Content saved from an old site named United4Truth and FireOnTheAltar that I found in 2005, that encouraged me after I became disheartened with the church ‘in the box’. When I could see it looked, sounded and smelled nothing like what I read about in the book of Acts.
I thought at first I had bought into a lie.
After many years I had the courage to tell myself:
the church of today look more like a business than the church described in the the new testament.
And, in those days, when I hadn’t yet come to totally trust the still small voice of God, I heard:
The church (religion) of today is the religious order of Jesus time, that is from whom you will be persecuted
Which of course no different that in Jesus time, and so we will share in the sufferings of Christ.
Enjoy these tracks, made up of sermons from very old paths and backing music. If you want to hear more of the older preachers, look to SermonIndex.net where they have many old time preachers where the gold is.
The Track named “Revival Hymn” includes the sermon Ten Shekels And A Shirt by Paris Reidhead (FULL SERMON) below. Thank you to Greg Gordon at Sermon index for this video.
Isaiah 52New International Version (NIV)
52 Awake, awake, Zion,
clothe yourself with strength!
Put on your garments of splendor,
Jerusalem, the holy city.
The uncircumcised and defiled
will not enter you again.
2 Shake off your dust;
rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
Daughter Zion, now a captive.
3 For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and without money you will be redeemed.”
4 For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“At first my people went down to Egypt to live;
lately, Assyria has oppressed them.
5 “And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord.
“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
and those who rule them mock,[a]”
declares the Lord.
“And all day long
my name is constantly blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people will know my name;
therefore in that day they will know
that it is I who foretold it.
Yes, it is I.”
7 How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.
9 Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there!
Touch no unclean thing!
Come out from it and be pure,
you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house.
12 But you will not leave in haste
or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,
the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The Suffering and Glory of the Servant
13 See, my servant will act wisely[b];
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[c]—
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
and his form marred beyond human likeness—
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[d]
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand.