Monday, March 29, 2010

Keys to Your Increase...

Friends,

I have written a short, but very powerful teaching below on "Giving" and the importance of "Timing!" I believe this teaching "Keys to Your Increase" will impact and transform your life forever! Allow the Holy Spirit to help you apply the following wisdom and teaching to your life from this moment forward as you sow seed into the Kingdom of God.

"As I have seen in my own life and ministry personally, God will shift everything around you as you sow and you will begin to experience “NO MORE LACK!”

Blessings to you Always, ~Brett Watson


A “Divine Moment”…

Whenever there is a “DIVINE MOMENT” in your life, you are connected to someone of “DIVINE FAVOR!” Jesus was connected to John the Baptist before He began to move into the fullness of His ministry on the earth.

Matthew 3:13-17 (New American Standard Bible)

(The Baptism of Jesus)

13. Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.

14. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"

15. But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.

16. After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,

17. and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

From that moment forward Jesus began to perform miracles, signs and wonders and it all came about because of obedience and a "Divine Moment" (which includes timing and connection).

Though Jesus was the son of God and carried the dimensions of the Kingdom with in and upon Him -He was showing us how important it is to be connected in a moment of timing so that something amazing can take place! “Divine Favor” upon a specific man in a “Divine Moment” had orchestrated an “Atomic Explosion” right then and there in the spirit dimension!

The man that Jesus connected with was “John the Baptist.” I believe your “Divine Moment” is right here before you as well!

Looking at Elijah and Elisha, in *1 Kings 19 & 2 Kings 2; we also see a “Divine Moment” of transfer that changed Elisha’s life forever! As the story goes on, Elisha asks for a double portion. Elisha was obedient and served Elijah faithfully.

-Here is the key: Elisha was connected to a man of “Divine Favor!” Elijah was a man who carried the “Anointing” and the “Favor of God!” Elisha “Rubbed” (Divine Connection) shoulders with Elijah and received what he had asked for! I believe you can too!

God connects us to men and women of “Favor and Anointing” so we can experience a shift into the very same “Divine Favor” in our own lives! This should never be taken for granted! There is a shift that happens whenever God connects you with someone who carries what you have asked God for.

It is in that moment of “Divine Connection”, where the anointing and favor on that individual’s life is then transferred upon your life! We will begin to see immediate results, when it is God ordained and we respond in obedience!

~The Key to experiencing the blessings and favor of God on your life -is your obedience. When God speaks, you must obey!

I have written this teaching about “Keys to Your Increase” because I believe you have just experienced a moment that God in His sovereign nature has brought about, so you too can experience a "Divine Moment" and "DIVINE FAVOR” in your life now for the shift He wants to bring to you!


Becoming a “Visionary”…

Before a farmer plants seed in the many hundreds of acres of land, he will “SEE” the harvest that he wants to produce first! The farmer will calculate how much seed he needs to sow, in order to reap what he “SEES” ahead of time! You must be a visionary and “SEE” what you want and then “SOW” to get it!

This seed you plant today by faith combined with obedience to God, prayer, fasting, and the manifesting power of the Holy Spirit, will produce your harvest in great abundance!

~This is a prophetic and strategic moment (Timing) for sowing!

*2 Cor 9:10 (NKJV)

10. Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness….


Did you see it? What this means is this: whenever we sow seed, God comes behind us and sows more seed. So when it is time for the harvest, we are not just harvesting what we have sown, but also what God has sown as well. He brings such multiplication and increase to our sowing, that before our seed can hit the ground, we are reaping a harvest.


The “Importance of Faith” when You Plant Your “Seed”…

As I stated above, the seed is the beginning of the harvest. A farmer looks at his acres of land and makes a determination for what kind of Harvest he'll produce. How you ask? Again, it is determined by the amount of seed he buys ahead of time, in order to have the manifestation of what he has envisioned the harvest to become.

In other words, it is the vision and mindset of the individual that makes a determination by faith for what he or she believes will actually take place! By planting the seed into the hand of God for the harvest needed, God sees your faith exercised and then comes behind it with more seed!

WOW!! So when you get your harvest, you not only receive what you planted, but what God has come behind you and planted as well -According to your faith! Look at the following scriptures:


*Heb 11:1-3 (NKJV)

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

2. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

3. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.


When you and I are hoping for something, we must "FAITH" it. Which means “Faith” becomes an action word or verb. You must see those things that aren't manifested yet and "Faith" them. But in cooperation with Faith, there also must be action. In this case, we are sowing seed (acting by faith).

*James 2:26 (KJV)

26. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also…

*Heb 11:6 (NKJV)

6. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


*II Corinthians 9:6, 7(NKJV)

6. But this I say: “He that soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly and he that soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully.


7. So Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

~Another Key: The manner in which we give (sow), determines the blessings we receive!


Mind Set…

We have been developed and matured by God in this last season of our lives! In order to receive the fullness of God’s promises to us, our Faith must be stretched. Because of the stretching we have went through in the process of our last season, we have been positioned now to contain the harvest God has promised us in this new season. There is more room to receive now, where there wasn’t before! However, we must also understand that our mindset must shift and the old thought-patterns must be removed, so that the blessings of God spiritually and naturally can be released.

Please understand the way you think, is a very important key to your blessings being released. Your present mindset of expectancy and faith, combined with the help of the Holy Spirit, will give you all that God said was yours!

Remember the old thought pattern (your old mindset) can hinder you from experiencing the abundance of God in your life! Don’t go backward in your faith and thinking process -Advance forward from this moment!


*Amos 9:13 (NKJV)

13. "Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it.


I believe that this could very well be the season we are walking in! The scripture suggests that as we sow, God is going to cause it to be accelerated and "Time" will be removed from the normal – "Seed, Time and Harvest" process.

Any farmer understands this process. There is a time for sowing (Seed), then waiting for the seed to develop (Time), and then collecting it (Harvest).

But, God says in the days coming, His promised harvest will take place at the same time you sow. Could it be in this moment of time when souls and abundance will be reaped quicker than we can even speak the word, sow?

I believe that the season we are living in now could very well be what Amos 9:13 suggests and will bring such acceleration that seed time and harvest will be at the same time. Not only will you reap what you have sown, but God will also give seed to the sower and multiply their seed! Hallelujah!!


In closing…

Remember your seed is the beginning, root and foundation of wealth, prosperity and health for you. You must act in faith and believe God in the "Act of Sowing." ~Remember Faith with out works is dead!

Some may ask – Why do seeds involve money? Here is the reasoning behind it. The money you have has been produced by the “Best” that you have. It has taken your ability, your talent, thinking and labor to create it. You gave your best to create the money you possess. God sees this and wants your “Best!”

So when seeds are mentioned, it is our “Best” that God wants and “Money” represents our “Best.”

“Money” is our “Best” seed to God!

I declare over you now: *Eph 3:20, 21 (NKJV)

20. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

21. To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Today, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you in regards to the amount of seed you should sow into the kingdom of God! God is moved by our faith in Him -The longer we wait to respond to God, the longer it will take for God to respond to us!

If you choose to sow into the fertile soil of this ministry today, declare over your seed the “Favor of God” and the “Multiplication from the Kingdom!” God has promised to give back to you -According to His word!

I'm believing with you for your Unprecedented Harvest,

~Brett Watson

www.brettwatsonministries.org

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Power of Sight!

Perception [per-sep-shuhn] –noun

  1. The act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
  2. Immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment: an artist of rare perception.
  3. The result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving; percepts.
  4. Psychology. A single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present.

(The American Her
itage Dictionary of The English Language - Third Edition - Houghton Mifflin Company 1992)


My own definition of Perception -Is to see beyond your present moment of existence or circumstance into your desired end!



Today I thought about my own desires of the many years I have waited for specific dreams to become a reality in my life. I know when I hear God's voice, as He has spoken the promises of a great future. I know when he speaks, yet then to "WAIT" -Still looking ahead, staying focused on the prize before me, even though some of these very specific dreams haven't happened in the time frame that I hoped for.


Because I know He has promised these dreams to me, I must continue seeing ahead! I must "See" myself already there, perceiving that moment to come, though I haven't quite arrived yet. I must understand and comprehend "Who I Am in God" and what I possess on the inside of me -Having His wisdom to accomplish all He has promised, at the "Divine Moment" that He has planned for me! My perception (the way I "See") must operate in a dimension beyond the natural.


For I know the thoughts (plans) that I have toward you, declares the Lord, thoughts of good and not for evil, a hope and a future (an expected end). Jeremiah 29:11


His promises are true! If He has thoughts toward us of an "Expected End" and He knows our ending before our beginning, then He has designed every aspect of this life with us in mind. It's honestly amazing to me -From the beginning in the Garden of Eden when God created Adam, He breathed into him the very "DNA" of His being. All that is, was, and is to come from Father God was released (Imparted) into Adam.

From Adam to us, the very life and power of God has been released into us. It blows my mind to think of a God with such omnipotent power and authority would breathe Himself into our human frailty. But yet, He did and now we have the availability to operate in a place of understanding who we truly are, in reflection of "Who Is" that lives on the inside of us.

The only way to understand or even grasp the revelation of God, is by the help of the Holy Spirit. In fact, right now ask Him to help you hear what is being said. The very God that created us, dwells on the inside of us! His very existence, creative power and abilities are waiting for us. He is our father and He wants us to walk in success.

The thought of a computer program, literally just came to me. Most computers that we buy today, have preloaded software installed in them. Yet you have no idea of what the software on the inside can do, until the creator of the program advertises the wealth you have available at your finger tips by the advertisement you see on the box. Still, you can't really even grasp the details of what the software does, until you are able to read about it in the manual(s) provided.

Do we even try to comprehend the fact that we have God's very existence in us? There has been preloaded software of infinite wealth and strategies downloaded inside of us, since before the garden. That's right, before our conception, before the creation of man himself, God had already thought it and saw it. He already had us in mind before he acted upon his thoughts to create. This very creative, imaginative power has been available for us, and is still ours today -Right now!

In order to understand the details of how this powerful software works, we must learn how to see with spiritual eyes. We must see through His eyes! God is a visionary and sees our future first, before we were ever created. God gave you and me the "Power of Sight" -but we must use what He has given us. It's like having a computer full of useful information at your finger tips, yet never opening up the program to use it.

In order to use this God given "Software" (pre-installed into every one of us), we must remove the veil of limitations within our own psyche. Our mindset can keep us from seeing what we were programmed to see. Our mindset can act just like a computer virus jamming up the actual program from working -The virus of our past, with damaging thought patterns of our failures and defeats. We must see beyond the past, looking into our "Expected Ending!"

We must use what we have learned from the past, to create a wealth of wisdom and knowledge that will help us launch into a bright future of "Hopes and Dreams!"
The way we see ourselves can accelerate or hinder the progression towards the Destiny God established for us. Remember, what we see, we become!


A "Visionary" looks beyond the present difficulties and chooses to see the future before him/her!


Today, become a "Visionary" and assist others to look beyond their present circumstances! We must make the decision to step into a new place of sight and see ourselves accomplishing our dreams! We have the power with in us to "Move UP" into a new dimension and take someone else "UP" too!


Everything we need to move forward into our Destiny, is on the inside of us! God has granted us such wealth of resources! Today, use "The Power of Sight" to make those Dreams become a Reality!



Blessings to you Always,

~Brett Watson

www.brettwatsonministries.org