Perception of Freedom

Written by Michelle Jacobson

Sometimes we're already free but we don't realize it. We don't believe it or act like it…

There's a story about an eagle that got trapped in a chicken cage as an egg. He hatched there and then he grew up withrepparttar chickens.

He didn't think that he could fly because all of those around him told him that none of them could fly -including him. He believed them.

This eagle grew up thinking that he was a chicken. When he saw an eagle fly overhead he watched longingly. He hadrepparttar 145796 urge to fly but never tried it because of what he believed.


Do you feelrepparttar 145797 urge to fly in Christ Jesus. The urge to do more of what Jesus said you could do. The urge to do more than anyone on this planet thought you could -including you?

You're notrepparttar 145798 only one. God told us in Ephesians 3:20 that He is able to give us above what we ask for -or even think of.

More promises are given to us in John 14:12 as Jesus said that when we believe on Him and what He did, we would also do those things! Then He went on to tell us that greater things than these would we do because He went to His Father!

That's a lot! It's far more thanrepparttar 145799 chickens said we could do!

Who We Really Are

God's word was given to us inrepparttar 145800 Bible to show us who we really are. It's not just a list of does and don'ts. Through Jesus we can become children of God Almighty.

Once we're born again we are transferred torepparttar 145801 kingdom of God. This means that we are heirs to what God has made available to us!

TALK SHOW CHRISTIANITY - . . . . Distorting the Gospel of Christ

Written by Doug Krieger

TALK SHOW CHRISTIANITY. . . . Distortingrepparttar Gospel of Christ

Dear Friends: I know you were all expecting another “monster blog” onrepparttar 145691 HIDDEN TREASURES—Babylon’s pursuit thereof. Well, that will be coming . . . but first, let’s zero in on another bizarre only-in-Babylonia America phenomenon.

Last week Frank Reilly of 11th Hour Ministries (one of our affiliates on thetribnet) shared a side ofrepparttar 145692 “Prosperity Gospel” that bestirred his spirit to outrage. (See below my response and Frank’s initial comments.)

I turned on one of our local Sacramento stationsrepparttar 145693 same day, and picked up an interesting exchange between an older brother inrepparttar 145694 Lord (apparently inrepparttar 145695 real estate business) and a Christian talk show host (I have no idea whorepparttar 145696 host was . . . only to say that there is a growing number of such shows dealing with “Christian finances”—therein liesrepparttar 145697 rub.).

Now, it’s not that believers do not need such “counseling” on such “earthly matters” . . . however,repparttar 145698 focus is so skewed fromrepparttar 145699 “riches of Christ” that simultaneously while Frank was undergoing his revulsion, I too was repulsed in my spirit concerningrepparttar 145700 headlong rush intorepparttar 145701 “gospel of green” taken by American Christianity. Quite frankly,repparttar 145702 deception of such claptrap passing for Christian edification is so abhorrent and even destructive torepparttar 145703 human spirit, that to partake of its alleged “spiritual value” is like stuffing yourself full of Big Macs month in “blessed anticipation” of a major coronary . . . Please, don’t Super Size Me!

If we are to be called “the prisoners of hope” (Zech. 9:11), it will certainly not be through this decrepit diet of deficiency, for it has NOTHING to do withrepparttar 145704 nourishment found in Christ alone nor canrepparttar 145705 sound of this “Jabez Jazz” play a tune torepparttar 145706 “Unsearchable Riches of Christ!”

(Note: My initial response to Frank’s comments has been a bit enhanced, however,repparttar 145707 overall “flavor,” isrepparttar 145708 same.)

Dear Frank:

Today, I too turned on a Christian station (770 AM here in Sacramento) and heard an exchange between what sounded like an older Christian man and a Christian radio talk show host. The elderly gentleman toldrepparttar 145709 host thatrepparttar 145710 greatest joy in his life wasrepparttar 145711 day he recently came to his pastor and discovered thatrepparttar 145712 30-something pastor, and his little family, did not own their own home (This all happened two years ago.).

Well, this older brother is inrepparttar 145713 real estate business. So, he set uprepparttar 145714 pastor by fixing up a new home purchase for him; redecorating it forrepparttar 145715 pastor, while he was at it.

The cost ofrepparttar 145716 first home purchase by his pastor was $150K. Well, this older guy was now rejoicing because that same pastor, two years later, turned his initial home purchase around for $379,000 and “made a killing.”

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