Keyword: God

  • Favor and Prophetic Authority By John Paul Jackson Anytime God gives us revelation we do not yet have the favor or ability to address, He isn't necessarily giving us that revelation so we can act on it right away.
  • Praying Down Peace By John Paul Jackson I have found that my level of revelation directly corresponds to my level of peace. The reverse is also true — my level of revelation corresponds to my level of anxiety.
  • The Obedient Heart By John Paul Jackson Did God create evil? If God is thoroughly good and there is no “bad” in Him, why did He create the angel Lucifer, who later became Satan?
  • The Spirit of Adoption By John Paul Jackson In 1988, my wife and I adopted a child right out of the hospital. I remember walking up to the nurses’ station to sign the adoption papers, and I wondered, Will I be able to love this child as much as I love my natural son?
  • Names of God By John Paul Jackson Learning God’s names changes our thought life, which in turn will change our actions. Our actions become our habits, and our habits become our destiny. Thus, our very destiny is changed by learning His names. By leaning on His wisdom, His power, and His name’s authority we live in a way that other people will want to emulate.
  • God and the Process By John Paul Jackson Just as there are no mature births in the natural, there are no mature births in the spiritual. We don’t start out hearing from God perfectly. Instead, we start off as little children who have a desire to hear His voice.
  • The Hope of Tomorrow By John Paul Jackson God sees where we are going more than He sees where we are. His kindness leads us to repentance. His mercy triumphs over judgment.
  • There Are No Boundaries By John Paul Jackson When it is time, God’s word will come to pass. It does not matter what has opposed you and stood in your way—when God decides it is time, He can make that thing move. He can change your circumstances in a twinkling.
  • Living the Spiritual Life By John Paul Jackson How would you describe spirituality? Some believe spirituality is the ability to control one’s emotions, be self-disciplined, fast and pray for extended periods of time, etc.
  • The Making of Champions By John Paul Jackson The quality that makes us want to succeed in God and become great warriors in His name also tends to make us think we can get there on our own.
  • Bad Things, Good People By John Paul Jackson If God is completely in control, why do our lives sometimes not turn out as planned? If God is love, why do we experience so much difficulty? All of us eventually have to answer these questions in some form or another.
  • Declaring the Names of God By John Paul Jackson Every time a word is spoken, that word becomes established in the Earth. We may not remember it; we may forget it the moment it leaves our lips, but it hasn’t disappeared. In part, this is why we pray. This is why we bless our enemies and not curse them, because if we return their evil actions with evil, it perpetuates evil, but if we return their actions with goodness, it stops evil and starts the flow of God in our lives. The eternality of words is one reason we avoid careless speaking (Matthew 12:36), and perhaps it is also one reason the Bible declares the names of God, His nature and His character over and over again. The Hebrews believe that once a word is spoken, it never stops speaking.