THE BIG AND SMALL OF IT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Remember who you are and who you are not. God made you for a specific purpose and He intends to guide you on your journey. Stay still and quiet in order to hear His voice to you. THE BIG AND SMALL OF IT There is no way God can be big in your...

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MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON REVISITED

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Word tells us those who refresh another will themselves be refreshed. What are you waiting for? Ask the Holy Spirit for eyes to see and faith to break through to your refreshing. Ahhh, the Lord is so good!!! MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON REVISITED...

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ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your heavenly Father loves the way you think about Him. While you may feel guilty for getting distracted or even falling short in your thought life, He is so proud every time your mind comes back to Him. Continue to repent. ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE...

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LOYAL SUBJECT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Often, what we want isn’t necessarily what we need. There are seasons when we experience lack, and seasons of abundance, times to sow, and times to reap. In all of these give praise and honor the Lord. Live large through the Holy Spirit. LOYAL...

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YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Don’t feel bad when you realize your mind has wandered from me. I rejoice each time you step back into my presence, where you were designed to be. You have the mind of Christ and I’m pleased every time you seek me! YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER...

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DESTINY FULFILLED

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Father God has noticed your pursuit. He is delighted in your trust. Upgrade is coming your way. Just smile and continue to chase His calling for your life. DESTINY FULFILLED Are you interested in your upgrade? I hope so because every upgrade...

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JESUS IS THE ROCK!!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD It’s time to hike up higher and see the view from God’s perspective. He is ready to show you His heart in the matter that you are seeking Him about, so rise up! JESUS IS THE ROCK According to 2 Samuel, we Christians possess a God-given ability...

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HOLD YOUR NOSE!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD When we have trouble seeing things in a way that brings His peace, perhaps it’s time to reframe the event that has us stifled. Invite the Lord to give you His eyes and heart: watch, pray and release His peace. HOLD YOUR NOSE! Your nose is truly...

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INCREASE VS. DECREASE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Our nature is to be applauded by man as we increase in all areas of our life. God applauds those who allow Him to increase in their life. God is ready to be the fullness in your life as you make room for Him. INCREASE VS. DECREASE What separates...

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HANG ‘EM HIGH!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You are blessed and highly favored of the Lord. Because you are blessed, be a blessing. Because you are favored, give favor to others. Give and it will be given to you. HANG ‘EM HIGH! I’m from a small town in Texas. From the age of six, I lived...

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GOODNESS ON TRIAL

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is proud of you for demonstrating His goodness in the land of the living. His kids are a reflection of Him, so continue to represent Him well. Answer evil with good so people will follow you to the Father. GOODNESS ON TRIAL America could use...

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PICKING A FIGHT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD In those places where the enemy fights you the hardest are your areas of your greatest upgrade. Let the enemy know, in no uncertain terms, that you will keep moving forward because Christ is with you and in you! PICKING A FIGHT In the movie...

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GOD WANTS YOUR TONGUE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Love isn’t what you think, it’s what you do. Do what Jesus did. GOD WANTS YOUR TONGUE Once you get God into your mouth, your head will naturally follow. Consequently, get God into your head and He will make the 12-inch drop into your heart and...

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VAIN IMAGINATIONS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You have the mind of Christ. As you cast down evil imaginations, you make your Father in heaven proud. He is filling your head and your heart with eternal things, so have ears to hear His voice and His voice only. VAIN IMAGINATIONS While it’s...

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CLIMB THE HIGHER ROCK

PROPHETIC WORD Direction by the Divine is always better then what man would define as divine. Be careful not to just hear God speak, but to listen to what He is actually saying. CLIMB THE HIGHER ROCK Despite being a flatlander, I love mountains and am amazed at how...

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LEADING THE FIGHT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Make freedom your cry and mercy your vengeance. The Lord calls you to be a bad motor scooter so continue to fight darkness with the light of truth. LEADING THE FIGHT On the holy ground what would be called Texas, a general with the righteous...

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REVENGE TO JUSTICE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD “Vengeance is mine,” says the Lord of Hosts. That means fantasies of revenge for past wrongs or hurts has no place in your thinking. Jesus wants to battle for you, bringing redemption into your wounds and leaving you with justice. REVENGE TO...

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HOW TO HANDLE YOUR HATERS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is ready to pour out blessings on you so that you may bless others. Don’t be concerned with what others think; bless them anyway. HOW TO HANDLE YOUR HATERS Have you got people who hate you, talk bad about you and want to see you fail? Are...

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GIVE GOD YOUR MOUTH

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God calls you Holy. Holy means "set apart." Let your words be holy by speaking His Word and bringing others to a good and just God who loves them. GIVE GOD YOUR MOUTH No doubt you have heard, read or know by heart this famous scripture: For the...

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THE WISDOM OF CLINTON

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God has a perfect plan for your life. Align yourself with His will and you will see your upgrade come in. Keep pressing in! THE WISDOM OF CLINTON In my opinion, one of the greatest contributors to theological study is a guy by the name of J....

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WHY ASK WHY?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is speaking to you in many different ways. He will give a confirming word to you by two or three witnesses. Incline your ear to hear what the Lord is saying. WHY ASK WHY? As a Christian, I find myself connected to the pain and grief of those...

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IN YOUR DREAMS!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Be intentional about getting quiet before the Lord. He is speaking to you even now if you will listen with your heart. IN YOUR DREAMS! For those of you who know me well, you know my head is always jumping from one thought to another. I have a...

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THE BEST OF INTENTIONS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is inviting you into a new place of intentionality. Where before, things were chaotic, now you will walk in a newness of intentionally fighting the right battles! THE BEST OF INTENTIONS Overcomers finish strong, and you, my friend, are an...

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TIME TRAVELER’S LOOK AT THE CROSS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Today is the day to serve the Lord out of your overflow. You are blessed to be a blessing. Find your area of fruitfulness, or overflow, and make a point to sow into other’s lives. God will bless you more and more in return! TIME TRAVELER’S LOOK...

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LET’S GET SMALL!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is ready to speak to you as you seek Him. Look for His voice in the everyday things around you. Listen for Him to speak to your heart in His still, small voice. LET’S GET SMALL Americans spend millions trying to get smaller on crash diets,...

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PREPARED FOR YOUR LAST CHAPTER?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Keep your momentum moving forward! You will scale mountains like it’s a valley and kill giants that are in your way as you run with full force toward your destiny! PREPARED FOR YOUR LAST CHAPTER? The Bible calls you a Living Epistle (2...

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORDS God is ready and waiting to answer you. As He reveals Himself to you He will confirm His word by two or three witnesses. Stay alert! THE RIGHT QUESTIONS “Why” is never a good question to ask God. When you ask why, it is connected to your pain...

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BATTLE MOUTH

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORDS The battlefield is in the mind, but the victory comes through your mouth! Speak life and see what the Lord will do! BATTLE MOUTH One of the most important strategies God gives us for overcoming anything – even our own minds – is learning the...

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DON’T BE A SAMSON!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Determine to focus on Jesus and His destiny for your life. Make it your purpose to finish well. The Lord has equipped you with everything you need to finish well. DON’T BE A SAMSON! Samson was an amazing human being. Anointed by God as a warrior...

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RETURN OF THE CLASSIC!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Eternal life is to know God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and that time is now. Don’t wait to walk in eternal life when you die. Instead, press in and hear God speaking to you right here, right now. That’s real life, eternal life! RETURN OF THE...

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THE NEED TO KNOW

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God’s promises are “yes” and “amen.” He is your hiding place and an ever present help in time of need. Stay under the shadow of His wing where the enemy has no ability to see. THE NEED TO KNOW Biblical truth: Covenant is the only thing that...

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DON’T BE A CASUALTY OF WAR!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD It’s time to be intentional in your Kingdom walk. Build yourself up in the Lord and be doggedly determined to take territory for the Kingdom of God every day! DON’T BE A CASUALTY OF WAR! America has seen its share of war casualties: 25,000 in...

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LIVING A RESCUED LIFE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Do you remember where God has rescued you in the past? Use it as a testimony to tell others of the goodness of God and see how he breaks through in their life! Your testimony is part of what makes you an overcomer! LIVING A RESCUED LIFE A few...

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IT’S MY TURF!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD As a believer, you have the mind of Christ. Don’t lose it over jealousy or discord. The best way to fight the enemy is with love. IT’S MY TURF! Because of our inability to submit to a kingdom mentality, we tend to regard the church next door as...

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CLEAR DEFINITION

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God wants you to know your identity and purpose in Him. Posture yourself to seek and receive from Him and your territory will have no bounds! CLEAR DEFINITION Have you ever mapped out the things you are determined to highly value? If not, let me...

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HOLY HACKED OFF!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God has given you permission to have a holy hatred of evil. When evil arises, it is time for you to speak out! HOLY HACKED OFF! There’s a stigma among cultural Christianity that the Brewer heartily maintains if false. It is the doctrine of...

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Today is a great day to renew your covenant with God. Remind Him why you chose Him in the first place—because it’s all for His glory! TO THE GLORY OF GOD! In the 19th century, there was a renown symphonic composer named Anton Bruckner. Bruckner...

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YOUR BIG FINISH INTO FORWARD

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Those who come after you are looking for an inheritance. Leave them one with eternal influence. They are watching you, and they see your strength, your faith, and your right standing with God. Pass that heritage on to them. God will increase...

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The war for freedom has been won! Our ongoing battles with the bully of darkness is to remind us of this victory and our need to uphold God’s glory. When that molester of souls comes around, remind him that he’s not only defeated, but you’ve got...

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NEED A SOUL INVASION?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord is ready to do amazing things in your thought life today. Receive His peace that surpasses understanding and the battles in your mind will flee! NEED A SOUL INVASION? The greatest of all commandments was made clear on a bright sunny day...

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A HERO’S WELCOME

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God has a place in His Kingdom for everyone. Take the plunge and invite someone from your sphere of influence into His Kingdom. Step into the hero of faith that you are! A HERO’S WELCOME Some of my favorite memories are of seeing my family after...

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PROPHETIC PARTNERSHIP

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD If you stumble, get back up and begin moving forward again. Those who fail only do so because they choose not to get back up and fight. You are being strengthened in your inner man because Christ is in you and He will never leave you. PROPHETIC...

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Change your walk to start taking small steps to help someone else. Even the smallest gestures makes an impact on others. Showing others whose you are by your love, is walking like Jesus would walk. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? Because of our rugged...

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YOU’RE NOT GOING THAT WAY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You have a purpose and destiny for your life. It’s time to start dreaming big, God kind of dreams! Your past will only hold you back. Move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit! YOU’RE NOT GOING THAT WAY! It’s the nature of the unredeemed mind...

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A LAND WITHOUT A KING

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD A kingdom is the king’s domain. Is God the King of your domain? God loves your cooperation when you give to Him what is already His. A LAND WITHOUT A KING It’s hard for Americans to have a kingdom mentality simply because we’ve never had a king....

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WHY AM I THUS?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God’s Word does not return void, but it accomplishes what He intends for it to accomplish. God’s Word bears fruit. Speak the Word of God over yourself and your family and see the fruit begin to grow! WHY AM I THUS? The Bible tells us of Rebecca,...

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THE GREAT KINGDOM OF TEJAS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD When hit by the winds of life we have an encounter through our emotions. When we see or hear the wind moving through the trees we have an external encounter with the unseen. Be the unseen Jesus that causes internal encounters others don’t see...

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MENTAL CASE

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD God will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust that God’s got your back no matter how things look in the natural. It’s who He is! MENTAL CASE Living with a covenant mentality is living with a Jesus mentality. It will keep you close to God so...

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TO THE CRAZY ONES, REBELS AND MISFITS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD When you feel like you don’t fit in, remember this is not your home. You are just an ambassador traveling through. Represent Jesus well, but be yourself and give glory to God! TO THE CRAZY ONES, REBELS AND MISFITS I love the troublemakers, the...

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LIVING A KINGDOM MENTALITY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Be a lifesaver today. Find someone who is drowning and give them a hand. What better way to show the love of Jesus? LIVING A KINGDOM MENTALITY The church of Jesus Christ should be kingdom oriented, not a personal empire. Do not ask me to...

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FOLLOW PAUL

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You are an overcomer. You will not fall out or lose focus because you know the ending: we win! Continue to be a person of destiny by testifying to a good God. FOLLOW PAUL If there is anyone in the Bible who could have twisted off and not...

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A TRIP TO SMALLVILLE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You have already made a bigger impact than you know. Be still and know that He is God. He will use you for big things if you stay humble and give Him the glory. A TRIP TO SMALLVILLE It was prophetic that the place I was camping was balled Big...

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MURPHY’S LAW

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD If you want the devil to leave you alone, you have two choices, and you have to do both of them; submit to God and resist the devil. In that order. There is no commission to the mission without submission. Submission is where we get our strength...

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DOGGED DETERMINATION

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your Father God calls you a warrior. Fight for the heart of your King. You are already bringing Him glory. Battle on! DOGGED DETERMINATION The Apostle Paul knew his finish was good before he died. He even wrote that he “fought the good fight,...

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A KINGDOM MENTALITY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God wants His Kingdom to come into your earth like it is in Heaven. You have a heavenly mandate. Be determined to stay the course. You are an important part of the tapestry of God. A KINGDOM MENTALITY Whether you know it or not, there is a...

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THERE ARE NO VICTORIES AT BARGAIN PRICES

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD To compare is to covet. You do not need to covet where Father God is concerned. Know this: you have all His attention, all His love, all His favor and all of His Holy Spirit because they are endless. You don’t have to share Jesus! THERE ARE NO...

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REFLECTIONS OF A LEMONHEAD

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The power of His presence can only be experienced in the present. Your most powerful moments are yet to come; keep His presence as your plumb line. REFLECTIONS OF A LEMONHEAD Evan Dando is the most famous music/movie star you have never heard...

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BOUGHT WITH A PRICE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is waking you up to your dreams so you can walk in the purpose that He has for you. While that purpose may not be completely clear, continue to glorify God in the way you act. Upgrade will come before you know it. BOUGHT WITH A PRICE Do you...

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INDESCRIBABLY JESUS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord has a good path for you to follow. Seek Him and you will find Him. He is speaking to you in ways you never could have imagined. Open your heart to hear Him, then follow His ways. INDESCRIBABLY JESUS Do you want to discover a part of...

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DRAGON SLAYER

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God has promised you peace for today. To borrow trouble from tomorrow would be a big mistake. Live in this moment with Him and enjoy His presence as He enjoys yours! DRAGON SLAYER So much of the strife in our very limited brain space is over...

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YOUR KIDS AND YOUR COVENANT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God tells us in Isaiah 59:21 that His covenant is with you and your children. It also says His words will never leave your children’s mouths. His words will ever be on your lips, the lips of your children and your children’s children! You can...

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REFUSE TO LIVE LIKE A REFUGEE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Welcome to the perfectly flawed world created for your entertainment and endurance training. Your “over” is “coming” right around the bend of life as you know it. Focus only on those things above your circumstances and rise to your reward....

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MASTER MIND

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Today is a good day to think about what you’re thinking about. God has good thoughts and plans toward you, it’s time you do the same! MASTER MIND Let me give you some spiritual beef jerky when it comes to your thinking. Having a Godly worldview...

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THE MIND OF CHRIST

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Willingness to work out your salvation is more than showing up and suiting up. You must take action beyond the physical. Agreeing with and aligning yourself with the Word is an ongoing action that coincides with God’s truth – not yours. THE MIND...

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WARRIOR KINGS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD As the Lord has set His angels to watch over us, He has set us to join with His angels! Let freedom be our cry and mercy be our vengeance. War on for His glory! WARRIOR KINGS I’m not a fan of the Spartans. They were merciless, racist, pagans who...

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MAKING TRACKS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Today is a day for pursuit. Go after those things you’ve been putting off. You have a green light until God says, “Stop!” MAKING TRACKS In the arena of Promised Land living, you never see what God has given you until you are willing to walk in...

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AN ANCIENT WONDER

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Consistent, continuous interaction with the Father through His Son in the Spirit is what makes the difference between being connected or becoming distracted. He loves you. Don’t get all formal and religious. However, don’t be so casual that you...

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PROMISE KEEPERS NEEDED!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Trust in the Lord and in His Word. Imitate God by keeping your word even when it hurts. In this you will show others you have the integrity of the Lord. PROMISE KEEPERS NEEDED! Did you know God does not respond to you based on sickness, pain,...

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THE CHIEF ARCHITECT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Jesus said, “my peace I leave with you,” and He wasn’t kidding! He has given you access to His “peace that passes all understanding.” (Philippians 4:6-7) Don’t be anxious! Pray with thanksgiving. Meditate on His goodness and be filled with...

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ALMOST HOME

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your position in Christ is rock solid. Your home in heaven has been prepared for you. You are His beloved child and no power of hell or earth can snatch you out of His sure grip. ALMOST HOME About 100 years ago, there was a missionary named...

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COVENANT MENTALITY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD As you’ve been created in His image to be a bearer of His Glory, your are also co-heir with Christ for the continuation of His great works. Remember this: He’s already done it for you! Rejoice! COVENANT MENTALITY It used to be when somebody...

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A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD This is the time to step into the harvest and build God’s Kingdom. Your times are in God’s hands, so do what you can for the Kingdom because God is moving in this day and time! A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER There’s something neat that happens in my...

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THE CANCER OF SPIRITUAL ENVY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your Father in heaven has given you good gifts, including a personal Kingdom identity. Go after it! Your gifts are just right for you and the only ones that will get you to your destiny! THE CANCER OF SPIRITUAL ENVY Unfortunately, the mentality...

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GOD’S GREAT BIG FAMILY VALUES

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your heavenly Father wants you to know that you belong at His table. He keeps no record of your wrongs so pull up a chair! You are welcome to His amazing provision and presence today! GOD’S GREAT BIG FAMILY VALUES When you become part of this...

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A WILD RIDE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Your Father says you have the mind of Christ. No weapon formed against you shall prosper if you purpose to think about what is true, noble, praiseworthy and of good report. A WILD RIDE Thoughts progress. They really do! Your thoughts are taking...

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THE BOURNE LEGACY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD While your journey with Jesus is personal, it’s also very public. He made you to share His love and His Word with others. He calls you a “living epistle” or story. Testify to Him! THE BOURNE LEGACY You were born not just to make it, but to make...

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STOP THE MADNESS!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD New beginnings are yours with the breaking off of old “engagements.” Feelings and fears that rob you of your peace are merely perversions of God’s truth. Turn it around and discover the profound impact of truth. STOP THE MADNESS! There has to be...

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LIFE IS SHORT. LIVE IT WELL.

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD What will your legacy say about your life? What is your testimony? The Lord is rooting for you to finish well! Take a stand for what matters in life. The Lord is always with you! LIFE IS SHORT. LIVE IT WELL! I wonder if I could stand at your...

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VALUES FOR FORWARD LIVING FOLKS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God calls you Holy. You were created to be set apart for His purposes. Don’t listen to the voices saying you are less. You are a child of the One True God. VALUES FOR FORWARD LIVING FOLKS When you’re a child of God, you must learn to value what...

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DOUBTING THOMAS?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Stop straining for acceptance and worrying about how things look. The Word simply instructs you to ask, seek and knock to find the open door to fulfill your needs. Asking means that we will get an answer. Knocking requires action, as well as...

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WARRIORS WORTH REMEMBERING

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Thank a hero today who served in the Armed Forces. Remember, your freedom wasn’t free. What better way to be like Jesus than to set people free. WARRIORS WORTH REMEMBERING The childhood years of my friend Seth Ricketts were filled with G.I. Joe...

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THE TASTE OF WATER INTO WINE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is ready to manifest Himself to you in a new way. See just how good He is, then share His goodness with those around you. It brings Him glory when you share His goodness. THE TASTE OF WATER INTO WINE Call me crazy, but I think that wine is a...

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MOVING PICTURES

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD What are you waiting for? You’ve been given the keys to the kingdom! Don’t let your past experience dictate your faith. Faith is meant to dictate your experience! Declare God’s truth over your life in such a way that it’s no longer knowledge,...

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THE LEGACY OF SAN JACINTO

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord has given you a strategy for your life. It’s your job to walk it out and fight for what He’s given to you. Don’t let the enemy take ground. Fight from the victory that Christ died to give you! THE LEGACY OF SAN JACINTO Some battles are...

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RENT TO OWN

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God’s grace is sufficient for you. Out with the old and in with the new. God is giving you a fresh start – all you have to do is give Him all the glory. RENT TO OWN Nearly 30 years ago, I worked for a rent to own company. One of my major...

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BRAIN FREEZE!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD It’s time to let go of offenses and offer up forgiveness. What negative situation keeps coming back to your mind? Let it go and let God deliver you from the offense. You will see freedom when you stop talking about it and start meditating on...

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WHAT IF?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Look to the question for the answer. God is turning your mind upside down to give you a fresh perspective. Find Him in the places you never would have expected! WHAT IF? What if you didn’t need a disaster to run to the presence of God? What if,...

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ISABELLA AND THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD There is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Stop letting the enemy tell you who you are not, and learn your identity in Christ! He says you are more than a conqueror if you love Him. Walk in the righteousness that Christ died for you...

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A BEAUTIFUL MIND

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD You have the mind of Christ, which means you are in control of what you think about. It’s time to make a point to consider what you are thinking about. Compare it to God’s Word and throw out anything that doesn’t align. God is with you! A...

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HOW DID WE GET HERE?

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD Don’t let the enemy’s distractions cause you to lose your way. Displace the enemy by expanding the Kingdom and show Him you are focused like an arrow hitting the mark! HOW DID WE GET HERE? It’s very embarrassing for a guy like me to get lost. I...

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TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES…

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Allow the Lord to clean up and bind the emotional wounds that have held you captive. The pain will diminish until it is gone if you give it to the Lord. Let go of bitterness. You will find yourself in a place of restoration! TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES...

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HOTTIE ALERT!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is redeeming your thought life in the places where you saw things that were not of God. He will reveal to you where He was in that moment. Places of shame, be gone in Jesus’ name! HOTTIE ALERT! There is no way a healthy male cannot be aware...

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STRANGER DANGER!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Stand up and fight for what is right and good in God’s eyes. Treat others with respect and they will respect you. Walk in the fruit of the Spirit and you can do no wrong! STRANGER DANGER The Lord has a holy hatred for the portrayal of His glory...

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SURVIVOR VS. OVERCOMER

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord has cleaned and bound up your wounds. They have become scars. Your scars show you don’t let the offense of the wounds of your heart take over. You have overcome them. The Lord is so proud of you! SURVIVOR VS. OVERCOMER There is a great...

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HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, PAYBACK DOESN’T WORK

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Mercy triumphs over judgment! God’s triumphant justice is available for your life and the lives of others. Judge not, that ye be not judged Matthew 7:1. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, PAYBACK DOESN’T WORK If you ever have reason to drive west of Utley,...

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YOUR OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord wants to bless your family for generations to come. Your walk is paving the way for your family. Stay on the Lord’s path, continually renew your covenant with Him, and remain faithful of the things unseen, for they are eternal. YOUR...

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DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Work with the Holy Spirit and position yourself where He wants you. It’s time to be aligned with God and the plans and purposes He has for your life! DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED Some people have a knack for direction. Others are just naturally as...

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LACE UP YOUR NIKES!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Jesus is calling you to battle your past. Put your history to rest and go after your destiny. He is calling you to better and higher things. Go after them! LACE UP YOUR NIKES! What is an overcomer? The Greek word “nikao” gives some insight. It...

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GOD FORSAKEN

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is taking you to a new level in your thought life. Be free from the bondage that keeps you tied to wrong thought patterns. Trust God for your deliverance! GOD FORSAKEN Do you realize that one of the ways people forsake God is mentally? Let...

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LOVE GOOD, HATE EVIL

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Look for Heaven on Earth. Ask for Heaven to come to Earth, and be Heaven on Earth. When you show love to others, you show them what your Heavenly Father is like and that brings Him glory. LOVE GOOD AND HATE EVIL As people who are supposed to...

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RUN TO HIM!

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is speaking courage into you. To move into your Promised Land you will have giants who try to keep you from advancing. No matter how loud it roars, know God is bigger. Trust in God’s promises as you advance into the place He has for you. RUN...

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MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is a covenant keeper and He wants you to be the same. Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ When you make a covenant, keep it even if what’s required is some pain. Be a person of integrity just like God and you will be blessed...

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A FATHER’S LOVE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is always looking for ways to show you just how much He loves you through the circumstances of your life — good and bad. He doesn’t cause the bad. but He sure will speak to you through it. Put on your listening ears. Hear what He has to say...

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BAD CREDIT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God wants the glory, but He wants to give you the credit. It’s His way of showing off your family resemblance. You are the apple of your heavenly Father’s eye and He loves it when you look and act like Him. BAD CREDIT In the summer of 2000, our...

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THE HOBBIT OF EVIL

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is telling Americans and Christians to wake up and seek His face – pray for guidance, wisdom and humility to serve for our elected leaders. We must acknowledge God in all our ways and He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:6). For evil to...

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FULL DISCLOSURE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God washes your mind with the water of His Word. Pour yourself into it and He will pour Himself into you. Find freedom from wrong thinking as you soak in His Word. FULL DISCLOSURE God knows our thoughts. Every single one of them, good and bad....

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WAY OF THE WARRIOR

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is doing a new work in your walk with peace. Position yourself as a warrior who walks in peace and takes the Kingdom of God into all areas of your life. THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR For my dad’s 66th birthday, I took him on a 500 mile tour of...

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PROMISES FROM THE WILDERNESS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is looking for you to press into your dreams and move into your Promised Land instead of going around the mountain one more time. Keep your eyes on Him and He will direct your path. PROMISES FROM THE WILDERNESS While nobody likes being in...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Take time to open Jesus’ gift of peace that surpasses understanding. Peace brings a refreshing rest to your soul. What soul couldn’t use the rest that Jesus provides? FOOD FOR THOUGHT Jesus-driven thinking helps and heals. This is what the Bible...

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PREPARE FOR DROUGHT

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Prepare yourself for a new day. Leaving the mistakes and disappointments behind, bringing your all to the feet of Jesus. With your heart full of repentance, you will be able to receive the latter rains in your life. PREPARE FOR DROUGHT God hates...

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WHO IS THE GREATEST?

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Displace the lies of the enemy with God’s truth and advance the Kingdom in your own thought life! God knows who you are in Christ. Do you? WHO IS THE GREATEST? When it comes to boxing, most would...

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THE MINEFIELD OF THE MIND

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Thoughts are like streetcars, buses, and cabs; there is always one around the corner. Resist the vehicle that wants to take you where you do not want to go. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. He doesn't have a driver’s license anyway!...

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A PRAYER FOR PROBLEMS AND PROMISES

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord wants a personal relationship with you. He wants to go deeper than you have ever gone before. God has called you to this place with Him and He is waiting for you to press into Him. A PRAYER FOR PROBLEMS AND PROMISES Today, I want to do...

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HERE COMES THE JUDGE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Crush the lies the enemy throws at you by praising God and worshipping Jesus. When you replace wrong thoughts with praise and worship you will always overcome! HERE COMES THE JUDGE! This is what’s real: you have the God-given ability to arrest...

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CONSISTENTLY FAVORED

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The favor you have in your life will not be a “start and stop” action. Your continual movement will result in a higher level of blessing and create new opportunities to be God's servant. God is pleased with your commitment. CONSISTENTLY FAVORED...

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TAKE THIS CUP

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Put your trust in the Lord and He will use you, not only to improve your life, but to improve the lives of others. Have an open heart. Allow the Lord to work through you and let the Lord be magnified. TAKE THIS CUP When things don’t go as we...

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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED, REVISITED

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Overcome past hurts by asking Jesus to redeem your past. Jesus has already brought victory into your life by His blood, so apply it to the wounds of your past and see Him work in new ways in your life! THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED, REVISITED On Oct....

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THE FACE WITH THE NAME

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord will set up a way for you to present Jesus to people in a way they never expected. Be prepared to show His goodness. THE FACE WITH THE NAME It’s not enough to just teach Jesus. You and I need to teach the goodness of Jesus through...

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EQUIPPING FOR THE JOURNEY TO UPGRADE

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD God is preparing you to take the next step toward your upgrade. As He reveals it, don’t let the enemy keep you stuck. Be bold and courageous in your plans. You have the mind of Christ! EQUIPPING FOR THE JOURNEY TO UPGRADE When we think of the...

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SPECIAL ORDERS DON’T UPSET US

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Choose to start each day on the Lord’s side – with a heart full of praise. Praise will always bring God into your current situation. It always brings His light no matter how dark, frustrating, or chaotic things appear to be. The Lord wants to be...

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CONTENDERS VS. PRETENDERS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Jesus died because He loves you and He arose because He loves you! Your faith will be boosted into action when you remember this. God's love through you will dissolve evil. CONTENDERS VS. PRETENDERS When we know Jesus and seek to be just like...

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‘MY KIDS WILL NEVER GET SAVED!’

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Pray for your children not as the world views them, but as the Lord views them. The Lord has plans for all of His children that are beyond measure. Start praying for your children’s destiny to manifest. Give thanks and praise for it, and watch...

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SEEK GREATNESS

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Passivity kills passion and purpose. Find your passion and purpose, then kill passivity! God has a great calling on your life. Now is the time God is awakening dreams that have laid dormant for years. Go after them! SEEK GREATNESS There are some...

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HOW TO CELEBRATE EASTER WHEN YOU’RE LIVING GOOD FRIDAY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Recognizing, as a Christian, that everything has a beginning and an end, God will give you the durability and patience to continue your steps completing your journey through several seasons. HOW TO CELEBRATE EASTER WHEN YOU’RE LIVING GOOD FRIDAY...

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OF GOODNESS AND GRAVITY

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Lift up your hands to Heaven and worship Him in the midst of your journey. Speak of His goodness and wonders manifested through your life. Become a witness for others to do the same, and the Lord of heaven will bless you while you become a...

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A TALE OF TWO ENEMIES

TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD Holding a grudge is the poison you drink every day hoping it will make your enemy sick. Jesus says put the poison down! Forgive your enemies and do good to those who spitefully accuse you. Forgive as Christ forgave you and let the healing begin!...

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WINNING THE WAR BETWEEN YOUR EARS

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD "Stinkin’ thinkin’" is a problem for all people. Be prepared to fight this with positive declarations, and know that God is the author of them. God loves you and your thoughts toward Him. WINNING THE WAR BETWEEN YOUR EARS There should be a lot...

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SNOWY DAY BATTLES

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD God is giving you a legacy to be proud of. Keep following Him and you will go far! Places that are uncomfortable will, in the end, bring you great comfort. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings, but trust God to increase you at just the...

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A VALUE FOR LIVING

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD God is working out areas of shame and failure for your good. He has made you more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who loves you! A VALUE FOR LIVING Do you want a closer walk with God and a clear path to your Kingdom purpose? Know this:...

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MARKED FOR LIFE

PROPHETIC WORD God has placed you here for a reason. He has marked His identity on your heart and the hearts of your children as well. No matter how far you or your child may be from the Lord, He is tugging at your heart strings to live the life He has planned for...

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HOLD ON TIGHT!

PROPHETIC WORD Today is the day to persevere in goodness toward others, even if they speak against you. Knowing who you are in Christ will help you to rise above the fray. HOLD ON TIGHT! With mobs rising and good being mistaken as evil, you had better hold on tight to...

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THE BELT OF TRUTH

PROPHETIC WORD Immerse yourself in the truth of God’s Word. Proclaim and declare the Lord’s goodness over yourself and your house. You are a warrior! THE BELT OF TRUTH I love to read about the Full Armor of God in Ephesians chapter 6. As a true Texan and warrior for...

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THE LIE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

PROPHETIC WORD Allow the precious Holy Spirit to guide you and give you the boldness to draw the line. Speak the truth that will bring glory to God. THE LIE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS The Lord has a holy hatred for the portrayal of His glory as something shameful....

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PARKED IN THE RIGHT SPOT

PROPHETIC WORD Align yourself to the assignment God has called you to, then step into the process that will move your destiny. When you accept who God has made you to be, your positive outcome will accelerate. PARKED IN THE RIGHT SPOT Dec. 1, 1955 could have been a...

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MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

PROPHETIC WORD The Lord sees your diligence in pursuing Him. Things that try to stand in the way of your pursuit are temporary and will pass. Be flexible. Focus on Him and His eternal love for you to overcome anything thrown your way. MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY Some years...

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MENTAL TURF WARS

PROPHETIC WORD The helmet of salvation – what an awesome mighty tool! Never take it off. Wear it always to protect your thoughts from attacks of the enemy. MENTAL TURF WARS There is a glass case at Ft. Stewart where artifacts from Desert Storm are on display. One of...

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MAPPED OUT MOMENTUM

PROPHETIC WORD Follow Jesus with all your heart, mind and soul. He who is faithful will accomplish His Word and promises to you. Dare to see and hear His instructions. If you do, you won’t be disappointed! MAPPED OUT MOMENTUM Remember that when you are pursuing God...

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SAVOR GOD’S GOODNESS

PROPHETIC WORD This year is the year of impossibilities. Taste and see how God will deliver you from the adversity that has been haunting you for so long. The Lord and His goodness are setting you free. Congratulations, God is smiling at you. SAVOR GOD’S GOODNESS Like...

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THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THINGS

TODAY'S PROPHETIC WORD The Lord is always there to pick you up when things don’t go as planned and you need a hand. He sees your value even in the middle of your mess. His goodness, grace and mercy allows you to learn from your messes and become more mature in your...

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STEP TOWARD YOUR DESTINY

On July 16, 1969 at 13:32 EDT, a three man crew soared with wings of eagles past the earth’s atmosphere to the moon. Prophetically, the lunar module was named Eagle. When I think of what those guys endured to break through the earth’s gravity, it blows my mind!

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STEELING THE MIND

Are you ready for a demonic attack on your thought life? Many of us think we are, when in reality, the devil has a head start.

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OPEN THE DOOR

If you need a miracle of provision in your life, let me encourage you: Jesus still shows up on doorsteps. He still makes house calls. He goes door-to-door to this day asking to be let in.

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THE GOOD GUYS

Persecution is coming in America against those of us who follow good and demonstrate God’s goodness.

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BREAD OR BATTLE?

We all spend time in the wilderness of life, learning to trust and follow God for our daily bread. In the wilderness, the miracle is that you are fed manna from heaven and water from rocks. Provision is the only issue you deal with.

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MIND GAMES

One of the signs of a mature church and a mature Christian is that they make themselves ready for battle. They are prepared for Satan’s attacks on their thought life. Are you?

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GET PACKING!

In the early 1990s, I was preparing to leave on a mission trip to New Orleans. My wife dropped me off at the house of Pastor James “I feel God” Brown, a friend. When he came to the door, he hugged me and invited me in saying, “Please excuse our mess. My wife’s done lost her mind.”

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DROP THE MIC!

As things spin more and more out of control on this earth, know that this is why: what is celebrated in Heaven is not celebrated on earth because the King of Heaven is not celebrated on this earth.

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ARE YOU THE MIRACLE?

Are you the miracle someone else has been praying for? God has made me a walking miracle and you can be too.

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SHAKE THE GATES OF HELL

Since my first life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, I remain a non-apologetic drop-dead, sold-out Jesus Freak. Yes, I’m the Christian the devil warned you about. I am unafraid to admit I want to use whatever influence I have to direct people into looking for Jesus.

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GIVING GOOD GIFTS

If you want to develop selfless kingdom skill sets and gifts of goodness, you must be prepared. It’s going to hurt.

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LOCKED AND LOADED?

If you are not prepared to win the battle for your mind, the devil will devour you. What should you do?

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING

When you’re a drop-dead sold-out Jesus freak, opportunities you never dream of come your way. Some are amazingly orchestrated and leave you knowing God is good.

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PREPARE FOR KINGDOM COME

Prophecy and the headlines are pointing the way to the final days. Don’t fear! The sky is not falling. The Kingdom is coming! However, you do need to be prepared as the days are not only short, they are evil.

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TAKE THAT STEP!

In the arena of Promised Land living, you never see what God has given you until you are willing to walk in it first. In other words, you have to be able to walk in it before you get it.

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DARE TO DREAM

One of the most misunderstood ideas in American culture today is the “American Dream.”

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ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

Could you use more peace and an effective witness through learning to roll with the punches? The next time all hell breaks loose and your well-planned day, event, mission trip, Sunday School lesson or your outreach doesn’t go the way you planned, don’t throw a fit and quit!

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GOD BLESSES PURSUIT

We all have to live and learn the wilderness lesson over and over again in different stages of life. However, let me tell you this: the Promised Land is different from the wilderness, where you follow God and survive by learning to trust Him.

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WHO LOVES YOU?

Have you been rejected by someone who should love you but doesn’t? The next time you fall for Satan’s line that “nobody loves me” or you start to focus on the one or two people who refuse to care about you, think of Leah.

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

I’m not scared of a whole lot of things. Let’s see, I’m scared of heights, really loud noises, women with guns – you know, things that are logical. But the thought of being somewhere without access to food truly terrifies me.

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THRIVE VS. SURVIVE

Goodness is a catalyst for incredible miracles, transformations and moves of God. Why? Because it always has selflessness attached to it. And what does selflessness have attached to it?

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THE DESTRUCTION OF DRAMA

In 2015, the pop culture world was rocked by the man formerly known as Bruce Jenner and his sexy pose on the front cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

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YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS

Can I tell you, without making you mad, that angels are not chubby white babies with wings and harps? Here’s another shocker: when good people die, they do not – I repeat, do not – become angels spreading joy and happiness throughout heaven.

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LOSING YOUR MIND?

DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT? Ever found yourself throwing a fit or losing it when things you planned are not as successful as you had hoped? I have, and like me, you need to let the Word of God deal with you concerning how you deal with life’s disappointments.

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WHY AM I SO BLESSED?

Let me blow your mind a little this morning with a revelation I’m sure you’ve never been told: It takes hard work and commitment to be blessed.

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GETTING STILL AND SMALL PART 2

Are you ready for the rest of the miracle behind bars where God’s perfect timing will blow you away? Well, the next day, I’m 250 miles west of the Michael Unit where a stone cold criminal had told me his story of redemption.

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GETTING STILL AND SMALL

Way back in the piney woods of East Texas lie some of the state’s most notorious prisons. Many of them have the reputation of being what inmates call “Gladiator Farms.” The Michael Unit is one of those prisons.

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THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE

As people who are supposed to reflect the face of God, we are to love what is good. We are to do good and celebrate anything that is selfless, kind or uplifting.

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WAITING FOR GOD’S WILL?

It is a twisted thinking that if something is “God’s will, it will happen.” While this thinking is true, God’s will for your life, your family, ministry, health and financial success – doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

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THE CURE FOR LONELINESS

Do you really know how much you are loved by the only one who really matters? His name is Jesus Christ and the Bible says in Zechariah 2:8 that whoever touches you, “touches the apple of His eye.”  READ MORE…

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO JEHOVAH SNEAKY

There’s no way I would ever have signed up to be a pastor. I was going to be a professional musician, tour the world, have lots of fans and live big. God knew my plan, and He knew it was going to take a bit of bait and switch to get me with His program.

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GOD’S WILL VS. FATE

We’ve all heard people say “If it’s God’s will, it will happen.” While there is truth to this statement, many of us have been fed these words along with a big fat lie that we’ve swallowed whole.

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WHAT IS THE PRICE OF PROGRESSION?

Yes, my friends, there is a price to pay for moving forward and progressing. If the price is right, you could get the deal of the century. Thomas Jefferson did.

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IS YOUR FAITH DEAD?

The Bible tells it straight up: faith without action is dead. For goodness to be a catalyst for kingdom transformation in a person’s life, there needs to be action. We need to take that action.

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WHY I’M NO DONALD TRUMP

It’s true, the Lord has had to bail me out of some big financial messes at different times in my life and ministry. Who knew there was no money in feeding and clothing the poor and orphaned?

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WHAT IS THE PRICE OF YOUR FUTURE?

Can you sell out for something simply because you do not have the option to remain where you are? If you are going to follow Jesus, that’s exactly what you will have to do.

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GOD’S CURE FOR DEPRESSION

Though some of us are more prone to depression, what’s real is that every one of us has to make a stand against that mental malfunction.

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THERMOSTAT OR THERMOMETER?

I like good food and, over the years, have become a bit of a gourmet snob when it comes to eats. Sure, I like my down home southern favorites – gravy is a beverage at my house – but I’ve learned to appreciate the nuances of the flavors in fine dining…

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GENEROSITY MAKES GOD SMILE

Did you know God smiles when He gives? He does. Why? Because the giving side of God shows up as goodness and looks like increase. Read More

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GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT

Every Christian, no matter how long they’ve been walking with God, has to deal with the thought pattern that “nobody loves me.” It is one of the devil’s favorite lies.

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LITTLE THINGS MAKE BIG DAYS

When I say that good overcomes evil, I say it because I know for a fact what happens when we go after goodness. Even if it’s just for a tiny glimpse, like when God showed Moses His glory, His goodness passing by us is a game changer.

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THE HOUND ON YOUR TRAIL

If you live with constant fear of something bad happening or feel like death is stalking you, know this: you are being chased. Just not by death.

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ADVERTISE GOD WITH YOUR LIFE

You’ve heard me say that without a display of changed lives, our boasting of God’s power to save is a false advertisement. It’s true, and false advertising always results in broken trust.

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WHAT ARE YOU PURSUING?

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. It is part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language.

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ARE YOU CHOOSING GOD’S GOODNESS?

America could use a shot of goodness right about now. Not only has our government turned away from God’s goodness, our schools, communities, families and even churches no longer believe in His good intentions and perfect plan for us.

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CURE FOR A SELFISH LIFE

If you think God wants too much of your time, money or talents, I have some news for you – you are sadly mistaken!

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WHO IS JESUS TO YOU?

I love the way the Bible describes Jesus and how awesome He is. I mean, He really is the most amazing person ever in the universe. Just look at the names He is called and what He calls Himself…

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ARE YOU LIVING BY FAITH?

We had spent a whole week in Costa Rica seeing God do incredible miracles. The night before I flew home, I got into the jacuzzi in my room to suffer a little for Jesus. I fell asleep in just a few minutes.

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WHAT DOES JESUS LOOK LIKE?

Some folks think it would be great to know what Jesus looks like. They would like to have a holy mug shot so they can “relate” to Him. Not me. I like the myriad descriptions and the wonder of focusing on His heart instead of His head.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR SPIRITUAL DNA?

Just like our physical bodies, I believe with all my heart there is something written within the body of Christ. Something invisible that says, “This one should be lined up and connected with that one. This one should be fed by that one and helped by another one.”

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WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?

If you are not connected and functioning within the body of Christ using the personal gifts and talents you were given, you are not reaching your highest potential. Rebelling against God’s best for you because someone else’s territory looks easier or has more notoriety will cost you dearly.

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BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE

The Army must have some el primo marketing people because their slogan “Be all that you can be” really hit home. More young men and women enlisted under that campaign than any other before or since, and those six words became part of the American culture.

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CAN YOU SHOW PEOPLE GOD’S POWER?

Jesus Christ is alive and well! And know this, His power is real in these busy Last Days. Just as He unwrapped the napkin tied around His face and moved the stone 2,000 years ago, these extreme days require an extreme move of the Lord. In other words, it’s the perfect time for miracles!

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BREAK OUT OF THE BOX

Forfeiting your upgrade because you refuse to conform your life to match God’s will is a huge mistake, and one that many of us make without ever realizing it. Look at King Saul. He disobeyed a clear and direct order from God so he could do things his way. It cost him everything!

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ARE YOU BARGAINING WITH GOD?

God doesn’t own a just part of your life. He owns it all. He made you. You are His child, so you belong to Him. Do your children belong to me? Certainly not! Same thing with my other possessions.

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LET GOD SHOW HIS GLORY

The one-two punch of God’s goodness is what I like to call the “wow factor” – the glory of God in our relationship with Him. When you don’t see God’s goodness, you miss His glory altogether.

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DARE TO ACT IN HIS POWER!

People flock by the millions to pack out movie houses to see X-men, Spiderman, The Avengers, Thor, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. The reason? These movies portray people who have a leg-up on everyone else around them. They have what we all want — power.

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IT IS GOOD!

I have noticed that goodness likes to show up in a mess. The deal is, once goodness is engaged in the chaos that is us, the mess is no longer the issue. That’s because goodness is like a thermostat. It can’t help but change the atmosphere.

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PREPARE TO STAND AGAINST THE MOB!

When the Rolling Stones released their album “Beggars Banquet” in 1968, the opening track caught the word’s attention and hasn’t really let go. “Sympathy for the Devil” was a huge hit. Rolling Stone magazine would later list it as No. 32 of the 500 greatest songs of all times.

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CAN YOU SERVE WITH A SMILE?

How badly do you want to reach your potential and fulfill your true purpose in life? How real is your desire to be clean, victorious and full of the peace of God? Know this…

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PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR

Sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, a good and godly person can get the feeling like something bad is about to happen. It usually includes an attachment of “and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

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GOD DOESN’T CHANGE – WE DO!

When I was a kid, all of us munchkins would fold our hands, close our eyes and repeat our memorized prayer in our best country bumpkin accents before every meal. “God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food…”

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SAVOR THE FLAVOR

Call me crazy, but I think that wine is a huge counterpart to something very supernatural in the kingdom. I guess this makes me somewhat of a Holy Ghost wino.

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DOES GOD WANT TOO MUCH OUT OF YOU?

Ok, this is another lie that Satan likes to whisper in our ear so we won’t go after God’s best for us. He wants us out of the fight, off the mission field and influencing others to follow our sorry attitude.

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READY TO FREE FALL?

We’ve talked about the fight for forward and the principle of momentum, now let’s move forward to the actual process of discovery. Yes, it’s a process!

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BE STRONG; DO NOT FEAR

Perhaps the most potent and effective lie of Satan that we swallow whole is the overwhelming fear that “something bad is going to happen,” or “death is after me.”

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DO YOU HAVE A POWER OF GOD?

You don’t have to be a marketing mogul to take a lesson in false advertising from Laodicea.

A city in the Roman Empire, Laodicea was the first city in the world to boast hot and cold running water. Using the genius Roman technology of aqueducts, they channeled hot water from a nearby hot springs and cold from a cold spring in the other direction.

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YOUR UNIVERSE IS STILL EXPANDING

From a created earth with endless possibilities, God created us and coded our DNA, just like the universe, to be people attracted to the next level and generally happy with anything related to improvement.

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GOOD OVERCOMES RELIGION

God called me to give away food to the needy when I was just 19-years-old. At first, it was to the homeless in Dallas’ Shanty Town, then on Lancaster Street in Fort Worth. We still do that outreach today.

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ARE YOU WILLING TO WALK THROUGH THE FIRE?

Most people can’t handle a fast rise to the top because instant change is required. This is the reality of upgrade and forward.  It is one thing for God to reveal His wonderful plan for you. It is another thing for you to conform your life to the image of that plan. Let’s go back to the example of Saul…

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WHERE DOES JESUS WANT YOU TO GO?

Remember that tasting the goodness of God is a personal experience? The Word, the heart of God or how we know Jesus always starts off sweet, but brings us to a bitter place. What the heck is that all about?

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ARE YOU ON THE SIDE OF RIGHT?

Reality TV is anything but real. In this generation that is exchanging truth for a lie and good for evil, drama is also being swapped for reality and being labeled as “good.”

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READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

I had only been saved a few months, when I found myself in the back row of a tent meeting in Grand Prairie, Texas. The long-haired preacher was wearing a white suit and fancy watch. He ranted revelation, preached and prophesied for three hours straight, an organ playing behind him and the crowd drenched in sweat on a hot August night.

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HE IS WORTH THE CHASE

From little bitty babies, we were created to grow — to increase in knowledge, strength and wisdom. When Jesus the Creator breathed life into us, He breathed the yearning for more — to go deeper, higher and further — for upgrade.

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IT’S TIME TO LOOK AT YOUR LIFE!

The yellow brick road to God’s greater things is not a product of random circumstance. What I’m about to tell you goes against the grain of our fast food get-it-now generation.  Are you ready for it? God is a God of process. Strategic, specific progression.

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ASK GOD FOR WISDOM

While miracles are wonderful, they are not God’s first choice to prosper you. He would rather you work hard so He can reward you and others around you through your success and generosity.

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BE A LIGHT IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS

I love being the good guy. I really do. I like taking the Gospel to prison to people everyone wants to forget. I like freeing little girls from the horrors of sex trafficking and letting them know nobody is ever going to hurt them again.

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FOLLOW GOD BEYOND THE MAP

There is an arrogant, cerebral bunch among us who actually believe God is confined to their understanding of scripture. I appreciate the fact they have 10 pound heads, but it’s really not very attractive.

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ARE YOU FASCINATED BY EVIL?

My life as a pastor has taken me to some amazing places — the Great Pyramid in Egypt, the Trevi Fountain in Rome. I’ve cried out to Jesus at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, seen Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, the Amazon and, yes, Graceland!

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BE A HERO!

Few people have the compulsion to run into a burning building. Those who do, we call heroes.

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WHY SHOULD YOU GO TO CHURCH?

If the question is, “Can a Christian miss church without missing Heaven,” the answer is absolutely yes. But this answer is deceiving because other questions need to be asked.

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ARE YOU HAPPY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

The box of the universe gets bigger every day, outrunning our ability to discover the end of it. The design of the universe and all things created causes us to upgrade our telescope if we want to see farther.

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HOLD ON TO GOD’S PROMISES

Do you have promises you hold on to when the devil bombards you with lies about your life? If you don’t, I would encourage you to make an “inventory of hope” or a God-given list of promises He has given you.

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NEW DISCOVERY AWAITS

In 2005, a giant waterfall was discovered in California. The 400-foot hidden wonder was found just 15 miles from a national park headquarters in Shasta County. It had been there for centuries and nobody knew it.

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

In order to get God’s glory, you have to have a story. You see, nobody gets an upgrade without going through a fiery furnace or two. The action of attempting to move forward and gain momentum means hard work, challenges and setbacks.

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ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR GOD?

I was stomping around Rome with my wife on a trip to Europe when I saw this long line of people. Tourists from every corner of the globe – fat ones, skinny ones, tall and short. Americans with loud colored shirts, Asians with big cameras and selfie sticks and Europeans with skinny sunglasses and tight fitting black clothes. All tourists and all in line.

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READY FOR YOUR PROGRESSION?

Can you see the steps in the three stages of progression – Egypt, the Wilderness and the Promised Land? I hope they are becoming clearer.

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IT’S TIME TO OVERSHADOW EVIL!

When we see goodness in the acts of Christians, evil vanishes. Poof! Good truly overcomes evil. It is diminished and downgraded the moment good shows up.

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WHY SHOULD YOU FEAR?

This whole “death is after me,” “something bad is going to happen” mentality can be hammered down if you know the Word. For one thing, when I feel like something bad is going to happen, I can tell the devil “news flash! I have the mind of Christ, so you don’t scare me. You are not the author or the finisher of my faith!”

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A SIGN OF THE TIMES

There is a carnal part of us that does not want to be joined to the body of Christ. In these last days, the Bible is clear that there will be a larger and larger group of “separatists” within the church.

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GOD IS LOVE

God is not mad at you. He’s not. If you’ve ever thought that God is mad at you, punishing you or just indifferent to your suffering, my question to you is, who told you that? Somehow, people have gotten the impression that God is the mean old man in the sky waiting to spit in our Cheerios if we mess up.

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YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT

For years before OpenDoor Food Bank became a reality, my family and I would pick up food from Bread Basket Ministries and hit the road every Saturday. We had a route through the backroads and byways of Johnson County and would take food to over 70 needy seniors.

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RENEW YOUR PASSION FOR FELLOWSHIP

When you became a Christian, you were called into a relationship with God (1 Corinthians 1:9) and it’s a wonderful thing. 1 John 1:3 also makes is clear that we enter a fellowship that goes two ways – with God and with other Christians.

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FOCUS ON JESUS

The most used excuse for not attending church, or even failing to believe in God, is because “Christians are such hypocrites!” Really?

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REACH FOR UNDISCOVERED

In 1990, NASA deployed the Hubble Space Telescope from the space shuttle Discovery. Scientists were determined to see what had never been seen before. I think God gets excited anytime somebody does that – reaches for the undiscovered.

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DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?

You would never go into a court room without a plan and a strategy for success, especially if your freedom, or your life, was on the line. Not having a plan is a messed up way to think….

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TIME IS A SAFE PLACE

Time is a pretty cool thing. Our heavenly Father lives in eternity where there is no beginning, middle or end. It’s all happening at once. When He made men, He knew that eternity would blow our limited minds, so He created time. See, time is for our protection — so we don’t get overwhelmed. God knew we could only handle life in 24 hour chunks.

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THE MIRACLE OF ABUNDANCE

Have you ever wondered why Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you”? He could have abolished poverty when He was here on earth, but He didn’t. He’s left that job for you and me. That’s why the poor will always be with us because most of us are too selfish, lazy or just plain oblivious to help them!

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THE GIFT OF FAVOR

I love miracles and our God loves doling them out to His children in dire need. But miracles are not a long-term answer to our problems, especially financial problems. If we need a miracle, it’s because we’re in a mess. Notice the words “dire need?”

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IT’S TIME TO BRAG ON JESUS

Nobody gets the best of what God has for them without going through all three stages of progression – Egypt, the Wilderness and the Promised Land. Nobody….

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DO YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY OF MIRACLES?

God has poured His goodness in the form of miracles and wonders in to my life and the ministries I’ve been a part of for over 30 years. The Bible says we will overcome by “the blood of the lamb and the power of our testimony.”

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ARE YOU MISSING IN ACTION?

It’s Sunday morning and sister Suzie Rottenheart, a bedtime Baptist, rolls over to hit the remote and join the chapel of the tube. Why should she go to church when she can watch it on TV and get just as much out of it as a walk in the woods?

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GOODNESS SHOULD BE YOUR BATTLE CRY

Goodness should be your battle cry. You should be willing to fight for what is right and good. Unfortunately, many of us cower hoping someone else will do the dirty work – and it is dirty work! You look away saying it’s not your responsibility or even your right to step in. That’s where you are sorely mistaken…

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ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE?

Everybody wants an upgrade, but most of us can’t handle a quick upgrade. Take Saul for instance. He was made king instantly, but when things happen quickly, you have to surrender your heart to God quickly too. That didn’t happen with Saul…

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BETTER THINGS ARE COMING

In the book of Hebrews, God Almighty is known as the God of better things. In Romans chapter 4, it talks about Abraham who, when it came to having a son and leaving a lasting legacy, had thought for 50 years it was never going to happen. It was never going to get any better….

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THE LORD IS OUR BANNER

Most of us have heard of the 16 God names in the Old Testament, including Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is our Provider; or Jehovah Rapha, the Lord is our Healer. However, few have heard of Jehovah Nissi…

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IT’S TIME TO REVEAL GOD’S MIRACLES

It was a family’s darkest nightmare. On the television screen was a smoking ruins of a plane on the runway at DFW Airport. Delta Flight 191. We had waiting all day for my little sister, Missy’s plane to bring her home…

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WHO CONTROLS YOUR ATMOSPHERE?

We may be saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit so no demon can possess us, but we let the devil speak into us through our eyes and ears every day. What television shows do you watch? What music do you listen to and what magazines do you read? What are your conversations with others like? Are they filled with gossip, slander or envy? Are the only people who are right you and your little group?…

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STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

As messed up as we are, God calls us His people and sends us into the darkest places of this crazy world with a mandate and a mission to surround evil and change things for good. We are to save people from an eternity in hell…

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JESUS IS REAL

Let me tell you about the most incredible healing miracle I have ever personally witnessed. One of the greatest doors God has opened for me is the ability to serve in the south Texas town of Brownsville. It’s as far south as you can get while still being in the United States….

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FIGHT THROUGH FEAR OF UNKNOWN

Scripture doesn’t say, “Oh, smell and see that the Lord is good.” The aroma of something is supposed to be a mouthwatering invitation to take a big bite.

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THE WONDER OF MIRACLES AND PROSPERITY

Miracles are wonderful. They let us know God sees us in our affliction. That He cares about us. Miracles are a powerful voice of God’s love to us. But there is something more powerful than a miracle of provision…

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WOWS AND WONDERS

Out of all the miracles God has done through anyone throughout the centuries, there is one miracle that all miracles hinge on. When you get the message in the miracle, it changes how you see things and even who you are….

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DO YOU HAVE AN EYE FOR GREAT THINGS?

An alternative to glorifying an era, or saying, “We’ve always done it this way,” is to have a proper view of the past. In other words, take a good look at how great God has been in the past. When you look for Jesus in your past, you learn to see Him in your present and future.

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DO YOU RECOGNIZE GOD’S GOODNESS?

Unfortunately, the world doesn’t see Him enough. Many Christians don’t demonstrate His love outside the church walls. What good does it do to show love to people who are already saved, then live life as normal while those outside the church live in bondage to sin and death the other six days a week?

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YOU ARE A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY

On a recent trip to Africa, I had a mission on my mission trip. At 36,000 feet on a very long flight, I was trying to keep my mind occupied when the Lord stepped in and gave me three God-thoughts, or Holy Ghost flashcards if you will. They went like this…

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INDESCRIBABLE GIFT

Out of all the miracles God has done through anyone throughout the centuries, there is one miracle that all miracles hinge on. When you get the message in the miracle, it changes how you see things and even who you are…

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ARE YOU PUTTING A SMILE ON JESUS’ FACE?

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci never finished the Mona Lisa? Did you know that he painted two of them? Do a Google search on the second Mona Lisa and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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FIGHT FOR KING’S HEART

The passionate heart of our King will never be satisfied with mediocre. When you fight for the heart of the King, you fight for greatness within your own life…

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ARE YOU CREATING THE RIGHT ATMOSPHERE?

I’m an atmosphere fanatic. I haven’t always been like that. When I was a kid, everything I did looked like someone was moving hell and I was the very first load! I was a mess. My room looked like a 747 had failed a crash landing and my school locker was filled with unspeakable things that would grow and multiply in the dark….

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WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

Several years ago, a young woman came into my office for marriage counseling. She didn’t bring her husband, which raised my eyebrow. After a few minutes of telling me how bad things were, she finally told me why she was really there: she was leaving her husband and said that God wanted her to do it.

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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Celebrity divorces, political scandals, even OJ Simpson’s infamous low speed chase by police after being accused of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown, kept us glued to our TV sets. We couldn’t get enough. Still can’t. A movie and two TV series based on the true crime drama are eating up ratings 20 years later.

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ARE YOU READY TO SEARCH FOR MORE OF HIM?

OK, so you don’t have to be a king to have the honor of searching out God’s heart and His crazy cool plan for your life. Remember, upgrade is a good thing and just like the universe itself, God coded your DNA to be attracted to the “next level.” Yes, people are generally happy with anything related to improvement.

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WHY MIRACLES HAPPEN IN PRISON

I like preaching in prison. Not only do you have the proverbial captive audience, but some of them are really scary and dangerous. In those times, a special anointing of God is upon you. That’s probably why I like it so much.

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A MILE IN HIS SHOES. PART TWO.

Ready for the rest of Alexander’s story? It is a true testament to how good overcomes evil when we listen to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to love the unlovable and help the hopeless…

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A MILE IN HIS SHOES. PART ONE.

It was a particularly punishing day in the trash dumps of Matamoros, Mexico. In my opinion, this is truly Hell on earth and no other trash dump (and I’ve been in many) compares in stench or in hopelessness.

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GOD IS NOT BOUND TO A FORMULA

The greatest threat to a new move of God is what you think of the last move of God. Did you embrace it so tightly you can’t move on to the new thing He is doing?…

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MIRACLES OF PROVISION

Though miracles are great and you should go after them when you need them, they are not the best way for God to prosper you. Needing a miracle means you have a problem you can’t solve, so God must step in.

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WHAT DOES GOD TASTE LIKE IN YOUR LIFE?

You see, when evil comes against us and we have to take refuge, the blessing is that we taste the goodness of God. This is not naturally speaking. It is practically speaking. Our ability to know and experience Jesus just got a major upgrade!

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WHO IS IN CONTROL OF YOUR THOUGHT LIFE?

You see, spiritually, your mind is a reproductive organ. It’s true! Twice, (Ephesians 6:13 and 1 Peter 1:13) the Bible refers to your thinking realm as the “loins of your mind.” Now don’t go off the deep end here! This is what God is saying….

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ARE YOU READY TO INTRODUCE GOD’S GOODNESS TO OTHERS?

The first time we see goodness in the Bible is in the creation account. At the end of each day, in the midst of darkness and chaos, God said, “It is good!” While everything was messy, unfinished and in a state of deformed transition – while nothing was as it should be and everything was half-formed, God declared His goodness right there on the spot!

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GOD CELEBRATES YOUR PROGRESS

For most of us, not only does the act of moving forward look like a train wreck, the circumstances which we are stumbling through are even worse. It’s hard to believe God is happy with you when you are stumbling along in a place that does not honor or glorify Him…

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FINDING JESUS IN THE MIRACLE

The Bible records 36 miracles, though his disciples said Jesus did many more. So many, in fact, that if they had written them all down, there would not be enough books in the world to contain them! And remember, Jesus didn’t just do miracles when He was on earth 2,000 years ago, He still does them today for you and me because the Bible tells us He is the same yesterday, today and forever!

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THE MYTH OF GREATER LEVELS OF EVIL

We believers need to be intentional to not make a big deal out of the devil. I say that having seen darkness and evil that, for lack of a better term, is impressive. Really scary stuff that, if I wasn’t careful, could become toxic to my kingdom advancement…

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DO YOU WANT WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU?

Let’s get this out in the open – I don’t want your house. I don’t want your woman, your anointing, your ministry, your connections or your relationships. I don’t want your success, your job or your money. What do I want?

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IN YOU GOD TRUSTS

Before you were knit together in your mother’s womb, God was hard at work creating an identity and purpose for you. Know this: it is magnificent and He trusts you to go after it….

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LIFE IS NOT FAIR – MAKE THE MOST OF IT

We live in a fallen world of our own choosing. So choose well. Choose to use your blessings to extend God’s mercy. Choose to rejoice with those more victorious than you and extend compassion to those who have less…

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WHAT MINISTRY HAS GOD GIVEN YOU?

Are you ready for a true gem of wisdom? Here it is: the ministry you respect, is the one that changes your life. It’s the one you will model yourself and your ministry after….

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WHY SIT WE HERE UNTIL WE DIE?

You see, I don’t want to stay the same and neither should you. Anyone who gets close to God should catch a holy fever for moving forward, increase…upgrade. I’ve got it. I’ve got it bad!

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WHERE DOES JESUS OPERATE IN YOU?

I remember the late John Belushi of The Blues Brothers standing on the edge of a stage in a white-hot spotlight singing, “I’m a soul man!”  As much as I love that song, I don’t sing it anymore and I’ll tell you why: it’s a bad testimony…

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DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE?

Many times, it takes pain for us to have compassion. Take for instance the witch I met on my first mission trip to Costa Rica. I was with two local boys who had been saved and baptized the night before we trekked into the jungle in search of this notorious spiritualist…

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DON’T LET THE DEVIL IN

Many believe this enemy to be a brilliant strategist. This is not true. He may be one of God’s most beautiful creations, but his hatred and pride have taken his power and morphed him into something pitiful and ugly – a relentless opportunist – a schoolyard bully, if you will…

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ARE YOU GRABBING HOLD OF GOD THINGS?

Let’s talk about things worth fighting for. While there are plenty of good things in this life, not everything is of God. People confuse the two and Satan loves that…

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TURN AWAY FROM THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION

We rocked the area and handed out thousands of pounds of free food to people without jobs or hope. It was fun, powerful and unpredictable. Jesus loves to bless the rejected and the messed up.

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YOUR JOY IS COMING

Know this: Sometimes, you are just called to endure some things. You are called to tough some things out, but for every midnight experience, Jesus has a morning waiting. As sure as the sun will rise, your joy is coming.

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FEAT NOT!

One thing you must learn on your quest for upgrade, is to trust in the heart of God and in the power of His grace. Why? Because He is not prepared to punish you for mistakes made in your attempts to move forward and receive your upgrade. Anyone who tells you different, doesn’t know God’s goodness!

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DON’T WAIT FOR A MIRACLE

There is a balance that needs to be taught concerning miracles. As much as I love miracles, I understand that most of the time, a miracle is a short-term solution to a long-term malfunction. Miracles only happen in the most desperate times and places…

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PREPARE TO BE BLESSED

I got into a fight with my friend that day. I was young and didn’t know how to handle myself, but I did know this: in all the times we had driven through those ritzy neighborhoods, it had not occurred to me, not even once, to hate the people who had nice things, or even to want those things. They didn’t belong to me…

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IT’S TIME TO STOP TALKING TO SNAKES

Beware of being fixated on your past. It can be toxic. When this happens, your fight for greatness gets replaced with a fight for preserving history, and living it out over and over again. That’s where it really gets ugly!

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GOD’S FRIGIDAIRE

Now, my kids weren’t the most artistic bunch. They brought me a lot of unflattering large circles with heads on them. “Daddy, it’s you!” they would squeal. I told myself it was not because they saw me as fat, but because they were at an early stage of development…

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YOUR WORTH COMES FROM JESUS

No matter how messed up you are, this I promise you: there is always someone who’s more of a malfunction than you. I know what I’m talking about because when you start taking steps toward upgrade, God will bring you some of the most colorful characters to practice on…

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ARE YOU READY TO STEP OUT IN FAITH?

“Troy,” he said, “when I see you, the Lord shows me something really off-the-wall. I see you catching a great big fish somewhere and when you catch it, the Lord is saying it’s a sign that your ministry is not going to be a little bitty ministry, but a great big ministry.”

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FIGHT FOR WHAT MATTERS

“You argue over everything! Only you have the answer. Your opinion or idea is always best. People are tired of always having to fight with you. They’ve stopped listening to you because you don’t know what hill to die on — you die on them all. You need to learn to choose your battles!”

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HEAVEN APPLAUDS!

Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations.” Yes, you’re to tell others about the greatness of Christ. In doing so, you go after your own greatness — your upgrade to the next level of Jesus Freak. Does God want this for you? You bet He does!…

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VICTORY IS A LIFESTYLE

Know this: progressive people get more progressive. Learning people get more power to learn. Generous people get more power to give and loving people get more power to love. Awesome is the the power of momentum!…

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PAIN IS ONLY TEMPORARY

It is a lie from the pit of hell that God doesn’t want us to feel pain. In fact, hoping to help unbelievers make a decision to follow Jesus, many well-meaning Christians resort to false advertising. They actually tell people that once they become a believer, their problems will vanish and Jesus will make everything great…

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IT’S TIME TO BE FAMOUS IN HELL

I’ve had lots of prophetic things spoken to me through the years. Some by people of God. Some by the devil himself. This is the true story of one of Hell’s prophets. I was invited to speak one-on-one with several inmates in solitary confinement in a prison just outside of Huntsville, Texas. When I went to introduce myself to one individual, he interrupted me and said, “I know who you are, Troy Brewer. You are going to die a horrible death and blah, blah, blah…

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YOUR DESTINY IS GREATER THAN YOUR HISTORY

The goodness of God is not just seen in the past, but is calling from the future. People who fight for what can be, understand that God says their destiny is much greater than their history. Fear of the future and a fascination with the past are the enemies of upgrade. It was the same way in Jesus’ day. He turned to the religious folks of His generation and called it like Babe Ruth pointing to the sky behind left field before hitting it out of the ballpark…

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Evil Is Just Plain “LESS”

One thing the Bible makes clear, and my experience backs up, is that evil is “less” – it is toothless, venom-less and defenseless. It is clearly less than good. Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and even Pablo Escobar were all feared as being unstoppable evil. They were also rounded up and shot by Texans who were not afraid to hunt them down and put an end to their reign of terror…

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BASIC INSTRUCTION BEFORE LEAVING EARTH

It’s amazing to me that some of the smartest people on planet Earth aren’t very wise. Take this quote from the talented artist and songwriter Terry Riley for example: “The incredible thing about the human mind is that it didn’t come with an instruction book.”

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GREEN MEANS “GO!”

Religion trains us to think the worst thing that can happen is to do something wrong — to fail. But Jesus teaches the worst thing that can happen is for you to do nothing at all! Are you ready to fight through this with me?

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MIRACLES IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS

Sept. 15, 1999 was a typical Wednesday. As our little church was gearing up for mid-week service, one of our members ran in and told me there had been a shooting at Wedgwood Baptist in neighboring Fort Worth.
I immediately knew what church it was. Reports were foggy. At that point, all anyone knew was a gunman had walked into the church and started shooting. It was feared some were dead…

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IS A CHRISTIAN’S LIFE PAINLESS?

Remember, God doesn’t ask a question because He doesn’t know the answer. He asks for our benefit. So we’ll be forced to know and own the answer to our messed up thinking, especially where pain and suffering are concerned.

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AGGRESSIVE?

The power of upgrade moves you from the cheap seats to box seats in a given area of your life. This is in direct proportion to your willingness to move forward within that arena. The key to upgrade is that when God grants you a breakthrough, you must be prepared to go to the next level again and again and again without stopping…

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EVIL REVEALED

What? Are you kidding me? Really? That’s the personification of all things evil? Why, he’s a weakling! He’s no more powerful than the wizard behind the curtain of Oz….

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SEED. TIME. HARVEST

Our lives are fulfilled by having a vision for something better, then finding ways to achieve those goals so you can live in that better place. That’s your promised land and it’s a lot better place to live than from miracle to miracle. It takes hard work, but if hard work alone meant prosperity, every coal miner in West Virginia would be a billionaire!

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DEFEND YOUR MIND AGAINST THE SERPENT

There are two major myths about your mind. The first, is that your brain didn’t come with an instruction manual. The truth is, it did – the Bible. The second myth, is that you are not responsible for your thoughts. 
That line of thinking says you are an animal, akin to a smart ape with a cool thumb, and animals are not responsible for their thoughts. They are ruled by instinct and so are you. Who told you that?

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BE GREATER THAN YOUR AFFLICTION

Here’s a truth that is unpopular, yet it’s truth nonetheless: Behind every great person of God is great affliction.
I dare you. Pick your favorite Bible person from any of the 31,175 scriptures and see if you can find one man or woman – no matter how close they were to God – who did not have pain.
 

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UNSTOPPABLE GOD

For many, it’s a revelation that miracles are not God’s best for you. In fact, just needing a miracle means you are neck deep in a mess. God would much rather prosper you by rewarding you for your hard work and generosity.

Wouldn’t you rather live in a house that is paid off than prosper in a miracle while your house is being repossessed and sold off to someone else? 

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GO AFTER YOUR DESTINY!

Have you ever been facing north on a southbound train? I have, and it’s pretty strange. 

From my seat, I could see where I had been, but not where I was going. All I could perceive was what had already passed me. You know a lot of people sit just like that through their Christian lives. They are so fixated on their history, they forget to look for their destiny.

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NEED VICTORY OVER SATAN?

I have a lot of respect for the Demoniac of Gadara, whose story is told in Mark, Chapter 5 and Luke, Chapter 8. I even dedicated my book Soul Invasion to this man who, in so many ways, is like us today.

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TASTE AND SEE

SOUL FOOD AND SPIRIT FOOD

Like John at the last supper, people who live their life with their head on the chest of the Lord, in rhythm with the heart of God, are people with great revelation.

People who are after revelation are bold, childlike and prepared to go wherever He sends them.

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TURN THE LIGHTS ON

I have noticed that there is a balance to be taught concerning the working of miracles.

Hear me on this: just because God does a miracle, does not mean it’s His stamp of approval over somebody’s life. Nor is the lack of a miracle God’s stamp of disapproval. God’s mercy is revealed in all sorts of ways, miracles being only one of them.

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COME AS YOU ARE

When my kids were taking their first steps and they fell after only a few inches, I didn’t scold them and tell them not to fall down again. No. I clapped and cheered, celebrated and shouted, “Check that out. He took a step. He’s moving forward! Isn’t that amazing!”

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PAINLESS VICTORY

For many years, I was pushing 400 pounds. Not quite there, but still, it was closing in. 

Then, on a trip to Jerusalem with Leanna, we met a couple who pastored a church in Enid, Oklahoma. These people, it turned out, were not your ordinary pastors. He was a doctor and a college professor, and they were both gifted in the area of physical training in a way that glorifies God. 

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PAPER TIGER

One of my favorite songs was written by my good friend, Pauline Wick of a band called The Wicks. At the doctor’s word that her father would certainly die from a fatal heart attack, the Lord gave her another word that said, “It’s not that big of a deal.”

The goodness of God overcame the evil of the heart attack and the song “Paper Tiger” was born.

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ARE YOU READY TO BREAK FREE?

I believe with all my heart that a lot of Christians are seeing the best part of their lives corrupted, dishonored, degraded and ruined simply because they don’t know how to confront the beast within — their soul. Instead of being led by the Spirit of God, we tend to be driven by terrible thinking patterns that need to be invaded by Almighty God.

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THESE ARE THE DAYS!

If you ask 100 people to define the days we’re living in, you’ll get 100 different responses. For the unemployed, they are fiercely competitive days. For those in the military, they are troubling days. For the businessman, they are likely days of opportunity. Ask any Bible thumping Christian to describe the days we’re living in and they’ll likely tell you “the Last Days.”

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IS IT TIME FOR YOUR UPGRADE?

There was a time in my life where the importance of upgrade was not on my radar. I was busy running a church, a food bank and flying all over the world on mission trips building water wells and orphanages. While I thought I was on the right track, God proved that He didn’t….

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IT’S NOT MY TIME – ESCAPING DEATH STING

It is no exaggeration that my buddy Jamie Cashion and I both would have lost our lives today, along with 8 others, if it wasn’t for the miraculous power of the Lord Jesus Christ. A TRUE MIRACLE TOOK PLACE TODAY!

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PLAYING OLDEN DAYS

Financially, I’ve never been a rich man. In fact, there were years where our ministry was small and struggling, and my wife, Leanna, and I didn’t have glass in our windows or electricity in our fixer upper. 

Yes, I’m talking years. My beautiful bride stuck by my side through some truly thin times and did more than make the best of things. Leanna made poverty into a party…

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OVERCOMING THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

On October 7th, 1995 Waylon Jennings returned to Clear Lake Iowa the same way he left 36 years before – by bus. More than 2,000 fans packed the Surf Ballroom to see a world famous performer, initially made famous by not being on the plane that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. It was something that Waylon had avoided doing for more than three decades.

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IT’S A MAD, MAD WORLD

I travel a lot. Having orphanages on three continents, I’m on a plane almost every month. One thing I can tell you, I always know when we’re over U.S. airspace. I know it sounds crazy, but over the past few years, I get a sick feeling in my gut coming home to America. The atmosphere is ripe — anger, bitterness, violence –– I can literally feel it 2,000 feet up.

Turning on the news or looking at Facebook, it seems the wheels are coming off our society. America has seen some tumultuous times, but what we’re experiencing today has a truly ugly vibe.

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LOGICAL CONCLUSIONS: SCIENCE PROVES JESUS AS CREATOR

The boys at NASA have done it again. They have gone and blown our minds with another giant discovery about the universe.

May 11, 2016: “Kepler scientists announce a major increase in confirmed exoplanet numbers.” Yes, the smart guys here on planet Earth say they have found 1,284 new planets using the Kepler planet-hunting telescope. They are speculating many of them could be inhabitable…..

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OVERCOMING THE DRAMA AND THE TRAUMA

In 1982 a bunch of my knucklehead teenage friends and I swarmed onto my mother’s house like a cloud of locusts. We ravaged everything in the refrigerator, fell onto the couches and turned on the tube…

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WHEN THE LIGHT TURNS ON

There are some really smart people in this world. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. I am however, aware of stupidity which might make me a little higher on the cerebral food chain. Maybe not, but my lack of being able to comprehend real smartness, probably allows me to think so. My stupid detector went off at an airport in Uganda on one of our mission trips.

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FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

1989 was an exceptional year, I think. Not just because Taylor Swift was born, but because of things like The Berlin Wall came down, the world wide web flickered on, and I began a crazy cool marriage to the love of my life. 

Back in the day, two guys in Nashville joined with some songwriting buddies at the famous eatery called Tavern on the Row. They ate a bunch of food, drank a round of drinks, and threw song ideas back and forth, as you would if that was what you did.

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VALUABLE SCRIPTURES

I had been giving away little Bibles at prison and found out they were using the super thin pages for rolling paper. So I began to make them promise me something. “If you promise me you will read this before you use it, I will still give it to as long as you promise me you will read every single word and read it out loud.”  One young brave man said, “Yes, Sir. I promise.” I told him to smoke his way through the book of John…

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APOCALYPSE NOW

I really like Francis Ford Coppola. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery near Geyserville, California, is one of my favorite places to visit in that part of the world. His movies, such as Patton, The Godfather and The Outsiders, have helped shape American culture,but one of his most successful movies was one of the worst in terms of filmmaking disasters….

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO

For more than twenty years I have often visited the shrine of Texas independence on the date of the anniversary of the final siege. It means a lot to me. I especially appreciate the anniversary service that happens just before day light. A somber ceremony with bagpipes, women holding thirteen candles, speeches in both Spanish and English, and rein-actors from the San Antonio Living History Association.

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IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE

The drought that affected Texas beginning somewhere around 2008-2009 crept up on us through the years like a slow cooking brisket. It was terrible. Our creeks dried up, our ponds went dry, the rivers quit flowing, and our lakes, well, I had never seen anything like it.  You could drive your car on the dirt road that used to be your favorite fishing hole. Farmers had to send to other states for hay. I remember in 2010 passing hundreds of flat bed trucks in Georgia with round bales headed west…

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THE SLAYING OF GIANTS

Abraham Lincoln was 6’4” and with his stove pipe hat he was a seven footer. You can imagine how he was considered to be gigantic to people who didn’t leave the farm very often.

When addressing a crowd at Niagara Falls he mentioned real giants saying, “When Columbus first sought this continent- when Christ suffered on the cross- when Moses led Israel through the Red Sea- nay, even when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker- then as now, Niagara was roaring here. The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.”

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