Feb 19, 2007
APOSTLE TALK - Future News Now!
with Prince Handley
POWER TWINS FOR SUCCESS AND
POWER TWINS FOR SUCCESS AND VISION
No matter how successful we become in life, it will not be of
any time value unless we know God personally. If we know God
through His Son, Jesus the Christ, then we have eternal life. [John
The measure of a man's success in life is how many of his children make it to Heaven. If we know the Lord, you are living part of your eternal life NOW, while here on earth, and then in Heaven. It will never end!
Jesus taught us, "What does it profit a man if he gains all the world, and loses his own soul? Also, what shall a man give in exchange, or to buy back, his soul?" [Mark 16:26 - Mark 8:36]
We need to have TOTAL success in life: in this life on earth and in the eternal beyond; and God has provided just such means to attain that goal. God has given us EVERYTHING WE NEED for:
"According as His divine power has given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue." [2 Peter 1:3]
He has given us PROMISES so that we can share or partner with Him in His divine expansion - or growth of descendants - after we have escaped, by His saving grace, the ruin that is in the world through lust. In other words, after we are born again and start serving Christ, we can partner and be a companion with God in successfully bearing fruit: that is, growing other seed-descendants. These include our own children who are born again while also reaching out to the rest of the world.
"Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." [2 Peter 1:4]
We should BELIEVE this and EXPECT it. Your children should be your greatest disciples. If not, something is wrong, or out of place.
I guarantee you success and continued vision! You will not be barren or unfruitful, if you practice what I am about to teach you. Also, you will have an abundant entrance into Heaven. Remember, there are rewards in Heaven for your labor of love and faithfulness here on earth.
Jesus wants to be able to say to you when you enter Heaven: "Well done, you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord." [ Matthew 25:21]
You need continued vision for vitality. The Bible says, "Without a vision, the people perish." [Proverb 29:18] To be successful in this life and to prepare for life in Heaven . . . and to maintain continued vision so we will be fresh and vibrant . . . there are eight (8) TWIN STRATEGIES to help you.
The FIRST TWO TWINS for success and continued vision are as follows:
Enthusiastic Desire PLUS Faith; and,
Decisive Nature PLUS Virtue.
We will discuss the first two (2) twins in this teaching. The remaining twins for success and continued vision will be discussed in subsequent teachings.
ENTHUSIASTIC DESIRE PLUS FAITH
If you do not have burning desires and goals throughout life, you will become bored. The English word enthusiasm means intense enjoyment or interest. It has its root in the Greek word enthous, meaning possessed by God.
Josiah became king of Judah when he was eight years old and reigned for 31 years. "And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with ALL HIS HEART, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like unto him." [2 Kings 23:25]
There is a wonderful promise in Mark 11:24 which Jesus declared: "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you DESIRE, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them."
Another wonderful promise in Psalm 37:4 states: "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the DESIRES of your heart."
When you have pleasurable emotion in the Lord, when you delight in Him . . . when you are ENTHUSED in your worship of Him . . . then He will give you the DESIRES of your heart. He first gives them to you by placing them in your heart and mind. And secondly, He gives them to you by granting them . . . bringing them to fruition . . . after you have consistently applied your FAITH.
These desires will many times be to do GREAT THINGS; and the enemy, the devil, will lie to you and tell you that you can NOT accomplish them. But the devil is a liar and God is truth. This is one way you know that those desires in your heart to do BIG THINGS for Christ are from God: because the devil is trying to talk you out of them!
When you combine your good desires with faith . . . ENTHUSIASTIC DESIRE PLUS FAITH . . . you have an unbeatable combination. You can begin to PLAN your future prayerfully based upon the God given desires of your heart.
That's one reason it is important to read and meditate upon the Word of God daily so you will KNOW and develop the will of God for your life.
Remember . . . you can CREATE with your faith. Hebrews 11:1 tell us, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Faith is the underpinning or support . . . a title deed (as in property) . . . that lets you KNOW you have the objects or affairs you do not yet see.
It is a wonderful thing to have FAITH, but if you have a PLAN incorporating your desires to go along with your faith, it is even better! Here's a SECRET that will allow you to SEE many MIRACLES:
If your PLANS fit into God's plans
. . . you will have God's FAITH
. . . . and God's faith ALWAYS WORKS!
DECISIVE NATURE PLUS VIRTUE
You need to be able to make decisions based upon knowledge and quality input. Once again, this is where it is important to read and meditate upon the Word of God daily. You need DIRECTION in the many matters of life that face you now . . . and also about future planning. God has given us everything we need for LIFE and GODLINESS through His PROMISES and the KNOWLEDGE of Christ.
In business we need to draw upon quality research, marketing, and experience (sometimes the input of others). And we need to KNOW when to act. Timing is a KEY to success in many courses of action. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, says that when he knows that something is right, and that the timing is right, he goes into it with MASSIVE ACTION. However, without VIRTUE a decision can have disastrous effects eternally and with no substance temporally here on earth.
The Greek word for VIRTUE in the New testament is arete: it
means excellence and valor. It also includes the connotation of the
miracles. We need to be people of EXCELLENCE. Our nature should be
to make excellent DECISIONS based upon VIRTUE.
"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." [Colossians 3:23-24]
Make your decisions based upon the fact that God is watching you!
There are several words for TIME in the Bible, but in our discussion here of DECISIVE NATURE we are talking about a due season of time, or an opportune season of time. It is the meaning which if you miss the window of time presented you . . . or available at this particular time . . . then you will MISS the opportunity! In the New Testament it is the Greek word “kairos.?
An example of exercising a DECISIVE NATURE along with VIRTUE is in the Old Testament in the Book of Esther when the Jews were facing extermination in 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. Mordecai told Queen Esther:
"For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father's house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
Ruth is another example of a person who exercised a DECISIVE NATURE and VIRTUE when she decided to go to Israel with her mother-in-law. She said: "Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God will be my God." [Ruth 1:16]
In this podcast we have discussed the first two twins for SUCCESS and CONTINUED VISION:
Enthusiastic Desire PLUS Faith; and,
Decisive Nature PLUS Virtue.
The remaining Power Twins will be discussed in following podcasts.
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