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Word for Wednesday with Rita Langeland
21 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Quietness - A Spiritual Secret
Often when we are facing a difficult or hopeless situation or are in need of a miracle, we tend to voice fears, complaints or maybe even prayer and scripture recitation. However, the Word of God show's us that there are times when we need to sit quietly in the presence of God and quietly wait on Him - no matter the circumstances we are facing.With the Pharaoh's army hot on their heels, hemmed in by the Red Sea, God's instruction in Exodus 14:13-14 to the Israelites seemed completely nonsensical. “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will perform for you today... The Lord will fight for you, while you keep silent.”
12 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Offended at God
Have you, or someone you know, struggled with blaming God, holding offense at Him for allowing some past negative experience? This is quite common in the world and in the church, but as followers of Christ we must reject this notion! In Luke 7:23 Jesus said, "And blessed is anyone who does not take offense at Me.” We want to walk in the blessing of God by staying unoffended at Him when we experience trials or hardship. Remember He has promised to do us well in the end!
11 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Are you so busy working or caring for others, perhaps family members or in ministry, that you don't have time to take care of even your own basic needs? The Lord knows our human limitations and commands us to take times of rest! If you burn out, you cannot work, help or minister to anyone!In the Gospel of Mark 6:30-31 Jesus instructed the disciples to rest from the ministry they had been involved in... "The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
17 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Winning the Battle
Are you facing battles today in your health, family, school, work or business? There is a battle raging against every believer, every day. Praise the Lord that the Bible gives us encouragement to continue, but also lays out strategy for us to win the battles we face! Psalm 55:22 instructs us - "Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken."
17 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Follow the Lamb Wherever He Goes
If we are going to be dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, we must surrender our own wills in every area of our lives, even to our own earthly discomfort. We must follow the Lamb wherever He goes, regardless of the impact we think it would have on our own lives. Revelations 12:11 shows us a group of people who "overcame him [Satan] because of the blood of the Lamb... and they did not love their life even when faced with death."
15 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Your Life is Not Your Own Pt. 2
-Part 2 of the message "Your Life is not Your Own"- In this message we look at New Testament comparisons of Christian believers to soldiers or slaves who are subject to the will of higher authorities. As followers of Christ we should seek to submit our lives to the direction and will of the Lord, serving Him, rather than as slaves to our own desires! 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states - "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body."
15 minutes | May 26, 2021
Your Life is Not Your Own! Pt. 1
Your decisions and plans MUST be guided and directed by the Lord! Your loving creator, our Father God knows what is best for each of us, He knows the future! Let us look to Him for our next steps and yield our will to Him! 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states - "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body."
49 minutes | May 13, 2021
Freedom from the Orphan Spirit Part 2
Here is a two-part message on receiving freedom from the orphan spirit. Many people, believers and unbelievers alike, are weighed down with an "orphan spirit" that negatively impacts their every relationship, interaction and choice, and even their relationship with Father God. Whether this is something you or someone you know struggles with, God the Father is ready to pour out his all-encompassing love on each of us, accepting and caring for us as a loving father cares for his dearly beloved child. We are no longer spiritual orphans, but children of the Most High God!
49 minutes | May 13, 2021
Freedom from the Orphan Spirit Part 1
Here is two-part message on receiving freedom from the orphan spirit. Many people, believers and unbelievers alike, are weighed down with an "orphan spirit" that negatively impacts their every relationship, interaction and choice, and even their relationship with Father God. Whether this is something you or someone you know struggles with, God the Father is ready to pour out his all-encompassing love on each of us, accepting and caring for us as a loving father cares for his dearly beloved child. We are no longer spiritual orphans, but children of the Most High God!
11 minutes | May 10, 2021
Allow God to rebuild your foundation
What is your inner foundation? Your foundational attitude and beliefs about yourself are shaped early on in life. No matter what hurtful experiences have been endured, our Father God can rebuild, restore and strengthen our inner foundation so that we are strong enough to accomplish what God has called us to do!
11 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Leaving a Legacy of Love
What legacy will you be leaving as you transition into the next season the Lord has for you? Will you be leaving the lasting "aroma" of the love and knowledge of Jesus? 2 Corinthians 2:14 says: "But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere." THIS is what we want to be leaving behind!
11 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Freedom From Shame
Millions of believers are struggling every day with a burden of shame. The Word of God says that every single person on earth has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Thankfully, the Bible promises us that God is faithful to forgive us! But how do we get free from the shame of those misdeeds that we have in fact committed? God does not intend for us to carry that burden of shame - Jesus bore our shame on the cross with our sins!! 2 Corinthians 5:17 says "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
16 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Sometimes we may feel as if we are struggling in the ocean, repetitively battered by one crashing wave after another, barely able to keep our heads above water. The devil wants to overwhelm individuals into making bad decisions or even to turn away from following the Lord. Psalm 124:4 says "The waters had overwhelmed us..." It is not God's will for his children to be overwhelmed by this life's pressures, but to be "more than conquerors!" Here is what the Word of God says we can do when we are feeling overwhelmed!
13 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
When God Closes a Door
Often when we are cut off or prevented from some potential opportunity or desired outcome we are frustrated with the devil, with other people or even the Lord! However, if we live a prayerful life, we can know the heart of God, that He is seeking our best and that a closed door is an indication that the Lord is directing us in a different direction. Like Noah, we can trust that when God closes a door it is for our benefit!
10 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Be An Encourager!
Did you know you have an assignment from God to be an encourager? God has called every single believer, no matter what your station in life, to be an encourager!! Whether you are young, old, rich, poor, working or retired, this is what you can, and should, contribute to the kingdom of God!! One encouraging word can change the entire course of someone's life!
11 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Facing the Storm
Are you facing a "storm" in life right now? Storms come to everyone in this fallen world, but if your life is built on the "rock" of Jesus - you will stand strong and come out victorious! We have authority to speak to these "storms" and command "peace be still!"
10 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Don't Dought in the Dark What You Heard in the Light
Don't Doubt in the Dark What You Heard in the Light! Many times when adversity comes against us in our Christian walk through various life circumstances, we begin to question whether we are really on the right path and if we correctly heard the Lord's voice. However, just as when the disciples were on the storm-tossed sea in a boat, knowing that Jesus had indeed told them to cross to the other side - we have to trust that what we heard the Lord say to us "on the shore, in good weather," was indeed His command! Then we can be confident we are in His will and he will not allow us to be overcome but bring us safely to the other side!
10 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Truth versus the Facts
Speaking God's truths, found in the Bible, to our "facts," will cause our earthly factual circumstances to change! Kingdom principles supersede earthly "facts" - when we stand on the promises of God we will see changes in our earthly situations.
16 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Complaining Will Kill You
No matter what circumstances we face, there is something for which to be thankful. We cannot give in to the temptation to complain about negative circumstances - it will rob us of all hope and joy in our life! Complaining will bring death, figuratively, if not literally, but thankfulness is the antidote! We must forsake complaining and embrace thankfulness if we want to survive the pressures of the "wilderness seasons." Give thanks for something right now!
15 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
The Truth About God's Blessings
There are many references in the Bible describing God's promises of blessings or favor for those who follow Him. We need to take these promises to heart and stand on them! However, many people have incorrect assumptions about what it means to walk in those promises and what one's earthly life should look like. It does not mean no trials or hardships will come, but rather that we have been given the tools to overcome any pressures of life that we face. We are more than conquerors through Christ!
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