It’s easy to get led astray.You may not think so, but it’s true. Over time, influences like friends, co-workers and television can chip away at truths that were already established in your heart through the Word of God.
One of the best ways to improve your love walk is to imitate those who are most loving toward you. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul says the same thing: “Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah)” (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition).
Here’s the big misconception…Finding the right spouse = finding the perfect person for you.The truth is there is a lot more to choosing someone to share your life with than most people know. And it has less to do with waiting than you might think.
You’ve got a situation. Something needs fixing—fast. An illness, a relationship or a financial hardship; or a decision must be made.Your first thought? What does the internet say…(insert wrong answer buzzer sound here).
You’ve heard from God. Maybe it was while you were praying or listening to someone preach the Word—or perhaps it was while you were getting ready for your day. He spoke to you and corrected you or gave you an instruction.
Patience has a twin—faith. Kenneth Copeland calls patience and faith “the power twins,” and with good reason. Often looked at as a giant goal to attain, patience is more like the vehicle that takes your faith to the finish line—where manifestation and victory are found.
Faith is the doorway to abundance. It’s the key to unlimited treasure. Its laws of operation are sure, steadfast and as unchanging as Jesus Himself. The laws of faith apply to every area of life—spiritual, mental, physical, financial, relational and professional.
Envying, strife and divisions had reduced the early Corinthian Christians back to the natural, or carnal, state that they were in before they were born again. It had so stunted their spiritual growth that they couldn't understand the things the Apostle Paul wanted to teach them.
Applying the Word of God to your life and ministry is the key to success. But sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the hows and whys of applying God’s Word to any given situation. It isn’t meant to be difficult—it’s simple to see the power of God at work!
God has not only called you to be holy—or separated—to Him, but He has also made it possible. If you’re born again, the blood of Jesus has cleansed you from all unrighteousness. Holiness is a decision you must make to cause your actions to line up with the Word of God.
If you’ve been standing on the Word of God for finances, healing, a family relationship—or anything else—but haven’t seen a manifestation, there might be a very good reason. You see, the love of God is unconditional, but His promises are not.
Always need to have the last word? Can’t stand it when you can’t respond to a criticism? Have trouble avoiding gossip?It’s time for a crash course in holding your tongue! By your words you are justified, by your words you are condemned—so don’t condemn yourself!
Busy days, a need for more time, and a deep desire for God. How can you draw near to Jesus with so much to do? Here is a prayer to help you begin to draw near to God.Do you long to be near to God, but feel the demands of life seem to rob you of your time with the Lord? You’re not alone!
As you spend time in the secular world, whether at work, school or in your neighborhood, you know there is a battle against the Word of God. So, how can you guard your heart against the barrage of fear and negativity? Keep your faith in action every day.
The glory of God isn’t just a feeling, an event or an Old Testament experience—it’s a spiritual tsunami of everything contained in the character of God. It has been called the manifested presence of God, but more than just a presence, it’s power.
When you plant a seed, how does it flourish? While the specifics may differ across the varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, flowers and trees, the basics are the same. Every plant needs water, food, quality soil and sunshine, and most strongly benefit from weeding and pruning.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” –Romans 12:3, KJV
The study of God’s love is powerful because it has the ability to transform your life. When you truly understand the depth of God’s love, it heals, empowers and calms. It changes the way you not only interact with the Lord but also with every person you meet.
What does it mean to be a mature Christian? Does it happen simply because you’ve been a believer for a certain length of time? No, maturity just doesn’t happen; rather, it is a choice. It takes a quality decision to pursue the things of God and “grow up” in them.
In Joel 2:28, God promised, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.” Dreams and visions are two ways God speaks to His children.
You’ve heard people say that the words you speak are important. You may even agree that it’s beneficial to your mental health to focus on the positive side of life instead of the negative. But what does God’s Word say about your words?
I’ve been telling people to spend time in the Bible, or the Word, for decades now. Almost everywhere I preach, no matter what topic I’m talking about, it seems I always get back to the importance of putting the Word first place in your life. You may have heard me say it a hundred times.
Parents desire to protect their children—spirit, mind and body. As Christian parents, we take it as a divine mandate to raise our children “with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4b). In this technological age, that mandate has become even more challenging.
He said you can have faith if you want it. He said, “Have the faith of God” (Mark 11:22). Don’t wallow in doubt and worry. Instead, obey Him. Say, “Yes, Lord. I believe. I take the faith of God and I have it now. I thank You for it!”
Have you ever wondered what Jesus is doing right now—today? Most believers haven’t. They know what He did in the past. They can tell you without hesitation about His ministry on earth, His death, resurrection and ascension. And they can testify about how those things have changed their lives.
Romans 12:2 instructs us to, “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (KJV). “Renewing your mind” is an important part of living a successful Christian life.
If you’ve been hurt, then the idea of forgiveness may seem impossible. You may be wondering what exactly it means for you as a Christian and how to do it. How do you forgive that person—or persons—who betrayed you? How do you let go of the pain and hurt that you have experienced?
One of the biggest questions people ask is “How do I hear the Holy Spirit?” They think there must be a magic formula involved—and while there isn’t a 1-2-3 magic formula, there are disciplines that you can implement to put yourself in the place of hearing the Holy Spirit more clearly.
So many born-again believers miss out on the world-overcoming victory that’s theirs in Christ Jesus. They keep finding themselves “under” the circumstances instead of “on top,” and they can’t figure out why. They’ve never understood a foundational truth about living the successful Christian life.
God has a plan for every one of us. It’s a great plan! It includes prosperity, healing, peace, well-being and everything else we need to live a satisfying life. If you are wondering if THE BLESSING of God is really for you, then we've got good news for you!
When trouble arises, the most natural thing to do is to place the blame for it on someone or something. Sadly, many Christians have been falsely accusing God of being the cause of their troubles. They wrongly believe that trials and tribulations are God’s tools for developing and strengthening our...
Words have power. They can hurt and they can bless. But the power of words reaches much further than the impact they make on our emotions. Our words have supernatural power—power that changes circumstances and shapes destinies. In fact, it is our unique ability to choose and speak words that...
Learning to accurately distinguish the leading of the Holy Spirit is perhaps the greatest challenge we can face. Abiding in the Lord and maintaining a living connection with Him begins with hearing and obeying Him. God told Israel to obey His written Word and His voice.
You don’t have to wait until you go to church to receive Communion. You can even receive it at home. When you take the time to put yourself before God over the Communion table it will be time well spent. When a believer partakes of the Lord’s Supper, he should do so with full understanding of its...
To understand how important studying the Word is, we must first understand that the Word of God is alive! The Word can really affect and have a life-changing impact on our day-to-day living. God reveals Himself through His Word. As He reveals Himself to us through His Word, we can expect our lives...
Make what God says the authority in your life. You shouldn’t just believe what God says to you in His Word, but you should also act on it. Acting on it is what produces results.