Do you know what your future will be like?

You can know your future by just listening to what you are saying today. With your words you are prophesying your future. Your words have creative power, power to create your future. What you are experiencing today is the result of what you have said in the past. And what you say today will be what you will experience in your future.

People who are always talking sickness will see more sickness in their bodies. People who are always talking defeat and failure will experience more of the same in their future.

This next prayer secret gets into the real heart of learning how to properly and effectively pray to the Lord. This revelation is coming direct from Jesus Himself.

I call this particular secret my fighting verse whenever I have to approach God in prayer for something specific. The reason I call this secret my fighting verse is because in this verse are the three main conditions that sometimes must be met before the Lord is going to want to answer any specific prayer request you may have.

Here is the verse where this powerful and profound revelation is being given direct to us by Jesus Himself:

Many people set goals for the New Year. As believers we should prayerfully set spiritual goals. To have powerful and effective goals one should know the heart and mind of the Lord. Before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus revealed his purpose and power for his followers – the church. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

Jesus taught that it is imperative that every believer be a witness. He sent the Holy Spirit to fill and empower every believer. Ask yourself this New Year, “Am I a witness? What kind of witness am I?” Let’s consider how we can be a more effective witness.

When you can’t feel God

Detecting God’s presence

When trying to measure time or weight or temperature or speed or any of a hundred other things, we make a huge leap forward whenever we stop trusting our feelings or intuition and start relying on instrumentation. For instance, trying to tell the time by using our feelings, such as how hungry or tired we feel, and our senses, such as how light it seems, is crudely inaccurate compared to using an objective measure of a clock. Likewise, guessing from circumstances or whether we feel guilty or happy or peaceful or excited or lucky, is a most unreliable way of gauging spiritual reality.

Have you ever felt brain dead, burned out, stressed out, or just plain worn out? If not, stop reading, this article is not for you. But if you have experienced any of the aforementioned symptoms – you deserve a break today. A fast food restaurant tells you that “You deserve a break today!” But you need more than a quick and easy break. You need a regular, deep, quality break. You need a time of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

In the Old Testament God commanded His people to honor the Sabbath. The seventh day of the week was to be set aside for rest and spiritual rejuvenation. Perhaps one of the reasons that so many people are plagued with so many illnesses in this “modern” age is that so few people honor the Sabbath, or a day of rest with spiritual rejuvenation. (See Exodus 16:23; 20:10, Isaiah 56:2; 58:13, Hebrews 4:9, Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 16:2, and Hebrews 10:25.) Under the Old Covenant even the land was commanded by God to be left fallow every seventh year.

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