Archive for May 2005

Rapturing Faith

I noticed the quote below from the message influence as we listened to it the other day.

INFLUENCE_ CHICAGO.IL V-21 N-6 SATURDAY_ 63-0803E
Oh, if we could only realize that, that the Holy Ghost is upon us, creating in us a faith, trying to present Hisself in so many different ways and gifts to create a faith for a raptured Church. It should put us into action. But wonder if we’re just doing it the way he wanted it to be, with reverence and humility?
The Pillar of Fire in this last days ought to put the whole church into action, It being vindicated, signs of His coming at hand.

I thought it was really interesting that he said it was the Holy Ghost presenting Hisself in different ways and gifts TO create a faith for a raptured church. This reminded me of this next quote…

ABSOLUTE_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-18 SUNDAY_ 62-1230M
35-3 Oh, and I remember when He swept down there in that big Light, standing yonder at the bottom of the river, 1933, in June, when He said, “As–as John the Baptist was sent forth and forerun the first coming of Christ, I send you with a Message to the world to forerun the second coming of Christ.” And around the world she’s went, when revival fires had been built for fifteen years on nearly every mountain…?… Divine healing across the nations, and the power, and restoration… And now, I believe she’s ready to strike that final climax yonder to bring forth a faith that’ll rapture the Church into glory (It’s the truth.), and She’s laying in the Messages. We’re really at the end time. We’ve talked about it and everything, but the thing has moved upon us now. Hear them. Yes, sir. Here’s one. That’s right. 

Many take this quote and say “rapturing faith is laying in the Messages” while that certainly sounds good…it may not be actually what he was saying. Compared with the above quote in the message “Influence”, I think it creates a different picture.

Just my thoughts. I close some emails to some good buddies of mine with a caveat as we discuss doctrinal stuff. I’ll include the same here. 

Disclaimer! The above quotes, scriptures, and thoughts are in no way intended to create or start any doctrine or idea, but are merely ponderings and possibilities of the meaning of said Scriptures and quotes we are given to await revelation by the Holy Spirit to quicken them and make them alive and real to us.

-Bro. Trevor

Healing

A couple of nights ago I woke up at about 4 AM with my back very tense and my head all stuffy. I felt like I was coming down with something the whole day before. My wife woke up and asked me if I was alright. Knowing that I was very tired and not feeling well, I knew my faith just wasn’t there; I asked my wife to “pray for my faith”. I’m not sure what she actually prayed for…but she laid her hand on me and prayed.

I woke up a couple hours later and my head was quite clear. This morning, my back was not near as tight…and currently feels great.

God’s Word is very real, if we’ll just stand on it and believe.

– Bro Trevor

MARK 16:18
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.