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David A. Rich in his book "7 Biblical Truths You Won’t Hear in Church: But Might Change Your Life" – starts out the book very strong. He wrote about how God has very strong grip on our hand and even if our grip falters his never will. God will never leave us or forsake us. He went on to write about the "law" and how we could never successfully keep the "law."
Then, the book goes south. He starts in on pre-destination, how God has chosen everybody and if you weren’t chosen then you will never be saved. But, to every man has been given a measure of faith. Also, God wishes that none will perish and fall short of the glory of God. David’s point in the book is that is the lot you have dealt is the lot that you have. But, this creates a "weak Christian" mentality.
God has given us all power dominion and authority to be the ambassadors for Christ. We wield this power by speaking his word, we are the powerful creatures in this world. How can we have no "say" as to what goes on here, but at the same time have all power dominion and authority? Pre-destination just doesn’t line up, Biblically.
Mr. Rich also states that if Jesus wants us to be saved we will be. I say, nonsense! God has given us free will to choose. Yes, we are servants, but what does servant mean? Do we serve out of obligation or do we serve out of love? As Christians, we serve out of love. What do we serve? Do we serve our God directly? No, we server our purpose, our assignment on this planet – and we serve others. Just look at Jesus, he served his purpose and others. We were created to fellowship with God in the cool of the garden, and to have a purpose and mission for his glory.
By the end, this book was difficult to read because it was so dis-empowering.
Remember you were give power and dominion to take the mountain!
Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the Lord and HE will give you the desires of your heart.”
What does this passage mean? To the typical Christian in today’s society, if they even know the scripture, it means “Be Happy and in Joy because of your relationship with your Lord God and what he has done for us as a people and he will fulfill your heart’s desire”. Right…? Wrong!
The word delight comes from the Hebrew word, anag, meaning make yourself moldable and pliable, soft like a woman, if you will. He needs you to have the ability to be molded into the Kingdom creature he has created you to be. If you are too rigid in your ways or too stiff in your beliefs, when he tries to mold you, through the trials mentioned in James, you will “crack” and not be able to achieve the greatness the Lord God has laid up for you.
Then it goes onto say: “…and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The word “give” is from the Hebrew word, nathan, which means to ascribe or write, add and apply. With this being said, now Psalm 37:4 takes on a new meaning.
“Make yourself moldable and pliable in the Lord and he will ascribe or write or add your desires on your heart (labe – the heart, will, intellect or subconscious).”
He gives you your “desire packet” with all the desires needed to step into your purpose. He also writes the “desire packet” on your subconscious or your will for the assignment he has called you to. These desires are of God and were written there to ignite passion in the desire so you can achieve your assignment or “purpose” no matter what obstacle might get in your way. If you’re not sure the desire is of God, see if it is coming from fear (disempowerment / victim state of being) or Faith (empowering / victor state of being) and if it does not contradict the word it is of God. It’s simple… Quit second guessing – creating a “double minded” and “powerless” Christian.
The Kingdom of God needs strong focused single minded citizens that can wield the power of God and assume their assignment for the Glory of God!
The non Christian is focused and single minded about his cause…to attain wealth for himself and his purposes. We as Christians must become as single minded in our resolve to see that wealth in our hands for the Kingdom of God!
STOP THINKING! START KNOWING!
Learn About the 7 Mountains of Industry at Business Mentorship’s Business Explosion 7 with Lance Wallnau
Nick will be speaking along with Dr. Lance Wallnau at BMI’s Business Explosion VII. The event starts at 8am on May 10th, 2008 and the cost is $100. The teaching will focus on the