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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:49:30 -0700

"Mortification of the flesh is the true place of power in the Spirit."
-W. Kelly

“It is not hasty reading, but seriously meditating upon holy and
heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to
the soul. It is not the bee’s touching of the flowers that gathers
honey, but her abiding for a time upon them and drawing out the
sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most,
that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest, and strongest
Christian.” - Anonymous

"The day that you decide to fast is the day that you’ve decided to
quit hiding from whatever it is that is in you that just don’t care.
That you don’t care about the naked, you don’t care about the
captive, the poor, whether anyone is getting saved, whether
anyone is getting healed. To even get a shred of burnt out
conscience we have to show you movies of starving kids. What
kind of walk is that?" - Dave Roberson - 'The Basics of Fasting –
Don’t Hide From Your Flesh'

"Many people in the world have not rejected Christ. They have
rejected the Christ they’ve seen, projected by Christendom.

"A lot of things that are being spoken of today as the ministry of
the Holy Spirit, it’s just emotional exuberance. Because people
don’t know what is soul and what is spirit….Young people are so
often taken up with that exuberance and say, ‘Oh, this is Holy
Spirit.’ It’s not, if it were Holy Spirit it would bring holiness.

“I’m not against noise, it’s a matter of your temperament….if your
trinity is Father, Son and Noisy Spirit, mine is not….if you’re filled
with the Holy Spirit, you have holiness.” - Zac Poonen - “A Renewed Soul”.

"Christ choosing solitude for private prayer, doth not only hint to
us the danger of distraction and deviation of thoughts in prayer,
but how necessary it is for us to choose the most convenient
places we can for private prayer. Our own fickleness and Satan's
restlessness call upon us to get into such places where we may
freely pour out our soul into the bosom of God [Mark 1.35]."
 - Thomas Brooks

"God sees us in secret, therefore, let, us seek his face in secret.
Though heaven be God's palace, yet it is not his prison." - Thomas Brooks.

"God's hearing of our prayers doth not depend upon sanctification,
but upon Christ's intercession; not upon what we are in ourselves,
but what we are in the Lord Jesus; both our persons and our
prayers are acceptable in the beloved [Eph 1.6]." - Thomas Brooks.

"It was a choice saying of Augustine, 'Every saint is God's temple,
and he who carries his temple about him, may go to prayer when
he pleaseth'." - Thomas Brooks.

"Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that
was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord." - Thomas Brooks.

"A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but
glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God,
the end of those actions." - Thomas Brooks.

"'My sin is ever before me' [Psalm 51.3]. A humble soul sees that
he can stay no more from sin, than the heart can from panting,
and the pulse from beating. He sees his heart and life to be fuller
of sin, than the firmament is of stars; and this keeps him low. He
sees that sin is so bred in the bone, that till his bones, as
Joseph's, be carried out of the Egypt of this world, it will not out.
Though sin and grace were never born together, and though they
shall not die together, yet while the believer lives, these two must
live together; and this keeps him humble." - Thomas Brooks.

"The best and sweetest flowers of Paradise God gives to his
people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of
heaven, a key to let us in to Paradise." - Thomas Brooks.

"If you will here stop and ask yourself why you are not as pious
as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it
is neither through ignorance nor inability, but because you never
thoroughly intended it." - William Law.

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