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40A. Talk on Praise

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  speaker icon   1. To God Be the Glory   (2:45)
  speaker icon   2. Talk on Praise   (12:49)
            speaker icon   a. Message   (8:40)
            speaker icon   b. Tongues, interpretation, comments, praise   (4:09)
  speaker icon   3. My Sins Are Gone   (1:24)
  speaker icon   4. Living Where the Healing Waters Flow   (1:41)
  speaker icon   5. In My Heart There Rings a Melody   (2:09)

Selected Verses:

I Thessalonians 5:16.  Rejoice evermore.

Ephesians 5:18.  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;


…where we all join in praising the Lord.  You know, the praises of God are not complete until everybody praises the Lord.  It’s like a pipe organ.  Sometimes a mouse gets into one of the pipes, and the harmony is hindered thereby.  And so then we’ve got to get a repairman to…  Or, I had a friend who had a bi—not a bicycle, but a piano—given to him, a new piano.  And the little girl had to take lessons, and after a few weeks, that piano wouldn’t play.  Only the top and the bottom octaves played, and the rest didn’t play.  What did he do?  He was frightened, and he called by long distance.  He called the factory where the piano came from and they sent posthaste a repairman down, fifty miles.  And he just opened the lid, and took out a dust rag, and that piano played very well again.

And so it is with a meeting like this.  The Bible says we ought to “be filled with the Spirit,” and speaking to yourselves and among yourselves “in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs”.  And that flow of the life of God has to flow from pipe to pipe and from vessel to vessel, from one to the other.  And there’s something very unusually wonderful about a meeting where everyone joins in—everyone is clear, clean, pure—“a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use.”

Selected Quotes:

speaker icon But God hears [praise].  There comes a blessing from heaven.  The atmosphere is cleared.  You’d be surprised if you could have your eyes opened and see how the bats and the owls and the cockroaches disappear, and the angels of the Lord come.  The glory of the God fills His temple.  That’s, after all, what we are: “the temple of the living God”.  And so everyone has a part to play.

speaker icon What does He say?  “Don’t be drunk with wine, wherein excess, but be filled the Spirit.”  What a wonderful offer: God Himself offering to fill me with the Holy Spirit!  And I know the change that comes.  As I said, I couldn’t praise the Lord.  And later on, I discovered it was because I wasn’t living right.  I was a dumper.  I was a critic par excellence.  And that thing sat in here.  It was the devil.  I found out it was a demon obsession.  And when I found that out, I said, “Out with it!”  And the only way to get rid of it was to praise it out.  My, how different things feel now!

speaker icon Your heart responds to the heart of God.  “Rejoice evermore.”  How can I do that unless the Holy Spirit becomes within me that fruit of the spirit which is love and joy and peace?  Now, I know that some of you are not even listening to me.  You’ve heard this a thousands times…


HRW comments on “Beatles, and beatniks, and hippies.”  “Poor children, they haven’t got anything else.  They’ve got to have something to make them happy.  But the trouble is the devil is in that thing.”    (from 3:25)

The story of a man who complained of the smell of the cheese stuck in his own mustache.  “And if you look [in your own] mustache, you’ll find that’s where the trouble is.”    (from 5:04)

German at 5:08:

Appenzeller – an inhabitant of the canton of Appenzell, in northeast Switzerland.

German at 10:54:

mit Herz und Mund und Händen — with heart and mouth and hands

Date: “And Beatles, and beatniks, and hippies…”  The Beatles became popular in the United States starting around 1964.

Audio Quality: Good

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