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The Snake That Bites

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 17, 2017

Now Think On This “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.” (Matthew 6:14-15 THE MESSAGE) Slithering here, gliding there, ventures the long, slimy camouflaged snake in the tall, pleasant looking grass. Little know of his whereabouts, for most of his work is done in secret. Then he strikes. Only after he bites, and leaves his deadly poison, are the full effects realized. He could have been stopped […]

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COUN·TER·FEITS 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 10, 2017

coun·ter·feit /koun(t)ərˌfit/ adjective – made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud; fake noun – a fraudulent imitation of something else; fake. synonyms – mock, inauthentic, phony, forged, pseudo, imitative Is your spouse in a relationship with a counterfeit? The “other person” can be one of the most difficult aspects of standing for your marriage, but make no mistake, a counterfeit is never a satisfactory replacement for the real deal – YOU. Your spouse is deceived, and deception is a tool of the enemy. That same enemy (Satan, not the other person) […]

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A Key to Not Fainting 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 3, 2017

In Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest under the title, The Service of Passionate Devotion, he says, “Our Lord’s primary obedience was to the will of His Father, not to the needs of people— the saving of people was the natural outcome of His obedience to the Father. If I am devoted solely to the cause of humanity, I will soon be exhausted and come to the point where my love will waver and stumble. But if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity, even though people may treat me like a ‘doormat.’ The secret […]

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Letter from a Leader to a New Stander

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 28, 2017

Dear Friend, We can feel your pain. We thank God that you were able to contact the CKI ministry. We are a family and you can be sure that we are praying for you and for your spouse. You shared the following: “I am feeling empty, hurt, humiliated and angry. I just want to leave everything behind and go somewhere and start all over. Why do I have to pray for my husband who did all those things to me? He is enjoying life while I am the one suffering. If God does hate divorce why did He allow this to […]

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From Faith to Faith Praying

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 26, 2017

Father, I ask Your favor on a people who want Your will to flow through their lives. Build us up in Your way, Your timing and Your strength. Our hearts long for the restoration of a covenant marriage that has its origin in Your presence. The “I do” was to a loving spouse and an even more loving God. Lord, we ask Your staying power to grow us into the spouses You always intended us to be. Mercy-giving, harder-caring, ever-loving, totally-tuned to Your prompting. Help us to surrender the idols of our past hurts, our current circumstances and our future worries […]

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Dig it Up

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 19, 2017

Hate looking for anything you’ve lost? Car keys? Screwdriver? Your cellphone? I loathe looking for stuff. I will go and buy another one just to avoid looking for what I can’t find. The truth is that God knows exactly where I left it (forgot all about laying it down back there) and He promises to “recover/restore that which was lost.” (Joel 2:25). HEY! It’s been 18 years already! Let’s get on with it! The entire Bible is a book of lost and found. I love the story Jesus told about what heaven is like in Matthew 13:44: The kingdom of […]

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A Word from the Intercessors about Praise

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 14, 2017

Early in 2017, one of our precious intercessors, Lorraine Woodhouse, shared with the rest of us something that she thought the Lord was speaking to her about. It was a simple message, “Praise Me more.” When she talked to us about how the Lord was encouraging her to praise and worship Him more, it witnessed to all of us as well. As we continued to talk about this, it became evident that the Lord was leading us to change our prayer and intercession time to focus on Him and what He is doing and to praise Him about our answers […]

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Pray With Me

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 12, 2017

(with excerpts from the daily prayer calendar of Prayers That Avail Much*) I recommend that you set aside some quality time alone with the Lord to pray this prayer written below, sincerely, from your heart, maybe while fasting. Pour your heart and soul out to Him, Your Father God, and add your own thoughts from your heart and soul. Some of this prayer includes scriptures. Be aware that some of these thoughts will be prayed in faith – as in calling things forth that are not as though they are! This can be prayed on a regular basis! “….for I […]

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Make God First

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 7, 2017

I have a dear friend who has been married two times since she and her first husband divorced. She and her first husband were our first advisory couple. He also remarried. They forgave each other and are good friends. She has been through a lot over the years and is still dealing with a number of issues. She so admires my stand. She calls me for counsel. The advice I always give her is “MAKE GOD FIRST.” Failing to do this is the number one reason people don’t stand. They don’t believe that God is intimate or enough. They are […]

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Letter to CKI Ministry

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 5, 2017

Dear Carolyn, I thought you did a great job Monday night with our CK group. We were so happy to have you and hope you can join our online CK meeting again. I know you were speaking to me while you were talking about what you had to go through when your needs for your family were so great, and to see your children hurting, too. Mine were grown and living away at college when we separated. Our youngest came back home to live with me after doing part of her education in Raleigh. Our son came back also to […]

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