Category: Prayer

Why Did Paul Leave Trophimus Sick?

In the last post, Why was this man born blind?, we examined two New Testament passages that are commonly misused to imply that God’s will is sometimes sickness. Today we are looking at two more such passages. “I Left Trophimus

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Yoked With God

These words of Jesus recently came to mind again. This time I had a few fresh thoughts about being yoked with God. “My Yoke Is Easy And My Burden Is Light.” Matthew 11:25-30 (NIV) At that time Jesus said, “I praise

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Do You Get 100% Results Ministering Healing?

In part 1, part 2, and part 3 on the “new faith movement,” we looked at how today’s “faith movement” tends to differ with many past faith and healing movements. Some of the main points were that the “new faith

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Circumstances Can’t Change God’s Favor On You!

I recently read the last several chapters of Acts, which tell the story of Paul’s imprisonment and eventual journey to Rome. Do you know how sometimes we heard a Bible story so many times before, but then we read it

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Can A Christian Have A Demon?

Last week in Casting Out Afflicting Spirits I shared how I was surprised to learn how often sickness or pain is caused by an evil spirit attacking someone’s body. I mentioned that at that time, most of the people I was praying

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What Does “In Jesus’ Name” Mean?

Last week we talked about Jesus’ promises for those who ask in his name. We saw that asking in Jesus’ name must be more than just saying “in Jesus’ name” or pronouncing certain syllables. Today we are continuing by talking

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When It Doesn’t Work To Say “In Jesus’ Name”

Did you ever see a great manifestation of God’s power or authority in Christ, and then try to imitate what you saw but end up disappointed with the results? Or have you read scriptural promises and tried to act on them,

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Those Who Believe Will Do The Same Works And Greater!

I’ve been thinking about translating some of my books to Portuguese for awhile, and some people have asked for them. I was planning to do it eventually, but it wasn’t top priority. Translating is a lot of work. On Sunday

Protection Against Poisoning And Accidents

Scripture encourages us to pass on the stories of God’s work to future generations. Psalm 145:4 (NIV) One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts Psalm 102:18 (NIV) Let this be written for a future generation, that a people

God’s Address

Last week I shared what God spoke to me, “No Inferiority!” This word has been challenging me. It’s always good to be challenged to walk as Jesus does. A crazy guy has been roaming the streets of my neighborhood, threatening people

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