Creflo Dollar: The Wonder Years

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Jesus’ ministry—the most dynamic and revolutionary outreach ever known to humanity—spanned a total of three and a half years. What caused His ministry to be extraordinarily life–changing in such a short span of time? Some say it was because He was God incarnate. However, Jesus did not come to earth functioning as God. He was born and lived His life on this planet as a man who operated in the power of God (Philippians 2:6–8, AMP).

Luke 3:21–22 says that after Jesus’ baptism, “…the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” In essence God was saying to Jesus, “I know You are a man, but now I am empowering You to act as My Son.” Had Jesus already been functioning as God, there would not have been a need for the Holy Spirit to come on Him. God had to anoint Jesus in His humanity.

For 30 years, Jesus grew into the knowledge of the written Word. Once the process was complete, He received power from heaven—the power to perform signs and wonders. Prior to this, He had not performed any miracles. Ironically, Jesus’ first miracle wasn’t walking on water or feeding thousands of people; instead, it was the “small thing” of turning water into wine at a wedding celebration (John 2:1–11).

Other miracles soon followed. Matthew 4:23 says, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” The Gospel of Mark mentions miracles of healing performed in the lives of lepers, epileptics and those possessed by demons (Mark 5:1–20; Mark 5:21–42). Jesus also raised people from the dead. As a matter of fact, one of the most memorable miracles is the one performed in Bethany when He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:17–44). Four days had passed since Lazarus’ death; however, when the burden–removing, yoke–destroying power of God showed up, the grave couldn’t hold him!

If you are born again, the same anointing on Jesus’ life is available to you. You have the power to cast out demons, heal the sick and raise the dead (John 14:12). However, to operate as He did, you must do the same things Jesus did when He was on earth.

Jesus’ “wonder years” can be attributed to two things: the anointing on His life and His commitment to spending time in the presence of God. If you do not spend time with God and His Word, you will never see signs and wonders take place in your life. Jesus said, “…I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things” (John 8:28). When did the Father teach Him? When He spent time in the Father’s presence.

Jesus’ life is evidence of what happens when a person is continually connected to God’s presence. Jesus is your example. By following Him, you will begin to experience your own “wonder years!”

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Creflo Dollar: Get Your Right Mind

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Did you know that your thinking directly affects how you feel and the decisions that you make? It’s true. When you are feeling depressed, sad or angry, you are more likely to make a bad decision. On the other hand, when you spend time with God, seek His wisdom and align your feelings with His Word, your choices will have a more favorable outcome. Too often, people make bad decisions because they are acting out on their emotions rather than remaining focused on the will and Word of God. The key to getting control over your emotions is straightening out your thought life and recognizing that negative emotions stem from wrong thoughts that you have accepted into your mind.

Emotions are feelings on the inside trying to move you in a particular direction. When your thought life is full of doubt, fear and unbelief, your emotions will reflect your mindset and influence your decisions in the wrong direction. Negative emotions will cause you to feel powerless, but you don’t have to be held captive by bad feelings. The Word says to think on those things that are honest, lovely and of good report (Philippians 4:8). Being a guardian over your thoughts is essential to keeping your emotions in line with the Word.

By meditating on what the Bible has to say about your life, you fill your mind and heart with the thoughts of God, and can root out negative emotions. A mind that is in agreement with God will actually produce positive emotions that will keep you in His will for your life. Peace and security can be your reality every day rather than uncertainty and discontent if you train yourself to think positively by using the Scriptures for meditation. When Jesus comes into your life, He changes your heart to desire a life of abundance.

The Word says to guard your heart with all diligence because the issues of your life flow out of it. Whatever you allow into your spirit will end up overwhelming and overtaking your life. If you let negative emotions take root in your heart, the result will be a negative life because these emotions will lead you away from the will of God and the destiny He has for you.

You may feel that your circumstances are beyond your control, but don’t allow what things look like in the natural to make you feel depressed or anxious. Satan will try to sabotage your decisions by getting you to receive his negative thoughts and suggestions. Don’t let him do that! Go to God and let Him transform your thinking. Begin speaking positive, affirming words that will bolster your faith, and think about how much your Father loves you.

Use these keys to uproot negative emotions every time:

  1. Be conscious of your decisions and why you are making them. Don’t allow fear and unbelief to enter your mind.
  2. Guard your heart by confessing scriptures that support God’s image of you and His plan for your life.
  3. Maintain an attitude of expectancy. Put on the garment of praise and expect God to do everything you’ve asked and more (Ephesians 3:20)!

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