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When You Can't Forgive Yourself

(PART 1)

Forgiving our own past mistakes sometimes proves harder than forgiving the sins of others. However, Jesus' blood cleanses us, and we need to accept His provision. read more

Prophetic Protocol

We live in a generation obsessed with the supernatural. Christians must resist pressure to misuse the prophetic. God wants to speak to each one of us personally. read more

Lord, Give Us New Hearts

(PART 1)

At this hour God is exposing religious pretension in the church. We have pursued images of perfection rather than relationships with God, and it is time to repent. read more

The Nature of True Devotion

Devotion to God means more than regular church attendance or fancy prayers. Jesus taught that devotion evolves from a lifestyle of humility and service to others. read more

What I Learned Through Loss

Many of us have lost our perspective on pain. We expect only good things from a good God and do not realize that God can make good come from even our worst situations. read more

No Longer a Victim

(PART 1)

Male dominance in society and the church has caused many women to devalue themselves. Low self-esteem produces many problems and is not God's will for women. read more

Israel's Time of Visitation

God is not finished with the Jews or the land of Israel. Knowing God's heart means recognizing and supporting His special plans for these chosen ones of old. read more

Are You Hungry For God?

When we become Christians, God invites us to feast on Him. We refuse to eat when we are sick or distracted. The more we know Him, the more we hunger for Him. read more

Why We Must Embrace the Cross

Like Fenelon, we've all had occasion to be ashamed when we've looked back at the behavior we exhibited when going through difficulties. How poorly it attests to our faith. But weathering storms changes us forever, not just by developing our spiritual muscles, but also in terms of solidifying our certainty of God's awesome love and protection. read more

Garbage In, Garbage Out

High-speed communication has provided us with the means to reach more and more people with the gospel. Yet the same technology is being used to destroy the souls of men and women who are tempted by ungodly pleasures and entertainment. We must as women of God labor to "keep [our] hearts with all diligence." read more

Castles in the Sand

What folly it is for us to attempt to gain our own immortality through what we possess or the things we do. God blesses us with the tools to build His kingdom. How tragic when we instead employ them in building our own! He blesses us to enjoy our achievements and the products of our creativity, but these are not to become the source of our fulfillment and security.
Try to imagine which of your works will stand and which ones will perish when subjected to holy judgment. Having the right heart motivations will keep us from wasting our substance on things that will not last. Only what is purely born of the Spirit of God is eternal. read more

Restoring Your Passion for God

Often it's said that no one backslides overnight. We become accepting of our decreased interest in prayer and spiritual disciplines, and we gradually begin to take steps away from God. Without a conscious decision to increase in spiritual passion, we will slowly begin losing the desire we have. Then it becomes easier to tolerate carnal thoughts and behaviors. But the romance can be restored by repenting, recalling the memory of "first love" and re-establishing the intimacy by doing the first works. read more

Declaring War on the Enemies of Joy

Joy is a fruit of the indwelling Spirit. Why then should there be a struggle to protect it? Daily we are forced to choose how we'll respond to circumstances that have the potential to destroy the peace God intends for us to have. Knowing those attitudes that war against the Spirit of God in us will equip us to begin to formulate an offensive strategy that will guarantee our peace and our joy.
Regardless of what we know to be right, the choice to walk after the Spirit of Truth will always be ours to make. He'll not force us to follow 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

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

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

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

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

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

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