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Instructing one another spiritually

As believers, we are called to instruct and correct one another. When God created us, He wired our brains for empathy. A signal goes off in us when we watch other people being destroyed. Each time we submit to the Holy Spirit and use this God-given instinct to lovingly edify...

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Serving God vs. our belly god

The love for good food leads people to travel long distances to hunt down restaurants, queue up for famous delicacies, watch cooking shows and talk about food. For “foodies” or “food connoisseurs”, eating has become a preoccupation and an identity. In contrast, the Bible warns believers not to worship our...

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Understanding demonic oppression 

There is a general disbelief that Christians can be captured, oppressed and controlled by demons. It seems hard to imagine how believers who have the Holy Spirit in them can also “host” demons at the same time. Isn’t faith in Jesus enough to stay free from demonisation? As the testimonies in this...

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Our broken images of God

Christian prayers end “in Jesus’ name” but this doesn’t mean we all pray to the same God. Since the time of the apostles, people have heard different teachings and ideas about God that have been confusing and misleading. Over time, we can adopt broken images of God and pray to...

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Jesus heals journalist of insomnia and anxiety

C is a journalist and public figure who privately suffered from deep anxiety and insomnia. Here is her testimony of how Jesus forgave her for turning to new age and occult practices and set her free from fear. Praise God!  For the past ten years, I had always struggled with...

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The real reason why we are busy

Being busy doesn’t guarantee that we accumulate value. The Bible states that a meaningful life is one which is quiet, restful, peaceful and joyful. Instead, it is the “wicked” who have no rest. How can we slow down and resist the temptation to be busy all the time?    1 Thessalonians 4:11 NLT  Make it...

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What is your horoscope?

Horoscopes, lunar calendars, zodiac signs, tarot cards and numerology are based on the study of the stars and planets to try to explain who we are, our relationships and what lies ahead. We need to keep in mind that over time, these floating bodies of rock and gas will explode...

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Choose what you are stubborn about

Stubborn people who are headstrong, wilful and inflexible are unpleasant to be around. But there is a type of stubbornness that’s vital for believers of Jesus Christ. God is stubbornly faithful and steadfast in His love for us, and we need to be stubbornly loyal to Him and His commandments...

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Renewing the spirit of our minds

Mankind has made incredible progress in knowledge based on what we can observe over a few thousand years. Unlike us, God’s Holy Spirit is simultaneously present in every dimension in this immense universe and observes everything. He reads the minds of billions of people every nanosecond of our lives. Compared to...

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Workplace idolatry 

With feng shui, new age and other idolatrous practices so rampant, it is almost impossible to work in a place that worships God only. Before Jesus left His disciples, He prayed that we would be protected from Satan while we are in this world. Let us be “wise as serpents...

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Crippling effects of conditional parental acceptance

We experience a deep rest and peace in our souls when we feel fully accepted. As adults, we can weather most types of rejection. It is the perceived lack of total acceptance from our own parents that is possibly the hardest to overcome.   Conditional acceptance from our parents Conditional...

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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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Lies we believe from horror stories 

Ask anyone how he or she would react if they saw a demon, and the usual reply would be one of dread and fear. Such reactions are heavily influenced by horror movies and ghost stories. Sadly, we have fallen for too many lies about evil spirits. The true story from the Bible is...

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Staying healthy when serving others in ministry

Serving others tests the purity of our hearts – and if we are truly serving others because we love God. The Bible says that if our hearts are pure and pleasing to God, we will produce good fruit. How can we ensure we serve others with the right attitude?   Colossians...

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Jesus reveals demonic worship in lawyer’s ancestry

F struggled to grow in her relationship with God despite earnestly trying her best. Here is her testimony of how Jesus released her from generational curses as a result of ancestral demonic worship. Today, she experiences greater intimacy and spiritual freedom with God. Praise God. The first time I heard...

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Mistakes to avoid when serving in ministry

Jesus put aside His great power, privileges and dignity in order to come and serve us. During His time on earth, He faced various temptations and trials. Similarly, we can expect tests and conflict when we serve in Christian ministry. There are some common mistakes we can avoid when we...

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Why feng shui is unprofitable

Many people turn to feng shui with the hope of influencing the energy flow in their homes or workplaces, so they can be blessed with the best possible fortune. They orientate their interiors, move furniture around and buy objects they believe bring them good luck. Unfortunately, they miss out on the...

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The disturbing fact about lukewarm Christians

God is so repulsed by passive, unenthusiastic Christians who are “neither hot nor cold” that He promises to “spit us out of His mouth”. The disturbing fact is that the Bible warns that people who are not “hot” for God will eventually devote themselves to the teachings of demons. How...

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Seeking solutions vs. God

It is natural to be cautious about anyone who wants to be our friend just for some personal benefit, especially if they know that we have the ability to improve their lives. But what if that person is us? We treat God the same way whenever we pray only when...