Seven Keys to keep one independent of money.

This is a gist from the sermon we heard this Sunday on the  deliverance week that we just concluded. These 7 keys are the essential to any christian who needs to live a life of deliverance against the financial clutches which so easily entraps many a Christians today and they struggling in this area.

This is called the 7 keys or to put it more simpler terms the A to G of financial freedom.

1) A – Anointing – Psalms 23:5 “my cup runneth over”, David had to admit that all his needs were met in full to the brim and he never lacked any good thing, Oil represents the anointing in the spirit, to ensure that all our barns are full just need to make a simple prayer, lord fill me with your spirit, His divine power has given us everything we need 2nd Peter 1:3

2) B – Blood of the lamb – Egyptians who whipped the Israelite and oppressed them had to give up all their possession to israelite’s so as to send them away because God with the blood of the lamb had made a clear demarcation between the Egyptians and Israelite’s and for the Israelite’s living them was the only option left for them to live peacefully without any plagues. We shall plunder the enemy with the blood of the lamb even their Gold and silver will be ours.

3) C- Commitment – Story of Ruth and her commitment to serve God transformed a bleak story into a glorious one, we need to be committed to God and our God given Spouse.

4) D- Discipline – Order In life, Daniel 6: 10-11 Discipline comes with conviction – Lets be discipline in our personal and family prayer life

5) E – Excellence – God’s Mandate is upon us, 1st King 3:8, 9 , Its God’s wish for us to excel, so lets trust God and go for excellence.

6) F- Favor – The Favor of God bestows blessing of God, Est 2:15, Luke 2:55, we need to seek God to find his favor upon our life, and Gods favor is sure to fulfill all our material needs

7) G- Giving – The Divine principle of God works almost on, its better to give then to receive  the more we give God opens our blessings to flow to us, For God is no man’s debtor.

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When a Problem Turns Into a Calling.

I was so much blessed by this article that I had to post it on my blog…

“As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and all your father’s family?” 1 Samuel 9:20

Saul and his servant were out seeking his father’s lost donkeys. This was symbolic of the waywardness of the nation of Israel. The people of Israel had just asked the prophet Samuel to have a king rule over them. This saddened God greatly, yet God granted their request.

Saul and his servant heard of a man of God named Samuel. “Perhaps this man of God can tell us where to find our donkeys,” said the servant. Isn’t that just like us? We seek God to solve the issues related to material life. Saul was about to receive the greatest opportunity of his lifetime. He was about to be crowned as king of Israel. His life would never be the same. What was he concerned about? His donkeys. We don’t have to be worried about the material things of life if we are about the things He’s called us to do.

God called Saul to be the next king in order to free the people from the Philistines. God sent a messenger, the prophet Samuel, to inform him of his new career. The messenger also had to ease his mind about his donkeys. Donkeys often represent commerce in the Bible. They were the primary means of transporting goods; therefore, in essence, what was Samuel saying to Saul? He was saying, “You don’t need to worry about your business if you respond to the call of God on your life. All the material things will take care of themselves.”

Jesus said the same thing to the disciples years later. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Mt. 6:33).

When God calls us, it often involves making major adjustments in our lives. Saul went from one kind of business to another. He went from working for his father to being a king. What changes is God calling you to make today in order to join Him in His work? 


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The Necessity of the Desert


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…”I have become an alien in a foreign land.” Exodus 2:22

God’s preparation of a leader involves training, extended times of waiting, pain, rejection, and isolation. Are you ready to sign up?

Moses was brought up in Pharaoh’s court. He had the very best of everything-education, clothing, food, and personal care. But there came a time when the man God would use to free an entire people from slavery was going to have to learn to be the leader God wanted. At age 40, when most of us want to be thinking about winding down instead of beginning a new career, Moses was forced to flee to the desert.

Like Joseph and Abraham, Moses had to endure some difficult years of preparation that first involved removal from his current situation. He went from notoriety to obscurity, from limitless resources to no resources, from activity and action to inactivity and solitude. And, most importantly, waiting. And waiting. And waiting. He probably thought he would die in the land of Midian.

Then one day, a full 40 years from the day he arrived, God appeared to Moses in a burning bush. Everything changed. God said, “It is time.” The years had seasoned the vessel to prepare him to accomplish the work.

God is preparing many workplace believers today. The circumstances may be different. The time frames may not be quite as long. But the characteristics of the training are still the same. Do not try to shortcut the desert time of God. It only leads to cul-de-sacs, which force you to revisit the lessons you are meant to learn. Embrace them, so that He can use your life for something extraordinary. 

What do you do when it seems God has turned His back upon you!

We all go through a similar situation, when it nearly seems that God is completely ignoring us, questions like is God really there watching what I am going through, is God avoiding me?, Is there a sin in me that is keeping God at bay?, Is God interested in me any more? come to surface.

We see in Bible that the great man after God’s own heart, David, went through a similar phase in his Life, then how did he overcome that situation?, one of the psalm of Asaph explains that.

Psalms 77 :7 , has Lord rejected me forever, will He not show His favor anymore, has His love ceased? has His promises come to an end. so on and so forth.

However we see how the psalmist strengthens himself  during the tough time’s of his life, instead of complaining he start’s reflecting on what God had done in the past, how His mighty hand was upon His people in rescuing them, Bible says

“I will reflect on all you have done and meditate on your actions”

Whenever faced with life’s toughest situation reflect back on God’s mighty hands in your past situation and thank Him and the Lord who did mighty miracles in the past will come and rescue you and you shall sing his praises from there on.

Those who seek the Lord, will not lack any good thing

The word of God says ” Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the lord will not lack any good thing” Psalms 34:10

The prerequisite to such a blessing is seeking God, We often are so much gnarled into our situation that we dont have time to seek God, we are so engrossed into our own lives and things, its always good to stop and sit at the feet of God, seek his face and look upon him and talk to the heavenly father.

Trust me more than you, He longs to hear from you and when you communicate with Him, he will open the floodgates of heaven to bless you.

Seek God, take time off from your busy schedule sit at His feet and hear Him speak.

And then “those who seek the lord shall not lack any good things” will become a reality in each one’s life.

 

The age of the Holy Spirit

If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

Jesus Never left us Orphans, he loved us so much that he left us an helper who would guide us and assist us, in fact the truth is that the so-called age of grace belongs to none other than the Holy Spirit himself.

From the day that Jesus ascended to heaven till today, any movement of God has been spirit inspired and until Jesus comes back to take his Bride, it’s the spirit who is going to guide, mentor, help and take us into all the Truths ( Jesus Christ).  He is the true Eliezer who through our life’s Journey shall speak to us glorifying the true Isaac( Jesus Christ) and also guide us.

The question is how much we have honored and revered the Holy spirit in our day to day life, Spirit of God must be given the first place in our day today affair and all our strife would cease. Keep speaking to Him like a friend but never grieve Him.

Independence That Leads to Sin

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“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

The two young men had worked for many years in their family business. One day one of the sons decided he wanted to venture out on his own. He had been under the employment of his dad’s business long enough. He felt he had learned all he needed to know. He wanted his independence. He wanted to take his stock options early, which would allow enough capital to begin on his own. The other son remained behind, working day in and day out, faithfully doing his job.

The first son went out on his own only to find it was more difficult than he had ever imagined. The immediate cash gained from the advance from his dad’s business was a temptation that was too great for him. He spent all of the money, fell into sin, and failed to invest it in another business. He failed miserably. Finally, he came crawling back to his dad, seeking to be taken back as a mere laborer. The father took him back with open arms, fully restoring him to his original place. He experienced grace and love in a way he had never known before.

When we desire independence so much that we launch out without God’s full blessing, we can expect to fall on our face. When pride enters our lives, it discourages us from dependence on anyone but ourselves; yet God says that we are to depend on Him alone. If we think we can go it alone, we will fail. On the other hand, in spite of the prodigal son’s failure, he learned a great lesson of grace that he had not known before. This resulted in humility of the heart, which had a lasting impression for the rest of his life. Therefore, God even turns our failures into successes spiritually when we are willing to admit our failure.

Pride always goes before a fall. Check your heart today and ask God if there is any pride that is encouraging independence from total trust in God.