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Accusations: Believing a Lie - by Dick Sorenson
What are accusations?
The basic meaning of accusation in Hebrew means to devour, to lick, to chew up, to attack and conquer. The New Testament adds the meanings to crave, to question motive, violently cast down and scatter, to fa- tally kill with a weapon, and to unlawfully defraud. In all of this we see it’s not in our best interest to be involved in judgments or accusations. Accusations and judgments are connected. All of us in this life have experienced both giving and receiving accusations and judgments. As we live in this world, we are going to experience lies, accusations, and judgments. Why? Because, in the world, this is the way things happen. People accuse each other:
• They accuse themselves • They receive accusations • They judge others • They judge themselves
Even if we do the wrong thing and we repent, there are still many times when the judgment or accusations may seem to cling to us and hang over us, waiting to steal and destroy.
Romans 8:1–2 states that we are not under accusations and condemning judgments in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:31 says that God is for us and Christ Jesus died for us and intercedes for us. Verses 35–39 demonstrates how nothing can separate us from the love of God. So, we will learn how to appropriate and live free from accusations and condemning judgments that Satan, the accuser, uses to defraud us of life. Let’s continue our Journey to Wholeness as lies of accusations are exposed and truth is revealed.
How To Win When You Lose - by Fleda Bennie
Through many years of ministry, I have had the opportunity to experience loss. I have seen, and known firsthand, that the Christian realm does not deal with it easily—especially in any type of leadership position. I refer here to spiritual loss. Not just losing a battle, but losing vision, ministry, or position. Watching your dream and what you thought was God’s dream for you die; being helpless to change the outcome or the hurt; being helpless to explain why.
How to Win When You Lose is written from my perspective of having been through what you may be going through. You are not alone in the feelings of anger, betrayal, and hopelessness. You are normal! My goal is to help you find renewed vision, ministry, hope and joy as you serve Christ. My prayer is that my story will be part of the healing and resurrection you are longing to embrace - Fleda
Soft Spot in a Stone Wall - by Tamara Gaupp
When I come up against a “wall” in my life, where there seems to be no answer or way out, it is as though I have my hands up and am trying to feel every inch of those stones over and over again. I am determined there must be an opening, a weak spot, I can find to break out of the crisis and find the freedom I seek. No matter how many times I have been stuck here, I keep blindly feeling my way around every bump and crevice of the cold stone wall that’s pinning me in. I am hoping to find something I missed before; hoping to find a soft spot in a stone wall.
Sometimes I am able to break myself out, by forcefully hammering and tearing away at a soft spot I found in the wall. Other times I have lived my life from behind the wall, unable to find my way out in spite of my best efforts. Living life behind “the wall” has taught me more about God than I could have learned had my life been free from these type of struggles. These lessons are such a lifeline to me, that I believe they are worth sharing. My purpose in writing this book is to talk about those areas in life we are not able to overcome. They may even feel like stone walls built up around us, holding us captive. These are the walls that ONLY the Almighty God has the power to break down. He is able to create a “soft spot” that wasn’t there before. I have seen this happen over and over again.The concepts I’m sharing are simple. Walking it out takes practice. Don’t give up!