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Speaking in Faith

Posted By at Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Romans 8:31-32 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not, with him, also freely give us all things?"

In the passage above we see the word 'things' repeated twice; "What shall we then say to these things?" and "...how shall He [God] not with him [Jesus] also freely give us all things."

This scripture is explaining our responsibility in relation to things.

Often in life 'things' can oppose or come against us. The verses following mention 'things' like tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword. What are we to do when these 'things' come against us?

We need to open our mouths and speak to these 'things', because God has given us the authority to do so. When can speak according to God's Word, we must remember, it's not our speaking that brings deliverance; it is God's Word in our mouths.

Some have the idea it is totally their responsibility to bring things into their life. God has given us the responsibility to speak His Word and stand in faith, but ultimately, it's God's responsibility to bring the manifestations.

Sometimes people have the attitude that somehow, with their words or actions, they can pray the answer out of God's hands. However, the verse says if "God didn't spare His own Son, but freely gave Him up for us all, then how shall He not with Him freely give us all things."

God gave us His Son, and through the new birth, He brought us out of darkness and into the light, He brought us out of Satan's kingdom and into His kingdom.

Why then would He want to withhold any good thing from us? Why would He withhold healing, or financial blessing if He gave us His greatest and best gift; His one and only Son, at the new birth? 

God did the most for us at salvation. What will He do after salvation? 

He can give us more! Only God can give more than the most! The most was salvation, Jesus Christ, the blood of Jesus, forgiveness of sins and taking us out of the kingdom of darkness and bringing us into the kingdom of light.

God is not stingy. In the same way He provided His Son for us, He will provide all we ever need in our lives. 

When we begin to explain to God all the works we have done to obtain the promises, we are, in essence, telling God it's His fault we haven't received. If we say, "I've done everything I'm supposed to do, so why isn't it working God?" If we believe God is the problem, we immediately stop His blessings and help, because of our own closed attitude toward His grace.

Romans 8:31-32 is saying, "If God freely gave us Jesus Christ and poured out the greatest blessing at the new birth, then surely He has not forgotten about the food you need on your table, or the finances you need this month!"

Why don't you determine today to have a grateful heart toward God for all He did through the cross?

Begin to speak to the opposition, the 'things' that are holding back. It's not God that is withholding, He has already given. It's satan and his demonic forces that are doing the withholding and opposing. Our God is the Lord of the breakthrough. The minute we get in agreement with His Word, and speak it out of our mouths, standing in our God-given authority, is the minute God can release the healing, or provision and finances we need.

Today, begin to use your God-given authority to speak to the circumstances, (and then don't allow anything negative to be spoken either!), and watch and receive as God freely gives you all these things!

Norman

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Being a Spirit Led Giver

Posted By at Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Bible is filled with passages dealing with money. Some have been misinterpreted and wrongly taught, but the Holy Spirit can show us and empower ud to follow some basic principles for financial stability. Here are just a few to get you started:

Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, 16 of them deal with the right and wrong use of money.

One out of every 10 verses in the Bible speaks on the issue of finance.

There are 500 verses on prayer and 500 verses on faith but over 2,000 verses on finance and its correct use.

God provides for all of our needs to be met so that we will be blessed. He wants to use money to strengthen our trust in Him, prove His love for us, and increase our trustworthiness in handling His blessings. We can use this truth to test our financial management. God does not use money to worry us, corrupt us, hold us in bondage, or let us indulge in self-serving desires. If money is causing any of these problems, it means just one thing: God is not in control of your finances; satan is. He's the one who will use money to rob you of the peace and joy God wants for you.

God wants to control your finances through you. Psalm 8:6 "Thou dost make (man) to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet."

When we pray, "Lord, take control," we're actually saying, "Lord, control my decisions, my actions, my desires." When we allow Him to control, He will supernaturally give us success.

We'll look up and marvel, "How did I get out of that mess and how did I get all this blessing?"

And He will look upon us and say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." And our bonus will be that, having been faithful in money matters, He will put us in charge of many things . . . and we'll enter into His joy according to Matthew 25:23.

Norman

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Walk By Faith Not By Sight

Posted By at Wednesday, October 03, 2018

             

The message contained in this Blog is simple yet very profound, and is the basic message of faith to the church today.

So many Christians have the attitude: I’ll believe it when I see it.

But God’s Word teaches us to believe it first and then you’ll see it.

In other words we are to walk by faith in God’s Word first, before we actually see anything with our physical eyes.

In John 8:32 Jesus said, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

What Jesus meant there was a working knowledge of truth would keep us free from the wiles of the enemy, who was out to trap us.

Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:5-10 "Now He, who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad."

Now notice some very important things Paul says here. Vs. 7 "For we walk by FAITH, not by SIGHT."

Many of us walk by our sight [senses] and not by what God says in His Word at various times in our lives. Sometimes, we wait for our bodies to show signs of healing before we confess we are healed. Then, other times we wait for the $XXX to show up in our bank account before we confess we have our inheritance and all we need financially.

REMEMBER this thought - Faith is what you have when you don’t have what you want.

What I want you to understand today is, walking by faith is in fact walking by INSIGHT, rather than by sight.

Norman

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Your Financial Future

Posted By at Wednesday, May 09, 2018

 

Your financial future really depends on 3 things; what you SPEND, SAVE and SOW!

2 Cor 9:6-11 NLT Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

Your financial future starts with whatever you have RIGHT NOW, nothing is too small to be multiplied if it is sown and put into the hand of God.

God wants you to succeed financially.

Deut 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.

Jesus taught that giving was the way to prosperity and plenty.

Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

He taught His disciples the way to fish so they could improve their fishing business in Luke 5.

He showed them how to find money in a fish to pay their taxes in Matthew 17.

He was always showing people where they could find the money they needed.

You have to believe that He is really interested in your finances. You can't take money to heaven, but you can use it to send people to heaven.

Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, 16 of them deal with the right and wrong use of money. One out of every 10 verses in the Bible speaks on the issue of finance. There are 500 verses on prayer and 500 verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on finance and its correct use.

Prosperity from God’s point of view is multifarious. He includes in it prosperity for spirit, soul and body, in relationships as well as financially!

If you would like a copy of my Biblical Money Management Manual [144 pages] send a check for $30 to the ministry and request it, and it will be sent post free. [Dr Norm Campbell PO Box 600 South Morang, Victoria 3752, Australia]

Norman

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Empowered to Prosper

Posted By at Wednesday, April 04, 2018

 

God's intent is not only to make us a member of His Kingdom and to make a great nation out of the family of God, but it's also God's intention to empower us to prosper. It's His will for us to prosper.

Gen 12:2 "And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great: and thou shalt be a blessing."

God said to Abraham, "I'll make your name great, and you shall be a blessing." In other words, God said, "not only will I empower you to prosper, but you'll be so blessed that you'll be able to empower others to prosper."

Deuteronomy 28 not only lists the blessings for obedience in verses 1-14, it also lists the curses that come upon the disobedient.

Galatians 3 says Christ came to redeem you from the curse.

Thank God, we have been redeemed from the curse, but we have not been redeemed from the blessings!

After reading what the blessings are, it is very easy to see that the will of God is to empower us to prosper. God wants to empower us to prosper.

So we know that the blessing began before the Law and continued through the Law. The Word of God tells us that we have a better covenant, established upon better promises in Hebrews 8:6, Jesus is the surety of the new covenant with its better blessings.

Jesus did a miraculous thing in His life. He was born in the earth. Then He died and defeated the devil for you. He brought in a new and better covenant for His people! Three days later He was raised from the dead. He put you in His will and then came back from the dead to make sure you got all that was named for you in the better covenant. In other words, Jesus made sure that the blessings of the old covenant, or Old Testament, are maintained in your life. The curses were done away with. The blessings are yours to keep along with the blessings of the new and better covenant. It is God's will that you be empowered to prosper, and to seal this deal, He gave you Jesus as a guarantee that you would get and maintain all that the Old Testament promised and much more in the new. He has empowered you to prosper.

Norman

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God Wants to Bless You!

Posted By at Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

Ephesians 3:20 Amplified Bible Now to Him Who by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].

God wants to bless you far more than you want to be blessed. His plan is for your success in every area of your life. Just learn to trust Him over the circumstances.

John 10:10 The Message Version I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

Proverbs 10:22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.

God is certainly not against you having money, but he is against you letting money control your life every day. God does not want you to worry about money or make money the first priority in your life. He wants you to put your trust in Him first and then He will make sure you have enough to do all He requires you to do.

Why do you think God is like this?

It is because He knows money even under the control of the world system is a good servant but a terrible master?

The power of money is limited and eventually runs out, it will only buy so much and go so far. But God can supply all your needs according to His riches in glory.

Money can buy medicine but cannot cure an incurable disease! But God can heal the incurable disease!

Money can buy a house but not make it a home! But God can make it a happy home if you let Him!

Jeremiah 29:11 Tells us His plan is for us to have the best.

He wants all our needs met so we have more than enough for ourselves and enough left over to bless others too.

Matthew 6:24 Living Bible You cannot serve two masters: God and money. For you will hate one and love the other, or else the other way around.

Matthew 6:33 New Living Translation Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

So make God your #1 priority and you’ll find everything else will fall into its rightful place in Him. 

Believe it, expect it and you'll experience it!

Norman 
 

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God Says We Can Learn From the Ant

Posted By at Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Think of those little black ants that invade our gardens and sometimes even our houses, that we consider to be such nuisances and pests that we try to get rid of them by various means. But did you know that God points to them as an example for us to learn diligence and persistence in our Christian life?

Proverbs 6 is an interesting chapter to read and meditate on. It's a contrast between two categories of peoples - the wise and the foolish. The wise person seeks wisdom and loves instruction in the Word, whereas the foolish person neglects discipline and refuses correction. We are to avoid any form of laziness and serve the Lord with gladness, and try to be a blessing to those God puts in charge of our life.

Proverbs 6:6-8 NKJ Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,

7 Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler,

8 Provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.

Every verse in the Bible has key words that we need to pay attention to.

To consider and think carefully about the ant means to study the ant's ways. But the next phrase: "and be wise" is the key in the verse. God is telling us here that we can find wisdom from the natural world that He has created.

The ant doesn't have a supervisor, a captain, an overseer or a ruler to tell it what to do. The ant is self-motivated; it doesn't need somebody to push it along to make it get busy. The ant probably understands that it doesn't have unemployment benefits or other government programs or even the local Pastor to look after it. The ant knows that it has to take care of business for itself. The ant is therefore wise. God says that if you are wise, that should be your attitude too.

I want you to notice, also, that the ant Provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.

Prov 6:6-8 New Living Translation Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!

7  Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,

8 They labour hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.

The ant is not lazy. It plans ahead and saves for another season. So this is saying a person who lives only for today without making provision for tomorrow, is an unwise person. We are to be frugal in our handling of money and practice good stewardship, and learn to be a generous giver to the work of God and the needy.

Prov 19:17 New Living Translation If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord— and he will repay you!

Don't be a spendthrift or a loser because Prov 11:1 says; "A false balance is an abomination to The Lord."

Use - but do not abuse - the things God provides for you. We should be looking for the future, planning for the future and setting aside for the future, but not hoarding. If you will choose to follow God's principles, you can trust God to bless you and make you a blessing to others too, who probably do not consider the ant's ways to be wise!

Norman 

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Cut Your Credit Spending!

Posted By at Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

Too many Christians get into financial problems and then expect the pastor to pray a faith prayer to get them out of the problem again.

There are two things I want to mention about this.

  1. The pastor should face his responsibility and teach the congregation proper financial management, including their giving to God's Work, tithes offerings etc. I know some of you see tithes as Old Testament, but Jesus talked about it so it's appropriate that I should as well.
  2. The individual Christian is responsible to control his or her spending and manage their credit use.

I read some time ago about an article printed in Readers Digest that had originally been in Money Magazine and it was entitled 'Win The War Against Debt'. Right in the middle of the article was a two-page advertisement for a popular antidepressant. I think the irony of the placement of the advert was not intentional but it really conveyed a great truth. Debt can be very depressing. Nothing can steal and take your joy away like a stack of unpaid bills with 'past due' reminders coming in the mail each day.

You can develop a habit of paying for items as you get them. I have said many times that it takes just 30 days to develop a habit but if you do it for 90 days you develop the lifestyle.

You can develop a lifestyle of paying as you get it. Some debt is really unavoidable but most is a self-inflicted problem. I have developed over the years a system I called 'Pay as you get it' in other words pay for the item as you get it and do not put it on credit or time payment.

You can do this for larger items if you plan and budget to do so. That way you can stay out of debt. Elizabeth and I have developed this over a number of years and our goods and chattels are all paid for, including our vehicle. Let me just say the happiness of a debt free life is almost incalculable.

Try it you'll like it, start out small but as you learn and operate with the Holy Spirit He can lead you and direct you to what is best for you.

Romans 13:8 NIV Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another.

Norman