a study in the supernatural impetus behind spiritual success
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Human propensity leads us to attempt to do marvelous things for God . . . but usually without the enablement of God. This mistake is likely the one most often made in the life of the Christian — having great intentions to live triumphantly for Jesus without the necessary power to perform any of these great intentions.
In the book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-seven, we see God’s pattern for constructing His heavenly army. At the start of chapter thirty-seven, we see an army in a useless condition, then as the chapter progresses, we see it matured and built soundly but still without the power to perform. And finally, we see the necessary supernatural impetus enter the story — we see the Holy Spirit enter into that army and activate it for real battle.
The Church of Jesus Christ is in desperate need of the very same infusion of power. This is a message about the impelling strength of the Holy Spirit in the life the Church. God intended us to have heaven-sized vision, yes, but with the heavenly empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Monday, March 29, 2021
The Willing Soldier // An Exceedingly Great Army – Part 1 of 5 (Eric Ludy & Nathan Johnson)
This particular episode explores the all-important supernatural impetus that makes the difference between a Christianity that really works and a Christianity that wishes it would work. Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson both candidly share about their own personal journeys to understand and encounter the indwelling life of the Holy Spirit.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Ready Soldier // An Exceedingly Great Army – Part 2 of 5 (Eric Ludy, Nathan Johnson, and Leslie Ludy)
This particular episode explores the unique role that the Holy Spirit plays in the life of the believer — first in seeking them, then in introducing them to Jesus, then in calling them to leave everything and follow Him, then in furnishing them with everything needed for the arduous journey, then in empowering them to thrive in every challenge along the way, and finally in bringing them home to their Bridegroom and knitting them as one.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The Empowered Soldier //An Exceedingly Great Army – Part 3 of 5 (Eric Ludy & Nathan Johnson)
This particular episode explains how the Holy Spirit functionally enables the Christian to do things that otherwise could not be done. It helps to explain the supernatural aspect of the walk of the believer in Christ.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
The Pure Soldier // An Exceedingly Great Army – Part 4 of 5 (Eric Ludy, Nathan Johnson, & Leslie Ludy)
This particular episode discusses the work of the Holy Spirit in purifying and refining the children of God. When any of us come unto Christ, repent and believe, it begins something amazing in our lives . . . but many of us are unprepared to receive this purifying and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit when it arrives. And as a result, we often push away the blessing and the grace of God instead of submitting to His liberating and loving Presence.
Friday, April 2, 2021
The Happy Soldier // An Exceedingly Great Army – Part 5 of 5 (Eric Ludy, Nathan Johnson, Philip H)
This particular episode talks about the extreme joy and delight that all believers in Jesus Christ are bestowed — a joy and delight that few Christians today have ever understood or taken part in.