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What Is Your Life?

By Rev. Paul Rader

And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.” —John 17:3

This is life,” not “it will be,” but this is life eternal—present salvation, a present knowledge, a present God and a present understanding of it in our hearts.

Now, with our sensibilities we understand some things that are in the world. All of our knowledge comes through sensation, and sensations taken together form ideas. Let me illustrate. There is no use getting off that “highbrow stuff” unless we understand it. All of our …

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Mr. Rader's Victorious Life Message

By Rev. Paul Rader

At the Victorious Life Conference, Cedar Lake, June 30, 1917.

Mr. Rader chose the 66th Psalm as the Scripture for the Victorious Life Conference, calling special attention to the following suggestive verses. He chose portions of these verses as texts also for the messages which he gave throughout the conference.

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the flood on foot; there did we rejoice in Him. Which holdest our soul in life, and suffereth not our …

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As Silver Is Tried

By Rev. Paul Rader

At the Victorious Life Conference, Cedar Lake, June 30, 1917

For Thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried” (Psalm 66:10).

Probably everyone here today is a Christian, and the great need of Christians in these days is the life of victory and the life of power and the life of devotion. The man-made religious formality creeping over the earth today is the enemy of the real fire of God. If you will notice when you start a meeting, you have to keep praying, and if you are not careful the devil will …

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Tied Up

By Rev. Paul Rader

And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withes that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man” (Judges 16:7).

Samson knew that was a lie when he said it, but nevertheless, although he talked about the things that couldn’t tie him, there came something that did tie him. Coming one day across the Hudson River in a ferryboat, we passed by some of the great vessels belonging to another country. There they were, lying alongside of the dock, vessels that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. A vast amount …

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The Fight For Light

By Rev. Paul Rader

I want to talk to you about “The Fight for Light” and I take two peculiar texts that came to me in reading over a passage in Exodus. They are in the tenth chapter of Exodus, the twenty-first and twenty-third verses. These two verses bring forth a very miraculous fact:

Stretch out thine hand toward Heaven,” the Lord says, talking to Moses, “that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt—even darkness which may be felt.”

Then the twenty-third verse:

They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days—but all the …

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Living Under Cover

By Rev. Paul Rader

I take a text this morning which has been a comfort to very many Christians; it is probably marked in all of your Bibles; it is the 11th verse of the 84th Psalm, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

It is a beautiful thing to think of God as a sun, but it also is a terrible thing. It brings a glow to the heart to think of God as a glistening, warming sun, but it also brings …

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Stretch Forth Thine Hand

By Rev. Paul Rader

These words, used as a caption for this sermon, are the words used by Jesus to the man with the withered hand.

How striking is the argument of Jesus in this passage concerning the value of a man. These Pharisees would admit the value of a sheep and pull it from a pit on the Sabbath day, but for Jesus to do this healing work on the Sabbath day is terrific in their cross-eyed, legally focused way of looking at things. To the earth crowd it is great to burn the midnight oil to gain knowledge and pass examinations, but …

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Digging Wells: Part 2

By Rev. Paul Rader

Read Genesis 26:12–28.

The two wells just spoken of, Sitnah and Esek, were Isaac’s own attempts and flesh attempts at that, at well digging. When he opened up the old wells that his father had dug everything was alright, but when he tried to dig in his own way the result was a well of contention and another of hatred. Now he turns his back on these two wells and the 22nd verse says “he removed from thence.” That is the best way I know, out of a situation like the one in which Isaac found himself. Paul …

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The Perils Of Unreality

By Dr. C.I. Scofield

While at the Old Orchard Convention in August, I heard Dr. C.I. Scofield deliver the address just as it is printed in this booklet. It is too good not to be preserved. You will be delighted with this message from God’s beloved messenger. —Paul Rader

I want to guard this theme at one point at the outset. I do not mean conscious hypocrisy. I think there is very little conscious hypocrisy in the church of God. I think there is a tremendous amount of unreality. There is no place where Satan does his work as Deceiver more successfully than …

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Digging Wells: Part 1

By Rev. Paul Rader

You will wonder what I mean by this subject, “Digging Wells.” Let me tell you that to me it means very much. I will never forget the time I dug my first well. I am speaking now not of a natural but a spiritual well, and one is just as real as the other. Are you here this morning all dried up in your experience, then let me tell you about well digging. Here is my first experience. I was called to preach for ten days in a town in Canada, and everything seemed to be booming spiritually when …

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