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Overcoming F.E.A.R.

There are two major motivators in all of life. One wreaks havoc and the other builds beauty. Your decision on which will dominate your life will make all the difference in this world – and the world to come. Don’t let F.E.A.R. get the best of you. This...
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The Magic of Wisdom

THE MAGIC OF WISDOM

At the end of the day – this day – you will have had a good many chances to be a sexy, magnetic, a person of high moral character whom others find irresistible. You’ll also have many chances to be the exact opposite. Which will it be? The choice is largely up to each of us. Today, that choice is up to you. 

Wisdom is magnetically . . . sexy. Yes, sexy. It makes us irresistible. It transforms us. If you think about it, you’ll agree. When we detect wisdom in a person, we’re drawn to them with a magnetic pull that’s indescribable, likely because we each realize our own need for what they have.

We all want wisdom, and when we get it, we become the kind of person others seek. We become sexy – without doing a single thing to alter our physical appearance. Wisdom is a really magical thing.

Proverbs 15:2* says,

“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.”
 

Throughout the Book of Proverbs, a foolish person is synonymous with the person who lacks discernment, knowledge, integrity and high moral character. It is the fool, for example, who is impatient and has a short tempter (Prov. 14:16, 17, 29) that drives other people away.

When we see people who lack intelligence, integrity and good moral character, we’re typically turned off. We find foolish people repulsive. Yes, certain celebrities and Twitter personalities have done well attracting a following precisely because of their deviant lifestyles and comments, but other people follow them not because they want to be like them, but because they are looking for a source of twisted entertainment.

Foolishness is a freak show. No one, for instance, fantasizes about marrying a fool. Wisdom is respectable.

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MORE ATTRACTIVE
No one wakes up eager to show the world their morning face. We all do our best to present our best face to the rest of the world, because we know that without it the day will be an uphill battle. Why add insult to injury by making life, which is already hard, more difficult? Looking good simply makes things easier, better, more enjoyable.

These days, wise speech is so uncommon that when we hear even mildly wise words, everyone sits up and takes notice. One of the best ways to make yourself more attractive is to make sure the words that come out of your mouth are words of wisdom. This is what Proverbs 15:2 is all about. There is nothing more attractive than wisdom rolling off the tongue of a mere mortal, no matter how otherwise unattractive he or she may be.

If you want to make yourself more attractive, consider the words that come out of your mouth. Are they self-centered? Do you tear down other people? Do you gossip or slander? Do you lie? Do you whine or complain? Do you do what Proverbs 12:16* says by showing your displeasure immediately?

“A fools’ displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible” – Proverbs 12:16*

 
Sensibility is another trait of a wise person. Every day is filled with opportunities to be sensible or to become incensed. Opportunities to become insulted abound – but if you are wise, you will not immediately show your displeasure, but learn how to master the fine and rare art of overlooking an offense, as Proverbs 19:11* reminds us:

“A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense” – Proverbs 19:11*

What kind of person will you be, today? Will you be wise and sexy or foolish and ugly?

WHAT’S ONE THING YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO THIS WEEK TO BE WISER, AND MORE ATTRACTIVE, LESS LIKE A FOOL?

TODAY’S TIP: Try one chapter from the Book of Proverbs each day, first thing in the morning. There are 31 chapters, more than enough wisdom for every month of the year. Proverbs will help you learn the traits of a wise person – an irresistible, intelligent, moral, magnetically attractive person – and move toward becoming one.

The National Week of Repentance is coming October 30 – November 6. Get yourself and your people ready at RevivalMatters.com. It is time for the hope and change only God can deliver. The humble courage we so desperately need will only arise if there is a real move of repentance in America, and it needs to begin with you and me.

*Scripture quotations taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.

 

Becoming Unoffendable

“UNOFFENDABLE” MAY NOT BE AN ACTUAL WORD – BUT IT SHOULD BE. WE IGNORE PEOPLE. WE LEAVE CHURCHES. WE BECOME BITTER – ALL BECAUSE WE WON’T FORGIVE AND WE BECOME . . . OFFENDED.

Janet Paolicelli, Godfactor co-founder and wife of Michael Anthony, is passionate about what the Bible teaches on forgiveness. She delivered this two-part message at Grace Fellowship in York, Pennsylvania’s “Revive” gathering for women, but it will ignite your life for God and challenge you to ask and answer these vital questions:  

1. Can forgiveness happen without a sacrifice

2. Can relationships happen without forgiveness?

3. Is it a sign of weakness or courage to forgive someone?

4. What are the real reasons why we won’t forgive? 

5. How can we move from being offended to becoming unoffendable?
 

What about you? Are you unoffendable? You just may be after listening to this life-igniting, two-part message. 

YOU CAN BECOME

YOU CAN BECOME “UNOFFENDABLE.” LISTEN TO THIS TWO-PART MESSAGE ON FORGIVENESS AND TURN THE DREAM INTO REALITY. THIS IS A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM JANET PAOLICELLI, GODFACTOR CO-FOUNDER AND WIFE OF MICHAEL ANTHONY.

What about you? Are you unoffendable? You just may be after listening to this life-igniting, two-part message. 

This podcast, like all Godfactor resources, is made possible through generous listener and viewer support. You can donate by texting the word “Godfactor” to 50155, visiting Godfactor.com, or by hitting the “Connect” tab on the Godfactor app.

 

The Elephant In The Nation

IS THERE AN ELEPHANT IN THE NATION? Maybe you’ve heard the metaphor “there’s an elephant in the room.” When someone says this, they are referring to a huge problem that everyone sees, but no one is willing to address because it’s more comfortable – at least in the immediate term – to pretend it doesn’t exist. But the long-term consequences of ignoring the elephant in the nation could be catastrophically irreversible. When it comes to America’s problems, there seems to be an elephant in the nation. What is it? And, how should American Christians address the elephant in the nation in a biblical manner that honors God? 

Has God been speaking to American Christians? We’re long overdue for a real revival in the United States of America, but how does real revival come? This riveting message was delivered on the opening day of 2016 The National Week Of Repentance (RevivalMatters.com). What should Christians be doing at this vital time in American history?

THE ELEPHANT IN THE NATION - This special message was the kick-off of The National Week of Repentance, April 3, 2016 - yet it's timeless, and an important one for every Christian in America at this key time in history.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE NATION – This special message was the kick-off of The National Week of Repentance, April 3, 2016 – yet it’s timeless, and an important one for every Christian in America at this key time in history.

Even if America doesn’t experience real revival, Christians everywhere need to heed God’s voice at this key time in history. Christians in America have not yet begun to respond to the elephant in the nation the way the Bible says must happen if we have any hope of real revival.  It’s time we start – before it’s too late. 

This podcast, like all Godfactor resources, is made possible through generous listener and viewer support. You can donate by texting the word “Godfactor” to 50155, visiting Godfactor.com, or by hitting the “Connect” tab on the Godfactor app.

C&P Copyright, Michael Anthony. All rights reserved.

The Physical Death of Jesus Christ

“No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” – Jesus, John 10:18 (ESV)

Here’s a very special resource to help you appreciate all Jesus did for YOU and for His Father when He went to the Cross. It’s an AMAZING article originally written by medical doctors and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and is called “The Physical Death of Jesus Christ.” It will absolutely inspire you to Remember: Jesus was not murdered. He voluntarily gave His life for you and me because of love, love, love. And, because without the shedding of blood, there can be no forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 9:22). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS AMAZING, FREE RESOURCE THAT WILL IGNITE YOUR LIFE WITH AN APPRECIATION FOR WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU ON THE CROSS.

Isaiah 53:5 helps us understand that through the cross of Jesus Christ, God simultaneously displayed His love, while dealing with the problem of sin:

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed

Mercy and judgment kissed at the cross. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one of a kind, uniquely brought forth son, that WHOEVER believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Have you given your life to Christ as your Savior and God? Download the article and read it. Why wait another moment? And if you already know Christ, why not share this blog with someone you know who needs to trust in Christ?

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SERIOUSLY? Brand new audio message!

What was on the mind of the disciples while Jesus poured out his heart at the Last Supper?

It’s no mystery – but it is a bit embarrassing. Through this message we can learn a lesson or two about the kind of people God uses – people like you and me. This brand new audio message, called “Seriously?” will give you the boost you need. And, thanks to our faithful donors who make it possible to offer all our resources for absolutely free! Supporting this ministry is easy, too. Just text the word “Godfactor” to “50155” or click here.

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What do you think was on the mind of the apostles during the last supper, and how are we a lot like them?

Overcoming F.E.A.R.

There are two major motivators in all of life. One wreaks havoc and the other builds beauty. Your decision on which will dominate your life will make all the difference in this world – and the world to come. Don’t let F.E.A.R. get the best of you.

Brand new message to help you walk by FAITH, NOT FEAR . . . 

Brand new message to help you walk by FAITH, NOT FEAR . . . 

This message, like all Godfactor resources, is made possible through generous listener and viewer support. You can donate by texting the word “Godfactor” to 50155, visiting Godfactor.com, or by hitting the “Connect” tab on the Godfactor app. 

C&P Copyright, Michael Anthony. All rights reserved.

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