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Spiritual

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A biblical understanding of death and funeral rites

Funerals and memorials are solemn events where we gather to remember, grieve over and bury the dead. Many times, funerals also involve unbiblical beliefs and practices. How can we honour the family of the dead without dishonouring Jesus, who conquered death on our behalf through His resurrection?   1 Corinthians...

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How Satan hijacks our minds

Jesus describes Satan as a thief. Thieves cannot steal from us or break into our homes when we remain alert. Satan is only able to steal from us when we let our guard down. Here are some ways he will hijack our minds and blind us to his tactics.  ...

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When to agree or disagree with Satan

Figuratively speaking, our beliefs first begin as ideas that come knocking on the “door” of our hearts. Once we open the door to let certain ideas in and agree with them, they become part of our lives and influence our perspectives. As disciples of Jesus, it is critical for us to identify...

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Testing for deceitful spirits in churches

Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan in this world. As Jesus’ followers, we must protect our Saviour’s beloved church from the devil’s cunning schemes. How do we recognise when subtle demonic influences start to creep into our churches and lead God’s people away from Him?   1 John...

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Sharpening our spiritual gifts

Jesus came to restore our relationship with God. He equips every believer with spirituals gifts so that we are able to continue His critical mission to reconcile the lost and hurting to Him. Let us actively sharpen our gifts, and not squander them, or worse, use them against God’s will....

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How to test for the Holy Spirit

Our connection and relationship with God are spiritual, not physical. With help from His Holy Spirit that lives in all believers, we can learn to worship God in our spirits and become the “true worshippers” that God seeks.   John 4:23-4 But the hour is coming, and is now here,...

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Understanding the gift of prophecy

In spite of all the scientific and technological advances man has made, we can only explain a tiny fraction of how things work in this universe. God has set everything in place for eternity, according to His will and timing, and has given us the privilege of understanding as much...

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A biblical and practical understanding of tongues

It has taken 2,000 years for science to catch up with what the apostle Paul said to the Corinthian church about speaking in tongues. When we give up all control to the Holy Spirit, He will speak through us in a language that is unknown to us, which our minds...

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Recognising and resisting spiritual attacks

As we grow closer to God, the enemy will try to distract, discourage or disunite us. Such spiritual attacks are more annoying than alarming. How do we arm ourselves with the knowledge to rebuke Satan and reject his schemes?   Satan and his demons tremble at the mention of God....

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Using God’s Word against spiritual attacks

The Bible tells us to stay alert against Satan’s schemes. The apostle Peter told us to actively resist our enemy – not ignore him. The apostle James also said the same thing; to submit everything to God and to resist the enemy so he will flee. How do we use God’s...

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Exercising our spiritual authority

Jesus promised that when we pray with faith in His name, we can dismantle all spiritual obstacles and powers. As incredible as this may sound, this is the truth. After all, the reason why Jesus came was to destroy the works of the enemy in our lives. We are to...