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The Ten Sources of Strife (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In these last days, we are seeing strife in the world to a degree we have never seen before. This emotion comes straight from Satan; he holds in captivity those who operate in anger and strife. It is easy to see all around us the results of jealousy, envy, and a number of other negative, harmful emotions. This divides people and opens the door to confusion and evil, but it is not God’s will for us. The causes of strife include ridicule, hatred, gossip, selfishness, and pride; whatever their origin, these can put us in strife with each other. We must actively resist these sources of strife when we feel them trying to control our emotions. When we do so, we can operate in love and avoid the traps the enemy sets for us.

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Exposing the Spirit of Strife (NY)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The spirit of strife is deadly, and can be found all around us. It comes directly from the devil, who hates us and uses strife as a tool to invade and infiltrate our lives. This spirit provides opportunities to take offense, and is a trap designed to divide us and destroy our unity; however, God is the solution. If we reject Him as the only way to successfully deal with strife, we will suffer the consequences of separation, division, and building barriers between ourselves and others, and between ourselves and God. We conquer it by embracing a godly, humble attitude. The specifics of this include pursuing the things of peace, being likeminded in Christ, avoiding self-centeredness, and believing in God’s love for us so that we can share it with others. Deliberately and intentionally doing these things unifies us and keeps us at peace.

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The Supernatural Power of Thanksgiving

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

There is much to be said for a grateful heart. When bad things happen, thanking God may be the last thing on our minds; however, learning how to thank and praise Him unleashes tremendous power in the spiritual realm. What many people may fail to understand is that we do not thank God for the situation, but in the midst of it; there is a difference. Giving Him our thanks and praise for the good things He has already done in our lives should not be a one-time event or an occasional afterthought, but a deliberate, continual lifestyle choice. God is waiting for us to be thankful so that He can perfect His plan and His purpose for our lives. Our thankfulness gets heaven’s attention. Praising and glorifying Him during our darkest times causes supernatural things to happen that we cannot take the credit for.

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Living the Grateful Life

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we give God our thanks and praise the way the Bible tells us to, we release supernatural authority over whatever situation we are facing. Biblical thanksgiving is not just a worldly holiday tradition or a religious activity; it is an everyday spiritual tool we use to live grateful lives. Thanking and praising God for what He has done in each of our lives is a powerful weapon we use to defeat the devil. The thankful Christian unleashes powerful forces from heaven that cause things to work the way they should. When the circumstances look grim, deliberately thanking God turns everything around. We see powerful examples of what thanksgiving can do in the Old and New Testaments both when Abraham thanked God for His promises, and when Paul and Silas praised and thanked God loudly in the midst of their situation. When we do the same, miracles happen.

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2020 Southwest Believers’ Convention: The Ministry of Reconciliation (Part 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

When we reconcile with a friend and restore a previously broken relationship, we experience the joy and emotional healing that reconciliation brings. This is especially true when we reconcile with God. In the garden of Eden, mankind’s relationship with God was severed because of sin; however, Jesus restored it when He came to earth as a man. We could never be reconciled to God unless we were as sinless as Christ; therefore, when Jesus died on the cross, He exchanged our sinfulness for His righteousness so that we could stand in God’s presence. Getting born again allows God to stop counting our sins against us, and instead credit righteousness to us. God wants to be reconciled with everyone, regardless of who they are. Reconciliation can only begin when we share the same mindset as Jesus, the great equalizer.

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The Ministry of Reconciliation (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The world desperately needs reconciliation. We are surrounded by groups of people in strife with each other, fueled by hatred and division. However, because of what Jesus Christ did, we no longer have to be divided. Jesus shed His blood to bring equality for everyone and make it possible for us to be reconciled with one another. In the Old Testament, when Jacob wronged his brother Esau and their relationship was broken, Jacob later had a change of heart and humbly admitted his fault. However, reconciliation could never have taken place if Esau had not forgiven his brother. When we are willing to admit our wrongdoings, and also forgive others and set aside our differences and past hurts, we find healing in our relationships.

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