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How Christians Hug

With the end of the pandemic in sight, many are asking important questions. Like, how do I make eye contact with another human being? Will I have to start wearing pants again? And, as one writer asked, how should we hug? Answer: cautiously.

I had to chuckle at the hugging guidelines. Amateurs, I thought. We evangelicals have been cautiously hugging for decades. There’s the famous “side-hug,” an awkward embrace with the benefit of minimal contact. There’s also the “make room for the Spirit” hug. That one is a front hug but with no less than six inches of air between your bodies. I’m so accustomed to these holy guys, when I see someone go in for a full hug I gasp and think, heathen!

One silver lining to this awful pandemic is that, for at least a brief period of time, everyone will be hugging cautiously, like Christians.

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Contributing Editor

Prophecy: It’s Time for the Body to Get Out of Poverty


I keep hearing the word “entrepreneurship.” This word keeps cycling through my soul and spirit.

The word came from the Holy Spirit weeks ago as I was preaching. I intended to teach on spiritual warfare when the Holy Spirit released entrepreneurship, business ideas, and creative strategies in the message. It has been continually coming up in my spirit about creating wealth for distribution and residual income.

I’ve been hearing that we need to create businesses—and not only for ourselves but to assist others. It is time for the body of Christ to come into wealth and get out of poverty. The poverty and lack mentality has been active too long. God wants to distribute wealth, but it comes with business creation. One of the burdens on my heart these past few weeks has been to help other people start businesses.

Whether ministry or business, we keep too many ideas to ourselves and don’t try to establish other people. The fleshly tendencies of competition, jealousy and pride take hold, and we want to continue to build our empire and thrive more than we want to help others succeed.

Elisha got a double portion of Elijah’s mantle (2 Kings 2:9). Shouldn’t we as kingdom citizens desire to lead everyone we are mentoring or helping to create a double portion? Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples” (Matt. 28:19a). When we sow and invest in others from a secular or spiritual aspect, we are making disciples.

Many of us are looking for our financial situation to change and increase. However, this will usually happen by us creating and changing our position. This is best done with the Holy Spirit’s partnership. In my new book, Prophetic Spiritual Warfare: Partnering with the Holy Spirit to Manifest Your Destiny, you can learn how to manifest God’s will for your life through declaring prayer, conquering warfare, and discerning the spiritual realm. I teach you how to rebuke and bind demonic attacks in your life.

I need you to fulfill your destiny. The Lord needs you to walk in your calling. There are many people in the world whose lives need to be changed yet by knowing and embracing Jesus. You can be that conduit as you release your prophetic destiny and God’s will for your life.

The Lord is creating wealth, entrepreneur ideas, and business opportunities. Take time to get into the presence of the Lord and receive His instructions on how you can manifest this in your life.

Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic deliverance minister. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and K Advancement LLC. Kathy hosts a podcast show called Prophetic Spiritual Warfare on the Charisma Podcast Network. She is the author of several books: Speak Out, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan and Unshackled. She is empowering people and setting the captives free through her many e-courses at You can connect with Kathy on Facebook at or visit