Posts by Mary Haynes

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Uprooting the Thorns of Strongholds

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Proverbs 21:22 (NKJV) “A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold.” Confrontation It would seem lately that there is much flying around in conversations and relationships, and wow is it disheartening! Last year I talked about offences and what they do to […]

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How to Examine Your Prophetic Word – Part 2

~ Matters of the Heart ~ So far, we have established that we can hear God’s voice for ourselves and others. Also, this word must be valued. We know that prophetic words are not a “FIX ALL.” And so we are accountable to search out a word, pray into it, and wait upon the Lord with it. […]

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What Do You Do With Your Prophetic Words?

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Last month we talked about hearing God’s voice. He still speaks to us today. You can hear it for yourself or someone can speak to you through prophetic words. Now I’d like to share with you how to oversee those words. We will look at how you best establish what is a present […]

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Hearing the Voice of God

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Consider: There are many ways to hearing the voice of God. You can hear it in music, by reading the Bible, listening to a sermon; but did you know you can also hear it by someone speaking encouraging words into your life that only you and God would know? […]

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Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 2

Last month we discussed how to recognize a true servant leader and a controlling leader. Both are far different from each other, but are easy to spot when you truly look. It’s important to know the leadership you place yourself under, because you will begin to lead in the same way. When you ignore needed […]

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Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 1

The Centurion In Matt. 8:5-10 a centurion pleads with Jesus, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus tells him, “I will come and heal him.” Jesus marveled at his answer: “The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak […]

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Offense, A Deadly Poison – Part 2

We know that offense is Satan’s number one weapon against us, and he uses it through deception.  When scripture talks about a strong city, it is referring to the walls that were built around a city to protect it. When we become offended, we build walls to protect our hearts; these walls are called strongholds. […]

Offense, A Deadly Poison

Have you ever felt like you were in a test and no matter what you did the end result is someone is not happy? Scripture is very clear that we are to give a soft answer, speak kind words & don’t stir up trouble but it would seem that it is inevitable that we will […]

Building a House of Prayer

“Unless the Lord build the house, those who build it labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1 How do we build houses of prayer? Not every house will be the same, they will have the same desire but how they express that will be different. In other words, they may have a different model. There is no […]