Archive for May, 2015

“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” – William James

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May 31, 2015

GOD’S PROVISION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Genesis 28:12-19

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

Haggai 2:8

Jacob was a hustler travelling from place to place trying to make it in business. He had been able to get a visa and was travelling abroad. Resting under a tree, he fell asleep and had a dream in which the Lord appeared to him. When he awoke, he made a vow to God and asked for divine provision. Jacob asked God for three important miracles.

The first thing he asked for was for the miracle of divine presence:”…If God will be with me…”(Genesis 28:20).

Then he asked for the miracle of divine protection: “…and will keep me in this way that I go…” (Genesis 28:20).

Finally, he asked for the miracle of divine provision: “…and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on”(Genesis 28:20).

Jacob had arrived at a turning point in his life. He had come to the place where he was going to include God in all that he did. In fact, he was going to expect God to actually provide these important things for him. Jacob wanted God’s involvement so much that he virtually promised to pay God a tenth of all his earnings, if the Lord agreed to help him.

Dear friend, let me tell you something, God wants to provide for you! God wants to bless you! God wants to bless you the way He blessed Jacob! He wants to provide you with bread to eat and raiment to put on. He wants to protect you, and to reveal Himself to you as someone who can supply all your needs.

Do not compare yourself to others. You are unique.

May 30, 2015

DISGRACE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Isaiah 54:1-17

Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Psalm 119:80

There are two types of demonic plans: short-term plans and long-term plans. It is important for every believer to get a revelation of the long-term plans of the enemy against your life and ministry.

Recently, the Lord led me to pray about the things Satan is planning against me. You may not know it but the enemy is planning and taking decisions about you.

Look around carefully, and you will see many who were once financially blessed but are now broke. I know people who once had millions of dollars but today have little or nothing. The spirit of disgrace is working against prosperous Christians to bring them to naught. If you are a businessman, it is important to pray about the wealth and establishment that God has given to you.

There are many ministers who were once men of renown. Today, many of these have been silenced and disgraced. This is the work of demons. Many television evangelists in America have been disgraced and set aside. A closer look at the American experience will reveal that there was a long-term hidden agenda behind the attacks on God’s servants.

These TV evangelists have now been replaced by psychics. It was the long-term agend a of the devil to replace God’s servants with fortune tellers and soothsayers. The spirit of disgrace was actually the spirit of Satan fighting the servant of God.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

May 29, 2015

BENEFITS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ecclesiastes 10:16-17

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Remember the testimony of the prodigal son. Many people think that it was only the younger brother who received an inheritance. Study your Bible carefully. You will see that both of them received an inheritance. Both of them were blessed equally by their father. “And HE DIVIDED UNTO THEM HIS LIVING.” (Luke 15:12).

This prodigal boy received an inheritance. He spent his money on harlots and riotous living. With experience, I have seen that many people do not prosper because they do not use the opportunities that God gives them wisely.

Ecclesiastes 10:16 teaches that blessings abound for those that can wait to take their benefits at the right time. This is the principle of delayed rewards.

If you buy that expensive car at the wrong time of your life, repairing it and buying fuel for it will be like drawing blood out of your body. It will cost you your life. I believe in the best for myself, but I wait for the right time to enjoy the blessings that are legitimately mine. Apostle Paul said that many privileges were his to enjoy. Yet he explained, “I have used none of these things” (1 Corinthians 9:4,15).

Although Paul was blessed to have the support of the church, he deliberately avoided using many of these privileges.

A privilege will turn into a snare if you jump into it too quickly.

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer