Sunday, November 29, 2009

The tongue asset - mastering the negative cycles in your life and flowing into the positive (part 2).

The tongue is one of the greatest assets given to man by God. It gives him the ability to determine events. It allows him to 'manipulate' his environment. Death and life proverbs says, are in the power of the tongue and they that love (make use of) it shall eat of its fruit thereof.(Prov. 18:21). One translation says, "... those that make it a friend shall eat of its fruit"

There are a few people that have recognised tongue as an asset. Kenneth Hagin once said mighty few Christians realise that our words dominate us. It's the power given by God to man in order for him to be able to programme events into his life. Jesus taught exactly that. Mark 11:23 says 'he shall have whatsoever he saith'. He said a man of faith must practise his faith by the use of words. A person who understands how to get results and whose faith is result oriented, makes his words work for him. One translation says "those who have who have made the tongue their friend, are eating of its fruit thereof." The science behind the cycles of life positive or negative is the power of the spoken word.

Whatever seasons God has planned for your future begins with a glimpse of its possibility in your own heart. You have the responsibility to capture the essence of it by the words you are speaking today. Stop hoping and waiting for it to happen start saying it today. Express the feelings, the understanding, the emotions of what you see ahead of you in faith with words or it would go out of the range of your vision and you would be left without enthusiasm for the future. Never forget every failure in life once had a powerful glimpse of emerging events or the possibilities of the future in his heart but let it slip by not capturing the essence of it in words.

Negative cycles begin with a voice of accusation and positive ones begin with powerful affirmations. The adversary knowing that the tongue can produce a cycle of death initiates a word of accusation as a spark counting on it to spread. If you are ever confronted with accusations take nothing for granted. Enter into a season of prayer asking God to specifically reverse the effect of words spoken by men over your life. Learn also not to withdraw or to isolate yourself. Give during these times and maintain powerful affirmations about yourself and your situation everyday when you are alone. Keep using words against the situation and in favour of your future until you come into a position of rest about your future, where the past no longer haunts you and the present situations no longer intimidate you. It is at such times that we learn the art of programming the events of our lives.

Bill Gates referring to the power of cycles unconsciously attributed the negative or positive cycles companies go through to the words that are spoken. He said large established companies that one day had hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and lots of satisfied customers had disappeared in a short time and new companies such as apple, Compaq, Lotus, Oracle, Sun, and Microsoft appeared to go from nothing to a billion dollars in revenue in a flash. These were driven by what he termed positive spirals while the failure of others by negative spirals. The powerful companies that enter into these negative spirals, he attributes, begin this way I quote, "they loose market share or deliver one bad product, the TALK BECOMES 'why do you work there', 'why do you invest in that company', I don't think you should buy from them'.... the press and analyst smell blood and begin inside stories about who's quarrelling and who's responsible for mismanagement customers begin to question...." The spiral begins and down goes the organization. Personal lives, families could fall into this same pattern and remain in the valley of death. Multitudes are there discouraged and disillusioned about their future not knowing they can master that negative cycle and come out on top.. Pastor Poju Oyemade

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The tongue asset - mastering the negative cycles in your life and flowing into the positive (part 1).

It was Shakespeare that said 'there is a tide in the affairs of man if taken at the flood leads to fortune; omitted, and all of life's voyage is in shallowness and misery'. I guess for any mind keen on making the greatest impact on life, this would probably be the biggest fear or the greatest asset. Understanding this principle well and further, having its interpretation engraved in your heart as a law by your words would give the necessary edge.

Solomon put it this way after looking at all the experiences and that of others he concluded “the race is not been won by the swiftest neither is the battle won by the strongest but those who succeed I can only attribute to what I term time and chance.” There is this 'mysterious' element in all human endeavours that looks like one person was lucky while the other was just unlucky. This 'luck', negative or positive, forms part of what we have referred to as negative or positive cycles. If you get into a positive cycle all things just appear to be working out and well everyone wants to associate with you, get into a negative one and you will understand loss and probably betrayal.

There is that tide that some ride on while others who might be more qualified i.e. stronger for the battle or swifter for the race, miss out of. Every generation of humanity has thrown up its own leaders and its own losers in every field; its own success stories and its own failures. There is always that conscious minority that determines the direction and the destiny of the collective. They are the head and not the tail of their generation. These people ought to be the covenant children of God but unfortunately they are not.

Three things have denied us of this: 1. Religion 2. Ignorance of relevant laws 3. Greed It all begins with a consciousness. Seeing the need to be on top, to occupy and to be in-charge. There must be no sense of guilt or a false religious air of humility in relation to your desire in becoming part of that conscious minority who have determined to rule and determine the direction of the 'rest'. It was John D Rockefeller who said that he had looked at life and seen what great help he could be if he had money and so his conscience permitted him to make money, and then to make more and more. He said, “it was my right. My conscience told me it was my right. Everything was clear between me and the Lord.' If the righteous are in authority the people will rejoice proverbs says, the reason for so much gloom is that the wrong people are in control.

The starting point is this; you would only have as much or be who your conscience permits you to be. There is a divine law which could be said to sound like this, God's mercy would always produce for man what he needs, desires or aspires to be, where his moral judgement or sense of justice is not called to question by his conscience.. Pastor Poju Oyemade

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dare To Get Your Feet Wet

The external difference between the generations of Jews led by Moses, and that of Joshua, was that the Joshua generation entered into their promises while the Moses generation died in the process. However, we know their experiences were a product of the state of their hearts. Thoughts beyond the range of their consciousness shaped the experiences in their lives. This still holds true today. The state of the heart will eventually govern the events of the life. Outward forms of life are moulds of the inner thoughts.

One generation lived in the experience of fear amidst God’s presence; the other lived with the experience of faith in their hearts amidst the challenges. One needed God to move externally before they moved; the other provoked the visitations of God by daring to get their feet wet.

One waited for God to part the red sea before they stepped in, the other knew they had to step into the waters rejoicing in their hearts before God, for the sea to part. The Law is straight forward. “Provided your heart (internal part of you) enjoys the spiritual experience of seeing the Jordan part (seeing the vision fulfilled) while your feet (external part of you) still feels the experience of being flooded by the waters of the Jordan, the spiritual will impose its dominion over the natural”.

It is when your heart experiences the waters of the Jordan through the information it gets from the feet that it gets depressed and failure occurs. Let your heart rise above your present experiences and your experiences will be forced to rise to the level of your heart. It is what the heart experiences that ultimately determines the direction and the pace of the development of your life.

One of the ways you raise your consciousness above your present experiences and transform your mind is through singing. Singing directly impacts your heart for through it you create spiritual experiences in your soul. Sing your future as though it were your present experience in thanksgiving unto God, and your heart will rise above your present experiences taking the shape of the inner image God has placed in you. Have a great week... Pastor Poju Oyemade