Feb 23

Under the Influence

YOUR LIFE IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF WHOSE VOICE YOU LISTEN TO !

Anytime anything has your ear, you will be influenced!influence
From  JayZ- to Jesus: from family, friends and acquaintances to actors, athletes and celebrities.
Influence is the ability to persuade someone to think or act in the way you want across a specific demographic following.
Let’s take the renown leader, the influencer of millions around the world, Jesus Christ (the communicator)! He wants his people (the audience) to live the abundant life (the message).
As influencers, your audience (who may or may not consider themselves followers) ultimately determines how well and easily they are going to be influenced. Even if someone was born with a golden tongue and have the facts to back up what they say, they probably still won’t convince everyone of everything they would like! Remember: it took centuries before everyone came to accept the fact that the world was round.
Things take time if they are going to be done well. Opinions may take a long time to change. If people have had a lifetime to form them; they usually won’t change after a single conversation. Influencing people to change their actions can take even longer. Even if someone knows they should do something, it’s not always that easy. Ask any smoker who is trying to quit–change takes time.
It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture, especially when the situation becomes tense or even explosive.
There are times when even the most effective leader won’t be able to convince people to accept his message or influence. You must then, know when to bow out gracefully, and to save your armor for another day.
As spiritual leaders, we do a lot. We inspire. We mediate. We decide. We direct. And we do countless other things as part of a day’s work. Along with all of this, however, we have another job–one that is sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle–that is always part of what we are doing. That job is influencing other people.
So as I am weeding through all these voices that I listen to daily and dig deeper to find what God is saying and what He thinks about things, I encourage you to do the same. Because your life (personal, career, business and spiritual and your relationships) are a direct reflection of whose voice you have been listening to!

 

There are, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 1Cor.14:10

 

 

Feb 20

Carnal Sermons

CARNAL SERMONS MAKE CARNAL BELIEVERS!

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so and those who are in the flesh CANNOT please God.carnal vs spiritual It cannot be subject!
The supernatural as well as the spiritual should be your lifestyle.
We have been mandated that if we want the Lord’s blessings….we must be obedient to His Word!
His Word and His laws are not so deep that you cannot comprehend this! Even babes understand the word of God!
Why don’t you?
Resisting the message and the messenger of God…will not get you anywhere! Things just want work for you! Believe it or not!
It is vital and very necessary that you be ‘subject’ to (disciplined to) His word, if you expect The living God to move on your behalf in any area!

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Don’t expect to be a part of “any” endeavor where it won’t take faith with corresponding action. There are none!

Jan 24

Pride, must have a fall…

…sometimes pride masquerades as self-esteem.

Pride: a lofty and often inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority; implies an exaggerated estimate of one’s own abilities or attainments.

pride will not let truth in…prides cancer

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MY JOB IS TO HELP PEOPLE FIND “VALUE!”values

A value add, can increase the knowledge you need to succeed, give meaning to your life, which gives you a sense of significance; and will refine your preferences concerning appropriate courses of action and outcomes.

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entering my due season Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, (harvest) if we do not lose heart. (lose motivation and become despondent)

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all… especially unto them who are of the Household of Faith!

Gal 6:9-10

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Mature, perfected love will cast out all fear of getting close to people again! So cast down that fear and allow yourself to love… and be loved…again! Bitterness is outdated! Unforgiveness is just plain childish and deadly! It’s a new day…begin to love again. For, to love is to forgive!

Psalm 91:16 says…”with long life (long-g-g, satisfied life) will I (the Lord) satisfy (fulfill and please) you, and show you my salvation!”  When is there ever a time to not walk the love walk, and to not receive this promise?

Jan 14

Thus Prepared….2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-prepared-vs-unprepared-advantage-ready-unready-image26510223Remember the story of how Queen Vashti was deposed and Esther was made Queen?  

“King Xerxes was in high spirits and he commanded to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at. But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.  “According to law, what must be done to Queen Vashti?” he asked. “She has not obeyed the command of King Xerxes that the eunuchs have taken to her.”

Then Memukan, one of the Kings attendants replied in the presence of the king and the nobles,

 “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands and say, ‘King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she would not come.’ This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. There will be no end of disrespect and discord.

“Therefore, if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Xerxes. Also let the king give her royal position to someone else who is better than she.”


When Queen Vashti refuse to come, she was removed as Queen. The King had to seek another to carry the crown and rule alongside him. Many of his wives began to prepare to go in and to please the King. Before they could go forward, they each had to be prepared!

Esther is one that stands out, as each of the young women’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus… after they had completed twelve months’ preparation. According to the regulations for the women, this is how the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women. Then… Thus prepared, each young woman went to the king.


“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.”


THUS PREPARED…Esther became the wife of a King! She didn’t get beheaded, but pleased the one to which she pursued!

God is waiting for a moment in your life when you are finally prepared!
Are you prepared in 2015!

God did not call you to be average! Average is not the call of the Spirit for a Believer. We are called to be ‘above only’, not beneath…to be the head and not the tail! For the tail looks backwards, the head looks forward and we are not to be caught up in our “behind!” (s)God certainly did not call us out of sin, transform our lives, fill us with brilliant gifts, callings, talents and abilities…for us to be mediocre, unexceptional, second-rate, middling!

To live successfully, is to approach life as any other grand adventure…first-rate, outstanding and first-class!

If you are going to go further this year, in your life, you must not be mediocre. MEDIOCRE: average, common, half-do and halfway. Even as we age, we still do not have to be unexceptional because of our age!

What’s stopping you from fulfilling your passion? If that passion still fills your heart, then God still has intent and purpose for what He called you to do. However, to do what you are called to do…you must have the right tools, at whatever age!

Preparation is your best tool! In the areas to which you lack, you must have:

  1. The right Equipping
  2. Right Education/Word
  3. Right Skills/Endowment. What are you doing to get prepared and/or stay prepared in 2015?
Mediocrity? God will not accept mediocrity from any of us!

Why should He release another assignment in our life that you are not prepared for? You have to be ready and prepared for each of your moments! What is it that you need to do in order for God to move through you? He won’t do it until you are prepared. Make all the New Year’s Resolutions you want, but God will not change His statutes and principles, nor accept another sacrifice other than the one He demands. Humble yourself and go to the one you know has your keys and solutions. Regardless of what you think of God’s choice, they have been set! Be genuine!

Get God’s mind and you will win…every time! He set some…He gave some…for your perfecting!! Submit to that! Stop trying to be the set one when you know that your track record is not indicative of that calling! God is not fooled or mocked! Because, if you fail to properly discern the body of Christ (where people function in the body of Christ…and whether their track record demonstrates their calling and endowment), many will remain sickly among you and many…“sleep!”

If we persist in this unprepared, unrestrained, lascivious pastime activity, of “serving God”, it will lead to an eternity of anguish. We can’t make the word of God of no effect because we think we know better than God!

HOW WILL YOU BETTER PREPARE FOR 2015’S CALL TO SERVICE?

GET IN SHAPE-if you are not in shape, you are a liability to someone!

Spiritual Shape-read, fast, attend church, pray, worship and above all…do the word! No one needs to force you! Stop telling the stories of your hardship and how others treat and value you! Value yourself and submit to God’s description. We all do what we want to do… so there is no grace to keep blaming people for what you refuse to do, to get your life and ministry going. God is not so gullible as to not know what He is doing and where you are at. If you think this, find another God to serve because this one is not the one for you. He is Lord and He knows how He wants things done and through whom! Line up!

Emotional Shape-Let the word renew your thoughts. Become a forgiver in order to restore a relationship. Un-forgiveness drags you down!

Financial Shape-build for your future! Save, Invest, and for God’s sake…learn to trust somebody! I believe sometimes we look too much to people and their abilities, rather than what God is saying to us. We waiver and doubt Him!

Physical Shape-Rest, sleep, exercise…eat right! Reject ‘ole wives tales’….exercise yourself rather unto Godliness. Stop turning a deaf ear to what godliness means…we all know…or can know, what that is. It’s written down for you. Exercise yourself vigorously in all ways in which the body, mind and spirit will stay redeemed!

HAVE PERSEVERANCE-don’t give up on your dream because of your circumstances. Joseph preserved…so can you! (Genesis 39) His circumstances changed a lot, yet he was able to persevere. Don’t let circumstances deter you from your dream. Just because you didn’t get a prayer answered or things didn’t go as “you” expected, do not let obedience go! You can be deeper than that! Satan wants to undermine your faith in God! Trust the one who is The Resurrection!  Stand therefore…

 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED-things happen in life that you don’t expect, I know that personally, but also know that we all must still get and stay prepared. None of us have a hall pass to do things as we wish. His grace and favor keeps us standing. Remember, this is not Heaven! We live in a fallen world and unexpected things happen!

ENJOY THE JOURNEY-Take moments to smell the roses, enjoy the gift of earth that’s been given to us. Stay present to the moment and enjoy where God has you and where He’s about to take you!

FORGET WHAT IS BEHIND-get out of the death stage and the grief of who passed on! Let that history go! We loved them, were so enhanced by their life but they will not return until Jesus shows up the second time, if they were a part of His redeemed family! Reach forward for what is ahead by doing something deliberate towards your own future, in order to to help yourself! (intentional action) Get ahead!

The more prepared you are, the more favor and grace will be extended to you. Press forward! Be motivated for the purpose and the call of God on your life. Engage, connect and allow God to take you where He wants to and where you desire to be!

Jan 08

God and Pac-Man?!

Who you gonna call.Pac ManWe have moved into situations in these last days that no ‘natural‘ counseling will get you out of!

You will need some ‘spiritual‘ (God-inspired) counseling…in order to get a miracle from God! If you have “faith in God”, He can turn any situation that is hopeless…around!

My analogy here is from the old Pac-Man video game. As long as Pac-Man was without a power pellet, he is being chased by the ghosts! The moment Pac-Man eats or devours a power pellet…notice that the ghosts runs away and Pac-Man chases the ghost!! Our armor is not only defensive but offensive! but it will take skill and strategy!

The rhema (inspired speech) word of God is your “power pellet” provided and spoken through a ‘speaking spirit!” (God-inspired counselor)

Spiritual counseling is a much higher principle than ‘intellectual’ counseling. It’s “power-based!”  Get powered up…and fear will run from you by the power of faith in God!

RHEMA Consultants…where “No word from God will be void of God’s Power!”

Jan 02

The Appointment

energyDoes your life have real meaning? Do you often wonder what your destiny is? Why you exist? Whether there is a reason for your life? Have you asked these questions? If so, you are not alone – these questions have baffled and confused people through the ages.

Never Underestimate The Value Of Your Life. From The Very Beginning, God Has Planned An Incredible Future For You!

Thousands of years ago, the biblical King David looked up into the night sky and wrote down his thoughts regarding man’s relationship with his Creator:

“When I consider Your heavens, the works of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man, that You are mindful (attentive to/of) him, and the son of man, that You visit him?” For you have made him (man), a little than “Elohim” and have crowned him (man) with glory and honor. You have made him (man) to have dominion over the works or your (God’s) hands and have put “all” things under your feet!”

King David wondered about the purpose of man, just as we do today. Everyone of us, was created for a purpose, but few understand what that great purpose is. In the story of the prodigal son, Jesus tells the story of a man who has two sons. The younger son asks his father to give him his portion of the family estate as an early inheritance. Once received, the son promptly sets off on a long journey to a distant land and begins to waste his fortune on wild living. When the money runs out, a severe famine hits the country and the son finds himself in dire circumstances. He takes a job feeding pigs. He is so destitute that he even longs to eat the food assigned to the pigs.

Typically, a son would receive his inheritance at the time of his father’s death. The fact that the younger brother instigated the early division of the family estate showed a rebellious and proud disregard for his father’s authority, not to mention a selfish and immature attitude.

Pigs were unclean animals. Jews were not even allowed to touch pigs. When the son took a job feeding pigs, even longing for their food to fill his belly, it reveals that he had fallen as low as he could possibly go. This son represents a person living in rebellion to God. Sometimes we have to hit rock-bottom before we come to our senses and recognize our sin. The father is a picture of the Heavenly Father. God waits patiently, with loving compassion to restore us when we return to him with humble hearts. He offers us everything in his kingdom, restoring full relationship with joyful celebration. He doesn’t even “dwell” on our past unruliness.

The young man finally comes to his senses. He decided to get up from where he was and go back to where he left his path of destiny… remembering his father. In humility, he came to himself and recognized his foolishness, decides to return to his father and ask for forgiveness and mercy. The father, who had been watching and waiting, receives his son back with open arms of compassion. He is overjoyed by the return of his lost son! Immediately the father turns to his servants and asks them to prepare a giant feast in celebration.

The first step to returning to the path of destiny is to change the company you keep. If you knew that your initial path of destiny was headed to a place destined for kings, priest and kings kids, (the palace), you would not hang out with those in the hog pen. The hog pen signifies a filthy place, a place of reference to which one lives, or “going slumming”. The reason you began hanging out at the hog pen in the first place, was because you felt as if you, your life did not matter and seemed to be going nowhere!

Are you like this prodigal son? Maybe you’ve hit rock-bottom. Come to your senses and decided to run to God’s open arms of compassion and mercy. Your appointment awaits… you must “come to your own self! No one can do it for you!

Change the company you have been keeping and walk into your destiny. Arise, and be the person that God called you to be, your appointment to greatness has been scheduled!

 

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