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Category: Kingdom Rules

13 Aug

The Light Is Green Until It’s Red

   Have you ever wanted to follow a dream so you asked God about it—and then waited? And waited. And waited. But the angel Gabriel didn’t light up the night with a message from on high, and when the next day came, there wasn’t any giant billboard along the road with your name in giant letters telling you what to do. So then you decided to do the Gideon thing and “lay a fleece” before the Lord saying something like, “Okay, God, if the sun rises tomorrow, I’ll know you’re saying ‘yes,’ and if it doesn’t, it’s a ‘no’.  Got it.”  And then the sun didn’t rise so you kept asking because that wasn’t what you wanted to hear.

   Ever been there?


Investment 101

   Jesus once told a parable about a rich man who had three servants to whom he announced that he would be going away for an extended period of time. But before leaving, the master gave each of the servants talents ($) to invest, saying that when he came back, he would expect to see a return on his investment. Then he gave a different number of talents to each servant according to his abilities. But it’s not the number of talents that’s important; the way the servants invested them is the point.

   The key thing in this parable is that the master distributed the talentsand then left. The servants weren’t able to call him on his cell or message him or email him to ask what they should do. The master gave them the freedom to do whatever they thought was best with their talentsas long as the results benefited his kingdom. So what did they do? The best they knew how to do.

   Except for one of them. 

26 Jan

“More Than Conquerors”

“We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us” (Ro. 8:37).   A Conqueror takes authority over present circumstances; An Overcomer takes authority over past bondages.   A Conqueror fights to win victory over others; An Overcomer fights to win victory over himself.   A Conqueror battles with force; An Overcomer battles with faith.   A Conqueror defeats people; An Overcomer redeems people.   A Conqueror incites division; An Overcomer inspires unity.   A Conqueror imposes submission; An Overcomer institutes freedom.   A Conqueror condemns the guilty; An Overcomer forgives the sinner.   A Conqueror restrains violence; An Overcomer establishes peace.   A Conqueror legislates righteousness; An Overcomer teaches wisdom.   A Conqueror wounds, in warfare; An Overcomer heals, as warfare.   A Conqueror contests for territory; An Overcomer contends for hearts.   A Conqueror battles in the physical realm against flesh and blood; An Overcomer battles in the spiritual realm against principalities and...
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27 Nov

Four More Ways to Shipwreck Your Destiny

Last week we discussed the first six ways to shipwreck our destiny. As noted, a shipwreck usually occurs as a result of some tragic accident or unforeseen error, and it could also happen due to a lack of awareness about any of a dozen situations or circumstances. As a result, many shipwrecks throughout history might have been avoided.  Sadly, however, for lack of information or attention, ships are wrecked, lives are lost, and dreams destroyed. Unfortunately, the same can be said of many destinies.   "'My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge'" (Hosea 4:1). The fact is, there are Biblical principles which will keep our destinies from floundering on the high seas of life. However, whether we're aware of them or not,...
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20 Nov

Six Easy Ways to Shipwreck Your Destiny.

   A "shipwreck" is always a tragedy. In the history of navigating the vast oceans, a shipwreck is something entirely unforeseen and unexpected by captains, sailors, and crewman alike. A shipwreck can be the result of a sudden storm, hidden rocks, error or even incompetence.     Often, there is no recovery from a shipwreck.    Sometimes we spend vast amounts of energy trying to rocket-launch our dreams and fulfill our destinies. We drive hard, burn the midnight oil (especially as writers), and follow the experts, trying to do everything they say. Now I’m not knocking the experts; they’re experts for a reason. But sometimes in spite of the sacrifice of time, the worry, and the fervent prayers, things just don’t happen like...
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