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Prayer for America

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in prayer, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

Prayer for America

“The scepter of wickedness shall not remain over the land of the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong” (Ps. 125:3). Lord, You promised that tyranny shall not reign over the territory of the righteous, lest Your people be incited to take up the weapons of the flesh rather than those of the Spirit. We are weary of watching liberty erode, and our country crumble before our very eyes. Let the very foundation stones of this nation testify against its current corruption. Let those who plot evil fall into the nets they themselves have made (Ps 35:8). We...

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Christ’s Government: Establishing His Kingdom on Earth

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government: Establishing His Kingdom on Earth

God’s supreme objective is the establishment of His kingdom on earth. Jesus told His disciples to pray this way: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10, KJV). This is God’s will: that earth should look like Heaven. The church exists to bring heaven to earth. And since we know that this is the Father’s will, we have confidence that when we pray this way, we will receive it (1 John 5:14-15). Demonic opposition, the world system, and sin in our own lives may delay God’s objective, but it will not ultimately stop it. As...

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Christ’s Government on Earth: Physical or Spiritual War?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth: Physical or Spiritual War?

Gay author and activist Bruce Bawer left the US to escape what he described as the influence of conservatism and Christianity. Moving to Europe to live with his lover, he was hit with a disturbing reality check: the secularization of Europe left a vacuum for an ideology far worse than that which encumbered Bawer in the States. In his book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Bawer describes his experiences in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm, where he encountered large, rapidly expanding Muslim enclaves in which women were...

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Christ’s Government: Mount Sinai contrasted with Mount Zion

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government: Mount Sinai contrasted with Mount Zion

I remember the expression on my 99 year-old grandfather’s face the first time he watched me pull a compass, a video, and then a photo album up on my iphone. It is really incredible to think that a camera, telephone, a GPS navigation system,  and a host of other tools, along with infinite access to the world’s public information and entertainment is available as a download that fits in the palm of your hand. But it’s even more incredible to think that the God of the universe can be “downloaded” into us individually! Think of the intimacy level involved with...

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Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

In understanding our identity and authority in Christ, we are able to bring His righteous and life-giving government to earth.  Previously, we highlighted what it means to be in covenant with the Almighty, and how the names of God reveal His character and thereby, Who He Is and what He does. Meditating on His names is a form of worship, and in this way we know Him better and He is magnified (becomes bigger) in our eyes. Our walk with God, and our prayer life in particular, suffer because we forget who we are in Christ. It’s easy to regard ourselves as common. And we are not common. We are...

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Christ’s Government on Earth – What’s in a Name?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – What’s in a Name?

In my last post, we highlighted a scriptural pattern in which God changed a person’s name when He came into covenant with him or her. Examples of this were Abram (Abraham), Sariah (Sarah), and Saul (Paul). A person’s name is tied to his or her destiny; indeed, every time a parent speaks out his child’s name, depending on its meaning, he’s essentially speaking out a blessing or curse over the child. In order to know our Betrothed – to understand Who He Is, His character, and who we are in Him – it is vital to familiarize ourselves with His name. That is, we should...

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Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Did you ever meet someone who came to know Christ late in life? Did you notice how uninhibited they were in their faith and things of the Spirit? More than their church-grown counterparts, my observation is that these believers generally exemplify Jesus’ statement that “Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3). My husband is an example of this. He is able to accept what the Bible says right off, without having to fight through layers of doctrinal arguments and doubt. To him, it’s all very simple. I am grateful that I grew up...

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