Prosperity Without God is Not True Prosperity – Written Article – By Laurence Torr

Prosperity Without God is Not True Prosperity By Laurence Torr My Thoughts  About Prosperity and What the Scriptures Say.
It is truly available for everyone to prosper, if you want to prosper in every area of your life for a believer we first have to prosper in our hearts, (3John 2)that we are rich in the knowledge and wisdom of God’s word. For a believer, true prosperity begins in the heart and becomes a part of who we are to the point Gods word is living and real for us in our action and speech. True riches is to be rich in your fellowship with God and His Son Jesus Christ and with those of the same Heart This where our Joy is fulfilled, 1John 1:3-4
There are many people in this world that do not believe in God and are financially prosperous, They may have come from poor background and wanted a better life like everyone wants and were determine to make it in this world. A lot of people made it and found success and lot of them made it only to lose what they had made, some are born in to wealthy and rich families and follow on in the family business and some become rich through an inheritance left to them.
The world uses many motivation teachers and speakers and apply the positive attitudes and speaking method, and a go get attitude and these motivational speakers use Godly principles without God. God is not first in their mindset.  The Image they build for people is to see themselves prosperous, to speak positively, to be active and intentional, all the things but without God.
There are some that follow and do what they have been encouraged by the worldly motivator and become successful or improve their lives in one way or another. But what is the end results for them if God is not in their lives.
The True prosperity which has a lasting value in this world and the one to come is when a person has God the first love of their lives, they are prosperous with an abundance of the wisdom and revelation of the knowledge of God’s word built into and imprinted on their hearts, overflowing into their living and speech. A believer with the right heart and mind set, does not labour to be rich in this world, but are rich in the word and spirit, full of good works, and their heart and life  are devoted to God first.
When a believer is chasing after God, seeking Gods heart first and His Kingdom and His wisdom and listens to the voice of God so He can do what God is showing, then the blessings of God will chase him down and overtake him, they will be blessed when they lay down, when they rise up, when they come in and when they go out, they will be blessed in the field, blessed in the city, blessed in the bank, and in there store houses, their savings, they will be blessed in the fruit of their bodies their enemies will flee from them, they will become the head and not the tail they will blessed so they can be a blessing, The blessing of the Lord makes rich and He adds no sorrow with it. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and Proverbs 10:22
Many of the rich people in this world without God are not happy, they may have the nice and finer things in life, that may take their minds of their problems temporary, But the true wealth is the peace of God in your heart, having a direction in this life and hope of the gathering together where we will spend eternity with God and Lord Jesus Christ.
The things in this world are temporal and riches in this world are uncertain
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
 
The Apostle Paul encourages Timothy to Charge  those that were Rich in this world.  lets us read this record.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich (having an abundance of external riches)  in this world, that they be not high minded, (arrogant)  nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; (free in giving, liberal)
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Now let us go back and read 1 Timothy 6 starting from 6 -19
1 Timothy 6:6-19  But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
The true prosperity is having God the first love in our lives, being thankful and content with the things that we have, if we have an abundance then we should be willing to share and help others, and doing good works showing our faith and love. God has instructions for those that are rich in this world which is recorded here in 1 Timothy so that those that are rich, keep the right heart and thier perspective right in this life and their hearts clean.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in being rich in this world, when our hearts are in the right place and that God is first, and the wisdom of God is followed than we can truly be prosperous in every area of living.
Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalms 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
I can remember someone saying once there are two types of rich people in this world, those that have loads of  money and those that have no need.
Money cannot make you whole spiritually, mentally or physically, yes you can pay a Psychiatrist, they may help little, yes you can pay hospitals they can help you temporary, you can even pay to go and see a spiritualist, but it is the wrong spiritual advise your getting with bad consequences the resulting outcome.
But God has meet every need for those that will believe Him and His word to them. Every need is meet spiritually, mentally and physically, when we were born again we were made whole in every department, what you need God can and will meet it when you go to Him, and it does not cost you a penny, because God has freely given us all thing to richly enjoy, He has given us His love His peace, His direction, His Knowledge, His wisdom, His understanding and  His insight into life and living, God is the one also that gives us power to get wealth and that is through the wisdom of His word to us.  We have the gift of eternal life, we are filled with His spirit, we have authority over sickness and all manner of diseases, we have an abundant of Gods resources that never run out or dry.
Prosperity starts in the heart and then becomes manifest as we live our lives unto God applying His spiritual laws, wisdom and principles, as we build our hearts and confess God words, and we keep our eyes fixed on Him and The Lord Jesus Christ.
To Finish this article, I will leave you some more scriptures to meditation on  Showing That when God is First and when our hearts are for Him above all else than God truly blesses our live in every area abundantly God will prosper You.
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Psalms 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalms 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalms 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psalms 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psalms 1:6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalms 37:11  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
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1 Kings 3:1-14  And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the Lord, until those days.
And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
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Job 36:10  He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
Job 36:11  If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
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Proverbs 1:29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Proverbs 1:30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Proverbs 1:31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Proverbs 1:32  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Proverbs 1:33  But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
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Joshua 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Joshua 1:8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
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Ecclesiastes 2:26  For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail (labour), to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
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2 Chronicles 31:20  And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.
2 Chronicles 31:21  And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
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Proverbs 3:13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Proverbs 3:14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Proverbs 3:15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Proverbs 3:16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Proverbs 3:17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Proverbs 3:18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
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3John 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3John 1:3  For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
3John 1:4  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
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You Are Ready To Go – By Laurence Torr

You Are Ready To Go – By Laurence Torr

In this Teaching we will look at how Jesus Christ, brought Gods, great deliverance to those sat in Darkness, we will see how he, moved and the great heart of compassion he had for others and inspired and encouraged His follow to  move in the same way and to do the same, work He was showing them. We also look in the book of Acts and see how the first century church continued in the outreach of Gods word with signs, miracles and wonders following them, as they were led by the spirit of God.

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Written Article – The Just Shall Live By Faith – By Laurence Torr

The Just Shall Live By Faith – By Laurence Torr

December 2017 Newsletter

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The Just Shall Live By Faith – By Laurence Torr

Thoughts that came to my heart on the 26th December 2017 time 02:04

Theme God, Put in my heart for the New Year 2018

The Just shall live By Faith

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Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation): old things (old man, old life) are passed away; behold, all things are become new.(new man, new life)

We are a new creation in Christ, we now have the power and authority from God dwelling in our being, we have Christ in us the hope of glory (Colossian 1:27) and we can do the same works that Jesus Christ done, (John14:12) we can do all things through Christ which strengthen us (Philippians 4:13)  as we believe, because Jesus Christ, is now seated at the right hand of God, and so have we been seated in Christ at the right hand of God (Ephesians 1:20 & Ephesians 2:6) and we have been given and we have the ability to walk and live above the systems of this world, when we are being led by the spirit of God in us (Romans 8:14) doing the things that God has put into our heart, (Philippians 2:13) then we will begin to see His power in manifestation in our lives and the lives of those we minister too.

We first have to cease from our own works and enter into God rest:

Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

The works we do, is what God has inspired and shown us to do which will produce believing and fruit in us and the ones that we minister to who act on the directions given and as God works in them.

This power from on high which is the spirit of God dwelling in us, is released through believing, through speaking and confessing the word of God and through acting on His word to us.

From Noah through to the apostle Paul, these man and others were led by God. God has not changed how He works with His people, But God has upgraded us by giving us His spirit within and through Christ, He has enabled us to become sons and daughter of His, Heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, (Romans 8:17) and we have the ministry and word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

We are sons and daughter with authority and as we follow Gods leading,(Romans 8:14) doing the work He gives us to do, we will see great and mighty things that God wants us to accomplish.

The Just shall live by faith, as a new creation in Christ, when we walk in the new man, then we come out of bondage, out of lack, out of worry and doubts and fears and frustrations.(Galatians 2:20-21)  First things we have to do is be humble in our hearts towards God, (1Peter 5:6-7 & Colossians 3:12 & Luke 14:11) depending on Him for all things and be meek (James 1:21&22) and ready to carry out what He shows us to do. Weather others agree or not.(Galatians 1:10) The results will tell the story.

As we declare Gods promises over life and speak them in to the life of others, We will start to manifest all the things that God has freely given to us to enjoy and we will see the harvest that God wants us to have and wants us to receive and enjoy, We will see His mighty outreach. Nothing is going to stop God accomplishing what He wants done. Don’t not let what you see in this world tell you different, like Abraham we must become fully persuaded that what God says He is going to do, God will do, He is willing and able to perform every promise in His word and his words to you personally just like He did for Abraham (Romans 4:16-25) So Let us stay on track with God Word to us don’t be moved by why you hear, see, smell, taste or touch.  Challenges will come but we are more than Conquerors In Christ, (Romans 8:31- 39)

We are healthy, we are healed, we have come out of poverty into God continuous  supply of abundance, and direction and  we will lack nothing, (Colossians 2:10) we will manifest His wholeness, sound minds, peace. joy, and love and abundance (2 Corinthians 2:14-15). When we make up our minds to allow God to lead us, then God’s, grace becomes evident in our live. Despite any set back or challenges that may arise we  will come out victorious and abounding in God’s grace and favour showing forth His mighty power to us and others to deliver.              (1 Corinthians 15:57-58)

The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death, (Romans 8:2) we no longer have to walk with a carnal mind, but now we can walk in newness of life, (Romans 6:4 & Romans 7:6) with the mind of Christ,(1 Corinthians 2:16) we are no longer in enslaved or in bondage to the god of this world or its systems or traditions of men. We now have liberty, freedom in Christ. (Galatians 4:9 & Galatians 5:1& Hebrews 2:14-15) We are to chose this new life in and through Christ unto God.

We are the ones who chose where we want to live, either in the systems of this world with the burdens and bondage and fear it brings or in the doctrines and traditions of men or in the old man nature, or in the power of God. You have a choice which will  you chose? chose the power of God.

Let us chose to know God’s word to us by His written Word and the voice of God by way of the spirit of God in us, God is talking today to you, Be still, and listen (Psalms 46:10 & 11) We can live right now and move right now and have right now, our being in God, and walk in His power and might and ability, living in and walking in and being led by the spirit of God. God is constantly working in you, now respond to Him, the only thing that stops us is fear which comes in many different ways.

We walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

The work God gives us to do, will bring glory to God, not us or our ministry or group, when what we do brings glory to God through the demonstration of His spirit and power being manifest in our lives and our ministering to others than we know, our work is unto God and Genuine.

We are to reconcile people back to God, through the ministry and word of reconciliation.

Acts 26:18Amplified Bible (AMP)

18 to open their [spiritual] eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness and release from their sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified (set apart, made holy) by faith in Me.’

We are to bring Gods healing power and deliverance and light to others, bringing people from the power of satan to God, this was the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, this today is also our ministry you have been authorised and equipt.

Let us, daily seek God’s direction let us, move in His power and strength, it not by our might or  power  or our own effort (Zechariah 4:6-7)  God has given every member in the body of Christ, good works to do, let us go to God for His direction, in what He wants us to do. The Labourer’s are out there right in our own communities, City, Town, Countries, and world, Let us pray for Gods vision and direction for what he wants us personally to do, and then do that.

If we want to see God’s vision and plan we cannot live unto ourselves but we need to live 100 per cent unto God, and God is a faith God, and wants us to believe Him. Every day seek God, ask Him for His desires for your life. As this world grows darker we will shine brighter and brighter, no long we are to live by our feelings, or be governed by what we have or don’t have for the God says

The Just Shall Live By Faith

Much love

Laurence x

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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Reigning and Ruling – Our From Seated Position in Christ – By Laurence Torr

Reigning and Ruling – From Our Seated Position in Christ – By Laurence Torr

As believers, we need to always beware that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places and that the devil is a defeated foe under our feet. No method or device that the enemy uses against us can prevail when we understand what Christ has accomplished for us and who we are and the authority we have been given to use. Gone are the days where we bow to defeat and to the pressures that are thrown at us. We are more than conquerors through and in Christ. It is time to use your authority from your seated in position in Christ. 

 

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Fellowship with God, Fellowship With One Another – By Laurence Torr

Fellowship with God Fellowship with one Another

In This Teaching we look at what The Scriptures say about our fellowship with God and Our Fellowship with one another. It is Through our Fellowship we can be strengthen, It is Through our Fellowship we are encouraged. It Through our Fellowship we grow, It is Through our Fellowship we build unity, It is Through our fellowship we can prayer together and for each other, it is through our fellowship we edify each other. Our fellowship with God reflects in our fellowship with one another. 

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Forgive as you have been forgiven – By Laurence Torr

Forgive as you have been forgiven

Forgiveness plans a major part to rooting out the root of bitterness in anyone hearts. Jesus Christ life and example in what he lived and taught sets the example for us as believers to follow. Through forgiveness not only do we set the over person or persons free but we also set ourselves free, so we can live and move and have our being in God.

 

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Our PowerFilled Life in Christ – By Laurence Torr

Our PowerFilled Life In Christ

The Bible makes known to us God’s ways and thoughts and the truths concerning His son Jesus Christ. If we want to know about God and our new power filled life in Christ then the Scriptures are our foundation of truth and life and living.

We as Born again believers are extraordinary people, not because of anything that is of us, but from the spirit of God that we received when we confessed and made Jesus Christ  Our Lord.

Knowledge alone is not enough, it is a practical application of the word in lives and to begin to apply the truths of who we are in Christ. and begin to walk by the spirit and being led by the spirit of God.

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Power filled and Practical Teachings By Kim Torr & Aimee McCormack.

Power filled and Practical Teachings By Kim Torr  & Aimee McCormack.

Wonderful Power filled and Power packed truths in these Teachings from Kim and Aimee,

Kim shares about a balance walk. and how to walk worthy of our calling and walking by the spirit of God and having the Word of God in our understanding and hearts and how to apply what we know. Wonderful Power filled teaching from Aimee, on how we should walk in power and love and seeing the need. and How God works on our behalf when we have faith and walk in Love. Finished By A Song From Dunamis – I will walk with You!

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The Power of God in Nepal – March Visit 2017 – Video By Laurence Torr

The Power of God in Nepal – March Visit 2017

This video is of my recent trip to India and Nepal where thousands are coming to a knowledge of the truth of God word. The focus is on the believers of Nepal where the  growth and outreach of the word of God, the gospel, is spreading like wild fire, with signs, miracles and wonders following the believers there.  I pray you will be very encourage and lifted by the Testimonies and hearts of the Nepal Believers and Leaders.

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