The Tune of Life

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“Life is whatever you make it, so don’t make it an apology for within you lies greatness and all that you need for success. Your life is an occasion so rise to it and make it count. Faith is the womb that gives birth to grace so never stop believing. You are not a victim! Live life as though there is no tomorrow knowing fully well that your decisions today are shaping your future right now! Life is one big party to which we have all been invited: your birth was your invitation so don’t live life like a gate crusher. This is your party too. When one door closes, another opens almost immediately so give yourself a fighting chance and never stop believing; let hope be your anchor even as you labour in God’s grace. Never stop dreaming and make each day count. You are an intergral part in this grand spectacle that is life and have a choice to sit it out or dance. Today, I sure hope you dance.”

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Embrace The Future!

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No one moves forward while looking back so forget the past and keep your eyes focused on the future. And instead of guessing what the future holds, create one and be the master of your destiny that you are meant to be. Your future is happening right now with every decision you make. Nelson Mandela once said, “everything is possible until it is done”; dare to push the boundaries and think outside the box. You were born to win and your last word shall be victory! Compliments of the season, Blessings!

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Blessing by Association!

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Mark 7:13 – Social beliefs and traditions will oppose your faith!
making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.” (Mark 7:13 NKJV)

In sociology, we study how people interact with other people groups and what affect that has on them and the people they mix with. A big part of who you are is as a result of your environment and the society you grew up in. And although do not believe that you were born like a blank tablet, you did not know much but for your genetic predispositions and characterises that you inherited from your two parents.

Jesus was aware of this social influence and knew what a hindrance it would be to us receiving the gospel. These social beliefs become strongholds over a period of time and make up our automatic response to different situations in our lives, unfortunately that includes our attitudes towards the word! Cast away your preconceived traditions such as God only helps those who help themselves… Your beliefs and culture shape you in life until your mind is renewed by the word of God. And now you can believe without contradiction within yourself!

Genesis 12:3 – The purpose of the blessing is so you can bless others!
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3 NKJV)

The blessing is for all the nations of the earth! Notice that God will only trust you with abundant blessing when you are a part of something bigger than just yourself. Do people get blessed by hanging out with you? Are you a source of joy or pain to others? Notice how Lot got loaded on account of the blessing that was on Abram. See how quickly people forget and start fighting the those who blessed them like Lot did with his uncle though, but it is not your business to fight them as no matter where you go, the blessing will just make you… Can anyone honestly say that their life has been transformed because they met you? You are blessed to be a blessing!

Genesis 13:1-2 – Like the world, Lot understood the power of Association!
Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. (Genesis 13:1, 2 NKJV)

Lot understood the power of association and decided to follow Abram! Notice that Lot did not even invite his nephew but Lot’s mama didn’t raise no fool! You do not even need to be wise to get a wise man’s results, simply do what the wise man does and see what the Lord will do for you.

In every family there’s an Abraham and not everyone will like you and pat you on your back. But you do not now start fighting with the people you have helped to carry. Before Abram left his people, no wealth is spoken of him until the Lord pronounced a blessing on his life. Wealth that came without any toil or struggle!

Find yourself someone who carries the blessing and associate yourself with them. There is such a thing as blessing by association! Who are your mentors? Do you know anyone who has been where you want to go in life? A man with the blessing can go into the desert and come out rich! The blessing is the difference maker in your life.

1 Corinthians 15:33 – You become like those you hang out with!
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” (I Corinthians 15:33 NKJV)

Psalm 1:1-3 – Watch who you allow to get close to you!
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in
the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord , And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalms 1:1-3 NKJV)

Genesis 30:25-28 – The blessing on Jacob was tangible & transferable!
And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country. Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service which I have done for you.” And Laban said to him, “Please stay, if I have found favour in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake.” Then he said, “Name me your wages, and I will give it. ” (Genesis 30:25-28 NKJV)

Genesis 39:1-6 – The blessing on Joseph was tangible & transferable!
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favour in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field. Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. (Genesis 39:1-6 NKJV)

Luke 1:31-45 – Jesus’ birth announced and the blessing by association in the womb!
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus . He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “ The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfilment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” (Luke 1:31-45 NKJV)

2 Kings 2:1-14 – A Double portion of the Anointing!
And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel. Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!” Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.” But he said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho. Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!” Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” But he said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So the two of them went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground. And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so. ” Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. (II Kings 2:1-14 NKJV)

Gilgal
Joshua 5:10-12
Now the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho. And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year. (Joshua 5:10-12 NKJV)

The place of walking on the spirit as the manna stopped! Association with your man of God helps you flourish like a palm tree and cease being a baby! Instead of relying on hand-outs, the blessing just makes you rich, it creates work for you, it creates contracts for you, the blessing causes you to be fruitful so now you do not rely on any manna…

At Gilgal, God delivers you from Egypt, no longer to live by sight following the cloud but by faith! No more flesh at Gilgal! Notice that Elisha refused to go away and settle for less; when you find a man of God, hold on to him and don’t let go! Just like when you find a good woman, don’t you let her go bro lol! She is a good thing indeed 🙂

Bethel
The place for the presence of the Lord as it is the house of God. Here you are the gate between heaven and earth. Association with your man of God keeps you close to the Lord by staying in his presence and staying in the house of the Lord.

It was here that King Soul fell, Samuel called Bethel, the place of decision! This is where Jacob had an encounter with God and His name was changed to Israel: Jacob died and Israel arose! At Bethel, God will change your name from Soul to Paul, from Simon to Peter, from Abram to Abraham, from depressed to joyful, from ugly to gorgeous, from failure to conquerer, from quitter to tenacious, from illegal to citizen, from procrastinator to action man/ woman, from worry-prone to praise-addict, from doubting Thomas to believing Abraham, from loser to perpetual winner and your last word shall be victory!

Jericho
This is the place of spiritual warfare, where you will have to fight some battles and will have to overcome some stuff! But fear not, for the Lo your God is with you always and greater is he that is in you than he that is on the world. The place of victory! Association with your man of God will give you perpetual conquest in life. And after all is said and done, your last word shall be victory!

Jordan
The place of vision! If you can see it, you can have it! Elijah said, “if you see me go up, you shall receive a double portion of my anointing!” can you see yourself anointed, loaded, healed, healthy, successful, blessed, happy, married, graduating, living your dream…etc?

Develop a personal relationship with the person of the Holy Spirit and learn to associate with Him as the most natural part of your life. Jesus relied on the Holy Spirit for everything he did: Born of the holy ghost, baptised in the holy ghost, overcame the wilderness by the holy ghost, anointed to preach the gospel by the holy ghost, raised back to life by the holy ghost and even gave his very last instructions by the holy ghost! And as he was leaving, he made association with the holy ghost a priority saying do not do anything or go anywhere until he has come and filled you with power! Now remember that the blessing is endowment of power to get results! There is such a thing as blessing by association! Fellowship with the holy ghost and find yourself a prophet, then see manifestation like never before in your life…Selah

The Promise of Increase

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The Promise of Increase

Introduction

Psalm 115:12-16 – The Lord will bless and increase me more and more!
The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, Both small and great. May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men. (Psalm 115:12-16 NKJV)

3 John 1:2 – It is the will of God for me to prosper and be in health!
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2 NKJV)

It is the will of God for you to prosper and be in health. Health is definitely better than healing. And the Lord wants me to enjoy a perpetual state of health and prosperity both in my soul as well as on the outside. So God is not out to get me at all. If He was out to get you, He would have already got you by now if He was, He is God after all!

Galatians 3:16-18 – God will not break His covenant!
Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (Galatians 3:16-18 NKJV)

Isaiah 55:9-11 – His word shall not return to Him void!
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:9-11 NKJV)

Jeremiah 33:19 – As long as the sun comes out, His covenant remains!
And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord: ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season, then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites, the priests, My ministers. (Jeremiah 33:19-21 NKJV)

Hebrews 6:13-14 – God’s name is on the line here!
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” (Hebrews 6:13-14 NKJV)

Galatians 3:13-14 – Redeemed to be Blessed!
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13, 14 NKJV)

What is the Blessing?

Deuteronomy 8:18 – God’s ability on us!
But you shall remember the Lord your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. A blessing is an endowment of power to produce success. The blessing comes in form of the anointing, it is spiritual substance but its effects are tangible and quantifiable for all to see. The kings are coming to the brightness of your rising! The evidence of the blessing is your increase.

I am not supposed to be average, I am supposed to have a supernatural force behind me always. Church is not just about jerking and feeling something but results, I want my stuff! I am too blessed to be cursed! To demean yourself is blasphemous because Jesus already paid too great a price for you. Isaiah 54:17 says no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you, you shall you condemn.

It is foolish to preach poverty to a congregation and then ask for an offering! All families of the earth will be blessed through you. The church is not growing because she is broke!. We are supposed to be blessed, above only and not beneath, the head and not the tail. We were born to rule and have total dominion! Prosperity is not prosperity until you can prevent tragedy and misfortune in somebody else’s life. It is the will of God for you to prosper and God will not inflict you in order to prove he is the boss.

Who told you that you are a burger and cannot choose? Even in prison, Joseph prospered. Don’t let any TV preacher with unbelief lead you astray. This is my bible, I am what it says I am, I can do what it says I can do and I have what it says I have. Now you might be saying that this blessing was promised only to Israel and not us. Come and let me show you the Lord’s master plan for you and I in the word: God’s plan for the Gentiles!

Romans 9:25-26 – You were not my people, Now sons of God!
As He says also in Hosea: “I will call them My people, who were not My people, And her beloved, who was not beloved.” “And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.” (Romans 9:25, 26 NKJV)

Hosea 2:23 – You were not my people but Now are my people!
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’ ” (Hosea 2:23 NKJV)

1 Peter 2:9-10 – Once not a people but now the people of God! A chosen Generation!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9, 10 NKJV)

Isaiah 9:2 – A light has shined! No more darkness!
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2 NKJV)

Isaiah 42:16 – Darkness into Light, Crooked places made straight!
I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16 NKJV)

Romans 2:13-15 – The law imbedded in the heart!
(for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them ) (Romans 2:13-15 NKJV)

Galatians 3:6-9 – The Gospel is the Blessing!
Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. (Galatians 3:6-9 NKJV)

It is the word of faith that produces the miraculous… Please understand that it is those who are of faith that are the children of Abraham. The gospel is that all nations may be blessed through you, the gospel is good news! If you are preaching poverty and lack and are calling it the gospel, you are a liar! The gospel is that I should be blessed. Salvation literally means soteria, which is wholeness meaning nothing missing and nothing broken and that is the result of the blessing of the Lord.

What is it that you are saved from if you a still sick and still broke? It is a lie that you should remain average, down and out! Don’t ever see yourself inferior anymore. Say continually, let the Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants. He is our Daddy glory to God. Time to exercise your covenant rights and walk in the true blessing of Abraham. The blessing of Abraham is the gospel that Jesus died for on the cross.

Galatians 3:26-29 – We have put on Christ! All one in Christ!
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV)

As an heir, what good is an inheritance if you don’t know what it is or how to get hold of it? By putting on Christ, it’s like when you walk out naked and everybody describes you as the naked guy! But when you put your clothes on, they describe you by what you are wearing. In the same way, when people look at you, they ought not see your nakedness, where you came from, your job title, your qualifications, your good works, your title in the church, your ability, your weaknesses etc but see Jesus Christ as you are now a new creation!

All one in Christ means we all look exactly the same! No Jew nor Greek, no steward nor choir, no children’s minister nor prayer partner but all one in Christ! That means you cannot gossip or hate your brother or sister because they are just like you in Christ and by hating them, you are saying you hate yourself! Whatever you do to them or say about them, you are saying about yourself! You’re the Love revolution baby! God’s plan continues below: Made Jewish by the circumcision of the heart.

Romans 4:8 -13 – Righteous before circumcision!
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised. (Romans 4:8 -12 NKJV)

Romans 2:28-29 – I am a Jew, an inward Jew!
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. (Romans 2:28-29 NKJV)

I have been made a Jew in Christ as my heart has been circumcised in that I am the righteousness of God in Christ! And now a bonafide partaker of the blessing of Abraham! Now because I believe, my righteousness is accounted to me even before the circumcision of my heart with all my failures and weaknesses still evident! “I am a Jew!” Jesus only came to the house of Israel until after he said “it is finished!” The finished work was not our redemption but the fulfilment of the Abrahamic covenant. I will call nobody’s somebodies! The unloved, loved! The unwanted, wanted! Now even women have direct access as they have hearts that can be circumcised!

Conclusion: Without Hope and without God in this world!!!
Ephesians 2:11-15 – No Hope and without God in this world! Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, (Ephesians 2:11-15 NKJV)

When you get rid of your gentile mindset and know who you are in Christ, no matter how much you may be shaking, you refuse to be moved! The blessing is working for me and is increasing me right now! Hope talks of the future, it speaks of things to come such as our hope for life in heaven someday; where there will be no more weeping nor sorrow, no more sickness and disease, no more dying, no more pain, no more poverty and lack, no more depression etc. But now in Christ, we have hope right now in this world! It means we do not have to wait to get to heaven to experience and enjoy the glory but can have some Days of heaven on earth right now!!! I have hope in this world, the blessing has translated my hope from the future to my present and all I have to do is believe!

Much love,
David Kaluba.

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The circle of blessing

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The Lord has put a hedge of protection around me and no harm will come anywhere near me. How wonderful it is to watch a thousand falling off on my side and ten thousand on my right hand but still i remain untouchable!

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Demonstrating God’s Goodness

Demonstrating God's Goodness

Demonstrating God’s goodness

John 10:10
Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly! He wants us to have the God-kind of life, that zoe life which can only be found in Him. Notice that the enemy also has a job description here; he comes to steal, kill and destroy but Christ came to give us life. So next time something bad happens to you or you lose some money, perhaps you lose some joy or you get your heart broken; notice that it is not the Lord making you lose stuff! God will not make you sick just to show off that He is the Daddy, He is a good father.

3 John 2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.

How is it that some Christians never change and do not increase in any way, shape or form? What’s the difference between the world and us? Why is it that you are what you are today? The worst thing you can do is deceive yourself. We will talk about how you are made – your anatomy. Who and what are you really made of?

The bible tells you to prosper and be in good health. It doesn’t matter what anybody told you because if it is not in the word, then it is not true! The word says you are loaded, healed, well, joyful, above only and not beneath … “It is the will of God for me to prosper, and be in good health.”

Prosperity here denotes your complete wellbeing and wholeness and not just but including financially and materially. It means to literally have nothing missing and nothing broken.
Please understand God’s will for you because faith begins at the point of the known will of God. You must believe beyond any doubt that it is the Lord’s will for you to prosper and be in good health. It is his will that a thousand may fall on your left and ten thousand at your right hand without any harm coming near you.

Galatians 3:13
We have the blessing of Abraham because Christ has redeemed us from the curse.
The prosperity of your soul determines how prosperous you get on the outside.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things including your prosperity shall be added unto you – Matthew 6:33.

I expect to be blessed. The world teaches you not to expect anything so that you do not get disappointed. Christ has already redeemed me from poverty and lack. I am way too blessed to be cursed for I walk in the about of God… God is a good God. What would it look like if I went about broke, down and disgusted when my Daddy owns the whole earth?

Romans 12:1-2
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

When you renew your mind, then you can prove that good and acceptable will of God. Change is not change until you change! Is your thinking in line with the word of God? The word should be your final authority. Stay on the Lord’s side.

At university they tell you that everything is relative and everybody’s opinion is true if it is to them. The world believes wrong is right and right is wrong; even homosexuality is simply an alternative lifestyle these days! What happened to it being a perversion? Oranges should produce oranges, how come you give out grapes Christian? Change your thinking and change your life forever.

Notice that the bible says that this is your reasonable service so it is certainly not unusual to think and live right. You are expected to be of good character always. You want to preach and sing etc but you have no character, all you have is a form of godliness! If you don’t change your thinking, you will always be average!

What have you been watching, what are you listening to? It’s time to live right just because it is right. Time to be men and women of character. Notice here that the Lord wants a living sacrifice and not a dead one! Time to come alive again. I want my stuff, my healing, my money, my health, my anointing, my deliverance, my peace, my open doors etc, I want my stuff! If you don’t change your thinking, there will be no prosperity.

Genesis 1:26
It is the will of God that I may have dominion in all spheres of my life! My faith is not just for survival but to rule and dominate in this life! I was born to be the head and not the tail, the first and not the last, above only and not beneath. My Daddy and heavenly father owns the whole world and everything in it, I am a King’s kid!

Matthew 12:35
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Out of the good treasure of the heart, a good man brings forth good things. We can’t see what’s on your inside until it comes out. Renewing your mind involves your conscious thinking. Real change takes place in your spirit and not just your conscious.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The word of God is quick and powerful, it is active, operative, energising and effective. It penetrates and divides the line between the soul and the spirit… Don’t spend your time changing your fruit but do nothing about the root! Instead of dealing with a weight problem, deal with why you eat the way you do instead. Only the word of God can affect your innermost parts and provide real change because that’s where the roots are. When you got saved, you got changed to the core, created afresh, a new creation completely! Only the word can produce this change.

Your mind controls your decisions and your choices. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. How deep does the word affect your mind? When you change your mind, you change your family, your finances, your health, your life etc. Your focus should not be only on the outside, those are simply the symptoms but not the core or root problem. Most of us only deal with the symptoms of life and never deal with the root and that’s why we keep falling back into the same things over and over again!

Your will is your faculty of consciousness, it is the power to control your actions and desires. Intent is the destination while your will is the driver that propels you to reach your intended destination. Nothing just happens in this life! Mediocrity is being the best of the worst and the worst of the best! Change isn’t change because you are tired of it, or you are frustrated, or you are crying about it! Change is only change when you actually change.

Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart is also. Your entire treasurer is in your heart and your heart is the place where your soul and spirit meet. We cannot even begin to talk about your treasures without talking about your heart! Where you spend your finances show us exactly where your heart is. The symptoms we see on the outside are a reflection of the real treasure in your heart. We can see what is on your inside by just looking at your symptoms. We always live out our thinking and the truth always comes out.

Matthew 15:10-20
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defiles a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defiles a man. 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knows thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

It is not what goes inside a man that defiles a man but that which comes out of the mouth… Whatever you eat goes in the stomach and gets eliminated but what your mouth brings out of your treasurer, which is your heart is what defiles. Jesus goes on to show what comes out of the heart: evil thoughts, adultery, murders etc. Wrong thinking is any thinking that goes against the word of God. Change what you are giving your attention to and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

You can’t go around saying, ‘but I can’t control how I feel!’ every action begins with a thought. When your mind is negative, you will bring forth anger, bitterness, worry etc. But they don’t just get in there by themselves; you can change your treasure as it is a way of thinking. When your thinking changes, how you live also changes. You choose what goes on in your life by choosing the treasures in your heart. Life is a choice! It’s not because the Lord wanted you to go through that, no no no, you chose your life!

Deuteronomy 30:19
The Lord has already set before us His judgments and they are just waiting for our choices. He has set before you life and death, blessing and cursing and YOU control what you choose but after you make the choice, what you have chosen now controls you! Thy rode and thy stuff, they comfort me… Psalm 23:4b

1 Thessalonians 5:23
You are a spirit, who possesses a soul and dwells in a physical body! Get your mind renewed as nothing good dwells in your flesh. The word of God will change your thinking about society, university, education, politics, children, church, food, family, marriage, sport, science etc… Do not get your data from the world media! Where you are today is because of your thinking and not where you came from. If your thinking was right, it would have got you to your destiny by now, so change it. The beauty about the mind is that you can change it!

The shame of the church stops here and now! If you want to stay average, then this is not the right church for you. This is a church of eagles! You are a blessing going somewhere to happen glory to God. Every man’s mountain is his own ignorance! Change your thinking and prosper. It is time to live right just because it is right, now that’s character right there.

Now notice that John points out the SOUL out of the three. Why? Because your decisions are ordered by your soul. The soul constitutes your mind, your will, your emotions, your imagination and your intellect.

When was the last time you read anything? Get some education, get some wisdom, and get some understanding. Time will still pass whether you study something or not. You are broke because you are lazy! You are always fighting in your marriage because either both of you or one of you is still a child. Time to grow up! Prosper your soul.

Do you ever use your imagination? Take time to just imagine and see yourself where you want to be. Switch off everything and just dream, and while you are at it, dream big! Has the word of God had any impact on your life at all or are you still the same; still mean, still angry, still broke, still unfaithful etc. Time to change! Ignorance is expensive!

The hardware, which is my body, still looks the same but the software, which is the mind in me, has definitely changed so I now produce different results! Character anchors prosperity and wealth will simply amplify your foolishness!

Proverbs 23:7
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he! Whatever you are today is a result of what you think. You are a product of your thoughts for you are what you think! “The quality of s man’s life is perceived by his thoughts, it is composed of his choices, it is confirmed by his words and contracted by his actions.” – Dr Ramson Mumba

2 Corinthians 4:3
The word of God is foolishness to the world for the devil has blinded their eyes so that they may not see. So the mind has eyes! The blind mind refuses to accept the word of God. The blind mind thinks all is well when it is not – Proverbs 30:11.

Ephesians 4:17
Don’t walk like the world in the foolishness of their mind, get your thinking straight! The natural man does not receive the things of the Lord for they are spiritually discerned and the world things differently – 1 Corinthians 2:14.

Colossians 1:21
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.

We were once alienated and enemies of God in the mind. Our enmity with God was in the mind, in the soul. And as long as my thinking is not in line with the word of God, I remain an enemy of the Lord and that is not a place I want to be ever! For the Lord is awesome and higher than any other; there is nothing higher than the most high and nothing can get me higher. Who is this King of glory? Who is this King of glory? The Lord God almighty, He is the King of glory, the Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle; He is the King of glory.

2 Corinthians 5:17 – 18
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; But now we are a new creation in Christ Jesus, out with the old man and in with the new man. Since the body never changed, which part of you changed? Your soul is what changes.

Ephesians 4:22-24
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Put off the old man and put on the new! The evidence of a renewed mind is change! No change – no renewed mind, period! And change is not change until you change! So it is time to get rid of the old man. Three steps need to be taken:

1. Put off the old man. (Old dirty smelly nappy on)
2. Be renewed in your mind. (A wash and a clean)
3. Put on the new man? (New clean nappy on)

Don’t put clean nappies on top of old smelly nappies! It’s no wonder you lick everywhere and you smell. People a telling you that your attitude smells and you are arguing but they can smell the leakage! You are leaking and it smells bad. It’s time for a change!

Your Thinking Shapes your Future

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Your thinking shapes your future

Introduction

You are spirit, soul and body. Your spirit has been recreated and made anew.

However, your soul still needs renewing daily. Until we install a different program in your mind, you will still produce the same results! It is about uninstalling the devil’s software and installing a new one. So like a nappy, you put off the old man, renew your mind and then put on the new man! Your behaviour is not your problem but your thinking. And yes, this is a brain-washing process of the mind with the word. From the Greek work ‘metamorfo’, to transform is to be completely changed from one form to another just like in the case of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.

Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1, 2 NKJV)

Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

You are what you are today because of the way you think. You are where and who you are today because of your thinking. The heart of a man is a combination of his spirit and his soul. The most frustrating thing in Christianity is holding the book of promises but never seeing any of them! And for many years they have only been able to talk about it! It is time for serious Christians to take up their rightful place; people who want results and not just feel good. It’s time for people that are ready to dominate, to run businesses, to go places…

You may not look like much right now, it may not even seem like you will ever make it, but put yourself in the line of blessing by changing your thinking! I can’t lay hands on you to renew your mind. You must do the changing yourself. And change is not change until you actually change!

Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV)

Out of your heart flow the issues of life. The boundaries of your life are measured by your heart. What is in your heart determines your outcome. What are you allowing in your heart? Water is good for a boat to float on but lethal when allowed inside the heart! God will not use the devil to teach you anything, he doesn’t work for God! Your enemy is self-employed! So stop assisting him and resist him.

Money does not answer to education but rather answers to wisdom. Change your thinking and change your tomorrow. From renting to being a landlord! Change the words that you live under as they frame your thinking and as a man thinks so is he. So your words alternately frame your future!

Matthew 12:33-35

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. (Matthew 12:33-35 NKJV)

Every tree is known by its fruit. A good tree gives good fruit; a bad tree produces bad fruit!

Out of the abundance of the heart, a man speaks. A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart brings out good things. Your future is already stored up in your heart. Failure is not an even, nothing just happens!

When you open the contents of your heart, you can see your future. The people of Babel had only imagined to build the tower but God took it as concrete! If you can think it, you can certainly have it! If you cannot imagine it, forget about it for it will never happen!

Jeremiah 1:11-12

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” (Jeremiah 1:11, 12 NKJV)

I see myself anointed, a good father, I see myself blessed, I see myself healed, I see myself prosperous, I see myself breaking barriers; that’s what I see… What do you see? The word of God is near you, it’s on your mouth, then it’s in your heart and out of the abundance of your heart, the mouth speaks. And you have what you say. Thank God you do not have what your colleague or your neighbors say, they don’t like you very much anyway. Thank God you do not have what your adversaries say, your future is in your mouth and even when you cannot see a way out, you can talk your way out!