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Why NO WEAPON formed against you shall prosper

    Many of us are familiar with Isaiah 54:17 but we often don’t know what it really means. Let’s talk about how God set you up to WIN!...
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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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1 Corinthians 4 – Practical Sanctification and Spiritual Fatherhood

Paul finds himself having to defend his stewardship of the gospel to makes his point as to why the Corinthians ought to take heed to what he’s saying… and throughout this chapter we come to understand the role of apostolic...
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1 Corinthians 3 – Practical Sanctification

Paul continues to address issues of spiritual immaturity and his desire for them to move on from the basic principles of the faith. Let’s talk about spiritual maturity!...
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Practical Sanctification, Part 2

In this video we continue our discipleship series on 1 Corinthians in chapter 2, where Paul sets forth the basis of the faith, and, consequently of sanctification: the power of God. Join Sam Medina for a simple, but powerful Bible...
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1 Corinthians 2 – Practical Sanctifciation

Sanctification is a practical part of the genuine Christian life, and it was never meant to be rocket science. In this lesson, we continue our journey into paul’s ‘first’ letter to the Corinthians and what it means for us in...
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Judges 18 – The Dangers of Self-Made Religion

continue with the story of Micah and his self-made religion in this chapter where its consequences became evident… and they were NOT good! What can we learn from this account about why it’s important to worship God HIS way?...
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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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Jesus and Religion, part 2

Someone had responded to my previous video by saying ‘W’re under grace, not law.’ Let’s explore that idea in comparison to what Jesus said, since he’s the TESTATOR of the New Testament of grace, and knows more about it than...
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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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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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Prophetic Timing

A quick word about releasing prophecy at the appropriate time. The prophet, or anyone with a gift of prophecy, must take care to disclose prophetic revelation when God directs them to do so. When I was younger, an older prophet had...
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These Bones Have a Name

For the inaugural podcast of The RIFT Online Church, the Lord led me to Ezekiel 37 in regard to the coming move of God that so many of us have been waiting for. There are many of you living in...
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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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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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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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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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Turnover in the Kingdom: Fruit that doesn’t remain.

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of...
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A word on Integrity

Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will...
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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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Keys to Maturing in the Prophetic

Someone asked me recently for some advice on how to develop in their prophetic gifting, and though I’ve never liked referring to gifts as being ‘developed,’ so much as being revealed, I understood what he meant....
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The new depravity…

“And constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and...
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