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You Are An Amazing Gift

I had a unique experience the other day. A number of us got together and had a wonderful time of worshipping God in an open field and we were all praying for one another. I was praying for one person in particular and the Lord gave me a prophetic picture for her that not only ministered to her...

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Do You Have a Childlike Heart?

And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 I was sitting at Panera Bread the other day, when this little boy was in front of me at the trash can and was juuuust able to throw his trash away. As he...

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Living Refreshed

Jeremiah 31:25, “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint” It is the desire of God that each one of us LIVES refreshed and filled up rather than continually feeling drained. There are a multitude of things in each and every one of our lives that will try to drain us. Such as our jobs,...

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Religion Vs. Relationship

Psalm 63:1, “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” There is a vast difference between religion and relationship with Father God. Here’s what religion is like: religion is like trudging...

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The Enemy Wants Your Fruit!

The Father loves you with ALL of His heart. And you must know that the devil hates you will ALL of his heart. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” You see, the enemy knows that he has no access to a heart...

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Are You Perfect or Pleasing to God?

Matthew 5:48 says, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” This word “perfect” means, complete or coming into maturity. I believe that in this life, we can attain to this by God’s grace. Otherwise Jesus would have never commanded us to do it. Jesus NEVER asks us to do...

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How To Break Free From Shame

Have you ever heard someone say “shame on you!”? Maybe someone has said it to you. There is someone that is continually trying to say that to you—enemy #1—satan himself, the accuser. He whispers in the ears of Christians on a regular basis, “shame on you”. You see, guilt says, “I did...

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House Church Revival

Philemon 1:2: “…to the church in your house” For the most part, the “Church” of today is almost nothing like the church we read about in the book of Acts. But that is changing–rapidly changing. For the church-goer, you know the following scenario all too well. Every Sunday people file...

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I Saw Satan Last Night

I know that’s an odd title for a blog, but it’s true. Last night I had a dream where I saw a very large image of satan himself suspended in a red sky, somewhat like the picture in this blog. What he looked like does not matter, but he doesn’t look like most images we see portrayed of him. As...

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How To Make It Through Every Trial

James 1:2-4, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” Seriously God? I am to count it all joy? James says...

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