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Marriage Monday: It Takes Three

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three_strands9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

There was a popular song years ago that said: “it takes two baby.” Yes, the union of marriage requires two hearts united together for the same purpose. However, God is the ‘glue’ that enables real success in this matter. The world’s idea of marriage is not God’s. In the world, we find every excuse to get out of the commitment we made when…

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Steps Towards Christian Maturity

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Maturity (Growth)When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.1 Corinthians 13:11(KJV)

Being a child is one thing but maturity, fulldevelopment;perfectedcondition, is another thing altogether. This is a level of life the Christian should seek to reach. Here are some basic steps that will lead one to become a mature Christian.

1. Recognizing and accepting Jesus as Lord;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Romans 10:9

This is where it all begins. There is no way to reach maturity as a Christian without becoming one. Many talk about and claim to be a Christian because of the…

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Being an Agent of Change

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Change the WorldThen if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

It is with a heavy heart that I make this post, not only because of today’s tragedy—of which I sincerely pray for the peace and healing of those affected by it—but because of the apparent inability of the Church to make a difference—especially here in America.

I am well aware that some may take a position of offense because of my words, which is okay. It is not my intention to offend but to awaken to truth. Far too many Christians are fighting for ‘causes’ or are just waiting to get ‘out of here.’ Some would even dare say: “just let them all go to hell.”…

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Who is to Blame for This Mess?

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cause-and-effect-analysis-with-dominos“He said unto them, an enemy hath done this…”—Matthew 13:28 (KJV)

Below is my response to a reader’s comment made to my post on “Being an Agent of Change”. As I began to make a simple reply, it just kept coming and I believe the Lord would have me to share it as a post with minor changes. So here goes…

I would like to comment on the “school prayer” issue. I believe that prayer being removed from the schools is theeffectof spiritual decline and not thecause; surely it has contributed to further the decline.

What caused the removal of prayer from the schools? I believe it is the spiritual force of the enemy that is behind every wicked thing that is in the world today (the devil). We cannot blame it on a person or an entity (government). It is the devil–plain…

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Words of LifeDon’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.Galatians 6:7 (Message)

The Bible is full of promises that, like a seed, if we will sow or plant the promise given—we will reap the provision that is “locked up” within that promise. In other words, God’s promises left unclaimed and unused are no good for us! Any seed left in a packet or bag is no good to anyone. Just like the seed must be planted in order for us to reap…the promise of God must be planted within our…

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Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.Isaiah 53:1, 4-5 (KJV)

This post is designed to shine a light on God’s willingness to see the believer in good health. It is not, nor is it ever the will of God for sickness and disease to rule over the body of a believer. Unfortunately, there is too much of that happening and I want to call it out. This is something that has to be preached, if it is to be believed!

The past year has been a trying one for…

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He is Our Strength

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God is our refuge and strengthThe Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?Psalms 27:1 (KJV)

The life of faith demands that we place our entire trust and dependence on God. To trust in our abilities is a recipe for failure! We absolutely must trust that God has provided for our every need already and He has given us victory for any battle we will ever fight!

This is imperative for every person who will walk with the Lord God! Jesus has paid the price once and for all, we just need to believe in Him and His finished work and walk with that assurance.

When we are weak, sick, broke, in trouble, threatened, or in fear…He is our strength!

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ…2 Corinthians…

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