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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!

Deeper Dimensions to Praying in the Spirit

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In our prayer lives, praying in the Holy Spirit takes us to a deeper spiritual level than praying in our own language ever could. Praying in tongues bypasses our intellectual understanding, and brings us to the point where we must rely on inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Many churches do not teach about tongues because they do not understand it, but this is where the deeper manifestations of God begin. When we pray in this manner, not only are we depending on the Spirit to give us utterance, but we are also building up our spirits, our souls, and our physical bodies. In the New Testament we see Jesus, Himself, praying in the Holy Spirit during His most difficult and painful times. Groaning in the Spirit is one of the most powerful things Christians can do when we feel the need to pray but we do not know the right words. If we want to change the world, we begin by praying with groanings too deep for words in order to receive power from the Holy Spirit to successfully do so.

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Living Under the Correct Covenant (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We can accomplish great exploits if we know God, but to know Him, we must correctly interpret His Word. Many people today think they know God, but they have an incorrect interpretation of the Bible. If the Word of God is taught wrong, we will believe wrong, and wrong-believing leads to wrong-living. God deals with us through covenants; the major biblical covenants are the covenant of Abraham, the expired Law of Moses, and the current covenant of grace. All three covenants were sealed with blood, but unlike the first two agreements that were marked by animal blood, the covenant of grace involved the blood of Jesus, Himself. This third covenant also differs from the other two in that the only requirement to be forgiven of sin and in right-standing with God is to believe in His Son. The knowledge of this allows us to walk in the blessings God wants for us.

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The Two Covenants

By Creflo Dollar

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We are saved by grace through faith, but when many people hear this message they tend to get confused and think their performance is needed in order to avoid going to hell. The Law of Moses was extensive, and it contained not only the Ten Commandments but also more than six hundred laws the people were required to obey. God has since replaced the law with grace, and if we do not fully understand this change we can stumble on our Christian walk. Unlike the original laws that were written in stone by the finger of God, the laws we now have are written in our hearts, and we are now living epistles. Trying to mix the law with grace gives us zero results. When Paul received a revelation of Jesus, the Spirit of God began writing on Paul’s heart and directing him how to live. We receive the same type of revelation when we realize that real Christianity involves a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a life lived according to what His Spirit writes on our hearts.

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Jesus Healed Them All

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In these end times, we must ask ourselves why some people are still living under the old covenant curse. The curse is not just sickness and disease on our physical bodies, but also emotional and spiritual attacks on our spirits and souls. To escape the curse, we need a proper understanding of God’s covenants and a knowledge of which one we are now living under. The first covenant was made in the garden of Eden and it was between God, Adam, and Eve. The second covenant, the Law of Moses, was between God and the Jewish people; under this agreement, the people were blessed when they did good but cursed when they disobeyed. The law was deliberately designed to expire when Jesus came, and now that He has come and established the new covenant of grace, the law is no longer valid. If we believe this, our faith moves us out from under the law and we are in a position to receive God’s favor.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 5)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We need to redefine our understanding of the Holy Spirit. He is not simply a jump, a jiggle, a scream, or a run. When we encounter Him, we may certainly feel like jumping or screaming, but that is not the wholeness of who He is. The Holy Ghost is not some kind of cartoon ghost; He is God, Himself, and the third person in the Holy Trinity. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples to wait on the Holy Spirit before beginning their ministries because they, like us, could not be successful without Him. The Spirit knows all the things about us that have remained hidden until the proper time for them to be revealed. He has been sent to reveal Jesus to us, and He will do so if we receive Him into our lives.

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The Spirit of Grace (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We may have the best of intentions when we try to change for the better, but we will never be able to change by ourselves. Change requires the Holy Spirit’s help. When we are in Christ and He is in us, the Spirit begins to transform us from the inside out. He takes away our interest in the things that appealed to us before we were saved, and gives us new intentions to do the things that line up with God’s will. Without the Holy Spirit’s assistance, we see no real or lasting change, only temporary behavior modification. We end up only dealing with the fruit of any problems we see in ourselves because we are not equipped to deal with the root issue. The Spirit is well able to give us a new root and mold us into new beings, but we must not only give Him permission to do this but also acknowledge that He is real. Whereas the Law of Moses only tells us what is wrong with us, the Spirit of Grace gives us the ability to change it.

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