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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!

Uncovering the Spirit of Mammon Part 2

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Mammon is a sneaky, hateful, evil spirit whose main goal is to steal, kill, and destroy. It readily attaches itself to money and does its best to get us to trust wealth more than God. It always contradicts the word of God, and attempts to persuade us to develop a wrong relationship with money. One of the most notable manifestations of the spirit of mammon was in the behavior of Judas, who betrayed Jesus for money. Entire nations have fallen under the influence of this spirit, which aims to seduce us with lies, use us, destroy our lives, and then leave us broken. As Christians, we must be careful not to allow ourselves to be lured away from the Spirit of God and fall under the rule of the spirit of mammon. Studying what the Bible says about money will open our eyes to the work of this spirit so we can recognize it for what it is.

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No Limits

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

There is no limit to what God can do in our lives, yet we can limit our lives by how we see ourselves. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel shrank back from claiming what God promised them because they saw themselves as inferior. Their thoughts and beliefs contradicted what God spoke about them through Caleb. This applies to us in that if we do not renew our minds to our identity in Christ, we limit ourselves. It is important that we do not view ourselves as ill-equipped, unable, inadequate, or insufficient. If we are to experience God in all his magnificence, we should see him as big as he is, and envision ourselves in the midst of his big plan. When we think this way, it allows God to accomplish the things he wants to do.

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Uncovering the Spirit of Mammon

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The demonic spirit of mammon is very pervasive and subtle, and it can be difficult to detect unless we remain vigilant against it. This spirit is attached to money, and it tries to persuade us to trust money more than God. Wealth and riches cannot buy healing, deliverance, grace, or any other blessings from God; trust is the currency of the kingdom. Whether or not we are trustworthy is demonstrated in how we handle money, which God considers the least important thing. We can choose to either let the spirit of mammon dictate what we do with money or allow the Spirit of God to always tell us how to manage it. If we fail to make a choice, by default the spirit of mammon will govern us in this area. Therefore, we must be careful what spirit influences us when it comes to the financial realm.

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Grace-based Giving—Twelve Things Paul Said About Giving

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

It is vital that we properly manage the financial resources with which we have been blessed, and not allow the act of giving to be an issue at all. The apostle Paul had plenty to say about grace-based giving, and what he preached is unlike the advice given by any of the world’s leading financial experts. Giving should be a reflex action for believers, because we want to—not because we feel compelled to. For grace-based giving to work in our lives, we must avoid the trap of giving too little and expecting too much. The issue here is actually not about money at all, but about how much we love and trust God. Some people are afraid to part with their money; but when we think about what Jesus has done in our lives and how he has delivered us from bad situations, giving becomes an automatic response. Opening our hands and letting the money flow freely will result in blessings for everyone involved.

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Headship

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

As Believers who all stand on equal ground, we cannot allow inferiority or negativity to creep into our thinking. We must not see ourselves as powerless, but instead clothed with the Spirit of might because of our union with God. The biblical concept of headship is something many do not understand, and countless marriages are affected by this lack of knowledge. God is no respecter of persons, and He shows grace equally to both men and women. Many husbands and wives do not understand the biblical concept of submitting one to another, and they mistakenly assume that it is only the woman’s responsibility to submit. The dictionary’s definition of “head” is someone who is a chief, a leader, or a boss, but these descriptions differ from the biblical definition of this word. When we study the Bible to renew our minds in this area, we learn that the head of the church is Christ, and He is the One Who connects us, nourishes us, and causes us to grow and reach our true potential in Him.

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The Gift

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There are traditional reasons to celebrate Christmas, and then there are the real reasons. There is nothing wrong with the trees, lights, gifts, and family traditions, but, if we are not careful, we can find ourselves not feeling “the Christmas spirit.” We who have been born again can sense this Spirit every day of our lives, because He lives inside us. We celebrate Christmas because, until Jesus came, we were all in bondage and destined for hell. The Law of Moses was given because of sin, but man could not keep it and was headed for eternal death. When God sent His Son in fleshly form to set us free, He presented to us the greatest gift of all.

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