Asking Questions About Your Assignment, And Inviting in God’s Renovation & Innovation In Your Life

Live from Lagos, Nigeria 3am local time
The Weekend, May 3rd-5th, 2013

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Bishop Matthew was speaking with Dr. Murdock recently,
and Dr. Murdock’s known him from
>> Church in Great Britain
>> Gathering of Champions
Some of the speakers
Jesse Duplantis
TD Jakes

Bill Winston

Dr. Murdock has gone every year for the past 13 years.

Nations have different character.

Poland was just intense listeners…

Pastor Matthew told Dr. Murdock,
If you chose to do so, you [Dr. Murdock] could
speak every week in Nigeria, in the greatest, largest
churches in the world.

Dr. Murdock’s considered it for Brazil, perhaps
preaching there for 2 years…

And he has thought, What if I gave myself–
what if I focused one solid year in Nigeria,
and believed God for 3,000 new preachers
called to preach…?

Nigeria is the #1 place for showing honor.
Nigerians know more about the heart of
Christ, and the Christian life than (almost)
any other people in the world. They just
love God. They love each other, they love
worshipping.

No other place compares.

They love the Presence of God, and they
love his preachers.

Even the waiters providing room-service
are thankful that you’re there.

Dr. Murdock was talking with Bishop
Basel Tryon in Durban, South Africa.

Familiarize
Neutralize
Equalize

When you’re people become overly-familiar
with you, they move into an “equalize” posture.

You’re no longer their leader, you’re no longer
their spiritual father.

They feel *equal* with you.

There is no authority.

No breathing out of the anointing down on the protege.

And that’s when your influence is neutralized.

You cannot raise up somebody who does not sense the
greatness of God in you.

The Timothy House

Please pray about it.

If you’re an architect designer and would like to be a part,
email Dr. Murdock at drmike@churchbyphone.com

He’s just looking for people with passion, who’s goal is to
work for God, at any level.

Dr. Murdock doesn’t feel the setup right now at the Wisdom
Center is world-class.

And the more comfortable you are, the better you learn.
Pressure is debilitating to your learning capacity.

Reducing distractions multiplies your ability to learn.

Part of the vision of the Timothy House:
– individual rooms, bathrooms
– NOT a “dormitory”-type setting where there’s bunk beds
and lines in front of a bathroom every morning to get ready
– a secret place for every room
– privacy
– the same building
– fellowship, praying together too
– a collective secret place
– a “Neiman Marcus” Bible School
– not a Walmart “circus” 😉

Dr. Murdock’s passion right now is to launch,
to catapult people into their assignment for God.

Plan on a “Timothy seed”.

Some words floating around in Dr. Murdock’s spirit:
Renovation – God’s about to renovate
the assignment in your life
Innovation – God’s about to bring
about a major shift in your life

[Pastor Tim Walker joins the call]

Asking Questions

Ask yourself 10 questions a day.

Dr. Murdock helps us to develop our life-plan
by encouraging us to know our assignment.

Discern your gifts, your talents, your abilities.

What has God called us to be, do, have…?

3 Questions, tied to your life plan

Some people call it “God’s will”…

But it’s more specifically, God’s assignment for us.

God’s will can leave room for people to put it all off on
God, saying that it’s “destiny” and there’s no use
doing anything.

But God’s power is released when you speak
God’s Word, His plan.

Did you know that God gave Joseph the
“plan of plenty”…?

And Joseph went to Pharaoh with that plan of plenty
and he spoke that plan, he spoke those words.

He followed the action steps of God.

And Egypt was prepared for the famine.

It’s very important to have a plan.

Dr. Murdock has taught for years,
“The anointing is on the plan.”

Have a plan of where you want to go, and
what you want out of life.

Prov 29:18 – Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

#1 Where do you want to go?
– the reason many of us to not get to where we want to go is because:
> We do not know the price
> We have not done the research
> We have not laid out the action steps of the plan that
God has for you, the plan that God’ll give to you.

Ask yourself questions right now, with “Where do you want
to go?” in mind as you’re asking…

– If you could see yourself 5 years from now, where are you?
10 years, 20 years–what are you expecting to see?
– Where would you live?
– Where are you in your career?
– What do you want to change in your career?
– Where do you want to advance?
– What education do you need to finish?
– What degree do you need to finish?
– What kind of relationship do you want to have with your spouse?
– What kind of relationship do you want to have with your children?

This is big–just begin to ask yourself questions.

What does your relationship with God look like?

So many of us are trying to figure
out our relationship problems
with everybody else, but if you
want favor with man, you’d
better figure out your favor
with God first(!).

That’s a key to success.

Some of us have been doing it backwards
(and try to get favor with man first).

God can turn the hearts of kings.

Get favor with God first.

#2 How are you gonna get there?
Plan a course of action to get there.
What do I have to do?

#3 Are you willing to pay the price?

– What is the price?
– How much is it?

– Is it education, a degree, that you’ll need?
What will it cost you in time, money, family, hobbies?

Achieving success at anything
requires a certain level of sacrifice.

Are you willing to invest the cost
of what it’s going to take to get there?

Michelangelo, who spent 4 years lying on his back
painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, said:
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain
my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all.”

It takes about 4 years to get a degree, and
sometimes that’s what it feels like: lying on
your back.

> Where do you want to go?
> How are you going to get there?
> Are you willing to pay the price?

– If you don’t learn to take risks with
your life, you’ve already failed.

– Pain is only temporary, but the benefits can last forever.

So be willing to pay the price.

With the Timothy House, your support will
help to creat a life-plan for someone.

What you make happen for others,
God will make happen for you.

5 things that Pastor Tim believes will be attached to the
seed-sowing into the Timothy House.

#1 A plan to chart your course.
– it’s like a treasure map

#2 A stream of strategies to start your dream.

#3 A dream team in your life to make it happen.
A team of people that staff your weakness.
Where you’ll become a magnet for the people
you’ll need to take care of the things you want
done, but don’t know how, or don’t have time to do.

Live your life in the energy of people that’re making it happen.
The right people are going to enter, you’re going to know who
they are. You’re going to discern who they are.
There’s momentum in a moment, when the creative juices
are flowing.
This Timothy House seed to that you sow is going to be
“the seed of momentum” in your life.

Here’s what determines momentum: the size(/mass) and the weight.

Don’t be small-minded.

Consider sowing a seed that moves you, and creates momentum.

The speed of your obedience determines the speed of your harvest.

Don’t negotiate with that–when you feel that unction, that inner prompting, just obey–as quickly as you want to receive your harvest.

#4 Tools to accomplish your work.
Divine tools to help you accomplish your work.

Everything you have is enough to create the future you desire.
Bring everything you (currently) have to its highest level.
Create the best with everything that you currently have.

#5 Answers to your toughest questions

This Timothy House is going to make people’s life more effective.
It’s going to make Dr. Murdock’s life/ministry more effective.

Look at King Hezekiah.

He honored God in everything that he did.

That’s the secret if you want to enter the mastery of success,
learn to honor God.

But also note with Hezekiah, he became the target of warring nations.

King Hezekiah would always follow the same formula:
Goto God in prayer, and honor God’s commands.

What momentum would you create in your life if you
would just learn to follow the commands that God gives you?

Some of us are waiting for a prophesy, or a word from
God, but we have the Word of God. He’s shown us what to do.

And Hezekiah relied on obeying what
he heard from God in prayer to rule his life.

When Hezekiah needed action steps, he would immediately go to
God in prayer–he wouldn’t think about it, or put it on a “goals” list.

It wasn’t a surprise to God when Hezekiah showed up to pray.

“Give ear, O God…”
“Open Your eyes, O God…”

Have that constant mindset, to have

He was open and honest. He was transparent before the Lord.

He waited for God to show him what to do next.

Could that be a great harvest if God
would just show you what to do next?

You know what? God’s not going to give you a
new set of commands until you follow the last set of commands.

You’ve got to go back and face your failure.

Look at the life of Moses.

God took him right back to where he’d killed that Egyptian taskmaster.

You’re never going to go to the next level
of success until you go back and face your failure.

Like Hezekiah:

Be honest.

Honor God.

Be humble.

Be respectful of Who God is.

Become dependent on God’s action steps.

If you don’t hit your mark, don’t get discouraged.

Evaluate, retool, retweak things.

You try and you go at it again.

The winners in life are constantly
updating the vision plan for their life.

And they learn great things from their own failure.

If you’re going through a season of failure, you’re
just learning another way not to do something.

Some goals never change, but the process to get there changes.

Where do you want to be spiritually?

What are the type of family relationships that you desire?

Harvey Mackay:
“Failures don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”

Develop a life plan for what you want to achieve in life.

Have the mind of God.

Have the action steps of what you want to be and do,
what you want to have in your life.

Know the value of creating a life plan.

Help create a house of learning with the
Timothy House.

to sow:
1-866-874-8674

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Recap of Nigeria – Eagle 10 – including Video with Pastor David Ibiyeomie & Dr. Murdock

From Thur 04-25-13
[or is this the 18th…?]
> aired Sun 04-28-13
Church By Phone

Nigeria & the Eagle 10 Conference

Most of our prayers are wasted
because we’re not making decisions.

Most of what we call
“prayers”, are “hopes” & “thoughts”

Dr. Murdock working on a new book:
“My Highest Persuasions”
>> as a gift for everyone
who blessed him on his birthday

– Dr. Murdock had the best
trip he’s ever had to Nigeria
>> got to fly Business Class, thanks to a
woman who’s a Partner of the ministry
>> Had no one in front or beside him
>> Was able to put his books next to him,
Stretch his feet out
>> worked all the way thru to Port
Harcourt, 16 hours, didn’t sleep

– The church leaders were at
the airport, waiting for him
>> Port Harcourt
Pastor David Ibiyeomie, Salvation Ministries
>> “A once-in-a-lifetime man”
You won’t meet a man like
him but once in your lifetime…

[This video is from a year ago, presumably 😉
when Pastor David came to visit Dr. Murdock
for his birthday in April of last year. Seems
appropriate to include here…]

– the Nigeria trip was spectacular

– Pastor David treated Dr. Murdock like a king
– they took him the long way to the hotel, passing
by the new church grounds that they’re building
there:

– over 200 acres
– This man is building the largest church on the earth.
– seating for 150,000 people(!)
– a protege of Bishop David Oyedepo who pastors
Winner’s Chapel in Lagos, who’s church seats 52,000,
3 sections of 17,000…

– Pastor David Ibiyeomie has become
very important to Dr. Murdock’s heart.
– He’s there with his wife and son in the city
– He has 14 churches there
– the smallest one’s 5,000, his [main] is about 80,000
– He talks very, very little around Dr.
Murdock–ever.
– He flew all the way to Dallas, TX last year
just to spend one day with Dr. Murdock on
his birthday

– So Dr. Murdock gets lil bits of sleep when he can
– And, after seeing the wonderful work of God in
Port Harcourt, and being recognized (because of
his work on tv, the Internet, and Church By Phone)
nearly everywhere he goes…
– it comes time for him to leave for his next stop
in Nigeria
– And the church leaders send him his escort to goto
Uyo, Nigeria, leaving around 10am with brother
Benjamin Andrews, and Pastor Tim Walker, who are
both traveling with him
– they drive through the beautiful
country & beautiful people and arrive
in Uyo, greeted by the church leaders there who immediately drive him around, asking him to anoint various specific spots throughout the city
– there were hundreds of people following the cars–like a parade
– all the cars stopped when Dr. Murdock’s car stopped, and
they were about 2 miles-worth of vehicles just traveling around
with them, anointing the city.
– God gave Dr. Murdock a word for the city of Uyo.
– Bishop David told Dr. Murdock that the apostolic anointing on Dr. Murdock’s life & ministry authorized the people of Uyo to ask Dr. Murdock to anoint the grounds of the city
– And so Dr. Murdock obliged, and entered into a covenant with them to drive back spirits of witchcraft, spirits or error, and to release a real grace on the city

– There is no country on earth that understands The Law of Honor like Nigeria
– Dr. Murdock cannot think of another country that understands honor like Nigeria does.

– There should be, within the next 3-5 years,
the most glorious breakthrough anointing on
this country (Nigeria) politically

– the President of Nigeria came to Dr. Murdock’s service several months back when he visited Wari
– there are members of his security team that are monthly seed-sowers into Dr. Murdock’s ministry
– there are “Daniels” being raised up in Nigeria to speak into the ear of Nigerian leaders

– the anointing is something that’s real
– the anointing isn’t a “feeling”
– it’s a glory, and it’s a destroyer of demon spirits
– that’s why you’ll hear Benny Hinn talking a lot about
protecting & treasuring the anointing that’s on your life

– the church leaders in Uyo put Dr. Murdock in the most beautiful hotel suite
– the suite itself has it’s own meeting room, where they all met with the other ministers and evangelists in Uyo and prayed with them
– Dr. Murdock met one marvelous contact/connection after another in this suite’s meeting room

– Dr. Murdock loves Nigeria and
they value what God’s put in him
– The glory, the receptivity, the passion of these people(!)

– Jesus had strong feelings about where He
was accepted and where He wasn’t
– He reacted swiftly, decisively, and conclusively
– He didn’t wait for a repeat testimony

– On Monday, Dr. Murdock and the Team are flying
to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

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– There’s a little over 300 Million people in America
Nigeria is about 160 Million people,
over 50% of the population of the 50 states in America
– It’s the size of Texas

– if we took half of America (say, 25 States) and put it in Texas, that’d be Nigeria

– The people of Nigeria listen incredibly well

[more added soon…! Please help with any pictures/
video/media you may have of this trip in Nigeria, your
assistance is greatly appreciated.] 🙂

Honor In Nigeria For Dr. Murdock’s 67th Birthday…!

Live from Johannesburg
[Please “reply” if you have
any pictures from Dr.
Murdock’s birthday &
I’ll put them up here!]

In a few days, back to Nigeria

Dr. Murdock, “I am on fire.”

“God has answered prayers…!”

A Surprise Conversation

A Surprise Harvest:

This month, April, has a great
anointing on it for the greatest
harvest of your lifetime.

God talks most to the
man who’ll listen the longest.

Your reaction to the words of God
decides is He’ll keep talking to you.

Obedience qualifies for you
for everything He’s ever promised.

The pastors in Nigeria have
mastered honor more than
any other nation on the earth.

When it comes to communicating
honor, value, gratitude, appreciation,
Nigeria has soared.

On his birthday, the people of
Nigeria sowed thousands of
dollars and just showed extreme
honor and appreciation for Dr. Murdock’s words and teaching.

There is something exciting
when people listen to you.

When someone you love doesn’t
love you back, now you Know how
God feels every day of His life.

But He didn’t stop the banquet,
He just got new participants.

Don’t invest another day,
don’t invest another dollar
into people that don’t believe
in you.

The greatest waves of
ministry are about to begin.

God has talked to Dr. Murdock,
and he listens to God because
God’s words matter to him.

Where you find favor, God is speaking.

“Disfavor” is a Divine voice
too, it’s saying, “Leave.”
Don’t invest another day.
Soil is too rich elsewhere.

Jesus put it this way,
“There’s no fish where you’re fishing.”
“You don’t have to go around
the world. Just go to the other
side of the boat.” 🙂

[sent from COZA…?]

Dr. Murdock: There was a
knock at my door, and in
walked a man who was
dressed like he represented
a king.

Do you have any idea the
break you got when God
became your boss?

That you got the biggest financial breakthrough you could ever imagine?
That when God decided to go into business with you, that failure became
an impossibility? Have you realized that yet…?

So, this man walks in with
the most spectacular briefcase.
[ Along with his father, Dr. Murdock
has a special affinity for briefcases…
to put it lightly 😉 ]
My father loves briefcases. Had he met
a briefcase early enough, him and my
mother would’ve never got married.

[ “Are you fasting,
brother Benjamin?”;-) ]

By the way, life doesn’t just happen. You make
life happen. You are life. The life of God is in you.

I consider the opposite of wisdom to be confusion.
I consider confusion to be the stench of the devil.
If I’m talking to you, and I sense confusion, I will
address it within 1/3rd of a second. I hate it.

So, in walks this young man with all of these different
colored briefcases. And I’m having trouble picking the
one I like the most. First I want the white one, and then
I like the tan one because I love leather. I just love it. I
love the touch, the feel, the look of leather. The suppleness
of leather, I love soft leather. The camel-skin leather. If you
ever go to Beirut, they have the best leather in the world there.

So I like the tan, leather briefcase. And then the crocodile skin
briefcase…! I decide to go with that one. I choose the most
expensive-looking briefcase because I would never spend that
kind of money on myself for my own birthday gift. I have that
Louisiana background–God has to treat me world-class because
I don’t know how to treat myself that well.

I was astounded. I was amazed. And then Dr. Murdock comes back
into his room later and asks Benjamin (who travels everywhere with
Dr. Murdock, and is a wonderful young man), “Benjamin, what are
all these briefcases doing in my room? I was just supposed to select
one.” So I called the pastor and said I’m bringing all of the other
briefcases back to the church when I come tonight. And the pastor
said, No, they’re all for you.

I couldn’t hardly speak. To get one is nice enough.

And then during the offering, the people took up
over $4,000 and put all of that money in another
briefcase(!).

People gave me pictures, pastors gave me offerings.

Dr. Murdock says, “It made the Wisdom Center look
like a dungeon. Like the pit.”

And then on my birthday, there were 75 pastors, the
choir was singing Mike Murdock songs…

[Pastor Tim Walker joins the call to reaffirm and to
elaborate on the wonderful, amazing event]:

…”I Love Sitting At Your Feet” & “Holy Spirit”. They
transformed an ordinary meeting/banquet room
into something spectacular. There were wonderfully
fragrant candles, with pearl necklaces on them.

[It just sounds like their overflow of honor
and servanthood spilled out into their expression
of gratitude for the man of God, Dr. Mike Murdock.
What an abundantly appropriate reward for a
birthday spent serving God!]

Just one after another, leaders and pastors got up
to share their gratitude. There was one bishop,
in particular, who came up and said thank you
to Dr. Murdock for not letting success stop him.

It was a “red-carpet” event, with pastors, leaders,
Generals, and just a “who’s-who” showing. There
was an extravagant buffet all along a wall, with a
banner hanging over it with Dr. Murdock’s picture.
And it said that Dr. Murdock was one of God’s
Generals.

They had a video presentation–and not only that, but
there were plasma tvs at each table, where then everybody
was able to have a good seat to view the video presentation.

There was “movers and shakers”in the Kingdom of God
in attendance. There were several pastors, that Pastor Tim
overheard, that said, “Can you believe _________ just
walked in??”

Pastor Tim, who’s 39 years old (but has “60 years
of experience 😉 ), commented that he has never
seen that dimension of honor before anywhere.

The level of favor that has opened up, and is now
shining on Dr. Murdock’s life–the harvest of favor–
is at an amazing, astounding height.

And it’s an honor to be connected to this anointing.

Remember:

What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.

If you’re complaining, thinking, Wait a minute. I want this favor!
No one’s buying my lunch…

Well, how many lunches, and how
many dinners are you buying for others?

Soil does matter.

You can’t just scatter your seed everywhere.

Some of us have been sowing like we’re sowing with a shotgun.

That doesn’t work, we have to have accuracy with our seed.

We sow with accuracy.

Give your seed an assignment.

Dr. Murdock really is a “mentor to the masses.”

Thank you, Church By Phone, for sending Dr. Murdock
around the world, and to Africa, to Nigeria.

Thank you for showing your gratitude, and for being
connected to this anointing. Thank you for being
connected to Dr. Murdock’s life.

You are a part of the results.

It wouldn’t hurt you to go back over your notes
from Church By Phone over the last 6-9 months.

And see what you may have missed
God saying, through Dr. Murdock, to you.

You can miss a moment. What a great tragedy
when you realize you’ve missed a moment.

A declaration:

[Pastor Tim]

I declare and decree:

You’re going to revisit lost moments.

And God, somehow, some way–because of wisdom,
because of insight, because of the spirit of revelation–
God is going to revisit you and allow you to revisit
missed opportunities.

And it could be the greatest harvest of your lifetime.

It could be a person, a business contact, someone, something–
-a missed opportunity–and you’re going to (be able to) revisit it.

God will restore what the cancor worm has destroyed.

But we have to move.

We have to declare it.

We have to catch the thief.

There’s things that we have to do.

God’s not going to do it all for us.

We have to activate the laws of God.

And say, “I’m going to get back the hijacked harvests!”

If you knew the harvests that had been stolen,the people
that’ve been trying to paint horrible pictures of you, it’d
blow your mind.

But listen family, you have more going for you than against you.

And you need to ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes
with fresh eyes of wisdom, to see what you’re not seeing–
to see what you’ve been missing. To hear what you’re not
hearing.

Someone is always seeing what you’re not seeing.

And when you’re going through a season of disappointment,
the closest heart that you need to be connected to is the heart
of God.

Something else about disappointment:

You have to wait for your emotions to
heal before you make major decisions.

Don’t make any major decisions–wait.

God is going to heal someone’s emotions
on this Church By Phone.

And don’t quit before the next one comes.

Don’t try to rush what’s being born.

It takes 9 months for a baby to arrive.

Your connection can come through
“a friend of a friend…”.

God’ll put “dream team” people in your life,
in your path. But you need to recognize who
those people are.

God will use the disappointment to teach you, and
will bring you out. A great season of surprise
conversations will come.

Move forward when the next opportunity comes up.

[ Dr. Murdock rejoins the call]

Wow, God was on you–you [Pastor Tim] were
saying some very important keys.

Some words are doors, some words are keys.

Some words are windows. Some words are walls.

Some things stop you, some things start you.

Some things accelerate you.

6pm, 7pm, and 8pm–the team should go to the
phone trees and see if the phone trees [?] are there
to be emailed out.

[phone trees are for when Dr. Murdock
has something spectacular to share…?]

Dr. Murdock decided that he wanted well-dressed
people around him because “life’s too short for ugly.”

You don’t need to schedule in any extra ugly, it’ll show up.

Schedule in beauty.

God made beauty, satan made ugly.

Dr. Murdock saw a man in Nigeria dressed excellently
and remarked to brother Benjamin, That’s how I want
the people at the Wisdom Center dressed!

God is meticulous, and ceremonial.

Look at the universe.

Look at the stripe on the skunk!

The spectacular should be designed, not hoped for.

At the airport in Lagos, Nigeria:

They held the giant plane up for an hour (the pilot was a
partner of Dr. Murdock’s ministry), and people were
running up to him, “Would you sign my book?”. They
were stuffing money into his pockets, “I’ve got to sow
a seed…I’ve got to sow a seed…!”.

And when he got to the plane, he didn’t have his boarding pass,
brother Benjamin may’ve had his passport….

And the man on the plane asked him for his boarding pass, and Dr.
Murdock said, “I have no idea. I’ll find it later.” Now, he’d never even
been let on a plane before without his boarding pass…

And he went and took a seat in the rear, near the exit, where there
was some open seating. A flight attendant came up to him shortly
after that, “Are you Mike Murdock?” Yes… “I am so sorry…” and
they brought him up into first class….

He wasn’t there but for a moment when a man came up and knelt
beside him, “I’m a pastor, and I received an email from your sister
that today was your birthday,” and he pulled out three 100-dollar bills.
“Tell her, thank her, for telling me that today was your birthday.”….

Here comes the flight attendant, kneeling down, “Would you pray for
me? I know the power of your prayers…”…

Then the head pilot, Captain Samuel ______
“Sir, I want you to know first that I’m where I am
today because of the $58 seed….” ….

An excellent experience and lesson in honor from Nigeria…