Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Mission Is To Reap The Lost - Is It Yours?

What is your mission as a child of the most high God?

If you read Luke 4, you will see that Jesus gives his mission statement. Since we are created in His image and likeness, we should have the same mission. Jesus is concerned about the lost souls - those who don't realize that He died for their sins - let's do what Jesus wants us to do - reap the lost.

During this season of harvest, let's think about what we can do to reap the lost. As you read the new testament books, you will see that Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil.

Do you realize that you have been given the same authority? Just like you can water a plant that seems to be dying to bring life back to it, you can bring life to other's dead situations as you sow the word of God to bring restoration, hope, healing and deliverance to them. Give it a try. The word of God is sharp and powerful and does what God intends for it to do.

The next time you sense in your spirit that you have encountered someone who is walking in darkness and is lost, sow into them the word that the Holy Ghost has given you to reap a soul for the kingdom of God.

Here is Jesus mission statement:

Luke 4:17

The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captive, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. King James Version

In conclusion, as you operate in the power and authority that you have been given, you will be able to reap the lost by offering them healing, deliverance and illumination.
Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Ghost Will Move You From Fear To Faith

Halloween is only a few days from today. It is a day when people participating in the celebration of Halloween put on costumes that either bring fear to others or characterizes something else that you are familiar with that is harmless. For example, I've seen people dress up as the devil, a witch, a ghost and any other creature that would bring fear to you. I've also seen others dress up as princesses, angels and cuddly animals.

Having Halloween as a holiday that is celebrated during the month that is considered to be the beginning of harvest time is a setup by the Holy Ghost.

God wants to see if you are going to believe in what the devil's ghost and goblins want you to believe about your harvest or what the Holy Ghost has told you about your harvest.

I believe that the enemy wants you to walk in fear during this time instead of faith so that you won't reap the harvest that God has already intended for you to have. He wants you to look at your situation with the natural eye and not with the supernatural power of the Holy Ghost. In other words, he wants you to see your situation as doom and gloom instead of prosperous and purposeful.

Ephesians 6:16 says above all, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. King James Version

In conclusion, as you walk in faith instead of fear, you will be able to cast down thoughts and imaginations that the enemy is trying to put in your mind that don't bring glory to God.

As a child of the most high God, you have been empowered by the Holy Ghost to walk in victory and not as a victim, you have been empowered to walk in faith and not fear and you will be prosperous and not pathetic.

Jesus said that He has given us the power of the Holy Ghost to lead us and guide us. Now what are you going to do with it during this time of harvest?
Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do You Have Pumpkin Seed To Sow?

Since this is October, in Jacksonville, Florida, as you drive throughout the city, you will see lots of pumpkin patches. These pumpkin patches usually are visited by families as an outing on a Saturday or Sunday. Some of these pumpkins are huge. The kids visiting the pumpkin patch get to pick out a pumpkin to carve out a funny face on it. Those who look forward to making their favorite and famous pumpkin pies, look forward to picking out pumpkins to wow their family and friends. Basically, what I'm saying here is that the pumpkins are in their season and make great craft activities as well as delicious pumpkin pies.

Well, just like it is harvest time for pumpkin lovers, it is also harvest time for you. Genesis says that as long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest. What you are reaping as a harvest right now is based on what you have sown previously. Just like the pumpkin seeds were sown to produce a harvest during this fall season, you have sown financially and are reaping from it during this fall season as well.

Just like there are huge pumpkins during this harvest season, is your financial increase huge? It is definitely determined by how you sowed financially. When you sow sparingly, you reap sparingly and when you sow bountifully, you reap bountifully. If you want a harvest that is running over an in abundance, then sow accordingly.

In conclusion, know this, as you continue to sow your financial seed,
know that God will multiply it
know tha God will supply all your needs
know that He will give you an abundance of seed to sow
know that there will be a continual flow of His blessings in your life
know that you will walk in His divine sufficiency.

Here is a scripture to mediate on: Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. King James Version

Let's continue to sow our tithes and offerings to reap a financial harvest to the glory of God.
Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trick Or Treat?

As I have stated at the beginning of this month - it is harvest time! Now you are wondering how could this be harvest time when people are still jobless, homeless and can't even see when there will be an end to their financial stresses.

The reason I can say this is because Jesus is still Lord of the harvest. He says in Genesis that as long as the earth remains there will be seedtime and harvest. You have not been tricked by God. God's word is true.

Now you will be tricked if you choose to listen the words that the enemy is feeding you such as telling you that you don't have to continue tithing and giving since you are unsure of what the economy will be like in the future. Don't give into the lie. God's resource NEVER runs out. You just need to know how to tap into them.

Now here's where the treat comes in, read Malachi 3:11 - it says:

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sake, and he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, niether shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, said the Lord of host. King James Version

In conclusion, as you continue to tithe and give during this season of economic uncertainty, God says that you will reap a harvest in the season that you are supposed to as you walk in obedience and in faith.

Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Go Get The Harvest Of Souls

There are many individuals during this time of uncertainty looking for answers to life's questions. Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life. Then there are those of us who already know this and have a duty of enlightening others of this revelation.

So why aren't we doing this? Well, I know we have jobs, families and other obligations but our main focus should be for the harvest of souls. There was no question about whether or not this was Jesus agenda. Not only did He let everyone know that He had to be about His father's business but He demonstrated it by compelling men to be saved.

Keep this word near you as you go to work, shop, travel, etc.

Matthew 9:37

Then said he to all his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few. King James Version

In conclusion, as soon as you accept your calling to win souls to the kingdom, you not only will be fulfilling one of your purposes but also help someone else to come to know the one and only true and living God - the Lord of the harvest.

Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Expect Your Abundant Harvest To Come!

The struggle is over! You are a child of the most High God. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, all the gold is His and all the silver. As you tap into your inheritance that is due because of being in covenant with God, you can expect your abundant fiancial harvest to come.

Let's think about this for a minute. God wants us to acknowledge Him as our source. He is our strength and He gives us the wisdom we need to get the wealth that He has already predestined for us to have. As long as you keep things in perspective and not think that it is of your own strength and your own wisdom, then you will begin to experience your financial breakthrough.

You also need to know that God is blessing you to be a blessing. He is not going to increase you if you are selfish. You have to be about God's business and be a blessing to the kingdom. If this is not your attitude, then you harvest will leave you so fast until you won't be able to figure out what happened.

Here is a scripture to meditate on:

Leviticus 23:10

Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them, when ye be come into
the land which I give unto you and shall reap the harvest thereof then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest. King James Version

In conclusion, as you begin to see your financial harvest come to fruition, you are to acknowlege God first by bringing your first fruit to your local church. This will not only be a blessing to you but for those who will be coming to the house for assistance.

Read, Pray, Know, Then Go!

Monday, October 18, 2010

During Harvest Time, Put God First And Receive His Provision For All Your Needs

If seems like most christians today are spending a lot of time worrying about their money, bills and anything else that has to do with money.

This is not the will of the Lord. God wants you to be free and delivered from those worries. As a child of the most high God, you are to walk in financial freedom and victory because you KNOW that God will supernaturally provide your every need.

As you are obedient in giving your tithes and offerings to God first, God will not only meet your needs but also enable you to live in a cycle of God's supernatural provisions where you reap God's abundance and all your needs are continually met. You will also operate in overflow in your finances and be a blessing to others in the kingdom of God.

Here is the scripture to meditate on so that you walk in faith and not fear, do the will of God and not worry:

Matthew 6:31-33

Therefore, take no thought saying what shall we eat or what shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But see ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. King James Version

So don't worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to. The Living Bible

In conclusion, this is the will for God in your life, that you live in a cycle of His supernatural provision where you continually draw from God all that you need because it is harvest time!

Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Harvest Time

Today there was a change in the temperature here in Jacksonville, Florida. The leaves will be changing colors shortly. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Christmas will be celebrated by family and friends to close out the year.

Since this is the last quarter of the year, we should be evaluating what changes we need to make in order to finish out the year strong.

What is it that you set as a goal at the beginning of the year? Are you closer to getting it accomplished? What do you need to do to ensure that you accomplish it?

Here is a scripture that comes to mind when I think of this time of year:

Genesis 8:22

As long as the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. King James Version

What this verse says to me is that there is a proper time to sow and there is a proper time to reap. In order to reap, you have to sow. What are you sowing? Is it time for you to reap your harvest?

In conclusion, once you have evaluated where you are, do everything in the power of God to end this year reaping your harvest.

Read,Pray,Know,Then Go!

Saturday, October 2, 2010