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Called to Be His Bride

Our understanding of the kingdom of God takes a dramatic turn when we realize our first calling is to love and enjoy Jesus Christ. More than by fear or a sense of duty, our obedience to Him must be fueled by our love for Him or it becomes reduced to rigid orthodoxy and dead works.
We are not heirs to an experience of lifeless doctrines. It is to passionate love, vibrant faith and boundless joy that we are called as the bride of Christ. read more

Ten Lies the Church Tells Women

In the days of Jesus' earthly ministry, He confronted men's religious traditions and challenged their long-held distorted beliefs regarding the status of women.

Men and women in the church have made some progress toward a more balanced view of gender roles. However, there is still a great deal of fear and confusion associated with the topic.

Freedom for women to serve God with their gifts is liberating to men rather than threatening. Women desire to utilize these gifts for His glory, and it is wasteful and disobedient not to permit them the opportunity to do so. read more

Women Transforming the World

Prophets and those who are sensitive to the currents of the Spirit of God are calling this a new era in the church in which women of strength and anointing will arise and step into the roles God has ordained for them.

Women after God's heart, "spiritual mothers," will not be hindered by anything in this hour. Rather, they will stand poised, fearlessly awaiting God's direction and enabling to accomplish His work. read more

The Ingredients of the Anointing

Under the old covenant, the anointing oil had one exclusive purpose. In a symbolic act of consecration, it was poured out on prophets, priests and kings and on the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant and all the individual utensils that were employed in the worship of God.

It was compounded according to strict instructions, and although its ingredients were earthly, everything about it was rich in sacred symbolism. Any vessel thus anointed was set apart for a holy purpose and calling unto the Lord. read more

We Must Bow in Awe

(Part 1)

The Bible predicts a time of judgment is coming to the earth. As Christians, our response to tragedies like September 11 is crucial, because others are taking their cues from us. read more

Seeing the Invisible

(PART 1)

Developed spiritual sight is a valuable tool when making decisions. If we ask Him, God will guide us in choosing the best territory for us and our descendants. read more

Claiming the Next Generation

(PART 1)


Parents and church members are responsible to show young people their value to God, to teach them the Word of God and to provide guidelines that will prevent a damaged spirit or a broken heart. read more

Step into the Realm of Glory


(PART 1)

God wants to so possess us that our deep valleys of suffering will be inverted into high mountain peaks of His glory. Great glory is upon the person who is fully yielded to believe God in spite of suffering. read more


Raise Your Shield of Faith


(PART 1)

We often walk by sight not by faith. But faith is the only thing that can close the gap between our theology and our reality. read more

Your Godly Inheritance

(PART 1)


God provides special individuals in our lives to assist us in our spiritual growth. He will lead us to the right spiritual parents as we continue to walk closely with Him. read more

Don't Let Feelings Fool You

(PART 1)
 
When we follow our feelings instead of God's Spirit, we risk missing God's will for our lives. As women of God, we need to learn how to walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh. read more

Seven Promises from the Cross

(PART 1)

Freedom in Christ means more than escape from eternal condemnation. We can find hope and peace for today in what was spoken by Jesus on Calvary's cross. read more

Joy from Unexpected Sources

(PART 1)

When we rely on the Lord, His joy will be our strength. Our circumstances cannot so easily overwhelm us. Even when we can't see how, God is faithful to deliver us from every affliction. read more

Surrender and Walk in Freedom

(PART 1)

The white flag of surrender does not always convey failure. Our heavenly Father eagerly waits for the day when we surrender our hearts and minds to His cleansing and direction. read more

A Woman's Place in Christ


For centuries the church has come under the influence of cultural norms whereby women have been held to second-class status. There has been gross misunderstanding of the role of women in society and the church and a marked refusal on the part of many to acknowledge our accomplishments. God is holding His church to a higher standard than the world's. He is calling for us to embrace the giftings of women and to appreciate the place they occupy in the heart and mind of God. read more

Laying Hold of Your Purpose in Prayer

(PART 1)

Prayer involves more than trying to get things from God. A mature prayer life enables God to get into us, where He can heal us and move us into our destiny. read more

More Courage in My Convictions

(PART 1)

When called to take a stand for Jesus, we often feel we lack courage or expertise. Courage comes through the Spirit and a firm conviction that Jesus is the only way. read more

God's Plan for America

(PART 1)
 
Our efforts to impact the world will be ineffective if our hearts don't reflect God's righteousness, mercy and love. read more

The Priority of Praise


God views praise and worship as high spiritual priorities. Praise, meaning "value" or "price," is the proclamation of God's importance or worth.

Many of the praise and worship expressions in the Scriptures were exhibited around David's tabernacle and are still culturally functional for today. As defined in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, some of these Hebrew and Greek words are "ingredients" for the posture of worship and service to God.

Towdah is an extension of the hand. It implies a choir of worshipers lifting their hands (see Ps. 100:4). read more

Take the Risk of Faith

(PART 1)
If we are not careful, we can begin to view our lives as limited to a shortfall of blessings—when the opposite is true. God is a loving God of abundance. As a result, we are destined to be blessed when we obey Him and walk according to His Word. read more
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