GET CENTRED FOR A LIFE OF CONTENDED JOY

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As i take some time to rest and recuperate several things have been going through my heart as i ponder and consider some things. TO LIVE a contended successful joyful life one must have a particular mindset and have certain standards.

1: CHOOSE TO LIVE CLEAN WITH GOD. Never allow any sin in your life. There are so many tempting things that people do that appear justifiable. I choose not to think evil of other ministers, I refuse to discuss other people, I wont incubate anything that makes me uncomfortable in my spirit. The bible says If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me.

2: CHOOSE TO LIVE CLEAN WITH MEN. Even when you are in good relationship with GOD you may be in bad relationship with people and that will ensure that your relationship with GOD will never help anyone. Your purpose in life is towards people therefore you will never achieve your purpose unless you are able to connect to people. Living at peace with all men however does not mean that they will always agree with you. Its fine to disagree but not become disagreeable. Let anyone who has a problem have the problem themselves and not you.

  1. INCULCATE HEALTHY CULTURES IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT. Choose to live a life with joy. I saw videos of the egyptians beheadings and didnt watch them. I saw the video of Billy Grahams son attacking President Obama and i didnt share them even though i agreed with some of the content because there are things that do not edify therefore i don’t share such things. I choose healthy cultures i spend time in the bush because im a wildlife person. I choose to do things that make me happy and i refuse to sit and talk about problems but solutions. I now eat supper at 5pm for health reasons, i never eat 3 meals a day but eat a small breakfast and supper. So create the environment that brings you joy. I do lots of braais and i love having family time. What makes you happy what causes you to passionately stretch towards your destiny what it is that inflames your passion for the Kingdom. That is what you must always guard and pursue.
  2. DEFINE WHO IS ALLOWED YOUR AUDIENCE. Your company will decide your commission. Have you seen that when the wrong people are around you everything goes wrong but when the right people are around the wrong things seem to have a habit to retreat from you. This includes people, and everything that activates your senses. Its the materials you read, the materials you see the materials you hear, what you feel and what you taste. I love nice things and i surround myself with what causes me to reach out to what GOD has ordained for me. I never allow people and things that do not add to my life including who i counsel. The fact that im a pastor doesn’t mean that i have to see everyone. Hence one reason i never see people from other ministries is because its wrong firstly and no one who has never wanted to hear me publicly should seek a private audience with me.
  3. DECIDE WHAT YOUR STANDARDS ARE IN LIFE. There are things that will never be acceptable to me. i will not accept low standards for anything. As much as i may have budgetary constraints in my pursuit of excellence i never allow that to be a reason to accept mediocrity as a standard. When you have standards you don’t have to accept other peoples standards. In our home we don’t walk with shoes on carpets and therefore our visitors are shown what we do. regardless of who a person may be i will never allow smoking or drinking on my premises or home. Those are my standards. what are your standards because if you don’t have them anyone and everyone will impose theirs on you and you will become miserable as a result.
  4. HAVE A VERY CLEAR VISION FOR YOUR LIFE. What you see is what you stretch out to and what GOD stretches towards you regardless of size and condition. A vision is what focuses your life a vision is what creates the reason to live a vision is what causes you to overcome an enemy designed to destroy you. Let your vision be so big that it cannot be achieved by your resources alone otherwise its just a wish. It must be so big that when it starts manifesting you will always give GOD the glory knowing that no one could have done it besides HIM.
  5. FOLLOW A MENTOR WHO HIGHLY INSPIRES YOU TO BE THE VERY BEST. The sad state of many of our churches and institutions is because they have never had a true mentor neither have they ever known how to select one. There is so much talk of spiritual fathers and mentors but very little understanding of what these animals are like or what one needs to do to maintain that relationship. One can succeed without a mentor but their success will be inhibited. A mentor makes a journey shorter a mentor shields you from unnecessary pain a mentor helps you define the good that is designed to destroy you. True Mentors are there to release power mantles that will accelerate ones destiny race and they exist to help define and figure the future.
  6. YOUR DECISION THAT GOD WANTS YOU HAPPY CONTENTED JOYFUL AND SUCCESSFUL.You cant succeed against a wrong mindset. Your decision are the reason you are where you are today. If i knew what i know today i wouldnt have worked 19 years of my life but would have worked far less. GOD can help a man who is poor and distraught but GOD cant help a man with a wrong attitude. I have never understood pastors and ministers who wear long ugly faces and look absolutely unfriendly when their calling is to people. I have been told that its too demeaning for me to always be seen in public but wonder how my calling can demean me. I love guns and the bush, I love to study successful people I love to spend uninterrupted time studying the bible and in prayer. I am currently on holiday with the girl i fell in love with 30 years ago. We are in a nice place very far from home. We are having so much fun, taking photos like tourists. (sorry im not the FB poster of such things neither can you know where we are) I love to be happy and i love to see the sick healed and the oppressed delivered. Make the decision to be joyful.
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Because You Count!

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I was born in Tshabalala in Bulawayo in 1967 and i turn 50 in a months time. My short time on earth has taught me many things but i still have an entire world to learn still. So if you have some time to spare herewith some stuff l have learnt:
1.VALUE yourself. Regardless of what you do in life there will be more people that don’t believe in you than those who do. Its simple believing in you makes them feel like they have to reduce their value. Believe in yourself, don’t be a copy cat and don’t try to live someone elses life. Be the very best you can ever be because truth is there is no one on earth gifted and made like you. You are special and right now is a good time to repeat that to yourself.  doesn’t that sound good?

2:Live by PRINCIPLE. Too many people allowed themselves to be sucked into an existence mode where everything else tells them who they are and what they should do. A university degree doesn’t change you it just means you learnt something at a certain level. I have principles for relationships, principles for education, principles for marriage, principles for time, principles for money and wealth, principles for my relationship with my Father and GOD, principles for ethical living, principles for family etc etc. If you don’t have them you are like a sailing boat with no direction and therefore just waiting to wash ashore or slam into an iceberg. Develop life principles and there is no better book than the bible regardless of your religion.

3:Seek out your PURPOSE. Your purpose is the reason for your existence. This is what you would do even if you were not getting paid. Ministering Jesus is not a job I retired from Edgars when i was 38 years old and so im officially on retirement but my purpose is connecting people back to their GOD through my lifestyle. This is why what people say has no effect on me because im too busy to listen to jealousy, wicked whiners who will criticize the car `i drive the house i live in and the wife i married. My purpose was clear to me from a young age and `i have never tried to be someone else nor tried to copy anyone. As a prophet I don’t do body guards because i have no one to fear, I don’t dress up as much because i spent 17 years in fashion dressing up it therefore holds little excitement, I don’t wear jeans and untucked shirts to a service because I respect peoples emotions and feelings and it is against my training as a fashion person. My purpose is bringing man and women to the understanding of GODS purpose for mankind and its this purpose that has made me travel to some very unusual destinations in the world. Know your destiny and your blessing rests in it. Know your destiny and you wont waste time fighting small silly battles with time wasters.

 4:Build a SUPPORT structure. These are people who must take you years to confide in and trust. There are a lot of good talkers out there and not too many who can put their money where their mouths are. A support structure is made up of people who you respect and who can talk straight to you regardless of your success and be able to save you from yourself especially when your head starts growing big. This kind of animal is very rare. I hardly have 3 of them and im trurning 50. These are not school buddies or neighbours or cousins etc, these are people who you really connect with and they have your back. Its always best if they are older and more accomplished than you so they don’t have to hold back pieces of advice that are sore.

5:Find good MENTORS. Many people just don’t understand the different dynamics that differentiate a teacher from a adviser and an adviser from a mentor and a mentor from a spiritual father. A teacher is someone who teaches valuable lessons in life mostly academic and you forget their names. An adviser is someone who for a season guides you as you traverse through some territory like marriage etc etc. A Mentor is someone whose life you emulate and they speak into a very confined space to coach you into greatness and a Spiritual Father is someone who defer to in spiritual matters and in whose presence you can break down if need be. If you can get a Mentor who is also a Spiritual Father then you are most blessed. Many people go through life without this understanding. A mentor is a prophecy of your future and whoever you allow to take that place knowingly or not will shape your thoughts and your value system. I have a few mentors for the different areas of my life because my wisdom mentor is not necessarily my health mentor. I have a mentor for family a mentor for business. Note that good are rare and if you are really serious this will take you years to find. I feel sorry for most young pastors and ministers as they run and try to find spiritual fathers who are not interested in any mentoring people because they were never mentored themselves and so our nation is filled with spiritual orphans hence the weird things going on in the churches.

 6:Read good materials that speak into your destiny or your life’s pursuits. Daily i do my twitter reading and then the business reading because there is a world of information wealth out there and its all free. Half the things people pay for they can just read off the internet. It is proven now that rich people watch TV less than an hour a day and poor people more than 4 hours. I have always said it soapies were developed to occupy people with no purpose in life who must watch the lives of “actors” who wish they could live the lives they act whilst they waste theirs watching fake lives. I have a big library of books especially on my pet subject leadership. I never come back home from a trip without having invested in several books and the reason i buy abroad is because the bookshops in Zim are extortionists with their prices. Most books selling for $15 here you buy in Nigeria for $7. Read Read Read if you are ever going to be of any relevance to anyone more so yourself.

YOU ARE SALT : Part 3

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: How does a poor man become salt? How does a man with no honour or respect get to the place where his saltiness can benefit others? That’s a mammoth task, but GOD has ordained that his people can be prosperous, but not be defined by prosperity. It is critical for our people to be wealthy and I’m amazed at poor preachers attacking the provisions of the covenant GOD gave to men from the beginning because of their religious upbringing. You are working right now not because you hate wealth, but would love to be wealthy.

Herewith why you need to be wealthy:


1-Wealth creates relationships.
Pro 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
2Ch 17:5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.


2-Wealth brings you before great man.
Pro 18:16 Aman’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Ecc 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.


3-Wealth makes you touch lives.
Zec 1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore

4-Wealth accomplishes great things.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.


5-Wealth gives you influence.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


6-Wealth is GODS original plan for you.
Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psa 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Psa 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
Pro 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.


7-Wealth enhances your testimony as GODS child.
2Ch 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
Pro 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


SO FROM TODAY I pray for you where ever you are that you will never be misled by spiritually bankrupt and financially broke ministers who want to cut short your life to financial fortune, yours is to be a life of abundance in Jesus Name. If that is you let me hear you holla Yeah hallelujah!!!

Servant Bothwell Phiri

 

 

 

YOU ARE SALT : Part 2

 

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: Salt is very common and can be found almost everywhere hence its called table salt. The GAY issue has tried to be salt but will never be. Now gays try and desecrate the image of Jesus with various movies like jesus christ superstar and other movies out there. Its so bad that even the Republican party is caving in to the demands of a minority whilst they can’t guarantee the safety of African Americans or blacks in most european countries.

HEY you yes you are the salt of the world.
To be salt is to be needed. From today you shall be needed.
To be salt is to be flavour. I declare you are flavour.
To be salt is to be a preserver. From today you shall preserve life.
To be salt is to be medicine and you shall bring healing.


Everyone has the right to be whatever they want but don’t try and push it down my throat. I only preach the gospel I don’t force down anyone and so I don’t expect to have the gay issue be forced onto me. Now kids are taught that there are many forms of family. They can’t produce kids so they want to adopt from the lifestyle they hate. Its like black parents who hate whites wanting to adopt a white kid. Homosexuality according to the bible is sin and I’m not a fence sitter I believe the bible and that is the standard of my life.


Rom 1v24(CEV) So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.
V25(CEV) They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.
V26(CEV) God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
V27(CEV) Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds.

Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality New Orleans because of the Mardi Gras which is a celebration of the same. DO NOT BE DECEIVED GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS THAT WILL HE ALSO REAP (Gal 5v6). Do I have any kingdom minded people out there who are willing to take a stand and not just like the article but say yes I’m here?

Servant Bothwell Phiri

YOU ARE SALT : Part 1

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Big egos and personal ministry building instead of Kingdom building has become the bane of our generation. You shall not allow your self to become that cheap. How do I become the solution instead of the problem?
1-Recognise that you are not the only person on earth. So don’t attack what other people do because that doesn’t make you better. If you know the answer you don’t communicate it by attacking others just tell them what the answer is.
2-Refuse to be part of a group but become part of the Kingdom. Salt doesn’t try to be sugar because it knows it has its own unique use. Only identify with a group if they are doing something good and not when they do wicked. Look at the different factions of political parties and how many have been left naked with no cover.
3-Never connect yourself to man of GOD who spends time telling you what is wrong with others or whose mindset is things other than Kingdom work. What you connect to you emulate, and what you emulate you become. So following a bitter person will also make you bitter.
4-Become so addicted to Jesus that other people’s errors become their personal collateral and not yours. I used to walk into worship services where people would be bored with the worship and I would be on cloud 9 because my worship was between me and GOD and no one else.


TO THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY US PASTORS AND OTHER TITLES, if you stopped going to church you were not born again in the first place. If you are still carrying the hurt you need to find healing fast and if you are healed then it is so that you may help others. Forgive man of GOD they pretend to be infallible but they are just man I know that because I’m one. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND ARE SALT AND YOU MUST LET THAT SALT FLAVOUR THE WORLD, you are a one in a million and your place cant be filled by another. GOD values you and so must you. I declare that your life will never be the same after today `I decree that a new season of greatness is happening upon you right now, Power is on our side, GOD is on your side and you shall not fail.

Servant Bothwell Phiri

COVERED HEAD TO TOE

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So Ephesians 6 teaches us in verse 14 to put on the belt of truth.

1-Truth is what holds everything together. When people lie they are a sitting comedy show as they wait from someone or something to expose them. Truth sets you free and truth is GOD and His word. Regardless of what so called experts claim to know don’t let people lie to you about the relevance of GODS word. Nothing is relevant until it passes the test of the word. We must therefore according to Ephesians 6 put on the belt of truth. YOU put it on. Its not a miracle its a decision. That’s why there are so many that claim to be Christians but lie like hell because they haven’t put on the truth. Pastors who share non existent miracles thinking that they are helping GOD look good.

2-Next put on the breastplate or bulletproof vest of righteousness or right standing. If you are standing good with GOD He stands with you. Righteousness is what we receive at salvation and something we must then maintain or else we lose it.

3-Next is the shoes of the gospel of peace. If you find that the church you go to causes you to be in conflict with family members then you need to rethink. Let them fight you but never fight them because you must wear the shoes of the gospel of peace. These keep you prepared and ready to share GODS nature with others like Christ who when reviled did not revile when attacked did not respond in the same way back.

I pray for you today, you shall not fail, you shall not live in frustration and you shall not be ashamed. Your belt of truth will hold things together your breastplate will protect your vitals organs and your shoes of the gospel of peace will keep your walk protected receive the armour in faith and by your obedience to do GODS word in Jesus name, somebody shout “I’m getting dressed”

4-Ephesians 6:16 Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. The 4th piece of armour is your shield that stops fiery darts of sickness and disease, poverty, delays, witchcraft etc. Your faith is what separates you from the herd. Faith is seeing what others cannot see, faith is sensing what others cannot sense, faith is receiving what others cannot receive because faith is way beyond the senses and many cannot access it. Faith hears the word and immediately receives what the word of GOD says about you. I don’t know what circumstances have connived against you but I’m here to tell you that the devil is a liar and GODS word is true. Your faith will see you through, you will arise off the death bed, you will walk down that wedding isle you will gt that dream job and wife and you will succeed in what you set out to do shout fire somebody.

5- Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation. This is the 5th piece of armour that you need to be covered. The helmet will protect your mind, your will your emotions against the onslaught of the enemy. You need to always think on the salvation of GOD. GOD is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can think of or imagine. This is the thing you need to protect the most. You can’t think wrong and talk right and whatever you say will determine what your life will be like. So put on the helmet. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, Matthew 12v32 by his words a man is either justified or condemned. YES WORDS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHEN YOU TALK WRONG YOU WILL LIVE WRONG BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT WRONG.

I pray for you today that, Romans 12v1-2, you will be transformed by the renewing of your mind. May you live in GODS abundance may you start today to get ready and prepare yourself for the greatness that GOD has ordained for you in this season. YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN RECEIVE IT IN JESUS NAME.

6- Ephesians 6:17 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. The 6th piece of armour to cover you completely today is the sword of the spirit. The first is the word which must be converted to truth in your spirit and hold up things together and the 6th is the word which must now be used as an offensive weapon against the powers of darkness. By His stripes you were healed, No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue raised against you shall be condemned in Jesus name. Zech 1v17 for through prosperity shall the cities of GOD be spread so you need to prosper in order to fulfill your destiny. Psalms 23 Goodness and mercy are following you every morning you leave home hence favour is your portion and you always know that something good is going to happen to you.

7- Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. 7th is prayer. To leave home any day without having spent time in the word and meditated on it and prayer is to leave home without your trousers. I DON’T MISS PRAYER both personal and corporate in church. Fasting is a very important part of my existence and i fast at least 120 days a year if i don’t take on more days. Besides being good for my health (which is not why i fast) this is a humbling experience for me that helps keep me in check. Because of this i have learnt to deal with those who rise up against me pastors and sinners alike and i never respond to them. Prayer is the place i reserve for private intimacy with the creator but i’m praying the whole day and even in my sleep. Prayer will give you power today, i pray that you will make a decision to become the best GOD has ordained for you.

YOU ARE GODS IMAGE AND WERE NEVER MEANT TO PORTRAY ANYTHING LESS THAN THAT. You are the apple of GODS eyes, don’t allow the eyes to get infected with sin, YOU ARE WONDERFULLY AND FEARFULLY MADE. I pray for you today that before the end of the month of April you will have known a new level of walk with GOD. Power is on your side Miracles are on your side and Grace is overtaking you, shout “Jesus is still Lord”

 

Servant Bothwell Phiri

“YOU CANT KILL SEED BY BURYING IT”

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THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE DETERMINED.

Every human being is created by GOD with awesome shocking potential. The potential is because mankind is a seed that is born with seed inside. This is why men can procreate because they have seed inside them. Every seed on the other hand has the ability to reproduce itself in its warped state or its original state. This is why seed companies select seed and never put forward any poor quality seed. I came today by the grace of GOD to tell you that the selection process for your life is your decision. It is you today who chooses to be the very best of what you can be. Everyone reading this post right now has the unlimited power and potential to be the very best that they can ever be.

QUESTION: Why then would you want to settle for less when you can be the very best you can ever be?

The future belongs to the highly motivated.

The future belongs to those who can envision greatness without waiting for someone to give them handouts.

The future belongs to those with the brutal desire to succeed and therefore prepared to invest whatever it takes to become successful.

The future belongs to the never say die who do not brook excuses and who are committed to excellence in whatever they touch.

The future belongs to the obsessed who are so focused on what their calling is that they are prepared to suffer temporary pain in order to achieve eternal peace and accomplishment.

The future belongs to the informed, to the wise, to the understanding who never bury their heads in the sand and allow things to dictate what quality of life they must live.

You are the future. You are the greatness that was announced in this world with shrill screams the day you were born. You are the one who in spite of being raised by a single mom you have risen up to defy convention. You are the tomorrow, You are the future but you need to appreciate and embrace the power of choice you have in order to be the greatness GOD created you to be. I dare you to affirm yourself at the bottom of this note, I dare you to describe yourself in the greatness you have been created in or just to declare without any shame “I am greatness in the making.”

Let me hear you now. Let me hear your shout of resurrection, Let me hear the Lion shake out of its shame. You were never meant to play with the cats, You were never meant to pretend to be a chicken when you were created an eagle.

 

Servant Bothwell Phiri