Who told you that it’s too late?

Posted September 3, 2018 by teachingpriest
Categories: christianity, finances, religion, spirituality, transformation, Uncategorized

Who told you that it’s too late? They lied.

As I am writing this, the calendar has just turned over to September, the ninth month and much is being said about that fact. Some are saying that nine is the number of birthing. Others add that we have entered the third trimester of the year and that there are symbolic parallels with those of a woman’s third trimester of pregnancy. Now, I’m good with all of that and I too am excited about what God is bringing to manifestation/birth in this season, but I’d like to address another message today.

It’s a message that may only be broadcasting on the “station” between your ears, but it’s a really strong signal and the volume seems to be getting louder.  This message says, “It’s too late!”

It’s too late for what, you might ask. But I think you may already know. The message goes on to elaborate that it’s too late for that dream you’ve been holding onto; it’s too late for the ministry you’d hope to launch; it’s too late to start the business you have been envisioning; it’s too late to have the relationship you have imagined; it’s too late in fact, to do anything except what you’ve been doing. The “seed” is dead and it is simply too late for anything to develop from it.

It’s too late. The year’s already coming to a close. It’s too late. We’re nearing the end of another decade. It’s too late, you just had another birthday. It’s too late. Too many people are already doing what you wanted to do. It’s too late. The market is saturated. It’s too late. I missed God on the thing and there’s no chance now.

I want to share a scripture with you and then a couple of quick stories that may just shift your thinking about the clocks and calendars that you’ve been giving so much authority in your life.  First, let’s take a look at 1 Peter 1:23-25

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

I want to point out here that, first of all, YOU as a born again believer, are born of incorruptible seed. This scripture tells us that the incorruptible seed is the Word of God. I don’t know if you just heard me, but I said that the Word of God is incorruptible seed. So if you have received a Word, a true and actual Word from God … that Seed is viable!

While I’m here, let me also tell you that your physical age is an illegitimate authority when it comes up against a Word that God has spoken into your life. Some have said, I’m 40; I’m 50; I’m 60; I’m 70 … It’s too late.

THE DEVIL IS A LIAR. BUT EVERY WORD FROM GOD IS TRUE!

I’m reminded right here of the call of the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah. We find it in Jeremiah 1:4-8.

The Call of Jeremiah

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

God essentially says to Jeremiah, “Shut up. You don’t even KNOW how old you are! I knew you before you were even conceived in your mother’s womb.”

Stop! Stop today giving the clock and the calendar authority in your life that they do not deserve!

Now let me get to my stories. In 2005 scientists in Israel successfully germinated and grew a seed that they had found during excavations of Herod’s palace. The seeds were approximately 2,000 years old! The seeds were those of a date plant (I think that’s really funny that it was a “date” plant, but I digress.)

May I tell you that more than a decade later the plant has grown to over 10 feet tall and has pollinated and produced dates (fruit)? I think that is amazing, but the seeds were “only” 2,000 years old.

But hold on for my second story! More recently scientists from Russia published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reporting the germination and growth of seeds carbon dated at approximately 32,000 years old! Yes. I said 32,000 years old.

And you were saying that you are how old? You were saying that your dream, your vision, your Word from God is how old? But you’ve given up on it because you believed that the “seed” was dead, non-viable.

I dare say that NO ONE reading this is 2,000 years old (not to mention 32K years old)! How dare you give up on the incorruptible seed that is the Word of God that He spoke into your life!

Allow me to close very simply by saying “It’s NOT over!” It is NOT too late! NOW is the time for birthing, for manifesting! Now is the appointed time and what you’re working with is INCORRUPTIBLE SEED! If it is properly placed, watered, and cultivated, it WILL grow and it WILL produce fruit!!! So what are you waiting for? Grab that “seed” and get busy! You’re going to see a harvest that you thought would never come because God’s word is incorruptible seed and your faith will bring manifestation in this season!

Blessings!

Teaching Priest

Are YOU prepared for the Next Outpouring?

Posted August 21, 2018 by teachingpriest
Categories: transformation, Uncategorized

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So you have a “situation” and you really need a divine intervention. Great! You’re in the perfect place for an outpouring of God’s Abundance. But, are you prepared? 🙂

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Don’t Discard Your Blessing!

Posted August 17, 2018 by teachingpriest
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I didn’t really pay attention … until I paid attention. But I’m really glad that I didn’t discard my blessing.

RESET: Now is the time!

Posted June 25, 2018 by teachingpriest
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I woke up this morning with this singular word reverberating in my spirit. So, here’s a quick Periscope that I hope will be a timely revelation (or reminder) to you. You are still “in the Game” and God has not changed his mind about you. 🙂

https://www.periscope.tv/TeachingPriest/1ZkKzNBQnAoKv?t=7s  <<<———-

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Where Does The Time Go?

Posted June 10, 2018 by teachingpriest
Categories: christianity, spirituality, Updates

OMG! Where does the time go? That’s the question that I’m grappling with as I write this brief update. Here I am back on my blog and I see that I haven’t written a post in seven (7) months or so. Wow! No excuse. Just WOW!

Please understand that it’s not that I haven’t been active or that I haven’t had anything to say. In fact, I’ve done six complete series at my local church in that time and am currently teaching a seventh!  Here are the topics I’ve covered in that time span:

December 2017: Consecration, Proclamation, Manifestation (Week 1-5)

January 2018: Elevations of Life (Weeks 1-3)

 February 2018: Leveraging “Now and Then” for “Next” (Weeks 1-3)

 March 2018: The Forgiving Way (Weeks 1-4)

 April 2018: GRACE: More Than You Thought (Weeks 1-5)

May 2018: What’s The Point: A Study in Joy (Weeks 1-3)

June 2018: Inter-Worship; Worship-Cession; Intercessory Worship

I’m hoping to expound on some (or all) of these here on the blog, as well as on Facebook and Periscope. I do know that the Word that God has put in me to share locally can and will impact many more people… IF they have the opportunity to hear/experience it.

So, bear with me. I AM coming and bringing revelation and a word of grace and freedom with me. 🙂

Blessings & Grace

TP 🙂

Sometimes, CLARITY comes in the DOING.

Posted November 25, 2017 by teachingpriest
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Consider this passage from John 9:6-7; “…He (Jesus) spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” So he went away and washed, AND CAME BACK SEEING.

Check out this super-brief video and see what I mean. TP 

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The Mindful Author

Posted September 19, 2017 by teachingpriest
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God is the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2) He is the Author of the story of our life, so why not co-operate with Him? Let Him write. He is an author who never overlooks any detail of the story.

As the character in the story, you are only experiencing it in the moment. You do not know what the next chapter holds and for that matter, you may not fully appreciate what has happened in the story up to this present point. But as we reflect upon our story (and that of others) we see the detailed hand of the Author at work. What could have gone one way went another, in our favor, because He was mindful to take care of the details of our story.

The car accident that could have killed you or left you paralyzed didn’t. The surgery that could have left you dead on the operating table didn’t. The stroke that could have left you a vegetable didn’t. The brain tumor that could have rendered you unaware of your own name didn’t. And even when tragedy struck, tragedy for which you thought you were totally unprepared, you find yourself revisiting the previous chapter of your story.  And there it is, in the details, the careful and mindful pen of the Author at work preparing you for what was coming in the “next chapter” that is now your current situation!

He is mindful and He has a plan for your story. It’s a plan for your wellbeing and not for calamity. It’s a plan with a future and a hope! (Jeremiah 29:11)

Like the runner whose coach keeps pushing even when she believes that he can do no better and that she has no strength left, a “second Wind” comes on, a new insight and a new wisdom takes hold. That runner finds herself reinvigorated and crossing the finish line in victory! Remember that I not only said He is the Author, He is the Finisher. He won’t leave your story half written and He won’t miss any detail necessary to completing the story.

Trust Him with your story. Trust Him to be mindful of every detail, every situation, every feeling, every thought that you’re experiencing. He knows and He cares. He is literally IN the story of your life WITH you. 🙂