A Surprise Conversation
Over the next 10 days
Church By Phone
Easter Sunday 03-31-13
(re-aired Wednesday 04-10-13)
It’s so believable.
This is something you can wrap your faith around.
The Lord has really stirred Dr. Murdock’s
heart about this surprise conversation.
Thank You, Father for these moments together. I thank You. I thank You. Thank You for talking to us, Lord. We really have a passionate need for conversation. Meaningful conversation–believable conversation. Compassionate conversation. Competent communication. Father, we have such a rare, rare, unexplainable obsession–an insatiable passion for worthwhile communication–that creates movement for us. Movement toward answers, solutions, things to do. And I’m so grateful, so thankful. Lord, we’re receivers tonight (and those that’ll be listening on the re-air tomorrow). We’re receivers of every good and perfect gift that You offer us. Amen. Amen. Praise God.
Remember the young man, who had a day off from working for Dr. Murdock. He wA just working for free, helping on his day off. They had a conversation about budgeting, and Dr. Murdock asked him how much he made hourly–it was the $8/hour it had been since when he’d first started. Dr. Murdock felt stirred to give him an immediate $2,500 bonus and raise his salary considerably.
It came out of servanthood.
It was a seed.
He decided to sow some time just to help (on his day off), and it
led to a surprise conversation with Dr. Murdock.
*** The Key to Prosperity is NOT Prayer ***
The key to prosperity is very simple:
When you solve a problem, you create a Divine debt with God.
Ruth solved a problem for Naomi, and got the attention
and the favor, through his employees, of Boaz.
Money is more important than anybody’s telling you.
Don’t let all the spiritual hypocrites or Phariseeism knock
that, don’t let anybody destroy that.
If you’ve gotta goal, and you want to help people,
you’re gonna need money.
If all you want to do is get food for your kids and send em
to Sunday school, you’re going to need money.
If you’re a single mother, and all you want is have
somebody watch your kids from 8am-5pm so you
can work: you’re going to need lots of money.
Childcare is expensive.
If you want a car that runs well, that’s going to cost you.
Dr. Murdock believes that the young man’s miracle started
when he said, “I’m going to solve a problem for Dr. Murdock.”
Everywhere you solve a problem, you prove honor.
And everywhere there’s honor, favor is activated.
Everywhere there’s favor, there’s money. Everywhere.
When you solve a problem, God owes you.
It’s the Law of Balance.
It’s the Law of Reimbursement.
It’s the Law of Reward.
It’s the Law of Compensation.
It’s the Law of Fairness.
No one can accuse God of being unfair.
That’s why He sent Jonah through “Whale University”:
So the people of Nineveh would have second chance.
God’s a “2nd Chance” God.
And He’s full of mercy.
Everything is currency.
Love is currency.
A smile is currency.
Mercy is currency.
The highest currency on earth is time.
God gave us time to exchange for everything else we have.
What you do with your time is what you’ve done with your life.
I know what you value by what you exchange your time for.
God gave us the currency of 168 hours a week.
Dr. Murdock reduced it into 15-minute increments so he could know,
every week, how many units of time can he exchange and what will
he get for it.
Look at this:
A ten-pound bar of iron can make horseshoes worth $30.
That same ten-pound bar of iron can make needles worth $300.
That same ten-pound bar of iron can
make watch springs that’re worth $3000.
Your hours can be exchanged for $10, $15, $50, $100, $1000…
It depends on what you exchange your hours for.
Dr. Murdock exchanges an hour of his life for information he doesn’t know.
ex: I buy a book for $20. The book may’ve cost the author 20 years
of his life to obtain that information. I exchange my $20 + time & get
Life is a constant business transaction.
Business is exchanging what you’ve been
given for something else that’s possible.
It’s solving a problem for an agreed reward.
The only word we heard Jesus speak for 3 decades were,
“Did you not know I must be about my Father’s business?”
God loves to do business with us.
God loves to do business through us.
The closest thing to God is a competent, caring person.
A Dr. Murdock tweet: “Incompetence is indescribably unsexy.” :-)
Abigail, Ruth, Prov 31 woman….
A Surprise Conversation
Just treat people right, and you’ve pleased God.
You don’t have to do miracles. And you are great.
A surprise conversation is a believable miracle.
For every person that will hold up Dr. Murdock’s hands
on this trip–whether in prayer, in finances, however–
there’s going to be a surprise conversation. Some are
going to get one every day.
The Samaritan woman at the well had a surprise conversation
Jesus planned the conversation, it was a surprise to her.
God commands Elijah to go to Zarephath.
One surprise conversation.
A housemate makes a comment, that Elisha was
seeing leprosy disappear in his ministry.
Leprosy takes 16-20 years to show up in your body.
In one conversation, Namaan’s lifetime headache was removed.
Rebecca sees an old man, the steward for Abraham….
Somebody was looking at camels and ignoring em,
but not Rebecca…
It’s not who hates you, it’s who likes you that makes a difference in your life.
(maybe who hates you too, thinking of Goliath…)
Where do you need a surprise conversation?
Because that’s the 10-day harvest.
It’s not God who controls your lifestyle,
it’s your faith that controls, unlocks,
God sees it, He knows it…
It’s not pain that moves God, it’s my faith.
So whoever works with your faith, is an irreplaceable part of your lifestyle system.
That’s why AA Allen, Oral Roberts
because they worked with our faith.
These are 10 days of uncommon, unprecedented, unsurpassed faith.
Somebody is going to make between a $225,000-250,000 contract
and it’s going to be the tipping point to your first millionaire status,
Somebody will link with your Boaz in these 10 days.
There’s a woman listening–you’ve got so much good in you,
you’ve got so much love in you–but there’s a missing conversation
that has prevented that part of you–
It was a conversation with Boaz, and out of that conversation
with Boaz–he said, Everybody’s talking about you. They say
that you treat your Mother-in-law 7 times better than anyone
treats their own Mother.
And when you find any woman that can speak effectively to other
women, that’s a rare woman. She didn’t make other women jealous.
She made other women admire her.
There’s a surprise conversation coming.
It’s gonna happen in 10 days….
Dr. Murdock’s Mother’s birthday was
yesterday and he meditated on her life.
She was a wonderful, godly woman.
She loved the Lord.
She loved God’s Word.
The Bible is a book about conversation.
When God talks, faith happens.
Your faith comes alive.
Dr. Murdock received a compliment from Oral Roberts, who said,
“Mike, when you talk to me, I always know it is something God would say.”
Whoever works with your faith, they’ve changed your life forever.
Where do you need a surprise conversation?
Like Ruth, you may need to initiate the conversation.
The woman with the issue of blood had an internal conversation.
David encouraged himself in the Lord.
Jesus initiated the conversation with the woman at the well.
It may be a conversation with your children.
Surprise conversations where somebody
speaks up for you, recommends you,
introduces you to someone.
Right now, somebody is discussing
blessing you, “What can I do for _______ ?”
Embrace the character of God.
That He is looking out for you.
That he wants good for you.
Embrace the God of:
Psalms 37, 34, 91
The 14 Promises of Isaiah 58
I choose to believe that I’m one surprise conversation from the blessing I am wanting.
You may be the one God wants to give birth to the surprise conversation.
It may be a compliment. Reassurance of what you meant.
Maybe there’s a phone call to call your father who you haven’t seen or spoken to in years.
It may be to your aunt or your uncle, somebody who invested in you and you’ve never properly thanked them.
Maybe it’s an apology.
The first proof of repentance is reimbursement.
What’s the first thing Zacchaeus did…?
Don’t believe anybody’s repented unless they’ve returned the money that they owe you.
Do you think saying “I’m sorry” is an apology??
Repenting means to first reimburse.
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it’s in the power of your hand to do it
A surprise conversation.
It may be an apology.
It may be a commendation/recommendation that you need.
Did you realize that you can be the one who sets the conversation in motion?
You can set it in motion for somebody else.
There’s somebody out there, that you did somebody wrong and you know it.
You know it.
You set that surprise conversation on motion
and watch what God does with you.
Father, I thank you. I ask for 300 that will partner with me for the Nigeria trip: The Nigeria 300.
I ask that this uncommon, generous seed be the seed that restore their business. Restores their vision. It will be a seed of significance. Hasten the harvest to my family. I ask You for a 10-day harvest. I ask You for one conversation that brings great joy–and even a financial return. Father, You said that You would give seed to a sower, so the fact that we have seed to sow means that we’re connected to You. You’ve given us seed to sow. Father, some are sowing a $500 seed–a seed that is very large for them. And Father, I ask You to accept that seed, wrapped with expectation, and that the harvest within 10 days be worth 10 times more than that initial seed. Let them know, remember that they used their faith. When we use our faith nothing is impossible.
Father, I curse every false report from I any doctor who has brought sorrow and unbelief. And let them go back to the doctor and the doctor say, “There’s been some kind of change. I don’t know what…” But You are the healing Jesus. I curse all disease and discomfort from the head down to the feet. Body be healed. Heart be healed. Blood system be healed. Colon be healed. Lower-back be healed. Jaw be healed. Neck be healed. Swallowing be healed. Ears be opened–be healed. Eyes be opened–be healed, in the Name of Jesus. I release the healing of Jesus. I curse the hernia and command the hernia to dissolve and disappear, on the authority of the Blood of Christ on Calvary. Receive your healing river, in Jesus’s Name. It is done, it is done.
Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God.
Family, just say, “I receive.”
Say it out loud:
I am a receiver…of a surprise conversation.
That’s the miracle that we’re believing God for.
Remember to journal every day.
To sow (for Nigeria) into Dr. Murdock’s ministry:
Whatever you sow, wrap expectation around it.
Whoever works with your faith, changes the equation of your heart.
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Journal the next 10 days.
Dr. Murdock will be doing a telethon in South Bend, Indiana tomorrow evening.
April the 9th, he will leave for Nigeria.
Every day for 10 days…
A surprise conversation.
There’s gonna be markdowns. There’s gonna be
debt cancellations. The house that you thought was
going to cost you X, there’s gonna be $30,000 –
$40,000 – $50,000 drops. There’s gonna be
conversations that restore relationships.
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from Dr. Murdock.
God’s purging your life.
When wrong people leave, good things happen.
Jesus didn’t try to get the rich young ruler
to stay, neither did the prodigal sons father.
Their ways will correct them.
Learn to live with em.
If God cannot change somebody, you’re a fool to try.
Let God deal with em.
Let God deal with the rebels.