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Getting Healed

Gary WilkersonJuly 15, 2019

Being in Community, Staying in the Fight

My friend the evangelist Nicky Cruz calls the church a Holy Ghost hospital. I couldn’t agree more. The church is and should be a place of healing. In my decades as a pastor, I’ve counseled a lot of people who needed restoration after lifelong heartbreak.

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A Crisis of Faith

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)June 17, 2019

Jesus foresaw a crisis of belief when he asked, “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8, NKJV). Our Lord knew many would lose their faith in the last days. Paul spoke of this as well, writing, “The Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). In fact, Paul warned Timothy to hold fast to his faith because so many believers “concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck” (1:19).

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Tension in the Upper Room

Gary WilkersonMay 20, 2019

Going to Difficult Places to Do Greater Works

When Christians hear the phrase “Upper Room,” one of two biblical scenarios comes to mind. For charismatics and Pentecostals, the predominant sequence happens in Acts 1 and 2. In Chapter 1, the disciples gathered in the upper room of a house, and “with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers” (Acts 1:14, ESV). Then, in Chapter 2, things get really dramatic.

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Roll Away the Stone

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)April 15, 2019

I’m convinced we can’t fully obey God’s Word until we understand why the Lord calls for perfect obedience. Why does God demand this? Is it because he’s a despot, a tyrant who delights in placing heavy yokes and burdens on his people? No, not at all. Jesus tells us the burden he places on us is light and easy (Matthew 11:30). His commands aren’t grievous.

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Discovering What Is Too Strong for You

Gary WilkersonMarch 18, 2019

Seeking the Turnaround Only Jesus Can Provide

Have you ever been overwhelmed? Are there days when you face things that seem too difficult to deal with? The Bible isn’t silent on the subject. God’s Word provides great encouragement to us as we seek to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds positioned against us.

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The Power of the Lord's Presence

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)February 18, 2019

A Message of Hope in Perilous Times

Scripture provides endless examples of how the Lord’s presence empowers his people to live for him. One of the most powerful examples is the life of Moses.

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A Dream Realized

Gary WilkersonJanuary 21, 2019

Knowing God’s Promises in Full

I know what it’s like to believe the promises of God and not see them realized.  I know the promise of unspeakable joy and also years of discouragement and even depression.  I know what it’s like to hear God’s promise of an overcoming, victorious life and spend long seasons overwhelmed and defeated.  I know the promise that we’ll know his love—the height, depth and breadth of it—and yet not sense that love but instead feel driven to earn it.

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Loving Jesus

Gary WilkersonDecember 17, 2018

What It Really Means to Receive and Give

When you’ve been in ministry long enough, you start noticing pendulum shifts in the church’s teaching.  Sometimes the emphasis is on one subject for a season.  Then it swings in an opposite direction for a while.

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Jesus, Holy and Anointed

Gary WilkersonNovember 19, 2018

Accepting Our High Calling to Share the Joy of the Lord

There are two elements of Jesus’ life that are meant to be part of our lives too. That is, we’re called to be holy and anointed. Some Christians might be intimidated when they hear this. “Sure, I live a moral life, and I do my best to be godly—but holy? And anointed? How could that happen with all my failures?”

Yet here it is, straight from Peter’s pen: “It is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:16, ESV).

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How to Get What You Want

Gary WilkersonOctober 15, 2018

A Timely Message on a Timeless Biblical Truth

Not long ago I was invited to a lavish lunch in a spacious New York City apartment.  It was a beautiful home, 20 floors up with a wide balcony and a great view of the city.  The woman who hosted the event put on a great feast, with luscious vegetables, salads, and pork loin. 

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