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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What You’re Willing To Walk Away From Determines What God Will Bring To You.

Live from Abuja, (the capitol of) Nigeria
3-4am local time, around 9-10pm CST (Texas time)
Thursday Church By Phone 04-18-13

Happy 67th Birthday Dr. Murdock…!

“The emptied life”
>> everything we have came from God

The God you know about is the God that becomes your message.

Expect a harvest.

Expect a miracle.

You are one person away from tomorrow.

The future starts with a seed.

God does not schedule seasons by a calendar.
God schedules seasons by decisions.

What you’re willing to walk away from
determines what God will bring to you.

Presence is the greatest seed you can sow.

Presence is all of you: your voice, your mind,
your money, your thoughts, your energy, your inspiration.

And when you do not see that seed grow, you remove yourself.

You enter your seed into the soil that shows honor.

God will talk to you in the places that you obey Him.

Again:

notes

What you’re willing to walk away from
determines what God’ll bring to you.

Remember the $200 Stein’s clothes money that
Dr. Murdock, when he was in his early 20’s, sowed
into David George’s ministry when God told him to.

One week later, all the way up until now [for about
45 years!]: people have bought Dr. Murdock clothes,
all over the world.

What are you willing to walk away from in
order to advance the Kingdom of God?

What money have you been setting
aside for a new house, a new car…?

Samson was unwilling to walk away from Delilah,
and they plucked his eyes out ,and it eventually
cost him his life.

The widow of Zarephath walked away from her &
her son’s last meal, and God supernaturally fed her
and her son throughout the entire famine.

There’s no hope for a non-tither because
you won’t walk away from 10 cents to
satisfy the command of God.

Dr. Murdock asked, God why are
so many Christians broke?

God said, Because they steal from Me–
every paycheck–they steal from Me.

God only requested the 10% to
cure the potential for greed.

Family Harvest, Dr. Rob Thompson’s church in Chicago:

Dr. Murdock was sitting there listening to a man of God preach.

He said, “If you want a debt-free house, plant a seed equal to your
monthly mortgage on your house. Hold it in your left hand, slap it
3 times. Write on your check, ‘I want a debt-free house’. God will
give you a debt-free house in 12 months.”

Dr. Murdock figured, in his mind, There is no way God can give me
a debt-free house in 12 months. He owed thousands of dollars….

But he slapped it [that seed] 3 times and
in 8 months his house was debt-free.

What you’re willing to walk away from
determines what God will bring to you.

Dr. Murdock received a royalty check for
$5,000 when he was 36 years old, and was
watching tv, where Jim Bakker was talking
about sowing a $1,000 seed.

Dr. Murdock heard God say, I want you to plant a $1,000 seed.

He didn’t have a chair in his house.
He didn’t have a table. Sheets tacked
over his windows….

That day he planted his first $1,000 seed.

That was on a Wednesday. PTL network in North Carolina.

Sunday night a man walks up to him after church,
“God told me to give you a rare automobile. There’s
only 19 of them in the world. I have the first serial #
of the 19 cars.” And he gave Dr. Murdock the car.

Tuesday night, a man met him at lunch and said,
“God woke me up last night and said, ‘Bless Mike
Murdock’s ministry,’ ” and handed him a check for
$10,000.

The following Saturday he flew to New Orleans, Louisiana.

He preached at the First Assembly of God
church for Marvin Garmond, 1,300 pastors
were there that Sunday night.

Dr. Murdock had the $10,000 check in his pocket
from the man he’d had lunch with Tuesday.

And God said, “I want you to plant
that $10,000 that man gave you.”

Dr. Murdock could not believe it.

This was less than 12 days since that Wednesday when
he had just planted his first $1,000 seed.

And he thought, God, this is my harvest…!

Remember God–remember God? I gave that $1,000 seed,
and this is my harvest…!

And the Holy Spirit spoke clearly, “It may be 1-2 years before I give you
another $10,000 seed. Can you wait that long for the harvest?”

And Dr. Murdock gave the whole $10,000 Sunday night.

Wednesday Paul Crouch called him from TBN, and said,
“Mike, Jan and I have been talking about your ministry.
We will pay for you to take a tv program. We will air it
4 times a week on Trinity Broadcasting Network.”

Thursday, Jim Bakker called, “God spoke to Tammy and I to sponsor your
tv program on PTL. I will give you Thursday night, prime time,
9:30pm–free. For as long as you want it.”

Out of those free tv programs, Dr. Murdock has built his worldwide ministry,
with millions of dollars now having come through it.

From that $10,000 seed.

Dr. Murdock has never gone back to poverty since then.

If God won’t listen to money, tell me what He listens to.

🙂