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Why YOU aren’t Prospering

    Have you ever wondered why it is so many prophets try to convince you that they key to your prosperity it giving THEM money, yet year after year, decade after decade the saints stay broke? Let’s discus the...
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Judges 1 – The Pursuit of YOUR Calling

Judges 1 tells us alot about God’s relationship with His people and the pursuit of His calling for your life....
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Do you know YOUR mission?

The mission of the church was never to merely build impressive buildings in which we can gather together for an entertaining time of shallow ‘worship,’ and preaching that is more motivational than it is foundational.   Leaders, will you dare...
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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 7 – The MYTH of the Dual Nature

For so long, many of us in the church have been taught that we have a dual nature, and that we just can’t stop sinning. Usually, Romans 7 is cited as the ‘proof’ of this, when, in fact, Romans 7...
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Social Media Ministries are causing a Panic!

  Popular preachers like Jonas Clark have been for some time writing articles about how social media ministries are somehow renegades and not real ministries if they are not part of the institutional church system. In one recent article, Clark...
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Don’t choose style over substance

All too often we who are in leadership make the fatal error of placing style before substance. It’s good to want to communicate well, and to present your message and conduct yourself with excellence, but sometimes we put far more...
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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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Is the Prophet ‘better’ than the teacher?

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) The very...
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How to Prophesy, Part 2

So often many of us want to prophesy, but don’t understand that God reveals his secrets according to specific criteria, including but not limited to: 1. Those who need to Know 2. Those who serve Him 3. Those who can be trusted...
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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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Do you want your vision to really grow?

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” –Proverbs 29:18 There is a direct correlation between a righteous lifestyle and clarity of vision. I know, preachers, you love to use this...
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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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NEW Book!

The highly anticipated sequel to the runaway best-seller 7 Keys to Prophetic Maturity is now available on Amazon! 7 Keys to Prophetic Protocol  examines the seven basic elements of scripturally sound protocol for perceiving, disclosing, receiving and judging prophecy. If you want...
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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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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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Protocol and the prophet

The prophet can be said to have many functions, including but not limited to prophesying, intercession, giving counsel, or even governing a nation, but if we are to gain a basic understanding of the underlying principles of prophetic protocol there...
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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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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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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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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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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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Integrity doesn’t just slip…

Integrity is more than just avoiding the various pitfalls of obvious sin, though it is difficult to overstate the need for a holy life. Some of us are good at avoiding the more flagrant kinds of sin, but still allow...
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Rob Bell and the Gospel without Convictions

Rob Bell has now told Christians to ‘adapt or die.’ Now, I don’t like the term ‘evangelical,’ since it is now almost exclusively used instead of ‘Christian,’ and for good reason, and even in the rising debate concerning morality and...
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Treasures in the Earthen Vessels around you.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.” Isaiah 45:3 You won’t find treasures...
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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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