Those who are battling addiction so often have other root causes and broken places that lead them down the path of addiction. The substance of alcohol, drugs, or even the lure of pornography are many times attempts at medication of an inward pain. Listen in as the Holy Spirit pulls back the curtain on addictive behavior and takes aim at its root.
Acting on a direct word from the Lord, Grace Church welcomed Lance Lang, the President and Founder of Hope is Alive Ministries to minister on how to break addiction and find hope in Jesus Christ. During his conversation with Gretchen Cannon, Lance addresses many questions that plague those addicted as well as family and loved ones who are hurt and wounded by addiction. Listen and find freedom and hope!
The rule and reign of God’s Spirit in the human heart is redemptive in that He heightens us and frees us rather than enslaves us. The truth is man is too great a creation to be governed by anything but God! In addition, as we invite Christ to be Lord not just Savior, the impact will be felt for generations to come as success in God’s Kingdom is generational dominion!
Who would have thought that the small baby in the manger, born in Bethlehem, would grow up to be a great King with a heart to fill the Earth with the glory and Spirit of His Kingdom. That is precisely what was prophesied though in Daniel 2:31-35 when a small stone cut out of a mountain (without human hands) became a great mountain and filled the whole Earth. The church of Jesus Christ is not limping to the finish line but rising up and taking her rightful place under the authority of her King!
In a world that seems to get more chaotic every day with political fighting, social upheaval, and the drama of relationships what joy to know there is a place we can go and have security, confidence, and unshakable peace!!! Jesus promised over and over again the Kingdom He was Head of could rule and reign in our hearts to the extent we are mastered by nothing or no one else. Listen and live in the freedom of His indwelling Spirit!
In John 14:16-23 Jesus launches a narrative which changes everything! While speaking of the Holy Spirit coming to “be in you and abide with you forever…” He then mentions He Himself will come to the believer. Then He adds, “In that day (when the Spirit comes to you)…)” He and the Father will come and make their home with you (Verse 23)! Rejoice exuberantly with the body at Grace Church as God’s Kingdom of the Spirit is poured out!
Was there any more personal way to introduce the Kingdom and it’s nature than through the King Himself who would give His life for our sin and then take the form of the Spirit and come live inside of us?! I think not! 1 Corinthians 1:9 says God has called us into FELLOWSHIP with His Son Jesus Christ. God has called us far beyond just a Sunday fellowship but rather into everyday inward intimacy with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Time after time throughout Scripture and into present day, people all over the world have seen and experienced the freedom that the Spirit of God brings. From the resurrection of Jesus to the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace, the Spirit of God puts on display the reality that God has more power than the devil! Listen and be blessed!