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Moving into supernatural provision – getting started

10 May

Let’s try a simplified approach to our journey into supernatural provision.

How do I get started?

Let’s say you have a skill, service or anointing and you believe that if you were to develop it, God could use it to supply for you.  But before you ‘burn the bridges’ and make some impulsive radical decisions which may cut off your current provision, let’s address some issues.

1. Are all of your bills caught up and paid in full?  If not, and if you are chronically behind in your bills, then temporarily get another vocational job because a man “must provide for his household…” – I Tim 5:8

The principle here is; either our provision comes 1) through our faith, anointing and growing favor in our relationship with God… OR… 2) we must obtain our provision by our brains or our brawn.

2. Self-discipline is vital.  Learning to be good stewards of our time is a very big deal in this process.   Too much idle time will jeopardize our potential and make us vulnerable to trouble.  Too much busy-ness will sap our time and emotional reserves… leaving us depleted, making it difficult to move into something new.  We must develop and adopt appropriate disciplines that meet the demands of the scope of our territory!

3. Learn how to host and impart eternal value through our unique field of inspiration.  Our ‘field’ doesn’t need to be a stereotypical ‘ministry’… but our heart’s approach to our avocation, vocation, craft or ministry, needs to have the decidedly focused objective of impacting the Heavenly realm for eternity’s sake.  Father is watching to see if we’re gripped with making His business our business.

4. Amass all the email addresses or social media connections of all your friends and contacts… then be a GIVER extraordinaire!  Give away all your testimonies.  Tell your trophy stories… or family stories, etc.  Be an encourager!  Make eternal deposits in their lives as frequently as you are able.  Let people know what God is doing in your life and around you, even if those things seem small.  Do not ask for money or even hint at it!   Be a giver!

Being a ‘giver’ must come from a heart that is consumed with desire to be ‘about our Father’s business.’  If being a giver isn’t an overflow from our heart, we’ll ‘burn out’ quickly.  In addition, being a giver will establish in the hearts of ‘our people’, that we are operating under Kingdom values and we’re worthy ground to sow into.  Their sowing into us may include; bringing their business to us, their time, their contributions, their prayer, their favor, etc.

5. Expect that moving into full time activation of our avocation, skill or ministry… and experiencing full provision… will be an incremental process.  Allow 2 to 10 years to reach our goal.  Expect that there may be times along our journey when poor finances may require us to supplement our growing faith with an extra temporary job for additional income.  This is not to be seen as a setback.  This is more likely a step to let other necessary factors catch up.  These factors may include: character, self-discipline, fullness of time, anointing, skill, people connections, circumstances, etc.   

Summary

After you’ve evaluated these matters and have several inarguable God-signs to validate His will, then you’re ready to take your first steps into the next phase.  Be sure to reevaluate your progress many times along the way to insure that you’re still ‘on course’.  Be patient, be consistent and develop your intimacy with Jesus so that your ‘hearing’ is at it’s peak and your heart is most empowered.  Happy adventures!

For more on this subject, read my book entitled, Supernatural Provision – Where God guides God provides!

— MLH

SP True Stories: The case of the gold coins

12 Oct

A good friend gave me a couple $1 US gold colored coins many years ago.  They became to me, a significant tangible installment of a position of faith, not unlike Peter’s gold coin in the fish’s mouth.20161012_083724

Over the years I’ve purchased and given away 100s of ‘gold’ coins as a means of imparting faith in people’s hearts to believe for God’s full provision.  Earlier this year, someone gave me $1000 specifically to purchase 1000 more coins to give away to 1000 more people.  Think of it, God gives us more so that we can give more away.  Is that cool or what?!  He really loves to ‘dance’ with us.

Then a few months ago I gave 5 ‘gold’ coins to a friend and his family who were on a very intentional faith journey with God.  We prayed for them and prophesied over them and sent the on their way.  In the next few months God blessed them in many different ways, much more than they could have ever imagined.  In fact, at one point someone gave them 39 real gold coins.  Just recently, that friend sent me four of those real gold coins, valued about $250 US each.

What a deal!  You start out with God giving you two little coins… you catch the ‘vision’… then start giving away hundreds of these $1 gold colored coins… God blesses you with greater means to give away more… then He ups the stakes by giving you real gold!

He’s definitely better than we ever thought!!!

— MLH

DPM Update – 2014 Nov – Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Nov

Dear FriendsTurkey

Happy Thanksgiving!
A great big “Thank you” to all turkeys, everywhere!  Delectable and sumptuous culinary pleasures are only hours away.  Yay!!!

John & Cheryl, the boys and soon-to-be-born granddaughter, will join us on Turkey Day along with friends who don’t have family nearby.  We’ll share in the goodness of the Lord… and rally with thanksgiving to our better-than-we-thought God.  Isn’t it awesome that our country has a national holiday to stop and give thanks.  Maybe Jeremiah was prophesying of the United States’ Thanksgiving holiday here:

Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for grain, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. – Jer 31:12

Thank you Lord for Your over-the-top favor and supernatural provision to all of us!!  You are amazing!

Train ride adventure
Recently I experienced my very first ride on a train… from Hollywood to San Diego.  The 3 hour trip was easy and fun.  Deb and I quickly struck up conversations with the ‘neighbors’.  We found a young tech engineer from Taiwan who we tried to impress with our mangled Mandarin… he tolerated us and smiled and took pictures of us.  🙂  We met a young single quiet gal from Belarus pursuing further education in the US.  We met an inspiring and easily conversant local church secretary.   But most impacting was when we met Terrence, a man who just happened to be the drummer at Desert Vineyard, pastored by David Parker… a friend who we’ve not seen for nearly 25 years.  David and I were both on the church staff at Kansas City Fellowship, back in the 1980’s.  Several other strikingly ‘coincidental’ facts popped up in our conversation, so we invited him to our meetings while he was visiting relatives in San Diego.  He came and we all unleashed the goodness of God on him in ministry time.  He was very blessed… and have connected several times since then.  It was a divine setup… so fun and exciting to be on God-adventures.

Luke – twice nominated for Dove Awards
Julie Meyer’s Christmas CD and One Thing – 2013 Sing Your Praises (Live) were both nominated in the Christmas Album of the Year and Special Event Album of the Year categories, respectively.  Luke was the primary producer on both CDs.  Isaac, John and others also helped on Julie’s CD.  Neither album won a Dove Award but what an honor to be nominated!  Luke will be producing One Thing 2014 the end of December.

Europe trip
Plans are still in the works for our March/April 2015 ministry trip to Norway and Switzerland and ???   We’re open to the possibility of other stops while we’re in that corner of the world. 

Supernatural Provision book milestone
A few days ago, our last available copy of Supernatural Provision was gifted into hungry hands as I shared in a KCHC weekend seminar (hosted by Steve Bartlett).  Our 5000 book contract with Destiny Image is fulfilled so now I’m shopping the possibilities of where to have the next batch of books printed.  If you have ideas or connections, please let me know.

Our itinerary
Nov 30 AM – Life Church in Nevada, MO (where we pastored a few years ago)
Nov 30 PM – Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada, MO
Dec 3-6 – Dayspring Church in Springfield, MO – Power and Love Conf with Todd White and others
Dec 6 – Dayspring Church – Regional leaders meeting

Thank you SO much for your love, your care and your prayers!!!   May Heaven reward you MANY times over!

Lotsa love
Mark and Debbie

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DPM Update – 2014 October

11 Oct

Dear Friends

Leaders advance
Recently I was one of the guest speakers at a leader’s advance at Destiny Church in Rochester, MN.  As always, it was a great time of fellowship and fanning the flames… and maybe ‘pushing the envelope’ just a little bit.  🙂  Rod Marquette and Connie Marquette and their team are the best hosts of these quarterly Bethel Global Legacy meetings.  These meetings are always full of life, love and koinonia.  I love these leaders because they’re reaching for the freshest things in God and extend much liberty to explore outside the ‘normal’ box.  Lots of freedom and fondness in this group.

San Diego/LA trips

LA
Deb and I just spent a couple days with part of our Asian ‘family’ in Impact Harvest Church (Jack & Annie Lee-pastors) in Monrovia, CA.  They’ve adopted us as Mom and Pop for the last 7 or 8 years… and it’s been a great joy to walk with these young people as they become adults, get married and begin their own new families.  We’ve had some amazing God-times and many just good heart times… like the last (2) nights where we met for a no-agenda house church that had lots of participation, that included lots of laughter and some tears… and a mid-week worship evening that was easy, tender and so ‘homey’.  Paul said, “You have ten thousand teachers but not many fathers.” (I Cor 4:15)  We love our ‘job’… loving on Jesus and loving on His favorite people.  

SD / Area leaders
There has been much grace on our times in San Diego.  God has given our good friends Dave and Ann Clark, a gift for finding divine connections.  Over the last 6-8 years we’ve met many great leaders, but in the last 1-2 years a shift seems to have taken place in SD.  Several key area leaders are rising above the religious political system.  They’re freely crossing denominational boundaries and opening their churches to the free move of the Spirit despite their past denominational affiliations and potential ‘kickback’ from those who may not be supportive.  And it’s changing the spiritual climate of SD.  One group is reaching for a more New Testament blueprint of gatherings.  Another group is hosting midweek meetings where substantial miracles are common place.  Another group hosts a midweek meeting where the pastor says (somewhat facetiously), “My job is to be the person in control to make sure that nobody is in control.” I love that.  We’ve had amazing God-times in each of these places and with other out-of-the-box groups in SD.  It’s very rewarding to watch our friendships grow.

SD / family
This next week several of our family members (John & Cheryl and boys… and Chris & Lydia) will meet us in SD.  We’re going to be full time ‘on call’ to be about our father’s business.  Father’s business will quite likely take us to roof tops, night clubs, restaurants, on the streets, in house churches and formal churches.  Never a dull moment when you’re on the The Great Adventure.  It’ll be a blast to ‘do the stuff’ with the fam again.  (Check out John’s testimony about the last time he was in SD – below!)

Supernatural Provision book update
It’s been a most fun ride to live and write about a breakthrough of grace for ‘sweat-free’ provision.  We’ve fulfilled our contract with Destiny Image Publishers, by purchasing 5000 books since SP was published.almost 3 years ago.  Those books have all been given away (free or for the cost of shipping)… with the exception of less than 75 books remaining.  It’s been amazing to watch how each time we needed to make the next purchase, God miraculously created provision – nearly $25k (Read about a crazy provision miracle in this DPM Update).  We’re always amazed to hear the testimonies of bonafide and radical breakthroughs from people who’ve been impacted upon reading the book.  Each life changing story is another tribute to the power of this revelation.  

But now, we’re faced with another decision:

1)    Should we order a second pressing of Supernatural Provision?
2)    If so, how many should we print?

Your prayers are greatly appreciated… Like everything else in life, we need to hear what God’s heart is for the future of Supernatural Provision.

Cool Story – by Mark
Not long ago, a friend and I went to Bass Pro restaurant to have lunch.  We had been there about 1-2 years ago.  When we arrived, a waitress, who I didn’t recognize, walked up and energetically hugged us as we sat down.  She called us by name.  I exclaimed “How did you remember our names?”  She said that when we met her last, she was so impacted that she thought that we might have been angels… until she saw my buddy walk in a few times after that.  

She was very depressed that last time… I could see it in her eyes.  Then she told me the word I gave to her when we first met her.  I remembered what I had said… it was a word of hope for freedom from heavy and hurtful things that had happened to her.  Well, when she reminded me what I said last time, that led to something new for her this time.  I said, “Your eyes are brighter this time… like you’ve had a breakthrough and something has been lifted off of her since the last time.  She exclaimed, “You’re right.  I’m different.  I started going to a Bible study after you came last time.”  Then she kind of sheepishly asked, “Do you speak in tongues?”  We said, “For sure.”  She said, “I got baptized in the Holy Spirit, too.”  So cool!!!  

That led to a very heartfelt and free conversation over a bunch of stuff.  We were so proud of her and celebrated her personal breakthroughs.   Another waitress walked up and so we prayed for both of them; for healing, personal breakthrough and their children.  It was quite a God-moment!

When I paid the bill I knew I had to give her a ‘gem-bomb’ (A ‘bomb’ of over-the-top kindness).  I gave her $50 tip for a $30 dinner bill.  She looked at it and said, “Why did you do that?!   You will never know how much God that is!!!”  And she continued, “Just this morning, my son said, ‘Mom, I need $50 for my drama class.’”  She said, “Son, you’re killing me.  Where do you think I’m going to get that money?!”  She was incredulous and nearly cried several times during our conversation.  It was a very tender moment for us, too!  We exchanged contact info and she wants to come to something we’re doing soon.  Now ain’t that a cool story?

A Fun Story – by John Hendrickson… Sept 2014
Recently, on the last evening of my stay in San Diego, I was inspired to head out and play djembe in the downtown Gas Lamp Quarter.  I found a spot on the street across from Urban Outfitters.

I got situated in my position and started with about 3 min of ‘warm up’ patterns.  As I look to my side… about 25 ft away this homeless couple with their dogs, were already positioned to make some money and I noticed some possible frustration in their eyes.  I INSTANTLY assured them with my lips, “Any money I make right here will go directly to you!”  They seemed shocked and said, “Oh, sure keep playing dude.”

Five mins passed and I got my first $5.  While I’m still playing, I looked over at the homeless guy and say, “Come and get it.”  He’s again kinda stunned and takes it and goes back to his spot on the sidewalk.

I adjust the groove a bit and more money comes in.  A few guys start free-styling in front of me as I smile and interact rhythmically with their explicit-lyric-filled rhymes. They too hand me money.  I call my homeless friends over again, this time the guy sends the girl to get the money.  As she comes over I give her $8 and say, “Jesus is thinking about you tonight and He wants to bless you.”  She was very happy and went and sat back down.

I continued playing for a bit and his dogs start to sing with my drums.  Then more of his homeless buddies came over and he yells, “My dogs are singing with you dude, don’t stop, they love you.”  All 4 of these friends left smiling.

As I was feeling my grace was up for this area, this guy comes by and tells me, “There’s a guy down the street that can hear you and would really like to meet and play with you.”  So I thought, I guess that’s my cue. 

I moved to this new/busier location where this guy had 3 djembes, 2 chairs, a blanket with tarot cards laying out and singing bowls.  As he was finishing a tarot reading, I said to him, “Lets jam!”  He said, “You’re the guy from down there?”  I said, “Yeah, let’s do this.”  He said, “Right on!”… We played about 1 minute and someone walks up and drops 5 bucks in this guy’s hat!  He instantly was shocked cause he hadn’t gotten anything the last hour sitting out there!

I instantly thought, “I could use a little ‘show off my God’ right now.”  So I said, “I’ve got a deal… look at your watch and within 10 mins someone will drop money in the hat again.”  Sure enough 7 mins goes by and it happens.  I said to him again, “Look at your watch.  Within 5 mins more, money will be put in your hat.”  Bam MORE!  I said to him, “I’m showing you that this is all deeper than making money or telling peoples’ fortune.  Its about you being filled/happy and bringing happiness around you…”  This hippie dude is freaking out!  I told him again, “Look at your watch.  Within 4 minutes you’ll get more in your hat.”  Within 2 mins someone comes and asks him directions.  He precedes to direct him and the guy drops $5 in the hat… and this drummer guy looks at his watch and says, “That was 3:59 seconds!”

I said to him, “The God I know doesn’t need these cards, the bowls, or the crystals… All of this for you tonight was a kiss from Him… to let you know that He’s thinking about you and hasn’t forgot about you and that you are His friend.”  He was just losing it in such a good way, saying he’s been prophesying these things over others when all he ever wanted was somebody to tell him the same thing… He was in a zone of awww.

Then someone comes across the street and starts looking me up and down while he’s holding his guitar.  I soon motion him over and stand up eye level with him.  He says, “Do I know you?”  I said, “You look so familiar… but can’t place a name.”  Long story short, I didn’t know him.  This whole time we haven’t lost eye contact and so I said, “What’s your name?”  He answered “Inka.”  He asked my name and I responded, “John.”  He said, “My name means John.”  We still haven’t lost eye contact and I was thinking this guy is very unique!   

I’m going to jump out… I said, “John/Inka, you are a man that is changing lives and you’ve seen them changed.  People are never the same once they meet you.  You are different.  You are unique and John you have a destiny that’s bigger and better than you could ever imagine right now.  Lives will be changed because of you and what He (as I pointed up) will do through you.”  We never lost eye contact and in the middle I noticed his eyes starting to glisten over slightly.  I said, “You believe me don’t you?”  He shakes his head and says, “Yes, I do” (The hippie djembe guy is freaking out and saying, “Dude I’m getting goose-bumps ever since you came over here!”)  I said, “Tonight is your night and Jesus is reminding you that he hasn’t forgot about you.  You are His, He’s excited about you and wants to know you better!”  Stunned, dropped-mouth face… both of them.

I sit down for a second and he says, “Do you smoke or drink?”  I said, “I don’t smoke, but I did have 1 beer 3 hrs ago…(which I kinda felt like he was seeing my Christian level or something).  I instantly said, “Would it matter if I had 3 or 10?  After all, you just want the truth, which is exactly what I spoke to you.”  He said, “No, it doesn’t matter, I WILL believe anything you say, John!”  I could tell he was still watching me while I was talking to the hippie for a second and I said, “Inka, I want to hug you, not because I need it (he moved in for a hug) or cause you need it, but Jesus wants to give it to you tonight.”  After a semi-long hug and more encouragement in his ear, he then wanted to put money in the hat.  I said, “Keep your money, this is all for you tonight.”

By the end of a little over an hour that night, I made 6 new friends, encouraged the wits out of them and helped them make over 35 dollars… God had all of their phone numbers.

Norway trip in March
A year or two ago we became good friends with Oystein and Sigrid Hilleren,  a wonderful couple from Norway.  They have a house of prayer in Voss, Norway.  They’ve asked us to help guest lead a conference for them in March 2015.  In addition, it looks like we will be sharing in a bible school and several other places in Norway … and in Switzerland, on that trip.  More on this God-adventure soon!

Jesus Is Emmanuel – Music video
A very moving music video depicting Jesus involved with everyday people with everyday lives.  (approx. 4:18 mins)

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Lotsa love

Mark and Debbie
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KC, MO 64131
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Quote: Jesus Wore The Crown Of Thorns For You

23 May

(A magnanimous offer is available to all.  The ‘lower law’ curse of working by the sweat of your brow has been abolished and the higher law of Father’s blessing is waiting to be enjoyed.  It’s really true!  To read my book Supernatural Provision, see below. – MLH)

“And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head…”  – John 19:2

If hard work is the formula for prosperity, then everyone who works hard should be prosperous.  But this is certainly not the case.  Many people who work very hard are still in lack!

I am not advocating laziness.  What I am saying is that working hard by the sweat of your brow is not how God’s provision comes.  In fact, if you have to work overtime all the time and are stressed out, you are probably operating under the curse.

What curse is that?  It is this curse: “In the sweat of your face, you shall eat bread…” (Gen 3:19).  And it refers to the stress, struggle and anxieties that come with working hard and yet producing little.  Now, work itself is not a curse since God gave Adam work before the fall—Adam was to tend the garden of Eden.  It was only after he sinned that the land was cursed and it brought forth thorns, and man had to toil to eat of it. (Genesis 3:17–18)

But praise God, Jesus wore the thorns on His head to show you that He has borne this curse for you and redeemed you from it.  He wore the crown of thorns so that you can work stress-free and yet have the results.  You don’t have to be worried and stressed out day and night like the people of the world just to get ahead in life.  Your heavenly Father can get you there without the worries and stress. (Matt 6:31–33)

Beloved, every curse that was supposed to fall on your head fell on Jesus’ head, typified by the crown of thorns.  He wore the crown of thorns for you so that you can have peace of mind.  He wore the crown of thorns for you and took your curse so that you can wear the crown of glory and take His righteousness, and all the benefits of that righteousness!

Today, don’t labor and toil like the people of the world.  Instead, expect to see the blessings of God come into your life without blood, sweat and tears because Jesus wore the crown of thorns for you!

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 5/23/2014

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For more inspiration on this subject, I believe your paradigm of acquiring all types of provision will be challenged as you read my book, Supernatural Provision.  You’ll be surprised at the largeness of our Father’s heart as you comprehend the rest (freedom from toil and anxiety) that we’re invited to live in.  Question: Was Jesus’ sacrificial atonement on the cross strong enough and all encompassing enough to lift off ALL of the Curse, or just the ‘guilt-of-sin’ part?  Captivating reading… with lots of testimonies… and soul searching questions.

This book has always been FREE if you see me personally… or if we have to mail it, please help with $5 to cover shipping and handling.  If your church or study group would like to obtain larger quantities of Supernatural Provision, please inquire about super low bulk shipping costs.  (click here)

— MLH