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What Jesus had to say about being Religious

I know a lot of preachers today will use the word ‘religious’ like it’s a cussword, but what Jesus had to say about being religious may surprise you....
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Prophecy Junkies?

God never intended for you to be chasing after a prophetic word every day. This insatiable addiction to prophecy I’ve seen in churches and in Facebook groups is… not from God, and it renders people highly susceptible to seduction by...
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Is ALL prophecy inspired by God?

I said 1 Tim. 3:16, but it should have been 2nd Timothy 3:16. oops! That scripture tells us that all SCRIPTURE is inspired by God. It doesn’t say all prophecy, and for good reason! Throughout the Bible, we’re told about...
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Should the Church ‘reclaim’ occult practices?

  Sorry for not shaving 🙂 Some very popular ministries are now saying that we should ‘reclaim’ occult practices like astral projection and having spirit guides because they ‘belong’ to the church. In John 16:13, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit...
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Should we judge others?

If a pedophile wanted you to hire him to watch your children, would you hire him? Of course not. In deciding against it, you’ve judged him, and rightly so. Did Jesus really want us to never judge anyone, ever? Let’s take a...
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How to Prophesy

I shot this little video while my wife was grocery shopping. Sorry for my shaky hand. 🙂 With so many schools charging thousands of dollars teaching people to guess or to try to prophesy, I have a burden on my...
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How to prophesy, Part 1

The short answer on ‘how’ to prophesy isn’t so much a matter of ‘stepping out in faith’ as it is a matter of learning to listen to the Father. Think about it. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elijah, etc., never had to step...
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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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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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The Process of a Promise

Preachers, stop assuming that folks who are going through something or aren’t being blessed are in their circumstance because they did something wrong or they didn’t forgive or they sinned in some way that no one else has or some...
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Does the enemy know you?

“And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are who?” (Acts 19:15) I once knew a man who was dealing with a demon inside a woman. When he mentioned a certain man...
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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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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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If your vision was impossible, no one would try to stop you.

Those who will most strongly try to convince you that your vision is impossible are often the ones who are most certain you’ll achieve it. After all, if the religious leaders of Jesus’ time had thought his teaching was inconsequential,...
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A word on direction

‘Why do you seek the living among the dead?’ -Luke 24:5 Some of you lack direction because you keep trying to find your destiny in things God appointed to die in your life, while you keep mistaking the dream he...
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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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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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When others don’t get it

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” -Jeremiah 29:11 Not everyone will understand your assignment, and not everyone will appreciate or value...
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It’s one thing to answer the calling on your life, and another to fulfill it.

Okay, so you’ve found what you really want to do or be in life. How close are you to it?...
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Forgiveness is NOT an emotion

Forgiveness is not an emotion. It is a decision....
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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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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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You become what you think

“As he thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 27:3 When I was 15, I was about 5’3″ and just under 120 lbs. However, I was determined to become really strong, and because I had a lot of...
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A quick thought for church planters…

“Gather before me seventy men who are recognized as elders and leaders of Israel. Bring them to the Tabernacle to stand there with you.” –Numbers 11:16 Church planting rule #2 – It’s not about YOUR vision. It never was, never...
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Church, or Christ?

“No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” -John 6:44 Leaders, we sometimes come up with a great number of reasons why people...
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