if there be anything extraordinary in the circumstances of this work, which was not observed in former times, theirs is a rule to reject this work which God has not given them, and they limit God, where He has not limited Himself.

And this is especially unreasonable in this case; for whosever has well weighed the wonderful and mysterious methods of divine wisdom in the carrying on the work of the new creation ... may easily observe that it has all along been God's manner to open new scenes and to bring forth to view things new and wonderful - such as eye has not seen, nor ear heard nor entered into the heart of man or angels - to the astonishment of heaven and earth not only in the revelation he makes of his mind and will, but also in the works of His hand.

As the old creation was carried on through six days and appeared all complete, settled in a state of rest on the seventh; so the new creation which is immensely the greatest and most glorious work, is carried on in a gradual process from the fall of man to the consummation of all things. And as in the progress of the old creation, there were still new things accomplished; new wonders every day in the sight of the angels, the spectators of that work, new scenes were opened, till the whole was finished - so it is in the progress of the new creation.

And we who live in those latter days where in we may be especially warranted to expect that things will be accomplished which it will be said, who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things?".

Jonathan Edwards - "The Works of Jonathan Edwards - Volume 1" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh - (pp369-370).

Jonathan Edwards on Manifestations of the Spirit

"It is a stumbling to some, that religious affections should seem to be so powerful, or that they should be so violent (as they express it) in some persons. They are therefore ready to doubt whether it can be the Spirit of God; or whether this vehemence be not rather a sign of the operation of an evil spirit. But why should such a doubt arise? What is represented in Scripture as more powerful in it's effects than the Spirit of God? Which is called the "power of the Highest" (Luke 1:35) ... So we read of the "demonstration of the Spirit and of power" (1 Corinthians 2:4) ... So the Spirit is represented by a mighty wind, and by fire, things most powerful in their operation".

Jonathan Edwards - "The Works of Jonathan Edwards - Volume 1" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1974) - (p368).

Ern Baxter on Jesus as our Great High Priest

"As our High Priest having entered God's Presence He is called the "forerunner" (Hebrews 6:20) ... Jesus is there to establish our right to be with Him in the Presence of God now in the Spirit and be "forever" with Him after the resurrection. See Him then as the forerunner "for us" and rejoice that He is the guarantee of permament access to the Father".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry Today" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p10).

Ern Baxter on Jesus Christ Supreme Authority

"Jesus Christ has supreme authority over all powers. The evil forces cannot keep from us from Him and the good powers are not needed to mediate our approach to Him. We have direct access to Him unhindered by evil powers and unmediated by good powers".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p7).

Ern Baxter on Jesus as Lord

"In being "joined to the Lord" we are joined to God. This is not just a matter of names and titles but a matter that has continued vital meaning to those who are "joined" ... our relationship with the enthroned Jesus makes available to us the incomputable resources of the triune God".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p7).

Ern Baxter on the King of Kings

"He is the King of Kings now! Many Christians are unaware or uninstructed that Jesus is now reigning. As a result they live in relative indifference to the present sovereign rights of King Jesus over the world ... such indifference reduces their redemptive and remedial activity as the delegated authorities that God has ordained them to be as His Kingdom community in the out-working of His divine government on and over the earth".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry Today" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p6).

Ern Baxter on One New Man

"There is a man in the immediate Presence of God. One man has made it! You and I too can make it! This is why we are to "fix our gaze upon Him".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p5).

Ern Baxter on God's Ultimate Destiny for Man

"Jesus fulfilled God's intended destiny for man by resisting sin, enduring suffering, defeating death and going into the Presence of God to enjoy unbroken fellowship with Him without any sense of embarrassment, inferiority or fear of interuption".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p5).

Ern Baxter on God's Evaluation of Man

"This is God's evaluation of man. Man may see himself as the product of primeval slime destined for oblivion but God declares man to be the product of divine, creative genius destined for residence with Himself".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publishing - (p4).

Ern Baxter on Christ's Ministry in Heaven

"Could it be that we have given so much attention to His life on earth that we have failed to attach the proper importance to His life as it has continued for nearly 2, 000 years in heaven? Actually the events of His earth-life were the foundation for His continuing life and ministry "at God's right hand" (Romans 8:34). What He did then was in preparation for what He is doing now and will do in the future. Although it's important that we know what He did and even will do in the future, it is vital for our Christian life and understanding that we know what He is doing NOW!".

Ern Baxter - "Christ's Ministry Today" - New Wine Magazine - July/August 1977 - CGM Publications - (p4).

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Greg Haslam on Worshipping the Triune God

"All three Persons of the Godhead are to be acknowledged, honoured and intimately encountered in worship activities that aim to please God. We can have fellowship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all three and enjoy their manifest Presence among us ... When we encounter one, we encounter all three - God above us, God beside us, God inside us".

Greg Haslam - "God in Three Persons" - Newfrontiers Magazine - April - June 2008 - Volume 3 - Issue 7 - (p34).

Rob Rufus on Jesus's Church

"A living Saviour demands a living Church ... For the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is towards us who believe and our souls were created to be river beds for the life of God to flow! ".

Rob Rufus - "Releasing the Life of God!" - Let's Talk NCMI Magazine - Issue 62.

Terry Virgo on Knowing God

"I want to know as much about God as He is pleased to reveal and I also have a real thirst to know Him experientially".

Terry Virgo - "Firstline" - Newfrontiers Magazine - April - June 2008.

Fini de Gersigny on Prophecy

"The language of the Spirit is prophecy".

Fini de Gersigny - "Session 4" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - March 2008.

Rob Rufus on Qualifications to do the Supernatural

"Never trust in the level of your holiness or your performance to qualify you for the supernatural. It never will. You are qualified because you have been made complete in Christ".

Rob Rufus - "Building Faith for the Supernatural" - Lets Talk NCMI Magazine - Issue 75.

Rob Rufus on His Vision and Calling

"One of the convictions on my life is to see the restoration of New Testament Christianity to the Church. The Church has lost the supernatural - it's like a religious club trying to conscript members on the basis of it's membership and it's membership is a code of morality but God is wanting to raise up churches to be restorers and world changers and world impacters affecting society!".

Rob Rufus - "Power Of Authoratative Command For Healing - Part 3" - City Church International, Hong Kong - Sunday 24th September 2006.

Rob Rufu on 2 Kings 3:11-12

An officer of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah". Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him".

"The kings understood the impartation of the anointing. If you serve a ministry then you catch the anointing on that ministry. You receive the anointing on that ministry! You will receive it!".

Rob Rufus - "3 Realities that Increase God's Power" - City Church International, Hong Kong - Sunday 1st October 2006.

Steve Barker on "Leaven" in Scripture

"When Scripture refers to "leaven" it is always referring to law. So if you get a prophetic word about leaven then there is legalism in your church. Sin won't ruin a whole congregation but legalism will".

Steve Barker - "Power of Agreement" - City Church International, Hong Kong - Sunday 18th May 2008.

Rob Rufus on Doctrine and Theology

"All doctrine and theology must flow out of the finished work of the Cross".

Rob Rufus - "Question and Answer Session" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Hong Kong" - October 2007.

Rob Rufus on Christian's Sin Conciousness

"Law says you need to do things - grace says you need to believe things! Christians don't have sin conciousness because they sin but because they don't believe the good news is good enough!".

Rob Rufus - "Sunday Morning Message" - Kings Church, Eastbourne - Sunday 18th May 2008.

Rob Rufus on Correct Perspective in Grace

"The devil is desperate for you to focus on your sin and failures. The Holy Spirit is desperate for you to focus on Christ and His mighty acts and what He has done for you".

Rob Rufus - "Empowerment Conference 2008" - "Session 2" - Kings Church, Eastbourne - Saturday 17th May 2008.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Bill Johnson on Doubt versus Discerning

"It is grevious to see an empty wheelchair with someone walking, a formerly depressed person rejoicing, or one who could not hear now hearing and giving praise, but the bystander still wants proof those were really miracles. I realise that charlatans exist. But the massive effort to prevent ourselves from being fooled is more a sign of unbelief than it is of our wisdom keeping us from deception".

Bill Johnson - "Dreaming with God" - Destiny Image (2006) - (p69).

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Rob Mcalpine on Ern Baxter's Influence

"With the influence of Ern Baxter, the Latter Rain concept of a conquering end-time army became grafted into the teachings that were already heavily influenced by Watchman Nee".

Rob Mcalpine - "Post Charismatic?" - David Cooke Publications (2008) - (p168).

Rob Mcalpine on Ern Baxter Contribution to the Shepherding Movement

"Ern Baxter brought an interesting mix of theological ideas to the group. Baxter was a Reformed pastor in a Pentecostal denomination and had been part of the Latter Rain Movement, as well as one of the Bible teachers travelling with William Branham in the 1950's. Baxter also functioned as Branham's campaign manager during his seven years travelling with Branham. The Latter Rain influence on the Shepherding Movement came primarily through Baxter".

Rob Mcalpine - "Post Charismatic?" - David Cooke Publications (2008) - (p164).

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Ern Baxter on Revival

"Every revival that you investigate that has been documented for us can be traced to somebody who understood that it wasn't by might nor by power but it was by getting hold of God in prayer and releasing the dynamic of the Holy Spirit into the Word of God. Revival would break from there".

Dr Ern Baxter - "Ultimate Triumph Series" - Part 2 - "Inaugurated in the Gospels and Acts" - Transcribed from audiotape and shortly to be published here.

Gordon Fee on the Holy Spirit in Us

"The Spirit is thus the empowering Presence of God for living the life of God in the present".

Gordon Fee - "Paul, the Spirit and the People of God" - Hodders (1995) - (p183).

Gordon Fee on the Spirit Crying "ABBA!"

"Here is the ultimate evidence that we are God's own children; we address God with the same term of intimate relationship that Jesus Himself used. We are not slaves but children. The Spirit has taken us far beyond mere conformity to religious obligation. God Himself ... has come to indwell His people and He has sealed that relationship by given to them the language of His Son, the language of personal relationship. For Paul and us this is the ultimate expression of grace".

Gordon D Fee - "Pauline Christology - An Exegetical/Theological Study" - Hendrikson (2007) - (p219).

Gordon Fee on Where Christ is NOW (And it isn't the Cross!)

"Christ is now the warrior-King who through His death AND resurrection not only subdued all of God's enemies but also is the source of all gifting in His body, the Church".

Gordon D Fee - "Pauline Christology - An Exegetical/Theological Study" - Hendrikson (2007) - (p358-359).

Gordon Fee on the Title; "Saviour".

A note of explanation - some Christians seem to prefer to use the title of "Saviour" for Jesus Christ more than that of "Lord" or even His Name itself. I am not sure how much Biblical precident this has.

"This (Philippians) is the first and only time in the Church corpus that the title "Saviour" appears (3:20). In this case since it occurs in the context of "citizenship" it almost certainly stands in direct confrontation with the Emperor Nero who is acclaimed throughout the empire as "Lord and Saviour ...

Significantly for both his readers context and for our understanding of Paul's christology, the One who we "eagerly await" is first of all designated "Saviour". The significance of this is highlighted by it's rarity in Paul's writings - only once heretofore (Ephesians 5:23) has he used this appellation of Christ and in that case it was not fully titular".

Gordon D Fee - "Pauline Christology - An Exegetical/Theological Study" - Hendrikson (2007) - (pp371, 402).

Dr Ern Baxter on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

"The Holy Spirit is much more than we have generally concluded. His coming was the result of Jesus' sacrifice before God. One of the reasons why the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the whole matter of the Holy Spirit has been so fiercely contested by people who should know better - is because the Holy Spirit is the communication of God to men concerning the work of Jesus Christ in the Presence of God.

When God baptises you in His Holy Spirit, you have received a bell-like communication that Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, has accomplished His great priestly work. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a peripheral experience for a few freaks. It is the very normal experience of every child of God. Every child of god has the right to the evidence of the golden bells of the baptism of the Holy Spirit to give him experimental evidence that the legal work of the Cross is real".

Dr Ern Baxter - "The Priestly Clothing Series" - "The Robe of the Ephod Transcripts" - personally transcribed and published - (p97).

J Rodman Williams on Christ the Baptizer with Spirit

"There is no Spirit Baptism without the direct activity of Jesus Christ. It is Christ the Crucified, Risen and Exalted Lord who pours forth the Holy Spirit - this is not a "pneumacentric" event but a "Christocentric" event".

J Rodman Williams - "The Pentecostal Reality" - 1972 - Logos - (p14).

J Rodman Williams on Terminology of the Baptism of the Spirit

"Whatever the expression - "baptism" or "outpouring" or otherwise - reference is thereby made to a dynamic movement of the Holy Spirit which results in a new sense of God's Presence and power, various charismata becoming manifest and the emergance of a different style of life. These things are possible only through the event of the Spirit".

J Rodman Williams - "The Pentecostal Reality" - 1972 - Logos - (p14).

J Rodman Williams on How the Spirit Comes

"The Spirit comes from without and with mighty impact"

J Rodman Williams - "The Pentecostal Reality" - 1972 - Logos - (p14).

J Rodman Williams on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

"The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the actualization of a dynamic whereby the whole person is energized to full new possibilities".

J Rodman Williams - "The Pentecostal Reality" - 1972 - Logos - (p12).

Saturday, 10 May 2008

C H Spurgeon on Hebrews 10:9

"He taketh away the first that He may establish the second".

"I want to urge all of you to come to this decision very emphatically. I beesech you never to try to bring back "the first". I do not suppose you will ever literally imitate the Jews, and offer the sacrifices enjoined under the ceremonial law; but there is, in certain quarters an attempt to bring back portions of it, ill-formed, broken bones of that which has long since been dead. For instance, when men insist upon it that such an unscriptural ceremony as infant sprinkling is necessary to salvation and that another man-made rite must be performed or else grace will not come to us, if we yield to their pretensions for a single moment - we shall be putting ourselves under the bondage of a ceremonial law which has not even the authority which the law given by Moses had".

C H Spurgeon - "Metropolitan Tabernacle - 1900 - Volume 46" - Pilgrim Publication (1977) - (p507).

Bill Johnson on More Than Tongues

"The fullness of God ought to do more for me than give me a supernatural language. If that's all there was, I'd have no complaint. It's a glorious gift from God. But His purposes bring us into more, to a divine partnership in which we become co-labourers with Christ. Power came to make us witnesses. When the Spirit of God came upon all the people in the Scriptures, all of nature bowed before them. Power was displayed, and impossibilities gave way to the full expression of God's Presence".

Bill Johnson - "When Heaven Invades Earth" - Destiny Image (2003) - (p129).

Bill Johnson on More to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

"Tarry in the city of Jerusalem until ..." ... It was as if they had been working under the umbrella of His anointing. The time had come for them to get an anointing of their own through an encounter with God. The baptism of fire would give them their own on-going encounter that would help to keep them at the centre of God's will when persecution came.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an immersion into the dunamis of heaven. The ability to pray in tongues is a wonderful gift given through this baptism. I pray in tongues constantly and am grateful for such a gift from God. But to think that speaking in tongues is the purpose for such a holy invasion is embarrassingly simplistic. It would be the same as saying that when Israel crossed the Jordan River it was the same as pssessing the Promised Land. Yes they were in it, yes they could see it but they did not possess it! Their river crossing gave them a legal access to the possession.

This wonderful Spirit baptism has given as such an access. But to stand on the banks proclaiming "It's all mine" is foolishness at best. Such ignorance has caused great numbers of people to halt their pursuit once they've received their spiritual language. They have been taught they are now full of the Holy Spirit. A glass is only full when it overflows. Fullness can only be measured by overflow".

Bill Johnson - "When Heaven Invades Earth" - Destiny Image Publishers (2003) - (p129).

Friday, 9 May 2008

Don Basham on Publishing

"Every generation has a responsibility to record it's own heritage of God's dealings with them. The published word preserves our heritage and leaves a legacy for generations to come".

"We believe that by God's grace He has given us a unique ministry. The five of us - Charles Simpson, Bob Mumford, Derek Prince, Ern Baxter and myself - who by His design were joined together more than a decade ago, certainly don't have the only message God is speaking today. But we believe that He has given us a unique and distinct message, and we feel a deep responsibility as stewards of it. We have come to see that one way God can extend, bless and use our message is through the published word".

Don Basham - "The Power of the Printed Word" - New Wine Magazine - July 1982 - CGM Ministries.

Bob Mumford on Hunger for the Supernatural

"Though most would not admit it, they are seeking a genuine encounter with the living Christ - not just some intellectual assent to truth, but a real vital spiritual experience with a living Person".

Bob Mumford - "A Sleeping Giant" - New Wine Magazine - July 1982 - CGM Ministries.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Rob Rufus on Sustaining a Move of God

"I am convinced that the way we sustain a supernatural acceleration and advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth is by a culmination of operation of the Word of God and the Spirit of God working together".

Rob Rufus - "Session 2 - Day 2" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Rob Rufus on the Gospel

"The gospel is not a measure of what's wrong with you but how right you are with God".

Rob Rufus - "Day 2 - Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Rob Rufus on Indwelling Sin

"Let me deal with this question of whether Christians have a sin nature or not ... I do not believe that Christians have a sin nature anymore. Under first Adam and law, you did. Rob are you saying that a Christian can't sin? You shouldn't even have to ask that question. Of course a a Christian can sin but that is not sin nature.

A sin nature is a nature that hates God and loves sinning and hates anything to do with God. A sin nature loves sinning, desires and wants to sin. We are telling Christians when you are born again and now have a new righteous nature that doesn't want to sin but you have got a sin nature as well and they are fighting each other and the one you feed the most will win the fight.

We don't have a sinning nature! We can sin but we are not under the control of a sinning nature".

Rob Rufus - "Day 2 - Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Rob Rufus on Faith in the New Covenant

"In the New Covenant we need to understand that it is all about faith. Faith in what? Faith in what has already happened at the Cross ... many Christians think that faith is something we do to move God. But our faith does not move God. Grace moved God to act generously on our behalf long before you had faith. God had already moved at the Cross by grace to give us what we need prior to us ever having any.

Grace moved God to do everything before you ever had faith. Our faith does not make God respond to what God has already done by grace at the Cross".

Rob Rufus - "Day 2 - Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Rob Rufus on the Sin God Hates Most

"The sin God hates the most is self-righteousness".

Rob Rufus - "Day 2 - Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Rob Rufus on Perseverance of the Saints

"Some people say; 'I have never been tempted to abandon the will of God!'. Well maybe you have never been in it ...".

Rob Rufus - "Day 2 - Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 27th March 2008.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Rob Rufus on Sin in Grace and Legalist Churches

"Legalists are always safe when someone sins under their ministry because they can say, "I told them not to" - but when someone sins under the grace ministry, they can say; "It's the message".

Rob Rufus - "Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 26th March 2008.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Creflo Dollar on the Word of Faith

“The Spirit of faith doesn’t say what’s going to be or what has been – the Spirit of faith says what is”.

Creflo Dollar - "Watch Creflo" - Creflo Dollar Ministries - Monday 5th May 2008.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Grace as A Free Gift

"Do we delight to talk about "free grace" and "free gift"? Pharisees never do so because they realise that these terms make them out to be paupers as all others. They like to feel they have earnt salvation or at least they have made a contribution towards it. They do not like to emphasise the "freeness" of salvation".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Romans: Assurance (Romans 5)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1971) - (p256).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Grace and Sin

"Grace is the alternative to sin, and the only alternative to sin. Or to put it another way, grace is the only antagonist of sin, the only antithesis of sin".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Romans: Assurance (Romans 5)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1971) - (p316).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Amazed by Grace

"The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Banner of Truth Magazine" - Banner of Truth, Issue 275 - August/September (1986).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Irresistable Grace

"The 'grace' that made him (Paul) a preacher drove him across continents and across seas; it made him preach day and night with tears and pleading, it was the most vital force in his life. This was the thing that "constrained" him and made him say; "Woe is me if I preach not the gospel". He was driven by thought of these riches of God's grace and the ignorance of men and women concerning them. It was his chief reason for writing this Epistle to the Ephesians".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Ephesians; God's Ultimate Purpose (Ephesians 1)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1978) - (p174).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Abundant Grace!

"We do not shuffle into this grace; we are introduced and presented, standing erect on our feet. "Ah but", you say, "I have been a vile sinner. I have been a terrible sinner - how can I possibly go into the Presence of God with boldness?". My reply to that is that if you do not go in with boldness, then you do not enter by faith. Realize that you go in Christ's hands, that His righteousness is upon you and that He leads you in".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Romans: Assurance (Romans 5)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1971) - (p41).

Rob Rufus on How Jesus would Deal With AIDS

"If Jesus was here today and so many thousands of people had HIV or further advanced AIDS - He wouldn't say; "Your sin got you into this". Jesus would heal them ALL".

Rob Rufus - "Session 1" - Grace and Glory Conference in Dubai - 29th January 2008.

Friday, 2 May 2008

A 5 Year Old Child in Florida on Faith

"I believe Jesus can do ANYTHING actually!!".

A 5 year old boy healed of diabetes speaking to Todd Bentley in Lakeland, Florida - Friday 2nd May 2008.

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Condemnation and Assurance

"So let us be clear about this. It is no sign of humility, no mark of saintliness, to go into the Presence of God doubting whether God is forgiving you".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Great Doctrines of the Bible" - Crossway Books, Wheaton (2003) - (p355).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on the Highest Assurance and Baptism of the Spirit

"Over and above your intelligent apprehension of it, over and above your intelligent and intellectual deduction of it, there is a direct and immediate assurance given by the Holy Ghost who sheds abroad the love of God in your heart. You are overwhelmed by it, it is poured out in your heart and there is no uncertainty anymore".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Romans: Assurance (Romans 5)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1971) - (p80).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Assurance and the Holy Spirit

"This is something beyond understanding, beyond reason, indeed beyond comprehension, and yet it is absolute certainity, it is light, knowledge, the truth itself for it is God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Such is the light and knowledge and the understanding that is given to a man who is baptised with the Holy Spirit of God".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Joy Unspeakable" - Kingsway, Eastbourne (1995) - (p121).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Assurance and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

"This is something beyond believing, beyond trusting, even beyond being sealed with the Spirit. The difference is that in the sealing with the Spirit we are given to know that we are His; the Holy Spirit 'bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God' (Romans 8:16). It is God saying to us, 'Thou art My son, My child'. Is there anything beyond that? Yes; to know God Himself! That is the summit! It is wonderful to know that I belond to God, it is an infinately greater privilidge and blessing to know God Himself".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Ephesians; God's Ultimate Purpose (Ephesians 1)" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1978) - (p347).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Assurance and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

"There is a third type of assurance which is the highest, the most absolute and the most glorious, and which differs essentially from the other two. How? Like this. You notice, in the first two types of assurance, what we are doing is to draw distinctions, as we read the Scriptures perhaps. We arrive at the assurance by a process of reading, understanding, self-examination or self-analysis ...

BUT the glory of this third and highest form of assurance is that it is neither anything that we do, nor any deduction that we draw, but an assurance that is given to us by the blessed Spirit Himself".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Joy Unspeakable" - Kingsway, Eastbourne (1995) - (p101)

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Orthodoxy

"It is an appalling thought but it is nevertheless true, that there is such a thing as dead orthodoxy".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Revival" - Crossway Books, Wheaton (1987) - (p68).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Optimism

"Every Christian must be an optimist. You never know when God is going to appear, you never know when the Holy Spirit is going to descend, you never know when Christ is going to deal with you and remove the burden and give your soul release. Just when you are about to convince yourself that the night is going to be endless - the dawn breaks; just when you feel sure that the struggle is all in vain and that your fighting is useless - just then and when least expected, you are rewarded with victory".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Evangelistic Sermons at Aberavon" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1990) - (p17).

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Heretics

"There is a sense in which it is true to say that you can prove anything you like from the Bible. That is how heresies have arisen. The heretics were never dishonest men; they were mistaken men. They should not be thought as men who were deliberately setting out to go wrong and to teach something that is wrong; they have been some of the most sincere men that the Church has ever known. What was the matter with them?

Their trouble was this; they evolved a theory and they were rather pleased with it; then they went back with this theory to the Bible and they seemed to find it everywhere".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" - Eerdmans, Grand Rapids (1987) - (p11)