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#719, Living Joyful
Have you allowed the pressures of life to weigh you down to where you’re not laughing as much as you used to? Have you stopped enjoying life? While every person deals with stress and challenges, if we’re not careful, it’s very easy to one day look up and find that we don’t smile as much, we’re not as friendly, and the joy of life has disappeared. Joel wants to show you how you can live without heaviness no matter your circumstances. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In life you will have difficulties, but be of good cheer.” Let this message show you how to get your joy back. As you make this important shift, you’ll feel stronger, younger and fresher, and you’ll have the strength to finish your course with joy!
#718, The God Who Goes Before You
Are you facing a mountain today? Whatever is trying to stop you, a mountain of debt, sickness, depression or addiction may look insurmountable, but it’s no match for our God. God told the Israelites in Isaiah 45:2 “I will go before you and level the mountains.” Joel will show you how the Most High God is going before you today and fighting your battles. Are you living worried, stressed out, trying to figure out how your situation is going to work out? The good news is that you’re not on your own. God is saying, “Trust Me. I have you covered. I know where you are and where you’re going.” One touch of His favor will turn that mountain into level ground.
#717, The Open Windows of Heaven
We all come to places in life where we reach our limits. You may feel like that today, or maybe there are obstacles you can’t overcome. The good news is that you’re not on your own. God is with you, and He is not limited by anything or anyone. You don't have to live life in fear or worried anymore because you don’t see how it’s going to work out. God’s ways are better than our ways. Under the open windows of heaven, God will cause you to accomplish things you couldn’t on your own. All you need to do is keep the faith. You will learn from Pastor Joel how being negative, complaining and living worried can limit God’s favor in our lives, but our praise causes the heavens to open and pour down like a flood.
#716, Better Together
It’s easy to do life on our own and think we don’t need any help from others. But Joel wants to show you how you won’t reach your highest potential by yourself. God has ordained people to be in your life that will strengthen you, encourage you and push you toward your purpose. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” Together we’re better, stronger, smarter, and more powerful! Don’t waste another year doing life solo. The scripture says, when we come together in unity there is a commanded blessing. You will become everything God has created you to be when you connect with others in an atmosphere of faith.
#715, Yes Is Coming
Are you ready to give up on what you’re believing for because all you’ve heard is no? Well, it’s time to get ready because yes is coming! No matter who has said no or how many times a door has closed, God has already set a date to bring His promises to pass in your life. But there is one thing God needs from you, and that is your yes. Second Corinthians 1 says, “God’s yes and our yes together make a sure thing.” Let Joel teach you how to be determined in your faith like never before. Your faith will grow as you hear amazing stories from the Bible of men and women who dared to believe God for a yes and saw amazing breakthroughs. You, too, will receive your own breakthrough as you say yes with God!
#714, Feed Your Destiny
What are you allowing in your spirit? The people you’re spending time with, what you’re dwelling on all day, the memories you’re allowing to replay— it is either inspiring you, building your faith, pushing you toward your destiny and dreams, or it’s limiting you. Joel wants to show you how to stay on course and keep your faith fed. Even in the middle of difficulties or after trauma and great trials, you can choose to feed your faith. The seeds of greatness waiting to spring forth will come out as you feed your destiny with the right things!
#713, Ease is Coming
We all go through seasons of struggle and difficulty but that’s not your permanent home. Just like oil is used to make things flow easier, God uses His anointing in our lives to make things lighter and simpler. Jesus said in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Joel wants to show you in this exciting message how you’re coming in to an anointing of ease. When you come in to this ease, what used to be a struggle, will not be a struggle anymore. There’s going to be a supernatural grace, a favor that lightens the load and takes the pressure off. It may have been difficult in the past but get ready; God is about to make your life easier!
#712, The Odds Are For You
Do you feel like the odds are against you today? Maybe you’re facing a difficult situation that doesn’t look like it will ever get any better. Or, you’ve prayed diligently for God to answer a specific prayer, but nothing is happening. Joel wants to open your eyes and show you in this message that something is happening. God is at work in your life and has a plan—His divine plan—to show out in your life and reveal His incredible favor and goodness in your life. But, you have to do your part and trust in God’s timing and plan. Release your faith, raise your expectancy and watch how God will miraculously turn your darkest hour into your greatest hour as the odds are shifted in your favor.
#711, Protect Your Imagination
Our minds naturally gravitate toward the negative. But if the only pictures you’re seeing are negative, your life will be limited. Are you allowing the wrong imaginations of “what might happen” or “what might not work out” steal your joy and cause you to live stressed out? It’s time to stop wasting precious moments being afraid, worried and negative. Second Timothy 1:7 tells us to have a well-balanced, disciplined mind. Let Joel show you how to "change the channel" in your imagination and develop discipline in your thought life. God wants you to use your imagination for good to create vision, to make you hopeful, to fill you with faith. Let today be the day you grow in strength and discipline in your thought life. As you do, your life will go to a whole new level!
#710, Peace With Yourself
Do you like who you are? The strengths and the weaknesses? We all have areas where we need to improve, but many people go through life feeling wrong on the inside, not really liking who they are and dwelling repeatedly on their shortcomings. This type of thinking can limit the great things God wants to do and keep you from moving forward. Joel wants to help you get a new perspective of yourself and how God sees you. He loves you and approves of you just the way you are. Grow in greater confidence in who God made you to be! You are fearfully and wonderfully made on purpose with a specific purpose unlike any other person. God will even use our weaknesses to draw us closer to Him. You can experience God’s best today while you’re being molded and transformed on the Potter’s wheel.
#709, Supersized
God’s dream for your life is much bigger than your own. God wants to take you further than you’re expecting. He wants to open doors that you could never open on your own. Paul said in Ephesians 3:20, “God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think.” That means whatever you’re believing for, whatever you’re dreaming about, God wants to take that and make it bigger, better and more rewarding than you can ever imagine. God has already made His decision; He’s already decided to bless you. Now it’s up to you to believe and receive it. Joel will teach you how to believe God and get into agreement with Him. Your belief is what allows God to supersize your life, and that’s when He’ll exceed your expectations.
#708, Prepared in the Process
Are you discouraged today because something isn’t happening in your life as fast as you would like? Find the wisdom in this inspiring message to not give up. God is working behind the scenes and also doing a work in you! What happens in you is extremely important for your future and where God wants to take you. Everything you go through—the struggle, the disappointment, the difficulty — God will allow to grow and ready you for the next season. But many people miss out and don’t give birth to everything that God has placed inside because they’ve given up too soon during this time of process. That doesn’t have to be you! Let Joel show you how to stay encouraged in the Lord and keep being your best. Once you’re prepared, then God will propel you. You will be amazed at what He will do in your future when you’re fully ready!
#707, Step Into the Unknown
Have you been afraid to step out and do something new because you don’t know how it’s going to work out? Joel wants to show you how to let go of fear, and instead, take that new step relaxed and in God’s peace. Learn how to let go of the need to know all of the details of how it’s going to work out, and instead, trust God’s guidance in your life. Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God will lead you every step that you take. But first, you have to take that step before the next step is revealed.
#706, Rest from Your Enemies
In every person’s life, there are limiting things that need to be removed. These are things like low self-esteem, depression, anger, addictions or toxic friendships. They are personal and unique to each of us. Most often, what we struggle with didn’t even start with us; it was passed down by previous generations. But that is not your destiny anymore! What’s limited you in the past doesn’t have to limit you in the future. Let Joel teach you how to put an end to the barriers so that these strongholds will not eventually put an end to you! Today can be your new day of rest from your enemies.
#705, Deep Roots
Many people today are easily influenced by what’s happening around them. They are happy one minute, but the moment someone says something they don’t like, or traffic hits, or a grouchy boss or family member says something, they’re offended and upset. But Jesus said in John 14:1, “Stop allowing yourself to be upset.” Let Joel teach you how to live life deeper to where you’re unmoved by external things. Life is too short to let your circumstances determine your joy. Start enjoying your life more and live with greater levels of peace and joy as you grow your roots deeper!
#704, Daily Direction
God doesn’t want you to live life on your own. Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:11 to pray this way, “Give us this day our daily bread.” That means God wants give us power, anointing, wisdom, direction, insight and protection every single day. But it’s not going to happen automatically. We have to ask God and include Him in our daily lives. Let this message show you how to take time to acknowledge God each morning. As you do, not only will your day go better, but God will keep you from making major mistakes. He will open the right doors and take you to the fullness of your destiny.
#703, You Have a Defender
Has someone judged you, spread rumors or hurt you? Our human nature naturally wants to set the record straight and prove that those who’ve wronged us are wrong. But all this does is take up valuable energy and can keep us from being everything God has created us to be. Instead, God wants to be your defender. In Jeremiah 51:36, God says to us, “I will defend you. I will be your lawyer. I will plead your case.” Let Joel teach you how to let things bounce off of you. You don’t have to defend yourself. You have a defender. The Most High God said He will settle your cases. Live with more freedom, joy and peace as you let God fight your battles and trust Him to protect your reputation against every unfair word.
#702, Miracles Out of Mistakes
When we make mistakes, God doesn’t abandon us. Psalm 37:23-24 tells us, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord… Though he falls, he will not be destroyed; for the Lord will be there to pick him up.” No mistake you make can ever be too great to cancel out God’s plan for your life. Let Joel show you that it’s time to believe again in this redeeming message. No matter what you’ve done, if you will shake off guilt and move forward in your thinking and expectations, God will get you to where you’re supposed to be. Not somewhere secondary, but the best plan for your life.
#701, Your Destiny is Calling
Discover the seeds of greatness God has placed inside of you in this exciting message. Where you are today is not where you’re meant to stay. No matter what you’ve been through or what you “think” you are capable of doing—God has more for you, and He is ready to take you higher. Learn how to do your part to stir up your faith, let go of the labels and limitations in your life, and get ready to have a new mindset. Proverbs 4:18 says, “The path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter.” You haven’t seen your best days yet!
#700, Sing to the Promise
Like a seed needs water to grow, the promises of God in our lives need our faith to grow! Are you waiting on a promise today or standing in faith for an answer? Then it’s time to sing to your promise. Psalm 22:3 says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” Discover how praise is the birth position. Thanking God is what causes the promise to come to pass in our lives. This message will teach you how to call forth God’s promises in your life and create a new faith-filled mindset. Get ready for a sudden shift in your life!
#699, Overcoming Weariness
As we go through life’s many seasons, it’s easy to grow tired and weary. But when we are weary, we don’t enjoy the greatest blessings in our lives like we should. Galatians 6:9 encourages us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Find refreshment and motivation to keep on going and stay renewed and inspired no matter what you may be facing today. Discover how to have balance physically, spiritually and emotionally so you’ll have the strength to be a blessing to others and accomplish your life purpose full of peace and joy.
#697, Faith for the Middle
We don’t have to work out our plans, make them happen in our own strength, or become frustrated when they’re not happening the way we thought. We can stay in peace knowing that the God who created the universe has promised He will work out His plans for our lives. Have you felt like giving up on something because it’s too hard or taking too long? Let Joel show you how to have faith for the middle. What God has placed in your heart is already in route. The process has already been started. The right people, healing and breakthrough are on the way. Your part is to have faith for the middle.
#696, Emptying Out the Negative: It’s easy to go through life holding on to things that are weighing us down—guilt, resentment, worry and doubt. These things naturally come. The problem is that when we allow them in, they take up space for the good things that should be there. In this message, Joel will show you how your life is like a container that God created to be filled with joy, peace, confidence, creativity and much more! But if you allow worry in, it pushes out peace and all the good things God longs to deposit in you. Learn how to apply David’s prayer in Psalm 103:5 in your life - “God fills my life with good things. So that I stay young and strong.” Discover the condemnation and guilt tactics the enemy tries to launch at us and how to stay on the offence. As you empty out the negative in your life, God can fill your life with good things. He’ll give you beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and you will have peace in the midst of any storm. Negative medical report, jealousy. 100 year old joyful lady without worries. No place for negative, self pity, disappointment, separation, divorce. New beginning, excited for future, release regret. Once you admit / repent your mistake, your energy is restored. Don't live life of regret. Seek forgive from God, forgive yourself. Don't allow negative cycle, accuser whisper, train human nature against contamination, other person was wrong. Forgive and free yourself. Don't waste emotional energy for unimportant matters, impurity. Make God your vindicator (avenger or revenge). Don't stuck in mourning, take stress off. Handle the things / toxins / discouragement. 
#695, Called into the House: Do you feel left out or overlooked by others? Have you let this keep you from moving forward in life? Joel wants to teach you a very important life lesson—you don’t need others approval and belief—you have Almighty God’s approval, and He believes in you. God has the final say. Promotion doesn’t come from people, it comes from the Lord. People may bypass you, discount you or not give you the time of day, but they cannot stop what God has ordained for you. David (shepherd) brother of 7 brothers. His brothers looking at him with low feelings. They were looking outside but not inside (heart). Dedication, integrity. admiring, asking for advice. stay faithful. people discount. Faith in Him in wilderness. God is closely watching. Prominent family. 30 years down to drain. Seeds of encouragement. He will open doors. Celebrate yourself. Connection, good looks. Crown of favour. Tests must be passed. 1999. More talent, blessings, healing. John heart transplant. Not forgotten. 
#694, Anchored to Hope: There will always be something trying to get us to pull up our anchor of hope—bad breaks, delays, disappointments. In these tough times, when life doesn’t make sense, when your prayers haven’t been answered as quickly as you’d like, it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up, but you have to make sure to keep your anchor down and hope in the Lord. Let Joel show you how to have hope during all things in this empowering message. When you’re anchored to hope, God will make things happen that you could never make happen on your own. When you have your hope in Him, the scripture says you’ll never be disappointed. You may have some temporary setbacks, but when it’s all said and done, you’ll come out better than you were before if you don’t give up your hope! > -------------- Explosive blessings, break the addiction, family restore, faith is related to hope, meet the right person, don't pull up anchor, prisoner of hope, not talk - if I have it - she was talking when I have it. Over 20 years after marriage with no baby. After 29 years she got twin. Even normal waves drift you away. Start believing again. Keep your soul anchored. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Don't make your spirit sick. Don't make yourself run down. Stay hopeful in draw seasons. Keep right perspective, the odds may be against you, you can make excuse or you can make your purpose. A bad break can't stop you, now a test, soon become your testimony. 



#693, It's On the Way: In Mark 6, Jesus went back to His hometown to teach the local people. But because they didn’t believe, their lack of faith limited His miracle-working power in their lives. Did you know that our lack of faith and unbelief can limit what God wants to do in our lives? That’s why it’s important to stay in faith, even when situations look like they’ll never work out or even when things seem dead. Jesus raised the dead, He healed the sick, He made the impossible possible and can still do the same in your life today if you will just believe. Let this message build your faith and ignite hope in your life like never before!


#692, Just Obey: Every day there are opportunities where God longs to speak to you and situations where He wants to guide you down the best path. But first, we have to listen. Isaiah 1:19 says, “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.” In this message, Joel will show how many times we don’t realize that God is speaking to us. You will learn how God has secrets He wants to whisper to you with inside information that will propel you forward. If you’ll be sensitive to His voice, the still, small voice, the promptings, suggestions and alarms, then God will save you from heartache and pain. He’ll lead you into promotion and favor. There’s no limit to where God will take you!
#691, Don't Rely On People: Are you relying on what others say or don’t say for your value? Are you frustrated today because you don’t have the support from others around you? One of the greatest lessons in life is to learn that your true value does not come from people; it comes from Almighty God. Yet many people today rely on the complements, encouragement and approval of others to feel good about themselves and stay motivated. Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.” Let Joel show you who you are in Christ and how to go to Him for your value and self-worth. As you apply these biblical principles, not only will you live a more peaceful life, but your relationships will improve, too!
#670, The King is Looking For You: When you’re bruised by life and hurt, it’s easy to get stuck and feel forgotten. But, you’re never forgotten! The King is always looking for you. Take a look at King Saul’s grandson in Second Samuel. He was next in line to be king but was unfairly dropped as a child, and consequently, became crippled and forgotten and lived in exile. He faced a life of hardship, but God’s restoration came looking for him. The wealthy prodigal son who squandered his inheritance found himself living and eating in a pig’s pen, but God’s mercy was waiting to restore him. You will discover that it doesn’t matter if it’s your fault or not for being off course, God still loves you and wants to bless you in spite of any weakness and set back. No matter where you are or what you may have done, God is looking for you today. He wants to heal you of your pain and make you whole again! God propel you to your destiny. Excuses keep you from destiny. Don't blame, become a difference maker. Location doesn't change one who he is. Nothing happened to change your identity. The name, Lo Debar meant, place of no pasture, no hope, total desolation, so you can imagine the kind of place it was. Mephibosheth was restored to what the sin of his grandfather had taken from him. He was the son of a King’s son, yet through his own making Saul brought much grief to his household. Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Living addicted / anger is not your destiny. Sometimes somebody / stranger is looking after / pursuing you. To restore / heal, king is looking for us. Religion is making God hard. Joy, honour, freedom, victory is for you. Mercy is to give not what we deserve, it is just His favour. God is not there to disqualify, He is there to restore. When we make mistake, God loves us more. Making poor choices make us ruin. Accuser bombards his mind, with condemning thoughts. Robe of honour. Son was restored what he was. Ring of authority. Not condemning voices. It is not because who you are, it is because whose you are. Joel's father's first marriage broken, his minister position was taken away. He worked for selling insurance for 2 years. People don't determine your destiny, God does. God is not in condemning business, He is in restoring business, push you fulfilling your purpose. Humble yourself and get mercy. Joel's father encouraged a young man. 
#668, Keep Strife (Trouble, Conflict, Discord) Out of Your Life: 
An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:125
ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
OdAAu ila sabeeli rabbika bialhikmati waalmawAAithati alhasanati wajadilhum biallatee hiya ahsanu inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamu biman dalla AAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bialmuhtadeena
CALL THOU (all mankind] unto thy Sustainer's path with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and ARGUE with them in the most kindly manner- for, behold, thy Sustai
ner knows best as to who strays (moves away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place) from His path, and best knows He as to who are the right-guided.

One of the biggest challenges we all face in life is getting along with people. After all, we have different personalities and temperaments, and we come from different backgrounds. But if we are to live a life of peace, victory and full of God’s anointing, we have to learn to keep strife out of our home and relationships. Mark 3:25 tells us, “A home filled with strife and division destroys itself.” Let this message teach you how to make and maintain peace. When you go to the extra effort to keep the atmosphere in your home loving, kind and peaceful, you’re going to not only have God’s anointing (with perfumed oil) and blessing, but you’ll have His protection, and He’ll keep you from unnecessary trouble. 

Strife (a destructive force, tense environment) is a spirit just like peace is a spirit. It is easy to argue especially with one closest to you. The late Ruth Bell Graham, outspoken wife of evangelist (a person and especially a preacher who tries to convince people to become Christian. : someone who talks about something with great enthusiasm) Billy Graham was once asked if she had ever contemplated divorcing her husband. Her reply: “Divorce? No. Murder? Yes.” Give no place to (disharmony) enemy. Be a bigger (mature) person. It needs maturity to apologise even when it was not your fault. Just walk away even you are tempted to involve. Sometimes you have to make other person think that he is right even you know he is wrong. Blessed are the peacemaker. Other's mistakes don't trap you engage. That is bating you. Compromise and being at peace is victory, not at right and living alone. 10 times power and influence. No more arguing, no more pity things. Condemnation not good, conviction (confidence, passion) lifts us up. One peacemaker has more power than a dozen trouble maker. Avoiding the fight is honour.

#690, Taming (make less powerful and easier to control) the Tongue:
One of the main reasons people get stuck in life is because they haven’t learned how to control their mouth. From saying hurtful things to gossiping to putting others down, their tongue is keeping them from rising higher. But that doesn’t have to be you! Let Joel teach you what the Bible has to say about the power of your everyday words. Become all that you were created to be by learning to control your tongue today. As you do, you’ll enjoy your life more, have better relationships and step into new levels of purpose and blessings.

A wealthy man had a party in the backyard of his big home. He has a big pool full of sharks and alligators. He announced; if somebody swim and cross this pool, he will give prize according to his own wish. After a while, one splash of water was seen and a man was struggling with sharks and alligators and crossed the pool. The rich man was surprised and asked that swimmer – what is your wish, I can fulfill. The man asked who pushed me into the pool. Controlling the tongue is very important. They say hurtful things, put down the people, they argue, they gossip. The tongue keeps them to rise higher. Pay attention, what you are saying. Say only beneficial with your tongue, not only to please the flash. You can’t say everything you feel. Instead of regret later, don’t speak. Don’t speak with your emotions, you need to be disciplined. Be quick to listen and slow to speak. We have 2 ears and 1 mouth. 10 seconds to say and pain is still there 10 years later. Like fire gone but burn is still there. Apologize; say sorry cannot remove the scar. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me – is not right. Hurtful words are like swords. You can encourage people or let them down. Say words of faith and life to the children. Don’t say; you are bad boy/girl. Help spouses to grow. Tell children; I am proud of you. Kind words are seeds which will move them towards their purpose. As husband / covering – to keep her encouraged. The wife is the reflection of husband’s glory. Use your words to bless people. Build them up and feel them better about themselves. Go through the test of your nerves. He is boss, you are not. Love makes allowances of people weaknesses. Some people have last word in every argument. You have a destiny to fulfill; you have an assignment to accomplish. Those are distractions. Don’t argue. 10 minutes arguments will drag back in your relationships 10 years back. Strong man is the humblest and walk away. You overcome evil with good. Avoiding a fight is mark of honor. Some people bate you in conflict and keep you from your purpose. David brought food for his brothers in Taloot’s army, his brother was shouting at him. He didn’t answer. You have to develop the character to access blessings. Careful to your words in stressful situation, under pressure. If you keep feeding the flesh, you won’t grow up. As long as you stay as baby – joy, promotion, high position will not be released. Taming tongue is not just be disciplined, it’s be growing, it’s releasing the inheritance. Some old people are like baby. Small things keep us from destiny. Build people, not tear them down. 11 day journey to the promise land but Bani Israel started complaining. They stuck 40 years around the same mountain. God puts us in a situation to test us. Don’t be tempted. God help me to control my mouth. You will see more of His favor. God hears when we bless / curse people. We eat the fruit of our words. Sow respect / disrespect / judgment / kindness / compliments / mercy, reap respect / disrespect / judgment. Text an encouraging message to your relative. Ignite good fires. Be healer. Not be cutting the people.
1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble (fall) in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles (animals creep like snakes or crawl about on their bellies, some like lizards) and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

#689, The Blessing and the Burden: A couple was arguing and they sleep. Husband had a plan to fly next morning. They didn’t know how to break the silence. Before sleeping husband left a note on the bed of wife, wake me up at 5:00 am. He wake up at 8:00 in the morning. He was so upset, then he found a note on his bed, wake up it’s 5:00 am. Are you living life today in wait mode? Waiting for another season to change? Even blessings can come with new burdens, and we find ourselves waiting again for a new season. It’s a very freeing thing to realize that there will never be a perfect place in life where we are free of burdens. Joel wants to show you how to stay focused on the good in your life right now, today. Life is a journey, and every season has a blessing to enjoy. Don’t waste the gift of today by wishing for tomorrow. Let Joel give you a fresh, new perspective today. Big house, more cleaning. Baby with night wake ups. Beautiful girl to marry but having no money. Having more influence with more critics. Blessings with burdens, responsibilities – a package. Don’t focus on the burden; focus on the season / blessings. Spouse problems. Mature person knows how to enjoy. Mary got good news of Jesus, living complicated life. Leaving comfort zone needs courage but on the other hand have promotions. God trusted her with that responsibility. Keep the right perspective. You have CAN DO POWER, so you are chosen. Not enough to trust in God, let God trust in you.

#688, It's All Good: Crashing aero plane with 4 passengers and 3 parachutes, leading heart surgeon jumped with 1st parachute, rocket scientist – smartest one 2nd, pope John asked 10 year boy; I am old, I have not much time; better you jump with left one parachute. The boy told that we have still 2 parachutes; the smartest guy took my bag pack to jump. Are you going through a difficulty today and wondering if God is there? Life is full of things we don’t like or understand. But God won’t allow a difficulty unless He’s going to somehow use it for our good. In this encouraging message, Joel is going to show you how to trust God in all things! You see, God can see the big picture for our lives. He promises in Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord.” Not some things, but all things. That means the pain, the loss, when a dream doesn’t work out, when a loved one betrays us, even in our darkest hour, God has a plan. You’ll learn how to pray bold prayers and stay focused. No man controls your destiny; God does! Right attitude is needed to work out of sufferings. Stuck in traffic may keep us from an accident, may be developing patience in you. We cannot ever understand what is happening in life. God knows dead ends, short cuts. Maturity is needed to trust in God. Development of character needs hardships. Bad situations are like sand paper; mouth closed, being respectful is required. You may not like it but it’s good for prep of next level. Instead of fighting the situation, sickness – declare it’s all good for me. God is on throne. Don’t isolate one incident. Setback as setup, not victim, be victor. When dream dies, when relationship comes to an end. Mary was crying when her son was crucified. Was that Good Friday for her? Disciples were in suspect what is going on – why God is not saving Christ. Later all these suspects proved wrong. Sunday came after Friday. Two times our sanctuary (20 years) effort failed. 100 acres sold under asking. Prayers are not orders, God you know what is better for me. After 6 months this place much better than previous ones. Keep honoring him. Joel’s father’s and family hardships. Limited environment ended. They started Lakewood church. Stay in faith. God will vindicate us. In hospital parking lot – accident – injured – diagnosed kidney cancer. Two basket ball players flying oversee with full excitement. On London airport they missed flight due to fog. The whole night they spent on airport. Next day they got 1st class the only available seats. On the half way the plane dived from 38000 feet direct to the ground. These two young men moved to cockpit and controlled the high jacker just before few seconds the plane was about to hit the ground. They suffered but resulted to save many lives. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way. Joseph’s sufferings. After 13 years of suffering God put him 2nd most influential in whole country. Joseph was doing right things during all time. God says; DO YOU TRUST ME? Started champion’s club while bringing up his ill child.

#665, The Secret Place: a young lady was pulled over by a police officer. She tried and tried but couldn’t find driver’s license. Officer asked what you are looking for. The lady answered – it is a square like item with a photograph like yours. At the end she found one and showed. Officer told sorry – o you are a police officer. Are you ready to experience more peace and joy in your life? Then let Joel teach you in this empowering message how to guard your heart. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for out of it flows the issues of life.” Many people live life allowing everything on the outside affect their peace and joy on the inside from stress, hurt, people’s words and attitudes to even simple things like traffic. But there is a better way to live. Jesus said in John 14:1, “Stop allowing yourself to be upset.” Learn how to shut the door on the negative so you can protect your secret place. As you do, you’ll live with more vision, expectancy and faith, and you’ll see God work in your life in greater ways! Water around ship is not problem, in the ship will sink it. Don’t let outside get inside. We may protect our inner sanctuary (place of safety). Joseph was sold by his brothers. Mary (mother of Jesus)’s sufferings. Protect your inner sanctuary. Joseph’s sufferings.

#686, Be a Barrier Breaker: A kindergarten teacher asker her class, anyone who finds self dumm, stand up. No one. After a while little Johny stood up. Mam you are dumm. Many people today are living below their potential because of their environment. But Joel wants to show you that God didn’t create you to be average. He created you to stand out, to go beyond the norm, and to leave your mark on this generation. It doesn’t matter how you were raised or what has been spoken over your life, God has put seeds of greatness in you, and you have potential that’s waiting to come out. It’s time to break past the barriers in your life! You weren’t created to just get by, survive, or stay at the same level year after year. You were created to excel. Let this message remind you of who you are in God and the exciting plans He has for you! Oak seed in 2’ pot cannot grow big. It needs different environment to grow. You can set new standards. Low esteem, poverty, normal, where we are, not who we are. People make us limited, mediocre. Believe in yourself. Don’t put conditions. Flies were researched. Some time lid was there, even after removing lid, flies were not trying to fly. We become contained. Become reconditioned. Life follows your thoughts. You are not at risk, you are at possibility. We accept average. We are destined higher. Joel’s family start. Don’t be easy with average. In jails / seniors. Rise higher, full of joy, blesses, opportunities looking for you. Don’t settle. Possibility is there. Old gentle man, in broken residence – Joel’s father’s friends. Life of defeat. Don’t miss destiny. In a fire accident; a boy who was declared disable to walk, broke world record in fast running. Quit excuses / blame / negatives. Nothing will happen until you change your mind. Don’t adapt environment. A mile under 4 mins. One did. Now many did. Start thinking better. Pave way for your children. 8,000 seat stadium (father). Joel got much more. 5 armies against Juda. How you start is not important – how you finish, matters. The last words of Jesus Christ on the cross was "It is finished." If you're going to start something, finish it. There is a lot of satisfaction in finishing a book, a movie, a play, a song, a sermon, a business, an assignment. If you're not going to go all the way, don't go at all. Zig Ziglar said, "where you start is not as important as where you finish."
Be creative. It's a way of life. Accomplish dreams. F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything and Run' or 'Face Everything and Rise.' The choice is yours. Zig Ziglar. Announcement: Tired of feeling stuck?

#685, Living at Rest: Satan once was found in church. Everybody was afraid except one lady. Satan asked her, are you not afraid of me. The lady replied, no, I have been married with your brother last 30 years. Are you living a life of peace? To live in peace is to live a life of rest. Hebrews 4:11 tells us to make every effort to enter into the rest of God. What this means is that we have to actively guard our peace. You see, life is full of peace stealers. Every day there are people and circumstances that can pull you out of rest. But Joel will show you in this message how to put up boundaries and not allow everything in. You’ll identify the peace stealers in your life and learn how to take care of your emotional energy. Even in the midst of difficulties and trials, learn how God wants to fight your battles for you! All you need to do is rest in Him! Deal with challenges, interact with other people. News, events, bankruptcies, repetitions. Feed your inner with positive, encouraging feelings. Beware what you are inhaling. Comparing with other people is peace stealing. Success is focus on your race. False sense of responsibility. Don’t make yourself a garbage pan. Listening all negatives. Don’t be out of balance. Right /stable / happy /consistent people in your life. If you hang around negative friend, you will get 20% - wrong and right 5 will make 100%. Our energy is limited. Helping people has some limitations. LET me take rest. God is helping everyone. Victoria was hiding car scratched in car wash but son rushed to inform Joel. He didn’t see sign ‘don’t disturb. Remote control in purse but looking everywhere in house. Israelites and Moses on Red sea. God will fight your battle if you behold yourself at rest. Stress results when you carry, you are not supposed to carry.

#662, It's the Heart that Matters: An old lady forgot her car keys inside, she found a boy on motorcycle, who helped her to open the car door. She thanked him, you are so nice. He told her, I am professional car thief. She thanked God for sending professional to help her. All of us have made mistakes and have areas that we struggle in. But many people live life feeling disqualified thinking they don’t match up to God’s approval. Let this message inspire you to discover just the opposite. You see, God looks on the inside. Take another look at the Bible and discover the men and women God chose to use greatly. You will discover how we all have weaknesses and areas to come up higher in. The key is to have a heart towards God and to be willing to grow as He takes you from glory to glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18) Instead of feeling discouraged by your weakness or past mistakes, put on God’s approval and press forward into greatness! This message will teach you how to do just that! God is looking (likes) for right heart with mistakes, not wrong heart with no mistakes (perfection). Look good outside (very religious, good performers) but dark from inside; sometimes you observe opposite (labor people). Not live guilty (which makes you worse), learn to live hopeful. Human is not a finished product but it has good connection with Creator. Potter (Creator) is continuously working on you. Sometimes you are disciple of Jesus (Peter) but imperfect. Sometimes ordinary people have better belief. Not focus on your negatives. He called human Masterpiece of Creation; approved (accepted) by God. Failure is an event, not you. You do, not who. Shake off disapproval. God approved us before our birth. I’m growing / improving / +ve / happy. Quit remembering what God has forgotten. God is not recording our mistakes. He is looking for hearts having dependency on Him. Get highest potentials. He is only looking at our good moves (even few). God is will to please with us. With nice heart 4 years kid made dirty the clean car with wet towel, it was hard but my (Joel) son did innocently. Bad fame lady came close to Jesus for repentance with true heart. God is not judging recording past mistakes, He is focusing on right heart. Prefect behavior is impossible. Only one good move can help to please Most High God.

#684, Peaceful On Purpose: Are you waiting for your circumstances in life to line up just right before you’ll have peace? Well, you may be waiting your whole life then! Because the truth is, life is full of ups and downs. Every day we have opportunities to get upset, be worried and live offended. Many people live life worried each day, but most often, these worries never even happen. Instead, all worry does is rob us of our joy, creativity and focus. But Joel wants to show you that there’s a better way to live. Jesus said in Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have enough worries of its own.” We’re not supposed to go through life weighted down by worry, stress and anxiety. Let Joel show you how to make God bigger than your circumstance in this practical message. As you release your cares to God and enter into His rest, you will live life with greater joy, ease and fulfillment. Pastor lied to police and told that Jesus changed water into wine again. God is fighting our battles. Our minds need some relaxation. When we leave / relax, God works. God did this for David. Frustration robs sleep / joy / peace. We make problem / sickness / affliction as our God. Good thoughts need to get in. Turn your worries into worship. I came across Professional worriers. Speed humps in street. 4 months got gone in worry, planned planting tree. 2 years later hump was stalled on some other place. No what-ifs. Today is gift. 2 years battle with city; got a law suit for this location. We can only do our part. Worry damages our immune system. God may change situations. Save your creativity, energy. Herald (king) was about to kill Peter. One night before angel caught him in deep sleep. Hit the problem down the throne. Put your God on throne. God, you already know, what I need, I only praise you. Quit worrying. Sheep always at peace; 300 sheeps. Not fast runners; Shepherd takes care; sheeps believe in good shepherd. Let mind at break. SARS changed his mind with one voice when he was on the way to kill Jesus people.
#659, The Blessing: Parents and Children; There is power in the spoken blessing. Its impact shapes and changes destinies. Yet, many people today live with a void inside from not receiving the adoration, love and affirmation from their earthly father. This lack of approval leads many people to find validation in activities and people. But, the good news is that you have a heavenly Father who loves you unconditionally and wants to affirm and bless you. Psalm 68:5 promises that our God is “a father to the fatherless.” Find the biblical inspiration to speak blessing over your children and loved ones to activate God’s greatness in them as you discover greater depths of your heavenly Father’s love for you. Parents, mothers for family. Fathers especially carry blessings. Blessings, security, appreciation, affirmation. Be a difference maker. Sow seeds of greatness. Express feelings, hugs. No acknowledgement from father of accomplishment matters a lot. Call children, express love for them. Appreciation, I proud of you. Approve, validate, honor. Love for daughters important. Father is first male partner for your daughter. Model of integrity. But this must not be an excuse. Even you don’t have caring father, God is there. Don’t feel insecure. Be of Almighty God.
#651, Blessed by Your Enemies: Are you facing something that seems unfair? Is there opposition that you’ve been praying would lift but it’s still there? Let this message remind you of the sovereignty of God in your life. What you think is a disappointment—that person that left you, that coworker that’s trying to make you look bad, that friend that betrayed you—can teach you to trust God and His plan through every unfair and unjust thing in your life. Take a closer look at the scripture and see how God uses our enemies and affliction to make His glory known and bring about His plan in our lives. You’ll be inspired to trust God no matter what you face! Not setback, it is setup. God uses enemies to promote you, not your friends with your determination. Knowledge is power. A cold day in hell. Don’t give chance of joy to your enemies with your defeat. Sometimes opposition pushes us forward. Don’t complain betrayals. Sometimes people cry in enmity but God uses in other way. Galaya enemy of David, Juda for Jesus. Jesus healed a disable. Thank God for your promotion. On radio critic but opposite happened. In 1900 peanut crop worked well as compared to cotton due to insect. God makes your enemies your stepping stones. Joel as peanut. Don’t give place lies of enemies in your mind. Backup backup. Don’t be intimidated with –ves. Israelites and firos. Enemy puts you under pressure, you prepare yourself to shoot like nozzle of water. Friday Jesus was on cross, Saturday he was buried, on Sunday he was out back.

#683, Balanced Books: In accounting, the phrase, “balanced books,” means to make up for a loss. If an account is low and there is a deficit, revenue is added to equal everything out. In the same way, God desires to balance the books on the broken pieces in our lives. We all go through things that put us at a deficit in life—a rough childhood, the loss of a loved one, a broken heart, an illness. But Hebrews 10:30 says, “God is a just God. He will repay the compensation owed to us. He will settle the cases of His people.” You may have been through things you don’t’ understand, but get ready because the Creator of the universe is adding up all the deficits. If you will allow Him to work in your life, He will bring you out increased, promoted, vindicated and better than you were before. You can trust God to balance your books!

#656, Who's The Boss? The people that reach their highest potential in life are those that are good at saying no to their flesh. Every day, there is a battle that takes place inside all of us. It’s the battle between the flesh and the spirit. The flesh is our natural, carnal desires that we were born with. It includes things like pride, selfishness, impatience, compromise, and operating in life by the way we feel. But Galatians 6:8 tells us, “He who sows to the flesh will reap ruin, decay and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will reap life and life eternal.” If you want to step into new levels, walk in God’s favor, and become everything God has created you to be, then it’s time to choose discipline and self-control today! Allow the Holy Spirit to lead your life each day. Let this message teach you how to do just that! #661, Remember Your Dream: When God gives you a dream and puts a promise in your heart, most often, there is a delay. A lot of people give up in the face of opposition and let their dream become buried under discouragement, past mistakes, rejection, negative voices and failure. But that doesn’t have to be you! Your dream may be buried, but the good news is that it’s still alive. It’s not too late to see it come to pass. God promises in Joel 2:25 to restore to you the lost years. Joseph’s dream came true. It’s time to remember your dream and believe again!

#682, Your Set Time for Favor: In the Old Testament, the Israelites had several different feasts that they had to observe each year. These were special times that God had set aside to bless His people and show His favor. In the same way, there are set times God has already ordained to show out in your life. Sometimes when we’ve been waiting for a long time—for a healing, a dream to come to pass, or for a problem to turn around—it’s easy to get into a wait mode and not really expect anything. But Psalm 102: 12-13 says, “But You, O Lord, are still on the throne. You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for the time to favor her, yes, the set time has come.” Let this message create a new expectancy within you that will refresh your spirit and cause you to live life with a new spring in your step, knowing that there is already a God-given, set time for favor in your life!

#681, Ask Big: When we pray and release our faith—when we ask God to work in our lives—our asking opens the door for His great work in our lives. But, we have to ask. Jabez prayed a bold prayer to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10. Despite his upbringing and surroundings, he dared to ask God for His blessing. “Oh, that You would bless me indeed.” Are you asking big prayers, or are you letting your circumstances, how you were raised, how impossible it looks keep you from big prayers? Don’t let a lack of asking keep you from God’s best in your life any longer! Let this message inspire you to ask big so you can walk in the fullness that God has for you and become everything God has created you to be!

#680, Distinctive Favor: You’re not doing life alone. You have the greatest force in the universe breathing in your direction. When you decide to live your life for God and honor Him, He places something on you that causes you to be different. It’s His favor. This distinctive favor causes you to prosper when others are struggling, you recover from difficulty when others are stuck, you see acceleration when others are plodding along. You see, it’s not just up to your skill, talent and connections; there is a force behind you breathing in your direction, protecting you, guiding you and favoring you. When others are worried, stressed and afraid, you’ll be at peace knowing that you’ve been set apart, and there’s a hedge around you that the enemy cannot cross. This exciting message will inspire you to pray bold prayers and believe for your dreams. God wants to show out in your life in new ways.

#657, Don't Waste Your Pain: We all go through difficulties, setbacks and loss. In fact, pain is a part of life. Many people allow their pain to cripple them and keep them stuck, causing them to miss out on the next level that God was preparing them to go. This doesn’t have to be you. Let Joel teach you in this empowering message the comforting fact that nothing is a surprise to God. He wants to use your pain to grow you and prepare you to give birth to a new level of your destiny. If you’re dealing with a painful situation today, you will find encouragement. That pain is not there to stop you; it’s there to develop, prepare and increase you for the greater work God wants to do in your life. A new level is coming! No pain, no gain. He knows; what you need, when you need. Bees have no resistance but life only 4 days. Champions club for special need children – 1st few months 300 families joined church. Now 30 Champion clubs in 7 nations.

#679, Sooner Than Expected: There are many miracles in the Bible that happened very suddenly. Suddenly, against all odds while Peter was imprisoned, an angel of the Lord delivered him. Suddenly, David became king right after the worst defeat of his life. Suddenly, Jesus healed a boy, and He wasn’t even in the same town as the miracle. No matter what your circumstances may look like, God has a sudden breakthrough with your name on it. God is the same today and operates with the same miracle-working power. Do you have something you've given up on? Don't stop believing. Let this message inspire you to hold on to your faith. Jesus said, “When you believe, all things are possible!” 72 hours David took from ruin to throne. Not Setback, setup.

#678, Acceleration: Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine, a phenomenon of acceleration that demonstrates God’s supernatural power in our lives. It takes years to make the perfect wine, but in an instant, Jesus turned the water in the six stone pots into the best wine at a wedding. Do you have situations in your life where, in the natural, it looks like it’s going to take years to happen, years to get out of debt, to overcome an illness, or build a better relationship or business? The God we serve is a supernatural God. He can take what we have in the natural, pour His blessing on it, and speed things up. God wants to take you further and faster than you ever thought possible! Let Joel show you this wonderful nature of God in this inspiring message.

#677, Drop It: God wants to do something new in your life and heal your past wounds! But, you have to be willing to let go of the old. Are you carrying around baggage from the past? Maybe there’s someone who hurt you, an unfair situation that you can’t stop dwelling on, or a mistake you wish you hadn’t made. Today’s the day for freedom in your life. In this powerful message, you will learn the principle Jesus taught His disciples in Mark 11 about “letting it go.” Learn to trust God’s vindication (justification) in your life and receive His mercy for every mistake. If you’ll let God heal your pain, He will give you beauty for ashes, and a new season of joy and favor will arrive in your life! Pitiful or powerful, product not prisoner, setback has come back, disappointment has new beginning, and failure has restoration. James Abram Garfield (1881 president USA) was shot, died not with shot but by probing.

#676, Use It or Lose It: Romans 12:6 tells us everyone one of us has unique gifts and talents that God has given us to do well. It’s our responsibility to develop and use these talents. Are you using the gifts God has given you? Jesus said in Luke 19:26, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But to those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away.” Let this message show you how to stay passionate and grow in the gifts God’s given you. You will learn the importance of using your gifts so that you won’t lose them and how to let go of fear so you can stay fruitful. The more you use your gifts, the more God can trust you with more!

​#675, Celebrate Partial Victories: Many people go through life feeling wrong on the inside about their faults or unsatisfied because a goal isn’t met. But if we are to stay encouraged and motivated, we have to learn to celebrate the partial victories. Joel will show you how to do that in this faith-building message. You may not be where you’d like to be right now, but as you learn to celebrate along the way, you will find the strength and encouragement to keep going and flourish into all God’s created you to be! You will live your life in greater fulfillment.

#674, It's Coming Together: Have you given up on something you’ve been believing for and praying about? Don’t give up! God promises us in Hebrews 13:5 that He will not in any way fail us. Let this faith-building message teach you how to prophesy God’s Word into your future and give you fresh faith to believe for greater days ahead! Learn how to replace worry with a confident trust in God’s timing and faithfulness. Even in the face of trials, false accusations and unfair setbacks, God is working behind the scenes in your life right now, and it is all coming together for your good!

#638, Covered By Mercy: Do you ever feel disqualified from God’s goodness because of past mistakes? Well, you're not the only one! We all make mistakes in life and do things that we know we shouldn’t do. It’s easy to live in guilt and regret and not feel worthy of God’s love, favor and blessing. But the good news is, God has you covered. Discover the merciful goodness of God in this faith-building message as you explore the stories of men and women in the Bible who made mistakes but still saw God’s goodness, and not just His goodness—but His overwhelming flood of favor. You’ll be inspired to believe for this same mercy in your life as the spark of hope is ignited once again. You can and you will see God’s goodness again when you dare to believe again! Let this message teach you how.

#673, Just Remember: None of us like difficulties. If we had a choice, we probably wouldn’t go through them. But our past challenges have a purpose—they prepare us for our future! Discover the importance of remembering God’s faithfulness in your life and see how this will enrich your faith. Psalm 34:2-3 says, “Let all who are discouraged take heart. Come; let us talk about God’s goodness.” When you’re always thinking about God’s goodness—how He’s promoted you, vindicated you and protected you—not only will faith rise in your heart, but that attitude of expectancy is what allows God to work in greater ways in your life! What you say in tough times; will make you or break you.

#672, Pregnant with Possibility: Did you know that God has placed amazing potential in you? There are gifts, talents, ideas, dreams, businesses, health and freedom right now, in you! Just like a pregnant woman in her early months does not see any physical signs of a baby, you too may not see any signs, but all sorts of possibilities lie within you. In fact, God promises in Ephesians 3:20 that His power is working within us. Let this faith-building message reveal to you the ways in which God is working in your life right now. What God has promised you is on the way.

#671, Keep Your Crown: You are a person of great value! In fact, God has crowned you with His glory and honor. Revelation 3:11 tells us to hold fast to what we have and not let anyone take our crown. Our crown represents our destiny, authority in Christ, and God’s blessings and favor in our life. Yet, many people have let other’s words and actions knock off their crown. But there is a greater, more empowering way to live. Jesus said in John 5:41 (TLB), “Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me.” He was saying that it doesn’t matter what others say, think or do, He had His approval from God and so do you! Let this message build a godly confidence and faith in you to know who you are in God so you can do all that He’s called you to do! 

#669, Continual Joy: We weren’t created to endure life; we were created to enjoy life. You can live life happy and joyful no matter what’s going on around you! A lot of people base their happiness on outside circumstances. But there is a better way to live. Let Joel show you how we may not be able to control what happens to us on the outside, but we can control what happens on the inside. Learn the importance of praise and being thankful and how this keeps your joy bubbling on the inside. You will be shown how to continually be filled with the spirit and joy like Ephesians 5:18 teaches us. Don’t put off your joy any longer! You can live life happy today.

#634, Blessed in the Dark Places: We all go through things in life that we don’t understand, but did you know that God uses the dark places in our life as part of His divine plan? Take a journey through the scriptures in this inspirational message and see how many people that did anything great went through a dark place but developed new potential in that valley. See how God enlarged David and adopt his faith-filled declaration in Psalm 4:1, “God enlarged me in my time of distress.” The dark places are where you really grow. That’s where your character is developed; that’s when you learn to trust, to persevere, where your spiritual muscles are getting stronger. Take a new look at facing dark times and discover the God-given growth and potential inside of you that you never knew you had as you learn about the plan of the valley and our trials. ? ! through valleys (dark areas) with good attitude, new beginning, new people very very nice will come into your life who you never imagine. Broken times multiply you. You have to plant the seed; seed goes through adversity (germination) before becoming blossom – dark places, sickness, divorce (potential released).

#667, Be Real: It’s easy to go through life wearing a mask, concealing the parts of ourselves that we would rather others not know about. Maybe it’s an area we struggle in or thoughts we wish we didn’t have that’s polluting our spirit. Maybe it’s just a little thing that we think isn’t hurting anything. But if we are to reach our full God-given potential and live a life of freedom and power, we have to be willing to take an honest look on the inside and deal with the areas that are keeping us from God’s best. God promises us in Matthew 5:8 that the pure in heart are blessed! Let this empowering message give you the courage to take inventory of your heart and identify the areas where God is showing you it’s time to come up higher. As you do, God will make you and mold you into a vessel of honor to be used for His highest purposes!

#664, A Nevertheless Person: We all face situations that seem impossible, and it’s very easy to want to give up. After all, if it’s taken a while, sometimes it’s easy to settle, get discouraged and think nothing will ever change. But that’s where our faith kicks in. So many men and women in the Bible who were used greatly by God knew a secret - they were “nevertheless” people. They knew that if they were going to see the thing they were believing for, or see the thing God had promised them come to pass, they had to hold on to their trust in God and daily persevere and release their faith. Don’t give up on the promise God has placed in your heart. Instead, let this timely message by Joel teach you and equip you with faith-building Scriptures to confess over your life as you find inspiration from others in the Bible who persevered in faith and saw their miracle! You, too, will see the same thing happen in your own life if you do not give up! Peter followed Jesus and went back for fishing in the morning opposite to the logic and successfully caught fish. David with simple string and stone defeated big enemy army.

#663, The Second Touch: Do you feel like you’ve reached your limits? Have you stopped believing for something in your life? Well, get ready; a second touch is coming. Let this exciting message reveal the miracle Jesus performed on a blind man and how it applies to your everyday life as you explore what the second touch of God means. The second touch will not only strengthen you and give you a new passion for life, but it’s going to push you into the fullness of your destiny. Remember, God didn’t come just to make you better and help you get by. He came to make you totally whole, and He desires that you to live an abundant, healthy, happy, victorious life.

#662, It's the Heart that Matters: All of us have made mistakes and have areas that we struggle in. But many people live life feeling disqualified thinking they don’t match up to God’s approval. Let this message inspire you to discover just the opposite. You see, God looks on the inside. Take another look at the Bible and discover the men and women God chose to use greatly. You will discover how we all have weaknesses and areas to come up higher in. The key is to have a heart towards God and to be willing to grow as He takes you from glory to glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18) Instead of feeling discouraged by your weakness or past mistakes, put on God’s approval and press forward into greatness! This message will teach you how to do just that! The action doesn’t matter, inside heart matters. We human are not perfect, full of defects, flaws; God is all the time there to work on. God expects us to try, keep on trying. We human are clay, God is potter. He created us for as His image. Who is different, do is other. Prince! Be positive, who you are. Our performance is not perfect, but we are on the way to improvement. God is not fault finder, He cleans up mess, made by us. Many years poor performance, only one right action made everything good. One step towards God, He rushes to us.

#661, Remember Your Dream: When God gives you a dream and puts a promise in your heart, most often, there is a delay. A lot of people give up in the face of opposition and let their dream become buried under discouragement, past mistakes, rejection, negative voices and failure. But that doesn’t have to be you! Your dream may be buried, but the good news is that it’s still alive. It’s not too late to see it come to pass. God promises in Joel 2:25 to restore to you the lost years. It’s time to remember your dream and believe again! Royal blood in our veins. Do our part. He removes dirt.
It is important to restore belief. God is moved with our faith, not with our faults. We are like child. We have to stir our dream. 35 years addicted quit drinking, 51 years he went to school and became a writer. He can restore the stolen time. Joseph’s dream – brothers envy not celebration. Seed of greatness. Don’t note distractions. People don’t approve our destiny, God approves. Quit temporary worries. Not settle in weeping valley. Grass becomes green in right season. Adversity is temporary, glory is permanent. We are on detour, which is temporary.

#620, Nothing is Wasted: Do you ever feel like you have “wasted years?” Years defined by events that broke your heart or were filled with disappointments and setbacks? Maybe you are facing a slow season or a difficult situation and wondering where God is and what is His plan. Then this message is for you. Let Joel bring hope to your life in a fresh, new way in this inspiring message that will remind you of God’s restoration power and His divine plan for your life, even in the midst of difficulties and pain. Be encouraged with what David said in Psalm 4:1, “God enlarged me in my time of distress.” He didn’t receive increase in the good times; God increased David in the tough times. Even through difficulties, God has a plan to strengthen and prepare you for an exciting, expansive future. Stingy stuff like fertilizer not work on you, it works for you. Flowers blossom after stingy fertilizer. It is learning process. These sickness/ broken heart/ injustice/ difficulties are manure/ fertilize. Not defeating, promoting. Not victim, victor. Not keeping from destination, it’s toward destination. 13 years in prison – Joseph for no fault. Got most prestigious position. Boss jealous, - ve attitude. Not stop, not pushed down. Woman with bad fame started working for Jesus. Mother praying for her son – who was under different addictions. 19 years shooter – a woman hiding talked to him telling last year she was divorced and passing through same situation of depression. A city was built on trash for poor people. They searched cheap things to sell and found small pipes for music, provided worldwide entertainment.

#660, Stored Up Blessings: When God laid out the plan for your life, He put in it everything you need to fulfill your destiny. He’s already lined up the right people, breaks, favor and increase. Psalm 31:19 says that You have stored up great blessings for those who honor You. Find out in this exciting message how to see these blessings released in your everyday life. You’ll be inspired to release your faith in greater ways, raise your level of expectancy, and trust in the goodness of God for your life. It’s time to receive ALL that God has for you! Single, spouse. Newly married, baby. We behave like God has limited resources. If he has granted something to someone, He is not able to promote us too. Celebrate other people’s success. Morning fishing with advice of Jesus. Center Foundation. Big fish / breakthrough. Net is empty for some better reason / time. A singer throat surgery. Missions trip to Africa surgeon. Peter fishing. Moses for long time in desert. Ibrahim and Sarah got son in very old age. Don’t worry if your net is empty, your fish is stored. Don’t let accusing voices to influence you. Big fish/success will find your net.

#658, Unlock Your Destiny Genes: Did you know that you have the DNA of Almighty God? This means that God has already preprogrammed in your DNA the gifts, talents, favor, opportunities and ideas that are just waiting to be released. Let this exciting message give you the biblical knowledge and understanding to unlock these genes so you can walk in the fullness God has planned for you! 1 Corinthians 2:9 promises us, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has in store for those that love Him.” As you keep yourself in the right atmosphere physically, spiritually and mentally, your destiny genes will be activated, and you’ll see God do things in your life you never knew were possible! No hair on the head (bald) of a thick hair youth. Seed of greatness, ideas, innovation, break of addiction. A small security device idea presented by a traffic police guy. In 1999 Joel became minister. Became writer.
Setback into come back. Pre-Programmed genes. Feel excitement. Live with expectancy. Genes are affected by our decisions. Keeping away from one environment deactivate or activate genes. Some we cannot change, some we can change. Listening changing genes. Turn on victory genes. Turn off pity genes. External environment can impact internal genes. Keep away from negative people. Pregnant with destiny genes. Don’t deactivate by company of critical. Hang around people who leap your baby, not sleep. Feed your spirit. Inspirational sayings work. Joel’s father poor. Good break, right people. Don’t be limited. Thoughts of faith. 90 year old lady started opera singing. Don’t die with locked up destiny genes. Stir / shake / discover talent.

#629, Dropped, But Not Forgotten: You can’t live very long without being dropped in life—dropped by an illness, a divorce, a friend that turns on you, or an unfair injustice. Many people let these moments define who they are and how they will live the rest of their lives. But Joel wants to inspire you in this encouraging message of God’s restoration power. He will teach you about how God used King David to restore a crippled and forgotten royal family member who knew what it was like to be dropped, abandoned and ashamed. Discover how God restored him to more than he could ever ask or dream and be inspired to believe in exciting, new beginnings in your own life! God has justice for you and a place of blessing and promotion that will restore everything that has been lost in your life! You are not forgotten! It’s time to get ready! New beginnings are coming your way! 25 years job, laid off. A school boy’s father died in a road accident. Trouble paid back twice. Israelites were mistreated. David was nice with his enemy Sars’ relatives (grandson). His life started in lavish. He was supposed to successor on throne. He was dropped by nurse and his legs were gone. His father was killed, he was not even recognizable. David granted him everything back to him. Permanent dinner was offered him every night with David. No self pity. There is slot waiting for you on king’s table. Sometime summoned for royal palace. Place of blessing, integrity, honor. Don’t settle for less. Still be Royal blood, with glory. Some dear one died, no baby, infertility, or walk away; you be paid back. God makes way where there is no way. 3 teen age children adopted with no pregnancy pain. Sickness, depression. Not down / up by own. When there is none to care, someone is there care. Jesus on cross. Simon caught him up. Alone but with high soul. He supports with angels. Restoring back. Oil of gladness. Heaviness / joy. A young man was on death bed, he called God, please help me how can I die? A college student (S Korea) knocked at door and asked anything she can pray about the house. His mom opened the door with tears. He is famous doctor (David Yonggi Cho - Founder of World's Largest Mega church).

#612, Have A Positive Mindset: Are you ready to live a more fulfilling, faith-filled, prosperous life? Then let Joel inspire and teach you the importance of having a positive mindset and learn how to stay in control of your mind. Scripture teaches in Colossians 3:2 to set your mind on the higher things and keep it set. The higher things are the positive things. You see, you control the doorway to your mind. Yet many times, people live on autopilot, letting their thoughts just roam free. But if you want to become everything God has created you to be, you have to choose the right thoughts. Remember, when you believe, your faith is released for God to do all things! Study 20 positive and 20 negative persons attitude for same circumstances. Positive will find opportunities. Be happy right now, not conditional. Set your mind on higher things (positive) and keep it safe. Right people, right opportunities are on the way. A reporter put a negative scenario. Be hopeful and expect things turn around. One good break counter many negative ones. You cannot think negative and live positive life, you are against the flow. Your life follows your thoughts. Control your thoughts. Don’t dwell on negative thoughts. Just think victory. Thoughts are like magnets. Thoughts control metabolism. Be in jet stream of God. It is well equipping. Daniel made the whole country worship the real God. He was put in front of 100 hungry lions. Lord is bigger than difficulties. God is able to do everything. Thank God for another great day. 

#623, You're Coming Out: We all face situations that look permanent in our health, relationships and careers. It’s easy to think that’s the way it will always be. In this exciting message, let Joel give you the faith tools to move into that next chapter in life. You may be walking through a valley, but know this: it’s not your destiny to stay there. Build your faith with this motivating message. Psalm 84:6, says, "Passing through the valley of weeping, you will find pools of blessing." When you’re in the valley, if you’ll stay in faith knowing that God has something better, He’ll take those tears and turn them into pools to refresh you. You’ll have the strength you need for every situation. You will come out! Legal trouble, chronic sickness, loneliness, addiction 14 years stopped, weeping, crying, mediocrity, family crises, weather, borrow, temporary valley, friend’s betray, difficulties, stolen car with installments replaced with high end paid off better car. Acknowledge, call God, smile on your face, coming out, and lend, new friendship, ticket of joy, and one step further, glory, and favor of God. Our character is tested in tough times. Blind man in the time of Jesus. Joel’s Center Foundation. Lord’s Might. Life threatening event on road. With greater substance coming out. Shark’s jaw stuck with rays released from victim fish of Moses. Away from fire or make you fire proof. Enemy cannot finish. Living testimony example.

#541, The God Who Closes Doors: The same God that opens doors will close doors. Maybe you prayed and didn’t get the job you really wanted or a relationship didn’t work out. It’s easy to allow rejection to lead to discouragement and think that God is not working in your life. But God sees the bigger picture for your life. He knows where every road is leading and where the dead ends are. Proverbs 20:24 says, “A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?” When you realize you are in the palm of God’s hand and that nothing happens without His divine purpose, then you will begin to see and realize that the closed doors are just as important as the open doors. God sees big picture. Knows the road around big circle. Right time is awaited. Closed doors are for promotion. David example. Sometimes for testing closes doors. Not get frustrated. Our thinking is narrow. 100 acres for sanctuary didn’t get through. Basket ball facility came in market. Door closes for better option. Not hindering, helping.

#655, Defining Moments: It’s very easy in life to make decisions based on how we feel in the moment and give into our desires. But if we are to reach the fullness of our destiny, we have to pass certain tests and learn to flee from temptation and choices that we will regret long term and can compromise our character. First Corinthians 10:13 says, “With the temptation, God will make a way of escape.” Temptation will always be there—and not just the temptation to compromise, but the temptation to get discouraged, to give up, the desire to make our wrongs right. But with God’s help, you can run the other direction! Let this inspiring message help you live your life on purpose, in victory with uncompromised focus, and free from the destruction found in giving into temptation. 26 YEARS old smoker and junk eater. Temptation ruins. Yousuf (as) was slave. Not compromised with owners’ wife. Defining moment. She falsely accused, sent Joseph to prison. Run from bad. Destined to Egypt throne. Run from junk food. Run from negativity. With every temptation there is run away. Defining moments decide where you would be. Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt for food, they bowed down. Creates legacy behaving in difficult times. Defining moments are of heavy importance. 65 year old Pastor apologized his son Joel and his friends (20 y) for his harsh words 11 pm. Use defining moments of escape.

#540 Running Your Race: how to deal with people, friends, family, nears and dears; 2 famous baseball players’ discussion, heaven, yes, next Thursday – you will be here to play. People drag /push / play / trust / approval you in their way. You cannot please everyone. Think to please God. 20 y, 40 y, 60 y different thinking. Death bed regrets. Tried according to expectations of people, not God, lessen God’s favor. Hopeful message delivery. Don’t fit others’ box. Disappoint few people to please God. They please people as compared to God. Do your assignment / destiny. God doesn’t like imitation, likes uniqueness. Joel’s start, critics. Some left the place. You will find new people / opportunities. Everyone has right of opinion, you have right not to listen. Optimistic and pessimistic difference. Don’t let people run your life. Push from wrong people for wrong purpose doesn’t mean anything. Be strong and run your own purpose of life. Differentiate between people’s ideas (distraction, lame excuses) and God’s idea; follow God’s idea. God orders, He pays for it; He doesn’t pay for people’s orders. People use spiritual language to express their own wishes. God directs you better than people. At the end we will stand in front of God; He will question about His opinion, not people’s opinion. Don’t be people pleaser. They are not interested in you; they are interested, what you can do for them. Don’t get trapped. Some so-called friends are joy stealers. Value your time. Let the people dream their own goals. People will be jealous, fault finders, belittle, discredit. Grandson, grandfather and donkey. Don’t share your dreams with everyone. If Joseph did this, he would save him a lot of his miseries. Brothers got jealous. Mary made the right move with message to her. She didn’t share with all. Don’t see left right focus straight for your purpose in life.

#654, Separated For The Better: Jesus save and Satan lost; both were using computer; storm came. Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. If you look back over your life and recall the times you really grew and came up higher, most often, it was the times of difficulty where your faith grew, and you were stretched beyond your limits. Did you know that these growing times—the threshing floor—are all part of God’s plan? These ordained seasons do not show up in our lives by accident. They are placed there on purpose to grow us, equip us and prepare us for our future. Take another look at these seasons of growth in this eye-opening message. You’ll be inspired to stay in faith and be equipped to go through the pruning seasons. It’s time to go to a new level and flourish into your destiny. Gain wisdom in this faith-building message so you’ll be ready and prepared in every season. Axe and cattle walk on wheat to take out valuable grain. Uncomfortable, annoying. Moses killed a person and 40 years took him on backward to refine. Threshing floor. David was crying for 3 months on losing his friend. Good man falls 7 times and God picks him up. What you lose give birth new one. To rise much high. Expert gardener – cut, prone – plants, on right time; so they blossom. Bumps on the road, adversity, separation, loss, drives us to higher level.

#624, I'm Still Standing: Adam talking to God about Eve’s beauty, why she is dumm (not smart); so that she love you.
Being a person of faith doesn’t exempt you from difficulties. Matthew 5:45 says, "Rain falls on the just and the unjust." No matter how good a person you are, no matter how much you honor God, there’s going to be some rain in your life. But the good news is that God's strength will equip you every step of the way, and you’re not alone! Let Joel remind you in this powerful message of God’s never-ending strength that’s always available to you. Psalm 18:39 says, "You have armed me with strength for the battle." So don’t be afraid of storms and trials. Be inspired and reminded that you’re coming up higher; you’re reaching a new level! The storms may come, the winds may blow, but with God by your side, you will stand and thrive! 1999 when Joel took over from his father, some senior fellows left. 3 years lawsuit. House built on rock, not on sand. Get back not setback. Pine tree bow down to the ground in stream, it was safe bounced back. Be victorious, not victim. Righteousness will flourish like palm. It becomes stronger after storm – research shows. Hurricane strengthens the root system of palm tree. God makes enemy to pay bringing the trouble. Good man falls 7 times and God picks him up. Not be with defeated mentality. Hard winds not defeat you. Break up in relationships. You may be down, but it is temporary. Bad break has good bounce back. Enemy comes like storm / flood / sickness. Joel became angry with the lady in a grocery store when his son was making mess. God acts in the same way. We need warrior spirit / mentality. 5 sets of heavy weight lifting exercise (hard). More difficult battle, more strong you come out. Do what you can do, God will do what you cannot do.

#653, An Expected End: $ 10 million, pastor was to inform a member of his congregation with heart condition; will pay half to the church; and the pastor died. Like any good movie, our lives are filled with twists and turns. There are seasons and situations that happen where it looks like nothing is going to work out. But, did you know God has already planned your final scene to end in victory? When you understand your end has been established, you won’t go through life discouraged because of a disappointment or bitter because of a loss. Let this inspirational message give you the biblical tools to face life with courage, hope and great faith, knowing that God can even use what seems to be a setback in our lives as a grand setup, an unexpected end. You may have had a rough start, but you’re not going to have a rough finish! And best of all, God promises in Philippians 1:6 that He will bring you to a flourishing finish! You stop yourself with negativity. Taller the building the deeper the foundation. Trust in God works. One scene not last one. Joseph was set to lead a nation. Detour, Joseph betrayed by his brothers, sold in slavery, put in prison. Setback is setup. In the end it will work. Game had 4 quarters different, with known the end, recorded replay. 1970 a teen age white with black pregnant. She was kicked out of home. Beginning does not destine end. Odds, breaks up, disadvantages, mistakes, twist of life, sufferings, turns, detours, divorce, addiction make way. Joel’s father poor. President of USA. Israel. Explosive blessings. God’s plans gracious. Job’s life. Discouraging wife. Thanking God all the time. Doubled his fortune. 140 years after affliction he lived. Stronger with more courage. Jesus was buried but he knew not to be there for long.

#538, Accept People For Who They Are: Interviewing the candidate son-in-law. Son-in-law was trying to show, he was Bible scholar. Expected father-in-law summarized that candidate young man is considering father-in-law as God. It’s easy to focus on others’ faults and what we would like to change about them. But, God is the one that put the talents, creativity and strengths into each person. Isaiah 64:8 says, “We’re the clay and you’re our potter: all of us are what you made us.” (The Message) Our job isn’t to change people. Learn to accept that God is the one directing their steps, making them and molding them into who He wants them to be. If you’ll learn to love, honor and accept people for who they are right now, your relationships will go to a whole new level. We are not potter. We cannot change people. People cannot think alike. Joel and Paul are brothers, different. Joel and Victoria – two different course of life. People are created with different strengths / weaknesses. If we accept each other, we will get rid of frustration. Leaves of plants are not like. Same type plant but different color leaves. Kids perfect in different ways. Different personalities, different strategies. We can just encourage people. Some people are traditional, some are creative. Different talents. Don’t try to constantly change each other. Make allowance for each other. Don’t fit others in our mold. 25 years of marriage and trying to change – accepted whatever. Faults of your wife made her you husband. Not good communicator but hard worker. Don’t compare other husbands other wives. Instead of complaining, appreciate strengths. Core in a bottle which rises with water – appreciation is same like water. When we try to fit in our mold, problems start from there. Other people’s time table may be different. 80/20 rule. Nobody is 100%. Dark / light green leave. Do your part.

#652, Shame Off You: young lady came back in sad mood, that he husband (to be) is atheist. He even doesn’t believe in hell. Mom said, marry with him anyway. We both will prove how wrong he is. Are you carrying around guilt, shame or heaviness? This is your day to be free. Shame is one of the enemy's favorite tools. He's called the accuser of the brethren. He'll remind you of every mistake, every failure, even things that weren't your fault. He'll try to deceive you into thinking you're to blame. But if we're going to live in victory, we have to learn to silence that voice of shame and tune in to God's abundant voice of victory! Let this motivating message inspire you to transform your heart with the powerful Word of God. God has removed your shame! You may have had some bad breaks, but those setbacks were really setups for God to bring you out with double. Not shame on you, shame is destructive. God forgives, we don’t forgive ourselves. Do better next time. Go for repentance. When God is not remembering, why we do. 430 years Israelites were suffering, God reproached them. God rolls away negative right away. Quit listening negatives. Shake off negatives. Happened to you, not who you are. Have some failures, but not you. You are masterpiece. Sometimes people make by labeling. Many people repented from very bad name to pious fame, invaluable to valuable, disgrace to grace. We count ourselves perfect, confessing mistake is the right way. Sometimes you are in church, very nice but on the street different. Forces supporting you are stronger than opposition. You may become helping others through struggling. Enemy twists the facts deceiving you. God is there to pay injustice. You have crown of favor. You get paid double. God is observing all very closely. Our value comes from God, not from people. Doors are open, just walk out of shame.

#622, Reprogram Your Mind: Our mind is like a computer—how it is programmed determines everything. God, your Creator and Programmer, designed you to live an abundant, victorious, faith-filled life where you can do all things through Christ! But the reason we don’t always live this abundant life is because we’ve allowed viruses to contaminate our software and influence our thoughts with things such as our environment, how we were raised, the people we are around, and hurtful situations. This message will teach you how to hit the delete button and get back to your original software. As you take a look inside and examine your thought patterns, you’ll be inspired to upgrade with God’s Word and let go of what no longer serves you. Don’t let your thoughts limit you anymore. Let God’s Word empower you to live a life of victory! New program (S/W) according to hardware. Another masterpiece, right software. Original S/W great. We get viruses. Infected, low esteem. Listen Creator. Don’t be limited. When negatives come, just delete. God is Restorer. I’m favored from God. Family history is not precedent. Don’t dwell on negative thoughts. Otherwise you are watering seeds of defeat. Puppies dragging their back following their mom. We are following wrong models. I’m where I am, but not who I am. 33 years with terminal cancer still alive, Lakewood church are examples.

#650, Unexpected Sunshine: 2 famous baseball players’ discussion, heaven, yes, next Thursday – you will be here to play. Have you ever asked yourself, "When am I going to see the sunshine again?" Maybe you've experienced loneliness, hurt, lack, or a health struggle that is holding you back that seems to follow you around like a heavy cloud. Well, get ready. Let this faith building message remind you of the faithful promise that God has unexpected sunshine for your life! Psalm 30:5 promises us, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." His rays of restoration, hope, healing and abundance are closer than you think! It's time to have faith again! Learn to live in cloudy time. God is bigger than problems. Clouds are defeats, mediocrity, negativity, unlikeness, darkness, legal situation, addiction, stubborn environment. Spirit of Most High God. Time of abundance is there. God has authority to move in a moment equal to years and years. Obnoxious supervisor transfer and resign. Rehab in short time instead of years. 4 days in hotel, not payment. Few youth helped him. In past he had helped them. Don’t wait to thank God. Believe and see. Diamond necklace lost and found in ocean.

#649, The Valley of Blessing: for God million years equal to 1 sec 1 million equal to 1 penny. We all go through difficult times in life and things we don't understand. When we're in a valley, it's easy to get discouraged and think that it's never going to change. But Joel wants to remind you of God's promise of His blessing. David proclaimed in Psalm 23:5, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Right in the middle of trouble, God will prepare a table of abundance for you! Let this message build your faith to trust every single season God has in your life. Nothing is a surprise to Him. You can relax, enjoy your life and trust God's delivering power and His blessing for you while in the valley. Juda were surrounded by 3 armies.

#616, It's Not Over: old man was driving 80-100 at 4:00 am. Officer pulled him over. The reason; few years before my wife was run over by state officer. I was thinking, you are again bringing her back. Is there something you've given up on? A dream? A relationship? Your health? Then this inspiring message is for you. Let Joel remind you of God’s resurrection power and the hope that’s available to you right now! No matter what you’ve been through, God wants the rest of your life to be more blessed, more rewarding, more enjoyable than what you’ve experienced in the past. Find out how your greatest victories are still in front of you and learn to move forward with God so you can experience a new season of life! Death (loss, slow, discouragement, bad breaks, legal situation, own mistake), burial, resurrection (promotion, victory, mercy). 3 times more business, the competitor company quit. Cain (shepherd – killer and hided himself) and Abel (farmer – was killed) two sons of Adam and Eve. Eve was deceived by the serpent and then she convinced Adam to eat forbidden fruit. God is watching very closely. Brain tumor patient cured. Please be seeded. Hope for good final report from God. Jobe’s 9 month test. Double dose of trouble / healing / promotion.

#648, Pushed into Your Purpose: YOUNG couple driving, 30 mins arguing on pronunciation of new city name NACTRICS. Stopped on a place and requested a young lady – to slowly pronunciation the name of the place – she looked at couple – and said – BURGER KING. God created us to grow, expand and flourish into greatness. But sometimes, this isn't always the easiest or most exciting thing, especially when we face hardships, disappointments and loss. In this encouraging message, Joel wants to help you take another look at your life and see the places where God is trying to grow you and take you to a new level. Let this message fuel your faith and inspire you to keep pressing forward. Remember, God has you right where you should be. As you trust Him and are willing to go through the process, He will take you to a place of abundance, promotion and victory! FRIENDSmove away. New supervisor not friendly, doors closed. Loss in business. Not comfort, purpose. When things are fine, we feel comfort, no stretches, no struggle. If God doesn’t close the doors, we would be satisfied where we would be. Too much potential / talent / in you and stuck where you are. Situations (uncomfortable, difficulties) are not to stop you, they are to push you, make you stronger. Push me to new level. 17 years Joel with expert media personnel coach. When he left, Joel in challenge. Always enemies are not closing doors, God does it on purpose. History of David. Difficult pathway. 17 years Joel was media producer. Then (1999) his father died. Comfortable behind the scene. Now he is on front. Jobe’s history. Adversity, challenge, loss works, betrayal as push better. Pain is sign – birth is closer. Steve Jobs – a brilliant. 21-23 successful. On 30 he was fired. With new skill Apple brought him back as CEO. Birth pain. Push is there on right time. 9 months in womb, growing, maturing but not more. Pushed in new life. Protected place, comfort zone has some limits. John Osteen’s successes with difficulties. Limited environment – has to resign after long time. He started in 1959 Lakewood with 90 people. One very honest, hardworking employee fired from job. He was very upset but he got new position in a big corporation. Paul’s boat destroyed to go to Caesar. Paul was able to preach the faith the whole Iceland.

#647, Your Words Become Your Reality: Ohio bridge, 4 marriages, How I am insensitive. 2 lanes, 4 lanes. Did you know that your words are like seeds? In fact, you are where you are today because of what you've been saying about yourself. That's why Joel created this powerful, eye-opening message to help you take a closer look at the words you are saying. Proverbs 18:21 says, "The tongue can bring death or life." Learn how to reprogram your words with the life-giving power of God's Word and speak your God-given authority to change your situation and ultimately, your life! As you let go of the voices of defeat and fear and pick up the voice of victory, your life will never be the same! You can bless your future with your words. I am blessed / successful. Mostly people do opposite. Words are seeds. Prophesize with good words. So best seeds and reap accordingly. With our tongue, we curse our life, we bless our life. Sometimes enemy doesn’t defeat us, we defeat ourselves. A smart player prophesized himself as fatty. Lady all the time says in the mirror, looking good today. Wife says tired, I say looking beautiful. A family history Alzheimer’s guy cured himself with good memory. Joel’s daughter told him; don’t prophesize negative. Don’t snare / trap in your words. I’m talented. No chain, no barriers. Don’t describe situation, talk about change. Basket ball arena to renovate this place; 4 years service, $100 million budget. Don’t tell people the situation. Right people are searching for me. Talk about God’s promises. God is restoring my health. Voice of faith / defeat. You have option. Job interview – 2 voices. Don’t say, listen negative. I’m victor, not victim. David was very positive to kill Goliath. A stone with string finished Goliath (was a giant). Goliath with large army more weapons was defeated with faith of David. Do you know my Boss/origin? I’m from God. Addiction, bad lucks. Great mountain became molehill. "What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'" Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones came to him after God had directed him to prophesy the rebirth of Israel. Tongue sets the direction of our life.

#646, The Right People: on Valentine’s day; wife wished a dream of diamond. Husband brought her a gift package in the evening – a book titled DREAMS. Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. In this edifying message, Joel shares what the Bible has to say about who you allow into your inner circle. Proverbs 13:20 says, "He who walks with wise men will become wise." Make sure you're hanging around the right people, the type that will inspire you to come up higher and be all that God has created you to be! Learn how to make the necessary boundaries and changes necessary so that you can thrive in life. Associate with people you like you be after 5 years; dreamers not chickens / draggers. Shouldn’t hang around slow people. Set boundaries – hot temper, angry. Don’t waste valuable time with wrong people. Worthless friends bring shame. Gossip with low esteem people ruins. Too many people are stuck with worthless ones. Spend time with inspiring eagles / big dreamers. Law of group – flock with successful people. Disciplined, shining, bookworm friends matter; not mediocre. Iron / friend sharpen iron / friend. Not inbox, out of box. Ibrahim left his place, relatives. Let God bless us by taking good / right choices. Not be always giver. Not let others control you. Don’t carry over loading. Care for your own happiness. You need people who encourage you, carry you. You should spend with them. A dog came in the life of a disable child to cause big name of boy – dog show. 
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#645, Living Large: God wants to take you where you’ve never been and show you favor that you’ve never seen! We weren’t created to live a small life with little goals, dreams and influence. God created us to live an abundant life. No matter where you are, you’re not supposed to get stuck at that level and stay there. God is a God of increase. He has something bigger in your future. Have you let how you were raised or your current environment keep you from believing for anything greater? It’s time to adopt a new mentality! Jesus said in Matthew 9:17, “No one puts new wine into old wineskins.” Let this faith-building message teach you to let go of limited thinking (the old wineskin) and inspire you to believe bigger, expect bigger, and discover the seeds of greatness and untapped potential inside of you! Wineskins – Old dry leather container – burst if filled. Husbands, job to make coffee from Bible - Hebrew. Life is not small; we are living in small way. Path of righteous becomes bigger and bigger. Joel was happy behind the scene. A fish needs big container to grow. Bad addictions – get rid of. Peter and Jesus – in the morning – fishing. Peter did not believe but it worked to his surprise. Let down your net. Build orphanage. Forefathers laid foundations – you may become the difference maker. You have more opportunities. Start living large life. Professional thief, limited environment. 21 years of successful career of thieving. Only option not. Drug seller – has many skills to tape – customer service, influence etc. cotton farmer – his father. 17 year he decided to become Pasteur. Don’t let people put limitation on you. Leave a mark on generation. Rise on new levels. Think bigger live bigger. 4 monkeys and a banana on a pole – cold water. Now one monkey was replaced with new one and was done same and same. Room was full of monkeys, none was there to go to bananas. 6 years boy wrote – he want to be TV anchor. Teacher discouraged him, his father encouraged him. You will lend, not borrow. 

#644, Secret Frustrations: Little girl talking to her grandfather with wrinkles on his face. God is getting better in His Creativity. There will always be things in life that we don’t understand or don’t make sense. It may even be an unanswered prayer or situation in your life that you’ve earnestly sought God to change for years. When this happens, it’s very easy to focus on what’s not changing, which can rob us of our joy and faith. But, there is a higher way to live. Let Joel encourage you to see your secret frustrations a bit differently with a fresh Godly perspective. Second Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you. My power works best in weakness.” You have the grace for anything you’re facing. Let this message teach you how to trust God and His timing so you can stay filled with His peace, joy and strength no matter what. And as you stay in faith and pass the test of trusting God, you’re being prepared for your future! Long time no baby and prayers were working effectively for other people. God is sovereign God. Paul’s sufferings, please remove throne. Don’t give up, don’t settle. Spouse change. Kidney stone pain in 1900 suffered a Pasteur. Keep suffering bed with you. 15 years of service with a lot of struggles. Moses to Faro. Moses arm - shining and stick – snake. We have imperfections, thorn. Experiences develop under pressure. Preparation for promotion. Match / develop character. Even situation doesn’t change, you will change. Make yourself God trust in you, not only you trust in God. 1959 – 90 people started Lakewood Church. 1966 to 1972 until now growing. Spirit of excellence. Stay in faith. Jacob’s 2 wives, both blessed differently. Stay in peace. Joel’s father’s last moments. Keep believing and die faithfully. Don’t try to figure out.
#642, Heavy With Favour: Teenager got driver’s license and start demanding car. Father suggested to improve his grades, read Bible regularly and have nice haircut. Son acted on first two but not haircut and argued – Moses, Jesus had long hair. Father told his son; all those prophets were walking long for their activities. Did you know that right now you are heavy with favor? Let Joel show you in this exciting message how much God loves you and teach you about His amazing, abundant favor that's on your life—right now. You will learn that favor is a free gift you cannot earn and how to activate this favor through prayer and expectancy. Learn how to pray bold prayers and gain a greater vision of His love for you and who you are in God. Isaiah 60:1 says, "Arise and shine, for the glory of the Lord is upon you." As you learn how to rise up in your faith and pray prayers filled with expectancy, you will see God show up in your life in remarkable ways! You have not, because you have not asked for that. Highway route was changed from Lakewood. Miracle was there amputated finger of a girl cured. 1 Million shoes’ donation instead of 3000. Victoria and Joel. New York times 60 years lease. 100 Million Premises was offered in only 7.5 Million. 400k for several surgeries bill was paid (hospital waiver); father was police officer, mother was school teacher. Elisha was the faithful disciple of the prophet Elijah, and his successor. John Osteen travelled place to place for service. Go for bold prayers. Mary’s parents poor. Angel appeared and told heavy favor. Believing is the key. Don’t feel light weight. 
#615, Redeem the Time: You're a person of destiny. God is counting on you to make a difference in this world and fulfil your purpose. With this gift of life comes a responsibility to develop your talents, pursue your dreams, and become what God has created you to be. Ephesians 5:15-17 says, "Make the most of every opportunity. Don't be vague and thoughtless, but live accurately and purposefully." Let this message teach you how to reach your highest potential and grow in excellence. Get ready to re-evaluate and refocus your life so you can run every step with purpose! Don’t waste time. Use time wisely. Focus on your goals. Well plan for today, this week, this month. Be own purpose person. Playing video instead of studying. Invest time not waste. Invest time for organizing things, not for finding. What is the point – not to live focus, live just live. On regular basis, re-evaluate what you are doing. Every battle is not worth fighting. You don’t need to resolve conflict with everyone. Don’t trap in distraction. Don’t go for approval everyone. God will be your vindicator. Don’t let sun go to set in your anger. Hanging with people who pull you down is wastage of time. Invest or spend. Set goals, short term and long term. Make the most of every opportunity. Don’t live vague and unclear, distracted. Live purposefully, focused, organized and accurately. Social media, video games, telephone – wastage of time. It’s easy to be unfocused and waste time. If sun goes down with bitterness, it will rise with bitterness. No sad story in Lakewood hurricane. Disappointments are inevitable but misery is optional. Not too much to be worried, do something best. Invest your time in the best way. No goals, no dreams people – don’t hang with. Jesus was very selective the people to live with. He selected 12 people. 2-3 close, 1 best. Evaluate your friendship. Inner circle. Recognize your team. Model excellence. Sharpen you. Drag down. Pushing people. Don’t poison your life. Be lonely instead. Choose entrusted inner circle. Quit excuses. Own purpose person.
#613, Living Content: Wherever you are in life right now, there is something you can be grateful for. Yet, many people have decided that they are not going to be happy until a certain goal is met or until they “have a certain thing or someone.” That’s why Joel wants to remind you of the Godly principle of living life in contentment and being grateful for where you are - right now. While it’s good to have goals, we have to make sure that we are not depending on others or outside situations to fulfill us in order to be happy. Discover how God wants you to be content in whatever situation you find yourself, and how He will use every season for His glory and for our good. Discontent is dishonoring God. Learn to enjoy the season we are in. We focus on what we want and take for granted what we have. It doesn’t happen automatically, it’s a choice we have to make. When we are content we are growing. Instead of changing situation, let it change you. God doesn’t want us to be in comfort, He wants us to grow. Make sure to pass the test. David lonely shepherd. David was content, working greatly. Discontentment will follow you, everywhere you go. Joel tried to find noise source into the whole house 20 mins, actually it was from his cell phone in his pocket. Same is discontentment or contentment. It is not circumstances makes us dishearten, it is discontentment. Maintenance or management - enjoy the season. May be situation will change when you change. It doesn’t mean, you settle, you never dream. It means, you don’t live frustrated. Always wishing for more – reason of discontentment. Learn always blossoming. I am content with what I have. No hair looking for hair, smart looking for fatty vice versa, single for marriage, married looking for other stuff, and white looking for dark. Mary pregnant with Jesus. Every season is not spring. You cannot grow in smooth season. Changing season gives you opportunity to grow. Rainy, winter spring, summer. Kids in diaper, in college. Joel’s father was driving family to and from airport because of not affording big vacations. Joel’s son was bored in Disney land within 15 mins, preferred swimming in hotel. No arguments worked. Joel’s funny assumption and remembering his father’s drive to and from airport, so cheap recreation but great. Learn to enjoy simple things in life. Every blessing comes with a burden. Promotion brings with it more responsibility. Baby is so pretty, but he cries on 3:00 am. Big building brings more bills.
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