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Have you forfeited your anointing?

God wants to do something great in your life and he’s given his anointing to make you an able minister. Through him, all things are possible!

Anyone can have the anointing, but it’s very obvious when one person flows in it more than another. The key to the anointing is in how much your life is completely given over to God – and how much you have forfeited to the world.

Matthew 16:26 reads, “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?”

The world wants to know

It’s true. The world wants to know God. They want to encounter something bigger and stronger than themselves. They want Someone who can mend their marriages, help their finances and make them a better mom or dad.

They don’t go to church because they don’t believe they’ll encounter God. They look at our lives and figure it’s not worth getting out of bed in the morning to sit beside us in a pew. There is nothing compelling them to become like us.

The answer to anxiety

What’s threatening your peace this holiday season? Stress, family issues, financial problems and even just the busyness of everyday life can breed anxiety and kill your joy. However, in the face of all these things, God tells us to not be anxious.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

What to do when opportunity knocks

Is opportunity knocking at your door? Nothing can compare with the wisdom of God as you decide which opportunity is the right one to invest your time, energy or resources in.

Here are three questions to help you determine how to proceed when opportunity comes knocking…

Question #1: Should something be done? If you’re able to answer “yes” to this question, you’re ready to move on to Question #2.

A Combustible Christian

Have you ever considered becoming a “combustible” Christian? I’m talking about something that happens in you and through you that is not of you. It’s a fire that never stops and consumes all that you are.

If you want the fire of God in your life, you can have it. The fire will come when you make value decisions about who you are and who you want to be…

First, determine your desire for the fire. Do you really want him to burn in your life?

Faith for Israel

Have you ever experienced the lavish treatment God bestows on those who return to Him? It’s like the treatment the prodigal son received. Robe, ring, shoes… the father received the son back with joy.

It took a while for the prodigal to come to his senses and return home. Once he did, he was willing to stay with the servants, never imagining being welcomed in his Father’s house again. It’s an amazing picture of forgiveness, mercy and homecoming.

Ignite your prayer life

The fire of God is burning deeper and hotter at World Revival Church as we’ve applied the prayer principles I’ve been sharing. Our lives are being changed by the close – and consuming presence of the Lord! You can ignite your prayer life and bring God closer than ever before by adjusting your approach to prayer…

Prayer begins by establishing status: who God is – and who you are.

Who is God to you? Savior, Lord, Rescuer, Provider? Start your prayers by establishing His status – before diving into your “grocery list” of needs and concerns.

Prayers that reach heaven

There’s a certain kind of prayer that gets heard and acted upon. Think of Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Peter, Paul. They prayed prayers that shut the mouths of lions, opened prison doors and brought down the fire of God. How did they pray?

Elijah prayed earnestly, effectively, intently from the heart. Most of us did not grow up with “intense religion.” We’re used to the “bow your heads and close your eyes” kind of prayers.

Enemies Disarmed

Do you believe the Bible is true? Do you believe Jesus accomplished at the cross what the scriptures proclaim? Do you believe our enemies have been disarmed?  

“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:15

If you’re a Bible-believer, then you’ve got to believe in the triumph Jesus won for us. It completely changes your way of thinking and affects your way of living.  Jesus Christ is the strengthener and the cherisher of a believer's spiritual life.

How to Get an Open Heaven Over Your Life

Do you want to be touched by the very hand of God? It’s not hard to get God to come near, but it takes a shift of focus, a change in attitude. Here are a few attitude adjustments that will help you get an open heaven over your life…

Take an eraser to yourself. If you’ll allow yourself to decrease, then He can increase. Make a decision and change the focus of your life from “all about me” to “all about Him.”

Jesus told his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)