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THEME FOR MARCH 2012


Glory greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

I believe we have all had an awesome time in the school of faith all through the month of February. I am therefore persuaded that every Winner is sure to see the Glory of God in unprecedented dimensions this year in Jesus’ name. Amen

What then is the Holy Ghost saying concerning the month of March 2012?  We recognize from scriptures that:

  • Every child of God belongs to royalty – I Pet 2:9
  • Everyone that is born–again is born to reign as a King in his field – Rev 5: 9-10
  • Redemption spiritually repositions the believer for the top – Matt 5: 13-16
  • Every believer is redeemed a star – Rev 22:16, John 17:18

However, to realize this awesome heritage we must discover and engage vital biblical keys - Matt 16:18, Lk. 11:52.

The following facts are of importance in this regard:

  • David – A ‘man after God’s own heart’ became the most celebrated anointed king of Israel – I Sam 13:14, I Sam 16:13
  • Job the ‘DEADLY- lover’ of God became the business king of his days – Job 1:1-3 / 7:8 / 13:15, Job 29: 3-18.
  • Daniel and his companions subdued the kingdom of Babylon with their ‘MAD- love’ for God – Dan 1: 8 / 17, Dan 3:14-30, Dan 6: 1-30
  • Paul – The ‘CRAZY- lover ‘ of Christ was king of the Apostles – Ph 1:21 / 3:7-8 / Gal 2:20, Rom 8:35-38 / Acts 19:14-16, Acts 14:11

From all the above, we understand that every ‘anointed lover of God’ ends up a high-flyer, a path-finder, a pace-setter and a trail-blazer – I Cor 2:9

WHY? Because Love never fails - Love always wins – I Cor 13:8

While it is clear that every Child of God is destined for the top but the fact remains that we can only gain access to the topmost top by engaging the virtue of unreserved love for Christ and his Kingdom.

The love of God has proved to be a sure foundation for a glorious and enviable destiny but when the foundation is destroyed the righteous can do nothing – Matt 22:36-40, Ps 11:3

Furthermore, the bible reveals LOVE as the master key to a world of exploits – I Cor. 2:9

Therefore, the Prophetic theme for the month of March 2012 is “Outstanding Success is my Birthright” (Matt 5:13-16)

As we all know, everything in the Kingdom works by faith but faith in turn works by love. That means everything in the life of a believer works by love – Gal 5:6 / I Cor 13:1-3.

Therefore expect the love of God to translate all your desires into tangible deliveries beginning with this month. I believe that every Winner shall be marching forward supernaturally this month by engaging the ‘burning love of God’ as a lifestyle and this is sure to get us to the topmost top in our various endeavours.

Recommended books for the month include:

1. Exploring the Secrets of Success

 2. Success Strategies

3. Success Systems                                                       4. Success Buttons

5. Ruling your world                                                   6. Possessing your possession

7. Make your life counts – by Faith Oyedepo       8. Creating a new beginning – by David Abioye  

 Jesus is Lord!

 

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Don't Waver in Your Believing

For let not that man [the man who wavers] think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. (James 1:7)
The next night, the same thing happened again. This particular woman stood up before the offering was taken and said, "Pastor, I feel that we should continue to pray for Sister ______. The doctor thought that she would die last night.

"You know, I live next door to her, and I was there at eight o'clock this morning when the doctor checked on her. He said, 'She's past the crisis. She has come out of it. Get her out of bed and let her sit in a chair two or three times a day. She's going to make it.'"


Because of our praying, God touched this woman who was given up to die. Now notice what the woman in the congregation said.


She continued, "But she's still terribly weak. [Naturally, she would be. She's been bedfast and has just come through a crisis.] We know God touched her, all right. Let's pray that God would complete the work."


(Remember, we prayed for a completed work the night before.)


Then the pastor said, "That's right. I was at her house to see her today. We know God touched her. Even the doctor admits that she's out of danger and she's going to make it. Let's stand up and pray for her again."


Confession:
I will not waver in my faith. I will not undo the effects of my prayers through doubt and unbelief. What God said, He will do, and I praise Him for it!

















































 

KEYS TO VICTORY



   

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:11 

Our victory in Christ is not achieved on our own merit but through the grace of God. It is only through His grace that we overcome our eternal adversary — satan, as well as other challenges we encounter in life. We overcome on three counts:

The blood of the Lamb: Jesus is the Lamb of God who was ordained from the foundation of the world to be slain. The death of Christ on the cross of Calvary was the beginning of our deliverance which was completed through His resurrection.

For our sins He died that we might be reconciled to God. His blood is that which paid the price for our sins and delivered us from the power and control of satan.

Anytime we plead the blood of Jesus in our prayers, we re-affirm the great victory that was accomplished two thousand years ago on our behalf. The blood of Christ caused the defeat of satan.

The word of our testimony: When we boldly declare the Lordship of Christ over our lives, we eliminate every other being or power that seeks to lord it over us. Our testimony of what Christ has done and continues to do in our lives, keeps the enemy in His place of defeat.

Loyalty to the end: Our long-term commitment to the Lord tells the enemy that nothing he does can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus. He can do his worst but we will remain committed to the Lord with our whole lives.

Prayer: Jesus, You are my Lord and Your blood gives me victory.

Scriptural Reading: Revelation 12:1-12
 




A Better Preacher Because of the Baptism

A Better Preacher Because of the Baptism

In this segment, Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin recalls how receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit impacted his preaching ability and the condition of his church congregation.

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After I was baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues, I didn’t announce it to my church. I followed that anointing in me that teaches you all things. Something on the inside of me said, “Don’t say anything about it in church.” So I never mentioned it; I just went right on with our services in that little country church.

It wasn’t 30 days until people started saying, “What happened to you?”

Baptized“What do you mean, what happened to me?”

“Well, you’re different,” they said.

“What do you mean, I’m different? Is it good or bad?”

“It’s good,” they said.

“Well,” I said, “what is it? What do you mean?”

“Oh, you’ve got power you didn’t have before. When you preach, you have power you didn’t have before.”

I had been anointed to preach before, but now the anointing to preach was increased.

The people said, “When you preach now, it almost knocks us off the seats.”

They didn’t mean I was a hard preacher—it was just the power behind the preaching.

Ours was a community church—the only church in the community—and 85 percent of the people were Baptists. One member of the congregation was a Presbyterian.

This Presbyterian gentleman was wealthy, even for that day. He owned many acres of land. All of his children were grown and married. Just before he and his wife left on a tour to Europe, he had heard of a couple in the community who had received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and he had announced, “If that talking in tongues gets in here, I’m pulling all of my folks out!” There were seven families of them.

While he was in Europe, I received the baptism. When he returned, he asked another member, an elderly Methodist man, “What happened to our little preacher while I was gone?”

This Methodist gentleman was a spiritual giant. He told me he answered, “Oh, has something happened to him?”

“Yes, it sure has,” the Presbyterian said.

“What do you mean?”

“Well, he’s a better preacher than he used to be.”

“Well, I always thought he was a good preacher,” the Methodist answered.

“Yes, but he’s more powerful now than he ever was before. He’s got a power he never had before.”

I had shared my experience with the Methodist man, although I hadn’t told it publicly because I didn’t want the church split.

So he said, “Mr. C., you know what happened to our little preacher while you were gone?”

“No.”

“He got baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues!”

The Presbyterian dropped his head, and the Methodist didn’t know if he was about to announce he was pulling out or not.

The Presbyterian announced, “I’ve heard him preach before, and I’ve heard him preach since, and I want it!”

We never lost a member; we never lost a family. They saw the value of the experience.

Ninety-three percent of them followed me in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the other seven percent still attended the church!

 

 



Single and Not Looking

free booksSingle and Not LookingAn Interview With Chris Burge

Question: What is the biggest issue facing Christian singles today?

Burge: Christian singles are always asking, “Where do I go to meet the right person?” but I believe that’s the wrong perspective. I believe that you have to first become the right person and then God will send the right mate to you. We need to change our focus from, “Where do I go to find people,” to, “How can I become the type of person I would like the Lord to send me?”

 

Too many singles think that when they say “I do” all of their problems will magically go away, but there’s no wedding cake that strong. I believe wholeheartedly that most marriage problems are simply unaddressed “single problems” that were brought into the marriage with the thinking that marriage would solve them. In reality, marriage only amplifies existing problems.

So many people have expectations that marriage is going to give them something that only their relationship with Christ can give them. God can use a person to bless us, but only God can heal us of our deepest hurts. When people look for another person to heal them, they put unfair expectations on that person—expectations which that other person was never designed to fulfill. Too many singles are looking for marriage to provide what only a close relationship with the Lord can provide. God will never give us anything to replace our need for His Presence in our life.

Isaiah 54:5 says, “Your Maker is your husband” (NKJV). I believe God views how we treat Him as singles as an indicator for how we’ll treat our spouse-to-be. For example, if we won’t spend time with God as a single, what makes Him think that we’ll be selfless in a marriage covenant? If we don’t have sexual integrity as a single, what makes God think we will have it in a covenant? Why would God give His best in marriage to someone who hasn’t shown himself or herself faithful as a single?

Question: Why is this issue about Christian singles so important today?

Burge: Without question, pastors have underestimated the percentage of singles in their church. The census bureau has reported that the number of people getting married over the age of 30 has quadrupled over the last 25 years. And with the high divorce rate, there are those who are referred to as “single again.” The Church’s mindset is that singles are just a small population, but pastors would be shocked to know how big the group really is.

A second reason why it is very important is because many single people desire to be married, and when their dream seems as though it is being deferred, they start engaging in very unhealthy behavior to medicate their frustration. So unless churches speak directly to the issues of this growing population, singles will continue to engage in unhealthy behavior.

Question: Since statistics say that singles account for half of the Church population, what can the Church do to more effectively minister to them?

Burge: The Church must first realize that singles face a wide variety of complex issues, and then the Church must help singles address those issues in godly ways. Generally, the Church thinks the only two issues that singles need to have addressed are, “No premarital sex” and “Don’t be unequally yoked.” Both of those are true, but they are far from the totality of what singles are grappling with today. They grapple with loneliness, finances, fulfillment, and a whole plethora of issues. Churches have to open their minds and deal with the panorama of singlehood that today’s Christian singles face

Question: What advice would you give to someone who is “single again”?

Burge: My advice to the person who is “single again” is to really ask himself or herself what went wrong the first time, because lessons that aren’t learned are destined to be repeated. Even if a person was cheated on, I would still ask if there were any warning signals he or she ignored—or if he or she originally violated inner peace just for the sake of getting married.

Question: What life experiences led you to write His Rules?

Burge: The book is a composite of issues that have been raised during meetings where I have spoken—issues that churches aren’t answering. Plus, being single is a topic I know a lot about because it’s in my face every week as a single man.

One thing I’m grateful for is that when people read my book, they say they are blessed by how biblical it is. That was important to me, because a lot of great speakers and leaders out there have moved away from the Bible and more toward psychology.

Question: Your book has 15 rules singles should follow. What is one of the most important rules?

Burge: Cleaning house. Ask yourself, Who am I when no one is looking? The healthier you are, the less needy you are. When you’re needy, you idealize the other person and have blinders on. You want so much to be in a relationship that you will ignore character flaws and checks from the Holy Spirit. But when you don’t “need” someone, you can take a more objective look.

Question: How will the knowledge a reader gains from this book as a single help him or her when he or she is married?

Burge: The most important thing this book will teach you is how to utilize this time of being a single to prepare for marriage. You can’t overprepare for the covenant of marriage. Also, this book will benefit singles because even if you never get married, you will become so healthy from engaging in the process that’s outlined in His Rules that you’ll be able to make a tremendous contribution to the Kingdom of God. A lot of singles are not working on themselves, and they’re not doing anything for the Kingdom. You should be so busy fulfilling the call of God on your life as a single that God has to interrupt you to get married.

Question: How did RHEMA Bible Training Center help you get to where you are today?

Burge: I learned so much from RHEMA. First, the standard of excellence that the ministry espouses and promotes. The second thing is the faithfulness of Pastor Kenneth Hagin and Mrs. Lynette Hagin—and also seeing their humanity. I was able to interact with Pastor Hagin as a “regular guy.” Plus, the third-year pastoral program helped prepare me for the practical side of ministry, giving me training that I use now. Finally, all of the godly examples I had in the deans and instructors.

Question: Do you have any final thoughts for the singles regarding this topic?

Burge: To singles, I would say, “This is one of the most unique seasons of your life—be productive for the Kingdom and explore interests and hobbies you are able to have without the constraints of marriage. While you’re preparing for marriage, take advantage of this time. Realize that you’ll never have the opportunity to repeat this season, so maximize it for the glory of God!”

 

 


 

Following Gods Plan For Your Life


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How to Win Your Unsaved Loved Ones—Part 2

How to Win Your Unsaved Loved Ones—Part 2

By Kenneth E. Hagin

Some years ago, I was studying what the New Testament has to say about the authority of the believer. I wasn’t even thinking about my unsaved relatives. While reading Second Corinthians 4:4, however, I saw where Paul said that the god of this world, Satan, has blinded the minds of those who are lost. I began to see something.

 

We need to break the power of the devil over our unsaved loved ones, because the devil has their minds blinded.

When I saw this truth, I reasoned, If that’s true (and I knew it was because it’s in the Word of God)—then if I can make it work on my brother Dub—I can make it work on anyone, because he’s the “black sheep” of the family. There are many sinners, but he’s the worst case. If it will work on him, it will work on anyone!

I raised my Bible in one hand, lifted my other hand to Heaven, and said, “In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I break the power of the devil over my brother Dub’s life and claim Dub’s deliverance. That means deliverance from the devil and full salvation in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

I had prayed and occasionally fasted for Dub for 15 years. None of it seemed to work. In fact, he seemed to get worse. But once I prayed that prayer, breaking the power of the devil over Dub’s life, it was settled. I wouldn’t even touch it in my thought life; I wouldn’t even think about it.

About a week went by. Then the thought came to me, Oh, come on now. You don’t believe old Dub will ever be saved, do you?

I started to think about the situation. And this is a critical point on salvation, on faith, and on receiving whatever you need from God: As long as Satan can hold you in the arena of reason, he will whip you every time—in every battle, every conflict. But if you will hold him in the arena of faith, you will defeat him every time!

I started to think about it for a moment. Then I shut my mind off and wouldn’t think about it. (You can train yourself to do that, but it takes time and diligence.)

From way down inside of me, in my spirit, something sort of bubbled up. It came out of my mouth, and I started laughing—right out of the inside of me.

I said, “No, no, I don’t think Dub will be saved. I know it. You see, Satan, I took the Name of Jesus, and I broke your power over Dub and claimed his deliverance from you and his full salvation.”

If the devil could have gotten me to start thinking, Well, I hope he gets saved . . . I don’t know whether he will be or not . . . maybe he will, I would have been whipped. But I just shut my mind off and refused to think about it.

Within two weeks, Dub was saved.

This is just one way of praying for the salvation of a loved one. I prayed for other relatives differently as the Lord led me to pray.

It all comes back to the Word and the Spirit. Every Christian needs to get into the Word and study what the Bible says on the subject of interceding for the lost.

Often people pray incorrectly and open the door to the devil. They pray, “Lord, bring them in at any cost.” But Jesus has already paid the cost! People will say about someone, “Well, God used that tragedy to bring him to salvation.” But that kind of thinking is not in line with the Bible.

People have gotten saved in times of war when bombs were dropping, but that wasn’t God’s way of bringing them in! Of course, He’s there when people turn to Him, but you needn’t pray tragedies upon people to make them turn to God!

Also, you must depend on the Spirit of God, and you must use wisdom to know when to speak to your unsaved loved ones and when to keep your mouth shut. All the while, of course, you’re to pray for them.

I never doubted that my immediate family would be saved. My wife was saved when we were married, and later we had two children. The thought never occurred to me that my children wouldn’t be saved. I knew they would.

God does deal with families, and the man should take the lead. Most of the time, when the husband becomes a Christian, walks with God, is the head of his house, prays, and has family devotions, the family will follow him.

When it comes to parents “claiming” their family, they have to do some things. They must train up a child in the way he should go (Prov. 22:6). They must bring him up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4), teaching him the Word.

Young people trying to minister to their unsaved parents also need to be led by the Spirit. I know of children and teenagers who got saved and then led their parents to the Lord. On the other hand, I know of teenagers who got saved and caused a division between themselves and their parents because they pushed things too fast and too hard in witnessing.

You can be interested in others and be burdened for them, but you can’t lay down ironclad rules and say, “I can claim someone else’s salvation,” just because you want them to be saved. Of course we want everyone to be saved, but the other person has something to do with it. A person’s will is involved in accepting or rejecting Christ.

Once the power of the devil is broken over people, if they’re free to make a choice, they usually will make the right choice. If their mind is blinded, of course, they can’t make the right choice. But as a usual thing, people will come to the Lord once Satan’s power over them is broken. You can’t say it will happen 100 percent of the time, because some people just willfully won’t follow the Lord.

So we do have guidelines, and most of the time you can discover them by studying the Word. Where there are no guidelines, you must depend on what the Holy Spirit tells you to do.

Let the Lord send whom He wills across your unsaved loved ones’ paths. You may want them to get saved and attend a certain type of church, but they may get saved and attend a different church. The main thing is to get people saved and get them into Heaven!

Whether or not people get healed or speak in tongues—they can go to Heaven if they’re saved. In other words, you can go to Heaven with a sick body, but you can’t go to Heaven with a sin-sick spirit. And once you’re saved, you can go to Heaven whether or not you have the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Salvation is the most important thing.

 

 


 

Ministering To The Brokenhearted

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How to Win Your Unsaved Loved Ones—Part 1

Unsaved Part 1By Kenneth E. Hagin

During my years in ministry, one of the questions most frequently asked of me is about how to get unsaved loved ones saved. This is my advice based on God’s Word.

 

First, realize that the Father draws people through the Holy Spirit. When the Word of God is preached, the Holy Spirit brings conviction upon people through the Word.

Jesus said, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44).

Second, pray that God will send someone across your unsaved loved one’s path. Jesus said in Matthew 9:38, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” We will discuss this more later.

I don’t believe, however, that there are any rules you can establish in soul-winning that will work for everyone. God might lead one person one way and another person another way. We always must bear in mind the vital work of the Holy Spirit in drawing people to Christ.

Sometimes the members of your family are the most difficult people for you to deal with. Very often, they won’t listen to you. Generally speaking, it is better for you not to try to deal with them. Now don’t misunderstand me—sometimes the Spirit of God may lead you differently. I’m just laying down some general guidelines here.

How My Family Was Won

I was a teenager when I was born again. Some of my family were what we call nominal Christians. They knew Jesus was their Savior, but they didn’t know much beyond that. Concerning my unsaved family members—and that included other relatives such as aunts, uncles, and cousins—I was led by the Spirit of God to never mention anything to them about salvation. One way the Holy Spirit leads us is by an inward witness or inward conviction. I had the conviction in my spirit that if my relatives saw the reality of Jesus Christ in my life, they all would want it. (That’s true in the natural realm too. If you know that someone has a good recipe, for example, you want it.)

According to the Word of God, “Bodily exercise profiteth little: but GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE unto all things . . .” (1 Tim. 4:8). “Profitable” means that it pays off. Paul continued in verse 15: “Meditate upon these things . . . that thy PROFITING may appear to all.”

I never said one thing about the Lord to any of my near relatives, and I never asked any of them to be saved. I started preaching as a 17-year-old boy, but I never asked them to come hear me preach. They came, but I never asked them. I never said one word to any of them about salvation. I was led not to. I knew in my spirit that I shouldn’t.

Don’t Nag

If you nag your unsaved family, they won’t like being around you. Before I was saved and began to preach, my family never prayed at the table, but afterward they always asked me to say grace. I never said anything else to them. However, through the years, every one of them got born again!

I have noticed that the two most common mistakes people make in dealing with their families are these: (1) they try to be ultra-spiritual and (2) they overdo witnessing.

Yes, the Bible teaches witnessing, but remember the old proverb, “Actions speak louder than words.” That means that what you do speaks so loudly, people very often can’t hear what you say. This is especially true when what you’re doing doesn’t line up with what you’re saying. In other words, people who do a lot of talking may not have enough “living” to back up their witness.

I just let my life witness to my unsaved loved ones, and they saw something in my life that they wanted. I think that’s the greatest witness, actually. Your life can influence your spouse, children, and other kinfolks.

Even though I did not witness to my relatives, I did pray for them through the years. I prayed for one relative in particular, who was going through some severe tests over his family.

One day I was in my hometown on some business and thought I saw a familiar figure walking down the street. This person’s gait reminded me of that particular relative. As I pulled my car alongside the man, however, I decided it was the wrong person, and I drove on by.

After I had gone several blocks, it suddenly hit me: Momma had said this relative had lost about 50 pounds and that I wouldn’t even recognize him anymore. I hadn’t; he looked so haggard.

I quickly said out loud, “Dear God, save So-and-so.”

A voice in the backseat of the car said, “Well, that’s what I’m trying to do.” It was so clear, I looked around to see if someone had hidden back there! Then I knew something instantly: I was wasting my time praying such a prayer for that person’s salvation, because God had been trying to save him all of this man’s life.

Pray for Laborers

A scripture flashed across my mind. Jesus said in Matthew 9:38, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

I pulled over to the side of the road and stopped the car. I bowed my head and prayed, “Dear Lord, I know it wouldn’t do much good if I went and talked to this man, because I know he wouldn’t listen to me. But there must be someone he will listen to. I don’t know who that person is, but You do. Send someone across his path to witness to him.”

Fifteen years of praying “God save So-and-so” hadn’t worked. I prayed that one time for God to send a laborer across his path, and within two weeks’ time, someone had crossed his path, prayed with him, and influenced him. Momma told me he bought a Bible and started going to church.

After I had that unusual experience, I started examining the Scriptures. In the church circles I was in then, we always prayed, “God, save the lost. God, save the lost. God, save the lost.” But I couldn’t find anywhere in the Bible where it said, “Pray that God will save sinners.”

Instead, I found where Jesus said, “Pray ye . . . the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” The harvest is there just waiting to be harvested! We simply need laborers to reap that harvest.

There is someone who can talk to your relatives when you can’t. You need to realize that.

The Role of Prayer

However, believing for a laborer to cross your unsaved loved one’s path isn’t the only way to get him or her saved. You need to listen to your spirit for instructions on how to reach that person. Something will work for you. One thing you can do is intercede on their behalf.

Often when we pray for unsaved loved ones, we cry or just pray in the Spirit. We’re more or less trying to do it ourselves in the flesh. We’re trying to make God do something; we’re trying to force something to come to pass.

Actually, what we need to do is study the Word and depend upon and trust in the Spirit of God to cause our loved ones to experience salvation. We need to put the Word first. No prayer life is going to be successful if it’s not based on the Word of God.

Realize that getting the answer may depend upon you. The manifestation can come faster if the Word of God is strongly rooted in you. The Bible says, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). In other words, your faith is stronger if you have a lot of the Word in you.

That’s the reason I don’t pray about some things for several days until I have examined the Word carefully on the subject. (Emergencies are different.) If the situation has been there for years and hasn’t changed, it’s still going to be there in a few days, and you’ve got time to study what the Word has to say about it. Keep examining it. Keep meditating upon it.

Sometimes I have gone for days meditating on just one thing. After three or four days, I’ve found that faith is so strong in me that I couldn’t doubt if I wanted to; the Word had built something into me.

Jesus said in John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” You see, it’s after the Word of God gets into you that you’re able to pray effectively.

Because the Spirit of God—not us—knows who can be touched, He may lead you to intercede for people you barely know instead of for your unsaved loved ones or friends. In praying this way, after a certain period of time, you will find that the burden of prayer will be lifted, and a spirit of lightness will prevail. Sometimes people begin to laugh. Many times I have laughed or sung in the Spirit. Why? When the burden lifts, that means the answer is assured, even though it hasn’t been manifested yet.

 

 


 

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You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be a Soulwinner

You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be a SoulwinnerHave you ever wanted to lead somebody to the Lord, but were afraid because you didn’t feel “qualified” enough to do so? Or you hesitated because you couldn’t quote the entire Bible?

To lead somebody to the Lord, we only need to be willing and obedient. Those are the two characteristics God is looking for.

We are all human, and we all make mistakes. There may have been times when we knew God was leading us to minister to somebody, but we didn’t do as He asked.

In those cases, we need to repent, move on, and not let it hinder us from doing what God has called us to do. The Apostle Peter erred by denying Jesus three times, but on the day of Pentecost, he told people about Jesus and led nearly 3,000 people to the Lord!

Let that be an example to us. Don’t let your mistakes take you away from God. Instead, let them be a reminder that we can’t do anything apart from Him!

 

 


 

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Well the men had their turn yesterday. Today it is the ladies who have something to do.

What does it mean to be a submissive wife?  Does it mean becoming a floor mat to be trampled on?

Not at all.

It means becoming the person your husband is tripping over his feet to love and care for.

Here is how you do it ladies.

1. Find something each day in your husband that you really admire, and tell him how much you admire and respect that quality in him. And say it like you mean it. He wants to be the one you depend on. So stop trying to be so strong and show a little feminine weakness and dependence.

2. A man is moved more by sight than anything else where a woman is concerned. For the next week, try the following:

  • Dress in clothing that is colorful and attractive and which shows all your feminine qualities.
  • Wear makeup that enhances your beauty
  • Keep your hair neat and attractive to enhance your beauty
  • Wear a perfume that he likes.

You will be amazed how much attention he will begin to give you.

3. The way to a man's heart is still often through his stomach. Cook him the food he enjoys and watch him become more and more ready to pour his love and appreciation on you. Add to that some clean socks and underwear or whatever else he is always complaining about, and you will have him hooked.

4. Ok this one is going to cost you. Instead of resisting his advances, why not surprise him by drawing him to bed using all your feminine charms. Put on the candles and wear your best lingerie. I am sure you should know by now what it takes to encourage your husband. You might find that you get to enjoy the love making even more because you are initiating it.




Only Believe

I came to set the captives free, to offer life in place of death, and joy in place of sorrow. And I have not changed.

So why do you doubt me child, and think that I have brought this suffering upon you to discipline you or teach you something?

Would you harm the child you love to teach them something? Certainly not. You would do all that is in your power to help and heal him or her. You would leave no stone unturned, spare no cost to make sure that the one you love is spared pain and sorrow.

My love is far greater than the love of any man, so how could you even for one moment allow the thought to remain in your heart that I would be the author of pain and hurt upon the ones I love?

My child my love for you is not conditional upon your behavior or faithfulness. For I loved you before you were born, and before you loved me. I died for you before you knew I existed, and I did this out of love.

Know then that it is certainly my will to deliver you at this time from this affliction and to heal and set the captives free. It is the thief that comes to steal, and it is he who has tried to steal both your financial provision and your health.

But I came that you may have life. So tell the enemy that you recognize his lies and tell him to take his lies and flee. Tell him to leave your home and your body, and your finances. Tell him that you have a Savior who will deliver you.

Then lift your heart in praise to me, and release me to go to work in your circumstances. And I will send you whatever you need. I will send forth the provision.

I will send forth a word of healing. I will send forth a decree from the mouth of my prophets and intercessors, who speak my Word into the earth says the Lord. Only believe and trust me, and no longer accept the thought that I have desired you to suffer.




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SAY "YES, LORD"


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But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net. Luke 5:5 

When Peter said "yes" to Jesus' request to get into his boat, and later on to cast his net for a catch, the future apostle's life were irrevocably changed. 

The following three benefits Peter received for his obedience to the Lord will be yours when you also walk in obedience to Him:

Moment of obedience as Peter's destiny was revealed to him. After Jesus had filled the empty nets with an enormous catch, transformed Peter into a "fisher of men". The Lord said to him, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men".

Peter’s life mission was made known to him through obedience.

Obeying God allows Him to demonstrate His power in our life. Peter witnessed the miracle catch of fish that started with a “yes” to a simple request. He could have looked at his to-do list and said, “Too busy." Or he could have said that would be a waste of time and effort, since they had toil all night without a catch.

Instead, he took the Lord at His word and saw the power of God at work.

Obedience always results in a deeper understanding of God and of ourselves. Having seen the miracle of the full nets, Peter gained fresh insight into who Jesus was and how he, Peter, was a sinful man. Later on when Jesus asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. What is God asking of you today?

What do you have that can be put at His service? Listen carefully, say yes by following His directions, and watch what He accomplishes in and through you!

Prayer: Lord, give me a heart that is always obedient to Your Word. 

Scriptural Reading: Luke 5:1-11

 


Blessings


Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these
blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.

When was the last time you found yourself so overwhelmed with blessings that you couldn't handle them all? When did you last have money coming in so fast you couldn't spend it in time? When were you last so overwhelmed with good health that sickness and disease couldn't touch you? When were you last so filled with wisdom and knowledge that no problem could perplex you? When last were you so popular that you had to turn people away from all sides because you couldn't cope with all the attention?

Well the chances are that this might have happened once or twice in your dreams, but that is about as far as it goes. Most of us are continually clamouring after blessing and pursuing it like we had to catch up with it. And it seems the harder we pursue it, the faster it escapes us. But here is a promise which speaks about the very opposite. God said that the blessings would come to you - you wouldn't have to go looking for them. And what is more, you would not have to chase after them. Instead they would be chasing you.

Well, I think I could handle that don't you? Could you handle more blessing than you can cope with? But how can I arrive at this place? Is there something I can do to make sure that this will be my experience? The passage we are looking at was given to the Israelites after God had delivered them from slavery in Egypt. God had given them some principles to live by and entered into a covenant with them. This covenant was designed to bring them blessing. It taught them to live the way God had created man to live. But they refused to obey it, and instead of walking in the blessing, they walked in a curse.

Today God has placed His voice in our hearts through His Spirit that comes to live in us when we accept Jesus as our Savior. He has also given us His Word to teach us how we should live. To obey His voice, all we need to do is learn to obey the inner prompting of His Spirit, and fill ourselves with His Word. The Holy Spirit will lead you in the way you should go. He will lead you to where the blessings are pouring down. He will show you what to do and say, in order to get into the flow of blessing that God pours out. And before you know it, there will be blessing all around.

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