Tagged: Christian

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Everyone suffers in sibling favouritism

Parents and guardians will normally pay more attention to certain qualities in their children for different reasons. Even when they try their best to love all their children well, their subconscious biases will manifest and lead to unintended outcomes. Unfortunately, favouritism breeds comparison, guilt, and insecurity in children over time. Whether favoured...

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Choosing to obey God

Imagine arriving at a traffic intersection where nobody obeys the traffic laws. Everyone does whatever he or she wants in the belief that they have the right to self-rule. Inevitably, someone gets hurt. Similarly, God created codes of conduct so that mankind can collectively prosper together. God’s Law provides crucial...

破除神秘主义

Breaking off from the occult

The occult has infiltrated mainstream media and everyday life to the point that we have accepted them as the norm. Astrology, fortune telling, magic, witchcraft, spiritualism, para-psychology, ancestor worship and idol worship are just some occult practices that have been disguised as “harmless”, “entertainment”, “family tradition”, “good for health” or...

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Confessing our sins

Sin is the desire to run our lives without regard for God’s spiritual laws. Sin is not unique to anyone. Even the most righteous people have harboured some envy, pride, greed or lust in their hearts. God provided a way for us to be cleared of our sins through confessing...

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7 things that block the fruit of the Holy Spirit

Jesus came to give His followers abundant life, filled with the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, which will flow from our heart like “rivers of living water”. When we can’t seem to fully experience God’s overflowing love, joy, and peace, however, it is important to examine our lives for seven...

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Jesus reminds director of his sonship position

J strived to be a godly man and husband. God gently revealed how J had become judgmental, proud, and distant from Him in the process, and reminded him to simply rest in his sonship position with his Father in heaven. Praise God!  Renewal prayer helped unfold many spiritual blind spots...

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The worldly knowledge that can corrupt our hearts

Our desire for greater knowledge can lead us to sin. In fact, it is the first temptation listed in the Bible. Satan appealed to Eve’s intellectual curiousity and lured her to do what God had forbidden her to do; to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and...

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Adopted children

It is a blessing to adopt a child and give him or her a loving home. We may not always be aware of a child’s spiritual heritage from its biological family but as followers of Jesus Christ, we can pray and commit our adopted child to a fresh spiritual start....

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The dangers of Christian self-improvement

Christian self-improvement is highly pervasive. This is evidenced by the plethora of “how to” over “die to” teachings. We are taught how we can grow confident in our identities, discover our potential, and live more meaningful lives in the name of Jesus Christ. These are all very positive-sounding aspirations. Yet...

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Jesus frees lecturer from feeling abandoned

W had been struggling to draw close to God throughout her Christian life, until she recognised the generational curses in her family as well as the negative effect of her inner vows, which closed her heart to people and to God. As she renounced both in Jesus’ name, she encountered...

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Jesus shows artist He is her Best Friend

K had a tendency to judge others and hold them at arm’s length because she feared rejection. Jesus showed her that she did not need to seek the approval of friends because He loves and accepts her as she is. Praise God! I was known as ‘the quiet one’ growing...

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Jesus frees lawyer from sexual bondage 

C had fallen into a deadly trap of tying his self-worth to meeting other people’s demands. This led him to become hyper-anxious, addicted to pornography, and even suicidal. Jesus set C free from bondage by showing him how much His Heavenly Father values him and faithfully answers his prayers when he...

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Confusions about what qualifies us for heaven

Every day is 24 hours closer to eternity. How have we been preparing ourselves? Will our decisions on earth lead us to heaven? Will we arrive in heaven poor or rich? Are there things we need to get right on earth first? The Bible reminds us to fix our hearts...

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Jesus restores analyst’s joy of singing

F is an investment analyst whose first love is singing. Through mixed messages from her parents growing up, she subconsciously learnt to perform to gain approval from others and to fear singing in public at the same time. God revealed the root of these fears and showed her that He...

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Jesus frees manager from blood pact with death

D experienced severe beatings and emotional abuse as a child. As a result, she became depressed and unknowingly made a blood covenant with Satan in an attempt to escape her misery. In spite of her forgotten memories, God pursued D until this pact was revealed and her heart was set...

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Breakthrough 

Our prayers can sometimes feel empty and powerless. Unknown to us could be unseen obstacles that turn God away from listening to our prayers. What could these be and how can we remove the blockages so that we can experience greater breakthroughs in our prayers?   See What stops answered...

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Jesus frees manager to receive full gift of tongues

S hadn’t realised that there was something blocking her gift of tongues. God graciously revealed several demonic footholds from her childhood as she fasted and sought Him, so that she could remove these blockages from witchcraft in the powerful name of Jesus Christ. Praise God! Rarely did I imagine that...

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Jesus restores architect’s childlike faith

D went overseas to boarding school to study on his own when he was 10 years old and developed a spirit of independence. This eventually hardened his heart – until he submitted himself to be restored to an authentic child-like Father-son relationship with God. Praise God! I was taught to...

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Recognising the “different Jesus” of the prosperity gospel

The prosperity gospel claims that faith and obedience to God will bring earthly blessings and physical healing. God’s Word promises us every spiritual blessing through the Holy Spirit, but it also tells us that we will suffer and be persecuted for following Jesus. Jesus tells all His disciples to consider...

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Drawing the line in gossip

Rarely does gossip represent the full story, it’s simply the side of the story we like to talk about. Most people are drawn to gossip because it seems to build social credit. Yet we dislike being the target of gossip ourselves. God’s Word says that gossipers are like those who...