Category Archives: in the Spirit

Spiritual authority & the kingdom of God

Christ wants to exercise His authority and build God’s kingdom, but, too often, church gives men the authority to override Him. However, the kingdom of God begins to manifest when people faithfully make the risen Jesus their supreme authority. Any authority … Continue reading

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A demonstration of praying over someone

 

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It’s much easier to hear God than to obey Him!

When you can’t figure everything out, perhaps all you need to do is to notice and follow the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can direct you in miraculous ways if you pay attention to and obey His gentle … Continue reading

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The joy of uncertainty

We must be careful not to present Christianity so well that people feel like they don’t need to implement it for themselves. It’s easy to see Christianity like a school subject; a class you go to occasionally & then immediately go … Continue reading

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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Going (gone) with the wind of the Spirit . . .

A church cannot program the Holy Spirit. So why do we try? Why do we try to direct the Holy Spirit when we gather for worship, rather than humbly allowing the Spirit to direct us? The Spirit is free like … Continue reading

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When Hearts Speak

When a mind talks theology, people hear religious ideas.  When hearts speak in the Spirit, people learn love. A heart burning for God is a gift that is caught in His presence, not something just taught from a pulpit. I … Continue reading

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