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Friday, September 3, 2010

Operating in the Blessing in the Marketplace II (business, government, education, etc.)

Acts 2:17-18.
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
Eph 3:20.
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.
Isa 8:18.
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.
Acts 6:8
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.

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