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God’s Great Reset

Recently I began a series entitled “The Great Reset”. I intended to show from God’s Word what I call God’s Great Reset for all of humanity. I would also show another great reset that is being pushed today which is the plan of Satan for humanity. In this blog, I simply want to focus on God’s Great Reset, what it is and how it will direct and affect our lives. This is what God intends for each of our lives. I call it God’s Great Reset because through God’s Word, the direction of our lives are changed and we are strengthened and empowered to live our lives for God. 


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Reasons to Believe

Is our faith important? Does what we believe really matter? According to Jesus’ words in Mark 16:15-16, it does. It makes an eternal difference for everyone. Possibly every person comes to a place in life where they place their faith in something or someone. For the Christian, it is the Lord Jesus Christ, but this is true even for the atheist. Dr. Michael Ruse is a philosopher of science, particularly of the evolutionary sciences. He is the author of several books on Darwinism and evolutionary ideas and in an article in the National Post, he wrote, “evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion, a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality… evolution is a religion.” The point I am making is, even the atheist believes in something.
 

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The Feelings of Inferiority

Within the heart of every person there is a cry for identity and direction. Where we find our answers will determine if we really win over the feelings of inferiority. There comes a time in every life when good ideas, the philosophy of man, and even affirmation from others all fall short of the rescue we need from feelings of rejection, hurt, confusion, and inferiority. The frustration we sense because of feelings of inferiority can be won over and that is the reason for this blog.


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Identity Revealed

Identity Revealed

Everyone has a personal identity; however, we do not just have a natural identity, but a spiritual one as well. For the believer, it is the discovery of who they are in Christ. We are known about in both Heaven and Hell, for both wants us to be theirs. We get our natural identity by being born in this earth, but we get a new spiritual and heavenly identity by being born again into the family of God. That is why through the new birth not only are we saved but we also become children of God. You see we get into a brand-new family, the family of God. We also get a new identity; the Bible calls it being in Christ. As you read the New Testament letters written by Apostle Paul, you will find the phrases: “in Christ”, “in Him”, “in the Lord”, “in Whom”, or “with the Lord”, approximately 130 times. They are terms that reveal both relationship and identity. In other words, it is the new identity we receive because of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the one we are now identified with because of our salvation.


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Questions People Have About God

In this blog I want to answer some very important questions people have about God. All of us have had questions about God. Questions like, is there really a God? If you believe the Bible, then where did God come from? Who made God? If there is a God, then why is there so much suffering in this world?


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Prayer is… Part 2

In this blog I will pick back up on the topic of, Prayer is. Last blog I taught on 6 things that prayer is. I’m teaching this to give you a better understanding and a great perspective on prayer and its importance in your life. My goal in this is to inspire prayer. I believe understanding what prayer is helps us to see why we should pray.

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Prayer is… Part 1

In Part 1 of this blog I simply want to share a few important thoughts about prayer. In it, I will expose both the need and importance of prayer in our lives. As believers, we should know the value of prayer, in other words, why we should pray. So here are six things prayer is.

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Winning Over Fear

In this month’s blog I want to share with you some thoughts from God’s Word about fear. Fear is one of Satan’s most used weapons against us. Fear tries to rob us of our faith in God and fire for God. We all face and experience fear but its what we do when it hits that determines whether we win or not.
 
Fear is a negative faith robbing emotion that brings a feeling of dread or terror. It causes us to be afraid, anxious, or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event. Fear is one of the greatest weapons and faith robbers Satan has mastered against the church. Many times fear is the first fiery dart the devil releases on us because it paralyzes and brings torment into our lives. Fear is designed to produce doubt and unbelief which keeps us from the promises of God. God knew fear would be one of Satan’s most used weapons against us and such a formidable enemy that He said to us, “Fear not”, 80 times in the scriptures.
 
So how can we win against fear? Well, we should remember that Jesus established belief or faith in God as a principle to live by, not fear. “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God… Therefor I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:22,24 KJV). “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Ephesians 6:16 KJV).

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4 Calls You Should Take

In this age of technology we live in, we’ve all probably had a phone call or two we didn’t take for whatever reason after seeing the caller ID. Then there are other times, as soon as we see a certain persons name appear, we immediately answer the call. Chances are you can relate to both experiences. In this blog, I want to talk about taking a different kind of call, one that comes from God. So I want to share with you 4 divine calls or invites that we can receive from God. These are not only calls God gives us but these are calls we should take or answer.
 
First, God issues a divine call to come to Him. The call of the gospel is a call to come to Him. In Mark 2:17 Jesus said He came to call sinners to repentance. Romans 1:6 tells us we are called to belong to Jesus Christ. First Corinthians 1:9 says God calls us into a relationship with Himself. We need to know we have had a divine call from the Lord, inviting us to come to Him and making Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
 
Secondly, God issues us a divine call to bring others to Him. One of the clearest descriptions of God’s call on our lives is found in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 where God calls us to the ministry of reconciliation. We are called or invited to be ambassadors of Christ who carry the message of Christ to the world. The ministry of reconciliation is a divine call to bring others to Him.

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Knowing How God Leads Us: Part Two

Did you know that God didn’t make it hard for His children to hear from Him and hearing from Him isn’t something that just a few special people experience. Never has there been a time it was more important to hear from God, as our lives and success may depend upon it.

 

In part one of Knowing How God Leads Us, I share how God uses His Word to lead and speak to us. Today in part two, I want to share how God will lead us by His Holy Spirit. Both Jesus and Paul remind us that one of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to lead or guide us, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13 KJV)

 

One mistake that we can make is to expect God to lead us some other way than He tells us He will. We may have all kinds of thoughts and ideas but that doesn’t make them right nor the way God tells us He will lead us. With that being said, I want to talk about the primary way (the main way but not the only way) God tells us in His Word He will lead us by His Holy Spirit. It’s called the inward witness, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14,16 KJV)


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