There is an excitement stirring in my spirit as I’m looking over the list of what I want to tell you in this letter. God is so GOOD… And because of that, I challenge you to read the following declaration out loud: “Something GOOD is going to happen to ME before the end of this year.” Now that you’ve had a warm up, say these words out loud again with the conviction of a blood-bought child of the Most High God: “Something GOOD is going to happen to ME before the end of this year.” Say these words as a declaration of faith… Allow your spirit to hear these words coming from your mouth…
If I had to sum up what I’m writing to you right now, in as few words as possible, I would use these four words, “The Choice Is Yours!”
Partner, I want you to know I appreciate you and your prayers for me and for our work together in ministry… I believe God has brought us together to accomplish Greater Works as confirmation of His power working through us. He has given us a mission AND He has given us the power to accomplish that mission, both individually and collectively.
Someone asked me, “What are the Greater Works?” I explained, it’s getting the power of God to you so that you can get the power of God to others. I’m talking about being blessed by God so you can be a blessing to others. It’s about reaching the lost for Christ and bringing healing to their sicknesses and diseases. And you and I are in it together. By faith, we are to work together in His resurrection power to lift up a Problem Solving, Healing Jesus to a hurting world who is desperately searching for more than another “fix” to get through another day.
In my last letter, I reminded you that the power of God working in and through you is the same power that raised Jesus from the grave. In other words, if you are willing, and choose to do so, you can face today, tomorrow and every day of your future with the unlimited power which Jesus Himself experienced as He walked out of the tomb in newness of life… It is YOURS, Partner.
Please read this powerful truth very carefully… The good news is, you and God together in partnership can accomplish amazing things in life. Believe me, even though He asks us to do something first — to act on our faith — He’s not doing it out of ill will or judgment or a desire to control us. The things He asks us to do are for our benefit! He wants to lead us along His paths, so that we can enjoy His safety, His protection and His provision which has NO limits.
NO LIMITS… It’s God’s Will to Bless You Abundantly, so that you can become a blessing to others. John 10:10 says, “The thief (or the devil) cometh not but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy. But I have come that you might have life and you might have it more abundantly.” Jesus didn’t come to give you abundant lack; He came to give you abundant life… overcoming life! Did you get that? Overcoming life raises you above the traffic and allows you to see there is more to life than the taillight of the car in front of you.
Why does God provide you Abundant, Overcoming Life? Because it pleases Him! Psalm 35:27 says, “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.” God wants to bless you because it brings Him pleasure to see you prosper, and when you are blessed, you can in turn bless others. And pleasing God should be at the top of our daily to-do list. I encourage you, don’t take it lightly that He is glad when you do well in life. This is the life He has for you… I challenge you to choose to make this Abundant Life your way of life…
“And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you” (Deuteronomy 28:11). Notice this scripture doesn’t say He will give you a surplus of poverty. It says He’ll give you a surplus of prosperity. And there is a variety of ways in which God can get money to you. Why is He blessing you so abundantly? It’s simple. He promised our forefathers to do so, and He keeps His Word. “He is not a man that He should lie” (Numbers 23:19). But when He blesses you, you are not to keep the blessing to yourself. You are to spread it into the lives of others. Now, that is what I call GREATER WORKS!
While the Word of God is very clear, the choice is yours as to whether you accept these truths from God, make them foundation stones in your life, and become a participant in God’s blessing plan for your life.
RIGHT NOW, it’s time to stir up the truths that are in you… Now is the time to Refresh Your Commitment to these fundamental principles of the God-kind of life.
Remember, the law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him” (Genesis 26:12).
It is God’s will to bless you abundantly. He didn’t come to give you abundant lack; He came to give you abundant life. It pleases Him to see you do well in life. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
The offering you sow unto the Lord must be significant to you. If it doesn’t mean anything to you, it won’t mean anything to God either. “And the king (David) said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver” (2 Samuel 24:24).
Remember, as a blood-bought child of God, you are royalty. As an Overcomer, you are Extraordinary in the sight of God. You are to think differently… You are to talk differently… You are to act differently… Old things have passed away, and God is doing a NEW THING in your life… You have never been where you are going. An eternal banquet is prepared for you. You are to walk in The Kingly Anointing… Partner, you are blessed to be a blessing… Your Anointing Is Keeping Spiritual Poise in An Environment of Hostility and Disrespect. “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne” (Revelation 3:21).
There is NOT ONE MINUTE to waste… Right now, even as you are reading this letter, the first half of 2017 is already behind you. There is very little you can do about that. HOWEVER, I have exciting news for you! This is JULY! We have six months of exciting opportunities to act ON OUR FAITH, move above the traffic and do GREATER WORKS so that the God who takes delight in giving us the desires of our hearts will be glorified.
As you move into this last half of 2017, I challenge you to Keep Your Focus. The secret of success is concentration. The devil is doing everything within his power to break your focus because he knows the cause of failure is broken focus. This is the time to take inventory of your position in Christ… Examine your life. This is the time to disconnect from distractions. Adjust your focus. Partner, I challenge you to Make Tomorrow So Big in Your Mind that Yesterday Dies. “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:7). The choice is yours… God is ready to reward your acts of faith in His ability to fulfill His promise in your life!
NOW IS THE TIME to Expect Supernatural Intervention, Partner. During the next 30 days, I challenge you to open your eyes every morning Expecting the Supernatural to operate in and through your life that day. If you need a physical healing in your body, by faith VISUALIZE IT HAPPENING! If you need a financial miracle, by faith VISUALIZE IT HAPPENING! Never underestimate the attentiveness of your Father toward you. When Elisha’s servant feared the Syrian army, the prophet prayed. The servant’s eyes were opened, and he saw the angels assigned to protect them. “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength” (Isaiah 40:29).
GO AHEAD… Exercise your faith… Read the following 9 words out loud: Something GOOD is going to happen to me TODAY! Go ahead, let the Lord hear your words of praise, your feelings of expectation… Father, I worship You right now… I praise You for who You are… You are my help in time of need… You are my solid rock… You are my success… Thank You for Your healing hand at work in my life… Thank You for supernatural wisdom as I work to be a faithful steward of Your blessing upon my life…
God Wants to Revolutionize Your Financial World… The Choice Is Yours.
I believe God wants to revolutionize your financial world… He wants you to experience His abundance. If you are thinking, “Richard, I have all I need,” then God wants to bless you abundantly so you can be a blessing to others. Your stewardship has placed you in an exciting position to do even Greater Works through His abundance. Remember, how you use your money is just as important as knowing how to create it. Increase is God’s reward for honoring His law of seed-time and harvest.
Being a good steward means you monitor your blessing and use it wisely and efficiently. Your guide is the Holy Spirit. You become sensitive to His inspiration as to good soil for your harvest. As a good steward, you can expect God to unlock His double-portion of wealth into your life even when, in the natural, it appears as though you’re in danger of losing all you have. That’s what Isaac was facing when he sowed in the midst of a famine (Genesis 26:12).
Remember, Isaac knew God… Isaac had a relationship with the Almighty and knew His voice. Are you seeing the thread woven through these examples from God’s Word? Is there a stirring in your spirit? Are you being reminded anew of the importance for you to have an UNQUESTIONING TRUST in God’s plan for your own life?
Think about it… When you stop and get quiet before God, does His pattern for your life still come together in overcoming victory, or do you find you are spending far too much time fixing things which should have never gone wrong in the first place?
In my last letter, I challenged you to stop and reset your GTP (God Trust Position)… I trust you did because God continues to ask for your trust. God is a rewarder of those who choose to know Him and ACT on their faith in His ability to fulfill His every promise. However, as a faithful steward of the call of God upon my life, I must remind you, The Choice Is Yours as to how much you are willing to step out in faith and TRUST God to be there when you need Him.
As you complete and return the enclosed Prayer and Praise Sheet, I challenge you to respond exactly as God is leading you to act on your faith. This is the time to sow an I’ve Made My Choice offering unto the Lord God as a confirmation of your continued unshakable faith in the God of More Than Enough who, according to Numbers 23:19, does not lie.
Now, even as you are thinking about the size of the seed gift stirring in your spirit — the seed that is significant to you — begin to praise God for His response to your act of faith… Allow your spirit to see yourself walking in God’s abundance with every financial need met. Allow your spirit to see yourself as God sees you… See yourself walking in God’s divine health… See yourself ministering to others… See yourself in the abundant harvest field God has for you… See yourself in fellowship with the God of More Than Enough… The God who is moved by your faith.
Your Partner in Unstoppable Increase,
PS. I look forward to receiving your Prayer and Praise Sheet and praying a prayer of consecration over your “I’ve Made My Choice” offering unto the Lord God.