The Force of Joy

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For the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV) In common vernacular, the word joy means “delight, happiness and pleasure.” However, from a biblical standpoint, joy is a powerful force that resides in … Read More

Making The Decision to Win

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If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success. (Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV) The Spirit of God once said to me, “Son, if you are … Read More

Believe to See His Goodness

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I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your … Read More

The Counterfeit

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Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:16-17 … Read More

Deception Protection

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And Jesus, answering them, began to say “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many” (Mark 13:5-6 NKJV). The devil knows … Read More

As a Man Thinks

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For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:6 NKJV, brackets added). Did you know that the way you view yourself determines what you will become? Your present life is actually … Read More

The Snare

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The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25 NKJV). The fear of man is one snare that every Christian will have to face and conquer … Read More

Expect the Extraordinary Now

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV). I learned a long time ago that having the “now” kind of faith is what would bring … Read More

Seize Opportunity Quickly

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And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize—a share in the heavenly … Read More