Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Forward Thinkers, your words bring either life or death, so choose them wisely. After you peel back all the layers of life you’ll discover there are really only three majors factors that determine our status in life.
Forward Thinkers, if you desire to change and improve your current situation you must stay the course and take control of your words, thoughts, and actions.
Let me drop this nugget in the atmosphere: you are never too old or young to get back on course and go get your stuff.
Forward Thinkers, our words, our thoughts, and our actions are the true control center of our destiny. We can’t separate the three because they flow together and interact off each other.
What we speak is birthed out of what we’re thinking and what we do is a by-product of our thoughts and words.
Forward Thinkers, an example would be the airplane, the pilot, and the control center, three different spots but all connected and responsible for a successful arrival.
Luke 1:18-20 New International Version (NIV)
18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”
19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
I. Don’t Let IT Stop You, Stay The Course
“Don’t let your mouth write a check your behind can’t cash” R.T. McCarter
Zechariah was in a great position to reverse his situation and change the history of his family but he choked and spoke words of doubt.
DOUBT = DEFEAT & DEATH
Zechariah made the mistake of giving his past shortcomings too much power over his present situation. We must believe God is able and have a Sam Cooke kind of spirit ‘change is gonna come,’ or Mike Jones’ ‘last year you didn’t want me, now I’m hot, you all on me,’ or Drake ‘started from the bottom now we here.’
Forward Thinkers, before there can be a testimony there must be a test that was overcome.
IT can’t defeat you unless you empower it with your words, thoughts, and actions.
Matthew 18:19 New International Version (NIV)
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
There is power in unity and agreement and there is no greater source of power than being united with God’s Word because when we enter into agreement with God’s Word our world has to respond accordingly.
II. Stop Disagreeing With The Good News And Stay The Course
Forward Thinkers, in the Garden the devil tricked Eve into disagreeing with God’s Word producing a series of negative results. Once the devil got her to think God’s Word was not all truth it became easier for her to say surely we won’t die (opposite of what God said) and that made it possible for her to bust the wrong move.
Old school saying, communication rules the nation. EA says communication produces manifestation.
Having left 2019 and entered into 2020 our mind-set should be totally one-tracked operating in total agreement with God’s Word.
This is my bible, I am what it says I am and I can do what it says I can do mentality.
Get God or Die Trying
The Birth of John the Baptist
57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
III. Stay The Course Your Time Is Coming
-by this time next year
-by this time tomorrow
-in due season
Look at it again. The same folks who saw you in your barren stages of life will now see you living your best life.
Forward Thinkers, stay the course, when your when comes, you will WIN.
And let me drop another biblically sound educated hood jewel. God has no problem with you stunning the right way. Remember God said I’m preparing a table for you in the presence of your enemies. Godly stunning at its best. Just remember God did it.
59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”
61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”
IV. Stay The Course A New Season Is Here
-8th day – eight is new beginnings
-disconnect from the past/cut it off
-don’t let others hold you back
LOL God is going to change what they been saying about you because what they been saying no longer fits you.
62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.
V. Zachariah Got Back On Course
-write it down John (vision board)
-he said what God said
-he was set free
80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.
In conclusion Forward Thinkers, stay the course. You are growing and getting stronger and God has a stage prepared for you to show up at the appointed time.
Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church and is also the Co-Founder of the No More Blood Shed Movement in Houston, Texas. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org,or follow him by downloading the Green House International Church App. through your App. Store.