“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.
Have you watched a television series where the star of the show is always in eminent peril?
No matter how real the scene feels you already know for sure that the creator and writers of the television show will never kill off the hero … or the star who plays the hero.
Just like the movies. . .God wants you to be a star that will never be defeated by the enemy. In fact, not only never lose. . .but win every single time.
Now, we didn’t say it would always look like you’re winning … or you’d always feel like you’re winning. But after reading the following scriptures … you can know the devil doesn’t stand a chance against the power that is working on your behalf. And yes, we have a part to play but He shows us how.
This teaching will enlighten, enrich and empower you to great victories . . . every day.
First John 5:4 in the King James Bbible says:
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
Here are three scriptures which should strengthen and energize your faith against every attack of the enemy.
First, 2 Corinthians 4:8 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
What kind of day are you going to have?
Not sure? Then answer this. . .who will determine the kind of day you're going to have? Your spouse? Your children? Your parents?
The slow driving elderly person in the fast lane of the highway? The police officer who gives you a ticket because you didn't come to a full stop hoping to get to work on time?
The supervisor who gave you enough work for three people? Your boss who doesn't recognize your hard work?
Yes, all the people listed above can impact the kind of day you're having BUT and it's a BIG BUT . . . you are the only one who can determine the kind of day you're going to have.
You are the only one who chooses to allow others to affect your day.
Here are seven keys to having a great day.
It was some after 3 AM on Tuesday, November 15th when the Lord gave me three very specific instructions for you and I to follow. . .New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017.
First, I must talk with you personally.
The Lord’s message was clear. . .
“I want you to change your plans so you can personally connect with the partners of this ministry on New Year’s Day because I have a specific scripture and a word I want you to give them for next year.”
God definitely has a rhema word for each of us.
I'm convinced the scripture we'll share in this teaching. . .is the key to your personal and financial success in 2017.
Second, the Spirit of the Lord directed me to build a personalTabernacle of Prayer for every friend and partner of this ministry.
I was led to Exodus 40:2 in the New Living Translation which says:
“Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year.”
I was directed to personally pray for you on New Year’s Day as I build your tabernacle of prayer which is exactly what I did.
What does it take to experience every good thing we have in Christ?
Dwight L. Moody, the renowned evangelist once said:
“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”
What is required for us to have a total understanding of every single promise we have in Christ?
The simple answer is found in Philemon 1:6 (New International Version) which says:
“I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”
That’s what I want. . .a full understanding of every good thing I have in Christ.
As the song says. . .”It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”
Seventy years ago this month the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” premiered.
Philip Van Doren Stern had tried unsuccessfully for years to shop his short story “The Greatest Gift” but he couldn’t find an interested publisher. So one year he printed up 200 copies of the story and sent it out as a 21 page Christmas card.
A Hollywood producer somehow got a hold of the card and purchased the movie rights for $10,000. That was in 1946.
The movie was shot during the summer of 46 which explains why Jimmy Stewart was sweating in a number of scenes even though movie magic made it look like the winter.
Frank Capra, the director of the movie. . .who was an engineer by training created a new kind of snow for movies. It was a mixture of fire extinguisher foam and corn flakes.
Though the movie initially bombed at the box office it ended up as a Christmas time classic watched every year around the world.
One of my favorite scenes from the movie is when George Baily, played by the late great Jimmy Stewart, begins to pray.
He starts: “Dear Father in heaven, I’m not a praying man, but if you’re up there and you can hear me….
In less then two weeks. . .we will celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. His birth was the greatest gift ever given.
A gift that is priceless and never goes out of style or date.
Our Heavenly Father is a giver and He wants us to be givers as well.
He wants each of us manifesting all His precious promises that are in the Word of God and that includes prospering even in the midst of adversity.
But there’s a problem. . .
Some believers feel they’re not good enough to manifest His promises. That’s a lie of the devil.
Some believers think that where they are in life. . .is where they will always be ... or are destined to be.
Some believers don’t know what the Bible says about them prospering and being in health.
And, sadly some believers know more about the world economy than they do the Word economy.
We feel impress to stop and discuss this last point for a few minutes.
There is nothing wrong with lacking financial knowledge unless you have no motivation to increase your understanding.
James 1:5 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
The reason most people can’t see the big picture. . .is because they’re worrying about little things.
Erma Bombeck, the author and humorist, once said:
“Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”
Now don’t get me wrong, attention to the details is important … but worrying about them is not. In fact, it’s counter-productive and detrimental to the achievement of your goals.
Dwight L. Moody, the famed evangelist, once said:
“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do the little things.”
Little things that are important should not to be ignored or improperly handled. . .lest they become big things.
As Christians. . .it’s important to discern what’s important so little things don’t wipe us out. . .emotionally, physically and spiritually.
The question becomes. . .is God concerned about the little things in our lives?
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