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DEFEATING THE TRIANGLE OF LOSS: YOU CAN GET BACK UP

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DEFEATING THE TRIANGLE OF LOSS
YOU CAN GET BACK UP
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CONSIDER

If we turn back, God cannot fight for us. Why? Because, when we turn our back, we are disobeying our leading AND our Leader. We are not taking action.

There is a triangular stratagem that your enemy, Satan, has devised to throw you off course. At some time in your life you may experience these: fear, shame and mental oppression. Maybe all-at-once.

We will not see real miracles unless we put ourselves in a position in which God can work for us. God works in the area of the impossible. What is impossible with men is possible with God.

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DEFEATING THE TRIANGLE OF LOSS
YOU CAN GET BACK UP
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The enemy of your soul has many tools in his bag. However, there is a favorite of his: it is the “Triangle of Loss.” His favorite … and most successful … attacks are as follows: Fear, Shame and Mental Oppression. And, sometimes he likes to use all three of them at the same time. The purpose of this podcast teaching is to help YOU discern and defeat this triangle of loss.

There is an old saying, “You are as others see you.” The devil knows if you have FEAR in your heart. If you do, ask God to help you: to take the fear away. King David said, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee (the LORD).” [Psalm 56:3] Go to the Word of God and RECEIVE BY FAITH the power promised in the scriptures, such as:

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” [2 Timothy 1:7] Fear is a spirit; therefore, you must speak to it. God is love and He is spirit. Love is stronger than fear. Perfect love casts out fear.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.” [1 John 4:18]

If you are afraid of someone, ask God to give you His love for them.

You can bind fear in the name of Jesus, and cast it away from you. Command it to leave, and use the name of Jesus against it. Speak (declare) the BLOOD of Messiah Jesus against it.

It is your responsibility to overcome fear. SERIOUS cases of fear require four (4) steps:

A stayed (fixed) mind.

Confession of God’s Word [1 John 4:18; James 4:7; and 2 Timothy 1:7].

A step of faith . . . action. Speak to fear and take authority over it.

Intercession and spiritual warfare (for others or one’s self).

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IMPORTANT

THE REASON FOR THIS ATTACK OF FEAR
IS TO GET YOU TO STOP ACTION
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The enemy’s chief concern is that you STOP doing what you are currently involved in doing. You have been TOO SUCCESSFUL, or, you are on your way to being successful; also, your plans for future endeavors are causing him to freak out. The devil is the most frustrated person in the world today; he knows that his time is running out. When the fullness of the Gentiles takes place, then all Israel (the nation as a whole) will be saved. [Romans 11]

SunTzu, in his book, The Art of War, says “Every battle is won before it is fought.” How true in Christian warfare: even the whole war is won because of the victory of our Lord Messiah Jesus. His death, burial, and resurrection conquered the enemy and bought our freedom and eternal life. Now . . . we take ACTION on that victory by appropriating it in faith as we move forward.

Another weapon in the arsenal of the enemy, in addition to fear, is shame. The enemy will try to attack you with imposed shame.

Lots of times, the enemy will attack even seasoned warriors with imposed shame from family members or friends as a result of some “slip up” from the past.

There are many examples of shame experienced by people of God in the Bible. None of us are perfect: that’s why we need a Savior! Abraham (the same as) sold his wife two times. Moses killed a man in anger. David committed adultery and murder. Peter denied Messiah three times in one night.

We see that Adam’s shame was manifested in hiding. In Revelation 3:18, Jesus admonished the Church at Laodicea to “. . . buy of me white raiment, that you may be clothed, [so] that the shame of our nakedness does not appear . . .”

There are several types of shame:

Adamic shame

Inherited shame

Actual shame

Imposed shame

Every one of these types of shame may be remitted, or canceled, by the atonement of Messiah Jesus. The BLOOD of Messiah paid for you and your sins, and provides healing for shame.

The verdict of guilt, whether real or imagined, is shame
. It may be something inherited from Adam (who brought sin into the world as the federal head of the race); or it may be something inherited from ancestral, or family lines. It may be actual shame, resulting from an action you have initiated. And . . . it may be psychological shame . . . real or false shame that people or demon spirits have tried to impose upon you, resulting in oppression, rejection, physical or mental sickness, and lack of production.

Jesus the Messiah bore your shame. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that our Lord Jesus despised the shame of the cross and his nakedness thereon, but went through it because of the JOY set before Him: that is, he saw YOU able to be made whole and to know God, with your sins forgiven and having eternal life, as the result of His sacrifice. Jesus despised shame . . . and He despises it in YOUR life. He died for YOU so that you do NOT have to carry shame. He carried it for YOU!

He is alive to remit guilt and its resultant shame from your life today. You can appropriate the healing in His shed BLOOD for you by calling on Him today. Pray and ask Him to deliver you.

You can get back up . . . because He got back up! The Master has need of you in these last days.

Along with fear and imposed shame, the enemy will also, at times, try to attack the seasoned warrior of Christ with mental oppression. Again, I have some Good News for you.

Oppression – both mental and physical – are included in Messiah’s work FOR US. Messiah was driven; he was abased and looked down upon. Isaiah 53:7 says, “He was oppressed and he was afflicted . . .”

The Hebrew word for “oppress” [nagas] in this passage means “to drive, to harass, to tyrannize, to oppress.”

The original word used for “afflicted” [anah] means “to look down upon, depress, abase, humble.”

Messiah was driven; he was abased and looked down upon … in YOUR place.

In Isaiah 53:4, where it reads, ” . . . he carried our pains,” the literal Hebrew meaning is “acute pain; intense suffering: MENTAL or PHYSICAL.”

In Psalm 41, a Psalm of David written 1,000 years before Messiah Jesus, Kind David writes, “LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.” [Verse 4]

The Hebrew word here used for “soul” is “nephesh” which refers to not only the mind, but also the heart: healing for the intellect, the emotion, and the will, as well as the body. Jesus “carried” sickness, sin, disease, poverty and oppression – the “works” of the devil (Satan) – FOR YOU!

Now . . . YOU don’t have to carry them any longer! They do NOT belong to the believer in Jesus the Messiah!

Jesus healed the separation between God and man through His work (the atonement) FOR US, and therefore ended Satan’s dominion over ALL who would trust in Messiah.

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might DESTROY the works of the devil.” [1 John 3:8]

Action, including intercession, is the key thing Satan is afraid of in your life and ministry. He has to STOP your action. But he can’t if you do NOT let him! “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” [Matthew 11:12] The Greek word for “violent” here used is “biastes” and means a “forcer” or “one who is energetic.” The devil is AFRAID of your ENERGY directed towards the kingdom!

Follow this model: Effort, energy, enthusiasm.

Notice that most of the attacks Satan makes against you are in the realm of the mind through lies: telling you that you are ill, weak, going to die . . . or using imposed shame, fear, or discouragement. This is why you must be proactive and DECLARE the BLOOD of Christ over your body, mind, soul and spirit each day. (This way, even your emotions are covered.)

It’s interesting to note that one of the names of the devil is “Beelzebub.” The original Hebrew name means “Lord of the flies” and was the name of a Philistine [Palestinian] god. It was a “dung god” . . . a “manure god.” What a wonderful title for Satan: “Lord of the maggots . . . the manure god!” Dead blood draws flies.

GOOD NEWS! The BLOOD of Jesus repulses Satan and his demons. Speak the BLOOD over your home and family. Just as the Israelites applied the BLOOD to their doors so that the death angel would pass over [Exodus 12], so you can apply the BLOOD of Christ over your family and home by speaking it in faith over them.

Declare the BLOOD of Messiah Jesus over your loved ones daily and over all that God has given you by birth, adoption, or assignment!

In case you ever become . . . or have already been . . . a victim of any of these attacks of Satan, and have suffered loss of spiritual or physical dominion, I have again some Good News for you. What has caused you to suffer loss: Sin? Disobedience? Bad decision? Attack from the enemy? Whatever it was, God CAN turn the situation around for you. God WANTS to turn it around for you!

There are FOUR (4) major points to consider for recovering your loss:

1. Realize there is a turning point – a good future. (Remember King David.)

2. Do what God tells you to do. Pray, listen, and obey.

3. Make your past glorify God.

4. Go forward.

OTHER SCRIPTURES RELATED TO RECOVERING YOUR LOSSES

“So I will restore to you the years . . . the locust [the enemy] has eaten. You will eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; My people will never be put to shame.” [Joel 2:25-26]

“As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today, I declare that I will restore DOUBLE to you.”
[ Zechariah 9:11-12]

“Instead of your shame you will have DOUBLE honor, and instead of confusion they will rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they will possess DOUBLE.”
[Isaiah 61:7]

“I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they will increase and bear young [be fruitful]; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” [Ezekiel 36:11]

“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.” [Job 42:10,12]

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A WONDERFUL FUTURE!!!

Remember that ACTION keeps you under the anointing so that you are as a new, sharp threshing instrument. Knowing that the enemy’s KEY INTENTION is to STOP your action, you now have military intelligence as to his plans. Your main focus NOW should be on developing a spirit of excellence in your action. That’s what The University of Excellence is about.

There are SEVEN (7) things you need to cultivate a spirit of excellence:

[1] VISION

Spend time with God. Pray and fast for:

A fresh vision, and,

A prophetic anointing.

[2] DETERMINATION

You need “bulldog” endurance and perseverance. You can’t be a “pansy” and you can’t be a quitter. Be a warrior and remember: “If you don’t quit, you will win!” (But if you quit, you can’t win!)

[3] PRIORITIES

You need to put God’s program FIRST in life. He will show you when you need to spend time for family, for recreation, and for fellowship. At times, He may have you spend LOTS of time on family, recreation, and fellowship. But don’t try to replace God’s Kingdom as your top priority. “You seek first the kingdom of God, and all things will be added unto you.” [Matthew 6:33]

[4] ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability will give you real liberty. You need to be accountable to:

Jesus, the Great Pastor, and,

Others, in ministry.

[5] REST

You need to rest one day a week. This is God’s plan and is necessary for your overall long-term health and blessing. At times, He may lead you to take extended periods of rest. Always obey Him in these matters. He knows what is best for you . . . and for those to whom you minister. You can’t minister effectively if you’re worn out or burnt out!

“For thus says the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest you will be saved; in quietness and confidence will be your strength.” [Isaiah 30:15]

Honoring and keeping the Sabbath will also enable you to appropriate the rewards of a spirit of EXCELLENCE: delight, dominion, and desires granted. [Isaiah 58:13-14]

You can’t minister effectively if you’re worn out or burnt out! Here is some help for you: Healing Through Rest.

[6] A HEART FOR GOD

The prophet Samuel said, “the LORD has sought him a man after his own heart,” describing King David. [1 Samuel 13:14] After being anointed, and successful as a king and military leader . . . the champion of the people . . . King David, sinned greatly. Even in the midst of his sin, he had a heart toward God, which caused him to repent. He paid dearly for his sin, but even in the midst of his sin, he loved God and was repentant.

In all his public official conduct he acted according to the Divine mind, and fulfilled the will of his Maker: thus was he a man after God’s own heart. In reference to his private or personal moral conduct, the word is never used.

So what was his problem? Why did David sin? The answer is: He didn’t FEAR God. He loved God, but He didn’t fear Him at the time of his great sin! We need to be not only morally reverent towards God, but also to have a sense of alarm that will keep us from walking off the path of righteousness. We need to think ahead of time about the consequences of our sin and transgression. Our Father in Heaven loves us too much to let us get away with such behavior. There is not much preaching on holiness anymore. We need to LOVE GOD and to FEAR GOD; then we will have a heart for God.

In David’s rulership of the Kingdom, in his official conduct, he fulfilled the will of God; however, in his private life and personal conduct he failed miserably . . . but then repented. This brings to light THREE very important things to consider:

Your actions can bring reproach on God, yourself, your family, your friends, your nation, and your cause.

Your actions can give your enemies occasion to slander you and also mock the God you are supposed to be serving.

Your actions can bring severe judgment upon you and your family.

In the heat of temptation you need to consider these things. Are you willing to pay the price? Do you LOVE God and your family enough to protect them from the results of your sin? Do you FEAR God enough to prohibit you from doing the thing(s) you are considering?

[7] INTEGRITY

Honesty and moral uprightness are the KEY INDICATORS of the God shaped life. The deeper your character . . . the greater your impact! Many things that we question in life, even small things, are a TEST of our integrity. God is constantly testing us to see if we can be entrusted with greater giftings, talents, skills, and responsibilities.

Integrity is a two edged sword. It is an instrument of blessing:

For ourselves

We must live with ourselves in all good conscience. “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved if our heart condemn us not, then we have confidence toward God.” [1 John 3:20-21] This assures us of answered prayer and provision. “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” [Verse 22]

For others

Our families, our friends, our parishioners, our communities . . . our progeny . . . all are impacted by our integrity. The quality of our life is a direct antecedent of the same. The degree of EXCELLENCE of your life and ministry predetermines your future and many times, the future of those to whom you minister and love.

Your integrity and faithfulness here on Planet Earth will also predetermine your future in the Millennial Kingdom with Messiah. Your position in the Kingdom and your assignment will be determined by the EXCELLENCE of your integrity and faithfulness here on earth.

So now you know HOW to defeat the triangle of loss―fear, shame and mental oppression―the triple trick of the devil to steal your productivity and joy. Now … you can fulfill your purpose in life: and be productive in the desires God Almighty has placed in your heart.

LIVE A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE!

Your friend,

Prince Handley
President / Regent
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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT???

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What’s Love Got to Do with It???

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What’s Love Got to Do with It???

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”[Romans 12:21]

Learn to ENJOY VICTORY over your enemies
. . . God can use them to develop you and thrust you into new areas of usefulness and productivity. Joseph, Daniel, and Mordecai are all prime examples of how God can use your enemies to advance you, and to bring both DELIVERANCE and ENLARGEMENT for you and others. Use your faith . . . utilize love and forgiveness . . . and leave the TIME up to God!

You don’t have to FEEL like loving them . . . just know that God wants you to love them, and then make a conscious decision to do it. Ask God to give you love, forgiveness, and WISDOM in dealing with them. SEE them as someone whom God:

1. Has put in your path for ministry;

2. Has placed before you to draw out His resources:

• His love,

• His provision,

• His gifts.

3. Has prepared to enable your spiritual growth.

4. Has chosen to use for your advancement and promotion.

Then, knowing the above, when you see the attacks coming . . . rejoice and praise God! Then take your authority over Satan, and bind him in Jesus’ name from carrying out his insidious attacks. Many times they will be working unwittingly with another person to attack you. Why? Because they hate you and they are jealous of the Christ that is in you.

If you are a married person, and the attack is coming from your Christian spouse, then learn to get alone and worship the Christ that is in them! Watch what happens!

Many times you may be lied about. The person telling the lies may be a psychopathic liar. If this is a case involving a spouse or close business associate, then . . . as my mother many times said, “You made your bed, so you’ll have to sleep in it!” In that case, you must deal with the strategies of Satan through the gift of discernment.

If a person is just telling lies about you because of jealousy, envy, hatred . . . or because the enemy is stirring them to attack you for some reason . . . then you can learn to see them as someone God has positioned for any of numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 above. Again, learn to ENJOY VICTORY over your enemies . . . God can turn the situation around and use them to develop you, while bringing you into new areas of usefulness and productivity! You can experience real miracles by doing this.

Actually, as a shepherd and warrior, you should begin to use these opportunities to put Satan to flight. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” [James 4:7]

What you want to do is learn to develop your spiritual “burglar alarm.” You need a spiritual security system! Ask God for the gift of discernment. This way you will know when the attacks are active and you can begin to enjoy taking opportunity of them in the Spirit. Pray in the Spirit . . . in tongues.

Warning: this will usually make the person or people more angry and jealous; however God will use this to bring extra conviction upon them to accomplish His purpose(s).

In some cases you will be dealing with a person who is temporarily mentally “off center.” They may have a lot of pressure upon them; they may have old hurts that somehow they associate with you; or they may be just oppressed by the enemy and he is using them as an instrument to attack you.

This is where you have to be really on guard! Just because a person is mentally incapacitated does NOT mean they’re stupid. Let me use an example by means of a story. A man was driving down the road and one of his tires became flat. It so happened that when he came to a stop where he could change the flat he was parked on top of a ridge next to a mental hospital.

While changing the tire, a patient of the mental hospital was watching him through the other side of the chain fence. The driver of the car was putting all the lug nuts from the wheel into the hub cap as he removed them. By accident, he stepped on the hub cap and all the lug nuts fell down the ridge . . . they were lost. He was in despair and didn’t know what to do!

The mental patient yelled across to him and said, “Why don’t you take one lug nut off each of the other three wheels and then use them on the tire you’re changing.” “That’s a wonderful idea,” said the driver. Then the driver said to the mental patient, “I thought you were crazy?!” “I am,” said the patient, “but that doesn’t mean I’m stupid!”

Many times, and at different intervals, God will call you to shepherd KEY enemies. David shepherded Goliath and later Saul. Moses shepherded Pharaoh. The secret here is to remember that a good shepherd is also a good warrior. He protects the flock and he also drives off the enemy.

You may be in a work situation at your place of employment where the things described above are happening to you. Learn to enjoy watching God work! Above all, do NOT EMBRACE THE SPIRIT(S) of the person/people trying to aggravate you. If you argue, or embrace the spirit working through them, then you will be in the flesh, and you have lost the battle. Don’t let YOUR spirit be aggravated!

“He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm (or, cool) spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.” [Proverbs 17:27-28]

I trust this will help you. God has given you everything you need for victory. Just rely on Him. Don’t worry about what you will do if a certain situation arrives. When you need it, the wisdom and power will be there!

Your friend,
Prince Handley


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STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND CONTINUED VISION – PART B

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EIGHT (8) TWIN STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND CONTINUED VISION – PART B

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EIGHT TWIN STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS & CONTINUED VISION – PART B


I guarantee you success and continued vision! You will not be barren or unfruitful, if you practice what I am teaching you in this series. Also, you will have an abundant entrance into Heaven. Remember, there are rewards in Heaven for your labor of love and faithfulness here on earth.

Jesus wants to be able to say to you when you enter Heaven: “Well done, you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord.” [ Matthew 25:21]

You need continued vision for vitality. The Bible says, “Without a vision, the people perish.” [Proverb 29:18] To be successful in this life and to prepare for life in Heaven . . . and to maintain continued vision so we will be fresh and vibrant . . . there are eight (8) TWIN STRATEGIES to help you.

In the last newsletter we discussed the FIRST TWO TWINS for success and continued vision:

Enthusiastic Desire
PLUS Faith; and,

Decisive Nature PLUS Virtue.

To review these first two twins, see Part A.

We will discuss the next two (2) twins in this newsletter. They are as follows:

Specialized Knowledge PLUS Spiritual Knowledge; and,

Quest for Excellence
PLUS Temperance.

The remaining twins for success and continued vision will be discussed in subsequent ezine teachings.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
plus SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE

If you are going to be used greatly by God, then you will have to make up your mind ahead of time that you are willing to do things . . . and exploits . . . that are out of the ordinary. Yeshua (Jesus) did not fit into the normal mold of man, even though He was God in human flesh. He was a perfect man . . . but he was focused on doing the will of God . . . not the will of man.

Likewise, if you make the decision to do the will of God during your time here on earth, then neither will you will fit into the normal mold of man: you will seem eccentric to the world. The definition of eccentric is as follows: 1. Unconventional and slightly strange; 2. Not placed centrally or having its axis placed centrally. But you see, this definition is from the perspective of what is “normal” and God did NOT call us to be normal by the world’s standards. Rather, the normal Christian life is abnormal to the world.

The origin of the word “eccentric” is from the Greek “ekkentros“: “ek” meaning “out of” plus “kentron” meaning “center,” therefore the meaning of: “out of center.” John Steward Mill gives an insightful comment of truth concerning this:

“Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in society has always been proportioned to the amount of genius, mental vigor and moral courage which it contained. That so few men now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time.”

Specialized knowledge is highly dependent upon genius AND mental vigor. The second of these two, mental vigor, can complement what may be lacking in the first of the two: genius.

What is that GREAT THING you want to do for God? Do you have the SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE to attain that goal? Are you willing to sacrifice, study, and research to obtain the knowledge required to complete the task? Don’t be a lazy follower of the Lord. God did not call us to complacency, but rather to excellence. I have been on this planet for several scores of years, and I still spend much time studying and researching to find NEW, BETTER, and MORE PRODUCTIVE ways to reach the world for Messiah and to help my fellow man. Don’t be afraid . . . and never get too old . . . to go back to school for more formal education.

One of the best schools for people to learn MEDIA PRODUCTION, and one which I fully endorse, is Full Sail Real World Education based in Orlando, Florida, USA. They may be contacted by phone at 800.226.7625 or 407.679.6333. FAX to 407.678.0070. You may contact them on the web at WWW.FULLSAIL.COM. Some of their major fields of study are:

Film;
Digital Media;
Recording Arts;
Computer Animation;
Entertainment Business;
Show Production and Touring;
Game Design and Development.

We are living in a day like the Prophet Daniel described where “knowledge shall be increased” and we should take advantage of it to advance the kingdom of God. Daniel, in a passage of scripture dealing with the end times, tells us ” . . . but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” [Daniel 11:32] “Exploit,” in the sense used here, means literally “to do successively unfolding bold, courageous works!”

There are many other ways to influence society and to reach the world for Messiah other than through the internet and social media. And there are many NEW ways to help yourself gain SUCCESS! Pray and ask God to reveal these to you. Then, obey Him and be diligent to study in order to prepare yourself to be used by the Master: to be a good steward.

No amount of SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, however, will be of significant time value without SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE. No matter how successful we become in life, it will not be of any time value unless we know God personally. If we know God through His Son, Jesus the Messiah, then we have eternal life. [John 3:16] The measure of a man’s success in life is how many of his children make it to Heaven. If we know the Lord, we are living part of our eternal life NOW, while here on earth, and then in Heaven. It will never end!

Yeshua taught us, “What does it profit a man if he gains all the world, and loses his own soul? Also, what shall a man give in exchange, or to buy back, his soul?” [Mark 16:26 – Mark 8:36]

We need to have TOTAL success in life: in this life on earth and in the eternal beyond; and God has provided just such means to attain that goal. God has given us EVERYTHING WE NEED for: LIFE, and GODLINESS.

“According as His divine power has given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue.” [2 Peter 1:3]

He has given us PROMISES so that we can share or partner with Him in His divine expansion – or growth of descendants – after we have escaped, by His saving grace, the ruin that is in the world through lust. In other words, after we are born again and start serving Messiah, we can partner and be a companion with God in successfully bearing fruit: that is, growing other seed-descendants. These include our own children who are born again while also reaching out to the rest of the world. “Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” [2 Peter 1:4]

We should BELIEVE this and EXPECT it. Our children should be our greatest disciples. If not, something is wrong, or out of place.

Learn the PROMISES in Gods Word; believe them and appropriate them by faith. Take quality time daily to study and meditate in God’s Word. I usually separate my “study time” from my “devotional time.” In the morning, before I start my active day, I have my devotional time where I just want God to speak to me and minister to me through His Word, even before I have my prayer time. I made a rule years ago: “No Bible, no breakfast.” Eat the Word of God first. Jesus said, “It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” [Matthew 4:4]

When you study the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you, and to teach you so you can teach others. The scripture instructs us, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” [2 Timothy 2:15]

Combining SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE with SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE will provide you a powerful impetus for ongoing success and continued vision. To be really successful we need to share our success with others: our family, our brothers and sisters in Messiah, our community, and the world.

THE MORE YOU KNOW . . . THE MORE THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN USE! This applies not only to mental knowledge but also knowledge gained through the acquisition of physical skills or craftsmanship. Bezaleel was such a man:

“And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.”
[Torah: Exodus 31:1-5]

When SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE is combined with SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE, there is a holy anointing upon our lives: our talents, skills, and abilities. Together, they not only complement each other, but they synergize each other.

But always remember: “Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.” [1 Corinthians 8:1] Temper your knowledge (both specialized and spiritual) with LOVE!

Daniel was a leader, counselor, and basically Prime Minister
in three different foreign kingdoms (in which he was captive) partly because of his knowledge base. The Bible tells us concerning Daniel and the three Hebrew teenagers who accompanied him into captivity:

“Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability . . .”
[Daniel 1:4]

QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE plus TEMPERANCE

The Bible tells us another of the secrets of Daniel’s success:

“It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; and over these three presidents: of whom Daniel was first, so that the princes might give accounts unto the presidents, and the king should have no damage.”

“Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an EXCELLENT spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.” [Daniel 6:1-3]

The word here used for “excellent” is “yateer” and in its root form means “preeminent, or very exceedingly excellent.” That’s because the spirit that was in Daniel was the Ruach ha Chodesh (the Holy Spirit). Because of Daniel’s separation and devotion to God, he manifested a quality of excellence in whatever he attempted.

The Greek word for “virtue” in the New Testament is “arete“: it means “excellence and valor.” We need to be people of EXCELLENCE. Our nature should be to make excellent decisions based upon virtue.

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
[Colossians 3:23-24]

Don’t compare yourself with someone else; just do what you know God wants you to do. Do your best, don’t be satisfied with low quality work or effort. It’s interesting that the origin of the word “mediocre” is from the Latin “mediocris” which means of “middle height or degree” but literally means “somewhat rugged or mountainous.” It is derived from the words “medius” for “middle” and “ocris” for “rugged mountain.”

To do mediocre work is actually harder on you because you are causing your conscience to condemn you. It is like climbing a rugged mountain. The Bible says, “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” [1 John 3:20] The EXCELLENT choice may be more of a sacrifice temporarily, but it will be easier on you in the long term. You will never go wrong striving for excellence!

Practice excellence in your CHARACTER. Be transparent and keep your word. Psalm 15 is a good start for practical living and developing excellence in character. Also, loving our neighbor as we do ourself, and doing unto him as we would have him do to us, is the guideline our Master set before us.

Practice excellence in your WORK. Be a good steward for you earthly employer and your Heavenly employer. Colossians 3:22 (Brit Chadashah) instructs us NOT to do sight-labor, that is: work that needs watching.

In your quest for excellence, develop your skills to the BEST of your ability. Be a good manager of what God has given you and over which God has placed you. Keep improving and growing in your knowledge base, your acumen, and your skills. Study Part A of this ezine teaching to help develop excellence in acumen; study the section on “Decisive Nature and Virtue.”

Along with the quest for excellence you need to partner with temperance, or self control
. Many people, on their quest for excellence, do NOT allow for rest or leisure. This is vital to SUCCESS and CONTINUED VISION.

Rest, and also quietness, is necessary for wholeness
. A key scripture and principle that I have tried to practice in my life for many years is found in Isaiah 30:15:

“For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest shall you be saved; and in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”


The word “leisure” comes from the Latin word “licere” which means “to be permitted.” The Latin word for “work” is “negotium” which means “nonleisure.” Most so-called advanced societies today have turned this around and view leisure as nonwork!

Tim Hansel, in his book When I Relax I Feel Guilty, points out that the Greeks stressed the centrality of lesiure, but they added another important facet. The Greek word for “work” was “ascholia,” which means “absence of leisure.” The word for leisure was “schole,” which leads to the English words for school and scholarship. Leisure, then, was a time for growth and development.

Leisure is more than just non-work. It is when we PERMIT ourselves time for rest, growth, and development. Leisure is BOTH the embryo and the catalyst for creativity, and for NEW experiences, people, play, and places.

We have to permit ourselves the time to rest . . . to re-create . . . and to create!

In the last newsletter we discussed the FIRST TWO TWINS for success and continued vision:

Enthusiastic Desire PLUS Faith; and,

Decisive Nature PLUS Virtue.

In this newsletter we discussed the third and fourth twins:

Specialized Knowledge
PLUS Spiritual Knowledge; and,

Quest for Excellence PLUS Temperance.

The remaining twins for success and continued vision will be discussed in subsequent newsletters.

Trusting that this teaching will move you forward on your quest for excellence in success and continued vision. To resource the other parts of this series (this is Part B), go to: Part A, Part C, Part D (Final)

Your friend,
Prince Handley



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FEAR OF SUCCESS

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FEAR OF SUCCESS

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FEAR OF SUCCESS

God wants the BEST for you! He wants you to WIN! God wants you healthy, prosperous, successful, and productive! In the Old Testament, God told the Israelites that He wanted their days to be as the days of “Heaven upon earth.”

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon earth.”
[Deuteronomy 11:18-21]


In the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), we read: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, just like your soul prospers.” [3 John 2]

However, some people cannot handle these attributes – health, prosperity, success, productivity – at a particular point in time. Therefore, God sends testings to try us and prove us. There are different reasons why He does this:

1. To make sure when we are blessed with a particular attribute that we will give glory to Him.

2. To make sure we honorably represent Messiah. If being blessed causes us to be puffed up with pride, then that is not good.

These two items above should be one of our two parallel long term goals in life: to honorably represent Messiah and give glory to God.

The other long term goal in our life is to accomplish the great work for which we were created: the thing that is the deep desire within your heart.

In the last newsletter we discussed “Maintaining a Position of Spiritual Power.” One area of hindrance to maintaining a position of spiritual power is FEAR OF SUCCESS. I believe King Saul had a fear of success. The Bible says that Saul was “a choice young man and goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.” [1 Samuel 9:2]

Not only was Saul taller than any of the other young men, but he was cheerful, kind, joyful, and gracious. We know this from the descriptive Hebrew word “tob” which is translated “goodly” and “goodlier” in the English. He was handsome, healthy, and happy. He had a good start … but a miserable finish!

In the newsletter “Decision, Determination, and Destiny” (the story of Ruth) we learned that Ruth was propelled from poverty to status as a world class influence because of her willingness:

1. To change;


2. To learn; and,

3. To receive.

Fear of success will keep a person from receiving. There are several reasons for this:

1. Mental rejection. For some reason, they don’t want success: A.) Maybe because of the resultant responsibilities; B.) Maybe because success will also come to those around them whom they want to hurt; and, C.) Maybe because they want to punish themselves or those near to them.

2. Fear of failing. This seems contradictory but some people don’t want to succeed because they are afraid they will fail after they achieve success. Therefore, they set up a wall to protect themselves from succeeding … so they won’t have to fail.

3. Low self esteem. Inwardly, they do not feel worthy of success, and subconsciously reject it. They may accept success at the onset; however, over time, a self-defeating mechanism brings destruction and failure.

4. Unresolved sin. They may not realize that forgiveness is available through Christ. Or, they may know that Christ paid for their sins, but psychologically they still afflict punishment on themselves.

5. Demonic oppression. They may be afflicted with a spirit of failure, destruction, or inferiority … and sometimes a lying spirit assigned from the enemy, Satan, to keep them from success.

This is WHY we need to read and meditate the Word of God daily:

1. We need to KNOW what our Father in Heaven wants for us. God wants us healthy, prosperous, successful, holy, and productive!

2. We need to KNOW our spiritual authority in Messiah. In the name of Yeshua ha Meshiach (Jesus the Messiah) we can bind the demons that would try to lie to us and attack us (or lie to and attack others) and we can break their hold PERMANENTLY! [Read and study The Apostles Newsletter titled “The Covering” – June 15, 2003]

God designed you for SUCCESS. If you are IN MESSIAH, God has given you the tools you need TO WIN:

The name of Yeshua (Jesus);

The promises in God’s Word;

The measure of faith;

The ability to pray in tongues (Holy Spirit baptism); and

The ministry of the Holy Angels.

There is NO REASON for you to fail … if you are honorably representing Messiah Yeshua and giving glory to God.

Remember we discussed in a previous newsletter that our exit plan in life should be EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN our long term goals.

The bigger your long term goal for life, the more the enemy will try to resist you
. It only stands to reason. He doesn’t care what or whom he uses: it may be a person (Christian or non-Christian); it may be a relative or someone you don’t know; it may be a friend or an enemy; it may be a demon; it may be a situation; it may be a series of situations to bring you into despondency or depression.

The good news is that you have ALREADY WON! All you have to do is APPROPRIATE YOUR VICTORY through faith. Claim the promises in God’s Word. Take your authority over the enemy and bind him in Jesus’ name, casting him away from hindering you and your associates. Loose – invoke – the ministry of the Holy Spirit into the situation. Commission the Holy Angels to help you … if you don’t know how to do this, then just ask God to send the Holy Angels to help you. At times you may want to fast and listen to God for new instructions.

Whatever you do … don’t quit! If you quit, you can’t win. If you don’t quit, you’ll win!

The bigger the goal(s) … the more patience you’ll need. The scripture says, “Knowing this, that the trying [or, testing] of your faith works [accomplishes] patience.” [James 1:3] Hang in there … you’re going to go through! Just like an athlete, you must learn to pace yourself. Don’t go too slow … don’t go too fast. You can’t make it on your own … your not strong enough to last.

Learn to enjoy the presence of Christ and draw on His strength. His strength is made perfect in your weakness! [2 Corinthians 12:9]

You do NOT have to be afraid of failure … and you do NOT have to be afraid of success. God has designed you for SUCCESS.

For God has NOT given us the spirit of fear; but He has given us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind and self control.”
[2 Timothy 1:7]

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HEALING MENTAL DISEASE AND DEPRESSION

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HEALING MENTAL DISEASE AND DEPRESSION

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HEALING MENTAL DISEASE AND DEPRESSION

Mental disease and depression may have their root in any of the following, or a combination of them:

Physical injury;

Mental injury; or,

Spiritual injury.

Physical injury may happen due to the following:

Accidents

Abuse

Error in medical diagnosis

Malnutrition

Lack of dietary supplements

Mental injury may happen due to the following:

Accidents

Abuse

Prolonged physical stress

Deferred hope

Loss of a loved one

Malnutrition

Rejection

Discouragement

Lack of dietary supplements

Unattainable or unrealistic goals

War and chaos

Genetic provocations

Spiritual injury may happen due to the following:

Extreme disappointment

Slander

Accusations (founded or unfounded)

Involvement in the occult

Activity with religious cults

Loss of a loved one

Also, be aware that any of the three (3) types of injury mentioned (physical, mental, or spiritual) can be a result of demonic activity. It can also be the result of a combination of the demonic and the physical, mental, or spiritual. For example, a demon spirit may ride in upon (that is, take advantage of) an injury weakness and use it as a channel of possession or oppression.

NOTICE: Physical injury may result in spiritual and mental injury. Spiritual injury may result in physical and mental injury. Mental injury may result in spiritual and physical injury. They can be inter-related. This is because we were created a tripartite being: body, mind, and spirit.

For example, a physical injury resulting from an accident can result in mental depression and spiritual regression. By spiritual regression, I am talking about wandering away from G-d. A more precise example of this could be bitterness or anger toward G-d as a result of an accident, or the death of a loved one, or unattainable (unrealistic) goals.

Deferred hope many times is the cause of a person turning away from G-d; with the possibility of a twofold prognosis: mental injury (depressive manic and schizophrenic tendencies) and physical injury (sickness or disease, and even paralysis).

Somebody listening to this podcast (or, reading this message) has been hurt. You were crushed in your spirit. You have been depressed and your mind has been confused as a result. The enemy of your soul, Satan, used human enemies (some you did NOT know about) to attack you, malign you, and to attempt to remove you from a place of blessing.

I have GOOD NEWS for you from G-d. The LORD is going to turn that situation around – promotion and blessing are coming to you unexpectedly – and you will be in a better position to build God’s kingdom, and to receive GREAT BLESSING from G-d for yourself, also.

“We know that all things work together for good to them who love G-d and are called to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

“Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.” (Isaiah 54:15)

“But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, ‘Bow down, that we may go over:’ and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.” (Isaiah 51:23)

Joseph’s enemies drove him into the position of Prime Minister where the purposes of G-d were fulfilled.

Daniel’s enemies drove him into the position of Prime Minister where the purposes of G-d were fulfilled.

Mordecai’s enemies drove him into the position of Prime Minister where the purposes of G-d were fulfilled.

Your enemies can drive you into the position of blessing if you will release your faith in Messiah Yeshua, the LAMB of G-d, Who bought you with the BLOOD of the everlasting Passover.

Love G-d and live for Him. If you are following His purpose for your life, your enemies will drive you to a better position.

PRAY: Ask G-d to smite Satan, to turn the situation around which has been designed against you by the enemy, and to use it for your promotion to the glory of G-d. There will be a performance unto you of the thing spoken to you by the LORD because you believed!

START PRAISING G-D!

I trust this teaching will help you.

Your friend,
Prince Handley

Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai.

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