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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!

God’s System of Promotion

By Taffi Dollar

Summary

In the new covenant under which we live, God has prepared some wonderful things for us that are far better than we could ever imagine. He is well able to make unprecedented things happen in our lives. Because of what Jesus did, promotion is available to us and we again have access to what the enemy stole from Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Jesus brought restoration and supernatural progression. To be promoted is to be raised up, elevated, and exalted. God promotes because He is good; this was demonstrated when He promoted Joseph, Daniel, and the Samaritan woman at the well. When God gets involved in the process, we experience acceleration on every level that is beyond human comprehension.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith? (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Living by the works of the law instead of by faith negatively impacts our entire belief system. The mindset that says we must do something for God, first, to get Him to do something for us puts us in bondage. This is wrong-thinking, because it brings about shame and condemnation when we fail to do what we think is necessary to be blessed. Performance-based religion is sin. By contrast, when we are of faith, we believe that Jesus has finished everything necessary for us to be blessed; releasing our faith this way allows us to take possession of what has already been done. Believing the right thing, first, causes us to verbally confess the right thing, and act on our faith in Christ. This causes the same blessings that Abraham received to show up in our lives.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

God has made many promises to us, but unless we understand the difference between works of the law and works of faith, we will never be able to receive those promises. In light of the finished works of Jesus, it is useless to try to get God to do what He has already done. Religion has conditioned us to think according to Mosaic Law, which says that if we do good, we get good, and if we do bad, we get bad. However, if we want to be righteous in God’s sight, we must put self-effort to death. We get to heaven not by our own efforts, but by faith in Jesus and what He did on our behalf. Trying to keep the law always results in curses; abandoning our efforts to do this, and instead believing what has already been done, causes manifestations of God’s blessings. Steadfastly maintaining our faith during every situation, good or bad, brings the promises to pass.

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MENtality Conference (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In today’s environment, we can get mixed signals on how to be a man and how to demonstrate masculinity. Most men learn what they think it means to be a man from their families, but if the family unit is flawed, the man never learns his role as the source of nourishment for the woman. However, regardless of the family situation, we have the perfect example of manhood in Jesus Christ. Jesus consistently and constantly demonstrated sacrificial servanthood when He served others in love. In other words, He was willing to be a servant even when it cost Him much. There is a difference between being a man and simply being a male—a man uses Jesus, not the world, as a blueprint to identify who he is. In order for a man to be brave enough to stop hiding behind a false persona and show the world his true self, he must base his identity in Christ.

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Are You of the Works of the Law, or Are You of Faith?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we feel we constantly have to do something to get something from God, we must ask ourselves if we are living by the works of the law, or by faith. In the Old Testament, the Law of Moses focused on works, and demanded that the people do something, first, to get God to bless them. The mindset that results from this actually encourages faith in our own works instead of in the finished works of Jesus Christ. By contrast, living under the grace that came by Jesus requires belief in what He has done. This even extends to what we say; although our words carry great weight, what we declare will never be more powerful than what Jesus already did. This means that we no longer have to live based on what we do; we are now free to live based on what Jesus did, and our belief in that. We see results when we act on our faith in Him, without any interference from religious thinking.

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Morality vs. the Mosaic Law (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As we continue to compare and contrast Mosaic Law with God’s moral law, the importance of placing our trust in the correct thing comes into focus. Applying our faith toward the wrong thing gives us no results. If we have more faith in what we do than in what Jesus did, that faith will become void; the law requires our performance, and therefore cancels out faith. To see the manifestations of what God has promised us, we simply need to believe Him. The confusion over what to have faith in began in the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve ate from the wrong tree. The result was that they had faith in their own efforts to provide for themselves, instead of in God; this mindset still continues today. Knowing Jesus and His grace instead of the law and its constant demand for performance enables God to work on our behalf.

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