Sunday, September 25, 2011

26 of 31 Reasons People Do Not Receive Their Financial Harvest

=========    ~ Proverbs 22:24-25 ~  "Make no friendship w/an angry man/woman; and w/a furious man/woman thou shalt not go:   Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare 2 thy soul"

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     Everything good has an  Enemy.
     Jesus had an enemy.  So, u will have an enemy thru-out your entire lifetime.  "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord" (Matthew 10;24).
     Your enemy is ANY person or influence that endeavors stop u from achieving a worthy dream or goal assigned by God.  Your enemy will use WORDS, DELAYS and ATTACKS 2 DRAIN your energy and change your FOCUS.  Now, satan is your True enemy.  He uses PEOPLE as 'Instruments of Distraction'.  His goal does not end w/your devastation.
     His goal is 2 rob God of the pleasure u generate.  They eyes of the Lord are always upon u.  He delights in your progress, peace and fellowship.  What was the goal of satan in the Garden of Eden?  To stop the pleasure God experienced in fellowshippingn w/Adam and Eve.
     Your enemy fears you Satan is so aware of the plans of God.  He fully recognizes your potential and what God is planning 4 your life.  He attacks out of fear of your success.  U have the relationship he formerly enjoyed w/God.  David saw this happen in his own life.  "And King Saul was afraid of David, bcoz the LORD was w/ him, and was departed from Saul" (I Samual 18:12).
     NEVER negotiate w/an enemy.  "Make no friendship w/an angry man; and w/a furious man/woman thou shalt not go:  Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare 2 thy soul" (Proverbs 22:24-25).
     Move away from a climate of conflict whenever possible.  This was one of the Master Leadership Secrets of David.  He understood the importance of protecting his own FOCUS in his dealings w/King Saul.  "And David avoided out of his presence twice" (I Samuel 18:11b).
     Do not fuel and energize your enemy.  Your very presence and words often breathe energy and strength into your enemy unless they are the right words.  "A soft answer turneth away wrath:  but grievous words stir up anger" (Proverbs 15:1).
     You cannot solve a problem 4 your enemy.  His goal is 2 destroy u.  U are the object of his attention.
     Your dream is your goal.
     Your destruction is his goal.
     Achieving your assignment and completing INSTRUCTIONS from God is your goal.  Destroying u is his focus.  "Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able 2 stand b4 envy?" (Proverbs 27:4).
     Your enemy will not invest any time, money or effort 2 understand and embrace your assignment on earth.  The Pharisees attempted 2 use the very explanations of Jesus 2 entrap Him.  Jesus knew this.  Their questions were 'hooks' 2 side track Him and break His FOCUS.  That is why He answered their questions w/another question.
     The motives of others should help u 2 give the kinds of answers u give them.
     Your enemy  must be discerned early"Neither give place 2 the devil" (Ephesians 4:17).
     Continuous conflict reveals the presence of an enemy u are permitting.  "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work" (James 3:16).
     Your enemy seeks dialogue, exchange and communication instead of a solution"Ever learning and never able 2 come 2 the Knowledge of the Truth" (II Timothy 3:7).
     Your enemy will not show mercy.  This is the proof that Wisdom is not present.  "But the Wisdom that is from above is... Peaceable ... easy 2b entreated, full of mercy" (James 3:17).
     Your financial harvest has an enemy "The THIEF cometh not but 4 to STEAL, and 2 KILL, and 2 DESTROY" (John 10:10).  Job experienced this when satan appeared in the presence of God and desired 2 destroy his life.
     Face your enemy immediately.  Name things 4 what they really are.  What u are unwilling 2 confront, u become unqualified 2 conquer.  Champions fight back.  Become serious about winning against poverty and lack.  I have said it many times, financial harvest is not a frivolous thing of trivia.  It is hell's biggest fear of the church in this Generation.
     Let us look at 3 Enemies that destroy your financial harvest.

     1.  Wrong Relationships.    Your friends are fueling your dream or your doubts.  Your friends are either energizing u or attacking u.  U must decide and discern those satan is using 2 destroy your financial harvest.  "He that walketh w/wise men shall be wise:  but a companion of fools shall be destroyed" (Proverbs 13:20).
     Some friends are parasites, draining u in every conceivable way.  Some friends are encouragers, imparting 2 u remarkable energy and enthusiasm 4 the harvest ahead.  Some envy u and will criticize u as materialistic and a lover of money.  Some will compete w/u.  They will be miserable and upset when your creativity explodes.  Some friends will doubt u.  They will point out every reason u can expect failure.
     The Apostle Paul warned.  "And have no fellowship w/the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" (Ephesians 5:11).
     If u fail, u will fail bcoz u permitted the wrong people 2 come too close.  Red the biography of great men who experienced terrible failures.  They trusted they 'wrong' people.

     2.  Wrong Teaching.   Somebody is always imparting wrong information.  It will affect u and influence u more than u realize.  The Apostle Paul recognized that those he loved were listening 2 someone else"Oh foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched u, that ye should not obey the Truth?" (Galatians 3:1a).
     Error is deadly.  It is poisonous.  It is always mixed w/the threads of half-Truth.  This keeps it deceitful.  One of the greatest errors being taught today is regarding the Sovereignty of God.  It is so misunderstood.  Let me explain.
     "Do u not feel that satan gives u a lot of money so u will backslide and get away from God?" asked a serious young businessman one night after a lecture.
     "Let me ask u a question," I replied.  "If financial wealth could break your relationship w/God, do u not feel that satan would overdose u every day of your life?"  He saw the point.  I continued, "When satan wanted 2destroy Job, he did not increase his income.  He stopped the money flow into his life."
     Another lady spoke up one day, "If God wanted us 2 have money, He would give it 2 us."  I answered, "Does that mean if God wanted u 2 comb your hair, He would have combed it 4 u this morning?  If God wanted u 2 wear clothes, u would not have been born naked?"
     Another sharp and articulate businessman spoke up at a conference.  "Well, I believe that God will give u money if He can trust u w/it."
     "Then explain 2 me why many ungodly, atheistic men have millions, and missionaries cannot even buy vehicles 4 their ministry if this is a trust factor w/God?"  I answered.
     Oh, it is so tragic!  When I hear the responses of people regarding financial blessing and wealth, millions make no effort at all 2 LEARN and APPLY themselves 2 the Principle of Increase.  Then, they are puzzled when their money never grows and they stay in abject poverty.

     3.  Wrong WORDS.   Your words are creative.  They are POWERFUL.  They are currents that are rushing u toward your dream or away from your dream.  "DEATH and LIFE are in the POWER OF the TONGUE [mouth]:  and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 21:23).
     Your words can sabotage productive and rewarding friendships"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles" (Proverbs 21:23).
     Your words decide what grows within u.  "The mouth of the righteous man is a well of Life" (Proverbs 10:11).
     Your words can create unnecessary and destructive anger in others.  "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger" (Proverbs 15:1).
     Your words can set traps that destroy u"A  fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul" (Proverbs 18:7).
     Your words should be spoken at the appropriate time and place.  "A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man/woman keepeth it:  till afterwards" (Proverbs 29:11).
     Your words can be the vehicle 2 your own deliverance from a dilemma.  "The mouth of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6).
     Your words deserve much forethought b4 releasing them.  "The heart of the righteous studieth 2  answer" (Proverbs 15:28).
     You must be careful who qualifies 2 receive your spoken opinion and advice "Speak not in the ears of a fool:  4 he will despise the Wisdom of they words" (Proverbs 23:9).
      Your words are deciding your SEASONS.  Your words are deciding your energy and enthusiasm.  Your words that come out of your OWN MOUTH are creating a PATH 2 your FUTURE or a current 2 your past.
     Stop discussing your flaws w/everyone.  Stop advertising the mistakes u have made.  Stop discussing your doubts and advertising your fears.
     You are a Giant killer, a Champion, a Repairer and a Restorer of dreams.  TALK like it.  ACT like it.
     Thousands continuously poison their OWN environment w/negative, doubting and fearful WORDS.  It is one of the reasons they will never taste their financial Harvest.
     Nobody wants 2 invest in someone planning on losing.  Your MOUTH is:

     > Your Deliverer.
     > Your Weapon.
     > Your Motivator.

     Use it Wisely.
     Millions refuse 2  acknowledge their enemies of prosperity.  They will never taste the sweetness of financial provision.
     Let's pray:
     "Heavenly Father, take unproductive, unholy and unthankful people out of my life.
Uproot any error I have embraced ignorantly.  
Pour Your Words of Faith and Victory thru me.  
Thank You also 4 teaching me what I might never have learned, bcoz You Love me.  
     In Jesus Name.  Amen."

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