What was your life like before receiving salvation? Was there turmoil? Struggle? Maybe worry and fear?
When I look back at my life B.C. (before Christ), on my BEST day…I was maybe average. I was in debt, struggling to make ends meet. I didn’t know how to be a good husband and my marriage was hanging by a thread.
Before Christ, I was a nobody. I was failing at life. BUT GOD is a master at making champions out of nobodies.
God has done more in my life and has taken this ministry far beyond what I could have ever dreamed or imagined (Ephesians 3:20)!
I know that if you have surrendered your life to Christ and met the risen Savior, then your life is not the same as it used to be either. But I am writing this letter to you because I want you to know that GOD IS NOT DONE WITH YOU YET!
God is still right now working behind the scenes to do even greater things in your life. He is not done with your family. He is not done with your health. He is not done with your finances, emotions, mind, or your call to serve Him!
Last October 8th, I was flying to speak at a meeting and heard these words deep down in my spirit:
“Never stop celebrating what I’ve already done
And now expect the GREATER and it will come.”
I knew it was from the Holy Ghost, and He went on to say, “2014 Will Be Known As The Year Of The Greater.”
And I’m challenging you now to lay hold upon it, hold fast to it, and do exactly what He said: EXPECT IT AND IT WILL COME!
As I began to meditate on this word, I was reminded of what the psalmist said, May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 115:14-15).
IT IS THE NATURE OF GOD TO BRING INCREASE INTO YOUR LIFE!
I looked in Webster’s Dictionary for definitions of the word increase and the first definition it gave was “TO BECOME GREATER.” It went on to say, “To become greater in size, amount, degree, numbers, and in quantity.”
After the psalmist said you would increase more and more, he also said, “May you be blessed.” We know that the blessing is an empowerment to prosper. That means that God’s increase in your life will bring financial prosperity as well.
FOR YOU NOT TO INCREASE IS A VIOLATION OF SPIRITUAL LAW. Jesus came so that you could have an overflowing, more than enough, abundant life (John 10:10).
Jesus also told us that the number one prerequisite for experiencing this abundant life is to, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Let me encourage you today to put the things of God first in your life! Don’t seek the increase; seek the God of the increase! Focus your attention on Him.
How? Through prayer and fellowship. Through quality time in His Word. Through finding ways to serve and to be a blessing to your church and to others.
Seeking first God’s Kingdom is losing ourselves in obedience to what He desires. It’s pouring ourselves out in service to Him in whatever capacity He desires. It’s being the witness that He has called us to be in this world, not only through our preaching or what we say but also through our actions, our conduct and our behavior.
Keep that in mind while you’re expecting THE GREATER!
The Bible, speaking about Israel in the days of Joseph, while he was prime minister of Egypt, says, “…they had possessions…and grew and multiplied exceedingly” (Genesis 47:27).
Once again, this is what happens when you enter into THE GREATER! This is what God wants to do in your life this year!
Even though this is obviously what God desires for you, it doesn’t happen automatically. You certainly have a part to play in it coming to fruition.
As I’ve said many times before, your part is to RECEIVE THE PROPHETIC WORD and to BELIEVE THE PROPHETIC WORD.
To believe simply means to not let go of it. Don’t let Satan steal it out of your heart. Embrace it, confess it, keep it in your thoughts and keep it in your mouth.
Get aggressive about this. Don’t miss out by taking lightly what I am sharing.
GOD WANTS TO TAKE YOU TO THE GREATER!
God is bringing us into GREATER financial prosperity and GREATER financial stability, but not just so that we can live comfortably. He’s not against us living better, but the real reason behind it is so that we can do more for the Kingdom of God.
IT’S PROSPERITY WITH A PURPOSE!
The increase that my wife, Carolyn, and I along with this ministry experienced last year was so we could sow more than ever. There’s nothing more enjoyable than being able to increase your sowing. I’m telling you, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s exhilarating.
Always stay committed to increasing your sowing when God brings increase into your life. That’s how you keep the cycle flowing. That’s how you experience what I like to call uninterrupted prosperity.
Your faithful support this month will help make a GREATER impact in people’s lives. From training pastors and ministry leaders in Africa to thousands of people coming to Jesus through our Chariots of Light outreaches…your seed is producing! Thank you for your sowing that enables this ministry to continue to come to you and reach around the world.
In closing, I encourage you to dare to believe to reap GREATER manifestations of His glory, His blessings, His favor, His goodness and everything else that He wants you to enjoy.
I love you and pray that you experience God in a greater way this new year!
P.S. Scripture tells us, "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised' (Psalm 48:1). When you are thankful and praise Him for great things He has done, you open the door for even GREATER blessings. Take a moment to thanks God for how far He has already brought you and watch Him continue to increase you more and more!