Life Success Notes

Scriptural views on prosperity

No Smoking

There is a five minute plan that God has to eliminate any limiting thing in life. A plan that works is welcome. So I wanted to know. First you must be willing to let God give you the victory on the limiting habit and choose to no longer do it. This is my choice, your choice. We know that we have to take responsibility for our life. You make a decision, OK I want this to change in my life.

winning We will use smoking as an illustration. I apply this on other limiting habits that I have. You can quit smoking just like that. It works for alcohol, it works for your temper, it works for everything. Do you want to know?

Follow very carefully. When it comes to gaining a victory in your life, or overcoming something that is destroying our life, a bad habit, there are two ways it can be done. The first way is the way we have always done it – to try to quit the habit. I have tried and never quit. When you try to quit a bad habit, YOU TRY, you work at it. You always fail. Actually you can’t quit a bad habit. After all these years that has become clear.

We need to learn how to claim the victory over that habit, or behaviour that is limiting our life. When you learn to claim the victory, God does it all. It is so easy, so simple. It is so simple it is hard. It is so simple most people don’t do it. You cannot be taught how to quit your bad habits – because you can’t. We learn how to claim the victory and let God do it all. It is so simple it is hard to believe.

There are three steps.

STEP 1

1Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, which GIVETH us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you have something in your life that you need victory over? Temper? Anger? Lust of the flesh? Have you got something in your life that you need to overcome? I do. If you want to stop this habit and get it out of your life the Bible says, “Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory…” Victory is a gift from God. Soak it in. Right into your conscious mind. Victory is a gift from God. If I need victory over anything from God, let us say ,smoking, I thank God who gives me the victory.

God stands here and says, “I am giving you the victory. I am giving you the victory over your temper.” Now if God gives me something, what do I have to do to get it? I take it. I take the victory.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars

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Joseph Walter Brown

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August 18, 2008 Posted by | Sin, Victory | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pray For Me

Many things happen to our children our friends and people we like. We want them to have a better life but we cannot do anything. We want them to have a better choice. God Himself cannot do anything. When we pray for other people, our children, our friends, our co-worker, it allows God to do things in that person’s life that He can’t otherwise do. This is an incredible Bible principle.

father and son You can pray for a son or daughter that has gone in a different direction. They have gone off and are limiting their life in a terrible way. You can pray for God to bring circumstances, or providences, or miracles, or a slap in their life to get their attention with a crisis. You can pray for God to bring extraordinary things in their life. When you pray it gives God permission to be able to do it and counteract the enemy, the devil and Satan out there. The most amazing thing is when you begin to experience this it changes your life.

I have prayed for someone and I have seen God answer my prayer. It has happened to me. There is a God. He is as real as I am real writing here. I can say truly that I know that God has answered my prayer. It was an awesome thing when I realized that I was in touch with an awesome power. God says that when I am His all heaven is at my disposal.

When you see God answer that prayer. When you see God perform that miracle. When you see God’s providence do something that was impossible you begin to realise there is power. Power that you have never begun to experience in life.

Christianity and a belief in God as you master your life is not some theory. It is a living, vibrant, open, dynamic relationship that is real and powerful and you’ve got to live it every day. There is nothing like it. I am encouraged every day I am living it.

An important thing when it comes to living this life of prayer is to understand God’s five minute plan to eliminate any bad or limiting habit that is in your life. It works says Leo Schreven. This plan works for any limiting habit in life. Alcohol problem? Smoking problem? Problem loosing you temper? Lust of the flesh problem? It works for every single thing that might be limiting in your life.

It’s just three steps.

With greateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 17, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion, Sin | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Communication with God

Communication with God is prayer. This boils down to four simple elements. They are a very important part of life mastery. The first element follows.

· Praising and thanking God.

Prayer is simply praising and thanking God for all your blessings. I start my mornings praising God for everything that I ought to be thankful for. Then I am assured of a positive happy day. I can’t help it but I am then in a positive happy mental attitude.

girlinprayer Every day when I wake up , when I open my eyes, I thank God. I thank God for the roof over my head. I thank you Lord for friends. Thank you Lord that I have food to eat again today. Thank you for my precious wife beside me. Thank you Lord for all the blessings you have given me. There is always so much to be thankful for.

A good part of life mastery is learning to change the focus of our minds. If you focus on negative things you will have a bad day. “Oh what a terrible day it is today. I have to go to work. I have to face the grind again today.” Without a doubt you will have a bad day.

Start your day praising God in your devotion and you will have a great day. You are automatically happy. It changes everything in your life. You will be in a positive state.

· Expressing your love to God.

There is a little saying. “Expression deepens impression.” As I read the Bible verse about God’s love to me, I respond. I want to love God too. I want to please God today. It becomes a beautiful love relationship when I express my love to Him.

Some people are lonely. Their husband left them. Or their wife left them. Some people are single and lonely. God can fill a void here and fill you with love. You can respond in love. It is a wonderful way to live.

· Talking to God about specific things such as physical or spiritual desires.

This is a very important part of daily devotion and I will cover this in the next blog.

· Interceding for others.

To learn to pray and intercede for other people. This is a beautiful concept. It is a Bible teaching. It helps to make us experience the power of God on a daily basis. This is how it works. When people choose to follow sin and a life of limitation and depression and anger and all the things that limit peoples’ lives, when they choose that, God’s hands are somewhat tied. This is because God will not force someone to do what He says.

With greateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion, Sin, Victory | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Love

When that love, as you read the Bible, comes into your heart it has the power to transform your life in ways that cannot be described. It works a lot like a human relationship. A love relationship works on an interesting level. Two people meet each other. They begin to take walks together and they begin to know each other. The more time they spent together the more attracted they became toward each other. They began to discover things about each other. Sweetness, kindness, loveliness, and other things begin to manifest themselves to each other.

inlove They begin to spend more time together. The more time they spend together the more they begin to enjoy each other. Pretty soon they really like each other. Pretty soon it is more than like it is love. Pretty soon all they want to do is spend time with each other and make each other happy. Then all they want to do is to be with each other for the rest of their lives.

That is how a love relationship grows. Love grows, trust grows. It is the same thing with Christ. When we get into the Bible we begin to realize that Christ is an awesome person. He was not just the person that walked on this earth. He loved people. That love begins to touch your heart. God loves me. God loves you. He knows how many hairs are on my head. He knows how many hairs you lost in the blow dryer this morning. He is acquainted with me. God says, “I know you so well. I created you in your mother’s womb. Now I want to enter into a love relationship with you.”

You spend time with Him. You grow in a love relationship with Him. This brings this beautiful life of love and joy and power, and Jesus becomes your best friend. You have begun you day with God. You have spent time with Him. Now comes another important aspect of this relationship with God.

Communication with God. This is prayer. This boils down to four simple elements. They are a very important part of life mastery.

· Praising and thanking God.

· Expressing your love to God.

· Talking to God about specific things such as physical or spiritual desires.

· Interceding for others.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Love, Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Precious to God

There is only one of you in the entire universe. This makes you very special indeed. The way you look. The colour of your hair. Your personality everything God designed from the moment you where in your mother’s womb. You are precious to God.

precious He loves you with a love that is incomprehensible. He wants you to know Him as your Creator. He is an incredible God but He is small enough to live in my heart and He wants to live in your heart as well. He wants to fill us with His very power and presence. I accept you Lord God. Come into my life and make me whole.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Jeremiah 31:3

“I have loved thee with an everlasting love, Therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.”

God wants us to know that He loves us in a very personal way. He loves me! He wants to enter into a relationship with me, and fill me with His power. Fill you with His power!

Hosea 14:4

“I will heal their back sliding, I will love them freely.”

Romans 5:8

“But God commanded his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”

Romans 8:25-39

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The Bible is filled with one thing, love. This thing called love is the most powerful emotion that we can experience in our physical body. Many of us go through life without love. We never got love. We never got it from our parents, we don’t get from our society. Nobody can care less about us in society. God wants us to know that our life can be filled with His love every single day.

Ephesians 3:17-19

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that you might be filled with all fullness of God.”

When that love as you read the Bible comes into your heart it has the power to transform your life in ways that cannot be described.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Love, Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You Are Special

Leo Schriven reports that within a couple of months of spending a half hour in the four gospels his temper was gone. It was gone. All the negative hatred that he had in his life to everybody was gone. He had a the foulest mouth a cowboy could possibly have. In two months it was gone. He was always mad, always lost his temper, hated everybody. In a couple of months it was gone. He began to experience this thing called the power of God.

fish If I want to live this incredible life of achievement and success I must tap into this incredible source of life and power every single day. I am doing this. It will cause me to master my life forever. I am promised. So can you.

When you tap into this source of power. One thing is very important. Communication. In every relationship, husband and wife and so on , communication is very important. Yes, that right communication. When you enter into this communicating relationship. A lot of things will come into play that you have never seen before and never understood before. It becomes very personal.

Psalms 139:13-17

“Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb, I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. My substance was not hid from thee when I was made in secret… Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all body parts were written which one at a time were fashioned, when as yet there were none of them How precious are thy thoughts to me O God!”

God says here that from the time I was conceived in my mother’s womb He knew me. Before any of my body parts were fashioned He knew me. At the moment of conception He had a book where everything was written about me. What does this mean? It means then that there is only one of me, in the entire universe. This is awesome. This makes me very special. The way I look. The colour of my hair. My personality everything, God knows about me. And you.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Into The Word

Jesus taught eternal truth that lasts forever. He gave us principles to live by to master every area of our life to live this abundant life that He wants us to live by. He is an incredible positive role model. The Bible changes people’s lives. It has changed mine. It changes men and women’s life.

One contributing reason for changed lives is because Jesus Christ’s words are different from anybody else’s words. This is what Jesus claimed.

John 6:63

“The words I speak to you are life.”

JESUS’ WORDS CONTAIN THE POWER TO DO WHAT THEY SAY!

intotheword Jesus says that the Words that He speaks are life. Most of what we hear in society brings death and is sinful. Jesus’ Words are literally life. That is why we say that Jesus’ words contain the power to do exactly what they say. They will. When I read God’s word in a daily devotional time and I begin to digest Gods Word then that life of God literally becomes a part of my being and my soul.

Psalms 33:6-9

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, for he spoke and it was done, he commanded and it stood fast.”

There is power in the Word of God. In the beginning God spoke and life came into existence. God spoke and there was the sun. Jesus demonstrated this when He was here on earth. He spoke and dead people were raised. He spoke and the weather obeyed. There is power in the Word of God and when I read the Word of God every day and put it in my mind that power of God literally comes into my flesh and into my body and into my mind and it changes my life forever. I am tapped into a source of power literally that is limitless and I can achieve anything that I want to in my life. I am encouraged. I get into the Word of God every single day. This is more important than anything I do in life. My daily devotional time.

Here is a recommendation. Read the books Matthew, Mark, Luke and John for half an hour every day for a month. That is all you got to do. You will read Matthew, Mark , Luke and John for a half an hour every day for a month. You may hate it if you have never got into the Word of God before. There is a reason why you may not like it.

If you have been living a life that is limited and mediocre like 99% of society you are not automatically going to enjoy the Word of God. But you got to master your life and daily take small steps. Take a small step. This is a small step. Determine to do it. Get up tomorrow morning and begin to take that daily devotional time. Don’t stop. Stick with it. By the second week it will begin to make sense. By the third week you will be enjoying it. By the fourth week you will begin to understand the power that is in the Bible. I do not understand it. I do not understand nuclear physics either but I know it works. Personally I am blessed by my half hour in the Word of God every day.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Brown

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus The Perfect Role Model

Why is it whenever you talk about Jesus Christ everybody freaks out. Talk about Buddha and people will just smile. Talk about Mohammad and people are OK with that too. Talk about Confucius and people will smile. Talk about the craziest theories in the New Age movement and people are OK about that too. Mention Jesus and people will ask you not to talk religion. Don’t preach. Why this change in attitude? Why do people freak out at the name of Jesus? Why is it that way. In modern society today it is only God’s name that is taken in vain. Why? Why do people swear in God’s name. Why do people not say “Buddha dam or Mohammed dam”? Why is it always and only God? At work people use God’s name in vain all the time. Comedians use Jesus’ name in vain. Why?

lillies The reason is because Jesus Christ claims something. Jesus claims something that nobody else on earth did. He claimed to be the divine Son of God. And then He proved it. I have three options with Jesus. Jesus is either the greatest liar that has ever walked the face of the earth and pulled of the biggest scam we have ever seen in history. Or Jesus Christ was a lunatic big time. Or He was what He said He was the Son of God. I have three choices. I choose the latter. He could not be the world’s biggest liar. That has been proved over and over again. He could not be a lunatic because nobody could have taught the eternal principles He did.

He was who He claimed He was. The Son of the Living God. Nobody else can claim that. There has never been a man able to take a person who was dead and raise him to life. Never been done. But One man did, Jesus Christ, attested by thousands of people that watched. Show me a man that would speak and all nature would obey. Storms would cease. He had the power in His voice to control nature. No man has ever done that. Show me a man in history that could predict His death and say that on the third day He would rise and He did. No matter what they did to keep Him in there He busted out. They could not keep Him in the grave.

Show me a man who could fulfil 400 prophecies about Himself written hundreds of years ago in the Bible. The odds of probability are incomprehensible for one man to fulfil them. It is humanly impossible. Reading the book, “More Than A Carpenter” will help you establish beyond a shadow of doubt that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. An atheist, an agnostic, a Buddhist, a sceptic, whatever you are this book will help you understand who Jesus is. Jesus Christ is and was what He claimed to be the Son of God. The Bible is proven and it is a fact that it is the Word of God.

jesuscalmsea · BEGIN READING THE BOOK, “MORE THAN A CARPENTER,”

· READ THE BOOK “HAPPINESS DIGEST.”

· THEN THE 4 GOSPELS, MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN.

The book “Happiness Digest” is the best book on how to begin a walk with God, receive the power of God and make a difference in your life. It is filled with scripture.

Then get into the four gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. These four books are all about Jesus Christ. That is what life mastery is all about. Because Jesus is the perfect role model. Jesus taught eternal truth that last forever. He gave us principles to live by to master every area of our life to live this abundant life that He wants us to live by. He is an incredible positive role model . The Bible changes people’s lives. It has changed mine. It changes men and women’s life.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Source Of All Power

There are three principles that I am learning of to have a successful devotional life with God. If you begin your day with God you know you are going to have a good day. The night before you know what your schedule is going to be the following day. You plan to get up half an hour early and I am going to saturate my mind with Godly principles, that which is good, and pure, and noble and uplifting and right and principled and everything that is going to help me master my life. It is more important than breakfast. It is more important than work. It is more important than school. It is more important than sleeping.

prayer I am making my entire life revolve on this principle. I do not care if I am going to get only two hours of sleep, I am going to get up a half hour earlier and spend time with God. I have to have this to master my life daily it is the source of all power.

· MAKE YOUR TIME WITH GOD YOUR TOP PRIORITY IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY.

· MAKE THIS TIME WITH GOD ALONE, JUST YOU AND GOD.

· BEGIN READING THE BOOK LIKE, “MORE THAN A CARPENTER”.

The second secret to a dynamic and powerful life is time alone with God. Now there is time for prayer with your family. There is time for family worship. There is time for husband and wife prayer. There is time for a husband and a wife to spend time together to study the Bible. When it comes to mastering my life I have to get along just me and God.

The reason is because my relationship with God is very unique. My wife is a very devote Christian. She spends time in devotion with God. I see her do it every day. But her relationship with God is very different with my relationship with God. Her relationship with God is very deep and on an emotional level. It is very sensitive it is very touching. It is the way she is made and it is beautiful.

My relationship with God is totally practical. I talk to God as I talk to a friend. I relate to God and I don’t bug God. I have my own way that I relate to God. This is an important critical point. Many relationships are on the rocks because a husband or wife will insist that they have to pray together. They insist on devotions together. No way. I must master my own life. This is done with just me and God alone and nobody gets in my sacred circle between me and God. This is critically important. When my life is transformed, and my life is changed then everything works in harmony. Again there is a place for family prayer and certainly a place where a husband and wife pray and worship together. But when it comes to mastering your life spend time with God alone. You may have to find a basement, a tree in the woods, a bathroom, wherever, just get alone with God.

alone The third principle is read. If you have never encountered Christ you need to start somewhere and the book “More than a Carpenter” is a good start. The Bible is an intelligent book. And it speaks to intelligent people. Many people ask. “Where do I begin? How do I know that this Bible is the Word of God? How do I know that Jesus Christ was really the Son of God? How do I know that I can really believe in God? I was taught evolution and so on. Where do I start?”

God would never ask us to believe in something that has no evidence. The Bible is not afraid of scrutiny. It is not afraid of being tested. He tells us to prove all thing and hold onto everything that is good. So start by reading books that answer these questions. Who is Jesus Christ? You need to begin with a belief in God and that Jesus was the Son of God to believe in the Bible.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Daily Devotion

Daily devotion is an important lesson to take on board to master life. I have to have my daily devotion. It is more important than eating. It is more important than school. It is more important than work. It is more important than sports. It is more important than television. It is more important than any other thing that is in my life. Why? If we take a look at our physical body. If we deny it of food one could possibly last about 30 to 40 days. If you deny it of water you will last a few days. Let us look beyond the physical and look at the spiritual.

Your spiritual body is far more important than your physical. You physical body will die, but your spiritual has the potential to live for all eternity!

devotion My physical body will end up dying 70 to 80 years old. My spiritual body has the potential to live for all eternity. I am awed at the power of this. This is part of being immortal a principle that the Bible teaches. Yet so few of us take care of the spiritual body. It is just as critical to daily eat spiritual food as it is to eat daily physical food to maintain life and health.

There is another important factor to consider. Every day we are constantly being bombarded with negativity and fear and evil and immorality and profanity and pessimism and anger and racism and hatred and gossiping and people that are totally out of control of their lives. Just turn on your television set. Watch the news and you will probably hear not one single positive item. Watch prime time television for three hours, flip from channel to channel. The programs are filled with hundreds of people who lost their tempers, people who yelled, people who worried, people who cuss, people who murdered each other, people who were stressed, people who complained, people who were upset, people who cried, people who lied. Add to that your workplace with people who are frazzled, under pressure and complaining and cussing. You drive home and put on the radio and all the talk shows are dealing with the government and taxes, school problems, crime, teenage pregnancy, lack of leadership, drug use, unsafe streets, the economy, and health care and cost of living. You turn to another station and this man is having an affair with that woman, heartbreak and cheating hearts.

biblestudy God have mercy. It is no wonder society is so totally messed up. You cannot pour all that stuff in and expect to live a life of success and achievement and power. It is impossible. You have to counteract all the bombardment of negative stuff with something good. You have to take the time of daily devotion with God. Why?

“BY BEHOLDING YOU BECOME CHANGED.”

You cannot think crooked and live a straight life. You cannot put all that in and expect to achieve your full potential. You got to counteract all this tide of negative bombardment of sin and evil and everything that destroys your life by having a daily devotional time with God. And develop that relationship with God in a beautiful way. The source of all power.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars.

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Joseph Walter Brown

August 4, 2008 Posted by | Prayer & Devotion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment