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75%+ of Americans pray for their own healing, 90% for others’ healing

Baylor University released a study on April 18 revealing that most Americans still believe in praying to God for healing. Americans are not only praying for themselves, but for others also--including the use of laying on of hands. According to Jeff Levin, "Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and director of the… Continue reading 75%+ of Americans pray for their own healing, 90% for others’ healing

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Watching & praying by faith brings deliverance, according to these 8 scriptures

All of us have our struggles. It's part of our human condition even when we're saved. But we don't have to give up on being delivered from the temptations that seem to always trip us up. That's why Paul gave us a list of sins that keep people out of heaven in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, then… Continue reading Watching & praying by faith brings deliverance, according to these 8 scriptures

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How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

The opening of 1 Samuel introduces us to a mighty woman of God named Hannah. Little did she know what an impact her seemingly insignificant life would play in blessing the whole nation of Israel. Early on in the book, we find that she was facing two huge problems--her sterility and persecution from her husband Elkanah's… Continue reading How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

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Praying in the Spirit does not require speaking in tongues

What does it mean to pray in the Spirit? For many decades, those who consider themselves Pentecostals have been teaching that it means that one has to pray in an unknown tongue to pray in the spirit. They usually refer to 1 Corinthians 14:14 to back it up. There's a huge problem with that idea.… Continue reading Praying in the Spirit does not require speaking in tongues

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Missionary’s kidnapping shows us how to experience God’s love in our darkest hour

If you're like me, at times you forget how amazing God's love is or sometimes just take it for granted. For some of us, it takes a dark period in life (even if foolishly brought on by ourselves) to remind us how God's hand and his love are at work in our lives to take… Continue reading Missionary’s kidnapping shows us how to experience God’s love in our darkest hour

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Instead of complaining about God, it’s time to start asking him what he’s up to

I admit it. I've been guilty of it. Complaining to God about what he is or isn't doing. As if he isn't aware of the situation or as if I know better how to handle it than he does. God forgive me. But thank God for his patience and longsuffering. He wants us to approach… Continue reading Instead of complaining about God, it’s time to start asking him what he’s up to

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Hearing from God is an everyday thing–if we want it to be

Being caught up in the hustle of our busy lives or in something we know isn't pleasing to God can deceive us into thinking that God is so far away from us that we can't feel him or he's difficult to reach or that he has more important things to do than be bothered with… Continue reading Hearing from God is an everyday thing–if we want it to be

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1000+ scientific studies confirm what believers already knew–prayer brings healing

Belief in God can help you live a happier and healthier life, according to medical research compiled from about 1500 studies done at reputable hospitals and universities across the U.S. But we Bible believers have known this for years because we know God is true to his word and many of us have witnessed it… Continue reading 1000+ scientific studies confirm what believers already knew–prayer brings healing

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Distressed & perplexed? Shake off the end times blues

25 ... and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21 All the upheaval going on in the world and how… Continue reading Distressed & perplexed? Shake off the end times blues

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Kentucky man miraculously healed of terminal cancer

Roger Teague of Perry County, KY, had battled cancer for years. Then things got worse in 2012 when a tumor caused him to have a stroke. Doctors were able to remove the tumor, but cancer still ravaged his body as he continued his chemotherapy. Finally, one day Teague decided that he'd had enough of the… Continue reading Kentucky man miraculously healed of terminal cancer