Think Big: The Battle of the Mind

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.

 


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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.


Spiritual warfare


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.


 

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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

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The Cost of Enlargement

You will have people that will fight you.

Isaiah 54:2-3 – “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings. Do not spare; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;

Stop thinking Small. Get away from the small-minded mentality.

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.

Don’t think small. If you want be a millionaire you have to think like a millionaire. You cannot think small in order to achieve greatness. Think big and represent yourself in a large way.

As you think, so you will become. You will take bigger risks if you think big.

Those that purpose enlargement in their lives, they do not think small.

Some people may think you are arrogant for thinking big, but you are just confident about where you are going.

Stop thinking small! Just because the people around you think small, doesn’t mean you have to think the same way as well.

1 Chronicles 4:10 – And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

tumblr_lxh1nbPzfS1r0j9r8o1_500.gifDon’t think Small, Don’t box your mind, don’t box God. Become unlimited. Be a barrier breaker rather than a caged person.

A person who can’t see where you’re going will have issues with you. Don’t let them stop you from pursuing greatness.

Relationships matter when you want to enlarge. Don’t surround yourself with small minded people.

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

If you have negative people around you, sooner or later you will exhibit the same bad tendencies.

You will be stretched, but you should not quit. You will defy the odds of wanting to quit.

Poverty creeps in when your sleeping, slothful and lazy.

…Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes – this is all about your foundation.

You have to have a strong foundation. Solidify yourself, so that in times of crisis you will stand strong. When a tent is not staked deep into the ground, it can be blown away by a strong wind.

As a believer you need to strengthen your stakes so that you will not be shaken. Anchor yourself to the the Word of God as your foundation.

Psalm 11:3 If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?

Strengthen your foundation.  It’s the foundation that carries you, you don’t carry the foundation.

Your Foundation is found in Christ Jesus.

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The Cost of Going to the Next Level

Everything on the face of the earth has a cost.

Count-the-costThere is a cost for:

  1. Unbelief
  2. the anointing; and
  3. the cost of going to the next level

The month of May is a month where you will have to expand

 

Genesis 32:26 – And He said, Let Me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let You go except You bless me.

 

You need to go to the next level because this is your season to expand.

 

Isaiah 54:2-4 – 2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.
For you shall expand to the right and to the left,
And your descendants will inherit the nations,
And make the desolate cities inhabited.

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.

 

“You need to have a rhetoric that causes you to believe that you need to expand. If you don’t believe it you will not increase.” – Pastor Austyn

 


0c55d70b1d30164516901120e5a32265Do you want to go to the next level?

 

There is a price to the next level.

If you are not willing to pay the price to go to the next level, then you will not go to the next level.

There is a price to enjoy the next level.

 

The farmer has a seed. He has a choice of either eating the seed or sowing that seed. If he chooses to eat that seed, he will not go to the next level, because after he has eaten it, there will be no harvest. It does not come with ease.

 

“Do not be deceived by the “name it and claim it syndrome”. It’s not in the naming that you receive your blessing; it’s in the price that you are willing to pay to get to the next level.” – Pastor Austyn

 

Abraham left a legacy. Isaac, Jacob, Abraham were remembered for what? What will you be remembered for?

 

In your quest to go to the next level, what are you leaving behind?

 

Genesis 26:18-2618 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them.

19 Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. 20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek,[a] because they quarreled with him. 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah.[b] 22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth,[c] because he said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”

23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba. 24 And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.” 25 So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.

26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his army.


The Meaning of the 3 wells:

 

  1. Esek – the well of “Contention” (Genesis 26:20)

water_well_wallpaper_rn5g0Your next level will be contended with. There will be a fight with your friend or foe for your expansion. Something will be there to stop you from going to the next level. Isaac understood this and did not back down.  There is a grace that comes upon you when you seek to pursue the next level. People will frustrate, malign you, be jealous of you and will fight you, but you have to persevere. You have to pray a price for the next level. Jesus paid the price – he was bruised, humiliated, tortured and killed to set you free. Are you willing to contend for your blessing?

 

  1. Sitnah – the well of “Opposition” (Genesis 26:21)

You will face opposition. You have to forget those things that are behind you and press forward towards the goal to the upward call of Jesus Christ in your life. There is something inside of you that says that “you refuse to remain the same”.

 

  1. Rehoboth – the well of “Broad Places” (Genesis 26:22)

You will make room for your enlargement. Enlarge your thinking, and thing big. As a man thinketh in their heart, so is he.  (Isaiah 54:2). Do not withdrawal, do not give up. Have this “I can do it mentality”.


 

thThe most difficult race to run is the race of the believer. You must put in the work for your blessings and believe God, and have the faith to work out what you believe.

 

Genesis 32:26 – And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

 

You may have to fight all night for your destiny (through prayer). You shouldn’t let God go until He blesses you.  You will find a “kind” that you will have to fight for this kind does not go except through prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29).


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During this Fast, when others are eating you will say no, you want to remain focused. It’s a cost. When others are tired of praying you say no, because you will pray.

 

When you sow in tears, you will reap in joy. You have to be tenacious. You should not quit.

The cost of the anointing, and the cost of unbelief.

 

What are you willing to pay?

Christianity is a fight.

 Jabez sought to enlarge his territory. He prayed to God and received increase. Jabez was a mockery to others but when he sought God, he received his breakthrough and received blessings that overtook his expectations.

 

There is a difference between being free, and being free indeed. You can be enslaved and be set free but still have a slave mentality. When you are free indeed, you receive your breakthrough and increase. You receive results when you are free indeed and no longer carry the slave mentality. You will see no limits and break barriers.

 

1 Chronicles 4:10 –  And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

 

When you increase, there are certain things and people that you must let go. The next level is not for everybody. It is for those who are committed and determined to pay the price.

 

1 Corinthians 13:11 – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child;  but when I became a man, It t I put away childish things.

 

The next level means you must let go of certain things. It takes time to get results. When you work out your faith, it carries results. Christianity is a way of life.


 

The 2 keys to going to the next level are:

 

  1. Obedience to Instruction

Genesis 26:2-5 –Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

  1. Taking Action

Genesis 26:12 – Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him.


 

“The instructions you are willing to obey, will determine the miracle you are willing to receive.” – Pastor Austyn.


 

The next level comes with instructions and obedience. 

  • You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

 

  • You must have that belief and mentality that you may be challenged, but you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

 

  • Believe in the next level. The month of May is your month of the next level.

 

  • God is not a man that He will lie to you, nor is he the son of Man that he should repent. That which He said, is what He will do.

 

God will make room for you as your persevere against the opposition (Genesis 26:21-22).

 

“The desire of the next level must outweigh the pain of going to the next level.” – Pastor Austyn

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.

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.

 

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!

Resurrection Sunday

Jesus cannot be explained away.

He is the only one that had the audacity to say that “I am the Way and I am the Truth and I am the life”.

Mark 16:1- 8 – He Is Risen

16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

8 So they went out quickly[a] and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

 

There is a power that is supernatural. The power of resurrection will roll away the stone/the barrier/the limitations over your life.

God will roll away your problems by the power of the resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:12 – 20

The Risen Christ, Our Hope

12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

The Last Enemy Destroyed

20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

New King James Version (NKJV)

 Our gathering today as a congregation will be meaningless without Christ being raised.

You are coming out of whatever is holding you back.

God is able to raise dead things to life. Dead bones can be raised to life again (Ezekiel 37). Mistakes can be corrected. Your past can be brought back to life to grant you a great future.

Everything is based on your belief system. The calendar is based After the death of Christ in reference to A.D. It does not matter what religion you come from, your birthday is based on the point taken after the death of Christ.  We can rejoice because Christ is Risen.

John 11: 21-45 Lazarus is brought back to life

God is always an on time God.

His timing may seem like the wrong time to you based in your emotions but God is always on time.  Some people may perceive Jesus as a late comer but He is always on time. The question is do you believe?

You need to have Faith and you need to Believe.

With everything, there are 3 points in time.

  1. There is a time of death,
  2. a time to be buried; and
  3. there is also the time to come back to life.

How you achieve the 3rd point in time is based on what you believe.

Do you believe?

Your seemingly dead situation will rise again. All you have to do is have faith and believe.

 

Your Dream Will Not Die

No one can steal your dream.

“The anointing you respect is the anointing you will receive” – Pastor Austyn

What you believe, is what you will attract. Those that mocked you will celebrate you.

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


 

Matthew 21:1-10 – 1  And when they drew near Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, Go into the village across from you. And immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them, and immediately He will send them. 4 All this was done so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting on an ass, even a colt the foal of an ass.” 6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 And they brought the ass, even the colt, and put their clothes on them, and He sat on them. 8 And a very great crowd spread their garments in the way. Others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way. 9  And the crowds who went before, and those who followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

Nobody can kill your dream. Whatever you speak into existence will voice activate what God will manifest.

God-given dreams are what God will establish. In His word God states that He will establish your plans when you commit to the Lord whatever it is that you do.

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

God’s power can locate you and re-locate you to where He wants you to be. You have to make Jesus the centre of it all.

 Joseph had a dream that he would rule over his family. People may not be happy about the dream God gives you. They may even hate you for that dream; however, nothing can stop that God-given dream from being established.


3765064758_15cdccdaa8Many people will ask “How can this happen?” “How can this be possible?”

Your testimony will be that “With God all things are possible!”


Jesus re-enacted the life that you have today. Jesus acted out what was quoted in the scriptures that He would die and three days later, would resurrect back to life again.


Everything you do is based on action. What actions are you taking?

You will have haters and they are dream killers, however you must continue to work your faith. You may struggle with your dream, but you have to continue to act on the dream.

People are good at quoting scriptures, but do you live the scriptures?” – Pastor Austyn.

You will face challenges, but if you live in a place of continuous and perpetual challenges, then there is something wrong.


Genesis 37:5 – 36The Story of Joseph

Joseph’s dream was not activated until Joseph spoke his dream out. It may cause a stir of turmoil in your life when you speak out your dream(s), and people might hate you for that dream, but that dream cannot be established until you voice it out.

God said, “Let there be….” in Genesis, and whatever He said, was and became a reality.

“Your dream must be activated by you speaking it with your voice” – Pastor Austyn.

Psalm 1:1 – Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the scornful.

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“Your dream will always attract people to you and it will also attract haters” – Pastor Austyn

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.

Galations 6:7 – Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Your network determines your net-worth because people tend to follow others based on actions

 God is faithful to you, ask yourself, are you faithful to God?


 

Here is a song by Kari Jobe called Forever. We pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You.

God, Money and You – Pt. 3

God – It is the desire for God for you to be rich. God is excited when you prosper. God has a plan to prosper you. He wants you to prosper and be in good health as your soul prospers. God is interested in your wealth business.


Money – it is not evil in and of itself. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil. It is the intention behind your actions to pursue the money that determines whether it becomes evil or not.  Money answers all things.


1 Timothy 6:10 –  For the love of money is a root of all evils, of which some having lusted after, they were seduced from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


There are 2 principles to obtain money.

There are kingdom principles to obtain it and there are earthly principles to obtain money.

The economic system of a country determines whether it is perceived as rich or poor.

God’s economy is different from the world’s economy.


You – Everyone is after money. It answers all things. Your quest for financial freedom is a product of your belief system.


Genesis 13:2 – And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold.

The Blessings of God make you rich.

“You can have the best skills on the face of the earth and still be broke.” – Pastor Austyn

 Genesis 24:35 – And Jehovah has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great. And He has given him flocks and herds and silver and gold, and male slaves and slave women, and camels and asses.

In this verse of scripture is states that “the Lord had blessed his master”. Remember the source of your wealth and increase.

Isaiah 51:2 – Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Genesis 26:12-13 – 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him. 13 And the man became great. And he went forward and grew until he grew very great.

Genesis 36:6 -7 – 6 And Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance which he had gotten in the land of Canaan, and went into the country away from the face of his brother Jacob. 7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together. And the land of their travels could not bear them because of their cattle.

Esau was so blessed that there was no room for his blessing and so he had to move.

1 Chronicles 29:28 – He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.

Psalm 27:35 – I have been young, and am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread.


You are programmed to be successful. Do you believe that?

“You have no right to what you don’t believe. What you appreciate is what you’ll attract. What you despise will not come to you.” – Pastor Austyn

The Instructions that you are willing to obey, will determine the miracle that you will receive.

What is your confession? Do you keep saying to yourself “I’m broke”? Order your conversations right. Refine what it is that you have been confessing to yourself. You can acknowledge that you are facing challenges, but you do not have to declare into the atmosphere that “you’re broke”.

What do you believe?

Mark 9: 23 – “’If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”


God is committed to blessing you, but are you committed to His blessing? Engage God with faith. God remains faithful, but the question is, are you faithful?

If you don’t have faith, then what is it that you believe?

Many Christians do everything right to get to heaven, but they don’t do the same thing when it comes to wealth.

“Being prosperous means that you have what it takes to answer your needs” – Pastor Austyn.

Everything is based on your belief system. Have the FAITH FACTOR.

God can use someone even less qualified than you and promote him because he has the FAITH FACTOR.

What is your FAITH FACTOR?

HATE POVERTY WITH A PASSION.

“Some people hate poverty but fail to embrace prosperity.” – 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.

Psalm 35:27 – Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Psalm 1:1 -6 – 1 Blessed is the man Who walks in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah; and in His Law he meditates day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of water that brings forth its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf shall not wither, and all which he does shall be blessed. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For Jehovah knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


You can make mistakes, but don’t continue to live in sin. You cannot serve God and live in sin. If you practice sin and delight in it, then the devil has taken a hold of you. Those that sow corruption will reap in corruption.

Maintain your integrity in all that you pursue.

Run away from ungodly counsel. There is safety in the counsel of those who are Godly.

“Do not subscribe to ungodly counsel. You do not need to manipulate in order to make it. If you continue to stand in right standing, God will provide for you.” – Pastor Austyn

Surround yourself with people who are conscious about Godly prosperity.

You have to meditate on what is good through God’s Word.

Joshua 1:8 – 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.

Genesis 26: 12 -13 – 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him. 13 And the man became great. And he went forward and grew until he grew very great.