Creflo Dollar: Keep The Faith

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Evidence is defined as “something that indicates” or “an outward sign.” In a court of law, the evidence you present to a judge can mean the difference between prison and freedom, or in some cases, life and death. In the kingdom of God, the evidence you present to your heavenly Father will determine whether or not you receive from Him the things you desire. When it comes to proving to God that you are ready to receive all that He has predestined for you, faith is the most compelling evidence you can present to Him.

The term faith is sometimes used as if it means “belief” or “hope.” But faith is really much more than either of these words suggest. According to Hebrews 11:1, “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In other words, faith is knowing that the things you hope for are available to you, even when you don’t see any outward signs that they exist. Believers often sincerely “hope” that God will help them—they even pray for hours—but nothing happens without faith. If you don’t understand faith, you won’t know how to operate in God’s system.

Imagine that you need money to pay your car note. You’ve tried several options, but they’ve all failed. Now you’re desperate and you need God to “work a miracle” on your behalf. What are your options? You could cry, feel sorry for yourself and say, “I’m a good person. Why doesn’t God just help me?” If you take this approach, God will see you crying and sympathize with you, but His Word says, “Without faith it is impossible to please him…” (Hebrews 11:6), so your emotional expression is unlikely to change anything.

To get God to act on your behalf, you could choose to pray a traditional “religious” prayer: “Lord, You work in mysterious ways. Please stop by my house, God. Please! Please, Father. Please don’t pass me by….” This is the way many people pray, but this type of prayer doesn’t express faith. It has the form of a prayer, but it lacks the power to produce results. James 1:6 (AMP) says that we must ask in faith without wavering or doubting.

As a Believer, you have the right to receive answers to every one of your prayers. But the key to getting answers is faith. Whenever you pray or call upon God to help you, you must present evidence of your faith. For example, if you want God to show you how to get your car note paid, you have to petition Him correctly: “Father, your Word says that You will supply all of my needs according to Your riches in heaven. I ask you, Father, to show me how to pay my car note. I surrender this problem to you, and I know that it is already resolved. I thank You, Father, for answering my prayer.” A faith–filled prayer that is firmly rooted in God’s Word will get answers!

Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, so build your faith by spending time reading and studying the Word. God’s Word (His book of promises) is the evidence you must present to receive the answers you need. His Word is your confession. It is the thing you say to Him in prayer, thereby increasing your faith. Pick up your Bible and find scriptures to match the things you’re petitioning God for. Using His Word assures your response.

When you know what the Word says about the things you are entitled to receive, you can pray for those things and receive the answers you need. You never have to beg, plead or bargain with God to have Him answer your prayers. He is moved by your faith in His Word. Show God your faith, and He will show you His love by pouring out His blessings in your life and fulfilling all of the promises He made in His Word.

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Creflo Dollar: Get God Involved

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Have you ever heard someone say, “Everything is going to be okay because God is in control?” Religious clichés such as this one sound great, but aren’t necessarily true if you don’t know the formula for getting God involved in certain situations. While God is sovereign, He needs the body of Christ to release His power through their words in order to change circumstances. By releasing the hand of God through prayer, you give Him liberty to start rearranging things.

Your authority as a Believer is in your mouth. God has always used His Word to bring about change in the earth. In 2 Chronicles 7:14,15 (The Amplified Bible) He says, “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.” The nation of Israel needed healing. There were issues that needed to be dealt with, but God needed the people to call on Him.

Verse 15 says that God’s ears are attentive to the prayers that are offered to Him. When you seek God in prayer and invite Him into your situation, He will go to work on your behalf to do what needs to be done. Whether it relates to government, those in authority, current events that affect people on a global scale or your personal situation, you have the right to employ God’s supernatural power.

Please understand that God wants to get involved! He is not some impersonal being who may or may not answer prayer depending on how He feels. No, He is eager to help! But you have to do your part. In Isaiah 45:11 He says, “…Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.” Many people have never read that scripture before, and never knew they could actually command God to do anything. But when it concerns His children, or the “work of His hands,” He instructs us to command Him.

To command God simply means to commission, or assign Him to a particular situation. For example, you may have a family member who is suffering from a disease, or the enemy may be trying to attack you in some other area of your life such as your finances or your marriage. As a Christian, you have authority over Satan through the name and the blood of Jesus. You also have the right to commission God to release Himself into whatever situation you are facing right now.

As you meditate on these truths, your confidence in your authority will begin to increase and you’ll find yourself refusing to tolerate any kind of harassment from the devil. You don’t have to tolerate any situation with which he tries to oppress you. Instead of getting frustrated, release God’s hand into the situation in faith and watch things turn around.

The same is true when it comes to issues that are occurring on an international level. Jesus said that in the Last Days, wars and rumors of wars would abound, natural disasters would increase and trouble would be on the rise. The good news is that the body of Christ doesn’t have to sit back and become subject to any of these things. Pray, seek God and release His hand over your city, state and country; over your schools and over every issue that doesn’t line up with the Word of God. As Believers begin using their God–given authority to bring about change in the earth, the world will have no choice but to acknowledge God and turn to Him.

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Dr. Creflo Dollar: The Wonder Years

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Jesus’ ministry—the most dynamic and revolutionary outreach ever known to humanity—spanned a total of three and a half years. What caused His ministry to be extraordinarily life–changing in such a short span of time? Some say it was because He was God incarnate. However, Jesus did not come to earth functioning as God. He was born and lived His life on this planet as a man who operated in the power of God (Philippians 2:6–8, AMP).

Luke 3:21–22 says that after Jesus’ baptism, “…the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” In essence God was saying to Jesus, “I know You are a man, but now I am empowering You to act as My Son.” Had Jesus already been functioning as God, there would not have been a need for the Holy Spirit to come on Him. God had to anoint Jesus in His humanity.

For 30 years, Jesus grew into the knowledge of the written Word. Once the process was complete, He received power from heaven—the power to perform signs and wonders. Prior to this, He had not performed any miracles. Ironically, Jesus’ first miracle wasn’t walking on water or feeding thousands of people; instead, it was the “small thing” of turning water into wine at a wedding celebration (John 2:1–11).

Other miracles soon followed. Matthew 4:23 says, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” The Gospel of Mark mentions miracles of healing performed in the lives of lepers, epileptics and those possessed by demons (Mark 5:1–20; Mark 5:21–42). Jesus also raised people from the dead. As a matter of fact, one of the most memorable miracles is the one performed in Bethany when He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:17–44). Four days had passed since Lazarus’ death; however, when the burden–removing, yoke–destroying power of God showed up, the grave couldn’t hold him!

If you are born again, the same anointing on Jesus’ life is available to you. You have the power to cast out demons, heal the sick and raise the dead (John 14:12). However, to operate as He did, you must do the same things Jesus did when He was on earth.

Jesus’ “wonder years” can be attributed to two things: the anointing on His life and His commitment to spending time in the presence of God. If you do not spend time with God and His Word, you will never see signs and wonders take place in your life. Jesus said, “…I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things” (John 8:28). When did the Father teach Him? When He spent time in the Father’s presence.

Jesus’ life is evidence of what happens when a person is continually connected to God’s presence. Jesus is your example. By following Him, you will begin to experience your own “wonder years!”

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Creflo Dollar: Confidence In Prayer

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Are you tired of praying and not getting results in your prayer life? If so, you probably need to examine your confidence level in this area. A lack of confidence in prayer simply comes from not knowing God’s Word. Too many Christians pray emotional, fear–based prayers, hoping that they get through to God. However, He does not respond to emotionalism; He responds to His Word. To pray apart from the Word of God won’t get results. But when you have confidence in the Word and say to God what He has already spoken, your life will change forever.

It is critical for you to first find out what God has said in the Bible about your situation in order to effectively pray about it. For example, if you need healing, instead of begging God to heal you, begin to confess 1 Peter 2:24 which declares that you have already been healed by the stripes of Jesus. If it is financial prosperity that you need to become a reality in your life, find scriptures on wealth and declare them in faith. Your first step in prayer is to discover the promises of God in the Bible. Then you can release your faith by saying them in your prayer time.

Jesus walked in the most powerful ministry ever known to man because He practiced the presence of God and had a strong prayer life. The scripture says that He often took time away from other people to pray and spend time with the Father (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:18). This was one of the keys to His ability to perform miracles and do other great works. He had total confidence in His Father because He spent time with Him in prayer. He knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that He could never fail because of His confidence in God’s Word.

Just like Jesus, your prayer life must be activated by faith, which is a practical expression of your confidence in God and His Word; and your confidence comes by spending time in meditating on the scriptures. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Simply repeating the scriptures is not enough. The key to success in your prayer life is meditation.

To meditate the Word is to ponder, mutter or consider it in your mind until you have gotten revelation out of it. When you discover the deeper meaning behind a scripture, and God speaks to you personally about it, you have the ammunition you need to take that scripture with you in your prayer time and boldly release your faith when you confess it.

As Believers, we are to follow Jesus’ example. His life is evidence of what happens when a person is continually connected to God’s presence and lives a life of meditation. When you do, your confidence will be bolstered and you will begin to experience supernatural results every time you pray.

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Creflo Dollar: Knowing Who You Are

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It is amazing to watch the development of a child’s relationship with his parents. At an early age, the child mimics his parents’ every move. He says the same things his parents say and does the same things his parents do. In other words, he becomes a mini version of his parents. But as he grows older, things may begin to change. Outside influences such as television, popular music and pressure from his friends can alter his way of thinking.

Conflicts arise when a child begins to distance himself from his parents’ values and way of thinking. Sometimes, a child’s thinking can move so far out of alignment with his parents’ that it’s difficult to imagine that he and his parents are related. This is true with many Christians today. They proudly wear the title of Christian, but their thinking doesn’t line up with the Word. Nothing that they say or do bears any resemblance to their heavenly Father.

As a born–again Believer, you should look exactly like God. You should think, speak and act like Him. In fact, you should be so much like your Father that people can’t tell you apart! When you act and speak like God, you are walking in the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is not about adopting insincere gestures of piousness, such as jerking while you pray or refusing to work on the Sabbath. Rather, walking in the Spirit is an act of faith that begins with the Word. It is walking in the righteousness of God and walking in holiness. Walking in the Spirit is aligning your thinking with God and what He says in His Word.

In order to agree with God’s Word, you must first know His Word. Contrary to what you may have learned in the past, the Bible is not a book of restrictions designed to hinder your pursuit of happiness. Instead, it is a manual for transformation. You don’t read the scriptures just to learn what not to do; you read the Bible to transform your thinking so that it lines up with God’s thinking.

To determine whether or not you are walking in the Spirit, examine your thoughts. Basically, your thoughts are a reflection of what you know. The question is, what do you know? Do you know what the world says, or do you know what the Word says? When it comes to your finances, for example, do you know what the world says about making money, or do you know what God says—that He has given you the power to obtain wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18)? When it comes to your health, are you convinced of a doctor’s diagnosis of sickness, or are you confident that by Jesus’ stripes you have already been healed (Isaiah 53:5)? What do you know?

When you walk in the Spirit, you can defeat any fleshy thought that enters your mind (Galatians 5:16). As you continue to read the Word and adopt God’s thoughts as your own, you’ll begin to resemble your heavenly Father—you’ll be a mini version of God!

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Creflo Dollar: The Secret to Promotion

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The Secret to Promotion - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesJames knew he was blessed when he finally got a job offer in his field of study. Feeling that God had called him to his position; he loved everything from the people to the cafeteria food. But there was a certain task that was a thorn in his side. Whenever faced with having to complete it, he became frustrated and would rush to get it done. After three years at his job, Jim was ready to move his way up the corporate ladder, and expected to have already been promoted. But, after applying for other positions and keeping his supervisor in the loop about his desires, he still hadn’t made any progress.

Despite all the things James did right on his job, and regardless of the fact that he liked where he worked, he hindered his own promotion just by not being faithful to his position in certain areas. Something as simple as performing one task in a rush, and not to the best of his ability, demonstrated his lack of faithfulness in that particular area. While he was indeed called to his place of employment for that specific time, he had continued to demonstrate a lack of faithfulness in certain areas of his job.

Proverbs 28:20 declares, “A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.” A faithful man abounds with blessings, including promotion. Faithfulness is defined as being trustworthy, dependable and loyal. Each of these characteristics is what God will expect of you no matter where He sends you. If you work as a high–powered executive, or as a maintenance man, God still expects you to do your job in excellence.

In addition to making sure you do your job well, don’t let the wrong things move you away from your calling. A paycheck should not determine whether or not you’re going to do what God told you to do. Neither should a difficult boss or coworker. Understand that with your simple obedience and faithfulness to do what God told you to do, He will take care of you. If you are where you are supposed to be, show yourself faithful for that season, no matter how long it lasts, and you will be rewarded.

Faithfulness is the key to your promotion. You’re not going to have any increase until you can learn to be faithful with what God’s given you already. The Bible declares in Psalm 75:6, 7, “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Don’t you know that if you’re faithful on your job, even to the point of being more faithful than the guy who’s running the company, God will promote you? He honors faithfulness.

Faithfulness even goes beyond your job; you can begin to cultivate it in your relationships and in many other areas. Find out from God’s Word how to be a faithful husband or wife. If you are a student, be faithful and diligent in your studies. Be faithful with the gifts and talents God has placed in you, using them to God’s glory. Be faithful to the commitments you make to other people through your words. There are so many opportunities for promotion in life when you consider all the ways in which you can demonstrate faithfulness.

Faithfulness is the only way you’re going to graduate to the next level in any area of your life! When you prove yourself faithful in one area, then God opens the door for you in others. If you’re stuck in a rut, show Him you’ll be faithful with what you have already. He will make a way. Do what God tells you to do so you can hear Him say, “My good and faithful servant, well done. You’ve been faithful over the few, now I’m going to make you ruler over many!”

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Creflo Dollar: Disassociate and Depend on God

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Disassociate and Depend on God - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesHave you ever made a decision to change, and genuinely meant it from your heart? However, the more you attempted to make necessary adjustments in your life, your surroundings, friends and memories of the past kept dragging you back to your old ways? Or, you may have taken on a “lone ranger” mentality where you tried to do everything in your own ability, without depending on God or a support system of strong Believers. These are not uncommon occurrences in the lives of people who initially embark on the journey of change. In order to successfully endure the process of change, you’ll have to simultaneously disconnect from hindering relationships, behaviors and mindsets, and embrace the help of the Holy Spirit and others who can benefit your life.

First, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of disassociating from things that stop your growth, once you decide to change. You may feel comfortable with your old ties and relationships with certain people, but you must honestly evaluate them to determine if they are bridges to your next level, or burdens in your life.

Everyone has a friend who is fun to be around, but doesn’t contribute to your spiritual growth as a Christian. I’m not saying to be mean to your old associates. The Word instructs us to walk in love toward others (Matthew 22:39); but you should not remain in close fellowship with people who aren’t going in the same spiritual direction. First Corinthians 15:33 says, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” You will never reach your destiny if you hang on to people who are not beneficial to your advancement.

When God spoke to Abraham to leave his country and what was familiar to him, he disobeyed God’s full directive and decided to bring Lot with him. As a result, Abraham experienced a period when God did not deal with him directly. He and Lot ended up separating because there was strife between them. Lot was family, but he was hindering God’s purposes in Abraham’s life.

Like Abraham, change may even involve choosing God over family members and loved ones (Matthew 10:34—38). Yes, there will be people in your life you must break ties with, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you sever unfruitful relationships and trust Him to show you exactly what to do and say. Be encouraged and submit to the will of God for your life by agreeing with what He has to say about your relationships while in the process of change.

As you disconnect from your past, be sure to rely on the Spirit of God. He is a helper and is standing by to assist you. As you let go of old relationships, ask Him for new ones that will help you grow. Divine connections from God are essential to your success; He never intended for you to be an island all by yourself. The right people in your life can be positive bridges to help you reach your destiny.

Even in your daily life, you will need the power of God to help you sustain lasting change. The enemy will try to get you to accept his words and suggestions, all in an attempt to get you to revert back to your old mindset and life. When times of testing and temptation come, resist the devil by using the Word against him. Declare that you are a new creation and your mind is being renewed (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:1—2). When you begin confessing God’s Word, you activate the power of God to come in and give you the help you need during challenging moments.

No one ever said change was easy. However, change is necessary and achievable when you do your part. Set your mind on the goal of achieving everything God has imagined for you and press forward.

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Creflo Dollar: Are You Loving or Selfish?

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As a Christian, you are commanded to love everyone—the good, the bad and the ugly (John 13:34). It is not an option; you can’t pick and choose whom to love. The only choice you have in the matter is whether or not you will obey the commandment. Unfortunately, many believers are in a state of disobedience because their decision to love is based on feelings or on whether their love is returned. That is conditional, human love—it profits nothing. Others fail to walk in love because they believe that it is impossible for them to love as Goes does. They fail to realize that God would never ask anyone to do something that isn’t within their capacity to accomplish. Every born–again believer has the ability to walk in love.

When you became born again, you received an “injection of love” from the Holy Spirit, Who came to live inside of you. As a result, you have an anointing, or God—given ability that makes it possible for you to love in a supernatural way. You can show affection toward others despite their actions. In addition, you are more than capable of retaliating the right way, which is according to the Word of God.

Nothing in your life—finances, family, healing and so on—will work to its fullest potential until you let go of selfishness and perfect your love walk. To be selfish is to “regard one’s own interest;” selfishness is “a devotion to one’s own interest.” Selfishness and love are the two most powerful forces in existence. When you operate in one of these forces, you short–circuit the other. When you choose to love, you turn your back on selfishness. When you choose to be selfish, you turn your back on the opportunity to express love. There is no middle ground. You cannot love unconditionally and be unconditionally selfish as well.

Selfishness is the root to all sin. Satan knows this. His goal is to get you to take your focus off of God and place it on yourself. This is what he did in the Garden of Eden. After the deception, Adam and Eve were no longer God–conscious; instead they became self–conscious (Genesis 3:1–5). Another important point to remember is that the root of selfishness is fear. Fear is what motivates you to protect yourself. That is why a selfish person is constantly in self–preservation mode.

I know it’s not easy to respond the way Christians are supposed to, especially when someone is in your face saying hurtful things; however, Proverbs 15:1 encourages believers to respond with a soft answer to curb someone’s wrath. When you speak kind words to someone who may be mean as “hell,” you are creating an opportunity to love the hell out of them. Additionally, don’t rehearse negative thoughts; disperse them instead. Make a conscious effort to think thoughts toward others that are honest, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). Something powerful happens when you are willing to lose sight of yourself to put somebody else in focus.

The way to get rid of selfishness is to get rid of fear. First John 4:18 says that perfected love casts out fear. Fear is dangerous. It opens the door for the Enemy to come in and wreak havoc in your life. It also produces negative forces like offense, strife and unforgiveness. However, love empowers you to the point that you will be slow to take offense and quick to forgive.

Keep in mind that when you fail to develop in love, you fail to develop in character, which means you perpetuate a lifestyle of selfishness. God is looking for people of character. That is what being a Christian is all about—developing the character of God. Make a quality decision today to develop the character of love, because that, more than anything else, is crucial to your experiencing the fullness of God.

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Creflo Dollar: Working For God (Part 2)

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The law of diligent hard work is a critical factor in you experiencing the abundance of God. Work is honorable and provides a channel through which God can flow His blessings to you. In examining this area of hard work, and looking at the practical skills you need to manage your life on an everyday basis, I want to zero in on the area of developing a strong work ethic. No matter who you work for, God honors the man or woman who has workplace ethics and operates with integrity on the job. Developing in this area will take some discipline, but the rewards are well worth the effort it takes.

Ethics can be described as a set of moral principles, or a system of conduct. I don’t know if you are aware of it, but there is a system of conduct that must be adhered to where your place of employment is concerned. Since work is honorable, the guidelines set up at your office, or workplace, are important and help to maintain the integrity of that business. In addition to that, you should have a personal standard of conduct, as a child of God, which blends easily with your company’s standards. When you are a person who is teachable and obedient, you will do everything you can to abide by, and maintain, good ethics on the job.

Ephesians 6:5-8 says:

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

As an employee of your company, you are the “servant” of your employer. Therefore, according to the Word of God, you should strive to be obedient on your job. You should also concentrate on making your job a service to God, and not to men. When you become conscious of the fact that God’s eyes are upon you, watching you work, and watching how you work, you will be mindful of how you use your time at work and how you do your job. Also, aim to maintain a positive attitude at all times.

I want to share some practical things you can do to become happy, satisfied and challenged at work. If you decide to act on them, you will notice a marked difference in your job performance:

  1. Decide that you are going to work for God and not man. Colossians 3:23 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
  2. Ask God what attitude He wants you to have on your job. God is more concerned with your character than your career status.
  3. List seven ways you can increase your job effectiveness and contribute to your company.

Other keys to maximizing your job are to smile a lot, do new things, come to work early and treat the company as if it were your own. Prepare your mind for work each day and ask the Father for fresh ideas, insight and contributions you can make on a daily basis. Learn a new skill and network with successful people in your field. You will be surprised at the progress you will achieve by making some simple adjustments.

You should consider yourself privileged to be able to work and earn an honest living for yourself. If you don’t currently have a job, I encourage you to make finding one your priority. When God gives you the opportunity to work, do your job well. Developing a strong work ethic is the responsibility of every Christian; God won’t do it for you. Seek Him on how you can grow as an employee and take your company to the next level. When you do, you position yourself for promotion and increase.

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Creflo Dollar: Heaven Bound

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Heaven Bound - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesIs God real? What about Satan? Is Heaven a literal place of existence? What about Hell? Everyday millions of people ponder these same questions. Struggling to gain truth of this matter is a reality for Believers and unbelievers alike. Millions of people believe life ends at death. They’ve concluded that death means sleeping and existing in a state of nothingness. However, the reality according to God’s Word is the grave is not the end!

As humans, we’re born into this physical world. We’re educated in this physical world, and therefore we only understand the things of this world. However, physical training does not equip us with the ability to comprehend spiritual things like the reality of life after death.

In order to understand this complex topic we must explore and understand the anatomy of man. Man is a spirit being—he doesn’t have a spirit, he is a spirit. He possesses a soul, where his emotions and intellect reside; and he lives in a physical body.

Because we live in a physical world, we’ve been trained to believe the physical body we see is our entire existence, but that’s untrue. The spirit of man is eternal—it lives forever. When we die, our spirit and soul separates from our physical body. Once that happens, we separate from the physical world, and are immediately born into the spirit world, where our spirit and soul will live forever.

Heaven, Hell, angels, and demons exist in the spirit realm, and when we depart from this physical realm and enter the spiritual realm, we will see the reality of this truth. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. However this is only true for the person who is born again. For the person who is not born again, being absent from the body is to be present in Hell.

So what happens to the person who refuses to accept this truth, and dies having been bewitched by the world into thinking that Heaven and Hell aren’t real? The harsh reality of their self—made reservation to Hell will quickly set in, and the truth they’ve heard and rejected will torment them for eternity. Don’t let this happen to you!

I urge you to decide to make Jesus the Lord of your life now! Don’t allow another day to pass without knowing with certainty that you’re Heaven bound. Now is the acceptable time. You can be born again right now, wherever you are, by realizing and admitting that you are a sinner. Repent and ask God to forgive your sins; change your heart, your mind, and your direction. Then, confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Once you complete these simple steps you’re saved and on your way to Heaven. Get connected to a Bible—based church, and allow the power of God to transform your life. You’ll be glad you did!

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