Friday, September 30, 2011

31 of 31 Reasons People Do Not Receive Their Financial Harvest

=========   ~  Ephesians 4:30  ~  "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the Day of Redemption."

     The Holy Spirit will not argue w/u.
     He is the Gift of the Heavenly Father 2 those who obey Him.  He will woo u.  He will tug on your heart.  He is Gentle, Kind and Long- Suffering.  But, He will not enter into a debate w/u.  He despises strife, confusion and struggle; ..
But be gentle unto all men" (II Timothy 2:24).
He will move away from your attacks and quarrelsome spirit.  "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes." (II Timothy 2:23).
     Do not argue w/the Source of your Supply.  Stop looking 4 reasons 2 avoid sowing.  Honor His integrity.  He is not unfair.  He is not unjust.  When He whispers 2 your heart 2 take a step of Faith, leap forward.  Run toward your Harvest.
     "Well, I do not want 2 simply plant out of an emotional feeling!" one minister friend of mine explained.
     "Everything u do is emotional," I replied.  "When u drag a moment of Faith thru the sewage of logic, u destroy its impact and influence.  Be swift 2 obey His Voice."
     I experienced an unusual miracle in my life when I was about 23 years old.  I had been on the evangelistic field 2 or 3 years.  My first year as an evangelist brought me $2,263 income. (One month my entire income was $35. Another month it was $90.  I lived in a house that my father had purchased for $150.  The entire house!)
     Eventually, I had enough money save 2 buy a suit and some clothes.  It had taken a good while, but I finally saved up $200.  I had two $100 bills inside my wallet.  I was rather proud but thankful 4 it.  I felt secure.  I was anxious 2 get 2 a store to buy some clothes.
     A young evangelist friend of mine was preaching in a local church.  So, I decided 2 hear him.  While he was speaking, I felt the inner tug of the Holy Spirit 2 plant the $200 into his ministry.  I explained 2 the Lord that my plans were 2 purchase clothes, so I could look good 4 His work.  The longer he ministered, the more miserable I felt.  A heaviness was in me.  I thought of every reason 2 keep the $200.  Inside, I began 2 negotiate w/the Holy Spirit.  I really did not have a desire 2 plant any SEED whatsoever.  But I knew His Voice.
     Somewhere, during some service of a man of God the Holy Spirit is going 2 raise your level of desire 2 please Him.  You may not have a lot of joy during the sowing.  You may even experience inner conflict and mind confusion, but something in u will become strong and intense that your desire 2 please Him will overwhelm your logic, your fears and your greed.  It is that miracle moment when your desire 2 obey Him becomes so powerful that u open the windows of Heaven toward your life.
     After the service, I went 2 him and handed him the $200.  He was thrilled.  I was rather saddened but tried 2 hide it.  It was my clothes money.
     Seven days later, I was laying in bed at midnight.  The telephone rang.  "Brother Mike Murdock?"   "Yes?"  "You do not really know me.  My husband and I were in your services a year ago here in Memphis.  My son died four weeks ago, and God told my husband and I 2 start treating u like our boy.  God told us 2 buy u some clothes.  Are you coming thru Memphis any time soon?"  What do u think!  I did not care if I had 2 go thru Australia and Russia 2 get 2 Memphis, I was going 2 arrive in Memphis ... very soon.
     When I got off the plane, she took me 2 the nicest men's store in Memphis, Tennessee.  She bought me four suits, shirts and shoes.  Six months later, they did it again.  Six months later, they did it again.  And again.  Again.  And again.
     Later, I went 2 hear a friend of mine in Houston at his church on a Sunday night.  Halfway thru his sermon, he stopped.  He pointed back to me on the back row and said, "It is so good 2 have Mike Murdock here tonight.  The Holy Spirit just spoke 2 me 2 stop the service and receive him an offering 2 buy him some clothes."  I was stunned.
     On a Wednesday night, I drove across town 2 another church.  I had never met this pastor b4.  Halfway thru his Bible study, he looked back and noticed me on the back seat.  "I see Mike Murdock here tonight.   Brother, u and I have never met b4, but I have seen u in various conferences.  It is wonderful 2 have u.  The Holy Spirit just spoke 2 my heart 2 stop the service and receive u an offering 2 buy u some clothes."
     I was in Louisville, Kentucky, and my pastor friend said,  "What are u doing tomorrow morning?"  "What do u want 2 do?" I replied.  "The Holy Spirit spoke 2 my heart 2 buy u some clothes," he replied.  
     I was sitting next 2 a minister friend of mine in Illinois.  He leaned over 2 me and whispers in church, "When are u leaving tomorrow?"  "Why?" I asked.  "I felt the Lord wanted me 2 buy u a Breoni suit tomorrow."  (The next day he purchsed it 4 me.  Though he got it wholesale, the retail price on it was $3,220!)
     One of my closest friends, Nancy Harmon, called me 2 her house.  I walked in and there were clothes from one end of the room 2 the other.  "The Lord told me 2 buy u some clothes," she said.
     You C, I had walked away from my clothes money.  Now, God was supernaturally talking 2 people about replacing my clothes money by purchasing clothes 4 me.
     What u are willing 2 walk away from determines what God will bring 2 u.
     Please, never argue w/the Source of every miracle u are desiring.  When He talks 2 u about a SEED, He has a Harvest on His mind.  U C, He knew the Future He was planning.  So He gave me Faith 2 plant the SEED that would create my desired Future.  He gave me the desire, the SEED and the soil where it would grow the quickest.
     You can grieve the Holy Spirit thru debating.  U can cause Him 2 withdraw from u when u negotiate and move away from Faith.  Faith attracts Him.  Faith excites Him.  Expectation is His pleasure.  Do not rob Him of that moment of obedience.
     Delayed obedience can become disobedience.
     Millions have lost a 1000 Harvests bcoz they became intellectual, negotiative, and argumentative when the Holy Spirit began 2 whisper an Instruction 2 their heart.
     I was in Jacksonville, Florida, a few days ago.  The secretary of the pastor came 2 me weeping.  her husband was by her side.
     "Here is the best SEED God has told us 2 sow.  Please take it."  It was her wedding rings, the most precious treasure she had.  (When u plant a SEED that u can 'feel', God will 'feel' it to.  U must plant something significant 2 u b4 it becomes significant 2 God.)
     That was Monday night.  Five days later, Friday night, she stood at a special School of the Holy Spirit w/incredible joy on her countenance and gave her testimony.  Somebody who knew nothing of her sacrificial SEED of all of her rings had decided 2 bless her.  They become a Boaz 2 her.  They gave her a ring worth 100 times the cost of her own rings.
     "And Jesus answered and said,  Verily I say unto u, there is no man that hath left House, or Brethren, or Sisters, or Father, or Mother, or Wife, or Children, or Lands, 4 My sake, and the Gospel's, But he shall receive an 100-fold now in this time, Houses, and Brethren, and Sisters, and Mothers, and Children, and Lands, with persecutions; and in the world 2 come eternal life" (Mark 10:28-30).
     God is not a man that He should lie.
     He wants 2b believed.
     Nobody can sow your faith 4 u.  Nobody can dream bigger 4 u.  Nobody can plant the SEED 4 u.  Nobody.  Not your mother, nor father, nor boss, nor child.
     Every man/woman will give an account of himself 2 God.
     Sometimes, I picture this scenario.  Everybody is approaching the Throne of Accountability.  They want answers 2 questions.  They want God 2 explain why they were poor.  He will ask the same question.
     "Why were u poor when I promised u one 100-fold return 4 anything u would plant in My work?  I told u if u would obey My principles, be diligent and expect Me 2 do what I promised, I would open the windows of Heaven and pour u out a blessing that u could not contain.  I, too, want 2 know why u decided 2 disregard My Instructions and remain w/o the financial harvest?"
     That might be the Weeping Night of Eternity when everybody recognizes that the principles were accessible, available and usable--just ignored.
     Now, u can begin your own journey 2 prosperity.  Be willing  2 take it a step-at-a-timeDo not rush itBe careful 2w obey His Voice.  Review this book carefully.  Bring it w/u into the Secret Place of Prayer.  Talk 2 the Holy Spirit and ask Him every single step u should take at this time.  Bring your stack of bills and credit cards and place them on top of this book.  Anoint them, and invite the supernatural intervention of God 2 break the financial poverty and spirit of lack that has affected and influences your life.
     Ask Him 2 give u a hatred of poverty and a love and desire 4 supernatural provision.  Discuss your dreams and financial goals in detail w/Him.  Believe that He will send a Boaz into your life 2 bless u in many ways.
     When He talks 2 your heart about planting a SEED into His work, do not hesitate.  Do not negotiate.  And, do not manipulate.    The Holy Spirit honors integrity where He finds it.
     Confess  any sin.  Admit if u have withheld the Tithes and the Offerings He askedRepent w/humility, integrity and expectation of a change in your life.
     You will C the changes come sooner than u dreamed.
     Let's pray:
     "Father, I have opened my heart, and sowed the revelation that changed my life forever.  Now, use this SEED 2 grow an uncommon harvest.  Oh, bless the obedient, the willing and the hungry.  In Jesus Name.  Amen."

* 31 Reasons People Do Not Receive Their Financial Harvest by Mike Murdock.

30 of 31 Reasons People Do Not Receive Their Financial Harvest

========    ~  II Corinthians 9:6   ~  "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."

     The size of your SEED determines the size of your Harvest.
     The Apostle Paul made this clear, "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully" (II Corinthians 9:6).
     I will never 4get an experience in the Northeast.  A large lady moved toward me after the service.  "I'm believing God 2 make me a millionaire.  And, I believe it will happen within 12 months.  Here is my SEED 2 make it happen."  She thrust something into my hand.  I looked at her and said, "I am believing God w/u."  After she walked away, I opened my hand.  It was a crumpled dollar bill.  A dollar bill.
     Now there is nothing wrong w/sowing a small SEED.  Everything must have a beginning point.  Jesus commended the woman who gave a small offering--bcoz it was ALL she had.  He said that she gave more than anyone else present that day.  But, Jesus did not say that her small offering was necessarily going 2 make her a millionaire.  You C, SEED must be comparable 2 the harvest u are sowing toward.
     You cannot plant a Chevrolet SEED and produce a Rolls Royce harvest.  This was what Paul was teaching.  If u sow small, u will still reap.  But, it will not be a large harvest.  It will be proportionate 2 your SEED.
     Millions have not grasped this.  They continue 2 roll up dollar bills, drop them in the offering plate, and hope no one is watches.  Yet, they are writing their prayer requests as if they are expecting Cadillacs, yachts, and million dollar homes.
     You can begin w/a small SEED, u must increase the size of the SEED if u want the harvest 2 increase.  Let me give an example.
     If u come 2 me and say, "Mike, I really need a house.  My family is growing.  I have 3 children.  Right now, my wife and 3 children are living in a small 2 bedroom apartment.  It is almost unbearable.  We do not even have a refrigerator, or a car.  What should I do?"
     First, I will not tell u 2 plant a $5.00 SEED toward your $100,000 home u are wanting.  I would encourage u 2 work w/your various levels of Faith in front of u.  A step at a  time.
     Obviously, u have not been operating w/great Faith or u would not be in this kind of situation.  Your faith has been low.  Your SEEDS have not been planted.  Or, Patience is a needed ingredient 4 this Season.
     "What is the BEST SEED u can sow at this time?  What kind of faith is operating in u today?"  I ask.  "Oh, I have $50 that I want 2 plant," u answer.
     I would reply, "Wonderful.  Now, let's FOCUS this SEED 4 an automobile comparable 2 this SEED.  Do not ask 4 a $20,000 automobile from a $50 SEED. This is 4 times the promised 100-fold of Mark 10:28-30.  Obviously, u are not accustomed 2 planting SEED, using your Faith, or even working w/the Laws of Patience and Expectation.
     Ask God 4 something u cannot doubtThen, plant a SEED comparable 2 the harvest u have pure Faith toward.  U must separate your fantasies from your Faith.  
     Now, many do not understand the Principle of Progress.  Line upon line.  Precept upon precept.  Here a little and there a little.  There is a SEASON of "growing up" in your Christian life.
     It is the same principle in the financial arena of your life.  Why is this so important?  When u sow a $2.00 SEED toward something that is out of balance, u will become disappointed, discouraged and disillusioned.  You will become angry at God.  You will say, "I planted a SEED and this did not multiply!"
     Maybe it is multiplying!  Maybe, the $100 bill u have in your purse was produced by the $2.00 SEED.  But, u are not noticing it bcoz u want a $20,000 harvest.  
     You must learn 2 move from glory 2 glory.
     I told about an incredible miracle in my life one night.  I was sitting in a beautiful Mustang convertible.  Teal bottom and white top.  Gorgeous.  It had "fun" written all over the car! 
    "I just bought this car this week," my friend explained.  "However, I decided that I want a Jeep instead.  Do you think u might want 2 buy this car from me?"  "I think I may!" was my reply.
     The next day, we pulled up at a service station.  After he filled the tank, he went inside 2 pay the bill.  I began 2 pray in the Spirit.  Suddenly, I began 2 feel a 'faith rise up in me' 4 him 2 sow this as a SEED into my life.  Now, that sounds a little crazy.  But, I began 2 pray intensely.   When he got back in the car, he looked at me.  He cocked his head sideways and said, "You really like this car?"  "I love this car,"  I gushed.
     "Your ministry has so affected and blessed me,  I have been wondering what I could do 2 bless u."  He handed me the keys w/a smile.  The car was mine.  FREE.  An incredible gift that will stay in my heart 4ever.
     So, when I was in a crusade later, I shared this story.  I told everyone that I was going 2 pray that the mantle of favor would come upon their life.  I explained that one day of favor was worth a 1000 days of labor.  When God wants 2 bless u, He puts somebody close 2 u who cares about your life and needs.
     A young man approached me after church a little disgruntled.  Agitated.  Frustrated.
     "I did that  already and it did not work," he explained.  "I planted a SEED several months ago and I have never had a care given 2 me.  I need transportation.  Why did it not work 4 me?"
     "Have u ever planted a car in the life of someone else?" I asked.  "No, I have not," was his hesitant and reluctant reply.
     "I have.  That is why my Faith worked 4 me.  I had already planted a car and I had every right and ability 2 expect one 2b given back 2 me," I explained.
     You cannot EXPECT toward your life what u have not Faithed away from your life.
     You will only have the Faith 2 call in toward your life something that u have sowed out.
     Now, there are wonderful moments of mercy and grace where God will let something that u have been given--money, a piece of jewelry or whatever--and He will use that as a picture of your Faith 4 a different kind of Harvest.  I have seen that happen many many times.  But, your Faith works the most, the strongest, when u have planted a SEED comparable 2 the harvest u would desire.
     When u are willing 2 work w/the different levels of your Faith and sow SEED proportionately, u will be amazed at the changes that will happen in your financial prosperity.

TGIF - Deliverance From the Black Hole

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Dear God, As I sit here today, looking out my window, I C the rain coming down and freezing as it coats the trees, forming little icicles along the twigs and branches. How pretty it is...but how dangerous it can be. Branches may split and break, trees may fall; some may recover while others will die. Ice gets heavy and slick and and wreaks havoc on so many things, interrupting power, causing accidents, and so on. So it is with the things of the world. Sometimes things may appeal 2 our senses, but they bring with them danger that can break hearts, damage relationships, ruin lives, and even result in death. Please help me 2 remain alert to dangers and snares and be ever sensitive 2 the Holy Spirit each and every day of my life. Please rescue those who have been overcome by the temptations that beckon, and have fallen. Lord, protect us and lift us up.Thank you 4 staying close and being there, ready 2 reach out and grab us whenever we look up 2 u and cry out. May we keep our focus on u and live our lives accordingly. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

Deliverance from the Black Hole
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
"As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua 1:5b).

A black hole is a place of total nothingness. It's a time in our life when God removes the resources and supports that we normally rely on to feel secure - our careers, finances, friends, family, health and so forth. It is a preparation time.

When u find yourself in a black hole experience, don't just sit and brood. Take stock of your life. Take a look at your relationship w/God.

First, ask God if there are any sins, habits, or attitudes that He might be judging in your life. It's important 2 discern whether the trial we face is the result of God's discipline 4 our sin?or if it is preparing us 4 a future leadership role.

Second, when you enter a black hole, don't trust your feelings. Trust God. Your feelings will tell you, "God has rejected you. Abandon hope. He has left you utterly alone." Feelings change; God never changes. Feelings come and go; God is always with us.

Third, remember that your black hole experience is not only intended to refine and define u; it's also intended to influence and change the lives of hundreds or even thousands of other people. Our adversity is not just for us, but others in our sphere of influence.

Fourth, don't try to hurry the black hole process along. Remember, when Joseph was in the depths of the pit, there was nothing he could do about it. He couldn't climb out, jump out, levitate out, or talk his way out. All he could do was pray and wait upon the Lord.

Fifth, lean on God. Even when you don't feel like praying, pray. Even when you don't feel like reading His Word, read. Even when you don't feel like singing songs of faith, sing. When you pray, don't just talk; listen. Be silent before Him and listen for His still, quiet voice.

Sixth, be alert 2 new truths and new perspectives. During a black hole experience, God often leads us 2 amazing new discoveries. A black hole can be a storehouse of unexpected riches 4 the soul. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Famine for Food

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"No matter your End Time theology, we all agree that we need 2 have emergency disaster preparedness. It is a 'now' word that the Holy Spirit is speaking. You should investigate this 4 your family and sphere of influence. Emergency Provision has been raised up 4 such a time as this."
James W. Goll
Encounters Network, Prayer Storm, Compassion Acts


We strongly believe from the Lord that every family should be equipped with a 1-Month food supply in preparation for a short term crisis. However, we encourage families 2 begin 2 build a food reserve that can last 6 months 2 several years 4 the coming difficult times of famine in our land.

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Some believe that storing up food equals a lack of faith in God's provision. I would ask the question, "was Joseph's preparation a lack of faith?" Certainly not! In fact it took great planning and faith to do what Joseph did! We know that the Lord gave him A FORERUNNER'S WARNING about what was coming, and Joseph was used powerfully to help PRESERVE a nation! The Lord plainly tells us that we must discern the times in which we are living. There is NO doubt that we are living in challenging times with potential for great national economic hardship. We also see that there has been an obvious increase in weather related natural disasters and a need for the Church to arise with God's redemptive plan of action.
Joseph indeed had a mandate from the Lord to preserve the people of God through long term food storage—and he served as a beacon of light to all of Egypt.

Is the Lord speaking a similar word of wisdom to the Church regarding FOOD STORAGE TODAY? WE BELIEVE THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES!

Some might say that we should not be concerned about such things based on Matthew 6—which addresses worry and fear about tomorrow. We certainly agree that we should not be in fear or a state of worry.

In our thinking we must also take into consideration New Covenant examples of preparedness that we would not miss the WHOLE counsel of the Lord. We see Agabus in Acts 11:28 calling the Church prophetically to action regarding a coming famine.... and the Church immediately responded in FAITH—to this prophetic "heads up."

Not scared—but PREPARED!

We do believe with certainty that we will see multiplication of food and water and OTHER miraculous provisions in the days to come..... but are some called to be storehouses and to make practical provisions as well? Again we believe the answer is a resounding YES!
How do I know what role I am to play?

This is where we MUST listen to what the Holy Spirit is speaking to us personally, and as church leaders and shepherds, we must know our part!

In one instance in Scripture, we see Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness—where the Lord's provision was to rain down manna from Heaven. They were NOT to store it up!

We also see the same God with that same nation—under a different leader, Joseph—releasing a different strategy of provision..... AS WE HAVE Discussed, Joseph WAS to store it up! (Genesis 41:48-49)

Emergency Provision believes that the Lord has instructed us to move in a "Joseph- type" anointing. And we encourage you to press into the Lord's heart and mind concerning YOUR role in this area of preparation in these days in which we are living.

Emergency Provision's Mission is to help prepare families with reliable, high quality, long term, food supply!

"I know the men behind Emergency Provision and recognize the Joseph company calling upon their lives.... Prayerfully check it out!"
James W. Goll
Encounters Network, Prayer Storm, Compassion Acts

"We have heard for many years that God is raising up His 'Joseph Companies' to help fund Kingdom works and to function as a vehicle of provision for the people of God and compassion and light to the world. Emergency Provision is a company that is leaning into this mandate. This is as close a semblance to a true 'Joseph company' operation that I have seen! I am honored to play a part!"
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29 of 31 Reasons People Do Not ReceiveTheir Financial Harvest


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     You are not forgotten by God. EVER!
     Nobody loves u more than the Person who created u.   Your fears are known by Him.  Your tears matter 2 Him.  When u are hurting, He is bringing answers toward u.  Every moment of your life God schedules miracles like currents of blessing into your life.
     Every prison will have a door.
     Every river will have a bridge.
     Every mountain will have a tunnel.
     But, u must find it.  Look 4 it.  Listen 4 it.  Search 4 it.  Believe that it exists.  "There hath no temptation taken u but such as is common 2 man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer u 2b tempted above that ye are able; but will w/the temptation also make a way 2 escape, that ye may be able 2 bear it" (I Corinthians 10:13).
     You must pursue those God is using 2 fuel your faith.  There are wonderful men and women of God who carry financial anointings.  They can unlock your faith.  It may involve a 4-hour drive 2 their crusade.  But it is very important that u honor and treasure and pursue their mantle.  Listen 2 their tapes.  Read their books.  Listen 2 their heart.
     They have tasted failure.  They know how 2 get out of trouble.  They know what sleepless nights are like.  They have fought the demons of fear and uncertainty.
     That is why they are qualified 2 mentor u.
     Some will never taste their financial harvest bcoz they are sitting under leaders who fuel their DOUBTS and UNBELIEF.  They listen 2 relatives who continuously discuss the economic problems on the Earth, hard times and how difficult life is.
     The voices u keep listening 2 are the voices u will eventually believe.
     Ten (10) spies infected millions of Israelites w/their UNbelief and Doubt.  When they talked about the giants, the people 4got about the grapes of blessing. [ONE grape cluster took 2 men 2 carry over their shoulders on a rod!]
     What u TALK about increases.
     What u THINK about becomes larger.
     Your MR MIND and your MOUTH are magnifiers of anything u want 2 grow.
     Two (2) spies came back w/FAITH, Victory and the ability 2 over come giants.  Their names were Joshua and Caleb.  They had been w/God.  They had seen the giants, but were not afraid.  They had seen the grapes and decided 2 become champions.
     They had experienced too many days in the wilderness 2b satisfied w/failure.
     They became the champions of FAITH.  Joshua became the leader after the death of Moses.  Caleb became known 4 "taking his mountain."  Oh, the REWARDS of FAITH are sweet.  The TASTE of Victory stays in your mouth so long!
     You must discern the Joshua's and Caleb's around u.  Find the FAITH FOOD.  Listen 4 Faith talk.  Sit under it and listen and absorb.  Something within u will grow!
     I receive much inspiration from the story of Elijah and the widow in I Kings 17.  I never tire of this incredible Well of Wisdom.  She was hurting.  Devastated.   Starving.  She was one meal from death.
     That is when a man of Faith was sent into her lifeHe did not criticize her, coddle her, or sympathize w/her.  He knew how 2 get her out of trouble.
     She had 2 listen 2 him.  She had 2 discern that he was a man of God.  She had 2b willing 2 follow his instructions, regardless of how ridiculous and illogical they appeared 2 her natural mind.
     A man of God often holds the Golden Key 2 your financial deliverance.  If u respect that anointing, the chains will fall off.  Blindness will disappear.  Your eyes will behold the golden path 2 blessing.  If u become critical, resentful, and rebellious, u will forfeit the most remarkable Season of miracles God has ever scheduled into your life. 
     Nobody can discern a man of God 4 u.  U must do it yourself.  Nobody can force u 2 obey a man of God.  Your heart must be soft and broken enough b4 God enough 2 follow.
     You may only receive one opportunity 2 obey the instruction that brings your deliverance.  (Nabal only received one opportunity 2 feed and bless the army of David.)
     You must recognize greatness when u are in the presence of it.  It will not always demand attention.  Jesus visited many places where He was undiscerned, undetected and unrecognized.  His own family did not recognize His mantle, His assignment, and that He was The Son of God.  He did come unto His own and His own received Him not.
     You may have  2 find the man of God b4 he blesses u.  You C, he is not needing u.  You are needing him.
     Read the incredible story of Saul and his servant, who had lost their donkeys.  They were so disturbed until the servant remembered that a man of God lived in the areaHe knew the power of an offering.  They both made the decision 2 find the Prophet Samuel.  The rest of the story is absolutely incredible.  When they came into the presence of Samuel, the anointing from Samuel began 2 flow toward them. (See I Samuel 9:3 -- 10:10).
     They had brought their SEED.
     They brought an offering.
      They believed he was a man of God.
     That encounter w/Samuel catapulted Saul into the kingship of Israel.
     Somewhere, there is a man of God w/the golden key 2 your house of treasureYour responsibility is 2 discern it, find him, and obey the instruction.
     Several years ago, my assistant listened 2 me share the miracle of the "Covenant of Blessing, "  the sowing of the $58 SEED.  (My first encounter was in Washington, DC, when the Holy Spirit spoke 2 me 2 plant a $58 SEED 2 represent the 58 KINDS of MIRACLES I had found in Scripture.  It launched an incredible parade of miracles into my personal life.  I have told about this in 100s of places.)
     Now, my assistant was a good young man who loved God.  But, something happened as he listened 2 me tell the story.  I instructed him and others in that service 2 give their SEED "an assignment."  "Write on the check where u want 2 experience the harvest in your own personal life," I instructed.
     He wrote his $58 SEED, and then wrote on his check, "better family relations."  Here is what happened following that SEED:

1.  His mother came 2 Christ within 14 days.
2.  His 2 sisters came 2 Christ within 14 days also.
3.  His daughter came 2 Christ withing 14 days too.
4.  He got 2 spend a week w/2 of his other daughters that he had not even seen in 5 years.
5.  He was able 2 have a meal and afternoon w/his entire family--this had not happened in the previous 15 years.
6.  His 86-year old father came  2 Christ within 90 days.
7.  His oldest sister, who had run away from home 48 years prior, was located and came back home 4 a Family Reunion.  (Nobody  had seen her nor heard from her for 48 long years.  She was considered dead.)
     Every one of these miracles happened within 90 days of his sowing his SEED of $58.
     Why?  He followed the instruction of a man of God.  Almost everywhere I go, I ask those who need miracles 2 plant a SEED.  A specific SEED.  Usually, I ask them 2 plant a SEED of $58 (sometimes it is more, depending on the instructions of the Holy Spirit).  The miracles are incredible.  I get letters from everywhere relating the supernatural intervention of God following their acts of obedience.
     A woman in Knoxville, Tennessee, approached me w/a tall husband by her side.  "Remember that $58 SEED?" she asked.  "Yes."  "This is him!  He was away from Christ and within a few days after my SEED, he came w/me 2 church and gave his heart 2 God."
     Those God sends into your life may have harsh or uncomfortable personalities.  If u could have heard Isaiah or Ezekiel, u might be shocked at some of the strong language that poured from their lips.
     Those God sends w/a special challenge 2 your faith may not appear socially fit.  God often uses foolish things 2 confound the wise.  U will not discern them thru the hearing of the ear or the seeing of the eye.
     You will discern them by the Spirit of God within u.
     "Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper"  (II Cronicles 20:20).
     When u begin 2 acknowledge the Word of the Lord coming from proven and established servants of God, the flow of miracles will multiply and increase toward u.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

28 of 31 Reasons People Do Not ReceiveTheir Financial Harvest

=========    ~ I Kings 17:12-15  ~ "And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering 2 sticks, that I may go in and dress it 4 me and my son, that we may eat it, and die . . . And she went and did according 2 the saying of Elijah:  and she, and he, and her House, did eat many days."


     Humility Is The  Golden KEY 2 Receiving.
     Your needs do not attract God.  Your recognition of your need attracts God.  Every blind man did not receive the attention  of God.  Blind men who wanted 2  C attracted Jesus.
     Poor widows did not receive all the miracles.  A poor widow who admitted she needed a miracle received it (I Kings 17).
     PRIDE is a  THIEF.
     Arrogance will shut the door on your harvest.  
     Many become poor trying 2 appear rich.  I have known people who were 3 months late on their house payments, lost their car, but still they are telling everybody around them, "Things are going great."
     Your miracle will not begin until u recognize that u need one.
     We try so hard 2 impress each other.  I looked around the first class cabin I was riding in.  One man sat there w/a big smile on his face.  He had a $40 briefcase that looked tattered.  Holes in his clothes and shoes.  But, he was going "first class."  Something in me wanted 2 say, "If u would sit 6 feet further back, u could buy new clothes and a briefcase w/the difference in the air fare!"
     Pride disconnects us from right people.  Pride is a horrible tragic and poisonous thing.  It is deceptive.  A young couple buying a house they cannot even afford shows pride.  Oh, I have had the poison of pride in my own life so many times.  There have been times that I needed a financial miracle, but I was ashamed 2 discuss it.  I refused 2 tell a pastor or even my partners, bcoz I believed in "prosperity."  If I had admitted I needed a miracle harvest, they would wonder "where is your prosperity that u have been teaching all this time?"
     Remember the Pharisee who announced 2 God that he was glad he was not like the other man?  But, across the synagogue was a publican kneeling b4 Him, pounding his chest and crying out 4 mercy?  Pharisees were too proud 2 admit they needed a Savior.
     Zacchaeus was not too proud.  He climbed up in the tree 2 C Jesus.  Oh, admit when u need a harvest!  Face your financial difficulties today.  U do not have 2 complain, or beg, or act like a "victim" 2 get a miracle.  But, u must admit 2 God, 2 yourself, and 2 intercessors assigned 2 stand w/u that u truly need a financial miracle.
     Admit that u need a financial advisor.
     Admit that u have withheld the Tithe and the Offerings when u had made a mistake.
     Several years ago, I experienced the greatest financial crisis of my life.  It happened suddenly.  for a good while, my songs were sung everywhere.  My royalty checks were incredible.  Several 100 thousand dollars came into my hands quickly.  I gave expensive gifts 2 my family, my friends, and my staff.  I took all my friends on vacations.  I had more money than I had ever had in my lifetime.
     Suddenly, a crisis came.  I will spare u the details, but I will simply say that I was suddenly in debt several 100 thousand dollars.  As I said b4, I could not even afford 2 pay $1,500 2 a close friend, my CPA, 2 get a financial statement from him.  (I was going 2 use this statement 2 get a loan from the bank.)  Now, he had been a friend 4 many years.  But, he refused 2 even do work 4 me and get me my financial statement so that I could get a loan!
     I felt like a hypocrite.  Here I was traveling and ministering about the Laws of Blessing.  I had been swimming in the River of Plenty.  Suddenly, it dried up.  I was washed up on the Shore of Nothing.
     My miracle began when i went into the Presence of God and ADMITTED that I needed supernatural intervention.  I did not have a wealthy board 2 stand w/me.  My family did not have any money.  My parents were sowing everything they could.
     The moment I cried out 2 God 2 show me a plan that would bring me out of trouble, the Holy Spirit began 2 walk me into my miracle.  It did not happen until I confessed my need.
     Prayerlessness is PROOF u do not really believe God can help u.
     Go 2 the Secret Place.  Get alone w/Him today.  Confess everything u believe u should open up b4 Him.  Do not be fearful.  Do not be timid.  Do not be protective of yourself.  Confess everything.
     You will then have taken the golden step toward supernatural supply.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

27 of 31 Reasons People Do Not ReceiveTheir Financial Harvest


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     The unlearned are simply untaught.
     Teachers are necessary.  U would not have the ability 2 even read this book, but a teacher entered your life.  U sat at their feet.  U learned the alphabet.  Hour after hour u sat thru boring, agitating and often frustrating moments.  But, it opened the Golden Door 2 Life.
     You can only know something u have heard.  Something u have been taught.  That is why God gives Mentors, Ministers of the Gospel, and Parents 2 impart Knowledge.  "And he gave some, Apostles; and some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, 4 the work of the ministry, 4 the edifying of the body of Christ... That we henceforth be no more children, tossed 2 and fro, and carried about w/every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians 4:11,12,14).
     Everyone understands sowing.  Sowing is planting a SEED in soil 4 a desired harvest and return.
     SEED-faith is sowing a specific SEED in Faith that it will grow a harvest thru-out your life.  It is deciding what kind of harvest u want 2 grow and sowing a SEED 2 make it happen.
     SEED-faith is letting go of something u have been given 2 create something else u have been promised.
     SEED-faith is using something u have 2 create something else u want.  When u let go of what is in your hand, God will let go of what is in His Hand.
     Your SEED is what blesses somebody else.  Your HARVEST is anything the blesses u.  So, SEED-faith is sowing something u possess in faith that God will honor it by bringing a harvest where u need it most.
     Now, most people have never understood  the wonderful, glorious part of this Principle of Sowing  and Reaping.  In fact, it is usually a threat.  U will hear a parent tell a rebellious teenager, "Some day, u are going 2 reap what u sow!"  Now, they rarely say that 2 the teenager when he is obedient and doing something wonderful!  They only emphasize that when they are focusing on something wrong that their child did.
     Every minister has used Galatians 6:7 2 motivate their congregation 2 have a healthy fear of God.  "Be not deceived; God is not mocked : 4 whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."  But, if u keep reading after that verse, it is a wonderful and powerful PROMISE that concludes, "... but he that soweth 2 the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well-doing:  4 in Due Season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:7-9).
     The Apostle Paul continues emphasizing this incredible and miraculous Principle of SEED-faith.  It is his personal encouragement in using this principle 2 help people do something wonderful 4 others!  "As we have there4 opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10).
     The principle of sowing and reaping in Scripture isn't a threat.  It is a wonderful and glorious PROMISE 2 believers that patience in sowing SEED will produce a harvest worthy of pursuit.  
     The Principle:  U can decide any harvest u would like 2 Reap and Sow a special SEED, wrapped w/your faith, 4 a desired result.
     This is SEED-FAITH.
     God works this principle continually.  Here is an example:  He had a Son, Jesus.  But, He wanted a Family.  So, He planted His best SEED on a place called Calvary 2 produce a glorious family, the body of Christ.  Here we are!
     Elijah, the remarkable prophet, understood this principle as much as any other person in Scripture.  He looks in the face of an impoverished peasant woman about 2 eat her last meal.  Her son is shriveled and withered, emaciated, laying in the bed.  She is destitute.  This is not simply a widow needing more money 2 make a care note, or pay 4 her house.  Her last piece of bread is the only thing between her and starvation.
     But, God...
     But, our great God smiled on her.  Oh, He did not send her a bag of groceries!  (U C, even a bag of groceries would have an end 2 it.)  Elijah did not hand her a $20 bill.  That would merely delay starvation a few more hours.
     God sent her a man who understood how 2 keep creating harvest after harvest w/a simple SEED.  Oh, it is a marvelous day in your life when God sends someone who can see the Future of your SEED!  U have found favor w/Angels!  U have found favor that will outlst your present trial!  U may be starting at your 'present' w/total discouragement, but that man of God has a picture of your Future.
     Elijah did not say, "I will tell the church about your problem and C if anyone can help u."  He did not criticize her.  He did not ask her if she had been tithing.  He pointed 2something she already had and told her how 2 use it as a bridge out of trouble.
     You C, your SEED is the ONLY EXIT from your present.  Your SEED is the ONLY DOOR into your Future.
     Your SEED is the BRIDGE of BLESSING into the world u have dreamed about your entire life.
     Elijah did something glorious and wonderful.  Something I wish every man of God would do when he stands behind his pulpit and talks 2 people about an offering 4 the work of God.  He explained that what she already had in her hand contained the solution 2 her life.
     SEED-FAITH is bringing people beyond the porch of their problem and bringing them into the House of Wisdom, and showing them that every solution 2 their life is right there in their own hand!
     The unconverted can feel empty and hopeless;  But, God teaches that the SEED 4 their salvation is already in their MOUTH.  "The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  That if thou shalt confess w/thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For w/the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and w/the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:8).
     Think about it!  U may be backslidden, broken, tormented and burdened down.  Your sins number into the 100s.  Yet, right where u sit this very moment, u can plant a SEED.  What is the SEED?  Your confession of Christ.  In a single second, millions have moved from a life of emptines and hopelessness into light and joy.  A single SEED of confession can bring a man out of trouble 4 the rest of his life.
     That is SEED-FAITH.  The glorious principle of Seed-Faith.  Everybody believes in sowing.  FEW have embraced the promise of the Harvest!
     Some have not taught it bcoz they fear criticism.  U C, when u begin 2 talk about money, u are focusing on the core of people's lives.  Money is the god of this world.  Everything revolves around it.  Powerful ministries avoid this topic like the plague.  Yet, in the privacy of their leadership sessions, they weep and intercede 4 God 2 provide more finances so they can reach this generation.
     Some, refusing 2 discuss the Principle of sowing and reaping often approach the wealthy in the privacy of their homes.  There, they request and ask 4 large donations 4 their ministry.  Thru this means, they deflect any criticism that could come from public emphasis.
     Some feel that it is unbalanced 2 talk about money in a church service.  Yet, nobody considers a dentist unbalanced bcoz he works only on teeth.  Nobody considers a lawyer unbalanced bcoz he only discusses legal matters.
     Nobody becomes angry at an evangelist 4 preaching salvation.  Few become furious w/a pastor teaching on the Principles of loving relationships.  Everyone gets excited when 1000s receive their healing in a miracle service.  But, the moment money is discussed, another spirit enters the arena.  The atmosphere changes.  The climate is different.
     Some do not teach on the principles of prosperity bcoz their own supply is sufficient.  Recently, I walked into a million dollar home.  It was the residence of a minister friend.  He never preaches on financial prosperity.  Souls are his focus.  He is brilliant at building homes 4 a profit.  He has friends who build a home.  He moves in.  Later, when he sells it, he makes a generous profit.  Over the years, he has made a tremendous amount of money.  He has no financial problems whatsoever bcoz of his gift of building.  He understands contracting, and everything that goes alone w/it.
     Many do not have this knowledge and background.  So, while he enjoys the beautiful luxury of his million dollar home, 1000s sit under his ministry who can hardly make their car payment.  Their homes are tiny, cramped, and uncomfortable.  U C, supply is not his focus any more.  So, it has never dawned on him that others have a problem he does not have.
     Some do not teach about sowing 4 a harvest bcoz of the anger, retaliation and fierce attack that it attracts 2 their ministry.  Nobody who wants 2b productive has time 4 battle.  Several years ago a powerful minister ministered 2 millions on TV.  When the media began 2 set a trap and strategy 2 destroy him, it cost him millions in lawyer fees.  His staff became so fragmented.  Their FOCUS was broken.  Instead of writing books that helped people, he had 2 meet w/lawyers for 100s of hours.  His tax records were analyzed.  Investigators searched thru garbage containers 2 find financial documents and letters from partners.
     The ungodly will invest millions 2 shut the mouth of one man of God.  So, many men of God will avoid this teaching so they can retain their focus on people instead of defending their ministry.  It is costly.  It is devastating, physically and spiritually.
     Consequently, their people plunge into poverty and loss bcoz they remain untaught.
     Something intrigues me.  When the discussion of money and giving 2 the work of God emerges, the ungodly find a common ground w/many religious leaders.  They join together -- like Pontius Pilate did w/the Pharisees of his day 4 the common goal of crucifying Jesus of Nazareth.
     Why is there anger over the message of Sowing SEED 2 create a financial harvest in your personal life?  Do these people despise giving?  I do not think so.  U C, our entire Earth is a giving Earth.  Thousands give 2 the March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy TV, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  Nobody is angry about your giving... 2 other people.   Their anger involves giving 2 the work of God.
     Are they angry bcoz teaching on prosperity is unnecessary and wasted time?  Of course not.  Most people do not have enough money 2 pay their present bills.  Most do not even have a car that is paid for.  Someone has said 60 percent of Americans would be bankrupt within 90 days if their job were stopped or terminated.  No, the anger is not bcoz everyone has too much money.  Everyone is needy.
     Is the anger directed toward all the ministers of the gospel 4 receiving offerings?  I do not believe so.  I C many ministers on TV who are not criticized when they simply announce that there is a need 4 and offering so they can build a cathedral.  The greatest evangelist of our generation receives offerings in every crusade.  He has never been criticized, bcoz his offerings are very low key.  No, the anger is not over receiving offerings.  That has gone on 4 hundreds of years.  The anger is not over a church that needs help or widows who need assistance.
     Do those who fight the SEED-faith message of prosperity despise money and hate the subject of money?  Not at all.  I watched a talk show host recently blast his anger fiercely at others who talked about sowing 2 get prosperity.  Yet he offered his own video at the end of his program for $40.  So, he does not hate money.  He certainly is not against making a profit.
     Those who become infuriated over sowing toward prosperity are angry that a minister promised a 100-fold return from God 4 their SEED.  They  hate the teaching that u can 'give something u have and get something back in return from God."  
     The battle is over EXPECTATION of a HARVEST.  Let's analyze this.  Are they angry bcoz they believe God can not give a harvest?  Most people believe God can do anything.
     Do these believe that God should not produce a harvest from our SEED?  I do not think so.  Every TV reporter searches 4 impoverished ghetto areas 2 stir up the  consciousness of America toward the poor.  Thousands even get angry at God 4 not doing something 4 them.  Most every human believes God should prosper him.  Do they believe that God will not really prosper people who sow into is work?  Now, there is a lot of controversy over this.
     Here is one of the greatest discoveries of my life.  The anger over sowing SEED into the work of God 2 get a Harvest arises bcoz many believe it is wrong 2 EXPECT something BACK from God.
     The hated word is 'EXPECTATION.'
     "When I give 2 God, I expect nothing in return!" bragged one religious leader recently.  "I give bcoz I love Him.  I give bcoz of obedience.  It is greedy 2 expect something back in return."  Yet, this same religious leader expects a paycheck every single week of his life-- in return 4 his spiritual leadership.
     It is  only expecting money back from God that produces the point of contention.
     Is it wrong 2 give your heart 2 God and expect forgiveness, mercy, and a home in Heaven?  Oh, No!  That is all right 2 expect an eternal home in return.  Is it wrong 2 bring your sick body 2 God and expect Divine Healing in return?  Few disagree w/that.
     It is only money that bothers them.  Money given 2 God and His work.
     Why is it wrong 2 expect God 2 give a 100-fold return?  This is not even logical.  Think of the 100s of doctrines taught in the Scriptures.  The doctrine of the blood, the Holy Spirit, Angels and demons.  Think of the horrifying consequences of sin, rebellion, and witchcraft.  If there should be rebellion 2 something taught in Scripture, why have we chosen 2 hate the Principle of Prosperity?  It is against every part of our logic 2 hate something that brings Blessing, Provision, and Ability 2 Bless others.
    This is a satanic thing.  Oh, my friend, if u could C satan 4 what he really is, u would despise w/every ounce of your being.  He is slimy, slick, and deceptive.  He truly is a serpent.
     Why isn't there a great anger and hatred over the preaching on hell?  If I were going 2 refuse TRUTH it would be the belief in a hell.  U C, it is not even natural 2b anti-money.
     Suppose u and I were shopping.  As we walked thru the mall, I saw a man huddled in the corner.  "Oh, there is a man who needs help.  He looks hungry.   His clothes look tattered.  Let us do something good 4 him."   U and I walk over 2 him.  "Sir, are u all right?"
     "No, he mutters.  "I have not eaten in 4 days.  I am out of work, and unemployed.  I am homeless.   Can u help me in any way?"
     You and I rejoice.  Here is our chance 2 bless this man.  "Here, sir.  Here is $20.  Please buy yourself a good meal at the cafeteria."
     Now suppose this happened.  He takes the $20 bill.  He tears it in pieces.  He looks up at us angrily, "Why are u trying 2 give me a $20 bill?"   You would call this insanity.  I would agree.  I would say,  "Here is a very sick man.  He threw away something that could change his pain into pleasure.  I handed him an answer, a solution, some money.  He acts like it is a trap, a trick, poison."
     Yet, the great Provider of this Universe hands us the PRINCIPLE of PROSPERITY that will rewrite our financial Future, and we erupt w/anger at the thought that we could sow a SEED and Reap a Harvest!
     This is insanity!
     It is not insanity of the mind, it is insanity of the will, the chosen path of rebellion.
     Are we against money?  Of course not.  When we find a quarter on the pavement, we tell every friend on the telephone that day.  When we discover a $20 bill forgotten in the pocket of our old clothes in the corner of our closet, we shout!  It brings fresh motivation into us.  Maybe is does not take a lot 2 excite us these days --  just the unexpected.
     The entire warfare over the SEED-Faith message and the Principle of Prosperity is over this --  Expectation of a financial harvest back from God.
     Now, here is the most incredible truth:  Expectation is the only pleasure man can generate in the heart of God.
     Expectation is the evidence of your Faith.
     God said that it is impossible 2 pleasure Him unless u expect something from Him.  "But w/o Faith it is impossible 2 please Him: 4 He that cometh 2 God must believe that He is, and that He is a REWARDER of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
     You cannot even be saved unless u expect Him 2 receive u.  U cannot be healed unless u expect Him 2 heal u.  U cannot be changed unless u expect Him 2 change u.
     His only pleasure is 2b believed.
     His only pain is 2b doubted.
     I will say it again, the essence of the entire B.I.B.L.E is Numbers 23:19:  "God is not a man, that He should lie;  neither the son of man, that He should repent:  hath He said, and shall He not do it?  or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?"
     God is not a man.
     Man lies.  God does not.
     Think about this!  God is not pleasured by streets of gold, clouds of Angels.  He is only happy when somebody is expecting Him 2 do what He what He said.  What is believingExpecting God 2 do something He PROMISED.
     This huge controversy is not even about u or your home. Your poverty is not the goal of satan.  U are not the real enemy  him.  God is the enemy of satan.
     Satan knows what pleasures God --  4 a human 2 Trust Him, Believe Him, depend on Him.  Satan remembers the presence of God.  He is a former employee.
     He is an angel who refused 2 believe God and is tasting the eternal consequences.
     The goal of satan is 2 ROB God of every moment of pleasure received from humans.
     How can he rob God?  When he stops your expectation of a miracle, he has paralyzed and stopped the only pleasure God experiences.  Every time u expect a miracle, u create a river of pleasure thru the heart of God.  Every time u doubt, u create waves of pain.  God has FEELINGS too.
     That is what is behind the anti-prosperity cult on Earth.  They are not anti-money.  They are not against your having money.  They are against u expecting any money from God.
     Oh, my precious friend, listen 2 my heart today.  Why would men waste time, precious expensive TV time, smearing, sneering and destroying other men of God who are praying 4 people 2 get out of poverty?  This world is impoverished.  Somebody said that 40 percent of bankruptcies involve born-again Christians.  This world is experiencing a financial crush every day.  U would think that everyone would praise, admire and encourage any man of God who wanted 2 C them blessed, pay their bills, and send their children thru college.  Why are we not thanking God aloud and often 4 the wonderful teaching that our Jehovah is a miracle God of Provision?
     It is not the teaching that u can have money that is bothering them.  It is the teaching that God will supply u a harvest when u release your SEED 2 Him.
     When u involve "the expectation of a return" w/an offering, u arouse every devil in hell who despises their former boss who is pleasured by your expectation.
     They hate the God u love.
     They are obsessed w/depriving Him of every possible moment of pleasure u are creating in the heart of God.
     Your Father simply wants 2b believed.  That is all.  He just wants 2b believed.  In fact, He promised that if u would just put Him above everything else in your life, He would keep providing anything u needed 4 the rest of your life (Matthew 6:33).  He wants 2b believed.  He invited u 2 prove His Word 2 u (Malachi 3:9-11).
     Here is the argument of the anti-prosperity cult.  "What about greed?  That is materialism.  When u offer some money back 4 giving 2 God, they think,  that is satanic.  That is ungodly!  That is poisonous and deceptive 2 offer something back when u give 2 God, they think." 
      Then, why did God offer  us something back in return 4 SEED, if that is greed?  Do u feel that it is greedy 2 work 4 a salary?  U are getting something in return!
     God anticipated greed.  He knew our need and desire 4 increase could be deceptive, distorted, and easily used by satan 2 manipulate us.  So, He built in a 'corrective."  He put something in the system of increase that would completely remedy and cure any problem w/greed -- GIVING.
     It is impossible 4 u 2 give 2 God and stay greedy.
    That is why He established the Tithing system of returning 10 percent back 2 Him.
    That is why He promised Peter a 100-fold return 4 giving up everything 2 follow Christ (Mark 10:28-30).
     Every person who sows their SEED has just conquered greed.  Greed hoards.  God gives.
     It is impossible 2 give your way 2 greed.
     Now, inside of each of us is an invisible command 2 become more, 2 multiply and increase.  The first commandment ever given by God in the Book of Genesis was 2 multiply and replenish and become more.
     God is a God of increase.  It is normal 2 become more, desire more and produce more.  Remember the story regarding the man w/one talent?  he was punished eternally.  Why?  He did not do anything w/his gifts and skills 2 increase his life.  In fact, what he had was given 2 another person who had multiplied, used his gifts, and become productive.
     God is not cruel.  He is not a liar and deceptive.  If He gives u a desire 4 increase and prosperity, He will place something inside u that can correct the problem it produces.  GIVING.
     All the preaching against greed and materialism is only necessary 4 Non-Tithers and Non-Givers.  Any discussion w/the GIVER becoming greedy is totally unnecessary. His SEED is PROOF he has conquered it.  His SEED is the corrective 2 potential greed.
     What u can walk away from is something u have Mastered.  What u cannot walk away from is something that has Mastered u.
     Weeping will not correct greed.
     Screaming will not correct it.
     Confession will not stop greed.
     Sowing is the ONLY KNOWN cure 4 greed.
     Obedience.  Just returning the Tithe.  Just replanting the SEED He put in your hand.
     The entire warfare and controversy over Prosperity is 2 stop God from feelings of pleasure and feeling good about creating humans.  U are not the only target.  This whole battle does not revolve around u and your family.  The controversy is between satan and God.  U are only caught in the crossfire.
     Your SEED is the only proof u are expecting something in return.  The only evidence that a FARMER is looking 4 a Harvest is when u C him sowing his SEED.  Your SEED is the PROOF u are expecting.
     Your WORDS are not the proof.  U can talk about many things and still not really be expecting a harvest.
     Now, EXPECTATION is only possible when a SEED has been planted.
     When u withhold from God, it is impossible 4 your Faith 2 work and expectation 2 occur.  So, when God speaks 2 your heart 2 sow a SEED, u cannot even begin 2 expect a harvest until u have obeyed His INSTRUCTION.  Your obedience in sowing immediately positions u 2b able 2 expect.
     Now, your sowing does not create expectation.  It makes it possible 4 u 2 expect.
     You C, many people sow but they have not been TAUGHT the Principle of SEED-FAITH -- that u should expect something in return.  So, millions give 2 churches and never C a huge return on their SEED.  They give 2 pay the bills of the church.  They give bcoz of guilt over withholding after all the blessings they have experienced.  They give bcoz a pastor meets w/them privately and insists on them making "a donation 2 the cause."  They give 4 many reasons.
     Few  really sow their SEED 2 produce a  Harvest.  Few sow w/expectation of a real return from God.
     How do u know that most do not expect a return?  They become angry over sowing.  If u believed something was coming back 2 u a 100 times--u would be more excited in that moment then any other time of your life.
     Example:  Have u ever received a sweepstakes letter in the mail that u have "won a million dollars?"  Of course, u have.  Now, when u are young and inexperienced, u get very excited.  You tear the envelope open.  U can just imagine yourself w/a yacht, a beautiful Rolls Royce, and a vacation 2 Spain.  What is happening?  EXPECTATION excites u, it energizes u, it creates a flurry of enthusiasm around u.
     After u tear the envelope open, u suddenly realize there was part of the letter u could not C when it was closed.  The part that says, "You could be one of those who win a million dollars."  After u open the letter, u realize that they did not really promise that u had won it.  But, u may have been one of the winners.  Your expectation wanes and dies; And withers.
     You make a telephone call and realize that u were not really one of the winners.  Expectations dies.  Disappointment sets in.
     Any disappointment u are experiencing today reveals your lack of expectation of a  Harvest.
     So, watch and sense the atmosphere that fills a church when an offering is being received.  If there is expectation of a harvest, Joy will fill that house.  If expectation is present, Joy is present.
     JOY is the PROOF of expectation.
     Depression and disappointment are evidences of the presence of fear.  The fear of loss.  The fear of less.
     Expectation is an impossibility until u Sow a SEED.
     You can have a need and still not expect an answer.
     You can have a great dream and still not expect it 2 come 2 pass.
     Expectation is produced by Obedience.
     Obedience is the PROOF of Faith.
     Faith is CONFIDENCE in God.
     Peter declared that he had given up everything 2 follow Christ.  What was the reaction of Jesus?  Well, He did not commend him 4 discipleship.  He did not commend him 4 his willingness 2 suffer.  He did not brag on him 4 being a martyr.  Jesus looked at him and promised that he would get everything back that he gave up, 100 times over (Mark 10:28-30).
     Jesus constantly promoted expectation.
     When the woman at the well of Samaria listened 2 Him, He promised her water that she would never thirst again.  When the weary came 2 Him, He said, "I will give u REST."  When the sinful approached Him w/humility and confession, He promised them that they were FORGIVEN.
     Jesus always responded 2 those w/ great expectation.  When the blind man cried out and was instructed 2b silent by the crowds, Jesus reacted.  Many were blind.  But ONE had great expectations of Jesus.
     Jesus healed them.
     Impossible things happen 2 those who expect them 2 happen.  "For verily I say unto u, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall NOT DOUBT in his heart, but shall BELIEVE that those THINGS which he SAITH shall come 2 pass;  he SHALL have WHATSOEVER HE SAYS  (Mark 11:23).
     Anything good is going 2 find u.
     Anything from God is going 2 search u out.
     Anything excellent is going 2 become obvious 2 u.
     That is the Principle of SEED-FAITH.
     You have been given something by God that has a Future.  When u discover your SEED, wrap your Faith around it w/great expectation.  This will empower u 2 produce the financial harvest u have desired 4 your lifetime.