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Posts filed under: Leadership

Your children will tell on you!

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in...
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Do you demand honor, or deserve it?

Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city,...
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Do you know your name?

We are too often persuaded to think, behave, perceive and live on a level far lower than we are capable of. For example, schools teach us to accept a lower standard of learning, and persuade us that knowing 70% of...
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Church growth blues…

Leaders, it’s foolishness to complain about people not wanting to ‘sit under’ your leadership when your church is full of people whose life has no genuine direction outside of whatever role you’ve assigned them in furthering YOUR personal agenda of...
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It’s not over!

Your pain does not determine your position! Just because it hurts now, just because it may look like it’s all said and done, just because God didn’t answer the last 237 times you asked him to deliver you, doesn’t mean...
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Spiritual authority?

You will never have to lecture people about your spiritual authority as a congregational leader if your character commands respect and inspires trust. Preacher, work harder on YOU than you work on your sermons, and you’ll stop struggling to lead....
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The prophetic word for THIS season?

Prophets, have you no shame? Why do you continue to attempt to decree declare and propheLIE words that God did not give you? The word of the Lord for this season is not about breakthrough, it’s not about dominion, but...
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Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

“Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.” (1 Corinthians 8:4) In today’s church, many people twist scripture...
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A season for breakthrough?

Prophets, have you been telling people that THIS is the year of breakthrough for decades while the only people getting a ‘breakthrough’ are you, by way of the larger offerings excited (and gullible) people give? Come on, folks. Wise up....
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Thoughts on church leadership…

Preachers, if giving really releases prosperity, your churches wouldn’t be full of broke people. Despite how you’d want to place the blame fortheir lack on them, the truth is that YOU are the leader and where they are is a...
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Amazing Superbowl Prophecy. NOT!

Looks like David E. Taylor took his ‘Amazing’ prophecy about the Superbowl off Youtube… He’d claimed that the Holy Spirit ‘witnessed’ to him that the Broncos would win… ROFL. Prophets, please stop drinking your own Kool-Aid....
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Validating ministries?

The insistence by church leaders that your call must somehow have their endorsement to be ‘validated’ is often nothing more than man’s jealous attempt to retain control over people. usually the reasoning behind this is that a genuine calling will...
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Some thoughts on ‘minimum’ wage…

Why is it that most of my fellow Christian conservatives will cry doom and gloom over the idea of people being paid a living wage, but don’t have a cross word to say about CEOs being paid 750x as much...
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A word on prophets and offerings

“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)...
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Some thoughts on church leadership

Leaders, it’s not enough to merely try to motivate people toward a pursuit of a higher worldly standard of living. Ask yourself, “How much of the gospel am I preaching to how much of these people’s lives, how much of...
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Prophetic stewardship

“An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.” -Proverbs 20:21 In a very real sense, part of the function of a prophet is often as a steward of destiny. We are often entrusted by...
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Your vision should be bigger than you

One of the reasons people leave churches is that our basic paradigm of what constitutes a church is fundamentally flawed. We tend to build an organization rather than a community, an institution rather than an embassy of the kingdom. Because...
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Gratification is not satisfaction

“And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.” (Isaiah...
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Old Testament vs New Testament prophets?

Some will say that the ‘Old Testament’ prophet was more predictive, or that New Testament Prophet is really just in place to confirm things God has already told you. However, the NT prophet isn’t always just in place to confirm....
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What are YOUR standards?

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.  – 2 Timothy 3:17 Every occupation, every calling and vocation, every profession has certain standards by which it is determined whether an individual, organization, or group is...
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Should we try to prophesy by trial and error?

” The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:  To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of...
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Faith results in action!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. – James 2:26 Your daily commitment to the pursuit of what God gave you to do is the work that evidences your faith. Likewise,...
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A word on patience

Patience is not the ability to wait a long time; it is the ability to wait until the Appointed Time, and the wisdom to be productive until then....
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Real faith, right now

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. –Hebrews 12:...
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Never use God’s Sovereignty as an excuse

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in...
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God does NOT clear the guilty

And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant...
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There are no idle details in the Bible

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: –Isaiah 28:10 The written Word of God was established as a witness to mankind of God’s purpose, plan,...
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Achievement requires direction

Activity rarely translates to achievement without direction. This being said, think of your goals as a sort of business plan for your life. ust like a business plan or pro-forma gives the lender and investor some insight into where the...
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Redeeming the time…

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. -Ephesians 5:15-16 For many of us in Christian leadership, this passage of scripture is quite familiar, and we may have...
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There are no idle details in the Word of God

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: –Isaiah 28:10 The written Word of God was established as a witness to mankind of God’s purpose, plan,...
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