YOU NEED A PARTNER
by Dennis Kelly
How would you like to have a partner that knows your business as well or better than you do; who never gives bad advice; and has influence all over the world, even in your own home town. The cost of such a partner? Ten percent of your gross.
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8). Give God ten percent. That is the tithe. (Deut chapter 26 & 14:22-29 and Malachi 3:7-12).
In order to get into this partnership, accept Jesus as your savior. Jesus said I make a new contract with you sealed with my blood. (Mat 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24 and Luke 22:17-20). Drink this wine (or grape juice) to seal that deal. I (Jesus (or God)) will be your provider (Phil 4:19) and see that you never fail. (Deut.28:1-13). I will keep you healthy (Ex 15:26). I will give you a long and prosperous life. (Psalms 91:16; 3 John 2).
God made contracts with people throughout the Old Testament that were good for the guys that made the deal. There was an old contract that God made with Abraham. Kings asked him to leave the country because he was too rich and powerful. (Gen.12:14-16), Abraham died rich (Gen 25:1-10). There was an old contract between God and Solomon. (1 Kings 3:4-14). As a result Solomon had so much silver that he had to stack it in the street (1 Kings 10:27).
Eat the bread which is my body and drink the wine (or grape juice) which is my blood. (Mark 14:22©24). Jesus seals the deal with his own body and blood. Say "Yes!" to Jesus. Jesus gives his body and blood, but you get the power and help of God. Jesus will be with you always. (Mat 28:20). All you have to do is put his words in you. (John 15:7). Read the bible. Do what it tells you. (John 14:21).
What ever you need, God will supply (Phil 4:19 & John 15:16).
Find the promise that you need in the Bible and demand fulfillment. (Amplified Psalms 34:20; Isaiah 34:16). It pleases God to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:31) Use your authority to command God's word to work. Speak to your problems. Tell your problems what the word of God says and then command your problems to get in line with the word of God. Speak to the mountain. (Mark 11:22).
How do you get Jesus' help when you are in trouble? Search through the Bible to find God's promises that apply to your situation. On the basis of these promises ask God to help. Demand that God help. You have a covenant, and the promises in the Bible are a part of that covenant. Ask God to fulfill his word. (Isaiah 34:16).
Are you sick? Read God's promises about sicknesses. (My favorite promises include 1 Peter 2:24, Gal 3:14, Gal 3:29 & Deut Chapter 28). Command that God's promises of healing be fulfilled in your life. Command the sick places in your body to be healed according to the word of God. Tell the sickness that you are already healed and that the sickness has no power. Command yourself to be healed and well.
Danger: The 91st Psalm is called the protection Psalm. When you feel that you need protection read the 2nd verse and claim the promises that are contained in the rest of the Psalm.
Finances: If you tithe, God promises to pour out more blessings than you have room for. (Malachi 3:10). What would that look like? How many and what kind of blessings would you have to get to have more than you have room for? God said, "Test me in this." God dares you to try it. Jesus said "Give and it will be given to you." (Luke 6:38). Jesus said, "Whatsoever you give for my sake and the Gospel will be returned one hundred times." (Mark 10:29-30). Study the Deut 28:1-13; 3 John 2.
Attacks by the enemy: If you feel that you are being attacked by spiritual forces, know that God has promised that he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4). God has promised that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17). Jesus has given you power over all the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19). Put on the armor of God. (Eph 6:10-19). Command the enemy to leave. (James 4:7).
Police: Blessed are the peacekeepers for they will be called the sons of God. (Mat 5:8). Those that bear the sword do not bear it in vain. (Romans 13:4). Let your character have traits against which there is no law. (Gal 5:23).
Taxes: When the tax collectors came to Jesus and Peter to collect taxes, Jesus sent Peter fishing to get enough money to pay the tax. Peter was a fisherman, but there was a miraculous harvest to provide for the need. (Mat 17:24-27). When the people asked Jesus about paying taxes Jesus said give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Pay your taxes. (Luke 20:22-25). The ability to govern is a gift from God, but the cost of government must come from the taxes that it collects. If you would be governed, pay your taxes. (Romans 13:7).
All of these topics and more are covered by God's Promises in the Bible. You try it and it doesn't seem to work. Well, don't try, do! Command that the promises of God are real and fulfilled in your life. Command the circumstances to change. Speak to the mountain. (Mark 11:23). If things do not seem to change right away, then continue to confess the word of God. Your situation will change.
In any case say out loud that you accept Jesus as your savior. Read his word -- the Bible, and do what it tells you to do. Ask God to help you to understand and how to apply what you are learning from the Bible. (James 1:5). Make God your partner in your business. Consult him about all aspects of your job. With God as your partner, you must succeed. Make God a partner in all aspects of your life. Your life will improve.