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Posts filed under: Spiritual growth

It’s not just about you.

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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God made you a SON!

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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Were you SENT?

‘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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Moved by the Holy Ghost

“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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What to do with a Prophetic word

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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The Love of Christ contrains us…

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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Should we practice prophesying?

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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Direction requires correction!

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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What to do when a prophetic word FAILS to come to pass

  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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The Dirt on Church Hurt

  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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How to hande rejection of a REAL Prophetic Word

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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Romans 9 – The Sovereign Grace of God in Christ

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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Romans 8 – Free from the Law of Sin and Death!

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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My simple approach to Bible study for Spiritual Growth

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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Sometimes God’s ‘Yes’ is quiet.

;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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Judges 21 – When Being Right goes WRONG

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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Judges 20 – Misplaced Loyalties

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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The Shift has begun – take a stand while you can.

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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Judges 19 – Enemies in the Flock

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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Judges 17 – Have YOU Lost Your Religion?

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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Useful Idiots

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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The Living Water

“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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TD Jakes – Time is Running Out!

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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God has heard YOU!

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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Judges 8 – The Responsibilities of Victory

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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Should the Gospel Reach or Convict?

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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The Occult as Signposts? Are you Serious??

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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A fast for the Church in North America

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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Are YOU Trifling with God?

Leonard Ravenhill once said that the man who comes to God just looking for forgiveness is trifling with God. In today’s church, we’re often taught a grace that reduces God to little more than a genie, and His grace to...
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Are Grace and Law REALLY opposites?

So often I hear people say things like ‘we’re under grace, not law,’ and usually this is when they’re excusing behavior they know to be wrong. Part of the problem is that many of us just don’t know what grace really is,...
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