The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis
1 Tim 2:1-4
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Excerpts from “Worship -Unleashing the Supernatural Power of God in Your Life” by Norvel Hayes
Worship Me More
Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. Psalm 111:1
Several years ago I was driving down the road just minding my own business when the Spirit of God came upon me. He comes upon me in some of the most unusual places! Then He said to me, “Son, the church is sadly lacking.”
I said, “What do you mean, ‘sadly lacking’?”
“Well,” He said, “My children basically love me, but they live in poverty and sickness and defeat. They don’t live in heaven’s blessings because they don’t worship me enough.”
“You said that right, Lord,” I said, “in fact I know whole congregations who don’t spend any time worshipping You at all. The pastors don’t ever say, ‘Let’s worship God for a while just because He’s God.’ They just teach the people to go to church, sing a few songs and listen to a song or two sung by the choir, but they don’t really worship You.”
Then He said to me, “And neither do you.” All I could say was, “Is that right?”
He continued, “You’re going around the
country teaching My Word. You’re teaching faith and confession. You’re praying for the sick, but you need to worship Me more, and you need to teach My people to worship Me more. I’m their God, and they’re My children. If you’ll teach my children to worship Me more, I’ll do great and mighty things for them.”
…Worship is important to God!
God finds so much favor in His children when He looks down and sees them worshipping and praising Him. He’s working out their problems for them. He gives them everything they need and want that’s in the Bible. He brings to pass the desires of their heart.
It doesn’t matter what kind of problems you have. God knows what to do. I don’t know what to do, but Jesus does. He knows all about your case. He made you. He loves you and wants to bless you. All He wants you to do is worship Him for Who He is and praise Him for what He has done. Worship and praise are like twins; they just kind of mingle together.
Since That Day
Now are you ready for this? Since the day I started doing this, I’ve had no financial problems. I even bought some property for a Bible school. In a year the ministry had the money to pay for it. We never even had to take up an offering!
“You mean to tell me you never had to take up an offering to pay for the building?”
Honey, I mean to tell you that we’ve got four sanctuaries now—we’re putting the finishing touches on the fourth one now —and I never took up an offering to pay for one of them.
You say, “Well, where did the money come from?”
I don’t know. It just showed up. God would send to a seminar where I was speaking people who would say, “Brother Norvel, I was praying in the state where I’m from, and God told me to come here and give you a check for ten thousand dollars.”
Now I haven’t lived my life a hundred percent perfect. There’s only been one Jesus, and I’m not Him. There’s only been One Who didn’t make any mistakes, and I’m not Him. But if you’ll just try to do what He tells you to do, the blessings of God will fall on you, totally fall on you.”
…The Works of the Lord Are Great!
The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. Psalm 111:2
“What exactly do the works of the Lord include, Brother Norvel?” you may ask.
The works of the Lord are salvation for you and your whole family if your faith waivereth not. The works of the Lord God Almighty are health to your body. The works of the Lord are miracles when you need them. The works of the Lord are the nine gifts of the Spirit for anyone that will believe in Him. The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that will have pleasure therein…
The Works of the Lord Are Financial Provision
As I shared before, God said to me: “I want My people to spend time worshipping Me. I want to see My Church Worship.
But more than that I want individuals to worship Me, especially when those individuals get alone before Me.”
When God told me that, I began to worship Him more and more. I began to spend time worshipping and praising Him. When I put Him first in worship and praise, finances began to come to me and to my ministry.
The same thing will work within your church. But your pastor and the congregation have to want to worship God. They have to spend more time worshipping God and praising Him, looking toward heaven rather than always seeing the needs and the lack of money.
Put everything in the proper perspective. Then God will provide, and you will see hundreds of thousands of dollars added to your church account. I’m telling you that you will.
You may say, “Well, where does it come from, Brother Norvel?”
Who in the world knows where it comes from? I don’t always know myself. God will just see that it comes.
I received an interesting letter at my office one day. This is how it read:
“I’m down here in Florida and I was praying. Brother Norvel, the Lord told me to send your ministry a check for $26,000.
“I told my wife about it, but she didn’t agree with me.
I said,’Honey, I know what the Lord told me. I was praying and God told me to send Norvel Hayes’s ministry a check for $26,000. So you go pray yourself and ask God about it.'”
She went to her room and started praying. After she had prayed for a while, she came out and said, ‘Send Brother Norvel the check.'” And he did! My friend, that happens to me all the time. All the time!
My ministry has money in the bank, but we need it with all that’s required at our office and in our Bible school. There is always something that needs to be done. I believe we ought to have a certain amount of money just as a nest egg. Then when something comes up, I don’t have to say, “Where are we going to get the money?” I can tell you right now, God doesn’t want me to worry about anything.”…
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
- there’s our part and there’s Gods part
- we seek FIRST His Kingdom and His Righteousness …He ADDS all the other things unto us
- We Worshipped the Lord this Morning… for Who He is, what He’s done and what He is about to do here at Eagles Nest.
- There’s sooo much more!
- Don’t complain! Reign!
- Psalm 68:3-4
But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.
- Be in High Spirits!
- Deut 28:47
“Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything,