If your mind cannot contain enlargement, then you can’t accept enlargement. The fight for prosperity begins with your mind.
3 John 3:2 – Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as you soul prospers.
Your “soul” is your “mind, will and emotions”.
“You cannot go beyond what your mind cannot take. You cannot rise above what you do not know” – Pastor Austyn
Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
Isaiah 54:2 – Make the place of your tent larger, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings. Do not spare, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;
It is the desire of God that you be prosperous. The man Isaac (in the Bible) began to prosper continuously.
Ask God for the grace of continuous prosperity. Can your mind handle the enlargement?
Philippians 3:14 – I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Do not have a defeatist mentality. You will continue to believe until you see results.
God in His heart wants to see you succeed.
Joshua 1:1-3, 8 – 1 And it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, Jehovah spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 My servant Moses is dead. Now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people to the land which I give to them, to the sons of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, I have given that to you, as I said to Moses.
8 This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it by day and by night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall act wisely.
Enlargement is a continuous journey. Joshua’s mind had to be reprogrammed after God told him that His servant Moses was dead because now God wanted to use Joshua for a great destiny.
You need to rise above that level where God makes you the Head and you believe it so that you can extract the goodness, the favour and enlargement.
If you have the mindset that you possess the increase, you can receive it. It’s your responsibility to work on pursuing prosperity.
You must love the Word of God (The Bible). If you want to enjoy unhindered prosperity, you must love this book called the Bible.
Proverbs 4:1-2 – 1 Sons, hear the instruction of a father, and listen in order to know understanding. 2 For I give you good teaching; do not forsake my law.
Proverbs 4:21 -23 – 21 Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all his flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
If you believe God’s Word, it will become your reality.
Whose report shall you believe? You shall believe in the report of the Lord.
What is programming your mind? Is it the Word of God or the philosophies of this world?
Guard your mind with the Word of God.
“There are churches that lose its power when it’s all about political correctness rather than spiritual correctness.” – Pastor Austyn
You have to be persuaded by the Word of God.
Philippians 3:13 – My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before,
Until you change your mindset, certain things will not come to you until you do. Until your mind is transformed, you cannot go to the next level. It is indeed a battle field that you must fight the good fight of faith in your mind. Meditate on the Word and observe to do what is written.
Faith without actions is dead.
You observe what is written and then do what it says you should do.
James 2:18-24– 18 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith from my works. 19 You believe that there is one God, you do well; even the demons believe and tremble. 20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Do you see how faith worked with his works, and from the works faith was made complete? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness, and he was called the friend of God.” 24 You see then how a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Why are believers not acting on what they believe? It is because they do not do the work that is required of Faith to move to the next level.
You must be willing to re-position yourself to become relevant. If you don’t believe in relevancy than you cannot increase and become relevant. There is no spiritual substitute for life and skills.
Abraham was justified by works. It takes action to get results. Your actions will also expose to you who your enemies are in order to function strategically in the course of your life.
There are Christians who have faith and can look at someone and believe for their healing and deliverance, but when it comes to money and finances, they don’t have the faith in that area because it requires “WORK”.
Think Big and don’t think small. Peter acted in faith when Jesus told him to cast his net back in the water despite the fact that he was an experienced fisherman. But because he believed in the Word of Jesus to throw his net back in once again after trying so many times before, he obtained increase.
“Faith + Work is equal to results” – Pastor Austyn