Archive for March, 2015

Get Your Money!

Get Your Money!

Fact: Satan will attack your financial situation, and the world’s economic system is designed to keep you in lack.

Truth:  Wealth is your right, because God promised it, and He is faithful to His Word.  Debt, foreclosures and bad credit does not define you.  Learn from those lessons and keep your faith!

Christians’ earthly lives should reflect everything that happens in heaven.  Since wealth is in heaven, it should be evident in your life too.  The Lord created wealth for you to help advance the work of His kingdom, live well and bless others.  It is His heart’s desire for you—you to be wealthy.

Change Your Mind

The beliefs of the old church preach that wealth is evil. Money isn’t bad; in fact, it answers all earthly things (Ecclesiastes 10:19).  As a Christian, you are in the world—the earth—but not of it.  Money is a requirement for you to function properly on the earth.  Just maintain a kingdom mindset about its purpose.  Your wealth wrecks the plan of the devil.  He knows that if all Christians had financial prosperity, they would finance God’s work of missions, help the poor and evangelize the Word of God.  Did you know that Jesus received riches?  Since He is the Son of God, and you are a son (or daughter) of God too, you have the same inheritance (Revelation 5:12).  The Lord has already given you everything you need to be successful and prosperous.  However, the manifestation of your blessing depends on your faith.  Begin to confess that wealth is all around you.

Kingdom Math

God’s Instruction + Your Faith and Uniqueness + A Dedicated Container + God’s Anointing = Wealth

In the kingdom of God, you have to give to gain.  There’s no way around it.  When you concern yourself with the work of the Lord, He will make sure that you are well provided for.  Remain in His will because He blesses those who carry out His purpose.  Also, stop being stingy.  Plant your financial seeds in rich soil by giving to the poor, blessing men and women of God and partnering with other kingdom minded ministries.  Don’t forget to tip people for their professional services.  That is a form of giving too.

Everybody has seed to give.  Whenever you get money, be sure to set some aside for the Lord.  And if you don’t have cash, give what you have.  You can help someone by preparing a meal for them, or take someone on errands who is without transportation.  It takes faith to be generous, but God promises that His floodgates will open for you when you give.

You Have the Money, Now What?

Sometimes, the Lord will bless you with large sums of money.  When that happens, be sure to give your tithe first, then put the rest away and wait for His instructions.  Don’t abuse your seed with poor money management (unnecessary spending) or unhealthy practices (drugs, gambling etc.).  Those are called seed abusing habits.

Smile, because wealth increases your health (Deuteronomy 8:18)!  A joyful relief comes when you owe no man (money).  It’s a good feeling to have abundance and not “just enough.”  By the way, the purpose of abundance is for it to be given away.  In abundance, you have everything you need, now you can bless someone else.  Remember as long as you keep planting, you’ll keep sowing.

Never put limits on God.  Wealth is all around you.

Love, Pastor Joyce

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Walking in Godly Authority

As Christians, we have been adopted into the family of God (Galatians 3:26 and 4:6). As His children, we are entitled to all kingdom rights and privileges. The Lord is our Daddy; we have rights to everything He owns and—just for the record—He is not poor. One of the most important things we inherited from Him is authority.

Change Your Vision

Your duty as a child of God is to destroy the works of the devil in the earth. This power is a part of the total salvation package that Jesus died for you to have. You need to get a clear picture of yourself and understand that you are a royal ruler. See yourself as the leader that you are; the Lord has graced you to do so. Remember that mature children of God walk are not doormats; they graciously walk in their authority because they are authorized by divine power (1 John 4:4).

Exert Your Power in a Godly Way

Start commanding challenges in your life to line up with the Word of God. Do not tolerate foolishness from the enemy. You have to exercise your authority because it is preparation for Heaven (Genesis 1:26, John 5:19). Through salvation, we have been positioned to rule over darkness and demons. God expects us to be firm with the devil because his agenda is to destroy us. However, we must have a balance and be sure to display the love of God to those around us. Our authority should not be used to humiliate or belittle people. We are trying to draw people to Christ not push them away.

As a mature Christian, use your leadership to inspire by example. In Ephesians 2:1-6 of the Message Bible, says that:

1 -6It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Dominion Belongs to God

When you come across the spirits of drama and adversity, let your godly authority rise up in you. That’s why it is important to stay steeped in the Word so that your flesh won’t get in the way. Your authority is limitless and has the ability to move mountains in your life. Your job is to secure the land with your confession and faith and to not succumb to the devil’s attacks (Mark 11:22, Hebrews 11:6, Psalms 8:3).

You should never want for anything in Christ because He has already given you everything you need for life and godliness. The challenges are coming, so you have to be ready. Your power to rule is inside of you so begin to develop it. Your power grows when you refuse to give in t emotions and pain. Make your choices up on the Word of God—not how you feel. Remember that you reign as a believer and that you have the victory in every situation. Keep your thoughts in line with the Word!

Dr. Joyce Oliver

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