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  1. Daily Devotional - August 30, 2020

    James 3:17 - "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy." As we speak the tender mercies of the Word over a problem, our faith begins to rise up within us. We then release words of faith and plant seeds of power. These seeds then begin to grow up and become greater than the problems. They begin to bear fruit -- fruit of deliverance, healing, miracles, love, joy, and peace. Souls are drawn into...
  2. Daily Devotional - August 20, 2020

    Genesis 1:27 - "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." When God made you in His likeness, He did not make you to look like Him. He made you to function like Him. That's what likeness literally means. When God created you, He made you to operate like Him. If you are not functioning like God, you are "malfunctioning" because God wired and designed you to function like Him. How does God function? "Without faith it is...
  3. Daily Devotional - August 19, 2020

    Ephesians 6:17 - "And the helmet of salvation..." If your salvation is not worn tightly around your mind like a helmet, the enemy will come to chop the multiple blessings of your salvation right out of your theology. He will try to hack away at your foundation, telling you that healing, deliverance, preservation, and soundness of mind were not really part of Jesus' redemptive work on the Cross. Many believers try to do the work of God without making it a personal goal to walk in the full...
  4. UNDERSTANDING OUR RESURRECTION AUTHORITY

    Romans 8:11 (NASB) - "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." We have that same Spirit of God, His "Resurrection Power," indwelling within us to transform this earth into God's Kingdom now and for eternity. SLAIN BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD After Christ arose from the dead, He actually fulfilled what He already was: Resurrection...
  5. Daily Devotional - August 18, 2020

    James 1:22 - "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." One of the greatest enemies of faith is what is called "mental assent." People who operate in mental assent read the Word and think they believe it. But when pressure comes, they don't act on it. Real faith believes what the Word says even though your eyes and your feelings tell you something different. Faith doesn't care what the symptoms are. It doesn't care how the circumstances look. Faith in God's...
  6. Daily Devotional - August 17, 2020

    Galatians 5:25 – “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” John 16:13 – “However when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.” Jesus ignored what His natural eyes told Him, and He declared what His spiritual eyes saw. He saw the heart of God and the mind of God which was far more of a reality than what His physical senses told Him. Faith is the bridge between the eternal (the unseen) and the temporal (the seen). In prayer, we can cross that...
  7. Seeking Communion - August 17, 2020

    "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14 DESIRING HIS PRESENCE It is certainly a time of calling upon the name of the Lord and praying but we don't want to forget the rest of the Scripture...it is also a time to seek His face. To seek means to desire, to seek to secure oneself to, and to require. The word "face"...
  8. Daily Devotional - August 16, 2020

    2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” As the glory of God comes, there’s also power. In Acts 1:8 it says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;….“ As you TURN UP YOUR EXPECTANCY, this will be one of the most powerful times of increase that will come from the glory and the power of the Lord in...
  9. ENTERING HIS REST

    Hebrews 4:1-3 - "Let us fear, therefore, lest haply a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to have come short of it....because they were not united by faith with them that heard. For we which have believed do enter into that rest.." We speak, with Scripture, of the "rest" of faith. Faith, however, only gives rest because it rests in God; it rests because it allows God to do all; the rest is in God Himself. It is His own divine rest into which we enter by...
  10. Daily Devotional - August 15, 2020

    Luke 14:28 - "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?" The parable of the man building a tower is a continuation of the teaching regarding what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus -- this parable stresses commitment. It takes a forsaking of all to be Jesus' disciple. Jesus is simply saying, "count the cost." Just as a king wouldn't engage in war (verse 31) without thoroughly considering all the possible...
  11. SPIRITUAL SOUND

    John 3:8 - "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." The wind is known by its sound, and by its effect. Whenever the Spirit moves there is a spiritual sound coming from the spirit realm. Spiritual sound is not random indefinite noise. It is a sound which speaks and reveals knowledge to those with ears to hear. John 12:28,29 - "'Rather, I will say, Father, glorify Your...
  12. RELEASING THE ANOINTING OF THE SPIRIT

    The tendency to embrace the concept of God being an angry Father is done in equal proportion to a person's inability to demonstrate His power. There is a connection between our belief system and what actually flows through us. If we don't see Jesus' life as the ultimate illustration of the will of God, we will continually undermine our ability to display it. The Holy Spirit always wants to demonstrate what God says. God confirmed the word with signs following (Mark 16:20). In Hebrews 2:3-4...
  13. David: A Man After God's Heart

    By Henry Korsah Acts 13:22 – After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Hello, my fellow warriors, during this quarantine God has placed this topic on my heart. I decided to share what I have discovered. I believe we have all learnt about David during Sunday school, service or even our own quiet time. It is interesting because when we think of David, we...
  14. Walking With God: A Process of Sanctification

    I am thankful that God in all his mercies, has led me on a path of learning, understanding and growth through circumstances, divine appointments, and encounters with mighty men and women of God throughout my walk with Christ. Growth can be an exciting adventure as a new believer and coming from the worldly perspective, a real culture shock. I recall meeting a lovely lady in church who told me that although it may seem exciting as a new believer, the novelty will soon wear off over time....
  15. The Forbidden

    The idea of "forbidden" may conjure up all sorts of thoughts in your head. Our parents would have told us things like "don't play near the water on your own, don't cross the road without someone holding your hand, don't talk to strangers etc. This in my view, gives us a glimpse, an idea of what "forbidden" may mean. The dictionary tells us that it basically means, it is not allowed. It is banned and there is always consequences for those who do not heed such warnings. It can cause harm or...
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