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  • Should We Test the Lord for Answers?

    Recently, I received the following question about prayer which many people share: "Last year, my wife and I were offered an investment opportunity that really caught our attention. The opportunity was not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It appeared to be a legitimate situation that came about on its own merit. We discussed it and

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  • Knowing Jesus

    Knowing about Jesus is Not the Same as Knowing Jesus "Dear Mr. Wilson: I am 51 years old and have attended church all of my life. I was baptized at 14, read large portions of the Bible, and heard more sermons than I can count. After reading last month’s Wake Up Report!, I learned that

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  • The Cadillac Prayer

    Several years ago I met a man who was angry with God. Jesus had refused to answer his prayer. Curious, I asked the man about his unanswered prayer. He said, "I prayed for five years that Jesus would give me a new Cadillac and He didn’t." He wasn’t joking. Seeing that he was rather bitter,

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  • A Word About Prayer and Fasting

    A few years ago, I began promoting a monthly day of fasting and prayer. The seventh of each month was arbitrarily chosen because it is easy to remember and seven appears to be a number that God particularly likes. The larger purpose behind fasting and prayer is "showing God the strength of our desire." Fasting

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  • Does Prayer Change the Outcome?

    Let us begin with a reality check. Have you ever been in a desperate situation where you really needed special help from God and no help arrived? Have you ever had a "death valley" experience and from your perspective, it seemed God totally ignored your cry for help? Have you ever been angry and frustrated

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