Very Captivating This is perhaps Keith's most famous message. Keith begins this message by quoting the entire Sermon on the Mount word for word, for 25 minutes, with understanding, clarity and passion.
After that, he spends about 35 minutes expounding Matthew 5:13 - "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, it's no longer good for anything, but to be cast out and trampled underfoot by people". To do this, he goes through the entire Sermon on the Mount, passage by passage, showing how it all relates to us being the salt of the earth, the world's protection. His main point is Christ's main point: if we were as godly as we should be, our nations would be streaming to God in their masses. Our example is the thing that matters most.
This is God Speaking ... I've listened to a good number of Keith Daniel sermons now. I think this is a real treasure. He speaks on an extremely neglected topic, that of waiting on God, being still in faith and waiting for God to come to your aid, as you sit in the secret place and meditate on His word and pray. It was a different delivery to Keith's usual method - that of expressing himself loudly. Though I enjoy his usual delivery of expressive power and passion, this was equally powerful and passionate, even though he just spoke conversationally the whole time during the 2 hour sermon.
He quotes a huge amount of Scripture and enforces the point that the Secret Place is where God does His work - when we wait in faith on God, in the school of God. Life throws a lot of things at us and they're all tests. God expects us to pass the tests and the way to pass is to be still and wait on Him.
Inspiring! This was an inspiring message on prayer. The beginning when he recited from Ephesians 6 was thoroughly gripping and is the best reading I've probably ever heard of the Scriptures publicly. His exposition of the aspect of prayer wasn't hugely focused on the text. Instead, he brought gripping illustrations and stories to teach on the power of prayer. It was a captivating and motivating sermon and well worth a listen. One of Keith Daniel's main strengths, amongst others, is that it is impossible to listen to a message by him without understanding exactly, exactly what he's saying. You never really need to hear the same message by him twice. That's a rare gift - extreme clarity.
This is a Fantastic Message This is a fantastic message to listen to if you are really serious to get into God's word. It's incredibly inspiring and an absolute joy to listen to.
Keith speaks about all sorts: reading Scripture and how to do that; meditating on Scripture; why we need to know Scripture. He even deals with the whole issue that is so lost today of memorising Scripture - not just an individual verse, but whole chapters, whole books, which is Keith's own method. One of his main points is that we shouldn't treat God's word as if it's another book. It's HOLY!
This has had a huge impact on my life and as a result I have a greater reverence for God's word. I've also memorised all of Psalm 91 and half of Psalm 34 as a result and will continue to do this! It's amazing.
A Note from Johnny Farese. The following note was sent out August 2013. It gives a small idea of what our brother was enduring before this week when he entered glory. "Dear Brethren, I am truly sorry that I haven't sent out a personal update on myself in quite sometime. I keep getting weaker and weaker as each day passes by. I can hardly speak a couple of words above a whisper. I am being taken off hospice on Thursday August 22. This means no more pain management until I can find a doctor who is willing to make house calls, this is not very easy. Please pray that our Lord will provide a doctor before Thursday.Spiritually I am graciously being upheld by our Lord through your faithful prayers. I am very eager to go Home, but "Your will not mine be done oh Lord."I wish physically I could serve you all better. However I am just too weak. Johnny Aug. 24th Dear Brethren, This is Gina writing on behalf of my brother Johnny. As you know Johnny's health has been declining over the past year. He has become so weak that he can no longer use his computer, Therefore, effective immediately. Johnny E-mail distribution service has sadly come to an end. He wants you to know that it has been a tremendous blessing to serve you over the past fourteen years.He is eager to meet many of you face to face in the new Jerusale