Tuesday, September 20, 2011

20 of 31 Reasons People Do Not ReceiveTheir Financial Harvest


     TIME is the hidden and mysterious  INGREDIENT in an uncommon harvest.
     U C, PATIENCES is a SEED too.  "The LORD is good unto them that wait 4 Him, 2 the soul that seeketh Him" (Lamentations 3:25).
     Your waiting reveals TRUST"It is good that man should both hope and quietly wait 4 the salvation of the LORD" (Lamentations 3:26).
     Your waiting may be painful.  But, it is the SEASON between Sowing and Reaping.  That is why the Bible calls it ... Seedtime, andddddddddd [the waiting time] harvest.  TIME is the seasons between the SEED and the Harvest"Weeping may endure 4 a night, but Joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).
     Some of u have lost your harvest bcoz of the pain of waiting.  Waiting is burdensome.  It breeds agitation, a critical spirit and can leave u frustrated.
     [Here is how harvest is lost]... While waiting, Words of Doubt and Unbelief are spoken.  This often 'aborts' the cycle of blessing.   Unthankfulness brings a curse not a reward.  Ingratitude does not inspire God 2 hasten the harvest.
      It stops the harvest.
     U must be willing 2 Trust God thru the Seasons of waiting.   He has promised a change.
     Your anger does not intimidate God.
     Your schedule does not obligate God.
     He is God.  He will decide when u deserve and qualify 4 the harvest.  "For My Thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My Ways, saith the LORD.  For as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so are My Ways Higher than your ways, and My Thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9).
     He has already promised your harvest in due season "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from Heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the Earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud that it may give SEED 2 the Sower, and Bread 2 the Eater: so shall My Word be that goeth forth out of MY Mouth:  it shall not return unto ME void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the Thing whereto I sent it" (Isaiah 55:10-11). 
     Get excited about your harvest"For ye shall go out w/Joy, and be led forth w/Peace:  the mountains and the hills shall break forth b4 u into singing,  and all the Trees of the field shall clap their hands" (Isaiah 55:12).
      God will replace  EVERY financial disaster w/a financial miracle "Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree:  and it shall be 2 the LORD 4 a name,  4 an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off" (Isaiah 55:13).
     U must refuse 2 permit words of discouragement in your MOUTH"Fear thou not;  4 I AM w/thee:  be not dismayed;  4 I AM thy God:  I will strengthen thee; yea,  I will help thee;  yea, I will uphold thee w/the right hand of MY Righteousness" (Isaiah 41:10).
      Those who oppose and battle against your progress, will be confronted by God Himself"Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded:  they shall be as nothing; and they that strive w/thee shall perish" (Isaiah 41:11).

     Your enemies shall not succeed against u.  "Thou shalt seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contendeth w/thee:  they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.  For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,  Fear not:  I will help thee" (Isaiah 41:12-13).
     The Holy Spirit is involved against your enemy"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19).
     Every scheme, strategy and trap against u shall ultimately fail if u will be PATIENT IN WAITING"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: AND every TONGUE that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.  This is the Heritage of the Servants of the LORD, and their Righteousness is of ME, saith the LORD" (Isaiah 54:17).
     Keep your eyes upon the REWARDS that will follow your Waiting.  Men fight 4 a reason-- 2 gain something they want.  When David faced Goliath, he was fully aware of the benefits offered 2 the person who could defeat Goliath.  He would have the hand of the king's daughter.  He would not have 2 pay taxes.  So, armed w/the inner picture of his success and its rewards, he ran 2 Goliath 2 conquer him.
     Jesus went 2 Calvary, fully aware of the Resurrection--  "for the Joy that was set b4 Him".
     Keep Focused.  The spoils of war are worth the battle and the tormenting SEASON called WAITING.
       Refuse 2 sin w/your Mouth.  Your enemy reacts w your words.  If u feed on Mr DOUBT and MISS UNBELIEF, it will energize and motivate him 2 rise up against u.
      NEVER speak words that encourage your enemy.  Your enemy will believe anything u are telling him.  If u feed FAITH words into his ear, he will be demoralized, disappointed and discouraged.  If u talk like a 'victim',  he will be encouraged 2 attack u again and again and again.  "DEATH and LIFE are in the Power of the TONGUE: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 18:21).
     Your 'WORDS' of Faith will always influence the heart of God.  "For by 'thy words' thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned" (Matthew 12:37).
     While u are waiting create a climate of Gratitude and Thanksgiving.  "In everything give Thanks:  4 this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning u" (I Thessalonians 5:18).
     Continuously pray in the Spirit thru-out the day "Pray without ceasing"  (I Thessalonians 5:17).  "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost [Spirit]" (Jude 20). 
     Avoid the temptation 2 create a backup plan "Neither give place 2 the devil" (Ephesians 4:27).
     When one of the great explorers came 2 America, he burned the ships behind him and his soldiers.  It made escape impossible.  It made exploration a necessity and requirement.  His men could not go back.  U cannot plan your success and failure at the same time.  Your success will require your total FOCUS and attention.
     Make no plans 2 go backwards.
     Fuel, energize and strengthen the picture of your Future.  This develops your faith.  Discuss w/ everyone the miracle that is en route 2 u.  Work on your expectation.   Obedience is always rewarded.  Everything God has promised u will come 2 pass.  "All these blessings shall come on thee, and over take thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the Voice of the LORD thy God" (Deuteronomy 28:2).  Your life lived holy produces results.  "No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Psalms 84:11).
     U are not fighting your battle alone"I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries" (Exodus 23:22).
     Refuse 2 give anyone access 2 yourself who is not in agreement w/the Word of GodWhen satan wants 2 destroy u, he sends A PERSON into your life"Be not deceived:  evil communications corrupt good manners" (I Corinthians 15:33).
     Avoid broken FOCUS.  When the wrong people talk 2 u, u make the wrong decisions.
     When u make a mistake, consider yourself that much closer 2 your harvest"The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down" (Psalms 145:14).  Do not be 2 hard on yourself.  The rewards of change are coming.  PATIENCE works.  Overcoming involves more than one battle.  It is the man who refuses 2 quit that wins.  Always.
     Never consider quitting.  Never.  Get up and try again.  And again.  And, again.  Hell fears a fighter.  "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:  4 when he is tried, he shall receive the crown, which the Lord hath promised them 2 that love Him" (James 1:12).
     My greatest blessings have come after my longest waiting.
     Several years ago, I was preaching 4 Rod Parsley, a friend of mine, in Columbus, Ohio.  At the end of the service, the Holy Spirit spoke 2 me 2 receive an offering 4 the pastor instead of my own ministry.  Well, I desperately needed a miracle.  I needed finances badly 4 a special project  I was facing.  So, any SEED I planted would  be a Crisis SEED.  (Remember that a Crisis SEED increases in its influence w/God.)  It is possible that a small SEED sown during a crisis produces a greater harvest than a generous SEED during good times.
     So, I agreed 2 give the offering in its entirety 2 the pastor.  Then, the Holy Spirit  made an unusual suggestion.  I really did not feel that it was a command but rather an 'invitation' 2 an investment.  I had just received a royalty check for $8,500.  (Actually, it was everything that I had 2 my name.)  I do not recall any money in my savings account other than this check I had in my briefcase.
    "How would u like 2 explore and experiment what I could do  w/your $8,500?" the Holy Spirit spoke.
     It brought a moment of torment and torture.  Then, I just quietly spoke in my spirit back 2 Him, "That is alright.  I really appreciate this wonderful $8,500!  It is enough harvest 4 me."
     He spoke the second time.  Oh, how thankful I am for the 2nd chances He gives 2 us 2 try again, reach again, and plant again.
     "How would u like 2 explore and experiment w/what I could do w/your $8,500?"
     Something in me took a careful evaluation.  What could I really do with $8,500?  It certainly was not enough 2 pay my house off.  What could I do?  Buy a small car, or put a down payment on a rent house, or fly 2 Europe and vacation 4 a month?  I decided 2 believe His Word.
     That decision changed my lifetime income 4ever.
     Six weeks later, God gave me an IDEA that brought me hundreds of thousands of dollars in return.  In fact, every 90 days I receive a royalty check 4 that idea.

     Now, here is the powerful principle about waiting that u must grasp.
     It was over 2 years after I sowed the $8,500 that I received my first nickel of profit from that idea.  I went thru several battles and difficulties.  I thought the idea would never get off the ground.  But, it did.  My willingness 2 wait thru EIGHT SEASONS of harvest was worth every single HOUR of WAITING.
     Some want 2 plant on Sunday morning in church and reap Monday morning on their job.  That is not even logical, Scriptural, or promised by God.  "But he that endureth 2 the end shall be saved"  (Matthew 10:22).
     Keep feeding your faith during the painful Season of Waiting.  "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17).
     Your SEASONS of WAITNG are not seasons of inactivity.  Much is going on.  Angels are positioning 2 minister.  Demons are being confronted.  Strategies are being developed.  God is moving people into your life just like a Boaz was moved into the life of Ruth.  Never believe that a season of waiting is a season of doing nothing.  The opposite is true.
     Seasons of waiting are the busiest seasons ever in the Spirit world.
     Remind yourself that Joy still flows in the heat of battle.  "And u became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, w/Joy of the Holy Ghost" (I Thessalonians 1:6).
     Do not permit your Ship of Financial Harvest 2b dashed on the Rock of Impatience.  Thousands have not received their financial harvest bcoz they got in a hurry, unwilling 2 trust the Lord of the Harvest 4 His timing.  "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up w/wings as eagles;  they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31). 
     Let's pray:
     "Father, You do all things well.  You understand the SEASONS.  Give me the ability 2 wait.  Your timing is perfect.  Your schedule is better than mine.  I will Trust You, wait on You, and You will reward me abundantly.  In Jesus Name. Amen"

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