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Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

When God has willed that he will perform a wonderful work through us, there are times he plans to perform that great work according to the experiences, resources, and skills he has allowed to build up in our lives. One example of this is when David had the faith to slay Goliath. Jehovah built up… Continue reading Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

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Remaining obedient to the heavenly vision

All of us saints have a story to tell that is tied to a vision the Lord gives us. For some of us that vision may have come about by the Lord working through normal, natural channels or circumstances, such as when someone hits rock bottom based on bad choices in life and cries out… Continue reading Remaining obedient to the heavenly vision

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More churches build a wall of security

The book of Nehemiah is an energetic, attention-grabbing story of how the people of God banded together in the midst of stiff opposition and violent rhetoric from enemies who lived in close proximity to them with some of their enemies being involved in government. As the godly Jews were rebuilding Jerusalem's wall as a testimony… Continue reading More churches build a wall of security

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Declaring the whole counsel of God

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Acts 20 Paul's farewell address to the leaders of the Ephesian church is an excellent example of what we as Christians individually and… Continue reading Declaring the whole counsel of God

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Our lives have both an earthly & heavenly impact

In Ephesians 3:1-13, Paul has profound words from the Lord revealing to him the universal importance of his particular ministry. Paul also proceeds to explain how his ministry was just one small part of God's overall purpose for his church and how each one of us shares in a vast sphere of influence of not… Continue reading Our lives have both an earthly & heavenly impact

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you: prophetic words of love

As the Lord Jesus drew his ministry on Earth to a close with anticipation of his brutal death, burial, and resurrection, he shared as many important prophecies as he could with his disciples. Why? He discloses the answers as to why in the opening verses of John 16. The context of the chapter is Christ… Continue reading Don’t say I didn’t warn you: prophetic words of love

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Good soldiers of Jesus Christ endure hardships

When we confess Jesus as Lord, it's good to understand from jump street that certain challenges automatically come with becoming a Christian. The ability and expectation to endure hardships is one of those challenges. Paul pointed this out to us when he said the following to Timothy: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier… Continue reading Good soldiers of Jesus Christ endure hardships

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Even the city of wicked, mighty men can fall by God’s wisdom

Humans who are adamant and unrelenting in their wickedness are often prone to build cities to shore up and expand their evil concepts. Those cities are not only manifested physically in stone, brick and mortar, or steel. They can be cities of deceptions and error, oppression and suppression of what's right and just, and cities… Continue reading Even the city of wicked, mighty men can fall by God’s wisdom

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The marks of false prophets

2 Peter 2:1 warns us that just as there were false prophets in Israel, there would be false teachers in the church in the last days. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 also warns us of a great falling away within the church as the time of Antichrist nears. Ancient Israel experienced a great falling away period right… Continue reading The marks of false prophets

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A time of honoring fools

One of many negative marks of the times we're living in is that many in society bend over backwards to place fools on pedestals to give them honor they really don't deserve. We as Christians are told several times to avoid commending fools and to avoid having them in our company on a regular basis.… Continue reading A time of honoring fools