Tag: confidence in prayer

22
Nov

Take A New Look!

Take a new Look! You will believe!

Today… think good thoughts about yourself.

The swirl of negative and limiting beliefs that play in your head and heart will suck you under the sea of doubt fear and unbelief – IF YOU LET IT! As you know, the thoughts…”I am not good enough. I am not smart enough. I am not good looking enough! I am not confident enough. I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” will tear your confidence down and hold your soul captive.

Have you ever heard or felt anything like this? I have. These thoughts have come up inside me again and again, and I take each thought captive. Take every thought captive, not only your own but also the thoughts your friends or enemies send you!

So take a new look!!! The new look must come from within!

To begin this process, have a conversation with your unconscious mind. Say this, “I give my unconscious mind permission to change. I give my unconscious permission to be aware of new beliefs replacing old thoughts consciously. I receive truth as a person and not just a principle.

As you begin to focus on your future, take time to speak life to your entire being. ‘Unconscious…I tell you to receive God’s eternal Word as truth. I want you unconscious to receive the eternal holy light as truth. My unconscious mind, grab onto God’s Word and the Spirit of Truth and pull it to my core. Now I agree with my Father. I am made in His image and He chose me before he created anything. He is my source and I live in His dream! I walk in His wisdom and I continually live in His promises.

As I believe I receive! I choose to believe my Father loves to provide for my needs and my desires.'”

My limited belief system has held me captive too long. I now remember, my mental focus will determine my ability to set and achieve the goals I aspire to.

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #1

When you hear, “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough! ”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive now in Jesus Name. I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough.” and I now agree with the truth, “I am chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world! (Ephesians 1:4).

I declare to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father set my value before he sent me here. He knitted me together in my mother’s womb! (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT) No opinion on earth can establish my value.

The Word of God’s Truth: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you and wove you together in your mother’s womb. You are not the bloodline you were born into, yet I inserted you into this family, this place, and this time for a purpose! (Acts 17:16-18) You are my child and you look like me!”

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #2

When you hear, “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind them into oblivion in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!” and now I agree with the truth, “I have the wisdom of God because I asked the Father for it! My Father made me like Him and that includes wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT)

I speak to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father imparted His wisdom to me, and I have the certainty that I will always use His wisdom. I am confident because he made me like him. I am confident because no one can do what I do. I am the only one who can be me. My purpose can only be fulfilled by me.

The Word of God’s Truth: “I (Jesus) have revealed you (The Father) to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (John 17:26)

My eternal Father says, “I have made you smart, and confident. I made you like me. I want you to know that I am with you and that I will never leave you. Even though you may not always feel me, I am with you. Although you may not see me, I am with you. I will help you fulfill your purpose and destiny. Now, make your choice.”

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #3

When you hear, “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind their voice in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” And I now agree with the truth, “I have all the resources I need inside me because my eternal Father gave me all the resources I need. My resources are only limited by my faith, and now I choose to release unlimited faith.

I tell my unconscious to live in unlimited faith and unlimited resources. I command my unconscious to receive the truth that my eternal Father releases my faith to succeed. When I speak others will listen. My words are important to give in the earth. “You have been called to live in freedom, my brothers, and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13).

The wisdom of God lives in me and I will take time with God to pull it out! I am first individually supported by my Father, then supported by others. I cannot wait for others to do or say what God wants me to do or say. When God (ELOHIM) made me like Him, He made me to thrive in a group that supports me. Yet, I will need others to help me accomplish the tasks God gives me to do because everything is more fun when I do it with a group. (Acts 2:42-46 NLT) No opinion on earth can snatch my words of truth.

The Word of God’s Truth: “Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.” (2 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you as my child to be my resource and my mouthpiece. Although others may not see truth like I give it to you, stand by my Word and I will lift you up! You are my child. When I was on earth they rejected me, and they will reject you. DO NOT FEAR. I AM WITH YOU!

I chose you before I made time and space, which means that you are eternally chosen and accepted. But others have a free will to either accept you and/or your words or they can choose to reject. What they believe does not establish anything for you. Their thoughts are just their thoughts, and thoughts come and go! Many on earth rejected my words, and I am God. Do not fear if others choose to throw your words aside. Believe me. The words I send will hit their mark even if you don’t see them fulfilled. Walk with me and I will strengthen you!”

Conclusion:

God Touches Man

At the end of the day, I set my affection on heaven’s values and eternal perspectives. Today I choose eternal power, eternal love, and eternal glory, over the temporary desires of the flesh. I set my heart to glorify the kingdom of heaven!

Anything is possible for me because I BELIEVE!

I am having a day of inheritance, and I receive the eternal inheritance established for me!

I am made to walk with my eternal Father and bring heaven to earth…regardless of how others treat me!

I am living a God-filled day! I receive the light and revelation of God’s love!

So what is the NEW LOOK you need to take?

Proclaim what God says about you! God’s perspective and your perspective will first appear different.

22
Jan

You Are a New Creation

Rev Steve Scroggs

Since God chose you to be His son or daughter, it is time for you to put away your denial and acknowledge your destiny! You are a new creation. You are special.

First of all, when you receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you are born into the family of God. This means you are a son or daughter of the King. Eternal life flows through you.

Second, the kingdom of God is within you. You have all the resources within you to live strong, courageous, and confident! YOU ROCK!

Your only limiting factor is what you believe. Believe, you are a new creation.

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31
Oct

NEW BOOK!

NEW BOOK!

How to have Prosperity in your Soul!

In the roaring Twenties, the atmosphere in New York city was filled with expectancy and promise. Henry Ford’s cars crowded the streets, and the world looked on as the United States experienced exponential growth. Prosperity was a by-word. When the Rockefeller’s came to the party the atmosphere ascended. They personified the American dream and the prosperity of the early twentieth century.

NEW BOOK BEING RELEASED NOW! AMAZON

NEW BOOK BEING RELEASED NOW! AMAZON

However, this book is not about America’s rise to economic supremacy, or the Rockefeller’s prosperity, but I wrote it with entertaining stories and eight practical steps so that you can acquire a prosperous soul. God promises that when your soul prospers your life will prosper!

As you read, engage the Spirit and you will overflow with prosperity. When you choose a relationship with the eternal God, he flows through you just as he flowed through His Son. He is the source of heavenly health, celestial wisdom, and divine wealth. Eternal prosperity cannot be bought with earthly treasure, but as you follow the Holy Spirit through steps in this book it will be opened to you.

I have experienced this prosperity first hand and proved the process true. I have seen it work in my life and in hundreds of people whom I have counseled. I live in the promise and  glory released through the power of Spirit. My heart is at peace, my soul walks in confidence with God, my emotional love and joy increases, and the story of my life is unlimited! But this rise in my soul did not come from this temporal world! This transformation has comes through the power of God’s eternal Spirit.

Prosperity is illusive and garners a wide assortment of definitions and descriptions. An entertaining comic gave this sketch.

Money can buy you a house, but not a home.

Money can buy you a bed, but not sleep.

Money can buy you a clock, but not time.

Money can buy you a book, but not knowledge.

Money can buy you medicine, but not health.

Money can buy you sex, but not love.

So you see money isn’t everything. And it often causes pain and suffering. I tell you all this because I am your friend, and as your friend I want to take away your pain and suffering. So send me all your money.[1]

When I heard this I laughed, but wisdom says money is a part of prosperity. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Moses said, “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…”[2]

The key to prosperity in your life is inescapably bound to the prosperity of God in your soul. The soul has a currency and an exchange rate that is very different from bank account balances. You may have heard, “…life is a negotiation and we are all negotiating.”

 

The Treasure

Prosperity tops the chart of the self-help industry and stands highest in the celebrated topics on the motivational circuit. Inspiring teachers tell the David and Goliath stories of great achievers, successful businessmen, triumphant underdogs, and victorious women who by sheer determination carve a place in history.

And while telling these stories, they attempt to answer the questions everyone asks; What is prosperity? How do I get prosperity? How do I achieve prosperity in my life? Remember the old wise saying, “When men are young, they give their health to get wealth, and then as they grow older, they give their wealth to get health.” I want to show you a way to do both.

If you allow inspired humans to define and promote their brand of prosperity, you will wind-up in a six-foot-deep dead end grave. I saw a bumper sticker that describes the mantra of this system, “He who dies with the most stuff wins!” Many of the understandings of prosperity I see people investing their life in looks suspiciously like greed. Is this true prosperity?

 

Warren Buffet

I saw an interview with Warren Buffet an investment genius, whose net worth at the time of this writing is in the neighborhood of sixty-six billion dollars. He said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” In this interview he said, “I am good at making money. I made my first trade on the New York stock exchange when I was about eight years old.” He exuded confidence and went on to say that there are many people on the earth that don’t know how to make money. His conclusion was, those who know how to make money have a responsibility to take care of their fellowman. Then he said that the rich should pay their fair share.

When Warren Buffet finished I was amazed. It challenged my thoughts because I had never heard a rich man talk like this before. Later, I learned that Warren Buffet was tasking his son Jimmy Buffet with giving massive amounts of his money away before he dies. This generosity seems like a habit among some of the super wealthy people.

Andrew Carnegie, an oil and steel tycoon in the late nineteenth century sold his empire and gave back to his fellowman by, among other things, building libraries. Carnegie wrote several books and numerous articles. His 1889 article “Wealth” outlined his view that those with great wealth must be socially responsible and use their assets to help others. This was later published as the 1900 book The Gospel of Wealth.

J.D. Rockefeller followed a similar pattern and established a foundation that is still trumpeting humanitarian causes. On a recent trip to Uganda, I saw Bill Gates, whose estimated wealth at present is in the ball park of seventy-nine billion, on television being interviewed about his foundation that contributes to feed, educate, and set up legal help for humanitarian causes. These men of means give back to their fellowman and want to leave a legacy. They want to spread the wealth, health, and prosperity to help the poor and uneducated.

But the prosperity doesn’t come from monetary investments. Prosperity is a matter of tuning your heart to the creator and harmonizing with His abundance. Would you describe the Son of God as prosperous? He was the eternal God in human flesh. No one is more prosperous. I heard this statement a week ago, “He has more money than God” and laughed.  

These observations makes an appointment the Son of God had in the first century very interesting. Around 33 AD, during the days of the Roman empire, a rich young ruler sought out Jesus Christ. The first century rich were not so different, unless they were young. As you may know, rich people are usually very independent, self-confident, resourceful, and proud about their successes. Most have the same thought, “If I can do it anyone can.”

 

The Ruler

As Jesus walks away from Jericho on his way to Jerusalem, a rich young ruler rushes to him, falls to his knees, and asked Him a timeless question. “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

In that moment Jesus gazed into him, “You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor your father and mother.” All of these commandments are prerequisites to prosperity in your life.

And he answered, “Master, all these have I observed from my youth.”

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, “One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.”

And the rich young ruler was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them, “Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” And Jesus looking upon them said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”[3]

The rich young ruler walked away sorrowful because his soul valued the treasures on earth more than the eternal treasures of heaven. Therefore, his soul was darkened by riches.

Jesus said, “…With God all things are possible.” Jesus prophesied the prosperity that would manifest in the young ruler’s soul. He received the answer to his question, but the answer was not manageable like his fortunes. But, when he chose to invest in a world beyond this realm, eternal life would spring up inside him. Faith is believing more in what you sense than in what you see. You may not have mountains of money, you may not be talented in sports or the creative arts, but you can have the prosperity of God’s eternal riches. How does work?

 

The Change

Oral tradition holds that the rich young ruler was Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, who after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ sold all he had and laid it at the apostle’s feet. (Acts 4) When the rich young ruler walked away from Jesus he was sorrowful. Godly sorrow worked repentance. As a Levite, Jesus knew his call, his dedication, and his love, and challenged his acquired value system. When Jesus responded with “sell all you have,” it struck him like a slap in the face. Only he and Jesus knew that his idol was out of the closet. The love of money was killing him and left unopposed would take him into eternal hell.

He was a “ruler,” that is, a member of the Sanhedrin, the same council Saul of Tarsus was a member. According to tradition, to be referenced as a rich young ruler, his personal wealth would sustain an entire city for over five years. When Joseph acted on the encouragement of Jesus; to sell everything he had, his choice may have actually incited Saul’s fury toward the followers of Jesus Christ. For one of his own council sold everything, gave it to a cult, and joined their blasphemous ranks.

The Wisdom

The rich young ruler laid all he had at the Apostles feet they renamed him Barnabas; son of encouragement, because he responded to the encouragement of Jesus. He encountered the Savior of the world and obtained eternal life.

Later, at the direction of the Jerusalem Apostles, Barnabas was sent to Antioch where he witnessed the exponential growth of believers. He knew the church needed a strong dedicated teacher, with the scholarship of Gamaliel to meet the demand for the revelation of Messiah from the Law. Therefore, being “a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith,” plus having a preexisting relationship with Saul, and furthermore knowing the story of Saul’s salvation experience, Barnabas went to Tarsus to seek him. After he found him, they returned to Antioch and for an entire year assembled with the church, and taught the new Jewish and Gentile believers.

Think about the irony of two members of the Jerusalem Sanhedrin teaching the secrets of the law and Yeshua-Messiah in Antioch. The glory of God illuminated and prospered the souls of many and changed the face of the church. It was in Antioch that the believers were first called Christian.

This book will give you a foundation for the flow of eternal prosperity and enlighten you way into the Spirit realm of God. He waits to enrich your life. You can grow strong and prosper.

 

[1] See more at: http://www.progress-to-financial-freedom.com

[2] Deuteronomy 8:18

[3] Mark 10; Acts 11

30
Oct

A Strategic Warfare Strategy

papaSkyA Strategic Warfare Strategy

Peering into Satan’s command center

I didn’t see it coming. These were my friends. They didn’t see it coming either. Many years ago a pastor’s son and one of the staff member’s daughters entered into a relationship as two adults over the age of twenty. The relationship was consensual, but the pastor’s son was blamed.

For the next few months the staff member began to sow discord and dissension in the hearts and minds of the people on his team. “You can’t talk to the pastor because he never listens…” “I question his integrity if he will not hold his son accountable…” And, “What does the Bible say about a man whose house is not in order?” are some of the phrases used. It was a number of months before the Senior Pastor was brought into the problem. When the staff member encountered the pastor, it was a surprise to the pastor when a no-excuses-command to publicly discipline his son in the church surfaced.

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30
Aug

Breakthrough Prayer

Do you remember being told as a child not to ask for anything? I remember, don’t ask for anything when we get to your friend’s house. I also remember telling my children not to ask. Don’t ask for candy, for favors, for friendships, for special treatment, or for what they wanted.

Now I see this was a big mistake. If you do not ask, you can’t receive. If you do not want, you will not have desire. Faith is predicated on a desire, and an appropriate time to ask. Jesus said ask and it shall be given you. He also said my father knows what you need before you ask.

So instead of teaching my children how and when to ask, I was teaching them to be their own source, and only to expect in life what they could produce through their own efforts. I apologized to my children, but now they will have to establish a new strategy for living. Hopefully, they will learn what I was unable to teach them.

I believe God loves to give his children what they want. This issue came up in me when my oldest son Steven and his wife Jen needed a car. Continue Reading..