“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.
On August 30, 2017 while riding in the car with her Mom, Abby. . .Sophia Lee PreJean, our most precious Grand Sugar at two years of age, was recorded saying. . .
“I am wise
I am kind
I am gracious
I am strong
I am loving”
Then with an Academy Award winning smile. . .Sophia would say it again.
Needless to say my fine wife Bev and I watched that video over and over again.
Not only was the video cute. . .but it was instilling in Sophia. . .a set of beliefs that will serve her well all the days of her life.
If I had a penny for every time someone said to me. . . “the enemy is just trying to hold me down” or “my circumstances are holding me back”. . .I would be able to pay for my dream trip of two weeks in Bora Bora.
When people say that to me my usual response is. . .you know. . .you’re right. . and I don’t want to know your circumstances.
Dictionary.com defines circumstances as:
“a condition, detail, part, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc., that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor”
Spiritually speaking. . .I define circumstance as the circle you’re standing in.
We shouldn’t be standing still. . .we should be moving from glory unto glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
In which case, we would be leaving our circumstances behind.
So for me. . .the question is why do I want to hear about what the person ought to be leaving behind.
Every time someone painstakingly reviews, renews and refreshes their circumstances they are forcing themselves to live them again.
We don’t need to revive our current dilemma . . .we need to seek answers. . .ways to rise above our circumstances. . .whatever they may be.
In 2011, I preached a sermon at a Wisdom Center Women’s Meeting for Dr. Mike Murdock entitled “How to Make America Great Again.”
That was my title long before Donald Trump ran for president and made a catch phrase of Make America Great Again.
It’s no myth … but a proven fact that this country was made great and would not even exist were it not for God. That may seem like a bold statement but there are volumes of historical facts to back it up.
Since we are about to celebrate our 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this teaching is one part history lesson and one part call to action … so we can remain One Nation under God.
The United States of America is and has always been a country like no other.
Former Prime minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain once said, “Europe was created by history, America by philosophy.”
There are so many ways God was directly involved in our country but here are five strong ones.
Sometimes we fail to recognize when we are changing or being changed...by the people or circumstances around us.
There are seven things we need to recognize for they give us the power to change our daily lives and our destiny on planet earth.
1. Recognize your Enabler
God gives you the breath of life. . .PLUS He enables, enlightens, empowers, equips and energizes you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny.
As a born-again believer you are the recipient of the power of God.
At your disposal you have the nine power gifts of the spirit. . .found in1 Corinthians 12:1-11. You also have the motivational gifts of the spirit. Romans 12:6-8.
And the very good news is that God doesn’t want you to miss how much good these gifts can help you.
1 Corinthians 12:1 in the Amplified Bible says:
“NOW ABOUT the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.”
2. Recognize your opportunity
One of my favorite signs says:
“Good morning! I’ll be handling all your problems today. So relax and enjoy your day. Love, God. P.S. I love you.”
Someone once said:
“Do not face the day, until you have faced God in prayer.”
When you woke up this morning. . .did you expect this to be your best day ever?
What is your expectation for the today? Is it different than yesterday or the day before?
Do you have any expectation or are you just glad that you made it through another night?
Do you expect to feel better today than you did yesterday?
I was channel surfing when I came across an old James Bond movie entitled “Tomorrow Never Dies.” I joined the movie in a scene where Bond is talking with M, the head of MI6, the British Secret Service.
As I was thinking about the ever-enterprising M. . .I started thinking about the seven M’s to your personal success.
This teaching will be more nutritious for you. . .than all the M & M (I like the peanut ones) you could ever eat. And yes, I do like M & M’s because sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t.
Okay, let’s get serious about the seven “M’s.”
The Word of God can perform surgery on our brains with more precision and better results than any neurosurgeon ever could. The Word changes our mindsets.
Hebrews 4:12 in the New Living Translation tell us:
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