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.



God, Money and You – Pt. 2

God is interested in your prosperity. God is saying “I am wishing you the best”

The Hebrew word for Money is Keceph which means “value”

What is your perception of Money?

Many people say that “money is evil”, but it is the “love of money” that is evil.

Money is good, but it’s your relationship with money that determines whether it is good or evil to you.

1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Some people who “love” money will say things like “I will do anything for money”. That type of thinking is out of order. If you can do anything for money, does that mean you will even kill for it?

What is your relationship with money?

You cannot serve two masters. You either love one or hate the other.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 – A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything.

Money talks in many forms:

When you become rich, the way you talk will change, the way you walk will change, including all your associations will change. The same bank that told you “you have bad credit” will call you to offer you many deals because you now have this thing called “money”.

As a Christian, you must Hate poverty with a passion.

“Ýou only attract what you appreciate.” – Pastor Austyn

 If you don’t appreciate wealth, then it won’t come to you so you have to change your mindset.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 – For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

What can Money do for you?

  • Money is a defense from every attack of the enemy.
    • It defends you from lack and want. It protects you from poverty.

“If you are not smart with money, it will not be smart for you” – Pastor Austyn

How you get money is important. If you get it by evil means, then you are in “love with money”. But if you work hard to obtain it by honest means, you respect it and you respect the source who is God that provides for you to be able to obtain the things you desire.

  • If you lack respect for money when you receive it, you will lose it.
    • You will not undermine, or abuse it when you respect money for what it can do for you. It answers all things, but you have to respect it so that it can defend you.

 Build a relationship of “mutual respect” with money.

Some people who abuse the money they have don’t seem to understand that the little that they have, it shall be taken away from them. If you have no respect for money, you won’t be able to keep it. You must value the money that you have and be smart with it. When you have it, what you do with it matters.

Meditate on this word day and night and figure out what money is to you.

If your perception about money is right, then you will operate on a strong foundation regarding money.

Don’t love money to the point that you do something stupid with it.  

Some people may reject you, but when you have money, you’ll find that they all of a sudden will accept you. Those that laughed at you will celebrate you.

Money speaks for you so pray to God to change your perception of money.

Money is good, because it answers all things. However, do not love money, for the love of money corrupts a person’s soul. Rather, give thanks to the Provider of the money that you have. God is the one who provided it for you so respect the giver, and remember that the money you receive is so that you can be blessed to be a blessing.

Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinks in his heart, so is hi. “Eat and drink!” he says to you , But his heart is not with you.

The Power of Fasting and Prayer – November 8, 2015

Daniel 11:23 (NET) – Then with smooth words he will defile those who have rejected the covenant. But the people who are loyal to their God will act valiantly.

Matthew 17:21 (NKJV) – However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”.

Matthew 17: 17- 20 –  17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[a] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Why must you Pray and Fast?

People may be going through issues and you may fail in trying to deal with them because some issues may require that you pray and fast for that issue to disappear.

You must engage that issue with FAITH. You need to pray and fast for the difficult issues that you face. Certain situations maybe demonically inspired against you which means that you need a stronger power to deal with that issue.

Learn to bind the strongman in order to overcome every limitation, stagnation and obstacle you face in your life.

Isaiah 58:6 – 6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:Prayer-and-Fasting

To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?

“As a believer, the devil cannot possess you, but he can oppress you.” – Pastor Austyn.

1 John 3:8 – 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Fast with a purpose!

“It is dangerous to put your trust in the arm of the flesh. You must put your trust in God.” – Pastor Austyn.

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  1. Pray
  2. Fast
  3. Give

When you pray, you will release the favor of God in your life. Everytime you come out of a fast, you become a different person.

You cannot afford to play “Church”.

Daniel 10:11-13 – 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.

If you want a different result to your circumstances, you must do something that you have not done before.

 Matthew 6:5 – The Model Prayer

5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

Matthew 6:16 – Fasting to Be Seen Only by God

16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

This song is by Casting Crowns called Good Good Father. May it bless your spirit today.

Dealing with the other “Twin” called “self”

Every person has a “twin” inside of them; one carries the agenda of God and the other “twin” carries the agenda of the devil; that twin is called “self”.A-man-without-self-control-is-like-a-city-broken-into-and-left

It torments you to believe that things are impossible for you. The question is whose report shall you believe?

You have to have control over your “self” and not allow yourself to be overcome by doubts.

The self that listens to words of doubt, confusion and fear lacks self-control.

Romans 7:15-20 – 15 For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If then I do that which I do not desire, I consent to the law that it is good. 17 But now it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find. 19 For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do. 20 But if I do what I do not desire, it is no more I working it out, but sin dwelling in me.

Self will always give you a reason to NOT do things. Until you understand that God is working inside of you, you will always operate in the “self”. Self always operates with pride, arrogance and fear, but if you humble your “self” to listen to the Word of God and do what it says, you will operate in the realm of Faith.

“Self” may tell you through the voice of fear: “You can’t succeed”, “You can’t do this”, “You don’t have the ability”, “Who do you think you are?” etc.

The greatest enemy is your “Self”. Take control over it and develop self-control. Remember that the Self is a manipulator and tormentor that discourages you from believing what God says about you. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the World. If your self doesn’t know that, then you have to remind yourself what the Word of God says about you.

Matthew 19:26 – But Jesus looked on them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

 You have to believe that ALL things are possible.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)

What is your confession? How do you see yourself?

 Don’t write yourself off with fear” – Pastor Austyn

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Some people will confess negative in your life, but you have to believe in the Word of the Lord.

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

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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

“Many people use the Word of God to manipulate it to fit their situation; rather you should align with God’s Word since He watches His Word to perform it.” – Pastor Austyn.

Daniel 11:32 – Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

The things that you do not see controls the things that you do see.

Hebrews 11:1 – Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

If God is for you, who can be against you?

The only person limiting you is YOU.

 What can you do to deal with the self?:

  1. The Word of God – Know it and mediate on the Word – Sharpen yourself with the 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.

  1. Prayer

1 John 4:16 – 18 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.