In the book of 2 Timothy, we discover that timidity is not from God. There will never come a time when God wants you to be timid.
Actually, when you are timid, you have ventured outside of the faith realm and into the miserable place of unbelief.
When you are aligned with God, you are quite the opposite of timid. You are full of power. And not just any power, but God’s very own miracle-working power.
We’re talking about dunamis power! Power for working miracles. Power to live pure. Power to get wealth. Power to reach thousands. Power to destroy darkness.
Just like God gave Jesus His miracle-working power, He has given you His miraculous power. Take a look:
Acts 10:38 NKJV – God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil.
Do you know why it says “Jesus of Nazareth” instead of “Jesus Christ”? Because this verse is talking about the human side of Jesus. The man from Nazareth.
God anointed the “man” Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power. This is what enabled him to work miracles and heal the sick.
Guess what? The same anointing is available to you. Just like God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, He can anoint you with the Holy Spirit and power.
That’s actually what God wants. The will of God is for there to be no shortage of miracles in your life. So, why is that not a reality? The answer is in the word “anoint”.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth. What does that mean?
When someone is anointed, they are consecrated to the purpose of God. They set aside everything else to do what God wants. They seek only the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
It’s the place of focus where you no longer listen to the desires of your flesh. You no longer look to please people. You have one mission, “God, what do you want?”
The ministry of Jesus didn’t commence until He was baptized by John the Baptist. In that moment, Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power.
This happened because Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. He only said what He heard the Father saying. He was fully consecrated to the purpose of God.
For those who want to operate in miracle-working power, this is the question you need to ask yourself:
Am I willing to set aside my own desires and fully devote myself to what God wants?
This is a choice you have to make.
Here’s another way scripture says it, “Take up your cross and follow Jesus.” Or even better, in Galatians 5, “Crucify the flesh with its passions and desires.”
To operate in God’s miracle-working power, we must live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. If the flesh is still bossing you around, God’s miracle-working power cannot participate.
And really, this is by the grace of God. If dunamis power tried to flow through an unconsecrated vessel, it would not end well. You would probably be dead.
There’s a cost to the anointing. You have to die to yourself, and that’s not easy to do. Self puts up quite the fight. Yet, it’s better to die to self. Much better.
Fully devoting yourself to the purpose of God comes with an endless supply of miracles, wealth, purity, and, the best part, healing ALL who are oppressed by the devil.
Before we move on, please bow your head and close your eyes. I am going to ask you a personal question. There is no reason to look around because this is between you and God.
Answer this honestly. Are you willing to crucify your own desires and fully devote yourself to what God wants?
Now you know the key to God’s miraculous power flowing through your life. You must be fully consecrated to the purpose of God.
If you are not there yet, I am not here to get onto you. But just keep coming to church, and I will help you get to a place where you are ready to fully devote yourself to God.
So, let’s hone in on one of the many aspects of miracle-working power:
The Power to Get Wealth
Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV – 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.
Did you notice that the power to get wealth doesn’t just exist in the New Covenant? It’s been around since the creation of mankind!
If you think God is against wealth, that lie goes back to hell TODAY.
God said, “Be fruitful and multiply!” (Gen 1:29)
God said, “I give you power to get wealth!” (Deut 8:18)
God said, “My blessing makes you rich!” (Prov 10:22)
God said, “I will supply all your need from My glorious riches! And you will have plenty left over to share with others!” (2 Cor 9:8)
The Word of God makes it clear in numerous places that He is not against you having wealth. But we must balance this truth with what He says about greed.
God said, “Seek my kingdom! Let me take care of the things.” (Matt 6:33)
God said, “Don’t chase after money! Don’t trust in money! Trust only in me. I will richly give you all you need for your enjoyment.” (1 Tim 6:9-10,17)
God said, “Don’t store your treasure! Instead, use your money to do good. Be generous to those in need.” (Matt 6:19-21, 1 Tim 6:18-19)
It may seem like these scriptures contradict each other. But they don’t. Let me tie it all together for you.
Use God’s power to get wealth. Don’t chase it down. Don’t store it up. Don’t put your trust in it. Simply receive the power of God, go get His wealth, and use it for good.
This reminds me of something the Holy Spirit revealed to me in August of 2022:
“Expand your capacity to receive! Stop limiting with small thinking! Submit to the fact that you can’t comprehend the amount of wealth available to you in Christ. You might as well remove the cap because I am not capping it. It’s a free flow, a rushing river, an endless supply. Don’t try to contain (store) it. Let it flow freely through your life. Don’t stop the flow by hanging on to it. Let it flow freely because there is always more to come.”
Godly wealth is wealth you don’t trust in or rely on, nor do you store it up. It is a free flow through you to fund the purposes of God.
No wonder the enemy has us all consumed with expenses. His deception has caused us to believe that a good steward is someone who minimizes how much money is going out.
I realized the other day that we tend to get really excited if we save $20 on something. But we wouldn’t be near as excited if someone offered us $20 of income in exchange for a bit of work.
That’s because we are all way too focused on expenses! We are financially constipated, always trying to restrict the outflow.
What happens when you restrict the outflow? Things get backed up! You get to a point where you can’t take any more in! How much wealth is backed up in heaven because you won’t let it out?
Don’t store up your wealth. Instead, use it to do good, trusting that there is more where that came from.
Using Wealth for Good
Let’s talk about what it looks like to use wealth for good. We tend to get pigeon-holed into one thing when there are countless ways to use wealth to do good.
Let’s play a little game. I’ll give you a few scenarios. Decide if each one is a good thing or a bad thing.
- What if I use my wealth to feed the hungry and clothe the poor?
- What if a wealthy businessman gives me his $40,000 watch as a thank-you for leading him to Christ?
- What if the church takes care of widows and orphans?
- What if I give a gift to someone who doesn’t necessarily need it?
- What if the church pays its leadership well?
- What if the church builds a nice building?
- What if I build a nice home for my family to live in?
- What if I put in a pool for my kids to enjoy?
- What if I invest $100,000 into someone’s new business?
- What if I give the homeless person on the corner $20?
- What if I buy a jet to travel for ministry?
- What if I use that jet to take my family around the world?
I have yet to mention anything that the Lord would not consider good. He is good with everything I mentioned, including the jet.
The only thing He is not okay with is me chasing down money to do these things. My job is to seek His kingdom. His job is to provide all the things.
Did you know that entire websites exist just to criticize wealthy ministers? They gripe about how much their watch costs, or the car they drive, or the house they live in.
Interestingly, they never mention the millions of dollars they’ve invested into the kingdom of God. They don’t talk about the millions of people they have reached with the gospel.
Do you know why we get wound up about stuff like this? Because we are financially constipated! We think money is a limited supply. We think if they buy a jet, they can’t take care of the poor.
Lord, deliver us from the unbelief! Help us to see money the way you do! There is no shortage of resources in the kingdom of God! It’s a free flow, a rushing river, an endless supply.
You don’t have to worry about the wealthy ministers! If they are misusing money, God will deal with them. We should simply celebrate that the gospel is being demonstrated in a mighty way.
There is no shortage of resources in the kingdom of God. Where does it come from? A coin in a fish’s mouth? Multiplied bread? Throwing your nets one more time?
It doesn’t matter where it comes from. We can trust that provision will come as we need it.
Faith for Wealth
Matthew 16:5-12 NKJV – Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.” But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread? Do you not yet understand, or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many large baskets you took up? How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Not long before this, Jesus fed 4,000 people with seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. Just before that, He fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish.
Then, Jesus finds himself on a boat with the disciples griping at each other because they forgot to bring bread. His response? Beware of religious strongholds!
The disciples ignore him and keep arguing with each other. “Why did you forget the bread?” “Don’t look at me! Why did YOU forget bread?”
We still do this today. When the money runs out, we look at our spouse and say, “Why did you buy all those shoes?” In which they snap back and say, “Why did you buy that car?!”
In the midst of the blame game, Jesus pipes in and says, “Beware of religious strongholds!” What are you talking about Jesus?
“You have so little faith! Don’t you remember my miraculous provision? Of course, you don’t. You don’t put in the effort to remember. You are always on to the next thing.”
A religious stronghold is anything that prevents us from living in faith. Like in this example, the disciples were upset about their lack of planning. Religion teaches that when you miss the mark, you suffer the consequence.”
But did you notice that Jesus didn’t rebuke them for their lack of planning? He didn’t say, “How could you forget bread? Don’t you have a checklist by now?”
No, He wasn’t upset about their lack of planning. He was upset about their lack of faith. He wanted them to trust God to take care of them even when they messed up.
This is the heart of God. He wants you to live by faith, where what you expect from Him is completely detached from your performance.
He wants to take care of your needs! God’s will is to give you things. God’s will is to provide for your needs. God’s will is to come to the rescue when you mess it up. This is the heart of God!
You know what God wants? For there to be no shortage of miracles in your life.
You know what else God wants? For you to live a life of faith where acquiring resources never consumes your thoughts. You are not even concerned about it because you are fully confident that God will meet every need in abundance until it overflows.
Brag on God
I want to brag on God. I’ve kept much of this hidden until now because I didn’t want to upset that religious spirit that gets all wound up when a minister is blessed.
I’m done catering to that religious spirit. I am changing my strategy. Instead of trying to keep it quiet, I’m going to rile it up.
You know what’s good about getting a religious spirit all wound up? It comes out of hiding so you can deal with it. So if any of this irritates you, I’d be happy to help you get free today.
God has given me the wisdom to create a business that brings in more in one month than I used to make in a year. Last month, I had my best month ever, earning over $50,000 in one month.
The Holy Spirit led Beth and I to buy a rental property in Owasso in 2019. We sold it two years later for $70,000 more than we bought it for, which is what enabled us to buy our farm.
When putting in an offer on the farm, the Holy Spirit led me to offer $100,000 less than the asking price. And guess what? We got it for $100,000 less than the asking price.
When we bought the farm, the Holy Spirit led me to keep our previous home for my office. Now, we own two homes less than a mile from each other, worth more than $1 million combined.
Several years ago, I was browsing Facebook marketplace. I came across a blue Jaguar convertible. I heard the Lord say, “I want you to have that.” I argued with Him about how irresponsible that was.
He won the argument. This car was $80,000 when it was new. I got it for $12,000. It only had about 60,000 miles on it. I still have it today, and it’s an absolute blessing from the Lord.
I love to go out with the top down and discover new country roads. I drive around 40-50 miles an hour like an old man. It’s great!
These are all things that the Lord has done for me and my family. I’m not bragging about what I have. I am bragging on the Lord. His blessing makes us rich and adds no sorrow to it!
The best part about partaking in God’s wealth is the amount of giving you get to be involved in. We’ve given away cars. We help take care of kids in other countries. We’ve given over $165,000 to this church over the years. We sow seed into other ministries as the Holy Spirit leads. It’s a good time.
If any of this aggravates you, we are going to have an alter call here in a bit where you can get freedom from that religious spirit. Or you can keep it, totally up to you.
Even with the amount of blessing I just explained to you, I know that I have barely tapped into what God really wants. I’m not even sure that it measures up to 1% of what He wants.
He’s been constantly renewing my mind regarding money over many years. It’s been on overdrive for the last few months because that end times wealth transfer is around the corner.
In August of 2022, I had a vision. I saw a great dust storm in the distance. It was rushing towards me. As it got closer, I realized it was gold dust. People were running into their homes to hide. Then the Holy Spirit revealed this is God’s provision for the end-time harvest rushing towards us. We are to stand and receive it, not run from it.
When the Israelites left Egypt, they were given loads of silver and gold from the unrighteous. Not because they wanted to give; it was a move of God. Many times in the Bible, you’ll find the Israelites collecting the spoils after winning a battle by the hand of God.
Once again, God will cause the ungodly to turn over their riches to the righteous. We will win this war in America and collect all the spoils. God has redeemed America!
I’ve been moving in a prophetic flow most of my adult life. It was very sporadic early on. But it became very frequent in the latter half of 2020.
I’ve kept a log of all the dreams, visions, and prophetic words the Holy Spirit has given me. Through that, I’ve learned that I tend to see things about two years in advance.
This August will be two years since my vision of the gold dust storm. So, there is a good chance this is the year it will come to pass.
What I want you to remember about the vision is that it was a call to prepare by renewing your mind. Because if you don’t prepare, you’ll run from the miraculous provision.
What would cause us to run from it? That dang religious spirit that tries to convince us that wealth is not from God. That’s why I did my best to aggravate it so we can get it out of the way.