Author: Rich Wilkerson

What is the Lord telling you to do today? Is it something He has been whispering in your ear for months? Have you not stepped out because of fear, uncertainty, or is it because you are comfortable where you are? I want you to read these next words carefully: Obedience Makes Things Happen! I’ve watched people OBEY the message preached and come back with testimonies of what they saw happen with their own eyes. People come and sit in my office, telling me they feel called to take a different path, but they are afraid. When they step out in faith, God is there working in miraculous ways! Others rarely have a testimony and then say, “I’m not sure if this stuff works.” Let me make this as clear as I possibly can. When we obey Jesus, when we follow His Word and listen for His voice, stuff happens. Good stuff. Great stuff. Miraculous stuff. When we don’t obey … well, the opposite happens. Take a look at the disciples. When they doubted, when they didn’t do what Jesus said, their attempts fell flat. When they obeyed, they were “healing people everywhere” (Luke 9:6). Abraham is another great example. In Genesis, God tells...

This is a well known term used in the building industry for developers wanting to win a contract. It means that whatever it costs plus 10% is what we’ll charge! As a Believer it’s time to throw away the limits you may have placed on Jesus. He’s got so much MORE for you than “Cost + 10!” Here’s the Word: “Now to him (speaking of Jesus), who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine! (Eph. 3:20)"...

Do you ever really think about obedience as part of your life? We often look at Jesus’ leadership lessons, His building of His Church, how He treated those around Him, and His wondrous miracles, but all of those things came from His obedience and desire to do the will of His Father. Obedience to His Father’s will was so important to Him that He called it His FOOD (John 4:34). He literally could not live without obedience. This week we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us. We celebrate His Resurrection with our friends and family and are grateful for the free gift of grace it allows. What I want us to remember, also, is that Jesus didn’t come down from heaven to accomplish a personal agenda of wiping out sin. He came to earth, lived and died as a human, to carry out the will of the One who had sent Him (John 6:38). He was intent on being obedient “to the point of death” (Phil. 2:8). In His incarnation, He chose to submit Himself to the plan of redemption, even though His obedience to His Father meant increasing opposition and hatred from his enemies. The mighty Lamb of God “humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of...

All week long, Don’t Look Down, Look Up! Your help does not come when you lower your expectations by looking at your feet. Instead look up closer to where your brain is located, where thoughts, ideas and dreams come from. Most of all, Jesus is located UP! Look up! Here’s the Word: “I will look to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord” (Ps. 121:1-2a)....

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15)   These are the words of the Apostle Paul, and we know from Scripture that he did indeed do some truly horrible things before Jesus entered his life. But what I want you to understand is that Paul was living in a time of complete depravity, under the authority of an emperor who was truly insane. And yet he still thought his sin was the worst. He was right. Just as my sin is the worst, and so is yours. All sin is created equal, just as all sinners are created equal. The act itself may seem minor, or truly horrible, but it is the decision behind that act that matters to Jesus.   When a person sins, he or she CHOSE to sin. Jesus doesn’t love that person any less, but He does hate the sin. That is why He came to earth and gave His life to save all of us from the consequences of our sin. He didn’t come just to save the murderers, the drug addicts, and the thieves who have repented. He also...

You have been called to Serve Well in order to Rule Better! When you are faithful over a few things, Jesus said He’d make you a Ruler over many things (Mt. 25:23).  Don’t get the order mixed up. Remember: first it’s Serve, then it’s Rule. I find people who want to be the “chief servant,” but that’s an oxymoron. Just do a “few things well,” and Jesus, in time, will help you Rule many things better. “Serve Well, Rule Better.” ...

Humans have developed a very bad habit. That of underestimating our Lord. Most of the time that habit starts because you and I underestimate ourselves and those around us, and that doubt directly reflects how we view God’s ability to work in and through our lives. We aren’t the first to let this happen in our lives. Look at how some of our Bible heroes underestimated themselves and others. Moses continually underestimated his abilities because he doubted. He felt he couldn’t talk right. God gave him the words he needed to secure the freedom of the people of Israel. He underestimated God when he was told to part the waters with his walking stick. God used that simple walking stick to part the waters of an entire sea so the people could cross to safety. Samuel underestimated David when God said David was the one who would one day rule Israel. Samuel actually doubted the choice so much he argued that surely God didn’t want David. “He’s too young. He’s just a shepherd boy. He can’t possibly be the ruler You describe.” God did in fact raise young David from shepherd boy to giant slayer, and then on to be a great...

If you are a man or woman of God, “I’m Positive” that it’s time for you to RISK what you can’t stop thinking about. These thoughts are from the Lord. You are a worshipper of Jesus and so take them as from the Lord. Now act on it! Take the RISK. See what God will do. Here’s your scripture: “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you, he will never leave you nor for sake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged” (Deut. 31:8)....

I am POSITIVE that I have “More NEW Strength” than I’ve ever had in my life. Is it because I’m working out more? No! Is it because I have more money? No! Is it because I have the best of friends? No! I have more NEW strength than ever before because I’VE PLACED ALL OF MY HOPE IN THE LORD! Say this Bible promise with me ...