How To Overcome The World System

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

In our pressurized society. . .too many believers are seeking an easy-way-out lifestyle by buying into the world system.

In short, they’re doing what everybody else is doing. . .or at least. . . almost everybody else. . .because now an ever-increasing number of believers are tapping into the wisdom of the ages found in God’s Word.

Unfortunately, so many believers follow the “wisdom” of the world when it comes to their personal finances as opposed to following the instructions found in the Word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

People. . .even born-again, Holy Spirit filled, church-going believers. . .tend to value the advice of their banker and financial planner more than they do their man or woman of God.

The Bible is not a book of exceptions, exemptions and excused behavior. It is a book of absolutes.

The Bible says what it means and it means for you to obey without hesitation.

The Bible is not a book of convenience . . . obeying its instructions when you feel like it.

Here are seven reasons to avoid the influence of the world system.

1. Your Interests Are Costing You His Interest

7 Dirty D's Of The Devil

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Some years ago, there was a movie entitled The Dirty Dozen. As I was remembering this World War II movie. . .I started thinking about all the dirty tricks of the devil.

I probably could have thought of a dozen dirty D’s. . .tricks of the devil. . .but I stopped after thinking of seven.

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:

“For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.”

The real tragedy is that most folks who’re being deceived don’t realize they’re being deceived.

Jeremiah 9:6 in the New International Version says:

The Miracle The Devil Didn't Want To Happen

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Sometimes significant things happen that just need to be shared. Over the last week or two we have experienced just that. So, we are relating a Miracle Manifestation to hopefully encourage others in the battle.

Bev—Our story actually begins before April . . . but in that month, Harold had his annual physical and although the nurse laid out a test for his prostate it was not done. When the nurse returned with his paperwork, Harold asked and was told that “sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn’t do the prostate exam.”

I remember Harold telling me about this because he had trouble, he felt needed attention. After some time, he felt he’d have his prostate looked at, so he made an appointment at an Immediate Care facility. After his appointment, he awaited some word.

A few weeks after that, he called back and spoke with a nurse who said it was written in his file to make an appointment with a urologist. For whatever reason, that was not communicated at the time of his visit.

Harold thus called a urologist, but it was 5 weeks before he could be seen. When he was seen, the urologist recommended he have a biopsy done on his prostate gland.

More Ways To Finish 2019 Strong And Successful

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

On Sunday, October 6th…. we taught “Make the Rest of 2019…Your Best Year Ever.”

Since then the Lord directed us to expand that teaching. It’s apparently a message He wants each of us to get and act on.

By the way, if you did not hear that teaching I strongly encourage you to go to Check out “Sunday Nite Live” it’s the lead item at the bottom of the page.

Frankly, the teaching is life-changing. . .not because we taught it but because whatever He directs is always life-changing.

Now to tonight’s teaching.

Every Monday and Tuesday night for sixteen seasons over an eight-year span . . . millions of people tuned into a television program called The Voice. . .to see who will be accepted, rejected and ultimately succeed in winning money and a singing contract.

The Voice that we should be waiting, watching and listening for. . .isn’t a television show. . .but a Voice which ensures our success in the battle rounds.

This Voice makes every person a winner. . .He doesn’t reject anyone who confesses their sins. .and He declares everyone who asks in faith believing. . .a winner in life.

The Voice of the Holy Spirit. . .is one that will direct us through every adversity as we embrace every opportunity using previously untried potential for greater success.

Interestingly enough, there is also a Bible translation entitled “The Voice” that you can find at your favorite Christian bookstore such as

Here are seven questions that will determine your destiny for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.

Seven Secrets To Find Or Be A Great Life Coach

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

It seems a growing trend in our society is to train as or be trained by “life coaches.”

Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker and author, defines a “life coach” as:

“someone who helps you identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them.”

I Googled "what is a life coach" and got 994,000,000 results. I learned that people pay between $1,500 and $8,000 to become a certified life coach.

Our teaching is not about encouraging or discouraging anyone to be a life coach; however we’re going to share seven secrets that will help you find the best Life Coach available and, in the process, you will learn how to become a highly successful life coach yourself.

While I personally think the vast majority of people who call themselves life coaches are not qualified to do so, if you don’t have a personal life plan how can you effectively help someone else develop one?

To be a life coach you need to tap into the One and Only Real-Life Coach. . .one who knows the ins and outs of the marketplace, workplace and what happens at your place.

The One who is not only creative. . .but stirs in you a determined ability to finish what you start.

We both know . . . you and I have such a Coach. . .available 24/7 and He’s always given us the best insight when we stop to listen.

I was talking with my Life Coach about this matter and He revealed. . .a seven-fold prayer to help anyone who has the desire to be a highly effective life coach.

1.      A prayer of revelation

You Can Still Make 2019 ... Your Best Year Ever!

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

It was an early morning when the Lord began this rapid-fire succession on the seven best things to do to make 2019 our best year ever.

# 1    Believe Things Are Going To Change.

There is an old saying. . .if you don’t believe in something you’ll fall for anything.

More properly said, if you don’t believe in the Word of God then you’ll more likely fall for the tricks, traps, lies, deceptions and wiles the enemy throws your way.

The word believe is found in 131 verses in the King James Bible. However, I feel led to share with you seven things you must believe.

First, You must believe He is a miracle working savior.

Matthew 9:28 says:

“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.”

Second, He wants you and your family saved.

Acts 16:31 says:

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Romans 10:9 says:

Move Beyond Your Circumstances

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Do you realize you can love God with all your heart. . .be saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Spirit. . .walk in the gifts of the Spirit. . .but not have it all together?

A few days ago, the kind of person I just described stopped by our offices for a chat. This person has a spiritual depth and love of the Lord. . .but he was focused on some unpleasant circumstances in his life.

My advice to him and to each of us is simple.

Stop looking at your circumstances. Create the circumstances you want instead of the ones you’ve got. 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:”

Let me tell you one fact that can’t be modified or changed.

Never Seen Anything Like This

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I’ve seen some things in my life.

I’ve traveled in all fifty states, 19 foreign countries: England, Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Japan, Hong King, Taiwan, South Vietnam and France.

I’ve ridden a camel to the Pyramids in Egypt.

I’ve climbed the Eiffel Tower.

I’ve viewed the Parthenon in Athens.

I’ve toured the Palace at Versailles.

I’ve been in the Tomb where Christ was raised from the dead.

I’ve watched the sun rise on the Sea of Galilee before crossing over in a boat.

7 Things God Is Doing For You

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Back in 2004, there was a movie entitled Fifty First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.  In the story Barrymore has a short-term memory loss; she can't remember anything that happened the day before. 

So every morning the Sandler character has to woo the Barrymore character all over again from the beginning hoping she'll like him.  At the end of the movie, he prepares a video for her to watch each morning which reminds her of the things in her life which she has forgotten like the fact that they are now married.

That was a movie...make believe...but let me tell you about some ways we have short-term memory problems about God and how real He is.

Sometimes we seem to have short term memory loss when it comes to remembering what God has done for us.  That's why we have a book of life...called the Bible in which we can and should refer to on a daily basis.

There are seven things God is doing just for you every day.

1.      God hears our prayers.

God Knows. . .When You Don't

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who thought they “knew it all?” Perhaps you even referred to that person as a “know it all.”

Truth of the matter is. . .when we think we know it all. . .we haven’t even begun to tap into the wisdom and knowledge that’s available to us.

The scientist and science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov once said:

“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

Now that’s funny.

Have there been times in your life. . .when you totally realized you didn’t “know it all?” In fact, you didn’t even know what to do next.

Seven Bad Things

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I got excited thinking about how we have four months remaining in 2019. That’s more than enough time to change the direction of our destiny.

Yes, it’s definitely turnaround time for each of us no matter where we are around the world.

We believe the next the next four months to be the most positive, successful, uplifting and inspirational days of your life.

So, you can imagine our surprise when we were led to teach seven bad things to not do in the remainder of this year or ever for that matter.

Please understand this is not a negative teaching but rather one that’s instructively providing a clear direction on what the Word says we should and shouldn’t be doing from this day forward.

Deuteronomy 4:40 in the Contemporary English Version says:

“Today I am explaining his laws and teachings. And if you always obey them, you and your descendants will live long and be successful in the land the LORD is giving you.”