A Journey of Living from Glory to Glory

Abundance

It’s Time for a Revolution! Your Vision: You Shall Reign in Life

Are you currently reigning over every situation, circumstance, defeat, and failure in your life? Has your rightful place as king over your domain been usurped by a rebellious insurgent? Well, it’s time for a revolution!

Since you are a king and a lord in the Kingdom of God, (see my last post) you have been given a domain over which you are supposed to reign. Your domain consists of the entire realm of things that concern your life. This includes your health, well-being, mental stability, peace, joy, happiness, financial prosperity, possessions, property, and your family. Your domain includes all for which you have authority, influence and responsibility. And this is not limited to the physical world but also includes the realm in which your spirit dwells. . . . Continue reading


Your Vision: You are a King and a Lord

What kind of life does a king live? Think for a moment of the great monarchies throughout history and the prodigious opulence in which they lived. Imagine a life filled with abundance, glory, splendor, riches, and more than enough provisions for you and your family. Picture opening your royal court each day to men and women of great wisdom who advise and guide your every decision. Envision having your security safeguarded by a mighty army, willing to wage aggressive warfare against any enemy who threatened your borders.

Most of us in the western world don’t really understand this kind of royalty because it’s not part of our culture. But God has much to say about the order of dominion and rule in the universe. The Bible frequently uses terminology associated with the “kingdom” form of government, giving numerous examples of kings and queens throughout early history. During most of the Old Testament period, God’s people were living under some form of kingdom government. So it seems as though God has repeatedly called to our attention kingdom rule and dominion. In fact, He tells us that we are to live in a heavenly kingdom for eternity, complete with thrones, royal courts, a royal city, and the continual praising of the King.

So the history of God’s people is filled with kingdoms; and our eternity is to live in the eternal Kingdom. But where does that leave us now? Well, this is the interesting part: God tells us that we are currently living in a kingdom, but with a glorious twist: you and I are now kings and lords! . . . Continue reading


Your Vision: Everything You Touch Shall Be Blessed

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people wanted to be around you because you brought harmony, peace, love, prosperity and abundance everywhere you went? The radiance of your blessings would cause people to flock, attracted by your aura and spiritual atmosphere. When they come into your presence, they start to pick it up, and blessings begin to flow into them—even if only for a moment.

Can you say that your life is prosperous? I don’t just mean financially, but in every area—your relationships, your home life, your career and business ventures, your health, your joy, and your peace. True prosperity in the Kingdom of God is like this. In fact, a person walking in God’s abundance is a carrier of blessings—it follows them wherever they go.

I hear so much today about “the law of attraction” and many self-improvement courses focus on this as a mystical universal law. Well, it is—sort of. But there’s only one way in the universe to possess the true law of attraction and that’s to do it God’s way—with Kingdom blessings. All other ways are a counterfeit and are based on a curse. . . . Continue reading


Your Vision: You Have a Powerful Advocate

You are hereby accused of . . . gossiping, lying, hating your brother, lusting, envy . . .and then there are all of the really terrible things you’ve done. The devil has carefully observed your acts and has dutifully recorded them in a book of charges against you. Every single indiscretion results in one more indictment. And now satan stands accusing you before the Father.

Sin is a terrible, destructive, and deadly act. It gives the devil the opportunity to move against you, bringing a full array of penalties, curses, and perhaps, even death.

If that were not enough, you have another adversary. The world in general is against you—it may even hate you. It doesn’t care if you make it or not—you’re just one more sorry sap among the billions of people taking up space, needing services at someone else’s expense, polluting “mother earth,” voting for the wrong guy/party/cause/initiative, and further burdening the overstretched health care system. The world is randomly unfair. It will “randomly” choose some to succeed and prosper, and others to suffer unimaginable destruction. Almost all will agonize a little under the world system, even if it’s “just” high blood pressure, allergies, addictions, financial troubles, legal entanglements, and numerous estranged relationships.

Who can possibly help your plight? Who can stand before God and cancel the penalties you should be paying for your corrupt ways? Who can be your trusted deliverer guiding you out of the worldly mess you’ve made for yourself? Who can free you from your sicknesses, diseases, poverty, lack, and oppression? . . . Continue reading


Your Identity in the Kingdom of God – Your Vision is Essential

Let’s start this series on God’s vision for your life by asking a key question:

Is your life ascending to great heights?

Actually, I should backup and ask a more basic question: What direction is your life headed? And are you excited about getting there? Do you have a clear understanding of your purpose or is your purpose as clear as mud?

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to turn dreams, goals, and ambitions into victorious reality, while others, perhaps even you, get stuck in fantasy land? What is it that thrusts some people into a lifestyle of abundance, peace, joy, and wholeness, and raises mankind to his greatest heights? What is it that keeps others living unfulfilled lives, wallowing in despair, discouragement, turmoil, or the dreaded state of being mediocre? Is it education, knowledge and worldly wisdom? How about wealth or land? Perhaps charm, charisma and good looks? Could it be family heritage, social standing, and political connections? . . . Continue reading


Is God the Healer or the Afflicter?

What if the God that you think you know isn’t the God of the Bible?

Most people spend a considerable portion of their Christian walk wondering about the true nature of God. I’ve been a Christian for 40 years and allowed myself to be dragged through a roller coaster ride of doctrines and ministries. Each one has attempted to reveal to me the persona and nature of God. But these “revelations” were all over the map—some telling me that God tests us, others telling me that He doesn’t; some telling me that God heals people today, others telling me He doesn’t; some telling me that signs and wonders and miracles ceased after the New Testament was written, others telling me about the powerful operation of God’s power in our world today. These different doctrines preached to me over the years kept me mostly in limbo about the truth. But in spite of living a life of worldly worship, pride, willful sin, and belief in my own power, I managed to spend enough time reading and studying the Bible to see, at least partly, who He is. In fact, Jesus told us who God is when He answered one of His disciples who wanted Jesus to show God the Father to them: . . . Continue reading


But God!

We sometimes wonder where God is in our time of trouble. We tend to look at the circumstances as they appear to our worldly eyes instead of what the word of God says they really are. We take a negative view of those circumstances and see them as proof that God is off somewhere else, probably ministering to Benny Hinn or Joel Osteen. But God has promised He’ll never leave nor forsake us but deliver us out of defeat.  He’s done it four countless others and He will do it for you because He’s no respecter of persons. What He will do for one, He will do for the other.  He will dwell on the inside of any person who seeks Him by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

He doesn’t want you to see your circumstance the way it is.  He wants you to look at it through His covenant promises of joy, peace, health, wholeness, blessings, and abundance.  Where do we find the truth about our circumstance?  We go to the Word and find out what God really wants for our lives. . . . Continue reading