Answers In The Midst Of A Storm

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

One of my favorite Bible stories growing up was about Jonah and the whale.

Jonah was an eighth-century prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel.

God directed Jonah to Nineveh where he was to preach repentance to the Assyrians who were meaner than a junk yard dog.  The Assyrians were evil, cruel, heartless, evil and idolatrous, and yes, I did say evil twice.

Jonah didn’t want to preach repentance to the Assyrians. . .he wanted them wiped off the face of the earth.  He wanted the people of Nineveh to have a Sodom and Gomorrah experience.

Needless to say, Jonah wasn’t too happy about them having the opportunity to miss hell.  The scripture really doesn’t say why Jonah hated the Assyrians so. . .but he did.

Jonah was a prophet. . .but he kinda missed it. . .when it came to foretelling what was in his future.

His hatred must have been intense because he refused the assignment to Nineveh and caught the first boat out of town..

Once again, what kind of prophet thinks you can refuse to do what God says or that you can run away where He won’t find you.

Jonah bought passage on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:3 in the Amplified Bible says:

Tricks The Enemy Uses Against You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

One of the favorite tactics of the enemy is to create an illusion which makes you think that the problems you encounter are unique to you. . .that no one else has to face what you face.

Not true.  First, let’s establish three facts.

First, the devil is a defeated foe.

John 12:31 in the Amplified Bible says:

“Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled).”

John 16:11 in the Amplified Bible says:

“About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.”

Second, the devil is a liar.

John 8:44 in the Amplified Bible says:

Eliminate The Negative. . .Accentuate The Positive

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Good evening and welcome to SUNDAY NITE LIVE. 

I’m Harold Herring and that’s my fine wife, Bev.

If you’re hearing our voices…chances are you’ve been the brunt of someone’s negative observations or rants in days gone by.

Perhaps you’ve even been a bit negative yourself.   No worry your secret is safe with me.  Besides you’ve probably already repented for being a nattering nabob of negativism.

I’ve been shown seven habits or behavior patterns which should not be a part of your life. . .if you want to maximize your potential and productivity for the Kingdom of God.

# 1     Stop rationalizing temper tantrums.

Have you ever heard someone justify pitching a fit (I believe that more accurately describes temper tantrum) by saying. . .

“I’ve always had a temper.  I got it from my Dad.  It’s just the way I am.”

Throwing a temper tantrum is the what you do. . .because you’ve been unwilling to change your behavior patterns and take control of your emotions.

Some folks blame their genes. . .claiming their temper tantrum is hereditary.  That excuse might have worked when you were two or three. . .but not as an adult.

Proverbs 14:17 says:

Loose Resurrection Power. . .Today

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

It was Good Friday. . .as I sought the Lord about my Easter Sunday night teaching here at Triumphant Life Church.

I was led to 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 in the King James Version which says:

“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

As I was meditating on this scripture. . .I felt the Lord leading me to write on this passage.   At first, I wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted me to write about.

Did He want me to write about how Resurrection Sunday should be celebrated 52 weeks a year?

Did God want me to remind everyone that He is the greatest giver?  That He gave us His only begotten Son that we might have eternal and abundant life?

Did He want me to remind everyone that He allowed the birth, life, death, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus because “. . .He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.”  1 Corinthians 15:20 NLT

But then, at His urging, I looked up the words “. . .in Christ shall all be made alive”in the Strong’s Concordance.

What does it mean to be aliveIs it just the opposite of being dead?

Successfully Dealing With Pressure

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you feeling pressure in your everyday life?  On the job. . .in your finances. . .at home either in your role as a spouse or a parent?

You want to get ahead but sometimes the pressure is almost overbearing.

Peter Marshal, a former Chaplain of the United States Senate, once told the Lord:

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

Perhaps, we need to catch a visual of ourselves becoming like the Hope diamond. . .the most famous of all precious stones.

There seems to be four main causes of pressure. . .whether generated externally or internally.

First, we get overloaded with more to do than the hours of the day will allow us to complete.

Second, we allow our emotions to create worry, anxiety and frustration. . .which drains us emotionally and physically as well.

Third, we begin to play worst case scenarios in our minds. . .imaging the worst things that could possible happen. . .if something is not completed or doesn’t happen.

Get Your Momentum Going

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Last night, at the end of a very long day. . .I was meditating on what to share during our SUNDAY NITE LIVE broadcast.

I was directed to look up the number of days left in 2017. . .at the moment there were 273 days or roughly 23 million seconds.

I wrote down seven things to learn. . .and went to bed.  I awakened this morning refreshed, renewed and ready to go.

Here are seven things to learn and practice during the next 273 days.

1.       Learn to maintain your momentum.

Here are seven keys to developing and maintaining momentum.

First, stop seeing yourself the way others see you.

When we’re confident of who we are in Christ. . .when we exercise our faith . . . when we know we are on the right path. . .then we should never be moved by what others. . .including friends and family members may say.

Second, despise not small beginnings.

Begin Your Move Today...Toward Surplus

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I was guilty of what I’m about to say. . .but not anymore.

I used to speak about what I had to have to meet this or that need.  I, unwittingly, developed a need mentality. . .which was reinforced by the words of my mouth.

I can remember totaling up bills and praying for God to meet a need of this amount or that amount by a specific date planting seed when I learned that concept.

When the need was met. . .I breathed a sigh of relief and, of course, gave God the glory.

However, a moment of pure revelation came to my fine wife Bev and I. . .the day we realized that we should stop thinking and speaking in terms of need. . and begin thinking and speaking surplus.

The simple fact is when you live in surplus. . .you’ll never have to ask God to meet another need. . .ever again.

It’s time to go on a little journey with us. . .through three verses of scripture. . .where we will find seven reasons to stop thinking need and begin speaking surplus.

Deuteronomy 28:10-12 in the Amplified Bible says:

Seven Favorite Weapons Of Satan

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I must confess to you there are occasions when I wonder why I’m teaching what I’m teaching when I first start reading, studying, praying and writing.

Preparing seven favorite weapons of the enemy. . .was one of those occasions.

But as I got deeper into this teaching. . .I marveled at the things God revealed to me to share.

I know this teaching will help heal and comfort many who’ve been under a major assault from the enemy.  But hey… no assaults are fun.

Here are the seven favorite weapons of the enemy.

1.         Deception

Who deceives you?

Genesis 3:13 says:

“Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

2 Corinthians 4:4 in the Amplified Bible says:

Decide And Decree A Year Of Unlimited Miracles

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

You can make this year of 2017 Your Year Of Unlimited Miracles.

Last month. . .we asked our listeners and viewers to determine the #1 hindrance that’s been holding them back from doing what God and they want to accomplish in 2017.

As we read through letters and emails . . . we noticed that one thing comprised over 50% of the hindrances.

That was procrastination . . . the inability to make a decision or get started. After considering this problem in prayer . . . we were led to talk about this major basic hindrance on this call.

God reminded us of Job 22:28 in the Classic Amplified Bible which says:

“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.”

When a king made a decree. . .it carried the force of the law with it.  It was always a written document. . .specific in nature. .  bearing his signature. And obeyed without question.

As we read your correspondence. . .it was easy to see. . .there were some who believed without a shadow of a doubt they would accomplish their goals. . .there were some who wanted to move forward but they were being hindered by fear or a lack of confidence. 

An important recorded decree in scripture was by King Cyrus in 536 BC as recorded in 2 Chronicles 36:22-23.  In The Living Bible it says:

5Fold Leadership In The Marketplace

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

((Editor's Note....if you're blessed by this teaching order Brother Harold's newest book "5Fold Leadership In The Marketplace.))

Have you ever wondered why the secular business world seems to flourish but the greater portion of God’s Kingdom lags behind?

Is that what God intended?

Did God design the business world to be separate from the church?

Or is the world and God’s kingdom designed to be one with each other? 

In a flash of revelation, God showed me His divine plan for mankind.  What we have seen in part will fully come together as we enter the end times.

7 Lessons From A Broke Multi-Millionaire

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

As I was praying earlier this morning, the Lord brought to my remembrance the life of Job. . .a multi-millionaire.

In the first 19 verses of Job chapter one, we read of the demonic attack against this good godly man.

Job lost all his wealth, all his money and all his children were killed and then his health was attacked.  In a word, you could say. . .Job lost it "all."  He was broke . . . but not broken.

What was Job's response?

Job 1:20 says:

"Job got to his feet, ripped his robe, shaved his head, then fell to the ground and worshipped."

The scripture says Job fell to the ground but it doesn't say that he fell down in defeat, that he fell down and gav

e up...that he fell down and blamed everybody else.

The scripture is clear. . .in the midst of a horrendous attack. . .Job WORSHIPPED GOD.