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Prosperity Special. Part 12. The key to activating God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper inside of our heart.

Friday, October 22, 2004

To be great at anything in life requires a tremendous amount of time, effort, dedication and devotion.

PSA 111:2 Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them.

JOH 8:31 “If you continue in My word, {then} you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

ACT 2:42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,

ACT 9:31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed prosperity, being built up; and, going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
ACT 14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and {saying,} “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

2TI 3:14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned {them};

LUK 8:11the seed is the word of God.
1PE 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, {that is,} through the living and abiding word of God.

What does it mean to sow a seed? To plant a thought or new thoughts.

JAM 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

1CO 7:35 And this I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly, and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.
Living Bible – PSA 119:78 Let the proud be disgraced, for they have cut me down with all their lies. But I will concentrate my thoughts upon your laws.

“Knowledge” itself is not sufficient enough to activate God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper. God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper come from epignosis or doctrine metabolized.

We can understand God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper with our minds but it may not be strong enough for us to trust and apply these principles – that is where faith comes in.

LUK 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

2CO 9:6 “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.”
PRO 11:24 “There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but {it results} only in want.”
PRO 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is.

When we work diligently at meditating on God’s Word or thinking in the realm of divine viewpoint, this will change every aspect of our lives because the significant events in our lives are based upon what we believe deep down in our heart.

PRO 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
DEU 11:18 You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul;
PSA 37:31 “The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.”

In difficult economic times, many people try to stockpile money and hoard up food and other necessities of life.

He wants us to store up doctrine in our hearts so that we will react instinctively to any crisis whenever we are faced with one.

Instead of focusing on bad news, our hearts should be “fixed” upon God’s Word, trusting completely in His promises.

No matter how bad the situation might look, a truly established heart will never waver.

ACT 19:20 So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.
Prevail – “ischuo” = to be strong and powerful.

HEB 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

No matter how bad a situation might seem to be, God will always come through to the exact degree that we believe and trust in Him and His character and nature.

When we work diligently at studying and meditating on God’s Word, this will change every aspect of our lives because what really matters is what we believe deep down in our heart.

ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,

Our part is to get enough doctrine in our hearts so that we will be able to trust totally and completely in Him, no matter what the problem may be.

NAH 1:7 The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who trust in Him.

PSA 40:4 How happy is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into lies.
JER 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.

When a problem comes into our lives, our minds should immediately turn to the storage area in our hearts and search out the appropriate laws of God that will affect the problem that we are faced with. When difficult problems come into our lives, instead of being full of cares and worries, God wants us to go to Him with a faith that is based solely upon the promises in His Word.

PHI 4:68 Stop worrying about anything, but in every circumstance through prayer and through supplication for personal needs after thanksgivings let your requests or petitions be revealed to the God. In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your motivation minds in Christ Jesus. From now on, members of the Royal family of God, whatever is true [doctrinal], whatever is honorable [noble or worthy of respect], whatever is just [fair or right], whatever is pure [of proper motivation] whatever personal loves exist, whatever is commendable, if there is any virtue [and there is for the mature believer – first class condition] and if anything worthy of praise [and there is for the mature believer – first class condition], be concentrating on these things.

PHI 4:9 These things [doctrinal principles] also you have learned [manthano – learned from a teacher under strict academic discipline] and received [or accepted through metabolization of doctrine] and having heard[under discipline] and have understood by means of me [Paul’s teaching ministry]. Be putting these into action and the God of prosperity shall be with you, all of you [supergrace believers].

JOH 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

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