Don’t Ignore Your Soul Issues – Take Authority Over Them

We often think of authority as applying to outside stuff. But what about on the inside? Do you have a lot of wounded and broken places in your heart and soul? Been there. The good news is this: we have authority to overcome those places. This includes bad habits, attitudes that are less than godly,…

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We Inherited Jesus’ Authority. Why Don’t We Use It?

We know Jesus gave us authority. It’s His and He delegates it to us as His joint heirs. It’s our inheritance. So, why don’t we use it? Let’s go further:  We don’t know how. So many churches and preachers don’t teach about this. It can be a scary subject, admittedly. But if Christianity is to…

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Understanding Authority vs. Power: How Effective Are We?

Being in control vs. being in charge. There’s a big difference. At its essence, God is in charge, we are in control. Of course, we can and do surrender control of some aspects of our lives to either God or the enemy on a regular basis. Even so, it’s our choice and our choice is…

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Can We Actually “Lose” Control?

“I just lost it.” “She suddenly went out of control!” “What happened? He just snapped!” These are things you always hear after something tragic happens. I remember the Columbine High School shootings fifteen years ago. Questions flew for days and weeks afterward. Everybody wanted to know how a couple of seemingly normal teenaged boys could…

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Declare Your Allegiance to the One True God

Father God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit YOU are the one true God I will have no other gods before you. YOU are the one true God I will bow the knee before no other I will worship no other I will prostrate myself before no other. YOU are the one true God I will obey…

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The Final Surrender

Back in the mid 1990s, God spoke to me in a vision as He so often does. This time I saw myself standing a few feet from the edge of a cliff. A speed bump was about a foot from the edge. Had I not known it was there, I could have

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Wave a White Flag

Surrender. Isn’t that the last thing you want to discuss in a series on warfare? Aren’t we supposed to keep on fighting until the last trumpet blast? One of Dennis Jernigan’s recent CDs is Surrender. The title song says, “I’ll never give up to the enemy, but I surrender, Lord, to you.” That’s

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an urgency to pray. I don’t often know the exact circumstances or need, but I pray anyway until I fall asleep or the urgency leaves. This might have happened to you. It might happen a lot. It’s intercession, the fourth type of prayer. I…

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Say, “Thank You, Daddy”

Ever feel a little strange telling God, “thank you”? Well, that’s exactly what the prayer of thanksgiving is all about. It’s also called praise. And worship. And honor. We read in Revelation chapter 5 that the angels and the elders before the Throne are constantly praising

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But, Daddy, I Want That!

Most of us spend an inordinate amount of our prayer time asking God for things. Is this your pattern? We sometimes act like He is the Great Candy Machine of the Universe, existing mostly to hand out goodies upon request. Been there, done that. This is called the prayer of supplication or petition and it…

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