Tribute to Michael

Posted Jul 10th 2009, 01:42 by The River on Inspiration

A Tribute to Michael
by David Servant
The impact he has had upon our world really cannot be measured. His God-given abilities, his accomplishments and his fame have become legendary. Although shrouded in much mystery, every time he has made an appearance, crowds have been stunned. Every performance has been a thriller with a capital T. Personally, I believe he deserves even more appreciation than has been given to him. No doubt in heaven he is even much more appreciated than he...

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Posted Jun 12th 2009, 04:44 by The River on Inspiration

-by David Ryser.
A number of years ago, I had the privilege of teaching at a school
of ministry. My students were hungry for God, and I was constantly
searching for ways to challenge them to fall more in love with
Jesus and to become voices for revival in the Church. I came across
a quote attributed most often to Rev. Sam Pascoe. It is a short
version of the history of Christianity, and it goes like this:
Christianity started in Palestine...

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Posted Jan 15th 2009, 11:15 by The River on Inspiration

Two Things,
Two Things Only
by Francis Frangipane
There are so many things to occupy our minds: so many books, so many examples, so many good teachings that deserve our attention, that say, "here is a truth." But, as I have been serving the Lord these past years, He has led me to seek for two things and two things only: to know the heart of God in Christ and to know my own heart in Christ's light.
Knowing the Heart of God
I have...

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Posted Jan 13th 2009, 09:22 by The River on Inspiration

A Famine of Catastrophic Consequence
"Oh yes, Judgment Day is coming!" These are the words of my Master GOD. "I'll send a famine through the whole country. It won't be food or water that's lacking, but my Word. People will drift from one end of the country to the other, roam to the north, wander to the east. They'll go anywhere, listen to anyone, hoping to hear God’s Word--but they won't hear it. (Amos 8:11-12).
It's not like there isn't any preaching...

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Posted Dec 12th 2008, 10:51 by The River on Inspiration

A minister passing through his church
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
And see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened,
A man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw
The man hadn't shaved in a while.
His shirt was kind a shabby
And his coat was worn and frayed,
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed,
Each noon time came this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,

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Posted Dec 8th 2008, 10:21 by The River on Inspiration

At the University of Chicago Divinity School each year they have hat is called 'Baptist Day.' On this day each one is to bring a lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. Every 'Baptist Day' the school would invite one of the greatest minds to lecture in the theological education center.
One year they invited Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr.Tillich spoke for two and
one-half hours proving that the resurrection of Jesus was false. He
quoted scholar...

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Posted Dec 5th 2008, 08:51 by The River on Inspiration

-by Dale Garris.
"And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down." - 1 Kings 18:30
Just a few years before this showdown on Mount Carmel, Israel had been lush with prosperity and wealth. King Ahab had led the Israelites on a path that led farther away from the old, established worship of God...

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Posted Dec 2nd 2008, 10:43 by The River on Inspiration

Are you unmarried now? Or in your current marriage are there significant physical limitations preventing you from the physical intimacy of sexual love at this point in time? If so in either case, then perhaps you want to pass on reading this article if it might cause you to stumble in your walk with God. Please seek the Spirit for His guidance if He wants you to continue!
Are your physical marriage “celebrations” extremely satisfying? Or are...

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Posted Dec 1st 2008, 09:48 by The River on Inspiration

-by David Wilkerson (June 2, 2008).
Christians all over the world have a sense we’re living in the final days. The mounting crises, the growing fears, the signs of great shaking — all these things are evident, even to secular commentators. Now, for every follower of Jesus, the question of the hour is this: “Will my faith endure what is coming?”
I believe the most important issue of this hour has to do with what...

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Posted Nov 25th 2008, 10:03 by The River on Inspiration

The Gift of Woundedness
by Francis Frangipane
The world and all it contains was created for one purpose: to showcase the grandeur of God's Son. In Jesus, the nature of God is magnificently and perfectly revealed; He is the "express image" of God (Heb. 1:3 KJV). Yet to gaze upon Christ is also to see God's pattern for man. As we seek to be like Him, we discover that our need was created for His sufficiency. We also see that, once the...

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Posted Nov 19th 2008, 08:31 by The River on Inspiration

Bob Hoekstra
The "Much More" Grace of God
For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Romans
The grace of God is here connected with the phrase "much more." What a grand description of His grace - the "much more" grace of God"!
God's grace is "much more" than forgiveness. It is "much more" than new birth....

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HE IS.....

Posted Nov 14th 2008, 11:46 by The River on Inspiration

The Lord is My Shepherd
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1).
Jesus is Lord and King, Conqueror, Savior, the Mighty God, Prince of Peace, the Christ, Emmanuel, Teacher, Prophet and Master. Of the many titles given to the Lord, Shepherd must undoubtedly be one of His favorite. It links Him in the most personal way to those He loves.
Say it out loud and let the truth settle deep in your heart: "The Lord is my Shepherd."
Isaiah prophesied,...

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Posted Nov 12th 2008, 08:26 by The River on Inspiration

Ask of Me
by Francis Frangipane
We live in unparalleled times. Not since the first century have more Scriptures been fulfilled in a single generation. Each unfolding word brings down another mountain; it lifts another valley. In truth, the way is being prepared for our King's return into this world.
The Great Revolt
The Lord forewarned that, during the end-time, "many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase" (Dan. 12:4). Contrast our time with any other in history: Not only are we...

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Posted Nov 10th 2008, 11:04 by The River on Inspiration

The Day the Lord Has Made
by Francis Frangipane
At any given moment there exists, at the doorway to the future, two possible realities. The first realm is a darkened world born as a consequence of sin. It's ongoing rebellion toward God, coupled with the unredeemed events of the past, make this reality an extension of hell. Here, conflicts and wars become more wide spread; in this realm, morality degrades into depravity.Yes, and among those who would make a difference, the grip...

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Posted Nov 3rd 2008, 10:32 by The River on Inspiration

November 1, 2008
Moses Refusing Egypt, Choosing God's People, by Faith
By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. (Hebrews
The natural tendency of humanity is to desire privilege and pleasure.
Moses certainly had these two abundantly available to him in Egypt.
Yet, he demonstrated the impact that trusting in the Lord can have by refusing Egypt and...

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