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Has The Holy Spirit Become Taboo?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

As believers, we need the Holy Spirit operating in our lives. However, most churches reject Him because they do not understand Him. In light of this, we must ask ourselves if somehow we, too, have banned or excluded Him. The Holy Spirit is not simply a feeling; He is a real person and part of the Holy Trinity. We all were born with a God-given plan for our lives; the Spirit was sent to help us succeed in that mission. The reason Jesus was so successful in His ministry was because He completely depended on the Holy Spirit’s help. We have access to this same Spirit if we simply give Him permission to get involved with everything that concerns us.

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Do We Really Need God, or Can We Live Without Him?(Part 6)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Many of us may have been taught that we must work hard to please God, so that He will do something good for us. This reflects the old-covenant mindset of the Law of Moses, which is a performance-based agreement. However, we are no longer under the law, but under grace. Under the new covenant of grace, the focus is not on what we do, but on faith in what Jesus Christ already did. We will never understand God’s true nature if we look at Him through the lens of the law. We can only see Him as He is when we look at Him through the lens of Jesus, who perfectly reflects God’s nature. God loves us and wants the type of personal relationship with us that was unavailable in the Old Testament; knowing Him intimately transforms our lives.

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Do We Really Need God, or Can We Live Without Him? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Plenty of people believe they can live without God—including some former Christians who are now atheists. Part of this way of thinking may stem from religion, which puts forth multiple requirements to fulfill in order to please God. In the Old Testament, the people blocked themselves from God’s blessings through an attitude that indicated they thought they could obey the law through their own efforts, without His help. This mindset still exists today; it is called secular humanism, in which the world exalts the “self-made man.” However, anything good that happens to us is by God’s grace and mercy, not by our own performance. Failure to acknowledge this is sheer arrogance. To achieve any level of success at all, we need God.

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How To Win Over Depression

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

Feelings are a part of everyone’s lives, but as believers, we do not have to be dominated by them. It is God’s will that we control our emotions and achieve emotional stability. We have been given authority in every realm and we have the power to defeat negative emotions, including depression; therefore, we are accountable for the way we feel. This is something we need to know, so that when our feelings threaten to sweep us away, we can resist the urge. Our emotions can either move us closer to, or away from,God’s will for us. They actually control the direction of our lives. Knowing what the Word says about our feelings allows us to master life instead of letting life master us.

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Conociendo a Dios

By Creflo Dollar

Resumen

Cuando reflexionamos sobre la pregunta de conocer a Dios en nuestro andar cristiano, debemos darnos cuenta que de ser cristiano es más que simplemente seguir los principios intelectuales. Si no tenemos cuidado, podríamos quedar tan atrapados en los mecanismos del cristianismo que no podríamos reconocer a Jesús si nos encontráramos cara a cara con Él. Siendo cristiano se supone que significa que tenemos una relación personal con Cristo; Sin embargo, esto puede no ser cierto para todos. Simplemente saber de Dios no es suficiente; debemos llevar esto a un nivel más profundo hasta que desarrollemos un verdadero conocimiento de Él. La familiaridad con Su naturaleza y carácter revela que Él no es un Dios enojado que nos castiga y nos enferma, sino un Dios de amor, gracia y misericordia. Estos rasgos de carácter fueron perfectamente representados en Jesús, que es la imagen idéntica del Padre. Si alguna vez nos preguntamos cómo es realmente Dios, todo lo que debemos hacer es mirar a Jesús.

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¿El Espíritu se ha Convertido en Tabú? (Parte 3)

By Creflo Dollar

Resumen

Como creyentes, necesitamos que el Espíritu Santo opere en nuestras vidas. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las iglesias lo rechazan porque no lo entienden. A la luz de esto, debemos preguntarnos si, de alguna manera, nosotros también lo hemos prohibido o excluido. El Espíritu Santo no es simplemente un sentimiento; Él es una persona real, y parte de la Santísima Trinidad. Todos nacimos con un plan dado por Dios para nuestras vidas; El Espíritu fue enviado para ayudarnos a tener éxito en esa misión. La razón por la que Jesús tuvo tanto éxito en Su ministerio fue porque dependía completamente de la ayuda del Espíritu Santo. Tenemos acceso a este mismo Espíritu si simplemente le damos permiso para que se involucre con todo lo que nos concierne .

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