As we get into 2012, i am expecting a full rush and outpouring of God’s well positioned blessing, carried on the wings of grace. But i didn’t begin today, it has been my state of mind for years, because i realized that NOTHING JUST HAPPENS, WE MAKE ‘EM!
I learnt a few principles from Mike Murdock and thought it would be nice to share with you. Success is deliberate, it is by design…no one stumbles into success, success is a result of a succession of repetitive activities and actions.
Mike Murdock said: “Prayer does not make people rich, if that was the case, Bill Gates would be an intercessor, and I just don’t pick that up from him.”
“Most seasons of our life are guided by decisions. Jesus would not have healed the woman with the issue of blood if he had not been on her agenda.”
These are the 7 unbreakable principles YOU MUST KEEP to make it happen in 2012 and beyond!
Law # 1 The Law of difference.
This is having the wisdom to be able to discern difference. What makes you different from everyone else? What problem can you solve? Labor to find out what makes you different. Problems are the seeds for rewards. We are in constant pursuit of someone that can solve our problem. Problem is a gate to recognition. Until there was a Goliath there was no David. You have no value until you solve a problem.
Law#2 The Law of the Mind
Knowing how to focus the mind, to rule the mind, to make the mind work for you, not let the mind control you. To learn, to be focused, to concentrate, to have a picture in your mind of what you want and go for it, like visualization. See it. Have pictures up on the wall.If you can succeed in your mind, you can succeed in your life. I would never have more money in my closet than on my book shelf. Your mind needs a goal/focus. You mind is a living thing. If your mind doesn’t have a picture of the future it will replay the past. Your mind needs an instruction. Your mind is your servant, to serve you, not to master you. Have a secret place every morning when you spend time with God and your mind will remind you of what you need to do.
Law# 3 The Law of Recognition
The thing you need is there; it’s just a matter of recognizing it. If there’s something missing in your life, there’s more than likely something you’re not seeing. Most of the time it’s right in front of your face but you are so conditioned and so distracted that you don’t see it. Everything you want is close to you, you are not recognizing it. A North American couple went looking for Gold, left for England and came back years later only to find out that the second largest Gold reserve was on the farm they had left. Soldiers were walking around it from the Government. They went all over the world looking for Gold and it was in the back of their house. Everything you are wanting is close to you, merely awaiting your recognition. David was an amazing mentor, Absalom did not recognize it but Solomon did. What is it that you are not seeing?
Law #4 The Law of two
Mike Murdock speaks of the power of covenant, and that the difference in seasons is a person. One person can change your life in 24 hours. All you need is one person to recognize what is special about you, to take you on as a mentor to you, to enter into a covenant with you. Who is that person? Satan never showed up in the garden, til Eve did. Two is necessary for multiplication. Hell’s greatest fear is relationship. When one falls, the other can lift them up. One can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand to flight. The power of covenant is profound. There is a person that God wants to put close to you, and that relationship will provide instant multiplication.
Law #5 The Law of Place
Where you are is as important as what you are. Mike Murdock speaks of Jesus, who had to leave his hometwown and preach elsewhere to be recognized. When you are where you belong, your genius emerges. So it behooves us to consider whether we are where we need to be, and if not, where is that place. Even Jesus did not do well everywhere, that is why he left one place for another. Everything created contains an invisible instruction. The tomato seed does not look at the watermelon seed and ask it what to do. You don’t decide your assignment, you discover it. Your assignment’s always to a person or group of people. Who’s tears affect you? Who do you long to protect? Your geographical place matters. Every time God talks to people in the bible (Abraham, Naomi,) he tells them where to go. He says to qualify the home for honor in the bible. Take the blessing out of that place if they do not honor you. Go where you will be celebrated instead of tolerated. There IS a place you belong. Fish look really stupid out of water. When you are where you belong, you have no rivalries. Nobody can compete with you when you are where God wants you to be. Money doesn’t follow you, it’s waiting for you at the place of your assignment.
Law #6 The Law of Honor
Your future is determined by who you have chosen to honor. You must have a code of honor. Honor is a seed that will outlast a lifetime. Even Jesus did not do well everywhere, that is why he left one place for another. This is the most important wisdom key. Your future is determined by who you have chosen to honor. Battle is the seed for territory. Listening is the seed for learning. Knowledge is the seed for change. Honor is the seed for access. Adaptation is the proof of honor. Daniel studied conversation for three years before he could have a meal with the King. Who do you honor? All blessing comes through the chain of authority. Your future depends on a conversation. Conversation is the seed for knowledge. If I change what you know, I change what you do. Information, Passion, Desires and the sound of Honor.
Law #7 The Law of the Seed
Our offerings to God are seeds that produce a harvest. There are many types of seeds in our life. Honor is the seed for access, kindness is a seed, time is a seed, love is a seed, teaching is a seed, giving is a seed. This law is to work in the financial arena as well. God had a son, but he wanted a family; words are the seeds for feelings; forgiveness is the seed for relationship; honor the seed for access; gratitude is the seed for more. God looks at our offerings to him as a seed that produces a harvest. Jesus said, “Anything that you give up for me, you will get it back, one hundred times.” Motive- reason for doing something. He painted a picture. Malachi 3: God was painting a picture about offering. He didn’t say bring me an offering because the Angels are eating more than we ever dreamed, the gold roads cost money…etc… It was about sacrifice… 2 Corin. 9:6 I have never met a Christian who did not believe in sewing. It is as natural as breathing as a believer. I have only met a handful that believe in reaping. We can only reap proportionate to our confidence that we believe we are competent to receive. God added something to the seed; EXPECTATION! Your seed is why you sew, your faith is why you reap.
But there are two important caveats Murdock adds–we need to learn to reap what we sow. If we do not reap what we sow, there is no harvest. And, expectation is an important and essential part of the equation. If we seed without expectation of of reaping a harvest, we will not reap the harvest. If we expect a harvest of God, it shows faith in God, and faith in God is confidence in God, and God likes us to have confidence in him.
I will add here that when a farmer plants his seeds, it takes an awful lot of seeds to make a harvest, and many of the seeds don’t take. The same probably holds true in ther mystical sense. We may plant a lot of seeds, a teacher for example, in his or her lifetime, plants many seeds in many students, but not all bear fruit. I will also add here that while I think I believe in sowing money as a seed, you do have to discern carefully where you are sowing that money.
I hope these 7 laws has given you a reason to stick with the path of studying to show yourself approved? We will meet at the top. Some will get there soon, some a little bit later, but get there in the final analysis.