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EXPECT GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO YOU   Leave a comment

EXPECT GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO YOU – Joseph Prince Ministries

Ephesians 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation…

When the phone rings at odd times, most people think, “Oh dear, it must be bad news.” They don’t think, “I wonder what the good news is that it cannot wait till morning!”

When we hear, “The boss wants to see you,” instinctively, we think, “Oh dear, this is not good.” But how do we know that it is not going to be about a promotion?

Our minds are inclined toward the negative. So to guard our minds against negative thoughts, we are to put on “the helmet of salvation”, which is “the hope of salvation”. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

If you are going through a trial right now, putting on as a helmet the hope of salvation means that you have a confident expectation of good coming your way. It means that you choose to believe that this trial that you are going through is only temporary because God will see you through it. It means that you believe that this difficult period will end with your salvation—your preservation, wholeness, wellness and health!

You may not know what is going to happen this week. But one thing you can do is to put on the helmet of the hope of salvation and tell yourself that you are going to have a fantastic week!

“Well, you know, Pastor Prince, you never know what to expect. We hear so much bad news these days—another flu outbreak, another company retrenching its workers…I really hope that I will not be retrenched next. But I cannot be sure. I am keeping my fingers crossed.”

No, my friend, biblical hope is not “I hope so” but “I know so”! You can have a confident expectation of good happening to you because you are not like the people of the world. You are a child of the living God. You have a Savior watching over you. There are more angels given charge over you than there are demons against you. And greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) There is every reason for you to have a confident expectation of good happening to you!

Hope That Does Not Disappoint   Leave a comment

Hope That Does Not Disappoint – Joseph Prince Ministries

Romans 5:5; Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Today, we express hope as if we can’t be sure what will really happen. We say, “I hope I will win that prize. I hope it won’t rain tomorrow. I hope everything works out well.”

But “hope” in the Bible is a confident and positive expectation of good. God wants you to have a confident expectation of good because as His child, He favors you. Because Christ is in you, the hope of glory (Colossians1:27), you can expect the glory of God to shine into every area of your life, including your family, job, ministry, health and finances!

God’s Word says, “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” You may have experienced disappointed hopes, but there is a hope that does not disappoint when you are conscious of how much God loves you. It is a hope that springs from the heart of God, who loves you very much.

It is interesting that the first mention of the Holy Spirit in the book of Romans is tied up with the love of God. The book of Romans is considered foundational for Christians. Could it be that the first thing the Holy Spirit wants to do is to establish in our hearts that God loves us? Many people think that the Holy Spirit has come to teach us about power. But the truth is that the Holy Spirit has come not to reveal the love for power, but the power of love!

My friend, you may have just lost your job. But if you can say, “Jesus loves me this I know,” you can also say, “I believe that I will get a better job tomorrow.” Your girlfriend may have just left you for your best friend. But because you can say, “Jesus loves me this I know,” you can also say, “I’ll meet a better girl.”

When you believe that God loves you, you will have a positive expectation of good. You will have a hope that does not disappoint. So be careful what you hope for because you are bound to get it!

Double For Your Trouble   Leave a comment

Double for your Trouble – Joseph Prince Ministries

Zechariah 9:12; Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

I am sure that you have heard the expression, “When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade!” Well, I want you to know that when the devil throws lemons at you, God Himself will make lemonade for you! After all, the Bible says that God works all things together for your good. (Romans 8:28)

And He does it with style—He restores double for your trouble! Beloved, if you have lost a husband or wife through divorce, or a precious child through death, God can restore double to you, so that you end up having more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality!

Consider Job in the Old Testament. When he lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and “the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before”. (Job 42:10)

When David lost the child he had with Bathsheba, he stopped pleading and started worshiping God because he trusted in the mercies of God. Later, God blessed David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon, who became the wisest and richest king the world has ever known.

Today, God promises to restore double for your trouble—“Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.” If He declared it, He will do it! So you cannot but have hope that things will be even better than before. That is why in the same verse, He calls you “prisoners of hope”. My friend, hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in your life. You are a prisoner of that! You can’t help but wake up feeling hopeful. You can’t help but expect good things to happen to you!

So when trouble comes from the devil, don’t give up and say, “It is hopeless!” Don’t worry or get angry. Worship God like David did and see that trouble as an opportunity for God to bless you with more than what you originally had. And because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!

Expect Good Things To Happen To You   Leave a comment

Expect Good Things To Happen To You – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Ephesians 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation…

When the phone rings at odd times, most people think, “Oh dear, it must be bad news.” They don’t think, “I wonder what the good news is that it cannot wait till morning!”

When we hear, “The boss wants to see you,” instinctively, we think, “Oh dear, this is not good.” But how do we know that it is not going to be about a promotion?

Our minds are inclined toward the negative. So to guard our minds against negative thoughts, we are to put on “the helmet of salvation”, which is “the hope of salvation”. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

If you are going through a trial right now, putting on as a helmet the hope of salvation means that you have a confident expectation of good coming your way. It means that you choose to believe that this trial that you are going through is only temporary because God will see you through it. It means that you believe that this difficult period will end with your salvation—your preservation, wholeness, wellness and health!

You may not know what is going to happen this week. But one thing you can do is to put on the helmet of the hope of salvation and tell yourself that you are going to have a fantastic week!

“Well, you know, Pastor Prince, you never know what to expect. We hear so much bad news these days—another flu outbreak, another company retrenching its workers…I really hope that I will not be retrenched next. But I cannot be sure. I am keeping my fingers crossed.”

No, my friend, biblical hope is not “I hope so” but “I know so”! You can have a confident expectation of good happening to you because you are not like the people of the world. You are a child of the living God. You have a Savior watching over you. There are more angels given charge over you than there are demons against you. And greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) There is every reason for you to have a confident expectation of good happening to you!

Your Father’s Heart   Leave a comment

Your Father’s Heart

Matthew 7:11; If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Let me tell you a true story I heard. There was a pastor whose young child was diagnosed with cancer. The day his boy was scheduled for an operation, this father cried out to God, “God, I’m almost 30 years old, but my boy is only about three months old. Why don’t you just take some years off my life and give them to my boy?”

Then, from deep within him, he heard the voice of God say, “I am not like that.” When the man heard that, he realized immediately that his son’s sickness was not from God. He also realized that if he, who has faults, could want his child well, how much more his heavenly Father. So he changed his prayer and said, “Father God, I come against this sickness and I ask you for healing for my child.” That day, on the operating table, the surgeons could find no trace of cancer in the child!

Today, God wants you to know that He is not the kind of Father who wants you sick and defeated, keeps you poor and wanting, refuses to provide for your needs and denies you your blessings.

When my daughter Jessica was younger, I bought a beautiful teddy bear for her. Teddy bears are her favorite toys and I could not wait to see her joy when she saw it. My joy is to see her happy. When she is sick and has difficulty sleeping at night, it hurts me to hear her cry. When she is crying, I cannot ignore her cries. I enter into her discomfort and pain even though I know that her sickness is something that will pass shortly. When she is in pain, I feel the pain too. When she is sad, I am sad too.

I believe that God gives us children to help us understand what His Father-heart is like. His joy is to enter into your joy and see you happy. If you, in spite of your faults, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to you when you ask Him! My prayer today is that you will know just how much your Father loves you!

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations

Expectation   Leave a comment

Good morning. I want to share a Word and teaching the Lord Jesus gave me in October, 2012.

On October 1, 2012, I was lying in the bed and talking with the Lord Jesus on certain matters. Some of what the Lord said to me was “expectation” and “two-leaved gate”. The two-leaved gates are double doors. Then when I got up to check my email, I received this message of confirmation from Faith Tabernacle. It confirmed my conversation with the Lord minutes before.

Isaiah 45:1-3 (KJV); Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1-3 (NKJV); “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.

Faith Tabernacle

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS: http://ft111.com/thetrumpet.htm

I’m calling to you today. This is a moment in time when the depth of My Spirit calls to the depth of your spirit. It is a time of preparation, a time of expectation. Indeed, it is a new era. I am bringing forth the power of My church and it shall be seen and it shall be witnessed in the whole of the earth. For, many do not think I have a people, but I say to you that I have always had a people. I’ve had a few hidden away here in small places, a few hidden away there in small places. But, My voice is now calling to those who belong to Me, calling you out of the world, calling you out of the power of your own self destruction, calling you into the kingdom of light and life. I am calling you to walk with angels and to see beyond the natural. For, I have opened wide the double doors on the valley of vision and I am sending My people forth that you may see, hear and understand Me and My purposes for each one in this time frame. Let the hallelujah’s rise up within your spirit in the night vision. Let the amen’s come forth as I come to bear witness to your spirit. Do not deny Me for you belong to Me. You have been bought with a price, the price of the blood of Christ. You do not belong to the world. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. You are those who have been saved for this, the end of the age, so that I can demonstrate through you the power of My kingdom, says the Holy Lord God Almighty.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: http://ft111.com/smallstraws.htm

I kept hearing the word breakout in my spirit, and the Lord said: This is an opportune time to break free from bondages that have kept you from the liberty, both spiritually and physically, that I have intended. I have released a special anointing for this purpose, but you must choose to take advantage of this time to be done with things that have held you in captivity. John 8:36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

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Again, prior to reading this email and still praying, I was speaking against sin in my life that’s been holding me bondage for too long. As I was speaking against them, I began to feel a relief. I also began to release myself to the Lord. Not just releasing myself, but believing in my Savior, Jesus Christ. He died for me, He died for us to be free from ALL bondage. Last week the Lord woke me up to this scripture; John 3:16; For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” I always thought I was a believer of Jesus Christ because I stated Romans 10:9-10; “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Based on stating this scripture, I became saved. But I didn’t realize I had to believe everything in His Word. I only believed part of the time and I only believed part of the Word. Somewhere between the time I gave my life to Him, I got caught up in the teachings from men and their traditions and not the Words of my Lord Jesus. When we believe in Him we are to believe EVERYTHING. We have to believe what He tells us in the Word of God. We have to believe and see ourselves no longer a slave to sin, but a slave to righteousness. I make that confession in faith that I am no longer a slave to sin, but a slave to righteousness. Again, while praying and speaking these things, I felt a mind change come over me. I began to speak what’s in HIS WORD. I also began to have a mind change because for too long I have allowed so many people to hold me back from my purpose in Him because of their mindset and their “tradition of men” opinions. Because they don’t see who the Lord made me, I began to war with the truth about me and what they perceived, which was a lie. As I mentioned above, while praying I heard the Lord tell me expectation. I have to expect change to take place in my life. I cannot believe what man says about me if it’s contrary to what the Lord says. My life IS NOT in man’s hands no more, nor is it in satan’s hands, but it’s in the Hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior and King. THAT’S FREEDOM. As children of God, we have to accept our true Kingdom in our True and Living King. We have to accept the prosperity Jesus has for us which is not found in riches as the world perceive riches such as houses, cars, money, jobs, etc. The true riches is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). When we are faithful to the true riches, we can have earthly money so it can be used for the Kingdom of Christ. There are people who’s hungry. Fill their belly and we’ll be able to reach them to fill their spirits with the Word of God. There are people needing clothes. Give them natural clothing, then they will be able to hear when we give them the Gospel which will cloth them with righteousness. When God transfers the money from the wicked which is laid up for the just (Proverbs 13:22), we are to use it for His Kingdom; not for selfish reasons. When we begin to speak the truth, people in the churches will say we speak blasphemy. That’s what they said to Jesus. They wanted to kill Him because He spoke the truth.

We have been living a lie far too long. We have believed satan’s lies for too long. If we want the truth, go to the Bible and read the truth. Truth is real, lies are false, fake, unreal. Believing satan is living in an unreal world and living in lies. We believe him when we love money, cars, jobs, and people over our Creator, our Lord, God. We believe him when he tells us things that are contrary to God’s Word. We believe satan when we accept those ungodly thoughts he puts in our mind like, we are homosexual, or adultery, we are sick, we are whores/harlots, etc. We believe him when we have low self-esteem and do things to make ourselves feel good instead of believing the Word of God concerning our lives. We believe him when we feel we don’t have to examine ourselves. The Bible tells us even the very elect will be deceived; so WHY NOT examine yourself and allow the Lord show you your heart. When we give in to all those evil thoughts, we say we believe satan over the One who died for us; JESUS. The only way to know and get this truth is through Jesus Christ. He said in John 14:6; “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” It’s time that we realize who we truly are in the Lord and believe HIM and stop believing the lies. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). We are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9-10; But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.) We are healed. We are the true tabernacle, so stop giving yourself over to satan to defile the temple of God. That devil, satan DID NOT DIE FOR ME. That deceiver did not die for you. Why should we be slaves to him any longer? Accept your place in God TODAY. Don’t look at your titles/positions in the church or the community. Don’t look at your works. Don’t even look at all the money you gave the church (Matthew 23:23). These things are fine and dandy, but they WILL NOT make you holy. Stop believing the lies of satan and believe the truth about who you really are. You are not worth a million dollars; You are not worth the most expensive car; You are not worth a great career or even a big house. Sadly, too many hold stock in these as great benefits from God for Godly living. Our worth isn’t found in these things; It found in JESUS CHRIST. Found in our RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ; Who Died for US. This is worth far more than any amount of money.

There is a breakthrough coming forth, for some it’s already here. I pray we all receive it.

Waiting on God?   Leave a comment

Waiting on God?

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Nerida Walker

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. Lam 3:25 (KJV)

Many believe that waiting on the Lord means to wait on the Lord for the length of time that it would take for Him to move in our life. However, the Bible itself explains what it means to wait on the Lord.

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

The original word wait in this Scripture is the Hebrew Word Qavah and it means: to wait or look eagerly for, to hope, to expect.

Translating the above Scripture into the original language should therefore correctly read:

Expect in Jehovah, the One True God, be secure in Him, and He will confirm the determination of your heart. Expect I say, in Jehovah, the One true God.

There are many other Scriptures where the word wait is this same word Qavah (to expect). The Dictionary also defines the word wait as meaning ‘to expect’. Therefore, to wait on the Lord does not mean that we sit back passively until something happens. It means that we need to be active and expect to see God’s Word outworking in our life.

But they that wait (expect) upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

Those who expect shall have renewed strength. Not those who are hoping or wishing but for those who have a faith filled expectation to experience all that God has for them.

Expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Expectation fuels our faith (belief in Jesus finished work) and we are strengthened because faith (belief in Jesus finished work) is the substance of what we are expecting!

In the Old Testament Jeremiah 1:12 (NKJV) reads that ‘God is ready to perform His Word’. God was ready to perform everything He said and those that knew Him expected it to come to pass!

It is important to note that we have a better Covenant based on better promises than the Old Covenant. So when it comes to what Jesus has already purchased through His finished work we don’t have to wait or expect God to perform His Word. Why? Because He has already sent forth His Word and healed you, delivered you, forgiven you and set you free! Hallelujah! This is why all of the promises of God are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ (so be it) in Christ. But the exciting thing is that what Jesus has purchased are not promises ‘per say’ but rather PROVISIONS! And if you belong to Christ then this is already your inheritance! You can therefore expect to see what Jesus has already purchased for you outworking in your life!

Now that is Good News!

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