“Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year for you.”
Exodus 40:2 (NLT; personalized)
In a very special moment. . .God directed my fine wife Bev and I to establish a tabernacle of prayer on New Year’s Day for you and other partners of this ministry.
I firmly believe that Exodus 40:2 is meant to open a door of abundance for you in 2015. That’s why I am sending you this email. Please let us have your specific prayer requests. (See Philippians 4:6).
Even though I may not be with you personally. . .God very clearly and directly told me how I was to build a tabernacle of prayer for you on New Year’s Day.
“Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year for you.”
Below is the text form a special email I sent this morning concerning 24 hours of Prayer on January 24th. I have also included the audio from my RichThoughts for Breakfast call from January 21st: Are You One of the 24? Audio.
It was 1:45 AM when I awakened from a deep sleep ... and “Day Of Prayer” was stirring in my spirit.
My first thought was God was directing me to build another Tabernacle of Prayer as I did on January 1, 2010 ... but He allowed me to drift back off to sleep without fully getting His instructions as to what He wanted me to do.
It just doesn’t make any sense.
Over the years, I’ve heard a number of people say that poverty is holy.
These people have given poverty a spiritual badge of honor. They said that prosperity is evil. . .which, by the way, is an unscriptural statement since God delights in the prosperity of His children.
Psalm 35:27 says:
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
Despite this and other scriptures to the contrary. . .there are some who have made poverty an acceptable lifestyle.
Wow! No other word seems appropriate in describing our Financial Deliverance Conference at Revival Center for the Nations in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The last night of the conference (Sunday, Jun 24th) was the most amazing meeting that I've ever been in. It started at 8 PM and ended after midnight. I believe these photographs tell the story. Thank you for your support of this trip and the ministry.
We can’t control the global monetary system and economic policies of foreign capitals.
We can’t control the lunacy of terrorists or anyone who will randomly take the lives of innocent people.
We can’t control what happens on Wall Street but we can control what happens on our street.
We can’t control what happens in the White House but we can control what happens in our houses.
John 16:33 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”
In school, whether it was high school or college, I must confess I always liked multiple choice questions the best.
Door # 1. . .has perfect peace and confidence.
Door # 2. . .has tribulations, trials, distress and frustration.
Moses is dead. . .but you’re not.
You are called to be a part of the Joshua Generation … ready to claim your Promised Land flowing with milk and honey. . .having every need met. . .with more than enough to share and bless others.
Joshua 1:1-8 fires me up and fills me with an incredible, never-ending expectation.
I strongly encourage you to put these eight verses in your smart phone, iPad, tablet, on a note card or whatever tool is available to you. Refer to these verses frequently. . .get them engrafted into your spirit. They will take you from just living to soaring with the Lord.
Joshua 1:1-2 in the King James Version says:
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
A new chapter is about to unfold in the lives of the children of Israel. The leader they knew. . .the deliverer they followed … is dead. . .but the promise, the vision is not.
Never base your pursuit of a vision on the man or woman of God who taught it but on our great God who promised it. It will mean the difference between failure or success.
The verse simply says “arise.” According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for arise is (ko mmm) quwm (H6965) and it means:
Failure is an event. . .it’s not who you are. Failure is never final if you have the God-given desire and direction to change your destiny.
Here are the A to Z’s on how to turn failure straight into success.
A-Admit it when you mess up. The best way to overcome failure is to face it, learn from it and move on.
Proverbs 28:13 in The Living Bible says:
“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.”
B-Boldy refuse to accept failure as final regardless of how badly you may have messed up.
On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest . . . 29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
People remember his triumph but few people know that he failed in his first attempt a year earlier.
Later he was asked to speak to an audience that recognized his first attempt at greatness even though he failed. But Edmund Hillary didn’t see himself as a failure.
He walked to the edge of the platform, made a fist and pointed at a picture of Mount Everest. Then he said in a loud voice:
“Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I’ll beat you the next time because you’ve grown all you are going to grow… but I’m still growing!”
When you and I can accept failure as a learning experience. . .we will keep growing and ultimately succeed.
C-Concentrate on what you want to accomplish.
Do you need a turnaround specialist?
At turnaround.org they are described as:
“A turnaround specialist enters a company with a fresh eye and complete objectivity. This professional can spot problems that may not be visible to company insiders and then implement solutions.
“Turnaround managers have no political agenda or other obligations to bias the decision-making process, allowing them to take sometimes unpopular, yet necessary, steps required for a company’s survival.”
My research showed that turnaround specialists can be paid an exorbitant amount of money.
The great news is that you and I have 24/7 access to the greatest turnaround specialist EVER. . .and it’s absolutely free.
The one drawback? We have to be open to His suggestions…if we are serious about getting better.
Here are seven turnarounds our specialist wants to make happen in our lives.
First, Sin into salvation.
On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our freedom and our way of life.”
Years ago, I read in an American Legion publication about the symbols of each fold of the flag. . .that’s presented to the families of our fallen heroes.
When you read this. . .you’ll go. . .WOW.
I just love the unction of the Holy Spirit. . .how He corrects and directs at the same time. I even have to smile at how He does it. . .in ways you least expect it.
Recently, I was reading a book. . .which I wouldn't recommend for everybody. . .that's why I'm not giving you the title.
This particular author listed three reasons he thinks people are unsuccessful. He said people are: # 1 lazy, # 2 stupid and # 3 they don't give a . . . . well you know that means something I’d never say.
As I read what he wrote. . .I thought. . .I'll write the seven reasons people are unsuccessful. Suddenly, the Spirit of the Lord said: "No."
Instead, I was very clearly directed to write the "Seven Keys To Your Immediate Financial Success. Now that's what I've done and here are the seven keys.
1. You gotta have the right attitude about whatever you’re facing.
The measure of any person. . .Christian or heathen. . .is determined by how they respond to adversity.
A negative attitude and/or response will eventually result in failure.
A positive attitude and/or response situations will ultimately lead to success.
Failure is almost always a result of our attitude or response to unfavorable circumstances.
Wednesday, May 17th is the 137th day of 2017.
Question? Where are you on achieving your goals and plans for this year?
Are you where you thought you'd be? Are you where you want to be?
As I was praying for prayer requests of our ministry. . .I felt the Lord saying to me.
"Ask my children. . .if they've done their best?"
Truthfully, God already knows whether or not you've done your best.
We can fool our spouse, parents, children, employer, best friend and even our pastor but we cannot. . .let me say that again. . .we cannot fool God.
As I meditated on the matter. . .I felt led to share. . .seven reasons to do your best.
I felt promoted to look up best at dictionary.com where it is defined as:
“Of the highest quality, excellence, or standing; something or someone that is best.”
Without question, our Heavenly Father, in His compassion for us. . .gave someone of the “highest quality, excellence and standing”. . .He gave His best. . .His only begotten Son so that you and I might have life and might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
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