Tag Archives: Holy Spirit
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Mercy, Grace and Learning From Mistakes

We all continually fall short of the glory of God and fail to be who He wants us to be.  With sexual sin rampant in the world, all of us are in a constant spiritual battle to please God rather than feed our flesh. Word is coming out that several Christian leaders contact information was […]

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The Danger of Islam and “Chrislam”

According to the 1 John 4:3 Islam is a religion of anti-christ.  Islam denies that Jesus Christ is God, instead referring to him as a prophet who is less than Muhammad. Muslim terrorists and fanatics continue to murder innocent Christians and others in the Middle East.  And yet the Bible teaches us to love and […]

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It’s Turning Ugly Out There

Bolstered by the sad decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized homosexual “marriage”, secular progressives are pressing their temporary advantage, doing all they can to suppress and silence the voices of Christian churches and ministries.  They’ve found an ally in the court system and an opponent (Christians) who seem apathetic as a whole. Are […]

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Where Are You God?

Every one of us as Christians at times has felt overwhelmed or all alone.  In the midst of trials and tribulations, we cry out to God to protect and rescue us.  And we know He is faithful–but sometimes we wish he acted on our timeline instead of His. King David’s life reflected the best of […]

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Our Greatest Challenge

On Stand Up For the Truth we cover a lot of issues and challenges facing us as Christians.  But perhaps the greatest challenge we face in the world today is sharing the gospel of salvation and hope with those who are on a path to eternal destruction. In Luke 19:10 Jesus states that he came […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of Biblical Prophecy

It is believed that up to as much as 30% of the Word of God deals with prophecy.  Some has been fulfilled; some has yet to come to pass.  Some is for Israel; some is for the Church.  And sometimes Biblical prophecy is fulfilled numerous times over numerous generations and situations. God has given us […]

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Serving as God Desires–Or as We Desire?

When we were young children every boy wanted to be the Quarterback of the football team or the superhero; every young girl wanted to be the Princess or Queen. We all aspired to become someone great that the world would look up to and admire. But as members of the Body of Christ we are […]

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Applying 2 Timothy to the Church Today

When you think of the prophetic books of the Bible, 2 Timothy does not usually jump out first.  But Paul’s message to Timothy warns and encourages not only Timothy, but is also a great teaching for us who live in a post-modern world where individual “morality” has replaced the concept of absolute truth.  Paul’s words […]

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A Move of Jesus in the Muslim World?

The spread of radical Muslim terrorism is a real crisis–one that is starting to hit nearly every nation on earth.  Christians being slaughtered for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ has become an almost daily event. But some are reporting that there is a movement of Jesus Christ–the true Jesus Christ–in the Muslim world.  And many […]

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“I’m a Christian” Would You Define That Please?

The Bible warns us in many places that many who profess to be of the faith would fall away in the last days. The Church has always faced false teachings and false prophets seeking to infiltrate the Body of Believers to draw people away from the pure truth of God’s Word and the gospel of […]

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When the Bible gets hairy. (Or: Is it right for men to have long hair?)

For some strange reason, I seem to be asked far more than most about the propriety (or impropriety) of men wearing long hair. Okay, so maybe my being asked about this fairly regularly really isn’t so strange, weird or surprising at all, since I just happen to have long hair myself. Very long hair, actually, and I tentatively […]

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The Passion of Jesus Christ

This morning Pastor David Hocking joins us to look at the last days in the earthly life of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  We will go through the last 5 Chapters of the Gospel of John and take a deeper look at what happened and what we can learn and apply today as believers. […]

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Want Some False Doctrine in Your Life? Try These Handy Tips!

Kudos to Steve Kozar over at the Messed Up Church blog (love that blog name), for this article, which captures the more frustrating elements of trying to contend for the faith in an environment where yeast grows freely.  (Plus, it’s the first Christian blog I know of that has found a way to incorporate Shaba […]

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Father of “holy laughter” to bring New Apostolic Reformation gathering to Washington D.C.

  The last time we interviewed author Warren Smith, he warned us about “Holy Laughter” guru Rodney Howard Browne’s star-studded two-week “Celebrate America” event over the 4th of July last summer (2014) in Washington D.C., featuring pastor/author Jonathan Cahn, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and many others. “Celebrate America” was sponsored by a number of organizations […]

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Quick: Define “Christian”

OK, I’ll make a statement and you fill in the blank with the first words that come to mind: “You can’t be a Christian if you ____”. If every one of the thousands of people listening would email me with the first words that came to your mind—and I compiled them all into one “statement […]

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“Ask Caryl”

What questions do you have about this emerging new “Christianity” that has blasted into the modern church full throttle? This 5-hour DVD is a must-watch. If you have the means, order a couple and share with those who’ve been caught up in extra-Biblical supernatural signs and lying wonders, heavenly encounters, communication with “angelic” beings, dreams […]

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On contending, confessing and compromise

When people die in their rebellion against God, the Bible is very clear about their fate. But while it is still today, do we care enough to roll up our sleeves and content for the faith – even when the unbelievers are hateful toward you? Our guest Robert Meyer shares a personal testimony in an […]

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Fight the Spiritual Forces of Wickedness — and Win!

  Some of the news headlines this past week gave me reason for concern.  Here are a few of them: Satanic Temple Approved for [Florida] Capitol Holiday Display Legal group: repeal of D.C. amendment will have ‘severe impact on religious liberty’ ‘We love Jesus!’ – Iraqi children proclaim love for Christ in face of Islamic […]

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What did Jesus command?

Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey all that He commanded. (John 14:15) So what did Jesus command? He wasn’t talking about keeping the Old Testament Law, nor was He telling us we need to have a works-based salvation to get into Heaven. But we are to obey Him as an act […]

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Wide is the Gate 3: An interview with Caryl Matrisciana

Is God doing a “new thing” in churches today? Is there a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit that causes people to laugh uncontrollably or faint and writhe? How can we tell the difference between a true move the Holy Spirit, and one of the many counterfeit, demonic “revivals” operating today? Today we’re going to […]

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