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God designed the world in such a way that everything functions on principles.

Principles are eternal laws established and inherent in creation that make creation function. That includes the created race called the humans. Everything in life is built on principles--plants, seas, birds, all of the natural elements of nature, they all follow and obey certain basic fundamental principles. God also built that into our relationship with nature and also with Him. The reason why principles are so important is because principles make life predictable. In other words, God designed life in such a way that it is very simplified. Principles are laws that are established by the creator or the manufacturer by which a product functions. If you violate those laws, then you produce malfunction, which is what we call failure. If you obey those laws and align yourself with those laws, then you are guaranteed success. So the same way failure is predictable if you break laws, success is predictable if you obey laws. I discovered and learned that truth when I was 14 years old. Not everyone discovers that. Some people take a lifetime to learn that. I learned it when I was living in the poorest part of my island in Nassau in the Bahamas. I was reading the Scriptures one day as a teenager, and I saw where it says, If you keep my laws then you will have good success [a paraphrase of 1 Chronicles 22:13]. So I discovered that success has very little to do with education or race or 3/ 7 disposition; it has more to do with principles and following those principles. So when I applied those principles in my state of poverty, things in my environment began to change. First they changed internally, and that is where I believe the first change must take place. External circumstances will not change until internal belief systems change. And so at age 14, my belief systems began to change about myself, about God, about humans, about values, and about moral standards. I also began to align myself with the principles that are laid down by the Creator in the book called the Bible. So I could say that I went from one state of life to another state of life by obeying, understanding, and applying these principles that are laid down in the Bible. I also discovered that the Bible is really not a religious book but a divine manual written by the manufacturer of humanity by which the product man is supposed to live. If we learn those principles and obey them, then we find that the process of failure to success becomes more inevitability than experiment. I can guarantee people, then, that if they learn, discover, understand, explore, and apply the same principles that I learned, that success is predictable. Failure of success is not race-related; its not socioeconomics-related; it is really predictable, based on principles that are laid down by God the Creator by which we are supposed to function. If we find them and obey them, success becomes inevitable. Thats why I was able to move from rats to 40,000 feet in the air in my own aircraft.First of all, every human being was born with an inherent gift, and that gift is their gift to humanity; they are supposed to serve humanity in the area of their gifting. No one came to earth empty; everybody came with a contribution to make to their generation. Most of them never find that gift and even more die never releasing it. However, when you discover your gift and authority, that gift attracts people. When people come to you, they are not really coming to you for you but for the gift and the vision that you are serving the humanity of your generation with.If you are aware that people are coming to you to receive your gift and not necessarily to you as the person, it keeps you very humble. Many people make the mistake of confusing the attraction of people to their lives as something that has to do with them as a person or a personality, and this is very dangerous and not true. For example, an apple tree has gifts called apples; when the apple tree bears the apples, it attracts us to the tree. But we never go to the tree for the root or the trunk or the branches or even the leaves. No one goes to the apple tree to pick apple leaves but to pick apples. So if the apple tree begins to confuse the motivation of those who are attracted to it as coming to its branches, to its trunk, or to its roots, then the apple tree is misplacing its value, which does not come from the trunk, branch, or tree but from the fruit. If you keep your perspective correct and understand that people are coming to you because your gift makes room for you in the world, then you do not need to wonder or worry about having to misplace your importance as a person. Your value in life is determined by the problems you solve through your gift. I encourage people

to stay humble. One of the things that God told the prophet Elijah is, Stay small in your own eyes. This is one of the greatest pieces of advice I ever heard. No matter how many people celebrate your gifts, dont ever think that you are more important to them than your gift is to them. This is why many people fail: They fail because they think that people came to follow them. You must keep a careful, correct perspective on life that this is not about me but about me serving my gift to the world. After all, Jesus said, If any man wants to be great, He must become a servant to all [Mark 9:35]. Serve your gift, serve your way to leadership, and keep yourself in perspective-people dont love you, they love your gift. We are in a time where people are looking for relief spiritually, financially, and maritally, and even in the church many people are not getting the much-needed relief. Like you said earlier on, there are glorified manipulators behind the pulpit. What is your advice for people really seeking relief? I believe that if you are talking about economic stress, the systems of the world are very fragile, and if we put our hope and trust in the systems that men have created, they will guarantee failure. My advice is for people to learn the principles laid down by the Lord God our Creator regarding how we are supposed to sustain our lives. I have been teaching a new series called Kingdom Commonwealth--helping people to realign their priorities toward God being the source and not the systems of men or men themselves. People are losing their jobs; companies are downsizing; businesses are collapsing; people are losing their houses, their cars, and their hope because they trusted in the systems. My greatest fear is that the spirit of religion is lurking in so many churches today. Instead of menand women of God preaching about and applying Kingdom principles to everyday living, they have given the spirit of religion the power to cloud the path of others. I admonish everyone reading this article to read Matthew, Mark, and John and reconnect with the Kingdom. If we place our trust back in the source, which is God Himself, He has principles laid out by which He wants to take care of you. Even though you are in the world, you should not be of the world system. So I have been trying to adjust peoples priories and adjust their sense of security from earthly supply to heavenly supply. That is not some super-spiritual, impractical advice. I am talking about principles on earth that God placed here for us to prosper through. We need to learn those principles. For example, the most important principle we need to learn is that God does not want us to own anything, but He wants us to have access to everything. Access is freedom from stress. God wants to supply your needs from a place you never expected, through people you never knew, in ways you never thought, but first you have to believe that it is possible. Once you understand that His ability to meet your needs is bigger than your job or your business, you will find that your source of life is bigger than the resources that you have been accumulating. I encourage people at this time, do not put your faith in any preacher, in any human system, but put your faith and trust in the Living God. I am convinced that God Himself is tampering with the economic system of the world to reduce us back to Him. Until God becomes your only hope, you can never have security. So, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths [Proverbs 3:56].