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Peaceful Will

By Benny Hinn

"Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." (Eph. 5:17) God has a wonderful plan for your life. This plan is directly connected to His perfect will. Discovering His perfect will comes about progressively as we learn to hear God's voice. Whether you need to make a decision concerning a job opening, a potential spouse, a ministry opportunity, or your child's education, I've got good news for you. All of us face crucial decisions, and God cares about all of them, even the small ones. Jesus said: "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you." (Matt. 6:30) God not only cares about the decisions you make, He wants you to make decisions that reflect His will for your life. Ephesians 5:17, quoted above, commands us to know God's will. To know His will is to be wise. Not to know God's will is to be unwise and ultimately devastating. Let's explore specific ways to hear God's voice concerning His will for your life. You cannot find God's will apart from the Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 declares, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." You cannot, in other words, know God's will apart from Christ Jesus. W h en G o d i s i n vo l ved , yo u c a n b e i n t h e m i d s t o f a p r o b l e m a n d s t i l l h a v e t o t a l p e a c e . Anytime I communicate with people through books, crusades, broadcasts, or one-on-one, I realize that people come from a variety of backgrounds. Perhaps you have been a dedicated Christian longer than I've been alive. Others - perhaps you - have never heard the Gospel before and are desperately seeking answers for questions you thought you'd never be asking. God's will is always good. If it's not good, it's not God! Although bad things can happen to good people in the natural, in the spiritual realm God's will is always good. The Bible is clear on this subject: "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2) When God is involved, you can be in the midst of a problem and still have total peace. You can be going through a storm yet remain calm. If there is any evil presence or demonic oppression, it's not good and it's not God. If there's no peace, there's no God.
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Conversations that SHINE: Five Keys for Your Family
By Jacqueline Overpeck

God can use you as a vehicle of communication to speak through if you'll allow him to. Are you ready to share his love with your family and friends? If you're like me, you often wish you could take words back. I can't tell you the times I've bit my tongue with frustration when the wrong words slipped out. I cringe inside when I know I've said the wrong thing. It's even worse to say the wrong thing at the wrong time! In moments like these, I know I'm not shining. I feel more as if I'm slinking back into a dingy corner. It's no mystery that our words are lack-luster when they're empty of God's touch. The most important thing for you and me to remember as we share conversation with loved ones and friends is that we don't have to depend on our own sharp-wittedness or charms. Isn't that a relief? You see, it's not possible for us to provide all the right answers or create stimulus for change on our own. But there is One who can. He is the one who said, "Let there be light" (Gen. 1:3).

Though it's not always easy to do. enabling you to offer good council and sound wisdom to your loved ones. They're all destructive. We are reminded to think about. Where does loveliness come from? How do you present lovely ideas to your family? Matthew 12:34 answers: ". "A soft answer turns away wrath. out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.. This requires being a doer. "How are you hanging on? Where's your peace coming from?" Conversation Key Three: Rather than focus on the negative. When the walls that guard your family members hearts fall-they become tender and sensitivity returns. whatever is admirable . Try to avoid gossip. The solid truth in the Bible is the best foundation for construction. The bottom line? If your inner ideas are centered on Jesus --. NIV).Here are five shiny conversation keys that will help you become a catalyst. Prayer and worship cause the rain of heaven to descend on your fallow ground and fill your inner well with life-sustaining water.and your speech will be lovely too. 55:11). not milk. . God's Word never returns void (Is. you'll be ready to share an answer with your children when they ask. It's won by the turtle. not just a hearer. It takes great determination. whatever is right. Conversation Key Four: Touch the need of your loved ones. Try showing your loved ones the crown jewels in Christ: faith. it breaks down walls.they're lovely for he is wonderful --. The journey for these men. and a strong heart to press on in Christ. But a harsh word stirs up anger. and children was long. hear-say. try sharing some lovely ideas that lift God up.. you can draw on the well of living water that lies deep in your heart through prayer and worship. Conversation Key Two: Offer glimmering hope. These glimmering waters are within you. whatever is pure. Does doing communicate? You bet! Loud and clear. Yet they persevered until they came to a well where they lifted their voices and sang together "Spring up." Don't get clogged. How? Stand strong and having done all-stand (Eph. Just like Moses and the children of Israel. heart and experience of another. It's meat. or wishy-washy wordiness. Bible truth sticks to the ribs. Your family will appreciate your thoughtful presentation and they'll grow strong in Christ when your conversation provides the rich substance of authentic compassion. O well!" (Num.. or one who creates a positive reaction in your home: S H I N E Rich Substance Glimmer of Hope Lovely Ideas Touch the Need Provide Enlightenment Conversation Key One: Provide rich substance that feeds your loved ones' appetite for truth. In this way. whatever is noble. Loveliness is extremely attractive. whatever is lovely . They grew weary with thirst. "Whatever is true. The race is not won by the rabbit.think about such things" (Philippians 4:8-9. This requires reaching out beyond your comfort zone and reaching into the life." Loveliness shines upward and outward from deep within your heart. and love. Studying God's word helps you develop a deep reservoir to draw from when your family members need tender encouragement or renewed purpose. Your gracious and gentle answer may be the balm in your home that helps restore healing when your spouse or child might expect you to turn away in frustration or anger. Jesus told us that when we believe in him "rivers of living water will flow from within our hearts" (John 7:38). hope. 21:17). especially in a wife and mother. tearing down what you want to build up. (See Isaiah 9:6). Your family will see you standing and your hope in Christ will rub off on them. This daily battle might make them as discouraged as the tortoise and want to give up. Difficult circumstances arise in the lives of your family members every day. Proverbs 15:1 encourages. Remember we're all vulnerable at times. 6:13).if anything is excellent or praiseworthy .. women. Prayer brings fresh revelation from God. diligence. Worship redirects your attention from the cares of the day and places your affection on God. None of us are perfect. An Old Testament example is found in the book of Numbers when Moses led the children of Israel through the wilderness.

Daniel 3 shares the well-known story of Shadrach.. Won't you allow His love to fill you again with radiant glory? As you do.. He's more than able to take your mouth of clay and polish your words with the Christ-centered ceramic glaze of his amazing grace. O God! " (Psalm 36:5-7. What is enlightenment? It's a positive explanation that brings clarification. Meshach. . and Abed-Nego and how they were saved from their fiery trial. (See Daniel 3:19-27). truth and captivating grace. NLT). except the LORD? And who is a rock. Maybe your home was destroyed by the recent floods in the Midwest or your husband just lost his job and your mortgage is already two months past due.Remain free by taking your needs to Jesus. He makes my feet like the feet of deer. and he deeply needs your support when he calls on the phone line. O LORD. God's love encircles you and encompasses your life with streaming rays of sunshine each and every morning. When your family and friends look to you for help you'll be able to provide godly council that cuts through confusion. He is a shield to all who trust in Him. or planning and zoning department. The word of the LORD is proven. is as vast as the heavens. call your local Red Cross chapter." (Psalm 18:28-33). (See Psalm 24:8. your justice like the ocean depths. they remained unsinged and the smell of smoke couldn't be found on them. By my God I can leap over a wall. It seals the craft with a protective covering for the fire. • Listen to local radio or TV stations for flood information. glaze isn't just a coating for decoration. For by You I can run against a troop. For who is God. His way is perfect. Potters will tell you. The inspired words that God puts upon your lips make it possible for those around you to become partakers of the goodness of heaven. "Your unfailing love. • If it has been raining hard for several hours. And sets me on my high places.) This testimony of his goodness serves as the faithful embrace you can share with your family no matter how ardent the blaze burns around you. strong and mighty in battle and he's able to keep you in the heat of the fire. They were thrown into the furnace. you cast off ho-hum speech soggy with drab superficiality and you put on glowing conversations that SHINE with heaven's gentleness. Be prepared for a flood before it happens. How precious is your unfailing love. be alert to the possibility of a flood. the Psalmist prayed: "For You will light my lamp. Is your family facing a fierce trial today? Maybe the heat of fire in your household has been the illness of a loved one or maybe your son is in the military. except our God? It is God who arms me with strength. yet the flames had no power to bring harm. How can you do that? Give yourself to the same virtues as David: • • Become a student of the Bible who stands strong in faith Become a believer who thrives on the sweet communion of prayer and worship The Bright and Morning Star Jesus is the bright and Morning Star who causes everything about you. emergency management office. Conversation Key Five: Offer enlightenment to your loved ones and friends. Preparing for a Flood A flood can be disastrous for a family. God is known as the King of glory. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains. And makes my way perfect. As for God. Know What to Expect • Know your area's flood risk--if unsure. 22:16). your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. or steadily raining for several days. including your conversations to SHINE (Rev. The love of the Lord has no beginning and no end. overseas right now. This enables you to become a ready channel for the voice of biblical guidance to flow through. David.

. At least three gallons of water per person Protective clothing. Choose several places . elderly. flashlight. water heater. do so as soon as possible. A flood WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area. Keep insurance policies. . . Fill your car's gas tank. . Battery-powered radio. . find out how to get flood insurance. Raising your furnace. . and electric panel if they are in areas of your home that may be Consult with a professional for further information if this and other damage reduction measures can be • taken. gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. a motel. • • Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your home. Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit Containing . i n c a s e a n e v a c u a t i o n i s s u e d . Flash Floods Can Take Only a Few Minutes to a Few Hours to Develop • • A flash flood WATCH means flash flooding is possible in your area. When a Flood WATCH Is Issued . • Listen to local radio and TV stations for information and advice. or disabled family members. F i l l yo u r car's g as tan k. . . (Remember.Reduce Potential Flood Damage By . and bedding or sleeping bags. Floods Can Take Several Hours to Days to Develop n o t i c e i s • • A flood WATCH means a flood is possible in your area. or a shelter. . documents. Special items for infants. . . . When a Flood WARNING Is Issued .) • Identify where you could go if told to evacuate. A flash flood WARNING means a flash flood is occurring or will occur very soon. rainwear. . in case an evacuation notice is issued. and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. If not. • • • • • • • First aid kit and essential medications. and extra batteries. • flooded. Written instructions for how to turn off electricity. a friend's home in another town. When a Flash Flood WATCH Is Issued . Prepare a Family Disaster Plan • • Check to see if you have insurance that covers flooding. If told to evacuate. Canned food and can opener. you'll need a professional to turn them back on.

What is the wind in our lives? It’s when we look at the checkbook and it appears that it is not the perfect time to give. . “A mi racl e w on ’t h ap p en f o r yo u u n t i l yo u s t a r t e x p e c t i n g i t ! I c h a l l e n g e y o u t o e x p e c t a m i r a c l e t o d a y . How does that relate to you and me? You and I are like farmers coming into the field. . and storm drains. The farmer wants to know how strong the wind is. ” The problem with this strategy is. He has his mind on the storm. not on the harvest. Act • • Move to higher ground away from rivers. and staring up at the clouds to see when the storm he’s facing will pass. our jobs. to give and to receive. What do we sow? We sow money. . Some of us may be consistent . you'll be able to receive blessings in your finances. you have nothing to receive. of which Pastor Benny Hinn is a part of. We receive the presence of God which can change our hearts in an instant and help us hear God’s instructions for our family.• Be alert to signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice. you can sit out in the field for weeks and weeks and not find the perfect time to sow. We tell ourselves: “It’s okay. you need to know about the two most important enemies of receiving. Now let’s talk about the other enemy of receiving. Knowing that strong winds will blow away the seed. You may have only seconds to escape. which will transform our minds. What do we receive? We receive the word of God. there will be “seedtime and harvest” You must have the mindset that you’re here to do two things: to sow and to reap. If you can recognize them and overcome them. but we watch the wind and we don’t sow. We sow our time in service to a ministry of the church. Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NASB) says "He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. they are there for your safety. and what direction it’s coming from. When a Flash Flood WARNING Is Issued . and our finances. You may be receiving something today that’s tied to a seed you sowed last week or last year. but many of us have trouble sowing when there are winds of adversity. The Two Most Important Enemies of Receiving By Jon Oral Nash God has a plan to prosper you and bring you a future and a hope. creeks. streams." It's smart to sow when weather conditions are most favorable." The first enemy of receiving is "watching the wind during seed-time. In order to see His plan unfold in your life. the farmer goes out into the field and “watches the wind” in order to wait for the perfect time to plant.” The second enemy of receiving is “watching the clouds during harvest time” Picture the farmer going back out into the same field he planted in. your family. The second half of Ecclesiastes 11:4 says “…he who looks at the clouds will not reap. and also your physical body. The field represents God’s ministries on the earth. abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.” Many of us have a desire to give. when things are a little better. but you will reap what you sow." Most of us find it easy to sow when times are good. The Bible says in Genesis 8:22 that as long as the earth is around. We sow a word of encouragement to someone else who needs it. I’ll plant a seed another time. Do not drive around barricades . I can plant seed when I get a tax refund. . These are the most common things that keep people from receiving God's blessings. This verse is talking about a farmer going out to plant seed in the ground. evacuate immediately. We also receive miraculous financial blessings. If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters. When you fail to give. • quickly! Or if you think it has already started. or when I get a bonus. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says "To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.

Take courage and believe you can still achieve many wonderful things through the Holy Spirit's leading. Even well meaning parents who love their children fall into the trap of trying to save their children from disappointment by making them be too realistic too soon. I’d like to share it with you: Heavenly Father: Help me to stop watching the wind Help me not to look at the clouds any more As I plant this seed. Wouldn’t it be awesome if God’s people were so full of good health. There is a wide variety of blessings inside of God’s presence. magazines. However. Just stay open and when the time's right. like the farmer “staring at the clouds. Nothing destroys people's self-confidence more than having their dreams and ideas met with scorn. not what we think we cannot do. not on our troubles. Featured Article: Unlock Your Health Potential By Jordan Rubin It is my dream that someday every one of the nation’s leading TV programs. radio broadcasts. Think about it. Expect to hear God’s voice and see His power! A miracle won’t happen for you until you start expecting it! I challenge you to expect a miracle today. less heart disease.givers. then your faith will attract His presence. In His presence is “fullness of joy. The healing you need in your body or your mind is waiting for you. so vibrant. if you give. Pray about it. expecting to receive from God. There's nothing wrong with a response such as. Like the farmer. Other times we can be consistent givers. if we “look at the clouds” during harvest time." Did you have a special dream stamped out of you years ago or maybe even recently? The good news is: it's still not too late. Then do something about it. Put Your Dreams into Action By Smalley Relationship Center Remember when you were young and advanced some of your ideas to an older person? You possibly either received interested attention. but our minds are on all of our troubles. switch your mindset from giving to receiving. and you’ll get the answers you need today. and less obesity. but we give out of habit. and newspapers will report that scientific evidence shows that followers of Jesus are three or four or five times healthier than those who don’t believe in Jesus—that Christians have less cancer.” In His presence are keys of wisdom that will show you how to change your situation. not expecting anything in return. that others would notice us from ten or twenty feet away? If that were to happen. amused tolerance. You’ll experience His healing power in your body. You’ll see favor open up for you where you never thought possible. I t's i mp o rtan t fo r p eo p l e o f a l l a g e s t o h a v e d r e a m s a n d g o a l s . as she firmly states she will? It's important for people of all ages to have dreams and goals. Thank you for the anointing to receive! I declare that I will sow and I will also reap! I pray this in Jesus name. regardless of the winds of adversity. less diabetes. He wants us to focus on what He can do. our churches wouldn’t be big enough to fit the numbers of people rushing to hear about the Great Physician’s . in His presence. and once you do. Do you have a need? I encourage you to plant a seed today. religiously. or a you're-just-a-kid look. we will never receive God’s blessings. Did you know you can be a good giver. "It takes a lot of work to achieve your goal and there are many exciting careers and choices ahead. So what if fouryear-old Jenny probably won't become a world-famous ballerina.” But God wants us to focus on Him. If you don’t receive from God. then nothing changes in your life because God’s presence changes your heart and His word changes your mind. Here’s a prayer I’ve used to encourage myself. but a poor receiver? When you switch your mindset from giving to receiving your faith becomes active and it attracts the presence of God. expecting to receive. you'll know what God wants in your life. I release my faith. Amen.

Too many of the so-called foods sold in our nation’s supermarkets and too many of the meals prepared in restaurants are not really food because they were not created by God but were largely put together in man-made laboratories. My challenge for you is that you’ll say. If the eyes are good. I believe we can maintain our strength and vigor well into old age by following the Great Physician’s prescription for health and wellness. Are you presenting your physical body as a living sacrifice? Can you say. Well. until the Lord called him home. You may have read those two statements and wondered how they apply to your life. holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship” (Rom. And you can. I believe that people from all walks of life would break down the doors to learn more about what God says about living a long and abundant life and ultimately come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. He’s calling you. Think about it: before Moses dies. battling giants in his late eighties. Moses was simply used up. Good health is thriving. which leads me to my second key passage of Scripture: “Let us make man in our image” (Gen 1:26). Scripture says that his eyes did not grow dim. manufacture. God cannot use you properly. Caleb was going full bore. I believe God designed us to live long and fruitful lives. The heroes of the Bible never spent time in assisted living or nursing homes. microwave. and woefully inadequate nutrition. Good health is walking up in the morning feeling rested and ready to attack the day. Good health is having the energy to keep up with those kids you’re raising. and my core message on health can be derived from two Scriptures. when priests were called upon to diagnose a disease of an Israelite. The Bible tells us that the eyes are the windows of the soul. I’m a proponent of natural foods grown organically. That’s one more reminder why it’s important to (1) eat foods that God created and (2) in a form that is healthy for the body. foods that . nourishes and satisfies us. A diet based on eating whole and natural foods harvested directly from the Creator’s bounty. brothers. just months after he came off the battlefield. the genius of man has figured out how to prepare. They drank the last drop from the cup of life because they followed God’s principles of good health found in the Bible. spiritual. You were made in God’s image for a reason. one of His children. however. Perhaps you’re thinking. they looked into the person’s eyes. While fresh fruits. What this means is that Moses did not die of an illness. the whole body is good. The first goes like this: “I urge you.” Key 1: Eat to Live By Jordan Rubin The typical American diet strays far from God’s design with its glamorous array of technofoods replete with empty calories. you ain’t got nuthin’. refined carbohydrates. God wants to use you. Think about it: Do you properly reflect His image? Are you healthy? Or do you think you’re healthy simply because there’s an absence of a grave disease in your life? Maybe you consider yourself healthy because you’re not hacking away with a cough. or dying in a hospital. and that’s to be a reflection of God to the world for His glory. This means you were created in the image of God. running a 103-degreee fever. Since God has great plans for you. As you can probably surmise by now. cook. Joshua passed away at the age of 110. God was ready to take him home. nor was his body feeble or his mind weak. and I’m giving it to the Lord?” Are you an example of God’s best? Can others see your vitality? They say that if you haven’t got your health. the light of the body. it is and it isn’t. “Yes. In fact.prescription for their good health. not merely surviving. someone who is causing those who don’t know God to want what I have. and protein-rich meat are readily available in our land. in view of God’s mercy. But is that really the definition of being healthy? Good health is a lot more than the absence of disease in your life. farmgrown vegetables. That’s my reason for writing The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness. and market mass-produced foods in ways not always healthy for us. “This is the best I have. to present yourself as a living sacrifice today. 12:1). and emotional best. too. It can’t be this simple. but He also needs you at your physical. I am a living sacrifice. Nothing on earth matters more than your physical well-being because without your health. Good health is having something left in the tank after you’ve put in a full day of work.

Hope can pull us through the most difficult times. is as important as the words we use. really can truly be "a tree of life. the inflection and volume. our tone of voice. These are not always abusive homes. or milk it provides. Instead of hearing compliments that build them up. Even well meaning parents can be careless with words. Mommy hates me. "I'm sorry." How i mp o rtan t w o rd s are t o n u r t u r e t h e s o u l a n d f o s t e r a h e a l t h y s e n s e o f s e l f ! Sam hands his report card sheepishly to his father. herbicides. which. and spirit. and fungicides in healthy soil. this means raising the animals the way they’re supposed to be treated because the health of the animal is intricately related to the health of the meat. but when the desire comes. instilled by those who care enough to picture a special blessing. "Can't you do anything right!" A child turns this anger inward: "I am stupid. . Just as she sits down to the table. His father." The body and mind are also affected. eggs. in turn. The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness is to consume vegetable foods that were grown properly without the use of pesticides. and much more The Power of Hope Why does having a purpose in life provide so much power in shaping our lives? One reason is because humans simply were not designed to live without hope-and knowing your purpose is one way of planting hope deep in a person's heart. who was always driven by his own father to make good grades. Angry and impatient.God created for us to eat in a form that’s healthy for the body. it is a tree of life. Words are powerful! There is home in which positive words are not spoken. It can make us "hold on" in illness and rally our resources to fight battles. Mom has had a hard day and looks forward to a relaxing dinner. even though . Most of us have heard of medical cases in which the patient "just gave up. we build hope within our hearts. Most of us have experienced catching a bad cold during a time of extreme discouragement. If we’re talking about food from animals. is related to our health. It is the home in which words are used to demean and destroy. The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness is filled with clear and simple guidelines just like the ones above to help you better understand God’s purpose and design for every part of your life.Prov. explodes when he sees some low marks." Most of us have read stories about suicide notes stating. But hopelessness is not just a "heart matter. her four-year-old spills her milk." "This fight is all my fault." When we understand our purpose in life. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Hope. children in this home are belittled. Mom shouts. soul. It is a unique and biblically based road map to wholeness for the body. 13:12 The Power of the Tongue By Smalley Relationship Center How we communicate words." But the invigorating opposite is also true. I just couldn't face one more day. Other topics discussed in Key #1: Eat to Live include: • • • • • • • • A Look at Diets The Creator’s Basic Food Groups The Skinny on Fat The Truth about Carbohydrates Top Healing Foods The Dirty Dozen Organic is the Way to Go Lifestyle Changes.

He sees his own father that he is driven to love and be loved by showing him disapproval and disgust. They aren’t the church’s days. supernatural atonement blessings. these seven blessings connected with the observance of the Day of Atonement are specifically mentioned in Joel 2(NKJV): . These are days when He makes an appointment to meet with us. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:14. the feasts were fulfilled.” you may be saying. And we are to honor these feast days forever. Lost through the centuries since AD 325 is the fact that God promised blessings to those who observe His feasts. This feast was not only established for the Israelites in the time of their flight from Egypt but also consecrated as an “appointed (holy) time” each year throughout both the Old and the New Testaments. 15:1b Unleash the Blessings of Atonement in Your Life “But I’m not Jewish. . And there is a purpose-to provide a sense of belonging and appreciation for family members and to weave the fabric of a close family. How important words are to nurture the soul and foster a healthy sense of self! Lord. the feasts are applied. On this day special sacrifices were offered for atonement or reconciliation. “These are My days”: • Passover • Pentecost • Atonement They aren’t Jewish feast days. the Day of Atonement was (and still is) the most solemn and awe-filled commemoration. Yes. all the time. Not the words. but He did not demolish the Old Testament covenant: • To the children of Israel. A harsh word stirs up anger. • In the church. and we must apply them in order to have victory in every area of life. As Steve Munsey teaches. Also. and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. it is important to note that amazing things happen when people unleash God’s supernatural blessings through obedience during this time of Atonement! SEVEN BLESSINGS OF THE ATONEMENT OFFERING As Steve Munsey teaches in his book Seven Blessings of the Atonement. those obedient concerning the Day of Atonement were promised seven blessings—seven specific. It was a time set aside for national and sanctuary cleansing. All the boy hears is what he sees and the tone.Prov. "You call this commitment" "You'll never amount to anything!" are words that bite deeply into the heart of a boy who yearns to please his father. There is a time for speaking words of affirmation-anytime. “What’s the point of observing an Old Testament feast like the Day of Atonement?” From the Mount of Olives Pastor Steve Munsey teaches that there were three feasts in which God says. of all the seven yearly appointments with God. the feasts were observed. God’s covenant has changed to a better covenant. NKJV). We must learn to apply each. Specifically. God has marked these three important days. God established the Day of Atonement to be kept forever: “So this day shall be to you a memorial. • In Christ. They are God’s days.there are high marks too. help me to choose my words carefully today.

and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil” (verse 24). and you will be satisfied by them. and praise the name of the LORD your God.31). The question is. your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Blessing 6: Blessings on Your Family—“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. to expect a harvest. for the LORD has done marvelous things!… Rejoice in the LORD your God.29. Fear not. for nearly seventeen centuries. Blessing 5: A Divine Presence—“Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. During this special fertile season. these powerful truths have been mostly ignored and even rejected by Christians. Blessing 3: Restoration—“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten. The sun shall be turned into darkness.30. and the moon into blood.22. Blessing 4: Special Miracles—“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied.” On the Thursday and Friday telecasts you will hear how God is poised to pour out these seven blessings upon your life as you unleash these powerful ancient blessings in your life today. yet God has given the Word to those of us who are beginning to understand and declare the significance of God’s command to honor His holy days. My people shall never be put to shame” (verse 27). it is a mutual obligation. positively sets schedules and time boundaries. and My people shall never be put to shame” (verse 26). The people of God everywhere are starting to catch the vision that God has put within the modern church: His holy days are still holy. is a holy time with God. I will send you grain and new wine and oil.” (verses 19. your young men shall see visions. The autumn season. When God offers a covenant with His people. are you ready for the seven blessings of the Atonement that are listed in Joel 2? Very few people honor this feast day. and the chewing locust. be glad and rejoice. Blessing 7: Deliverance—“And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (verse 32). THIS FERTILE SEASON These Atonement offering blessings were (and are) specific and astounding. place a significant seed in God’s soil and see it works for you. who has dealt wondrously with you. It must change! There is too much at stake during these crucial. According to Steve Munsey.Blessing 1: A Double Portion—“The LORD will answer and say to His people. “Behold. His holy convocation is still being called to all who will listen! However. time after time. as He does with the seven blessings of the Atonement.. We are told. the crawling locust. before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD” (verses 28. O land. that is now changing. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke.23) Blessing 2: Financial Outpouring—“The threshing floors shall be full of wheat. And the latter rain in the first month. This was the time of which Joel was writing and prophesying. especially for His feasts and blessings. and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain. My great army which I sent among you” (verse 25).21. “I believe the time is perfect now to tell people how their lives will change dramatically when they restore the Day of Atonement observance and offering. Thankfully. prophetic days. specifically the time of Atonement. this Day of Atonement. for God absolutely.. your old men shall dream dreams. the consuming locust.. . For He has given you the former rain faithfully.

The seed you sow today in faith will produce a harvest of abundance and blessing on your life and will take the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world.God will multiply your special offering back to you in supernatural ways. world without end. Be part of this special observance. Send your $207 or $2. “Give.007 or more. for the Bible declares: “And all these blessings shall come on thee. . Above all else. It is a harvest of ideas. During this season. God’s beloved Son.” GOD’S SPECIAL BLESSINGS On This Is Your Day! this Thursday and Friday. whatever the Lord leads you to do. I have called for a special time of prayer on September 22 at our media center in California. And you can be part of it! Why is this coming supernatural harvest so significant? I am fully convinced that God wants to bestow financial blessings on people who will generously support His work and help carry the message of His Son to the world. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21). shall men give into your bosom. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name. God’s divine design for your financial success will not happen without your cooperation! The release of God’s blessings in your life is connected to your obedience. because I go unto my Father. Luke 6:38 promises. and running over. Just be part of what God is doing during these incredible days. and greater works than these shall he do. and it shall be given unto you. We have a great work to do. pressed down. Winning the lost for the glory of Jesus Christ. I will personally be praying over your requests. he teaches. that the Father may be glorified in the Son.007 seed. This is an amazing season—the Day of Atonement—the most solemn of all feasts. and influence. Sowing always precedes reaping. be sure to be part of this special Atonement offering and step into the overflow. verily. if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God” (Deuteronomy 28:2). good measure. and seedtime always precedes harvest. Some are being led to give gifts of $2. Why does God want to bless you so much? There is a coming supernatural harvest unlike anything we have ever seen. Steve Munsey urges people to give at least a $207 gift. (John 14:12-14) My heartfelt prayer is this: May the Lamb of God bless you richly in all that you do for Him in the days to come: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. I encourage you to seek the Lord on what you should give. expansion. If ye shall ask any thing in my name. He has promised to supply whatever we need to accomplish all that He has called us to do: Verily. THIS AMAZING SEASON God is moving mightily today. “the wealth of the sinner” is increasingly being “stored up for the righteous” (Proverbs 13:22). Make sure that you also send your most urgent prayer requests. believing for the blessings of the Atonement to flow over you and your loved ones during the coming days. It is a spiritual harvest of miracles and souls as well as a vast harvest of financial blessings. I say unto you. creativity. inventions. and overtake thee. that will I do. and shaken together. Unleashing your finances during the coming days is directly related to obeying God’s laws of giving. and months! It is my prayer that God will use this season and your Atonement offering to revolutionize your life and that He will pour out more blessings than you ever dreamed possible. talents. the gift should be significant. weeks. the works that I do shall he do also. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Increasingly. according to the power that worketh in us. He that believeth on me. I will do it. He is shaking the nations.