A Biblical, Balanced “Name & Claim, Decree & Declare”

I had my time periods of being extremely anti-name-&-claim and anti-word of faith movement. I have learned that heresy comes from being extreme on either side. There is an importance in balance and in being biblical. The bible does not condemn people asking God for what they want. It just doesn’t want people to ask…

What Good Is Seminary?

What good is seminary? As a devout Christian, after graduating with my Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from a theological seminary (and by the grace of God with a 4.0 GPA), I feel I am adequately equipped to answer this question. Some believe that seminary is where to go if one wants to become a…

Afraid to Take Communion After a Sinful Week?

1 Corinthians 11:17 – But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,…

Impure & Defiled Religion – Spiritual Abuse

James 1:26-27 – “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” What kind of…

Why Did God Trust YOU with This Horrible Experience?

 As a child, I remember watching” Alive” with my family. This movie is based on a 70’s plane crash survivor story known as “Miracle in the Andes”. Being so young, the only things that stuck out to me were the mountains, the cold temperatures, the plane crash, and the cannibalism the survivors had to do…

God Doesn’t USE the Man Until He PROVES the Man

I’m not mad it happened. I’m just glad it’s over. After suffering for about 20 years with a “crippling” anxiety disorder, I can finally see the breaking of day. And I thank God not because I had to go through it, but because it’s over. You see, some people get mad at God for allowing…

Wise Soulwinning 101: Marketing “Jesus as the Product”

It was T.D. Jakes who said the controversial statement, “I think that Jesus is the product.” When I first heard this, I was horribly offended. I said, “How DARE he reduce the Savior of the World to a mere marketable product?” But after receiving insight from God about “soul winning” the other day, I can…