Talked to God Lately?

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Talked to God Lately?We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the good habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is! How’s your prayer life? Some would answer, “What prayer life? I don’t have a prayer life. I’m too busy!” Yes, we are all quite busy, but is that a legitimate excuse? Several years ago, a good friend of mine passed on a phrase that his father used to tell him: “You make time for…

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Confess Your Sins to Be Free – James 5:16

Good Morning! I hope this post finds you smack in the middle on God’s pathway to wholeness in your life! The desire of my heart is to see each person walking in freedom… and to be as whole as possible this side of heaven. (Read this post on Wholeness – A Biblical Perspective) Janice, my wife, recently purchased a new devotional book – Sparkling Gems from the Greek, by Rick Renner. Renner takes a verse and explores the Greek meaning of key words and then writes about its application.  Today…

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Faith Is the Language of Heaven

We all have testimonies of different things we’ve gone through. There have been some tremendous tests! But as you probably know, tests come, basically, just to prove what you already know!In school, they didn’t just pop a test on you on the first day. They taught you first, and you learned things, and then a test was given. You didn’t learn by the test; you learned before the test. The test came to prove what you already knew.Praise God, you can be prepared for the test! No matter what test…

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Heaven or Hell Which One is Your Final Destination?

Let me ask you a question… If you died tonight while in your sleep would you go to Heaven or Hell?Some may answer this with a quick “Yes” but most would probably answer with “I don’t know” or “I hope so”.  The truth is that most of us naturally desire to go to heaven and if you are reading this right now there is a good possibility you don’t really know or feel confident as to where you would go should your life on this earth end.Well what if I…

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Get Your Free Ticket To Heaven

Do you crave good entertainment? Do you like Broadway shows, sporting events, Las Vegas spectaculars, good movies, etc? Do you pay anywhere from $10 to $250 for a ticket to attend one of these short-lived events?How about travel? Do you like visiting the exotic places of the world – Europe, Egypt, Asia, Australia, or drive the United States from coast to coast? Can you afford the price of the tickets, gas, hotels, food, etc., that goes with it? For those of you who have the money and time to constantly…

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How does Marriage Fit In with a Spiritual Life? Is There Marriage in Heaven?

Is marriage biological, social, or spiritual? Answer: All of the above. Not to mention divine.Yes, we humans have the same biological drives to mate and reproduce as the rest of the higher animals. And yes, marriage does help to provide social stability and a healthy environment for raising children—assuming the marriages themselves are healthy.But marriage goes far beyond biology and sociology. At least it does according to Emanuel Swedenborg, who published a controversial book on the subject back in the eighteenth century. Marriage, says Swedenborg, is a spiritual and eternal…

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What Does Religion Have to Do with My Profession and My Daily Work?

What Business does Religion have with Business? Many people think that religion and business have nothing to do with each other, and that money is somehow anti-spiritual.But did you know that money is one of the most common subjects of Jesus’ parables? The Bible talks about money all the time because money means value. And though we may think of our work and the money we get for it only in terms of material value, the Bible looks deeper and sees their spiritual value.In the Bible, we are commanded to…

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How Can I Know I’m Going to Heaven?

My name is Kari.I am 14 years old and I live in Oklahoma. I have grown up in a Christian home all my life and have always believed in God because I really had no choice. I attend a Christian school and I have attended it my whole life. But recently, some questions have come up in my life, and I was wondering if you could help me out, I have looked over your website and got some answers, but I was wanting a little bit more.First off, where did…

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What does the Bible say about HEAVEN (Paradise)?

Jesus made a very special, but often misunderstood, promise to a thief who was on a cross next to his. This promise is used by some who study the Bible to prove that entrance into heaven awaits good people right after they die. Near death, a convicted thief asks Jesus “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” (Luke 23:42). Jesus answered “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” (verse 43). But what do these Bible verses actually mean? Did Jesus give someone…

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GRACE: Given to some, denied to others

GOD oftentimes gives grace to those who falter and sin. All of us who repent have experienced such grace at times.Seldom, if ever, does He give grace to those who sin and white-wash it.Today, when most limp-wristed, soft men, clothed in  soft robes with soft hands and soft words, speak of grace, they are speaking of being gracious to those who white-wash their sins (i.e. it’s okay to disobey GOD in some ways, because it’s socially acceptable).Seldom, if ever, do they give grace to the repentant sinners who commit socially…

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How to Know with Absolute Certainty That You’re Going to Heaven

At one point or another every Christian has doubts about their salvation, and, as many have experienced, such fears can become quite alarming. Some Christians simply hope that they will somehow make it in the end, while even those who believe their salvation is secure may find themselves assailed by doubts. In either case such insecurity is something the devil will use to the fullest. But don’t give him the pleasure.Who would ever want to be uncertain, even a little, on such a critical issue—even for a single moment?

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Why Christians Won’t Go To Heaven

Most Christians remain far from the kingdom of God because we still believe pre-eminently in sacrifices.Every Christian expects to go to heaven.  But surprisingly, Jesus’ kingdom dynamics predicts different.  Jesus says: “The last will be first, and the first last.” (Matthew 20:16).  Christians are today’s first who will be tomorrow’s last.  Jesus says furthermore: “The sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8:12).  Christians are today’s sons of the kingdom.

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God Will Not Make Anyone Go To Heaven

God has provided a way for all of mankind to be saved and go to Heaven, if they want to go.  Even though the Lord “is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9); He will not force anyone against their will to go to Heaven.  There seems to be many people today who have chosen not to go to Heaven.  But Joshua 24:15 says, “choose you this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house…

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