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Cursing our parents curses us back

In anger, frustration, pain, and annoyance, we may shoot offensive and damning statements at people. Cursing, no matter how seemingly justified, goes against the Holy Spirit. He only brings patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control. A tongue that has been poisoned with “restless evil” will curse others. The Bible teaches us not to...

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Jesus frees banker from the work of a Jezebel spirit

C noticed similar destructive patterns in his romantic relationships. Here is his testimony of how Jesus lovingly pointed him to Himself as the Source of love, after removing several spiritual strongholds that were rooted in how his mother relates to his father. Praise God.  Growing up, I rarely thought of myself...

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Cleansing ourselves to qualify for heaven

Jesus described Himself as a “bridegroom” who makes us all a “marriage offer”. If we accept His offer and remain faithful to Him, He will return to gather all of us, male and female, for His “marriage feast” and an eternal union with Him. As His “bride-in-waiting”, we are responsible for...

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Jesus redeems manager’s self-identity

L grew up with constant childhood rejection and comparisons that eventually caused him to reject himself. Here is his testimony of recognising the ways that led him to develop same-sex-attraction and experiencing the affirmation that he needed directly from Jesus. Praise God! I spent many years being chained by shame and...

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5 lies that keep us spiritually stuck 

Years of abuse, neglect, betrayal or rejection can lead us to develop self-protective mechanisms to mask the pain we feel. The fear of being vulnerable and risking more pain prevents us from seeking help. If we do not know how to go to God for relief, we remain stuck in a dull existence,...

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Practising wisdom

We can acquire vast amounts of knowledge but still make the wrong choices in life. It takes wisdom to decipher what is constructive, timely and appropriate for the long run. For believers, wisdom is not just the well-advised application of factual knowledge. Our wisdom comes from the ultimate Source of all...

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Sharing the gospel with our testimony

The Bible describes those who reject Jesus as living in spiritual darkness. Followers of Jesus are called to shine His light to a dark world through the way we live our lives. Our personal testimonies and attitudes towards others go a long way in sharing the gospel, much more than...

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Chanting dulls the mind

God instructs us to meditate on His Word. The original Hebrew Word for “meditate” also means to “mutter, roar, speak, talk, or utter”. In Joshua 1:8, God calls us to mutter His Word to ourselves day and night. World religions also teach their followers to mutter prayers, mantras or sounds....

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Jesus reveals spiritual blindspot to charity advisor

O was born into a Christian family and assumed her parents had all the answers on life and faith. Here is her testimony of realising that no human being can set the standard for perfect love, holiness and grace. Only God can. O has now learnt to worship her Heavenly...

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Our relationship with our governments

God’s people were under heavy political oppression when Jesus was on earth. Many Jews expected Him to take over their government. In fact, they wanted to “take Him by force to make Him king”. Yet Jesus withdrew from such advances and secluded Himself in a mountain. What’s more, He submitted...

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Beware energy healing

The original Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is Ruach, which refers to the breath of God that disperses His life-force and energy. We see that God’s powerful life-force and energy flowed out of Jesus as He laid His hands on people to heal them. Today, there are other forms...

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Jesus frees lawyer from a judgmental spirit

V genuinely desired God and wanted to serve Him, but struggled with extending grace and love to others. Here is her testimony of understanding the root of her emotional strongholds and receiving a new heart from Jesus. Praise God! I struggled to see that I am created and wired exactly...

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Please vent to God

Venting and articulating our inner frustrations and hurts helps release our emotional pains. Our bodies need a way to let our negative emotions out and not suppress them. There are, however, godly and ungodly ways to “let off steam“. It may surprise us to know that the healthy way to...

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Abortion

There is nothing in creation, big or small, that God has not personally woven together. That includes every molecule and cell that forms our DNA. God knits each child in its womb, gives it a heavenly name, plans its life ahead, and cares intensely for it. The world, however, preaches...

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7 common hurdles in reading the Bible

The Bible is supremely rich in its spiritual revelation and yet extremely economical in its number of words. It may seem like a large collection of books for an individual to study, yet it has just the right number of words and messages to cater for thousands of people groups...

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Jesus heals mother of childhood fears

N is a mother of two who wanted to lead her children toward God but struggled with her role as a parent. Here is her testimony of realising the root of her struggles and being set free to love her family in greater joy, purity, and freedom. Praise God! How...

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Our mobile phones – tools or idols?

Mobile phones have become everyday essentials in our digitally connected world. They can also become obsessions that we invest much of our hearts and time into. How do we know if we have not been unknowingly worshipping at the altar of the Internet and become phone addicts?   A tool or...

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Reading the Bible with God’s Spirit

Jesus is described as the Word of life who came to earth in human form to reveal God’s glory and truth. How we approach the Word will also affect our relationship with God. When we read the Bible with the expectation to have an encounter with God, we will. When...

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What Jesus demands of our salvation

Imagine being sentenced to death by electrocution, where the Supreme Judge who passed the sentence steps down from His judgment seat and takes our place. The criminal is released unharmed and the Judge is electrocuted instead. This in essence, is how Jesus became the Saviour of the world by dying...

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Praying for healing

With great love and compassion, Jesus healed everyone who sought Him for any disability, illness, and disease. He never turned anyone away. Yet not everyone who prays for healing in Jesus’ name receives it. What blocks healing and how are we to understand healing from a biblical perspective?   Matthew 9:35-36...