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It may be top now, but keep the right perspective. Victory is in your future. Healy is in your future. Abundance right through is come in your way. Yes, the giant may be big, but God is the best. This may be powerful, but our God is all powerful hide. This is german Vittoria. Thanks for downloading pod, can't we enjoy spinning this time with you. I know you want to leave encouraged and inspire make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week and following on social media, to stay connected, we appreciate your support. It helps keep the ministry going, enjoy the message. Thanks for letting us come into your homes. We are praying for you. In your family for gods, protection, his favor and his blessings on your lie. They start with something funny, but since no one is here, I could telling my jokes, so many people
have emailed and asked what happened so here we go one Sunday morning the past was in the pulpit preaching away when he noticed a man sound asleep on the front row that made him so aggravated. He started reaching louder and harder, but the louder he got more. The man slept he finally stop said the man sitting next to him. Would you please wait that manner? The men said: wake him up yourself. You put sleep what I'm going to do my best to not put you to sleep today, come on, say it like you mean it. This is my bible. I am what it says. I am. I have what it says. I have can do what it says I can do today. I will be taught the Word of God, a boldly confess Man is alert. My heart is receptive. I will never be the same. In Jesus Name, God bless you. I want to talk to you today about power thinking,
It's easy to go around thinking that the obstacle is too big, we'll never get well. This virus is going to get the best of us. We wonder why we don't have any strengthened while we can't get ahead. It's because our thoughts are limiting ass. We draw in what we constantly think about. You can't think defeat and have victory. you can't think weakness and have strength. Your life is going to follow your faults and instead of thinking these weak defeated not able to thoughts. You need to think power thoughts. This sickness is no match for me. This virus can't stop my destiny. This trouble at work is not how my story ends. The forces that are for me are greater than the forces that are against me. Victory start in our success. Breakthroughs. New levels depends on our thinking when George
virus has me afraid, I'm worried about my finances. I'm stressed over my children. That's drawing in more negativity, that's making you weaker drain in your string, your energy, your passion. you'll be amazed at what will happen if you'll start thinking, power thoughts, no weapon formed against me will prosper. God has me in the palm of his hand, he made me until
trouble to the enemy when you dwell on that, you'll feel strength, rising courage, determination- and this is not just being positive. This is your faith being released. Proverbs forces be careful what you think, because you have fought run your lie. Are your thoughts helping you are hurting? You are you think, in power, thoughts, victory, thoughts, well able thoughts or you thinkin defeated thoughts, I'll. Never get well never accomplished my dreams, never great this addiction, your choosing, which direction your life is going to go, pay attention to what you dwelling on. Don't just think any thought that comes demand if its negative, discouraging fear
Don't give it the time of day turn it around and dwell on what God says about you, thoughts, whisper! Nothing good is in your future. You seen your best days if you dwell on that, you'll miss your destiny. To now that defeated, thought and start thinking power bought, something good is going to happen to me. Favor is surrounded me like a shield. Goodness and mercy are following me when you into times the enemy will work overtime. Trying to convince you that the problem is too big: you'll never get out of there that child will never turn around. He knows if he can keep you defeated in your thoughts. Then he can keep you defeated in your lie. The battle is taking place in your mind when thoughts tell you it's never going to church,
You can't take it anymore. Instead of thinking those we thought drawn in more weakness, turn it around. Yes, this problem is big, but I've been armed with strength for every battle I am full of can do power. What God started in my life he's going to finish. I'd say that he would never let you face anything that you can't handle. He will always Give you the string the grace the fate for what comes your way, but you believe in these laws. That is too much you're dwell the weak. Limiting can't do it. Talks then you're going to feel overwhelmed and you'll get stuck where you are attention to what's going on. In your mind, this is what happened.
the Israelites most recent twelve men to smile the promised land after forty days tin came back and said Moses, we'll never defeat in the people are huge. They look like giants, we don't have a chance. God had already promised him the victory. He had already said that was their land but notice what they were thinking. Weak defeated, limiting, fearful thoughts The other two spars Joshua Caleb came back with the different reports. They said Moses. We are well able, yes, the people or big, but we
No, our God is bigger. Let us go in it once in take that land. What's interesting, is Joshua in Caleb solve this same giants as the other tins bombs. They saw the same problem, the same opposition, but instead of thinking defeated thoughts, they chose to think power thoughts, Joshua Witten, Caleb weren't, any bigger than the others. Fires they didn't have more training. More experience will weapons. The only difference was there. Thinking The negative report from the tens bars begin to spread throughout the Israelites came before long or two million people were afraid and worry. They said Moses. Let's go back to Egypt, let's go back to being slaves, that's how power For our thoughts are ten men infected the rest of the people they in?
Of wandering in the desert for forty years be careful how you think don't get infected and miss your destiny. Are you one of the ten spies? I can't beat this illness. I can accomplish my dream. This be an isolated. Not going to work is going to ruin my business. None of this is a surprise to God. You wouldn't be facing it. If you couldn't handle it like the Israelites. God is already promised to the victory. The scripture says thanks Veto God, who always causes us to try, not somebody tat, not most of the time.
But all the time it may be tough now, but keep the right perspective. Victory is in your future. Healy is in your future. Abundance right through freedom is come in your way. Yes, the giants may be big, but our God is bigger. The virus may be powerful, but our God is all powerful. I'm asking you to be a Joshua, be a Caleb, think power thoughts think can do thought. Think decree thoughts, don't look at how big the problem Look at how big your gaudy is. He parted red sees he closed the mouths of lions. He brought the dead back to lie that obstacle is no match for him, he didn't bring it this far to leave. You when you believe all things are possible, get your thoughts going in the right direction. The scriptures
when the enemy comes in like a flood. The Spirit of God will raise up a barrier. You're not in this battle on your own. You have the most powerful force, in the universe fighting for you he's pushing back forces of darkness, keeping that sickness from take new out move in the wrong people out of the way. All through the day, I am well able. I will overcome this obstacle. I will defeat this sickness. I will rise out of lack in struggle when you think, like that we ate or of the universe, goes to work. Miracles are set in motion. It significant that the tens fires were negative and two were positive. It's about the same today. Eighty percent of people will be negative. Twenty percent will be positive. Eighty percent will focus on how big the problem is live. Afraid tell you how you won't get well if you're going to full of failure.
destiny. You have to go against the grain. You can't just fit in be afraid, like everyone else complain like the other co workers, be negative like that neighbour. God is looking for some Joshua's he's looking for K lives, people that stand out people that believe when it seems impossible. People that aren't discouraged by how big the opposition is that this is going to happen. You have to guard your man, because negative news spreads faster than good news. Just when Caleb said, we are well able bad news, go anywhere when people heard the giants were to be that they didn't have a chance that spread like wildfire through at the camp. Negative thinking, is contagious. All around us there's negative news. How bad the sickness is, how bad the economy is.
Analyse telling us what could happen, how it may get much worse, I'm not faulting them. they're doing their job, it's good to be informed, but you can't let that poison stay in your speech. If you keep dwelling on that, then you're going to end afraid worried. Panic. Think you're not going to make it when you think, like that, it's a negative cycle that keeps drawing in more fear, more worried, mortifying, as they eight says, do not think, like everyone else, don't be afraid that some plan can see behind closed doors would be the interview do not fear anything except the Lord God almighty. If you fear him, you need, nothing else. He will keep. You say you don't have to fear the virus. Here. What the economy is going to do fear the future just keep
honouring God and he will keep you save Hilda feature enemies. He'll! Do what medicine can't do he'll turn that child around this says? Don't think, like everyone else, don't think like the tin spies when the majority is afraid, worried negative. You have to be on the offensive and say now I'm not fallen into that trap, I'm not going to think we defeated thoughts, I'm going to think powerful, I know my God is still on the throne. him be for me, is more than the world being against me out of these two million people, the only ones that ever it into the promised land were Joshua in Caleb. It's not a coincidence. They were the only ones that thought power thoughts. You can't let your destiny, thinking negative, limiting thought
I was out riding my bite the other day. I had this same path that travel down takes about an hour. Most of the route is flat, but there's this one very big you have to dig down deep and really push to make it up that hill. I like to exercise always get prepared for this hail and enjoy the challenge, but this particular day I was I'd worked out hard earlier had been Evelyn Alot not had much sleep about ten minutes into my ride. I started thinking. I don't wanna go up that here. I don't feel like it. I dont have the strength. I don't want. Have to push all in all. I kept dreading telling myself how hard it was going to be wondering if I could make it up. At one point, I received a phone call and I put it on speaker. I started talking as I was lying. We talked and talk about twenty minutes later hung up. I got my mind back on my bike.
I thought, okay, I don't wanna go up that he'll. When I looked around, I realized I had already gone up the heel. I rode up it while I was talking, but because I was distracted not thinking about how hard it was going to be not convincing myself that I couldn't do it. I made it up the hill with no problem. My legs were burning. I wasn't winded, I didn't feel any more time. I don't even remember going up. I wonder how many times were telling ourselves what we can do. I can't stay at home. a month and teach these children. I can deal with these unfair people at work. I can handle this challenge in my hell. It's gonna be too hard we're drifting things. They can these weak defeating thoughts when the truth is, you have already been equipped to handle it. You have strength for all things when God created Jus, he put in you everything you need to fulfil your destiny.
now could tell him yourself what you can't do and how it's not going to work out. All that's doing is draining your strength when you get to that he'll you're going to discover like idea, it's going to be easy. The new thought you're going to have strict but you didn't know you had just like when your car is going up the hill and the extra cylinder kick in to give you more power. When you need it gods, grace is going to kick in and help you do what you didn't think you could do now. The key is: don't cancel it out, week thinking every morning when you wake up, you need a power, get your I'm going in the right direction. This is to be a good day. I can nor anything that comes my way. I am strong. I am company, I have the favour of angel to watch it after me, I'm excited about my future at the start of the day
To set your mind for victory, don't let just any thoughts play. You have to think thoughts on purpose. If you wake up and just think whatever comes demand, that's what's hey you! You have too many problems. You're too tired You'll! Never overcome this obstacle. Nothing good is going to happen today. If you don't set the tone for the day, negative thoughts will set them for you before you check that before you read your email before you see what the weather is lie. You need to think on purpose power thoughts, victory thoughts, abundance thoughts can do thoughts, someone twenty I've says, God will be good. Did those who are in tune with have noticed can be in tune with God or you can be out of the way get into is by thinking victorious, overcoming faithful thoughts. If you go around taken I'll, never get well,
this depression, this anxiety, this addiction is going to hinder me all of my lie. Unfortunately, you're not in tune with God, you can't find anywhere in the scripture. We're God says: I'm weak undiscouraged, I'm afraid the enemy is getting the best to be. God says I am all powerful ass folk whirls into existence. I flung stars into space Moses, asked God what his name was. God said my name is I he was saying. I am everything I am stream. I am Healy, I am provision I am protection. I am abundance, I'm favour when God said, let there be light. It came at a hundred and eighty six thousand miles per second one you're in the old testament destroyed a hundred and eighty five thousand of the enemies of Israel.
If you're going to get in tune with God, you can't think little weak defeated get by hope. This works out parts. You have to think bull thoughts, viva thoughts, abundant, starts healing thoughts, victory thought, yes, the opposition may be much bigger much stronger just agree with what God says. Lord you said when the enemy, against me. One way you will defeat them and caused them to flee seven different ways. We thought tat if you'll never get well get in tune with God. Lord, thank you that your restoring help beckoned me they did that the number of my days you will fail The thought comes. This shut down over the virus has ruined your year, financially just accepted and wait for next year. Nord. Thank you. The on me is not my source that you are my source. You said you would make rivers in the desert that you would supply, or
Man needs. According to your riches, you have that thought. You'll never have a baby. You heard the expert It's not possible father, you said what's impossible with people is possible with he. You said: you'd make the Baron woman a happy mother of children, so father. Thank you that my baby is ongoing, the way to get in tune with. God is to think what he says about you, not what you feel, not what the experts say, not what they economy says, but what the most TAT God has spoken over you, the scripture says whose report will you believe what the ten spots are saying. The negative report telling you what you can't do, how it's too tough or what Joshua in Caleb or saying how you are well able
when my father went to be with the Lord and I stepped up to pass to the church. Every thought told me that I couldn't do it that I wasn't qualified didn't have the training. I was too quiet. If I would have believed that report, I would have missed my destiny. That's why the scripture says be careful what you think it gives us a warning? Your thoughts are setting the limits for your life and all that change my mind. We're fearful, intimidating negative fought. Did what I'm asking you to do. I didn't just think those thoughts because they shoulda, I didn't dwell on and think they were the truth. I took them out and got in tune with God on purpose. I thought I can do all things do cried. I am strong in the Lord I've been raised up for such a time as this father. Thank you that I'm equipped empowered and anointed thoughts. Tat
nobody's going to listen to you, your you, don't have anything to say instead a believe in those last I said Father thank you That's your favour is causing me to stand down their people going to like me, they're going to. drawn to me when turn me on. They can't turn me all if I had not got in tune with God and thought these power thoughts. I wouldn't be here, when Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden, they ate the forbidden fruit that God told them not to eat. Then they ran in here. God came. can for them said Adam. Where are you Adam said, were hiding because we're naked God said Adam, who told you you were naked, God knew the enemy had talking to their God is saying to you who told you you're not qualify, who told you you made to many mistakes, who told you that you come from the wrong family that you're,
never be successful. Those are the wrong voices unit. the tune that out and get in tune with God. When thoughts. Tell you you just average, there's nothing special about you, get rid of that defeated, thought and think power thoughts. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. A masterpiece. I have royal blood flowing through my veins. I am crowned with favor. I will leave Mama. if you'll get in tune with God, he'll open doors that no person Kinshasa, he'll, take you where you can't go on your own. When thoughts tell you, you ve been through too much, you lost that love one. The business didn't make it that bring walked out on you. Nothing good is in your future, don't believe those lands father. Thank you, that you have beauty for these ashes. Thank you that what was meant by harm your turn into my advantage when you are
in tune with God. He'll pay you back for the wrongs. As I said, God will give the double for the unfair things that have happened. instead of thinking you seen your best days. Nord thank the double is coming Thank you that my latter days will be better than my former days in this. There was a young man named the Thibet. He was the grandson. King Saul and the Son of Jonathan David's best friend, before the ship was born into royalty destined to one day take the throne, but it five years old, his grandfather s father, what killed in a battle when word reached his house, the maid that took care of him picked him up and took off running afraid that the Enemy Army was going to come after them. In her haste, she accidently tripped and dropped method. The share both of his legs were broken
he became crippled for lie sometimes well meaning people can drop you. This nurse had good intentions, He was trying to help him, but she dropped in years past method. The ship ended up living in exile in a city called logo bar it was one of the poorest most run. cities of that day, the name load of our means without pasture it had no greenery no place to grow crops. It was like a waste humor favour ship was the grand son of the king. he had royalty in his blood, but he was living in the slums barely surviving one day. King David was thinking about his friend Jonathan. He ask as me. If there were any of his relatives still alive, so he could be good. Did there David
then went out and searched. Do the slums of load a bar and finally found they Bashir. Now he was a grown man. They had to carry him back to the past I'm sure my favorite ship was afraid. Thinking David was going to pay him back for his grandfather, King Saul, trying to kill him, but it was just the opposite. David was incredible: kind to him. He said from now on you're going to live in the palace. With me, every night you're gonna have dinner at night. able I'm going to give you all the land that belonged your grandfather king saw the figure ship was overwhelmed. He couldn't believe what was happening, but the way he answered
shows us why he was living in load a all those years. He said the David, why would you be so kind to a dead dog like me notice his thoughts, weak defeated? I don't deserve to be blast. I've had too many bad breaks. People dropped me. I wonder Many of us are doing like notepaper share. We are sons and daughters of the most tat. God we have royalty in our blood were desk, the rain in lie, but because somebody dropped us We went through wrongs, disappointment things that weren't fair or we made mistakes. We got off course brought the trouble on ourselves and now living in load, a bar. They can. We don't deserve to be blast. We just have to sit on sidelines accepted. Our dreams will never come to pass
Can I encourage you get rid of that dead, dog thinking? Nothing! That's happened to you has to keep you from your destiny. No mistake you ve made is too much for the mercy of God. You may have had some bad breaks gone through some failures but that didn't stop gods plain for your and I you have to do your part and quit thinking Limited defeated unworthy thoughts and start Thinkin victory thoughts. Abundant starts. They thoughts. Put your shoulders back hold your a path and remember who you are and whose you are a child of the most get in touch with him like David's. Men went searching through load a bar, God is looking for you today. He saying I'm about to do a new thing. I'm about to pay! You back the wrongs, I'm about to open new doors, turn negative situations around you're going to be,
maize at the goodness of God asking you to pay attention to what you're thinking you are drawing in what you constantly dwelling your thoughts are running. Your line is what you're thinking about what you want. Are you thinkin? We debated. I can't do it thought. Are you thinking, Our thoughts, I am well able, God is fighting my battles. Something good is in my future. Don't we lacked a tin spies? The Eighty percent that are negative stand out in the crowd b Joshua Beer, Taylor and think big tree thoughts. If you do this, leave and declare, like God did for them. You're gonna make it and to your promise, lane you're going to say Show out in your life like no favours ship. Everything you ve lost, God is about to restore the health, the funding is the dreams they're going to come looking, for. You
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