Dr. Mike, do YOU believe in Out-of-Body Experiences?

Dr. Mike, do YOU believe in Out-of-Body Experiences?

Bible Q & A
No one in human flesh can exactly explain this so-called “phenomenon.” Recent statistical research indicates that as many as fifty percent of people that have has this type of experience have reported some type of phenomenon labelled as “out of body experiences.” Many have claimed this type of experience: their spirit and soul floating upward; them seeing their physical body lying there on the bed in still-motion, and the doctor pronouncing them dead. The next thing out of their mouth is, “I saw myself speeding through a tunnel of light!” [Permit me to pause here and say, there are those that have reported just the opposite, “I saw myself hurdling through the pitch-dark tunnel, in a sprawling downward motion.” I’ll never forget being on assignment for the Federal agency that…
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GOD WITH US!

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GOD WITH US! Many people see Christmas as a time to think of the baby Jesus in a manger. And in a humbling manner, there’s nothing wrong with that thought process: but the central truth of the Christmas story is this: God wrapped Himself in human flesh as an infant, in a manger. So, this Christmas, let’s think of the great truths of the Incarnation. It’s remembering the birth of Christ and the mystery of the Incarnation, that’s found in 1 Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Let’s be found giving Him reverent worship. Remember, the shepherds were seen…
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Oh Give Thanks, This ThanksGiving!

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As we approach the ending of another year [2017], for Christians, nothing touches the heart of God more, than to see His children showing the God-centered gratitude, that our Lord demands and deserves; a sincere form of appreciation for who He is and for what He has done through us and for us. This [November] month, we know it best as Thanksgiving, a time of expressing profound gratefulness for His tender mercies, comfort, and spiritual guidance, as revealed in 2 Corinthians 1:3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Tender mercies and the God of all comfort." So, this Thanksgiving, in the midst of all the age-old traditions that we as Americans have grown accustom too, such as, the great food feast at…
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What Does God Require Of US?!

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From a Biblical perspective, when we view what’s being taught in many of the local assemblies, you’d have to come to the conclusion that it’s a small part of the Gospel (good news). Sunday after Sunday, religious network after network, we hear only one side of the true Gospel … and that’s “What God wants to do for YOU!” Very seldom, do we hear, “What God requires of US!” Here’s a short list of things that God requires of His followers: 1. An Attitude of Gratitude (Thankfulness) Jesus said in Matthew 7:9-11, “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people…
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MID-YEAR EVALUATION OF MY FAITH WALK!

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As Paul nears the end of his life, here in 2 Timothy 4, there’s a series of things that he says that are of significance: In verses 6-9, he says, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me” Then he somewhat finishes the epistle, talking about the character of several people that spent quality time with him, such as, Demas,…
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We Are Commanded To Rejoice “Always!”

Daily Devotion
We are COMMANDED by Almighty God to “Rejoice Always!”  Elsewhere in the Bible (particularly Philippians 4:4), we are commanded to “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” In order for us to "rejoice always," we must first, do what is commanded of us in verse 17, "pray without ceasing." When we learn to give God proper thanks in “All thing,” … not for all things, as happening for the best, knowing that He’s working it for our good, then, we will have continuous joy. How do we know this? Because of other passages that bear witness to what was previously said, which in turn, gives us the assurance of what God is trying to bring to pass, in our lives. I’m talking about passages, such as, Ephesians…
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Q: [Dr. Mike] was the earth created in ‘literal’ days: and what about the millennium?

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A: [Yes!] Most Bible scholars also believe that at some point Satan inhabited the earth as his dwelling place until God booted him out and put man in his stead, to worship Him. The God man [Adam] was also given the supreme authority to subdue the earth and replenish it. Later, the God man and woman [Eve] committed high treason and gave Satan dominion over the inheritance in which God gave them. We believe Satan’s control over God’s green earth is for a duration of 6,000 years because as Psalms 24:1-2 states, “The earth [is] the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” Without spending too much time talking about Bible…
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WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN ALL HOPE SEEMS GONE!

WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN ALL HOPE SEEMS GONE!

Bible Q & A
Scripture: Turn to the Book of Acts 27:20 – 25 20 The terrible storm raged unabated many days,until at last all hope was gone. 21 No one had eaten for a long time, but finally Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Fair Havens—you would have avoided all this injury and loss! 22 But cheer up! Not one of us will lose our lives, even though the ship will go down. 23 “For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul—for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God has granted your request and will save the…
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What Does “”Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect,” Mean?

What Does “”Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect,” Mean?

Bible Q & A
Q: In Matthew 5:48, Jesus instructs His disciples to, "Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect;" how is that possible, living in a sin cursed world with a body that has not been redeemed? A: There has been much conversation amongst Christians, that some take this verse literally, to mean that we’re to reach ‘perfectionism’ in every area of our lives, because, that’s what the Holy Spirit demands, and He’s available, here in the earth to assist us in accomplishing this feat. The New Testament is written in Greek, therefore, it’s always a good school of practice to do a study of words, when reading sacred Scripture, and trying to understand the definite meaning of a text. In this verse, the word translated “perfect” literally means “complete.”…
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How Much Authority Does Satan Have To Cause Evil And Suffering?

How Much Authority Does Satan Have To Cause Evil And Suffering?

Bible Q & A
Question: Dr. Mike, how much authority does Satan have to inflict evil, suffering, and pain, on us? A: Theologically, we know that God’s Word teaches us that He allows Satan limited authority in the earth realm, until the ‘Day of Judgment,’ according to Revelation 20:10, “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” One passage that shows Satan’s limited amount of authority is Job 1:7-12, “The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming around on the earth and from walking around on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on…
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