7 Confessions For The First 7 Days of January, 2020

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Child of God…

The decisions you make in the remainder of 2019 will determine your destiny in 2020.

The New Year is fast approaching … are you ready to live it to the fullest?

I was directed by our Heavenly Father to be very bold with you in this letter.

He said:

“Tell my children that just hoping things will get better will not make 2020 a better year...but I can make it so.”

Then the Lord told me He wants you to develop a 20/20 vision for success, prosperity and healing. He gave me very specific instructions on what He wants us to speak as we greet the New Year.

Change is not a function of a calendar, but it is a personal decision for us to change what we’re saying and doing.

The Lord gave me five instructions for each of us and then He led me in writing seven confessions for each of the first seven days in the New Year. 

Here are the instructions.

#1 Start the year differently than you ever have before.

Don’t do what you’ve always done.

If you’ve always made New Year’s resolutions on losing weight, exercising more, getting your personal finances in order...only to have your good intentions fade with the passing of each new day...

 Get ready for something that will not fade but grow stronger...every day.

Revelation 21:5 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

“And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).”

Please focus as you read this...it’s critical to your future success.

#2 Set a specific time to boldly proclaim your confessions each day.

Set an alarm...write it on your calendar...put a reminder on your refrigerator but COMMIT to make your seven daily confessions at a specific time.

It’s important that you come into line with the Word of God every day. Do not let the tyranny of the urgent or anything else stand in your way. Psalm 90:12 Classic Amplified Bible says:

“So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.” Make every effort to get Ecclesiastes 3:1 (MSG) down in your spirit.“

There’s a Right Time for Everything.

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.”

STOP RIGHT NOW!! Ask God what would be the best time for you to speak your confessions each day.

Write down the first time that came to your mind.  

Next, ask God to help you honor the time that He brought to your mind.

#3 Make your daily confession with a holy boldness that will shake the hordes of hell.

Acts 14:3 in the New Living Translation says:

“But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.”

When you speak the Word boldly and confidently...these things will begin manifesting in your life.

That’s why, my fine wife, Bev and I are speaking Acts 4:29 (MSG) over you...

Say this out loud over yourself:

“. . . give me fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

Making these daily confessions for the first seven days of 2020 will give you “fearless confidence” and “healings and miracles and wonders” are manifested in and through your life.

#4 Forget the past...focus on the future.

As I was praying about what the Lord would have me say in this letter...He led me to 2 Corinthians 5:17.

He directed me to tell His children that this verse applies to more than being born-again. He wants you to know it’s a formula for living the God kind of life 20/20.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

I love how that verse says that “old things are passed away.” The Contemporary English version says, “The past is forgotten.” The New Living Translation says, “The old life is gone, a new life has begun.”

What will make this new life begin? It’s not the passage of time...but a conscious decision to put God first in every decision we make...to give Him glory and honor for the mighty things He has done and is doing in our lives.

And, yes, to speak into existence the God-given confessions He wants me to send to you.

#5 Two steps to make 2020 your best year ever.

First, I was directed by the Lord not to send the confessions with this email...He told me that if you responded...you would be serious about wanting to receive the confessions.

Second, let me know you if you want me to email them to you ASAP. You will have a chance to request the Confessions below.

As the old saying goes, if you want something you’ve never had...you must do something you’ve never done.

Finally, Bev and I are going to spend New Year’s Day praying these seven confessions over you.

Waiting to hear from you.

Blessings and favor,

 

President of the Debt Free Army

7 Reasons Success Can Be Yours

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Early. . .very early one Sunday morning. . .I was pondering a question that demands an answer.

Do we want to succeed enough to plan our action and then act on the plan?

It’s one thing to think about what we want to do. . .and that’s good. . .just not good enough.

It’s another thing to talk/speak/confess what we want to do. . .that’s good. . .just not good enough.

It’s something else to plan what we’re thinking about. . .and that’s good. . .just not good enough.

However, what we’re thinking, speaking and planning will never become a reality until we actually act on what we’ve been thinking, speaking and planning.

Here are seven reasons success can be yours if you take action now.

Action # 1Think about something. . .good.

Proverbs 23:7 says:

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .”

7 Keys To Your Financial Breakthrough

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Breakthrough is a word we hear quite a bit in Christian circles.

I checked twelve different translations and found breakthrough only appears in the Message Bible and not in the context of contemporary usage.

According to dictionary.com breakthrough is defined as:

“a military movement or advance all the way through and beyond an enemy's front-line defense; an act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction; the overcoming of a stalemate.”

The dictionary definition is more in line with how we use the word breakthrough.

Now let me share with you the Herring Life Experiences definition of breakthrough. It is a:

“Sudden burst of revelation that enthusiastically moves you beyond all previous points of past resistance bringing you to a new level of success.”

In other words, you. . .nobody else but you . . . will make a decision to move beyond the boundaries that societal inertia or attacks of the enemy have taken you.

If you’ve ever prayed for a breakthrough and it hasn’t happened yet . . . get ready for the revelation in this teaching tonight.

Seven Ways To Hurt The Devil

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever wondered why it seems that you’ve been under constant attack by the enemy of your destiny?

Have you thought about why it seems nothing goes right. . .almost as if the enemy is playing games on you?

The answer is simple.

Satan fights what hurts him most. . .and that’s you.

He recognizes your potential for the Kingdom.

He knows God created a path through the Word for you to be successful and prosperous.

He understands God positioned you to operate in the end-time Office of the Giver.

He’s frightened that you’ll tap into previously unknown potential.

He’s petrified you will realize that he’s a defeated foe.

Eliminating The Giants In Your Life

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Are you facing any giants today?

We must defeat the giants in our lives before we can ever enter the Promised Land.

How do your giant(s) compare with Goliath?

1 Samuel 17:4 says:

“And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.”

Based on the King James Version of the Bible six cubits and a span would make Goliath over nine feet tall.

When you consider the average height of a man in Biblical times was five feet three inches. . Goliath was truly a giant.

1 Samuel 17:5 says:

“And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.”

7 Ways To Keep Your Focus. . .Focused

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Have you ever met someone who was educated beyond their intelligence?

People who think they know more than they do. . .or that they always have the right answers, no matter what.

I’ve met my share of Christians who feel they’re more spiritual mature. . .advanced beyond ordinary Christians. I suspect that somewhere in the Bible there is a verse or verses concerning self-gratification or spiritual pride.

Recently, I had a brief conversation with someone who said. . .I heard you talking about focus, but you need to know that word is not in the King James Bible.

I immediately shared that the word, focus, is in the Amplified (1); God’s Word Translation (28); Message Bible (28) and the New Living Translation (4).

He quickly said that may be true but it’s not in the King James Bible.

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 www.haroldherring.com 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 christiansoldierbookstore.com

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