Enlargement Starts with You: Learning to Hear Clearly from God

In order to enlarge your territory, you must increase in knowledge of the Word, increase in wisdom and humility. If you can’t do these three simple things, you will not be able to grow. In order to grow, you need to first learn how to hear from God and not only just hear from him, but do as He says with the Word as your foundation. You cannot follow someone You do not know. Therefore, how can you follow God if you don’t know His voice?

There are some of you that may say, I don’t know how to hear from Him. I don’t know His voice.

Why is that?

The truth is, Knowing God’s voice isn’t really as mysterious as it seems to be. You can hear from God clearly when you have the Holy Spirit residing inside of you. Why do you think God seeks for all of us to prophesy? It’s because in order to prophesy, you need to distinguish and learn to Hear and obey His Voice. In order to hear, you are forced to humble yourself before God in order to hear Him by meditating on His Word (the Bible). Everyone has the ability to Hear from God, but how many are willing to Obey His voice when it comes down to it?


John 10:27 [Full Chapter]
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Revelation 2:29

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

How many of you know the song Thriller, Heal the World, Beat It? Who sang it? How did you know that? You have to have meditated and listened to that song multiple times to know the words, to know who sang it and so that when you hear others singing it, you can identify immediately that Michael Jackson sang that song. In the same way, that’s how it is with God. When you read His Word, you are able to rightly divide the Word of Truth. You can tell when someone is using the word out of context because you know exactly what it says. You can tell when a word speaks to you because the Holy Spirit bears witness to the truth of God’s word. If you want to be successful, you must work on your hearing and your obedience to do what you hear.


Romans 10:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


 Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


Psalm 119:15

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.


Psalm 119:23

Princes also sit and speak against me, But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.


14670-ThinkstockPhotos-465151829.1200w.tn.jpgYou can only repeat what you meditate on.

The definition of meditation is:

to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.

 

When you meditate on the Name of the Lord you will be remembered.


Malachi 3:16

[ A Book of Remembrance ] Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.

 


1 Timothy 4:12-16 (NKJV)

Take Heed to Your Ministry

12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit,[b] in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

4 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

 

 

 

 


The Church must be in Unity in order to overcome adversities that any brother or sister faces. You cannot groom leaders in a church if people do not know the Word of God. Every believer is called to minister in one form or another but the requirement is that you must know God’s Word.

UNITY in One Mind, One Spirit, One Cause


Philippians 1:27

[ Striving and Suffering for Christ ] Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,


The power of the Praying church assembling as one, in one accord can break barriers, limitations, bring restoration, healing and deliverance and many blessings pour down from Heaven because of the unity found in the Church. A church that prays in unity prevents attacks from the enemy from succeeding and brings about uncommon victories.


Acts 12

Peter Freed from Prison

5 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant[a] prayer was offered to God for him by the church. 6 And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. 7 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. 8 Then the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”; and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” 9 So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.”

12 So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. 15 But they said to her, “You are beside yourself!” Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, “It is his angel.”

16 Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Go, tell these things to James and to the brethren.” And he departed and went to another place.

18 Then, as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter. 19 But when Herod had searched for him and not found him, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be put to death.

And he went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.


 

If we want to increase, then we must first understand that enlargement starts with us. You need to equip yourself with the knowledge of the Word by meditating on it for yourself, rather than wait for a Sunday service to arrive to get fed. God is not in the business of pampering you with the word, He expects you to feed yourself with the Word and get stronger with other members growing in the Word. It is not enough to be hearer and not a doer of what you hear. You cannot follow what you do not know, so therefore, seek to grow by equipping yourself with the Word and learn to recognize and know God’s voice. You can only become his sheep when you recognize the Shepherd’s voice.

Are you ready for enlargement?

 

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Reprogramming Your Mind: The Cost of Unbelief

Many believers have not been able to access their blessings because of unbelief.

Unbelief is the reason why some people do not receive results.

The power of unbelief is so powerful that Jesus couldn’t even minister in the place that He came from (Nazareth).


7ca42c7585083167a232221d87a65390Prince (the Famous singer) was a Jehovah witness could not take blood transfusion according to the belief system of the Jehovah witnesses and yet he took drugs and died of an overdose. He died because of unbelief.

You cannot afford to walk in unbelief.

You must serve God with your mind.


Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

The old man cannot give what the new man can. You cannot put new wine in old wine skin. That skin will burst. The old man cannot handle where you are going. The new man does not see limitations. The old man will say that “It’s not possible”. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.


faith-God-can-God-will-doubt-maybe-god-can-maybe-god-will-unbelief-god-cant-god-wontDo you need to rewire yourself?

Don’t remain with the old mind-set.

Ephesians 4:20 -2420 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.


 

Put off the old man that pursues corruption.

“You may want many things, but if you don’t take action, you will remain the same and go nowhere.” – Pastor Austyn.

Genesis 1:28 – And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it. And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and all animals that move upon the earth.

Whoever is born of God overcomes. You must renew your mind in order to obtain your deliverance.

If you want to possess your possessions, you must reprogram your mind. You can do that by the renewing of your mind through the Word of God.”  – Pastor Austyn

Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


If you have a regenerated mind you have to consider these things:

  1. The word of your mouth – What is your confession?
  2. Do what you hear. You cannot simply be a hearer of the Word and not do what it says.
  3. Impossibility will become possibility to you
  4. You will face challenges but the challenge is not strong enough to change your new mind-set

“Take actions when you believe. Renew your mind and do not remain the same with the old mindset. How long you’ve surrounded yourself with Christians doesn’t make you a Christian. If you do not believe in the power of God, then you are operating in the realm of unbelief. You cannot carry the old man and live in the new lifestyle. You have to let go of the Old man in order to put the New man. The battle is in the mind.” – Pastor Austyn


“If there is no revelation, there is not manifestation” – Pastor Austyn

Guard your hearts, for out of it flow the issues of life.

“If you are a computer, and there is a virus of unbelief operating in you, then Jesus is your anti-virus and He can help you with your unbelief.” – Pastor Austyn


unbeliefYou are a new person. Seek order in your own house rather than criticise others if you’re still operating in the old mind-set. The power is contained in the Word. If you do not meditate on it, then you cannot received what it has for you.

You cannot talk about God and not do anything about it. Why did you not believe when the Holy Spirit prompts you to do or not do something?


Unbelief can paralyze a believer’s life.

They are unable to obtain the head position because they are operating in unbelief. Unbelief is dangerous. What will it cost you? Sarah waited how many years until she believed for Isaac.  Unbelief can cause someone to be barren. Isaiah 53 whose report will you believe?

Belief makes things happen.


 

Mark 9:23 -24 23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”


John 3:18-20 – 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.


We are not condemned when we believe. When you don’t believe you are condemned.

John 3:36 – Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.


1 John 5:10 – Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.


f6881cf1082c7adff9ab377efb882d8bMatthew 8:5-10 – The Faith of the Centurion

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”

Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”

The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.


  • You need to believe in Christ in order to live abundantly.
  • If you don’t believe in Christ you are only existing.
  • Some miracles are not happening because of unbelief.
  • You do not question God, you just have to believe.
  • Your belief is what draws the invisible to your visible problem.
  • You must connect to the Word in order for you to believe.
  • In the beginning it was not so because of unbelief.

Genesis 1:28 – God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”


Let us go back to the original plan. Learn to Trust God and Believe that You are who God says you are and you will be what God says you’ll be. Do You Believe?

 

 

Anointing for Elevation Pt. 3

The Anointing for Elevation

Everyone cries for the anointing, but there is a price for the anointing. How many of you are you willing to pay the price for the anointing?

Ezekiel 47:3-5 – 3 When the man went out eastward, and a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits. And he passed me through the water. The water was to the ankles. 4 And he measured a thousand cubits, and passed me through the water, water to the knees. And he measured a thousand, and passed me through water to the loins. 5 And he measured a thousand; and there was a torrent which I was not able to pass; for the water had risen, water to swim in, a torrent that could not be passed.

“The anointing that you respect is the anointing that you can receive.“ – Pastor Austyn

Christianity has a price.


 

anointed2There are levels of the anointing:

  • The Ankle level (Ezekiel 47:3) the beginners level where it is easy to walk through shallow waters but not dipping into it deeply. Not much resistance is felt at this level.
  • The Waist level (Ezekiel 47:4) the intermediate level learning to wade through obstacles and still pass through the river.
  • The Rushing River level (Ezekiel 47:5) the highest level where it is difficult to cross to the other side.

You want the anointing that runs and allows your cup to runneth over.

The anointing that overflows. Live in the overflow.

“If there is no cost, there is no dividend. If there is no cost there is no profit.” – Pastor Austyn


If you do not invest your time with God, do not expect anything from Him. God is not a fool. If you are not committed, access is denied. Your level of commitment and responsibility that you are willing to take with God will determine the level of access you will be granted to by God.

God shall not be mocked. Whatever a man sows a man shall reap.

What the ordinary person is doing you shall not do it. You have to take a step further in your action(s).

Promotion will not come when you’re sleeping. Blessings will not come if you are lazy.

Anointing brings the Character out of you. It does not make you idle.

Are you ready to face the heat? Heat does not lie. You will know when you are hot.


newton-inventionsIsaac Newton once said that: “For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction”

You should know that with everything you do there is a cost involved. It does not come in the cost of cash, it comes with the cost of your time and willingness to do what it takes to get the result you seek.

Do not be deceived. Inaction and indecision also costs you something. It costs you your blessing that you failed to receive.

Every action that you take regarding the anointing will give you a reaction.  The anointing is tied to something. You don’t get the anointing just because you’re “cute”. It is not cheap.


Sow into the anointing. When you sow a seed expect a harvest. Farmers take time to sow their crops. It cost them their time. The same applies to the anointing. It takes responsibility to handle the weight of the anointing.

Draw nigh to God. You need to take the bold step to get closer to God. You have to nurture and build a strong relationship.

It’s time to put away childish things and eat the meat of God’s word.

The oil you put in your car to drive to Niagara (1hr from Mississauga) will not be the same amount you would put when you’re driving to Ottawa (4hrs drive). If you put the same level of oil for Niagara into your car for a drive to Ottawa which is located even further in distance, you will fall short and be stopped along the way.


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If you are going to change the result, you have to change the action.

Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, you are practicing “insanity”.

Grace can cover your stress. The anointing does not mean you won’t face obstacles, but you will receive the grace to handle the pressures that come.

How deep is your relationship with God?

In the beginning was not so.  When God created man, he gave dominion but how much are you willing to invest in your destiny?


Job-promotionWhen you ask the anointing how much does it really cost?

You will find that it will cost you everything.

When gold and diamonds are mined that do not look appealing, but when they go through fire they come out clean and refined.

If you are not willing to go through the fire, you are not ready for that anointing.

The anointing is so strong on you that demons must bow to it. If you want to go to the next level, you have to be committed to God. God does not love hypocrisy.

Are you willing to wake up at 6am to pray?

Will you trust God even when things seem not to be working?

What is this anointing going to cost you?

If you want the anointing, you need to sow into the anointing. God cannot accommodate excuses.

“The instructions that you are willing to obey will determine the miracle you will receive. The anointing you are willing to place value on, will determine the blessing you will receive.“ – Pastor Austyn


Job-Promotion (1)The higher the anointing you want, the higher the commitment it will take.

When you want the extra, you will need to do the extra to obtain the results you want.

The higher the risk, the higher the return. Are you willing to take the chance?

If you don’t do your part, do not expect the anointing to flow through you. Doing nothing gives you nothing. Anointing requires action. You must do certain things that necessitates access.

The anointing has no limitations to access.

The kingdom of God is being treated with levity. This ought not to be so.


pray-money.jpgGod does not answer prayers for Money.

He that does not work does not eat.

You must learn to invest your time in your career and God will bless the works of your hands.

Rather than praying for money. Learn to pray to God to give you an idea that will help you obtain the money that you want to receive.

Every relationship demands certain actions and requires commitment. You cannot over serve God.

“The breakthrough does not come until the required work is done.” – Pastor Austyn

What are you willing to do in order for your destiny to explode?

The theme for prayer for the month of May will be Open Heaven 2.0. Join us as we commit 30 days to Prayer and Fasting.

How Do We Pray? – Pastor Monica

tshirt_design_our_fatherThere is a difference between power and authority.

Power comes with position; however, the position does not hold the authority.

Authority comes from the people you oversee who accept you as a leader.


There is no point in knowing so much of the Word if you don’t know how to apply it.

Study to show yourself approved. Don’t just study the Word.

Ask yourself how do you apply what it is that you have learned?


When you have options (especially in North America), your level or understanding about prayer becomes “optional” meaning that you will not see prayer as a requirement and will pray whenever you “feel” like it.

As Christians, it is important to know that Prayer is a requirement and if we place it as optional, you will be disappointed when you don’t get the results you were expecting from your prayers. Prayer is your communication line with God.

Matthew 6:1 – “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Charitable works are based on the intention of the heart.

Why are you giving what you give?

When we serve him, God wants us to check out intentions. Everything that you do in church is charitable. The church should not be treated as a buffet.


What do we do with the Word that we get?      

When Solomon gave 1000 cows as sacrifice it was his form of worship unto God.

Do not let your blessing pass you by because you are focusing too much on your limitations.

  • God does not call qualified people, He qualifies the called.
  • Do not compare yourself to someone else.
  • Everything about you is completely unique.
  • Go where God wants you to go.
  • Jesus is dealing with the intentions of the heart.
  • Pray unto God and not to be seen by men.

The woman with the issue of blood was in a closet and she crawled on the ground all the way to Jesus just to touch the hem of his garment. She pulled virtue from Jesus. God rewarded her for her faith.

prayer-hands.jpgWe should not practice repetitious prayers.

If an earthly parent can get annoyed if their child asks for the same thing over and over, why do we think that we can be this way to our heavenly father?

Jesus is talking about the intentions of our heart.

People always stop at the daily bread part of the Our Father prayer but people forget to keep God’s name holy.

When you are opening your mouth to pray, check yourself. 


Do you keep His name Holy?

As Christians we have to behave in such a way to keep His name holy.

Forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Forgiveness is not a feeling. However, do you believe?

1 Corinthians 13:1 – Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass of a clanging cymbal.

We need to forgive. Forgiveness releases us from bitterness.

Hebrews 4:10 – Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

If you don’t forgive, God will not forgive you.

How can you obtain mercy if you do not extend mercy?

“Bitterness is sickness to the Bones” – Pastor Monica

Do not keep score of every offense.

 

Anointing for Elevation Pt. 2

“The anointing is what you need to run your life. If you do not have the anointing, you will live a life of struggle.” – Pastor Austyn

  • anointed2As a believer you need to live with the anointing.
  • The Anointing locates you.
  • The anointing doesn’t not care what land you are in. It is there to bless you.
  • The anointing brings increase.
  • The anointing is what distinguishes you.
  • It hits your mind, body and spirit.
  • It guides you in everything that you do and people will do you good.
  • The anointing changes you and your mind is renewed by the anointing.

Romans 12:2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


 

You must be in a relationship with God in order to engage the anointing.

The anointing is an oil that’s on the presence in the life of that believer that establishes the kingdom of God.

Do not be ashamed of the gospel. The anointing comes in various degrees.


What is the Anointing?

Anointing means to put oil or dedicate to the service of God.

The Greek word Khristos for Christ means “anointed one”.


 

Psalm 92:10 – But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.


 

Mark 9:23 – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”


 

Do not declare the negative from your mouth. The moment you speak, you create life in those words. Order your conversations right. If you speak that you will live in abundance, you will call into being what it is that you have declared.

God is indispensable and you need Him in order to flow in the Anointing.

The anointing wants to bless you, increase you and advance you.

People have many misplaced priorities but you have to put God first.

Whenever you face pressure, God will turn it into favour.

You have to believe God and the anointing is what causes Him to come on time for you when you relate to Him.

Whatever you are facing right now, you will see an anointing for you to change and relocate you, trace you, translate you and cause you to overcome.

The Anointing takes you from being a nobody to a somebody just like David.


Anointing requires responsibility.

“God rebrands you through the anointing. God is a God of relationship.  What you have gone through with God will determine what access is granted in your life. Anointing comes in stages.” – Pastor Austyn


Psalm 23:5 – You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Isaiah 1:19 – If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;


The instructions you are willing to obey will determine the miracle that you will received.


 

003-elijah-widow300x2251 Kings 17:9-15 – “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

010-elijah-widow300x22513 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.


 

The anointing is not interested in your today. It is interested in your tomorrow. The God of Tomorrow showed up for the woman in Zaraphath.

If God showed up for her, what more is He willing to do for you?

The Anointing protects and sustains you in your destiny.


 

Here is a song by William McDowell feat. Blanca from Group 1 Crew called Closer/Wrap Me in Your Arms . May this song bless your spirit today.

 

The Anointing for Breakthrough Started with Jesus – by Minister Sherline

The Power of the Anointing for Breakthrough is already in you. The word “Christ” (in Greek khristos) means “the Anointed One”. If you have Christ in you the hope of glory that means that the anointing is already in you through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The question is, is it operating inside of you?

Are you tapping into what is already inside of you if you are a believer?


The Anointing God Puts on you cannot be taken away, it is generational

Exodus 40:15

You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”


 

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The Anointing for breakthrough started with Jesus.

Jesus had first fasted for 40 days in the desert while being challenged by Satan before releasing this Word found in Luke 4.

Luke 4:16-30 – Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[j
]
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”[k]

20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”

23 He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum,[l] do also here in Your country.’” 24 Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. 25 But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; 26 but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath,[m] in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”

28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. 30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.


 The Anointing on Jesus is the same anointing we need to tap into as Christians in order to operate in a realm of perpetual breakthroughs.


 

First the anointing Jesus speaks of comes from the Holy Spirit (Verse 18). The Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing for you to be able to do the following:

  1. To preach the gospel to the poor: It brings good news to the Poor (poverty in spirit, poverty in finance, poverty in relationship, in fact all areas of Poverty).

  1. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted: It has the power to heal what was broken in your heart because everything you do in your life is a reflection of what is in your heart. Out of the abundance of the heart your mouth speaks.

  1. To proclaim liberty to the captives:  It breaks bondages to those bound to sin in any area (spiritually and physically). Because the Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing, you need to understand that you need to tap into the spiritual realm to move what cannot be moved in the natural realm. This can be done by prayer and fasting and meditating on God’s Word. Every breakthrough you require for God to intervene is only found through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you don’t tap into the Spirit, you will operate in a realm of mediocrity as you strive by might and power. Learn to humble yourself and go before God to whom is your source of breakthrough.

  1. And recovery of sight to the blind, – Jesus doesn’t just restore physical vision, he restores your spiritual sight to see into the spirit, He restores your vision so that you are able to see yourself in the way that God sees you and He also restores the overall vision you require in order for you to be successful in your life.  In order to be successful, you require Revelation.

What is Revelation? The dictionary defines it as:

  1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
  2. something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
  3. Theology.

God’s disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.

an instance of such communication or disclosure.

something thus communicated or disclosed.

something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.


 

 

In the KJV it says in Proverbs 29:18: 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

The NKJV version says: Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.

Vision brings you revelation, however, you are required to keep the law which is contained in God’s word; meaning that you must follow God’s Word. It is not enough to be a hearer of it when you don’t do what it says. You don’t want to be a Revelation Short of a Breakthrough.

Vision allows you to see what you couldn’t see before and it brings about direction towards your elevation.

When God gives you a revelation, he reveals to you what was hidden so that you are guided in the right direction.

You need Revelation for ELEVATION.


 

How can you follow the Lord’s direction when you cannot see?

That is why it is important to meditate on God’s Word so that you are provided clear direction as to where you ought to go, rather than follow another man’s revelation of where they think you should go. You have to learn to see God by following His Word. That’s why there is emphasis to meditate on His Word day and night so that it does not depart from your mouth. The more you meditate, the more you can see clearly and hear clearly. If you don’t meditate on His Word, you will follow a false direction and will end up misguided into the wrong direction and that is why God’s people keep perishing, because they don’t keep God’s word. They don’t meditate on it and therefore, they run in the dark and find themselves lost and directionless. It is important to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus if you want to maintain the vision that He has for your life which is in:

Jeremiah 29:11 – 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


 

  1. To set at liberty those who are oppressed; The anointing is so powerful that it gives you the ability to deliver people from oppression whether it is demonically inspired (demonization) or legally inspired (through the laws of men) to oppress people into slavery/torture of different sorts (i.e. human trafficking/ war etc). God has given us authority to challenge and defeat the oppressors in order to set captives free.

  1. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” The anointing also prophesies what the Lord will do in every year. When you proclaim, you are declaring what it is that you want to see. The anointing gives you the power to call forth those things that be not as though they were. You can call your breakthroughs into being by proclaiming by faith what it is that you want to see happen in your year. The thing is, whatever you proclaim requires you to partner with the Holy Spirit in order so see your breakthrough.

Romans 4:17As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.


 

The Power of the Anointing:

  • Confounds the wise and the mighty (Luke 4:22). People will not know why God has put such an anointing on your life but God is willing to use a willing vessel to do great and mighty works. Look at David as an example.

1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;


 

  • The Anointing locates the least likely for increase (Luke 4:25-26). There were many widows in Israel and yet the prophet Elijah during the time of the great famine that lasted 3 years 6 months visited the widow who fed him the last morsel she had for herself and her son. The oil in her pots brought increase in a time of famine.

1 Kings 17:8-16 Elijah and the Widow

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

eikon_1132_12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”

15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.


 

  • The Anointing does not discriminate, it locates willing vessels to receive breakthrough (Luke 4:27). The same applies to Naaman in 2 Kings 5: 1-19 who was a great and honorable Commander who the Lord had given him victory to the Syrian army that he served as commander was also struck by leprosy. However when he listened to the prophet Elisha from the enemies camp (the Children of Israel) he was healed. It just goes to show that the anointing can even heal the least likely to believe in the God you serve.

 2 Kings 5: 1-19 – Naaman’s Leprosy Healed

Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”

Then the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”

So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said,

Now be advised, when this letter comes to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.

And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.”

So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”

Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah[a] and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

eikon_1142_15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”

16 But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord. 18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”

19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.


 

  • The Anointing Offends those that do not practice the Truth (Luke 4:28) People will not like the fact that the anointing in your life reveals their own weaknesses and will stir up jealousy, hatred, and people will want to attack you but the anointing will still preserve you.

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Jesus kept emphasizing in the synagogue that a prophet is not accepted in their own country and was calling that out on the Jews. Elijah and Elisha were such prophets and they kept giving instructions to willing vessels to receive blessings who were foreigners. In the Bible, you will find the frustration of the Lord in the book of Isaiah who keeps saying “Oh Jerusalem, how I have sent you many prophets and you did not receive them” and they kept killing them, dismissing them and not hearing them because they would not accept the instruction that the Lord had to give to them to guide them back in the right direction. The blessing of the anointing was no longer reserved just for the Jews, it was also for the Gentiles (non-believers). That’s why Jesus states that He was going to pour out all His Spirit on all flesh. You no longer needed to be a Jew to receive the anointing and this reality and truth heavily offended those in the Synagogue.


 

The anointing gives direction to willing vessels and it does not discriminate. This is why a Muslim or any non-believer for that matter can come to church and receive the Word and act on it (being a doer of what they hear) and receive the reward that a Christian sitting in the same room would miss. The Anointing searches willing vessels that are ready to obey the Lords instruction in order to receive the blessing that they seek. This is why the people wanted to murder Jesus upon hearing all this. They were not ready for the Truth and wanted to kill him by pushing Jesus off a cliff, but they were unable to because the Anointing protects your destiny. That’s how powerful it truly is and this is the same anointing that is in all believers that have been baptized receiving the same power through the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anointing for Elevation – The Life of David

How do you access this anointing that can take you to the next level?

Anointing is the grace provided to you by the Holy Spirit to go to the next level.

1 John 2:27 – But the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true and no lie, and as He has taught you, abide in Him.

Every child of God (Baptized and Born Again) is spirit filled and has access to the anointing.


The Criteria to access this anointing is that you need to have a deep relationship with God. 

Being Born Again means you have a relationship with Jesus. The moment you are born again, you have a power that comes over you, you have access to the Holy Spirit. Do everything that you need to in order to have a deep relationship with God. Coming to church is not enough to claim that you have a relationship with God.

You need to be a carrier of the Anointing. In order to move to the next level you must have that deep relationship with Him.


What are your priorities?

“You cannot say you love God (or anyone for that matter) and you have no time to fellowship with Him.” Pastor Austyn

You must be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 92:10 – But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.

Number 11:8 – The people went around and gathered, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked in pans, and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of fresh oil.

There is something about the freshness of that oil

Acts 4:31 – And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.

 If you don’t have access to the Holy Spirit you will struggle.  

Psalm 23:5 – You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

 1 Samuel 6: 1-13 – The Ark Returned to Israel

The Ark at that time was what carried the Presence of God. Now you have the ark inside of you through the Holy Spirit. You need to carry the presence of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. You have been working by might and power, but you need the Holy Spirit to function in the anointing.


Illustration-process03When David was anointed by Samuel, David received the Spirit of boldness. That anointed will be tested. The anointing is what distinguishes and separates you from the rest.

1 Samuel 16:12 – And he sent and brought him in. And he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and good form. And Jehovah said, Arise, anoint him. For this is he.

David’s brothers were not selected for the anointing even though they had been placed before the prophet to be chosen, however, it was David who came back from the field tending to Sheep who was chosen. Anointing can locate the right carrier and person who can handle it.

1 Samuel 6:13 – And Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the spirit of Jehovah came on David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

The anointing helps you to kill your enemies. It puts a new boldness in you that you are no longer afraid. David had fought a lion and a bear. If you want to go to the next level, you have to be willing to face challenges.

Anointing is not for sale. Ignore those that try to “sell” you the anointing for it cannot be purchased. Anointing can only be released by the power of the Holy Spirit.

“The anointing located David, and therefore, the anointing will locate you in Jesus Name. “ – Pastor Austyn

1 Samuel 17:36 – Your servant killed both the lion and the bear. And this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.

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There is a lion that seeks to devour you (the devil) but you have a greater lion inside of you from the tribe of Judah. (Judah means praise).


The Anointing does the following:

  • It helps you face challenges
  • It prepares a table before your enemies
  • It gives you a new boldness to conquer giants
  • It protects you
  • It Elevates you
  • It breaks the Yoke
  • It defends you
  • It brings promotion (1 Samuel 17:34-35)

What are you doing with the anointing in your life?

What is your relationship with God before you go to the next level?

Elevation comes with a price and the cost is based on your relationship with God.

The condition attached to your promotion is your relationship with God.


David overcame a spiritual battle as he faced his Goliath.

Who is that uncircumcised philistine in your life that you have been tormented by?

Today is the day that you will overcome that giant.

When the anointing is on your life it will attract jealousy and hatred, but it is also there to take you to the next level. You will rise and you will conquer!

Committing to God’s Business Plan for Your Life – Minister Sherline

Today, I want to talk about God’s business plan for your life. In order for me to talk about this, you kind of need to know what it means to have a business plan, so I’ll give you an example from the Business World.


a91a4ac7a83095fb0178c01991d87132In my workplace, I assist a VP and a group of directors and managers in the process of creating a business plan for our subgroup. We drew up plans for certain strategic goals and initiatives we’d like to implement for the year and after we finalized these goals and initiatives, we drew up a financial proposal for funds required to support our groups goals and initiatives. These plans are then given to the Executive board of directors for the company who decide what goals they are willing to implement and what they are not, and they also ensure our strategic goals and initiatives fit in alignment with the overall organization’s  strategic plan, goals and initiatives. On that basis, that’s when we find out what our year is going to look like and helps us to re-strategize for initiatives that are scrapped, or under-funded or under-resourced.


In the same way, God is like the head of an organization who has a Strategic plan for your life. He has a Business Plan for your life and wants you to be a part of it.


The Question is, “do you know what God’s plan is for your life?”


Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


God’s plan is to have you included in His business plan. I know that many of us have our own sets of goals, aspirations, dreams and most likely have our own plan of obtaining the things we desire, but the question I want to pose to you is this, Did you give your plan to God for Him to screen and assess what goals do not line up with the vision that He has for your life?

I was praying the other day and the Holy Spirit just kept bringing to my attention on the hard work it was to set up all these meetings to create my subgroups business plan before the executive committee and the Holy Spirit brought to my attention and asked me a question. He asked me, “How many of My people ask me about their business plan for their lives?” And the question really hit me, because I had to assess myself and think, how many times had I failed to bring an idea or desire before God and asked Him what He thought about it and the way I was going about it?


We have to include God in our business plan. I believe that God wants to satisfy the desires of our hearts, but how about partnering with Him by also including in our plan to satisfy the desires of Jesus’ heart. When you include God in your plan, you will surely succeed. You see, most of the time, our desires, goals and dreams don’t always line up with God’s plan for our lives and then people get disappointed when things don’t go their way. Have you ever asked God to screen and assess your business plan to see if it lines up with His vision for your life?  If the answer is no, then this is the point I’m making, we need to go back to that place where we put the desires of our own hearts into God’s hand so that He can screen what is in alignment to His will for your life, and scrap out what you don’t need in your life, because sometimes, our desires are not always pure and may potentially be desires that steer you away from true success.


May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.


But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

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You see, we need to understand that though God wants us to succeed, we also have to understand that our destiny is also wrapped up in Jesus. He gave you talents in order to use them to advance His cause, which is the cause of Christ Jesus to spread the gospel of hope, peace and love to a world that does not know Him.


Well, how can I line up with God’s Business plan? 

Let me encourage you and say that God has given us all we need to be effective to minister the Word of God to a world that does not know him. Some people think that they have nothing to offer if they don’t stand on the pulpit, but let me tell you right now, it’s not about standing on the pulpit.You are important and your gift and talents are what you need to use to advance God’s Business.


God needs you to join Him in His Business Plan. Will you join and partner with Jesus on this?


c9ed72f44d4746bd4962c5c3211d7bbdIf you’re asking yourself “How can I be used, I don’t know what to do with my gift or talent?”, Well, what I’ll say to you is this, there is no gift or talent that is too small that it can’t be used by God to be a blessing to someone else. I’ll give you some examples. If you are a stay-at-home mom, and you love children, then you can be helpful in Children’s ministry. Teach the kids in the church how to love God and worship him. If you are a cleaner/custodian, the church needs to be cleaned and prepared for welcoming newcomers and people that need to hear the message without stepping on gum or what have you on the ground and being distracted by how the place is messy. Be a blessing and volunteer to clean the church. If you only know how to cook then, help out during special events with catering for food or join a soup kitchen and serve the poor who are hungry. If you are an architect, you can assist in expansion and provide structural consultation and advice regarding how the church building can create rooms for more activities for other ministries. If you are a financial advisor in the marketplace, you can use your skills in the church to get people in the church out of debt by volunteering your expertise. If you are a nurse, if somebody suddenly collapses in the church, you will be needed to assist that person.  If you know how to play an instrument or know how to sing, join the worship team. If you are a teacher, then assist the church with bible-study classes. I could go on and on and on, but what I’m trying to say is, that everybody is relevant and God gave you these gifts and talents as a part of  Jesus’ Business Plan. If you do not include Jesus in the plans for your life, just know that your plans are futile and won’t succeed.


The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.

If you want God to be helping you in your business, you have to want to be a part of helping Him in His business. You will require wise counsel and direction which also means that if you want great success in your life, you must show your business plan to the Greatest CEO of your Life, Jesus Christ.


Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.


Do not be disappointed with the things God strikes off on the list of your strategic plan for success. Just be aware, that His plan is still to prosper you and He knows exactly what you need and require in order to achieve your dreams, but you have to be humble, willing to work, and willing to press forward towards the goal, His WAY. Include God in the picture of your life, Amen!


Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.


Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.


Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.


There is a consequence for ignoring to give God the Business Plan for your life to see if it aligns with His Business Plan. You will do things in your own might and power and will do things in secret thinking you’re smart and do not need advice on how to make it. Many people expect God to follow their plans, but have no intention of being part of the overall plan that God has over their lives. Such people do not know the meaning of submission and are very rebellious. If you fail to be a part of God’s Business plan, then I can tell you right now, you will live a very difficult life and will lose everything you think you’ve worked hard for within a blink of an eye if you assume that Your Ways are better than God’s ways. I guarantee that.


The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.


Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”


[ Woe to the Obstinate Nation ] “Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to thosewho carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin;


When you partner with Jesus as the CEO of your life, you will be successful in every area. Do not be obstinate and incorrigible about how you want to do life. Learn to seek God in EVERYTHING that you do. You need Him to screen your dreams, plans and desires to ensure that they line up with His Jeremiah 29:11 strategic plan for your life. If you want to have no part in the overall spreading the gospel of Truth part of that plan, then you have automatically shut God out of your plan. You must understand that your life is so much more than waking up, going to work, making money, eating and sleeping and waking up the next day to do that all over again. There is a generation dying to know that they have a purpose in their life and need direction, but how can they receive direction if no one wants to follow God’s business plan?


But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.


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In order to align to God’s Business Plan for your life, you need to know His Word. This isn’t an option, it’s a requirement to satisfy the conditions of success, and I mean Godly success.


This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


Isaiah 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says 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.


Remember, our ways are not His ways, so let us partner with Jesus and get on the same page and join in on committing to God’s Business Plan for our lives, Amen!