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A Great Joy, That's What Noel Means

Let Christmas be the time to celebrate,
The time to lay down anger, strife, and hate.
For Jesus came to bring His peace to earth.
A peace within the hearts who know His birth.

A great Joy,
Thatís what Noel means.
A great Joy,
Thatís what Christmas brings.
For Jesus Christ was born, a gift for you and me.
And by walking in His Spirit weíre set free.

If we admit our need, He gently comes,
And we are joined to Godís own perfect Son,
And we are born into Godís family,
So from our awful sin we can be free.

A great Joy,
Thatís what Noel means.
A great Joy,
Thatís what Christmas brings.
For Jesus Christ was born, a gift for you and me.
And by walking in His Spirit weíre set free.

Now, everyone who comes to Him, receives,
Salvation to each sinner who believes,
With Him, we sit in places heavenly,
So step by step His Spirit sets us free.

A great Joy,
Thatís what Noel means.
A great Joy,
Thatís what Christmas brings.
For Jesus Christ was born, a gift for you and me.
And by walking in His Spirit weíre set free.

All those who seek to know Him find Him still,
And He reveals the wisdom of His will,
And gives us of His power to obey,
For He is holy and He is the Way.

A great Joy,
Thatís what Noel means.
A great Joy,
Thatís what Christmas brings.
For Jesus Christ was born, a gift for you and me.
And by walking in His Spirit weíre set free.



Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


A Lesson From Christopher Columbus

Down at the shore line, some are now experiencing the Water. Some are jumping in. Some are dangling a toe while claiming that they have it all. Some are trying unsuccessfully to cross the vast Ocean of the Spirit with vessels of their own designs or with no vessels at all. Others have begun to cross this Ocean in the vessel that is built according to the pattern that is so plainly shown in Scripture.

Our human weakness fails to see the vision of the higher, deeper, and broader expanses of God's truth.

When Columbus set sail, he was in the ocean the first day he left the port, but before he reached America, many were telling him to turn back. In the same way, many who are seeking the Truth today are refusing to even touch the Water of the Spirit. Some go far inland, away from the shore, so they don't have to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel this Water of the Spirit. Some of these may even go so far as to claim that there is no Water of the Spirit. From their remote position, they cannot observe the Spirit's existence. Others carefully protect some form of Water container where someone in generations past did enter the Water and brought a filled container back as proof. Of course, the Water in this container has long since dried up, leaving only the container, whether the container be a creed, a doctrine, a form, a ritual, an organization, or something else.

Of course, keeping one foot on the shore will accomplish nothing. Going half way will accomplish nothing. Any who would succeed must be willing to commit totally and continue on until they reach the mark of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus.

Based in part on "The Feast of Tabernacles" by George Warnock

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


A Nation Of Priests And Kings

A nation of priests and kings.
God is calling you to enter in.
A nation of priests and kings.
Who intercede between the nations and their God,
Who rule and reign with Christ,
Who are all ordained of Him,
Who move at His command our living head in heaven,
Who move as one man,
A body formed with one mind,
And His will is their own.
They all are one in Him.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


A New Day I See

A new day I see - and a new way to be,
Transformed into the perfect light of the Son,
Sons of God raising up, scaling heights yet untouched,
Yes, a new Day, a new Way I see.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


A New Day Is Dawning In The Earth

Let us go higher where sin cannot dwell,
Closer to Jesus where sick are made well.
Yield to the Spirit of Emmanuel.
Yield to the Spirit of Emmanuel.

For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.
For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.

Each saint is equipped now for ministry.
The temple's now growing to His full glory
By each joint supplying in this whole body.
By each joint supplying in this whole body.

For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.
For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.

Great Babylon's kingdoms are falling today.
Though some try to save them, they shake and decay,
And all the division is now giving way.
And all the division is now giving way.

For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.
For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.

Our work will be tested by fire this day.
The fire will burn up wood, stubble and hay.
Gold, silver and gemstones will not pass away.
Gold, silver and gemstones will not pass away.

For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.
For a new day, a new day is dawning in the earth.
A new day is dawning in the earth.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


A Song Of Deliverance

All that is of the world in my self,
I renounce it and reject it in the name of Jesus.
Oh, burn it up with Your Spirit fire.
Purge it from me, I don't need it.

Then fill that void with You.
Oh let Your Spirit move.
Let it flow, fully flow with faith and hope and love.

All that is of the flesh in my self,
I renounce it and reject it in the name of Jesus.
Oh, burn it up with Your Spirit fire.
Purge it from me, I don't need it.

Then fill that void with You.
Oh let Your Spirit move.
Let it flow, fully flow with faith and hope and love.

All that is of sin and death in my self,
I renounce it and reject it in the name of Jesus.
Oh, burn it up with Your Spirit fire.
Purge it from me, I don't need it.

Then fill that void with You.
Oh let Your Spirit move.
Let it flow, fully flow with faith and hope and love.

You can make your own verses:
This temptation that attacked me just now
This fear that attacked me just now
This weakness that I'm feeling just now

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


A Word Rings Clear

A word rings clear for all the hear, our Father's will today;
As He robes His own and upon His throne, now takes dominion there.

So that all may know His love, amazing grace and peace,
And we behold the glory of His unveiled face!

Come into this holy place, the veil is rent you see,
As my gold comes forth the world will know a nation now made free;

Oh, to walk as Sons, His will be done, what a glorious place!
As we behold the glory of His unveiled face!

My word I now perform in thee, this My chosen land,
And as ye speak, there's no defeat, but there is victory on all hands;

My life ye now shall give and that more abundantly,
And the glory of My unveiled face they'll see!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Abide In The Vine

Abide in the Vine,
The only source of Life.
Let His glory shine.
His Spirit gives us Life.
Abide in the Vine,
And let Him live within.
Let His glory shine.
He frees you from your sin.

With Christ in us we can do all things
With Christ in us we can be free.
Without Jesus we can d-o nothing.
Live in His presence constantly.

Life is the promise of the Father.
Life is the promise of the Son.
If it weren't for life we wouldn't bother.
And this life is here for everyone.

Stand in the presence of the Father.
Stand in the presence of the Son.
There's no holiness in any other.
Holiness is here for everyone.

You can't be holy without Jesus.
You need His presence every day.
You can have the holiness of Jesus.
Praise the Lord that Jesus made a way.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


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Statement of my personal faith



I believe the Holy Scriptures teach the following:

I believe in one true, almighty, eternal God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Who are One.

I believe that God is the Creator and Lord of all things.


I believe that the Holy Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is without error in all its teaching, including creation, history, in its own origins and salvation.

I believe everything the Bible teaches about every Christian doctrine.
I believe that salvation from humanity's sin and depravity requires forgiveness from God. This forgiveness results in the New Birth. Forgiveness and being born again are, and can only be, attained through faith in Jesus Christ, God's Son, and in His efficacious death on the cross of Calvary and His resurrection from the dead. Without being born again, no one can see, or enter the Kingdom of God.

I believe that all believers are called upon to live a holy and righteous life in harmony with the teachings of the Holy Bible, submitting to those in authority (both spiritual and civil) over them.

I believe that all believers should be baptized in water, confirming their faith and obeying the command of the Lord.

I believe that every believer should experience the Infilling of the Holy Spirit with the speaking in tongues. Every believer should receive Gifts of the Spirit as the Spirit of God wills, and these Gifts of the Spirit are given by the laying on of hands of the presbytery, thus enabling the believer to enter into a Spiritual ministry. (1 Corinthians 12:8-10) This Infilling and this Gift will empower the Christian to live a fruitful and godly life, full of good works (i.e. caring for the widow and the fatherless in their affliction, zealous in the witness of the gospel to every creature, and the fulfillment of the Christian's own personal ministry as a member of the one holy, universal Church, which is the Body of Christ).

I believe that there is a life hereafter: heaven for the righteous, hell for the wicked and rebellious. God Himself is the only One Who makes this judgment.
I believe in the ever-unfolding revelation of Jesus Christ, His salvation, and His coming Kingdom.

I believe that Jesus Christ will, in God's appointed time, return to the earth to raise the dead, judge and rule over the nations with His Church, the Body of Christ, in His everlasting Kingdom.

I believe that God's Spirit, is presently moving in the universal Church, for the coming together of the Body of Christ and the establishment of His coming Kingdom as described in Genesis 49:10, John 17:21 and other scriptures.

I believe the Bible's message of life and fulfillment, and I believe that God has determined that He will bring us to the fullness of the life He has for us and to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and that He will accomplish this through His Church, which is His Temple that is built according to His pattern.

I believe that the Bible lays out a pattern for the structure and government of the Church.

I believe in the five apostolic ministries of Ephesians 4:11. (This has no relationship to any group or organization that carries the name, apostolic, but rather to the order established in Scripture in fullfilled now.) I believe they, the five apostolic ministries, are given to the Church until the Church comes in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect (totally complete) man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ just as Scripture states. I believe in the pattern for the role of apostles in receiving revelation as it is shown in Scripture. I believe in the pattern of unity in the headship which the Bible teaches as opposed to the establishment of independent entities.
I believe in local congregations overseen by elders and deacons as shown in Titus 1:5 and other scriptures.

I believe that every member has and is a ministry in the body of Christ as described in 1 Corinthians 12:11 and other scriptures.

I believe in being led by the Spirit of God as described in Roman 8:14 and other scriptures.

I believe that the Bible defines every aspect of the functioning of the pattern for the weekly church service, the government of the Church, how revelation is received and kept pure, how the Scripture is to be interpreted, and many other details of the pattern of the Church that is God's Temple in this hour. I believe that we are commanded in Scripture: "See that you build all things according to the pattern."

I believe that the Bible does not encourage speculative rationalization, reasoning based on unfounded assumptions and presuppositions and leveraged logic that try to expand knowledge beyond the revelation in the Word.



Bob Stenson



Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


About Sin

Sin
It takes you farther than you ever wanted to go.
It makes you stay longer than you wanted to stay.
It costs you more that you ever thought it would cost.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


All Things Are Possible

Come all ye that worry, and all who are depressed.
Come all heavy laden, and I will give you rest
Come all ye discouraged, And I will give you peace.
Come all ye downhearted, in me you'll find release.

Nothing is impossible to you when you believe.
Nothing is impossible for you shall receive.
Nothing is impossible so put your faith in God.
Nothing is impossible through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now reach out to Jesus, He's reaching out to You.
Reach out to Jesus, for He will see you through.
Just reach out to Jesus; He'll take you by the hand.
Reach out to Jesus; His life He will command.

All things are possible to us when we believe.
All things are possible for we shall receive.
All things are possible; let's put our faith in God.
All things are possible through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now praise and adore Him for all that He has done
Glorify and worship Him; the work, He has begun.
Believe in God's own promises; He's given us His Word.
Now we have the Victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, O praise His mighty name.

Give Him glory; give Him glory; give Him glory.
Give Him glory; give Him glory; give Him glory.
Give Him glory; give Him glory; give Him glory.
Alleluia, O praise His mighty name.

Let Him live within our praises; give Him glory.
Let Him live within our praises; give Him glory.
Let Him live within our praises; give Him glory.
Alleluia, O praise His mighty name.

Come up higher in His presence; let us praise Him.
Come up higher in His presence; let us praise Him.
Come up higher in His presence; let us praise Him.
Alleluia, O praise His mighty name.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


And I Know I'll Never Be Alone

Lord, let me stand, now, in Your presence.
You're Spirit flows; Your Health and Joy is surging;
Light and Life are streaming from Your Throne.
And now, Your Voice to me is pleasant;
Your healing touch; I know my life is changing,
And I know I'll never be alone.

I will exalt and I will praise You.
Let me abide within Your tender mercy
Light and Life are present in Your Name.
Let everything in me be made new;
Break down the walls of self; The flesh that binds me,
And I know I'll never be the same.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


And I Saw Angels Picking Up The Tear Drops

So many times, I've asked, "Why Lord?"
So many times, I've cried out, "How long Lord?
How many times must my heart be torn all apart?"
Then He showed me a vision in the night time.
And I saw angels picking up the tear drops,
As they fell from the checks of the saints.
Yes, I saw angels, taking them to Jesus,
And there He put them in a bottle of remembrance.
So many tears have fallen, in secret.
So many tears have gone by, unnoticed.
But my Jesus is always mindful of all our sorrows,
He'll pick up the broken pieces of your heart.
For I saw angels, picking up the teardrops,
As they fell from the cheeks of the saints.
Yes, I saw angels, taking them to Jesus,
And there He put them in a bottle of remembrance.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


As Fires Rage

As fires rage, the world proclaims that all is well,
As kingdoms fall, My Seed stands tall, and shall prevail.
Though smitten, they return to Me, and give their all,
This Army lives, each joint supplies, so that none shall fall.


And I've broken thee, that you might set others free,
And I've wounded thee, so My Life they can see.
But all that I have torn, I'll heal and I'll restore,
My glory, I'll set on thee, a righteous Seed you will be.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


As For Me, I Shall Behold Thy Face In Righteousness

As for me I shall behold,
Thy face in righteousness,
And I shall be satisfied,
And I shall be satisfied,
When I awake,
With Thy likeness.

As we all with open face,
Beholding as in a glass,
The glory of the Lord,
Are changed into the same image,
From glory to glory even as by,
The Spirit of the Lord.

Take away the veil of the flesh.
See the church with eyes of the Lord;
See the glory of the Lord.
Be transfigured to His image,
From glory to glory even as by,
the Spirit of the Lord

As we discern His Body, His Temple,
Each part set in their right place.
Though hidden from the world,
His glory is revealed,
From glory to glory as we begin,
To behold more and more of His face.

Yield to His Spirit, from faith unto faith,
'Til His pattern is the only one.
The flesh shall all vanish,
In the light of His glory,
from glory to glory, transfigured by,
The Spirit of the son.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


As The Earth Brings Forth Her Buds

As the earth brings forth her buds
And as things that are sown spring forth;
So the Lord our GOD will cause
His Righteousness to spring forth.

Break up, break up your fallow ground:
It's time to seek the LORD.
If you seek Him, He will be found.
It's time to seek the LORD.

Sow good Seed in all you do.
It's time to seek the LORD.
Till He rain His righteousness on you.
It's time to seek the Lord.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Baby Dedication And The Laying On Of Hands

The Scriptures say
You laid Your hands on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
right here, we lay
our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

We put her into Your mighty hands and loving care;
Let her always find a special peace and safety there.
Lord, please keep her safe from fear and harm.
Lord, please keep her safe from fear and harm.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
a gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us; now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gem-stone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

We know that the plans You have for her are very good.
Let us always hold her up in prayer the way we should
Let a hedge of prayers surround her life.
Let a hedge of prayers surround her life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
a gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us; now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gem-stone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

Let Your Holy Spirit flow unhindered in this home.
Let sweet unity and peace and love flow from Your throne.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
a gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us; now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gem-stone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

Let her know Your touch and tender voice of love each day.
Let Your Spirit be upon her tiny though she be.
Guide her mind and spirit and her life.
Guide her mind and spirit and her life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
a gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us; now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gem-stone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

The Scriptures say
You laid Your hands
on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
right here, we lay
our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Baby Dedication And The Laying On Of Hands Medley.

The Scriptures say You laid Your hands on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
Right here, we lay our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

We put her (him) into Your mighty hands and loving care;
Let her (him) always find a special peace and safety there.
Lord, please keep her (him) safe from fear and harm.
Lord, please keep her (him) safe from fear and harm.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her (him) as a gift to us;
Now we give her (him) back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

We know that the plans You have for her (him) are very good.
Let us always hold her (him) up in prayer the way we should
Let a hedge of prayers surround her (him) life.
Let a hedge of prayers surround her (him) life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her (him) as a gift to us;
Now we give her (him) back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

Let Your Holy Spirit flow unhindered in this home.
Let sweet unity and peace and love flow from Your throne.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her (him) as a gift to us;
Now we give her (him) back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

Let her (him) know Your touch and tender voice of love each day.
Let Your Spirit be upon her (him) tiny though she be.
Guide her (him) mind and spirit and her (him) life.
Guide her (him) mind and spirit and her (him) life.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her (him) as a gift to us;
Now we give her (him) back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

The Scriptures say You laid Your hands on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
Right here, we lay our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Be Filled With The Spirit

Be filled with the Spirit speaking to yourselves
In psalms and hymns and Spiritual songs.
Let God's word dwell richly, deep within your hearts,
That you may bear fruit for the Glory of God.

The God of all peace wholly sanctify,
And set you apart for the Kingdom of God.
Rejoice now, and praise Him, O, ye Sons of God.
The Kingdom of God is near unto you.

It will not be long, yes, it will be soon,
When all men shall see the Glory of God.
Behold! I create now everything new.
And you're being made in the image of God.

All Glory and Honor, to our Blessed Lord,
Dominion and power to our God belong.
Our hearts filled with rapture, our mouth filled with praise;
We love You and thank You for Infinite Grace.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Be Still

Sometimes I ask the question,
"My Lord, is this your will?"
It's then I hear you answer me,
"My Precious Child... be still."

Sometimes I feel frustrated,
Cause I think I know what's best.
It's then I hear you say to me,
"My Busy Child... just rest"

"I know the plans I have for you,
The wondrous things you'll see;
If you can just be patient, Child,
And put your trust in me.

I've plans to draw you closer.
I've plans to help you grow.
There's much I do you cannot see
And much you do not know.

But know this, Child ..... I LOVE YOU.
You are Precious unto Me.
Before I formed you in the womb,
I planned your destiny.

I've something very special
I hope for you to learn.
The gifts I wish to give to you
Are gifts you cannot earn.

They come without a price tag,
But not without a cost;
At Calvary, I gave Myself,
So You would not be lost.

Rest, Child, and do not weary
Of doing what is good.
I promise I'll come back for you
Just like I said I would.

Your name is written on my palm,
I never could forget;
Therefore, do not be discouraged when
My answer is... "Not Yet"

Author Unknown

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Be Transformed

Be transformed. Let the body walk as one.
Be transformed. Now the building has begun.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed, every gift and ministry,
Be transformed, building up and setting free.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed by renewing of your mind.
Be transformed; leave the world all behind.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed. Take the veil from your face.
Be transformed by the glory of His grace.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed like the coming of the Lord.
Be transformed as we meet in one accord.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed. Be not molded by the world.
Be transformed with His banner now unfurled.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed. Let His light now shine in you.
Be transformed. Let all old things be made new.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Be transformed. He equips us now for war.
Be transformed as the kingdom we explore.
Be transformed from glory unto glory,
By the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Before Me There Stands An Open Door

Before me there stands an open Door,
The Spirit of the Father says go forth,
Just trust and hear and do My every word,
For Son, you've never come this way before.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Behold I Live

Behold, I live - though death surrounds me,
Behold, I live - though hell's do rage.
Behold, I live - for I've ascended,
And now, for Christ - His life I give,
Yes, now for Christ - His life I give.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Behold The Darkness Covers

Behold the darkness covers
All of the land,
And gross darkness covers
The people of the earth.
But the Lord shall rise upon you.
His glory shall be seen.
Arise and shine my people
For now your light is come.

Behold, the day shall come;
It shall fiercely burn,
Shall burn like an oven,
Until the dross consumed.
But to you who fear my Name,
My righteousness shall rise,
The sun of righteousness
With healing in His wings.

Let not your heart be troubled,
Neither be afraid.
In this world of darkness,
Let Your light brightly shine.
For the night will soon be over.
The day is now at hand.
Soon God's righteousness and glory,
Shall cover the whole land.

Then, there'll be no more sorrow;
No more sickness there.
There'll be no more crying,
And there'll be no more pain.
For the former things are ended
Behold, all things are new.
O death, where is your sting now.
Where grave, your victory

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Bless All Creation

Bless all creation,
Set all mankind free,
Touch not, nor handle
This Word - let it be.
Until it's formed in each other, His perfection to see,
Then we'll all flow together In sweet harmony.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Blessed Is The Man, Jeremiah 17: 7

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord
Whose hope the Lord is,
For he shall be
As a tree
planted by the waters.
And that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
The man who trusts in the Lord.
And shall not see when heat cometh
But her leaf shall be green,
And shall not be careful in the year of draught,
Neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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Born To Conquer

Born to conquer,
He knew what we would be,
It is in His image,
Brought forth to set men free.
Dying daily to all that hinders man,
For we are His purpose,
That all may live again.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Build Up The Waste Places

Build up the waste places,
Restore paths to dwell in,
Repair the breach, lift high the standard of our God.
Blow loud the trumpet,
Throw wide the gates now,
The time to favor Jerusalem has come.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Builders Together With God

We must not build on partial revelation
It is on Jesus, He is the firm foundation.
We will not look to our own imagination.
For we are builders together with God.

The person named Jesus--He is the revelation,
Revealing His presence to men of lowly station.
Who humble themselves in total consecration
For we are builders of the city of God.

The church is much more than an organization,
It's Christ's living body, which needs no adaptation.
So we will not look to our own imagination.
For we are builders together with God.

Apostles and prophets have become the foundation.
As they build on Jesus with total consecration.
And they do not dabble with foolish speculation,
For they are builders-co-workers with God.

Even if building on that firm foundation,
If we build our own way, it is abomination.
Oh Lord, let us build with total dedication,
For we are builders together with God.

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By The Word Of Our Testimony

By the Word of our testimony,
We shall overcome,
By the word of our testimony,
The victory is won.

We'll be able to enter in,
To that Land and live again,
By the word of our testimony,
We shall stand.

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By Your Stripes Lord Jesus We Were Healed

By Your stripes, Lord Jesus, we were healed.
And Your healing is ours if we will yield.
Health and life are ours if we can only believe.
Oh Lord, give us of Your faith,
Give us grace and give us faith,
That we might be able to receive.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Called Together, A Wedding Song

Called together according to God's plan,
Called together to walk in His ways,
Called together according to God's plan,
To move at His command throughout all their days.

They have made a solemn promise before God to walk as one.
To be joined in holy union 'til their earthly walk is done.
This mystery unsearchable is working in their hearts.
And what God joined together, man must never tear apart.

Called together according to God's plan,
Called together to walk in His ways,
Called together according to God's plan,
To move at His command throughout all their days.

May they always walk surrendered unto God to do His will,
To be faithful and to make their home a place where God will dwell.
The Spirit of the Lord will give them pow'r beyond their own
That the Lord may pour a mighty blessing out upon their home.

Called together according to God's plan,
Called together to walk in His ways,
Called together according to God's plan,
To move at His command throughout all their days.

And although they may be tested keep them faithful to their King.
Let them always lift King Jesus in their home o'er everything.
From glory unto glory let them manifest His love,
So that all may see God's splendor shining through them from above.

Called together according to God's plan,
Called together to walk in His ways,
Called together according to God's plan,
To move at His command throughout all their days.

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Calling

I kneeled in the presence of Jesus.
As I sought His sweet, holy will,
He spoke to my heart in His presence.
He spoke to me, "Peace, now be still."

He spoke to me there of my calling,
A calling to His holiness.
I knew that this point was a turning.
If I choose His Life, He will bless.

He spoke by His holy anointing,
He spoke during my quiet time.
He spoke through my brothers and sisters
In prophecy flowing sublime.

He said, "I can make you a victor,
As one who can overcome sin."
He said, "By my blood, I have done it,
And opened the door, so walk in."

In all of the things where I've struggled,
Where often my heart suffered loss,
He let me know He has the power
To overcome these by the cross.

He called me as His overcomer,
If I would just walk in His way.
His way is the way to His power.
If I would walk in it today.

Temptation has buffeted sorely.
He showed me that I'm not alone.
That everyone struggles with weakness,
That all need His life from His throne.

With every temptation we suffer,
We have a full measure of grace,
So we may escape and walk holy,
So we may, through Him, take our place.

If I would but judge myself surely,
I need not be judged later on.
And Jesus showed me that this judgment
Is not my self-condemnation.

The judgment of which Jesus told me,
Is simply to yield unto Him.
To realize my strength is nothing,
That He is the source of all strength.

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I do this?
And walk in Your ways from above?"
He said, "You must yield to my Spirit."
You need to be filled with my love."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I yield?
How can I know this mystery?"
He said to me, "Here, let me show you."
His love filled my being suddenly.

I gloried there, long, in His presence.
I felt His great love surging through.
His love filled my being completely,
His power from my head to toe.

I found, in the presence of Jesus,
That angers had melted away,
That fears and my bitterness left me.
That night had been turned into day.

And simply receiving His essence,
Had caused such a change in my soul.
What moments before had been lacking,
Was filled with His love and made whole.

Then, later, His presence had left me,
And somehow, I could not remain.
I couldn't remain in His presence.
His glory, I couldn't sustain.

I sought Him to know why this happened,
And why I could not keep His glow.
He showed me the Day that is coming
When I will His full glory know.

And till that great Day has come on us.
We're called to come in, day by day,
By seeking to stand in His presence,
By seeking to walk in the Way.

And so, I then knew that He means it,
And though it takes my breath away,
I'm called to be an overcomer.
But then He had much more to say:

"I have, for you, a higher calling,
That you, a deliverer be.
What I overcome in your being,
I'll then use to set others free."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can this happen?
To deliver those, the oppressed?"
To set captives free by Your power,
To cause the accursed to be blessed.

How can I work with You to free them
To walk in Your ways from above?"
He said, "You must yield to my Spirit."
You need to be filled with my love."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I yield?
How can I know this mystery?"
He said to me, "Here, let me show you."
His love filled my being suddenly.

I gloried there, long, in His presence.
I felt His great love surging through.
His love filled my being completely,
His power from my head to toe.

I found, in the presence of Jesus,
That angers had melted away,
That fears and my bitterness left me.
That night had been turned into day.

And simply receiving His essence,
Had caused such a change in my soul.
What moments before had been lacking,
Was filled with His love and made whole.

Then, later, His presence had left me,
And somehow, I could not remain.
I couldn't remain in His presence.
His glory, I couldn't sustain.

I sought Him to know why this happened,
And why I could not keep His glow.
He showed me the Day that is coming
When I will His full glory know.

And till that great Day has come on us.
We're called to come in day by day.
By seeking to stand in His presence,
By seeking to walk in the Way.

Now Lord, each moment, remind me,
And cause that I might seek Your face,
To always remain in Your presence,
In everything, filled with Your grace.

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Can You Sense His Mighty Presence Here Today?

Can you sense His mighty Presence here today?
Can you sense His mighty Presence here today?
Do you sense His mighty Presence as we praise and pray?
Can you sense His mighty Presence here today?

If you know the love of Jesus, let Him in.
If you know the love of Jesus, let Him in.
From each fiber of your being cleansing every sin;
If you know the love of Jesus, let Him in.

Can you feel that Mighty River cleansing you?
Can you feel that Mighty River cleansing you?
Can you sense a greater cleansing than you ever knew?
Can you feel that Mighty River cleansing you?

If you praise the Lord Christ Jesus, in your heart,
If you praise the Lord Christ Jesus, in your heart,
Just receive His love and comfort which He will impart.
If you praise the Lord Christ Jesus, in your heart,

If you love the Lord's anointing, yield anew.
If you love the Lord's anointing, yield anew.
Will you open up your heart and let Him flow through you?
If you love the Lord's anointing, yield anew.

Ever greater, let that River flow in you;
Ever greater, let that River flow in you;
Just let go and let Christ Jesus make all old things new.
Ever greater, let that River flow in you.

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Choice

Are you pro-choice?
This poem will help you.

The Lord has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.
You can choose to yield to God or else some other voice.
Your mind and some philosophies keep speaking to your will,
And if you try to silence them they never will be still.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

Great personages beckon. They have won respect from man.
You listen to their polished words and mimic what you can.
If persons, sects or thoughts of men are lifted to be seen.
They quickly take preeminence; the Lord, they do demean.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

You have some things you love to own; they show how well you do.
And there is nothing wrong with them, and they belong to you.
Accomplishment eats up your time and energy until
With tired eyes, you go to bed, the servant of self-will.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

And recognition is, for you, a well deserved reward.
The choice is made unconsciously to disregard the Lord.
Attempting to be popular, what did you do today?
What do you testify through deeds or through the words you say?

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

And entertainments call to you--created to excite.
You just enjoy each moment there with fun and with delight.
The world of pleasure lures you; what harm now could it cause?
And so, you choose what feels good--no need to bear the cross.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

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Christ Has Set Me Free

Christ has set me free;
Glorious liberty.
Sin and sickness and death and hell
Have no longer power over me.

Christ has set me free;
Glorious liberty.
Sin and sickness and death and hell
Have no longer power over me.

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Christ Today

Christ today, seen the new and living way,
Giving His life to all - who hear His great call:
As the river now flows.
Reaching out to all mankind,
Bringing them to new Life Divine
Come and hear Him, I pray - and walk in the way Of this Christ today.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Christmas Commandments

The following item appeared in a church newsletter and contains some good
advice that will help us keep selfishness in check this Christmas:

I. Thou shalt not leave "Christ" out of Christmas, making it "Xmas." To some, "X" is unknown.

II. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten.

III. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.

IV. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands.

V. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.

VI. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

VII. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou are generous.

VIII. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.

IX. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou hast become, in spirit, as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

X. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list.


copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Christmas In The Here And Now

The holidays are frantic in our rush to get things done.
It's a wonder we survive them with our fervor to have fun.
And we make so many plans that keep us busy all day long.
So there is no time for Jesus, and it seems there's something wrong.

For the Baby in the manger, long ago and far away
Doesn't seem to be important as we live from day to day.
There's a Baby in the manger, far away and long ago,
But we've things that we must do, and we've places we must go.

And yet, Jesus is the focus if we only understand.
He's the most important Factor--for the Kingdom is at hand.
Jesus makes the difference for us as our Savior only can.
He agreed to be a servant, to become a lowly man.

He, the Son obeyed the Father on that day that He was born.
Not like Adam disobeyed so that the human race was torn,
Torn away from God the Father and became enslaved to sin,
But the Christ obeyed the Father to reverse this mess we're in.

He obeyed Him in each act and word and thought throughout His life.
He obeyed Him in His death and then removed all earthly strife.
He arose the over-comer--over sin, death and the grave,
And ascended into heaven--and then many gifts He gave.

Now He opens up the door for any who will enter there
To be joined with God the Father--for He freed us from the snare.
So there's much more to the story than a Baby long ago,
For He's born within the heart, and this is by the Spirit's flow.

When He's born within our hearts, He gives us power then to be
Full-grown, manifested sons of God to live eternally,
We look back there to the manger and the cross of long ago,
And now we have Christ within us; God has planned that seed will grow

To the measure of the stature of the fullness. It's God's plan
To conform us to His image. It's the work that God began.
He has set us in His Body to be coworkers today
To be coworkers with God just as the Master forms the clay.

And the gifts He puts within us are the gifts from up above,
As they tear down mighty strongholds, and they build the Church in love.
And from glory unto glory they are building it today
In the here and in the now, not long ago and far away.

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Come All Ye Who Are Weary

Come all ye who are weary,
And I will give thee rest,
I will give thee rest,
I will give thee rest.
My yoke, it is easy, and my burden is light,

I will lead thee, and you'll have perfect sight.


For ye did run well, so who shall hinder thee?
Who shall hinder thee?
Who shall hinder thee?
These trials are given, so that I may set you free,

A pillar in My house, you'll be.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Come And See

Long ago God set a holy order,
But then men changed it for the principles of man.
They all scoffed and said, "It doesn't matter."
But God is moving to restore His holy plan.
Well come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved He will continue to unfold.
Just come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved there is no blessing that our Savior will withhold.

Did you know that God gave universal elders?
Have you seen that God is moving to restore?
Have you seen that the impossible has happened,
And He's preparing a called out Body for war?
Well come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved there'll be one Shepherd and one fold.
Just come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved this wooden temple shall be overlaid with gold.

Did you know that God set the apostles?
This sure foundation of the Church has been restored.
Jesus Christ, the corner stone, the Chief Apostle.
On this foundation, build the temple of the Lord.
Come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved there's just one headship as of old.
Come and see.
Come and see.
Since God has moved He is removing all division as foretold.

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Come Dwell With Him In The Holiest

Come enter in.
Come dwell in Him.
Come and begin to glory in His Holiness,
And come leaving sin.
Come yield to Him.
Come dwell with Him within the Holiest Of All.

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Come Into The Presence Of The Lord

Come into the presence of the Lord.
Come into the presence of the Holy One.
Come and worship Him with one accord,
And come into the presence of the Lord.

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Come Into This Place--ascension

Come into this place--ascension,
Where no death can enter in,
My own life through resurrection,
Qualifies this Corporate Man.


I am ready now to speak as,
I am righteous evermore,
New ascension brings authority,
And I have opened up your door.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Come Lord Jesus

All the world is grasping after
Pleasures that could never satisfy.
They grope in the darkness,
Not knowing what is happening or why.
They don't know they're groaning
For sons of God to manifest the Christ.
They don't know they need Him; Yes!
They need the Son of God to give them life.

Come Lord Jesus.
Abide within my lonely heart, I pray.
Come Lord Jesus.
Fulfill and satisfy. Lord, come and stay.
Come Lord Jesus.
Make me complete in You in every way.
Come Lord Jesus.
Bring love and hope and joy and peace today.


God so loved the world
That He gave His Son, the Babe of Bethlehem,
That anyone who trusts Him
Is forgiven and no longer is condemned,
And any who believes in Him,
As a babe in Christ, is born again,
With pow'r to grow to fullness, Yes!
To die to self and fully live in Him.

Come Lord Jesus.
Abide within my lonely heart, I pray.
Come Lord Jesus.
Fulfill and satisfy. Lord, come and stay.
Come Lord Jesus.
Make me complete in You in every way.
Come Lord Jesus.
Bring love and hope and joy and peace today.

The clatter of this earthly realm,
Rushing here and there to meet it's goals,
There is no rest or comfort
For those who let the world take control,
But there is just one Person,
One Lord and Savior Who can make them whole.
And all who choose to seek Him know
That He gives peace and rest to weary souls.

Come Lord Jesus.
Abide within my lonely heart, I pray.
Come Lord Jesus.
Fulfill and satisfy. Lord, come and stay.
Come Lord Jesus.
Make me complete in You in every way.
Come Lord Jesus.
Bring love and hope and joy and peace today.

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Come Out, Come Out Of Her My People

They followed the precepts of men
For money and for pleasure.
They scoffed at the precepts of God
To bring power to themselves.

Come out, come out of her My people
That you be not partakers of her sin
Come out of Great Babylon my people,
That you be not partakers of her sin

It is time, it is time, it is time to enter the Kingdom with our King.
It is time, it is time.
The Kingdom is right here for us right now.
Who ever will may enter in.

They followed the precepts of men
To bring glory to their idols.
They scoffed at the precepts of God
to bring glory to themselves.


Come into the Kingdom o, My people,
It is time now that you must enter in.
Come in perfect unity My people,
By the Spirit now, you shall enter in.

It is time, it is time, it is time to enter the Kingdom with our King.
It is time, it is time.
The Kingdom is right here for us right now.
Who ever will may enter in.

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Come Up Higher

I heard a voice call to me, come up higher and see,
All the mysteries I have in store.
There's a garment reserved it's true,
Shining white and it's for you,
Transfiguration for my body now to see.


It was the time, back then to see,
Elijah - Moses - and Me, and my servants were allowed to behold.
They saw the Glory of each day and all three were there to say,
"Come up higher, the time now has come."


Yes, come up higher with me, to a mount where you can see,
All the mysteries for you now in store.
Your garments I will change, you'll be transfigured in my name,
For it's the third Day, and creation shall go free.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Come Up Hither

Come up hither - in the Son realm,
No dragon here abides,
For the sure Word now has conquered,
And in Mm we have our life

As the kingdoms of men crumble,
Have no fear -just stand and see;
That the Kingdom of our Father
Is brought forth in you and me!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Come, Follow Jesus

Now we need the Kingdom.
Now we need our Lord.
Power in the Spirit.
Mighty Living Word.

Come! Follow Jesus. His Spirit gives you power to be free.
He is the Savior. His power offers life and liberty.
Walk in His precepts. and let His Spirit end your slavery.
He is the Master and in Him you have total victory!

Every evil power.
Every evil foe.
One by one is beaten.
By the Spirit's flow.

Come! Follow Jesus. His Spirit gives you power to be free.
He is the Savior. His power offers life and liberty.
Walk in His precepts. and let His Spirit end your slavery.
He is the Master and in Him you have total victory!

Let the Spirit fill you.
Let Him have His way.
Every moment brighter
'Til that perfect day.

Come! Follow Jesus. His Spirit gives you power to be free.
He is the Savior. His power offers life and liberty.
Walk in His precepts. and let His Spirit end your slavery.
He is the Master and in Him you have total victory!

Senses Now are Heightened,
Exercised by use,
Walking out of darkness,
Into all the Truth.

Come! Follow Jesus. His Spirit gives you power to be free.
He is the Savior. His power offers life and liberty.
Walk in His precepts. and let His Spirit end your slavery.
He is the Master and in Him you have total victory!

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Come, Lord Jesus, Shine More And More

Holy Word, precious seed within us,
Start to grow and to lead within us
Purge out all that is world flesh and darkness,
Grow to Christ manifested in fullness.
Shine through us. Shine through us.

Come, Lord Jesus, Shine more and more.
Ever onward through door after door.
Until as eagles we will soar,
As we grow to the fullness of Jesus.


Every gift by apostles given,
So the Body equipped and living,
Builds itself up by serving and loving.
It is Jesus, not flesh who is working.
Shine through us. Shine through us.

Come, Lord Jesus, Shine more and more.
Ever onward through door after door.
Until as eagles we will soar,
As we grow to the fullness of Jesus.


See the Body come into oneness,
Then with unity comes the completeness.
One in government, order and kingdom
One in faith, hope and love, and in doctrine.
Shine through us. Shine through us.

Come, Lord Jesus, Shine more and more.
Ever onward through door after door.
Until as eagles we will soar,
As we grow to the fullness of Jesus.

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Comfort the Children

Comfort the children,
Draw them near,
Dry up their tears,
Show them God is here.

Take away their night,
Bring an end to their strife.
Give them salvation,
Give them Life!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Cost

The rich man came to Jesus and asked what he must do
For he'd obeyed the orders and the laws from early youth
And he desired the Kingdom until that very day,
When Jesus said sell all you have and give it all away.

Lay down your own kingdoms. Submit to Christ above.
Take your cross follow Him. Let Him reign in love.
The Kingdom is one, one under the Son.
Lay down your little kingdom and exalt the Holy One.

You have asked for vision, eyes that you may see,
You have seen that God restored the 5-fold ministry,
But quickly, you discover the cost is very high.
The Kingdom costs you everything, it's something you must buy.

Lay down your own kingdoms. Submit to Christ above.
Take your cross follow Him. Let Him reign in love.
The Kingdom is one, one under the Son.
Lay down your little kingdom and exalt the Holy One.

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Dads And Moms Who Pray

Moms who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with moms who enter into prayer.

Dads who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with dads who enter into prayer.

Dads and moms who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with dads and moms who enter into prayer.

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Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in my brother and my sister?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in my mother and my father ?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in my son and my daughter?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in my elder and my deacon?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in the apostolic elders?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in the apostolic deacons?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in the gifts of the Spirit?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now,
Just for a moment when the veil fell from my eyes?
Did I see Him in the order of the body?
Did I catch a glimpse of Jesus just now?

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Did You Invest Your Prayers For Me?

Did you invest your prayers for me?
That I might have the victory?
That Satan's plan might hold no sway?
Did you invest your prayers for me?

I shall forever thankful be,
That you invested prayer for me.
And you, with tears, took time to pray.
I shall forever thankful be.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Do You Know Jesus, My Savior?

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.
Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him.
He's the One, the only One,
Who can satisfy me and you.

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.
He's the One Who came to earth,
Gave up the rights of deity.
He lived a perfect life,
And then He died for me.

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.
Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him.
He's the One, the only One,
Who can satisfy me and you.

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.
When He died, He rose again,
The Victor over death and sin.
He has forgiven me,
And now He lives within.

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.
Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him.
He's the One, the only One,
Who can satisfy me and you.

Do you know Jesus, my Savior
Do you know Him. Do you know Him.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Do You Love The Lord?

Do you love the Lord?
Do you love the Lord?
Do you find yourself abiding in His presence day and night?

Do you love the Lord?
Do you love the Lord?
Are you seeking Him with all your might.

If you love the Lord,
If you love the Lord,
You will find yourself abiding in His presence day and night.

If you love the Lord,
If you love the Lord,
Come and seek His face with all your might.

Come and love the Lord.
Come and love the Lord.
Come and find yourself abiding in His presence day and night.

Come and love the Lord.
Come and love the Lord.
Come and seek His face with all your might.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Does Your Life Seem Empty?

Does your life seem empty,
Riddled with despair,
Praying into lonesome dark:
"Is anyone out there?"

"Why isn't my life working?
Is there a God somewhere?"
Then, at last, the answer comes,
"I'm here, but do you care?"

"I've often spoken to you,
But you would never hear,
Speaking words of light and hope,
Of purity and cheer."

"Long ago you heard me.
You thought that I was wrong.
Don't say your God won't show the way.
I've been here all along."

"And if you will receive me,
I've got my hand out still.
Find me while it's called today;
If you seek, you will."

"I'll guide if you will yield.
I'll comfort and I'll feed
If, just, your heart will yield to me.
Just try me. I will lead."

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Emmanuel, Christ With Us, The Hope Of Glory

Emmanuel, Christ with us, the hope of glory,
Emmanuel, Christ with us, our only strength,
Emmanuel, Christ with us, the great Anointing,
Above everything,
He reigns as our King,
Emmanuel.

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Emmanuel, Parousia, Apocalypses

Emmanuel, God be with us.
Parousia, come, abide with us.
Apocalypsus, remove this fleshly veil.
Lord transfigure us to the righteousness of Jesus,
Let your light shine forth from us victorious.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Empty Me Totally, My Lord

Empty me totally my Lord.
From myself, please set me free.
I reject every part of this sinful heart.
From myself, please set me free.

O Lord, fill me with Your Spirit.
Empty me of self and fill me.
O Lord, fill me with Your Spirit.
Empty me of self and fill me.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Ephesians 4

He gives grace to each of us
By the measure of the Gift He has given,
When He ascended up on high He gave Gifts unto men.
And He gave some apostles,
prophets, evangelists,
Pastors, teachers--traveling ministries,
Foundational five-fold gifts.

They equip the Saints for the ministry
So the Saints build the Body of Christ.
Till we all come into the unity
Of the faith and the knowledge of Christ.

He gives grace to each of us
By the measure of the Gift He has given,
When He ascended up on high He gave Gifts unto men.
And He gave some apostles,
prophets, evangelists,
Pastors, teachers--traveling ministries,
Foundational five-fold gifts.

They are giv'n 'til we come to maturity,
To the measure of the fullness of Christ,
So that we can grow out of our infancy
And be free from what is not of Christ.

He gives grace to each of us
By the measure of the Gift He has given,
When He ascended up on high He gave Gifts unto men.
And He gave some apostles,
prophets, evangelists,
Pastors, teachers--traveling ministries,
Foundational five-fold gifts.

And each joint supplies in this body.
'Til we all grow up into the head.
And each Saint has gifts and a ministry.
So that by them the body is fed.

He gives grace to each of us
By the measure of the Gift He has given,
When He ascended up on high He gave Gifts unto men.
And He gave some apostles,
prophets, evangelists,
Pastors, teachers--traveling ministries,
Foundational five-fold gifts.

So the Saints grow up to maturity.
And by speaking the truth in God's love,
Let the Church grow up in totality.
Let it build up itself in God's love.

He gives grace to each of us
By the measure of the Gift He has given,
When He ascended up on high He gave Gifts unto men.
And He gave some apostles,
prophets, evangelists,
Pastors, teachers--traveling ministries,
Foundational five-fold gifts.

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For Christ Shall Reign

For Christ shall reign -'till every enemy goes underfoot,
Until death is destroyed off His jewels,
'Till all proclaim, "His righteous judgments, bring gladness and joy"
And all shall know that the heavens do rule.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


For the Joy of His Appearing

For the joy of His appearing now besets His whole creation,
And they sing and praise the Master, for all that he has done.
The Sons of God declare Hi, as they sing their Hallelujahs,
Now they please the Father - They're the new creation Sons!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


For Your Covenant With Death

For your covenant with death
Shall be disannulled - it shall not stand,
When the over-flowing scourge shall pass,
Our Father gently holds us in His hands.


As the veil is rent,
We shall see the new creation man,
And like that precious cornerstone
A sure foundation evermore will stand.

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Free Gospel Music Net Musical Options FAQ


Why doesn't the music play?
How do I download a midi file?
Why download midi?

Why doesn't the music play?


When you click on the link that is at the far left of the screen, you are clicking on a simple link to a midi file. If there is no link on the far left, the midi file has not yet been created. You must have certain things on your machine to play a midi file. You need a sound card and speakers. You probably have some sort of software that plays midi, but in order to hear midi, you must have that software enabled. Midi won't work on some machines unless Java is enabled on the browser. Your machine may be different. The music is simply a midi (.mid) file, which is a musical instrument format that is almost universal to all machines.

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How do I download a midi file?


Once the file is playing, if you right click on the player, that will usually give you the option to download the midi. Sometimes you can just right click on the link.

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Why download midi?


There is a link here to get free software that will convert a midi file into sheet music. You may have software that will allow you to edit the midi and make your own arrangement of the song. You may want to play the song on your machine when you aren't on the internet. You may want to put the midi onto a web page that you have.

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Free Gospel Music Net Musical Suggestions

Musical Suggestions



Learning these songs and teaching them:

You can plug your tape recorder into your computer speakers and make a recording of the song. Then, you can print out a copy of the words, either directly from your browser or cut and paste them into your word processor or desktop publishing software. Make them as fancy or plain as you like. Now you can use this sheet of words and this recording as you would use a kareoke to learn how to play and sing along. Put your tape into a boom box and get a group together to sing along.

Sheet music:

There are several pieces of software that are able to make sheet music from midi files like these. You can just follow the software manufacturers directions to load in the midi file, format the sheet music, and print it out for your use, or publish it for your Church, the internet, book stores, etc.

The copyright:

In a nutshell, the copyright says that you can use these songs for free. Record them, make song books, distribute them, project them on screens, etc. If you use them in a way that is not to the glory of God, then that is between you and God. You cannot, however, restrict the use of any song. If you make a recording and you decide to sell it, you cannot restrict others from making copies of that song. If it is on a CD with many other songs that have restrictive copyrights, that is fine, but you cannot restrict the copying (or any other use) of any of the songs that have this freeware copyright on them.

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Free Gospel Music Net Song Books

Christian Song Books & Hymnals Christian Song Books & Hymnals Songs are arranged in virtual song books or hymnals by subject. Choose a songbook and then choose a song. Some songs have music files attached that you can play by clicking on a link, or download by right-clicking. Some have sheet music attached.

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Free Gospel Music Net Song Books

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Christian WEBMASTER TOOLS

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Free Gospel Music Net: Bible Search

Bible study and search program page

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Free Gospel Music Net: Bookmark This

Bookmark Free Gospel Music

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To bookmark in
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or in Netscape Communicator in 2 steps,

1 Use the Netscape menu: "Bookmarks."

2 Select "Add Bookmark."

A bookmark to us should now be in your Netscape "Bookmarks" list.

Come back, because songs are added often.


To bookmark in
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1 Use the Internet Explorer menu: "Favorites."

2 Select "Add to Favorites." 3 Click the "OK" button to confirm.

A bookmark to us should now be in your Internet Explorer "Favorites" list.

Come back, because songs are added often.

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Everything here is Free, no strings attached. At the bottom of this page are the instructions for getting free books and free tracts. Our prayer is that they bless you. Our prayer is that you get an even richer experience with the Lord. That the whole church would go beyond rationalized doctrines, dead forms and rituals. And that they would share their experience with others.

Now you can get the blessing of these helpful books and tracts absolutely free! Just check the ones you want and tell us where to send them. You can print out this page to make things easier if you like. See the bottom of this page for details.




Free Books





Feast of Tabernacles (unabridged version) by George Warnock


Get the original, complete, uncut version of The Feast Of Tabernacles. This version, includes all the information including how to lay hold of these promises of God, which was edited out of some texts that are in circulation. If you have read Feast of Tabernacles and wondered, "OK, but how can I take hold of these promises?" then get the unabridged version. Get this spiritual meat free now!


Government, a book by A. M. Hinchliff


If you have noticed that man-made forms and rituals are creeping into the church, this book will be a resource for you. This information-packed book explains how the Bible says the church is supposed to function. Get it free now!


The Move of the Spirit of God


Understand what God is doing right now and what He is about to do in the light of the events of history and God's great plan for the ages. Get it free now!


The Church, a book by A.G. Wagar


What is the Church? What is the function of the Church in the world? What is God's plan for the Church in the future? How is the Church governed? Get the Scriptural answers. Get it free now!


Sons and Sonship, by Alan Hinchliff


Find out the difference between being a child of God and a son of God. Understand what the Bible says about the high calling to which the you are called at this time. Get it free now!


Submission and Headship in Christian Marraige, by Gilbert James


Transform your home into a heaven on earth. Understand the true meaning of headship and submission. Dispel the many myths that have plagued Christian marraiges. Get it free now!




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You Are Loved, by Hardi Kubassak


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Growing in Christ, by A. G. Wagar


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This amazing tract explains the work of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in a way that makes it easy to understand. Get it free now!


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Free Gospel Music Net: How To Find A Song

How to find a song
Use the search utilities right here to find your music. We have seen that you need to find certain songs, so we have put together this powerful search tool, plus some tips that will help you get what you want. Search this site. one of these Christian search engines. Pop up specialized search engines. Pop up a host of other search engines.

If your song can be found, it can be found here.


Search this site


SiteMap
Songbooks
Christian Song Locator newsgroup
Music Net Search(secular too)
Scour (be patient while loading)
Song Crawler(secular too)


Try these Christian Search Engines



SeekFindNet
Christianity Online
Christian Links
Best of the Christian Web
711.net
777.net
jireh
Acts
Awesome Christian Sites
Christian's Internet Directory
Christians Co Za (page down a bit to find it)
Christian Search Engine
Christians Unite
Christian Webcrawler
Ultimate Christian Resources
In Jesus
Cybergrace
fishnet
His Net
OCC
Cross Canada Search
Anointed Links (Scroll down the page a bit)
Cross Daily
Christain Life
Alpha and Omega

ccu Network
Christian Resources
Fish The Net
Everything Christian
Project Lifeline
Christian Top Sites
Wyre
Word Library
Christ Sites
RSK Christian Music
Phat Phish
New Zealand Directory
Active Search Engine
Christian Topics
Youth Pastor
Open Heaven
Upon This Rock (nice graphics, but harder to navigate)

Regular old search engines.



These search engines can be used very well to find Christian songs, but you have to know some tricks with plus signs and quotes. If you search for the phrase (Amazing Grace), you may not have really good results. I just tried it in Alta Vista and got 43,970 pages. I'm sure the song is in there some place.

Try these combinations and see what you get: +"amazing grace"+"how sweet the sound"+"a wretch like me"

Or, try this: +"how sweet the sound"+"that taught my heart to fear"+"the hour I first believed"+lyrics That makes sure they use the word, lyrics in the page.

Or, try this if you want sheet music: +"how sweet the sound"+"that taught my heart to fear"+"the hour I first believed"+"sheet music"


Altavista (spawns ad windows)
Excite
Direct Hit
Google
Yahoo
Northern Light
All In One
Savvy
pedagonet

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Free Gospel Music Net: Link To Us

Link to The Free Gospel Music Net

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Free Gospel Music Net: Sheet Music

Free Sheet Music

Free Trial: Any midi file can be converted into sheet music using the software you can get here. You can download the midi files from FreeGospelMusic.Net, too.

Free Gospel Music Net receives no commission or kick back if you buy this software. These links are here strictly to minister to your need for sheet music.



Click here to download
Free Trial of Sheet Music and Guitar Tab Software.

Just a note on the tabledit free trial. I was so blessed to see that tabledit does not limit their trial time, but at the same time, I felt the gentle voice of the Lord cautioning me with these words from Jeremiah 22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work.

Click here to download
Free 2-week Trial of Sheet Music Software.

Then download the MIDI file. You can usually download the MIDI file using whatever player your computer is using to play the MIDI. Try right clicking on your player while it is playing the song. Not all MIDI files are finished yet, but many are. If that doesn't work for you, another option is to Shift-click the link to the midi.

If you should run into a situation where neither of these links work, then email me and I will find another option for you. If you find out about any totally free notation software, please email bob@freegospelmusic.net.

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Now you can get the blessing of the Sharon Star publication for free.




The Sharon Star




The Sharon Star is a delightful periodical (about once every two month as the Spirit leads) publication filled with Scripture-based articles. It is a medium of information for all who are interested in the unfolding revelation of the Word of God.

You can subscribe to it free now, or get The Sharon Star in pdf format.







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Free Tracts


Everything here is Free, no strings attached. Although we are not suppliers of mass quantities of tracts, we can give you your own personal copy of any of these tracts.

Our prayer is that they bless you. We pray that you get an even richer experience with the Lord. That the whole church would go beyond rationalized doctrines, dead forms and rituals. And that every member of the Body of Christ would share their experiences with others.

Now you can get the blessing of these helpful tracts absolutely free! Just decide which ones you want and tell us where to send them. You can print out this page to make things easier if you like. See the bottom of this page for details.


Free Tracts



You Are Loved

by Hardi Kubassak

Use this comforting tract to bring assurance to the downhearted. It is an excellent soul-winning tool. Get it free now!





Order Here




Sexual Intimacy, A Message To Young People

by Andy Snoke

This helpful tract is an excellent guide to this important and delicate subject. Easy to understand. Get it free now!





Order Here




Growing in Christ

by A. G. Wagar

You can grow in Christ. This edifying tract is literally a practical guide for how to grow in Christ. Get it free now!





Order Here



The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

by A. G. Wagar
This amazing tract explains the work of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in a way that makes it easy to understand. Get it free now!





Order Here



A Word To The Wise

by E. Kubassek
Be enlightened! This important tract explains the danger of humanism, the new age movement, extra-biblical and non-Christian religions, and religions with evil power. This tract point the way to God, the Creator, and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. Get it free now!





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Fresh From The Throne Above

Fresh from the Throne Above, there flows a Heavenly Light,
A Stream of cleansing Love to wash away the night.
O soul now let Him in and let His Spirit flow.
Renounce all strife and sin and let all hindrance go.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


From Death To Life

From death to Life, from doubt to Faith,
From fear to Love, by mighty Grace,
Oh, people, move as I direct you into Light.
And never fear for I am here.
And, as you seek, I will draw near.
And, just ahead, you see the Kingdom shining bright.

It's given once for men to die,
So Christ has died to satisfy
The debt of sin and death that you could never pay.
The door of life is open wide.
Come in. Come in. Come and abide.
Take hold of Him, and pass from night into the day.

The Kingdom now is here for you.
The King is calling unto you.
Oh let the world fade away through His free grace.
Take hold of Life in Christ the Lord.
Rise up in Him. He is the Word.
Keep walking in; behold the glory of His Face.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


From Glory To Glory To Glory To Glory

We shall see Him as He is, a many membered body.
We shall discern Him and receive Him.
So we are joined, one holy temple, according to the pattern.
Each stone is so precious, for Jesus reigns within.

From glory to glory to glory to glory,
From faith unto faith, growing in His grace.
The transfigured Jesus shines forth in His glory,
As in each other we now behold His face.

We shall see Him as He is, a many membered body.
We shall behold Him and be like Him.
So we are built, one holy temple, according to the pattern.
Each stone is so precious, for Jesus reigns within.

From glory to glory to glory to glory,
From faith unto faith, growing in His grace.
The transfigured Jesus shines forth in His glory,
As in each other we now behold His face.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Getting In!

One of the older Ministries (now deceased) told the following story many years ago....

"Long ago in the city of Chicago a woman lay dying. She had lived a long life of sin without care or thought for God. While she was young, life had gone her way, but as the years went by her friends became fewer and fewer until at last, deserted and alone, she lay dying in her dismal attic room. In her distress she sent her daughter to call for the neighborhood minister. 'Tell him,' she said, ' that I am dying and I want him to tell me HOW TO GET IN.' The night was cold and the minister himself knew not the true way of salvation. On the walls of his study hung the pictures of his seminary classmates and his degrees in theology. He was reluctant to leave the comfort of his home to go out on such a cold night to such a dismal district, but because of the importunity of the girl he aroused himself and, wrapping his warm coat about him, was led to the dingy apartment where the dying woman lay. A look of pleasure wreathed her careworn face as he came in. 'I'm so glad you've come,' she said, 'for I want you to tell me HOW TO GET IN.' The poor minister was baffled. He knew not what to say. For years he had taught the people to do the best they could, to join the church, and to live good respectable lives, but here was a situation he had never faced before. Seating himself on the chair beside the bed, he began to tell her how we should think kind thoughts and do kind deeds. 'Ah,' said the woman, ' but I am dying. It is too late for that now.' 'Well,' said the minister, ' you should keep the golden rule and do unto others as you would have them do to you. If we do the best we can, we will be alright.'

'But,' said the woman, ' it is too late for that. Is there nothing else you can tell me?'

The minister, in his distraction realizing how vain such words were in such a critical hour as this, ventured to quote a scripture he had learned to recite as a child. 'God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life: for God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.' 'That's it! That's it,' she cried. 'That's what I wanted to hear. Now kneel down and pray for me.' The minister kneeled to pray, but unable to pray for the woman, he prayed for himself, and as he prayed, Christ came into his heart; and he GOT IN, and she GOT IN. It is of grace that it might be by faith that ALL who are afar off might be brought nigh to God through faith in JESUS Christ our Lord."

Marvellous grace of our loving Lord,
Freely bestowed on all who believe,
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured;
Will you this moment His grace receive?

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide;
What can avail to wash it away?
Look, there is flowing a crimson tide!
WHITER THAN SNOW YOU MAY BE TODAY.
Julia H. Johnston

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Give All of Your Praises Unto the Great King

Give all of your praises unto the great King.
He who sits on your throne--He does know everything.
And when nothing is hidden, and our knees humbly bow,
To the Christ in each other, then our cups He will fill.

So when one may need strength, we their strength do become,
We are rest for the weary, we're His will that is done.
We'll behold His great beauty, as His life does unfold,
And if we'll all stand together--we'll the Father behold.

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Give Us This Day

Give us this day, our daily bread,
Then lead us to pastures, where we may be fed,
And take us to heights never seen by man,
Give us this Day, our daily bread.

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Glory To God, Hallelujah!

Glory to God, Hallelujah!
Glory to God, Bless His name.
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.

Glory to God, Hallelujah!
Glory to God, Bless His name.
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.

Glory to God, Hallelujah!
Glory to God, Bless His name.
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.

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Go To The Highways And The Byways

Many are the sinners and the destitute
So compel them that they might come in
Not too many wise or of high repute
Oh! compel them that they might come in

Knowing the terror of our God, we persuade men.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!
We Go to the Highways and the byways
And compel them that they might come in.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!

Many are ensnared in dead religious forms
Oh! compel them that they might come in.
They can never join! No, they must be born!
Oh! compel them that they might come in.

Knowing the terror of our God, we persuade men.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!
We Go to the Highways and the byways
And compel them that they might come in.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!

Many have been born, but they desire to grow.
Oh! compel them that they might come in.
Let them see the Rock! Let the Spirit flow!
Oh! compel them that they might come in.

Knowing the terror of our God, we persuade men.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!
We Go to the Highways and the byways
And compel them that they might come in.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!

Many walk in bondage when they could be free.
So compel them that they might come in.
Let the Lord anoint Your ministry,
And compel them that they might come in.

Knowing the terror of our God, we persuade men.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!
We Go to the Highways and the byways
And compel them that they might come in.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!

Many have a hunger and they feel undone,
So compel them that they might come in.
Go out to the sad and the homeless ones
And compel them that they might come in.

Knowing the terror of our God, we persuade men.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!
We Go to the Highways and the byways
And compel them that they might come in.
We throw open wide the door named Jesus that they might come in!

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Go, Tell It On The Mountain

Words: John W. Work, Jr., 1907
Music: African-American spiritual (in the public domain)

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
Over silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior's birth.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn.

Of course, many have added verses over the years. Here are three more new verses:

Oh Once I was a sinner,
In bondage day and night.
I asked the Lord to save me,
And He showed me the light.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

The mind is a deceiver,
And many are deceived,
But Jesus came to lead us,
And all who have believed.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

More holiness and power
than anyone has dreamed,
This holiness and power
belongs to the redeemed.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

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God Had a Perfect Design

God had a perfect design,
When He brought you and I into mind,
Although we danced to the fiddle, of a religious riddle,
He held onto us all the time.

This pattern He is now bringing in,
Is the Corporate Man without sin,
We'll dance to a song that is new,
For His nature is forming, It's true!

Now Truth will win out every time,
What matters if others decline?
His purpose I know we will be,
For He's whittled a whole lot on me.

As we stand together so strong,
We'll return back where we belong,
A river that's flowing with life,
Destroying all death and all strife.

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God Is Building A House

God is building a house
In which creation shall dwell,
These rooms are God's mansions
He's delivered from hell.
Prepared for the ages His purpose to be,
God is building a house
With you and with me.

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God Is Faithful. God Is Marvelous.

God is faithful.
God is marvelous.
There are no words to express,
To tell His love and mercy,
To tell of His great Power.
Don't trust what you can see.
Don't trust what you can feel.
His Word within is real
You only see in part.
Emotion can't impart
His wondrous pow'r to free
The God Who healeth thee.
God is faithful.
God is marvelous.
There are no words to express.

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God's Great Kingdom Now Is At Hand

God's great kingdom now is at hand!
God's great kingdom now is at hand!
Praise ye the Lord; sing alleluia!
God's great kingdom now is at hand!

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Grant Us More Boldness

Grant us more boldness in the gifts You have given.
Grant us more boldness in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let walking in the Spirit be our first priority.
O'er all the pow'rs of darkness give complete authority.
I will walk in your way.
I will walk in your way.
I will walk in your way.
By the power of the Spirit, I will obey.

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Happy Are We

Happy are we, who go in
and come out no more,
For the fullness of One
- The Christ - The Son
Is the only door.
The truth is the way,
it's revealed in this day,
His life has begun.
All flesh must cease
- then He gives peace
Victory has come!

Happy are we, joyful indeed
- we have liberty,
We are born from above,
we are birthed in His love
And His praises we sing.
His covenant are we,
we're His joy and His peace,
Setting mankind free.
Sorrow has flown
- He's come into His own,
So rejoice with me!

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Have A Jesus Day

Have a Jesus day.
Just commit your day to Him.
He will make a way.
He will keep you out of sin
And if things don't go the way you thought they should,
You will know that He has planned it all for good,
That you may be transformed from sin,
That you may be conformed to Him,
So have a Jesus day.

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He Is Lord Over All

Many words once were spoken, in a far off distant land,
That have crossed the mighty oceans, and the ages they have spanned,
Well, they speak of life eternal, of salvation for all men,
God's creation made immortal, by the Christ that dwells within.

He is Lord, over all, and He's King upon His throne,
He's becoming all in all, as He reigns, forevermore.

I can see the smoke arising, from the furnace of this Day,
As all our dross and tin, He's burning, like the stubble and the hay,
But what is left is Oh, so precious, as His jewels we now become,
And we taste of His redemption, as He loses - No, Not One!

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He Leads Me and Guides Me

He leads me and guides me all the day long.
He shows me whatís right and He shows me whatís wrong.
He gives me a vision. He gives me a song.
He leads me and guides me all the day long.

He leads me and guides me all the day through.
He shows me whatís false and He shows me whatís true.
When Iím in His Presence, I know what to do.
He leads me and guides me all the day through.

I open the Scripture and pray for His mind.
There is no telling what treasures Iíll find,
And when He corrects me, Heís loving and kind.
I open the Scripture and pray for His mind.

His Presence is precious to me every day.
His love and His peace flow to me as I pray.
His power and goodness keep me in the way.
His Presence is precious to me every day.


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He Put a Rainbow In My Life

He put a rainbow in my life,
He made with me a covenant,
He destroyed my death and strife.
And now the Son shines full within, The world that was void,

He now has restored,
He put a rainbow in my life.

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He Who Eats My Flesh and Drinks My Blood

He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood,
I shall raise up, I shall raise up,
Yes, he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood,
I shall raise up, in the last Day.


For My glorious Body is eternal life,
And I shall raise up, I shall raise up.
He who dwells in Me, there is found no death nor strife,
And I shall raise up in the last Day.

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Healing Quote by Charles S. Price

a quote on healing from Dr. Charles S. Price

"When we want to bring light into a room, we do not try to cast the darkness out, but we put light in. It is vain to struggle to get rid of our pains and our sufferings and even our sins and our weaknesses. The only way one can rid himself of the power of the devil is to admit and give authority to the power of the Lord Jesus. We cannot do it, but HE CAN! No man can save himself by abstinence from things which are sinful. That is why salvation is not what we do, but what we are. We are transformed into His image and, beholding that Image, as in a glass, we are changed from glory to glory, until at last we shall awaken completely IN HIS LIKENESS! That is why whenever we hear some of God's sincere, but immature children, pounding away on the externals, we know that the glorious light of the revelation of the truth as it is in our blessed Lord has not yet fully come to them. When we become LIKE HIM, we are delivered from the bondage of the outer, Of course, that will reflect the transformation in the inner. Then we abstain, not to be saved, but because we are redeemed.

The same is true when it comes to the healing of the body. In the days of old, virtue flowed from Jesus, when people pressed forward to touch Him. That virtue was an integral part of the Christ Himself. The disease simply could not abide in the presence of the Virtue! Can corruption
continue when Incorruption takes the throne? Will mortality still exist when Immortality reigns? Have we not known that there is a law--a Divinely appointed and imparted law--and it is called THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS! It makes us free from the law
of sin and of death! It supersedes it. It overwhelms it. It makes it incapable of operation. Why should we try to remove by our own struggles the law of sin and death when such victory can only be brought about by the operation of the LAW OF LIFE in Him? In the last analysis, the goal of every mature Christian should not be Divine Healing but DIVINE HEALTH! The flow of His life through ours; the surrender of our will to His; the impartation of His nature, until our natures are impregnated with the glory and the presence of the Divine! Not in an instant! Not in some emotional moment at an altar! But by that daily acknowledgment of His lovely presence in ALL OUR WAYS, and the surrender of EACH MOMENT to His care and to His keeping."

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Healing Streams Of Life Are Flowing

Healing streams of life are flowing,
Perfect Love we are imparting,
We're reconciling one to another,
Healing streams of Life are flowing.

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Healing Wings

Healing wings, give us your flight,
Son of righteousness arise,
From our earth, shine forth your Light,
Change our minds, from thoughts of death, into pure Life!

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Hear The Trumpet

Hear the trumpet sounding all ye soldiers of the cross.
Sounding from the mountain of our God.
It is time to waken out of slumber and of sleep,
For our redemption now is drawing nigh.
See the evil forces now arrayed against the Church.
Put on your armour and be brave and strong.
Christ will give command.
His Kingdom is at hand.
Let us begin to sing the victor's song.

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Heaven and Earth Are Passed Away

Heaven and earth are passed away,
It's the completion of an age.
Where grace did abound,
Now righteousness found,
And we sing, for we arc His new Day.

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Heaven Is Within And Its At Hand

Some folks think that heaven is a place that is afar.
Some folks think it's hidden high above the highest star.
They have not been able to define it so it seems,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Let's not push God's blessing to some future time and place.
Let us enter fully in the power of His grace.
He tells us to enter and His promises embrace,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.
We're seated now with Jesus in the mighty heavenlies,
Mortal eyes won't see it 'til our bodies are redeemed.
Called out saints take hold of heaven's high authority,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Many a skilled painter tried to visualize a dream.
Many theologians have devised their clever schemes.
They have not been able to define it so it seems,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Let's not push God's blessing to some future time and place.
Let us enter fully in the power of His grace.
He tells us to enter and His promises embrace,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.
We're seated now with Jesus in the mighty heavenlies,
Mortal eyes won't see it 'til our bodies are redeemed.
Called out saints take hold of heaven's high authority,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Folks have tried to get there by most every human means.
Some claimed secret knowledge that they thought would be the key.
They have not been able to define it so it seems,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Let's not push God's blessing to some future time and place.
Let us enter fully in the power of His grace.
He tells us to enter and His promises embrace,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.
We're seated now with Jesus in the mighty heavenlies,
Mortal eyes won't see it 'til our bodies are redeemed.
Called out saints take hold of heaven's high authority,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Heaven's height is not a height that natural eyes can see.
Heaven is a place in God of high authority.
Jesus won it for us, and God gives it to us free,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

Let's not push God's blessing to some future time and place.
Let us enter fully in the power of His grace.
He tells us to enter and His promises embrace,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.
We're seated now with Jesus in the mighty heavenlies,
Mortal eyes won't see it 'til our bodies are redeemed.
Called out saints take hold of heaven's high authority,
For heaven is within and it's at hand.

For heaven is within and it's at hand.

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Here I Am Lord

Here I am Lord - here I am Lord,
To do Thy Will on earth.
To give Thy life to all who thirst,
Here I am, Lord - here I am, Lord.

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Here In My Heart

Here in my heart, create a holy zeal
For Thy great Kingdom and show me what is real.
Test all my thoughts and actions now with fire.
Lord let Your Kingdom be my one desire.

Error and sin, Lord, You can conquer these.
They fight the Spirit just like a dread disease.
O'r all that hinders, take authority.
Lord, hush my ranting mind. I must hear Thee.

Come, topple all the strongholds in my mind.
And any theory that makes my eyes go blind.
Cause me to see, and have a willing ear.
Dead form, I now renounce, so I may hear.

How many forms and doctrines can there be.
Idols of ego are man's theologies.
Let Your light shine on all I think I know.
Set me on Your foundation, there to grow.

Lord let me go where You would have me go.
Open Your Word by the Spirit's mighty flow.
Let me discern the five-fold ministry.
O, give the eyes of faith that I might see.

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Here We Walk In The Interim

Here we walk the in the interim
Between the promise and the full possession.
Let us walk on with God . . . let us go on with Him.
Walk on with God in the way that He has chosen,
Step by step into the light 'till that morning so bright,
When the next step on our path is resurrection life.

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His Abiding Presence Is So Sweet

His abiding presence is so sweet.
Let us gather now at Jesus' feet.
Standing in His presence sets us free,
And His abiding presence is so sweet.

His abiding presence is so sweet.
He alone is able to complete
All that He began to do in me,
And His abiding presence is so sweet.

His abiding presence is so sweet.
Let us gather now at Jesus' feet.
Standing in His presence sets us free,
And His abiding presence is so sweet.

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His Life Is Now Flowing

Since we were born into this mighty kingdom,
Our Lord has saved us from all vanity within.
He bids us come to partake of His goodness,
And leave behind the fleshly night of sin.

His life is now flowing from member to member.
The Body is growing to fullness in Him.
His Love is now flowing--the Fruit of the Spirit.
This Fruit is now growing to fullness in Him.

We daily walk--the Spirit is our teacher.
And as He teaches we yield to our Lord.
We have the part, but we will have the fullness.
If we keep walking, life is our reward.

His life is now flowing from member to member.
The Body is growing to fullness in Him.
His Love is now flowing--the Fruit of the Spirit.
This Fruit is now growing to fullness in Him.

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His Life We Are Giving

His life we are giving,
In peace we are living,
His glory now shineth on you and on me. True Word now is ringing,

His love it is bringing,
This joy, everlasting we see.

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His Love Is Flowing From Member To Member

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

We shall surly be just like Him
In the moment that we see Him as He is,
The Body is all one with many members,
We can read and know: that is how Christ is.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

Behold I show you a mystery,
We shall not all die,
But we shall all be changed, in just a moment,
It will happen in a twinkling of an eye.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

As with open, unveiled faces,
His image we discern and clearly see.
From glory unto glory to be just like Him,
From faith to faith, we are becoming free.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

Now we are little children of God.
He is in us but He hasn't been unveiled.
As we see Him as He is in each ministry,
We'll be changed by degrees to be like Him.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

Jesus sits at the Father's right hand,
Until that final enemy is gone,
The last thing to be done is to defeat death,
Then our Lord and Savior, Jesus, will return.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

Jesus is the one the heavens must hold,
He must stay there 'til all fullness is restored,
And it's written, awful death is the last enemy,
Yet preceding the returning of our Lord.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

Let's not put God's new wine into those old wineskins.
And not ever change God's wonderful good news
To try to make it fit some old theologies.
Between the ways of men and God, we must choose.

His Love is flowing from member to member,
Each one in the place, which God has ordained.
Though many may try in their own feeble power,
God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

God gives His life freely; in Love our God reigns.

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His Name Is Wonderful Counselor

His Name is Wonderful Counselor,
The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace,
His Name is Master, Savior, Jesus,
He has a Name above all Names.

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His Righteous Trees

His righteous trees are planted by the water,
They shall bear fruit - not wither, but shall prosper.
His Trees of Life are healing for the nations,
They shall stand tall - they shall not fall,
These righteous trees!

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Holiness

Holiness, completeness, the fullness of Jesus,
Into which God has called us if we walk in the Spirit
of the Lord, line on line and precept on precept,
Walking into the fullness of the glory of the Lord.

He is restoring a people who will serve Him, and
Who will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth
A holy Temple, a Nation, a New Creation
A Body, He's fashioning, a Garden full of fruit.

Oh! Lord, I pray for the fullness of Your coming, walking
Closer and closer until we see You face to face,
And there in the Holy of Holies You'll redeem our bodies.
Then we'll truly know You and the fullness of Your grace.

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Holy Spirit, Draw Us Near

Holy Spirit,
Draw us near.
Make every stain disappear.
Purge us with fire till there is no more
Darkness, anger or fear.
Let us walk in the light,
In the power of Your might;
O, Lord, set Your people free.
Bring Your Body together,
Shining with Your glory bright,
In perfect unity.

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Holy Spirit, Teach Us About Jesus

Jesus, Your name is Wonderful.
Son of God and Son of Man.
Your name is Counselor, the Mighty God,
Please help me understand.

Holy Spirit, teach us about Jesus,
Lead us to perfection and to fullness,
Father we will walk in all Your precepts,
Teach us;
Lead us;
Give us pow'r to walk in all Your ways.

Your name is Father. Such unity!
I understand so little now.
Lord, such knowledge is too high for me,
So at your feet I bow.

Holy Spirit, teach us about Jesus,
Lead us to perfection and to fullness,
Father we will walk in all Your precepts,
Teach us;
Lead us;
Give us pow'r to walk in all Your ways.

O, my Jesus, I will not speculate
On what hasn't been revealed.
But on the genuine, I'll concentrate.
Please show me what is real.

Holy Spirit, teach us about Jesus,
Lead us to perfection and to fullness,
Father we will walk in all Your precepts,
Teach us;
Lead us;
Give us pow'r to walk in all Your ways.

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How Beautiful Upon the Mountain

How beautiful upon the mountain,
Are the feet of him who brings good tidings and peace,
And publishes salvation, and saith unto Zion,
Thy God reigneth!
The watchmen now lift up their voice,
Together, we all rejoice, as Zion breaks forth.
With joy we now sing and comfort the Redeemed,
For our God reigneth!

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How Good It Is

How good it is to stand in the presence of the Lord.
How good it is to stand in the presence of the Lord.
Let us serve the Lord with gladness.
He inhabits our praises.
How good it is to stand in the presence of the Lord.
How good it is to stand in the presence of the Lord.

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How Pleasant It Is

How pleasant it is for all to see,
Brethren dwell in unity,
As they praise the Lord,
Watch the captives go free!


These are the Priesthood of the Lord,
And as they all stand, we are restored, How pleasant it is,
How pleasant it is.

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How To Find Love

To look for love the worldly way,
Will mostly always bring dismay,
And kissing frogs will only work
To help you find another jerk.

If you want love, here's my advice,
Don't use a worldly device.
You want the one who's right for you.
No other one will really do.

Just run toward God with all your might,
And as you run, you'll catch the sight
Of one who runs in that same race,
Who keeps a pace like your own pace.

Another who loves Jesus so,
And lives life in the Spirit's flow.
This might just be the one for you.
Trust God to tell you what to do.

The real question will not be,
"How can I find a love for me?"
The question, which is oft ignored,
"How better may I seek the Lord?"

And as you seek the Lord above,
You'll have no trouble finding love.
You'll find the life that's right for you,
And happiness your whole life through.

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How We Praise You, Lord Above The Heavens!

How we Praise You Lord above the Heavens!
How we seek to see You face to face!
How we long to know Your mighty Power!
How we need to know Your mighty Grace!
Yes, we yield! We give ourselves completely!
Give Your Grace--Oh! Jesus, now impart!
Power to obey the King of Glory!
Multiply Your Grace in every heart!

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How Would One?

How would one try to study God to understand His glory?
The wise have learned to seek His face as He unfolds His story.

How would one learn about the King who made this world we live in?
The wise all meet the King of kings and know by walking with Him.

How could one know about the Lord not wanting His direction?
The wise all let Him lead them on into His own perfection.

How could one try to make up God by human mind?s conceiving?
The wise all seek Him and His Word with faithful heart believing.

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I Am A Steward Of The Ministry Of God

I am a steward of the Ministry of God.
I am a steward of His Temple.
He is filling me with Power both to will and to do.
I am a steward of the Ministry of God.

You are a steward of the Ministry of God.
You are a steward of His Temple.
He is filling you with Power both to will and to do.
You are a steward of the Ministry of God.

We are all stewards of the Ministry of God.
We are all stewards of His Temple.
He is filling us with Power both to will and to do.
We are all stewards of the Ministry of God.

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I Am Dead To The World

I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I walk in love and joy and peace--the Spirit sets me free.

I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I'm crucified today with Christ, the cross has set me free.

I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I meditate upon my gifts and on my ministry.

I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me.
I cannot see the darkness for His light is all I see.

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I Am Redeemed!

I am redeemed!
I am saved!
I'm a child of the King!
I have left my past behind me,
For His blood has washed me clean.
So I am walking in the Spirit
Filled with Jesus through and through.
Old things have passed away, praise God!
Now all things are made new.

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I Bear My Cross And I Keep Pressing In

The plans that Jesus has for us are good,
And He controls all things.
What ever happens, I can see His Hand,
His work, accomplishing.

I bear my cross and I keep pressing in,
And long to be set free from sin,
With Jesus as my constant, faithful friend,
Right from the start and to the end.

Let patience have her total, perfect work.
Complete Your work in me.
The trumpet sounds and I can hear the call.
I long for liberty.

I bear my cross and I keep pressing in,
And long to be set free from sin,
With Jesus as my constant, faithful friend,
Right from the start and to the end.

The things we suffer as we live each day,
Aren't worthy to compare.
To glory that the Lord creates in us,
The splendor He prepares.

I bear my cross and I keep pressing in,
And long to be set free from sin,
With Jesus as my constant, faithful friend,
Right from the start and to the end.

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I Came Here For a Reason

I came here for a reason,
This is my time and season,
And on you I'm believing,
So let Christ move through you.

Remove all that does hinder,
Unto Christ now surrender,
Let no thought be deceiving,
I know I'll be made new.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Commit To You, Lord

I commit to You, Lord; I commit to You.
Lord, help me, please help me commit it all to You.
I'll have all Your fullness when You have all of mine.
Oh how I long to let Your fullness shine.
Flesh will cease to hinder when conformed to the Divine.
I'll have all Your fullness when You have all of mine.

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I Create In Thee a New Life

I create in thee a new life - darkness has all passed away,
Your life has new beginning - Christ Supreme does reign today.
I form in thee a new world, without ending now you see,
It brings forth a new creation - in the earth a praise to be.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Descend With A Shout

I descend with a shout - and the voice of the archangel,
To proclaim this place, where the living dwell in joy.
Caught up, forevermore now to conquer,
There I'll bless and multiply My Seed much more!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Found the Pearl

I found the pearl,
I bought the whole field,
A royal diadem,
My eyes have seen.

And now I stand,
With you, for His will, You're a royal Seed,

And that, for Christ I glean.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Gave Them to Him

I gave them to Him,
All the things I'd valued so
Until I stood there empty-handed.
Every glittering toy did go.
And I walked earth's lonely highways
In my rags and poverty;
Till I heard His voice entreating,
"Lift your empty hands to Me."

Empty hands I lifted to Him,
And He filled them with a store
Of His own transcendent riches
Till my hands could hold no more.
And at last I comprehended,
With my mind so slow and dull,
That God could not pour His riches
Into hands already full.


copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Have A New Spotless Garment

I have a new spotless garment, found the old one won't do,
Hold the keys to the throne room, see a creation that's new!
His love became righteous judgment, setting all mankind free,
And He's changing these garments, that the world may Christ see.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Have Said I Am A Christian

I have said I am a Christian:
That I follow Jesus Christ.
Since I use the name of Jesus,
May His life show in my life.

I accept the blood of Jesus;
I receive the Way God gave.
I receive His mighty Spirit,
And allow the Lord to Save.

For I know that human effort
Can't avail for righteousness,
I will trust myself to Jesus,
And, to Him, my need confess.

Now, I'm in a time of training,
And by grace I'm being healed,
While I grow to be like Jesus,
Till His fullness is revealed.

Since I say that I'm a Christian,
Let the living Christ abide.
Let not "Christian" be a label,
While Christ Jesus is denied.

As a Christian, though not perfect,
I'm forgiven by God's gift,
Through the payment made by Jesus,
God forgives, abides, and lifts.

My faith comes as I will hear Him;
It's the power of my prayer.
As I seek Him, I will find Him;
When I seek Him, He is there.

Let my hope rest in His goodness.
Come, Lord, live in me, I pray,
Flowing out in depth of purpose,
In all that I think and say.

If I truly love my Jesus,
I will seek to have His mind,
Just like Jesus, be a servant,
Who is humble, meek, and kind.

Since I say I am a Christian.
May His hope fill all my view.
Take all anger, strife, and envy
From my life, and make me new.

Let His Love flow through my being.
Let His Presence give me power.
May my heart be listening closely,
As He guides me hour by hour

My Christ Jesus lives within me,
"Come up higher," hear Him say,
"To a deeper, living glory;
Give the Spirit total sway."

My heart longs to go up higher,
To be freed from every sin.
I am seeking for fulfillment
That is only found in Him.

I desire the greatest blessing,
Pressing in with all my might,
Pressing toward His holy calling,
Till I reach the highest height.

And I seek to really know Him
More completely, day to day,
By the means that God has given;
I am walking in the Way.

Though I know I'm far from perfect,
Yet I long to be complete,
For I know that my completeness,
Will be found at Jesus' feet.

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I Have Set My Face As A Flint To Walk Toward Jerusalem

I have set my face as a flint to go toward Jerusalem.
I have set my face as a flint to go toward Jerusalem.
Though the road be hard and upward.
Though the path be narrow and full of pain.
Yet the Spirit compels me to travel on,
That all my loss is gain.
I have set my face as a flint to go toward Jerusalem.
I have set my face as a flint to go toward Jerusalem.

O Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem.
Coming down from our God out of Heaven.
Let us enter in
The New Jerusalem;
Prepared as a Bride for Her Husband.

Now God will live with men.
Heaven and earth, He shall renew;
Old things are passed away,
And all things are made new.

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I Have The Seed

I have the seed
It's the seed of the fruit of Love flowing out from me
I see the weed
I see a fruit that is deceptive hanging on the tree.
I have a need
For the fullness of the Love of God flowing out from me.
Now, Lord, I plead
Water my ground constantly,
Don't let my stony heart impede,
Don't let the birds get at the seed,
Take away those thorny weeds,
Let your love grow up in me today.

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I Hear Singing

I hear singing - the redeemed of the Lord now stand;
Those who follow the Lamb,
Undefiled by man.
Out of Zion, the everlasting Gospel rings,
I see the Priests and Kings,
The redeemed of the Lord.
The everlasting Gospel rings,
I see the Priests and Kings,
The redeemed of the Lord.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Know He Lives

I know He lives, yes, I know He lives,
And because He lives - so live 1,
That my life may be hid in the cleft of that Rock,
And that Christ may be seen in me.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Know The Lord Is With Me--Yes, I Do

I know the Lord is with me--Yes I do!
And I give Him the glory for I know it's true
That He is in this heart of mine--He lives today;
He teaches me His precepts and He shows His way.
If I only will yield, He will reveal
His presence so real, and He will show His way.
He drops His faith into my heart that I may be
A son of righteousness to His glory.

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I Know Your Fear. I Know Your Pain.

I know your fear. I know your pain.
But I'll restore My Church again.
I raise it up a mighty temple unto Me.

God's glory will, the Temple, fill,
But only when it's fully built.
The veil is torn, the Christ revealed that all may see.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


I Love Him

I love Him,
Yes! I love Him.
He is the King who's reigning in my heart.
This great King is ruling o'r my body.
His Holy Spirit is cleansing every part.

I love Him,
Yes! I love Him.
He is the King who's reigning in my heart.
This great King is ruling o'r my body.
His Holy Spirit is cleansing every part.

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I Love His Image

I love His image - I love His Name,
I love the glory that He brought when He came.
For I see the Father, and in Him we're made one,
And I love His appearing, within every Son.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Love You, My Brother

There is no power
in my own love.
The love of the Lord
flows through me from above. *
Let the seed grow fully to the manifested Lord.
Let the fruit form totally according to the word.

CHORUS
I love you, my brother;
I love you, my sister with the love of the Lord,
And I see you with the eyes of hope;
I see Christ in you;
I see Jesus comin' through.
I see in you
the glory of my King.
I see in you His ministry
and that is why I sing,

God gives gifts and ministries through laying on of hands,
To war a good warfare that we may take the land.

CHORUS
I love you, my brother;
I love you, my sister with the love of the Lord,
And I see you with the eyes of hope;
I see Christ in you;
I see Jesus comin' through.
I see Jesus comin' through.

* My own love is not good enough.
My faith and hope and talent is not the right stuff.

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I Saw His Face

I saw His face.
I live no more,
His life came forth,
My life to restore,
Because of His grace,
I found my place,
Then I saw His face - I saw His face.


Man cannot see,
His face and live,
Your life you must lose,
That His you may give,
0 marvelous grace,
Each man in his place,
When they see His face - when they see His face.


Nations shall come,
To Him they shall bow,
Through His gates of praise,
Salvation is now,
His chosen seed,
Is what the world needs,
They will see His face - they will see His face.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I See You

I see you as the baby. As the teacher, I see You now.
I see You on the cross as You died there for my sin.
I see You as the Victor as You rose again.
I see You ascending. In Your throne, I see You now.
I see You in heaven at the right hand of Your Father.
I see You interceding until all is restored.
I see You in my brother. In my sister, I see You now.
I see You in each member, each stone in Your temple.
I see You in each ministry with Your love between each one.
I see You in Your Church. In Your Body, I see You now.
I see You in Your order, the order of the Scripture.
I see You in Your government, Your Kingdom in the earth.

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I Simply Submitted To Your Righteousness

I did not come to You by depending on the arm of the flesh.
I dared not come to you by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You anointed me with a measure of Your faith.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

Your Spirit is Your gift, which You give without the help of the flesh.
Nor does Your Spirit flow by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You anointed me with a seed if Your fullness.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

I could not turn from sin by depending on the arm of the flesh.
I could not leave my sin by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You anointed me with a seed of holiness.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

No weapon for this war can depend upon the arm of the flesh.
No gift will operate by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You anointed me and You gave me of Yourself.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

Your temple can't be built by depending on the arm of the flesh.
No stone is set in place by depending on its own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And Your foundation stands and You set me in my place.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

Your body can't be formed by depending on the arm of the flesh,
No member set in place by depending on its own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And Your foundation stands and You set me in my place.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

I cannot serve You, Lord, by depending on the arm of the flesh.
Nor edify Your Church by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You cause me to stand, and to function in my place.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

I could not see Your plan by depending on the eye of the flesh,
Nor see Your government by depending on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
And You unveil Your plan and the order of Your Church.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

I can't see ministries by depending on the eye of the flesh,
I can't discern You, Lord, if I'm leaning on my own righteousness.
You anointed my soul with a measure of your grace,
You gave me eyes to see, so that I might glimpse Your face.
I simply submitted to Your righteousness.
I simply submitted to Your grace.
That seed that You planted will grow into fullness
As I yield to Your loving embrace.

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I Submit Myself To Your Spirit, Lord

I submit myself to Your Spirit Lord, as Your servant to obey.
I submit myself to Your Spirit Lord, right now, right here, today
I submit myself in all I think, in all I do and say.
I submit myself to Your Spirit Lord, as Your servant to obey.

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I Want To Be

I want to be, all I was meant to be,
I want to be, His love for all the world to see,
I want to hear, Him say these words to me,
"Well done, my Son, I am pleased with thee."

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I Will Not Fear For Tomorrow

Though the storms of life may come, the Lord will never fail.
Jesus is my refuge. In Him I will prevail.
Turned and tossed about, I will not lose my way.
I'll put my trust in Him; with certainty I'll say:

chorus:
I will not fear for tomorrow. I know it's in His hands.
I will not fear all life's sorrow for I know He has a plan.
And even though these earthly eyes cannot always see,
I will trust in the Lord Who promised victory.

Oh, Lord, Sometimes I don't know how this will all work out
I have lost my faith in You; my mind is filled with doubt.
But somehow you come and give me strength to carry on;
Your peace is in my heart, and this will be my song:

chorus:
I will not fear for tomorrow. I know it's in His hands.
I will not fear all life's sorrow for I know He has a plan.
And even though these earthly eyes cannot always see,
I will trust in the Lord Who promised victory.

The Joy of the lord shall be my strength always,
And I will honor Him throughout all my days.
For He raises me up and takes away my doubts.
He frees me with His Love and causes me to shout:

chorus:
I will not fear for tomorrow. I know it's in His hands.
I will not fear all life's sorrow for I know He has a plan.
And even though these earthly eyes cannot always see,
I will trust in the Lord Who promised victory.

copyright Charity Koltes


I Will Restore My Church Again

I will restore My Church again.
My holiness will be seen then.
All that was lost, I shall restore,
Then I shall build you even more.

Never before has this occurred.
Though I have told you in my Word.
The early and the latter rain
Removing every fleshly stain.

Both death and life before you lay.
Each one must choose 'tween night and day.
My glory rises in My own.
Each one who makes their heart My Throne.

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I Will Seek To Know You, Lord

I will seek to know You, Lord.
I will seek to always stand in Your presence.
I will seek to know You, Lord.
I will seek to always stand in Your presence.
I will come before Your face.
I will come before You with thanksgiving.
I will come before Your face.
I will praise You, Lord, and I will worship You.

And Lord, I desire to know You.
Lord, I desire to know You.
Lord, I desire to seek Your face.
Lord, grant that I might seek Your face.

I desire, Lord, to worship You.
I desire, Lord, that I might seek Your face.
Fill me, Lord, with Your sweet Spirit
O Grant me a greater portion of Your Grace.
I will seek to honor You.
I desire to know You, Lord, completely.
Lord, cause my heart to be soft toward You.
Cause it to soften ever increasingly.

And Lord, I desire to know You.
Lord, I desire to know You.
Lord, I desire to seek Your face.
Lord, grant that I might seek Your face.

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I Will Sing In the Ways of the Lord

I will sing in the ways of the Lord,
Until the evidence appears, until His nature's sealed,
Until creation no more groaneth and travails,
Until old heavens are removed, and no man is found in hell,
I will sing in the ways of the Lord.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


I'm Just One Little Drop

I'm just one little drop in the ocean of God's love
One little drop in His wondrous swirling sea.
One little drop in the ocean of God's love
Overwhelmed by His grace and majesty.

And what seems like awful chaos to the finite mind of man
To God is very simple to direct and understand.
Each moment and each detail He foreknew and wisely planned
For each drop that is out here in this sea,
And His plans are very good for you and me.

I'm just one little drop in the ocean of God's love
One little drop in His wondrous swirling sea.
One little drop in the ocean of God's love
Overwhelmed by His grace and majesty.

And what seems like awful chaos to the finite mind of man
To God is very simple to direct and understand.
Each moment and each detail He foreknew and wisely planned
For each drop that is out here in this sea,
And His plans are very good for you and me.

I'm just one little drop in the ocean of God's love
One little drop in His wondrous swirling sea.
One little drop in the ocean of God's love
Overwhelmed by His grace and majesty.

And what seems like awful chaos to the finite mind of man
To God is very simple to direct and understand.
Each moment and each detail He foreknew and wisely planned
For each drop that is out here in this sea,
And His plans are very good for you and me.

And His plans are very good for you and me.

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If I Clothe The Lilly

If I clothe the lilly,
Why worry what you'll wear?
If I feed the lonely sparrow,
How much more for you do I care?
If I part death's chilly waters,
Let you walk on Holy ground,
Know ye not, I shall perfect you as I am?


If while in the fire I'm with you,
Why hold on to the dross?
If I call you to higher places,
Why drag along that old cross?
If I've never failed nor faltered,
Why doubt the truth you've found?
Know ye not, I shall perfect you as I am?


I'm the Peace, the Joy, the Righteous One, The Living Water too,

I'm the Bread to feed the hungry,
I make the old things new.
I give Life to all who hear Me,
And my love to all abounds,
Know ye not, that ye shall see Me as I am?

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


If I Fly Then You Can Too

If I fly then you can too.
Just believe in God in you.
For the day of doubt is through,
And if I fly, then you can too.

I'm off balance you can see,
It was impossible for me.
Now I glide through air so free,
For His purpose to be seen in me.

On your own you'll never sail,
To the heights where God prevails,
Just stand fast in God and be,
So said the bumblebee to me.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


If My People Would Just Know And Understand

If My people would just know and understand
All the power and authority I've put into their hand!
Even powers of darkness must obey at their command.
If My people would just know and understand!

Then every sickness would be healed,
And every problem would be solved.
The Church would come together in unity,
And as one Holy Body it would stand.

If My people would just know and understand
All the power and authority I've put into their hand!
All of my creation must obey at their command,
If My people would just know and understand!

Then every sickness would be healed,
And every problem would be solved.
The Church would come together in unity,
If My people would just know and understand!

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If The Holy Spirit Leads

Some doctrine, dogma, theory, thought
Seems so valid when it's not.
Is it revelation though
Or speculation; do you know?
When men's assumptions are forgot,
They sound like facts, but they are not,
And on this sandy soil of lies
They build a tower to the skies.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

The mind is wicked to deceive,
Many tricks are up its sleeve.
Taking theories from the pit,
It twists the Word of God to fit.
And, all those strongholds in the mind,
Now how they hold us, how they bind!
Lord, all these theories, take away.
Expose them to the light of day.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

God's Word is pure, but logic? No!
When combined, they're quite a show.
Tainted truth is never shy
To bring forth one more crafty lie.
But rather if the Spirit leads,
If we will yield, if we concede,
And laying down all that we know,
That's when we can begin to grow.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

So don't resist Him when He leads
For He knows of all your needs.
He wants to fill you today.
He leads you in His holy way.
He leads you to His Word with prayer
To find a pleasant respite there,
Our theories are of little use,
But He reveals His holy Truth.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

The Spirit leads if we obey;
On resistance, goes away.
Christian, have you heard His voice,
But made, instead, a different choice?
As Baalim, did the Spirit show?
But, when you spurned Him, bid you, "Go!"
You can repent and turn around.
But seek Him while He may be found.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

So, if the Holy Spirit leads
He moves in total unity.
Sent by self? It is in vain,
Or sent by men? Where is the gain?
And God set the apostles for
A sure foundation and what's more,
The doctrine is revealed to them
Just as the Scripture does proclaim.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

So many ran who were not sent,
And God's ways they broke or bent,
Saying what folks love to hear,
And drawing those with itching ears.
The Spirit tells you how you need
The true apostles who will lead,
And if you yield, He will reveal.
The Lord will show you what is real.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

So Count your education loss.
Leave it hanging on the cross.
Seek the Lord with all your might,
And let Him bring His Word to light.
For bread, He won't give you a stone,
Nor snake for fish unto His own.
He is the one whom you can trust.
He is the good and kind and just.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

Some doctrine, dogma, theory, thought
Seems so valid when it's not.
Is it revelation though
Or speculation; do you know?
When men's assumptions are forgot,
They sound like facts, but they are not,
And on this sandy soil of lies
They build a tower to the skies.

If the Holy Spirit leads
Each one who yields,
Each one who heeds,
He will teach us all the same.
Glory to His holy Name!
Let us follow as He leads us,
For in Him, we are agreed.
All our own ways, now disclaim.
Glory to His Holy name.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


If You Feel Discouraged

When I think of David on the battlefield,
He knew God was stronger than a sword and shield.
When he fought Goliath, he was not alone.
God was right there with him guiding that small stone.

If you feel discouraged; if you feel sad;
If this day is worse than any day you ever had,
Just remember Jesus. He will make it right.
Darkness dies at His command because He is the light.
Dead arise; the fallen stand when strengthened in His might.

You have got the power--power from above.
Know that God is in you. Feel His pow'r and love.
You will be the victor. You will win the war.
You will rise and conquer. You have got the pow'r.

If you feel discouraged; if you feel sad;
If this day is worse than any day you ever had,
Just remember Jesus. He will make it right.
Darkness dies at His command because He is the light.
Dead arise; the fallen stand when strengthened in His might.

You have got the power--He is Jesus Christ.
Love, Joy, peace, and patience. He has paid the price.
Gentleness and goodness lives inside your soul.
Self-control and faith and He will make you whole.

If you feel discouraged; if you feel sad;
If this day is worse than any day you ever had,
Just remember Jesus. He will make it right.
Darkness dies at His command because He is the light.
Dead arise; the fallen stand when strengthened in His might.

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If You Hear His Voice

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

Don't reject everything you don't understand. (2 Cor. 3:13)
Moving ever onward, you can move at His command.
Take the veil from your eyes and look into the Word.
Many sit self-satisfied, at ease and unmatured.

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

Many search the Holy Word, but all they really see (1 Cor. 2:10, Eph. 3:5)
Is the darkness of the veil of their own theology.
The natural mind is enmity, it's waiting to deceive
But the five-fold ministry has been set to receive.

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

Some think they are so spiritual--that they have got it all. (2 Tim 3:7)
But he who thinks he standeth must be careful lest he fall.
Some are ever learning but the truth they cannot find
because they put their trust in the power of their mind.

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

The Bible gave the warning that there would come an hour (2 Tim 3:5)
When men would have religious forms but yet deny the power.
Don't reject the mighty word of Him who speaks today.
He would have you enter in, and if you will you may.

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

If you can see the ministries, you are called this way. (Mat. 13:44-46)
The Kingdom costs you everything; there is no other way.
Don't reject the mighty word of Him who speaks today.
He would have you enter in, make sure that you obey.

If you hear His voice
While it's called today,
You will make your choice
Whether to obey.
Will you walk into the Kingdom of God?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?
Walking in the way that Enoch trod?

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If You Would Be My Witness

If you would be My witness,
You must stand in My presence.
You must bask in My glory,
According to your calling,
And the gift that is within you,
And to your ministry.

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If Your Eye Is Single Your Whole Body Is Full Of Light

Let your eye be single, without a double mind.
No need to walk in darkness, once His light has shined.
Open up those eyes and see the victory complete.
Focus on the vision, "every foe beneath His feet."

If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.
Focus on the Kingdom. It's such a beautiful sight.
Hope has got a vision shining clear and shining bright.
If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.

There's no need to worry, just lay it at the cross.
And trust the Holy Spirit. There won't be any loss.
Open up those eyes and see the victory complete.
Focus on the vision, "every foe beneath His feet."

If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.
Focus on the Kingdom. It's such a beautiful sight.
Hope has got a vision shining clear and shining bright.
If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.

When the weight is heavy, let Jesus lift your load
And only see the Kingdom. Keep your eyes on the road.
Open up those eyes and see the victory complete.
Focus on the vision, "every foe beneath His feet."

If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.
Focus on the Kingdom. It's such a beautiful sight.
Hope has got a vision shining clear and shining bright.
If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.

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In A Moment

In a moment, God turns all our nights into Day,
In a moment, God wipes all our tears away.
In a moment, God gives us a new life to live,
In a moment, We all are changed.

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In All Your Ways Acknowledge Him

In all your ways acknowledge Him
Seek the Lord while He may be found.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your paths.
Set your mind on the things that are Heavenly.
Let the Spirit set you free.
Set your mind on the things that are Heavenly.
And He will direct your paths.

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In His Garden

In the valley He restoreth my soul
In the stillness, He satisfies my longing heart
He walketh with me in green pastures
And by the cool streams.

In the shadows, He is my comfort and strength
In sorrow, He soothes my aching heart
He carries me high above the waves of despair
and loves me when I seem so unlovable, and unlovely.

He says " Thou art my beloved, I will never leave thee
Peace be still.
I love thee, and will carry you to my
Kingdom, oh one so fair.

For I see your heart, and it's desires
And you desire me well, and longingly
You will not be alone, for you shall reach out
to many empty and lonely souls.

Compel them to come in
where the 'Sonshine' will warm their hearts.
Be not afraid to reach out
To a lost and dying world

Don't hold back my Love
As I have given you
Freely give
And allow the Spirit to flow.

Some may seem to reject
Many will hunger for Truth
And the Love that is in you
Which is Christ Jesus.

Go My Love,
My lovely one
I will be In you,
And with you each step of the way.

You shall be strong
For My Spirit makes you whole,
So that you can do the work that I have called you to do.
Be Faithful, and you shall receive Life Everlasting."

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In Thy Presence

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

There is healing, for everybody,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.
There is goodness and loving kindness,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

There are seraphims and Holy cherubim?s,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.
There is righteousness, and holy living,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

There is peace, with great contentment,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.
And there is joy, with great glory,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

There is resurrection, in Thy presence,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.
There's a pure Word, right from the Throne Room,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

There's no death, nor corruption,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.
There's only Life and salvation,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

In Thy Presence, In Thy Presence,
Let me live, Lord, in Thy Presence.
There is fullness of life eternal,
In Thy presence, 0 Lord.

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Incline Thine Ear

Incline Thine ear and come unto me,
Hear and thy soul shall live,
I've made an everlasting covenant
And as my witness ye shall give.
The sure mercies of David,
That my nations now shall see,
Behold this Holy One of Israel
For He hath glorified thee!

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Indestructible Joy And Unshakable Peace

Indestructible joy, only Jesus supplies.
And unshakable peace in His Spirit abides.

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

In the midst of the storm, oh, what comfort I feel,
For my indwelling Lord cometh ever more real.

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

Oh the world may squeeze and bring pressure to bear,
Try to shape and to mold, but then what do I care,

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

Let the enemy rage; let him rant; let him foam.
I continue with Christ toward my heavenly home,

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

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Is Your Life Shakin'?

Is your life shakin', shakin' shakin' shakin'?
Plant your feet on the foundation.
For God is shakin' this whole creation,
As He creates His holy nation.
Is your life shakin', shakin' shakin' shakin'?
Plant your feet on the foundation.
Apostles and prophets are that foundation,
And Jesus Christ is the Head.

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It Matters Not

It matters not what sins you have committed,
If you yield yourself to Jesus, He forgives.
If you submit your will to the King of Kings,
The Master of all life in you lives.
The Master of all life in you lives.

It matters not your power in the Spirit
The miracles you do in Jesus Name.
If you will not submit to the King of Kings,
You are disobeying Him just the same.
You are disobeying Him just the same.

Who will yield. Who will submit.
Will you give yourself to Jesus today.
If you yield; if you submit to Him,
He will lead you in each precept and each Way.
And if you do not fully understand.
Reach out. Put your hand in Jesus' Hand.
He will lead you to that promised Kingdom Land.
Step by step, He will show you the way.

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It's You Lord Who Works Your Works In Me

The work You did for me on Calvary, (Col 1:29)
It is enough to fully guarantee,
That from sin, I'll wholly be set free.
It's You Lord Who works Your works in me.

You have conquered animosity, (Heb. 2:14)
When You bore my sins upon the tree.
You've forgiven each atrocity.
It's You Lord Who works Your works in me.

In thankfulness, if I try to re-pay, (Isaiah 64:6)
If I bring works like filthy rags to Thee,
This is no gift, but if I yield to Thee,
Then, it's You, Lord, Who works Your works in me.

Just as I am without one single plea, (Gal 3:3)
That's how I must come and submit to Thee,
And to your faith and hope and love so free,
Which is You, Lord, Who works Your works in me.

My own works could never set me free. (Titus 3:5)
Flesh of mine has no capacity,
To please You, God, or end captivity.
It's You Lord Who works Your works in me.

It's not based on my ability. (Heb. 12:12)
It isn't judged on much activity,
But each work that starts and ends with Thee.
Is You Lord Who works Your works in me.

Not my own faith, but that which flows from Thee, (Romans 3:3)
My own hope is dissatisfactory,
Not my own love. but Your own charity,
Is You Lord Who works Your works in me.

By Your Spirit You have set me free, (Romans 8:2)
From all sin so I can always be,
Pure and good and manifesting Thee,
It's You, Lord Who works Your works in me.

All that's good and perfect comes from Thee. (James 1:17)
You abide as light inside of me.
Take away my flesh so totally,
That it's You Lord Who works Your works in me.

Bring each thought into conformity. (Romans 12:2)
Bring each action into harmony.
Let your Spirit all my portion be,
Then You, Lord, will work Your works in me.

Just by yielding now, oh Lord, to Thee, (Matt. 5:48)
You will give me total victory.
No more sinning? Now, how can it be?
It's You Lord Who works Your works in me.

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Jesus Died And Rose Again

Jesus died and rose again.
If you will receive it,
He will set you free from sin,
So, by faith, believe it.

Jesus paid the price for you.
If you will receive it,
What was lost will be made new,
So, by faith, believe it.

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Jesus Has Come To His Body

Jesus has come to His body.
He has manifested Himself in each member.
Let us never call Jesus accursed.
We no longer curse Him--We only can bless.
It's Jesus, Jesus--We don't know each other after the flesh.
It's Jesus, Jesus--We no longer curse Him--We only can bless.

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Jesus Is The Only Truth That Matters

Jesus is the only Truth that matters.
He's the only Truth that can withstand the test.
In His presence all my arguments are shattered.
In His presence is the only place of rest.

I will seek Him and know Him.
I will walk in all His ways yielding to His grace.
I will seek Him and know Him.
Pressing on to know the Lord . . . until I see Him face to face.

The intelligence of men just doesn't matter.
As they analyze, their thoughts are sadly vain.
All their reasoning is so much empty chatter,
When the Lord's the only Truth that will remain.

I will seek Him and know Him.
I will walk in all His ways yielding to His grace.
I will seek Him and know Him.
Pressing on to know the Lord . . . until I see Him face to face.

Reasoned dogma cannot test the True Foundation.
Jesus is the Truth and Doctrine I embrace.
All the ramblings of my interpretation,
I will disregard and I will seek His face.

I will seek Him and know Him.
I will walk in all His ways yielding to His grace.
I will seek Him and know Him.
Pressing on to know the Lord . . . until I see Him face to face.

Pressing on to know the Lord . . . until I see Him face to face.

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Jesus Is The Resurrection And The Life

Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
If any can believe it they will never die.
If any can receive it they will never die.
Press on into this Kingdom life.

Gifts and fruits of the Spirit must appear in us,
Every Kingdom element must be restored.
All ministries and offices the Word records,
And perfect unity is a must.

The little separate kingdoms exalting men,
The Babylon of voices must surely fall,
And speculated doctrine with convincing call,
Shall topple at the Lord's command.

Emotion can't inherit eternal life,
But yielding to God's Spirit is what gives us life.
The fruit of reasoned doctrine is only strife.
Submission to the Spirit gives us life.

All the man-made orders exalt the flesh.
To grow to life in Jesus, all our flesh must die.
The order of the Kingdom makes the flesh all die,
So live to God and kill your flesh.

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Jesus Must Have The Preeminence

Many little kingdoms stand
That are built on sinking sand
They are built on sinking sand.
Money, power and prestige,
Have now put the saints at ease.
Have now put the saints at ease.

Jesus must have the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.
No man may take the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.

Many doctrines are now taught,
Those who don't seek Him are caught.
Those who don't seek Him are caught.
Ever learning lies that bind,
But the Truth they do not find.
But the Truth they do not find.

Jesus must have the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.
No man may take the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.

And we read how it's revealed
to apostles as they yield
to apostles as they yield
As they yield in unity
For the Spirit sets them free.
For the Spirit sets them free.

Jesus must have the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.
No man may take the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.

They are sent there to receive.
Human logic would deceive.
Human logic would deceive.
God, by wisdom, formed His plan.
His plan isn't based in man.
His plan isn't based in man.

Jesus must have the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.
No man may take the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.

Manifest in ministries,
Who've been set in sovereignty,
Who've been set in sovereignty.
They are set by God's own hand,
Built on rock and not on sand.
Built on rock and not on sand.

Jesus must have the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.
No man may take the preeminence.
Jesus must have the preeminence.
He is the King of all kings.
He is the King of all kings.

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Jesus, King Of Power And Might

I know the lord is with me
For I feel His presence here.
He is washing me from anger, sin and fear.
In His presence there is comfort
And a pleasant glory bright.
As all darkness is conquered by His light.

Ever brighter is His coming
As He turns my night to day.
And His love is greater flowing
As He leads me in the way.

And this present dying system
Is now fading from my view.
As the glories of the Kingdom
Are now making all things new.

Jesus King of Power and might!
He dispels the darkest night.
He destroys it with His light.
He's the King of Kings.

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Jesus, Oh Jesus

We take our authority, now, in Jesus Name
Let the captive be set free as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

Let us all unite in one now in Jesus Name,
One in Jesus Christ, the Son, as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

We command the sick, "be healed." now in Jesus name.
Jesus is our Sword and Shield as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

We bind every evil force now in Jesus name.
Jesus is our Power Source as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

Evil demons all take flight now in Jesus name.
All my darkness turns to light as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

Pow'rs of darkness all must go now in Jesus name.
Let the Holy Spirit flow as His Blood we claim.

Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us lift up our hands as we pray.
Jesus. Oh! Jesus. Oh! He is the One; let us praise Him in worship today.

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Jesus, Your Name Is So Precious

Jesus, Your Name is so precious.
Your Name is Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God,
The Prince of Peace, The Everlasting Father,
The Door, The Way, The Vine,
Master and Savior of mine,
Son of God and Son of Man,
The Christ, The Messiah.
Jesus, Your ever the same,
And now we do everything in Your Name.
Grant us the grace to walk in the same.

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Jubilee

This is the year of Jubilee, set the captives free.
Dance and shout for liberty.
This is the year of Jubilee.
This is the year of Jubilee, set the captives free.
Dance and shout for liberty.
This is the year of Jubilee.
Rejoice in Him. Shout Glory! (shouted) Glory!
Rest in Him. Shout Glory! (shouted) Glory!
The Lord Restores. Shout Glory! (shouted) Glory!
This is the year of Jubilee.
This is the year of Jubilee, set the captives free.
Dance and shout for liberty.
This is the year of Jubilee.

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Just Beyond the Glory Clouds

Just Beyond the Glory Clouds
Just Beyond the Glory Clouds
Just beyond the glory clouds, I see a host appear,
They descend now into earthly realms,
Where we now stand, they are near.
Beholding us no longer, from far away,
But they see clear,
And together we shall rend the veil,
For perfection time is here.


A command rings out from our Father's voice,
Saying,

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Just Content To Be A Son

JUST CONTENT TO BE A SON

Just content to be a son,
With no ambition to succeed
In realms of earth, and have no need
Of popularity's acclaim,
Or purchase for myself a name
In serving Christ; for He must be
The Lord throughout eternity.
To see His face and hear His voice,
And do His bidding is my choice.

Just content to be a son,
A son of God without a home,
To stay, or go, or wait, or roam...
Hither and yon without a plan,
Led of the Spirit, not of man.
I'll have no moment of praise,
But I'll have peace in God's own ways;
And though I tread this earthly sod,
I'll walk with Him, I love in God.

Just content to be a son,
Misunderstood, and yet I know
The path I take shall overflow
With life abundant and with grace.
I only need to run the race
With patience, waiting, seeing Him...
Hearing the still small voice within.
If others want the earth to quake...
I'll hear His voice when I awake.

Just content to be a son,
No words to say...but what He says;
No work to do...but what He does;
No fear or worry, anxious care,
I live with Him, His yoke I share...
No name to make, He writes His own
Upon the heart's pure glistening stone;
No life to live, I lay it down,
I'll share His cross... and live again.

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Just Looking Straight Ahead

Not looking to my left hand,
Not looking to my right,
Not looking where I've come from
For I am not of the night;
Just looking straight ahead of me
Where Jesus shined His Light.
His government and presence
Is where I find my delight.

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Just To Know The Lord Is Wonderful

Just to know the Lord is wonderful,
And the power of His Presence in these vessels made of clay
The Ministries and Gifts--Oh what glory as they serve
This treasure is revealed to us--we see God move today
We have looked into the heavens, And we walk in through those gates
And we march in through that portal where the King of glory waits
For the Church to walk into the place it is called for;
The Day when all things are restored.
Yes, we look into the heavens, And we walk in through those gates,
And we march in through that portal where the King of glory waits
For the Church to walk into the place it is called for;
The Day when all things are restored.

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Just When I Thought

'dya ever have a time of lonely sorrow?
'dya ever have a time of feelin' blue?
'dya ever have a fear to face tomorrow?
Well, what Jesus did for me, I know he'd do for you.
Cause just when I thought things could never be made right,
Jesus reached down and saved me.
And just when I thought that I would never see the light,
Jesus reached down and set me free.

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King Of Peace Now Live In Me

King of peace now live in me.
Only You can set me free.
You are the Anointed One.
Oh, the glory of God's Son!

Let the holy Seed now grow,
Nourished by the Spirit's flow.
Every joint supplies in love,
Substance from God's throne above.

Self must die for it is vain.
Only Jesus may remain.
He, the righteous Man will be,
Ever always all of me.

My desires all will go,
Fading in the Spirit's flow,
God's own will becomes my own,
Let my Savior take the throne.

For no flesh may enter in.
Wash away this veil of sin,
Let the old all pass away,
All things new, night turned to day.

Die to self and live to Thee,
Christ alone who lives in me.
Ever clearer now I see,
Lift the curse and set me free.

King of peace now live in me.
Only You can set me free.
You are the Anointed One.
Oh, the glory of God's Son!

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Knowing The Terror Of The Lord

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to have faith in Jesus, that is to be born again.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to confess their faith in Jesus to confess it before men.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to renounce all works of evil, to repent of all their sin.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to be baptized under water
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to be baptized in the Spirit, filled and flowing out
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to keep walking in the Spirit, ever led to follow Him.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to receive the local elders and the local deacons.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to receive God's true apostles, God gave to the church again.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to receive gifts of the Spirit given by laying on of hands.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to exercise all gifts and offices in the order
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

Knowing the terror of the Lord, we persuade men
to let love flow and all God's fruit grow as a holy gift for Him.
Alleluia! Give Your boldness unto me.
Alleluia! Let your light shine out through me.

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Lay Down Your Life

Lay down your life; Forgive one another.
Lay down your life; Forgive your sister and your brother.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

Lay down your life; Give to one another.
Lay down your life; Give to your sister and your brother.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

Lay down your life; Stand in His presence.
Lay down your life; Stand in His presence.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

Lay down your life; Pray in the Spirit.
Lay down your life; Pray with understanding.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

Lay down your life; Lean on His leading.
Lay down your life; Lean on the Anointing.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

Lay down your life; Use the gifts of the Spirit.
Lay down your life; Use the power of the Spirit.
Lay down your life and receive His life and His power,
And now do everything you do in Jesus' name.

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Let It Flow From God Above

Let it flow from God above
This precious fountain of Jesus' love.
Let it flow from God above
This precious fountain of Jesus' love.
Let it flow from deep within
Purging completely from all my sin.
Let it flow from God above
This precious fountain of Jesus' love.

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Let Me Ever Seek Thy Face

Let me ever seek Thy face
As one who runs a race
While Thy Spirit sets the pace.
Come Lord Jesus.
Let me ever seek Thy face
As one who runs a race
While Thy Spirit sets the pace.
Come Lord Jesus.

Come, Lord, from glory unto glory
With Thy presence now unveiled in me.
Let me discern Thee to see Thee
In Thy Body.
Willing daily now to die
Lord, let me deny
Myself and take up my cross and follow thee.

Let my eyes open to see
Each sin that dwells in me
Cleanse me now and set me free
Come Lord Jesus
Let my eyes open to see
Each sin that dwells in me
Cleanse me now and set me free
Come Lord Jesus

Come, Lord, from glory unto glory
With Thy presence now unveiled in me.
Let me discern Thee to see Thee
In Thy Body.
Willing daily now to die
Lord, let me deny
Myself and take up my cross and follow thee.

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Let Me Live In The Glow Of Your Presence

Let me live in the glow of Your presence.
Let me rest in the power of You.
So Your voice becomes clear and Your essence
Is revealed as all things are made new.

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Let Me Magnify Thy Name

Cleanse now my eyes that I might see You.
Cleanse now my ears that I might hear.
Anoint my tongue that I might magnify Thy name.
Oh Lord, let me magnify Thy name.

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Let That River Keep Flowing Every Day

Let that River keep flowing every day.
Let It flow more and more every day.
Let the River of the Waters of the Spirit of Life
Flow more and more every day.

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Let The Holy Spirit Fill Your Being Head To Toe

Let the Holy Spirit fill your being head to toe.
Let the River of his Love within you flow.
As His Light dispels the darkness, sin and sickness have to go,
For the Lord is victor over every foe.

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Let Thy Kingdom Be The Only Thing For Me

Let Thy Kingdom be the only thing for me.
Let Thy Kingdom be the only thing for me.
More and more and more and more and more and more of Thee.
Let Thy Kingdom be the only thing for me.

God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
Praise ye the Lord, sing alleluia,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand
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Let Thy fullness be the only goal for me.
Let Thy fullness be the only goal for me.
More and more and more and more and more and more of Thee.
Let Thy fullness be the only goal for me.

God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
Praise ye the Lord, sing alleluia,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand

Let Thy Name be the only claim for me.
Let Thy Name be the only claim for me.
More and more and more and more and more and more of Thee.
Let Thy Name be the only claim for me.

God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
Praise ye the Lord, sing alleluia,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand

Let Thy Spirit be what I hold dear to me.
Let Thy Spirit be what I hold dear to me.
More and more and more and more and more and more of Thee.
Let Thy Spirit be what I hold dear to me.

God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
Praise ye the Lord, sing alleluia,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand

Let Thy order be the one accord for me.
Let Thy order be the one accord for me.
More and more and more and more and more and more of Thee.
Let Thy order be the one accord for me.

God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand,
Praise ye the Lord, sing alleluia,
God's great Kingdom now is at hand

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Let Us All Be One That The World May Believe

Let us all be one so that the world may believe
In Jesus, in Jesus.
Let His love flow out so that the world may believe
In Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us love one another that the world may believe
In Jesus, in Jesus.
Let His love flow out so that the world may believe
In Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Let Us Be Broken Like Bread

Let us be broken like bread to feed the hungry.
Let us be poured out like wine for those in need.
May we empty ourselves with words of life,
So that virtue may go out to all the earth.
I hear the groanings of My creation
Asking, "How long, how long will it be?"
They are standing on tiptoe and waiting to see
The sons of God bringing forth their liberty.

copyright Joe Haney


Let Us Build, Let Us Build Your Church Now

We cannot put new wine in old wineskins.
We cannot sew new cloth to the old.
Lord, You're shaking all form and tradition
As impurity burned from the gold.

Let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord.
The foundation of Your Temple is laid.
Gifts and ministries and orders are restored.
Every joint supplies, and the Saints, in one accord,
Build from glory to glory that won't fade away,
It grows and grows and the Spirit leads the way,
So let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord,
For Your Life is flowing today.

You are building us using Your pattern;
Every member must now take their place.
Life and love flow from member to member;
In each other we now see Your face.

Let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord.
The foundation of Your Temple is laid.
Gifts and ministries and orders are restored.
Every joint supplies, and the Saints, in one accord,
Build from glory to glory that won't fade away,
It grows and grows and the Spirit leads the way,
So let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord,
For Your Life is flowing today.

The foundation is set, the apostles
And the prophets, united as one.
Jesus Christ, You're the head of the corner,
Interceding at Your Father's throne.

Let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord.
The foundation of Your Temple is laid.
Gifts and ministries and orders are restored.
Every joint supplies, and the Saints, in one accord,
Build from glory to glory that won't fade away,
It grows and grows and the Spirit leads the way,
So let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord,
For Your Life is flowing today.

There's a fire with which You are testing.
In this fire, we could suffer loss.
Lord, You're testing our acts and our doctrine;
From the silver removing the dross.

Let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord.
The foundation of Your Temple is laid.
Gifts and ministries and orders are restored.
Every joint supplies, and the Saints, in one accord,
Build from glory to glory that won't fade away,
It grows and grows and the Spirit leads the way,
So let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord,
For Your Life is flowing today.

There's a people who hunger for Jesus,
Not just wanting to be entertained
Who will lay down their lives for the Kingdom
And with You, Lord, they'll rule and they'll reign.

Let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord.
The foundation of Your Temple is laid.
Gifts and ministries and orders are restored.
Every joint supplies, and the Saints, in one accord,
Build from glory to glory that won't fade away,
It grows and grows and the Spirit leads the way,
So let us build, let us build Your Church, Lord,
For Your Life is flowing today.

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Let Us Now Enter His Presence To Praise Him

Let us now enter His presence to praise Him,
For He is the King of all Kings.
We stand in awe of His presence and praise Him.
We hide ourselves under His wings.
And His glory abides in these vessels of clay.
His glory flows out through His people today.
Let us now enter His presence to praise Him
For He is the King of all Kings

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Let Us Stand In The Presence Of Our God

Let Us Stand In The Presence Of Our God
Let us stand in the presence of our God and give all glory unto him
Let us stand in the presence of our God and give all glory unto him
Give all glory unto Him. Praise Him. Seek Him
Give all glory unto Him. Praise His holy Name.

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Let Us Worship Him

Let us worship Him, in the beauty of His appearing,
As He makes us one, so the world this Son now may see.
Give Him glory, in the power of His resurrection,
His love casts out all fear, let the trumpet sound, He's here!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Let Your Love Be In Me

Born at first into a nation,
Which was bound in captivity.
Born again by the blood of Jesus,
In a nation which is totally free.

O Lord let Your love be in me.
Let me die to myself and live unto Thee.
Let Your fullness be unveiled in me.
Flow River Flow.
Flow Spirit Flow.
Til all of my self is purged away,
And I only manifest Thee.

Born again, as little babies
To grow up to be full-grown sons.
God's glory will fill all this temple,
When He finishes what He's begun.

O Lord let Your love be in me.
Let me die to myself and live unto Thee.
Let Your fullness be unveiled in me.
Flow River Flow.
Flow Spirit Flow.
Til all of my self is purged away,
And I only manifest Thee.

You set me by your precept, in Your Body in my place,
When hands were laid upon me, with prophecy, power and grace.

O Lord let Your love be in me.
Let me die to myself and live unto Thee.
Let Your fullness be unveiled in me.
Flow River Flow.
Flow Spirit Flow.
Til all of my self is purged away,
And I only manifest Thee.

Oh the glory of your coming,
From within and to be revealed,
To all of Your plan surrendered,
As unto Your Spirit I yield.

O Lord let Your love be in me.
Let me die to myself and live unto Thee.
Let Your fullness be unveiled in me.
Flow River Flow.
Flow Spirit Flow.
Til all of my self is purged away,
And I only manifest Thee.

Even now You shine out from us,
Through Your gifts and ministry,
And we move into all your precepts,
Walking on 'til we're totally free.

O Lord let Your love be in me.
Let me die to myself and live unto Thee.
Let Your fullness be unveiled in me.
Flow River Flow.
Flow Spirit Flow.
Til all of my self is purged away,
And I only manifest Thee.

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Let Your Power Surge Through Me

Let Your power surge through me,
In rushing waves of Life,
Cleansing me from every sin,
From bitterness and strife.
Healing me, protecting me,
And giving me the victory,
Yes, shining out for all to see
Your glory shining constantly within.
Healing me, protecting me,
And giving me the victory,
Yes, You have set my spirit free.
Your presence gives me power over sin.

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Let Your Spirit So Dwell In Me

Let Your Spirit so dwell in me,
That your righteousness springs forth like a tree
That is planted by the River of Water,
And Your Glory is all that I can see.

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Lets All Praise The Lord

Let's all praise the Lord for His goodness.
Let's all praise the Lord for His kindness,
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.
Rejoice in the Lord all ye righteous.
Rejoice in the Lord and bless His Name!
For He alone is worthy; Oh, praise ye the Lord.

Let's all praise the Lord for His goodness.
Let's all praise the Lord for His kindness,
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.
Rejoice in the Lord all ye righteous.
Rejoice in the Lord and bless His Name!
For He alone is worthy; Oh, praise ye the Lord.

Let's all praise the Lord for His goodness.
Let's all praise the Lord for His kindness,
For He hath done wondrous things for us,
Whereof we are glad.
Rejoice in the Lord all ye righteous.
Rejoice in the Lord and bless His Name!
For He alone is worthy; Oh, praise ye the Lord.

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Let's Just Flow With The Anointing

Let's just flow with the anointing,
Richly flowing from the Father's throne above.
Let's just flow with the anointing,
As we build each other up in love.

Dying to self, living to Him
Living to His Ministry within
Dying to self, living to Him
So we let go and enter in.

Let's just flow with the anointing,
Richly flowing from the Father's throne above.
Let's just flow with the anointing,
As we build each other up in love.

Seeking to know Jesus our King
We need less of us and more of Him
Seeking to know Jesus our King
So we let go and enter in.

Let's just flow with the anointing,
Richly flowing from the Father's throne above.
Let's just flow with the anointing,
As we build each other up in love.

Let's just flow with the anointing,
Richly flowing from the Father's throne above.
Let's just flow with the anointing,
As we build each other up in love.


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Liberty! What Is It?

Liberty! What is it? What does it imply?
Lose the chains that bind you. To them, you may die.

Live to Him Who frees you. This is liberty.
Live to Him Who gives life. This will set you free.

Freedom comes at last now. Free from what to what?
Do you have some burdens? Doors you'd like to shut?

There are just two choices, choosing one of two.
Every choice you're making sets your course for you.

All the world's divided. Some are free from God.
Some are free to serve Him, free from Satan's rod.

If you serve your own will, then you are its slave,
If you will receive Him, Christ is there to save.

Freedom from the Savior makes you slave to sin.
Freedom from your own flesh means you're serving Him.

Some are moving with God. Some move on their own.
Some have got a soft heart. Some have hearts of stone.

Those who truly love God live to seek His face,
Listen to Him speaking, walking in His grace.

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Lies

Political correctness is now thrust before your eyes.
You see how folks have taken truth and mixed it up with lies.
And in this way have made the right seem like it is not right,
And made the evil seem like good and darkness seem like light.

A lie has got a purpose and is used by the unwise,
Promoting ways that do not work has been the role of lies.
Creating mass confusion with conclusions lies can draw,
And seek to use coercion, to enforce their lies in law.

Some don't want to know Jesus and His great forgiving way.
Some like to walk where it is night and do not like the day.
And some will try to tell you that you should not speak of Him.
Some try to make you fit their mold and make your light grow dim.

And now you have to pay to have your kids all brainwashed too.
You send your kids to schools that teach them things that are not true.
And if you teach creation and the flood, some shake with fits,
Who knowingly are ignorant, like prior hypocrites.

The evolutionists all know the lies that they have told.
They know that they have fooled themselves with snake oil they have sold.
They know that God created all, but yet they're truly sly.
To them, God is unthinkable; they think they have to lie.

They say that fossils show the rocks to be so very old,
The rocks then date the fossils as these "scientists" have told.
This reasoning is circular, but evolution's tale,
This tale that cannot be true, is still told without fail.

And they deny the mighty flood, though evidence is there.
That God would judge the evil is a thought that they can't bear.
And so they just ignore it and do all they can to keep
The truth from being published. As they sow, they soon will reap.

And now they say that they made life . . . right in the lab they claim.
Now there's a lie so big that they should hang their heads in shame.
But yet they still proclaim it, even teach it in the schools.
You can't believe they'd teach this, much less put it in the news.

Yes, these and many other lies they tell you every day.
For there is just one thing they want; to simply have their way.
You wonder that they feel no guilt, but guilt does not apply.
They do not see a law that says it's wrong for them to tell a lie.

And every so-called evidence that's used to prove these lies,
Has been exposed to be a clever ruse these folks devise.
And media and schools controlled by evolutionists.
All try to make you disbelieve Almighty God exists.

The media, the public schools, the newspapers all blitz
You with this constant rhetoric with great pizzazz and glitz,
And yet there is no evidence; in truth, there cannot be.
For science that is true reveals that God made you and me.

The fact that Jesus came to earth and died and rose again,
Is verified historically beyond all known events,
And never was an error found in Scripture's hallowed page,
But some poor folks say otherwise. Why do the heathen rage?

All so-called evidences used today to prove these lies,
Are non-existent and when challenged quickly vaporize.
And yet the perpetrators still continue to insist.
They'd just feel better if Almighty God did not exist.

If God were not almighty, the Creator of all things,
And everything were relative, then humans would be kings.
And every person, then, a little god who need not serve
The God above, nor live in love, nor get what they deserve.

And so this lie is told, which leads to other lies as well,
Like racism, or P. C. bunk, or saying, "There's no hell."
The lies they tell you day by day are hidden in the news,
Concealed as entertainment to relax and to amuse.

For human nature is so weak and self-will is so strong,
And flesh has been pre-programmed to keep doing what is wrong,
But God gave a redeemer, Jesus Christ, His own dear Son,
That you may be born by His blood to serve the Holy One.

Now that you've read this poem I just wonder what you'll do.
I wonder if you know Him and the peace He has for you.
I wonder if you'll enter in to wash your sins away.
I wonder if you'll take the gift He offers you today.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Life Holds

Life holds no sweeter thing than this---to tell
A little child, while Christmas candles glow,
The story of a Babe whose humble birth
Became the loveliest of truths we know.

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Lo, I Am Coming

Lo, I am coming,
Ye shall look for Me again,
This time appearing,
Unto salvation without sin.


Why stand ye gazing?
I have come and now you see,
In these clouds of Glory,
Shall ye now appear with Me.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Lo, I Looked

Lo, I look-ed and I beheld the heavens opened up,
Then I heard a voice, the Righteous One appeared.
Death destroyed, and on His head the victor's crown did rest, Now the great I
AM comes forth, His Seed to bless.


Yes, I'll do Thy Will, proclaiming all Thou art to men, Walking in Thy love
where angels fear to tread.
Bringing low the kingdoms built by the carnal man,
Lifting up the Life that now does dwell within.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Lock Us Up In You, Oh Lord

Lock us up in You, oh Lord, and throw away the key,
Burn up our old ways, let them no longer be,
And if we're to be found at all, let us be found in Thee,
Lock us up in you, Oh Lord, and throw away the key.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Long Time Ago

Long time ago man lost a battle
With the prince of the power of the air.
He obeyed the serpent and became his servant
So each man is a slave throughout time everywhere
And death is the prize for each servant of the serpent.
They have not the power to escape from the snare.
There's much more to this story and partaking of His glory,
And there's much to be revealed as the Scriptures declare.

God sent His Son to win the battle
O'r the prince of the power of the air
He obeyed the Father; He obeyed no other
When He died on the cross, our sins He did bear
And life is the prize for each servant of the master.
The blood of the Lamb set us free from the snare.
There's much more to this story and partaking of His glory,
And there's much to be revealed as the Scriptures declare.

You now my friend can win the battle
O'r the prince of the power of the air.
Come believe God's Word. Believe what you have heard.
Just accept Him as your King and then you will share
In the life that's your prize. Turn your back on the serpent.
Join the family of the King; put yourself in His care.
There's much more to this story and partaking of His glory,
And there's much to be revealed as the Scriptures declare.

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Look Past The Symptoms To The Source Of His Abundant Supply

Look past the symptoms to the source of His abundant supply.
He is the healer; In Him is Life
He has the power and He longs for you to let Him draw nigh.
Open your heart now; In Him is Life.

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Lord Jesus Christ You Are The King Of My Life

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the King of my life,
You are my Savior and my anointed one.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Living in me,
You set me free from myself, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Lord What Would You Have Me Do?

Lord what would You have me do?
Let me come before Your face that I might know.
Lord what would You have me do?
Lord, let my heart melt before You.
Let my stony will be soft as clay.
Lord what would You have me do?
Expose all evil ways in me.
Lord, give me grace that I might see.
And let all strongholds be torn down that I might be set free.
Lord what would You have me do?

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Lord, Let Me Worship In Spirit And In Truth

How we desire to be told that we are right.
How we compare ourselves to others.
We must walk by faith; we cannot walk by sight.
Lord, teach us to edify our brothers.

Lord let me worship in Spirit and in truth.
I seek now the genuine and real.
Lord, as the eagle, let me renew my youth.
Let me wait on Your power and Your zeal.

Take away the plastic and the tinsel, Lord,
The entertainments and the programs we've embraced.
Man works in the leaven so religiously
While precepts set by God have been erased.

Take away the entertainments and all false ministries.
Take away all the programs far from me.
Let the fire of Your Spirit burn all evil and debris.
Take a coal from Your alter; touch my lips and set me free.

False teachers and False prophets and elected boards
Your precepts and Your orders they disdain
They teach complacency and say, "there is no more."
While activities and programs entertain.

Take away the one man ministry.
Restore elders to You're people everywhere.
Man lifts himself up so religiously.
Shake out these man made orders. Hear my prayer.

Take away the fleshly music, with all those soulful beats.
Take the money making showmen far from me.
Let the fire of Your Kingdom cleanse Your Church and set us free.
As those led by the Spirit, give us power and victory.

Lord let me worship in Spirit and in truth.
I seek now the genuine and real.
Lord, as the eagle, let me renew my youth.
Let me wait on Your power and Your zeal.

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Lord, Let Your Sweet Wisdom Now Flow Out From Me

Lord, let your sweet wisdom now flow out from me,
Sweet wisdom abundantly flowing from Thee.
Take every obstacle that all may see,
Not me but Thee,
In this ministry,
Sweet wisdom flowing from Thee.

Lord, let your sweet love now flow out from me,
Sweet love now abundantly flowing from Thee.
Take every obstacle that all may see,
Not me but Thee,
In this ministry,
Sweet love just flowing from Thee.

Lord, let your sweet hope now flow out from me,
Sweet hope now abundantly flowing from Thee.
Take every obstacle that all may see,
Not me but Thee,
In this ministry,
Sweet hope just flowing from Thee.

Lord, let your sweet faith now flow out from me,
Sweet faith now abundantly flowing from Thee.
Take every obstacle that all may see,
Not me but Thee,
In this ministry,
Sweet faith just flowing from Thee.

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Lord, Today, We Dedicate Our Ministries To You

Lord, today, we dedicate our ministries to You
As gemstones in Your temple that Your Spirit can shine through.
You gave these holy gifts to us, now we submit to You.
And so as we walk faithfully in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of these gemstones in Your Temple
For we are only stewards--any good proceeds from You.

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Lord, Your Presence Now Is So Real

Lord, Your presence now is so real,
Lord, Your presence now is so real,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence is real.

Lord, Your presence here is so real,
Lord, Your presence here is so real,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence is real.

Lord, Your presence in me is real,
Lord, Your presence in me is real,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence is real.

Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence now is so real,
Spirit teach me yield.

Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence here is so real,
Spirit teach me yield.

Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
Holy Spirit teach me to yield,
For Your presence in me is real,
Spirit teach me yield.

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Love Is The Answer

Love is the answer to bring life to this world, my friend.
Love is the road map to restore all back into Christ again.
Love conquers all our foes, all our lack in understanding Him.
Love brings the unity of the Son in you and me.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Love, Joy, And Peace

Sing about love, joy, and peace to a dry and thirsty land.
Sing about hope and sweet release to all those building on the sand.
Sing about Jesus, He's the only way to be set free from sin today,
So in all you do and in all you say, compel them to come in.

Stay in His presence,
Flow in His love,
Cherish His Essence,
It flows from above.
Walk in His glory,
Forsaking all sin,
The Light of His glory,
Is shining within.

Minister life, joy, and peace to a dry and thirsty land.
Minister hope and sweet release to all those building on the sand.
Minister Jesus, He's the only way to be set free from sin today,
So in all you do and in all you say, compel them to come in.

Stay in His presence,
Flow in His love,
Cherish His Essence,
It flows from above.
Walk in His glory,
Forsaking all sin,
The Light of His glory,
Is shining within.

Walking in love, joy, and peace in a dry and thirsty land.
Walking in hope and sweet release among those building on the sand.
Walking in Jesus, He's the only way to be set free from sin today,
So in all we do and in all we say, we ask them to come in.

Stay in His presence,
Flow in His love,
Cherish His Essence,
It flows from above.
Walk in His glory,
Forsaking all sin,
The Light of His glory,
Is shining within.

Living in love, joy and peace in a dry and thirsty land.
Living in hope and sweet release among those building on the sand.
Living in Jesus, He's the only way to be set free from sin today,
So in all we do and in all we say, we ask them to come in.

Stay in His presence,
Flow in His love,
Cherish His Essence,
It flows from above.
Walk in His glory,
Forsaking all sin,
The Light of His glory,
Is shining within.

You can have love, joy and peace in this dry and thirsty land.
you can have hope and sweet release among those building on the sand.
You can have Jesus; He's the only way to be set free from sin today,
So forget the night and come into day; you can be born again.

Stay in His presence,
Flow in His love,
Cherish His Essence,
It flows from above.
Walk in His glory,
Forsaking all sin,
The Light of His glory,
Is shining within.

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Manifest The Light

Manifest the light, the life of Christ,
For the world must see Him,
And as He appears, the groaning captives shall go free.
Bring about the change, perform the mighty counsel of His will, Manifest the
Light, the life of Christ,
Let all flesh be still.

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Manifested In Vessels Of Clay

Manifested in vessels of clay;
The Lord, God of Heaven is with us today.
Manifested in love,
Gifts and fruits from above,
Manifested in vessels of clay.

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Many Substitutes

They should not be deceived by reasoned doctrine.
The Spirit would reveal but theories blind.
Because they think they know they cannot see it.
Yet the church will one day all be of one mind.

Many substitutes and orders made by men
Have been called the church in ignorance.
They didn't want the real, by the false they were deceived.
How often has the Spirit been grieved
How seldom has the Bible been believed.

The church is not a pattern with no power.
The church is not without authority
The church is not a form of man-made order.
God must send each one He sets to oversee.

Many substitutes and orders made by men
Have been called the church in ignorance.
They didn't want the real, by the false they were deceived.
How often has the Spirit been grieved
How seldom has the Bible been believed.

It is not the church if there's no growing.
The measure is the fullness of the Son.
Each member must build up with love that's flowing,
Thus transfigured by the Spirit in each one.

Many substitutes and orders made by men
Have been called the church in ignorance.
They didn't want the real, by the false they were deceived.
How often has the Spirit been grieved
How seldom has the Bible been believed.

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Maranatha! Even So, Come Lord Jesus!

Maranatha! Even so, come Lord Jesus. Come Lord Jesus.
Appear in Your saints today.
Maranatha! Even so, come Lord Jesus. Come Lord Jesus.
Appear in Your Church today.

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Marching To The Kingdom

Lord, fill Your Church
With power from above;
Direct and guide it with Your mighty Love.
Let us go forth
And vanquish every foe;
As we walk You will show us where to go.

Marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.
Yes, we are marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.

In our own strength
We'd fall before the foe;
Your gifts are weapons; they can overthrow
Strongholds on High,
As evil princes fall;
With pow'r we heed Your mighty trumpet call.

Marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.
Yes, we are marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.

We need to see
Your Gifts and Ministries;
With Pow'r O'r darkness, sin and all disease.
Let us take hold;
You want us to receive;
Give us Your faith so that we can believe.

Marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.
Yes, we are marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.

With Force and Might
Attacks on ev'ry side;
But You protect all who in You abide.
Those Evil pow'rs,
Destroyers full of fight,
All flee when You unveil Your Holy Light.

Marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.
Yes, we are marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.

Lord now unveil
Your mighty Holy Arm;
It shall protect, and Keep us from all harm.
We march against
The foe at Your command,
And we depend on You to Cleanse this land.

Marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.
Yes, we are marching into battle;
Marching into war;
Marching to the Kingdom;
Following our Lord.

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Mercy and Truth

Mercy and Truth are met together,
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other,
And the Lord shall give - that which is good,
And He'll set us in the ways of His steps.


Truth shall spring out of the earth, and all men see
The righteousness of Him coming forth in you and me,
And the Lord shall give - that which is good
And He'll set us in the ways of His steps.

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Mighty Word Of God

Mighty Word of God, come live within this heart of mine,
Come and abide with power in me.
Oh, Mighty Word of God, Oh, Jesus, let Your glory shine.
Come and set this captive free.

Lord, Jesus, let Your fiery heat transform my contrite soul.
From glory unto glory make me new.
Transfigured by Your awesome power, Your presence makes me whole,
With less of me and more and more of You.

Now Lord, through Your Church, Your Body as You're forming it,
Wisdom of God is now made known.
And as we will discern the genuine and counterfeit,
Then Your glory will be shown.

Lord, Jesus, let Your fiery heat transform my contrite soul.
From glory unto glory make me new.
Transfigured by Your awesome power, Your presence makes me whole,
With less of me and more and more of You.

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Miraculous Revelation

Almost everyone believes in some sort of miraculous revelation, though few will admit it, and what people believe about miraculous revelation varies greatly. The questions, "How do you know that?" or "What makes you think so?", bring out this belief, but these questions almost always make people uncomfortable, because people don't like to think about the fact that they are basing their thoughts on miraculous revelation. The ones who are basing their thoughts on a form of miraculous revelation called rationalism are particularly sensitive and defensive, because rationalism is a hypocritical way of making up assumptions and trying to make it seem as if they made sense. There's usually no malice of forethought here, but thoughts become strongholds and then become chains dragging the thinker into ever descending spirals and finally into death. All of this takes place without any realization of bondage. Thinking they are free, they become slave to the lower elements.

The three Basic sources of revelation:
There are three basic sources for miraculous revelation. God is the most obvious source. Fundamentalist Christians are often criticized by those who believe in the other two sources of miraculous revelation because fundamentalist Christians believe that almighty God would have enough power and wisdom to be able to communicate with certain individuals, the prophets and apostles, and enable those individuals to write the Bible. They further believe that God, being almighty, could easily preserve that same Bible over thousands of years so that we can have it today.

Some Christians even go beyond this and believe that almighty God can and does reveal the meaning of this Bible, and that the only way that the Bible can be understood is if God reveals it. These Christians aren't dependent on the natural mind to interpret the Bible, but believe that God must reveal it. Within this group is a subgroup of Christians who believe that God reveals according to the methods that He has laid out clearly in the Bible.

The second source of miraculous revelation goes by several names. In polytheistic religions (those who believe in many gods) this source is referred to as the gods, spirits, evil spirits, ghosts, familiar spirits, etc. This source is even mentioned in the Bible as being evil spirits. This is the source used by the occult, the new age religions, etc. By the rhythms of their drums, certain cultures find that they are able to pull down what they call deities.

The third, and by far most prevalent source, is the source that is often called rational thought. This is simply the source of the human mind. Rationalism states simply that the human mind is the source of knowledge. It states that the human mind is able to manufacture knowledge without the benefit of observation. This explains the importance of axioms and assumptions in rational thought. According to the rationalists, axioms and assumptions are miraculous revelations that come out of the intellect, out of the human mind. Most rationalists don't like to refer to their miraculous revelations in those terms. In fact, they tend to be embarrassed and to become nervous when their assumptions and axioms are challenged or when someone points out that they are claiming miraculous revelation.

Another interesting fact is that many, perhaps most, fundamentalist Christians who believe that the Bible is God's revealed Word also use rationalism to try to understand that Word. Many, perhaps most, reject the idea that God could reveal the meaning of the Bible in the present day. There is much credit given to the intellect, even among fundamentalist Christians.

Problems with conflicting revelations

For those who believe in miraculous revelation, there is a problem when two different people come up with conflicting revelations. This is the problem of the false prophet or false apostle from the Christian side. There is a worldly counterpart to the false prophet, the pseudo- intellectual. On the Christian side, the Bible says that prophets and apostles receive revelation from God. On the rationalist side, certain people are believed to be intellectuals who can manufacture miraculous revelations because of their superior intellects. A false prophet or false apostle would be a person who claims to receive revelation from God, but this person is actually speaking a vision out of his or her own mind. That is to say that this person is a rationalist pretending to be a prophet or apostle.

Two sources of information


1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Science, here, neither refers to empirical science nor theoretical science. It is the translation of a Greek word, which has a literal meaning of "knowledge." So this literally says, ". . . avoiding the profane and vain babblings and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called . . ."
How do we discern the difference between true knowledge and false knowledge?

Here is a clue to learning how to seek the truth:
2 Thessalonians 2:10 & 11 because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Whatever is not observation is either speculation or revelation. Knowledge can be empirical, but much is rational-lies-ed. While rational-lies-ation claims to have the ability to formulate miraculous revelation from the human mind, rational-lies-ation never stands up to scrutiny. It always fails.

Empirical


Empirical knowledge is received by experience. Experiments, observations, polls, archeological digging, reading historical source documents, reading the Bible, and accounting methods are examples. Obviously, every method of getting empirical data is subject to falsification and error. The Bible says this:
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Whatever is not observation is either speculation or revelation. Discerning the difference has always been a problem.

Revelation


God


A small part of the population doesn't believe in God. To them, their god is themselves, and they chase after their own minds or the minds of the so-called intellectuals for the solutions to all problems. Many of those who do believe in God believe that He is almighty and that He is the creator of everything. Some of those who believe that He is almighty believe that an almighty God would theoretically have the ability to communicate with His creation, but they have no experience with God. Some of those who believe that God can communicate also believe that the Bible is a way that He does communicate with us. Some of those who believe that the Bible is a way that God communicates with us also believe that the Bible is not a matter of human interpretation, but is unfolded and understood because God reveals it, which would make sense given what the Bible says about the human condition. Some people even believe that everything, even natural things, will be better understood by depending on God to enlighten the human mind.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us (the apostles) by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Some rational-lies that the Bible is easy to understand and that the human mind is well capable of interpreting it. That is to say that every person should have his or her own interpretation, but then they invariably go on to rational-lies a theology that they try to say is the only rational conclusion. That fact is that their theology is based on the cleverly hidden assumptions of their rational-lies-ation process. Changing the assumptions changes the outcome. Here is what the apostle wrote concerning the interpretation of the Scripture and of empirical data that the apostles had received as revelation from God:

Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (mature), be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

If someone has a different thought, they are not getting it from God, but God is able to unfold His revelation to an open heart and get everyone reading off the same sheet of music. In other words, God doesn't contradict Himself.

Demons


1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

The Human Mind


Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperatelywicked: who can know it?
Proverbs 3:5& 6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Numbers 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
Numbers 15:39 . . . and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

Numbers 15:39 speaks of both theoretical science and of empirical science. It refers to them in the say way that God always refers to idolatry, because idolatry is unfaithfulness. God wants us to be joined to Him in such an intimate way that marriage is a type of that union. When His wife goes out to evil spirits or to the human to look for knowledge, this is adultery in God's eyes.

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My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee

My grace is sufficient for thee,
My grace is sufficient for thee,
Eyes have not seen, nor have ears heard,
All that's recorded in My Word,
But My grace is sufficient for thee.

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My Prayer

Lord, I pray that each and every day
My heart would be softer unto you.
And let this be the prayer I pray
Each and every day.
That I desire more and more of You.
And, Lord, above all else,
Please grant me this:
Your Wisdom and Your Faith, Hope and Love:
Cleansing me of all my self
'Til I, in heav'nly bliss,
Am one with that which comes down from above.

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My Testimony

my testimony


I wanted to write this testimony, so you (whoever reads this) could praise God with me, and also to encourage you to keep pressing in and believing for the miraculous. You, perhaps, have been experiencing these types of things for a long time. I am very poorly developed (I'm trying to express something, and I don't quite know how to do it.) in the area of receiving a word of knowledge. I feel that, for me, this is a break-through to God.

I am neither a song writer, nor a poet. Some years ago, the Lord started to give me songs. These songs came through no effort of my own. Almost always, they came after I had been to some camp where the Spirit was flowing, or after listening to tapes of anointed teaching by the brethren, or after reading an article in the Sharon Star. Many came after reading The Feast of Tabernacles.

I wondered about what to do with these songs. I had felt that they were for the Church, and yet there was no open door to do anything with them. Someone said that perhaps the songs were just for myself--that they weren't meant for the Church. The Spirit didn't bear witness to that at all, so I kept asking God about it.

The answer I got was kind of strange (it seemed strange to me). It seemed that God had said that I was to help Kathy (my wife) and to work on the house. Even though I had misgivings about this, whenever I approached God about it, this seemed to be the answer. I have tried to be obedient in this. I know that God would rather have obedience than sacrifice.

The other thing that I felt that God had said was that He would open the door on October 28th (that was in 1997). Uncheckable knowledge is easier. It would be nice to have a revelation where you cannot check it. The specific date was hard to deal with. If the event never happened, then I would know for sure that I still could not discern the difference between God's voice and my own ranting mind.

As the date approached, I saw no way that anything was going to happen. "Chalk it up to another bout with my own imagination." On the 27th, there was still no indication of anything when I went to bed for the night.

But on the 28th, I got a letter from the State of Wisconsin. They had forgotten to give me a raise six months ago and now they were sending me a retroactive check. It came out to just enough to get a refurbished mother board, a couple of gigabytes of hard drive and the program to make midi files. Putting that together with what my brother, Mark, showed me on his web site, and together with a web site that I started--and a real sense of peace that this is exactly what God's mind is in this situation, and I have to say that God has been faithful.

An interesting side note: This is not the way that I would have done it. I had my sights on a more elaborate set-up with a complete recording studio, etc. I was trying to find a way to make wave files and send them over the net. Some day, that may be God's will, but I felt that God wants it this way (at least for now).

I really feel that this whole subject of being led by God is something very near to the heart of God. I know that there are a tremendous number of fakes out there, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't believe God for the real thing. There are many false spirits that would love to have us listen to them, but there is the true voice of God. There are many false gifts, but true gifts do operate in the Church, too. There are more fake apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers than you could shake a stick at, but there are real apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We need to seek God--He will reveal to us what is real and what is false if we truly seek His face.

In retrospect, I can see that I have made many mistakes since October of 1997. Even with the guidance of those brethren God has set over me in the Church, I still have stumbled repeatedly in little things. Even with the sovereign way the songs have been given, every once in a while someone will point out some point at which my own flesh has crept in unawares. There is no place for any praise except to give all the glory to Jesus. He can use any vessel, and He uses various vessels for various purposes. There is no point in comparing one vessel to another, but there is every reason to discern Christ abiding in the vessel and to recognize the ministry and purpose and anointing and authority of each vessel. To God be the glory. Great thing He hath done.

Bob

an additional testimony of the hope that is within me

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My Testimony: What God has done and the hope I have in Christ Jesus

We look forward to that time when we will all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a totally complete man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. We look forward to the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our bodies. We look for the manifestation of the sons of God.

This page speaks of the hope we have in Chist Jesus. We have been saved to hope and expectation for the adoption of sons. The Bible says that this adoption is the redemption of our bodies.

A testimony of the hope I have
in Christ Jesus


This is a testimony of the hope that I have in Christ Jesus. Sometimes, it may be hard to understand the experience of another person. If some of my experiences seem strange, search the Scriptures to see whether these things are true. Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. On the other hand, you may have had very similar experiences.

How I was saved and when:

I can't remember the day that I started believing in Jesus. My mother taught me at a very young age. Probably the earliest recollection that I have is of a phonograph record I was given. This was sometime around age five. The record had the Lord's prayer on one side and the 23rd Psalm on the other side. I can remember laying in bed and listening to this record, and a comforting presence would come and be with me and I would experience a deep peace as I listened. Now, looking back, I recognize this presence. He is the anointing, the anointed one, the Christ. This was and is the same Holy Spirit who visited the disciples in the upper room on Pentecost. He is the same one who blesses our church services and our times of private prayer.

How God dealt with Kathy and I to enter in and begin to move with the Spirit:

My wife and I were attending a denominational church. One day, our pastor gave a wonderful sermon about being filled with the Spirit. This was not a Church that accepted the idea of speaking in tongues or the gifts of the Spirit, but the pastor certainly spoke by the Spirit that day. He used plenty of Scripture. That sermon opened my eyes to the living experience that is possible with Jesus. Later that week, thoughts of the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Spirit occupied my mind.

I could tell you exactly where I was driving my car when it happened. I was driving along and my whole life changed. It was as though my spirit was suddenly released from terrible bondage, although I hadn't realized that I had been in bondage until I felt what that freedom was like. I stand in awe of this experience. My spirit was suddenly sort of dancing and rejoicing and jumping around with the Holy Spirit?I'm trying to describe something for which there are no suitable words.

Up to that moment, the Bible had seemed relatively boring and hard to understand. From that day forward, the Book became easy to understand and exciting. Topics like prophesying, speaking in tongues, apostles, and prophets seemed to be so real and possible, although I had not previously heard of such things in the here and now.

When I asked my pastor about these things, I was told that those things were for the "apostolic age." I was also quoted the verse, "As for prophecy, it shall cease." When I asked, "Aren't these things happening anywhere?" my pastor replied, "Nowhere." Even though I was told that these things were occurring nowhere, I felt in my heart that they must be happening somewhere.

It was during this time that God began to unfold truths to me. He would show me something in nature. Then, I would see the same truth when reading the Bible. Then, our neighbor, who was in the move of the Spirit, would talk to me and it would be a confirmation of the same truth. He would loan me the Sharon Star publication, and I would find the same truth there. God just made each point so real. Then He would go on to the next truth. I should note here that God never started by giving me the truth through my neighbor. It was always from the Bible and from nature first.

This process of teaching that I was going through went on for some time. During this time, I began to feel very uncomfortable in my old church. The services were devoid of the moving of the Holy Spirit. There was no freedom for ministry from every member, which was one of the things that God had made very clear to me. It felt like being in a straight jacket.

With an uncle and a grandfather in the ministry and a brother in the seminary, leaving the denomination would not be my first choice. I tried to repair the church, but just got told that I was wrong. I don't know how I ever thought that I would be able to overcome hundreds of years of tradition. My wife especially did not want to make waves with my family and with her family by changing churches.

Finally, I began to take a Sunday off here and there to check on various churches, but found nothing.

Eventually, I asked my neighbor where he went to church. He went to the Church in Geneva, IL. He consented to take my wife and me to church with him. When we got there, everything in the service fit. It all fell in line with Scripture and with everything that God had been showing me.

My wife was still resistant. She knew what it would mean. We lived close to our parents and saw them many times each week. Then, she made an agreement with God. If God would give us a house out in the country, she would consent to going to church in Illinois and the Church at Geneva. There wasn't much risk in this agreement since there was no way we could afford the house she wanted.

Well, God is a God of miracles, and He gave my wife the house in the country. At that point, we committed to start attending the Church at Geneva.

Since that time, I have made many mistakes. I learned that if I sought God, I got God. If I sought spiritual experience, I got something, but not necessarily God. There are other spirits who are very glad to make themselves available. But, as Jesus said, our Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask for it. I learned to stay away from Eastern meditation techniques. I learned to just seek God and pray earnestly. I also learned a lesson about the danger of following an independent man of God. I believe that this man was a man of God, but when he declared his independence, there was no one to correct him or to balance his ministry. I suffered for this, but my family suffered much more than I did. Praise the Lord who heals me. Praise the Lord for a wife who stood by me in all my error.

Now, I fellowship in a local Church where every member is a ministry and the service flow in the Spirit as it is written in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and Ephesians 4 and Romans 12. Rather than entertainment, we seek to be led by the Spirit and to edify the body of Christ. The gifts of the Spirit operate in the Church both in and out of the service. This Church functions according to the biblical order for the government of the Church. That government functions on three levels, in the home, on the local level and on the universal Church level.

I'm an elder/bishop, in a sense, in my own home, with my wife a deacon or minister. My office in my home provides for, protects, and acts as a priest for my wife. When my children were home, it did the same for them. My wife governs the home with me, meeting me at my weakness and giving balance to my ministry.

Our local Church is under the government of elders and deacons. There is no chief elder other than the Lord, Jesus Christ. The elders submit themselves to each other, so there is no lack of government or disorder. The deacons are spiritual offices who function under direction from the elders.

The elders submit to the traveling, universal elders and deacons who function much as the apostles did in the first century Church. they set (ordain) local elders and deacons. There is not chief among them other than our Lord, Jesus Christ. Each of the brethren is under the government of the body of apostles. The brethren have been set into their offices by God in a miraculous way during the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that began in 1948 in North Battleford, SASK, Canada and continues today. As new traveling ministries are added, they are indicated by the Holy Spirit and set in by the laying on of hands of the presbytery. It is a very humble life, just as the first century apostles found the execution of their office to be.

When revelation of the interpretation of any Scripture is given, it is because God had revealed it to all the brethren just as in Acts 15. This revelation is then committed to local elders who teach no other doctrine in the local Church. This government has provided tremendous stability, but also leaves the door open for God to unveil more and more of His Word. Theological wrangling is wonderfully absent.

Often, under the anointed ministries of those whom God has set, I have received songs. I have tried to be faithful in putting these songs into a format so that they can be used by the universal Church.

Gifts of the Spirit and ministries are imparted to every member through prophecy and the laying on of hands of the presbytery. God gives some gifts to each member, but not all to any one, because He is making us interdependent. He is building a holy temple. As we all with open face behold the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, we are changed into the same image from glory to glory, the Spirit of the Lord does this. The traveling ministries, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers equip the saints for the ministry by imparting gifts, providing government, setting elders, receiving doctrine, and many other ways of equipping the saints.

The saints, with this equipment, minister. Speaking the truth in love, the Church is being built into a holy temple resting firmly on the foundation of apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being the chief corner stone. Before us we see the day when we will all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a totally complete man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. We look forward to the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our bodies. We look for the manifestation of the sons of God.

I have come to be convinced that the Bible does not encourage speculative rationalization, reasoning based on unfounded assumptions and presuppositions or any kind of leveraged logic that tries to expand knowledge beyond the revelation in the Word. In fact, the more I walk with God, the less that I see the Bible as needing interpretation.

Bob

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My, My

My, my! Every verse in the Bible is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every time that I pray It's a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every time that I seek Him it's a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! My, my! My, my! My Jesus!

My, my! Every Gift of the Spirit is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every Ministry I see is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every order of the Church is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! My, my! My, my! My Jesus!

My, my! Every prophecy I hear is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every miracle I see is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! Every song in the Spirit is a revelation of my Jesus.
My, my! My, my! My, my! My Jesus!

My, my! My, my! My, my! My Jesus!

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Neither Do I Condemn You; Go And Sin No More

Someone has slipped today,
Into some fleshly way,
They were off guard somehow.
In condemnation crying now.
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

Those in the depths of sin,
Feeling condemned within,
They try to defend their lust,
But there is one whom they can trust.
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

Churches in disarray,
Making up their own way,
Rapidly they decline,
With orders and precepts from their own mind.
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

Some won't obey God's word,
Feeling so self-assured,
Letting the world hold sway;
Somehow they thought t'would be okay.
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

Did you fail to seek His face,
Leaving that secret place?
From His presence did you stray?
Did you let His Spirit slip away?
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

Did His Spirit urge you on
To levels and heights beyond?
But nay-sayers told you, "No!"
You listened to them and would not go.
Jesus is here today,
Hear Him forgive and say,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Lest a worse thing befall you,
Go and sin no more.

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No Compromise A Song Of Christian Integrity

No compromise! It is time for the day.
No compromise! Take division away.
Look! See! Great Babylon is failing.
Oh, don't you hear the people wailing.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! All our wisdom is loss.
No compromise! Take from me all the dross.
We will ignore the great confusion.
We will not fall for the delusion.
We will not stray from your pattern and your precept.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! Walking in light of day.
No compromise! Choosing Your narrow way.
We will not say that light is darkness.
We will not say that sin is righteousness.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! That we might glimpse Your face.
No compromise! Lord, Your precepts are grace.
We will not try to do it our way.
We trust you, Lord, and we will obey.
We will not stray from your pattern and your precept.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! That's a word for this hour.
No compromise! In that word is power.
We will reject rebellious error,
We will accept Your holy order.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! Take our theology.
No compromise! Give us reality.
Man's great ideas are all vanity,
Products of sin-defiled humanity.
We will not stray from your pattern and your precept.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No Compromise! Spirit, fill us today.
No compromise! So, we walk in Your way.
Not by our might and not by power,
But by Your Spirit in this hour.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! Lord, fill us with Your love.
No compromise! With that love from above.
No more at ease as little infants,
But we will press on to adoption.
We will not stray from your pattern and your precept.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! As the Bible confirms.
No compromise! We meet You on Your terms.
We will not try to seek our own king.
We will not try to do our own thing.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! We are governed by You.
No compromise! Guide each work that we do.
We will receive the brethren you set,
We will not disregard Your headship.
We will not stray from your pattern and your precept.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

No compromise! We will not build on sand.
No compromise! Building at Your command.
Apostles, prophets, the foundation,
As You create Your holy nation.
God has just one way for us to reach His fullness.
God's way! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!
God's will! Nothing more; nothing less; nothing else!

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Now I Am Changed

Now I am changed and I'm back on the road.
The Holy Spirit has moved in; my body is His new abode.
I know He's working, lifting my load.
For I have been changed and I'm back on the road.

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Now Is The Time

Now is the time.
We must go in.
There is no hope from the world.
Let go. Let go.
Now is the time.
Forget all your power and fortune and pride, and go in.

Now is the time.
We must go in.
Don't look for help from the world.
Let go. Let go.
Now is the time.
Forget all your crying, rejoice in the Lord and go in.

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Now You My Friend, Just Follow Jesus

The Church is called to overthrow,
To overcome, to beat the foe.
The sufferings of the present will soon be past.
And glory will be all we know.

Now you my friend
Just turn to Jesus.
Walk in the Spirit.
That's how He frees us.
Just ask Him in;
Be born again.
Walk out of sin,
And into Him.

The Church is called to take the land
To build on rock and not on sand.
The separate little kingdoms exalting men,
Will topple at the Lord's command.

Now you my friend
Just turn to Jesus.
Walk in the Spirit.
That's how He frees us.
Just ask Him in;
Be born again.
Walk out of sin,
And into Him.

Walk in the Spirit and give good heed.
Obey His voice and He will lead.
The Lord knows all about it. Just trust in Him,
And follow Him; He'll meet your need.

Now you my friend
Just turn to Jesus.
Walk in the Spirit.
That's how He frees us.
Just ask Him in;
Be born again.
Walk out of sin,
And into Him.

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O Fellowship Blessed Fellowship

Light cannot abide in darkness.
Darkness can't abide in light.
God could not partake with sinners,
Jesus had to make it right.

O fellowship, blessed fellowship.
He did it all for fellowship with man.
O fellowship, blessed fellowship.
Why do people try to make it so hard to understand
Who can say they don't need it as He stretches out His hand.

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Oh How I Long For The Manifestation

Oh how I long for the manifestation.
Lord unveil Your glory within.
Zealous to see full-grown sons take their places;
to be free from all sickness and sin.
I pray for thy Kingdom to come Lord.
Baptize with fire, Lord and set me free.
All pride and all ambition I give my life to Thee.
All power and position nail it to the tree.
Daily to self I am dying;
All on the alter I submit to thee.
All knowledge and all learning and all my mastery.
All strongholds in my mind Lord and my theology.

Oh how I long for the manifestation.
Lord unveil Your glory within.
Zealous to see full-grown sons take their places;
to be free from all sickness and sin.
I bow in the light of Your glory,
Lord, by Your Spirit, take this flesh from me,
All hate and all my anger all evil memory.
All sickness and all sorrow all pent up misery.
Daily to self I am dying;
All on the alter I submit to thee.
My money and possessions and all my property.
Take all I have of value, I give it willingly.

Oh how I long for the manifestation.
Lord unveil Your glory within.
Zealous to see full-grown sons take their places;
to be free from all sickness and sin.
I walk in Your presence and power.
I bring my sacrifice, Lord, unto Thee.
Take all my independence and my autonomy.
Lord bond me to Your body as my identity.
Thy kingdom is precious so precious.
All of my treasures are worthless as can be.
All projects and all programs and all my ministry.
Restore what is of You Lord. Burn off what is of me.

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Oh Israel, Israel

Oh Israel, Israel, your leaders cause you to err.
Oh Israel, Israel, your teachers cause you to err.
For power and money and pride,
They plunder the people of God.
Come out from among them, O ye My people,
That ye be not partakers of their sin.

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Oh Lord My God, I Bow To Thee Alone

O Lord my God, I bow to Thee alone.
You are the King; I bow to Thee.
Your joy and peace are flowing from your throne.
Exalted now, Your kingdom within me.

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Oh Lord, In You Is Hidden All Knowledge

O Lord, in You is hidden all knowledge.
O Lord, in You is hidden all knowledge.
O Lord, in You is hidden all knowledge.
Let us not lean on our own understanding.

O Lord, You are mighty in battle.
O Lord, You are mighty in battle.
O Lord, You are mighty in battle.
Let us lean on the gifts You have given.

O Lord You are worthy of glory.
O Lord You are worthy of glory.
O Lord You are worthy of glory.
Let us follow Your precepts and glorify You

O Lord, You are the chief elder.
O Lord, You are the chief elder.
O Lord, You are the chief elder.
Let us not seek to have any man take preeminence.

O Lord, You are the revelator.
O Lord, You are the revelator.
O Lord, You are the revelator.
Let us seek You until we all agree.

O Lord, You are the Head of the Body.
O Lord, You are the Head of the Body.
O Lord, You are the Head of the Body.
If we know You, we will have unity.

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Oh Lord, Let Me Magnify Your Name

O Lord let me magnify Your Name.
O Lord let me magnify Your Name.
Let Your glory be revealed,
No longer be concealed, I pray.
In this body, this vessel made of clay,
Let Your glory be revealed today.

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Oh Lord, Let Me Yield

O Lord, let me yield,
Mold me to Your will.
Make my will, Your will, to do.
Send power from above,
Let it flow through me in love
That I might obey You.

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Oh Lord, Let Us Take Authority

O Lord, let us take authority,
Over sin, sickness, death and the powers of hell.
Let Your gifts and Your ministries operate
According to the working of Your will.
Let the order of Your Kingdom be established.
Let Your power and glory these vessels now fill.
Life and light, shining out, fully manifest
Through Your Body as You form us to Your will.

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Oh Mighty Well

Oh, mighty Well, spring forth with life - no death shall enter, We sing His
praise - Hosanna's ring from realm to realm,
As those who walk with God upon the earth now gather,
Not to express themselves, but only showing HIM!


A great light has sprung forth in the darkness,
As the Christ proclaims this Day.
Arise, ye earth, Proclaim your birth, A new Creation,
And let that Light spring forth in you this way.

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Oh Praise The Lord

Some people lie and say there is no victory.
They say that God will not remove our sin.
Our God has mighty power; He will set us free.
He will complete the work He has begun.

Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
We will fight and win the war and every evil foe shall fall.
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh listen saints and hear that trumpet call!

Some people say that God cannot restore the Church.
They say that men's ideas must hold sway.
Our God has mighty power; I have seen Him work.
He builds on His foundation that He laid.

Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
We will fight and win the war and every evil foe shall fall.
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh praise the Lord, (echo) the Lord our God
Oh listen saints and hear that trumpet call!

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Oh What A Plan

Adam had become a servant, by obeying that old serpent,
So His children are all captive--death is the end of every man.
Jesus perfectly submitted. He obeyed His Father always.
Never would He yield to Satan; Broke the curse for every man.

chorus:
Oh what a plan! Oh what a wonderful salvation!
God's only plan! He has one way of salvation.
Oh what a plan--so long ago our God began.
Oh what a plan. What a plan! What a plan!

In the church God showed His wisdom, but man soon made a different vision.
God's foundation then removing, man rejected God's own plan.
Joel's worms destroyed Christ's body, but God began His restoration.
Always patient with man's weakness, line on line He gave command.

chorus:
Oh what a plan! Oh what a wonderful salvation!
God's only plan! He has one way of salvation.
Oh what a plan--so long ago our God began.
Oh what a plan. What a plan! What a plan!

A body, now, our Lord is forming, every element restoring,
Apostles, prophets, elders, deacons, gifts and ministries again.
One pattern, God has for Christ's body, so living water can flow from us.
Life now flows between the members, growing fruit and washing clean.

chorus:
Oh what a plan! Oh what a wonderful salvation!
God's only plan! He has one way of salvation.
Oh what a plan--so long ago our God began.
Oh what a plan. What a plan! What a plan!

We were born into that body, born again to grow in Jesus.
Growing up into His fullness. Growing to a perfect man.
He is dwelling, now, within us. All our flesh He's stripping from us,
That His light may shine out from us. We cannot, but, Lord, You can.

chorus:
Oh what a plan! Oh what a wonderful salvation!
God's only plan! He has one way of salvation.
Oh what a plan--so long ago our God began.
Oh what a plan. What a plan! What a plan!

He will place us as His partners, As His manifested workers.
Then as full-grown sons He'll set us. As one body we will stand.
Every enemy we vanquish--Death, the last to be defeated.
When at last sore death is beaten, Jesus shall return again.

chorus:
Oh what a plan! Oh what a wonderful salvation!
God's only plan! He has one way of salvation.
Oh what a plan--so long ago our God began.
Oh what a plan. What a plan! What a plan!

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Oh Wretched Man That I Am: Romans 7

If the body rules, the result is death
If the Spirit rules, the result is life.
Life and peace, life and peace
If the Spirit rules it means life and peace.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

To the Spirit now we are all in debt.
We don't owe this body that's filled with death.
You will live, you will live.
If your bodies deeds you will put to death.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hold your body down; hold your body down;
Never punch as one who just beats the air.
Keep your flesh in control.
Don't punch as one who just beats the air.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

If this earthly house must die and dissolve,
There's a House of God that's not built by man.
Now we groan for that body,
For that house that is not made with hands.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

With my mind I find that I serve the Lord,
But my body is still a slave to sin.
Body dead due to sin
But the Spirit's life due to righteousness.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

He that raised up Christ from the grave and death
Shall give life unto your own body too.
If the Lord dwells in you.
If the Spirit dwells in you, you'll live too.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now Behold I'll show you a mystery.
We shall not all surely, surely die.
We'll be changed--all be changed.
When this mortal puts on immortality.

O Wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death.
Thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord; Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Oh Ye Gates Of the Lord

Oh, ye gates of the Lord, open wide in one accord, For the King stands inside,
He will not be denied.
Then beckon all who will hear, for this marriage is near,
Of Body, Spirit, Soul; Blow the trump! Let's go!

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Oh Ye Mighty Men Of Valor

Oh, Ye mighty men of valor,
Stand on your feet I say,
We're headed toward a new age,
Where death has no more sway.
We'll be changed with brand new garments,
As we look upon His face,
Coming forth in His creation,
Israel will have a race.


Oh, Ye mighty men of valor,
Stand on your feet, I say,
Lift your hands to Jesus,
Help is on the way.
And just remember you won't fail,
If He has called you to this Day,
Rejoice, rejoice, you army,
And keep marching toward this age.

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Oh! Spend Time In The Presence Of The Lord God Almighty

Oh! Spend time in the presence of the Lord God Almighty
Time in the presence of the Lord
Oh! Spend time in the presence of the Lord God Almighty
Time in the presence of the Lord

You make time for everything else
Now make time to seek Him.
Who will obey Him, and seek the Lord with all their heart
These are the ones He will set free.

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Oh, Let The Love Of God

Oh, let the love of God
be shed abroad
in your hearts by the Holy Ghost.
Love one another,
for love is the key,
To enter the Kingdom of God.
Behold! How good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell in unity,
For there the Lord commands His blessing,
Even life forevermore.

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Oh, Lord, I Long For Your Embrace

I will seek unto You, Lord.
Turn not Your face from me.
For I need You Lord as never before.
Just now I need to be with You.
I need to feel Your presence.
I need to see Your face.
Oh, Lord, I long for Your embrace.

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One Purpose

One purpose, only one.
Lord let me stay true
To seeking You,
To this one purpose,
Just this one.

One purpose, only one.
In all that I do,
Let me be true
To this one purpose
Just this one.

One purpose, only one.
Let Your Spirit fill,
Focusing my will
To this one purpose
Just this one.

One purpose, only one.
The world cannot thrill,
Purge me until
I have one purpose
Just this one.

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Our God Has All The Wisdom And The Power That He Needs

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To reveal the same to you as He reveals to me.

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To bring His body into perfect unity.

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To set the ones He chooses into authority.

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To restore the order of His kingdom perfectly.

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To take away all fleshly ways and give us liberty.

Our God has all the wisdom and the power that He needs,
To save us from our sins and give us perfect purity.

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Out Of Love We Have Gathered; In Love We Join Together

Out of love we have gathered,
In love we join together,
To tell Jesus Christ is King.

In love we have come,
In love we shall go,
To confess He is Lord,
And His glory to show.

Out of love we have gathered,
In love we join together,
To tell Jesus Christ is King.

Every knee shall bow,
And the praises will ring,
Every tongue confess,
That Christ is the King

Out of love we have gathered,
In love we join together,
To tell Jesus Christ is King.

In love we do gather
From North, South, East and West,
So join with me, my friend,
And His name we will bless.

Out of love we have gathered,
In love we join together,
To tell Jesus Christ is King.

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Out of the Fire

Out of the fire, a voice did speak,
It made me tremble and it made me weak,
But a work has begun and soon I know He'll give,
Power and authority, that we may live!


Out of the fire, I felt a quake,
It made my earth to crumble and my heavens shake,
But a new Word is forming for all men to hear,
Each man in his own order, 0, the time is near.


Out of the fire, I shall be made whole,
Established in a sure place, a real true gold,
My book He is writing so that all may see,
That our of the fire, I will set men free.

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Out On This Stormy Sea, Here Comes Jesus

Out on this stormy sea, here comes Jesus.
Coming to you and me, He holds out His hand.
Giving us liberty, dispelling all doubt and all fear.
He is the King with all might and all power and He's very near.

Out on this stormy sea, here comes Jesus.
Coming to you and me, He holds out His hand.
Giving you liberty, for He's very near unto you.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the way and the truth.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the way and the truth.

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Peace Child

Sawi Christmas

"In 1962 the Sawi people of New Guinea still lived in relative isolation.
They were head-hunting cannibals. Their culture could not be more
different from that of Don and Carol Richardson, and yet these
missionaries strove to become an incarnate presence among the Sawi. In
fact, three Sawi tribes, fascinated by the Richardsons, moved their
villages right around the missionaries' jungle home. After a long and
trying period of learning the language, Don Richardson finally climbed
the ladder into the Sawi man-house. Surrounded by the skulls of the
victims they had cannibalized, he began to share the gospel with them.
He began by telling them about the Jews, the promised Messiah, and the
sacrificial Lamb of Judah. The Sawi were bored.

"Don became frustrated, discouraged by his inability to communicate and
find a point of contact. He was also discouraged by the 14 civil wars he
had already counted right outside his front door now that the two rival
Sawi tribes lived side by side. Such fear and frustration finally led
the Richardsons to plan to leave. However, the Sawi response surprised
them: 'If you'll stay, we promise we'll make peace in the morning.'

"The next morning the Richardson's awoke to see the most amazing ritual,
the most passionate ceremony they had ever witnessed. The two tribes
were lined up outside their house, on either side of the clearing. An
air of tension floated between the two tribes. On the one side, people
milled about waiting anxiously. Finally, one man standing there dashed
into his hut while his wife was looking away. He grabbed his newborn
baby, took the child in his arms, and ran across the meadow. His
expression betrayed absolute agony. His wife ran after him, screaming and
begging him to give the baby back to her. When she couldn't catch him,
she fell to her knees in the mud, moaning for her baby.

"Her husband ran over to the other tribe and presented the baby to them.
'Plead the peace child for me. I give you my son, and I give you my
name,' he said. Shortly, someone from that tribe performed the same
agonizing sacrifice with the same intensity and passion. Richardson
found out later that as long as those peace children remained alive, the
two tribes were bound to each other. They were bound not to war but to
peace for the lifetimes of those children. If the children died, then
literally all hell would break loose --cannibalism, murder, civil war.

"While this amazing scene unfolded before him, Don suddenly realized that
this was the point of contact, the redemptive analogy. When he climbed
the next time into the Sawi man-house, still surrounded by skulls, he
told the elders of the perfect Peace Child, given by God to mankind. They
sat riveted on his every word. That very day some of the Sawi became
Christians. Richardson went on to develop an entire theology based on
the peace child in Sawi tradition. As he and his family modeled the
person of the Peace Child, droves of Sawi came to know the Lord. This
continued until one day, hundreds of Sawi from every tribe (tribes that
had warred and cannibalized each other for many years) gathered together
for a feast for the first time.

"A Sawi preacher stood up and read in his own language what few people in
the history of the world have ever understood so clearly: 'Unto us a
child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon
His shoulders, and He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace' (Isaiah 9:6). It was the best
Christmas the Richardsons had ever experienced. It was the best day the
Sawi had ever known. It was Christmas in more ways than one."
[Adapted from Peace Child by Don Richardson]

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Peace Follows Each New Transition

Peace follows each new transition,
Love flows like waters that utter His Name,
He appears with His presence, to show forth His heavens,
For they bear His image - Thank God for the change.

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Please Now Lift This Burden From My Shoulders

Lord, if I have bitterness or anger,
If I feel offended, slighted, stepped-on or ignored,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot get through That Narrow Door.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

If I have been worshipping an idol,
If power, pleasure, money, or success exhilarate
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot get through That Narrow Gate.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

If my flesh is weak and I am slipping,
If my sinful nature tries to draw and captivate,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot get through That Narrow Gate.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

Lord, if I love my interpretation,
If I have theologies that I hold dear today,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot get through That Narrow Way.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

Lord, if I am seeking great attainment,
If I've sent myself to fight a battle in Your war,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot get through That Narrow Door.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

Lord, if I am arrogant and haughty,
If I've felt contempt that I am better than the rest,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I cannot go through that final test.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

Lord, if I am comfortable in Zion,
If I am not pressing toward the mark with all my might,
Please now lift this burden from my shoulders;
If I keep it I may miss the fullness of Your light.

Lord, I desire Your Kingdom.
I need You so much more,
More than all my burden.
Please Help me through That Door.

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Praise The Lord

Praise the Lord! Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise the Lord! Praise Him above ye Heavenly host.
Praise the Lord! Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Forsaking honor, wealth and fame.
Praise the Lord! Shout glory to His Holy Name.
Praise the Lord! Submitting to His cleansing flame.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Not doctrine that you think is right.
Praise the Lord! He is the Truth. He is the Light.
Praise the Lord! In Him the saints will all unite.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Forsaking honor, wealth and fame.
Praise the Lord! Shout glory to His Holy Name.
Praise the Lord! Submitting to His cleansing flame.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Forget about all earthly strife.
Praise the Lord! Reach out to Him who gives us life.
Praise the Lord! Prepare the Bride to be His Wife.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Forsaking honor, wealth and fame.
Praise the Lord! Shout glory to His Holy Name.
Praise the Lord! Submitting to His cleansing flame.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Lawlessness, pride, malice, envy, and debate,
Touchiness, ambition, jealousy and hate,
From the flesh, the Spirit will emancipate.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

Praise the Lord! Forsaking honor, wealth and fame.
Praise the Lord! Shout glory to His Holy Name.
Praise the Lord! Submitting to His cleansing flame.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Holy one, the King of Israel.

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Praise, Praise, Praise The Lord

Praise, praise, praise the Lord!
Praise, praise, praise His Name!
Oh! Praise, praise, praise the Lord!
Praise the Name of the Lord!

Praise, praise, praise the Lord!
Praise, praise, praise His Name!
Oh! Praise, praise, praise the Lord!
Praise the Name of the Lord!

His Name is Lord and King.
His Name is Savior,
The Anointed One.
How I want to Know Him more!
He is the Master of the universe,
Yet He chose to live in me.
He is the Master of the universe,
And yet somehow He lives in me.

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Precious Is My Gold

Precious is My gold,
Deep within, it lies,
Purposed long ago,
To bring you to pure life.


Failure ne'er shall be, Trusting, onward go,
This is your new Day,
My presence now to show.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Press Toward The Mark Of Your High Calling In Christ Jesus

The counterfeit kingdom is now set in motion,
For each precept of God, there's a false one in place.
There's no hope in fearing and knowing the darkness.
Our hope is in seeking our dear Savior's face.

Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
Forgetting all those things which are behind.
Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
And be transformed by renewing of your mind.

If you ask for a fish, He won't give you a serpent.
And if you ask for bread, He won't give you a stone.
Our Father gives only good gifts to His children.
He gives us His Spirit and His Spirit alone.

Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
Forgetting all those things which are behind.
Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
And be transformed by renewing of your mind.

Don't look to your natural mind to protect you.
Don't look to knowledge, which you once received.
Walk in the Spirit of God, the Anointing,
Then having the Truth, you will not be deceived.

Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
Forgetting all those things which are behind.
Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
And be transformed by renewing of your mind.

Our sword is the Word as revealed by the Spirit,
Salvation, our helmet; God's faith is our shield.
Righteousness, and the gospel and truth is our armor.
The gifts of the Spirit, the weapons we wield.

Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
Forgetting all those things which are behind.
Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
And be transformed by renewing of your mind.

Our weapons of warfare, they're strong and they're mighty,
To tear down the strongholds of Satan's abode.
We must enter into the Holy of Holies,
And fight to establish the Kingdom of God.

Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
Forgetting all those things which are behind.
Press toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus
And be transformed by renewing of your mind.

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Psalm 131

Lord, My heart is not haughty,
Nor mine eyes lofty,
I don't exercise myself in great matters I can't see,
In things that are too high for me.

Let Israel hope in the Lord.
From henceforth, and forever.
Let Israel hope in the Lord.
From henceforth, and forever.

Surely, I have stilled myself
And quieted myself
As a child that is weaned of his mother, a weaned child.
My soul is as a weaned child.

Let Israel hope in the Lord.
From henceforth, and forever.
Let Israel hope in the Lord.
From henceforth, and forever.

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Psalm 150

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Praise God in His Sanctuary.
Praise Him in the firmament of His power.

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Praise Him for His mighty acts.
Praise Him according
to His excellent greatness.

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet.
Praise Him with the psaltery.
Praise Him with the harp.

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance.
Praise Him with stringed instruments.
Praise, Oh praise and worship Him with organs.

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Praise Him upon the loud cymbals.
Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Praise ye the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Let us praise Him. Praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord!

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Pure Thought Is Based On Logic, So The Story Goes

Pure thought is based on logic, so the story goes.
We swallow this line easily, as everybody knows.
But reasoning and logic, fall short to tell what's true.
And scholars argue constantly all mired in a goo
Of logical assumptions--they all sit in their stew,
As they have done for ages. This is nothing new.

Their books and papers, proven false by that which they can see,
But, proud and haughty, they deny that it can ever be.
Scientist or theologian--they are all the same.
Facts based on assumptions, all stirring in their brains.
A brain so proud, it says to God, "Who are You to tell."
And gives us quite a clue to just how Satan fell.

The more they learn, the more they know, the more confused they are,
For when they learn what isn't true, they're stuck in pitch-black tar.
They look into the Bible, but they don't see the Word.
A veil is there before their eyes. They see what they had heard.
Is God able to reveal? Can His Spirit show--
If we're willing now to yield--things that we must know?

As God reveals, won't He know to show us all the same?
Won't He show us in the way the Bible does proclaim?
For God does send, the Bible says, and tells us how He sends.
He chooses whom He will to send. On that we can depend.
If there is great discord and all this argument,
It simply means that someone runs whom God has never sent.

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Put Your Compassion Here In My Heart

Put Your compassion, Lord, here in my heart.
Let every grief touch my soul.
When others suffer, Lord, Let me be moved
Lord let it start, here in my heart.
Let true compassion fill my soul.

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Rationalism And Revelation

Rationalism and revelation will never see eye to eye.
Revelation trusts in God,
Rationalism trusts lies.

Rationalism thinks the human mind is all the source.
That human minds can dream up truth.
That they are the ultimate force.

Revelation believes God's Word, unchallenged to this hour.
That God can yet reveal His truth.
That He is the ultimate power.

And rationalized theology and science can be shown
The source of every kind of pain,
And trouble the earth has known.

But God has never authored strife, disorder, curse or plague.
He is the source of all that's good.
His Light is never vague.

What God has made declares His power so anyone can see.
But as for those who make up facts?
They're blind as blind can be.

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Real Hope

Real hope is not an "I hope so" hope.
Real hope flows from God's Spirit.
Real hope is the vision of what God is going to do.
Real hope knows the plans God has for us.
Plans of good and not of evil.

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Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice

Rejecting the word, they reason and plan
With forms and programs they design.
Building a house in the weakness of man,
And following patterns of their mind.
If man designs it, it never will stand.
The Lord is the builder and He has the plan.

His pattern is here in the church.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

Apostles will bring it to one accord.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

The Lord is removing all sin.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

The fruit of the Spirit is manifest.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

Each ministry is Christ within
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

In love, speaking truth and the Church is blessed.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

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Released From Captivity

Our God, in Christ, released us from captivity,
From slavery to sin, He sets the captive free.
The Lord sheds His own light upon all human hearts;
For those who won't respond, God's radiance soon departs

So many like to claim an inner righteousness,
But God has told us all, there's nothing good in us.
The human flesh, that strong, deceptive, wicked force,
That whitewashed human heart still charts an evil course.

The human flesh is caught in slavery to sin.
It cannot free itself, nor break the trap it's in.
But only through the Christ, there is no other way,
So only through the Christ, our night is turned to day.

The flesh is so corrupt, it cannot be reformed,
But yielding to Christ, a miracle performs.
Yet those who will not yield, with great hypocrisy,
Not knowing that they're lost, remain in slavery.

All those who yield their wills and listen to God's voice,
Are led of God in love in ever deepening choice.
Our God, in Christ, released us from captivity,
From slavery to sin, He sets the captive free.

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Unfolding Revelation







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Righteousness Springs Forth

Righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
We may plant and we may water it.
We will reap just what we sow,

But righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
We may plant and we may water it.
But only God can make it grow.

Righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
By His Spirit, He'll transfigure us,
And He will conquer every foe,

But righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
We may plant and we may water it.
But only God can make it grow.

Righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
As each joint supplies in faithfulness,
So let your Lord Christ Jesus show,

But righteousness springs forth.
Only God can make it grow.
We may plant and we may water it.
But only God can make it grow.

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Rise Up, Oh You Saints

That same mighty peace that raised Christ from the grave,
That same grace is pow'r freely giv'n to the saved.
Why, timid, are we, and why not enter in?
Why, shackled, are we by our sickness and sin?

Rise up, oh you saints, you who seek for the Lord.
Rise up in His pow'r. Victory evermore!
Rise up in His might. Be His arm in land.
Rise up, and take hold of His Kingdom at hand.

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Romans 6

Reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed to sin,
But alive unto God through Christ the Gift of Love.
Let not sin therefore reign in the body you are in
That You should obey it in the lust thereof.
Neither yield ye your members as instruments
Of unrighteousness unto sin,
But yield yourselves unto God,
As those having life within.
Corruptible must put on incorruption, don't you see.
Mortality must put on immortality.

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Romans 8:28

For those who love and seek the Lord,
All things work together to perform
God's good purpose, which is to conform us
Into the image of the Lord.

For those who love and seek the Lord,
All things work together to perform
God's good purpose, which is to conform us
Into the image of the Lord.

If the pain and weight of life is coming
on so very strong,
That it's taken away your song;
When your days are filled with irritation;
Things keep going wrong,
And you cry out, "O Lord, how long?"
Just remember God's good purpose,
And what He intends to do;
He intends to make all old things new.
He will have us shine as lights,
And He will see it through,
So let patience work a perfect work in you.

For those who love and seek the Lord,
All things work together to perform
God's good purpose, which is to conform us
Into the image of the Lord.

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Science And Logic Are Limited Tools

Science and logic are limited tools.
Overextending them makes people fools.
Rationalism assumes beyond fact,
Making up data that science had lacked.

Chains are as strong as the link that is weak.
Buckets with one hole will still have a leak.
Science that's false adds assumptions to fact,
Making up data that science had lacked.

Faith, on the other hand, comes from above.
It is a substance, which God gives in love.
Blindness is lifted by faith, so we see
Matters of Spirit and eternity,

Going beyond where the human can go,
Into the power of Him, Whom we know,
Unto the One Whom the world abhorred,
Into the presence of Jesus, our Lord.

How sad the problem with mere human minds!
Pride and assumption of false science blinds.
Thinking they're wise people show themselves fools:
Science and logic are limited tools.

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Science, Falsely So Called

In the first letter to Timothy, chapter six and verses twenty and twenty-one, it mentions "science, falsely called." This letter says: "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called . . ." the word, "science" was translated from a Greek word that means "knowledge." The English word, science, has several meanings, so it's hard to know what people mean when they say, "science." False knowledge takes many forms, but the truth is different: truth is absolute.

A man I know was out in one of the Canadian provinces at a shopping center. When he came out to go to his car, there was suddenly a snow storm that resulted in a complete white out. When the snow is so intense that all that can be seen is white, it's referred to as a white out. When a white out occurs, people can die because they lose their orientation and can't find shelter. They are totally blinded by the snow. That's what happened to this man I know. He walked out of the store and was totally lost in the storm and in danger. At this same moment, another man I know was some distance away and looked outside. Seeing that there was a white out, he felt a desire to pray. He asked the people there with him to join him in prayer, stating that someone may be in danger out in this white out. They prayed, and looked outside. The white out was gone and they praised God. The man in the parking lot gave praise to God that God had taken away the white out.

Here is the difference between science falsely so called and true science. It is the difference between that which is falsely called knowledge and truth. One of the speculative assumptions of false science is the assumption that there is no God, or at least that God is not involved in the material universe. Notice that the men mentioned above gave glory to God for what He had done. The meteorologists, on the other hand, became confused. Where had all the snow suddenly gone? Their false science was false because it only accounted for some of the factors involved in the events of weather and denied the possibility of anything outside of the material realm. Assuming that there was no God, they had to rationalize away the event that had just taken place.

A woman I know was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She could no longer dress herself, and the x-rays showed the bone spurs clearly impinging on her nerves. The doctor said that there was very little he could do. She went to a second doctor and got the same story. It just so happened that this woman went to a church that followed the scriptural order of elders overseeing and pastoring the local church with apostles set over the universal church. She called for the elders, who laid hands on her, anointing her with oil and praying according to James five. Two people at that meeting came to her afterwards and told her that they had seen, in a vision, the bone spurs dissolving. That week, she felt considerably better. She found that she could move and dress herself. Going back to the doctor, he became quite agitated. He made this incredible remark about the bone spurs, "Well I don't know where they went, but they're gone now." The doctor was hindered by science, falsely called. He was assuming that God doesn't heal. The woman and all the faithful who heard about it, on the other hand, were praising God.

I know a Christian man who was driving in his car toward a green traffic light. Suddenly, a loud audible voice said, "Stop!" The man hit the brakes and stopped. He immediately saw a car, that would have hit him broadside, run through the intersection ahead of him. Someone had run a red light, but this man was giving glory to God that God had kept him from being hit. I'm certain that many would use science, falsely so called, to try to cast about for a naturalistic, materialistic explanation. Naturalism is simply the unfounded presupposition that there is no God. Materialism asserts the same thing as materialism does and is just as baseless. The fool had said in his heart, "There is no God."

We could go on about the broken neck that was suddenly not broken after two x-rays and a cat-scan confirmed that it was broken. We could talk about the abdominal growths that were suddenly gone, the knee that was suddenly made totally normal after confirmed diagnosis. We could talk about hopelessly ruined relationships that have been restored, and job situations and financial situations that have been reversed. We could talk about dead who have been raised to life. For all of these events, there's no doubt that science, falsely so called, would be scratching around to fabricate some rationalistic explanation, while true knowledge is giving glory to God for what He has done.

These are just some of the events that I, or people whom I know, have witnessed. Others have seen greater things. I've read about some of them and marveled. For every time that God moves, those who despise God are working very hard to make it seem as if God were not moving.

Romans 1:18-2:12 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

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Search And Find The Love That's Real

Search and find the love that's real and genuine and true.
Search and find fulfillment and the love that's right for you.
How often earthly love has broken hearts that were sincere.
How many have reached out for love and now withdraw in fear.

How many seek for love but don't know what they're looking for,
Nor will they know the genuine as their emotions soar.
For love that's true must come from God, a gift from up on high.
A gift that's free to anyone. On that, you can rely.

And for each good and perfect gift that flows from God above,
The enemy makes counterfeits. And this is true of love.
Deceptive spirits, human minds in darkness speak of love,
But this is not the same as that which flows from God above.

So many things that are called love are sources of great harm,
And sorrow is the sad result of that deceptive charm.
The earthly love cannot compare to love that's heavenly,
The love from God transcends the flesh and sets the spirit free.

So, as we learn to come to God and to discern His voice,
We often make mistakes and find we've made a harmful choice.
But God wants a relationship and if we will give heed,
If we but open up to Him, He'll give us what we need.

Let all who want fulfillment come to God and walk in love,
And let it be that unfeigned love that flows from God above.
The love we need is found in God, whatever people say,
For God is love, and Christ is truth and Jesus is the way.

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See, Sayeth He, Jesus Turned It Into Blessing

"See," sayeth He; Jesus turned it into blessing.
"See," sayeth He; Jesus opened up the door.
What the enemy threw at you to keep you guessing,
Jesus turned around to be a blessing ever more.

"Take hold of me; I will turn it into blessing."
"Take hold of me; I will open up the door."
"What the enemy threw at you to keep you guessing,
I will turn around to be a blessing ever more."

"You can go free; I will turn it into blessing."
"Let your eyes see; I will open up the door."
"What the enemy threw at you to keep you guessing,
I will turn around to be a blessing ever more."

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Seek Him And Find Him

Walk in the Spirit, Who blesses and fills.
All who love Jesus, submit to His will.
Seek Him and find Him
For He's very near unto you.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the Way and Truth



Follow the Spirit, and not your own mind.
Leave all your theories, and anger behind.
Seek Him and find Him
For He's very near unto you.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the Way and Truth



Take hold of Jesus. He's better than gold,
Better than rubies, and diamonds to hold.
Seek Him and find Him
For He's very near unto you.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the Way and Truth



When He is leading and speaking to you.
Let Him keep leading in all that you do.
Seek Him and find Him
For He's very near unto you.
And if you seek Him you'll find Him and know Him, the Way and Truth

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Seek the face of the Lord

Seek the face of the Lord,
And He will open His Holy Word.
Seek the face of the Lord,
And He will open His Holy Word.
Let Him unveil His Holy Word.

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Set Me Free

From all my flesh, Lord, set me free.
Let Your great love shine out through me.
Manifest that all may see,
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

Set me free.
Let it be.
O, hear my plea, dear Lord.
Set me free. How long will it be?

Reign in my heart perpetually.
Destroy all my iniquity.
In me, work with potency.
Set me free, dear Lord, set me free.

Set me free.
Let it be.
O, hear my plea, dear Lord.
Set me free. How long will it be?

Each act, bring into harmony,
Each thought into conformity
with your Spirit's good decree.
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Set me free.
Let it be.
O, hear my plea, dear Lord.
Set me free. How long will it be?

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Sing An Overcoming Song With Me

Sing an overcoming song with me - of power and victory
And how we've arisen from the dead.
Well, we heard a voice,
Out of the grave we came, and Ms life He gave,
That this new way we see.


We're reigning from the heavenlies,
All things are given to you and me, without measure,
And now we proclaim,
Sing an overcoming song - of the Lamb upon His throne,
His life brought forth in you and me!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


So Let Us Walk With Him

All of the man-made must now pass away,
Division and error will surely give way,
We won't disobey Him, the Spirit to grieve,
And in everything, we will hear and believe.

So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Walking and talking with Jesus our Lord.
So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Into the presence of Jesus our Lord.

The Church is His temple. We'll build it His way.
The elders and deacons, we'll trust and obey,
Three levels of order, God's authority,
Home, local and worldwide, all one family.

So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Walking and talking with Jesus our Lord.
So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Into the presence of Jesus our Lord.

While man has tried vainly to keep doctrine pure,
God's way to give doctrine will surely endure.
He gives light to those whom He sets to receive,
And all He requires is that we believe.

So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Walking and talking with Jesus our Lord.
So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Into the presence of Jesus our Lord.

The mind of the lofty could never conceive,
It uses the Scripture to twist and deceive.
But precept on precept, and line upon line,
To His Apostles, God gives of His mind.

So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Walking and talking with Jesus our Lord.
So let us walk with Him.
So let us talk with Him.
So let us enter in,
Into the presence of Jesus our Lord.

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Some Folks Say

Some folks say theyíre saved, sanctified, and satisfied.
I wonít be satisfied Ďtil Iím glorified,
That is the Christ is fully glorified in me,
And I die out to self totally.

Therefore I die daily walking with my Lord,
Until the day completely within me He is formed,
Submitting to Him fully in all I think and say and do.
Oh, Spirit work this in me as I submit to You.


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Song In The Night

Lord Jesus full of pow'r and might,
You give me a song in the night.
Source of knowledge, source of light.
You give me a song in the night.
Lord, Your love is more than I can understand.
Strength is flowing from the pow'r of Your Hand.
Take me over Jordan to that wonderful Land.
Make my mind to be like Yours
As I'm crossing over Jordan.
Make my will the same as Yours
O Lord, let Your Kingdom come
Let Your Kingdom come.

Lord Jesus full of pow'r and might,
You give me a song in the night.
Source of knowledge, source of light.
You give me a song in the night.
Lord, Your love is more than I can understand.
Strength is flowing from the pow'r of Your Hand.
Take me over Jordan to that wonderful Land.
Make my mind to be like Yours
As I'm crossing over Jordan.
Make my will the same as Yours.
O Lord, let Your Kingdom come.
Let Your Kingdom come.

Lord Jesus full of pow'r and might,
You give me a song in the night.
Source of knowledge, source of light.
You give me a song in the night.
Lord, Your love is more than I can understand.
Strength is flowing from the pow'r of Your Hand.
Take me over Jordan to that wonderful Land.
Make my mind to be like Yours
As I'm crossing over Jordan.
Make my will the same as Yours
O Lord, let Your Kingdom come
Let Your Kingdom come.

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Speak That I May Know Thy Will

Speak that I may know Thy will
Pave the way, that I may go.
Perform thy work in me that all may see Thee.
Then, glorify Thy Seed that all may know Thy love divine,
And speak - that I may do Thy will - not mine.

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SPIRIT OF SONSHIP

Abba Father, the Spirit of sonship cries;
'Tis deep calling unto deep.
Far, far beyond the scope of natural man lies
The sons' great eternal prize.

Naught but the Spirit of sonship
Can take the veil away;
Naught but deep calling to deep
Will bring in God's new day.

Night and day must the cry go forth
From deep down within,
Cleansing, purifying, changing till
I am fashioned just like Him.

Then in all His glorious fulness
I shall come.
Deep will call to deep, Abba Father,
I am Your son! Father, I am Your son!

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Spirit, Transform Me

To self I am dying,
Myself I'm denying,
As I am yielding
Myself unto Him.
The Spirit is flowing,
His power bestowing,
As I am yielding
Myself unto Him.

Spirit, transform me
To be like Jesus;
To die to myself
And to live unto Him.
Right now, I sense His holy presence.
I die to self
And live to Him.

And some cannot be told
Of grace they do not hold.
Each line and each precept
Must now be restored.
The Bible is all true,
Although men may argue,
Each line and each precept
Must now be restored.

Spirit, transform me
To be like Jesus;
To die to myself
And to live unto Him.
Right now, I sense His holy presence.
I die to self
And live to Him.

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Spiritual Or Natural

The human faith is blind.
It leaps into dark,
And hopes to land in light.
It will not trust in God.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
It can't receive the things of God.
It is a reasoned faith.

The faith that is of God,
Has eyes to see His will.
It moves the Hand of God,
For it has come from Him
It starts with God,
And God will complete it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the faith of God.

The human hope is weak.
It is a "hope so" hope.
It cannot light the way
It comes from human hearts.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
Nor can it see the things of God.
It's merely mortal hope.

The hope that is of God,
Can see what God will do.
It knows His promises,
For it has come from Him.
It starts with God,
And God will fulfill it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the hope of God.

The human love receives.
It does not give away.
It never can be pure.
It comes from human hearts.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
Nor can it love as Jesus loves.
It's selfish, fleshly love.

The love that is of God,
Can do what God will do.
It has the pow'r of God,
For it has come from Him.
It starts with God,
And God will complete it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the love of God.

For wisdom, joy, and peace,
And all that's good and right,
There is a counterfeit,
Or else the genuine
That starts with God, and God is the essence.
That can't be found outside of Christ Jesus,
That flows from God and can't be mixed,
With any natural.

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Stand In The Counsel Of The Holy One Of Israel

I would have spoken unto them,
If they had only sought My Face.
I would have said the same thing unto them,
If they had walked according to My Grace.
Stand in the counsel of the Mighty One of Israel.
Let His Word to you be precious indeed.
Stand in the counsel of the Mighty One of Israel.
Let His Holy counsel meet your every need.

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Standing In The Presence Of The Lord

If there's any good that's done,
It is done through God the Son,
For His grace does work that sets the captive free,
But when we on self depend,
We get weary in the end,
And we learn it's God's great power that we need.

Standing in the presence of the Lord,
Standing in the presence of the Lord.
Let us sing and let us shout,
For what life is all about
Can be only found in Jesus Christ the Lord.

Many strive to justly live,
Try to love and try to give,
All depending on a power of their own,
But they find they sadly fail,
And the enemy prevails,
Till they turn to God for power from His Throne.

Standing in the presence of the Lord,
Standing in the presence of the Lord.
Let us sing and let us shout,
For what life is all about
Can be only found in Jesus Christ the Lord.

When we try to understand,
By the foolish mind of man,
All the mysteries that God has for His own,
Human minds cannot receive,
They confuse and they deceive,
But the Lord's great wisdom flows down from His Throne.

Standing in the presence of the Lord,
Standing in the presence of the Lord.
Let us sing and let us shout,
For what life is all about
Can be only found in Jesus Christ the Lord.

We can seek for earthly goals,
Or for heav'nly wealth untold,
Recognition, gold, and silver fade away.
All that's lasting in this life,
Starts and ends with Jesus Christ,
So I'll look to Christ for what I need today.

Standing in the presence of the Lord,
Standing in the presence of the Lord.
Let us sing and let us shout,
For what life is all about
Can be only found in Jesus Christ the Lord.

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Stay Away From The Gray

Stay away from the gray, but choose the light of day instead.
Stay in the way; do the right and don't delay," He said.
This is the road my Father chose for me.
This is the path where the Spirit leads me.
This narrow road is prepared before me.
So I walk in the way until I'm fully free.

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Stretch Forth Your Hands

Stretch forth your hands - and heal the nations,
Speak forth the Word, and give them life.
This is the Day that God has chosen,
And as He is, so are we, in this world.

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Such As I Have I Give Unto Thee

Such as I have, I give unto thee,
For such as you are, is living in Me,
So together we'll run, like Peter and John,
Let the world look on us,
His mighty works will be done.

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Take a Stand If You Can

Take a stand, if you can,
And hear this whole Corporate Man,
Our Father does have a plan,
Through His trump now in the land.
It's onward, higher, we shall go,
We cannot lag nor be too slow,
The marriage supper's near, you know,
Uniting Body, Spirit, Soul.

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Take the Veil From Off Our Face

Take the veil from off our face,
Let all death now be erased,
Bring us everlasting joy,
As the covering is destroyed.


Take the pain from off our land,
Let the Christ now take command.
Wipe all tears away today,
Former things are passed away!

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Teach me

Teach me to believe what You would have me to believe.
Teach me to know what You would have me to know.
Teach me to walk, Lord, in paths where You will lead.
Open my mind so I'll follow You wherever You want me to go.

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That Perfect Must Come

Full completeness--the restitution of all things.
That perfect must come.
Come Lord Jesus, and through total yielding,
Place me as a ruling son.
Stripping pet theories from me
That I might understand Thee.
Taking away all my flesh.
Take Strife and anxiousness.
Full completeness--the restitution of all things.
That perfect must come.
Come Lord Jesus, and through total yielding,
Place me as a ruling son.

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That Time You Set Aside To Seek My Face

That time you set aside to seek My Face,
To dwell within the comfort of my grace,
Could well have been a time for us to meet,
And to commune and share a rapture sweet.

The time has come and gone. Your thoughts did wind,
As plans and worries occupied your mind.
The time you set aside has come and gone.
The opportunity to come to Me has flown.

The vision of My Hope is here for you,
To show you what My Mighty Hand will do.
For in My presence there is perfect joy,
Where you may all my potency employ,

Now, do not be discouraged. Walk with Me.
If you continue, I will set you free.
The manifested sons will rule and reign,
And all creation be released again.

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The Accuser

There was a woman whose son had died at a very young age. One night she had a dream in which she saw her son in heaven. She was so glad to see him, and he had grown to be such a fine young man. As they talked, she remembered many of the mistakes she had made. She remembered times when she hadn't been a very good mom. She began to apologize to her son for these times, but he stopped her: "Mom, we don't keep any record of such things here."

It seems that the accuser looks for every way to accuse us even after we leave our sin behind. He tries to remind us of the sins that are forgiven the things of the past that are under the blood. We need to be careful that we don't let Satan use us. You may have heard Satan speaking through a brother or sister in Christ using phrases like, "Under the blood, under the rug, what's the difference." Have you ever held a grudge or refused to forgive and forget?

Paul, the apostle, had persecuted the Church. We know that he was there consenting to the murder of Stephen. Then Jesus met Paul and straightened him out. Even after Paul had received so much from God, however, he still had the memory of all those whom he had persecuted. The accuser kept bringing these things back to Paul.

Some say that Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was a physical ailment of some sort. I think that Paul's thorn may well have been the constant accusations from the evil one. Paul called his "thorn," a messenger of Satan. Satan, the accuser, sent a messenger to Paul to tell him something. Paul asked God, over and over, to free him from this messenger. God said, "My strength is made perfect (complete) in weakness." And so it appears that the message from the accuser continued to be delivered to Paul by whatever means.

Whether or not this is what Paul was referring to when he wrote of his thorn in the flesh is not the point. The point is this: after we leave our sin behind, the accuser seeks every means to accuse us. The accuser sends many messengers. He will use our own fleshly mind to speak condemnation to us--out of our hearts proceed evil thoughts--yet God has already forgotten the sins of our past. Satan will use evil spirits to accuse us of past, forgiven sins.

Satan will even use the fleshly minds of our brothers and sisters in Christ to accuse. He will accuse with 2% truth (to add credibility) and 98% lie. But God's strength is made complete in our weakness. When we are humbled, God is exalted. The fact that He has turned us around demonstrates the greatness of God's grace.

The reality is that those areas of life that are a trial or temptation are the areas where we are called to overcome. We are forgiven as soon as we ask. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are called to be overcomers and deliverers. The Holy Spirit is given to complete this work. It is only by the power of the grace of God that we can overcome every sin and it is only by His power that we can ever work with Christ to deliver others. All of this is contained within that free gift that Christ won for us on the cross.

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The Accuser Speaks With Pompous Words

How easy, now, to criticize another,
To tear down every work that God doth build.
How easy, now to falsely judge our brother,
To try to quench the Spirit Who has filled.

The accuser speaks with pompous words,
Ever seeking for a weakness to explore.
We, of flesh, are prone to his attacking,
But Jesus is our Savior and our Lord;
He, the King of Kings, defends and shields us,
And He protects and guides us evermore.

A ministry is Christ unveiled within us.
The One received when we were born again.
Our fleshly bondage, ministry opposes,
And counters with the wayward ways of men.

The accuser speaks with pompous words,
Ever seeking for a weakness to explore.
We, of flesh, are prone to his attacking,
But Jesus is our Savior and our Lord;
He, the King of Kings, defends and shields us,
And He protects and guides us evermore.

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The Best Is Yet To Come!

The best is yet to come;
Can you sense it? Can you see?
Keep on just keeping on,
You will, one day, be set free.
Take hold and enter in,
And become your ministry.

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The Church Is Filled With Hypocrites

Have you ever heard anyone say that they won't come to church because of all those hypocrites that are there. Well, there may be hypocrites in the church, and every Christian must pray that God will give us of His nature, but the most foul and deceitful hypocrites are not in the church. The days of political correctness are upon us, bringing a dishonest self-righteousness to those who want nothing to do with God or His laws. One major part of what God has asked us to do is to put away the pointing of the finger. This little poem is written for the finger pointers of the world.

The church is filled with hypocrites, with hypocrites galore,
But not to be compared with hypocrites outside it's door.
If hypocrites have kept you out of church, I must implore:
Come in and join us now for we can always use one more.

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The Common Theme

In all the horrors that have been done,
In every selfish race that has been run,
There is a common theme.
These are the works of those who dream.
The works of those deluded ones.
Take care you are not of their number.

They follow doctrines made by human source.
They follow doctrines from some demon source.
They seek to take some bounty now by force.
They do not seek the Lord.
Of course, if they had sought the Lord,
They would have found His nature sweet,
And made new pathways for their feet.

These violent, what is their nature?
Mainly, they are those who envy.
Or they are the rich and greedy.
All of whom want what they have not.

As the Scripture says,
"They do not ask so they don't have.
And when they ask, there is no faith.
That is all the cause of wars.
That is all the cause of fights."

And those who make the world their god,
Exalting, then, the minds of men
As if the mind were mighty god,
These come in violence for what?
Because they envy those whom God has blessed.
Take care you are not of their number.

For filthy lucre they bring forth their dreams.
And dress their filthy dreams in noble speech.
Deceiving many with this doctrine that they preach.
They follow doctrines made by human source.
They follow doctrines from a demon source.
They seek to take some bounty now by force.
They do not seek the Lord.
Oh, Yes! There is a common theme.

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The Day Is At Hand

The Day's at hand,
No flesh shall stand,
For Jesus, the Christ, now speaks Forth
with new Life out of mortal man.


Stand on your feet,
The trumpet blows,
Ascension time's here
To make one whole New Man,
Body, Spirit, Soul.


CHORUS:
And like an eagle we'll soar,
To a secret place high,
"Till the storms over pass,
And we no longer die.
Just men?s spirit's cry loud,
To see Life on both sides,
Of the river of Life,
So, it's here we'll abide.

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The Earthen Vessels Crying Abba

The earthen vessels crying "Abba"
Sons of God now cry,
Oh earth, arise, and go and see the host,
All heaven is here.


Oh come, ye earth, and start your singing
Proclaim this day of the Lord,
Oh rivers flow - throughout the desert,
Earthen vessels now glow.


Come into Mount Zion,
Awake, ye watchmen, and see:
Arise, 0 Israel, and march across the land and see;
The Christ has come! He's arisen in you and me!

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The Faith Of God

The faith of God.
God speaks.
You hear.

Through grace, God's free gift,
You believe.

Faith comes, a gift from God.
Faith is substance.
You receive.

By Faith, God's free gift,
You are justified,
You are sanctified.

By grace, God's free gift,
You obey.

God does His works through you.
Your living faith has works

You are built up.
You grow from faith to faith.
The faith of God.

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The Faithful City Standeth

The faithful city standeth,
And the pillars now come forth at God's command,
Never silent, just rejoicing,
They're the streets of gold, He's tried -
And now they stand!
Only speaking of the Father,
That His will be done in earth and all men see,
And His work they now shall finish,
For His glory rests upon these redeemed.

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The Fires of Heaven

The fires of Heaven, it has hit earth's land,
Our Father brought forth His very own plan,
It's perfection, for His Seed.
No man shall stand in the strength of his flesh,
But the servant that's tried, makes pure gold that lasts,
With direction for all needs.
But those who walk in the light of this Day,
Find a path that's narrow, and Him guiding their way,
Through resurrection.


Come up Higher, our God reigns.
Come up Higher, our God reigns.

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The First Fruits Company

I want to be in the first fruits company,
To rule and reign with the Lord,
The called-out ones, the manifested sons,
Thy will, Oh Lord, be done.

I want to be in the first fruits company,
To rule and reign with the Lord,
Thy will be done; Thy Kingdom come!!
In the first fruits company.

Many are called, but few are chosen to that company,
But I set my face toward Jerusalem,
To take my place with Thee.

The pattern is set; the sound has gone out
In the First Fruits Company.
Jesus Christ, the Lord, the Chief Cornerstone
Beckons to you and me.

The battles rage on, the Saints must be strong
In the First Fruits Company.
Take the shield of faith, and the sword in hand.
March on to victory!!

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The Foundation Of The Church Stands Sure

Don't try to build on partial revelation,
Mixing scripture with your minds deliberation.
A pet theory built on sand is man's creation,
And it cannot give the Church edification.

Division and debating are shifting sand
The Biblical foundations are able to stand.
And you can't build the temple on the shifting sand.
The foundation of the Church stands sure.

The Bible is against denomination,
Prophets and apostles are foundation,
One united head, not just cooperation,
'Til there's total unity and restoration.

Division and debating are shifting sand
The Biblical foundations are able to stand.
And you can't build the temple on the shifting sand.
The foundation of the Church stands sure.

The Word says men go wrong in speculation
But apostles can receive the revelation
No scripture's of your own interpretation.
Make certain that you build on the foundation.

Division and debating are shifting sand
The Biblical foundations are able to stand.
And you can't build the temple on the shifting sand.
The foundation of the Church stands sure.

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The Glory Of The Rising Of The Son

The glory of the rising of the Son
Is much greater than all kingdoms that mankind will ever build,
While the glory of all things mankind has done
Is far exceeded by the Spirit in each one who has been filled.
For we are filled with the Spirit of the Lord.
We are filled with the glory of the One Who made all things,
And as we yield to His Spirit more and more,
We are conformed to the King Who is above all other kings.

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The Good News

The good news is that Jesus came and died and rose again.
The good news is that He died for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is that God has sent the Comforter again.
The good news is the Spirit's here for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is God gave gifts of the Spirit once again.
The good news is that they are here for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is that God set order in the Church again.
The good news is that this is here for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is the Church will be in unity again.
The good news is that this is here for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is that God has set apostles once again.
The good news is that He gave them for you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is that Christ is being fully formed within.
The good news is He's being formed in you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

The good news is that Life and Love is flowing out from Him.
The good news is it's flowing out through you.
The good news is that He has come to take away your sin.
The good news is that all of this is true.

Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
You don't want to miss a thing God has for you,
Come and listen to the good news.
Come and listen to all the good news.
If we think we have it all, it's time to seek the Lord anew.

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The Holy Spirit Must Reveal

The Holy Spirit must reveal
To you He must make Jesus real
For God has got no grandchildren
You must be Jesus' personal friend
So seek Him now and you'll find Him
And you'll be born again

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The Hour Of Glory

The hour of glory is upon us,
His power revealed in the saints,
The hour when the saints will come to rule and reign,
Removing all fleshly constraints.

In Him we live and move,
And have our very being.
He abides in us and we in Him.

His glory is upon us.
His glory shines out from us,
The glory of the Only Holy One.

Glory, glory, glory,
The all surpassing glory,
The all surpassing glory of the Son.

Glory, glory, glory,
The all surpassing glory,
The all surpassing glory of the Son.

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The Hundred and Forty-Four-Thousand Now Stand

The hundred and forty-four thousand now stand,
The ones who are led by the Lamb and not man.
The Firstfruits awaking, as He trumps the sound,
Their head in the heaven, their feet on the ground.


The fires are raging, great cleansings are on,
In their mouth is no guile, and they sing a new song.
Awaiting the marriage and the feast to begin,
This great virgin company, redeemed from among men.

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The I Am--the I Am--the I Am

Who took your mourning and sorrow away?
Who took your life and restored it, I say?
Who took away the part,
And revealed in you His all?
The I Am - The I Am - The I Am.


Who healed your land and brought forth the first fruit?
Who plowed your earth, and made you meet for His use?
Who leads your every step, makes His Word now stand tall?
The I Am - The I Am - The I Am.


Who shall we say is appearing today?
Who shall they see in the midst of thee?
Who'll take away the veil, let creation go free?
The I Am - The I Am - The I Am.

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The Kingdom and Dominion

The kingdom and dominion
Has been given to the saints of the Most High,
It is an everlasting one,
I speak of Life for ye shall never die,
The covenant I've made shall stand,
Death disannulled by My own hand,
And with mercy I will pass over these I've tried,
This remnant Seed that I've preserved,
Is now being seen upon the earth,
And My Glory rests on the saints of the Most High.

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The Kingdom He Is Building In The Hearts Of You And I

You know a little knowledge will puff you up with pride.
Our need is for submission that all our flesh may die.
The Kingdom He is building in the hearts of you and I,
Is shaking out the errors made by men.
Establishing authority again.

We can't discern the Kingdom with old unseeing eyes.
We must reach out to Jesus, His eye-salve we must buy
The Kingdom He is building in the hearts of you and I,
Is shaking out the errors made by men.
Establishing authority again.

O, Christian, if you're weary and feeling oh so dry,
Drink freely of His water, and It will satisfy.
The Kingdom He is building in the hearts of you and I,
Is shaking out the errors made by men.
Establishing authority again.

If you think you are wealthy--that you have now attained.
We must press on to fullness, whatever we have gained.
The Kingdom He is building in the hearts of you and I,
Is shaking out the errors made by men.
Establishing authority again.

If you want more of Jesus, to self you have to die.
Let fire of the Spirit now fully purify,
The Kingdom He is building in the hearts of you and I,
Is shaking out the errors made by men.
Establishing authority again.

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The Kingdom Is Now At Your Hand

The Kingdom is now at your hand,
This wonderful and holy Land,
So wash away your earthly stain,
With blood from the Lamb Who was slain.

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The Kingdom Of God

The Kingdom of God--it is within you and it is at hand.
The Kingdom of God--let us seek it first as God commands.
And let us pray, "Thy Kingdom come."
The Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

In the Kingdom of God--the lion will lie down with the lamb.
In the Kingdom of God they will not hurt nor harm in all the land,
And a child will die at a hundred years
In the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

In the Kingdom of God, the trees of the field will clap their hands.
In the Kingdom of God, the army of the Lord will take the land.
And a child will play on the viper's den.
In the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

In the Kingdom of God, no flesh can enter in that holy land.
In the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom shall begin that has no end.
And when death is put beneath His feet Christ shall return,
In the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

In the Kingdom of God, the saints will rule and reign with the Lamb.
In the Kingdom of God, only truth and righteousness will stand,
And the Saints will rule with a rod of iron
In the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God.

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The Kingdom Order Has Been Restored

The Kingdom order has been restored,
The five-fold ministry exalting the Lord.
Clear off the foundation; submit to His hand.
We're building the Temple at Jesus command.
Clear off the foundation; submit to His hand.
We're building the Temple at Jesus command.

Since God restored the apostolic five-fold ministry.
They equip the saints to serve and come to unity,
Until they come to fullness, all built up to be complete,
By each joint supplying and the flow of love so sweet.

They set the local elders as the called of God to rule.
They set the local deacons as the helpers toward the goal.
The power of this order has been shown to all who see.
The government of God is working setting people free.

They give the apostles' doctrine only to be taught.
They do not give credence to man's high and mighty thought.
Reasoning and theory quenched by that which is revealed.
Speculation set aside for knowledge that is real.

Apostolic Presbyteries equipping saints for war,
Prophesy and lay on hands, to impart the power.
Sent by God and not by men, they have authority.
To impart unto each saint the gift and ministry.

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The Light Is Shining

This song can be sung along with the song: Greater
is He that is in thee than he that is in the world.

The light is shining in the darkness,
The light is shining in the darkness,
The light is shining in the darkness,
And the darkness is no more.

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The Lively Stones

The lively stones are gathered here,
That Christ has brought from far and near;
With their worship and their praise,
Giving glory to this Day.


These lively stones now sons shall be,
And this house shall set men free,
Giving glory through the land
To the Christ that's now at hand
Through these lively stones.

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The Living Stones, I'll Set In Place

I set my doors just as I will.
My pillars, strong, I give until
The temple, in the faith, is one,
And grows to fullness of the Son.

The living stones, I'll set in place.
Completed by My faith and grace.
And all who seek My face will find,
And know renewing of the mind.

You will not falter in the way,
My voice will guide you in the Day.
And you shall know what you must do,
The past is past. The new is new.

The living stones, I'll set in place.
Completed by My faith and grace.
And all who seek My face will find,
And know renewing of the mind.

Clean out the old; bring in the new.
Clean out the false; bring in the true.
My pattern is the only one,
It is unique. It is the Son.

The living stones, I'll set in place.
Completed by My faith and grace.
And all who seek My face will find,
And know renewing of the mind.

So walk and seek my pattern pure.
Keep pressing in. You must endure.
Ignore the world, and give Me heed.
Keep keeping on; you will succeed.

The living stones, I'll set in place.
Completed by My faith and grace.
And all who seek My face will find,
And know renewing of the mind.

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The Lord Is My Great Shepherd So I Will Not Suffer Want

The Lord is my great Shepherd, so I will not suffer want.
His water is now flowing in a living, moving font.
And though I often falter, Jesus always helps me through.
He turns my darkness into light til all will be made new.

I follow ever onward in the presence of my God.
I follow in the footsteps where the saints of God have trod,
And though I often falter, Jesus always helps me through.
He turns my darkness into light til all will be made new.

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The Mystery Is Finished

The mystery is finished - He said &quot;It is done,&quot;
Come blow the trumpet all ye created Sons,
For the nations arc waiting, His life to receive,
With love and rejoicing, blow the trumpet with me!


With one voice proclaiming His life through the land,
Saying, &quot;Great is our Father and the Christ who is at hand.&quot;

The price He has paid, reconciling all, you see,
So come all ye sons, blow the trumpet with me!


His army now rises, His breath has made us one,
Bone of His bone, fitly joined now here we come,
To conquer all death, setting all mankind free,
Stand on your feet, blow the trumpet with me!

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The Prophetic Word Of Rationalism

Rationalism is the prophetic word that proceeds from the god called intellect.

The prophetic word of rationalism is marked by the ability to justify any course of action or any philosophic paradigm.

The basis of rationalism is the belief that the intellect can reveal knowledge without the benefit of observation or any other source.

The prophetic word of rationalism will glorify anything except God and Jesus Christ, whether it be an organization, a person or persons, a doctrinal stand, a philosophy, a political ideology, or any part of the creation.

The prophetic word of rationalism can be heard throughout the land, from the campus of the university to the entertainment that is transmitted through all the various media. It can be heard from the news program to the sermon given from the pulpit of the local church building.

Numbers 15:39b Remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to go a whoring

1 Corinthians 2:14 The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Jeremiah 23:16 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Hearken not to the words of the prophets that prophesy to you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Jeremiah 9:13-15 And the LORD says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

Ezekiel 13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them

Ezekiel 13:22-23 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: Therefore you shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

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The Purity Ring

Let this ring now ever be
A symbol of your purity,
An emblem of your love for Me.
For I am He Who leadeth thee,
Who gave My life upon the tree,
And all this for your purity.

And when your eyes behold and see
This ring,
This ring of purity,
Remember this,
The promise that you made to Me,

For I own every minute of each hour.
Your future is secure within My power.

And when I tell you, "Look and see,
The one whom I prepared for thee."
Then you will see.
You'll know why I preserved your purity,
And kept you safe from all the worldly,
And why I drew you unto me.

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The Rational Mind Of Man

The rational mind of man
Can never understand
All the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
Can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

So we walk in the Light,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.
And we fight the good fight,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.

The rational mind of man
Can never understand
All the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
Can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

The rational mind of man
can never understand
all the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

So we walk in the Light,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.
And we fight the good fight,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.

The rational mind of man
can never understand
all the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

The rational mind of man
Can never understand
All the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
Can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

So we walk in the Light,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.
And we fight the good fight,
By faith and not by sight,
Not trusting in our own mind,
But trusting in His might.

The rational mind of man
Can never understand
All the love that our Father has toward us.
The rational mind of man
Can never see the plan
That the Lord is revealing unto us.

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The Real Church

Our God is real and absolute and His Light never dims,
Though much is done and falsely labeled as a work of Him,
Unlike the real Christ, the Only Hope of all mankind,
A plastic church suggests another christ of laws that bind,
A christ composed of many rules and rituals and forms,
And claiming that some human works could somehow please the Lord.
The members of the real Church confess the state they're in,
Depending on the works of Christ to save them from their sins.
Who look to power from On High to be set fully free,
And, though yet soiled, and spotted still, to one day holy be.

There is no way to join God's Church, yet all who will may come,
And any may be born into this Church of God's dear Son.
Unlike our mighty Lord, Who saves, and heals, by Whom we soar,
A man-made church presents some other christ who has no power,
A christ who has no power to heal, no power to set you free,
But rather form and ritual, a name from history.
How different, God's Church, God's Doors, His called out ministries,
Who manifest the potent Christ, the One Who sets us free,
Those led with power from on high; those called out from the world,
Those called to sell all that they have to purchase this great pearl.

The Church is not a club to join, yet all who will may come,
And any may be born into this Church of God's own Son.
Unlike this Holy One, in Whom we live so high above,
Synthetic churches pose some other christ . . . who is not Love,
A christ who brings no holiness, a mist from long ago,
A christ who is so far away, not like the One we know.
How different, God's Church: with Love of God and Spirit flow,
Obeying Christ, our vital Lord, The living Corner Stone.
That pattern absolute and sure, the living Christ Divine,
For we love Him Who is the Light, so He within us shines.

And all who seek to know the Lord will find Him as they pray,
Though many false christs are put forth who cannot help or save.
Unlike the mighty Christ, Whose presence is a burning fire,
A plastic church presents some other christ of mind's desire,
A christ who entertains and stimulates the human minds,
A made up christ who loves the world, that shackles, maims, and blinds.
Christ's Body is the Church: the growing Temple from On High,
Which now shows forth Lord Jesus Christ, the only Good and Kind,
The Temple of our holy God, a House not made with hands,
By that which every joint supplies, this Temple grows and stands.

So many spirits have gone forth, and many voices speak,
But those who seek the Holy One are careful as they seek.
They find the teaching Christ, Whom we may seek and find and know,
While pseudo-churches preach another christ who cannot show,
A christ who cannot speak to us, nor even guide our way,
The christ they preach we cannot know, nor grow in Him each day.
The contrast is the Church: those called to Light from shades of gray,
To walk according to the Christ revealed, in pots of clay.
Those called to press toward calling high will be set fully free,
And, though yet soiled, and spotted still, will one day holy be.

The doctrine that there is no Truth, Whom we may seek and find,
Pervades the earthly, devilish church, which charms the human mind.
Not like the great I Am, Who is, and Whom we know and feel,
A barren church presents a different christ who is not real,
A christ who says, "Do as thou wilt," with choices you may choose,
A vapor, a philosophy, a thought that you can use.
How different, God's Church, those who reveal our God's good news,
They manifest the steadfast Christ, the One Whom all may choose,
With love unfeigned and hope unquenched and Faith the only shield,
That Body of the living Lord: His essence now revealed.

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The Spirit And The Word Agree

The Spirit and the Word agree.
There is just one Jesus and one body.
There is just one doctrine; that's all there can be,
For the Spirit and the Word agree.

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The Spring Has Come At Last

The spring has come at last,
The winter's from us past,
Our fields are full of flowers in full bloom.
Our rivers all run free,
Our tree begins to leaf,
Our nights grow short, our days grow long,
This is our Spring Time Song.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


The Way Is Simple

The way is simple.
Abide in the Vine.
The Life of the Vine will flow.
The way is simple.
Abide in the vine.
The Spirit's own fruit will grow.

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The Wolf and the Lamb Shall Feed Together

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion and the bullock be as one.
No hurt nor destruction, in all my holy mountain,
No crying now, a new Day has begun.


And I do rejoice in my Jerusalem,
For through this people, Love has made us one.
No hurt nor destruction, in all my holy mountain,
For we now see the Father in the Son.

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The Wonder Of The Ages

I have seen the wonder of the ages.
I have heard His voice and held His hand.
He is my Sword and Shield as Satan rages,
While in the Heavenlies I take my stand.

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The Word Is Made Flesh Again

The Word is made flesh again,
His nature comes forth as God swallows up man.
A house divided will fall - but the Word does stand tall, He is now the beginning and end.


The earth and the heavens are one,
The Alpha - Omega, now appears through the Son.
Now our Father we see and in His likeness we'll be,
For the Day of His fullness is come!

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The Words of Life Are Only Words

The words of life are only words until each one is formed
Until it's worked within your life, and that new creation born.
You can talk of high and mighty things, and still not pay the price,
But unless it's formed within you, you're not walking in an endless Life.


Now the words you speak, when brought by mind, are shallow and not real
My Words are pure light, and the power you will feel.
Be not afraid of faces Sons, for this is your Day, it's here,
For I am separating wheat from chaff, translation time is near.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


The Youth of This World--Well They Can

The youth of this world--well they can
Change the world, wait and see.
Doing the things that God said,
Living in reality.


The Christ shines forth in their temple, Causing their natures to be,

Loving and kind, honest with man,
The youth of this world THEY CAN!

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Theologians And Scholars

Theologians and scholars all arguing about,
Some verses in the Bible they think they figured out.
Where is the wise man, where is the sage,
Where's the debater of this age.
They're all quite offended and amazed,
That God has rejected all their man-made ways.

Remember what the saints of old have said,
"There are certain limits to the brain inside your head.
If we know some doctrine, _ we know it just in part.
Our own understanding puts the horse behind the cart.

The mind of man cannot figure out,
What the word of God is all about.
He prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
His imagination will dream up something new,
Or else his old traditions make it difficult to move.
Interpreting the Scripture is a thing he cannot do.

Paul had to tell them he was set to be
One of the apostolic ministries.
As such he taught the doctrine as ordained,
And if they were all hearers and doers they would gain.

If you yield to the Spirit, God will show you the truth.
The natural mind is enmity, but God will pull you through.
See the foundation set in it's place.
Come in submission to His grace.
The proud and their opinions, God will abase.
But he will not reject any who truly seek His face.

David and his men built a new cart.
They had this great idea for carrying the ark.
God doesn't need ideas as He showed us on that day.
He gave us fair warning that he needs us to obey.

They all believe the Bible, at least they say they do.
But there are just some verses they can't believe are true.
Perhaps they are outdated so that they don't apply.
Or else they're unimportant and easy to deny.
With great intelligence, they keep explaining why.
But every time they move their mouth, you hear another lie.

Jeremiah said, "Be careful what you do."
If you say, "The Lord said," something, just make sure it's true.
The Lord won't tell me one thing and another thing to you.
If His Spirit leads us, He will end the Hullabaloo.

Those who never were sent by God, yet on their own they ran,
They don't want to wait on God, so they form their own plan.
They think they need no healer, so they can't be healed.
From these the things of God are all concealed,
Whose great and prideful mind could never yield,
But to the meek obedient heart, God's will is revealed.

Miriam wouldn't honor and obey!
She said, "Couldn't anybody else but Moses lead the way?"
God told her it was He, set Moses in that place.
To some He spoke through visions but to Moses, face to face

Theologians and scholars all arguing about,
Some verses in the Bible they think they figured out.
Where is the wise man, where is the sage,
Where's the debater of this age.
They're all quite offended and amazed,
That God has rejected all their manmade ways.

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There Are Those Who Love To Say

There are those who love to say,
"The natural holds all the sway!"
While trying to explain away
The things that God does every day.

They tell us that we cannot know
The God above while here below.
And so they put on quite a show
To try to prove we cannot know.

But God does move. We see His Hand.
We hear His Voice. In Him, we stand.
For we know everything is planned,
And all things move at God's command.

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There Are Times

There are times when I don't know what to do,
Times when I don't know what to say.
Those are times I just praise God,
And in His presence I stay.

There's no need to worry.
There's no need to fear.
There's no need to feel so sad,
Jesus is always here.

Jesus is the answer to everything I need.
He gives me peace and rest.
He protects and He will lead,
And He is the One I love the best.

There's no need to worry.
There's no need to fear.
There's no need to feel so sad,
Jesus is always here.

Jesus is the answer to everything I need.
He gives me peace and rest.
He protects and He will lead,
And He is the One I love the best.

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There Is A Place In Jesus

There is a place in Jesus,
Where there can be no sin.
A secret place in Jesus,
O let us enter in.
A place above all sorrow,
All sadness, hurt and care.
That secret place in Jesus,
O let us enter there.

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There Is A Time In Early Morn

There is a time in early morn,
I've set aside to seek my Lord,
To rest in bliss by Spirit bourne,
That I may learn to know Him more.

By Jesus' counsel, I can know
His voice and leading and His glow,
That all His love and peace may flow,
And, in His stature, daily grow.

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There Is No Substitute For Jesus

All the things that men may do to substitute,
Those creations and theologies they institute,
All those things that they invent,
And their clever argument,
Cannot compare to Jesus.

There is no substitute for Jesus.
We each must know Him as our Friend.
He must reveal Himself and fill us.
He must work through us from within.
There is no substitute for Jesus.
We must receive Him as our Friend.
The more we yield, the more He fills us,
Until we're glorified with Him.

So many ways that men may try to imitate
God's great moving by His Spirit but if we will wait
On the Lord and seek His face,
He shall touch us with His grace.
We shall touch Him, our Jesus.

There is no substitute for Jesus.
We each must know Him as our Friend.
He must reveal Himself and fill us.
He must work through us from within.
There is no substitute for Jesus.
We must receive Him as our Friend.
The more we yield, the more He fills us,
Until we're glorified with Him.

All the things the men may do to substitute,
Forms and programs dead and empty and so destitute,
Mocking Him on Whom we're built,
He Who takes away our guilt,
The King of Kings, our Jesus.

There is no substitute for Jesus.
We each must know Him as our Friend.
He must reveal Himself and fill us.
He must work through us from within.
There is no substitute for Jesus.
We must receive Him as our Friend.
The more we yield, the more He fills us,
Until we're glorified with Him.

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There Is Peace In My Heart

There is peace in my heart. There is wonderful peace.
My Savior lives in my heart.
There is peace in my heart. There is wonderful peace.
My Savior lives and give me peace in my heart.
For on my own my soul is dry. Christ arose
And vic'try's won by Jesus' Name.
There is peace in my heart. There is wonderful peace.
My Savior lives and gives me peace in my heart.

copyright Leif Aarrestad


There Really Is No Other Like My Jesus

There really is no other like my Jesus
For no one else can take away my sin.
No one else has power like my Jesus
I shall deny myself and follow Him
I'm picking up my cross to follow Jesus.
For no one else can take away my sin.
No one else has power like my Jesus
I shall deny myself and follow Him.

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There's A Whole Lot A Shaking Going On.

God is shaking our pet theories and we're moving on.
He is shaking speculation and we're moving on.
He is shaking our pet theories.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

Chorus:
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.
There's a whole lot a shaking Going on.
There's a whole lot a shaking.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking my own heart and I'm moving on
He is shaking my own heart and I'm moving on
He is shaking my own heart
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking out all malice, and we're moving on.
He is shaking out all anger, and we're moving on.
He is shaking out all anger.
He is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking those at ease, and we're moving on.
He is shaking those at ease, and we're moving on.
He is shaking those at ease.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking out division, and we're moving on.
Shaking out denomination, and we're moving on.
He is shaking out division.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking false prophets, and we're moving on.
False ministries are shaking, and we're moving on.
He is shaking false apostles.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking all creation, and we're moving on
He is shaking all creation, and we're moving on
He is shaking all creation.
Shaking all that can be shaken,
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

More verses:

God is shaking out our doctrine and we're moving on.
He is shaking man-made doctrine and we're moving on.
He is shaking man-made doctrine
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking out our order and we're moving on.
He is shaking man-made order and we're moving on.
He is shaking man-made order
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking independence and we're moving on.
He is shaking independence and we're moving on.
He is shaking independence.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking all rebellion, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking all rebellion, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking all rebellion.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking all my sin, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking all my sin, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking all my sin.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

God is shaking out all strife, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking out all strife, and I'm moving on.
He is shaking out all strife.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

Jealousy is being shaken, and we're moving on.
Jealousy is being shaken, and we're moving on.
He is shaking out jealousy.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

False gifts are being shaken, and we're moving on.
False gifts are being shaken, and we're moving on.
False gifts are being shaken.
God is shaking, shaking, shaking!
There's a whole lot a shaking going on.

If you need any more verses, you'll have to write them yourself.

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There's Power For Holiness And Life In Grace

Amazing grace that sets me free,
Abounding more and more;
The Spirit ever leadeth me;
The Lord is every door.

There?s power for holiness and life in grace.
The Spirit leads with power to keep pace.
His mighty grace now lives within;
All sin it will displace.
There?s power for holiness and life in grace.

Through grace I have been born again,
By grace the Temple grows
Until the wondrous morning when
His fullness overflows.

Amazing grace that has restored
The five-fold ministry,
Foundation of Thy Body, Lord,
Which grows in unity

Each stone must now be set in place,
According to His will
So holy power, life, and grace
Will all His Temple fill.

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They Came To Break Up The Foundation

They came to break up the foundation.
They thought they had the tools to get it done.
But God is raising up a holy nation
He's raising up a company of sons
And God has restored the foundation
Of apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ is still the head.
And God has restored the foundation.
Until the work is done
All united into one,
To the fullness of God's Son
Just as the Spirit led and like the Bible said.

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They Had It All Worked Out

He came as a little baby, meek and lowly.
He came as carpenter, walking holy.
He came as a young man healing cripples.
He came as a young man forgiving evil.

They had it all worked out, how He should come.
False teachers reasoned in their minds and missed Him.
But anyone who will simply seek His face,
Will find a hiding place in Him.

He came to be born in your heart today
He came to live within you in a new and living way.
He came as ministries--His Spirit within.
Set by the will of God, not men.
He came as order, precepts and power.
He came with authority in this last and present hour.
He came as a Head and a Body.
His Body comes in unity.

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They Had Thought The Proof Would Come

They had thought the proof would come,
That they could prove there was no God,
And that they need not serve the One.
The mighty One Who loves them so.
They thought that they need not obey,
That they could forge out their own way,
That they could do what they desired.
Yes, This had been the hope of some.
To prove, somehow, there was no God.
To prove, somehow, there was no God.

They had thought they would do well,
With axioms, they could do well;
These axioms, which they could tell,
These stories, just assumptions, lies,
If they could add in any lies,
That, then, they could adjust the facts,
And prove, somehow, there was no God.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.

And so they cast about to find,
A story that might come to mind.
An axiom that they might dream,
A lie to help them work their scheme,
They would assume no God exists,
And that no spirits could exist.
Nor any thing of spiritual.
They would assume material
Is all there is. And natural,
Is all that moves the physical.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.

Instead, they found that what they saw,
Has proved that there are certain laws.
And observation told them why
False logic left them high and dry.
They found there was no set of lies,
No set of lies that could deny
The God, creation, and the flood.
The God, creation, and the flood.

Eventually, there came a day
No set of lies could show a way.
Could force the facts to all line up,
The facts they knew could not line up
With all the theories that they love,
With all the theories that they love.

Now God has shown them all to be
Sad liars speaking foolishly.
They thought that they would help their cause,
But now, have shown their theory's flaws.
They proved that God had made it all,
That He, from nothing, made it all.
These are the facts they choose to hate.
These are the facts they choose to hate.

Observing that, which now exists,
There is so much that now exists
That gives us clues to view the past,
And, so, we now can know at last,
The geologic column shows
The flood and how God judges those
Who won't obey and walk in sin,
And there, in rock, God's fingerprint.
And many other things we see,
And many other things we see.
These are the facts they hate to know.
These are the facts they hate to know.

And it is plain that it would be
Impossible that what we see,
All things could not have made themselves.
Could not have ever made themselves.
By much research, they now can know:
The dream they loved, should really go.
The dream of evolution's claim,
This dream could never, now, explain,
It violates what we have seen.
It violates what we have seen.

In former years, some have been fooled.
In ignorance, they had been fooled.
But, now, the facts expose the lie,
A theory that was just a lie,
And in the light of day it's seen
To be a foolish, silly dream.
These are the things they choose to hate.
These are the things they choose to hate.

And also, we have seen and know,
And all experiments have shown,
That even the most simple life,
The small, self-reproducing life,
Is far past what we comprehend.
And so it is the time to end
This theory we cannot defend.
These are the things they choose to hate.
These are the things they choose to hate.

It made them mad. It made them wild.
They proved a baby is a child,
A pure sweet baby, when conceived.
And not what they had first believed.
The money made on killing them
Was worth the shame of what they'd done.
Hard businessmen won't bear the cost
When billions, billions might be lost.
They sure must buy a law or four,
Keep money flowing through the door.
But, now, the facts are plainly seen.
But, now, the facts are plainly seen.

So, what is the reaction since?
Have they now turned or been convinced?
Or have they changed their minds at all?
Or are we talking to a wall.
They know, but willingly ignore,
And ignorance is at the core.
Ignoring facts, they stumble on.
These willingly are ignorant.
Though, now, the facts are plainly seen.
Though, now, the facts are plainly seen.

God will not force Himself on you,
He's always there. He's there for you,
But, when rejected, never will
Force His great love on anyone.
Those who have chosen, now, to be,
In ignorance, most willingly,
And who have chosen not to see,
Nor glorify the King of kings,
He has allowed their fate to be
Controlled by their own evil minds.
For every person's carnal mind,
Does wickedness, deceitfully,
Beyond the point that we can know.
Beyond the point that we can know.

So many have now lifted up,
This carnal mind, this dirty cup.
But it is carnal. It will die.
It keeps us captive to a lie.
Though many will its worth now praise,
It has no power, cannot save,
And, by illusions, does enslave.
And, by illusions, does enslave.

The human mind is fully filled
With all unrighteousness and sin.
And God turns those who will not yield,
Receive His love and come to Him,
He turns them over to themselves.
These are the ones who have rebelled,
And sought their own in everything,
Are then, enslaved to their own minds,
And they, full of unrighteousness,
Involve themselves in carnal sins,
And wickedness, and coveting.
Maliciousness, and envying,
And murder, and debate, deceit.
So when they try to do the right
They cannot help but to destroy
The very ones they try to help.
The very ones they try to help.

They whisper lies and then accuse.
They talk behind the back of those.
These are the ones who hate their God,
And openly rebel in sin.
They mock His laws and, so, mock Him,
And openly speak evil things,
Of Him Who gave His life for them,
They act in spite, as boasters, proud.
Their parents, they do not obey.
Inventors of such evil things.
Inventors of such evil things.


When they have drifted far away,
Away from God, Who is the source,
Of all the wisdom that exists,
When they have drifted, thus, away,
They never will have wisdom then.
They will not come to understand,
For understanding comes one way.
Obeying God, this is the way.
Obeying God, this is the way.

They break their promises and cheat,
And though they speak and sing of love,
They do not mean the selfless love,
But only mean immoral acts.
And when compassion is their theme,
they walk instead in envying,
And selfishness, and malice reigns.
They say they love the poor so much,
That they are willing now to take,
To take some other person's wealth,
and send it over to the poor.
They're careful in their so-called love,
And take great pains just to make sure,
It never touches what they own,
Unless they can promote themselves,
For these are the unmerciful.
For these are the unmerciful.

All who refuse to honor God,
Who do know about His law,
But who have chosen to ignore,
To willingly be ignorant,
They know that God does judge the wrong.
When any nation has been blessed,
But turns away from serving God,
Then God will judge that nation more
Than those who never knew the Lord.
And yet, God's hand is outstretched still,
He holds out hope until the end.
He holds out hope until the end.

The leading of the Holy One,
If we will but submit ourselves,
If we will let His mighty power
Direct the way and take control,
Then He will change us and transform.
His love is awesome and it's power
Will show us if we yield to Him.
He loves us so. He loves us so.
He loves us so. He loves us so.

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This Freedom In The Lord

This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me,
Is freedom from my own corrupt desire.
How different from flesh that earth-bound holds me
Enslaved to self and held in world's mire.

The fleshly effort that extols or scolds me,
Can never bring me to the Lord's desire.
This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me
Consumes my death-bent flesh with holy fire.

This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me,
Inspires to apprehend and to acquire
The Kingdom of the Lord to which He molds me,
The power of the vision I admire.

This Spirit of the Lord, as He enfolds me,
Gives vision, so I see my new attire.
With freedom from the Lord, as He enfolds me,
I press to be completed and entire.

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This Is Coming From the Father

This is coming from the Father,
And here?s the reason why;
If it came through a doctrine,
All men would surely die.
It's been reserved in heaven,
And now the time is here,
And it's coming from the Father,
So be released and have no fear.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


This Is It, This Is It!

The day is at hand, and the timing is now,
This is it, This is it!
Just look unto your God, and He will show you how,
This is it, This is it!


Just believe in His Word, and do as He says,
Open up your heart, and take that first step,
His voice will lead you on,
His life will give you strength,
This is it, This is it!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


This Is My Day of Jubilee

This is my day of jubilee,
I heard His voice - He said, &amp;quot;You're free!&amp;quot;
As I'm released, so I release you too.
This is my day - I am restored,
My kingdom has become the Lord's,
So let us praise Him, this is our jubilee.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


This Is The Anointing Of Being

At any moment, we can link ourselves
To the power of that infinite One.
He, Who orders everything,
He, Who is the King of kings,
He, Who forms and molds,
He, Who sets and holds
The order of all that exists,
He, by Whom all things consist,
The One Who holds all things in His control.

Wisdom is the practice of talking to this One in prayer,
And of listening and hearing and of moving with Him there,
Standing in His presence, struck with holy awe,
Knowing there is nothing else that can, in heaven or earth, compare.

This is the anointing of being.
The anointing of becoming is so near.
This is the Kingdom of God we are seeing.
The Kingdom of God is here.

A righteousness built on love's Light.
Rather than weakness and fear.
Springing from God's own great might.
The Kingdom of God is here.

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Thou Wilt Show Me a Path of Life

Thou wilt show me the path of life,
In thy presence, is fullness of joy.
Thou wilt show me the path of Life,
At Thy right hand, there are pleasures forevermore.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Thoughts We Have Thunk

Logic has made a phenomenal goof,
When it offers proof, there's no proof of the proof.
If your life is meaningless, aimless and punk,
You might give some thought to the thoughts you have thunk.

An elastic logic is taught in the schools,
And thinking they're wise, they become silly fools.
The students must kowtow or else they will flunk,
So they learn confusion in thoughts they have thunk.

Fierce strongholds of error reside in the mind
With paths that keep changing, that waggle and wind.
Logic is loaded with glazed over junk.
You don't really think how your thoughts have been thunk.

The natural mind is so lofty and high,
And amazingly sneaky when telling a lie.
If folks only knew how their thoughts have been thunk,
They wouldn't be tempted to fall for such bunk.

You think a consensus can make something true?
You think that the news is true-blue through and through?
For most of us, some of the thoughts we have thunk.
First entered our minds from the televijunk

We don't need a hypnotist to hypnotize.
Not knowing what's real, we can't tell what's lies.
The media loads us with informajunk
To use as a basis for thoughts we have thunk.

You hear a false statement, if it's stated well,
And think it's from heaven, but it came from hell.
Don't heedlessly, head-lessly lay in your bunk,
To be lulled to sleep by the thoughts you have thunk.

Theologians all argue. Ecologists do.
Historians, experts and scientists too.
If, ever, they thought how their thoughts have been thunk.
They wouldn't end up in a big arguemunk.

We just know in part, however we try,
And a part of the truth is like telling a lie.
One holds a leg, while another, the trunk.
We are just like those blind men at that elephunk.

You start with a true set of facts straight from God,
Then twist them and squeeze them to make something odd.
Human analysis, frankly, has stunk
Because of our errors in thoughts we have thunk.

One false assumption is all that it takes
To take many truths and replace them with fakes.
We ALL make assumptions--assume them with spunk.
With presuppositions ALL your thoughts are thunk.

Each of our ways is so right in our eyes.
It's amazing the things that our mind justifies!
Will you still depend on the thoughts that you thunk?
And worship the brain in your thick craniumk?

It may feel as real as real could feel,
But feelings are fickle, despite their appeal.
So products of wildest imaginajunk,
Feel real when repeated in thoughts that we thunk.

Being right is important . . . how we long to be right!
In confirming our rightness, we find our delight.
Our scholars and experts give confirmajunk,
But they fail to tell how their thoughts had been thunk.

Do you like to hear just what you like to hear?
Do you know it's right . . . 'cause it tickles your ear?
Folks think, by affirming, they've grown, but they've shrunk,
So they don't like to challenge the thoughts they have thunk.

Thought becomes action, then it becomes you.
You become what you think. You become what you do.
You might end up spiritually blind, deaf and drunk,
If you rely on the thoughts you have thunk.

All systems of man are now falling apart,
For they're founded on concepts from man's evil heart.
Your proud ship is sinking; it's sinking; it's sunk.
They wouldn't hold water . . . those thoughts you had thunk.

Would it be so silly to start from the start
To challenge your thinking, and open your heart?
Not laying the facts on the table . . . kerplunk!
Then polluting them with old thoughts you had thunk.

If we could just yield and let God reveal,
We could tell what is false. We could tell what is real.
We don't need to constantly, forever flunk
Entrapped within mazes of thoughts we have thunk.

Yielding is something we don't do too well.
Submission's a subject that just doesn't sell.
But if you're relying on thoughts you have thunk
You're building a tow'r of your own Babalunk.

This is the moment, and this is the day.
We've got to trust Jesus to show us the way.
In His mind, He doesn't have thoughts you have thunk.
Let Jesus recycle your theolojunk.

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Thy Kingdom Come, Lord; Thy Will Be Done

It shall flow with mighty power,
It shall flow in unity,
It shall flow with mighty blessing.
It shall set the captive free.
For the Saints will give themselves
As a sacrifice to Him
When the fullness of the Lord shall come.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Make all Thy people one, Thy body one,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.

The scholars shall all tremble
When they see that they've denied
The power of the Kingdom
In their vanity and pride,
For the order of the Lord
Shall fill all the earth,
When the Kingdom of the Lord shall come.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Make all Thy people one, Thy body one,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.

Every work shall be tested
By the fire of the Lord,
And for all that is enduring,
There shall be a just reward,
Though some suffer loss that day,
They, themselves shall yet be saved,
When the judgment of the Lord shall come.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Thy Kingdom come, Lord, Thy will be done.
Make all Thy people one, Thy body one,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.

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To Him that Overcomes

To him that overcomes,
Shall I grant to sit with me in my Father's throne, To him that overcomes -

Shall I make a pillar in the temple of my God. The trumpet blows, a voice sounds clear,
That all of God's sons shall dwell up here
In raiment white and pure,
And I counsel thee to buy of me
This gold that has been tried in the fire.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Touch Him

Touch Him, touch the Lord of Glory;
Taste and see that He is Good.
Touch Him, touch the Lord of Glory;
Taste and see that He is Good.

Listen, Hear His voice of comfort;
Sense the fragrance of His Love.
Listen, Hear His voice of comfort;
Sense the fragrance of His Love.

Know His resurrection presence;
Feel His Life and Power within.
Know His resurrection presence;
Feel His Life and Power within.

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Turn Us Again, Lord

Turn us again, Lord, and cause Your face to shine,
Lead us to still waters, by Your Life divine.
Restore us and raise us into new heights with Thee,
So that creation, at last may go free.


For one day, is ending and a new age is at hand,
With just men, made perfect, with their peers they now stand.
Each one in their order, fitly joined, now we see,
A whole man, made perfect, to be used of Thee!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Two Kinds Of Faith

There is a kind of faith,
A faith that is of man.
A faith that makes up its own way.
A faith that builds on sand.

There is a holy faith,
A faith from God above.
It hears God's Word and then obeys,
In confidence and love.

There is a reasoned faith,
A faith from human mind.
It cannot find God's holy way.
Its liberty will bind.

There is a sacred faith,
A faith that sets us free.
It sets us free so we obey.
And gives us eyes to see.

There is a human faith,
A faith for carnal use.
A faith that learns a carnal way,
And cannot walk in Truth.

There is a potent faith,
A faith that is of God.
By faith we walk in His straight way,
Empowered by Christ's blood.

There is a foolish faith,
That leaps into the dark.
A faith that lies in what it says,
That boasts of its dead works.

There is real faith,
A faith that walks in light.
A faith that moves at what God says,
That only walks in Light.

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Two Spirits

The human spirit, its violence is plain to see now.
Its 'righteous' anger justifying sin.

The Holy Spirit, His fruit spring forth in all who follow.
Let those who have been born now walk in Him.



The human spirit, all violence proceeds from this source.
With faulty reason, vile acts defends.

The Holy Spirit, all love and peace proceeds from this Source.
He is the Christ, the power of God within.



The human spirit, It feeds on envy. Full of malice!
It reaches out exalting thoughts of self.

The Holy Spirit, He moves in mercy. How He loves us!
He moves in love through those who yield themselves.



The human spirit, it has a usurped power destructive.
It makes demands for "rights" and privileges.

The Holy Spirit, His power is God's power within us.
Self-sacrifice marks all who now are His.



The human spirit, it points its finger and accuses.
It thanks its God for all its righteousness.

The Holy Spirit, He looks for fruit meet for repentance.
And contrite hearts that ask Him to forgive.



The human spirit, it brings attention to its own self.
It loves itself. Its selfish ways are known.

The Holy Spirit, He always points the way to Jesus.
He speaks of Christ, exalting Him alone.



The human spirit, it speaks of its own puffed up virtue
It seeks to prove that it is good and right.

the Holy Spirit, He speaks of that which is true virtue.
He points the way from darkness to the LIGHT.



The human spirit, its so deceptive; who can know it.
It uses pseudo-science to tell lies.

The Holy Spirit, He looks for willing hearts who hear Him.
He speaks only of Truth from up on High.



The human spirit, the power of the human psyche.
They work together in hypocrisy.

The Holy Spirit, The power of the Holy Father.
He is the One Who sets the captives free.



The human spirit, it tries to find some human method.
The human ways where all confusion lurks.

The Holy Spirit, He points the way to Gods own methods.
And from God's Word reveals the way that works.



The human spirit, it claims to have attained all fullness.
It seeks to show that it is good and blessed.

The Holy Spirit, He urges all to come to fullness.
He urges us to press on toward His rest.



The human spirit, it claims that there is no Truth for us.
It looks to made-up lies to build its tower.

The Holy Spirit, He points the way, the way to Jesus.
For Jesus is the Truth; in Him is power.



The human spirit, it speaks of human effort working.
It tries to use the self to bring reform.

The Holy Spirit, He simply brings us to The New King.
The King of kings in all who are reborn.



The human spirit, it thinks it sees with understanding.
It's blind with no capacity for sight.

The Holy Spirit, His hope sees just what God is doing.
The King of kings, we seek with all our might.

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Unfolding Revelation

Can Christians grow by holding firm
To doctrine or to creed?
The Shepherd leads His sheep to where
They in new pastures feed.

Can food of yesteryear suffice
For hunger of today?
Was it not for our daily bread
That He taught us how to pray?

A soul can never grow in grace
That is content to stay
In blissful contemplation of
The things of yesterday,

And live alone in memory
Of some bright evening star
His grace had sent to lead us on;
Not keep us where we are.

UNFOLDING REVELATION is
God's purpose for this hour.
Why live in flesh? The stratospheres
Are vibrant with His power!

There is a Spirit realm to which
We can triumphant rise,
And blend redemption's melodies
With music from the skies.

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Unity And Harmony

The Church is Jesus' Body. It's order, now revealed.
We see It by the Spirit, but only when we yield.
Our God receives all glory, exalting Christ the King.
He, only, has preeminence, the Head of everything

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

And in the Church there is no chief elder ascending,
Nor any chief apostle, except for Christ our King.
Equipped with this foundation, one holy covering,
The Church will grow to fullness of Christ in everything.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

We are equipped with doctrine no longer blown about
By winds that sound so promising, but only foster doubt.
Our private explanations of Scripture have all failed,
Now prophets and apostles receive what God's unveiled.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

We are equipped with judgment, just government restored.
Not government of men, but the reigning of the Lord.
And setting local elders in every local Church,
The Spirit does the choosing; it's not by human search.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

The independent mavericks, can never qualify.
They build their little kingdoms. To self they will not die.
The hirelings all run away when they cannot be paid.
For they love recognition and every accolade.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

There is no lording over, nor do they domineer.
No leading by persuasion nor brow beating and fear.
So they lead by example. And we keep following,
As they lead into Jesus, the Christ, the King of Kings.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

And they equip through laying on hands and prophecy,
As God prepares each member with gifts and ministry.
Each member builds the others with those gifts from above,
With every joint supplying, they speak the truth in love.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

And they set local elders to shepherd every flock,
Those who receive the brethren are founded on the rock.
And they set local deacons to make the Church complete.
Let God come in with glory and cleanse with fiery heat.

Unity and harmony
None having ascendancy.
Humility, authority
Of the five fold ministry.
O sweet mystery,
Written in simplicity
The Scripture makes it plain to see
The order of God's Kingdom

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Unity, For This Lord, I Pray

Mold us into one. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee.
One in the Holy Ghost. O Lord, let us yield totally.
Let Thy Kingdom come. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee.
All division cease. O Lord, let us yield totally.

Unity! For this, Lord we pray!
Harmony! Let all strife fade away!
Let us stand in Your presence until we are one in Thee.
Let us all seek Your face until we are one in Thee.

One in government. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee.
Order of the Word. O Lord, let us yield totally.
One firm foundation. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee
One sure covering. O Lord, let us yield totally.

All one in the faith. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee.
One in knowledge. O Lord, let us yield totally.
One Kingdom of God. O Lord, let us yield ourselves to thee.
One pure doctrine. O Lord, let us yield totally.

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Unless The Lord Builds The House He Labors In Vain That Buildeth It

Unless the Lord builds the house,
He labors in vain that buildeth it.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
He labors in vain that buildeth it.

Let us build His house according to the plan
With His power both to will and to do.
Let us build His house obeying His command.
Let us yield to Him anew.

Unless the Lord sends the man,
They labor in vain when sent by man.
Unless the Lord sends the man,
They have not been sent and yet they ran.

Let us build His house according to the plan
With His power both to will and to do.
Let us build His house obeying His command.
Let us yield to Him anew.

Unless the Lord shows the plan,
The Lord will not honor the plan of man.
Unless the Lord shows the plan,
The natural mind cannot understand.

Let us build His house according to the plan
With His power both to will and to do.
Let us build His house obeying His command.
Let us yield to Him anew.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Unmerited Favor! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!

Unmerited favor! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!
Unmerited Favor
Unmerited favor! Alleluia! Thank You Lord!
Unmerited favor! Who am I?
You know my past and yet you've chosen me.
Yet, Lord, I know that it's true,
That I have a wonderful Gift in my heart from You.
Unmerited favor! Your almighty power is living and working in me.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


War, The Great Division

War

There is great division, war on every side,
Wars and rumors can be heard, and many souls have died.

There is great division, trembling, now, with fear,
Sides are being polarized as harvest time draws near.

There are just two factions if you understand,
There is that which is of God and that which is of man.

These two warring factions, cannot reconcile.
God is holy every way, but man can just defile.

These two warring factions, banners now unfurled,
There are those who are of Christ and those who love the world.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We All Will Be One As Jesus And The Father Are One

There is just one Lord Jesus,
One God, one Father, one King.
There is just one Holy Spirit,
One triune God, so we sing that . . .

We all will be one, as Jesus and the Father are one.
As the Father is in Jesus;
As Jesus is in Him,
They will be in all of us,
And we will be in Them.

There is just one foundation
One Church, one order, one way.
There is just one revelation.
One doctrine, one hope, so we pray that . . .

We all will be one, as Jesus and the Father are one.
As the Father is in Jesus;
As Jesus is in Him,
They will be in all of us,
And we will be in Them.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Are Speaking a Word

We are speaking a Word - a new and living Word,
A Word that knows no boundaries,
A Word with power to save - A Word with power to heal,
A Word that shall never pass away.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


We Are Standing In The Presence Of The Lord

We are standing in the presence of the Lord.
We are standing in the presence of the Lord.
As the Spirit flows, a mighty fountain,
Faith is moving every mountain,
Standing in the presence of the Lord.

Praising Jesus as in unity we sing.
Praising Jesus as in unity we sing.
As the Spirit flows, a mighty fountain,
Faith is moving every mountain,
Praising as in unity we sing.

Let us worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Let us worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
As the Spirit flows, a mighty fountain,
Faith is moving every mountain,
Worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

Drawing nearer in the presence of the Lord.
Drawing nearer in the presence of the Lord.
As the Spirit flows, a mighty fountain,
Faith is moving every mountain,
Nearer in the presence of the Lord.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Can See God's Glory

Down in Bethlehem
A Savior and a Prophet born today.
Shepherds worship Him,
And wise men watch a star to find their way.
Herod tried to kill God's one begotten Son,
But many worshiped when they saw
That precious holy one.
He is creator, God,
Come in the flesh to be
The sacrificial Lamb of God,
To set His people free.

We can see God's glory;
We are walking now with Christ the King.
As we see Him heal the wounded,
As we hear the broken-hearted sing.
We can see God's glory;
He, who once was dead, became our Life.
We will seek His face more strongly;
We have touched the Kingdom, Jesus Christ.

There He is the man,
A Teacher and a Prophet, so they say.
Is He just a man?
His words and acts and miracles display
Authority from God and love for everyone;
Religious leaders, testing Him,
Reject this holy one.
His words bring truth and life.
But scholars smear His name.
Theologians cannot see,
While humble fools proclaim,

We can see God's glory;
We are walking now with Christ the King.
As we see Him heal the wounded,
As we hear the broken-hearted sing.
We can see God's glory;
He, who once was dead, became our Life.
We will seek His face more strongly;
We have touched the Kingdom, Jesus Christ.

Here they are again,
The witnesses of Jesus take their stand;
Whom the Lord did send,
To equip the saints throughout the land.
Foundation thus restored, to keep the doctrine one.
To bring order to the Church,
Until their task is done.
God gave them to the church
For perfect unity
Til manifested sons of God
Come to maturity.

We can see God's glory;
We are walking now with Christ the King.
As we see Him heal the wounded,
As we hear the broken-hearted sing.
We can see God's glory;
He, who once was dead, became our Life.
We will seek His face more strongly;
We have touched the Kingdom, Jesus Christ.

Inspired by the Steve Green Song, "We Have Seen God's Glory," which works well in a medley with this song.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Dedicate This Tiny Life To You

The Scriptures say You laid Your hands on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
Right here, we lay our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us;
Now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

Lord, today, we dedicate this tiny life to You;
A gemstone in Your Temple that Your Spirit can flow through.
You gave her as a gift to us;
Now we give her back to You.
And so as we take care of her, in everything we do,
Let us be good stewards of this gemstone in Your Temple,
For we are only stewards as You let us work with You.

The Scriptures say You laid Your hands on little ones to bless them.
So now, today,
Right here, we lay our hands upon this little one and pray.
We dedicate this little one today.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Do Praise Thee

We do praise Thee;
Thou hast rained upon our land,
The latter and the former,
Has brought forth this Corporate Man.
And the harvest is so glorious,
The Firstfruits now we see,
The Feast is choice, we have heard His voice,
And a new appearing now shall be.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


We Have Not Followed Cleverly Designed Fables

To speculate about just how it's going to be,
When God fulfills His word, this cannot set us free.
But that which He has done among us in this day,
Tells us He'll fulfill His word in His own way.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

To speculate about a future prophecy,
Will never bring the saints to perfect unity,
He's given us command of what to do today,
He supplies the pow'r. We yield and obey.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

The theories all abound on what God really means.
And many of them put the saints of God at ease.
But God has shown His way, a way in which we walk.
It isn't just some reasoning. It isn't just some talk.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

The pattern has been set. The Scripture makes it clear.
We must be born again. We must have ears to hear.
We need to build the church as God Himself designed.
We must do away with forms from man's own mind.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

Growing up requires the pattern be complete.
As newborn babes receive the milk and then the meat.
Each part that God ordained. He made to give us life,
To give us faith and love, to take away all strife.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

We've seen the apostolic fivefold ministry
Equipping all the saints and bringing unity
Of doctrine and of order, and laying on their hands,
To impart some spir'tual gifts, fulfilling Christ's commands.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

Believe, confess, repent, be baptized and be filled.
Let living water flow from deep inside of you.
The laying on of hands by men whom God did call,
The using of the gifts, life flows from each to all.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

The pattern now restored, not form, but God's own way.
Prophets and apostles, the five fold ministry.
The elders and the deacons as God's authority.
We yield to His Spirit. This is what sets us free.

Oh, we have not followed cleverly designed,
Fables and stories, fabrications of our mind,
But that which we've seen and handled with our hands,
We speak of our experiences in the Kingdom land.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Need You, Lord. Teach Us To Walk In Your Ways.

The leaders and religious,
The teachers and the scholars of that day,
They knew their deeds were evil,
Yet they tried to come to God by their own way.
The patterns and the precepts,
And the orders of the Scripture they despised.
They followed their traditions,
And did that which was right in their own eyes.

We need You Lord.
Teach us to walk in Your ways.
We need You Lord.
Lord let our hearts be ablaze.
Lord, shine Your search light here in our hearts.
Cleanse us and teach us to praise.
We need You Lord.
Teach us to walk in Your ways.

The leaders and religious,
The teachers and the scholars of this day,
They know their deeds are evil,
Yet they try to come to God by their own way.
The patterns and the precepts,
And the orders of the Scripture they despise.
They follow their traditions,
And do that which is right in their own eyes.

We need You Lord.
Teach us to walk in Your ways.
We need You Lord.
Lord let our hearts be ablaze.
Lord, shine Your search light here in our hearts.
Cleanse us and teach us to praise.
We need You Lord.
Teach us to walk in Your ways.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


We Put Her Into Your Mighty Hands And Loving Care

We put her into Your mighty hands and loving care;
Let her always find a special peace and safety there.
Lord, please keep her safe from fear and harm.
Lord, please keep her safe from fear and harm.

We know that the plans You have for her are very good.
Let us always hold her up in prayer the way we should
Let a hedge of prayers surround her life.
Let a hedge of prayers surround her life.

Let Your Holy Spirit flow unhindered in this home.
Let sweet unity and peace and love flow from Your throne.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.
Let this fam?ly flow in Kingdom life.

Let her know Your touch and tender voice of love each day.
Let Your Spirit be upon her tiny though she be.
Guide her mind and spirit and her life.
Guide her mind and spirit and her life.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


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God's unfolding revelation, His message for you today in song and verse



Here at Free Gospel Music Net, you can find God's Unfolding Revelation in song and verse. The songs and poems are copyrighted freeware unless otherwise noted. You may use any of the songs or poems freely, but you may not restict the use of them. These are the last days of this present evil age and God is moving by His Spirit. Come in and use the songs and poems in this site for the glory of God.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What A Wonder

What a Wonder, what a Wonder you are.
You've exceeded our expectations by far.
Salvation for all men, and not just a few,
What a Wonder, what a Wonder, You are!

I see you hanging on a tree that's so cold.
Your accusers are cursing you, we're told.
You look them all over, and cry, "forgive them Father"
What a Wonder, what a Wonder, You are!

What a Wonder, what a Wonder you are.
You've exceeded our expectations by far.
Salvation for all men, and not just a few,
What a Wonder, what a Wonder, You are!


On the third day you've arisen from the tomb,
Your disciples come looking, but you're not there.
You've been preaching to lost souls, the Gospel of the Good News, What a Wonder,
what a Wonder, You are!

What a Wonder, what a Wonder you are.
You've exceeded our expectations by far.
Salvation for all men, and not just a few,
What a Wonder, what a Wonder, You are!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


What About This Jesus? What About This One Called Christ?

What about this Jesus?
What about this one called Christ?
Right now, will you receive Him?
Would it be a sacrifice?
What about this Jesus?
What about this one called Christ?
Right now, will you receive Him?
He has paid the price.

Today, if you hear God's voice,
He has put it in your hand.
He is giving you the choice.
He just asks you where you stand.
Will you choose the way of death,
Or choose the way of life?
He is giving you the choice.

Today, choose the Lord and life.
But if you choose to miss the way,
You choose death and pain and strife.
You will make a choice today.
Jesus is the Truth, the Light,
The Door, the Way, the Life.
He is giving you the choice.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What Are You Doing With Your Freedom?

You know with every single act, with every word you say,
With every thought you chose to think each moment of each day,
You either crucify your "self" or crucify your Lord.
You either build up Christ in you or death is your reward.
What are you doing with your freedom?
What do you know of being free?
What are you doing with your freedom, children?
God has made you free.

There was a man who built on rock and one who built on sand.
The only real difference was obeying God's command.
For how can you have real faith and not change what you do,
And all the works you do by faith are building Christ in you.
What are you doing with your freedom?
What do you know of being free?
What are you doing with your freedom, children?
God has made you free.

We have a real big job to do with Jesus whose within,
To overcome our evil minds and conquer death and sin.
His glory then revealed in us as manifested sons,
Transfigured by the plan of God; by faith the victory's won.
What are you doing with your freedom?
What do you know of being free?
What are you doing with your freedom, children?
God has made you free.

He set you free from sin and death so you may grow to be
a perfect full-grown son of God in His own family.
So enter in and minister and let the Spirit flow.
In everything plant holy Seed and God will make it grow.
What are you doing with your freedom?
What do you know of being free?
What are you doing with your freedom, children?
God has made you free.

Come, Oh Lord, in power and might, anoint me here within,
And fill me with Your Spirit, Lord, to free me from all sin.
I feel that power flowing, Lord. I yield myself to You.
And move me by Your Spirit, Lord, 'til all things are made new.
What are you doing with your freedom?
What do you know of being free?
What are you doing with your freedom, children?
God has made you free.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What Is It About Christmas?

What is it about Christmas that brings such joy and peace?
To those who understand it, it brings sweet release.
What is it about Christmas that brings such peace and joy?
And what are people finding beyond the food and toys?

It is the news of Jesus, Who gave Himself in love,
So we may be united, at last, to God above.
It is the joy that, freely, we may partake of Him
His glory, ever brighter, will never become dim.

And, though we cannot see it with earthly eyes so blind,
We see it in the Spirit. We serve Him with our mind.
The old man is now fading. The New Man, now, may grow.
And Christmas tells this story that started long ago.

So, now, we see, in Christmas, the hope of lives made new,
Of standing in God's presence, and walking with Him, too.
And every time we touch Him, He touches us as well,
And we are changed forever. This is what Christmas tells.

This living, flowing, Spirit of Him Who came that day
Is ever more abounding if we but give Him sway.
If we will yield our members to Him while here below,
His Spirit, yes, His Glory, will from within us flow.

And that is why sweet Christmas, now, offers joy and peace,
The Savior has the power to cause despair to cease.
For He obeyed the Father and our salvation won,
That those who don't reject Him can grow mature as sons.

If we receive the Savior and with Him e'er abide,
We turn toward heav'nly blessing, from vanity and pride.
And, standing in His presence, He changes us each day,
To, one day, grow to fullness, mature in every way.

We look for the completion. And Christmas gives us cheer.
We know the Christ of Christmas, Whose Presence we have here.
And, daily, as we seek Him and find Him ever more,
From glory to new glory, as eagles, we now soar.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What Is That High Calling?

What is that high calling, then, that Paul was pressing toward?
What was it that Paul had not attained?
From glory unto glory, the apostle did record,
What modern theologians have disdained.

The Scripture says apostles have been given 'til the time,
The Body is united into one.
Until we reach the measure of the fullness so sublime.
The measure of the fullness of the Son.

Placing of the manifested sons is coming soon.
"Come up higher." hear the Father say.
For day is breaking ever growing brighter 'til full noon,
And darkness is dispelled by Light of Day.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What Is This Liberty?

What is this liberty of which we freely speak?
We're free from Christ or free from self,
There is no in-between.
And if we're free from Christ,
Then we are slave of self.
And self remains the slave of him,
The one who tempted Eve.
But on the other hand,
If we become a slave of Christ,
We break the chains of sin and death.
And so, the choice is up to you.
This is the liberty of which we freely speak.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


What The World Really Needs Now Is Jesus

What the world really needs now is Jesus;
He's the Door to God's true Love for everyone.
God is Love, real Love. There's no other.
And, through Jesus, anyone who will may come.

Now we know that we don't need another program.
There are projects and programs enough, and they all fail.
And ideas and theories are of no avail,
Wake up, now, if you want to know.

God so loved, loved the world, He gave Jesus,
Only Way to pay the price for human sin.
God is Love, Wisdom, Pow'r, there's no other.
Only Jesus can redeem us unto Him.

Now we know that we don't need another program.
There are projects and programs enough, and they all fail.
Regulations and edicts are of no avail,
Wake up, now, if you want to know.

Don't reject God's true Love, His Son, Jesus;
Only Door to God's true Love for everyone.
Don't reject God's true Love. You need Jesus;
For, through Jesus, anyone who will may come.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


When Jesus Ascended He Gave Gifts Unto Men

When Jesus ascended, He gave gifts unto men.
He gave them to all who would be born again.
Oh, wonder of wonders that He has restored them,
The apostolic ministries,
The nine gifts of the Spirit,
And the elders and the deacons that He gave unto men.

He gave them unto us that we might all be one,
In the unity of faith and the unity of doctrine.
He gave them unto us until our race is run,
Till we reach the full stature of the Son.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


When My Own Light Is Getting Dim

I worry that things may go all wrong,
But Jesus had the answer all along.

When my own light is getting dim,
I simply put my faith in Him
And even though I'm weak, my Lord is Strong.

He's filling this heart of mine with song.
I'm born into the family; I belong.

When my own light is getting dim,
I simply put my faith in Him
And even though I'm weak, my Lord is Strong.

He planted a seed inside of me.
The Lord now lives within to set me free.

When my own light is getting dim,
I simply put my faith in Him
And even though I'm weak, my Lord is Strong.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


When The House Of God Is Built According To The Pattern

When the house of God is built
According to the pattern,
Every precious stone is fully formed,
And set into its place,
Then the glory of the Lord
Shall come and suddenly fill His temple.
We shall see Him as He really is.
We shall see Him face to face.
We shall see Him as He really is.
We shall see Him face to face.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


When the Storms Rage

When the storms rage,
And your heart breaks,
And it seems no one will listen.
I just calm the waves - I bring a new Day,
I say peace, peace, be still.


When your earth quakes,
And your heavens shake,
And it seems there's no tomorrow,
I just stop the wind, I say live again,
I say peace, peace, be still.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


When Trouble Comes, Stop, Look Away To Jesus

When trouble comes, stop; look away to Jesus.
When trouble comes, stop; yield yourself to Him.
When trouble comes, stand in His mighty Presence.
When trouble comes, let Jesus reign within.

When sorrow comes, stop; look away to Jesus.
When sorrow comes, stop; yield yourself to Him.
When sorrow comes, stand in His mighty Presence.
When sorrow comes, let Jesus reign within.

In times of fear, stop; look away to Jesus.
In times of fear, stop; yield yourself to Him.
In times of fear, stand in His mighty Presence.
In times of fear, let Jesus reign within.

When times are good, stop; look away to Jesus.
When times are good, stop; yield yourself to Him.
When times are good, stand in His mighty Presence.
When times are good, let Jesus reign within.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


When We Come To The End Of Ourself

When we come to the end of ourself,
There'll be no broken vessels
Sitting down on God's shelf.
All men free, all men see,
That God is all that is left,
When we come to the end of ourself.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Which Faith?

Which one will you receive?
Human faith is blind.
God's faith sees.
Human faith comes from the human.
God's faith comes from God.
Human faith believes without evidence.
God's faith is the evidence of things not seen.
Human faith speaks lies.
God's faith speaks the Truth.
Human faith works with human hope,
Human "I hope so" hope.
God's faith works with God's hope,
Eternal, abiding, sure hope.
Human faith works with human love,
Selfish, self-exalting love.
God's faith works with God's love,
Self-sacrificing, giving love.
Human faith believes what it wants to be true.
God's faith believes what God shows to be true.
Human faith believes in such things as:
evolution,
global warming,
safe immorality,
changing the laws of God,
human ways, human methods.
God's faith believes in such things as:
Forgiveness, healing and righteousness through Christ,
Christ's sure coming,
God's unfailing judgements,
God's unchanging righteousness,
God's ways, God's methods.
Human faith opens the door to a relationship with the human mind.
God's faith opens the door to a relationship with God.
Will you choose the human faith,
Or will you choose the faith of God.
Which one will you receive?

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Will You Allow My Spirit To Flow Through You?

Will you allow My Spirit to flow through you?
Will you allow my power to change you too?
Supernaturally working, as in days of old,
If you'll allow - I'll bring you forth as pure gold.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Wisdom Is Building A House

Wisdom is building this house,
Sorrow and mourning's moved out,
Love has moved in, we're rejoicing again,
For Wisdom is building this house.

Truth and Understanding abide,
Mercy and Knowledge live inside,
All things are new - His perfection shines through,
For Wisdom is building this house.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


With All My Love

I want to sing this little song specially for you.
I want to tell you how I feel dear about you.
I want to tell you of my love so warm and true.
Nothing on earth has meant so much to me as you.

These few short years that we have lived together dear,
Bring memories of love and joy, and a few tears.
As we have planned and worked and prayed together dear,
Our heavenly Father has supplied year after year.

My love for you is growing deeper still each day.
You are my lover and companion on life's way.
You've stood by me in times of stress, when skies were gray.
Your loving touch still means so much to me each day.

My words seem few as I am longing to express,
But this I know, you fill my heart with happiness.
I thank my God for your sweet love and tenderness;
For giving you to me to love, my life to bless.

We do not know what life for us still holds in store.
One thing I know, our love will grow, still, more and more.
As we together, hand in hand, each day explore;
We know our God will walk with us forevermore.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


With Each Trial That Comes In Like A Flood

With each trial that comes in like a flood,
The vision of that firm, eternal hope
becomes more focused.
The voice of God that brings be faith
Is easier to hear.
And boastful human strength
Is shown to foolishly fall short,
Not reaching even near the mark
Of what creation needs.
And I am slowly letting go
Of worldly props and crutches,
And taking hold of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
The only real source of strength,
The only stable One.
There is no other.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Would You Let This Guy Live In Your House?

When we come home so very tired, we sit down with our friend.
We know he will not make us think although he may offend.
We've taken him into our house; he lives with us you see.
We put him on a pedestal, part of the family.

My friend and I, we disagree; he is a humanist,
And every time he speaks the truth, he gives the truth a twist.
But yet I let him stay with us and let him speak his mind,
For he is entertaining and he helps us to unwind.

And even though we're Christians and we want to walk in light;
Our friend keeps preaching darkness, saying things that are not right.
He is religious, in a way, with rules for wrong and right,
Which mostly undermine our faith, exchanging dark for light.

He mixes good in with the bad, so we are led along,
A mix of fact and lie so the conclusions are all wrong.
It's true, our friend is vulgar but he's entertaining too.
He's trying to convince us of some things that are not true.

Our friend is not the one to blame, for others pull the strings.
He really cannot help it that they make him do these things.
A wicked group controls our friend, part of an evil plot
Whose main intent is to control us, and they have, somewhat.

And somehow, as we listen there to stories that he tells,
We're hypnotized, yes, mesmerized with many crafty spells.
And once he has us hypnotized, he feeds us with some thought,
Which we receive quite readily for in his trap we're caught.

And many times I could have made him go but haven't yet,
For with his entertaining ways he holds me in his net.
Perhaps we are addicted to amusement from our friend.
Perhaps we're hooked so well we cannot bring it to an end.

We keep him on a pedestal, part of the family,
And listen to his subtle lies, our friend, the enemy.
We keep him on a pedestal, part of the family,
And listen to his subtle lies, our old friend the TV.


What would happen if you made this your rule: Every time you see violence, immorality or anything that is against God (that which doesn't build you up as a Christian), you turn off your TV for two hours. How much TV would you watch? You might even have a family conversation again.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.





Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Would You Love Me In The Silence Just As In The High Praise?

Would you love Me in the silence, just as in the high high praise?
Would you love Me as instructions lead you to a brand new day?
Would you give your life completely, losing all: My Life to gain?
By your love all men will know Me, in the sunshine and the rain.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


WWJD

I want to do what Jesus would do.
I want to do what Jesus would do.
I fall short of His glory each day.
Though I may try, I can't walk His Way.
I fall short in each deed, word, and thought.
Though I may try, o'rcome I cannot.
How can I know what Jesus would do?
How can I do what Jesus would do?

Only if He reveals it to me.
Only if He is living in me.
Only when He my whole being fills
Only when I submit to His will.
Only when I to self fully die.
Only when I to Christ am alive.
I shall know just what Jesus would do.
I shall do just what Jesus would do.

It will be Him who does it in me.
And I from sin will then be set free.
Even right now I stand in His glow,
I find His life in some measure flows.
Stand in His presence now Oh my soul.
His Spirit will transform and make whole.
Lord, now I pray: each day, ever more
Cause me to seek and enter this Door.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Ye Flames Of Fire

Cast your bread upon the waters,
In many days it shall return,
Then give a portion to the hungry,
For it's the Bread of Life they yearn.

Be not silent all ye Watchmen,
For the Harvest time has come,
Now go forth, ye mighty reapers,
For the battle has begun.

Ye flames of fire,
Hear the Word of the Lord,
Ye have clean hands, a pure heart, and in your mouth is a sword.
Go separate the tares from the wheat now I say,
And bundle them to burn, for you're the fire that I'll use,
Take out all that offends and all iniquity too,
And we'll break bread and drink wine in my Kingdom anew.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Ye Shall Be A Name Of Joy

And ye shall be a name of joy and praise and honor
Before all nations,
For I have chosen thee, thou art mine.
I give unto thee prosperity,
And goodness and mercy shall follow thee, forever;
And as ye praise Me, so shall it be.

And the world shall look and they shall see
You reigning from the heavenlies,
Every knee shall bow proclaiming Him,
And they'll know it,
And through the voice of joy and gladness, they will see My face,
Your love will show it.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Yes, My Child, I Have Led You In This Path

Yes, my child, I have led you in this path.
I have led you in the way that you must go.
Yet, there is more, so much fruit that you must bear,
Heights to climb, and so much that you don't know.
So walk on to the glory of the King.
You have only just now started in the way.
You need to walk. Never worry. Never fear.
Oh, press on, until night is turned to day.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Yet Not I But Christ

Yet, not I, but Christ liveth in me,
Yet, not I, but Christ liveth in me,
I'm alive in God, crucified with Christ,
But, nevertheless, I live, yet not I.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


You Have A Great Worth

You have a great worth just as God has said.
Jesus died and rose to purchase you.
He alone gave life when you were dead,
And He will finish His work in you.

He says He loves you.
He says He's chosen you.
And He will send you as you will seek His face.
He says He foreknew.
He says He's chosen you.
He says He called you, and He prepared your place.

Don't believe a word that old serpent says.
He has been a liar from the start.
Just believe the Word that Jesus says,
And let Him be the King of your heart.

He says He loves you.
He says He's chosen you.
And He will send you as you will seek His face.
He says He foreknew.
He says He's chosen you.
He says He called you, and He prepared your place.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


You Have A Ministry

You have a ministry,
A holy calling from the Lord above.
You have a place in His Body.
Not what you choose to be,
But if you truly seek the Lord above,
If you wait 'til you are sent,
From your own dead works repent,
He will show you what is meant
By a Body that builds itself in love.

You are a ministry,
A holy Temple of the Lord above.
You are a part of His Body.
You can set the captive free,
If you use the Gift from God above,
If you wait 'til you are sent,
From your own dead works repent,
He will show you what is meant
By a Body that builds itself in love.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


You Have My Plan Right In My Word

You have the plan right in My Word,
And it confirms My Voice you heard.
Your eye does see. Your ear does hear.
If you obey, you need not fear.

Keep seeking Me and you will find.
I am not in your human mind.
I will reveal Myself to all
Who heed my voice, who heed my call.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


You Know That Jesus Is The One I Call My Savior

You know that Jesus is the One I call my Savior,
And I love Him.
I love Him.
You know that Jesus is the One I call my Savior,
And He's the One I call my Lord.

You know that Jesus is the Life and Resurrection,
And I love Him.
I love Him.
You know that Jesus is the Life and Resurrection,
And He's the One I call my Lord.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


You Work So Very Hard

You work so very hard.
Your efforts are in vain.
No matter how you struggle,
You won't remove the stain.
Of this, you must partake,
The flesh and blood of Christ,
To free you from your bondage,
None other paid the price.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Your Most Important Relationship

Stop missing out. We all need a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Don't major in the minors. Compared to Jesus it's all minor. Why should you miss out on any of the glory that Jesus has to offer you?

Relationships are important.

Relationships are important, but there's one relationship that's more important than any other. That's your relationship with God. Without this vital relationship, none of your other relationships can ever be truly correct. All of life is about this relationship. The meaning of life is encompassed in this one relationship.

In fact, all of the Bible is about this one relationship. God's overriding concern is with this relationship, because He knows that we can never be fulfilled until this essential relationship is fulfilled. He knows that, when this relationship is fulfilled, everything else will fall into place.

The relationship that's all-important is your relationship with God. God made man and woman knowing that they would break the relationship through disobedience. When they broke their relationship with God, He told them about His plan to re-establish that relationship. He didn't push them. God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but the door is open.

The fact that God is wholly devoted to building a relationship with you and with me cannot be emphasized enough. He created us for a purpose, and that purpose is to have fellowship with us on a very deep level. In our present state, we aren't able to comprehend what that will be. All through the Bible, the message is that God seeks a relationship with man and man rejects God.

Here's a brief account of how the human race separated itself from God, how God bridged the gap, and what you must do to receive the benefit of the work that God has done for you.

In the natural, there are laws such as the law of Gravity or the laws of thermodynamics. In the Spirit, there's a law that says, "Whoever you yield yourself as a slave to obey, that's whose slave you are." (Romans 6:16) Adam and Eve became slave to Satan through obedience to him. Adam went from being the son of God to being the son of Satan. He switched families through obedience to Satan. (Luke 8:33-44) That same Slavery passed to all of Adam's and Eve's descendants. All have obeyed Satan, so all were sold under sin. (Romans 5:12)

God gave the law on Mt. Sinai to create a way for the Children of Israel to maintain a relationship. When He began speaking to them, they became uncomfortable. They asked Moses to talk to God. (Exodus 20:19) They didn't want that relationship.

So God gave the law through Moses, knowing that, because of the weakness of their flesh, they wouldn't be able to maintain it. (Isaiah 49:26 -50:1) He always gave them a way to return. But they turned the law into a kind of substitute for God (Jeremiah 2:13), and changed the parts of the law they didn't like. (Mark 7:7) Their disobedience broke the relationship. God didn't push Himself on them. God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but the door is open. Whoever will may come.

God sent His Prophets as a way for the Children of Israel, and anyone else who would listen, to establish and maintain a relationship. (Luke 13:34) When they rebelled against God and did hurtful things to each other, they brought ruin on themselves. God always provided a way for them to return, but He didn't push them. When they continued to hate God and those around them, this separated them from God. (Isaiah 59:2) God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but the door is open. To everyone who knocks, He opens.

In our natural state, we all were born as children of Satan, who is our natural father. We were born as part of Satan's family with all his nasty family traits.

What we needed was a way out. We needed someone to pay the price for our sins. We needed a way to have power to do what is right and avoid the things that separate us from God. We needed to be freed from sin. We needed to be released from Satan's family and to be born into God's family. We needed someone who would be obedient to God and open the door for us. This would have to be one of our own, a human being just like us.

God had to pay the ultimate price to win back the human race. That's why Jesus died on the cross. Were there any other way, God would have taken it, but there's no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) This isn't an arbitrary command. This is reality. As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:22)

So God sent Jesus, His only Son. (John 3:16) Jesus was totally obedient to His Father. He came to earth and became a human with a body that was just like yours and mine. Only He never obeyed Satan, not even once. He obeyed His Father in everything and He was even obedient to the point of dying on the cross with the load of the sins of the entire world on Himself. (Philippians 2:8)

God sent His Son, Jesus, to bridge the gap and establish a relationship. Whatever you or I have done, God can forgive. It doesn't matter if you are caught in terrible sin and bondage to some habit. God can forgive that. If you are addicted to drugs, God will forgive you, if you ask Him. If you have committed sexual sin, God will forgive you. If you are a slave to greed or driven by envy or laboring in hate, God will forgive you. It's the free gift of God.

God receives us where we are, because we have no power to become holy as He is. He drops His faith into our hearts, because we have no faith of our own. If we don't reject His faith, we realize that Christ has died for our sins. If we hear the voice of God correctly, He's treating us as if we had lived the holy life that Jesus came and led. He not only forgives us, but He rewards us for what Jesus did.

Then He gives us His power, His grace, so that He can do His work through us. Day by day, in small ways, He overcomes our fleshly nature. Each time we yield to Him and allow Him to do His will in us, He rewards us with a greater measure of His essence, as if we had done something. The fact is that He has done it. This is what many do not understand: The reward is a deeper relationship with Him.

He has a plan to eventually completely overcome our bodies, our flesh that causes all this death and sin in us. He plans to have a people who come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, just like Ephesians 4 says. How will they get there? From Glory to Glory, as 2 Corinthians says, "As we all with open face beholding as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

God loves everyone. While I was yet in sin, He saved me. He knows the plans He has for us. Plans for good and not for evil. (Jeremiah 29:11) He loves those who haven't yet been born, who don't trust Jesus. He loves them, even though they aren't yet part of His family. He loves those who have been born and are merely babes in Christ. He loves those who think they are mature but are really still infants. He loves the ones who are more mature and urges them to grow to His fullness.

We are coming to the time of fruit. The wheat and tares have been growing together. We are coming to a time when it will be very easy to tell the wheat from the tares. The difference will be in the fruit. Fruit is a product of maturity.

Many people have received Jesus and accepted the work He did for us to reconcile us and bring us back to God. Many rejected Him. Many didn't want the relationship, but they wanted something, so they established a relationship with an organization. Others, who didn't want a relationship with God, established a relationship with some great man of God, or a creed, or a part of the truth, or a set of rules, or something else. They choose to have a relationship with these other things rather than have a relationship with God. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) He wants each of us to have a relationship with Him, not some evil spirit, or other thing that He created. He knows that, if we have a relationship with Him, then He will guide us in understanding everything, including the Bible. He knows that He will give us the power both to will and to do His good pleasure. In reality, it is Him, working in us, both to will to do and to do His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

In fact, if we do anything according to His will, it's because He has established a relationship with us to some degree. (Colossians 1:29) If you haven't received Jesus as your savior, then you haven't been born into the family of God, but God still loves you. You do have a relationship. Jesus is the Light who lights every person who comes into the world. If you do anything that's right and good, it's because you saw a measure of that light and responded to it. (John 1:9)

God is love, and our most important relationship is with love. (1 John 4:8) No matter what wonderful things we may do, if we don't have love, if God isn't in it, it won't amount to anything. (1 Corinthians 13:1) We can even get busy trying to serve others and actually become disconnected from the power of Jesus. (Colossians 2:18-19) Without Jesus, the source of all life, all that work becomes unfruitful and vain. The fact is that Love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:10) It's always about this relationship with God, and this relationship cannot be separated from love, because God is love.

Often people don't respond to God's light, and they do things that are neither according to faith nor according to love. I used to mistakenly think that faith was blind belief without any evidence. One day, I realized that spiritual faith is a substance that comes into being when God speaks to us, and faith becomes life to us when we respond in obedience. (Romans 10:17, Hebrews 11:1, James 2:20)

Remember that God's speaking is not as human speech. At His word, the worlds sprang forth. (Hebrews 11:23) When He speaks, if we hear and respond, we are never the same again. So the faith of God is very different from the blind faith of fleshly persons. He leads us from faith to ever greater faith. (Romans 1:17)

Those who won't respond to the love of God practice things such as sexual sin, hateful speech, not caring about others, not respecting God, practicing the occult, arguing, being angry, not respecting their parents, speculative rationalizing, killing, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. (Galatians 5:19-21)

When they do these things, they hurt others and they hurt themselves. Then, they rationalize a justification for their hurtful actions. God's always there, but He allows people to reject Him. God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but His door is always open. Everyone who keeps seeking Him, finds Him. If anyone asks for a fish (Christ), He won't give them a serpent. If they ask for bread (the body of Christ), He won't give them a stone. (Luke 11:11)

John 3:3 says that except you be born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.

So how can you be born again? First Peter 1:23) says that you must be born of incorruptible seed by the word of God. John 1:1 says that Jesus is the Word. You need to be born of Jesus, the incorruptible seed, who is the Word of God.

Romans 10:9 says that if you confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.

Will you, just now, confess with your mouth? Will you tell Jesus that you will receive Him right now?

If you have received Him, would you be willing to commit to receiving Him in a deeper, more fulfilling way?

Ephesians 2:8 says that you are saved by grace and through faith; and that this salvation isn't of yourself: it's the gift of God. Grace is the free gift of God, and through it we are saved from slavery to Satan. It is a powerful, multi-faceted gift meant to free us from slavery to sin and death.

Titus 3:5 says that it's not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Acts 16:31 says that if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall be saved, and your household.

If you believe this, it's because the Holy Spirit is working faith in your heart. If not, it's because you are resisting Him. If you believe this, you can accept Jesus into your heart right now. Whoever believes in Jesus is born again. Being born again is the first step to a new life in Christ Jesus. It's the first step in drawing near to God.

God has made one way by which mankind may approach to Him. Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there's none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Satan is offering every other way in hopes that foolish people will obey him once again and, so, come into greater slavery. God has offered you and me a way to be free from that slavery to Satan. The name of that Way is Jesus Christ. He is a person, not a religion.

The relationship in which God is interested is an ongoing and increasingly more intimate relationship. If you aren't experiencing that, then you have stopped listening to His voice. He always calls you to a closer walk with Him. Romans 10:13 says that whoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Do you feel that you can call upon the name of the Lord? You can. Why not call on Him right now? Ask Him to come and abide in your heart. Ask Him to lead you and guide you in your life. Ask Him to bless your life. You will never be the same. You can go from glory to glory and from faith to faith.

Don't miss out now.

It's a wonderful thing to be born again.

And it's even more wonderful to be growing in Christ. Growing in Christ is a far greater experience than learning some denominational doctrine.

If you have received Jesus, this is only because God dropped the necessary faith into your heart. It's not a cause for pride nor does it indicate that you're better than anyone else. It simply means that God has been able to bridge the gap even further, and you are in a family relationship with Him. You have been born again by the water of the Spirit of God.

Things have changed. Not only does His light shine on you, but His light lives within you. You are a baby in Christ Jesus having the Master of the Universe, Jesus Christ, the Almighty Creator, living in you. God never pushes anyone into this relationship. God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but the door is open. It takes very little faith to be born.

Christ in you, the hope of glory, now works within you if you will let Him. Christians in an immature state, being babies in Christ, lack the fruit of the Spirit. Hopefully, they grow up. Unfortunately, there are some who are trying to stay as far away from God as they can and only hope that they may miss out on hell.

I used to think that grace was simply forgiveness. Then, God showed me that faith comes by hearing a word of God, and grace is the very power of God that allows us to act on that Word. Yet, I sense that God's grace is much more than I now can comprehend. God's grace is what allows us to stop being an enemy of God and to do God's will (Hebrews 12:28, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Romans 5:2, 17, 21, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 6:1, 2 Timothy 2:1 ), to grow up, be built up in God (Acts 20:32 Ephesians 4:7-14). This is so evident in Scripture, it's a wonder that I could have been so blind. This ability to do God's will is a free gift from God and is part of what we receive in salvation.

Salvation's not about missing out on hell. Salvation's about relationship. Salvation is being reconciled to God. It's the bond of peace. It's about love and being joined to love.

The flesh is still part of Satan's kingdom. We all have the flesh. Our fight is largely against our own flesh, our natural nature. If, however, we are moving toward more and more obedience to the flesh, we are moving away from our relationship to God. Whoever you yield yourself as a servant to obey, that's whose servant you are.

On the other hand, many born-again Christians are living fruitful lives. They are yielding increasingly to the Christ who is within them. There's no room for pride, though, because any good works that are done are simply the manifestation of the Christ within. He's the one who actually does the works. (1 Corinthians 15:10)

God's desire is for an ultimate relationship with every man and woman, a promise so wonderful, some churches are afraid to teach about it. In the Bible, this relationship is called "the manifestation of the sons of God." (Romans 8:19) It's also referred to as "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:13) It's also called "the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our bodies." (Romans 8:23) The best is yet to come. But, God won't push you into it. God doesn't force Himself on anyone, but the door is open. Whoever seeks the kingdom of God will find it.

In fact, God is orchestrating everything in the entire world so that everything is working together to bring about God's good purpose, which is that you and I would be conformed to the image of Jesus. (Romans 8:28-29)

Christ is our head in heaven and He's also His Body on earth. "As the (human) body is one and has many members, so also is Christ." And each member of His Body has and is a ministry. (1 Corinthians 12) The ministry that's in each person who has been born-again is the manifestation of Christ within, having nothing at all to do with the flesh that each of us also has.

When we're born again, this has nothing to do with our flesh; it's Christ who is born, in seed form, within. (John 3:6) He's the only anointed one. He's the only ministry. He's the only begotten (born) Son. (John 3:16) He's the only Spiritual man. It's impossible that He should sin, just as it's impossible for our flesh to be righteous. (1 John 3:8-11) When we see Him as He is, we'll look beyond the veil, that is to say, the flesh, and we will see the manifestation of the living Christ. We'll see Him as He is. How will we see Him? As He is, a many-membered body. When we see Him, then we'll be like Him.

God's purpose is that we should be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:29) His intent is that we should grow from faith to greater faith and from glory to greater glory. (2 Corinthian 3:18) As He unfolds revelation of Himself to us, we need to be careful that we stay connected to Him. (Colossians 2:19)

It's possible to become so amazed at some nugget of truth that we lose our relationship to the One who is Truth, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. We try to store God in a theological concept or creed. (Jeremiah 2:13) The intimate, loving relationship, which God is building, is the purpose of the Church and the purpose of life. (John 17:21-23) If we have this relationship, it will show itself in the fruit of the Spirit. (John 15:5)



Without that relationship, we are powerless to do any good for anyone. This is evident in the failure of humanistic social programs. Without Jesus, more harm than good is done. If there's no love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, quiet confidence, goodness, faithfulness, or self-control, it's a sure sign that the relationship to the living Christ has been dropped. (Galatians 5:18-25, John 15:21) If we love Him, we respond in obedience. (John 14:15 & 15:10)

Warning concerning false ways and imitation spiritual maturity



Once you are born again, Satan does everything in His power to get you going in the wrong direction. False maturity can take many forms, and here are four of them, briefly mentioned. 1. Speculative rationalizations, whether we are taught them or we dream them up ourselves, may seem like great wisdom, but they are destructive and divisive. (1 Timothy 1:4, Jeremiah 9:14, Jeremiah 17:9) 2. The accuser is Satan, and pointing the finger at others isn't maturity but rather is immaturity. (Isaiah 58:9) 3. While the moving of God's Spirit may cause a reaction from the emotional side of our flesh, that emotion isn't the moving of God's Spirit and emotion doesn't bring maturity. (John 3:6) 3. Standing on partial revelation stunts our growth and isn't a sign of maturity. (1 Corinthians 8:2)

We know in part. (1 Corinthians 13:12) If we live according to what God has already shown us, then He will show us more. (Philippians 3:15-16) We can have our spiritual senses exercised by reason of use. (Hebrews 5:14) On the other hand, we can sear our consciences so we go into deeper spiritual blindness. (1 Timothy 4:2)

Resisting God hurts our relationship with Him. Consciously yielding to the Spirit of God brings us into an ever greater maturity, an ever deeper relationship. (Romans 6:13) The human mind will only take us away from God. (Jeremiah 17:9, Numbers 15:39) If, on the other hand, we acknowledge Him, then He will direct our path. (Proverbs 3:6) We need to lean on Him, enhancing that relationship, rather than leaning on our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) If we do this, we will all believe the same things. (2 Corinthians 13:11, Ephesians 4:3 & 13)

God has children at all levels of maturity, but God loves them all. The baby in Christ is no less loved than the mature member of the Body of Christ. God's purpose is to build a relationship with us to the point where we're totally in Him and He's totally in us. (John 17:21-23, Ephesians 4:13-16)



There are many things that God gives us that are needed for walking into His fullness. These are actually the only weapons that will let us be victorious in our battle against our own flesh and the powers of hell.

We must build on the foundation. (Ephesians 2:20) God will use the Church to do all of this. (Ephesians 3:10) If the church were simply a club or an organization, we could build it any old way. The Church, however, is actually the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27, , Ephesians 4:12, Romans 7:4). It's the holy temple of God (Ephesians 2:21). It must be put together God's way (Hebrews 8:5, 1 Kings 7:51-8:11, Haggai 2:9).

It's vital that we don't forsake the assembling of ourselves together, for when the temple was built according to the pattern, then God's glory filled that temple. (Hebrews 10:25) When the Church, the called out ministries, are assembled according to the pattern, then we'll see the full manifestation of the Sons of God and the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our bodies. (Romans 8)

That is to say, when we fully die to self and live to Him, we'll be transformed (transfigured) by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:2)

We really don't want to miss out on the coming blessing that's stored up for those who are focusing on their most important relationship. It's all there for you and for me . . . free. You must ask God to open your heart and to lead you into the fullness of His salvation. The best is yet to come.

Don't miss out now.

Seeking God's Kingdom, means seeking the King and all of the King's marvelous gifts to you. Lets allow God set us free from majoring in the minors of doctrinal bickering, leveraged logic theology, religious entertainment, social gospel, dead forms and rituals, and the traditions of men.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Your Salvation Is Nearer

Your salvation is nearer since the Day Star is here
For the Lamb lights up the City,
All our curse disappears.
Your redemption is now nigh,
Look to Him and You'll see,
The Christ in all His glory,
Flowing forth through you and me!

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


You're On The Brink

You're on the Brink, so just stand still.
You have not failed; You're in My will;
This is the Day, when the chosen shall go free.
You're on the brink, be not afraid,
You shall walk in the plan I've made,
So just stand tall, give me your all,
And live in Me.

To be swallowed up in victory,
All of my death, that's my destiny,
So that the second death has no power over me.
Appointed unto, me once to die,
Now judgement's begun from Him on high,
A witness I'll be, Life entering me,
No more dead in the street.

copyright Bob and Charlotte Torango


Poetry & Meditations


A Lesson From Christopher Columbus

Down at the shore line, some are now experiencing the Water. Some are jumping in. Some are dangling a toe while claiming that they have it all. Some are trying unsuccessfully to cross the vast Ocean of the Spirit with vessels of their own designs or with no vessels at all. Others have begun to cross this Ocean in the vessel that is built according to the pattern that is so plainly shown in Scripture.

Our human weakness fails to see the vision of the higher, deeper, and broader expanses of God's truth.

When Columbus set sail, he was in the ocean the first day he left the port, but before he reached America, many were telling him to turn back. In the same way, many who are seeking the Truth today are refusing to even touch the Water of the Spirit. Some go far inland, away from the shore, so they don't have to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel this Water of the Spirit. Some of these may even go so far as to claim that there is no Water of the Spirit. From their remote position, they cannot observe the Spirit's existence. Others carefully protect some form of Water container where someone in generations past did enter the Water and brought a filled container back as proof. Of course, the Water in this container has long since dried up, leaving only the container, whether the container be a creed, a doctrine, a form, a ritual, an organization, or something else.

Of course, keeping one foot on the shore will accomplish nothing. Going half way will accomplish nothing. Any who would succeed must be willing to commit totally and continue on until they reach the mark of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus.

Based in part on "The Feast of Tabernacles" by George Warnock

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About Sin

Sin
It takes you farther than you ever wanted to go.
It makes you stay longer than you wanted to stay.
It costs you more that you ever thought it would cost.

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Calling

I kneeled in the presence of Jesus.
As I sought His sweet, holy will,
He spoke to my heart in His presence.
He spoke to me, "Peace, now be still."

He spoke to me there of my calling,
A calling to His holiness.
I knew that this point was a turning.
If I choose His Life, He will bless.

He spoke by His holy anointing,
He spoke during my quiet time.
He spoke through my brothers and sisters
In prophecy flowing sublime.

He said, "I can make you a victor,
As one who can overcome sin."
He said, "By my blood, I have done it,
And opened the door, so walk in."

In all of the things where I've struggled,
Where often my heart suffered loss,
He let me know He has the power
To overcome these by the cross.

He called me as His overcomer,
If I would just walk in His way.
His way is the way to His power.
If I would walk in it today.

Temptation has buffeted sorely.
He showed me that I'm not alone.
That everyone struggles with weakness,
That all need His life from His throne.

With every temptation we suffer,
We have a full measure of grace,
So we may escape and walk holy,
So we may, through Him, take our place.

If I would but judge myself surely,
I need not be judged later on.
And Jesus showed me that this judgment
Is not my self-condemnation.

The judgment of which Jesus told me,
Is simply to yield unto Him.
To realize my strength is nothing,
That He is the source of all strength.

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I do this?
And walk in Your ways from above?"
He said, "You must yield to my Spirit."
You need to be filled with my love."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I yield?
How can I know this mystery?"
He said to me, "Here, let me show you."
His love filled my being suddenly.

I gloried there, long, in His presence.
I felt His great love surging through.
His love filled my being completely,
His power from my head to toe.

I found, in the presence of Jesus,
That angers had melted away,
That fears and my bitterness left me.
That night had been turned into day.

And simply receiving His essence,
Had caused such a change in my soul.
What moments before had been lacking,
Was filled with His love and made whole.

Then, later, His presence had left me,
And somehow, I could not remain.
I couldn't remain in His presence.
His glory, I couldn't sustain.

I sought Him to know why this happened,
And why I could not keep His glow.
He showed me the Day that is coming
When I will His full glory know.

And till that great Day has come on us.
We're called to come in, day by day,
By seeking to stand in His presence,
By seeking to walk in the Way.

And so, I then knew that He means it,
And though it takes my breath away,
I'm called to be an overcomer.
But then He had much more to say:

"I have, for you, a higher calling,
That you, a deliverer be.
What I overcome in your being,
I'll then use to set others free."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can this happen?
To deliver those, the oppressed?"
To set captives free by Your power,
To cause the accursed to be blessed.

How can I work with You to free them
To walk in Your ways from above?"
He said, "You must yield to my Spirit."
You need to be filled with my love."

I asked Him, "Lord, how can I yield?
How can I know this mystery?"
He said to me, "Here, let me show you."
His love filled my being suddenly.

I gloried there, long, in His presence.
I felt His great love surging through.
His love filled my being completely,
His power from my head to toe.

I found, in the presence of Jesus,
That angers had melted away,
That fears and my bitterness left me.
That night had been turned into day.

And simply receiving His essence,
Had caused such a change in my soul.
What moments before had been lacking,
Was filled with His love and made whole.

Then, later, His presence had left me,
And somehow, I could not remain.
I couldn't remain in His presence.
His glory, I couldn't sustain.

I sought Him to know why this happened,
And why I could not keep His glow.
He showed me the Day that is coming
When I will His full glory know.

And till that great Day has come on us.
We're called to come in day by day.
By seeking to stand in His presence,
By seeking to walk in the Way.

Now Lord, each moment, remind me,
And cause that I might seek Your face,
To always remain in Your presence,
In everything, filled with Your grace.

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Choice

Are you pro-choice?
This poem will help you.

The Lord has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.
You can choose to yield to God or else some other voice.
Your mind and some philosophies keep speaking to your will,
And if you try to silence them they never will be still.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

Great personages beckon. They have won respect from man.
You listen to their polished words and mimic what you can.
If persons, sects or thoughts of men are lifted to be seen.
They quickly take preeminence; the Lord, they do demean.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

You have some things you love to own; they show how well you do.
And there is nothing wrong with them, and they belong to you.
Accomplishment eats up your time and energy until
With tired eyes, you go to bed, the servant of self-will.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

And recognition is, for you, a well deserved reward.
The choice is made unconsciously to disregard the Lord.
Attempting to be popular, what did you do today?
What do you testify through deeds or through the words you say?

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

And entertainments call to you--created to excite.
You just enjoy each moment there with fun and with delight.
The world of pleasure lures you; what harm now could it cause?
And so, you choose what feels good--no need to bear the cross.

It's not so much a matter of just steering clear of sin.
It has to do with Jesus and just spending time with Him.
The Savior would direct you if you'd listen to His voice.
But He has placed in front of you the privilege of choice.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


Christmas Commandments

The following item appeared in a church newsletter and contains some good
advice that will help us keep selfishness in check this Christmas:

I. Thou shalt not leave "Christ" out of Christmas, making it "Xmas." To some, "X" is unknown.

II. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten.

III. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.

IV. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands.

V. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.

VI. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

VII. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou are generous.

VIII. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.

IX. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou hast become, in spirit, as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

X. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list.


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Christmas In The Here And Now

The holidays are frantic in our rush to get things done.
It's a wonder we survive them with our fervor to have fun.
And we make so many plans that keep us busy all day long.
So there is no time for Jesus, and it seems there's something wrong.

For the Baby in the manger, long ago and far away
Doesn't seem to be important as we live from day to day.
There's a Baby in the manger, far away and long ago,
But we've things that we must do, and we've places we must go.

And yet, Jesus is the focus if we only understand.
He's the most important Factor--for the Kingdom is at hand.
Jesus makes the difference for us as our Savior only can.
He agreed to be a servant, to become a lowly man.

He, the Son obeyed the Father on that day that He was born.
Not as man who chose the evil, so the human race was torn,
Torn away from God the Father and were made as slaves to sin,
But the Christ obeyed the Father to reverse the mess we're in.

He obeyed Him in each act and word and thought throughout His life.
He obeyed Him in His death and then removed all earthly strife.
He arose the overcomer--over sin, death and the grave,
And ascended into heaven--and then many gifts He gave.

Now He opens up the door for any who will enter there
To be joined with God the Father--for He freed us from the snare.
So there's much more to the story than a Baby long ago,
For He's born within the heart, and this is by the Spirit's flow.

When He's born within our hearts, He gives us power then to be
Full-grown, manifested sons of God to live eternally,
We look back unto the manger and the cross of long ago,
And now we have Christ within us; God has planned that seed will grow

To the measure of the stature of the fullness. It's God's plan
To conform us to His image. It's the work that God began.
He has set us in His Body to be coworkers today
To be coworkers with God, just as the Master forms the clay.

And the gifts He puts within us are the gifts from up above,
As they tear down mighty strongholds, and they build the Church in love.
And from glory unto glory they are building it today
In the here and in the now, not long ago and far away.

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Dads And Moms Who Pray

Moms who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with moms who enter into prayer.

Dads who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with dads who enter into prayer.

Dads and moms who enter into prayer
Open doors of blessing for their children there,
And set loose mighty streams of mercy, easing untold care.
This is the inheritance of those with dads and moms who enter into prayer.

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Did You Invest Your Prayers For Me?

Did you invest your prayers for me?
That I might have the victory?
That Satan's plan might hold no sway?
Did you invest your prayers for me?

I shall forever thankful be,
That you invested prayer for me.
And you, with tears, took time to pray.
I shall forever thankful be.

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From Death To Life

From death to Life, from doubt to Faith,
From fear to Love, by mighty Grace,
Oh, people, move as I direct you into Light.
And never fear for I am here.
And, as you seek, I will draw near.
And, just ahead, you see the Kingdom shining bright.

It's given once for men to die,
So Christ has died to satisfy
The debt of sin and death that you could never pay.
The door of life is open wide.
Come in. Come in. Come and abide.
Take hold of Him, and pass from night into the day.

The Kingdom now is here for you.
The King is calling unto you.
Oh let the world fade away through His free grace.
Take hold of Life in Christ the Lord.
Rise up in Him. He is the Word.
Keep walking in; behold the glory of His Face.

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Getting In!

One of the older Ministries (now deceased) told the following story many years ago....

"Long ago in the city of Chicago a woman lay dying. She had lived a long life of sin without care or thought for God. While she was young, life had gone her way, but as the years went by her friends became fewer and fewer until at last, deserted and alone, she lay dying in her dismal attic room. In her distress she sent her daughter to call for the neighborhood minister. 'Tell him,' she said, ' that I am dying and I want him to tell me HOW TO GET IN.' The night was cold and the minister himself knew not the true way of salvation. On the walls of his study hung the pictures of his seminary classmates and his degrees in theology. He was reluctant to leave the comfort of his home to go out on such a cold night to such a dismal district, but because of the importunity of the girl he aroused himself and, wrapping his warm coat about him, was led to the dingy apartment where the dying woman lay. A look of pleasure wreathed her careworn face as he came in. 'I'm so glad you've come,' she said, 'for I want you to tell me HOW TO GET IN.' The poor minister was baffled. He knew not what to say. For years he had taught the people to do the best they could, to join the church, and to live good respectable lives, but here was a situation he had never faced before. Seating himself on the chair beside the bed, he began to tell her how we should think kind thoughts and do kind deeds. 'Ah,' said the woman, ' but I am dying. It is too late for that now.' 'Well,' said the minister, ' you should keep the golden rule and do unto others as you would have them do to you. If we do the best we can, we will be alright.'

'But,' said the woman, ' it is too late for that. Is there nothing else you can tell me?'

The minister, in his distraction realizing how vain such words were in such a critical hour as this, ventured to quote a scripture he had learned to recite as a child. 'God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life: for God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.' 'That's it! That's it,' she cried. 'That's what I wanted to hear. Now kneel down and pray for me.' The minister kneeled to pray, but unable to pray for the woman, he prayed for himself, and as he prayed, Christ came into his heart; and he GOT IN, and she GOT IN. It is of grace that it might be by faith that ALL who are afar off might be brought nigh to God through faith in JESUS Christ our Lord."

Marvellous grace of our loving Lord,
Freely bestowed on all who believe,
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured;
Will you this moment His grace receive?

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide;
What can avail to wash it away?
Look, there is flowing a crimson tide!
WHITER THAN SNOW YOU MAY BE TODAY.
Julia H. Johnston

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God Is Faithful. God Is Marvelous.

God is faithful.
God is marvelous.
There are no words to express,
To tell His love and mercy,
To tell of His great Power.
Don't trust what you can see.
Don't trust what you can feel.
His Word within is real
You only see in part.
Emotion can't impart
His wondrous pow'r to free
The God Who healeth thee.
God is faithful.
God is marvelous.
There are no words to express.

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Healing Quote by Charles S. Price

a quote on healing from Dr. Charles S. Price

"When we want to bring light into a room, we do not try to cast the darkness out, but we put light in. It is vain to struggle to get rid of our pains and our sufferings and even our sins and our weaknesses. The only way one can rid himself of the power of the devil is to admit and give authority to the power of the Lord Jesus. We cannot do it, but HE CAN! No man can save himself by abstinence from things which are sinful. That is why salvation is not what we do, but what we are. We are transformed into His image and, beholding that Image, as in a glass, we are changed from glory to glory, until at last we shall awaken completely IN HIS LIKENESS! That is why whenever we hear some of God's sincere, but immature children, pounding away on the externals, we know that the glorious light of the revelation of the truth as it is in our blessed Lord has not yet fully come to them. When we become LIKE HIM, we are delivered from the bondage of the outer, Of course, that will reflect the transformation in the inner. Then we abstain, not to be saved, but because we are redeemed.

The same is true when it comes to the healing of the body. In the days of old, virtue flowed from Jesus, when people pressed forward to touch Him. That virtue was an integral part of the Christ Himself. The disease simply could not abide in the presence of the Virtue! Can corruption
continue when Incorruption takes the throne? Will mortality still exist when Immortality reigns? Have we not known that there is a law--a Divinely appointed and imparted law--and it is called THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS! It makes us free from the law
of sin and of death! It supersedes it. It overwhelms it. It makes it incapable of operation. Why should we try to remove by our own struggles the law of sin and death when such victory can only be brought about by the operation of the LAW OF LIFE in Him? In the last analysis, the goal of every mature Christian should not be Divine Healing but DIVINE HEALTH! The flow of His life through ours; the surrender of our will to His; the impartation of His nature, until our natures are impregnated with the glory and the presence of the Divine! Not in an instant! Not in some emotional moment at an altar! But by that daily acknowledgment of His lovely presence in ALL OUR WAYS, and the surrender of EACH MOMENT to His care and to His keeping."

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How To Find Love

To look for love the worldly way,
Will mostly always bring dismay,
And kissing frogs will only work
To help you find another jerk.

If you want love, here's my advice,
Don't use a worldly device.
You want the one who's right for you.
No other one will really do.

Just run toward God with all your might,
And as you run, you'll catch the sight
Of one who runs in that same race,
Who keeps a pace like your own pace.

Another who loves Jesus so,
And lives life in the Spirit's flow.
This might just be the one for you.
Trust God to tell you what to do.

The real question will not be,
"How can a find a love for me?"
The question, which is oft ignored,
"How better may I seek the Lord"

And as you seek the Lord above,
You'll have no trouble finding love.
You'll find the life that's right for you,
And happiness your whole life through.

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I Have Said I Am A Christian

I have said I am a Christian:
That I follow Jesus Christ.
Since I use the name of Jesus,
May His life show in my life.

I accept the blood of Jesus;
I receive the Way God gave.
I receive His mighty Spirit,
And allow the Lord to Save.

For I know that human effort
Can't avail for righteousness,
I will trust myself to Jesus,
And, to Him, my need confess.

Now, I'm in a time of training,
And by grace I'm being healed,
While I grow to be like Jesus,
Till His fullness is revealed.

Since I say that I'm a Christian,
Let the living Christ abide.
Let not ?Christian? be a label,
While Christ Jesus is denied.

As a Christian, though not perfect,
I'm forgiven by God's gift,
Through the payment made by Jesus,
God forgives, abides, and lifts.

My faith comes as I will hear Him;
It's the power of my prayer.
As I seek Him, I will find Him;
When I seek Him, He is there.

Let my hope rest in His goodness.
Come, Lord, live in me, I pray,
Flowing out in depth of purpose,
In all that I think and say.

If I truly love my Jesus,
I will seek to have His mind,
Just like Jesus, be a servant,
Who is humble, meek, and kind.

Since I say I am a Christian.
May His hope fill all my view.
Take all anger, strife, and envy
From my life, and make me new.

Let His Love flow through my being.
Let His Presence give me power.
May my heart be listening closely,
As He guides me hour by hour

My Christ Jesus lives within me,
?Come up higher,? hear Him say,
?To a deeper, living glory;
Give the Spirit total sway.?

My heart longs to go up higher,
To be freed from every sin.
I am seeking for fulfillment
That is only found in Him.

I desire the greatest blessing,
Pressing in with all my might,
Pressing toward His holy calling,
Till I reach the highest height.

And I seek to really know Him
More completely, day to day,
By the means that God has given;
I am walking in the Way.

Though I know I'm far from perfect,
Yet I long to be complete,
For I know that my completeness,
Will be found at Jesus' feet.

Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson, Freeware. Use it freely.


I Will Restore My Church Again

I will restore My Church again.
My holiness will be seen then.
All that was lost, I shall restore,
Then I shall build you even more.

Never before has this occurred.
Though I have told you in my Word.
The early and the latter rain
Removing every fleshly stain.

Both death and life before you lay.
Each one must choose 'tween night and day.
My glory rises in My own.
Each one who makes their heart My Throne.

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In His Garden

In the valley He restoreth my soul
In the stillness, He satisfies my longing heart
He walketh with me in green pastures
And by the cool streams.

In the shadows, He is my comfort and strength
In sorrow, He soothes my aching heart
He carries me high above the waves of despair
and loves me when I seem so unlovable, and unlovely.

He says " Thou art my beloved, I will never leave thee
Peace be still.
I love thee, and will carry you to my
Kingdom, oh one so fair.

For I see your heart, and it's desires
And you desire me well, and longingly
You will not be alone, for you shall reach out
to many empty and lonely souls.

Compel them to come in
where the 'Sonshine' will warm their hearts.
Be not afraid to reach out
To a lost and dying world

Don't hold back my Love
As I have given you
Freely give
And allow the Spirit to flow.

Some may seem to reject
Many will hunger for Truth
And the Love that is in you
Which is Christ Jesus.

Go My Love,
My lovely one
I will be In you,
And with you each step of the way.

You shall be strong
For My Spirit makes you whole,
So that you can do the work that I have called you to do.
Be Faithful, and you shall receive Life Everlasting."

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Indestructible Joy And Unshakable Peace

Indestructible joy, only Jesus supplies.
And unshakable peace in His Spirit abides.

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

In the midst of the storm, oh, what comfort I feel,
For my indwelling Lord cometh ever more real.

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

Oh the world may squeeze and bring pressure to bear,
Try to shape and to mold, but then what do I care,

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

Let the enemy rage; let him rant; let him foam.
I continue with Christ toward my heavenly home,

For the world can't destroy, cannot cause it to cease,
This great vision ahead, which the eye of hope sees.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.
Indestructible joy and unshakable peace.

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Just Content To Be A Son

JUST CONTENT TO BE A SON

Just content to be a son,
With no ambition to succeed
In realms of earth, and have no need
Of popularity's acclaim,
Or purchase for myself a name
In serving Christ; for He must be
The Lord throughout eternity.
To see His face and hear His voice,
And do His bidding is my choice.

Just content to be a son,
A son of God without a home,
To stay, or go, or wait, or roam...
Hither and yon without a plan,
Led of the Spirit, not of man.
I'll have no moment of praise,
But I'll have peace in God's own ways;
And though I tread this earthly sod,
I'll walk with Him, I love in God.

Just content to be a son,
Misunderstood, and yet I know
The path I take shall overflow
With life abundant and with grace.
I only need to run the race
With patience, waiting, seeing Him...
Hearing the still small voice within.
If others want the earth to quake...
I'll hear His voice when I awake.

Just content to be a son,
No words to say...but what He says;
No work to do...but what He does;
No fear or worry, anxious care,
I live with Him, His yoke I share...
No name to make, He writes His own
Upon the heart's pure glistening stone;
No life to live, I lay it down,
I'll share His cross... and live again.

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Liberty! What Is It?

Liberty! What is it? What does it imply?
Lose the chains that bind you. To them, you may die.

Live to Him Who frees you. This is liberty.
Live to Him Who gives life. This will set you free.

Freedom comes at last now. Free from what to what?
Do you have some burdens? Doors you'd like to shut?

There are just two choices, choosing one of two.
Every choice you're making sets your course for you.

All the world's divided. Some are free from God.
Some are free to serve Him, free from Satan's rod.

If you serve your own will, then you are its slave,
If you will receive Him, Christ is there to save.

Freedom from the Savior makes you slave to sin.
Freedom from your own flesh means you're serving Him.

Some are moving with God. Some move on their own.
Some have got a soft heart. Some have hearts of stone.

Those who truly love God live to seek His face,
Listen to Him speaking, walking in His grace.

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Lies

Political correctness is now thrust before your eyes.
You see how folks have taken truth and mixed it up with lies.
And in this way have made the right seem like it is not right,
And made the evil seem like good and darkness seem like light.

A lie has got a purpose and is used by the unwise,
Promoting ways that do not work has been the role of lies.
Creating mass confusion with conclusions lies can draw,
And seek to use coercion, thus enforcing lies in law.

Some don't want to know Jesus and His great forgiving way.
Some like to walk where it is night and do not like the day.
And some will try to tell you that you should not speak of Him.
Some try to make you fit their mold and make your light grow dim.

And now you have to pay to have your kids all brainwashed too.
You send your kids to schools that teach them things that are not true.
And if you teach creation and the flood, some shake with fits,
Who knowingly are ignorant, like prior hypocrites.

The evolutionists all know the lies that they have told.
They know that they have fooled themselves with snake oil they have sold.
They know that God created all, but yet they're truly sly.
To them, God is unthinkable; they think they have to lie.

They say that fossils show the rocks to be so very old,
The rocks then date the fossils as these "scientists" have told.
This reasoning is circular, but evolution's tale,
This tale that cannot be true, is still told without fail.

And they deny the mighty flood, though evidence is there.
That God would judge the evil is a thought that they can't bear.
And so they just ignore it and do all they can to keep
The truth from being published. As they sow, they soon will reap.

And now they say that they made life . . . right in the lab they claim.
Now there's a lie so big that they should hang their heads in shame.
But yet they still proclaim it, even teach it in the schools.
You can't believe they'd teach this, much less put it in the news.

Yes, these and many other lies they tell you every day.
For there is just one thing they want; to simply have their way.
You wonder that they feel no guilt, but guilt does not apply.
They do not see a law that says it's wrong for them to tell a lie.

And every so-called evidence that's used to prove these lies,
Has been exposed to be a clever ruse these folks devise.
And media and schools controlled by evolutionists.
All try to make you disbelieve Almighty God exists.

The media, the public schools, the newspapers all blitz
You with this constant rhetoric with great pizzazz and glitz,
And yet there is no evidence; in truth, there cannot be.
For science that is true reveals that God made you and me.

The fact that Jesus came to earth and died and rose again,
Is verified historically beyond all known events,
And never was an error found in Scripture's hallowed page,
But some poor folks say otherwise. Why do the heathen rage?

All so-called evidences used today to prove these lies,
Are non-existent and when challenged quickly vaporize.
And yet the perpetrators still continue to insist.
They'd just feel better if Almighty God did not exist.

If God were not almighty, the Creator of all things,
And everything were relative, then humans would be kings.
And every person, then, a little god who need not serve
The God above, nor live in love, nor get what they deserve.

And so this lie is told, which leads to other lies as well,
Like racism, or P. C. bunk, or saying, "There's no hell."
The lies they tell you day by day are hidden in the news,
Concealed as entertainment to relax and to amuse.

For human nature is so weak and self-will is so strong,
And flesh has been pre-programmed to keep doing what is wrong,
But God gave a redeemer, Jesus Christ, His own dear Son,
That you may be born by His blood to serve the Holy One.

Now that you've read this poem I just wonder what you'll do.
I wonder if you know Him and the peace He has for you.
I wonder if you'll enter in to wash your sins away.
I wonder if you'll take the gift He offers you today.

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Life Holds

Life holds no sweeter thing than this---to tell
A little child, while Christmas candles glow,
The story of a Babe whose humble birth
Became the loveliest of truths we know.

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Look Past The Symptoms To The Source Of His Abundant Supply

Look past the symptoms to the source of His abundant supply.
He is the healer; In Him is Life
He has the power and He longs for you to let Him draw nigh.
Open your heart now; In Him is Life.

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Miraculous Revelation

Almost everyone believes in some sort of miraculous revelation, though few will admit it, and what people believe about miraculous revelation varies greatly. The questions, "How do you know that?" or "What makes you think so?", bring out this belief, but these questions almost always make people uncomfortable, because people don't like to think about the fact that they are basing their thoughts on miraculous revelation. The ones who are basing their thoughts on a form of miraculous revelation called rationalism are particularly sensitive and defensive, because rationalism is a hypocritical way of making up assumptions and trying to make it seem as if they made sense. There's usually no malice of forethought here, but thoughts become strongholds and then become chains dragging the thinker into ever descending spirals and finally into death. All of this takes place without any realization of bondage. Thinking they are free, they become slave to the lower elements.

The three Basic sources of revelation:
There are three basic sources for miraculous revelation. God is the most obvious source. Fundamentalist Christians are often criticized by those who believe in the other two sources of miraculous revelation because fundamentalist Christians believe that almighty God would have enough power and wisdom to be able to communicate with certain individuals, the prophets and apostles, and enable those individuals to write the Bible. They further believe that God, being almighty, could easily preserve that same Bible over thousands of years so that we can have it today.

Some Christians even go beyond this and believe that almighty God can and does reveal the meaning of this Bible, and that the only way that the Bible can be understood is if God reveals it. These Christians aren't dependent on the natural mind to interpret the Bible, but believe that God must reveal it. Within this group is a subgroup of Christians who believe that God reveals according to the methods that He has laid out clearly in the Bible.

The second source of miraculous revelation goes by several names. In polytheistic religions (those who believe in many gods) this source is referred to as the gods, spirits, evil spirits, ghosts, familiar spirits, etc. This source is even mentioned in the Bible as being evil spirits. This is the source used by the occult, the new age religions, etc. By the rhythms of their drums, certain cultures find that they are able to pull down what they call deities.

The third, and by far most prevalent source, is the source that is often called rational thought. This is simply the source of the human mind. Rationalism states simply that the human mind is the source of knowledge. It states that the human mind is able to manufacture knowledge without the benefit of observation. This explains the importance of axioms and assumptions in rational thought. According to the rationalists, axioms and assumptions are miraculous revelations that come out of the intellect, out of the human mind. Most rationalists don't like to refer to their miraculous revelations in those terms. In fact, they tend to be embarrassed and to become nervous when their assumptions and axioms are challenged or when someone points out that they are claiming miraculous revelation.

Another interesting fact is that many, perhaps most, fundamentalist Christians who believe that the Bible is God's revealed Word also use rationalism to try to understand that Word. Many, perhaps most, reject the idea that God could reveal the meaning of the Bible in the present day. There is much credit given to the intellect, even among fundamentalist Christians.

Problems with conflicting revelations

For those who believe in miraculous revelation, there is a problem when two different people come up with conflicting revelations. This is the problem of the false prophet or false apostle from the Christian side. There is a worldly counterpart to the false prophet, the pseudo- intellectual. On the Christian side, the Bible says that prophets and apostles receive revelation from God. On the rationalist side, certain people are believed to be intellectuals who can manufacture miraculous revelations because of their superior intellects. A false prophet or false apostle would be a person who claims to receive revelation from God, but this person is actually speaking a vision out of his or her own mind. That is to say that this person is a rationalist pretending to be a prophet or apostle.

Two sources of information


1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Science, here, neither refers to empirical science nor theoretical science. It is the translation of a Greek word, which has a literal meaning of "knowledge." So this literally says, ". . . avoiding the profane and vain babblings and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called . . ."
How do we discern the difference between true knowledge and false knowledge?

Here is a clue to learning how to seek the truth:
2 Thessalonians 2:10 & 11 because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Whatever is not observation is either speculation or revelation. Knowledge can be empirical, but much is rational-lies-ed. While rational-lies-ation claims to have the ability to formulate miraculous revelation from the human mind, rational-lies-ation never stands up to scrutiny. It always fails.

Empirical


Empirical knowledge is received by experience. Experiments, observations, polls, archeological digging, reading historical source documents, reading the Bible, and accounting methods are examples. Obviously, every method of getting empirical data is subject to falsification and error. The Bible says this:
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Whatever is not observation is either speculation or revelation. Discerning the difference has always been a problem.

Revelation


God


A small part of the population doesn't believe in God. To them, their god is themselves, and they chase after their own minds or the minds of the so-called intellectuals for the solutions to all problems. Many of those who do believe in God believe that He is almighty and that He is the creator of everything. Some of those who believe that He is almighty believe that an almighty God would theoretically have the ability to communicate with His creation, but they have no experience with God. Some of those who believe that God can communicate also believe that the Bible is a way that He does communicate with us. Some of those who believe that the Bible is a way that God communicates with us also believe that the Bible is not a matter of human interpretation, but is unfolded and understood because God reveals it, which would make sense given what the Bible says about the human condition. Some people even believe that everything, even natural things, will be better understood by depending on God to enlighten the human mind.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us (the apostles) by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Some rational-lies that the Bible is easy to understand and that the human mind is well capable of interpreting it. That is to say that every person should have his or her own interpretation, but then they invariably go on to rational-lies a theology that they try to say is the only rational conclusion. That fact is that their theology is based on the cleverly hidden assumptions of their rational-lies-ation process. Changing the assumptions changes the outcome. Here is what the apostle wrote concerning the interpretation of the Scripture and of empirical data that the apostles had received as revelation from God:

Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (mature), be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

If someone has a different thought, they are not getting it from God, but God is able to unfold His revelation to an open heart and get everyone reading off the same sheet of music. In other words, God doesn't contradict Himself.

Demons


1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

The Human Mind


Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperatelywicked: who can know it?
Proverbs 3:5& 6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Numbers 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
Numbers 15:39 . . . and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

Numbers 15:39 speaks of both theoretical science and of empirical science. It refers to them in the say way that God always refers to idolatry, because idolatry is unfaithfulness. God wants us to be joined to Him in such an intimate way that marriage is a type of that union. When His wife goes out to evil spirits or to the human to look for knowledge, this is adultery in God's eyes.

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Peace Child

Sawi Christmas

"In 1962 the Sawi people of New Guinea still lived in relative isolation.
They were head-hunting cannibals. Their culture could not be more
different from that of Don and Carol Richardson, and yet these
missionaries strove to become an incarnate presence among the Sawi. In
fact, three Sawi tribes, fascinated by the Richardsons, moved their
villages right around the missionaries' jungle home. After a long and
trying period of learning the language, Don Richardson finally climbed
the ladder into the Sawi man-house. Surrounded by the skulls of the
victims they had cannibalized, he began to share the gospel with them.
He began by telling them about the Jews, the promised Messiah, and the
sacrificial Lamb of Judah. The Sawi were bored.

"Don became frustrated, discouraged by his inability to communicate and
find a point of contact. He was also discouraged by the 14 civil wars he
had already counted right outside his front door now that the two rival
Sawi tribes lived side by side. Such fear and frustration finally led
the Richardsons to plan to leave. However, the Sawi response surprised
them: 'If you'll stay, we promise we'll make peace in the morning.'

"The next morning the Richardson's awoke to see the most amazing ritual,
the most passionate ceremony they had ever witnessed. The two tribes
were lined up outside their house, on either side of the clearing. An
air of tension floated between the two tribes. On the one side, people
milled about waiting anxiously. Finally, one man standing there dashed
into his hut while his wife was looking away. He grabbed his newborn
baby, took the child in his arms, and ran across the meadow. His
expression betrayed absolute agony. His wife ran after him, screaming and
begging him to give the baby back to her. When she couldn't catch him,
she fell to her knees in the mud, moaning for her baby.

"Her husband ran over to the other tribe and presented the baby to them.
'Plead the peace child for me. I give you my son, and I give you my
name,' he said. Shortly, someone from that tribe performed the same
agonizing sacrifice with the same intensity and passion. Richardson
found out later that as long as those peace children remained alive, the
two tribes were bound to each other. They were bound not to war but to
peace for the lifetimes of those children. If the children died, then
literally all hell would break loose --cannibalism, murder, civil war.

"While this amazing scene unfolded before him, Don suddenly realized that
this was the point of contact, the redemptive analogy. When he climbed
the next time into the Sawi man-house, still surrounded by skulls, he
told the elders of the perfect Peace Child, given by God to mankind. They
sat riveted on his every word. That very day some of the Sawi became
Christians. Richardson went on to develop an entire theology based on
the peace child in Sawi tradition. As he and his family modeled the
person of the Peace Child, droves of Sawi came to know the Lord. This
continued until one day, hundreds of Sawi from every tribe (tribes that
had warred and cannibalized each other for many years) gathered together
for a feast for the first time.

"A Sawi preacher stood up and read in his own language what few people in
the history of the world have ever understood so clearly: 'Unto us a
child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon
His shoulders, and He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace' (Isaiah 9:6). It was the best
Christmas the Richardsons had ever experienced. It was the best day the
Sawi had ever known. It was Christmas in more ways than one."
[Adapted from Peace Child by Don Richardson]

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Pure Thought Is Based On Logic, So The Story Goes

Pure thought is based on logic, so the story goes.
We swallow this line easily, as everybody knows.
But reasoning and logic, fall short to tell what's true.
And scholars argue constantly all mired in a goo
Of logical assumptions--they all sit in their stew,
As they have done for ages. This is nothing new.

Their books and papers, proven false by that which they can see,
But, proud and haughty, they deny that it can ever be.
Scientist or theologian--they are all the same.
Facts based on assumptions, all stirring in their brains.
A brain so proud, it says to God, "Who are You to tell."
And gives us quite a clue to just how Satan fell.

The more they learn, the more they know, the more confused they are,
For when they learn what isn't true, they're stuck in pitch-black tar.
They look into the Bible, but they don't see the Word.
A veil is there before their eyes. They see what they had heard.
Is God able to reveal? Can His Spirit show--
If we're willing now to yield--things that we must know?

As God reveals, won't He know to show us all the same?
Won't He show us in the way the Bible does proclaim?
For God does send, the Bible says, and tells us how He sends.
He chooses whom He will to send. On that we can depend.
If there is great discord and all this argument,
It simply means that someone runs whom God has never sent.

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Rationalism And Revelation

Rationalism and revelation will never see eye to eye.
Revelation trusts in God,
Rationalism trusts lies.

Rationalism thinks the human mind is all the source.
That human minds can dream up truth.
That they are the ultimate force.

Revelation believes God's Word, unchallenged to this hour.
That God can yet reveal His truth.
That He is the ultimate power.

And rationalized theology and science can be shown
The source of every kind of pain,
And trouble the earth has known.

But God has never authored strife, disorder, curse or plague.
He is the source of all that's good.
His Light is never vague.

What God has made declares His power so anyone can see.
But as for those who make up facts?
They're blind as blind can be.

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Released From Captivity

Our God, in Christ, released us from captivity,
From slavery to sin, He sets the captive free.
The Lord sheds His own light upon all human hearts;
For those who won't respond, God's radiance soon departs

So many like to claim an inner righteousness,
But God has told us all, there's nothing good in us.
The human flesh, that strong, deceptive, wicked force,
That whitewashed human heart still charts an evil course.

The human flesh is caught in slavery to sin.
It cannot free itself, nor break the trap it's in.
But only through the Christ, there is no other way,
So only through the Christ, our night is turned to day.

The flesh is so corrupt, it cannot be reformed,
But yielding to Christ, a miracle performs.
Yet those who will not yield, with great hypocrisy,
Not knowing that they're lost, remain in slavery.

All those who yield their wills and listen to God's voice,
Are led of God in love in ever deepening choice.
Our God, in Christ, released us from captivity,
From slavery to sin, He sets the captive free.

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Science And Logic Are Limited Tools

Science and logic are limited tools.
Overextending them makes people fools.
Rationalism assumes beyond fact,
Making up data that science had lacked.

Chains are as strong as the link that is weak.
Buckets with one hole will still have a leak.
Science that's false adds assumptions to fact,
Making up data that science had lacked.

Faith, on the other hand, comes from above.
It is a substance, which God gives in love.
Blindness is lifted by faith, so we see
Matters of Spirit and eternity,

Going beyond where the human can go,
Into the power of Him, Whom we know,
Unto the One Whom the world abhorred,
Into the presence of Jesus, our Lord.

How sad the problem with mere human minds!
Pride and assumption of false science blinds.
Thinking they're wise people show themselves fools:
Science and logic are limited tools.

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Science, Falsely So Called

In the first letter to Timothy, chapter six and verses twenty and twenty-one, it mentions "science, falsely called." This letter says: "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called . . ." the word, "science" was translated from a Greek word that means "knowledge." The English word, science, has several meanings, so it's hard to know what people mean when they say, "science." False knowledge takes many forms, but the truth is different: truth is absolute.

A man I know was out in one of the Canadian provinces at a shopping center. When he came out to go to his car, there was suddenly a snow storm that resulted in a complete white out. When the snow is so intense that all that can be seen is white, it's referred to as a white out. When a white out occurs, people can die because they lose their orientation and can't find shelter. They are totally blinded by the snow. That's what happened to this man I know. He walked out of the store and was totally lost in the storm and in danger. At this same moment, another man I know was some distance away and looked outside. Seeing that there was a white out, he felt a desire to pray. He asked the people there with him to join him in prayer, stating that someone may be in danger out in this white out. They prayed, and looked outside. The white out was gone and they praised God. The man in the parking lot gave praise to God that God had taken away the white out.

Here is the difference between science falsely so called and true science. It is the difference between that which is falsely called knowledge and truth. One of the speculative assumptions of false science is the assumption that there is no God, or at least that God is not involved in the material universe. Notice that the men mentioned above gave glory to God for what He had done. The meteorologists, on the other hand, became confused. Where had all the snow suddenly gone? Their false science was false because it only accounted for some of the factors involved in the events of weather and denied the possibility of anything outside of the material realm. Assuming that there was no God, they had to rationalize away the event that had just taken place.

A woman I know was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She could no longer dress herself, and the x-rays showed the bone spurs clearly impinging on her nerves. The doctor said that there was very little he could do. She went to a second doctor and got the same story. It just so happened that this woman went to a church that followed the scriptural order of elders overseeing and pastoring the local church with apostles set over the universal church. She called for the elders, who laid hands on her, anointing her with oil and praying according to James five. Two people at that meeting came to her afterwards and told her that they had seen, in a vision, the bone spurs dissolving. That week, she felt considerably better. She found that she could move and dress herself. Going back to the doctor, he became quite agitated. He made this incredible remark about the bone spurs, "Well I don't know where they went, but they're gone now." The doctor was hindered by science, falsely called. He was assuming that God doesn't heal. The woman and all the faithful who heard about it, on the other hand, were praising God.

I know a Christian man who was driving in his car toward a green traffic light. Suddenly, a loud audible voice said, "Stop!" The man hit the brakes and stopped. He immediately saw a car, that would have hit him broadside, run through the intersection ahead of him. Someone had run a red light, but this man was giving glory to God that God had kept him from being hit. I'm certain that many would use science, falsely so called, to try to cast about for a naturalistic, materialistic explanation. Naturalism is simply the unfounded presupposition that there is no God. Materialism asserts the same thing as materialism does and is just as baseless. The fool had said in his heart, "There is no God."

We could go on about the broken neck that was suddenly not broken after two x-rays and a cat-scan confirmed that it was broken. We could talk about the abdominal growths that were suddenly gone, the knee that was suddenly made totally normal after confirmed diagnosis. We could talk about hopelessly ruined relationships that have been restored, and job situations and financial situations that have been reversed. We could talk about dead who have been raised to life. For all of these events, there's no doubt that science, falsely so called, would be scratching around to fabricate some rationalistic explanation, while true knowledge is giving glory to God for what He has done.

These are just some of the events that I, or people whom I know, have witnessed. Others have seen greater things. I've read about some of them and marveled. For every time that God moves, those who despise God are working very hard to make it seem as if God were not moving.

Romans 1:18-2:12 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

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Search And Find The Love That's Real

Search and find the love that's real and genuine and true.
Search and find fulfillment and the love that's right for you.
How often earthly love has broken hearts that were sincere.
How many have reached out for love and now withdraw in fear.

How many seek for love but don't know what they're looking for,
Nor will they know the genuine as their emotions soar.
For love that's true must come from God, a gift from up on high.
A gift that's free to anyone. On that, you can rely.

And for each good and perfect gift that flows from God above,
The enemy makes counterfeits. And this is true of love.
Deceptive spirits, human minds in darkness speak of love,
But this is not the same as that which flows from God above.

So many things that are called love are sources of great harm,
And sorrow is the sad result of that deceptive charm.
The earthly love cannot compare to love that's heavenly,
The love from God transcends the flesh and sets the spirit free.

So, as we learn to come to God and to discern His voice,
We often make mistakes and find we've made a harmful choice.
But God wants a relationship and if we will give heed,
If we but open up to Him, He'll give us what we need.

Let all who want fulfillment come to God and walk in love,
And let it be that unfeigned love that flows from God above.
The love we need is found in God, whatever people say,
For God is love, and Christ is truth and Jesus is the way.

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SPIRIT OF SONSHIP

Abba Father, the Spirit of sonship cries;
'Tis deep calling unto deep.
Far, far beyond the scope of natural man lies
The sons' great eternal prize.

Naught but the Spirit of sonship
Can take the veil away;
Naught but deep calling to deep
Will bring in God's new day.

Night and day must the cry go forth
From deep down within,
Cleansing, purifying, changing till
I am fashioned just like Him.

Then in all His glorious fulness
I shall come.
Deep will call to deep, Abba Father,
I am Your son! Father, I am Your son!

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Spiritual Or Natural

The human faith is blind.
It leaps into dark,
And hopes to land in light.
It will not trust in God.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
It can't receive the things of God.
It is a reasoned faith.

The faith that is of God,
Has eyes to see His will.
It moves the Hand of God,
For it has come from Him
It starts with God,
And God will complete it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the faith of God.

The human hope is weak.
It is a "hope so" hope.
It cannot light the way
It comes from human hearts.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
Nor can it see the things of God.
It's merely mortal hope.

The hope that is of God,
Can see what God will do.
It knows His promises,
For it has come from Him.
It starts with God,
And God will fulfill it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the hope of God.

The human love receives.
It does not give away.
It never can be pure.
It comes from human hearts.
It starts with the human,
And that is where it ends.
It does not depend on the person of Jesus.
Nor can it love as Jesus loves.
It's selfish, fleshly love.

The love that is of God,
Can do what God will do.
It has the pow'r of God,
For it has come from Him.
It starts with God,
And God will complete it.
It can't be found outside of Christ Jesus.
It is not bound by things of earth.
It is the love of God.

For wisdom, joy, and peace,
And all that's good and right,
There is a counterfeit,
Or else the genuine
That starts with God, and God is the essence.
That can't be found outside of Christ Jesus,
That flows from God and can't be mixed,
With any natural.

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That Time You Set Aside To Seek My Face

That time you set aside to seek My Face,
To dwell within the comfort of my grace,
Could well have been a time for us to meet,
And to commune and share a rapture sweet.

The time has come and gone. Your thoughts did wind,
As plans and worries occupied your mind.
The time you set aside has come and gone.
The opportunity to come to Me has flown.

The vision of My Hope is here for you,
To show you what My Mighty Hand will do.
For in My presence there is perfect joy,
Where you may all my potency employ,

Now, do not be discouraged. Walk with Me.
If you continue, I will set you free.
The manifested sons will rule and reign,
And all creation be released again.

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The Accuser

There was a woman whose son had died at a very young age. One night she had a dream in which she saw her son in heaven. She was so glad to see him, and he had grown to be such a fine young man. As they talked, she remembered many of the mistakes she had made. She remembered times when she hadn't been a very good mom. She began to apologize to her son for these times, but he stopped her: "Mom, we don't keep any record of such things here."

It seems that the accuser looks for every way to accuse us even after we leave our sin behind. He tries to remind us of the sins that are forgiven the things of the past that are under the blood. We need to be careful that we don't let Satan use us. You may have heard Satan speaking through a brother or sister in Christ using phrases like, "Under the blood, under the rug, what's the difference." Have you ever held a grudge or refused to forgive and forget?

Paul, the apostle, had persecuted the Church. We know that he was there consenting to the murder of Stephen. Then Jesus met Paul and straightened him out. Even after Paul had received so much from God, however, he still had the memory of all those whom he had persecuted. The accuser kept bringing these things back to Paul.

Some say that Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was a physical ailment of some sort. I think that Paul's thorn may well have been the constant accusations from the evil one. Paul called his "thorn," a messenger of Satan. Satan, the accuser, sent a messenger to Paul to tell him something. Paul asked God, over and over, to free him from this messenger. God said, "My strength is made perfect (complete) in weakness." And so it appears that the message from the accuser continued to be delivered to Paul by whatever means.

Whether or not this is what Paul was referring to when he wrote of his thorn in the flesh is not the point. The point is this: after we leave our sin behind, the accuser seeks every means to accuse us. The accuser sends many messengers. He will use our own fleshly mind to speak condemnation to us--out of our hearts proceed evil thoughts--yet God has already forgotten the sins of our past. Satan will use evil spirits to accuse us of past, forgiven sins.

Satan will even use the fleshly minds of our brothers and sisters in Christ to accuse. He will accuse with 2% truth (to add credibility) and 98% lie. But God's strength is made complete in our weakness. When we are humbled, God is exalted. The fact that He has turned us around demonstrates the greatness of God's grace.

The reality is that those areas of life that are a trial or temptation are the areas where we are called to overcome. We are forgiven as soon as we ask. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are called to be overcomers and deliverers. The Holy Spirit is given to complete this work. It is only by the power of the grace of God that we can overcome every sin and it is only by His power that we can ever work with Christ to deliver others. All of this is contained within that free gift that Christ won for us on the cross.

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The Accuser Speaks With Pompous Words

How easy, now, to criticize another,
To tear down every work that God doth build.
How easy, now to falsely judge our brother,
To try to quench the Spirit Who has filled.

The accuser speaks with pompous words,
Ever seeking for a weakness to explore.
We, of flesh, are prone to his attacking,
But Jesus is our Savior and our Lord;
He, the King of Kings, defends and shields us,
And He protects and guides us evermore.

A ministry is Christ unveiled within us.
The One received when we were born again.
Our fleshly bondage, ministry opposes,
And counters with the wayward ways of men.

The accuser speaks with pompous words,
Ever seeking for a weakness to explore.
We, of flesh, are prone to his attacking,
But Jesus is our Savior and our Lord;
He, the King of Kings, defends and shields us,
And He protects and guides us evermore.

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The Best Is Yet To Come!

The best is yet to come;
Can you sense it? Can you see?
Keep on just keeping on,
You will, one day, be set free.
Take hold and enter in,
And become your ministry.

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The Church Is Filled With Hypocrites

Have you ever heard anyone say that they won't come to church because of all those hypocrites that are there. Well, there may be hypocrites in the church, and every Christian must pray that God will give us of His nature, but the most foul and deceitful hypocrites are not in the church. The days of political correctness are upon us, bringing a dishonest self-righteousness to those who want nothing to do with God or His laws. One major part of what God has asked us to do is to put away the pointing of the finger. This little poem is written for the finger pointers of the world.

The church is filled with hypocrites, with hypocrites galore,
But not to be compared with hypocrites outside it's door.
If hypocrites have kept you out of church, I must implore:
Come in and join us now for we can always use one more.

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The Common Theme

In all the horrors that have been done,
In every selfish race that has been run,
There is a common theme.
These are the works of those who dream.
The works of those deluded ones.
Take care you are not of their number.

They follow doctrines made by human source.
They follow doctrines from some demon source.
They seek to take some bounty now by force.
They do not seek the Lord.
Of course, if they had sought the Lord,
They would have found His nature sweet,
And made new pathways for their feet.

These violent, what is their nature?
Mainly, they are those who envy.
Or they are the rich and greedy.
All of whom want what they have not.

As the Scripture says,
"They do not ask so they don't have.
And when they ask, there is no faith.
That is all the cause of wars.
That is all the cause of fights."

And those who make the world their god,
Exalting, then, the minds of men
As if the mind were mighty god,
These come in violence for what?
Because they envy those whom God has blessed.
Take care you are not of their number.

For filthy lucre they bring forth their dreams.
And dress their filthy dreams in noble speech.
Deceiving many with this doctrine that they preach.
They follow doctrines made by human source.
They follow doctrines from a demon source.
They seek to take some bounty now by force.
They do not seek the Lord.
Oh, Yes! There is a common theme.

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The Faith Of God

The faith of God.
God speaks.
You hear.

Through grace, God's free gift,
You believe.

Faith comes, a gift from God.
Faith is substance.
You receive.

By Faith, God's free gift,
You are justified,
You are sanctified.

By grace, God's free gift,
You obey.

God does His works through you.
Your living faith has works

You are built up.
You grow from faith to faith.
The faith of God.

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The Kingdom Is Now At Your Hand

The Kingdom is now at your hand,
This wonderful and holy Land,
So wash away your earthly stain,
With blood from the Lamb Who was slain.

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The Prophetic Word Of Rationalism

Rationalism is the prophetic word that proceeds from the god called intellect.

The prophetic word of rationalism is marked by the ability to justify any course of action or any philosophic paradigm.

The basis of rationalism is the belief that the intellect can reveal knowledge without the benefit of observation or any other source.

The prophetic word of rationalism will glorify anything except God and Jesus Christ, whether it be an organization, a person or persons, a doctrinal stand, a philosophy, a political ideology, or any part of the creation.

The prophetic word of rationalism can be heard throughout the land, from the campus of the university to the entertainment that is transmitted through all the various media. It can be heard from the news program to the sermon given from the pulpit of the local church building.

Numbers 15:39b Remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to go a whoring

1 Corinthians 2:14 The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Jeremiah 23:16 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Hearken not to the words of the prophets that prophesy to you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Jeremiah 9:13-15 And the LORD says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

Ezekiel 13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them

Ezekiel 13:22-23 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: Therefore you shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

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The Purity Ring

Let this ring now ever be
A symbol of your purity,
An emblem of your love for Me.
For I am He Who leadeth thee,
Who gave My life upon the tree,
And all this for your purity.

And when your eyes behold and see
This ring,
This ring of purity,
Remember this,
The promise that you made to Me,

For I own every minute of each hour.
Your future is secure within My power.

And when I tell you, "Look and see,
The one whom I prepared for thee."
Then you will see.
You'll know why I preserved your purity,
And kept you safe from all the worldly,
And why I drew you unto me.

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The Real Church

Our God is real and absolute and His Light never dims,
Though much is done and falsely labeled as a work of Him,
Unlike the real Christ, the Only Hope of all mankind,
A plastic church suggests another christ of laws that bind,
A christ composed of many rules and rituals and forms,
And claiming that some human works could somehow please the Lord.
The members of the real Church confess the state they're in,
Depending on the works of Christ to save them from their sins.
Who look to power from On High to be set fully free,
And, though yet soiled, and spotted still, to one day holy be.

There is no way to join God's Church, yet all who will may come,
And any may be born into this Church of God's dear Son.
Unlike our mighty Lord, Who saves, and heals, by Whom we soar,
A man-made church presents some other christ who has no power,
A christ who has no power to heal, no power to set you free,
But rather form and ritual, a name from history.
How different, God's Church, God's Doors, His called out ministries,
Who manifest the potent Christ, the One Who sets us free,
Those led with power from on high; those called out from the world,
Those called to sell all that they have to purchase this great pearl.

The Church is not a club to join, yet all who will may come,
And any may be born into this Church of God's own Son.
Unlike this Holy One, in Whom we live so high above,
Synthetic churches pose some other christ . . . who is not Love,
A christ who brings no holiness, a mist from long ago,
A christ who is so far away, not like the One we know.
How different, God's Church: with Love of God and Spirit flow,
Obeying Christ, our vital Lord, The living Corner Stone.
That pattern absolute and sure, the living Christ Divine,
For we love Him Who is the Light, so He within us shines.

And all who seek to know the Lord will find Him as they pray,
Though many false christs are put forth who cannot help or save.
Unlike the mighty Christ, Whose presence is a burning fire,
A plastic church presents some other christ of mind's desire,
A christ who entertains and stimulates the human minds,
A made up christ who loves the world, that shackles, maims, and blinds.
Christ's Body is the Church: the growing Temple from On High,
Which now shows forth Lord Jesus Christ, the only Good and Kind,
The Temple of our holy God, a House not made with hands,
By that which every joint supplies, this Temple grows and stands.

So many spirits have gone forth, and many voices speak,
But those who seek the Holy One are careful as they seek.
They find the teaching Christ, Whom we may seek and find and know,
While pseudo-churches preach another christ who cannot show,
A christ who cannot speak to us, nor even guide our way,
The christ they preach we cannot know, nor grow in Him each day.
The contrast is the Church: those called to Light from shades of gray,
To walk according to the Christ revealed, in pots of clay.
Those called to press toward calling high will be set fully free,
And, though yet soiled, and spotted still, will one day holy be.

The doctrine that there is no Truth, Whom we may seek and find,
Pervades the earthly, devilish church, which charms the human mind.
Not like the great I Am, Who is, and Whom we know and feel,
A barren church presents a different christ who is not real,
A christ who says, "Do as thou wilt," with choices you may choose,
A vapor, a philosophy, a thought that you can use.
How different, God's Church, those who reveal our God's good news,
They manifest the steadfast Christ, the One Whom all may choose,
With love unfeigned and hope unquenched and Faith the only shield,
That Body of the living Lord: His essence now revealed.

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The Way Is Simple

The way is simple.
Abide in the Vine.
The Life of the Vine will flow.
The way is simple.
Abide in the vine.
The Spirit's own fruit will grow.

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There Are Those Who Love To Say

There are those who love to say,
"The natural holds all the sway!"
While trying to explain away
The things that God does every day.

They tell us that we cannot know
The God above while here below.
And so they put on quite a show
To try to prove we cannot know.

But God does move. We see His Hand.
We hear His Voice. In Him, we stand.
For we know everything is planned,
And all things move at God's command.

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There Is A Time In Early Morn

There is a time in early morn,
I've set aside to seek my Lord,
To rest in bliss by Spirit bourne,
That I may learn to know Him more.

By Jesus' counsel, I can know
His voice and leading and His glow,
That all His love and peace may flow,
And, in His stature, daily grow.

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They Had Thought The Proof Would Come

They had thought the proof would come,
That they could prove there was no God,
And that they need not serve the One.
The mighty One Who loves them so.
They thought that they need not obey,
That they could forge out their own way,
That they could do what they desired.
Yes, This had been the hope of some.
To prove, somehow, there was no God.
To prove, somehow, there was no God.

They had thought they would do well,
With axioms, they could do well;
These axioms, which they could tell,
These stories, just assumptions, lies,
If they could add in any lies,
That, then, they could adjust the facts,
And prove, somehow, there was no God.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.

And so they cast about to find,
A story that might come to mind.
An axiom that they might dream,
A lie to help them work their scheme,
They would assume no God exists,
And that no spirits could exist.
Nor any thing of spiritual.
They would assume material
Is all there is. And natural,
Is all that moves the physical.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.
And prove, somehow, there was no God.

Instead, they found that what they saw,
Has proved that there are certain laws.
And observation told them why
False logic left them high and dry.
They found there was no set of lies,
No set of lies that could deny
The God, creation, and the flood.
The God, creation, and the flood.

Eventually, there came a day
No set of lies could show a way.
Could force the facts to all line up,
The facts they knew could not line up
With all the theories that they love,
With all the theories that they love.

Now God has shown them all to be
Sad liars speaking foolishly.
They thought that they would help their cause,
But now, have shown their theory's flaws.
They proved that God had made it all,
That He, from nothing, made it all.
These are the facts they choose to hate.
These are the facts they choose to hate.

Observing that, which now exists,
There is so much that now exists
That gives us clues to view the past,
And, so, we now can know at last,
The geologic column shows
The flood and how God judges those
Who won't obey and walk in sin,
And there, in rock, God's fingerprint.
And many other things we see,
And many other things we see.
These are the facts they hate to know.
These are the facts they hate to know.

And it is plain that it would be
Impossible that what we see,
All things could not have made themselves.
Could not have ever made themselves.
By much research, they now can know:
The dream they loved, should really go.
The dream of evolution's claim,
This dream could never, now, explain,
It violates what we have seen.
It violates what we have seen.

In former years, some have been fooled.
In ignorance, they had been fooled.
But, now, the facts expose the lie,
A theory that was just a lie,
And in the light of day it's seen
To be a foolish, silly dream.
These are the things they choose to hate.
These are the things they choose to hate.

And also, we have seen and know,
And all experiments have shown,
That even the most simple life,
The small, self-reproducing life,
Is far past what we comprehend.
And so it is the time to end
This theory we cannot defend.
These are the things they choose to hate.
These are the things they choose to hate.

It made them mad. It made them wild.
They proved a baby is a child,
A pure sweet baby, when conceived.
And not what they had first believed.
The money made on killing them
Was worth the shame of what they'd done.
Hard businessmen won't bear the cost
When billions, billions might be lost.
They sure must buy a law or four,
Keep money flowing through the door.
But, now, the facts are plainly seen.
But, now, the facts are plainly seen.

So, what is the reaction since?
Have they now turned or been convinced?
Or have they changed their minds at all?
Or are we talking to a wall.
They know, but willingly ignore,
And ignorance is at the core.
Ignoring facts, they stumble on.
These willingly are ignorant.
Though, now, the facts are plainly seen.
Though, now, the facts are plainly seen.

God will not force Himself on you,
He's always there. He's there for you,
But, when rejected, never will
Force His great love on anyone.
Those who have chosen, now, to be,
In ignorance, most willingly,
And who have chosen not to see,
Nor glorify the King of kings,
He has allowed their fate to be
Controlled by their own evil minds.
For every person's carnal mind,
Does wickedness, deceitfully,
Beyond the point that we can know.
Beyond the point that we can know.

So many have now lifted up,
This carnal mind, this dirty cup.
But it is carnal. It will die.
It keeps us captive to a lie.
Though many will its worth now praise,
It has no power, cannot save,
And, by illusions, does enslave.
And, by illusions, does enslave.

The human mind is fully filled
With all unrighteousness and sin.
And God turns those who will not yield,
Receive His love and come to Him,
He turns them over to themselves.
These are the ones who have rebelled,
And sought their own in everything,
Are then, enslaved to their own minds,
And they, full of unrighteousness,
Involve themselves in carnal sins,
And wickedness, and coveting.
Maliciousness, and envying,
And murder, and debate, deceit.
So when they try to do the right
They cannot help but to destroy
The very ones they try to help.
The very ones they try to help.

They whisper lies and then accuse.
They talk behind the back of those.
These are the ones who hate their God,
And openly rebel in sin.
They mock His laws and, so, mock Him,
And openly speak evil things,
Of Him Who gave His life for them,
They act in spite, as boasters, proud.
Their parents, they do not obey.
Inventors of such evil things.
Inventors of such evil things.


When they have drifted far away,
Away from God, Who is the source,
Of all the wisdom that exists,
When they have drifted, thus, away,
They never will have wisdom then.
They will not come to understand,
For understanding comes one way.
Obeying God, this is the way.
Obeying God, this is the way.

They break their promises and cheat,
And though they speak and sing of love,
They do not mean the selfless love,
But only mean immoral acts.
And when compassion is their theme,
they walk instead in envying,
And selfishness, and malice reigns.
They say they love the poor so much,
That they are willing now to take,
To take some other person's wealth,
and send it over to the poor.
They're careful in their so-called love,
And take great pains just to make sure,
It never touches what they own,
Unless they can promote themselves,
For these are the unmerciful.
For these are the unmerciful.

All who refuse to honor God,
Who do know about His law,
But who have chosen to ignore,
To willingly be ignorant,
They know that God does judge the wrong.
When any nation has been blessed,
But turns away from serving God,
Then God will judge that nation more
Than those who never knew the Lord.
And yet, God's hand is outstretched still,
He holds out hope until the end.
He holds out hope until the end.

The leading of the Holy One,
If we will but submit ourselves,
If we will let His mighty power
Direct the way and take control,
Then He will change us and transform.
His love is awesome and it's power
Will show us if we yield to Him.
He loves us so. He loves us so.
He loves us so. He loves us so.

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This Freedom In The Lord

This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me,
Is freedom from my own corrupt desire.
How different from flesh that earth-bound holds me
Enslaved to self and held in world's mire.

The fleshly effort that extols or scolds me,
Can never bring me to the Lord's desire.
This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me
Consumes my death-bent flesh with holy fire.

This freedom in the Lord, when He enfolds me,
Inspires to apprehend and to acquire
The Kingdom of the Lord to which He molds me,
The power of the vision I admire.

This Spirit of the Lord, as He enfolds me,
Gives vision, so I see my new attire.
With freedom from the Lord, as He enfolds me,
I press to be completed and entire.

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This Is The Anointing Of Being

At any moment, we can link ourselves
To the power of that infinite One.
He, Who orders everything,
He, Who is the King of kings,
He, Who forms and molds,
He, Who sets and holds
The order of all that exists,
He, by Whom all things consist,
The One Who holds all things in His control.

Wisdom is the practice of talking to this One in prayer,
And of listening and hearing and of moving with Him there,
Standing in His presence, struck with holy awe,
Knowing there is nothing else that can, in heaven or earth, compare.

This is the anointing of being.
The anointing of becoming is so near.
This is the Kingdom of God we are seeing.
The Kingdom of God is here.

A righteousness built on love's Light.
Rather than weakness and fear.
Springing from God's own great might.
The Kingdom of God is here.

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Two Kinds Of Faith

There is a kind of faith,
A faith that is of man.
A faith that makes up its own way.
A faith that builds on sand.

There is a holy faith,
A faith from God above.
It hears God's Word and then obeys,
In confidence and love.

There is a reasoned faith,
A faith from human mind.
It cannot find God's holy way.
Its liberty will bind.

There is a sacred faith,
A faith that sets us free.
It sets us free so we obey.
And gives us eyes to see.

There is a human faith,
A faith for carnal use.
A faith that learns a carnal way,
And cannot walk in Truth.

There is a potent faith,
A faith that is of God.
By faith we walk in His straight way,
Empowered by Christ's blood.

There is a foolish faith,
That leaps into the dark.
A faith that lies in what it says,
That boasts of its dead works.

There is real faith,
A faith that walks in light.
A faith that moves at what God says,
That only walks in Light.

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Two Spirits

The human spirit, its violence is plain to see now.
Its 'righteous' anger justifying sin.

The Holy Spirit, His fruit spring forth in all who follow.
Let those who have been born now walk in Him.



The human spirit, all violence proceeds from this source.
With faulty reason, vile acts defends.

The Holy Spirit, all love and peace proceeds from this Source.
He is the Christ, the power of God within.



The human spirit, It feeds on envy. Full of malice!
It reaches out exalting thoughts of self.

The Holy Spirit, He moves in mercy. How He loves us!
He moves in love through those who yield themselves.



The human spirit, it has a usurped power destructive.
It makes demands for "rights" and privileges.

The Holy Spirit, His power is God's power within us.
Self-sacrifice marks all who now are His.



The human spirit, it points its finger and accuses.
It thanks its God for all its righteousness.

The Holy Spirit, He looks for fruit meet for repentance.
And contrite hearts that ask Him to forgive.



The human spirit, it brings attention to its own self.
It loves itself. Its selfish ways are known.

The Holy Spirit, He always points the way to Jesus.
He speaks of Christ, exalting Him alone.



The human spirit, it speaks of its own puffed up virtue
It seeks to prove that it is good and right.

the Holy Spirit, He speaks of that which is true virtue.
He points the way from darkness to the LIGHT.



The human spirit, its so deceptive; who can know it.
It uses pseudo-science to tell lies.

The Holy Spirit, He looks for willing hearts who hear Him.
He speaks only of Truth from up on High.



The human spirit, the power of the human psyche.
They work together in hypocrisy.

The Holy Spirit, The power of the Holy Father.
He is the One Who sets the captives free.



The human spirit, it tries to find some human method.
The human ways where all confusion lurks.

The Holy Spirit, He points the way to Gods own methods.
And from God's Word reveals the way that works.



The human spirit, it claims to have attained all fullness.
It seeks to show that it is good and blessed.

The Holy Spirit, He urges all to come to fullness.
He urges us to press on toward His rest.



The human spirit, it claims that there is no Truth for us.
It looks to made-up lies to build its tower.

The Holy Spirit, He points the way, the way to Jesus.
For Jesus is the Truth; in Him is power.



The human spirit, it speaks of human effort working.
It tries to use the self to bring reform.

The Holy Spirit, He simply brings us to The New King.
The King of kings in all who are reborn.



The human spirit, it thinks it sees with understanding.
It's blind with no capacity for sight.

The Holy Spirit, His hope sees just what God is doing.
The King of kings, we seek with all our might.

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Unfolding Revelation

Can Christians grow by holding firm
To doctrine or to creed?
The Shepherd leads His sheep to where
They in new pastures feed.

Can food of yesteryear suffice
For hunger of today?
Was it not for our daily bread
That He taught us how to pray?

A soul can never grow in grace
That is content to stay
In blissful contemplation of
The things of yesterday,

And live alone in memory
Of some bright evening star
His grace had sent to lead us on;
Not keep us where we are.

UNFOLDING REVELATION is
God's purpose for this hour.
Why live in flesh? The stratospheres
Are vibrant with His power!

There is a Spirit realm to which
We can triumphant rise,
And blend redemption's melodies
With music from the skies.

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War, The Great Division

War

There is great division, war on every side,
Wars and rumors can be heard, and many souls have died.

There is great division, trembling, now, with fear,
Sides are being polarized as harvest time draws near.

There are just two factions if you understand,
There is that which is of God and that which is of man.

These two warring factions, cannot reconcile.
God is holy every way, but man can just defile.

These two warring factions, banners now unfurled,
There are those who are of Christ and those who love the world.

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What Is That High Calling?

What is that high calling, then, that Paul was pressing toward?
What was it that Paul had not attained?
From glory unto glory, the apostle did record,
What modern theologians have disdained.

The Scripture says apostles have been given 'til the time,
The Body is united into one.
Until we reach the measure of the fullness so sublime.
The measure of the fullness of the Son.

Placing of the manifested sons is coming soon.
"Come up higher." hear the Father say.
For day is breaking ever growing brighter 'til full noon,
And darkness is dispelled by Light of Day.

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What Is This Liberty?

What is this liberty of which we freely speak?
We're free from Christ or free from self,
There is no in-between.
And if we're free from Christ,
Then we are slave of self.
And self remains the slave of him,
The one who tempted Eve.
But on the other hand,
If we become a slave of Christ,
We break the chains of sin and death.
And so, the choice is up to you.
This is the liberty of which we freely speak.

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Which Faith?

Which one will you receive?
Human faith is blind.
God's faith sees.
Human faith comes from the human.
God's faith comes from God.
Human faith believes without evidence.
God's faith is the evidence of things not seen.
Human faith speaks lies.
God's faith speaks the Truth.
Human faith works with human hope,
Human "I hope so" hope.
God's faith works with God's hope,
Eternal, abiding, sure hope.
Human faith works with human love,
Selfish, self-exalting love.
God's faith works with God's love,
Self-sacrificing, giving love.
Human faith believes what it wants to be true.
God's faith believes what God shows to be true.
Human faith believes in such things as:
evolution,
global warming,
safe immorality,
changing the laws of God,
human ways, human methods.
God's faith believes in such things as:
Forgiveness, healing and righteousness through Christ,
Christ's sure coming,
God's unfailing judgements,
God's unchanging righteousness,
God's ways, God's methods.
Human faith opens the door to a relationship with the human mind.
God's faith opens the door to a relationship with God.
Will you choose the human faith,
Or will you choose the faith of God.
Which one will you receive?

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With Each Trial That Comes In Like A Flood

With each trial that comes in like a flood,
The vision of that firm, eternal hope
becomes more focused.
The voice of God that brings be faith
Is easier to hear.
And boastful human strength
Is shown to foolishly fall short,
Not reaching even near the mark
Of what creation needs.
And I am slowly letting go
Of worldly props and crutches,
And taking hold of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
The only real source of strength,
The only stable One.
There is no other.

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Would You Let This Guy Live In Your House?

When we come home so very tired, we sit down with our friend.
We know he will not make us think although he may offend.
We've taken him into our house; he lives with us you see.
We put him on a pedestal, part of the family.

My friend and I, we disagree; he is a humanist,
And every time he speaks the truth, he gives the truth a twist.
But yet I let him stay with us and let him speak his mind,
For he is entertaining and he helps us to unwind.

And even though we're Christians and we want to walk in light;
Our friend keeps preaching darkness, saying things that are not right.
He is religious, in a way, with rules for wrong and right,
Which mostly undermine our faith, exchanging dark for light.

He mixes good in with the bad, so we are led along,
A mix of fact and lie so the conclusions are all wrong.
It's true, our friend is vulgar but he's entertaining too.
He's trying to convince us of some things that are not true.

Our friend is not the one to blame, for others pull the strings.
He really cannot help it that they make him do these things.
A wicked group controls our friend, part of an evil plot
Whose main intent is to control us, and they have, somewhat.

And somehow, as we listen there to stories that he tells,
We're hypnotized, yes, mesmerized with many crafty spells.
And once he has us hypnotized, he feeds us with some thought,
Which we receive quite readily for in his trap we're caught.

And many times I could have made him go but haven't yet,
For with his entertaining ways he holds me in his net.
Perhaps we are addicted to amusement from our friend.
Perhaps we're hooked so well we cannot bring it to an end.

We keep him on a pedestal, part of the family,
And listen to his subtle lies, our friend, the enemy.
We keep him on a pedestal, part of the family,
And listen to his subtle lies, our old friend the TV.


What would happen if you made this your rule: Every time you see violence, immorality or anything that is against God (that which doesn't build you up as a Christian), you turn off your TV for two hours. How much TV would you watch? You might even have a family conversation again.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.





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WWJD

I want to do what Jesus would do.
I want to do what Jesus would do.
I fall short of His glory each day.
Though I may try, I can't walk His Way.
I fall short in each deed, word, and thought.
Though I may try, o'rcome I cannot.
How can I know what Jesus would do?
How can I do what Jesus would do?

Only if He reveals it to me.
Only if He is living in me.
Only when He my whole being fills
Only when I submit to His will.
Only when I to self fully die.
Only when I to Christ am alive.
I shall know just what Jesus would do.
I shall do just what Jesus would do.

It will be Him who does it in me.
And I from sin will then be set free.
Even right now I stand in His glow,
I find His life in some measure flows.
Stand in His presence now Oh my soul.
His Spirit will transform and make whole.
Lord, now I pray: each day, ever more
Cause me to seek and enter this Door.

Though my sin is forgiven, it's true,
I want to do what Jesus would do.
Yet, I fall short of His glory each day,
Though I may try, I can't walk His Way.
I fall short in each deed, word, and thought.
Though I may try, succeed I cannot.
How can I do what Jesus would do?
Or even know what Jesus would do?

Line upon line bring me closer still
Transforming me each day to Thy will.
Faith unto faith, and higher in Thee,
Pressing on in, new glories I see.
Not by my might, nor power from me,
But only by Your Spirit, so free.
Until You, Christ, formed fully within,
No more of me, and cleansed from all sin.

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Yes, My Child, I Have Led You In This Path

Yes, my child, I have led you in this path.
I have led you in the way that you must go.
Yet, there is more, so much fruit that you must bear,
Heights to climb, and so much that you don't know.
So walk on to the glory of the King.
You have only just now started in the way.
You need to walk. Never worry. Never fear.
Oh, press on, until night is turned to day.

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You Have My Plan Right In My Word

You have the plan right in My Word,
And it confirms My Voice you heard.
Your eye does see. Your ear does hear.
If you obey, you need not fear.

Keep seeking Me and you will find.
I am not in your human mind.
I will reveal Myself to all
Who heed my voice, who heed my call.

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You Work So Very Hard

You work so very hard.
Your efforts are in vain.
No matter how you struggle,
You won't remove the stain.
Of this, you must partake,
The flesh and blood of Christ,
To free you from your bondage,
None other paid the price.

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You're On The Brink

You're on the Brink, so just stand still.
You have not failed; You're in My will;
This is the Day, when the chosen shall go free.
You're on the brink, be not afraid,
You shall walk in the plan I've made,
So just stand tall, give me your all,
And live in Me.

To be swallowed up in victory,
All of my death, that's my destiny,
So that the second death has no power over me.
Appointed unto, me once to die,
Now judgement's begun from Him on high,
A witness I'll be, Life entering me,
No more dead in the street.

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