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Building The Inner Image

Romans 15:13 -- "May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing -- through the experience of your faith --that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope."



Hope is a divine dream. It's an inner image that's bigger than you are because it's built on the promises of God.…



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Added by FAITH on September 4, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three Deceptions That Can Derail You From Your Destiny

Philippians 3:17 -- "Brethern, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us."



Paul faced a major problem in the first century. False teachers had slipped into the Church. The apostle warned the Philippians, and us by extension, to recognize the differences between a true man of God and a deceptive teacher or prophet. Without any sense of false humility, Paul declared that both his…
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Added by FAITH on September 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ascending Higher

Ephesians 3:19 - "And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God."



THERE IS A PLACE GREATER THAN KNOWLEDGE WHERE WE ABIDE IN CHRIST'S LOVE. THIS IS, INDEED, THE STRONGHOLD OF GOD. IT IS A PLACE WHERE OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IS FULFILLED WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF GOD. WE CANNOT TRULY KNOW GOD WITHOUT, IN SOME WAY, ALSO EXPERIENCEING HIS PERSON. WE MUST SEEK HIM UNTIL WE PASS…
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Added by FAITH on September 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Perfected Forever

Hebrews 10:12,14 -- "But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God....For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."



God see us with no flaw, spot or imperfection, so we honor His Word and the finished work of Jesus by saying "Amen!"



To see ourselves as being far from perfect is not modesty, but a failure to understand the perfect sacrifice that…
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Added by FAITH on September 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Living In The Experienced Reality

Philippians 3:12 -- But I keep going on, trying to grasp that purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me.



Psalm 63:1 -- O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You: my inner self thirsts for you, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.




OBSERVATIONS



I do not want to just give mental assent to Christian doctrine.



I want to see, have contact with, and live in the…
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Added by FAITH on August 31, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Pause, Reflect, What Am I Doing?

1 Kings 19:9 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (So the word of the Lord came to him “what are you doing here Elijah”.



This is one of the most important questions God will ever ask us. His questions probes the reality of our spiritual state. He is asking “how did your service to me become dry and desolate?”



He…
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Added by FAITH on August 30, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Arise And Shine

Isaiah 60:1,2 - "Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.....Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice."



Our shining attracts His glory! And it's His glory released in and through us that brings about the greatest…
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Added by FAITH on August 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Simplicity That Is In Christ

2 Corinthians 11:3 -- "But I fear...your minds may be corrupted from the simplicitity that is in Christ."



The problem is that we mistakenly strive for information when in reality we need revelation.



Ephesians 1:17,18 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being…
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Added by FAITH on August 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Unseen World

Matthew 12:28 -- "If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you."



The unseen world has influence over the visible.



The Kingdom is here and now.

We must acknowledge that it's in the invisible realm. Just as Jesus worked only through the Spirit of God, we need to do likewise as His agent.



The enemy's attempt to anchor our affections to the things that are visible is easily…
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Added by FAITH on August 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Discipleship

(Read Matthew 3:1-11; 4:17-25; Mark 1:8-18 and 1 Corinthians 1:17-24)



Matthew 28:18-20 18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the…
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Added by FAITH on August 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Argue Not

Titus 3:9 - "Don't get involved in arguing over unanswerable questions and controversial theological ideas; keep out of arguments and quarrels about obedience to Jewish laws, for this kind of thing isn't worthwhile; it only does harm."



Observation



REVELATION THAT DOESN'T LEAD TO A GOD ENCOUNTER ONLY SERVES TO MAKE ME MORE RELIGIOUS. UNLESS SCRIPTURE…
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Added by FAITH on August 25, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Pride Of Life

1 Corinthians 1:31 -- As it says in the scriptures, "If anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done."



If someone were to ask us, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" we would probably tell him, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved."



A rich young ruler asked Jesus the same question but instead of telling the man to believe in Him, Jesus gave him the law…
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Added by FAITH on August 24, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

One Spirit With Him

Zechariah 12:1 -- Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.



God is spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. This human spirit is what makes relationship and fellowship with God possible at all.



Through his spirit, man can walk in step with God. In the spirit he is one with God. Through his spirit he…

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Added by FAITH on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood - Dominion

The fifth place where Jesus shed His blood was where they drove the spikes through His feet, nailing Him to the cross. The blood shed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of dominion and authority.



Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might."

The Greek word "Kratos," relates to God's manifested dominion and therefore our outer strength. Kratos speaks of dominion, power and…
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Added by FAITH on August 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Are We Divided In Our Hearts?

James 4:6 - God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.



IF WE ARE DIVIDED IN OUR HEARTS FROM OTHER CHURCHES, IF WE INSTINCTIVELY LOOK DOWN ON OTHER CHRISTIANS OR IF WE ARE AT ALL SELF-PROMOTING IN ATTITUDE, WE ARE WALKING IN PRIDE. AS SUCH, THE SPIRIT THAT STANDS TO RESIST OUR ENDEAVORS IS NOT DEMONIC; IT'S GOD.



John 14:2 - In My Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so,…
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Added by FAITH on August 21, 2011 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Living In The Experienced Reality

Philippians 3:12 -- But I keep going on, trying to grasp that purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me.



Psalm 63:1 -- O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You: my inner self thirsts for you, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.





OBSERVATIONS



I do not want to just give mental assent to Christian doctrine.



I want to see,…

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Added by FAITH on October 31, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Unseen World

Matthew 12:28 -- "If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you."





The unseen world has influence over the visible.



The Kingdom is here and now.

We must acknowledge that it's in the invisible realm. Just as Jesus worked only through the Spirit of God, we need to do likewise as His agent.



The enemy's attempt to anchor our affections to the things that are visible is easily resisted when our hearts are aware of… Continue

Added by FAITH on October 30, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

One Spirit With Him

Zechariah 12:1 -- Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.





God is spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. This human spirit is what makes relationship and fellowship with God possible at all.



Through his spirit, man can walk in step with God. In the spirit he is one with God. Through his spirit he knows of God and…
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Added by FAITH on October 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Destiny Minded

John 8:39 - They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham."



Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.



We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by doing the same deeds…
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Added by FAITH on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Living From Heaven



Philippians 3:20 -- For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.



Paul spoke not about going to heaven someday, but about living as citizens of heaven today....specifically "from" heaven toward earth.



We have the privilege of representing heaven "in this world" so that we might bring a manifestation of heaven "to this…

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Added by FAITH on October 25, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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Zechariah 12:1 -- "Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him."God is spirit, and Zechariah 12:1 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. This human…Continue

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