Pray Over & Over?

 

Jesus was very plain we he warned us not to pray in vain repetitions. So, what is a vain repetitive prayer, and how did Jesus pray? Let's see how Jesus prayed and then how we should pray.

"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." -Matthew 6:7-8

Many times when people examine how Jesus prayed, and instructed us to pray, they refer back to The Lord's Prayer. There is tons of revelation hidden in the words of this famous prayer. The prayer will always lead us to the truth in who He is and what He has provided for us, the …

The Manifest Glory of God!

The Manifest Glory of God!

The manifest presence of God is not only a reality that a select few people have experienced; the visible and tangible presence of God is a reality that is possible for us all!  You can literally soak and become engulfed with the Glory cloud of Holy Spirit.  More than goose bumps, more than shaking under the power of Holy Spirit, and even more than speaking in unknown tongues, when your eyes are open to see the heavenly cloud of his presence your perspective forever changes.  

I was in the eight grade, at a Church of God of Prophecy revival meeting in Selma, NC when my spiritual eyes were opened.  I was seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit along with three of my other friends.  After we all prayed …

Angry Birds and Jesus?

Angry Birds and Jesus?

OK, I rarely play video games.  I simply don’t have time…

However, after downloading the little $3 game on my Nook I found myself HOOKED!  It was a fun little game that will drive you crazy!

Now, I beat the game – it’s over (my wife is happy).  Yet I think about it a lot – because it is truly, even if simple, a game of strategy.  Strategy may be important on a $3 video game, but it is crucial when it comes to our Christian walk.

Strategy is your planning ahead for a desired outcome in the future. 

Are you evangelizing?  You need a strategy.

Are you starting a church, hosting a conference, or setting up a ministry?  You need a strategy.

Whatever …

Another Jesus?

“For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received…”  2 Corinthians 11:4

Another Jesus? 

What?  Can someone literally preach  or even worship “another” Jesus?

This often overlooked verse must be STUDIED in these last days, for the spirit of anti-Christ will often come in the disguise of Christ.

Now, I often preach that GOD is bigger than your religion, for our attempts to place God into a box is not wise or profitable.  We can lose out on miracles, blessings, and our full destiny as we place limits on an unlimited God. 

However we also bring in confusion, doubt, and even the demonic …

Decide to Build Bridges – Not Burn Them…

 

Decide To Build Bridges – Not Burn Them…
 
Pride and self-righteousness can bring us into places of destruction.

If we are going to bring people into the Kingdomof God, if we are going to bring people to salvation through Jesus Christ, we must learn to BUILD BRIDGES with those who are lost – and STOP burning them.

When we see people and circumstances that do not line up with our own theology – we so often begin to judge, criticize, and rebuke.  That person's lifestyle or sin often causes us to rise up, not in love or a desire to see them saved, but instead with rebuke and self-righteous hatred.

Homosexuality.  Pride. Premarital sex.  Addiction…  

You name the sinful lifestyle, and the …