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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 for every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

Salvation: The Package Deal

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we look at the entire salvation package Jesus made available to us through the cross, we see that the animal sacrifices made in the Old Testament were a foreshadowing of what He was to do, with an important difference. The blood of the animals was meant to cover up the people’s sins, but the blood of Jesus, who was the perfect sacrifice for all time, completely washes away our sins. The atoning blood of the animals in the Old Testament was different from the remitting blood of Jesus. God is the God of the here and now, not just the God of the afterlife. This means that salvation is available to us right now, not just after we die.

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Your Mighty Weapon of Warfare

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we are fighting spiritual battles, we should hold fast and never forget the lessons we learn from studying the Scriptures. One of the most important lessons is that we need the Holy Spirit in our lives, as well as the gift of praying in tongues that He gives us. This type of prayer allows us to talk to God about secret truths unknown to our minds, and it allows Him to make blessings in our lives come to pass. Another gift from Him is the power of our imagination to make whatever we visualize and pray about, a physical reality. Regardless of what others may think or say, when we combine the imagination God gave us with faith, there is no stopping the eventual manifestation of our dreams.

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How to Use Your Spiritual Authority

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As believers, we are clothed with tremendous power. Because of what Jesus did, we have the authority to walk on top of any situation that tries to destroy us. This means that we are authorized to walk on sickness, disease, or any other kind of evil that rises up against us. We have been given the right to command in life; therefore, we do not have to tolerate anything less than God’s best for us. His authority always remains constant and never wanes; if we do not see the results we want, it is because we are not walking in our authority. It is not enough to simply believe that Jesus, alone, can heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out devils; we must accept that we, too, have power to do the same. When we have faith in this, then we give all of heaven permission to intervene on our behalf.

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How to Cast Out Fear

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Fear is not from God. As Christians, we must learn how to completely cast it out. Most people make the mistake of thinking this emotion is natural; therefore, they do not resist it. Fear actually comes from external sources, and is something the devil sends against us. It is never okay to tolerate it. We must examine our motives behind everything we do, because it is important to operate in faith, not in fear. When we put our trust in Jesus and focus on God’s Word instead of everything going on around us, we conquer terror.

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The Requirements of Tithes and Offerings

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The old covenant, before the cross, was based on what the people had to do first before receiving a blessing—they had to obey, first, in order to be blessed. After the cross, the order was changed; now the focus is on what Jesus has already done. We are blessed because of our belief in His perfect obedience, not ours. These blessings even extend to our finances. Our obedience is not the same type of requirement as described in the Old Testament, but rather a response to Jesus and the fruits of the spirit. Giving generously, motivated by love and thankfulness, is one way we can respond to what He did. We no longer have to perform for God to bless us with financial stability; we simply receive it by faith.

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The Lens of the Finished Works of Christ

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we read the Bible, we need to use critical thinking and ask ourselves four basic questions: who is speaking; to whom is it spoken; what is the Scripture speaking about; and how are we to understand what we are reading in light of the finished works of Jesus? Following these guidelines will help us properly divide the Word. If we fail to do this, we open ourselves up to the danger of taking a single Scripture out of context and misinterpreting the Word’s true meaning. It is important not to read the Bible with an Old-Testament mindset; if we do, we will miss seeing grace in the context of what Christ did on the cross. What was true under the old covenant of law may no longer be true under grace. While self-effort was required under the law, Jesus freed us from that and replaced it with grace. Therefore, we do not have to beg God to bless us; we can now thank Him for the blessings He has already made available to us.

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