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It Starts with God's People

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


Our Trials: Allowed by God

Some people have the wrong idea about the Christian life. Once they become believers, they expect smooth sailing. Yet Jesus made it clear that troubles are inevitable for God's children. His own life was no exception: He endured false accusations, rejection by His own people, and betrayal by a close friend-to name just a few.

Will There Be Another Jesus Movement?

I once asked Pastor Chuck Smith if he thought there would ever be another Jesus Movement. He answered, "Well, people were desperate for revival back then. I am not sure people are desperate enough right now." That may be true. How desperate are we?

Why We Doubt Our Salvation

It is impossible to live an effective, empowered, Spirit-filled life if you are always wondering whether you are saved. Why, then, do believers so often doubt? Let's consider five key reasons:

Don't Test Your Limits!

1 Corinthians 10:9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents,

Follow The Lord With All That You Have!

1 Corinthians 10:5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Numbers 14:21-24 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord-- because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.

To Be Fruitful for the Kingdom of God, Live in Him Today!

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.

This Is a Day of Good News

The Arameans laid siege to the capital of Israel, Samaria. The people inside the city were slowly starving to death. Some of them even ate their own babies. The king of Israel became furious against the LORD and His prophet and determined to kill him. When he arrived at the room of the prophet Elisha, Elisha prophesied that the next day there would be an abundance of food. That was very hard to believe, but the king backed off.

Hard Truth

It is difficult sometimes to tell the truth. I think of doctors who run a series of tests and find a spot or a lump or something else. They want to tell their patients that everything is okay. But they have to tell the truth so they can prescribe a course of treatment.

The Difference between the Presence of the Spirit before and after Pentecost

John 14:15-17 (NIV) 15"If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

Do You Have a Godly Mentor?

Elijah left Mount Horeb with fresh inspiration. He was going to train someone to take his place. He saw the man God had told him to call and threw his cloak upon him. It was a picture of the anointing of God coming upon Elisha and covering him. We have the same picture in the New Testament when the Apostle Paul says, "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ..."

Decide Ahead of Time

Phillips Brooks said, "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."

The Choice Every Christian Must Make

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. -1 John 5:21 A story from the pages of church history tells of a courageous Christian who lived in the days of the Roman Empire. Arrested for being a follower of Christ and a preacher of the gospel, the man was brought before the emperor of Rome, who told him to either give up Christ or be banished.

The Importance of Purpose

Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." -Hebrews 13:5 What do you live for? What gets your heart beating? What fires you up? Everyone lives for something.

What Christians Shouldn't Ask

If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning. -Romans 14:23 A question believers never should ask is...