Tag: glory

10
Aug

I Am My Father’s Dream

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN

Your eternal Father dreamed of you, before he created the heaven and earth. He chose you, before the foundations of the world. He gave you a purpose, before you were conceived. But, most people don’t KNOW their roots, they do not know their heritage, and they certainly do not understand their own power. Most earthlings are more connected with tangible earthly experience things than with the eternal power and glory of God. One such lady asked me, “Will you send me some Truth and confessions that will frame a new inner dialogue for my life dream?”

God Touches Man

God Touches Man

The Dream

Say this with me, “I am my Father’s dream.” Is this true?

Your earthly father and mother participated to get you here, but your Father in heaven is your original Father. Therefore, our Father God is a family man. Although many people hunt for themselves in their family tree, I did not find myself in my family tree. But, I did find a judge from England, a doctor in the Civil War, and a heritage that established the King’s edicts on the borderlands between Scotland and England.

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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

18
Oct

YOU CAN HAVE PROSPERITY NOW

Prosperity has a wide assortment of definitions. 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.Three wise men and star

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 read this I laughed, but wisdom says money is only a part of prosperity. So, if you find yourself with the burden of money, unload it.

You can have prosperity now. The key to prosperity in your life is inescapably bound to the prosperity 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 selling something.”

As far as prosperity goes, everyone wants it. Most have confidence in it. Countless dream of it. But, few know what it takes to obtain it, and fewer actually live in it. Some would define prosperity as winning the lottery and never having to work again. Others, marrying the right person and fetching instantaneous treasure. Still others, inventing a gadget that everyone wants, and by it possessing more wealth than a small country. But others, who make every sacrifice known to man to come to the United States, define prosperity as the American dream. 

The Treasure

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Prosperity tops the chart of the Self-Help industry and stands highest in the celebrated topics on the motivational circuit. They inspire by telling the stories of great achievers, and answering questions like; how do I define prosperity? How do I get prosperity? How do I manage my life in prosperity? What does prosperity have to do with money? Who will be the one to tell me when I have arrived? These are some of the questions, but if you allow inspired humans to define and promote their brand of prosperity, your life will wind-up in a six-foot-deep dead end rut.

They spend all their energy obtaining earthly treasure. I saw a bumper sticker that describes the mantra of the world’s system, “He who dies with the most stuff wins!” An old sage told me once, “The earth is out of harmony with God because man is out of harmony with God.”[2] Listen to me! The prosperity in the soul is a matter of tuning your heart to the creator and harmonizing with His abundance.

The Generous

This generous and benevolent abundance of the creator was elegantly flowing out of His son during His earthly ministry. His day usually began early on the mountain with his Father.

On this particular day his appointments began as he was leaving Jericho. He took children up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway begging. And when he heard it was Jesus, he began to cry out. “Yeshua, Son of David, Have mercy on me.”

And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried out even more, “Jesus, Son of David, please have mercy on me!”

And then Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying unto him, “Be of good comfort, rise; he calls you.”

Bartimaeus threw his garment aside, arose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus said unto him, “What do you want me to do for you?”

The blind man said unto him, “Lord, I want to receive my sight.”

And Jesus said unto him, “Go your way; your faith has made you whole.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

The treasure and prosperity in Jesus did not have a price tag. What is the earthly prosperity, if you do not have the health to enjoy it? When you choose a relationship with the eternal God, he flows through you just as he flowed through Jesus. He is the source of heavenly health, celestial wisdom, and divine wealth. Jesus is not only your example, he came to show you who you really are and what will flow through you when you take your place by His side. Jesus simply released the flow of his prosperous soul. But His next appointment revealed more.

The Ruler

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJesus’ next appointment was very unusual. As you may know, rich people are usually very independent, self-confident, resourceful, and proud about the success they exude.

A year ago, I saw an interview with Warren Buffet, whose net worth at the time of this writing was in the neighborhood of sixty-six billion dollars. He said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” While he exuded confidence he said, he was good at making money. He made his first trade on the New York stock exchange when he was eight years old. Then he 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 the 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. I had never heard a man of his stature 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. It seems like a trend among super wealthy people. Andrew Carnegie, an oil and steel tycoon in the late eighteenth century sold his empire and gave back to his fellowman by, among other things, building libraries. J.D. Rockefeller followed a similar pattern and established a foundation that is still trumpeting humanitarian causes. I saw Bill Gates, whose estimated wealth at present is in the ball park of seventy-nine billion, on television when I was in Uganda, contributing to feed, educate, and set up legal help for humanitarian causes. These observations make Jesus’ next appointment unique. In the first century the rich were not so different, unless they were young.

As Jesus walks away from blind Bartimaeus, a rich young ruler rushed in, fell to his knees, and asked Jesus 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.”

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

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to 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 and grieved because his soul trusted his riches. His soul valued the treasures on earth more than the eternal treasures of heaven. Therefore, his soul was darkened by riches.

Jesus said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Jesus prophesied the prosperity that would manifest in this young ruler’s soul. He received the answer to his question, but it was not manageable like his fortunes. But when he chose to invest in a world beyond this realm, eternal life sprang up inside him. You may not have any wealth, but you can have eternal life.

The Connections

Mr Cenchelli Picture11Oral tradition holds that the rich young ruler was Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, who after the death and resurrection of Jesus sold all he had and laid it at the apostle’s feet.

He was a “ruler,” that is, a member of the Sanhedrin, the same council Saul of Tarsus was solicited to join. As a rich young ruler, his personal wealth could sustain an entire city for up to five years. When Joseph acted on the encouragement of Jesus, his choice may have incited Saul’s fury toward the early church believers. One of his own council sold everything he had, gave it to a cult, and joined their untraditional ranks.

However, after the rich young ruler encountered Jesus’ his life opened and his soul was transformed. 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 death.

But he was looking for eternal life. When he 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.

Barnabas later was sent to Antioch at the direction of the Jerusalem Apostles and witnessed the exponential growth of the believers. He knew the church needed a strong dedicated teacher, with the scholarship of Galileo to meet the demand for the revelation of Jehovah. 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 Sanhedrin in Jerusalem 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 at Antioch that the believers were first called Christian. The prosperity of your soul is God’s ultimate objective. He wants all of His children to walk in the glory of His presence.

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

[2] Bob Jones, Prophet to the Nations, In loving remembrance from 2-14-2014

[3] Mark 10; Acts 11

06
Sep

Prosperity

PROSPERITY

There was a knock at the door. Our residence, an upstairs apartment and home of the Pastor, his wife and family, just up from the church was well known. The day after the weekend services was usually a day off. And then another knock. My wife answered the door.

Melinda and a woman in needA beautiful lady, fixed up in the tradition of Barbie, began the conversation, “I have all the money I want. I have a good husband and all the things that money can buy. But I don’t have peace. I want what you have.” The 2000 red corvette convertible she drove was sitting in the parking lot. But she was standing alone at our front door.

“What do you mean?” My wife responded. Then she replied, “I would give all the money I have to get what you have.” My wife responded, “You can have what I have, all you have to do is give your life to God, and live your life for love.” She came in and talked for about an hour, and then, she did what most people do in the heat of the moment. She walked away. The cost of peace was a prosperous soul that comes through a personal relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Your soul is the immortal treasure your Heavenly Father pursues.

Prosperity Flows from God

What is prosperity? On earth, the crosshairs focus on fortune, treasure, affluence, abundance, and success. However, to make the hometown of prosperity material abundance and the opulent lifestyles of the rich and famous, make it alien to ninety-five percent of the people who live here. Wouldn’t you agree, it’s hard to live a life of prosperity when it is defined from a worldly point of view? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines prosperity as, “a: marked by success or economic well-being. b: enjoying vigorous and healthy growth: flourishing.” On the other hand, if prosperity is defined by your eternal Father and the river of life that flows from his throne into your immortal soul, then it is available to every one. In other words, when you believe God, prosperity lifts you like an elevator from the basement to the penthouse.

key-light-spiritThe key to prosperity in your world is inescapably bound to the wealth of your soul. Fortune in 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 selling something.” The prosperity of God is a matter of negotiating life or death in your soul. In the first century, the Apostle of love wrote a letter to his children,

Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

When your soul believes God and walks in the light,[2] your life will manifest the illumination of God.[3] When your soul drinks from the river of life that flows from his throne, your body receives divine health and spiritual wisdom.[4] When your soul accepts perfect love, you rise fearlessly in confident faith.[5]

If rational education and material things could satisfy the desires and needs of the human soul, there would be no displeasure, distress, discouragement, disillusionment, disappointment, disapproval, disenchantment, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, and disassociation that usually attains depression, despondency, and despair with suicide waiting in the wings. A mountain of dis-words can bring up piles of memories, but God made a way for your soul to prosper.

Approximately five hundred years before Jesus was born that first Christmas day, his forefather wrote this song and taught Israel to sing it before Almighty God.

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.[6]

The natural man does not want to admit the need for anyone, and in particular the need for God. But the truth remains; your soul was made in God’s image, in his likeness, and donned with his authority. All you have to do is make the choice to walk in His counsel, stand in his ways, delight in the law of the Lord, and meditate in his law day and night, and then whatever you do will prosper.[7]

Therefore, the prosperity of your soul harmonizes with the paradigm of your value. For example, if you remember being treasured by your earthly father, you will know the pleasure of your eternal father as he rejoices over you.[8] My wife Melinda was the apple of her father’s eye. She has never had a time in her life when she questioned, “Daddy, do you really love me?” Or from a secret place in her heart asked, “Does my daddy really love me?” So her value was set in her father’s unconditional love, complete adoration, and unreserved acceptance. She knew from the bottom of her heart that she was her father’s greatest treasure. As a result, her soul is gracious, optimistic, polite, and wealthy. When you meet her you will want what brightens her life.

Like Melinda, the glorious thing about God’s love will shine in you when you choose to believe that your eternal Father loves, accepts, and adores you. The assessment of your worth, significance, and inspiration determines how prosperous your soul will be. In other words, “What you believe about you, and your Father’s love for you, will manifest.”

The Beloved

Once upon a time, dusk invaded the sunset as a brisk fall evening fell across the Israeli desert. Only the coals of his campfire remained when he began to praise Yeshua on his harp. In the third watch of the night, the youngest of eight brothers awoke to the growl of a hungry bear in pursuit of a meal. David follows the bear into the woods, grabs him by the jaw, rescues the lamb, kills the bear with his bare hands, and returns to the flock.

Samson & the LionAs he watched his father’s flock he skillfully played his harp, trained himself to proficiently wield his stone and sling, and commanded the respect of a multitude of shepherds in the land. When the shepherds and their flocks gathered, you heard the reverberation, “Who is this that plays? He plays with passion, excellence, and inspiration. Let’s worship and celebrate.” They heard him play and sing for the king of the universe. But, what every other shepherd could not see was the truth that resounded in David’s heart, “I am my father’s joy and expression. I know I am my father’s beloved. My father Jesse named me David – Beloved.” Even from his youth he focused his attention and affection on the most valuable commodity in the land, the love and honor of his Father.

One day, when an evil spirit tormented king Saul, the ruddy boy’s reputation preceded him into the king’s and his advisors sent for him. When the sweet Psalmist of Israel played, the evil spirit left Saul and his sanity returned.

This anointed young man communed privately and performed publicly with skill. David lived at the beckon call of the Lord of Hosts; and knowing the love they shared, David rose in confidence when the almost eleven-foot-tall giant stood to intimidate the nation. He said, don’t worry, I will go and fight him. King Saul’s immediate response was you are but a youth, and he a warrior from his youth. David’s answer caught the King by surprise.

Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.[9]

Then in confidence and power, David, armed with only a shepherd’s staff and sling, ran to the brook and gathered five smooth stones. In the anointing of God, he darted over the stream and faced a giant twice his size and three times his weight. After Goliath finished his best crack at a victorious speech, David proclaimed from the richness of his soul.

You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.[10]

That day, a young Jewish shepherd showed the entire nation that the battle belongs to the Lord. Israel celebrated the defeat of the intimidator with only a sling and stone.

David was at home in his own skin. He prospered from within and overcame without. The power of God flowed through him. The beloved knew his source when he sang and wrote,

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.[11]

David knew his place in the Father’s heart, and as a shepherd, understood firsthand the shepherd’s pursuit. His soul was restored in an environment of love and trust. He knew how to follow the Great Shepherd as he was being groomed to rule as Israel’s next king. He is still the most celebrated and the most beloved King in Israel’s history.

Prosperity has a Currency

papaSkyProsperity travels through the soul in currencies of light and dark energy. If your soul leans into the light, your prosperity will grow positive and your body will receive life. If your soul leans into darkness, your fortune will grow negative and your body will manifest depression, criticism, and sickness. Regardless of how much money you have, your body will reflect the focus of your soul’s choices.

When your heart is full of life, attentive to the Spirit, and focused on creative spirit, your prosperity flourishes. Your Father in heaven has never changed his mind about you. He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, and I will never leave you! Again, I will never leave you nor forsake you! I love you…I love you…I love you! I am with you…. This is eternal truth… Even in your darkest hour, I am right here.”[12]

You are the Father’s Treasure

While the Son of God was on earth he established the value of your soul. However, you have to believe Him in order to receive the full consideration.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?[13]

Humans determine worth by what someone is willing to give for a person, place, or thing. Think about it. If I told you, I am a very popular writer, that my books are best sellers, through which I make upwards of $1,000,000 a year, and that every publisher wants to buy my first draft scripts, how would you feel about me and what would you think I was worth?

It would be completely natural for you to feel respect, honor, and value for me. But, all of the money on earth, all of the real estate in the world, all of the precious metals under the mountains, and all of the priceless treasures in all of the king’s palaces combined cannot compare to the value of your soul. But, the only way to bring God’s value into your heart is through the process of faith. You must believe God loves you and pursue an individual relationship with Him.

You are the Father’s Likeness

There is a way for the human soul to access the manifest glory of God, and convert darkness to light, death to life, sickness to health, rejection to acceptance, and the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His dear Son. Although, eternal life continues when you die, you can have this power manifesting in and through your body right now, by faith! Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.[14]

When the soul enters into heart covenants, mental decisions, and subconscious resolutions of truth; steps must be taken to legally resolve, officially sever, and legitimately break the covenants, and choices made to accept God’s truth as the foundation for your life. To walk out of the soul’s maze, you must first be set on the life-giving power and expanse of God’s timeless word. His life is endless, His Word is creative, and His truth is freedom. However, you were not born with this perspective.

This journey sparkles when you have a personal relationship with God. A young lady sparkled when through prayer and confession joy filled her heart and her hope was renewed. Jesus said it this way,

Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.[15]

God gave a way in scripture to process the human soul, and he is the One who saves, heals, delivers, and makes you whole. You will grow and prosper as your soul prospers. Enter into a life with Jesus Christ because it is God that works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

On earth you will make many choices. You will choose to believe the truth or a lie. You will submit to His divine purpose, or offend God’s standard of righteousness.[16] You will evaluate everything and everyone based on God’s Spirit of truth, or you will judge everything and everyone according to your own personal sense of justice. You will choose either to make a vow to God or you will ascend to god-like status by pledging I am the determiner of my own destiny, I am the Captain of my fate.[17] These are a few of the many choices you will make, but the prosperity of your soul depends on loving God and loving His truth.[18] You will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.

[1] 3 John 2

[2] John 11:9

[3] John 6:28-29

[4] Romans 8:10-11; Revelation 22:17

[5] 1 John 4:17-18

[6] Psalms 1

[7] Revelation 22:1-5

[8] Nehemiah 8:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:6

[9] 1 Samuel 17:34-37 ESV

[10] 1 Samuel 17:45-47 ESV

[11] Psalm 23:1-3

[12] Hebrews 4:14-16

[13] Mark 8:36-37

[14] Hebrews 11:1

[15] John 8:34-38 ESV

[16] Psalms 19:

[17] Acts 17:26-30

[18] John 8:32