Creflo Dollar: The Voice Behind the Word

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Although God has promised triumph for every Believer, it is not uncommon to experience moments when your faith is under attack. During these times, you probably wonder if you’ll ever receive real answers to your prayers, and you might ask yourself, How can I tap into the hidden wisdom of God that will bring about my breakthrough? The secret is to find God’s voice behind His Word.

To find God’s voice, you must actively communicate with Him. If you want to hear from God, you must talk to Him in prayer. When you are born again and have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, you can communicate with God by praying in tongues. By praying in tongues, you speak the very mysteries that could unlock the answers to your situation!

Speaking in tongues, or praying in the Holy Spirit, is not just babbling. It is an intimate form of communication with God. First Corinthians 2:7 says, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory….” According to 1 Corinthians 14:2, when you speak in tongues you are speaking directly to God in a language meant just for Him! Each time you pray in the spirit, hidden wisdom is revealed and you allow the Holy Spirit to show you things that are hidden from everyone else—even the devil.

There is something to be said about people who spend time praying in tongues. They are speaking truth and wisdom straight from God. Although you may not have understanding at the time, God will reveal the answers to you when the time is right. You might be driving your car or ironing your clothes one day, for example, and the Holy Spirit will give you the revelation you need.

You can experience great success in your life when you clearly hear the voice of God. Most people can read the Bible and gain some understanding of it, but when you are able to hear God’s voice behind a scripture or sermon and allow the Holy Spirit to interpret it for your situation, you will experience real breakthrough.

Anytime you need help, pray in tongues. You’ll put yourself one step closer to resolving your situation. But don’t wait until you’re in trouble; always seek God’s guidance. If you spend an hour a day praying in tongues, you’ll see God bring forth hidden wisdom and timely answers for the questions in your life. God has the solution to everything that concerns you. He knows the secret to getting out of debt, getting healed of cancer, getting delivered from drug addiction and so much more. God wants to share these secrets with you, and when you spend time with Him in prayer, you open the door for Him to speak a word that will help you. Listen to the voice of God behind His Word and experience breakthrough in every area of your life!

When you learn to hear God’s voice, He’ll give you the insight you need to strengthen your relationship with Him.

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Creflo Dollar: Yield to Love

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Love and selfishness are the two greatest forces in life. A person chooses to walk in one or the other every day. What many people call love really isn’t love at all. Real love—which is agape love or the God kind of love—is unconditional, limitless, selfless and is not based on emotions. It is extremely tolerant.

Unfortunately, most people operate in selfishness. They live in human, emotional love, which has limits, is conditional, requires pre-qualification and has to be loved before it can love. Selfishness is the root of all sin, which is based in fear. As a result, our society is experiencing a tremendous amount of lawlessness, perversion and sin.

Families are being destroyed because people are engaging in human, emotional love rather than taking the time to learn about and develop in agape love. Selfishness in the home can creep up in so many subtle ways, particularly between a husband and wife. If you are married, here’s a newsflash—it’s not all about you! Everything in life should not focus around you and your needs, but rather the needs of your spouse. It is important to find balance and compromise within relationships in order to maintain peace in the home. You can kick selfishness out of your home. How? Yield to love.

Jesus gave two commandments that are the foundational principles for every commandment in the Bible: “…love the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind… love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:7,39). When you keep the law of love, you fulfill all of the laws written in the Bible. Have you made the decision to walk in love so that you will fulfill Jesus’ commandment and allow God’s spiritual principles to work in your life? Or have you chosen to operate in your own way of doing things?

Things don’t just happen. Life is a series of decisions that ultimately determine your future. One very important decision every person should make is to be an expression of God’s love on the earth.

There are two laws that govern life: the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, which is love; and the law of sin and death, which is selfishness (Romans 8:2). Like curtains on a curtain rod, your deliverance, answered prayers, healing and faith all hang on the rod of love.

If you are not walking in God’s agape love, then you are limiting what God can do in your life. I encourage you to take the love test by reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. After reading this portion of Scripture, you will know to what extent you have—or have not—yielded your life to love.

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Creflo Dollar: When Is It Okay to Be Angry?

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If you are like most people, you experience moments when you get angry or frustrated about the circumstances of life. Long lines at the grocery store, high gas prices, traffic, bad cell phone reception and disrespect from others are all things that can drive you over the edge if they happen at the wrong time.

I remember one afternoon my wife, Taffi, and I went to the movies. As we were sitting in the theater, I opened my cell phone to see what time it was. Suddenly I felt a hard, sharp tap on my shoulder. I turned around and it was the man sitting behind me, who demanded that I put away my cell phone because the light from the display screen was distracting him from the movie. It wasn’t so much the fact that he asked me to put away my cell phone, it was the way he hit me on my shoulder. I got so angry and I wanted to tell him a thing or two! But I had to remember to walk in love, which caused me to think about the issue of anger.

Usually when someone talks about anger or getting angry, it is talked about in a negative way. When you were growing up, you were probably told that it was a bad thing to get angry. You may have heard scriptures like “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil” (Psalm 37:8), or Ephesians 4:26 which says, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath….” My encounter with the man at the movie theater is an example of how anger can easily move a person out of the will of God. I could have reacted out of anger, but instead I chose to calm my anger and respond to him in love.

Every human being is at some point challenged with feelings of anger. However, can anger ever move you in a direction toward righteousness? Would God ever condone it? Does He ever get angry? I believe the answer to these questions is yes, and that there are times that He does.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word anger as “a strong emotion or belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong.” There is a difference between appropriate and inappropriate anger, and the Bible says that there were some people whose anger was indeed appropriate. When Moses went to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, the Israelites began having a party and worshipping other gods. By the time Moses came down from the mountain and saw all the chaos, he became so angry that he smashed the tablets into pieces because of their lawlessness. In Mark 11, Jesus became angry when He saw the moneychangers buying and selling in the temple, so He turned over their tables and drove them out.

Any time anger moves you into selfishness and out of the love of God, it is always inappropriate anger. But if you are a Believer, there are things that should anger you. Sin, poverty, lawlessness, debt, injustice and lack of faith are just some of the things that anger God, and they should anger you too. Righteous anger is always designed to motivate you to do something about sin and unrighteousness.

The reason you may not have experienced victory over the enemy in some areas could be because you have had a mild irritation over what he is doing in your life, rather than a form of anger that prompts you to do something to change the situation. When you get angry enough about debt, you’ll do something about it. When you get angry enough about sickness, you’ll do something about it. But as long as you tolerate it, you will stay in bondage.

With so much going on in the world today, there are plenty of justifiable reasons for Believers to be angry. When you allow your anger to move you toward positive action for God, then real change will come about in your life and you will truly leave a mark in the lives of others that cannot be erased.

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Creflo Dollar: Putty in His Hands

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Do you remember playing with Play Doh™ when you were younger? It was fun to be able to make something out of the colorful clay and then proudly display it as a work of art. While it was fun to see the final product, the real work began when you grabbed a handful of the dough and began to form it into the object of your choice. You could pinch, shape, press and mold it into whatever you wanted and there were no limits to the creations you could come up with. In the same way, God wants your life to be like putty, or Play Doh™ in His hands. When you become like moldable clay, you allow yourself to be formed into His image and put on display by Him for everyone to see.

The Bible describes God as a potter, or someone who works pottery. If you think about how pottery is made, it begins as malleable clay that is easily handled. Often, it is spun on a potter’s wheel until the desired shape or design is achieved.

Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” Acknowledging that you are like clay in God’s hand is the first step to being used by Him to achieve His purpose in the Earth. On the other hand, when you harden yourself against His guidance and direction, you position yourself for disaster.

Another way to describe being putty in God’s hand is to be pliable. Essentially, it means having an obedient heart that is willing to change direction at a moment’s notice. For example, you may have an attitude or behavior that is not pleasing to God. When you are pliable, you don’t argue with God or try to defend your behavior because you aren’t ready to let it go. A pliable person sees where an adjustment needs to be made and immediately follows through on what God has said. They do this simply because they love God too much to disobey or disappoint Him.

Being pliable also means being willing to let go of your plans and pursuits for your life if God tells you He wants you to do something different. There was a time in my life that I believed with everything in me that I would play professional football; it was my plan for my life. But God had a different plan; one that included preaching all over the world! I learned through some difficult experiences that it is better in the long run to submit to God’s plan than to try and maintain your agenda. Over time, I have become more pliable and have learned the benefits of submitting my will to the Lord’s will.

I wonder what would happen if Christians everywhere became committed to being putty in God’s hands. I guarantee if that happened, the Body of Christ would accomplish much more for the Kingdom of God. From finances and relationships to yielding to God’s plan for your life, when you are easily molded, God can do great things in and through you.

Jesus was an example of someone who was like putty in God’s hands. He never did or said anything that wasn’t first spoken by His heavenly Father (John 12:50). Though He was God in the flesh, He lived and walked the Earth as a man. He was an example to mankind of what it means to be totally submitted to God.

In examining your own life, can you honestly say you are like clay in God’s hands? Are you willing to go where He says and do what He says at any cost? Is obedience the distinguishing characteristic of your life? If you answered yes to these questions, you are demonstrating that you are pliable. This is the type of character God is looking for.

If you discover that you could grow more in this area, simply acknowledge this to the Lord. When you get real with yourself and with God, He can begin to do some wonderful things in your heart. Make a quality decision to align yourself with His Word and obey Him at every turn. Be willing to lay down your agenda for His plan for your life. When you become putty in His hands, He can use you to touch the lives of other people in ways you never imagined.

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Creflo Dollar: Making a Mark Begins With Your Heart

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What would be your answer if asked, “Do you have a heart for God?” A heart for God is one that is concerned only with pleasing Him. It describes a person who puts God’s Word and will above all else. Whatever is most important to you will show in all you do. What drives and motivates you from day to day? Is it the accumulation of material wealth or are you truly seeking to become what God has purposed you to be?

The heart of a man is his spirit. It is the place where your life force exists. Just like the life of an oak tree is housed in its roots, your spirit, or heart, houses your life and determines what comes out of you (Proverbs 4:23).

Matthew 6:21 declares, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Locate what you treasure and you will discover what has become the focus of your life. If your house, car and monetary wealth are your treasures, then you’ve located what is most important to you. If God is your treasure; if He is your prime focus and desire, then your heart is with Him. When you keep Him first in your life, everything else will follow (Matthew 6:33).

What I want you to understand is, it doesn’t matter how religious you act; what is in your heart will be revealed through every word you speak and action you take. People’s lives are touched when you demonstrate God’s love and obey His Word. Shouts of “Hallelujah” don’t mean a thing if you are harboring unforgiveness and strife. God doesn’t judge a man by what is on the outside; He looks at the inner man.

First Chronicles 28:9 reveals God’s relationship with man and his heart, “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts…” There are a lot of Christians who boldly say God is the head of their lives, but when you examine their hearts, the truth is far from that confession. In fact, I can tell where a man’s heart is just by looking at his checkbook and calendar; because where he spends his money and time will tell me everything I need to know about his relationship with God.

Do you want to develop a heart for God? You can by first examining yourself and honestly locating what has become your focus. Prioritize the issues in your life according to God’s Word. This takes a conscious decision on your part. Ask God to make you sensitive to His plans and purpose for your life. Meditate on the Word, so His promises can take root on the inside of you. Ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and make the choice to make God your priority. When you seek the things of God, eventually your thoughts and desires will align with His. Focus on the Father and His Kingdom. When He becomes the center of your life, you will have every good thing He promises you.

Think about what is most important in your life. Don’t allow the things of this world to overshadow God or His Word. He knows all hearts, including yours; and when He begins to search you, the question is what will He find? What will He find sitting on the throne of your heart, which was intended for Him alone? Have you replaced Him with other things such as material wealth, selfish ambitions or relationships with people? Decide today to make a mark on this world by maintaining a heart that is focused on pleasing God only.

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Creflo Dollar: The God-kind of Life

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Today, many people still don’t fully understand why Jesus came to the Earth. They may have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior, but still don’t know His assignment and how their decision to become born again affects their daily lives. While Jesus’ mission included the offer of an eternity with God in Heaven upon accepting Him, He also came to make available to us the very life force of God Himself. The Greek word for the life of God is zoë. It embodies everything that God is; His love, His power and His ability to get results. It is the anointing, which removes burdens and destroys yokes. In John 10:10, The New Living Translation, Jesus says, “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” This abundant life is the zoë life of God that resides on the inside of a Christian, enabling him or her to live supernaturally while on the Earth.

What does it mean to live a supernatural life? It simply means that when you have the life of God working in you, from the inside out, you can live above your circumstances and situations. It means you don’t have to be subject to the sin, disease and cursed living that characterizes the existence of people who don’t know God. Living supernaturally means that through an awareness of the gift of eternal life, you can overcome every attack of the enemy and be victorious over trials, tribulations and challenges that come your way.

When you read the Bible, and you see the words “eternal life,” you can translate that phrase to mean zoë. Romans 6:23 says, the gift of God is eternal life or zoë. How has He given us that gift? Through His Son, Jesus. John 3:16 tells us God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life, or zoë.

Jesus is our access to the God–kind of life. The day you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, your spirit is recreated. Second Corinthians 5:17 in The Amplified Bible says, “Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!” The moment you were born again, zoë, or the very nature of God, moved inside your spirit.

Zoë affects our development as Christians. This new life of God in you destroys your sin nature and expels the darkness in your life. The life of God in you will enable you to walk in God’s ways and obey His commandments. If you are willing, and allow the new spirit within you, which is the Spirit of God, to dominate you rather than your flesh, you will develop in your walk with the Lord and grow in the things of God.

In Ezekiel 36:26, 27 God says, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”

It is important to understand that your spirit, which has been recreated by God, is the real you. Your body is simply the place that houses your spirit. Although you are filled with God’s spirit, salvation is spiritual, not physical or mental. Your soul (which is your mind, will and emotions) must be renewed daily through the Word of God, and your body must be trained to submit to your born–again spirit and renewed mind. If you don’t renew your mind with the Word of God, it will override your born–again spirit and you will end up acting in ways that are contrary to God’s Word.

For the zoë life of God to be expressed through you, you must make a decision to allow your spirit to lead you. You also must make a quality decision to allow the Word to be your final authority and determine to yield to the direction of God in your life. Obeying Him is an important key to growing up spiritually and reaping the benefits of the life of God in you. Read and meditate on God’s Word so that your spirit can grow stronger. When your reborn spirit is dominating the “system,” your life will be led by God and you will be able to walk in His supernatural power.

Recognize that while you are in this world, you are not of this world. You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ on the Earth. By developing your spirit and renewing your mind with the Word of God, you can release His life to others and be a powerful witness for the Kingdom of God. He wants people to see you living the God–kind of life so they will be drawn to Him.

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Creflo Dollar: What Does it Mean to Love God?

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If you were to ask someone if they loved God, they’d almost automatically reply, “Of course. I love the Lord with all my heart.” Every day in churches and all around the world, people say, “Lord, I love you. Oh, Jesus, I love you.” However, loving God is not just a religious quote you say to make people think you love God.

In order to love God, you must first renew your mind where love is concerned. When many people think of love, they think of human, emotional love, which is basically selfish because it has conditions—it loves when the conditions are right, or when it feels like loving. This is the type of love many people try to love God with; however, God is not interested in you loving Him with your feelings.

Contrary to what most people think, love is not a feeling. Your feelings, like your emotions, can be unstable. For example, as soon as somebody dies that you didn’t think should have died, your feelings toward God might change. This is why love is a choice—it’s a decision demonstrated by action. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). To love God means to choose to obey His Word, trust His power, and worship Him. It is impossible to say you love God if these things are not in place.

Your love for God is demonstrated by the decisions you make. When you choose what you want or desire over God’s Word, you demonstrate that you love yourself more than God. So one of the first things you must do to love God is get rid of self, or your own desires. Doing this will help you love God, and others, the way you have been commanded in Matthew 22:34—40.

When you put self first, everything you do will be to please yourself, because that’s what human, selfish love does—it seeks to satisfy self first. However, according to Romans 5:5, the Holy Spirit has poured the love of God in our hearts; and that love gives us the ability to love with the God—kind of love, or agapé love. Agapé love is unconditional, unselfish love. Unlike selfish, human love, agapé love puts the needs of others above its own needs. This is the love God wants us to demonstrate.

To love God means to lose self. Everyday you have to make a decision to demonstrate the agape love of God by dying to the selfish desires that try to rule your life. Second Corinthians 4:11 in The Amplified Bible says, “For we who live are constantly [experiencing] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced through our flesh which is liable to death.” That means in order for the love of God to be evident in your life, you have to make a quality decision to allow your thoughts, desires, emotions, and feelings to die daily. It’s impossible to love God, or others, when you have plans, purposes, and desires that are contrary to the Word of God.

When self is the most important thing to you, you will choose self over God’s Word. God’s Word is His will; get to the point where you choose the will of God above everything. You must desire His will, even above your own happiness. That’s what it means to love God—to obey His will, not your own.

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Creflo Dollar: Becoming Covenant-Minded

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The Bible is a book of covenants, and understanding the Bible requires an understanding of covenant agreements. A covenant is a pledge or vow between two or more parties to carry out the terms agreed upon. In Abraham’s generation, covenants were sealed by blood, and the only way out of a covenant was the shedding of blood or death.

Genesis 15 and 17 reveal the details of the covenant of blessings God made with Abraham. This covenant is an everlasting agreement in which God swore by Himself to bless Abraham and his seed. As Believers, we are Abraham’s seed and part of the covenant of blessings God made with Abraham. Yet millions of Believers are not operating in the authority they have been given through this covenant.

The Bible, in Ephesians 2:12, says a people who are ignorant or unaware of their covenant are without hope and without God in this world. They are not really sure that God will help or that they will receive answers to their prayers. They just sort of exist, hoping and praying that God will do something. It is no surprise that many of them live defeated lives. However, something very powerful happens in the lives of Believers who know their covenant. They are spiritual giants because not only do they have hope, which is the fuse to their faith, they also have God. They don’t spend time hoping and praying God will do something. They pray with the covenant on their mind and walk with a bold confidence because they know God is obligated to perform His Word.

Here’s a bit of advice: God is not moved by your need. He’s moved by His covenant. He’s bound Himself to His Word; therefore, if you desire to see Him move in your life, you’ve got to speak to Him in the context of His covenant.

The covenant is the source of unshakable faith. That is why God made a covenant with us. It is through the covenant that we know God will fulfill His promises. So if we are unaware of our covenant, what is the basis of our faith?

I encourage you to become covenant—minded. Get a Concordance and study every scripture on covenant until your faith soars and you are convinced God will do exactly what He said He would do! I love you, and my prayer is that you begin to walk in the authority of your covenant today and every day.

Scripture References: Genesis 15 and 17, Galatians 3, Ephesians 2:11, 12, Hebrews 6:13-19

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Creflo Dollar: Relentless Faith

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What does it mean to have “bulldog faith”? It is the kind of faith that is characterized by what I call, “doggonedness.” It is the type of belief that grabs on to the promises of God and refuses to let go. It is relentless. Every Christian is called to live their lives by releasing the faith of God into their situations and circumstances. Everyone will face temptations, trials, and tests, but only those who refuse to let go of what God has said will see the end of their faith. A relentless Christian is the one who gets results in the Kingdom of God.

When you look at that word, relentless, it really denotes a sense of steadfastness, perseverance, and a refusal to give up, cave in, or quit. It simply will not come off the promises of God. It is focused in its pursuit of the final outcome—no matter what it goes through or faces. A person who is relentless is a real soldier where the things of God are concerned and in the way they handle the devil. This person is not easily swayed by what things look like or how they feel. They have locked into the faith of God, and you had better believe manifestation is on its way!

The key to walking in relentless faith is to refuse to entertain unbelief. Faith will not work when you have doubt in your heart. You must stand firm on the promises from God’s Word and reject any thought, suggestion, or inclination that goes against what you believe. The enemy will bring negative thoughts to your mind, but you can override them by knowing and quoting the Scripture.

Jesus gave an important formula for getting your faith to work—every time! He said it is critical to believe you receive what you pray for, when you say it, and do not allow doubt to invade your heart and mind. When you do this, you can move mountains! To be relentless in your faith means fighting doubt and unbelief the moment they come to your mind, filling your heart with the Word of God, and speaking it at every turn with boldness, authority, and consistency. Doing this, creates a pounding spiritual force that blows obstacles out of your way.

To operate in this kind of faith, you must know who you are in Christ. Christians have been made righteous by the blood of Jesus and are no longer under the dominion of sin and the curse. Consequently, you have a right to every covenant promise in God’s Word, including the benefits of faith-based living. In fact, living by faith is a requirement, not an option for those who are a part of God’s Kingdom.

Walking by faith is an adventure that will take you on a treasure hunt through the Word of God. Your faith is your ammunition against Satan and will carry you through tough times. Refuse to give up, even in the face of adversity. When you have relentless, bulldog faith, nothing will be withheld from you!

Scripture References: Mark 11:23, 24, Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11

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Creflo Dollar: Don’t Compromise

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Now more than ever is the time to allow the Word of God to become the final authority in your life. Societal norms and values have declined to accept the perversity and lies of the Devil. As Christians, our success is based on whether or not we choose to walk in the Spirit (the Word of God) or to conform to the image of this world’s system, which leads to death. Just because something is accepted by a majority and is “politically correct” doesn’t make it right. The only proper standard of what is acceptable is the Bible; it’s time to start taking it seriously. Satan is striving feverishly to infiltrate the minds and hearts of people by suggestively packaging sin—presenting it in such a way as to make it seem okay. Sexual immorality, for example, is being fed to the public through news broadcasts, television sitcoms and music videos. If you pay attention too long, they might begin to seem acceptable and even appealing to you. Those who speak out against such imagery and messages are labeled as “intolerant” and “politically incorrect.” Just because something is accepted does not make it acceptable in God’s eyes. All forms of sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage are wrong (Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19). Many of the things that the world accepts are vile in God’s sight (Romans 1:18-32). Hebrews 4:12 says that the Word judges, exposes and analyzes all things. Therefore, as believers, we should let the Word be our judge of what is right and wrong. If the Bible says something is incorrect, then it is incorrect—period! Holiness is “being of one mind with God.” Hebrews 12:14 instructs believers to pursue peace and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Adopting the attitudes of the world’s system will inevitably set you against God and position you to miss the blessings He has for you. Don’t allow the desire to “fit in” blind you to the truth. Satan wants to dupe you into believing that his way of thinking and doing is the way to go; however, fitting in with his crowd will cost you (Proverbs 26:2; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Romans 6:23). As a Christian, you should strive to renew your mind to the truth of God’s Word (Romans 12:1, 2) so that you can conform to His image and be able to discern truth from error, no matter how “politically correct” it seems to be.

Scripture References: Hebrews 13:4, Galatians 5:19, Romans 1:18-32, Hebrews 12:14, Proverbs 26:2, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Romans 6:23, Romans 12:1, 2

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