Equipment to change your world
For years I only read the Bible for myself. The personal edification was fine and I got results. No sickness no lack no problems. The only problem was that I became ineffective when I had to help someone else. It became a routine to get my quota of chapters for the day. I did not understand how men like Kenneth E Hagin, Chris Oyakhilome, Strive Masiyiwa and David Oyedepo could read 6 hours of the bible in a day. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. He delivered me from ignorance and showed me that the reason I wasn’t able to supply the needs of a lot of people was because I was not studying the Word to equip myself for the salvation of the world.
The more of the Word we study, the easier it will be to influence nations. Some of our brothers have nations indebted to them so they are able to change laws. They are able to build, schools, churches and businesses that employ thousands of people. That is what Jesus meant when He said we are the light Iight and salt of the world. We are here to bring development, growth, color and preservation to the world. If the only people you can provide for are yourself and your family then you are far away from your destiny.
He said He would set us on high above NATIONS. He said we would lend to Many Nations and not borrow.
The Word is for equipment.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV)
After reading this it should be impossible to speak disrespectfully to or about men of God.
October 21, 2014
But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant.
by Kenneth Copeland
What is God’s reason for prospering His people? Is it so we can watch bigger TVs? So we can buy finer houses and more luxurious cars?
Establishing God’s covenant on the earth and giving to those in need: Those are God’s purposes for prosperity!
I’ve had some people tell me, “Well, Brother Copeland, Jesus’ ministry was poor and He got along just fine.” That’s ridiculous. All the way through the Old Testament God promised material blessings to anyone who would walk perfectly and uprightly before Him. If God had failed to bless Jesus financially, He would have been breaking His own Word.
Jesus never built a worldly empire for Himself. But that doesn’t mean He was poor. It means He was the greatest giver Who ever walked the face of this earth—and it’s about time we started following in His footsteps.
If we’ll start giving, if we’ll start taking care of the needs in people’s pocketbooks, we’ll be far more likely to win their hearts.
What do you think will happen to the heart of a starving nation when you bring in a 747 full of food, clothes and medical supplies to them in the Name of Jesus and His love? The hearts of those people are going to soften! They’re going to be willing to listen to what we have to say about Jesus.
Don’t you ever let anyone tell you it’s wrong to want to prosper. It’s wrong for you not to want to prosper when that prosperity can mean the difference between heaven and hell for millions of people.
Forget about your own little needs. Raise your vision and set your mind on giving to meet someone else’s, on establishing God’s covenant in the earth. Then stand fast in faith and get ready to enjoy the greatest prosperity you’ve ever known
1. What do you plan to be doing ten years from today?
2. What would you do with the rest of your life if you suddenly inherited $1 million?
3. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
4. What is the number one goal for your business and professional life?
5. What is the number one personal goal for your future?
6. If you could add one new positive habit, what would it be?
7. What are the three most important goals you have for your family?
8. If you had to list your two most important self- improvement goals, what would they be?
9. How would you spend the next six months if these were the last days on earth?
10. What do you consider the most important spiritual objective of your life?
Courtesy of bill Swad
I got to minister at Rhema class over the weekend. It’s a fellowship made up of young believers who meet at Tulip Inn on Saturdays 6-830pm.
October 20, 2014
If any one intends to come after Me, let him deny himself—forget, ignore, disown, lose sight of himself and his own interests—and take up his cross, and…follow with Me. For whoever wants to save his [higher…] life, will lose [it]…and whoever gives up his life for My sake and the Gospel’s, will save [it].
Directions for Life
by Gloria Copeland
When Jesus said those words, He wasn’t just giving us a prescription for getting to heaven. He was telling us how to live a superior life right here on earth.
You see, there’s a high life that we can live right here, right now. But to get in on it, we have to lay down the way of life that most of us are accustomed to. We may have to let go of the very things we’ve been trying so hard to latch onto. We have to set our hearts instead on doing what God wants us to do.
That’s what Jesus did. He didn’t live His life for Himself. He lived it completely for God. He did only what the Father told Him to do—and He lived in total victory.
It’s time to realize that getting born again is not something we do just to miss hell. Our purpose is to please God. To lay down our lives in order to fulfill His desires. To be His special possessions in the earth and to do whatever He tells us to do. Our top priority is to give ourselves to Him and to live in communion with Him. To spend enough time with Him that we can hear His voice and respond in obedience.
Only when we do that will we be genuinely fulfilled. Only when we do that will we be able to live the high life we’ve been longing for
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