If You Were My Son…Give Your Best In Conversation

from Monday evening
9pm CST 05-13-13

For notes from the re-airing
Tuesday 05-14-13, click here:

If You Were My Son…Don’t Leave God Out Of Your Day

We’re receivers of our difference.
We’re receivers of Your assignment for our lives.
We’re receivers of Divine direction, correction, and Your protection.
We’re receivers, teach us how, in Jesus’s Name.

Dr. Murdock just returned from his
trip this past weekend to Michigan
>> Detroit, and T.L. Lowry’s church,
and then to Flint, MI

– God gave him a lot of pictures in his mind

– Wisdom is the ability to recognize difference
Prov 2:6, 12 & 16
– If you can discern who’s right and who’s wrong, you cannot fail
– Every failure in your life is through wrong discerning
– Remember the young man on Prov 7, he was not discerning

So we know that wisdom is the ability to recognize difference

The difference in people, companies, children, jobs, assignments, giftings, opportunity, investments, between increase and loss, between appropriate and inappropriate….

Enter every conversation as a listener, as a learner.

You have to find the “gold” in some people.
The gold is not only hidden, lying dormant, but
there’s no intent by them to mine the gold and
bring it up for you.

People rarely give you their best in conversations.

They provide what they feel like is enough for the moment.

Very few people enter into a conversation
to help you solve a problem.

There’s no effort on their part to make the conversation effective.

So it’s your responsibility to bring it about.

Look for difference in every conversation.

Look for that Divine difference.

If you don’t see it, thrust your difference into it.

So, it’s very important to look for difference in conversation:

What do they know that you don’t?

What do you want to know?

What are they trying to hide from you?

What are they ready to receive from you?

What are their expectations from you?

The changes, blessings, and connections with people
will come through, and come out of a conversation.

If somebody of significance to your future ever calls you on the
phone it will be because of conversation.

Your conversation will reveal your character, your intelligence, your IQ, your immaturity, and most assuredly will verify your focus, your interest, your passion, or your lack of it.

You can’t hardly hide your heart in a conversation.

This why the only thing God does is talk.

He gave us a mouth to govern our world, to govern our turf.

If You Were My Son

notes

In conversation:

Abandon yourself to that conversation.

When you enter conversation it should be purposeful.

You could make a deposit, or you can make a withdrawal.

That person may not know what you want or need, or even care.

But try to determine quickly the parameters, the boundaries of that conversation.

The person who asks questions controls the conversation, and controls the direction of the conversation.

And remember, direction in conversation is important.

Without direction:
– you’ll waste the investment of your presence
– you’ll lose energy
– you’ll lose the most important seed of time

– You don’t want to lose the seed of time that you could have invested somewhere else.

Remember the importance of seeing yourself as an investor, where God has given you something to invest–to invest in a day, to invest in a person, to invest in a career, to invest in a topic–you are an investor.

Whether you invest nothing or something.

The difference between poverty and prosperity is recognizing what God has given you to invest, and investing it into the right soil.

Back to conversation:

When you introduce yourself to someone, remember that you’re comfortable with your name and they’re not.

So make sure you introduce your name slowly, clearly, and loudly.

This might be the only time I ever meet with someone, so make it count.

They’ve probably had 5-6 bad experiences that day prior to meeting you.

Focus on being a good encounter for them.

Don’t try to be memorable.

Be passionate about being a “good moment” for someone.

Listen for the sound of pain, everybody hurts somewhere.

Mind management is at the core of happiness.

Choose which thought masters you.

The rarest human on earth is not a genius, a musician, or a celebrity,
but the rarest person on earth is a caring person.

My reaction to another human effects God’s feelings towards me.

Of course God loves you, but does he enjoy you?

You know where you are on an emotional maturity level–
and in your Christian walk–according to your view:

You’re a child when you want everyone else to love you,
and you’re an adult when you want to love everyone else.

The desire to contribute, to sow.

If someone’s hurting around me, I can
receive the opportunity to help them.

Most people’s painful areas aren’t spoken of.

Don’t force people to share their pain, don’t dig into them.

Allow them to offer.

Listen to the sound of pain.

Listen to their desire, their dreams, their goals.

Fulfill desires for others.

The spoken desire is the instruction.

The only cure for pain is new pleasure.

Listen for desires.

Listen for conflicts.

Listen for the tone of struggles.

Listen for the sound of stress.

Listen for the sound of honor.

If a person believes in you, wants to
hear your counsel, you can help them.

Don’t give counsel if they don’t want to hear it.
That will actually hurt the relationship.

Give your very best in relationships.

Give your very best at the beginning: your integrity, your words, your time, your energy.

And then their reaction to your best decides if you invest more or invest less.

Become a channel for God’s river to flow through.

Discern expectations of others in the relationship.

There are some that want, expect more than you can give.

Every person has a different type of relationship.

Determine that difference.

Recognize their expectations and determine your expectations of them.

Sow much mor than you receive.

Whoever has decided to bless you by giving you an environment to work in, is extremely vital to your success.

They are one among millions…billions, who decide to invest in you.

Honor and please your boss.

That person is very, very important in your life.

A Surprise Conversation #6 – Expect A Divine Encounter

A Surprise Conversation
Sunday night 04-07-13
Church By Phone

Praise God.

Hello family.

Pastor Jeremy Mills (at the Wisdom Center)
and Miss Amy Lira are joining us on the call:

And they’re going to share about “a surprise conversation”.

Dr. Murdock says he’s feeling our prayers. 🙂

Yesterday, flew to Tulsa, OK and had a 1-hour mtg
with the ministry’s partners.

And then flew on to Kansas City, MO

Where Chris & his Pastor, Robert Malone.
Michael Salazar’s father brought his car
and Michael, his wife, and father were
just a blessing.

An hour and 45minutes late, Dr. Murdock
got to Omaha, NE at 8:45pm, and
everybody waited, and they went til 10:15pm.

Pastor Kenneth Davis is a fire-house for God,
what a blessing this morning.

Dr. Murdock would like for us to pray over the
North Korea threat, and for our leaders.

By the way, tomorrow Dr. Murdock will launch his
podcast – where he’ll do his “World View”
>> He’s a very keen viewer of world events.
>> There’s more going on than we know.
>> But there could be a surprise conversation
that silences this.

Dr. Murdock asks that we come into agreement with
him that the Lord “let the disloyal bring disruption”.

Father, I come boldly to Your throne tonight on behalf of
our world. I ask You to give President Obama, all of the
leaders connected to the Free World. Put a “Daniel” close
to their ear. We come into covenant that the shield of
loyalty would be stripped from North Korea. Take the lid
off the mutiny–and let there be such a stripping away of
protection, that this escalation of hatred towards South
Korea–I ask for a swift interception of their nuclear threat.
I ask, in the Name of Jesus, that a Christian intercede.
We ask that you would silence this demonic man that is
full of demon spirits. Give the President of South Korea
great wisdom. Give courage to our President Obama. And
allow him to be bold–and cover with the Blood, our Christians
in Israel, our Christians in South Korea. I ask that You give
the Christians in South Korea profound wisdom, knowing that
their brethren around the world are praying for them. We’ve
got preachers right now in South Korea under constant threat.
I ask that you give protection to the underground churches
in China. Father, I ask that every leader in China would
have an awakening of their conscience–and of every man
that’s ever been in Your Presence. I decree surprise conversations
in South Korea. I decree surprise conversations in Jesus’s Name.
Amen. Praise God.

It’s real important to learn how to talk to God effectively.

If you’re going to be effective, be clear–be specific in what you want.

Just like “taking the hedge” of protection off of North Korea.

A word is a “door” or a “wall”.

Every word you speak is a door or a wall.

Your conversations close doors or they open doors.

Develop a meticulous sensitivity about what you discuss with God.

Dr. Murdock’s asked Pastor Jeremy, and
Miss Amy Lira to join us here on Church By Phone.

By the way, in the next 48 hours, until Dr. Murdock leaves
Tuesday, any partner who sows a seed of $100 or more
on the website will receive the entire collection on a
Surprise Conversation.

You are one conversation away
from a miracle every day of your life.

God schedules miracles by conversations of expectation.

The well of Samaria–an entire city was saved.

One conversation took place with Phillip.

Spirit-filled men initiate conversation.

Spirit-filled leaders initiate questions.

Remember: a question is a door.

Until you ask questions, others control your life.

Nothing matters as much as a question.

A question proves your passion, documents your honor.
A question is proof of humility because it proves you’re
reaching. And a reacher creates changes.

The most helpless human in the world is a non-reacher.

You can create a suprise conversation with an apology.

You can call somebody you owe a debt to, have a surprise
conversation and ask to change the details of the contract.

Every husband should have a surpirse conversation with his wife
to explain the secrets of his heart.

I know that every person cannot be trusted.

You must be careful of trusting the wrong person:
99% of the problems in life come through trusting
an unworthy person.

Don’t trust the wrong person with your secrets.

But there’s something very powerful about a surprise conversation.

…tonight is critial for somebody.

A surprise conversation can stop a suicide attempt.
A surprise conversation can stop pain, remove cancer.
A surprise conversation can take the cloud of depression
off of your life.

Dr. Murdock doesn’t do well with silence.
He longs for meaningful, trustworthy, significant conversation.

Is there anything more satisfying than a meaningful conversation
with someone you can trust?

The most comforting place on earth is in the presence of
a non-dangerous person.

You may need to reassure somebody.

God gave Dr. Murdock a surprise conversation
about “The Timothy House”.

Hank & Brenda Kunneman
>> Oral Roberts said that Hank Kunneman
was the most accurate prophet he had met
during his lifetime.

Hank told Dr. Murdock at lunch that there would be
a paradigm shift in his ministry:

The Timothy House:
>> Where his interns would live and train for minstry.

Within 90 days, God will give Dr. Murdock
A Timothy House to train Holy Ghost people
for the ministry.

A surprise conversation. 🙂

Hallelulajah!
Father, I claim surprise conversations in the next 48 hours
unlike anything we’ve had. Somebody’s husband is going to
come home and take his rightful place as the leader of that
household. Somebody’s going to have a conversation in the
next 7 days, with a college, they’re going to receive a
scholarship worth thousands and thousands of dollars.
Somebody’s about to get a raise because of a surprise
conversation.

Father, I ask You to receive our seeds for the Gospel. Between
now and Tuesday night, receive every seed planted on the website–
every seed planted in The Wisdom Center. Every seed–give us
A surprise conversation as our #1 harvest, in Jesus’s Name, for
Your glory. Amen.

To sow (besides Button 8 on the website), call:
866-874-8674

The Scriptural number for “New”, “change”, “creativity” is “8”

There is somebody that has a reveleation about “The
Timothy House”. This is a God-thing with you. Someone
has a Word from God–not speculation. Drop a private
word to his email: DrMike@churchbyphone.com

Yes, he will be live tomorrow evening at 9pm CST.

[
Miss Amy Lira #1
]
Miss Amy Lira, just turned 21 years old, God has put
a remarkable mantle of wisdom on her life:

The surprise conversation is so huge, and she’s seen the glory
of it take place right in front of her. She says, “It is just God’s
way of showing off.”
[
/end Miss Amy Lira #1
]
Dr. Murdock:
It’s a believable harvest.
I like to only pray about things I can believe.
So I pick out a harvest that’s very believable for my faith.
I work with my faith, whether it’s at a “2” or a “10”
Because God doesn’t use His love to sculpture your future–
He uses my faith to build my future.
God uses my pain to create a change.
And God works with my faith to create a change.
Faith creates every significant change.
And any conversation that unleashes your faith is working for you.
Doubt creates losses as quickly as faith creates multiplication.

The Timothy House – where the interns will live
Young missionaries that are trained at the house.
Somebody just got an answer to prayer:
Somebody just got an answer as to where
they leave their money when they die…

[
Pastor Jeremy
]

“A surprise conversation to me, is really about opportunity…”
You never know who’s going to slip into your life and have
conversation with you.
And God always works through people.
If we can learn to discern–divine–a supernatural, surprise,
conversation, will lead us into the future God has created
for us. Our future is going to come through the Divine seed
of surprise conversation.

What Dr. Murdock is teaching us tonight is extremely
critical in the lives of the believer.

Whenever God does something, He’s going to speak.
And when He speaks to us (through a man or a woman
of God) we must learn to discern that.
A surprise conversation happens through the Divine
windows of Heaven being opened. And as God begins
to speak to us–as we embrace that conversation–it’s
there, whatever God has prepared for us.
For our future.
For our healing.
For our prosperity.
Whatever it might be.
With Divine conversation, you can think of so many things:
Divine access – the access it takes to be before a man of God.
The surprise conversation that Abraham had with God, when
he began to intercede on behalf of a nation. Look at the Divine
opportunity he had to speak with God–there was Divine judgement
on the way. God was literally walking the earth, to see if that
which He had in His heart, He was going to fulfill.

We know today that we can “come boldly to the throne of grace.”

We understand the power of intercession.

If we can embrace what the power of intercession can do–
look at Abraham’s conversation with God:
He knocked down the number to a small amount of righteous
people to withold judgement from an entire nation.
We can learn to intercede for nations.

Remember, after Jesus had risen from the dead, on
the Road to Emmaus.

We’d really be surprised to learn Who is listening in on
our conversations.

Are we communicating faith, victory?

Jesus said, “You slow to believe, didn’t you read what
the prophets had written?”
The disciples on the road, their conversation didn’t believe
the Word of God–it wasn’t full of faith.
And as disciples, we’ve got to keep our faith high.
Point your speech back to the Word of God.

Through Divine, surprise conversation–it is always
a mirror of our own walk with God.

[
/end Pastor Jeremy
]

[
Miss Amy #2
]
“I just love the fact that [surprise conversations] are so tangible.”
In John 4 it talks about the surprise conversation with
the Samaritan woman.

And at the well, Jesus offered her an opportunity,
The woman’s world was changed completely.
She became an evangelist out of that conversation.
And if you receive the opportunity, God will change your life.
Be sensitive to the surprise conversation.
It’s so unexpected.
God says, “If you’re willing. I’ll show off…!”

Those who ask the questions determine the quality of the conversation.

Jesus opened up the conversation at the well with a question.

If we can be sensitive to what God has for us in surprise conversations.

[
Pastor Jeremy #2
]

The surprise conversation of the shepherd men
who went to visit the Baby Jesus.

“And I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to
embrace the supernatural of God.”

Believe for supernatural conversation and confrontation.

Whether it be for angelic visitation that will help you
find your way in the kingdom.

There are so many “suddenlys”–surprise conversation
is every where.

And through Divine angelic conversation, these men who were
shepherding their flock went and saw Jesus just after he was born.

Perk our ears and perk our sensitivity to supernatural
conversation.

This is part of the Kingdom:
“you might entertain angels”

Suprise conversation.

Get ready for these kinds of conversations, because
God is always sending information our way.

Everything God does is information.

Open up our minds, open up our hearts for
God to communicate to us Divinely, supernaturally,
swiftly–through people just knocking on our door.

Pastor Jeremy had a surprise conversation 6-7 months
ago when he was in need of money, provision.

He had a car parked in his driveway that he wasn’t using,
and someone, just “out of the blue”–without any promotion
whatsoever–came up to his door and asked him if he was
selling that car. He said, “Well, as a matter of fact, I am…” 🙂

And within a few days, the title was signed over, and there
was cash in his hand, and God had met his need.

Through a surprise conversation.

Begin to expect Divine, supernatural, surprise conversation.

It’s how God works, it’s how He will continue.

Expect God to drop people into your life that bring Divine,
supernatural encounter, that will help to correct your life,
supply your need, do whatever is necessary.

God’s going to deliver it to you.

Surprise conversation.

It’s going to come and it’s going to give you the
information that you need. It’ll be the seed of
instruction that you need.

And God’ll do it swiftly, speedily, slipping it right
into your life–give you the surprise encounter
that you need. The Divine instruction that you need.

And He has promised it “to them that believe”.

You look at Dr. Murdock: his life has been full of
surprise conversation. People slipping right up to
him. Seed out of “nowhere” to bless his life.

Surprise conversation.

God is into surprise conversation.

We need to believe.

Let your faith and hope be built because God’s got
your need in mind, and He’s sending to you that
which you need.

Open up your ears and your mind, get your attitude right
that those you’re going to speak with–that God, when He
brings that Divine favor into your life; that you’re
approaching it correctly. And that those that you’re speaking
with, the Divine favor and people that God has appropriated
for your life will slip right in.

Prepare.

Get your expectation high.

It’s the hope, and the Biblical hope that we have–
this expectation for God to slip into your life, from
nowhere.

Our expectation can be high that you will have the conversation
that you need with God, from God, expect the conversation
you need to slip into your life, and God will open every door
that’s necessary for your life.

And it happens through surprise conversation.

We need to bless God for it.

We, by faith, need to embrace it.

God knows exactly where you’re at–what’s going on.

Allow Him to usher it into your life.

Divine, supernatural provision.

Divine, supernatural words, revelation.

God’s got it. We need to expect it.

And expect it through a surpirse conversation.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Glory to God, glory to God.

[
Miss Amy #3
]

Praise God.

Get excited with anticipation.

One of her greatest surprise conversations was when
she traveled to Monterey, Mexico to be with Dr.
Murdock and the School of Wisdom to support him.

She’d prior spoken to her parents, saying, “I really feel
that the Holy Spirit wants me to go to this meeting.”
So they prayed about it, and talked about it, they
supported her, and she went on that trip.

Going home, she had two options:
1) Go to another city in Mexico where her family was or
2) Go through Dallas / Ft. Worth airport & then goto church
that weekend.

She had just had a surprise conversation with Pastor
Monica Melgar, and Pastor Monica said, “Why don’t you
stay here for the week? We’ll make this week count.”

That week turned into a month, a year–and she never
went back home, but instead made Ft. Worth her new
home, and her parents even packed up her things from
her (old) home in Indianapolis, IN.

It changed her life forever.

There’s so many conversations that soothe, that
heal, that mend–conversations are a minstry.

They’re to ourselves, to each other, to our families.

Conversations are what preserve a relationship.
Conversations are so rich, but yet we take them
for granted–but they’re so profound.

The way God moves…

The way God can place people in our lives.

Church family, as this week is coming to a close, meditate about who the people are that you’re having a surprise conversation with.

Be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit.

Inventory your conversations.

Purge your environment of anything that could diminish those conversations.

Be in your secret place.

So much of what God does is because of our expectation.

God is just looking for a vessel willing to trust in Him.

[Pastor Jeremy]

Expectation is the beginning of our belief in God.

Expectation is necessary.

Believe for the impossible.

Let God be God in that area in your life.

9-10 months ago, God began to deal with Pastor Jeremy about a $1,000 seed. He was in the pulpit of his father’s church and really thought it was about somebody in tge audience. And it was just money that he did not have.

Then a few months later, Pastor Jeremy heard again from God about giving the $1,000 seed. He had just over $1,000 to his name. And he planted the $1,000 seed.

Your seed a schedules Divine, surprise conversation.

Everything God does, He does on a schedule–He is ordered.

After Pastor Jeremy planted that seed, things began to develop.

He got connected to Dr. Mike Smalley through his protege conferences, and eventually got up the courage to ask Dr. Smalley if he’d come and speak at Pastor Jeremy’s church in a small town in Iowa.

And he agreed to come, and Dr. Smalley came and shared and blessed Pastor Jeremy and his church.

About 2 months after Pastor Jeremy had planted the $1,000 seed (into his father’s church), he received a phone call from Dr. Mike Smalley. He had spoken with Pastor Jeremy previously about possibly working with Dr. Murdock, who was a hero to Pastor Jeremy, and he had thought to himself at the time, Well yes, that’d be a dream come true for anybody, to work for one of their dream-heroes.

And through seed that was sown, it created a Divine, surprise, supernatural conversation–to the point where Pastor Jeremy was called up out of nowhere(!) and Dr. Smalley called and said, “Brother Jeremy, can you make it up to The Wisdom Center tomorrow? Dr. Murdock is there and he would love to meet you.”

Pastor Jeremy said, “Yes, sir, I would love to be there!”

And he showed up there the next day, they gave him a time, they had a spot for him to sit, and a meeting with Dr. Murdock was scheduled….!

And his whole world–from a seed–his whole environment was completely, miraculously changed.

God is always the Supplier of surprise conversations.

Ladies and gentlemen, we need to be mindful of the words that we’re saying, because God is listening.

He’s monitoring our faith.
He’s monitoring our doubt.

Everything we do is conversation.

A conversation of our heart to our mind.

[A conversation between our mind, and our decisions]

Everything is conversation.

And as we obey God, He schedules Divine conversation with those that we need to be connected with.

Pay close attention to the conversation that you’re sending forth.

God is looking or grounds to bless us.
[“How much more…?]

But many times we simply have not qualified for his intended blessings.

And Pastor Jeremy’s present life–being connected to Dr. Murdock [teaching and preaching to us on Church By Phone right now]–is all the result of listening to God, and planting a seed.

Seed schedules a Divine conversation.

And we’re thankful for it tonight.

[Dr. Murdock begins speaking]

Praise God…!

Dr. Murdock is going to be publishing a book on this material of “a surprise conversation”.

Pastor Kunneman earlier [on Sunday] pulled out Dr. Murdock’s book “A Young Minister’s Handbook”, which he’d written in his mid-thirties. And Pastor Kunneman also pulled out a 1st-edition copy of the book “Dream Seeds”, which Dr. Murdock had written 27 year ago (1986-87).

In that book, Dr. Murdock shares about the conversation that God had with him about the pain that he’d had in his life, and what would come out of it–because he’d wanted to leave the ministry.

There’s thousands of preachers today who have stayed in the ministry, or returned to the ministry, because of a surprise conversation.

And The Lord has emphasized the “positive” side of the surprise conversation, so that’s what we’ll focus on.

You’re one conversation away from a radical change in your life.

Joy is one conversation away.

Ask the woman at the well of Samaria.

The healing of an incurable disease is one conversation away:
– read Dr. Lester Sumerall’s life story
– read Oral Roberts’s story about the healing of his tuberculosis

There was a little house-maiden who lived in the house of Namaan, the Assyrian leper (who was also a General).

The surprise conversation may come from someone who is below your economic standard.

Don’t ever think that mentorship is downward.

Don’t ever think that the protege is inferior to the mentor.

Rather, it has to do with the process of information, knowledge, understanding.

The house-maiden emptied the trash, mopped the floors–but mentored Namaan on how to get his healing.

The surprise conversation came from below the economic standard.

It is a God thing that conversation may come from any direction of your life.

It may come from a child–like Samuel, who heard the voice of God and thought it was the voice of the High Priest, Eli, who was the mentor for Samuel chosen by his mother, Hannah.

By the way, we want to do a shout-out for Hannah Faith Griffin.

That’s Prophet Marquez’s, along with Marguerite, his wife’s beautiful, beautiful baby girl , who was just born.

We decree and declare angels surrounding that child.

But God spoke to the young child, Samuel.

Your conversation may come late at night, when nobody’s around.

You may be the only person that receives that surprise conversation.

A surprise conversation may be regarding the future of somebody that you love.

A surprise conversation may need to be kept discreet, quiet.

Like Jonathan and David, where Jonathan couldn’t tell his father Saul that he knew where David was hiding.

A surprise conversation is always for your protection.

A Surprise Conversation #3 (Day 5/10)

A Surprise Conversation #3 (Day 5/10)
Wed 04-03-13
Church By Phone

Dr. Murdock is driving with some minister friends
Dr. Mike Smalley is in the car with Dr. Murdock…

[don’t forget to journal about
your surprise conversations…!]

Remember that surprise conversation.

This was initially going to be
on The Law of Influence…

But God is talking to Dr. Murdock
so much about this:

A Surprise Conversation

notes

In fact, people all over
the world are already
sending in their testimonies:
> homes are being reunited
> families are being
healed and set free
> businesses are having turnarounds

Where you decide to use your
faith is where you’ll see miracles
in your life.

Remember: miracles are not
according to God’s whim or fancy.

God reacts to faith.

Miracles are the fruit of faith,
the proof of your faith.

Some say, God if You love me,
You’ll give me a miracle.
God replies, If you’d
believe Me, you’d see it!

God’s got a qualified group
of people in front of Him
and He’ll qualify you to
receive from Him.

Become persuaded that
faith becomes ecstasy in
the heart of God.

Reminder:

The only thing God does is speak.
The only thing God does is talk.

He loved words so much
He called Himself the Word.

Conversations create marriages.
Conversations destroy marriages.

Conversations launch World Wars.
Conversations stop World Wars.

Conversation is the
seed for earthly events.

Conversation is the birthplace
for every human experience.

James 3:3-5 (KJV)
The brother of Jesus, James,
says that our tongue is like
the rudder of ship.

A huge ship is controlled
by a small rudder.

A rudder decides whether or not
the ship will reach its destination

Be swift to let God use you, to give
birth to a surprise conversation.

A woman who’d been
married 5 times went to a well.
And Jesus went into
a surprise conversation with her.
An entire city came to Christ.

An Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8, is
staring at the words, just baffled by
a passage in Isaiah, when suddenly
the Spirit of God drops off the Spirit-
filled Deacon, Phillip, and a surprise
conversation
ensues, culminating in
the eunuch being saved and baptized,
and Phillip is caught back up by/into
the Spirit.

[note: Check out this PDF/paper I found
looking for references to the Ethiopian
eunuch entitled “A Divine Appointment
Is that not a fitting title?? 🙂 ]

And according to Josephus, the
Jewish historian: that eunuch
led 90% of Ethiopia
to Christ. [could not confirm
this but here’s the Wikipedia
Christianity in Ethiopia
Any help would be greatly appreciated!]

A surprise conversation.

Praise God, praise God!

Praise God.

It’s gonna happen.

It’s gonna happen:

Between now and April 9th, every
single partner of this ministry who
walks in obedience to God’s voice,
is going to hear, have, experience a
surprise conversation
.

Initiate it.

If God wakes you up in the middle of
the night, initiate the conversation.

If God tells you to make a
telephone call to someone,
initiate the conversation.

Non-reachers are the most
powerless humans on the earth.

A non-reacher disqualifies himself.

Praise God…!

What a joy, what a joy to have Dr. Mike Smalley, one of our board members
of The Wisdom Center–one of our decision-makers, that we respect highly.

He’s built over 60 churches around the world. He’s one of our favorite men of
God at The Wisdom Center and our conferences. He’s traveled thousands of miles with Dr. Murdock around the world, including a trip or two ago to Nigeria. Just a marvelous blessing of a man. He’s going to share on “A Surprise Conversation”:

[Dr. Mike Smalley begins sharing]

As we walk in obedience to the
Spirit within us, we will have that
surprise conversation.

God is no respecter of persons.

Every time you hear a testimony of something incredible that God’s done for someone, know that God is willing to do that for you too because He’s no respecter of persons.

Something that happened to
Dr. Smalley several years ago
that was a surprise to him:

While Dr. Smalley was shaving, all of a sudden the Holy Spirit came into the room and began a surprise conversation.

In a matter of seconds, the Holy Spirit shared how Dr. Smalley was overlooking an opportunity in a financial area that the Holy Spirit was providing for him….

He whispered into his heart two small
changes that he could make in his lifestyle….

Dr. Smalley listened to that instruction, and didn’t argue or try to negotiate with Him, but was obedient….

And within 10 days, Dr. Smalley had $17,000 (cash) extra in his hand….

…from one conversation.

If you’re needing today for God to
bring you a special harvest, wrap
your faith around the fact that God,
the Holy Spirit, will talk to you too.

He’ll talk to you about what to do
with your finances, and about your
expectation level.

He’ll not only talk to you about seed sowing, He’ll talk to you about being faith-filled in your expectation for a harvest from the seeds you’ve planted in the past.

God will talk to us…during unexpected moments, like being awakened in the middle of the night….

Many years ago, Dr. Smalley
was in New Zealand….

And the offerings really mattered
at this point in his life. He was
a young evangelist.

Now, he’d never really received good offerings before in New Zealand, but he felt God tell him to go, so he went, and was there for 10 days….

And this particular trip was the first time there that, everywhere he went, there were incredible offerings, and he was about to get back on a plane and head back to America….

And while he was alone in his [condo] room, the Holy Spirit spoke to him, and reminded him of a leader who had mistreated him in that country a year earlier….

And the Holy Spirit nudged him, and said, “I want you to take every penny that you’ve received on this trip”–which, again, was quite a bit!–“And I want you to take it to the home of the man who’d done you wrong a year ago, and I want you to sow it into his life,” and Dr. Smalley “died 10,000 deaths…”. 🙂

He didn’t like this man.

This man actually owed Dr. Smalley
money–a lot of money….

In fact, that was the last man
he wanted to take an offering to,
much less everything he’d just
received over the previous 10 days…!

And so, he wrestled with that for two or three hours, alone in a condo (where Dr. Smalley had been staying in New Zealand, of a couple that–to this day he’s never even met–had just gotten married and were on their honeymoon)

And Dr. Smalley finally said, “Holy Spirit if You’re really working with me to sow everything I’ve just received over these past 10 days into this man that I don’t even like, then wake me up in the middle of the night at an exact time” and he went to sleep, with no one else in the condo there to wake him up. He was staying there all alone….

And he went to sleep, and then in the middle of the night he opened his eyes, rolled over in bed, and looked at the digital clock beside the bed–and it was the exact time he’d requested the Holy Spirit to wake him up.

That was a bittersweet wake-up call, because now Dr. Smalley knew what he needed to do the next day….

So he responded to that Divine surprise moment, and delivered every penny the next day to that man saying, “The Holy Spirit told me to bless you,” and to this day, the man who received the 10-day’s worth of offerings from Dr. Smalley (who was expecting the man to weep and cry and want to be his best friend now) hasn’t even said thank you….

So Dr. Smalley flew back to Dallas–and he didn’t tell anybody about what he’d done, it was just between him and the Lord–but when he got home….

“Heaven exploded over my head” and within days there was an extra $20,000 in extra support that had come into his ministry. And it became, at that time, the largest month he’d ever had in his ministry….

Because he’d honored a surprise conversation from the Holy Spirit.

A few years later, Dr. Smalley was
on a plane, going to Africa to start
a church….

And as he was walking
onto the plane in London…

And, looking two or three rows ahead, he noticed a young African girl (about 25 years old) who was sitting down in the seat next to where Dr. Smalley would be sitting, and as he was putting his luggage in the overhead compartment above their row of seats….

The Holy Spirit–Who’d never done this prior nor since–spoke to him saying, “She is ready to accept Christ”.

It stunned Dr. Smalley because it was so clear, so sudden, so “out of the blue”….

But Dr. Smalley knew His voice, and so he sat down, and after a couple hours he started a conversation with her, told her what he did for a living, and shared with her the Gospel, thanked her for listening, and then went back to reading his book…

About 30 seconds later, she reached her hand across, grabbed Dr. Smalley by the arm and said, “My God, I’m lost! If what you say is true, don’t leave me hanging like this! Tell me how can I meet the Jesus you just talked about…?”….

And at about 36,000 feet, flying above the desert of North Africa, Dr. Smalley led her to the Lord–just like the Holy Spirit had told him prior to taking his seat on that flight.

Dr. Smalley has a number of other incidents where God has shown up in his life in a strong way–with a surprise conversation from the Holy Spirit.

And Dr. Smalley is really believing that by April the 9th, you’re going to have a surprise conversation with the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice and another they will not follow.”

Or biggest challenge as Christians is not hearing from God,
it’s crucifying our flesh enough to obey what we hear.

Dr. Smalley relates how Dr. Murdock has taught us that many times, even though
God’s instructions to us may seem illogical to our minds, they’re never impossible to follow if we use our faith.

Again, if you and I could just grasp the pleasure it brings God when we use our faith–when we obey His voice.

Think about the scripture in Hebrews that talks about how he who comes to God must just believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

God said, That without faith it’s impossible to bring Me joy, but if you want to bring me joy, just believe that I exist–and believe that I will reward you, if you seek Me.

There’s going to be a supernatural encounter that you’re going to have with the Spirit of God in a matter of days.

And Dr. Smalley believes it’ll be something that you’ll write in the back of your Bible–something that you’ll tell people about for many years to come.

It’s a surprise conversation with the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Smalley prayed with a young man that within 24 hours he’d have a Divine encounter with the Holy Spirit.

They asked God for a Divine encounter that he’d never forget.

He woke up the next day & the Holy Spirit nudged him in a surprise way while he was getting ready for work and said, “Don’t go to work today. But instead, go and visit your cousin.”

The young man reasoned with the Holy Spirit, “If I’m late for work I’ll get in trouble with my boss.”

The Holy Spirit said, “I’ll take care of your boss. Just go straight to your cousin’s house.”

The young man reasoned back, “How about I just call him?” But he knew the voice of the Holy Spirit, so he drove to the country just outside of Dallas…

He got to his cousin’s house and nobody answered the door. So the young man said, “Well, Lord, he’s not even here. Nobody’s here…”

He went to get back in his car, and the Holy Spirit said, “Check the barn.” So the young man went to the barn….

The young man went into the barn and found his cousin there, who had just finished writing a suicide note, getting ready to wrap a noose around his neck and kill himself. He was less than 60 seconds away from committing suicide.

The young man grabbed his cousin, grabbed the rope, talked to his cousin, and led him to Christ.

He brought him to one of Dr. Smalley’s meetings that night. Both of them gave their testimony publicly, and today the young man, Brad, who had the surprise encounter with the Holy Spirit to go to his cousin’s house, he Pastors a church in Dallas, TX.

When the Holy Spirit surprises you it changes everything:

It changes the way you see your past
It changes the way you see yourself
And it changes your expectation for the future.

Let’s get in agreement that we believe in a surprise conversation in our lives by April 9th.
[end of sharing by Dr. Smalley]

Dr. Murdock is working on finishing his book on “A Surprise Conversation” right now.

It may be that you need to initiate the surprise conversation, like the blind man yelling out to Jesus as He walked by.

Sometimes those around you will try to mute the surprise conversation.

Remember the woman with the issue of blood.

Remember when God started taking to young Samuel, the son of Hannah?

God scheduled that surprise conversation.

Sometimes a surprise conversation is needed to correct somebody who is off-track.

The prodigal son.

He had a negative surprise conversation with his father initially, but later he had a surprise conversation with himself in the pigpen, after the Holy Spirit brought conviction to his conscience.

[And went back to his father, and had another surprise conversation as his return was not only accepted, but celebrated…!]

Sometimes a surprise conversation is the seed for glory and victory in your life.

Jesse looked at his youngest son, David, and told him to bring some food to his brothers who were fighting against the Philistines.

And look what happened with Goliath!

Sometimes God may stir you to face, to confront a Goliath in your life.

Nehemiah had a surprise conversation with the king, who allowed Nehemiah to go and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem & even sponsored his work!

Often, a surprise conversation sets in motion Divine provision.

By the way, you can listen live online at WisdomOnline.com >> Button 15

A Surprise Conversation #2

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.

[prayer]
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.

Isaiah 58

Psalms 41

Ephesians 6:8

Isaiah 61:1-7

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.

Remember:

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
that information.

Life is a constant business transaction.

Every day.

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?”

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
with Jesus.

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,
my lifestyle.

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.

God spoke.

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.

[prayer]
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 receive.

I am a receiver…of a surprise conversation.

That’s the miracle that we’re believing God for.

Remember to journal every day.

Praise God.

To sow (for Nigeria) into Dr. Murdock’s ministry:
866-874-8674

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.

Text the word Wisdom to 46786 to receive daily texts
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.

A Surprise Conversation

A Surprise Conversation
Over the next 10 days
Church By Phone
Sat 03-30-13

(re-aired Tues 04-09-13)

The next 10 days I will experience a
surprise conversation as one of the
miracle harvests of my lifetime.

When the Holy Spirit talks to me, and I
move swiftly it’s like there is a cascade,
like a Niagara Falls of the blessings of
the Lord.

Father, I praise You tonight. For Your
teaching capabilities. For Your love.
I’m so thankful for access to Your
Presence. You’ve invited us to come
boldly to Your throne. And Lord, there’s
going to be one of the most supernatural
10 days of our lifetimes. A surprise
conversation. It’s a harvest. It’s a
harvest nobody can really explain. We
only have the predictability of Your
character, of Your nature. You know
what we need when we don’t.

You know what can change our lives
when we don’t. Thank You, Holy Spirit.
Thank You for these moments with our
family. Thank You from the depths of
my heart. Praise God. Praise God!

Dr. Murdock wants us to journal for the next
10 days, today as the beginning. Remember,
you are one conversation away from every-
thing that you are desiring–everything that
you are wanting to happen in your life.

Somebody used to say, “One word from
God changes everything.” And it’s true,
it’s true.

A Surprise Conversation