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Category: BLOG: Inspirational

A Time to Love, A Time to Hate

“There are six things The Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him” Proverbs 6:16 Psalm 11:5 tells us that “God’s soul hates the wicked”. Ever thought about that? God has the capacity to hate; to find things, even people, detestable. In modern, western, society, especially in the Church, I think there is sometimes a…
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The Enemy Tactic

  “I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the king” (2 Samuel 17:2 NIV) Your leaders are a gift from God to you, according to Ephesians 4. Through leadership God intends to…
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Drink Deeply of God’s Kindness

  “Drink deeply of God’s pure Kindness” 2 Peter 2:2 (The Message) 1 John tells us there is no fear in love. That “He who fears has not been made perfect in love” The existence (or not) of fear is the barometer of our level of acceptance of God’s Love. Drinking deeply of his exhaustive…
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I Went in Response…

  “I went in response to a revelation…” Gal 2:2 What has God said to you lately? When is the last time you heard His voice? Do you sense a flow of the wisdom of heaven in your world today? Paul says “He went in response to a revelation…”. Everything in our lives begins in…
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The Gracious Hand of My God

  “The Gracious Hand of my God upon me” Nehemiah 2:18 When I think of hands being laid on me, I usually think of getting a smack as a kid, fighting or being chosen to do something I don’t want to do! But this verse makes me think of something else altogether. “The gracious hand…
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He who Dwells – Will Rest

  “He who dwells in the secret place of the most high God, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” Ps 91:1 Do you want to find true rest for your soul today? Not leisure, distraction or numbness – but actual, pure, peaceful – rest? Then simply confess everything you know in you that…
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No Flesh May Glory

  “That no flesh may glory in His presence” 1 Corinthian 1:29 God never has any intention of letting anyone of us stand in His presence, now or at the end of the Age, and say “Look how awesome I was – Look what I did for you! I’m the Man!” So let’s stop trying.…
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Discovering Self-Discipline

  “Without a vision the people cast off restraint” Proverbs 29:18 Ever felt a failure because you lack the discipline others seem to have? While others have disciplined prayer lives, diets, spending habits or exercise regimes – you just can’t seem to work up that will power! It’s so frustrating. People who lack self-discipline are…
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You Are My Son

  I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” (Psalm 2:7 NIV84) Several years ago, at a very low point in my life, I had a vision. In this vision I was standing on the peak of a mountain and God…
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I Will Make the Rough Places Smooth

  “I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” Isaiah 42:16 Sometimes I forget that God is not just a comforter, a source of truth or a relief from fear or guilt – God is a…
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He Will Uphold You

  “Here is my servant, who I uphold” Isaiah 42:1 This verse shows a wonderful insight into God’s care for Jesus, as he walked out his purpose on the earth. The Father was committed to upholding the Son. And as His servant today, He is committed to upholding you and me. You can relax in…
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How to Avoid Change!

  Change is horrid. It makes us feel uncomfortable, inadequate and sweaty. Surely it is possible to be successful without actually changing? Without having anyone make us feel inadequate at any moment, teaching us, being an example we could learn from? I have discovered the way to find inner success, without changing at all. It…
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HEAVEN ON EARTH – Call a Sacred Fast!

  We have a huge passion and vision for God to impact our region and the world in increasing ways. For more to be saved. For churches to be planted. For a new building, campuses, youth ministries, media fruit! For our tv and radio ministries, social action, youth and children’s ministries and outreach around the…
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Why we chose a church with bad music!

  I recently read this simple little blog, and one response to it, and it seemed so natural, rooted, mature. I felt it expressed something of a call to remember simplicity in all our “attractional” platform driven churches. I’m not advocating it as a model…just a reminder: Shaun Groves writes: I’m often asked to speak…
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The Greatest Mountain? The Greatest Battle!

  “60% of UK churches no longer have a corporate prayer meeting.” When I read that stat I wondered about writing a blog “RIP: The British Prayer Meeting”, or “How to revive prayer in a contemporary church setting” etc etc. My worry was no one would click through to read the blog. Unfortunately, the stat…
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Cameron Praises the Christian Fight Back!

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s “Christian Fight Back” speech, made at Downing Street to Christian ministries from across the denominations 3 April 2012. In it he praises what he calls “The Christian Fight Back….”. Remarkable! Here is the full script: “As you know, we have receptions here for Diwali, for Eid, for Jewish New Year,…
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Behind the Scenes #10

The flow of God’s Spirit just continued in our Hull & Driffield congregations this morning. Amazing testimonies. People giving up sticks. More deaf ears opened. We must be up to about 10 deaf people’s ears opened in 4 days! Even this morning, one little 6 second prayer & an ear popped open! So easily it’s…
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Behind the Scenes #9

It’s Sunday morning. Sat in my “McOffice” preparing for our Sunday morning service. Last night was amazing. One of those glory nights where people just sing in the Spirit, waves of glory moving, for hours. O boy. If anyone has ever thought worship is about a few fast songs and a few slow – they…
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Behind the scenes #8 Open Air Miracles!

OH MY! Now I know we have a move of God on our hands. Miracles in a hall with worshipping Christians is one thing… Miracles on the streets through young people is another! Our Youth Pastor Chris just led the most amazing Open Air event I’ve ever seen. It’s like being in the book of…
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Behind the Scenes #7

When you have a 3 year old, it doesn’t matter that you only got to bed at 2am cos God was moving…. He’s still going to get up before 6am! ha! What an incredible night last night was. Just so many healings! Another lady healed of post-stroke symptoms was healed last night and waited side…
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