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Select the topic or date of your choice to view a detailed outline of the teachings. Each time you study the Word, you position yourself to receive divine direction from God. When you spend time researching the Scriptures, you acquire wisdom tor every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

The Word of God: The Final Authority

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we are expecting things from God, it is important to be aware of the covenant under which we are living. We can expect different things from each agreement, and we do not want to live in expectation of something that is not in the agreement. God wants to bless us abundantly, but a religious mindset will keep us struggling and wondering why we are not receiving from Him. The Law of Moses was only between God and the Jews, but the current covenant of grace is between God and Jesus; all believers—Jew and Gentile alike—are the beneficiaries. The old covenant was based on performance and God’s blessings were contingent on how well the people kept the law. The new covenant is based on faith; the only requirement to be blessed is to be born again and accept what Jesus has already done. This means that to see any manifestations from God, we no longer have to perform empty works, but simply use our faith consistently.

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How to Stand in Faith in a Dry Season

By Creflo Dollar

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When we go through dry spells in our lives in which we see no manifestations, we need to understand how faith gets us through those times. The issue is never about having more, bigger, or stronger faith, but about consistency in using it. We need to keep our faith out on the field, and continue to employ it until we see the results we want. The enemy wants us to faint spiritually during times of adversity, and he hopes we will abandon our faith and quit. We become spiritually dry when we stop trusting in God, but our trust has no correlation to our feelings. As believers, we do not live by feelings, but by faith. In between seed time and harvest time, constantly and consistently working our faith will bring us to the point where we can finally reap our harvest.

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Deeper Dimensions to Praying in the Spirit

By Creflo Dollar

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In our prayer lives, praying in the Holy Spirit takes us to a deeper spiritual level than praying in our own language ever could. Praying in tongues bypasses our intellectual understanding, and brings us to the point where we must rely on inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Many churches do not teach about tongues because they do not understand it, but this is where the deeper manifestations of God begin. When we pray in this manner, not only are we depending on the Spirit to give us utterance, but we are also building up our spirits, our souls, and our physical bodies. In the New Testament we see Jesus, Himself, praying in the Holy Spirit during His most difficult and painful times. Groaning in the Spirit is one of the most powerful things Christians can do when we feel the need to pray but we do not know the right words. If we want to change the world, we begin by praying with groanings too deep for words in order to receive power from the Holy Spirit to successfully do so.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

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We can accomplish great exploits if we know God, but to know Him, we must correctly interpret His Word. Many people today think they know God, but they have an incorrect interpretation of the Bible. If the Word of God is taught wrong, we will believe wrong, and wrong-believing leads to wrong-living. God deals with us through covenants; the major biblical covenants are the covenant of Abraham, the expired Law of Moses, and the current covenant of grace. All three covenants were sealed with blood, but unlike the first two agreements that were marked by animal blood, the covenant of grace involved the blood of Jesus, Himself. This third covenant also differs from the other two in that the only requirement to be forgiven of sin and in right-standing with God is to believe in His Son. The knowledge of this allows us to walk in the blessings God wants for us.

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Put Your Foot Down

By Taffi Dollar

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When we face uncertainty or unforeseen circumstances, we find the strength we need through God’s Word. We have been given authority over adversity, and we are not to allow situations to define us. We are not helpless, and it is important to see everything in our lives from God’s perspective. Regardless of the circumstances on the physical level, the enemy is still defeated and God is still good. Because of the finished works of Jesus, we won two thousand years ago. Although the devil is constantly plotting against us, God’s plan for us will prevail when we remember what the Word says. Once we put our foot down and decide to submit to God, Satan is forced to flee.

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The Two Covenants

By Creflo Dollar

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We are saved by grace through faith, but when many people hear this message they tend to get confused and think their performance is needed in order to avoid going to hell. The Law of Moses was extensive, and it contained not only the Ten Commandments but also more than six hundred laws the people were required to obey. God has since replaced the law with grace, and if we do not fully understand this change we can stumble on our Christian walk. Unlike the original laws that were written in stone by the finger of God, the laws we now have are written in our hearts, and we are now living epistles. Trying to mix the law with grace gives us zero results. When Paul received a revelation of Jesus, the Spirit of God began writing on Paul’s heart and directing him how to live. We receive the same type of revelation when we realize that real Christianity involves a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a life lived according to what His Spirit writes on our hearts.

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