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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!

The Contrast: Righteousness and Condemnation

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Correctly analyzing and rightly dividing the Word of God reveals to us numerous differences between the Law of Moses and the grace that Jesus Christ brought. Examples of those contrasts are the definitions of righteousness and condemnation under the law versus under grace. Under the law, righteousness came by our works; under grace, it comes through faith in Jesus Christ and His works. Grace makes us right with God not because of what we do, but because of our faith in what Jesus did. The law condemns us when we sin, and the law is what is preached from most pulpits. What was true under the law is no longer true under grace; the truth now is that our righteousness comes from Jesus, and we cannot sin it away, no matter what we do. When we cling to this knowledge and have faith in it, we mature spiritually.

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Positioning Yourself to be Led by God

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Life can be a confusing mystery if we do not know why we were born. God has given all of us a purpose for our lives; He is committed to guiding us to clarity and understanding of that plan. We have all received gifts and talents that enable us to fulfill the mission He has for us. Our job is to follow God’s lead to discover what those anointings are. Following His direction often requires that we go through difficult circumstances designed to strengthen us for the journey to where He wants us to be. We cannot be successful if we cut God out of our lives; we only end up broken and spiritually blind. Yielding to Him allows Him to lead us to our place of wholeness.

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Performing the Law vs. Performing Spiritual Authority

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is a difference between performing through our own self-effort and performing in faith, to activate the power the finished works of Jesus has made available to us. God supplies the power; our belief flips the switch and puts it to use. The top reason behind unanswered prayer is because we ask God to do something that He has already given us the authority to do ourselves. The average Christian approaches Him as if they are powerless; under the covenant of grace, this approach is wrong. We have been authorized to execute spiritual laws, and we must stand on that authority. The power of God gives us the ability to get the job done and see results by speaking His Word over any situation that arises. As believers, we must never be afraid to walk in our authority.

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How to be Led by the Holy Spirit (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We live in a world of people who wonder why they are on the earth, and what God’s purpose is for them. Without guidance from the Holy Spirit, they will never know. The Spirit came to tell us everything we need to know to walk in the fullness of God’s plan for our lives. The Holy Ghost is the one who brings us revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ; however, we will not see Christ as He is if we have a veil of condemnation over our lives. Fear, guilt, shame, condemnation, and all other negative emotions are the opposite of the grace Jesus offers us, but they cannot stand when the Spirit removes the veil and reveals Jesus as He is now, after the cross. Accepting His forgiveness will free us from our past mistakes and sins, and allow the Spirit to lead us forward so we can understand God’s will for us. When we believe this, we find peace.

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Reconciliation is Finished

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As Christians, we need to know how to respond to the finished works of Jesus. We must recognize everything He has done for us, so that we will not struggle with trying to get something that has already been made available. Healing, deliverance, prosperity, righteousness, forgiveness, and everything else we need are ready for us; we simply need to receive them by faith. This also includes our reconciliation to God. Under the old covenant, man was made righteous by obeying the Law of Moses; however, Jesus’ blood sacrifice on the cross changed that. Now, the emphasis is on our belief, not our works. When God was at war with the sin that originated in the garden of Eden, Christ was the peace offering sent to end it; believing this reconciles us back to God.

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How to be Led by the Spirit (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In order to lead focused lives, we all need guidance to keep us moving in the right direction. When no one is able to show us the way when we get lost, we still are not alone. The Holy Spirit is always by our side; He promises never to leave or forsake us. There is a misconception that God will not fill us with the Holy Spirit if we have sin in our lives; the truth is that He comes to us just as we are. Speaking in tongues is the evidence that the Holy Ghost has completely baptized us in His influence. This gift from Him allows us to bypass our human understanding and speak directly to God. When we yield to the Spirit, He tells us everything we need to know to walk in the fullness of God.

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