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Select the topic or date of your choice to view a detailed outline of the teachings. Each time you study the Word, you position yourself to receive divine direction from God. When you spend time researching the Scriptures, you acquire wisdom for every situation in life. As you study, expect to find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems!

How Not to be Tempted with Unbelief

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As Christians, it always benefits us to practice the basics of biblical teachings. Our success or failure depends on us mastering these basics, one of which is the importance of avoiding unbelief. Abraham, known for his great faith, believed God when God made him a promise. The Bible is filled with promises God makes to us, and when we face situations in our lives, we have the same opportunity as Abraham to exercise our faith. Abraham and Sarah’s physical circumstances contradicted what God said, and so Abraham deliberately considered the promise, not the contradiction. We cannot be tempted by something we refuse to think about. Our minds are the arena of faith, and therefore, overcoming temptation and unbelief begins with our thoughts.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The world is filled with people who are struggling to get the things of God, and wondering where He is. For these people, breakthrough in their lives never shows up no matter what they do. If we are experiencing this type of frustration, we may be suffering from the mindset that tells us that we must perform better so that God can treat us better. If we think this way, we are not living under the correct covenant. A covenant is an irrevocable vow that can only be broken by death. In the Old Testament the people lived under the covenant of the Law of Moses, which called for strict obedience and constant self-effort before God could be good to them. Jesus Christ came to rescue us from this; His death on the cross broke the old covenant and established the new covenant of grace. To receive God’s blessings, all we need to do is believe in what He did for us; no self-effort is required.

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How to Stand in Faith in a Dry Season (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When people say they are spiritually dry or that they feel they are in a spiritual drought, they usually mean that they are feeling distant from God. This is a discouraging place to be; when we find ourselves in a place like this, we do not see God working, and the burdens of life are pressing in on us. The enemy uses these emotions against us, in an effort to get us to give up, cave in, and quit. We are fighting a spiritual battle in our minds and must remember that when we feel discouraged, it is because the devil is trying to stop a breakthrough he sees coming our way. The world has many paths we can follow, but Jesus is the only true path. Following the wrong path leads us into spiritual drought. The only way to stay watered and avoid becoming spiritually dry is to stay in the presence of God.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We have a choice as to how to live, but our quality of life depends on whether we choose to live under the old or under the new covenant. There are people in the world who cannot find value or significance in who they are, and these broken people need emotional healing. We find what we need not from any external source, but only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Living under the correct covenant is important because it brings us into direct contact with Jesus, the author of healing and wholeness. Christ is able to heal like no doctor or medication can, and there is real power in a covenant relationship with Him. God deals with us through covenants, and if we are living under the wrong covenant, the wrong things will happen in our lives. The covenant of the law has expired, and the covenant of grace that Jesus established is now in force; living under this new covenant empowers us to exchange all the bad in our lives for the good things that God wants for us.

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The Word of God: The Final Authority

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we are expecting things from God, it is important to be aware of the covenant under which we are living. We can expect different things from each agreement, and we do not want to live in expectation of something that is not in the agreement. God wants to bless us abundantly, but a religious mindset will keep us struggling and wondering why we are not receiving from Him. The Law of Moses was only between God and the Jews, but the current covenant of grace is between God and Jesus; all believers—Jew and Gentile alike—are the beneficiaries. The old covenant was based on performance and God’s blessings were contingent on how well the people kept the law. The new covenant is based on faith; the only requirement to be blessed is to be born again and accept what Jesus has already done. This means that to see any manifestations from God, we no longer have to perform empty works, but simply use our faith consistently.

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How to Stand in Faith in a Dry Season

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we go through dry spells in our lives in which we see no manifestations, we need to understand how faith gets us through those times. The issue is never about having more, bigger, or stronger faith, but about consistency in using it. We need to keep our faith out on the field, and continue to employ it until we see the results we want. The enemy wants us to faint spiritually during times of adversity, and he hopes we will abandon our faith and quit. We become spiritually dry when we stop trusting in God, but our trust has no correlation to our feelings. As believers, we do not live by feelings, but by faith. In between seed time and harvest time, constantly and consistently working our faith will bring us to the point where we can finally reap our harvest.

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