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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!

Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 5)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

If we are struggling unsuccessfully to see manifestations in our lives, it may be because we are living under the wrong agreement with God. A lack of understanding on our part may cause us to make the wrong assumptions about what He is like and what we can expect from Him. There is a major difference between the old and new covenants, and we must be careful not to live according to the old, expired relationship with God. To get our prayers answered and walk in His blessings, we must know which covenant is now in force. Trying to get the old covenant to pass will do no good. Under the current covenant of grace, God has spoken the blessings He intends for His people to receive, and He is obligated to bring them to pass. We are now under this new covenant, which means we are operating under His grace.

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How Not to be Tempted With Unbelief (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Many contemporary Christians seem as if they do not know how to get manifestations of God’s promises. One example of a powerful manifestation is given to us in the Old Testament, when Abraham believed God despite overwhelming contradictory evidence in the natural realm. Abraham had a choice whether to focus on the physical situation or the supernatural promise; this applies to us today when we are faced with temptation. Like Abraham, we can successfully overcome temptation when we think about what God says to us more than what the world says to us. Temptation is pressure applied to the flesh, and as long as we consider the problem, the pressure will continue. However, we cannot be tempted by something we do not think about. To consider is to deliberate, ponder, or give attention to something; temptation loses its power over us when we refuse to examine or meditate on anything contradictory to God’s Word.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 4)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The Bible is a book of covenants. God keeps each and every covenant He has made with mankind. Every promise made to us was made under one of those covenants. The two major agreements in the Bible are the Law of Moses and the covenant of grace, and if we have been born again, we have been delivered from living under the law. However, many people are living as if they were still under the law, because most churches are still preaching it. Believing that we must perform to get blessed is a clear indication that we are living under the law. Many people find themselves striving mightily to do everything right. Jesus died on the cross to end the law, establish the covenant of grace, and make us joint heirs with Him. This means the blessings God promised are rightfully ours by faith; no striving is needed.

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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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