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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5 Things That Can Change Your Life In A Day

Mon 04-08-13
Church By Phone

When God stirs you over a topic or
instruction, something that inspires
you, seize it.

Embrace, grab, take a hold of, pursue it.

When He reveals a special word to you,
a “rhema” word, a “now” word, an
understanding that’s greatly
magnified in your heart.

It’s my responsibility to find
inspiration in the world He created.

It’s nobody else’s responsibility
to inspire, or encourage me.

It’s my responsibility to inspire myself.

Dr. Murdock is heading out to
Nigeria tomorrow [today, April 9th]

The difference between
seasons is a conversation.

5 Things That Can Change Your Life Today

notes

1) A conversationZacchaeus had a
conversation with Jesus, and it
changed his life in a day.
– Don’t look a life as something to
endure, look at it as something to enter
>> you enter a zone, every morning,
every hour, every day
>> you can change your life in a
few seconds: you’ve just got to hate
where you are to enter where
you want to be
>> you’ll always adapt what you
can and what you will, you’ll
stay in a comfort zone
– a conversation can change
your life in a day
>> you may be required to
initiate the conversation
– When people say, “Don’t judge me”,
that’s a stupid thing to say
>> of course you judge each other
>> the Bible even says, “Judge yourself,”
so others won’t have to
>> judging simply means to assess
your conduct, effort, behavior
– take action, have initiative
– Zaccheus took initiative
– the woman with the issue of blood,
the blind man who cried out to Jesus–
they had initiative
– the first two letters of “God”,
“Gospel”, “good” = “Go”!
– A-S-K – He didn’t say “wait”,
He said, “Ask…”
>> Well, if you don’t ask,
what do you do, wait?
>> No! Seek…knock…!
>> Three levels of passion
– you may have to
initiate a conversation
– don’t ever owe a debt,
and act like you don’t
– if you owe someone money
& you’re out of work, you
just became their employee,
their “servant”
– What kind if conversation
should you initiate?
>> Apologies
>> Explanations
>> Confession
– To change your favor with God,
enter into conversation with Him
>> there’s a lot of ways to talk to God:
> Something you say, helping someone,
something you do, something you sow

Don’t you want to change your life?
Do you want to improve your life?
Do you want to excel?

Where should there be a conversation?

Conversation that demonstrates honor.

Do you know who you are talking to?
>> Upward, downward, or laterally?

The person who is the senior–
the senior person at any table
is authorized to guide the conversation.

Not the youngest. The 4 year-old does
not guide the conversation at the table.

There’s a place of authority.

If you have dishonored your wife,
there needs to be a conversation.

Initiate it.

I wait for very little.

Those who wait have very
little desire, little passion.

“Good things come to those
who wait,” is an imbecilic,
satanic ploy–have you
ever heard that?

“Waiting upon the Lord” has
nothing to do with delaying
activity, or decisions.

Most prayers are wasted
because God’s not waiting
for you to make a prayer,
He’s waiting for you to
make a decision.

Prayer is often used to delay
the potential bad decision
that we don’t want to make.

People say they’re “waiting on God”, when
He said, “Seek and you shall find”. He never
said, “wait and you shall find”.

You want to change your life in a day?

Start talking.

  • Talk upward to those you
    need to show honor to.
  • Talk downward to those
    who need to be trained by you.
  • Talk laterally to those who
    need to work with you.

You’re going to have to initiate
a conversation to create
changes in your life.

How long are you going to have
to wait at the Exxon station
before God puts gas in your car? 😉

There’s things you’ve gotta do, right?

Well, then do ’em.

Shut up and do ’em.

Shut up and do them.

Do what you’re supposed to do.

Do it, and do it with excellence.

Do it with all your heart.

Do it with all your might.

What conversation is
missing in a relationship?

What conversation have you
failed to have with your upline?
(with those in authority over
your life).

Are you waiting for invisible mentorship
to pierce the airwaves [earways?] of those
under your training?

Archbishop Marguerite Idahosa:
Her husband was known as Archbishop
Benson Idahosa.

Dr. Murdock had known
Benson Idahosa for 34 years.
He was a wonderful man of God.

Years ago, there was a public
outcry over an incident in Nigeria
where the Vice President of
Nigeria said, Nigeria is a
Muslim nation b/c everyone
in Nigeria knew that they were
a Christian nation.

Some of the leaders said, We’re
going to go pray about this, and
The Archbishop Benson Idahosa
said, We are not going to go
pray. That issue is too little for
God to handle. He put us in charge
of matters on the earth. We’re going
to take care of this.

And he got on the phone to the Vice
President of Nigeria and persuaded
him to publicly apologize and recant
his statement.

Have you ever heard someone say,
“There’s no problem too small for God” ?

What a stupid, idiotic, ridiculous statement.
You want God killing the roach in your room?
You want God putting cheese in your rat traps?

Dr. Murdock:
I like clear conversation.
I don’t like “slither”.
I’m very adversarial to deceivers.
I don’t permit life.
I decide it.
I don’t permit what will happen to me,
I decide what I want to happen in my life.
That’s God commandment to us.
He’s given us responsibility to our territory.

What is the territory God has
assigned for you to govern?

What is the turf that
requires your attentiveness?

And what are you doing about it?

You need to have some conversations
with the people under you.

You need to go back and say,
What did I instruct you to do?

– Remember: Ruth changed her life with
one conversation that made her “Mrs. Boaz”

The 2nd thing that can
change your life in a day…

2) One act of servanthood
– Look at Rebecca:
>> She changed her life when she
noticed an old man needed attention
>> She offered him water…
– Servanthood is a seed
– Servanthood is proof of character
– When servanthood becomes an
obsession with you, to host the
people around you, the “fragrance”
of a servant comes upon you until
the servant actually becomes the
master….
– Almost nobody grasps this, but:
>> The person who serves the best
becomes the authority in the
environment (meditate on that)
– Rebecca was an incredible woman,
and she looked at Eleazar, the Chief
liaison for Abraham (and Isaac) &
said, Can I also water your camels?
>> There’s money, there’s blessing
where those camels are going
– If you want to change your life in
a day, start serving

Who’s pain can you remove?

3) Confession
– I’m sorry
– It did for the thief hanging next to Jesus
– Don’t argue about how
right or wrong you are
– One confession can turn
chaos into promotion
– See: the publican vs the pharisee
– confession stops prosecution

4) Obedience to an instruction

[example] Part of Dr. Murdock’s testimony:

At 4:30pm on a Wednesday afternoon,
God gave him an instruction. Something
he had never done. God gave it to him
thru somebody else. It was about sowing
seed. God said, Do it by 10pm tonight.

In 24 hours [after following the instruction],
God had blessed him with more money than
he had ever had in his life.

By 72 hours, God had given him enough
money to buy a beautiful Cessna Citation
jet–a jet, cash.

When you ask God for a future,
He’ll give you an instruction.

An instruction is a bridge to the
dreams that you’re talking about.

The difference between where you are
and where you want to be is an instruction.

And the bridge is never long–it’s instant.

God doesn’t take you on a long bridge.

The prodigal son’s bridge was long because
he decided to take his life into the pigpen.

5) A seed

Use your seed for conversation.

– My seed is my “talker”.
>> My seed talks to God for me.

My seed is my ambassador
for me into my future.

My seed is the only voice
my future will obey.

My future whimpers for
instruction at the foot of my seed.

My seed rules my world.

I use my seed to talk to
God about what I need,
what I want, and what
I expect.

– see Pastor Howard Hogan (83 years old)
>> a confidant of Dr. Murdock’s

He told Pastor Hogan, I have lost money
in everything but God. I’ve lost over $30,000
in oil wells. I listened to a banker and lost
$250,000 in mutual funds in one year.

Warren Buffett said, “Never invest in something
that you don’t want to know a lot about.”

 

By the way, a “bullish” market is on its way up.
(think: the horns on a bull are pointing “up”)

A “bear” market is trending down.

 

There’s a $500,000 money market
in Heaven today for one listener
of Church By Phone.

Dr. Dave Martin :
– Have Dave Martin speak in your church, if you
want to have a financial breakthrough.
>> Dr. Dave Martin and his wife, Christina–after
an instruction from Dr. Murdock to plant a $500
seed (they had $503 to their name at the time)–
planted a $500 seed. 10 days later, Christina
was shopping at Wal-Mart & they just happened
to be filming a commercial that would use the
Wal-Mart security cameras. The Martins have
since received thousands and thousands of
dollars from the residual checks off of that
commercial–specifically, off of the $500
seed that they had planted after being
obedient to a man of God’s instruction.

[prayer]
Father, I ask you for 10 people to plant a $500 seed and to have the most electrifying revelation of seed time and harvest. When we ask you for a harvest, You ask us for a seed. When we ask you for a harvest, You give us an instruction. What You did for Christina–what you did for Dr. David Martin, because of one seed of obedience. Father, I ask You for 10 obedient seeds for the Kingdom of God.

Father, there are some listening right now–You have given them an instruction that they have not yet obeyed–Father, give them Holy Ghost courage to obey that instruction with expectation of a harvest. For the glory of God, I decree it. For the glory of God!

Father, while I am in Nigeria, give these 10 people 10 days of surprise conversations, and cause them to journal these surprise conversations. For the glory of God, it is done. Praise God!

Praise God!

The telephone number to call to sow:
1-866-874-8674

email:
DrMike@ChurchByPhone.com

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