Breaking the Mold of Mediocrity

By Rev. Edward L French

Contents:
The Making before the Mold
Getting Off the Fence of Mass Opinion
Remembering Your First Love
Stop Denying the Power
Let God Zeal Make You Zealous
Be Lead by the Spirit
Developing Individuality for Corporate Destiny
Stop Listening to the Voice of Indifference
Stepping from Ordinary to the Unusual
The Broken Cisterns
Going to the Outer Limits
Faith Confession
Conclusion

The making before the mold
Bear Your God Given I.D.
(Image & Dominion)

So God created man in His [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen. 1:27)

God is speaking to us that we will take the limits off of Him. His will is that we walk in the spirit to see liberation of our true self. Many of us do not know who we are; and have never experienced our true self. We can not experience His will or our purpose if we continue to see ourselves thought the tinted glasses of sin and shame. The negative pass has not only produce deeds that violate the commands of God, but it has installed an image of ourselves that is contrary to the true image God has of us.

It only when we see ourselves as God has created us that we can excel beyond the moderate or low degree of excellence. Imagine if you had never fell to the sins, if you never felt inferior, if you never felt limited, well when Jesus saved us He broke down everything that would hinder us from seeing our self in the new light of God’s love. A prefect and pure light, where there are no shadows or gray areas.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)

For us to know who we are in Christ, it is based upon us being educated in the spirit. Not educated to what man say we are, or to our opinions of ourselves, neither to our intellectual knowledge alone, but educated to who God say we are. We must ask ourselves, who were we before the devil filled us up with drugs? Who were we before we found ourselves addicted to the lust of this world? The devil blinded our eyes and deceived us with all type of manipulatives that have distracted us from our onward strive and pressing toward that mark. If you lose sight of the mark, then you lose sight of who you are in Christ Jesus.

That’s who we are, not in our natural selves but in the ‘true self.’ We have to put away that old man, that old self, that carnal self. We are more then flesh and blood, we are more then dust of the earth, we have a living soul made after God’s image.

And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen 2:7)

There is a real person in us that must come forth, if you keep on putting down, putting down, putting down and don’t rise up, you become ineffective. God wants us to begin to take on the character and the ability to do what we potentially can do. God’s Word says we can do all things.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Phil. 4:13)
“…greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4b)
“And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.” (Deut 1:18)

God’s Word leaves very little room for us to live out our lives with a low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary. It is better if we give up that way of life, or should I say existing in between extremes.

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (2 Cor 4:10)

We need to begin to see the positive side of dying. God said “if you give up your life, you should find it.” “He that decrease shall increase,” the positive side of dying, “no man have given up these things in life and not gain much more in this life or the life to come,” the positive side to dying. Because HE LIVE, WE SHALL LIVE ALSO. Only when we have no more fear of death we can begin to live life beyond mediocrity.

For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. (2 Cor 13:4)
As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; (2Cor 6:9)

GETTING OFF THE FENCE OF MASS OPINION
Neither Cold or Hot
And unto the angel of the church of Laodiceans write... I know thy works, that thou art neither cold or hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Rev. 3:14b; 15-17)

Talking about removing ourselves from the state of mediocrity getting off the fence of mass opinion, I’ll go a little further;
Some of us are not going by the opinion of others; some are going by their own opinion. Maybe I should say sitting on the fence of ‘do nothing.’ You don’t want to hear God’s opinion which requires too much of you, you don’t want to hear man’s opinion which expects too little of you, and you finally listen to your own opinion, which is mediocre. Beware of the paralyzing voice of passivity.

When people are being motivated by the masses, like the tsunami, it floods your gates and carries you away with it. Let me elaborate a little more, mass opinion is something that overwhelms you. It causes you to flow with the majority and think the way others think, move like others move which often leads in the wrong direction. You start seeing the buildings going, the cars going, you start seeing the floods destroying your walls.
The word of God says “when the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” (Isa. 59:19, NKJ) You have to know that God would put you in a wall of defense; He will build a levy that can withstand the floods of mass opinions. When everyone else has to run, you can say, “(Enemy) you can huff and puff, but God is going to put up a wall against your evil attack. Though heaven and earth be shaken I shall not be moved.” I am talking about being founded upon the promises of God.
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By standing firm, the world is going to see that you’re not going to be moved by the opinions of others and they’re going to hate you for that reason. But know this even if they stone you, if they try to kill you whatever they try to do you’re going to be established upon the word of God.

For it is written:

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. (1 John3:13)

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. (John 15:18)

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. (Luke 6:22)
Remember Your First Love
Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.(Rev.2:4-5)

God spoke to Jeremiah concerning His love for the children if Israel…

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land [that was] not sown. Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD, Hear ye the word of the LORD, 0 house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? (Jeremiah 2:2-5).

Breaking the mold of mediocrity, it’s about a love relationship; it’s about what God has done for you. Remember your first love; I’m talking about not being in the same position next year or this year as you were last year. God has a desire to work His work in us, and though us, as we yield our task, our cares and our thought to Him. Our service unto Him should always be full of anticipation that we are vessels ready to be filled with His abilities. Our response to what God want to do should always be let your will be done. Can it happen? The resurrection, can God resurrect from the dead? Can God rise up things that were not and let them be? Can God create something out of nothing? The question we often ask ourselves, “am I called by God.” Let it happen, stop questioning, stop wondering, stop waiting and believe that God can make it happen. By saying to yourself, I’m ready Lord let it happen in my life.
Something happens when you yield; it’s a frightening thing for some of us. I can say with assurance if I fall backwards Vivian is going to catch me. That’s what yielding is all about; thank God the scripture says in Ephesians 5 verse 22 “let the women submit (yield) herself to the husband.” He [God] told me don’t let her fall, but love her as you love yourself. Catch her like Christ catches the church, like Christ let us submit to Him to fall back in his arms. Sometimes we don’t mean to fall, but He’s always there to catch us, we should submit unto Him.

Jesus Christ gives a warning to his church, a church that He loves, a church that He died for, and a church that was on fire. What was one of the most excited churches in the epistle? Ephesians! Paul wrote to this church at a time when they didn’t have to be rebuked. They were about love and about power and about God and predestination. Here they are some years later, Jesus himself sending a word to John, on Island of Patmos, the Lord said this to the church of Ephesus. I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

The saint had all this anointing and let me tell you they didn’t lose their good works; they didn’t lose their zeal as far as working in the house of the Lord. They were busy with feeding people and taking care of things and doing the things they needed to do, but they lost something in the midst of it all. They lost their first love. We got to break the mold of getting into a set pattern of I’m going to do this and do that to the point you loose the reason why you’re doing what you doing in the first place. Someone said marriage is like that. What do you do after work? Some may answer “I go home,” reason being not because of the flame but for formality, you got to renew and rekindle the fire. REMEMBER YOUR FIRST LOVE!

The Lord is saying aren’t you my people, aren’t you the one who I brought out of situations? Didn’t I prove myself, when you were with nothing, before you even went into the promise land did you not serve me? You grumbled that I left you there for forty years, but you were yet my people. When I led you by my outstretched arm you followed me. Yet, you were continually doubting me, but I was still able to give you water when you needed water, I was still able to feed you when you needed to be fed, I fought against all the enemies that fought against you, I kept you in the palm of my hand. Even for a rebellious people God said I treated you well. You love me and you knew no other God but me. Then we begin to erect and establish other things before God, and God continually say you left your first love.

We love Him, because He first loved us. (1John 4:19)

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matt 24:12, 13)

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;” (Phi 1:9)

Stop denying the power
“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”(2 Tim 3:5)

If you want to break the mold of mediocrity, confess God is who He says He is. Then become a doer of the word and not a hearer only.
“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” (1Th 1:5)

Stop denying the power! Having the form of godliness but denying the power there of, from such turn away, God said don’t even waste time with such people, God said “turn away!” You talking that talk about religion but when I say God can heal, you say, “yeah, right!” You talk that talk that you love the Lord, but when I say God is not a liar just wait on Him, you respond “I can’t wait on Him; I have to do what I have to do.” No, no, no from such turn away, that stuff will contaminate you.

Beware, mediocrity is a disease that can effect the people who come into contact with its’ carriers. The way to avoid infection is to observe its’ major symptom “passivity.” God doesn’t want you to have a form of godliness, pressed into religious mold to be in the likeness of godliness. He wants His word to come alive in you to produce activity by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says Jesus was anointed by God for active duty. “…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil; for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38)

The way we break the matrix or mold of mediocrity is to become active in the plan that God has for you. You have to believe you have the power to act out the will of God in you life, to cause change. The Word of God, which becomes the Jesus in us, when anointed by the Holy Spirit bears fruits. These fruits are the character impressions of the indwelling Christ, manifesting himself in actions. Paul calls to remembrance this activity in the church at Thessalonica when he wrote, “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 1:3)

God is going to rise up a generation of people that will believe and act on His Word. The people locked into their mold will say, “why are you making it?” you’re not the smartest in the class, how did you make it through all that? How did you get those kinds of jobs? It’s not based upon the opinions of others; it not based upon your power. The Word of God says, “not by power, nor by might, but by my spirit saith the Lord.” (Zechariah 4:6) “For the gospel came not unto you by word only, but also by power in the Holy Ghost and in much assurance, as ye know of manner of men we were among you for your sake.” (1 Thess. 1:5)

The Word of God is speaking to you; you just have to keep on studying this thing because it’s like food to your spirit.

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isa 29:13)

We need to stop denying the power of the Lord our God. Let God zeal make you zealous. Get this vision of yourself doing what God said you could do in His word.

Let God Zeal make you Zealous
Get This Vision: See God using you as the Word declares He can...Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will performs this. (Isa. 9:7)

Let me tell you something, you may look at yourself and say I’m not what God’s word says, but in spite of what appears confess God’s Word. Say those things that are not as if they be, I don’t care who says otherwise, God’s word says I am. God word says I can. God look for faith for without faith, it is impossible to please God.

What’s going to bring your victory in this year? What’s going to establish you this year? The Lord has spoken it, and He shall perform it, because I believe it, and I’m going to stand on it. In this year be led by the spirit, that mean you have to be willing to go where you would not go. If you’re going to be doing what you want to do, the spirit is not leading you.
Be Lead By The Spirit
Go where you would not go, to do what you cannot do.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry [thee] whither thou wouldest not. John 21:18

Do it, but I don’t even know how. To do it, in spite of all the things that say it cannot be done. To see God’s word being performed in your life, there’s nothing to hard for you in Christ Jesus. To do it in spite of your financial state, in spite of the odds that are against you, DO IT!
You say, “But I can’t reach it, I can’t go there.”
I say to you, “You can reach that height, you can reach that depth, you can reach that distance, there’s nothing to hard for you.
You say, “they won’t accept me before the congregation to declare the word the Lord put in my heart,”
and I say “yes they will.” Moses went from leading a flock of sheep to leading a nation; he stood before Pharaoh declaring thus saith the Lord, in spite of what they might say. Paul went before Rome, declaring thus saith the Lord, also in spite of what they might say. You have to prepared yourself for where God is about to take you.

Be lead by the spirit and do it!!!
Developing Individuality for Corporate Destiny
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. (Eph 4:25)
So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. (Rom 12:5)

This is important Saints because we’re in this race together. The victory that God has for us, as a collective body is based upon your individual striving unto the prize of the mark for the high calling. You have to set your eyes upon the prize, and realize it’s not just about you, it’s about the body of Christ, it’s about we are one, we need one another we need the support of each other, we need to know we’re in this thing together, that when one fall the whole body suffer.

The one that God has chosen, is elected and called and has brought us into this oneness and into this harmony so that we can function together and see the excellency of God in each other, to see how awesome it is to see how you work and you do certain things that no one else in the ministry can do, it’s how you stand and how you pull it together how you show and support love. You’re special! In this body, if the individual doesn’t perfect himself then the collective won’t perfect itself. We want to become strong with one another, so strengthen your selves in Christ. If you become perfect in your love in your fellowship and your commitment to Christ, it will be seen and felt by the whole body. Read (Ephesians 4:25. Romans 12:5.) The devil want to divide us, you don’t see that, you don’t see what the devil trying to do. He’s saying, “if I can divide I can conquer. I have to take them down one at a time.” Saints of God you have to see it, the attack we’re under it’s not about you! It’s about the body of Christ, when we minister to one another we’re ministering not because we’re trying to fix a problem; we’re trying to recognize that the enemy is coming against us collectively. I don’t see your attack as an individual attack, I can’t do it without you, we need one another. If the devil’s attacking you; it means he’s out to get me too. You got to see the reason why the attack is coming,

Stop listening to the voice of indifference
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Heb 6:11-12)

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2 Pet 3:14)

Pressing, enduring, waiting, and trusting. We’re not there yet, we have not yet broke the mold of mediocrity, we have not yet taken the limits off of God. We’re not there, until we see the miracle we think is impossible. To take the limits off of God, we have to begin to confess our sin of unbelief. “Lord I believe help me though my unbelief;” (Mark 9:24) I believe you Lord, but you know there’s something inside me pulling back. Break the shackles; loosen the bands, that my faith and love may be released with unlimited capacity.

We all will sink into lukewarm unless we are determined not to blend into mediocrity. We all find ourselves prophetically spoken of as the Laodecian church. (Revelations 3:1) We don’t say set me aflame, make me different, give me the determination to be what you want me to be. If you are what the Lord wants you to be you’re not going to fit into every situation. The Lord said they will hate you because they hated me. (John 15:18; 1 John 3:18) Just because you will not be liked by everybody doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person, it doesn’t mean that you’re not who God says you are. It means the opposite you are God’s chosen. You are His elect. The Word says they will persecute you and say matter of evil against you, but it says rejoice. (Matt 10:22; 24:9) Rejoice and bless them.

You got to know that the enemy forecast is not your circumstance; it is not going to be your outcome. He’ll forecast to you stormy weather, he’ll forecast to you hurricane season, he’ll forecast to you turbulence and trouble. He’ll even forecast to you rainy days forever. But you got to know that God is your sunshine. That God will bring calm to the water. That God will say peace be still. And when you determine in your heart to be what God wants you to be get ready to take on the challenges of your adversary that is set before you.

Each one of us has challenges in our life authored by the Holy Spirit. His challenges to us foster a higher level of holiness. His challenge to us is for making us bold in the Lord. His challenge to us is to be a witness to the nations. We have been challenged and have to boldly take on those challenges. The Word of God says:

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58)

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Gal 6:9)

But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. (1 Thess 3:13)

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Pet 1:5-9)

Stepping from ordinary to the unusual
Pressing Beyond Passivity
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], He saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (John 5:6-8)
You have to begin to desire it; you have to begin to have an appetite, a spiritual appetite to see unusual things happen. As much as you believe a bus will come every 15 minutes, and you will wait there. Imagine someone asking, “what are you waiting for,” you reply “a bus,” and they say to you “I don’t see a bus.” And with confidence you say, “it will be here in another 4 minutes.” Can you trust God like that? Can you say “I don’t see it but in a minute He’ll be right here? He’s always on time, He’s always on schedule, and He has never been late.”
Now imagine somebody walking up and ask “why are you waiting here?” You respond with confidence “God is going to come through. I can sense His presence, matter of fact I think I can see Him.” When it’s nighttime you can tell from the head lights that the bus is coming, because you’re so used to it.
Make the thing that was once ordinary; turn to extraordinary. Begin to believe that this same God that can heal you of headaches, can heal you from cancer, the same God can heal you of cancer, can heal you of HIV, there’s nothing to hard for God. According to thy faith let it be unto you.
There was a young man that was riding by on his bike in Africa and saw the banner that said, REVIVAL, and my wife and I were at the campgrounds and he rode into the area where the revival was. He had HIV, but he received prayer that day, after prayer he went to one of the minister’s and told him right then, I believe that I’ve been healed. It’s something when you come with faith and you had a touch from God and believes it’s already done. Then for him to give his testimony and to say I’m healed. The minister advised the young man to go get a confirmation from the doctor. He saw a doctor and called back later and said, “The report came back negative. I’m healed!” You have to know that God is in the healing business. All He ask is that somebody believe.

the Broken Cisterns
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jer2:13)

Imagine having vessels that has brokenness in them and from them you expecting to have your happiness flow to you. All the things pouring in, is going to pour out. Have you ever worked for something and didn’t see a product after doing all that work? You labor for something and it doesn’t give you any satisfaction, even after you get it.

We have to break the molds of mediocrity. Abandoning the broken cisterns, meaning the vessels we make with our own hands. In the Old Testament it refers to an artificial reservoir or tank for holding or storing water. The things that we try to use to hold the blessings of God we have to try to capture our happiness, our peace and joy. God says you can’t hold them in your own worth. That’s what the whole book of Ecclesiastes is about, vanity, vanity all is vanity. Trying to get these things, and trying to find joy, peace and happiness, you need the kingdom of God.

Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? (Isa 29:16)
going to the outer limits

From Degree to the new dimensions.

God doesn’t want us to continue taking tiny baby step, that’s what we have been doing. God want us to take giant steps, you know how you use to play the game. We are told “take a giant step” and we ask “may I,” and the reply came “yes you may.” God has already given us instructions in His Word, take your giant step of faith. Some times we need confirmation so we ask Him “may I,” to which He answers “yes you may.” One giant step into a new dimension, all you have to do is take that step that you never took before. That giant step will take you out of that pattern. This is further than you ever went, this is much more than you’ve ever done. You’ll never see more because you’re doing the same old thing. (John 15:4-7, Phil 4:13, 2 Cor 3:5, Eph 6:10)

As we let the things God send our way press us beyond passivity. Our extremity becomes God’s opportunity. Our limited finite steps, lead us to the infinite ability of God. Our impotent makes us aware of His omnipotent. Our barriers, becomes borders to new dimensions of opportunities, His Kingdom.

All barriers broken down, no more barriers, go from the veil where we cut to the deeper realms of God. (Galatians 4:4) Understand the picture that he’s painting here, when you were a servant you never had the freedom, you weren’t mature yet, and when you are not mature enough He can’t give you all the things you are to inherit, but now that you’re mature you have entered into your inheritance. You’re no longer a man hindered in the prosperity of God, there’s a difference between your servants status and your sonship you have to know you went beyond being a servant of God and is now part of sonship.

When you’ve become a friend of God, you have gone into a realm where you don’t have to knock on the door first. You don’t have to knock on the door of your father’s bedroom; you can run right in and say DADDY! Abba Father! Taking the limits off God, gives you access at all times. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; (Ephesians 2:19)


With everything you got, Worship God

While the devil is trying to hinder you, worship God anyhow, even more so. (Luke 10:27) This year, we have to make this our declaration. You’re breaking the mold of mediocrity. We love to a limit, we worship to a limit, and we serve God to a limit. Let’s go beyond the limits; let’s look at someone who knew how to go beyond the limits.

And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, [It was] before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. (2 Samuel 6:14-15, 20-22)

Notice David response to his wife Michal, he said, “You haven’t seen anything yet. You thought you saw me get down, watch me get down (with emphasis)” He offended her more so. He didn’t back down instead he said “Maybe I could have been a little more subtle. I played for my God. It’s He that raised me up above your father. Your father didn’t praise God, I was in His presence, I sung songs for him, I worshipped before Him, he refused to join in and praise the Lord, I praised God anyhow, when he threw javelins at me I praised God anyhow, I praised Him in spite of and God raised me up. I’m not going down, I’m not going to shut-up, I’m not going to stop praising Him, He’s worthy to be praised. You don’t know what He’s done for me, you was in your father’s house when I was running out there in the hillside, running from your father who tried to kill me again and again. You don’t know when I went down to cut a piece of his garment and I gave him a second chance. I sang songs about him when he died. Yet he tried to kill me, I’m going to continue to praise Him, I don’t care what you say, God spared your life too, because you too could have been dead, but I’m going to praise Him,” break the mold, take the limit off God, He’s worthy of the praises.

Faith always has a good report,

I walk by faith and not by sight,
I am a faith person,
I refuse fear,
I faith child of a faith God,
my faith works,
I always have a good report,
I refuse an evil report,
I’m on God side,
He’s on my side,
I belong to God,
I serve God,
I’m a child of God,
I believe God,
I believe God and it shall be even as it was told to me in His holy word,
God word cannot fail,
I cannot fail,
I’m standing on the word,
I’m standing on the promises.

Conclusion
A church building can be a mold, and God may say, “break it.” How much God has done for you may become a mold, and God may says, “break it.” Anything that we won’t break is an idol. Abraham finally saw his son Isaac the one that God promised, and God told him give it up, “break it,” show me that you believe. We have to launch out beyond every limitation and say God I yet believe. I don’t care what job situation change on you; the Lord wants you to believe Him. Be willing to say “Lord, now this job is gone I believe you more than ever before.”
Believe Him, don’t look at the negative. If you are called to evangelize and something disastrous happens in a region and the Lord tell you to go. You can begin to inquiry of God, and ask Him “did you read the papers, did you see the pictures, and did you hear the report.” Or, you can seek His face for confirmation and peace believing, that He may let you know it, and that He will use you in a mighty way. The Scripture says, “When Saul was yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, desiring to get authority that he might gather bring women men and children bound unto Jerusalem” God instructs a disciple named Ananias in a vision to “Arise, and Go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for behold, he prayeth, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in , and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.” (Acts 9:1-2;10-12)
If God is sending you to your ministry, to your marriage, to your miracle, God has already sent a vision to the one who will partake and, or partner with you..
I don’t know what word is for you, but you have to know what the Word is saying to you. “Break it, now give it to me. Let me be your God.”
We thank God for His Word.

First Printing, June 2006 © Copyright 2006 by Edward L. French.
Higher Call Ministries International, Inc.175 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

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