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Forgotten Pentecostal Phrases

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There Are Some Old Pentecostal Phrases Not Often Heard Today.

When I was a boy, it was common to hear the saints use phrases like:

1. If the Lord wills!

2. If the Lord tarrys!

3. I plead the blood!

1Cor. 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

1Cor. 16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

James 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

I wonder why more of us don’t still include God into our plans and in our speech? Where or when did we lose that awareness? Is it possible to rekindle old fires?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Bro. Ballestero,

    That is so true!! You hardly ever hear these phrases anymore! We need to read these scriptures to our saints and hopefully they will grab onto them!! I just said to a young saint 2 days ago about them trying to buy a certain house..”If God wills!” We were raised on these things and I still ask for God to lead me even after 40 + yrs living for God!! He has led me to some wonderful blessings in my life!
    Looking forward to your ministry next month here in the N.W.!! The boys loved the gift !!! Thanks again!!! Sis Luke

    Paula

    January 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

  2. I always enjoy your blogs and fb post. I always find something that encourages me or learn something new from one of the greatest elders of the churh. Thank you Br. for keeping the banner held high. Keep up the great work. God Bless You.

    Eddie Gorden

    January 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

  3. Just like to say how much I enjoy your posts and your humor at times. Thankful for good Elders like yourself that love the old path and present it in such away that even a child can receive the Word of God. Also would like to say how much we enjoyed having you and your wife in North Little Rock yall where such a blessing.

    Your In Christ,
    Bro. Morrison

    Rev David Morrison

    January 16, 2010 at 11:33 am

  4. Bro Ballestero,
    Many years you and your family has been an inspiration. I Belong to Life Tabernacle in BR, LA. We love it when you come visit us.

    Rhonda Conrad

    January 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm


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