Table Of Content
Week 1 - Moving Forward No Matter What
Week 2 - The Great Awakening
Week 3 - Giving Your Life To Something
Week 4 - Looking through The Eyes Of Wisdom
Week 5 - Loving Those Who Do Not Love You Back
Week 6 - Faithfulness
Week 7 - Being Trust Worthy
Week 8 - Waiting On God
Week 9 - Why Are You So Passionate
Week 10 - Do Not Take Life For Granted
Week 11 - God Is Calling
Week 12 - Be Careful Who You Let In
Week 13 - Answer The Call
Week 14 - When God Is Silent
Week 15 - The Issachar Aniting
Week 16 - The Power Of Praise
Week 17 - Beware Aware Of The Trojans
Week 18 - Keep On Holding On
Week 19 - Are You Prepare For the Attack?
Week 20 - The God Of The Second Chance
Week 21 - Being Part Of A Movement
Week 22 - Expect An Answer
Week 23 - Trust God In Your Calling
Week 24 - Use What You Have Effectively
Week 25 - Get Rid Of The Trespassers
Week 26 - The Attitude Of Kingdom Citizens
Week 27 - Laying The Right Foundations
Week 28 - Thriving In Your Environment Part 2
Week 29 - Your Are A Lot Stronger Than You Th ink
Week 30 - Two In One Perfect Harmony Part 2
Week 31 - Pressing Forward
Week 32 - Two In One Perfect Harmony Part 1
Week 33 - Is Your Lifestyle Reflecting Your Confession?
Week 34 - God Has Got Your Back
Week 35 - Fear That Paralyses Productivity
Week 36 - Success Through The Challenge
Week 37 - Hearing The Voice Of God
Week 38 - Your Potential In God
Week 39 - God I Can't Hear You!
Week 40 - Take This Cup Away from Me
Week 41 - Importance Of Fellowship
Week 42 - How to Move Forward In A Negative World
Week 43 - Living In The Present To Effect The Future
Week 44 - Are Your Prepared For The Battle?
Week 45 - Where Is Your Identity
Week 46 - Going In The Wrong Direction
Week 47 - Following The Wrong Advice
Week 48 - Kairos Vs Kronos
Week 49 - The God Who Never Changes
Week 50 - The Perfect Church
Week 51 - Insurmountable
Week 52 - I Am A Friend Of God
The last 10 years I have been building a business that is affiliated to a company called Reliv International. From the very beginning I wanted my business to be testimony to the goodness of God. So I branded my team TeamVisionarys and I used an image of a dove as the logo, to represent the Holy Spirit as being in control of building my business.
The last 8+ years, Every Monday morning at 8 o'clock in the UK We have held a prayer call, where a group are faithful believers have gathered every week to pray for the Company, Its distributors, Its customers as well as prayer requests for world events and personal issues.
I would like to recognise: Richard & Gipsy Stephens, Carol Brotherson & Pedro Pereira, as the Silent In The Land, Prayer Warriors that have been faithful all this years.
The beginning of the call is always a word from God with regards to a biblical principle, which then has a practical business application as it relates to Reliv. Then the second half of the call is prayer.
Over the years God has spoken to us directly, each week on a Monday morning. I would get up and ask God what he wanted me to speak about and for years he would faithfully give me a direct word. This 52 week ebook Volume 1 is a reflection of just some of those specific words.
I am hoping that this book will encourage you and challenge you if you are already building a Reliv business and also if you are not, as the principles extend far beyond just those involved in Reliv.
So lets take this one week at a time, for the next 12 months and apply each weekly principle.
Moving forward Not Matter What
As believers in the western church, we have the privilege of going into a church and fellowshipping freely whenever we want to. However there are people in different parts of the world where going into a church to fellowship is literally put their life in danger every time.
These underground churches are filled with people who are on fire for God and have a hunger for his word. Even though they face persecution on a daily basis, they move forward no matter what.
The church was birthed through persecution, however what satan planned for evil, God turned around for good and he even used the church’s biggest persecutor at the time to become the church’s greatest promoter, the Apostle Paul.
Paul is a great example of a person that moved forward no matter what. Not only did Paul have to deal with the physical attacks on his body, but because of what he had done in the past, he had to deal with emotional attacks on his mind.
Act 22:4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,
Act 26:11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
1Co 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Gal 1:13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
How many times are you attacked in your mind because of previous mistakes you have made and how many times does someone try to make you feel guilty because of it?
People will always talk and your mind will always be attacked, so we need to understand that we cannot stop birds from flying over our heads, but we can stop them from nesting on our heads.
This is why the bible says:
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Our minds need to be renewed so that we can move forward no matter what. The enemy tries to bring up our past so that he can stop us from moving forward towards our future. So we need to be able to understand what is going on, so that when he does that, we are able to place the attack before God and ask for his guidance, which will then give us the victory and in doing that, it will remind satan of his future, which is defeat.
This is how people move forward through great persecution, it is not by their might nor by their power but it is by the Holy Spirit working through them.
The early church suffered immensely as the gospel was being spread; history records, the Emperor Nero use to light up his gardens with the bodies of burning Christians. Yet through all of this, the Christians move forward no matter what and the persecution made them stronger.
The hotter the battle the more the gospel spread.
The other attack on the church was through religiousness and false doctrine getting people to pervert the word, and we call this time “the Dark Ages” and the inquisitions, where if you were standing up for the truth, you would killed and classed as a blasphemer. Yet through this period, there was a remnant of people that were moving forward no matter what.
Joh 8:31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,
Joh 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Once a person as been exposed to the truth and has taken it onboard, they will endure whatever comes at them because they know they are free, even if they are behind bars. This was the knowledge the earlier church had.
Today there are many people in the church that may not be behind physical bars, but they are still in bondage, they may go to a building every week, but the church is not in them! So they get caught up in the religious exercise of attending church services but never really operate in the power God has given them access to through his Holy Spirit. If they would open themselves up to it, this would cause them to be over comers.
So, there is a remnant of people who move forward no matter what and then the rest of the people that go through the cycle of inspiration, then stagnation. They hear a message, get challenged by it, never study the word to get a deeper understanding, so their minds are not properly renewed, then slip right back to how they were before.
Jesus is coming back for his Church
Hear the warning from John the Baptist
Mat 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Mat 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
When building anything in life you have to be prepared to move forward no matter what. This is because anything worth building is going to be challenging. People will try to fight you down about it and people will even try to rubbish it.
You have to be completely sold out to what you are doing or else you will just quit.
You have to defeat your biggest enemy, which is your mind, as this enemy knows all about your past failures, your fears and your insecurities and this enemy will use them to attack you as you are building.
However once you have defeated this enemy, you are well on your way to changing not just your life but the lives of many other people.
Building a Reliv business and well as many other Home Based Businesses is not just about making money, it is a course of self develop disguised as a business opportunity!
So you need to decide whether you are going to move forward no matter what or do what the majority of people will do when faced with a challenge, and that is to quit!
The Great Awakening
The reality is, we are living in a world where people are asleep, they have been drugged with the elixir of sin and they are in such a deep sleep that it is hard for them to awake.
There are even people that did awake from that sleep but have chosen to go back to bed, such is the power of this elixir.
As believers we need to have a respect for the power of this elixir called SIN because if we don’t, we will take a lot for granted and cause this elixir to effect us and the people around us.
When we have a respect for its potential destructive power, we will have a strong prayer life, always interceding on the behalf of others.
Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Jas 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
We need to know how to wage our warfare in this life because this elixir called sin is a spiritual substance that we see the physical manifestation. Therefore it is futile trying to fight against the physical manifestation because that is like trying to put a plaster (Band Aid) on a cancerous tumor.
2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. [Lit.flesh] Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
2Co 10:5 and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey the Messiah. [OrChrist]
2Co 10:6 Once your obedience is complete, we will be ready to reprimand every type of disobedience.
Whether or not we are praying for a person’s health condition or person’s behavior, we are ultimately dealing with the results of this elixir called sin. The result of sin is death and we live in a sin sick world, so as a result, people are dying all the time.
Even though we need to have a respect for the potential destructive power of sin, that does not mean we forget about the power we have through Christ:
1Jn 4:4 Little children, you belong to God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 These people belong to the world. That is why they speak from the world’s perspective, [Lit. from the world] and the world listens to them.
1Jn 4:6 We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever does not belong to God does not listen to us. This is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.
Sin tries to twist the truth and bring about doubt in God, we saw it at the beginning when Satan spoke to Eve in the Garden of Eden and said “Did God actually say, ‘You are not to eat from any tree of the garden’?” (Gen 3:1)
And we see this deceit throughout the whole of history, which is why there are so many false religions and false beliefs out there.
The elixir is so strong, that unless a person truly wants to wake up, they won’t!
For most people unfortunately they feel it is just easier to stay asleep, because if they are asleep they do not have to face the reality of the effect of the elixir on their life and character.
This is why many times it takes a tragedy to strike, which causes them to get shaken out of their sleep:
Heb 10:26 For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27 but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
Heb 10:28 Anyone who violates the Law of Moses dies without mercy “on the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
Heb 10:29 How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves who tramples on God’s Son, treats as common the blood of the covenant by which it was sanctified, and insults the Spirit of grace?
Heb 10:30 For we know the one who said, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
Heb 10:31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
God loves his creation too much to just let us kill ourselves through sin, so sometimes extreme measures are taken. This is why we need to intercede on the behalf of others, so that they wake up before it gets to that level.
We need to be a praying church and a loving church, we need to be a body of people that have a heart for the lost. We need to be a people that are willing to put action behind our words and we need to be that True Witness that delivers souls (Proverbs 14:25)
It is time for people to wake up!
Parallel Business Principles
People are asleep to what is takes to prepare for their futures both in their health and their finances. Most people are just firefighting and dealing with one issue after the other, not realizing that putting the right things in place before hand could stop these things from happening.
This is why what we are doing in Reliv is so powerful, because we are addressing these issues head on. Some people will listen some won’t, some chose to wake up and some chose to stay asleep.
We cannot control that but we can control how many times we bring the message.
There are people out there willing to wake up, we just have to find them.
So keep on searching, you are changing lives!
What Is Your Mission?
When you give your life to something, it is because you are completely sold out to that thing. It causes someone to be passionate about the thing they are sold out to. As Christians we should be completely sold out the person of Jesus, God in the flesh, because when we are, it causes us to study and dig deeper and deeper into the things of God:
“5 Why are you in despair, my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God,
for once again I will praise him,
since his presence saves me.
6 My God, my soul feels depressed within me;
therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan,
from the heights of Hermon,
even from the foothills.
7 Deep waters call out to what is deeper still;
at the roar of your waterfalls
all your breakers and your waves swirled over me”
Because David had a personal relationship with God he could call out to him in this way. Acknowledging that a person with a knowledge of God is deeper than the person without the knowledge of him, is why David put this phrase in verse 7 “Deep waters call out to what is deeper still;”
When a person truly understands that the God of the universe loves them so such, that he was willing to experience life as a human being, to go through pain just like us, to suffer and die as a man, to redeem man back to himself; it is easy to get sold out to a God like that. This is why in the early church, when the persecution was at it's highest, the church was growing the most.
To have the freedom of worship we have today, over the centuries many people had to suffer and die and this is why we cannot afford to play around with our Christianity, because if we do we are playing around with the blood of the martyrs.
However, we are living in the end times and the time is going to come when the true Christian is going to have to stand up and be counted. Religious persecution will come up and many people are already experiencing it. This is where a person will truly know whether or not they are sold out to the things of God.
So just as long as we are dressed properly, in these times we should be able to stand:
Ephesians 6:10 -17
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength.
11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the devil's strategies.
12 For our a struggle is not against human opponents, b but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, c and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
13 For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.
14 Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and being firm- footed in the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,
17 also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
God wants people to be true to him, religiousness means nothing to God and in fact Jesus fought down religiousness everywhere he found it. He called the religious leaders of the day, “Blind Guides, Hypocrites, White Washed Sepulchres” So having a title in church means nothing if your life is not right. Doing Christian activity will bless the people being ministered to, but will do nothing for you if your life is not right.
Christianity is not like one of those religions where your good deeds have to out weigh your bad deeds before you die. Christianity is about having a love relationship with your heavenly father, so that you do not do things just because you have to do them, you do them because you want to.
When you are fully sold out to something it is not a struggle to do things, it is a natural part of who you are!
It is a reflection of love, which in turn is a reflection of God. Love is never forced but is freely given. We live in a world that does not understand this concept, all this world understands it self gratification. Sacrificial love is the furthest thing on their mind, which results in an attitude, which is alien to God’s standard. This is why to live a true Christian life in this world, it is going to be challenging and we can expect many trials and tribulations on the way to where God is taking us.
So my brothers and sisters, don’t give up no matter how challenging your situation gets, God WILL see you through and you WILL have a testimony.
When a person understands that they truly have found something to change their life, they are then completely sold out to their success. That person does not have to be convinced; they just need to be directed.
In Reliv as with many other Home Based Businesses as we build our business, we are going to meet many different types of people and people are going to tell us many different things.
However you do not concentrate on what they say, you watch what they do. This is because some of the people are going to be time wasters and time is the only commodity that once it is gone, we can never get it back. So you want to give your time and efforts to the people that deserve your time and not necessarily to the people that want your time.
The people that desire your time are the people that are completely sold out to their own success and the success of others.
These people who are sold out to their own success, you do not have to convince about plugging into the system your company has, they just listen to what you say and start applying it.
If they are in Reliv and they do not have certain system elements where they live, they either travel to one or they plug into what they can plug into until they have established enough leaders in their area to start the missing system elements.
You have to be completely sold out to your own success to act this way, because along the road there are going to be challenges and sometimes you are going to want to quit, but when you are sold out to what you are doing, quitting no longer becomes an option.
So putting on the armour in Reliv is putting on the Reliv system and if you do, in the time of testing, having done ALL system elements, you will stand.
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