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A Father's Love (in 5 parts)
Experience words, truth that will change your lifeÖ if you let them. They come from the heart of a Heavenly Father, the Father you have been looking for all your life. This Father loves His children in a way unlike any other. He wants you to know Him. He wants to heal you, to help you, to love you.

Consider this His expression of His love to you, His child.

Child of the Covenant of Grace,

I chose you before the foundation of the world, before anything was created. (Ephesians 1.4)
I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1.4, 5)
You were made in My image. (Genesis 1.27)
I am your Origin, your Creator, your Father. You are My offspring. (Acts 17.28)
In Me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17.28)
I created you. I formed you. I have called you by your name; you are Mine. (Isaiah 43.1)...

Access the Father Through the Blood Many today praise. They pray. They seek peace and desire to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. But there is only one way to approach a holy God. There is only one way to access the throne of glory. It is "through the Blood."...

Respond to the Call of God In September of 1972, a battle raged over my soul. I had grown up in church, and presumed I had a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was not truly "saved." When asked what I would say to God should I find myself dead and standing before Him as He asked why He should let me into His heaven, I responded with my "Christian resume," a long list of everything from 11 years in choir to VBS to how hard I had tried to do right. Suddenly, I knew it was the wrong answer and that Jesus had something to do with the right answer, but how?...

For over an hour a fight ensued between God and Satan. I could sense it and screamed, having a good understanding of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Finally, God won, and I collapsed. That was the first time I heard the Holy Spirit. He said to me, "Mary, be still and know that I am God. I am the Living Spirit who has come to live within you. You have died, but because I live and live forever, you also live." It went on and on, and the Word I had studied for years made sense. I call this my Passover. With it came an understanding of Jesus Christ as the Way, the only way to the Father, and an ability to demonstrate thanksgiving to God....

Spikenard: Waste or Worship? Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 12 all record an incident which Jesus describes as a good work. In fact, Jesus declared that wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world what this woman had done will also be told as a memorial to her. But what was it and who?...

The spikenard anointing: "What is dead will die, and what is alive will live."...

Abide in the Glorified One Andrew Murray, in his book Abide in Christ, says "To testify of the Saviour as the Coming One, we must be abiding in and bearing the image of Him as the Glorified One. Not the correctness of the views we hold, nor the earnestness with which we advocate them, will prepare us for meeting Him, but only the abiding in Him." (Murray, Andrew, Abide in Christ. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1979, page 202)

Today we look for the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ as never before, and yet He is calling us to abide in Him, to dwell in the shelter of the Most High, to live life within the veil, to behold Him in His power and coming. It is a call to grow up into maturity, to live in oneness with the Godhead, and to embrace the truth of Tabernacles....

God's Power in Weakness Getting through each day, trusting God in the midst of pain and suffering, will give you a deeper revelation of Godís grace and power. The greatest comfort in life does not necessarily come from knowing all the answers or from experiencing no difficulty. Rather it comes from knowing that God is in control of all things, even pain....

How Can I Shorten My Time in the Wilderness? Testimony of what has happened in the month of May after the Lord convicted me of self-righteousness and pride....

Let There Be Light Are you aware of how abusive our society has become? Words are wounding, killing the spirit and eroding the soul. The laughter on TV sitcoms has to be "canned" because the scenes and language arenít funny. Whatís presented is designed to cause us to accept life as a reality of power struggles, a huge game where one wins at anotherís expense. Belittling, mocking, smirking, scorning, patronizing, insulting, walking off, etc. rise as dead flowers pulled out of stale, slimy water to pollute the atmosphere with the stench of corrupt communication. Mostly, however, the abuse occurs in private, "behind closed doors."...

Listening to God Have you ever wanted to sit at Jesusí feet, up there in heaven, at the throne of Godís glory? Have you also been frustrated in your attempts to hear God, wondering what His will for you might be? How are you at sorting out Godís voice from all those other voices?...

Loneliness - Finding Our Way... Loneliness. Even the very word brings pictures of desolation. This emotional state brings heaviness of heart and plays no favorites. It intrudes rudely, uninvited, yielding no mercy, knowing no time limit. One cannot make a deal with it. It lingers when standing in a crowd. It stalks us like a silent killer. It brings groans to the spirit and pain into the cavity of the soul....

Make Way for the Love of God Resurrection and walking in its power manifest tangibly. That became apparent to me during the time of our mission into Brazil. As we stood to clothe a naked child, who had never had anything to wear and had no shoes, I was reminded of Matthew 25....

Open Your Heart to God's Reconciling Grace How many times have you felt betrayed by another person, by society, by yourself? When did you last ask, "Where do I stand? Where does anyone stand?" Can the darkness of betrayal become a corridor of understanding communion with Jesus Christ?...

Serve the Lord With Gladness

Seek Sanctuary in the Holy Spirit

Taking Your Shame Isaiah 65.12-16 contrasts the servants of the Lord God with those who did not answer when He called, did not hear when He spoke, chose that in which He does not delight, did evil before His eyes. In contrast to those who forsake the Lord, Godís servants eat while the others remain hungry....

The Roadmap to Personal Change Many today have a deep longing for a detailed road map to personal change. Many desire clear-cut instructions in how to effect profound change in their spiritual condition, a manual for daily religious practices that will bring an understanding of the ultimate nature of oneself and the world in which we live. Young people express the need for structure, a need which has caused thousands to turn to spiritual authority figures like the Dalai Lama and other gurus of the spiritual domain....

Unwrap the Bindings of Death Words that wound fester and infect, spreading poison, pain designed to rot foundations. Bitterness is a root, manifesting in words and language, contorting and tormenting through unforgiveness. It manifests in attitudes, a paradigm refusing to be soothed, refusing healing, refusing to forget. The wound that brought the poison is real, the wrong horrible, the misery gripping to the grave, the issue demanding resolve....

Pray for the Heart Have you learned, O man, that My lamp is the Word of God, that I am not a man that I should lie or repent? You have learned that I am not moving at the command or whim of men....

Cease striving. Be still and know that I am God. Cease to do evil. Cling to what is good. Wait upon the Lord. Instead of healing, pray for the mind, the soul, the heart and spirit. Pray that the heart be circumcised. Pray that I burn the root of bitterness. For I tell you, when the heart is mine, the body will follow....

This Thing is from Me I was speaking recently with a conference coordinator who called to ask me to be their keynote speaker. We talked awhile, and the theme emerged for the conferenceówalking with God. Then we began to talk about the tendency of believers to blame circumstances, other people, and/or the devil for adverse events occurring in their lives, adverse, that is, from their perspective.

I began to talk about a verse that jumped out at me a long time ago in the OT. It was in 1 Kings 12.24 and 2 Chronicles 11.4. After Solomon died, the kingdom split into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Israel, the ten tribes to the north, made Jeroboam king, determining not to follow the house of David. Judah, along with Benjamin, gathered around Rehoboam. A hundred and fourscore thousand warriors were ready to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God,
Saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king
Of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin,
And to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus says
The LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your
brethren, the children of Israel. Return every man to
his house; for
this thing is from Me. They hearkened
Therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to
Depart, according to the word of the LORD.
(1 Kings 12.22-24)


Lament: From Wrenching Pain to Worship A hidden hell. Thatís what I call those times when we put up a good front to others, but inside, weíre dying, weíre struggling, weíre in the wilderness in our broken world, and weíre in an anguish no one else seems to understand. Theyíre not in our shoes. Weíre walking through the valley of the shadow of death, and we havenít gotten to that place where we fear no evil.

At these times in our lives, friends "donít want to hear it." Okay, rejoice with those who rejoice, but weep with those who weep? What happens when our laughter turns to mourning and our joy turns to gloom?

This is My Beloved Son
. . .
Standing at the Jordan River we could have talked about Jesus the Anointed One (Psalm 2), baptism, what baptism represents, Jesus baptizing with the Holy Spirit and with fireÖlots of different things; but one thing stood out to me above anything else: the delight of the Father in His Son. Jesus is God's Servant Son, chosen, beloved, one in whom the Father's soul is well pleased. God's Spirit is upon Him, fulfilling Isaiah 42.

You can go out in the power of the Spirit, sent, separated, anointed, called to serve, set for the gospel, with a sense of your mission, with clear orders, but

To carry through to the finish,
To go through the crucible of the cross and beyond to resurrection,
To handle the dark nights of the soul and the desert places with the devil,
To resist temptation,
To bear rejection and reproach,
To suffer as you stand for the gospel and truth,

You need to know that the Father delights in you. You are in Christ; and Christ is the Chosen One, the Elect One, the Messiah, the One in whom the Father's soul is well pleased. You are accepted in the Beloved....

God's healing is progressive There is a lot of life-changing growth, healing and strengthening of "the inner man" that the Lord is doing in us, in visitors, and through mail and email contacts. Many that come to MCM ministries are working through various afflictions and trials, but are learning to trust the Lord in and through them. God's chief goal is our sanctification and completion in Christ. We continue to worship Him above all, and also pray for healing, but especially for the nations, revival, growth, sanctification and coming to wholeness in Christ.

Some do not receive healing for a time for whatever reason God chooses or because we are to just continue walking with him and serving Him in complete trust in Him as our loving Father. 2Cor. 12:7-10; Phil 2:25-27; 1Tim 5:23 And some of us just need to open our ears to what God is saying and repent of things that He is dealing with. Then sometimes He suprises us!

From Mary's article, Lord, Remember Me: "One of the ministries we support, Advocates International, wrote recently about "miracles in slow motion." This is so true. I see people expecting a miracle from God, something instantaneous, something requiring little more than a handshake. And sometimes it happens! But mostly, itís "miracles in slow motion." Itís God moving purposefully and persistently to perform miracles of grace in peopleís lives."

Praise God, He always fills us and the meeting place with his Holy Spirit and His anointing! We pray that He will continue to increase it and get us where we will yield more and more to him in order that we can receive much more and increasingly do greater works through Him who is in us! John 14:9-21

Primarily, the manifested signs of healing and deliverance come as we minister to the Lord and to each other and as God sends us out in ministry. "These signs shall follow them that believe..." As we believe, follow Him, and preach the gospel, these things shall follow. ke

Will You Be Made Whole?
In John chapter five we find the account of a man at the Pool of Bethesda. This man had a long standing condition, 38 years. He was one of many waiting on the five porches surrounding what is today believed to be by some a mineral spring.

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. John 5:3, 4

Jesus approached him; the man was not looking for or to Jesus for a healing. He was looking at that pool and waiting for an angel. Jesus, however, saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that condition]. Jesus asked, him, ďWill you be made whole?Ē...

Who I am in Christ

Who I am in Christ - Scriptures
In this exercise you will discover for yourself, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit into truth, who you are in Christ. Believe in Jesus. Believe Jesus. In John 17, Jesus said he gave us the Father's words, that His desire is oneness, that the Father loves you as the Father loves Jesus (v. 23). You are sanctified through truth. God's word is truth (v. 17). As you begin, read John 17 to discover the heart of Jesus for you as He prayed unto His Father. Then turn John 17 into a prayer and pray it.

The most helpful way to use this list is to look up the Scriptures for yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, to put truth in the inward parts (deep down where you live; truth at the core of your being). Psalm 51:6.

This assignment will help you see for yourself from Scripture who a person is in Christ. Our worth is not based on anything in us, but is based on the worth of the One who loved us and gave Himself for us. He that spared not His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how shall He not also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32

God the Father sees the His children by adoption and accepts them "in the Beloved." We have worth because the One who loved us is worthy.

Remember, Jesus owns you (the definition of JOY). The Word of God defines you. In Christ you are controlled by the Holy Spirit (the self controlled by the Holy Spirit, a fruit of the Spirit). God is for you and not against you. He loves with an everlasting love.

What Jesus Taught on the Atonement In depth audio Bible studies on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Spiritual, emotional and physical healing and wholeness come as you understand more fully what Jesus Christ did for you and with you on the cross.

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A Stronghold that Devours Many times I am asked to speak about strongholds as I do conferences and seminars on strategic spiritual warfare. People ask, "What is a stronghold?"...

Spiritual Strongholds: Things that Block the Blessings of God (Or Call the Plumber, My Pipeline is Clogged!) A stronghold is a defensive spiritual fortress behind which one hides and is protected. A stronghold is a fortified dwelling used as a means of protection from a perceived enemy. A stronghold is a powerful, vigorously protected spiritual reality. A demonic stronghold is any type of thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God....

Strongholds: Things that Destroy When I conducted a spiritual warfare conference in Puerto Rico some years back, I saw a good example of a stronghold. There in Puerto Rico, the Spanish built El Morro. They built a stone wall 25 feet high and 18 feet thick to protect the port from raids by pirates and native Americans. It is a fortress. The world is full of many such fortresses built to ward off enemies....

Amalekites: Testing Covenant Love ...[Amalekites] were nomadic, raiders, had no fear of God, attacked the rear guard, cut off those who became physically weak, the old, children, and had an unrelenting and destructive spirit. "Amal" means "labor, sorrow." These people were God-defying, and God told them to treat them differently. Deuteronomy 20.10-12 tells us that no offer of peace was to be given to them first....

Come Out of Her My People! Babylon! It symbolizes the confusion caused by godlessness. It derives from Babil, i.e. "gate of the god"....

Loosing the Bonds of Shame SHAME. It binds us by the intensity of its destructive power exerted in our lives. It rules us like an addiction, causing us to cover it with arrogance, masks of respectability, lies, and deceit....

Really Walking Sober - How God Set Me Free Being a functional alcoholic every day for over twenty years, you live your life in a constant fog. In 1995, I gave my life to the Lord while attending a harvest crusade. Growing some in the Lord, taking classes, and attending church made a big difference in my life, but my bondage to alcohol continued. All my efforts to quit drinking failed, though I prayed for deliverance and strength regularly. I just could not quit no matter how hard I tried....

Treading on Serpents In Luke 10.19, Jesus says, "I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing shall by any means harm you."...

The Problem With America's Roots We live well here. Our forefathers prayed and planned and pioneered to fulfill their dreams of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some nations are clearly heathen. Ours touts "a nation under God." Over 200 years later, we are exposing the fact that this God to some founding fathers was the god of Freemasonry, holding out the promise that man can become a god once tapping into "the seething energies of Lucifer."...

Trust God's Covenant Love Have you ever found yourself so frustrated that you cry out, "Is the LORD among us, or not?" Have you seen giants in the land and declared to God, "The enemy is too strong for me!" Or have you wondered how God would move you through a seemingly impossible situation?...

Remember the Lord Your God People wonder. "Where are we after the resurrection of Christ?" "What did it mean for Christ to ascend into heaven to the right hand of the Father?" And "What does it mean for us today?"

When facing an uncertain future, we must remember that God is eternal and unchangeable (Malachi 3.6), that He is not at the mercy of anything or anyone else, that He is not defined by any external condition. The Revelation reveals Jesus Christ as the Lord of history. It is a book about rule, with Godís throne being the place of Godís official court, the place where He receives official worship...

Breaking Bondage: Finding Freedom You just canít stop. Itís dysfunctional. Itís compulsive. Itís a hurt, habit, or hang-up thatís killing you. Some days you call it a demon. Other days you get angry that you canít free yourself from its grip, the gravity pulling you to the grave. You put on a good front, you think; yet you know your life is a lie. You tell everyone youíre okay, in control, but deep down you know the truth. Youíre out of control. Itís in control, and you want it more than anything or anyone elseÖright now, today. Itís your comfort, your reliable friend, your god. You are addicted, and it affects you and everyone around you.

Deliverance from the Prison of Insanity There are times in people's lives that bring them to the brink of insanity and beyond. We may not personally see it as it is, but we can be introspective, self-centered, locked into our own thoughts, proud, puffed up, and on a collision course headed for destruction. We are definitely not in a mood to praise the LORD, rejoice in Him, and to hear that He is good.

True Christian Faith: Spiritual warfare and deliverance from demons

True Christian Faith: Turning Curses into Blessings

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...Eternal Life

Salvation in a Sentence

Articles About God and Eternal Life

The Glory of the Gospel
Dr. Mary Craig, Jerusalem, Israel, August 2017

The Glory of the Gospel: What is the "Gospel"?

The Atoning Work of Jesus Christ (Español): More than sacrifice and redemption. What are the five aspects of Jesus Christ's atonement?

What Jesus Said About Eternal Life: Eternal Life According to Jesus...

T.U.L.I.P -- The Doctrines of God's Grace and Sovereignty

A Gross Injustice

As God Grants Life

Do You Know Who He Is? He was born with a message for mankind. He claimed to be the Messiah, the Savior, the only way to God as Father. He lived out the Word of God, the Word made flesh. He came as light and life and love. His destination was Jerusalem. His destiny was death for the salvation of sinners. Do you know who He is?...

I Am Coming.... Will You be Ready? (Prophetic word) Now it is almost time, and I will reveal My glory in Zion. I am the Lord, and I will not share My glory with another. I will no longer tolerate that one who calls herself a prophetess and is not. I will no longer tolerate those who speak wrongly of Me. I am the Lord Most High, true, faithful, and coming in great glory to demonstrate that I AM and there is no other. I will have no other gods before Me....

Jesus Christ: Sent by the Father God, the Covenant Lord, had sent certain ones to prophesy and to speak for Him. He sent angels with messages. He sent Moses and Aaron. He sent tokens and wonders.
He sent His Word. He sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Messiah (John 1.6, 8). And finally, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ.

Promises From a Covenant Keeping God

The Promise of a Son Can you think of another person whose birth, life, death, and resurrection were foretold in such explicit detail centuries beforehand? Only God could provide us with a biography of someoneís life in such a manner, and only God could ensure that every detail would be just as foretold. "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved (borne along) by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1.21)....

Mary's Testimony (Respond to the Call of God) In September of 1972, a battle raged over my soul. I had grown up in church, and presumed I had a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was not truly "saved." When asked what I would say to God should I find myself dead and standing before Him as He asked why He should let me into His heaven, I responded with my "Christian resume," a long list of everything from 11 years in choir to VBS to how hard I had tried to do right. Suddenly, I knew it was the wrong answer and that Jesus had something to do with the right answer, but how?...

For over an hour a fight ensued between God and Satan. I could sense it and screamed, having a good understanding of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Finally, God won, and I collapsed. That was the first time I heard the Holy Spirit. He said to me, "Mary, be still and know that I am God. I am the Living Spirit who has come to live within you. You have died, but because I live and live forever, you also live." It went on and on, and the Word I had studied for years made sense. I call this my Passover. With it came an understanding of Jesus Christ as the Way, the only way to the Father, and an ability to demonstrate thanksgiving to God....

A Teen Finds Eternal Life (Finding the Favor of God) A young teen came to Craighouse anxious and fearful of death, her own and her father's. She suffered from depression, insomnia, and terrifying dreams. She thought devoting her life to Christ on a mission field would make her acceptable to God, earn His favor. I had good news for her.

Salvation is by grace. It comes without any consideration for someone earning it or doing anything to obtain it. It is not deserved. Salvation is the free gift of God.
God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to be the sacrifice for sin which He would accept. Man as a sinner can do nothing to save himself. God's holiness and justice require payment for sin. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself that those who believe in Jesus might have peace with the Father. There is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ. All one need do is reach out and receive the free gift of eternal life. Only Jesus saves, not mother Church, not angels, not people, not oneself.

See also...

What About Eternal Life? (Scroll down almost to the bottom of the web page and click/tap on the "Content" tab)

Jesus and Eternal Life: The story of Jesus, some of His teaching on eternal life and how to obtain it.

Memory's Gate: The testimony of a little girl who was murdered at age 14, regarding her faith and assurance of heaven. Her mother wrote the poem.

Atonement: Audio recordings of Dr. Mary's teaching from the Bible on the atoning work of Jesus Christ and how it affects you now and for eternity.

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Prayers to Help You and Others
From Prayer Manuals I, II, III and IV by Dr. Mary Craig

Scriptural Prayers For...

...Healing and Wholeness

A Prayer for Assurance of Salvation
A Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Renewing the Mind
A Prayer for the Heart
A Prayer for Healing
Toward Inner Healing
Prayer Before Meetings


To Release the Power of the Blood of Jesus
Disarming The Enemy
A Prayer Seeking God for His True Light
A Prayer of Deliverance
Defeating Belial in the Midst

Prayer for the Persecuted

...Eternal Life

A Prayer of Salvation: A sample prayer to God you can follow to receive Jesus Christ and eternal life.

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