How Do We Break Strongholds?

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Negative Strongholds can be broken through spiritual warfare. What are the weapons of our warfare? Psalm 105:1-3 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name: make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk about His wondrous works! Glory in His […]


Guest Post: Defender

“He says, ‘Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” Psalm 46:10 Defender One of the aspects of God is that He is our defender. In the midst of the trials and storms we don’t have to worry or fear, we […]

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Testimony Night

Friday night, March 9th we will change our format up a bit for this one night. We will have a more celebratory night of praise and show our Thankfulness to our God for all He has been and will be to us. We will have a Testimony Night and we want you to be involved. Please […]


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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Feelings or Promises?

The Difference Between Trusting Feelings and Promises Trusting feelings is disregarding the promises and revelation of who God is and following our natural mind. Trusting promises is purposely setting our focus on things above, a greater confidence in God’s ability, a releasing of our thoughts or expectations in exchange for His. How to Trust Promises […]

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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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God Draws Us

I oftentimes consider why we long for a deeper, more connected relationship with God our Father. I mostly have thought that it is our personal longing to know God better, to relate to Him in a more personal way. While I know this is true, we however are not the catalyst that is igniting our […]

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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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What Do We Believe?

What do we believe? The last couple of months, we have talked about “Who are we?” and “Why are we?”. Let’s talk now about what do we believe. Joppa House is kind of a melting pot of doctrinal beliefs and varieties of Church cultures. We have not taken a hard stance on doctrinal issues. We do […]


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? […]