Until you pass the test of God, you cannot go further in life. God tests you to promote you. He does not test you to fail. God is behind the scenes, guiding you through the steps.
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
Know that God does not bless a man who will oppress others with his blessing.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
Financial, academic, and other grace is from God. Every grace is from God. Glory is a byproduct of Grace. Grace will not let you suffer. So before you know it your suffering will come to an end. Your suffering will only be brief. Not meant for reduction, but for expansion.
Jesus Christ is the joint/link to our wealth.
By breaking down the wall of partition, for the time of your favour is now. Wealth is a function of the power of blessing. Wealth cannot be finished. The power is broken over your life.
God gives power to make wealth/money. However, he DOES NOT just give money.
God gives ideas.
Wealth has purpose, to establish his covenant.
I receive power to get wealth. Which is of a system.
God does not happen in your head, he happens in your heart.
Assignment drives on instruction and obedience. To break the barrier of wealth. There is no land that is not free of wealth. The wealth of this land, you shall partake of it.
“I lift my right hand to heaven”
Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
The power of sacrifice. Your sacrifice can turn things around.
And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
Isaiah 10:27 (KJV)
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
When the power of the anointed comes upon you, it does not matter your financial standing. The favor of the Lord will be able to give you what you have and what you need. For under the power of the anointed, every limitation is to be taken away, to take your life and take a step forward. To be able to step to a new level.
To be anointed causes you to give passion, to be a vessel of the LORD. Give no place to the adversary, or to the enemy, and don’t let the devil give an impression in your business. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything.
So rise out of your slumber for the name of the LORD.
When Goliath spoke arrogantly against the children of Israel, David had a passion generated by the anointment of the LORD, to be able to stand up to a man over 9 feet in height, and it was the same passion generated by the anointment of the LORD that Peter was able to stand in front of a crowd of over 4000.
Know that there is no great human story without some connection to human graces. God does not commission, and anoint, and empower a man without putting support and trust around him to help him fulfill the demanding. For if you are going to go any farther in life it will be resting on the shoulders of destiny that God raised up for you. The anointed raises, helps us our destiny. Makes the abnormal look normal, and they will look at you in the name of Jesus.
“So go and fulfill your destiny.” Give way today in the name of Jesus.
Psalm 89:1 (KJV)
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Everything is as a result as of the anointed, and it is the God of the anointed that makes the difference.
So know these:
Jesus is Lord of the universe. Whosoever therefore has the son has Life but whosoever has not the son, has not life but the wrath of God abideth on him.
In Mark 4:23-24, Jesus
‘If anyone shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt but shall believe that those things which he sayeth shall come to pass, assuredly he shall have whatsoever he saith’
If there is one thing that we must endeavor to change, it is the confession of the mouth.
The bible says ‘Suffer not your flesh to cause your mouth to sin, neither say ye before and angel that it was an error…(Eccl. 5:6)
In order words, be careful what you say.
EVERYTHING IS BY CONFESSION (Rom. 4:16-18 )
Paul said ‘God who quickens the dead and call those things that be not as thou they were..(Rom. 4:16-18)
God literally framed the world by His word. So our words are framing our world. The bible says ‘We understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. The Psalmist said ‘he spoke and they were formed'. He spoke and the Power of the Holy Ghost went into operation.
He merely spoke, and the heavens were formed and all the galaxies of stars. 7 He made the oceans, pouring them into his vast reservoirs.
Psalm 33:8-10 (TLB)
8 Let everyone in all the world—men, women, and children—fear the Lord and stand in awe of him. 9 For when he but spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command! 10 And with a breath he can scatter the plans of all the nations who oppose him,
JESUS CONFESSED THE FIG TREE INTO WITHERING
Remember what Jesus told the disciples before they even knew he was dead. He said ‘Our friend Lazarus sleep but I go so that I might wake him again..(Jn. 11:11).
What was he doing, we was speaking the things that be not as thou they were..
Even when he said ‘The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and he will be killed and on the third day, he will rise again..(Lk.9:22)
The bible says ‘He sent His word and healed them and delivered them out of their destruction..’ (Ps. 107:20)
It is the word that heals, It is the word that prospers, It is the word that promotes and favour..And God has already declared it. Our responsibility is to say what God has already said.
That is why God told Joshua- This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth but meditate on it day and night that you may be careful..you will make your way prosperous and have good success.
So we must be careful not to use negative confession to nullify the power of our prayer. Like I have said before, we must be careful not to plant a seed with one hand and uproot it with the other hand.
GUARD YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE (Lk. 6:43-45 Read)
Whatever you meditate for too long becomes your declaration. That is why Paul said in Philippians 4:8-9Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Why is that? Because what you meditate becomes your words…For out of the abundance of the heart..(the heart of meditation) the mouth speaks.
THE WORD GUARDS THE HEART
The quantum of the word of God in your heart determines how strong your faith and consequently, your confession will be. David had meditated the word for so much that it was very easy for him to say ‘The God that delivered me from the paws of the Lion and the bear, he will deliver me from the hands of this Phillistine..
The 10 spies were not just destroyed because they said ‘We cannot enter the land’. They were destroyed because they had declared that they will be destroyed. So be careful of what you confess.
Whatever you confess you possess.
Hear the bible say ‘They Limited the Holy One of Israel…(Ps. 78:38-45).
Our confessions limit God.
And we have been limiting God by what we say. We limit his ability to bless us. We limit his ability to favor us and we limit His ability to heal us.
As we move stedily into the year 2017, a year of multiplication and Increases, let us be cautious that we do not speak any negativity..A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth but the mouth of the transgressor shall eat violence (Pr. 13:2)
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THE BORN AGAIN REALITY
Jesus said to Nichodemus ‘Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ (Jn. 3:3). Our contaminated nature needs a recreation. That recreation is called the Born Again nature.
The Spirit of man is a dead spirit. It takes the inspiration (or breathe) of the almighty to give it a new nature. There is a Spirit in man but it is the inspiration of the Almighty that gives him understanding (Job 32:8). When the inspiration of the almighty is not there, your spirit man is dead, deadened by sin and all the junks that came from unity with the devil. So when you receive Jesus Christ, you get that inspiration of the Almighty.
Without that inspiration, you have no capacity to know God and the things of God. Paul said ‘What man knoweth the things of a man except the Spirit of man that dwells in him. Even so knows no man the things of God except by the Holy Spirit’ (1 Cor. 2:11). ‘The natural man cannot know the things of God’ (1 Cor. 2:14)
So the starting point for a real LIFE, the God kind of Life is to have a recereated Spirit. That happens when you invite Jesus into your life as your Lord and Savior. There is no better time to take that step of faith than now. The word of God says 'behold today is the day of salvation'
Studies show that when you start to talk about purity and holiness, 70% of people go into their “shell”, because it makes people feel uncomfortable. Yet when we distance ourselves from purity and holiness, we are distancing ourselves from God. Purity is God’s standard, and we need to imitate this standard through our character, conduct, and conversation. Ephesians 5:1-4 says: “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” As children of God we are already righteous, but we must pursue and strive for purity to imitate the Father. Purity and Holiness can be defined into three categories:
Purity in our Motives:
Doing what the Lord says guarantees the blessing. “But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so -- not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer -- he will be blessed in what he does” (James 1:25). As you can see, the blessing comes from doing. There needs to be action, and more importantly, the right motive behind our actions. Why do you sing in the choir? Why do you clean the church? Why do you volunteer to usher? “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds” (Jer. 17:10). God will reward us according to what we do, He sees our hearts and knows the reasons behind our actions.
Purity in our Relationships:
Purity also applies our one to one relationships with others. We should not be plotting against someone while still claiming them a friend. In addition, we do not want to have enemies, God loves everyone, and so should we. The moment we became believers, God calls us to leave grudges behind. For “The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance ” (2 Peter 3:9). Yet to do this, we must put purity to practice, but it does not come easily. It is not part of our natural human capacity to love, but with God’s mercy we can say “…herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16).
Purity in our Lifestyles:
People have said “it doesn’t matter how you dress, your salvation is in your heart”. However, how you dress may not be a good definition of whether you are a Christian or not, but it will be a good definition of the kind of salvation you have. How we present ourselves, including the church is vital to our Christianity. God looks at our appearance and dressing, and whatever we put in will come out. Matt. 12:34 says: “…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. The heart and lips are connected. Whatever we put into our heart with movies, books, and our environment will direct the course of our lives.
There are two great powers on earth. One is God and His kingdom and the other is Satan and his kingdom. These powers seek the consent of our will to serve them.
Satan, the master of the kingdom of this world, has many offers and promises for our services: a delightful and easy life with much pleasure, dancing, shows, gambling, card playing, drug and alcohol parties, and other entertainment. The devil delights in helping us to fulfill all our selfish desires. But dear friends, he never promises us anything for the hereafter. He never tells us about the great payday that is coming, nor about his subjects who are all awaiting their reward of "everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt. 25:30-46). Neither does Satan remind us that he is the origin of all sin, shame, disappointment, and sorrow, resulting in physical and spiritual death. Oh, what a cruel master!
The other Master is the Lord God. Note His position: "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth" (Matt. 28:18). We may wonder what this Master has to offer in exchange for our service to Him. The Master's own words are, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Song, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). The first great promise is that we shall live forever. "But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life" (Mark 10:30). Thus we see Christ the Lord has something real, blessed, and lasting to give to those who faithfully serve Him, both now and in the life hereafter. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him" (1 Cor. 2:9).
How glorious indeed will the heavenly reward of the Lord be! How different from that of Satan! In order to receive great blessings from this all-powerful Master, we must yield ourselves fully to Him and obey His Word with all our hearts. We need to turn from sin, confess, and forsake our sinful lives. He then asks us to deny ourselves the lusts of the flesh. We need to live pure, sober, and honest lives, to visit the sick, help the poor, love everybody, and pray for all men.
So now dear friend, which master will you choose?
(From The Gospel Tract & Bible Society-Manitoba, Canada)
2- Taking each other for Granted
3- Not paying attention
4- Not enough time together
5- Lack of Communication
6- sweeping issues under the carpet
7- Unresolved arguments
8- Conflicting values
9- The other woman
10- Negative Influence
Faith Dominion Marriage+ relationship
By Rev. Darwin Pichette
5th Annual Faith Dominion Conference