Blogging for Jesus

Richard D. Dover BlogGreetings to all of you who visit my personal blog site. This is where I share my heart, and hopefully at least some of the time, share the heart of Father  God, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please understand my posts are my own opinion alone, and not necessary representative of the organizations that I represent. Also be aware that I am not a politically correct person. I much rather be biblically correct. So my posts may not line up with what the world has to say, or at times, even what it appears the Church is saying in America. I strongly believe the truth sets us free.

(We have transferred over 10 years of articles to this blog site. As time allows we are formatting the old entries.)

Mighty Warrior for King Jesus

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Mighty Warrior for King Jesus

It is very clear we are living in the end times. It is clear we need revival. It is clear it is time to go to battle for the Kingdom. It is time to be mighty warriors for King Jesus. It is time for the Body of Christ to do the work of the ministry. ALL FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST.

The battle is not a physical battle, it is a spiritual battle.
Ephesians 6:10-12 (ESV)
10  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
11  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
12  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
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Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

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Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 5:18
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit

Isn’t it interesting that Apostle Paul uses such a contrast. Instead of being drink with wine, be filled with the Holy Spirit. It is as if they are being seen as opposites. Drunk with or ‘drunk’ with the Holy Spirit. In other words be overcome with the Holy Spirit. He was speaking to Christians who obviously were born again and thus had the Holy Spirit living in them. Thus there must be the ability to have more of the Holy Spirit. To have an abundance of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Be Filled with the Holy Spirit” »

Brittney Holifield Testimonial


Brittney Holifield Testimonial

When I made an emergency trip to Arkansas I made sure I dropped by a church close to our home. I made some great connections. On Monday I felt strongly led to drop by the Celebrate Recovery meeting. Time wise it was not the best decision, but spiritually it was well worth it. I was able to hear the testimony of Brittney Holifield. Her story is a story of redemption and transformation.

Brittney was addicted to marijuana, opiates, meth, and cigarettes. She also had a major sexual addiction, and extremely co-dependent. Along the way Brittney got pregnant and had an abortion. In the natural realm it would seem that there was no hope for her. She was quickly going down the path of total destruction.

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Falsely Accused for Doing Right 1

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Falsely Accused for Doing Right

Have you ever been falsely accused for doing the right thing? Has anyone every taken advantage of your kindness? Has someone been angry with you because you have spoken the truth in love? Have you felt like you were being persecuted for not being conformed to this world?

It should be clear that Jesus completely understands what you are going through. He knows a little bit about false accusations. Actually the whole time He was on earth as man He was repeatedly being falsely accused.

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Unplanned-the Movie 2

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Unplanned-the Movie

Unplanned is the true story of Abby Johnson who became the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her into an anti-abortion activist. Abby receives a Planned Parenthood director of the year award, but later is outspoken about the tactics of Planned Parenthood. What changed???????

“My story isn’t an easy one to hear. I think I probably ought to warn you of that up front.” Those words introduce us to Abby Johnson in Unplanned, which tells the true story of how this former Planned Parenthood clinic director changed her mind about abortion. Indeed, her story isn’t easy to watch. But it forces viewers to confront the reality of abortion from an unexpected viewpoint.

Any human being, whether they are pro-choice or pro-life, cannot watch this movie and not be touched by this true story. Only a person with a very cold heart will not be moved by this movie.

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Download from God 2

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Download from God
Hearing His Voice

One of the greatest experiences there is in life is to receive a Download from God. What do I mean by a Download from God? I am talking about hearing the voice of God. Not an audible voice but Him speaking into your heart and mind. It is amazing! A Holy God speaking to a sinful, broken human being. What if I was to tell you that as a follower of Christ this should not be shocking. This should be seen as a normal event. A common event. You say, a common event? Absolutely!!!

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Don’t Abandon the Bible 2

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Don’t Abandon the Bible
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In today’s society, many, if not most, young people have no interest in the Bible or the things of God. Many young people today actually have a disdain for the Bible. In their minds the Bible has no relevancy, it is an outdated book.

So what happens? Many church youth group leaders are abandoning the Bible. They have gone to food, entertainment, and fun to capture youth, and have to continually increase the food, entertainment, and fun to keep the youth involved. Yes, they have a large youth group, but their is no substance.

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God Wants to Work Through You 2

God Wants to Work Through You

Many, if not most of us, who do ministry are working for God, when God wants to work for us. He doesn’t want us to work so hard that we drop dead for Him. The work of the ministry is vital, even critical, and it is time sensitive.  We certainly need to take ministry serious. However, God still wants us to find time to rest and be with family and friends, enjoying the good things freely bestowed on us.

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New Media Hypocrisy? 3

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New Media Hypocrisy?

This article is based upon the news coverage of the Christ Church, New Zealand mosque shootings. I should first say this was a tragic, horrific, unjustified incident. Thus anything I say is not to lessen these tragedies. it is good that CNN and all the news outlets covered this tragedy. However, the overall news coverage of these incidents appears to be very hypocritical, biased, and political in nature. Let me explain.

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How Does God Do Miracles?

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How Does God Do Miracles?

I have been thinking about Autumn, a church member who is dealing with much pain because of a 5mm kidney stone. Many of us have been praying for her to experience a miracle-the kidney stone to dissolve, so she does not have surgery and have the pain of trying to pass a large kidney stone. What I was thinking is ‘how is God going to take care of the kidney stone?’ He is sovereign so He can do it any way He wants, but that is not what I was thinking. I was thinking literally HOW?

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