Table of Contents – July/August 2016

July /August 2016 Volume 98, Number 4the holy spirit of God is not

 1.  In The Beginning

“ If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NAS). Only 144,000, of the estimated 20 billion people that have ever lived, are to become members of a New Creation, with all its possibilities, privileges, blessings, and glories. Yet none of those who lived prior to the death and resurrection of Jesus could participate in the calling to this opportunity.

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 2.  The Indwelling Spirit of God An Influence Within

“If the spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His spirit that dwelleth in you … For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:11-14).

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  3.  Witness of the Spirit Children of God

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God”
(Romans 8:16).

 4. Let Us Examine Ourselves- Testing Ourselves

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves” (2 Corinthians 13:5).


 5. Parables of Personal Consecration Teaching by Stories

“And the disciples came and said to him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ ” (Matthew 13:10, NASB).


  6.  News and Views/Current Events 

“And the disciples came and said to him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ ” (Matthew 13:10, NASB).

7.  Today in Prophecy – The Arab Spring, Five Years Later

“Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed” (Zephaniah 3:8 ESV).

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 8.  Promises to the Spirit Begotten Precious Promises

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9, all texts from New King James Version unless noted otherwise).

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9.  The Bride Class A Special Calling

“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 by his Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9,10).

10. The Household of Faith Righteous Living Always Commended

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).