7 Primary Ways God Heals

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Jesus is our Great Physician and His power, knowledge and abilities are without limitation because He is Jehovah-Rapha, our God who heals.

Exodus 15:26 says:

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”

According to Strong’s Concordance. . .the very name of God. . .Jehovah-Rapha reveals He is “. . .the Lord that healeth thee.” (H7495)

The fact that Jesus would pay the price for our healing was prophesied 700 years before His birth by the prophet Isaiah.  In fact, Isaiah 53:4-5 says:

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

Isaiah prophesied long before Jesus ever walked the earth as a man. . .long before He was crucified and resurrected.  That’s why some people who don’t believe in divine healing cite this verse as historical fact with no spiritual application.  However, we cannot ignore the words of Matthew 8:16-17 which says:

7 Reasons Not To Compare Yourself To Others

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

 “Stop It.”

When I heard those two words I was standing in a Half Price Book Store glancing through a book. . .I was about purchase.  I looked around to see if one of the other customers had spoken those words to me. . .they had not. . .there was no one near me.

I knew the spirit of the Lord was clearly speaking to me so I sat down at a table as I paused to hear His voice. . .He said to me:

"Tell my children to stop comparing themselves to others. My Word and their obedience to it...is the only measure of comparison my children should be concerned about."

I meditated on those words.  “Tell my children to stop comparing themselves to others.”

I realized that many people get themselves into financial trouble because they’re always comparing themselves to others and the things they have or don’t have.

I saw a recent survey that revealed that the average age children get a cell phone is eight years old.  Can you believe that?

Have your children or grandchildren ever asked you for a cell phone like “so and so” has?  Every new cell phone release. . .with the latest gadgets and widgets prompts the requests for a new phone.

By the way, it’s not just the children that want the latest and greatest.  It’s Moms and Dads as well.  Why this got to have IT attitude?  It’s simple, comparing what we have with what others have.

I could talk about this economic foolishness because it manifests on so many levels with all kinds of purchases. . .but I need to move on.

As I was reflecting on the Lord’s words to me. . .I felt stirred to write “seven reasons not to compare ourselves to others.”

7 Keys To Being A Receiver

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

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John 1:12 in the Amplified Bible says:

“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.”

According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word for receive is H2943 and it means:

“to take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing in order to use it; to take what is one's own, to take to one's self, to make one's own; to receive (what is given), to gain, get, obtain, to get back”

Salvation is a gift. . .but we must receive it.

Healing is a gift. . .but we must receive it.

God’s promises are a gift. . .but we must receive them.

Holy Ghost power is a gift. . .but we must receive it.

There are times when people won’t receive a gift, a blessing or a compliment because of some false sense of humility.

7 Facts About Your Guaranteed Harvest

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I vividly remember a Pastors’ breakfast I hosted in Birmingham, AL.  After the meeting I was amazed to hear a number of Pastors say they’re weren’t teaching on tithes and offerings at the moment. . .because many of their people were either laid off or unemployed.

I told them that was the absolute worst thing they could do.  They were failing to teach the one thing that is guaranteed to get their people out of their financial abyss.

Over the years, I’ve had people asked if there any such thing as a GUARANTEED HARVEST.

My answer is always the same and it’s simple.  . .ABSOLUTELY.

This information is not secret information . . . it’s not mystical or magical . . . it’s simply and profoundly, the Word of God.

The scriptural insight in this teaching has changed the lives of millions of people just like you and best of all, it can change your life as well.  Remember, if God did it for others, He will do it for you.

Here are seven amazing facts about how to guarantee your harvest.

Confession Over The Seeds You Sow

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

“Father, in the name of Jesus, I command this Holy Spirit led-seed to go where I tell it to go. . .to do what I tell it to do. . .I speak that it will not return void.  In the strong name of Jesus, by the authority of the Word in Matthew 16:19 which says that whatever is bound on earth is bound in heaven. . .I bind any and every hindering spirit that would seek crop failure for the precious seed that I’m sowing.  The Word says in John 16:23 that whatever I ask in your name. . .you will give it to me.  Father, just as a farmer expects a harvest from the seed he sows into the ground. . .I’m claiming my mega harvest over the seed that I’ve sown.  I’m standing in expectation for an immediate bumper crop harvest.  In the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen.”

7 Facts About God's Timing

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

If a quarterback's timing is off. . .he's going to have a bad day with more interceptions than touchdowns.  That's clearly evident in some of the National Football League games you watch each week.

If a basketball player, whether high school, college or professional, has his timing off. . .he won't be able to make a free throw. . .no matter how big the rim is.

If life. . .if your timing is off. . .you can miss possibilities. . .and opportunities for success.

Timing is critically important in life.

Something can be a good idea. . .it can be a great idea. . .it can be a God idea but for it to be successful it must be in God's timing. 

Here are seven facts you ought to know about His timing.

1.         The Holy Spirit gives you the timing.

"Are You Kidding Me?"..."Don't Say That!"

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Brother Kenneth Hagin in talking about believers once said:

“Bless their darling hearts and stupid heads.”

Sometimes I’m amazed at what comes out of the mouths of Christians.

I’m talking about people who love God with all their hearts.  People who are in church every time the doors are open.  People who will no doubt go to heaven.

But sometimes they say things that are just stupid. . .spiritually speaking, of course.

For instance. . .

7 Questions About God's Plans For Us

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 in the Message Bible says:

After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot.

“Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work.

It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. . .”

As we read, re-read and re-read theses verse again. . .we knew God was giving us a powerful revelation we were to share with His children.

Here are seven questions about God’s plans for us.

1.  Where do you want to go?

The key to success is to determine why you are where you are. . .where God wants you to be. . .create a plan to get there. . .and start where you are with what you’ve got.

7 Ways To Know If It's A Winning Idea

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States, once said:

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.”

If you’ve got a great mind. . .focused on ideas. . .raise your hand.

Yes, I know we can’t see you but. . .God can.

And He’s the One that counts.

People who think about and act on ideas. . .are the ones who become winners in life.

Henry Ward Beecher once said:

“The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.”

7 Keys To A Financial Breakthrough

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Need a financial breakthrough? 

Let’s establish some basic facts.

First, our God is a God of breakthroughs and miracles.

Second, make sure the windows of heaven are open over your life.

Third, He hears and answers your prayers because He promised He would.

Fourth, His best is not about us living from miracle to miracle.

Fifth, if you doubt your miracle manifestation . . .you will do without it.

Sixth, make your breakthrough a part of your daily confession.

Seventh, stop doing stupid things financially and begin using His wisdom.

7 Keys To Where You'll Be On New Year's Eve

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

There are 78 days left in 2015. . .this article is designed to help you imagine where you want to be on New Year’s Eve.  It will be here before you know it.

I’m not talking about which church service or party you will attend but where you will be in life. . .that night.  Will you have achieved your goals?  Will you be full of anticipation and expectation about 2016?

Let’s start by establishing a very basic fact.  There are only two ways you can see what will be happening on New Year’s Eve.

First, with your natural eyes.

Second, with your imagination.

The word imagination is defined in the Merriam Webster Intercollegiate Dictionary as: