The law of image. What ever you consistently 'see' you will become. What image do you have in front of you? I see lives being impacted. I see communities restored. I see thriving businesses. I see nations being impacted by the Kingdom. I see tremendous wealth.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
What a great Impartation Session last night. We learnt about the law of image. Develop the right image by meditating on the word of God. Jos 1:8. Surround yourself with the right mentors and friends so that you can continue to build and sustain the right image. Pro 13:20.
Friday, September 3, 2010
That was a great time with God. We must understand God's plan for us and go out and do it. If you start doing without God's plan you will toil. If you have God's plan but don't do you will remain stagnant. It's time to work out His plan. Thank God for that word.
Looking forward to the "Excelling Academically Workshop" this evening (09/03/10) @ 7pm at KingsWord Chicago - 3323 W. Cermak Rd. Chicago IL 60623. Are you a student? You are invited. Or do you know a student? Spread the word. Your approach to your studies and your results will be never be the same after today! It's time to prosper academically!!
17 ‘ And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
God expects us to walk in signs and wonders wherever we find ourselves including the marketplace. Sometimes we limit our expectations of the manifestations of God's power to the church building and operations. In Acts 2:17-18, Peter referred to what God said earlier through the prophet Joel. In these last days God intends to pour His power on His sons and daughters. As you operate in the marketplace - work, business, college, etc. - you will walk in the manifestation of the power of God. If you will obey the instructions of God and tap into the power that the Holy Spirit has made available, you will see and know things supernaturally. According to Eph 3:20, God is ready and able to do things that are greater than we could ever think or imagine. These great things will come into manifestation through the power of God that works through us. We must simply make ourselves available for God.
18 Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.
8 And Stephen, full of faith[a] and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Let's look at the example of Stephen who was selected by the Apostles to handle the business end of the ministry. He was described as a man full of faith and power. The scripture records in Acts 6:8 that Stephen did great signs and wonders as he managed the business end of the ministry. Stephen was able to walk in the power of God and manifest signs and wonders amongst the people (in the marketplace) because he had a relationship with God. This is why the Bible describes him as a man of faith. So in order to walk in the power of God like Stephen did, and to do great things in the marketplace we must develop a strong relationship with God. This starts by spending time in God's presence as you read and meditate on the Word of God. As you meditate you will receive revelation from the Word. When you take a step out and act on the basis of this revelation, God's Word will manifest in your lives.
What does it mean to walk in signs and wonders in the marketplace? As a believer in the marketplace you will attain outstanding results supernaturally. Men will not be able to explain your success. You will walk in divine favor. The Bible says that you will be the head and not the tail. The key to you being above and not beneath is your attitude. You should show up at work or at college with the attitude of a champion. You should show up expecting to win in every situation. God has already made provisions for your success. You should also expect divine favor every where that you go. God will cause people to give you things and grant you access supernaturally. In Acts 6, the Bible records that when Stephen spoke the people found him to be attractive. In the same way when you speak at business or class meetings people will be drawn to you. Daniel and his friends walked in uncommon wisdom and were found to be 10 times better than anyone else. This divine wisdom is also available to you. As you tap into the divine wisdom of God solutions will flow out of you for every situation. Be prepared to amaze yourself. Be ready to heal businesses. Your God-ordained presence at a company or on a project guarantees that the company or project will be successful.
Ecc 3:13-14 NIV
14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
God has already set into motion all that is needed for your success. No one can take from it or add to it. God does these things through us so that His glory will be revealed through us and that men will revere Him. So child of God there is no reason why we should not succeed or prosper in everything that we do. That is what God's Word promises us. God's Word has to become so real to us that it manifests in our lives. It must supersede anything that is going on around us. So rise up and walk in uncommon results. You are a solution and the world is waiting for you to manifest. Go forth and become all that you were created to be.
Psa 1:1-3 NKJV.
1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Have you ever seen trees planted by rivers? They are evergreen. They never suffer lack or hunger. They are sturdy and strong. They do not succumb to drought or heat. The rivers bring nutrients from far and wide to the doorstep of the trees.
The blessed man is like the trees planted by the rivers of water. Everything that a blessed man does prospers. Even as things crumble in the world (famine, recession, etc.) the blessed man will not be touched. God has planted him by the rivers of never ending supply.
Psa 37:22-23 NLT.
22 Those the Lord blesses will possess the land, but those he curses will die.
23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Rom 8:28 NLT.
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
The steps of a blessed man are ordered by God. Therefore the blessed man is not worried or concerned about anything including his business, career or job. He understands that all things are working out for his good.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.
Psa 112: 1-3 NKJV.
1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.
2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
God is prepared to bless you through multiple channels - career, business, acquaintances, strangers, etc. He is ready and able to supply all the resources - human, financial, etc. - that you need irrespective of where you are. The success of the blessed man is already assured.
Matt 6:33 NKJV.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
How do you access the fullness of God's plans and purpose as a blessed man? The key to walking in the fullness of God's plans and purposes is to prioritize God in your life. God wants you and I to place Him and His Kingdom as priorities in our lives. Your life must be built around propagating the Kingdom all over the land. You are first a believer before you are a professional. You must learn to judge your decisions through the lens of the Kingdom, and to evaluate how your business or career decisions will impact your service in the Kingdom. It is counter intuitive to the natural mind however placing the Kingdom of God first ensures that all the things that make sense for you to naturally run after: money, promotion, business connections, contracts, etc. - will run after you.
As you prepare to start a new week remember that Jesus has already paid the price for us to walk in the blessing (Gal 3:13). The reason why the blessing is not manifested in our careers, businesses, academics, etc. is because we have not been faithful in God's agenda for the Kingdom. Make a decision today to live for the Kingdom. Prioritize the Kingdom. Place the Kingdom before your career, business or academics and watch as the blessings manifest in your life.