Thou Shalt Not… Worry!

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Thou shalt not… worry? Is that a commandment? Well… NO, it's not one of the Ten Commandments - but it is a command from God's Word! 1 Peter 5:7 says, "Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you." Notice this is not a suggestion! It does not say, "Brethren, if you want to, why don't you cast your care upon Him..." No! It commands us to cast our cares upon Him! What does the word "care" mean in this verse? The Greek word used is "merimna" (mer'-im-nah) “(through the idea of distraction); solicitude: - care.” Also, it means “worry”... look at the Amplified version of this verse: 1 Peter 5:7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and…
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Real Faith Comes From Relationship!

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As you know, I teach on faith quite a bit! I have for well over 30 years! In order to understand what faith is, let's go to the Bible definition. Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." The Strong's concordance definition of "faith" is: "Persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction of religious truth or the truthfulness of God, or a religious teacher, especially reliance upon Christ for salvation. Abstractly, constancy in such profession, by extension the system of religious gospel truth itself." In other reference materials you will find that the base definition of faith is simply "trust." Easton’s Bible Dictionary says, "Faith is in general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true (Phil. 1:27;…
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Living in THE BLESSING!

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First, let’s find out how the words used in the scriptures for "blessing" are translated as in the Greek and Hebrew languages.  I always like to start with defining our terms! Greek: eulogia (yoo-log-ee'-ah) From the same as G2127; fine speaking, that is, elegance of language; commendation ("eulogy,") that is, (reverentially) adoration; religiously, benediction; by implication consecration; by extension benefit or largess: - blessing (a matter of) bounty (X –tifully), fair speech.  (Strong’s Concordance) Literally "eu" = "good" and "logia" "words," so speaking "good words" over something or someone.  Remember, words are containers of creative power! Hebrew: berakah (ber-aw-kaw') From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity: - blessing, liberal, pool, present. (Strong’s Concordance) The implication of the Hebrew word for "blessing" is "prosperity!"  We should not be surprised that financial prosperity…
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God is Love! We Need to Have Faith in His Love!

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1 John 4:16 says, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."  In fact, God loved us before we had accepted Jesus as our Savior; that is what is so amazing about the Love that God had for us, even when we were sinners... He loved us! John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Note that God so loved THE WORLD that He sent Jesus. And, Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Now,…
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Fight the Good Fight!

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1Ti 6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." The only fight we are to fight as believers is the fight of faith. We don't fight against men, we don't fight against society... though it is incumbent upon us to speak the truth of the Word to society and live as an and example before society. BUT, we don't fight society, we don't attack, we extol God's love, His virtue, His demonstration of Love in sending Jesus as sacrifice and substitute for THE WORLD. We aren't against the world, we are to, as God did, and does, LOVE the world! Indeed, we are here to reach the world with the Love of…
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Just What Do We Mean by “HyperFaith?”

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"HYPER," meaning "excessive, above, or beyond," or, "more than", and it is "used as a prefix to technical concepts to convey a more advanced capability." "FAITH" is defined Biblically as, "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1) "Hyperfaith" is a term coined by critics of the Word of Faith message that is supposed to be derogatory... however we embrace it! After all, having "excessive, above or beyond," or advanced capability in the area of Biblical faith sounds excellent to us! In upcoming articles we will be talking about what faith is, what it is not, and providing excellent IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision) video shows, as well as more audio podcasts about how YOU can use the God kind of faith!
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Why Speak Your Faith?

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There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the "Word of Faith Message", or "The Power of Confession", or maybe you've heard the term, "Name it and Claim it!" The question at hand is as to whether it is Biblical to teach that "profession brings possession" is a simple matter of checking the Bible, the Word of God, to see if the scriptures lend credence to this teaching. An often quoted scripture is Romans 4:17, "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were." Note that God, it says, "makes alive the dead, and calls those things that be not, (are…
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