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Posts filed under: Spiritual growth

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) What does it really mean to take up your cross? At the time Jesus...
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But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:16) What do you really believe about...
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But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1 Corinthians 9:27)   Paul made sure to exert careful discipline in...
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So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. (Galatians 4:7, ESV) So often we get caught up in gifts, callings, ministries, and so much more, and we start to...
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‘I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.’ (Jeremiah 23:21) It is never enough to be gifted, or anointed. To be effective, the prophet must be SENT by God after...
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“Because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:21)   I’ve observed over the years an insidious trend in prophetic ministry whereby many...
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For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:3) What to...
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For if we be beside ourselves, it is for God; if we be soberminded, it is for your cause .For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge that if One died for all, then all were dead;...
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Practice prophecy thread! Just kidding. No one ever needs to practice prophesying. Why? For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost....
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Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established. — Proverbs 15:22 So many of the saints I talk to find themselves in a state of confusion, misdirection, or frustration, and very often they are...
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  Over the years I’ve run into many people who were disappointed, disillusioned, discouraged and disgusted because of how so many prophecies fail to come to pass in the church. So often when this is addressed, if it’s addressed at...
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  I have heard so many leaders talk about people getting hurt in the church, but nearly all the discussion was limited to blaming the people who were hurt, ridiculing them, or making weak arguments as to why they just...
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People aren’t always going to believe the Word of the Lord, and as prophets we sometimes struggle with the rejection that sometimes come from them. Let’s talk.  ...
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Grace isn’t just forgiveness and forbearance, it is the divine influence which is intended to bring the Lordship of God into our life. You don’t have to live in defeat, because Christ provided not only forgiveness, but the power to...
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There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law...
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Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) One of the essentials of the faith is the study of the word. Why? Here are...
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;nbsp Not everything God does will necessarily be dramatic, prominent, or loud, and sometimes the most profound work done in us happens during His quiet and even His silence…  ...
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It often happens that we begin with right motives, or we’re right about something, but then our pursuit of what’s right gets sidetracked by anger, pride, presumption and so many other things. In This chapter of Judges we can see...
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Very often the loyalties we have come into conflict with what is right in God’s sight. In the previous chapter, a horrific sex crime was committed, and now the entire tribe of Bejamin rises up to defend those who committed it....
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So, the Pope has said that Jesus Christ failed at the cross. Let that sink in for a moment. Then remember that the Roman Catholic Church teaches that: 1. The Pope is infallible 2. The Pope is the incarnation of...
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Sometimes the most dangerous place to be is among those who claim to be God’s people but are as far from Him as anyone outside of ‘church.’ In this chapter we see just how far one tribe had fallen from...
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One of the problems Israel had during the time of the judges was that they would pursue religion THEIR way and not God’s way, and the truth is that we tend to do the same thing now. Let’s talk about...
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Let’s face it. Samson made bad decisions, and God used him in spite of his bad judgment and lack of reverence for what God had given him. Similarly, many of us are stuck on stupid in a lot of ways,...
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“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” – John 7:38 Few in the modern world understand the signficance of what is being said here. While indeed Christ...
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Recently TD Jakes, in an interview with Huffington Post, said that his position on the LGBT movement and its place in the church ‘has evolved, and is evolving.’ He went on to say that the church needs to shift toward...
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A reminder to all true believers that your prayers have not been in vain… God hears the prayers of the righteous, so we should remember that it’s never a matter of IF He will answer, but WHEN!...
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Sometimes we get so wrapped up in a victory that we forget to move on to the responsibilities implied by it. What can we learn from the aftermath of Gideon’s victory that can be applied to today’s church? Let’s see...
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So many people today believe that we should do whatever it takes to engage people, even if it means not preaching the gospel itself. One preacher even went so far as to say we need to stop talking about Jesus!...
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In recent years, some ministry leaders have begun to teach that the church should look to occultism and new age movements as a source of hidden truth, or as ‘signposts’ to direct us in our spiritual growth. To anyone with...
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Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord, Alas for the day! for the day of the...
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