Posts with the tag “power”

A Powerful Posture
by Delman Coates on March 4th, 2023
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31  When you place your hope in the Lord, you will hold a powerful posture. That is exactly what hope gives us: power. But that kind of hope is not in our own power but in the power of Almighty God. No matter what is go...  Read More
Recipe For a Miracle
by Ministry Support on December 6th, 2022
“O Lord, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself. Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!” - 1 Kings 18:37-38What is the recipe for a miracle? There are only two key ingredients. God’s pow...  Read More
God’s Power
by Ministry Support on December 5th, 2022
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.’” - Matthew 19:26Faith is trusting God for things that have not happened yet. But what is that faith based on? It is based on the POWER of God. What we are trusting is that God has the power and ability to change people or circumstances in ways that we have not yet seen.What makes it ...  Read More
All Access
by Ministry Support on November 1st, 2022
“Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.” - John 10:9  Recently I tried to watch a new television series but realized at the last minute that I didn’t have the streaming service that it was playing on. I thought it was on Netflix but discovered later that it was on Hulu. It’s a dilemma that those of us who watch movi...  Read More
The Source of Your Power
by Ministry Support on October 30th, 2022
“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’” - John 8:12  The thing about light is that it can be harnessed as a source of power. And the way Jesus treats the woman in John 8, during a time in her life when she needed it most, was a source of empowerment. This...  Read More
How Much More?
by Ministry Support on October 23rd, 2022
“They answered, ‘Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?” – John 6:30  Regardless of where you find yourself in life, if you are able to present your faith passport, your spiritual credentials in Christ, you will be able to gain access to privileges that you would otherwise not be able to obtain. This is why the first of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus fou...  Read More
Seek My Face
by Ministry Support on October 12th, 2022
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14  We have discussed (1) that we are His people—we are chosen by God and (2) that if we want to access our Heavenly Father’s limitless power through prayer, we must humble oursel...  Read More
Power of Prayer
by Ministry Support on October 8th, 2022
“One day Jesus told His disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” - Luke 18:1  One of the things we know as Christians is that prayer is the foundation of and for our spiritual lives. It is the manner in which we are able to tap into the power of heaven to obtain guidance, strength, and direction down here on earth. Prayer is not an elective in the university of Ch...  Read More
Reach Beyond The Risk
by Ministry Support on September 28th, 2022
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1   If you want to seize your opportunity and do what God has called you to do, there will be moments where you are tested. And in these moments, you might have fear. But you must reach beyond the risk. We see this in Mark 5 when the woman who had suffered for 12 years reaches out to touch Jesus...  Read More
He Determines Your Future
by Ministry Support on September 7th, 2022
“But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. For God says, ‘I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.’” - Psalm 75:9-10   Are you lacking the closure you wish you had based on what has happened in your past? Perhaps someone did you wrong, and you just cannot seem to let it go. You need to see that they...  Read More
The Power of Jesus
by Ministry Support on August 29th, 2022
“When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, ‘Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!’ Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand again. How she praised God!” - Luke 13:12-13   Why should you go to church? We answered this question yesterday from the standpoint that there is no better place to encounter Jesus personally, powerfully, and purposefully. This is not to say that Jesus...  Read More
Why Do I Need The Church?
by Ministry Support on August 27th, 2022
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” - Hebrews 10:25  “Why do I need the church?” It is an interesting question many people are asking. If your doctor, job, and school are now looking for creative and convenient ways to enable you to do it from home, then why come to the building? You...  Read More
A Time To Dance
by Ministry Support on August 18th, 2022
“A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” - Ecclesiastes 3:4   As we continue to look at finding the “good” in moments of grief, we must look at what Abraham did after the death of his wife and lifelong partner, Sarah. After he mourned, Abraham found a way to move on.   Yes, he missed her. Yes, he mourned over her passing, and yes, he remembered all the moments and...  Read More
When I Am Weak… He Is Strong
by Ministry Support on July 27th, 2022
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9Yesterday, we discussed the story of Achilles and his weakness: his heel. It is a phrase we now use to refer to someone’s weakness despite their overwhelming strength. Everyone has...  Read More
Upgrade Your Equipment
by Ministry Support on July 16th, 2022
“Now all glory to God, who is able through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” - Ephesians 3:20   Over the past few days, we have mentioned the terrible mistake made by Mike Lazaridis, the former co-CEO of Blackberry, to not “upgrade his equipment.” What we did not mention is why he chose against allowing users to surf the internet on the ...  Read More
Receive It
by Ministry Support on July 15th, 2022
“And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.” - Acts 20:32   Over the last couple of days, we have looked at what we must do if we want to truly let go of the things holding us back from becoming the people God has made us to be. The Bible gives us three things we can do as we let go...  Read More
Reach In
by Ministry Support on July 14th, 2022
“He replied, ‘The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.’” - Acts 1:7   If we want to live a life that pursues the potential God has instilled inside of us, we must be mindful of doing three things. Acts 1 shows us these three things we must do. Yesterday, we looked at the first: reaching up. Today, we look at the second: reaching in.   Acts ...  Read More
Where You’ve Never Been
by Ministry Support on July 6th, 2022
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11   There is an old saying that says, “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different resu...  Read More
Fasting For Discipline and Self-Control
by Ministry Support on June 16th, 2022
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” - 1 Corinthians 9:27Over the last week, we have discussed the importance of fasting. If you are a believer who wants to grow your intimacy with Christ, hear from God on a certain matter, obtain a breakthrough, purge your life from sin and addiction, and/or increase your faith, fast...  Read More
Fast For It
by Ministry Support on June 10th, 2022
“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” - Joel 2:12Fasting is one of the weapons God has given us to engage in spiritual warfare whenever the enemy tries to defeat us, discourage us, or deter us. Fasting is one way of tapping into the Lord’s power to deal with and confront obstacles, hurdles, hindrances, and trials down here on eart...  Read More
Change Your Mind, Change Your Situation
by Ministry Support on May 26th, 2022
“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’” - John 5:6Yesterday, we began unpacking the story of the man by the pool in John 5. A man who had this “condition” for 38 years. We learn that in the Greek version of the text, it just says the man is there. It does not say he has a “condition.” We see the shock...  Read More
Surrounded By God’s Power
by Ministry Support on May 21st, 2022
“The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.” - Psalm 125:3The fourth and final assurance we have when we are going through difficult circumstances is that we are surrounded by God’s power. The entire chapter of Psalm 125 is a testimony to God’s power. But listen closely to the words of the third verse:...  Read More
Power Made Perfect In Weakness
by Ministry Support on March 20th, 2022
“David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head…All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is...  Read More
Pray With Persistence
by Ministry Support on January 8th, 2022
“Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18  Today we conclude with the final ingredient to praying a powerful prayer. Not only should we pray with a sincere heart, pray with boldness, and pray will humility. Lastly, we must pray with persistence.   Jealous of Daniel, a group of supervisors and satraps convinced ...  Read More
Our Source of Power
by Ministry Support on December 5th, 2021
“‘But What about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’” - Matthew 16:15-16  What or who would you say is your source of power? If you are going to live out the divine will of God for your life, make no mistake about it… you must have a source of power helping you through all that it will take. As we mentioned yesterday, you will fa...  Read More
What You Still Have…
by Ministry Support on October 23rd, 2021
“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight,’ they answered. Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. - Matthew 20:32-34  If you have ever had a cloud of darkness over your life and you are unable to see your way through, there’s counsel from the Lord that can help you. T...  Read More
Change Your Location
by No Limits on August 23rd, 2021
“Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19The first thing to do when a famine hits and the power goes out in your life is to change your location. When Abram found himself in a famine, he left Israel and went to Egypt for a while (Ge...  Read More
A Persevering Church
by Ministry Support on April 28th, 2021
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18)To conclude our discussion on the characteristics of a powerful church, we must understand that in addition to a powerful church being rooted in truth and built on a firm founda...  Read More
A Firm Foundation
by Ministry Support on April 27th, 2021
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)We’ve talked the past few days about how a powerful church is built on truth. Additionally, we must understand that a powerful church is built on a firm foundation. What strikes me about this verse is the one given credit for building the church and the one to who...  Read More
Hope For The Imperfect
by Ministry Support on April 26th, 2021
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:17-18)What stands out to me about today’s key passage is that because Peter knew who Jesus was, Jesus revealed something to Peter. Je...  Read More
Grounded In Truth
by Ministry Support on April 23rd, 2021
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:13-16)Yesterday we talked about h...  Read More
A Powerful Church
by Ministry Support on April 22nd, 2021
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)I found great consolation and rediscovered hope when I ran across the familiar words our Lord expressed to His disciple and friend, Peter, in our key verse for today. In one single line, the Lord reminded me that no matter what happens, the Church remains relevant...  Read More
The Gift Of The Holy Spirit
by Ministry Support on April 17th, 2021
In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)Yesterday we talked about the power of the Holy Spirit living within us, how that power is made available to us...  Read More
Power Under The Hood
by Ministry Support on April 16th, 2021
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. (Ephesians 3:7)The 2021 Bugatti Chiron is one of the most exclusive performance cars in the world. Made by French automaker Bugatti, the Chiron is in a class all by itself. There’s nothing else quite like it on the road. I recently had the chance to see one of these spectacular vehicles in perso...  Read More
The Blessing Of Redemption
by Ministry Support on April 8th, 2021
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. (Ephesians 1:7)There are so many blessings we’ve received from Jesus Christ as His followers. Over the next few days, I want us to look at each of these five blessings more closely.The first blessing we’ve received from the Son of God is redemption. When Jesus died on Calvary’s cro...  Read More
The Influence Of The Holy Spirit
by Ministry Support on January 7th, 2021
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. (Ephesians 5:11-13)  As much as you want to be in control of your life, there comes a time when you have to give up control and yield to a higher pow...  Read More
Be Grateful, Not Envious
by Ministry Support on December 25th, 2020
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. (James 3:16)  There are so many joyful aspects of celebrating this time of year. You have the opportunity to gather with those you love and are close to. You are able to give and receive gifts. You get to celebrate, laugh, and catch up with people you may not have seen in a while. It’s such a wonderful t...  Read More
Hang In There
by Ministry Support on December 17th, 2020
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. (Psalm 75:10)  In the last verse of Psalm 75, the psalmist says that “the horn of the righteous shall be lifted up but the horns of the wicked will be cut off.” In ancient Israel, horns were a symbol for strength, power, and might.   The Psalmist is basically saying that when the wicked go low, God takes t...  Read More
A Script For A Good Life
by Ministry Support on November 26th, 2020
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21  If you are looking for God’s will in a conventional way, you just might miss God altogether. Think about it. If you take a look at Scripture and the accounts of God’s character, He rarely takes the conventional, predictable path as He guides His children.   No one would have understood why...  Read More
Partnering In The Promise
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2020
Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” – Genesis 18:10  One of the most popular miracles we read about in the Bible begins when God promises to give Abram a son in His old age. But this miracle doesn’t happen without Abram’s participation. For Abram to become the father of many nations he has to participate in the promis...  Read More

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