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Opening the Windows of Heaven

It is astounding to think that man in all his wisdom has never seen, heard or imagined what God has in store for a special kind of people—those who love and wait for Him. read more

Press Toward Your Miracle

All of us have had to deal with baggage from the past--things we either willfully or innocently were a part of that we fear will disqualify us from being blessed and used of God. The infirm woman in Scripture is an illustration of perseverance. Though she had experienced incredible indignities and isolation because of her illness, she possessed an ability to overcome the odds against her. She had a proven track record as a survivor. As such, she is a model for every woman who needs to be strengthened and restored to embrace the inheritance to which she is entitled as a daughter of the living God. read more

Maintaining the Flow

We've all had the experience of being touched so powerfully by the Holy Spirit that we knew instantly everything would change from that moment. Throughout our time on earth there can be many life-changing encounters with the Spirit of God. Often we may be tempted to question whether a permanent impartation has taken place. Scripture does offer us prerequisites for staying on fire for God.

Begin using what you have. Keep in mind the fact that the anointing is not given for personal consumption. The anointing must be allowed to flow out to others. read more

A Woman's Right to Preach

Many christians object to the idea of women in ministry because they believe the bible forbids it. The scriptures show their belief is unfounded.

How is it that women would venture to preach when female ministry is forbidden in the Word of God?

This is a serious objection to consider and, if capable of substantiation, would receive my immediate and cheerful acquiescence; but I think I can show, by a fair and consistent interpretation, that the very opposite view is the truth--that the public ministry of women is absolutely enjoined by both precept and example in the Word of God. read more

Revival Starts with You!

God desires to pour out an unfathomable amount of wisdom and revelation to His children. He is simply waiting for hearts that will seek Him above all else. read more

When You're Raising Kids Alone

Without the provision of the Lord Jesus, life for single moms is overwhelming. Only with His presence and by standing on His promises can single moms live with hope. read more

Women and the Prophetic Ministry


(PART 1)

The Old and the New Testaments provide multiple examples of women who operated in the gift of prophecy. Joel tells us God's daughters will prophesy through His Spirit. read more

Captivated by the Occult

Our enemy is constantly seeking those whom he may devour. We must intimately know our Counselor, the Holy Spirit of truth, in order to defeat the enemy's lies. read more

Getting Past the Age Barrier

Every generation is challenged by learning to embrace the generations before and after it. Our willingness to see God in others determines how often we can see Him. read more

Why Do Christians Fail?

(PART 1)

Every day presents new opportunities to submit our wills to the Father's. Only He can truly lead our hearts into perfect submission, read more

The Working Woman's Dilemma

Even today, some church leaders tell Christian women that God wants them to stay at home. But what does the Bible really say?

In the small town of Berryville, in northwest Arkansas, members of the board at First Baptist Church voted in February 1997 to close their church-run day-care center. They made the abrupt decision not because the facility was too expensive to operate or because they didn't have enough children enrolled. The official reason, as stated in a letter that was mailed to parents, was that church leaders felt their day-care center was encouraging women to work outside the home.

"God intended for the home to be the center of a mother's world," the letter from First Baptist stated, adding that working moms "neglect their children, damage their marriages and set a bad example." First Baptist's day-care center board, under the direction of the pastor, also noted in their letter that families should learn to get by on the husband's single income." read more

Lord, Please Change Me!

As part of our Christian life, we are being steadily transformed from the inside out. We are assured in God's Word that someday our transformation will be completed. read more

Exceed Your Expectations!

The heart of Jesus' message is for us to embrace His power within us. When we do, we are free to walk in His extraordinary grace in every situation. read more

God Didn't Put You on the Sidelines

s women in the kingdom of God, we are uniquely privileged to demonstrate our faith. Women and men are to complement one another as partners in the cause of Christ. read more

The Devil's Worst Nightmare

(PART 1)

Deliverance is not a one-time experience. Our Lord is the thorough Healer who leads us through every step necessary for gaining and maintaining freedom in Him. read more

Victory Over Temptation

(PART 1)

You are called to be an overcomer. When you claim that identity and earnestly seek the Lord, you will not yield to temptation. read more

Finding Your Way To The Secret Place

Being still before the Lord is a rewarding, yet sometimes difficult practice. But it is only when we are calmed and silent in our hearts before Him that His still, small voice can be heard. read more

Contend for Your Promise


Do you ever feel as if you are in a season of perpetual winter, when everything in your life seems cold and dreary and there is no sign of spring in view? Perhaps you are experiencing health, relational or financial problems, and the promises of God appear to be lying dormant rather than coming to fruition as you had thought they would.

If you are going through difficult circumstances that appear to threaten the fulfillment of your destiny, you can relate to the biblical character Tamar, who was the wife of Judah's oldest son, Er (see Gen. 38:6-30). Tamar was truly a victim of negative circumstances. Not long after she was married, God judged her husband to be wicked and put him to death.

According to Jewish custom, Tamar was then given as a wife to Onan, her husband's brother, so that he could produce offspring for Er. But because Onan refused to fulfill his duty, God put him to death also. read more

Heart-Healthy Living

(PART 1)

God has equipped us with all that is necessary to lead disciplined lives. His Word gives us guidelines that will safeguard our health--spiritually, physically and emotionally. read more

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