Activating The Bartimaeus Principle

Written by Harold Herring.

Do you need a miracle .. a healing. . .physical, mental or spiritual?

If so. . .you must prepare yourself for a miracle.

Here are seven things we should do to prepare for our miracle. . .it’s called the Bartimaeus Principle.

First, position yourself for a miracle.

Mark 10:46 in the New King James Version says:

“Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.”

Mark does not tell us if Bartimaeus was born blind.

It really doesn’t matter how he became blind. . .the point is. . .he was without sight.

Your Vision For Today

Written by Harold Herring.

Do you have a plan for today?

Do you have a vision for today?

Proverbs 29:18 in the King James Version says:

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for vision is H2372 and it means:

“vision; vision in an ecstatic state; divine communication”

Even though ecstatic isn’t in the King James Bible. . defines it as:

“a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion; full of joy, rapturous”

The meaning of the Hebrew word for perish in Proverbs 29:18 is different than you might think.

Dig Some New Wells

Written by Harold Herring.

We live in interesting, challenging, sinful times of unparalleled conflict.

I think it’s obvious . . . that the soul of our nation is literally at stake.

Pagan religions are celebrated and esteemed above the Judeo-Christian values that have shaped us as a people and a nation.

Some of the presidential candidates and government officials believe that if you’ve been successful your wealth needs to be redistributed to those who have less and even those who don’t work at all. And, by the way, you don’t get to choose who it’s given to.

Redistribution of wealth is mentioned in the scriptures in Matthew 25 when the money held by the wicked servant was given to the one who had been an effective steward.  But that’s another teaching.

Let’s establish this point. . .our nation is facing a financial and spiritual famine.   In the midst of all the economic uncertainty. . .it’s time to dig a new well.

You're Alive For A Reason

Written by Harold Herring.

Your future is better than your past.  No matter how good or bad your past may have been you have the scriptural assurance that your future is brighter.

You’ve got to know the God who is bigger than any problem you face. . .or any adversity of the enemy. . .He isn’t through with you yet.  Not only that. . .BUT GOD has great plans for you.

Two years ago, I read a great book by Pastor Stan Toler entitled “The Buzzards Are Circling But God Is Not Through With Me Yet.”

Remember this!  Enemy attacks against you may have been relentless BUT GOD is not through with you yet.

The enemy can try to take you out. . .but He can’t because, you win.

Breast cancer tried to take me out. . .but it didn’t.  Over the years, other attacks of the enemy have failed. . .and you know what. . .they always will.

Opportunity Is Knocking At Your Door

Written by Harold Herring.

I keep hearing people say. . .I’m just looking for the right opportunity.

More often than not. . .most people aren’t looking for an opportunity. . .they’re waiting for it to knock on the door and say “here I am.”

It doesn’t work that way.

Thomas Edison, the inventor, once said:

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Sometimes an opportunity is right before us but we’ve been so blinded by our circumstances that we can’t see the obvious.

God promised Abraham and Sarah a son.  After a number of years, Sarah decided she was going to help God.  So Sarah gave Hagar, her hand maiden, to Abraham and she bore Ishmael, a son.

After that, there was trouble in the tents.  In fact, Sarah asked Abraham to kick Hagar and Ishmael out of the camp.

Activating Untapped Potential

Written by Harold Herring.

Anne Frank once said:

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”

When God looks inside of us. . .He doesn’t see the failures of the past. . .but rather the potential for our future.

He sees potential in us. . .we’ve never seen or didn’t even know we have.

Let me ask each of us two questions.

Do we think God can create amazing opportunities where they didn’t previously exist?

Do we think. . .God has unlimited potential?