One Nation Under God and Above Nationalism by Robert Ricciardelli

We have just come out of a presidential election. Some Christ followers are happy, some are not, some have concern, and some continue to live in fear. I do not have a problem with concern, but I do have a problem with fear. Fear has the ability to imprison the faith and hope within us. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, and it is impossible to live in the overcoming power of the Kingdom of God within us. God is much bigger than who is in charge of our nation or any nation. Whoever is … [Read more...]

God is Not in Control By Robert Ricciardelli

Presuppositions are not absolute truthThe title "God is Not in Control" may at first glance shock you, but let me explain. There are many believers that have fallen into a deterministic world-view. This view presupposes that all things regarding the people of God have already been determined, and that He is in control of all things. This presupposition directly opposes the reality of what the Word of God actually teaches us about the Father and His choosing to give freedom of choice to His … [Read more...]

The Wealth Distribution Plan of God by Robert Ricciardelli

God has deposited within each of us heavenly wealth that is far more valuable than all the riches of this world. Dollars turn to dust, yet we continue on for all eternity. Blessed assurance and all that we will ever need is within us. We have been empowered to give, sharing with one another the glory of our God. This is divine wealth distribution. Father has made us wealthy with the unique and shared substance of heaven. We all participate in a divine exchange by withdrawing from the unlimited … [Read more...]

Walking in Favor by Alan Smith

Ps 44:3They did not conquer by their own strength and skill, but by your mighty power and because you smiled upon them and favored them. (TLB)Can we really have the favor of God upon our lives? Can we walk in divine favor from heaven? I believe we can. King David was just a man, a man like you and me. Some days he seemed to be a saint and other days a sinner. Have you ever felt like this? David had times of despair and times of victory. As David walked in the path of God his strength … [Read more...]

The Love, Joy, and Peace of Imperfection by Robert Ricciardelli

Knowing ourselves and being willing to make mistakes are essential qualities that lead to gradual growth. To err is to be human, forgiveness divine, and grace abounds beyond our sins. God uses imperfection to understand His divine perfection, and uses weakness to create strength in us. Spiritual maturity gives us the ability to have peace and joy in an imperfect world. God loves us the way we are, and if God did not love imperfect people, He would have no one to love. We may admire angels, but … [Read more...]

Nothing Happens by Accident in God by Robert Ricciardelli

Nothing happens to you by accident when you have God in your life. God orchestrates and inserts plans, purposes and events in your life. In divine providence, natural happenings good or bad cannot keep you from your destiny. God will often interrupt your plans and place you at His purposed time and place. God makes all things to work out for you in its season. As you involve Him in your daily life and trust His love for you, He will lead you to the right place at the right time while providing … [Read more...]

Spirit of Love, Power, and a Sound Mind by Robert Ricciardelli

So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to take root in their lives. Fear brings torment, can paralyze us, and keep us from our upward calling. God has not given us a spirit of fear but He has given us a Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. God's power in you is greater than any power that comes against you. You can make the choice today to close the door on fear, and meditate on the promises of God. Listen for the Voice of Truth that overcomes f … [Read more...]

The Power of Treating Others Well by Robert Ricciardelli

The way you treat others has a direct impact on the effectiveness of your prayers, and the prayers of those who live righteously are powerful. When we aren't treating others with love, honor, and kindness, then we aren't allowing His righteousness to operate through us. We will realize a major power shortage in prayer and in life when we do not treat others well. We should seek wisdom and understanding in considering the needs of others. Forgive others, treat them kindly, and the power of God … [Read more...]

The Unshakeable Kingdom by Francis Frangipane

As the year 2011 comes to a close, it is hard to be unaffected by the massive earthquakes that occurred these past years. Remember, it was just 2004 when the great South Asian Tsunami roared along the Indian ocean, suddenly rising and striking the coastlines of nine nations. Over 250,000 people died and millions more were left grieving and homeless. Scientists tell us that this great disaster not only changed the landscape of Asia, it actually caused the planet to wobble on its axis.But the … [Read more...]

Your Greatest Hiding Place by Robert Ricciardelli

Have you ever felt like hiding under a rock, or just getting away from it all? Sometimes we need a place of safety, a place of rest when we feel overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. God has the perfect hiding place for you, where the enemies of your soul can never find you. You no longer have to hide in your work, relationships, or addictions, for God has given you the perfect hiding place, Himself. He is your Rock of Refuge, and you can call upon His name at anytime as He is always with … [Read more...]


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