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Celebrate the Holy Spirit’s gifts, not the preacher

Perhaps gifts of the Spirit aren’t seen much in church because they’re considered a threat to the pastor’s control. Instead of saying, “Listen to and focus on me,” perhaps ministers should be saying, “Listen to and focus on Jesus.” Revival … Continue reading

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Actively hearing God’s voice — His comments inside you

Sometimes a comment will flash out of nowhere into your mind’s sky and the words will flame in your heart. That’s God’s voice! Sermon hearing trains Christians to be passive. Now some preachers are telling people that grace means it’s … Continue reading

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A meeting of Jesus’ people should be like a mighty waterfall

The “gifts of the Spirit” are really “flows” of the Spirt–not handed to you externally, but flowing from within you. (John 7:38) You can’t grow strong in Christ if you have given a no-go to the Spirit’s inner flow. Jesus said; … Continue reading

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Thoughts about talking in tongues

Speaking in tongues releases the living flow of the Holy Spirit surging through your heart and out of your lips There’s nothing like it! The mind tends to limit God, but speaking in tongues lets Him freely flow from deep … Continue reading

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Jesus ain’t a program; He is Lord!

Christians usually meet to be passively instructed. Perhaps we could also meet to exercise our faith & spiritual gifts, with one another. Where there is no caring interaction there is no sense of community. (A church in Smyrna experienced life-changing … Continue reading

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False prophets & fake news confuse

We need clear reception of God’s perception so we can be an exception to deception. Reading the Bible with an open heart filters out the impurities in your thoughts. The Bible keeps our faith anchored to the objectivity of the … Continue reading

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Before you bite the bait of deception check the Bible.

False teaching is everywhere. Before you bite the bait, check the Bible.  Here’s an important warning from Jesus: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Counterfeit Christianity appears real until you check the details with the Bible. Jesus warned of “wolves … Continue reading

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