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CHANNELS OF POWER There are within the possession of every believer five outlets of power. Although there is but one source of power, and that source is the Holy Spirit, there are these five channels through which we may exert the power of the indwelling and guiding Holy Spirit. These five outlets are as follows. …

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Choice | Christmas | Decisions | Holy Spirit | Knowledge | Listening | Spirit | Strength | Thanks | Understanding

DIVER’S DIRECTIVES As a Naval officer began his submarine training, he learned about the “Christmas Tree.” This is a control panel with red and green lights that indicate the open and closed position of each valve that lets air or water into compartments. Anytime the skipper gives the command to dive, that order is not …

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Atonement | Character | Exchanged Life | Freedom | Identity | Rest | Sanctification/ Assurance | Self | Self-image | Spirit

GOD IS FOR US As we become more fully established in our position, we are increasingly willing to reject self, to leave all that sinful source on the cross for daily crucifixion. This progressive freedom from the dominion of self gives us a deepening rest in the Lord Jesus; we grow effortlessly and fruit is …

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Bible Authority | Church | Deceit | Deception | Discernment | Discipleship | Holy Spirit | Leadership | Spirit | Teaching | Trust | Truth

TOXIC TEACHING On January 1, 1992, the Chicago Tribune reported the death of thirty church-goers in the remote town of El Charquillo in the San Luis Potosi desert, about 300 miles north of Mexico City, Mexico. The victims included the preacher and his family. The unfortunate congregants suffocated from toxic fumes emitted by a butane …

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Change | Character | Godliness | Holy Spirit | Illustrations | Maturity | Power | Sanctification/ Ministry | Spirit

WE STILL NEED FUEL When we first became Christians, we were like one-third horsepower lawn mower engines. WE could accomplish something, but not very much because we weren’t very mature. Our goal as Christians is to become DC Caterpillar engines — real powerhouses for the Lord. But neither a lawn mower or bulldozer can accomplish …

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Inspiration | Music | Spirit

During a college music workshop, the great trumpet player, Louis Armstrong, was being asked questions about his early musical training, his trumpet technique, his repertoire, his singing style, etc. Then, a hush came over the audience in anticipation of the legendary Jazzman’s answer to a young student’s question: “Mr. Armstrong, what is Jazz?” Armstrong thought …

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Spirit | Inspiration | Tools

“. . . all grow brighter and brighter as we are turned into the image that we reflect; this is the work of the Lord who is Spirit” (II Cor. 3:18). A young man was apprenticed to a master artist who produced beautiful and inspiring stained-glass windows. Unable to approach the master artist’s genius, the …

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Workplace | Morale | Spirit

Morale was very low at the ABC Novelty Co. In order to boost morale, the president of the company hired a recreation director. The new director assembled all the employees and announced a wonderful new plan. “When you’ve worked here five years,” she said, “you’ll get a beautiful green certificate which says you’ve given valuable …

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