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Is the seer different from the prophet?

So many people now say that the prophet and the seer are two different things, but what does the Bible have to say about this? 1 Samuel 9 seems t settle this issue once and for all. Let’s talk!

What IS Legalism, Really?

 

I hear so many people use the term ‘legalism’ pretty loosely, and usually it’s when they’re talking about something they don’t like in the Bible. Let’s discuss what it really is.

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.

Don’t let anyone take your crown!

Judges 13: Preparing to Walk in Your Vision

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 become the sons of God. Let’s talk.

 

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 describes live WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST. How do we know this? Romans 8 goes on to tell us that we’ve been freed from the law of sin and death described in Romans 7. Let’s talk!

Prophets, Awake! A Word for Prophets who really want to be used by God

In this age of prophelying and guessifying charlatans, there are some who really want to be a mouthpiece of the True and Living God. This message is for them.

 

Walking in the FAVOR of God

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Many of us have been taught to believe that God’s favor is something to be earned, and this is a grave error that damages our relationship with God. While there are things which we may do which will result in God’s blessing, His favor is already ours, having been earned by Jesus Christ at Calvary. In this Youtube video, we examine WHAT the favor of God is, how the Bible defines it, and how it can manifest in your life.

Hebrews 4: Enter into HIS Rest!


Just as God rested from His works on the sabbath, we have been given rest from the works of sin, self-will, and all of the damage and drama life has thrown at us. It’s time to really lay it all down at the cross.

Leadership, giving and Christian Community


As Paul wraps up his letter to the Corinthians, he leaves some instructions through which God tells us a great deal about how we are to lead, give, and relate to one another.

Brian Carn, the Lord rebuke you


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It recently came to light that Brian Carn’s ‘prophecies’ for 2015 were plagiarized from a psychic who posted the same predictions 11 months before he did. Rather than repent, Brian has refused to admit to any wrongdoing. Let’s discuss why this is a huge problem…

Sex, Marriage and Practical Sanctification


Sex was never meant for men and women: it was made for husbands and wives. In this chapter of 1 Corinthians, Paul addresses marriage and sexuality in the light of practical sanctification. Let’s talk about what god has to say about the institution He created.

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 teaching.

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 how the other tribes of Israel went too far in dealing with the tribe of Benjamin’s defense of some men who’d committed a vile act. What can we learn about walking in God’s grace from their error?

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 acceptance of ‘gay christians.’ Now, considering that Scripture in 1 Corinthians 5 specifically tells us that unrepentant immorality has no place in the church at all, his position is heretical at best. Let’s talk about why.

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 why God expects a leader to lead beyond the victory.

There’s a purpose in your struggle


This is the recording of our LIVE discipleship training which occurs every Thursday. As part of our series on the Book of Judges, we take a close look at Judges Chapter 3 to gain an understanding of the reasons why we struggle, and our responsibilities in the covenant of grace in Jesus Christ.

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 mere forgiveness that comes with no call to commit ones life to the Lord. Let’s talk about this, and see what the Bible says about it.

If we remember that the Holy Spirit inspired Scripture, and that ALL of it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteous, that we would be complete, thoroughly furnished to every good work, then we will understand that Christ did not just die for our sins, but He was also raised up for our justification AND that He is LORD.

A lot of people now teach that you can prophesy whenever you feel like it, but what does the Bible say about prophesying?

What does 1 Cor. 14:31 really mean? Ít says,

“For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;”

It was about taking turns. Now, consider this further in the light of 2 Peter 1:21, which says:

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.

Now ask yourself whether the Holy Ghost has changed his mind about how he operates…

A word of warning to the Prophets

“Because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:21)

prophet-jeremiahI’ve observed over the years an insidious trend in prophetic ministry whereby many prophets have come to believe that they can decree or declare something, and God will just make it come to pass. While there may be times when God may inspire us to decree something, doing so out of our own will is a tremendously arrogant presumption. As we can see from the above Scripture, prophecy does not come by the will of man, so simply declaring what you want is NOT prophecy.

Now, I know some will argue that they are doing so by the Holy Ghost, but I find this doubtful at best, because the Spirit of God was given to man that GOD’s will would be done in our life, not our own will. I have also observed that such ‘prophets’ usually show other signs of immaturity and carnality, because ultimately they are still selfish.

One of the significant dangers of this sort of presumption in a prophet (or anyone else for that matter) is that their decrees and declarations will nearly always fail to come to pass, and this will have a tendency to cause chaos and disappointment in the lives of those to whom they ‘minister.’ Recently a saint came to me about a word that was given to them that did not come to pass. I prayed about it, and found that some prophet had made one of these presumptuous ‘decrees’ but had not actually heard ANYTHING from God on the matter.

It was concerning something that was of great importance to this saint, who was very young in the Lord, having just been marvelously saved with a beautiful testimony. But now this new saint was being tormented by this ‘word,’ because of the fear, doubt, and unbelief it had stirred in her life.

Prophets, this kind of presumption is dangerous and very displeasing to God. His people, great and small, are PRECIOUS to Him.

It’s time to stop the nonsense. For some of you, this is the last warning you will receive, and for others, your consequences are already set in motion and will not be turned back.

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.

Keys to Prophetic Maturity – Key 1