Pleading the blood of Jesus is not the superstitious application of a magic formula of words. Rather, a spiritual dynamic is being applied. The power of the blood of Jesus Christ is greater than both the energy of our own humanity and that of our Adversary.
The summons to us as believers and citizens is not to sit in judgment of our nation but to pray and intercede for it. As financial and economic systems face an upheaval of "drought" proportions, we are called to prayer, supplication, intercession, and giving of thanks for those in authority as the means for changing the "climate" of our nation.
Are you ready for God to do "a new thing" in your life? It's already set in motion. The Lord calls us to open to and embrace His promise as He leads us on His pathway to fulfillment.
In high school, I had to study English grammar and, like everyone else, I thought it was boring. That was until something very remarkable in the Word of God began to grip me. The unfolding of this to my understanding was part of my preparation for ministry.
Following Jesus is not about religious achievements but about walking in a permanent lifestyle of dependency upon Him. It was as a fourteen-year-old boy that I received my life verse and began my journey of "pressing toward the mark."
Famine has to do with the removal of potential, the drying up of provision, and every problem that brings discouragement. The story of Isaac calls us to not to let the Adversary suffocate us with circumstances.
Weddings have to do with love, commitment, and embrace—about being open enough to do whatever is necessary in order for the right thing to be done.
The Lord calls us to celebrate in the context of our relationship to Him by ordaining four great principles of celebration: remembrance, rejoicing, feasting and giving.
One year after Pastor Jack's mother, Dolores Hayford, went home to be with the Lord on October 31st, he sought the Lord about the significance of his mother's passing on the same day as Hallowe'en and received this word from the Lord: "I selected this day for the homegoing of My daughter, and I'm calling you to teach people to make this a day of remembering the faithful who have followed Me."
Like Herod and his attempt to kill the Christ child, the Scrooge spirit is any stance toward Christmas that either rejects its celebration or attempts to kill it. Here are six ways to refuse the Scrooge spirit that would seek to dampen delight and reduce your receptivity to Lord and His season.
There is the Jerusalem in Israel, where God has put His Name, and there is the “Jerusalem” that is you. The same principles involved in praying for Israel apply to securing the boundaries of blessing that God appoints in the personal kingdoms which are our lives.
God sends seasons by way of plans He has for us, and those plans are His promise to us—for new life, new increase and new abounding in our lives today.