Monday, December 28, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wishing all of you the best - this Holiday season

God bless you all for stopping at this site. We appreciate. This ministry is strictly for the cause of Christ. Hubert Lindsey started it. Rick Roehm continues it. Use this site for your edification and reference to the Bible. Be blessed as we look forward to a New Year in Christ. Stay ready and keep your heart prepared for the Rapture. We love you all around the globe. Glory to Christ who makes it all possible! Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad!


Rick Roehm
May the love of Christ prevail!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christian suffering - for our lost loved ones

One of the greatest grievances the Christian suffers in life - is the inner feeling of pain caused from the bondage of sin that controls our precious lost loved ones. A Christian (no matter how much they care about their loved ones) can only give account to God for themselves. Unfortunately, a Christian cannot give account to God for ones they love most in life who oppose God as Savior and Redeemer. This Christian suffering (based on love) never ceases unless Christ breaks the yoke of the bondage of sin and shows that broken soul an accountability to the one who controls everything in time and eternity.

Our witness for Christ must ever persevere. Our love for humanity must never fail. God knows the need more than we can ask or think. Our trust in God must continuously increase.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Before Holy Hubert Lindsey died...

Hubert Lindsey and I conversed quite often before he passed. We discussed the audio ministry and books (The Kingdom Series) Brother Lindsey left behind. I asked him what to do with all this material and his exact words were, "Scatter it". So that's what I do for the cause of Christ! I have recorded, copied, transposed the cassettes and Radio Broadcasts, and many Church Services to CD format. Today they are uploaded to the Internet for you.

This lifetime of Theology and wealth of knowledge... by the Internet is going to the four corners of the Earth. Brother Lindsey wanted this stuff scattered everywhere, but he never knew (nor did I) about the Internet and the value it has scattering this material for Christ around the World. God's hand is in on this endeavor! I told Brother Lindsey personally before he died that I would spend all my days on planet Earth continuing what he had already started for Christ.

Google is making that quest possible as these words are written. Glory to the Living Christ! Hallelujah!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holy Hubert preaching the open air

Somewhere around 1968-1970 Brother Hubert Lindsey was preaching for Christ. What this blog (which goes around the globe) is all about.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Christ", the Living Word

In the teaching of the Bible you have, God's spoken Word, God's written Word, and then you have the living Word...which is Christ. The "living Word" is the subject of this Blog. In the beginning was the Word, the Word was God, and the Word was with God, and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Christ was considered the Word that became flesh. John 1: 1-15

After Christ's earthly ministry He was crucified, resurrected, and then ascended to Heaven where He presently rules and reigns from the Throneroom...now today in the Church Age. Notice the language of the following verse. It's not speaking of the written Word...it's speaking of He...which is Christ.

Heb 4:12-14... For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

In John's first Epistle Jesus is called the Word of life.

1 John 1:1...That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

John not only experienced the blessing of Christ's physical presence...but also His spiritual presence "after" the crucifixion and ascension of our Lord. The power of a resurrected Christ is the theme of the Epistles. The resurrected Christ ministers the truth of His Word in our hearts and lives. The best proof of this is the changed life of a sinner! Glory!

After the Law ended at the crucifixion of Christ the Grace covenant birthed the Church, the body of Christ. This Church God's spiritual body, is governed by the ministry of the Holy Spirit presently as it was when the Epistles were written. God spoke, holy men of God (after the resurrection) wrote, and Christ actually fulfilled what is written... but it doesn't stop there. Christian's today are living Epistles that have the truth of God's Word written in the tables of their hearts.

2 Cor 3:3-6...Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Heb 8:10-11...For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

Christian's are actually governed by a living Christ from the Throneroom. This is the theme of the Grace covenant. Christ puts the Law of God in our minds and writes these Laws in our hearts through the blessing of His Holy Spirit. Remember, the blessing of the Holy Spirit was given after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ where the Grace covenant began. At that time the covenant of the Law of Moses given to Israel ended.

The Word of God should never be limited to what is written and spoken by God. Why? Christ is the living word that has an effect on our hearts and lives. Yes, the living Christ effectually works in the heart and life of a believer...now...today..present tense. Where? From the Throneroom.

1 Thess 2:13...For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

These Apostles preached the person of Christ. They preached the power of a crucified and risen Christ. Not His birth and life. They preached the Gospel of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Why? The very character of Christ was produced within those who believed. the Gospel "effects" the human soul. Glory!

Acts 9:20...And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
Acts 13:38...Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

The person of Christ is what the Apostles preached after Calvary. The Gospel they preached dealt with a crucified and risen Christ. The power of the Gospel comes from a living Christ in the Throneroom...not a baby in the manger. The person of Christ was the Living Word that forgave men of their sins. Christ is alive and when He is preached this word of life changes the hearts of sinful man...morally and instantaneously. If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. 2 Cor. 5:17

James the Brother of our Christ wrote these words about Christ the living Word, in his Epistle.

James 1:17-18...Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Notice it says Christ begat us with His word of truth to be a kind of firstfruit of His creatures. James is simply saying that when we (Christians) are born of the Spirit we become a children of God. God makes us one of His creatures when we are pardoned and cleansed by the blood of Christ. We become by the Grace of God His workmanship "created" in Christ Jesus. Christ the living Word produces His very character within our hearts and lives. Christ is preached, Christ is heard, Christ is experienced. The revelation of Christ the living Word simply magnifies an exalted Christ who touches the hearts of those who believe and trust in Him.

I like the word's of Peter while preaching the Gospel. He preached these marvelous words of truth after he was baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire and sanctified entire on the day of Pentecost...

Acts 2:33-35...Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

When you get beyond Calvary to an exalted Christ the "living Word" becomes an actual experience in your character and life.

Heb 4:12-14... For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Servants and ministers for Christ

The message of Jesus is being told and scattered around globe in so many ways. The glory of Jesus Christ is being made known through His servants and His messengers, which are many around the globe. The truth about Jesus Christ is being declared in some of the most remote and yet some of the most popular places on earth. God is no respecter of persons when reaching hearts for Christ.

God has servants from every walk of life doing the work of the ministry while He prepares hearts for the soon return if His Christ. Servants for Christ are magnifying the person, power, and presence of Christ on the four corners of the earth. People from every nation are being enlightened and coming to the realization of the fact that every knee will bow at the appearing of Christ. Countless thousands around the world are coming to the realization at present that Christ is enthroned in Heaven and merely places His witness in the believer's hearts around the world to tell people about our Savior, Jesus.

A witness for Christ has a servant's heart for Christ regardless of denomination, race, culture, nationality, or ethnicity. The servant for Christ from any nation or denomination is subject to the one in authority in Heaven which is a resurrected Christ. Christ sits upon the Throne "Now". As many as have received Him...these are the sons and daughters of God...born of God to serve God and serve people...with a "whole heart". The servant discerns what is needed. The servant does things pleasing for the King. The servant of God is a Spirit led witness for Christ...in word and in deed.

Christianity is "present tense" and being shared around the world "Now" by the truth of the Gospel Message. All witnesses for Christ have a servant's heart. All servants for Christ have a witnessing heart. God has a plan for humanity. Anyone from any nation may find Christ as personal Savior and Lord. Allow Christ to become Lord of your life....then you to will become a witness and servant for Christ until He returns.

Let all be done for the glory of Christ!

Hello India...Pakistan...China...Thailand...Cambodia...UK...Australia...New Zealand...Philipines...Malaysia...Colombia...Africa...Russia...Taiwan...US...Singapore...Canada...Egypt...Middle East...Israel...Japan...Ukraine...Mexico...Central America...Jamaica...Europe...Poland

May the authority and presence of Christ be made known "in power" through the testimony and witness of His servants around the globe. This is His Church, the body of Christ in action.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sanctification: A resurrection to real Christian living

In order to live in the fullness of God's Spirit one must die and empty out completely to self. After death to the Old Man takes place - resurrection occurs. Man cannot be resurrected unless he dies first. Resurrection is real life under the full control of the Holy Spirit. Resurrection is a completed work of God's sanctifying power that rids the believer from a still existing Adamic life. Resurrection cannot take place until one dies first to self, self habits, and selfish ambitions.

Colossians 3: 1-3...If ye then be risen (resurrected) with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

A dead man is put in the grave. A dead man does not show the old life anymore. The old life is buried and gone. The resurrection by God's Holy Spirit makes the Christian life "hid" in Christ. No longer are the old deeds from the old man carried out anymore.

Colossians 3: 4-10...Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
"To mortify deals with the characteristics of the former physical life of a sinful man before God's Grace comes in. The acts, habits, ambitions, and affections of a sinner are the exact opposite of those same faculties within the child of God. To mortify deals with the physical actions of a Christian that struggles with the Adamic life - which can be completely put off. The physical acts of anger, filthy communication, aggravation, pride, and fornication are put off and not allowed when God destroys the Adamic life. Love for God and love for fellow man are the physical fruit of a child of God's character- after mortification. This lifetime fruit is put on. In mortification the physical character of a child of God is completely renewed by the operation of God's Holy Spirit".
The sanctified life is found through an experience that takes place "after" Salvation. The sanctified life is a resurrected life delivered from self and selfish ambitions. The sanctified life is a renewed life freed from the bondage of self. The sanctified life is physical experience of God's Spirit taking "full possession" of the spirit, soul, and body of man.

1 Thessolonians 5:23-24...And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The preservation of Brother Hubert Lindsey's ministry

Brother Lindsey left his ministry on audio and in the hearts of people - only for others to carry on. By the Grace of God - Hubert Lindsey's audio ministry has been preserved from audio cassette and still continues to be preserved and scattered around the globe - today in 2015. This website and others offers the Hubert Lindsey's timeless teaching of holiness to so many around the globe. Thank you for viewing and sharing. Much to be done in a world of people who need the Grace of God. God bless you and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Note from Rick Roehm ...author of this blog

For numerous years I've studied under the teachings of Brother Hubert Lindsey...(20 to be exact). I have the first set of notes  I compiled from his teaching audios back in 1988.

For the past 15 years I've been writing treatise for the cause of Christ of which I now have 58... that I use for the publication on this blog and through a personal ministry for Christ.

I have compiled 13 Gospel tracts and built a Church in Williamsburg, Ohio where we meet on a local level twice weekly. Christ is the Head as I endeavor to carry out the four-fold ministry per Ephesians 4.

God placed me into the ministry in 1988.

The writings I use at the Churches on Trial - when not posting Brother Lindsey's material - are my own writings. God allowed me to compile these writing as a disciple under Brother Hubert Lindsey and his office as an Apostle.

All work done is with joy and honor to a living Christ.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Kingdom of God ( a spiritual Kingdom)

Romans 14:17...For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

In relation to a spiritual Kingdom we must recognize an enthroned Christ, now. Yes, Christ is presently in the Throneroom. He rules and governs members of His body from His spiritual Throne in Heaven. His spiritual Kingdom (through the Holy Ghost) morally resides in the hearts of all believers. This spiritual and invisible Kingdom is not physically or tangibly seen in this life ...but proven by the operation of God placed in the heart's of believers in Christ.
  • Peace is a product of the contentment found from the moral change Salvation of the human soul in Salvation. Peace is granted to the inner man of a believer from the Prince of Peace and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Joy is a sense of happiness found from the removal of guilt and shame from the life of a sinner to the conversion of a saint. Joy is inner happiness that stems from the contented life of a child of God. The Kingdom of joy is within the believing soul.
  • Righteousness is the God given ability to stand in the presence of God Almighty without guilt, shame, or condemnation as if sin never existed. Righteousness is within and very much the nucleus of God's Spiritual Kingdom.
Christ spiritually rules and governs His body from Heaven. Unlike the future Kingdom that will physically take place on Earth when Christ returns the second time...the present Kingdom from Heaven to men now is manifested through the Holy Ghost that leads, guides, and directs our lives in preparation for the Rapture of the Church.

As for now until Christ calls out His Church to meet with Him in the air the Kingdom within can be seen as: Righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost...Romans 14:17

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hubert T. Lindsey...Commentary on James...6 volume set

Included with this Blog are 6 different audio players consisting of... volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, volume 4, volume 5, and volume 6. Each player contains a complete verse by verse commentary on the complete Epistle of James. Each player within this 6 volume set contains approximately 1 hour of verse by verse Bible teaching... by Brother Hubert Lindsey. Each player can be downloaded in MP3 format, E-mailed, or shared for the furtherance of the Gospel. Brother Lindsey wanted this Gospel material to go into "all" the world.

Please note often players must be opened twice before they play.

 James (1)
 James (2)
 James (3)
 James (4)
 James (5)
 James (6)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The prince of the world

The Prince of the world is not to be confused with Jesus Christ, our Prince of peace. Scriptures included with this discourse will clarify. The Prince of the world is a prophetic picture of the Antichrist under the dominion of Satan. The Antichrist has prophetically been known and spoken of since the fall of Adam - throughout the entire plan of God

The Antichrist (also know as the man of sin/son of perdition) will not come into full power until the Great Tribulation takes place after the Rapture of the Church. During that time the Holy Spirit will step out and as a result of a Godless world "all Hell will break out on earth".  At the end of the Great Tribulation, Christ will return in Divine Judgment to destroy the Antichrist with wrath and fire.

A prophetic picture of the world - is and has always has been a godless social system ruled and governed by the powers of darkness. The Prince of this godless world, the Antichrist is a figure governed and ruled under the powers of Satan's dominion. Scriptures teach Satan is the god of this world or "age" (which means a period of time in the Greek text).

2 Cor. 4:4...In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 
 
During the 3 years of Christ's earthly ministry both the King and Kingdom message presented to Israel were rejected.  This made it necessary within God's plan for Christ to go to the cross and be resurrected. As a result of Israel's rejection of the King and Kingdom - Christ openly pronounced Judgment upon  - the prince of the world.

John 12:31...Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30...Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:11...Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

In the overall plan of God the prince of the world is always linked under the influences Satan and all his demons. The Prince of the power of the air is merely an influence from the powers of darkness that work in the children of disobedience in this present age.

Ephesians 2:2...Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

From a prophetic perspective in Daniel's prophecy we have two Princes mentioned. One being the Messiah and another being the future Antichrist. You will find the distinction when the subject is examined closely. It is written the people of the Prince would "destroy" the Temple. Who are the people that opposed Israel? The Gentile world/Romans that destroyed the Jewish temple in 70 AD. All contained within prophetic Biblical truth.

In Daniel's 70 week prophecy we find these profound words inside one of the most important prophetic truths of the Bible.

Daniel 9:24-28...Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

After the rejection of Christ the King and the promised Kingdom...Christ pronounced Judgment upon the Jewish temple.  Daniel's prophetic statement was fulfilled when the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD - by the people of the prince. Jesus foretold and confirmed Daniel's prophecy as written in Matthew 24.

Matthew 24:2...And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down

In the destruction of the Temple during 70 AD - Approx. 1.8 million Jews were killed. The Prince the world was behind that tragedy just like Antichrists exist now; as well as in the future.

1 John 2:18...Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists;

Thank God the prince of the world will finally be destroyed by the Christ of our Salvation. This climatic event will happen after at the end of the Great Tribulation.

2 Thess. 2:8...And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 

Jesus is Lord and the Prince of peace.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Psalm 23 - a prophetic utterance

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Like a shepherd God took care of His son Jesus during the earthly ministry; like a shepherd He'll take care of you now in the body of Christ)

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. (Christ had perfect peace in His heart for 33 years - Christians have the same peace on Earth)

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Christ was born of a virgin and clothed with humanity, He was without spot and sinless. Those who accept Christ are restored and led by the Spirit)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Christ endured hardships and died a miserable death of crucifixion, but the authority of God was behind Him every step of the way. Jesus was confident and trusted the Father in every adverse situation He encountered. The Rod and staff represent authority)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (Oil represents God's ownership. Jesus was anointed of God with the Holy Spirit and became a High priest after the order of Melchizedek. When you are God's property nothing can harm you)

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. (God's mercy works through His ministers; Jesus was eternal and so is the child of God)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Please review our enlightening Bible studies

We have fascinating studies at the Churches on Trial. One of the most important ones? Law and Grace. Inspired by Brother Hubert Lindsey. You will find highlighted in the sidebar to the right or at the below link.

Law and Grace

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fresh in Christ, fresh in the Word, and fresh in the Spirit

Stale faith leads to drifting away from Christ over the course of life. Lack of learning, hearing, or being taught God's Word causes faith to weaken or to be slighted. Vulnerability to world, the flesh, and or the Devil can persist to the point of losing faith, or failing Christ.

There is a better life by staying fresh and conscious to the presence of Christ. The better life is accompanied by learning and growing in knowledge through the truth of God's Word. Keep God's Word fresh and alive in your soul and life. The better life is to stay fresh and vibrant in the Spirit every day of your life...maybe the prayer of thanksgiving at mealtime.

Fresh in Christ throughout you whole life, daily,and even hourly. Fresh Christianity. Fresh walk with God. Fresh truth to build faith in. Fresh and vibrant with effectual meaning. No turning back. Ashamed of the old life and the old man. Freshness keeps things from going stale or stagnant.

Staying fresh in the Word allows you to realize the affect that the Spirit of God has on men of faith. Freshness is the secret to being an overcomer. Freshness is the secret to remain strong in the faith. Freshness is what makes men immovable, steadfast, rooted, and grounded in Christ. Every day Christ should be fresh and real to your thinking. Every day the Word should have an affect on your soul and life. Every day your walk in the Spirit should be fresh and strong.

Christianity should be as fresh after 15-20 years as it was the day you got saved. Realization of forgiveness of sins at Salvation should be a conscious way of life. These things keep everything fresh and true.

Friday, June 26, 2015

A preacher’s comment about Eternal Security

Eternal security comes to man when he keeps his faith in Christ. Christians are kept by the power of God through faith...

A faithful man is obedient to Christ because he has a holy heart and a new nature. When man loses faith… he becomes disobedient to God because the unholy nature rules. A disobedient man is not a faithful man...he no longer has a holy heart. He has an unholy heart ...The Bible says without holiness no man shall see the Lord. The Bible says be ye holy as I am holy thus sayeth the Lord. The Bible says we are to be holy and without blame before Him in love...The holy heart is the outflow of Calvary in the heart of a believer.

Obedient men have Eternal Security...with the heart man believeth unto righteousness
Disobedient men have Eternal damnation…and the wrath of God is upon the children of disobedience.

Can a man lose his Eternal Security? YES! How? When he loses his faith! Can he regain Eternal Security? Yes, but not with a life of disobedience! Obedience springs from faith...without faith it is impossible to please God. Obedience is the outflow of Calvary in the heart of a believer in Christ.

…In light of Calvary, (I quote Brother Lindsey)

A faithful man cannot be unfaithful and still be a faithful man.
A sober man cannot be a sober man if he drinks...
A truthful man cannot be a truthful man and tell a lie...
An honest man cannot be an honest man and steal...
A true Christian cannot be a true Christian if he sins...
Only true Christians have Eternal Security.
True Christians keep Christ in memory...lest they believe in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

Show me a man that's obedient and I'll show you a man that has Christ in his heart.
Show me a man that's disobedient and I'll show you a man that's an unbeliever.

John's Revelation tells where all unbelievers end up and that's Hell...Heavens for true Christians.

The Bible calls true Christians... Holy brethren and partakers of the Heavenly call...

The key to Eternal Security is the holy heart,
The key to the holy heart is keeping faith in Christ,
Lose faith in Christ become unfaithful,
Become unfaithful to Christ lose your Eternal Security.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Spiritual warfare - in the hands of Christ

Don't be bound. Let the hand of Christ handle your outer conflicts and spiritual battles. The child of God is automatically blessed with this benefit. The "authority of Christ" shadows over the child of God without asking. Reason? Spirit connection is made with God through the Holy Spirit's presence. You are God's ownership and property. Demonic influence and Devils are subject to His property - which is under the authority of Christ. Demons  flee as the supremacy of Christ abounds with "all power and dominion".

Eph 1:20-22...Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

 The weapon?  The presence of Christ our Lord, the head of all things.  The Biblical word head... simply means, authority. The weapons of our outer conflicts in life are not carnal or something we should handle ourselves.  Our weapons are mighty because of the power and presence of Christ - to the pulling down of strongholds.

 2 Cor 10:3-4...For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

 Christ is the only authority in the child of God's life. Not the believer himself. Scriptures teach - Devils and demons believe in Him...but tremble.

 James 2:19...the devils also believe, and tremble.

 Afflictions and persecutions  come - but out of them all the Lord  delivers. God takes care of His children.

Ps 34:19...Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

2 Tim 3:11...Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

Wrestle not! Struggle not!  You are clothed with the "Full armor of God" because you are saved and sanctified. The hand of God is upon you. Don't get yourself entangled with the affairs of this life which cause men to struggle. Endure hardness as a good soldier. He is mighty - He loves you - and He will take care of you.

 2 Tim 2:3-4... Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

 Soldiers (members of the body of Christ) are supported by the - Head (the one in authority) which is the person of Christ. Christ is over you and omnipresent...even unto the end of the world.

 Matt 28:20...lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

 Flesh and blood are helpless and powerless to Spiritual and demonic opposition. Christ is in control of your battles in life. Not us! The battles with spiritual wickedness in high places are His.

 Eph 6:12-13...For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand

Not a burden for Christ. He never loses a battle. Trust Him to make you a winner. Trust His power and presence...not false teaching or opinions of men. You have His seal. You are clothed with His blessing. His glory "repels" demons.  His authority says, "Go"...and demons leave...even before the day of Judgment.

Matthew 8: 29-32...And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, "Go".

 They went because He is Lord! They recognized His authority. Judgement day is coming...but until then - All power is given to Him in Heaven and on Earth. Today, He has power over demons and scorpions. Today He has power over flesh and Spirit. Today He has power in the visible and invisible realms. Christ has power over all physical and spiritual forms. Warfare is Christ's . By faith in Him - Let Him handle your battles!

Monday, June 22, 2015

God of the Bible

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. Three distinct personalities. All male in gender. All documented within the plan of God, since the Fall of Adam. All members of the Divine Godhead. All recorded with firm evidence in the words of the Bible (Old and New Testament).

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May the Lord Bless your studies and growth in knowledge of the Word of God. We are here to help people to know Christ and to learn the Word of God.

God Bless you all around the globe. Thank you sermon.net as God uses your technology to carry the Gospel around the globe.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A small little history behind the "Churches on Trial"

The "Churches on Trial" radio broadcast aired in the 1980's and was a scriptural based program that stayed in line with the truth of the Holy Scriptures. Brother Lindsey's vast knowledge of the Bible kept the call in questions directly related to the holy standards of the Bible. The "Churches on Trial" allowed Brother Lindsey to live up to his nickname, "The Walking Bible". This radio broadcast of Biblical questions and answers (on the local level) put many "Churches on Trial".

Man's opinions were not used or allowed on this broadcast. Traditional teachings were uprooted and exposed in light of the Holy Scriptures. The imaginations and philosophies of men were undermined by the truth of the Bible. Humanism and politics were taken out of the religious limelight. True Christianity was taught... rather than religion. Why?... How? ...The person of Christ was magnified from the Old Testament prophecies; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John revealed Christ's Kingdom message that was ministered to Israel; and New Testament records showed the affectual power of God's Grace that changes the moral make-up of man. Brother Lindsey didn't use his Biblical knowledge to undermine the caller...he simply discerned the question and ministered truth. When I speak of truth I simply speak of the Word of God and the Spirit of truth!

The Churches on Trial made Christianity real and alive because the person of Christ was it's central focal point. Brother Lindsey allowed no room for Spiritual principles or spirtual concepts because the Grace of God was taught powerfully and beautifully in line with the Bible. The Bible calls this Divine Grace I speak of, "Great Grace". As a matter of fact it's the Grace of God that changed this writer enough...to form this Blog...for the edification of others. That's why I also titled this Blog, "The Churches on Trial". Bible Truth sometimes put the local Churches on Trial.

Biblical knowledge brings responsibility to the Christian. The Churches on Trial provided and still provides vast Biblical knowledge. The radio broadcast enlightened people to Christ, the Bible, and the Gospel messsage...so does this Blog! Brother Lindsey paved the way through his endeavors telling the world about Christ! By the Grace of God this writer follows Brother Lindsey as as he followed Christ! That's why I preserve Brother Lindsey's audios which many are posted at this site. That's why I publish Brother Lindsey's material on this Blog. There are many audios posted at this Blog and many, many, more to come as God allows.

Check out the audios already posted! Give us some input! Spread the Word of Truth! Help people to be enlightened to the person of Christ! We love you! God Bless! Have a good week! Glorify God in your body and Spirit!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Looking for the appearing of Christ

Titus 2:13...Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Scriptures teach that a prepared heart looks for the appearing of Christ - who shall call out His Church to meet with Him in the air. Yes, Christ is coming again for His Bride, the Church whose members are holy. Members of this body of believers will glorified and united with Him in Heaven because their hearts are redeemed and ready. Ready for His glorious appearing. Ready to meet with Him in the clouds. Ready to escape Great Tribulation. Ready because God's Grace prepares the heart of believer for future hope and the appearing of our great God and Saviour - Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Did you ever wonder what the "Full Gospel" really is?

The Bible says the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. The Apostle Paul said the Gospel is what the Prophets said about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. The Gospel is what generates the power to save a lost soul from sin.

Many of our religious circles in the United States claim to be Full Gospel. So, what is the Full Gospel? The Full Gospel is the operation of God's Grace found in the truth of the Holy Scriptures. The Full Gospel is not limited to Salvation only. The Full Gospel is the "unlimited" power of Christ that heals the sick, rids man of disease, cures addictions, cleanses the heart, and purifies a believer from the Adamic nature.

The Full Gospel does not limit God to just forgiving man from sinful conduct. The Full Gospel endues man with the Indwelling Spirit which in turn offers a saved man heart purity from inherited sin. The Full Gospel doesn't stop at Salvation of the human soul. The Full Gospel sanctifies the heart of man from inherited sin and offers a life of victory, peace, and contentment that's only found in a living Christ that's exalted in Heaven, now.

The Full Gospel brings to light to the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, that many people believe comes at Salvation. Contrary to this concept or way of thinking there are (2) baptisms that come in the Full Gospel. (1) is a Baptism into Christ that deals with a sinner. (2) Is a Baptism that deals with indwelling sin and deals with a saved man. The Full Gospel is taught in the book of Acts and proves that many people received the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire...after the new birth. Many people do not understand this great Biblical truth.

The Full Gospel offers man a full work of the Spirit of God that deals with every adverse condition and every negative part of man. We preach and teach the Full Gospel at the Churches on Trial. Brother Hubert Lindsey was a converted Baptist that learned and later taught the Full Gospel after 26 years in the ministry.

At the Churches on Trial we teach the Full Gospel because the Bible teaches the Full Gospel. We appreciate you coming to this site as God continues give us words of truth, clarification of the Scriptures, many of Brother Lindsey's past teachings, and a place to share what God has shared with us. Brother Lindsey told me before he died to scatter this knowledge across the nation and world. God has made a way on the Internet to bring this request fro Brother Lindsey to pass.

God Bless all of you that come to this site. Continue using the Blogs we have posted, the audios, the videos, the Word of God, and the Spirit of Truth to fortify your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We are scattering truth about the Full Gospel to Russia, China, Taiwan, Ecuador, Columbia, Moldova, Slovenia, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Canada, Singapore, India, and many other countries. The Spirit of Holiness that raised Christ from the grave is behind this ministry. In these "latter days" and "perilous times" we know the urgency of scattering this material around the globe. Get it in you heart and soul for the cause of Jesus. Tell the world about Him. Allow the Full Gospel to prevail.

Thank all of you for stopping by this site. I write these word's with Christian Love with a heart full of contentment that only comes from the Christ that I preach and write about. I love all of you and appreciate your faithfulness to the God of our Salvattion. Let it be known,"Christ is alive and is preparing His Church" for the coming events that are promised to happen. Stay right with God. Make sure every sin is forgiven, and never grieve the Holy Spirit that governs your life.

God Bless from Rick Roehm, a disciple of the ongoing minstry of Brother Hubert Lindsey

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Meekness

Meekness comes from recognition of a living Christ. Meekness shows your surrendered life to a Savior. Meekness is not weakness. Meekness is power under control. Meekness is produced by God's saving Grace.

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Friday, April 17, 2015

God's advice to Rick Roehm

It’s not always your way. Take the bitter with the sweet.

James 4:10…Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Holy" Hubert Lindsey...minister of the Spirit or Theologian?

The fascinating thing about Brother Lindsey's ministry was the fact that he taught the Bible with great depth...but he also minstered Christ to the hearts and souls of the listener. The power of Christ was behind Brother Lindsey's preaching and teaching and anyone who listened to his preaching would testify to such. Christ was always the center of his message. The ministration of the Spirit "worked" because Brother Lindsey preached and centered Christ in all his messages. On the street, on the radio, in the recording studio, inside the four walls of the local Chruch the work of Christ was always the cental theme. Brother Lindsey didn't tell people what to do...he told them about the supremacy of Christ...and proved it with evidence from the Holy Scriptures.

Holy Hubert was also called the "Walking Bible"because of his God given ability to quote and teach the Holy Scriptures with great depth. Hubert Lindsey's Theology seemed unlimited. To many this would make Hubert Lindsey a Theologian...but Brother Lindsey was more than a Theologian because he ministered in the Spirit with love for humanity. Brother Lindsey was concerned about Christ meeting every need for every person that he ministered to. He cared about people enough that he pleaded Christ to every man for personal forgiveness. Brother Lindsey always made sure that his listeners understood personal forgiveness and the life of holiness and right living that followed the new birth.

Teaching Bible Theology was one thing...but ministering in the Spirit was another. Ministering in the Spirit is what "drove" Brother Lindsey's ministry. His Theology only confirmed the basis of his ministry and calling. His call and obedience to Christ is what allowed him to be such a minister. This writer was touched by that ministry and that's what compels me personally to write and carry on what Brother Lindsey started. Brother Lindsey's ministry touched many lives across this nation and the testimonies seem to be vast. As a matter of fact this writer learned what the "true Gospel" was from Brother Lindsey.

This writer will continue to magnify the Great Grace and truth of the Gospel that Brother Lindsey gave his life to preach, teach, and minister for 72 years. I find it honorable to the cause of Christ to keep Brother Lindsey's ministry alive ...even since Brother Lindsey went on the Heaven. I admit Brother Lindsey left us his Theology so we could learn to rightly divide the Scriptures. He also left us his example as a minister to see the human example of a true minister of the Spirit.

The ministry of the Spirit never ceases when Christ is centered in the message. If you have heard any of Brother Lindsey's preaching you understand what I mean. I had the privilege to tell Brother Lindsey personally that I would carry on his ministry every day of my life until I die. It was beautiful thing because it meant so much to Him. Glory to Christ because this ministry is centered around him! Glory to Christ who is more than theology! Glory to Christ who ministers in the Spirit in 2009. Don't forget to listen to some of Brother Lindsey's good Gospel preaching. Also if you have any testimonies in regards to the ministration of the Spirit under Brother Lindsey's ministry please sent them to the Churches on Trial and I will publish. Glory to Christ who saves and sanctifies!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Holy Hubert preaching from his soapbox


It has been my pleasure to be a part of Hubert Lindsey's ministry, even 12 years since Brother Lindsey has went on to Heaven.  Hubert Lindsey was...

Born...May 21, 1914
Born of the Spirit...December 22, 1929
Sanctified Entire 1964
Went home to Christ...March 30, 2003
 
Brother Jim Denton passed this photo of Holy Hubert to me - worth posting. Notice the soapbox and diverse crowd.

Jim and I have been sharing Hubert Lindsey photos and Hubert Lindsey teaching ministry audios since we met 7- 8 years ago. This union between two brothers has implemented the continuation of Brother Lindsey's ministry for many years and we have much more to bring forth. 

All glory to Jesus who has made this fellowship around the globe, this ministry, and this Internet Library possible...for edification to the body of Christ.

Friday, March 20, 2015

What does passing from Glory to Glory mean?

2 Cor 3:18...But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

This Blog was sparked (at last night's service) by a dear sister in the Lord, Grace Allen. As we celebrated two years of service for Christ at the Upper Room...the sermon made reference to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit of God changes the moral make-up of the believer. The transformation to become a child of God is an instantaneous work of God's Saving Grace.

Many today teach the "gradual process of God" or "trying" which involves the process of man in human effort. The Grace of God does not involve human action. The Grace of God is the action of God!

The question came up last night, "What does it mean to pass from glory to glory?"

To answer such question the student of God's Word must know the difference between Law and Grace. It must be understood; who the Law of Moses was given to; when the Law began; and when the Law ended. Passing from Glory to Glory makes a distinction between the ministry of the Law of Moses given to Israel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit given to the Church...now present tense.

The ministry of the Law of Moses was glorius...but the ministry of the Holy Spirit today in the Church is even more glorious.

2 Cor 3:7-9...But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory "was to be done away": How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Note how the above verse stated that the Glory of the Law was to be done away.

In the past God ministered to Israel with His Law and Commandments. At present God ministers to the Church through the ministry of His Holy Spirit.

The Law was done away with at the Cross of Calvary. The presence and blessing of the Holy Spirit in the Church came into play in this present Grace Age of the Church. That's what the Apostle meant when he said the following,

2 Cor 3:3-6... Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

The life of the Spirit is a greater glory than letter of the Law.

2 Cor 4:1-5...Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Going from Glory to Glory makes no reference to the process of a Christian or the gradual change into holiness. Going from Glory to Glory made reference to Isreal's transformation from the ministry of the Law and commandments to the ministry of the Spirit under Grace in this present Grace Age. The fruit of the Gospel message is the, " changed heart and life of a believer in Christ".

By the Grace of God we will post the actual audio recording of this sermon (in the future) at sermon.net and at his Blog. Questions bring answers. Thank you Grace Allen for the excellent question.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Christ is when the old becomes new

When Jesus becomes real to your heart and thinking...a moral change occurs within the human soul. The old is made new and the new becomes a way of life. It is written and can be lived - only by the faithful in Christ.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Christ was the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the World...

After the fall of Adam, man has since been polluted with a sinful nature. In God's plan of redemption to redeem fallen man...Jesus had to become a man... to be the atoning sacrificial lamb offered back to God for the sins of humanity. Christ's humanity allowed God's redemptive work to be given to fallen man. The Bible describes Christ as atoning the Lamb of God...

1 Peter 1:19-20...But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,

Rev 13:8...whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.


In Saint John's day when this Apostle of Christ wrote his Epistles, he was contending with a pagan religion call Gnosticism. Gnostic's denied the fact that Christ was a human being but they accepted the fact that Christ was very God. Even Gnostic religion couldn't deny the fact that Jesus had performed so many miracles at that day and hour. Christ was renowned in many countries in Asia minor...as the promised Messiah who miraculously died and rose from the grave. The truth about the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world was spreading throughout all of Europe through the preaching of the Gospel message.

As the Prophets declared...God came down from Heaven in the form of a man. Christ came in the form of a seed and was placed within the womb of the virgin Mary by the Spirit of Holiness...according to God's promises. Christ the promised "seed" was the only seed of a woman in the history of humanity. This miracle seed formed the Christ child in the womb of a virgin. All men "except" Christ are made of the seed of a man. Christ (God in the flesh) was made of the seed of woman. Think about that miracle! Glory! Christ was made of the seed of a woman!

Gen 3:15...And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and "her seed;" it shall bruise thy head,
Gal 4:4-5...But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman

Christ who was God in the beginning was also... the "Word of God" as they are one in the same. Christ, the Word of God, became flesh and dwelt among us.

John 1:14...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)

When Christ as the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world hung on the cross, we can find these distinct words that prove that Christ was a man. Notice the physical anatomy of the man Christ! The "water and blood" prove the human anatomy of Christ. The water and blood prove that Christ was a human being just like you and I. Christ's humanity proved the truth about God's Promises. Christ's humanity was also proven in the records of Saint John's Gospel.

John 19:34-36...But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

This "very humanity of Christ" is what John was refuting with the Gnostic religion...in His First Epistle. Note John's description of the very make-up of the human being which consists of about 80-90% water. This description of water and blood in the following verse simply defines the human make-up of Christ in rebuttal against Gnosticism.

1 John 5:6... This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood.

Gnosticism denied the fact of Christ's humanity. This very denial made by the Gnostics is what John was "reproving" when he spoke of, "the sin unto death." Anyone knows that God in His mercy is compassionate and loving to forgive...BUT THE DENIAL OF THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST WAS UNPARDONABLE AND WAS CALLED A SIN UNTO DEATH THAT COULD NOT BE PRAYED FOR.

1 John 5:16... If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. "There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it".

The mysterious... "sin unto death" taught in John's First Epistle was simply God's Judgment against the Gnostics denial of the humanity of Christ. The pagan concept of Gnosticism was tainting the true Gospel message that Christians had been taught by the Apostle John...after the death and resurrection of Christ.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The fruit of righteousness. Grace that "works in"...brings obedience that "works out".

The power of God's Grace is not a progressive work as many people think. Saving Grace is the power of Salvation which is the outflow of Calvary within the human soul. The effect of Calvary upon the believer in Christ... "morally changes the human soul". The corrupt and unholy heart is made clean. Holiness begins when the heart is made clean by the Grace of God. Salvation is a complete work performed by God's Grace. The fruit of Salvation is the morally changed heart and life of a sinner to state of becoming... a child of God.
When the Bible says, "Work out your Salvation with fear and trembling" it doesn't mean to gradually get closer to God. It means to work out what God already "worked within you".
Phil 2:12-13...as ye have always "obeyed", not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Notice the language of the scripture. Paul commended the Phillipian church because they "always obeyed". What caused these believer's in Christ, to obey God? God had already performed the work of Salvation within those hearts and lives. The Phillipian Church was saved. They were filled with the fruits of righteousness. Paul was confident of this, because he knew what God had already given them. He knew Divine Grace that flowed from Calvary was enough to sustain these believers, all the way through life...until the day of Christ's return.

Phil 1:6...Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Phil 1:10-11...That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

You can be filled with the fruits of righteousness in this life. You can obey God every day of your existence. You can have assurance and confidence that Salvation is the beginning of the new heart and new life. This is the blessing of Salvation and obedience to God. This is the new heart and the new life the Bible teaches about.  This is obedience to God that the world doesn't have or know about. You can live victorious! You can have contentment found in the holy life! You can walk and live with obedience to God every day of your existence in Christ! Be blessed by the power of God's Grace! This is what the Bible teaches! Read it closely! Meditate on it! Glory!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The power of the Gospel found in Old Testament Promises

Faith is built on the Promises of God. Old Testament Promises of God contain the "true Gospel". This same Gospel is the Gospel that Christ commanded us to preach. The Gospel is God's Divine power to save the human soul.

2 Peter 1:3-4...According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
  • Satan's head bruised - Genesis 3:15
  • Christ born of a virgin - Isaiah 7:6
  • Christ born in Bethlehem - Micah 5:2,3
  • Christ's Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek - Psalm 110:4
  • Death of Christ - Isaiah 53
  • Thy seed would bless the families of the Earth - Genesis 26:4
  • Promise of the Holy Spirit - Joel 2, Ezekiel 36:24-29
  • Christ would rule from His earthly Throne - Jeremiah 33:14-16
2 Peter 1:6-10...And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

So precious


So precious is God’s Mercy upon us who believe.
So precious is Salvation of the human soul.
So precious is our forgiveness from all past sins.
So precious is our redemption today.
So precious is our victory over sin that the unsaved world can never experience.
Oh, So precious is our Christ who gives us a new life.
So precious is our Christ who changes the moral character.
So precious is Christ, who changes the way we act, behave, and think.
So precious is the one who teaches us to grieve not the Holy Spirit.
So precious and so great is our Salvation.
Oh, so precious.
Oh, so precious,
So precious is Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Holy Hubert's life, ministry, and theology

Just a brief note from the Churches on Trial. Since February 2009 I have been publishing Brother Hubert Lindsey's audio library, his radio broadcast, his doctrines, and his theology. Much of this material may seem controversial...but its not! The Churches in Trial clairifies and puts light on the the truth of God's Word...rightly divided! Behind Brother Hubert Lindsey was a living Christ who is presently exalted in the Throneroom. Behind this writer is that same Christ and that same ministry. Our intent in unison is to spread the Word of Truth, the power of the Gospel, and to amplify the New Testament doctrines of the Bible. At Churches on Trial we offer not just the milk of the Word...but the meat also!

Heb 5:12-14... For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

God Bless you all. Keep studying the Word of Truth! Learn to rightly divide it! God has a plan for your life and ministry! Enjoy life! Make sure Christ is the center of your heart and life! Blessed be His holy name forever!

Friday, February 6, 2015

You who are called (audio)...Hubert T. Lindsey

The following audio by Brother Lindsey is an audio that brings clarity from the Bible about how Christ "calls" men and places them into the ministry. Brother Lindsey gets beyond the earthly realm of man's ways of doing things and teaches how Christ "puts" men in the ministry. Are you called by Christ? Have you found your calling from Christ? What does the Bible teach about being called? Brother Lindsey preached this material for you to further your understanding of God's word. May these Spirit filled teachings from Brother Lindsey help you find out what God wants you to do in your life...for the cause of Christ.

You who are called

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Testament Church (audio)...Hubert T. Lindsey

The following audio by Brother Lindsey is about what the Bible teaches about the New Testament Church. It contains Scriptural Truth that is not taught much in the mainstream. Listen to and study this one hour teaching on the doctrine of the New Testament Church and see what God reveals to your heart. It touches on the "Five fold ministry", "New Testament Church government", "New Testament order in the local church", and much more. As always Brother Lindsey centers his message on a living Christ in the Throneroom who "governs" His body, the Church through men subject to Him.

New Testament Church

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The book of Revelation simplified

Throughout the years of study, writing, and blogging for Christ this Holy Hubert ministry still keeps unfolding much Bible Truth for all students of the Bible around the globe. The following links provide a vast knowledge of the "End Times" ministry that Brother Lindsey left behind. Notes on Revelation and Daniel were accumulated and archived the past 27 years. Later these notes became Blogs and were posted to share - via Internet. Today this collection of teachings are being formatted and simplified to assist others in understanding deep Bible Truths. The system is placed on this site help all people in Christ to have a deeper understanding and foundation in God's Word. The Holy Hubert ministry lives today...by the same Grace that saves the human soul.

Within this study on Revelation you will find out about the woes, the seals, the wrath of God, the Antichrist, the horses, the great image, the toes, the Bride, and much, much more.

Enjoy and learn to rightly divide God's Holy Scripture.
  1. Insight to the book of Revelation
  2. Revelation outline (verse by verse)
  3. Revelation symbols
  4. Gentile aggression
  5. Seven Churches in Revelation
  6. Seven Spirits in Revelation
  7. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream from Daniel - Revelation
  8. The Seals
  9. The Pale Horse
  10. The Black Horse
  11. The White Horse
  12. The Red Horse
  13. Wrath of the Lamb
  14. Wrath of the Lamb (audio)
  15. Satan's Kingdom falls (audio)
  16. Daniel's 70 week's - Revelation
  17. Daniel's 70 week's (audio) - Holy Hubert
  18. Joel and Daniel's prophecy - Revelation
  19. The hinderer of God's Wrath - the Antichrist
  20. Chronological order - Rapture - Antichrist - 7 year Tribulation
  21. The Antichrist (after the Rapture)
  22. Antichrist - Biblical facts pt.#1
  23. Antichrist - Biblical facts pt.#2
  24. Antichrist - Biblical facts pt.#3
  25. Antichrist - Biblical facts (conclusion)
  26. More on the Antichrist
  27. Prince of the world
  28. The Bride of Christ
  29. The Bride and Bridegroom (a summary)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gifted men from the Throneroom...Hubert T. Lindsey

A while back I posted a sister sermon to the post today titled, "Miracles from the Throneroom". This sister sermon was preached at the same Church meeting in Glascow Ky. 1983.

Gifted men from the Throneroom is another sermon by Brother Lindsey that highlights what the Bible really teaches about Christ's ordination and His giving of gifts to men from the Throneroom to carry the Gospel and to do the service of the ministry. This is a present tense ministry. In other words this ministry applies to Now! It's not according to denominational stance but according to God's Word.

These timeless teachings of Brother Hubert Lindsey are not taught today in the mainstream; however Christ still governs His Church from the Throneroom. Christ still gives gifts to men from the Throneroom. Christ still rules today from the Throneroom. The Bible says so!

That's the purpose of this ministry and this Blog. To stir you to study the Bible and not be locked in on the words or opinions of men. What does the Bible really teach about gifted men? Does Christ really give men gifts? The Bible says so but don't take my word for it! Research it! Study the Bible and see what God says about these matters! God will show you. The Spirit will confirm it in your heart. I once heard Brother Lindsey say," One of the biggest regrets he ever had in life was not teaching this stuff sooner and in the earlier years of his ministry".

In the latter part of Hubert Lindsey's ministry he recorded these sermons and teachings for the edification of others to do the service of the Lord. He spent endless hours recording and capturing these teachings on audio recordings for future use. After Brother Lindsey passed God put it on this writers heart to continue this ministry as both Hubert and God so willed. So, If you think you have a calling in your life, for the cause of Christ, research these teachings closely and search the scriptures. God may reveal something to your heart and soul.

As we continue to archive Brother Lindsey's teaching material for the cause of Christ enjoy the teachings at this Blog. It is our desire to keep publicizing the complete library of Hubert Lindsey in this ministry. Enjoy the sermon.

May the God of our Salvation richly bless you with His great Truths of the Bible.

Gifted men from the Throneroom

Miracles from the Throneroom... by Brother Hubert T. Lindsey

The following service was recorded in Glascow Kentucky in a local church in 1983. Brother Lindsey's teachings about the Throneroom were placed on his heart heavily by the Lord after it was revealed that the believer in Christ could get beyond Calvary and beyond the new birth. Calvary is the down payment. Walking in the Spirit is the life found when Christ takes over the heart and life of a child of God. A believer can get beyond what Christ did in the past...into the living presence of NOW in the Throneroom. This is the emphasis of this beautiful sermon by Brother Lindsey. This audio is classic holiness preaching and also speaks of some of Brother Lindsey's experiences with the Judgment of God. Enjoy it! Cherish it! May the Lord bless you as listen to and learn from this excellent sermon. I thank Jesus for this ongoing ministry of Brother Hubert Lindsey that still lives today across the world from the Churches on Trial blog that God is sending via Internet around the Globe.

Miracles from the Throneroom

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The purpose of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire (pt.2)...by Rick Roehm


4. Biblical proof the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire continued after Pentecost

Records from the book of Acts prove manifestations of the Holy Ghost continued for years after Pentecost. Different Biblical terms yet the same action of the Spirit of God provide much clarification on the subject of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Notice the language concerning the Baptism with the Holy Ghost which occurred at different points of time.

· Shed Forth…Acts 2:33…Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

· Fallen upon…Acts 8:15-17…Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost

· Poured out…Acts 10:44-46…While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

· Came on…Acts 19:2-6…He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.


5. Twofold evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire: Inner and Outer

There are two evidences shown in the New Testament concerning the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. These are the … inner and outer evidences. Both evidences prove the work of the Holy Ghost in the entire anatomy of the child of God. Both evidences which are Biblically documented offer proof that believers can experience this same sanctifying work of Holy Ghost in their hearts and lives today. Both evidences are Biblical truth that did not stop at the early Church like many believe and teach today. There are no Biblical records that state the gifts of the Holy Ghost stopped at the Early Church however; there are many records that state these gifts continued after Pentecost.

Lack of recognition of the Holy Spirits presence; and erroneous teachings have caused many to be hindered from; or to miss the truth and full blessing of the sanctifying power that comes through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire.

The inner evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is a heart full of love and obedience toward God. Love for God and love for humanity comes when selfishness is purged from the heart and life of a believer. A Salvation without wavering in holiness and right standing with God comes when the Old man is taken out of the picture. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost reduces the hearts of men to humility for Christ… after self-centeredness is removed. When the heart of a believer is purified from all the dross of the body of sin (not dealt with in the new birth), the Indwelling Spirit takes over. Inner evidence from the purifying work of the Spirit is to be holy and without blame before Him in love. A man filled with the Holy Ghost will have no struggle with the problems of life; he will trust Christ for everything. The conflict within a believer’s members is taken away like his sins were forgiven when he first accepted Christ. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is another experience of Salvation that takes place in the life of a believer, after the new birth. The inner evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is a life of peace and contentment that rules the heart of a believer. Victory over sin and the flesh is real life experience that offers such contentment. This purifying work of the Holy Ghost and fire in perfect love for humanity is the fullness of Salvation taught in all New Testament writings.

The outer evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is speaking in an unknown tongue. There are two reasons why speaking in unknown tongue is for today and did not stop at the Early Church.

First, in the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, God takes full possession of the believer spirit, soul and body (the entire anatomy of man). The tongue can be controlled by the Spirit of God because the heart of the believer is controlled by the Spirit of God. Men that are filled with the Holy Ghost are dead to the Old man and governed by the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has full sway of man’s total being, tongue included. Holy men of God speak in tongues as the Spirit gives them utterance.

· Acts 2:4…And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Second, numerous records in the New Testament prove that when the experience of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost was received, recipients spoke in unknown tongue. The Bible teaches that unknown tongues continued nineteen years after Pentecost. The Bible teaches the Apostle Paul spoke in unknown tongue. Nowhere does the Bible teach these gifts stopped at the Early Church as many try to teach!

· Acts 2:4…And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

· Acts 19:2-6…He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied

· Acts 10:44-46…While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

· 1 Cor 14:2-4…For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.



6. The necessity of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire

In the plan of God through redemption, Salvation of the soul in the new birth is perhaps one of the greatest miracles that come’s from the Throne of Christ. Even greater is the purifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that is granted from Christ to the heart and life of a believer. The beauty of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is a full Salvation that provides everything man needs to have victory over sin, self, and lusts of the flesh. Temptation doesn’t have the same affect on a man baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire. The inner conflict between self and the Holy Ghost is taken away by the power of this Baptism. The peace of God “rules” this heart and life every minute, every hour, and every day. A contented life in Christ without the inner conflict and without an entanglement to the problems of life is just another blessing that comes from this Baptism.

It’s understood that all have not experienced the blessing of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, “but they can”. It’s understood that many miss the full blessing of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost because of shallow understanding of the Spirit’s presence or wrong teaching; but the God’s door is still open for them to walk through. Some people take the position that a child of God can never have full Salvation in this life (that Sanctification is future tense work of the Holy Ghost finished when the soul goes to Heaven). The Holy Ghost can show them otherwise. The doctrine of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is a present tense truth and New Testament experience.

During Christ’s earthly ministry Peter had a revelation of Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Why? Peter had a divine nature. Peter however; didn’t understand that Christ had to suffer, die, and would rise from the grave. After the death of Christ Peter was baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire at Pentecost and his understanding was changed. Peter’s entire character was changed by the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that he received at Pentecost. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire was received by Peter fifty days after Christ’s death on the cross. Peter had believed in the Messiahship of Christ for years prior, however; he had not yet experienced the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. After the death of Christ the Holy Ghost inspired Peter to write two Epistles. The fullness of Gods Salvation came after Peter was “filled” with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. Jesus predicted the work of the Indwelling Spirit when He told the disciples prior to His death that the Spirit of truth shall be “in” you. Shall be in you was a promise stated by Christ.

· John 14:17...Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is a necessary experience for the child of God. It makes every believers witness true to both, God and man. It purges a believer from doubt and uncertainty. It gives men strength to overcome and remain faithful to Christ every minute of there existence. It keeps men from wavering in and out of faith. It’s more than the new birth. Why? There’s no struggle on the outside or war from within to oppose the Spirits presence. It’s the final work of the Holy Ghost in the heart of believer. It can be received on this side of Heaven. The Hebrew letter describes this final work of the Holy Ghost as the… spirits of just men made perfect (Perfection in this verse deals with the present tense work of sanctification…not future tense as some people teach).

· Heb 12:23…To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

The purpose of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire (pt.1)...by Rick Roehm

The Holy Ghost is the third person of God, in the Divine Trinity. The work of Holy Ghost in the Godhead reveals the sin of man, his rejection of Christ, and doubt to the human conscience. How? By stirring the conscience and showing man what he really is in the presence of Christ. Sanctification through the Spirit is the will of God for all men. The sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost is conviction and repentance for the sinner. The sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost turns the penitent from sin to Christ, for salvation of the human soul. The sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost relates to the child of God (after Salvation) where the believers heart is purged from the Adamic nature. This final work of the Spirit through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire will be the central focus of this discourse. Its content will describe how, when, and why this Baptism performed by Christ deals with a part of a believer not dealt with at the new birth.

1. All believers need the sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire

Reason: The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is the cleansing work of the Spirit in the heart of a Christian, not the sinner. This work of the Holy Ghost has nothing to do with initial Salvation in the new birth where the believer receives a new nature. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is another Christian experience that comes after the new birth. The purpose of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is God’s deliverance from the old nature that still exists in the life of a believer.

Through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross the miracle of Salvation of the human soul is granted to those who “trust in Christ’s death for the forgiveness of sins”. Within that miracle is a new birth where that believer receives a divine nature. The divine nature allows the believer to live a holy life in the sight of God however; the old nature suppressed by the presence of the Holy Ghost, still exists.

There is no struggle to do right in a believer’s life; however when there is a lack of recognition to this power, self still tries to rule the mind, soul, and body. This inner conflict wars against the power and will of the Holy Spirit’s directive. Why? The Adamic nature still exists in the life of a believer and tries to rule the mind, soul, and body even though it is suppressed by the power of the Holy Spirit after the new birth.

The miracle of the new birth is an instantaneous work of the Holy Ghost in soul of a penitent sinner. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire likewise is an instantaneous work however; this operation of the Holy Ghost deals with the believer instead of the sinner. Unlike the new birth received by the sinner, the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire deals specifically those who know Christ. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire allows God to deal with a part of this believer not dealt with at the new birth. What is not dealt with in the new birth? The old nature man was born with! That old nature is not forgiven in the new birth because it’s not an act of sin committed. Its man’s fallen nature that still tries to be recognized. The only way a believer can get rid of the old nature is through the sanctifying power of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that destroys that part of man, entirely.

The Adamic nature which once ruled the sinner does not rule those who trust in Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. The existence of the old nature is still there but suppressed by the power of the Holy Spirit’s presence. The Adamic life (a product of self) continues to war against the believers consciousness to the Holy Spirits presence. This shows the great need for a believer to get rid of the selfish part of his being not dealt with at the new birth.

The sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire” came upon” believers, not sinners on the day of Pentecost. This Baptism was an instantaneous work of the Holy Ghost and not a progressive work as some profess. Why do Christians need the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire? It’s a more complete Salvation for the believer. It’s the power of the Holy Spirit’s presence that delivers those who are saved from the Adamic life. The sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost in the heart of a believer makes better witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ.

· Acts 1:8…But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you ;and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire has no relationship to Water Baptism. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire deals primarily with an inner conflict from the Adamic nature that hinders the believer from having all the Spirit of God has to offer in Salvation. This purifying work of the Holy Ghost that removes the believer’s conflict with the Spirit… is the will of God for all believers. It’s the fullness of Salvation to some however; vague to others due to lack of recognition of the Holy Spirits presence in their lives; or vague because of erroneous indoctrination.

After the new birth, a believer’s conscience desires to become totally subject to the presence of Christ. The conscience of a believer desires to be without sin or an inner conflict with self. The presence of the Holy Ghost allows a believer to constantly see himself in light of a Savior. In this believer’s relationship with the Savior, the Holy Ghost reveals the need for death to the Old Man. This cutting away of all that a believer is points to the work of the Holy Ghost dealing with the negative part of that believer. When the believer actually dies to all that he is and puts off the Old man, the power of the Indwelling Spirit (through Baptism) destroys indwelling sin (which still exists). The body of sin is no longer suppressed by the presence of the Holy Ghost; it’s destroyed through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire.

· Rom 6:4-6…Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

2. Conditions to receive the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire

This discourse was written to highlight the power of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. It’s important to understand the Sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost is not limited to any single operation. Sanctification deals with both sinner and the saint alike. The sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire takes the believer away from self and thus makes him totally subject to Christ. How? The presence of the Holy Ghost reveals Christ’s suffering and death to the heart of a believer. In contrast Christ’s death and suffering shows the believer the need to die to the Old man. Through the believer’s recognition of Christ as Savior helplessness and nothingness from the Old man is likewise revealed. “Death to the Old man becomes the believer’s path to receive the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire”.

The believer’s need of deliverance from the old man is brought to constant attention as the presence of the Holy Ghost makes Christ known to that heart. Unlike the sinner who doesn’t know Christ, a believer continuously sees himself in the presence of the Holy Ghost. What is revealed? A believer in light of Christ sees a need to die, and to get away from self. Through the work of the Holy Ghost a believer has a God given desire to put off the Old man.

· Eph 4:22…That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts

Without Christ a believer has no strength of his own to overcome the old man. A believer is powerless to the struggle of self that tries to rule the mind, soul, and body. A believer knows his sins were forgiven at the cross. A believer knows he received a new nature when he turned to Christ for forgiveness. Enlightenment from the presence of the Holy Ghost allows this believer to realize only God can purge his heart from a still existing Adamic nature. Without death to the Old man there can be no renewal from the Holy Ghost. Deliverance from that struggle is the reason for the blessed experience of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. Only those that know Christ through the presence of the Holy Ghost can experience this completed work of Salvation.

Ponder the lives of Peter, John, and James. Did you notice they did not receive the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire when they first believed? The Bible doesn’t teach that man receives the Baptism with the Holy Ghost in the new birth. Why? The unbeliever doesn’t acknowledge the presence of the Holy Ghost until after his sins are forgiven. Then after Salvation, the believer’s recognition of Christ allows the presence of the Holy Ghost to reveal and rid man of the selfish part of that being not dealt with in the new birth. Death to the Old man revealed through the presence of the Holy Ghost is a path to the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. After the old man is put off, the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire is performed by Christ …at one stroke.

· Col 3:9…seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

· Matt 3:11…he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:


The presence of Holy Ghost shows the sinner his need to get away from sin; likewise the presence of the Holy Ghost shows the believer his need to get away from old man. Remember, the presence of the Holy Ghost reveals the negative side of man to both sinner and saint alike. When the believer totally surrenders to Christ, he will bury the old life. Then at one stroke from the hand of God the believer will “put on” the new man. The new man is created through the purifying operation of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire.

· Col 2:12… Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God

· Col 3:10…And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:


The Bible does teach various modes of Baptism however; the intent of this discourse is to magnify Christ as the one who baptizes with the Holy Ghost and fire. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire received at Pentecost was not the works of man nor was it performed through water Baptism. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire comes from the Throneroom where a believer’s faith in Christ should remain every minute, every hour, and every day…without wavering. As promised by the Father Christ baptizes with the Holy Ghost and fire.

· Luke 24:49…And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

· Acts 1:4-5…And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

· Matt 3:11…he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:


3. The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire began on the day of Pentecost

The Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire was promised by the Father and has been ministered under Grace since the day of Pentecost. The power and presence of the Spirit of Truth was taught by the Lord Jesus himself before His ascension to Heaven. God’s plan (through the Divine Trinity) understood man’s need to overcome sin and the struggles of the flesh. The omnipresence of Holy Ghost under the Grace dispensation we now live in provides every believer with this power of deliverance. Christ knew the fullness of the Spirit would come through His body, the Church. Christ knew the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire was an enduement of power that would produce fruit in the heart and life of every believer from Pentecost until the Rapture of the Church.

· Luke 24:49…And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.