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Preaching Passionately about a Magnificently Real Reality

July 28, 2014 | by: Sam Storms| 3 Comments

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Josef Urban

Jul 30, 2014

Amen. I think many preachers speak of real things as if they were imaginary because they don't know the reality of the baptism/filling of the Spirit. Whitefield's "secret" was his many hours devoted to secret prayer, fasting, and deep meditation on Scripture. His testimonies of the glory of God descending upon him early in his ministry are not without significance. He spoke as one from experience, out of the fullness of the deep dealings of God with his own soul. He was what Lloyd-Jones called a "witness" rather than a spectator, clothed with power from above, walking in the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ. He wouldn't dare preach what the Puritans called an "unfelt" Christ. He didn’t have to act the part of a preacher because he was bursting at the seams with holy ambition to make His Lord famous. When he preached he was merely opening the lid of his lips and unleashing the Spirit-birthed desires of his heart. He preached with blood-earnest, red-hot conviction that pierced hearts and was peculiarly used of the Spirit to impart life from above. I felt so convicted when I read Dallimore’s biography. May the Lord help us! The crying need of the hour is less actors and more authentic witnesses.

Garry Lay

Jul 29, 2014

One cannot speak passionately of God and His ways if one is not captivated by God and His ways.

Douglas Hornok

Jul 28, 2014

Thank you Sam! I appreciate all your blogs and have encouraged others to read your helpful insights.

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