The anointing is a simple thing! It is the power of God activated in a person’s life when they believe. Isaiah 10:27 says, “The yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Another word for yoke is chain. The anointing destroys bondages, chains, and anything the enemy tries to place on us. It has the potential to change everything in and around us! But it will not set us free from the works of darkness if we don’t understand how to activate it.

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God wants you to live in a place of victory. He doesn’t want you to get chased out of your inheritance by the enemy after experiencing success. The prerequisite for living in what belongs to you is trusting in the Lord!

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Last week we witnessed hatred and violence in its ugliest form: racism. We then witnessed a public and political debate about the “proper” response. At a time when you would expect all people to come together to condemn bigotry and to pray for peace, the lines of division only seem to deepen.

A few thoughts on my mind this week: Not politics, but people

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The coronavirus has disrupted the world, closing schools and businesses, and sending us to our homes to wait out the pandemic. Many of us are learning to work and worship online, while balancing e-learning, kids walking in on video conference calls, and having cabin fever for those of us still seeing cold temperatures in a time that should be the warmth of spring.  

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I’m the founder and president of Thistle Farms, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville that helps women heal from sex trafficking and drug and alcohol addiction. Thistle Farms owns five houses in Nashville where women seeking freedom from the sex trade, prison and addiction live rent-free for up to two years with access to free medical care, counseling, education and job training. More than two thirds of residents have remained clean and sober for at least two and a half years after moving in.

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Last night I found a depressing post on my FB site. Steve Gray, a friend of mine who makes short term mission trips to third world countries, told of a region of India where he ministered at a few months ago. It was been locked down because of COVId 19. There is no work &…

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An E-mail Sent To A Local Pastor Who Had Proclaimed “We’re Not Comfortable Addressing This Issue . . .”   God’s Beloved:   I realize that God has given me a zeal for a ministry that most of the saints do not share; in fact, it is very unpopular in most church circles. More than…

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Today’s pandemic has shaken our world. The economic world is shaken, with many people not being able to go to work. Our social lives are shaken, having to stay apart. With all the fear and uncertainty, many people’s emotional well-being is shaken. In life, we all have these times where things shake us to our core—an unexpected illness, a lost loved one, a job layoff. All the stability we were used to is no longer there. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder why it happened and whether things will ever return to normal. But here’s the key: The shaking is not there to stop you; the shaking is there to shift you.

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