Posts by Gary Hines

Power of Prayer

Rev. 8:3  Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. There is more power in our prayers than we realize, especially as we’re facing the…

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The Expected End

Eph. 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, Where does God desire to take us?  Certainly unending residence with His manifest presence for all eternity, but what about the journey as…

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His Light in You is Enough

John 1:4, 5 (NLT)   The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, His light begins to shine from and through our lives.  In…

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His Light in You is Enough

John 1:4, 5 (NLT)   The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, His light begins to shine from and through our lives.  In…

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Heavenly Prayers

Rev. 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. The vapor of your prayers condenses and then is deposited into “bowls full of incense”.  Yes! …

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Move on Up!

Rev. 4:1 “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Awesome!  God has invited us to “come up here”, where His presence is.  He not only invites to where He is, but provides us with the access to get up there, which is through faith in Jesus as…

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The Curse of Apathy

Rev. 3:15  “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. One of the great blights within too many congregations, as with the Laodiceans, is passivity, indifference and apathy.  The right confession is important, but if the walk doesn’t match the talk, confession is pretty…

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Sustaining Strength

Rev. 3: 8 I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. When a door is opened for you, know the Lord will with that “open door” give sustaining strength…

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Resilient Character

Rev. 3: 1 “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Reputation had superseded this church’s character/substance of who they were.  It is better to have substance of integrity and character than a reputation that is hollow.  Resilient character is better than reputation! “Character is who…

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Get a Grip

Rev. 2: 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. Thyatira was located in present day Turkey that had increased their “works”, yet had failed to address sin that had crept in.  Specifically two that are often seen in today’s church; sexual immorality along with those that had a form or appearance of…

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