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“Stand…still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.” 1Sa 9:27 Here’s an ancient Scripture with a modern message: “As they were going down to…the city, Samuel said to Saul…‘stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.’” Today we are told that in order to succeed we must hit the floor … Read More

Let Go of Your Independent Attitude

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“We will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Heb 4:16 NLT The Bible says, “Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” We grow up being told, “If you want something you’ll have to … Read More

Nancy / Georgia

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My Nephew and his wife attend Free Chapel with us. She gave birth to their second son on Monday 4 1/2 weeks early. He was taken to the NIC unit at Northside Hospital and we were all very upset and worried. The Nurse that came in to explain everything that was happening to us had attended Free Chapel and started … Read More

Kingdom Connection with Bob Harrison

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In this special Kingdom Connection broadcast, Jentezen Franklin interviews Dr. Bob Harrison, who has been blessed with an amazing ministry that emphasizes increase. God wants to bring increase to your life this year. Sometimes our old thought patterns and attitudes prevent us from embracing the increase that God wants to give us. To really receive all that God has planned, … Read More

Are you a Christian with a quit option?

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Have you ever felt like giving up and just throwing in the towel? Maybe you have grown tired of the battles and struggles. Life presents plenty of opportunities to quit. But before you quit, you need to understand that the battle is not about what you’re facing. The battle is not with your family or marriage, a financial problem, or … Read More

Be Real

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“Beware of…hypocrisy.” Lk12:1 NKJV The word “hypocrisy” could be translated as “hype.” And hype, no matter how religious it is, is only a charade. Jesus denounced it. Speaking about the religious leaders of His day, He said: “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that … Read More

Are you living inside out?

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Have you ever been in a hurry, thrown your clothes on quickly and not realized until you were at school or work or the grocery store that your shirt was inside out? There’s just something that makes you feel exposed when you wear your clothes inside out. The seams are showing, the place where you tore the shirt and had … Read More

The Treasure Within You

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“We have this treasure in earthen vessels.” 2Co 4:7 NKJV God has given you talents and He wants you to use them. They may lie dormant under layers of failure, fear, or low self-esteem. You may be aware of them, yet not know how to put them to work. Maybe you’ve been going from relationship to relationship hoping to find … Read More

The “Blessed” Man and Woman

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“Blessed is the man who…” Ps 1:1 NKJV Here’s a scriptural key to being blessed: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings … Read More

In difficult times, don’t just survive – thrive!

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It’s easy to become discouraged during difficult times. If you look at today’s economic situation, you see many people without jobs, people losing their homes to foreclosure, and a sense of fear and insecurity about the future. But, regardless of the economic circumstances, God has promised provision for people who place their trust in Him. Psalms 92:12-15 (TLB) contains a … Read More

Bumps

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“These trials will show that your faith is genuine.” 1Pe 1:7 NLT It is impossible to tell by looking at a person how much faith they have. Compare your faith to a bucket of water; you only discover how much is inside when somebody bumps it. Likewise, when life bumps you, you spill out what you are full of. Maybe … Read More

Winning Your Personal War with Satan (5)

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“Wash your hands, you sinners.” Jas 4:8 NIV James continues, “Wash your hands, you sinners” (v. 8 NIV). The moment you “come near to God,” you become aware of your condition. Notice, God doesn’t demand you wash your hands before He will respond to you! All your attempts at self-improvement won’t work. Why? Because His grace is the only basis … Read More

Three choices you make when you choose to fast.

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Fasting and praying is inconvenient and difficult. It takes resolve and determination to choose to turn away from things of the world and embrace God through fasting and prayer. Take a close look at this passage from James: Don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the … Read More

Winning Your Personal War with Satan (4)

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“Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Jas 4:8 NIV Resisting the Devil is imperative, but it is not the endgame. This is: “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Satan’s goal is to drive a wedge between you and God, so how do you keep him from doing it? By closing … Read More

Winning Your Personal War with Satan (3)

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“Resist the devil…he will flee from you.” Jas 4:7 Once you become self-controlled, alert, and submitted to God, your next step must be to: “Resist the devil…he will flee from you.” When you are properly aligned with Jesus, His power and authority are behind you and at your disposal. Then when you act or speak you do so not on … Read More

Errol/Kentucky

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In January 2014 I started the 2014 Fast with Free Chapel. Although we live in Kentucky we were believing that God would hear our prayers in this corporate Fast. To give God all the glory, my dad became very ill in mid-2014 and was put on life support for 21 days, non-responsive for about half that. Years of hard drinking … Read More

FASTING: Release the Increase

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It is God’s will to bless His people. God wants to bring increase to your life. Fasting helps release the increase. When people in the Bible fasted, it not only brought deliverance from crisis and solutions to unsolvable problems, it also released financial resources and increase into the hands of God’s people. Do you believe that God is your source? … Read More

Winning Your Personal War with Satan (2)

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“Submit yourselves therefore to God.” Jas 4:7 Being “self-controlled and alert” to Satan’s strategies empowers you to be proactive in your personal war with him (1Pe 5:8 NIV). But your next step is crucial. The art of war follows set rules of engagement. If you’re losing more than winning, then you may have omitted this vital rule: “Submit yourselves therefore … Read More

Winning Your Personal War with Satan (1)

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“Be self-controlled and alert.” 1Pe 5:8 NIV When nations decide to end a conflict their leaders sign treaties that allow for the restoration of peaceful relations between them. Christ’s death and resurrection defeated Satan fairly and squarely. Then Christ the victor “ascended up on high, [and] he led captivity captive” (Eph 4:8). He was welcomed back to heaven as conqueror. … Read More

Give Them Another Chance

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“Mark…is profitable to me for the ministry.” 2Ti 4:11 Paul, who demanded 100 percent commitment from himself and those he worked with, was angry with Mark for wanting to take a break and go home and spend time with his family. But later, after reconsidering the whole thing, Paul gave Mark a second chance, saying, “He is profitable to me … Read More

Let It Go

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“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.” Ps 143:10 NIV When God promises you something and it doesn’t happen right away, it’s easy to get impatient, start doubting Him and think He needs you to go to work and make it happen. Abraham did that. God promised him children “as numerous as the stars” (Ge 22:17 … Read More

The Touch of the Master’s Hand

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“Jesus…touched him.” Mk 1:41 NKJV It was battered and scarred and the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while, to waste much time on the old violin so he held it up with a smile. ‘What am I bidden for this old violin? Who’ll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar, who’ll make it two? Two dollars, and … Read More

What happens when you bring your brokenness to God?

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Do you ever try to accomplish God’s plans through your own strength and ability? Most of us struggle with the idea that it’s our own strength that draws God’s attention, when our strength is actually the very last thing God notices. God responds to brokenness because brokenness makes room for Him to release His strength through our weakness in order … Read More

Handling Criticism

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“Judge nothing before the appointed time.” 1Co 4:5 NIV Someone once quipped, “Every baseball team could use someone who knows how to play every position, never strikes out, and never makes an error. The only problem is, it’s hard to make him set down his hotdog and come out of the spectator stands!” All of us need the advice and … Read More

Three ways to change a “crazy busy” lifestyle.

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Are you living a “crazy busy” lifestyle? Do you constantly run from one activity to another? Do you often eat while checking your email or calendar? Most importantly, are you so busy that you don’t have time to stop and listen to God? Developing an intimate relationship with God requires time. If you have been so busy that you haven’t … Read More

Lazarus

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In the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead you’ll notice three important principles: (1) Mary and Martha had a close relationship with Jesus before the crisis arose. When Jesus came to town He stayed at their home and ate at their table. They were givers, not takers. You can’t refuse to give God a minute of your time, … Read More

A Vow to God Through Fasting

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Jesus taught us to fast. He fasted 40 days. Daniel fasted 21 days. The apostle Paul fasted for 14 days. Peter fasted for 3 days. Moses fasted for 40 days. Every major character in the Bible had a time of fasting and prayer in their life. Shouldn’t fasting and prayer be part of your life? Connection Questions How did Daniel … Read More

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Have you ever wondered why Jesus fasted?

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When Jesus was on earth, He was all God AND all man in one form. That’s why He’s called “Son of Man” and “Son of God” in the Bible. But even though he was God’s son and He and the Father were one, Jesus fasted. Why? He knew he would face every difficulty known to mankind and that He needed … Read More

Shrink Your Fears

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“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Ps 56:3 NIV Mary loved being a homemaker. She’d been married for thirty years to John, a successful businessman. Because John had always taken care of things, Mary had learned never to take risks. As a result, her biggest fear was that she’d be left alone one day. Sometimes she would … Read More

This Year, Live by the Beatitudes (8)

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“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” Mt 5:10 NKJV In Yellowstone National Park there’s an interesting tree called a Lodgepole Pine. Its cones can hang on for years before falling off. Even then they remain tightly closed. They open only when they are in contact with intense heat. Whenever forest fires are raging and all the trees … Read More

This Year, Live by the Beatitudes (7)

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Blessed are the peacemakers.” Mt 5:9 NKJV The story’s told of two guys who were arguing about religion. One of them finally shouted, “Okay, you serve God your way and I’ll serve Him His way!” When we make our opinions a precondition for loving one another, we end up alienating one another. Much of what we fight about doesn’t matter. … Read More

This Year, Live by the Beatitudes (6)

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“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Mt 5:8 NKJV Make your heart “a controlled environment,” because what happens there determines how you respond to life. When it comes to people, pastimes and pursuits, don’t open yourself to anything that has the potential to take you captive, or to make you cynical and cold-hearted. If you … Read More

Your situation is impossible? Your dream is impossible? That’s AWESOME!

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Impossible situations and impossible dreams are awesome because they trigger the supernatural, miraculous power of God. If you’re facing something impossible, don’t despair – God specializes in doing the impossible. But the impossible doesn’t just happen. To see the impossible, we need to seek God through fasting. Matthew chapter 17 tells the story of a father who had a demon-possessed … Read More

This Year, Live by the Beatitudes (5)

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Mt 5:7 NKJV Hurting an enemy puts you beneath them; taking revenge makes you even with them; forgiving sets you above them. The Bible says, “Never take revenge. Leave that to…God” (Ro 12:19 NLT). Revenge is not sweet; it leaves a bitter taste. It keeps you in such a constant stew … Read More