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Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: Be Filled With the Spirit of Power,.Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens talk about the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Learn what it truly means to be filled with the Spirit of Power that raised Christ from the dead and how you may know Him through it.
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: The Spirit of Power Brings Life. Abundant life belongs to you because of your covenant with God through the blood of Jesus! Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they share how the Spirit of Power brings life. Discover how to express that power by faith, so you can have victory over sin, sickness, disease and poverty!
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: The Spirit of Power Upon You. The LORD has transferred power to you! Watch Believer’s Voice of Victory as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens reveal the benefits of having the Spirit of Power upon you. Find out the vital role your salvation and identity in Christ play in unleashing the Anointing of this power!
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: Operating In the Delegated Power of the Spirit. Power is an inherent characteristic of God, and His power is dwelling inside you! Join Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on /Believer’s Voice of Victory/ as they reveal how to always be operating in the delegated power of the Spirit. Learn how to walk after the Spirit, so you can begin seeing the manifested power of God in your life!
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: The Spirit of Power in You. Nothing can withstand you when you know who you are in Christ and the power you’ve been given! Watch /Believer’s Voice of Victory/ as Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens teach you all about your firstborn status and what that has granted you. Recognize that the moment you became a new creation—the Spirit of Power was birthed in you!
Bill Johnson - Watch Full Sermon: Spiritual Warfare 101. How do you engage in spiritual warfare? In this full sermon, Bill Johnson teaches from 2 Chronicles 20, and draws keys from Jehoshaphat’s prayer and the way in which the Israelites positioned themselves ready for battle. In our case, we are not warring against other people or nations, but against spiritual principalities and powers, who are no match for our God! Be encouraged as you listen and know that you are equipped to win!
Charles Stanley (April-07-2022) Daily Devotional: A Light and Youthful Spirit
The more burdens we lay at Jesus' feet, the lighter and freer we'll be.
Ecclesiastes 1 - The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. `` Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, ``Vanity of vanities! All is vanity." What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever. Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns. All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again. All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one might say, ``See this, it is new"? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us. There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come later still. I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted. I said to myself, ``Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge." And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.
As times passes, we’ll inevitably begin to experience more physical aches and pains. But disappointments can leave us feeling old in spirit at any age. In today’s passage, we find a disheartened Solomon bemoaning how meaningless his existence has become. The king who was once unsurpassed in wisdom has tragically allowed worldly ideals and pursuits to distort his priorities. And as a result, he’s become dissatisfied with life.
What Solomon didn’t realize is that our focus determines our level of satisfaction. Those who stay young in spirit continually look for evidence of the Almighty—ways that He’s working, providing, loving, and guiding. Without this perspective, the pain and problems of life take center stage, which can then lead to discouragement and grumbling.
These are burdens that believers are not meant to bear. Jesus Christ invites the weary and heavy-laden to come to Him and find rest (Matthew 11:28-30 - ``Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. ``Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. ``For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.). Our Savior is the solution for everything that weighs us down, but we must let Him carry it for us.
What are you hauling around that is aging your body, soul, and spirit? Whether you’re burdened by unforgiveness, regret, guilt, or something else, cast it is on God, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 - casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you).
John MacArthur (April-04-2022) Daily Devotional: Being Poor in Spirit
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 5:3).
If you are poor in spirit, certain characteristics will mark your life.
The Puritan writer Thomas Watson listed seven ways to determine if you are poor in spirit (The Beatitudes [Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1971], pp. 45-48):
You will be weaned from self—Psalm 131:2 says, "Like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me." When you are poor in spirit you will focus not on yourself but on glorifying God and ministering to others.
You will focus on Christ—Second Corinthians 3:18 says that believers are "beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, [and] are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit." When you are poor in spirit, the wonder of Christ captivates you. To be like Him is your highest goal.
You will never complain—If you are poor in spirit you accept God's sovereign control over your circumstances, knowing you deserve nothing anyway. Yet the greater your needs, the more abundantly He provides.
You will see good in others—A person who is poor in spirit recognizes his own weaknesses and appreciates the strengths of others.
You will spend time in prayer—It is characteristic of beggars to beg. Therefore you will constantly be in God's presence seeking His strength and blessing.
You will take Christ on His terms—Those who are poor in spirit will give up anything to please Christ, whereas the proud sinner wants simply to add Christ to his sinful lifestyle.
You will praise and thank God—When you are poor in spirit, you will be filled with praise and thanks for the wonder of God's grace, which He lavishes on you through Christ (Eph. 1:6).
Do those principles characterize your life? If so, you are poor in spirit and the kingdom of heaven is yours (Matt. 5:3). If not, you must seek God's forgiveness and begin to live as His humble child.
Suggestions for Prayer
- Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart, revealing any attitudes or motives that displease Him. Seek His grace in changing them.
For Further Study
- Read 3 John. Would you characterize Gaius as poor in spirit? Diotrephes? Explain.
Joel Osteen (April-01-2022) Daily Devotional: An Excellent Spirit
Today’s Scripture: Daniel 6:3, NKJV - Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.
Today’s Word: Scripture talks about how Daniel had an excellent spirit. If you study his life, you find that he had excellent friends--Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego--who wouldn't bow down to the King Nebuchadnezzar's golden idol even if it meant losing their lives. No wonder Daniel was a person of excellence. His friends were people of integrity, people of great courage, people who wouldn't compromise, people who had big dreams for their lives just as he did.
Psychologists talk about the law of the group--that we associate with people the way we see ourselves. Have you noticed how gossips find other people who like to gossip? Negative people gravitate toward other negative people. Complainers find other complainers. Because birds of a feather flock together, make sure you're flocking to the right group. Victorious people associate with other victorious people. Successful people find other people who are successful. Happy people hang around other happy people. Eagles soar with other eagles. If you let go of the wrong people, God will bring the right people.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for the blessings that always follow when I separate myself from anyone who drags me down. Show me if there is anything that is holding me back from having an excellent spirit. I look forward to the people You will bring into my life to inspire me to be my best. In Jesus' Name, Amen