The Teaching of E.W. Kenyon

Essek William Kenyon (1867 – 1948) was an evangelist, pastor, president of a Bible Institute, author, songwriter, and poet. He is best known for the numerous books that he authored that are still in great demand today. Kenyon’s writings dramatically unfold the glorious truths of the revelation given to the apostle Paul in simple, concise language. He wrote for the spirit man, addressing the heart more than the head.

Understanding the Father-heart of God, who we are in Christ, and the authority and privileges of the believer were central to Kenyon’s message.

In his writings, Kenyon calls the believer up and out of the mire of traditional unbelief into the deep, rich treasures of our redemption in Christ. Many lives have been transformed reading his simple, yet profound books. To read more go to Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing Society

Other articles by E.W. Kenyon – God Reproducing Himself In Us, Raised With Him, His Name On Our Lips Brings Healing, What We Are In Christ, and Paul About Prayer. All articles are used by permission.


  1. I meet Kenyon thru his books in 2001 and my life was transformed,if you really want to read his book will advice you have some fasting with the Bible close to you for proof of what you reading.then you discover Kenyon got apostles Paul entire family called me by his name,am so blessed

  2. I do not seem to agree with the idea that unless you are baptized with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues you are not born again as portrayed in Bro Kenyon’s “What happened in the Upper Room”. The Lord Jesus in his discourse with Nicodemus stated in John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish but have everlasting life. No Holy Spirit baptism required. Apostle Paul replied the jailer in Act 16:31: Believe in the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, and thy household. Again no mention of Holy Spirit Baptism as a critical requirement for salvation.

  3. I do not seem to agree with the idea that unless you are baptized with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues you are not born again as portrayed in “What happened in the Upper Room”. The Lord Jesus in his discourse with Nicodemus stated in John 3:16 – For God so loved the world Again no mention of Holy Spirit Baptism as a critical requirement for salvation.

    1. God’s Word doesn’t say that you cannot be born again unless you speak in tongues. The context of I Cor 12:3 is that the unbelievers thought they were cursing their God via speaking in tongues (S.I.T.) because they would curse their gods (idols), when they failed them. Paul was saying 1) you cannot curse God via S.I.T. and 2) that the only real proof of someone’s is born again is when they speak in tongues. It was the norm for a new believer to speak in tongues when they were born again in the 1st century church.

      It is God’s will that we speak in tongues as Paul writes in I Cor 14:3. There isn’t any qualifier as to who can, every believer can. It is up to you. But must be done decently and in order as I Cor 14 details. Many have seen the improper usage of S.I.T., but Ch 14 explains how to do it correctly so we know when it isn’t being done properly. When I am not S.I.T. with interpretation in a believers meeting, I S.I.T. to myself so I don’t freak people out. S.I.T. has 12 benefits, but one of them is perfect prayer which we need so much these days (Rom 8:26).

      God is a very, very loving God and Father which only requires someone to believe Rom 10:9 to get born again and verse 10 explains how it works. But, God has given us great power in the spirit he gave us via the 9 manifestations (not gifts), of the spirit. We can chose to use them or not. We have free will as I Cor 12:11 says.

      I am very thankful for the work E.W. Kenyon did for us. One that is especially close to my heart being a science geek growing up is “The Reason for the Earth”. It is here

      1. You are right. But it is what was commanded , that they should go and wait till that power came upon them. There are lots of things one does not have to do to be saved but it is to yours and my benefit if we obey everything in it, and it gives you a language with which only the Holy Spirit and the father knows in which you can communicate with the Father. Lots of people try to see how much they have to give to the Father , that the rest of their lives and time is to do as they wish. Therefore they have set the measure “with whatsoever measure , it shall be measured back to you and me.” The level of God in us and our lives will never rise above what we are willing to give him and The more we read and obey the word the more Power, Faith, and Love that one will have in life. Ir is all according to the power that is with in. Ephesians 3:20

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  5. Unless I’m not comprehending the “simple” teachings from “Advanced bible course, studies in the deeper life, it appears that Kenyon is adding the “Word” as a fourth member of the Trinity.
    Maybe somebody could help shed some light to this “simple” teaching.

    1. Joe can you separate the word from the person that is the word made flesh?

  6. David, just finished In His Presence and am working on Two Kinds of Faith. He is very Scripturally correct so far. I read your comments with amazement. What Titles contain the satanic error, I say satanic because if you are indeed correct it is. Maybe someone edited these “beliefs into his work after he passed.

  7. I would love to know how to get his books..
    I like his messages..
    I need the book IN HIS PRESENCE.

    1. Be very careful with his books, he gets off in error, he says the Lord got redeemed born and became the Son of God in hell(falsedoctrine)! The Bible plainly says this day in the city of David a savior is born, the whole plan of salvation is God manifest in the flesh, seen of angels, this happen in a virgin womb, Mary birth him and he came thru her womb.

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        David – I sort of agree. His early books are the best. The ones with “Two Kinds of …” in the title. The rest were edited by his daughters after his death.

        He does teach that Jesus died spiritually during His work on the Cross. I do not believe that. Scripture is mute on the subject so we should be also. The few verses that they use to push that point are badly handled – both in the Old Testament and New Testament.

        We don’t know exactly what went on in the heart of Jesus on the Cross, but we do know that it was huge. He was forsaken by the Father for the first time in eternity. We have no idea what that actually means. It is a mystery and I leave it as such. I believe this ‘forsaking’ is the part that drove Him to sweat blood in the garden. Of course, the torture was horrible, but being cut off from the Father made everything else pale by comparison.

        Thanks for your comments. We love you. Rex

  8. I know a Kenyon family in the U.S.A.. Maybe, BBC World Service has a worker re sports news , whose last name in Kenyon. Have a holy, happy Lent.

  9. Good day

    I would like to ask permission for my husband to use EW Kenyon’s material if possible. He ministers currently to the police officers and at the jail in our local town as well as in the surrounding rural area.
    I hope you find it in order and hoping to hear from you soon.

    Greetings Nina Visagie

  10. This man’s have really transformed my life and the lives of those around me.

  11. Wonderful teachings. I really love them and may they continue creating impacts in generation after generation.

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