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.

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