Archive for May, 2012


I would like to announce that RWM & Master Fitness 21 has launched a national campaign to battle obesity. In my 20 plus years in the fitness industry, I have not seen a health epidemic at the magnitude of the one that I am seeing with Obesity in America.

The current data available to us reveals that the obesity rate in America has surpassed the 50% mark and the trend tells us that we can expect the rate to continue to rise. Within the next 2 1/2 years we can expect the obesity rate to rise above 75% and by the year 2020 we are expected to be at a 90% prevalency; that’s right, by 2020 9 out of every 10 americans will be classified as obese.

At Rick Wallace Ministries we understand the importance of holistic living. Maintaining our health is as important as developing our spiritual man. Our bodies are the temple of God. Our bodies are also the vessels that we have been given to carry out our missions and ministries here on earth.

I have used my expertise in the health & fitness industry to develop relationships with several programs and products that will be useful resources in engaging and defeating this plague of obesity. If you would like to read more about a couple of these products that are proven and effective methods of effectively losing weight read the special report on The Diet Solution Program and Bios Life Slim.

I will be working with other fitness professionals to develop and implement programs that will allow us to address the numerous causes of obesity in America.

Obesity is responsible for a number of health issues that are wreaking havoc on the health of Americans. Some of the diseases that can be directly associated with obesity are:

  • coronary heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • osteoarthritis
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer (pancreatic, breast, colon)
  • high cholesterol
  • blindness
  • amputations due to poor circulation

These are just a few of the complications associated with obesity. If we don’t engage this problem right now, this will end up being a nation full of physically dysfunctional individuals.

What is more important is that believers are equally affected by this epidemic and it is having an immense impact on the body of Christ and our ability to effectively minister.

Right now we are pushing forward in this new campaign. We are offering a special for the first 30 people that sign up to take advantage of one of the programs by either The Diet Solution Program or Bios Life Slim. The first 30 people that sign up through either the diet solution program will also receive a 1 0n 1 consultation with myself or another fitness professional and will have a six week program assessment done to insure your success in the program.

I know that each of you know at least one person that is struggling with their weight. This is your chance to help them with their struggle. We will work with you or your loved ones to insure that they will win the battle of their lives.

 

Let come together and make this work.

 

Best regards,

Rick Wallace

Founder/President

Rick Wallace Ministries/Master Fitness 21

 

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“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends it roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. (Jer. 17:7-8, NASB)

Many believers associate prosperity and success with the absence of adversity and struggle; however, the majority of progression and advancement in this Christian journey is accomplished in the midst of adversity. Growth in the areas of faith and spiritual maturity are accomplished in the midst of adversity.
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God assures those that trust in Him that they will be established and remain productive and prosperous, even in the midst of adversity.
It is not in the ease and comfort of your tranquil moments that ground is taken in this warfare. It is in the midst of the heated battle of uncertainty that the Christian advances by faith. When we understand that we must engage the enemy in order to retrieve what he has taken, we will understand that recovery and restoration does not come with ease, but must be taken by force.
Victory does not come through the circumvention of the vicissitudes of life, but by appropriately navigating through them by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the book of Ephesians, Paul tells us that we do not war according to the flesh. He makes it clear that this is spiritual warfare. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 he once again tells us that though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. We find in that particular passage that our weapons are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds. This means that we have all that is needed to accomplish victory.
Will victory be accomplished easily? No!. It will come at the price of great sacrifice and commitment. It will come with the loss of self. It will come with the loss of so called friends. It will, however, come.
I encourage each person that reads this to take courage in the promises of God and understand that victory is imminent for the committed soldier.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but[b]divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…7 [c] You are looking at [d]things as they are outwardly.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 7, NASB)

In the above scriptural passage we have an extremely powerful revelation given to us by God through the Apostle Paul. In it we find not only one of the major reasons why many believers live perpetually in a state of defeat, we also find the means of overcoming our defeatist state of mind.

It is of immense importance to the Christian believer to understand the manner in which he must engage his struggles. Too often the believer attempts to engage spiritual matters through natural means and finds himself in a place of intense darkness. In 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 Paul produces a state of lucidity for the Corinthian believers who were in a state of carnality that was close to tearing the local church apart.

In verse 3, Paul immediately introduces a truth that when apprehended brings with it victory and power. Paul tells the Corinthian believers that although they walk in the natural realm, they do not wage war through natural means.

I cannot stress enough the gravity of this truth. So many believers find themselves in situations and they immediately employ natural methods of engagement to spiritual issues. Allow me to elucidate; no matter what situation you may be in, no matter how pragmatic or empirical the evidence of your circumstances may be, the issue is always spiritual. What you are seeing is simply the physical manifestation of an issue that has a spiritual origin.

Paul made this very clear when he told the Ephesians that “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood…’ but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).” The problem may have manifested itself in some physical form and yes that physical issue must be addressed, but the issue must be engaged from the place of spiritual warfare.

I have noticed as I read the tweets, posts and rants of believers that know how to speak about breakthrough, but very few of them understand the true dynamics of obtaining their breakthrough. Understand that the enemy preys on our ignorance. It was the Prophet Hosea that gave us the revelation that God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. The enemy knows that the vast majority of believers are lacking in foundational indoctrination; this means that believers don’t fully understand their basic rights and the assets that are available to them as a part of the royal family of God.

What the enemy does is attack believers and then convinces them that there is nothing that they can do about it. The enemy has successfully directed the focus of believers to their circumstances and away from God. Many of you reading this short treatise are convinced that your breakthrough is tied to the improvement of your circumstances. Let me make something lucidly clear to you; the Christian life is not circumstantial; it is not situational; it is solidified in your position in Christ and validated through your faith.

What does Paul say on the matter? He says that we walk in the flesh, but we do not wage war according to the flesh. What he is saying is that we may be of this world, but we are not bound by it. Our spiritual assets are powerful and mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds. For those of you that did not get it, the pulling down of strongholds constitutes a breakthrough; however, the breakthrough is not initiated in the physical realm. This is where so many believers lose the battle. The breakthrough is initiated in your thought processes. It is in understanding your identity in Christ; it is in being cognizant of the divine assets that you have at your disposal; it is in understanding the dynamics of spiritual warfare.

So many of you are waiting on your circumstances to change to validate your breakthrough, but your circumstances are actually waiting on you to move into the spiritual realm and assert your spiritual prowess through faith and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s be clear about this, this is not mystical, but it is spiritual. This is about gaining an understanding that your circumstances to do not dictate who you are and what you can and will accomplish. Listen to what I am about to say very carefully: Your victory is not in the changing of your circumstances, but in the manner that you engage them. Your breakthrough is not in alleviating the struggle, but realizing that you are victorious despite them. As a faith wielding believer, you are built to advance in adversity. Adversity is the fertile soil in which faith is cultivated and grown.

It was Paul that said that tribulation produces patience, and patience hope, and hope does not disappoint. So, you see that your breakthrough begins with your state of mind. You are victorious even in the midst of the struggle. You are still royalty, even in the midst of the struggle. You are still a joint heir with Christ, even in the midst of the struggle. You are still men or valor and women of virtue, even in the midst of the struggle.

Paul tells us that our weapons are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds. The physical manifestation of your breakthrough comes when you exercise the dynamics of faith through a mindset that says I am who God says that I am and I will not be shaken or swayed by my circumstances. Genuine breakthrough manifests itself in the physical when authentic believers refused to back down to their circumstances. The believer simply decides that they will not receive the negative report of the enemy. Although the circumstance is real, the believer’s spirit simply disagrees with the circumstance.

What I mean when I say that a believer’s spirit disagrees with their circumstances is that they see that the circumstance is real, but they understand that they have the power to step into the spiritual realm and override the circumstance and render it inconsequential in negative impact. The believer that has learned how to wage spiritual warfare knows how to use their negative situations to their benefit.

In the book of Isaiah, Chapter 40 we are told that those that wait upon the Lord are renewed in strength and shall mount up with wings as eagles. I have taken many looks at this passage over the years and it carries massive implications. First we must understand that the word “wait” here is not in the passive sense, but requires progressive endurance merged with a patience that understands that in God’s timing he is going to move and His movement will be immensely powerful and unmistakably God. Next is the empowerment that is analogous to the soaring of the majestic eagle.

I studied a little about the eagle and what I have learned is there is no other creature who can soar at the heights of the eagle. What I found most interesting is the fact that when a storm is approaching and the winds begin to pick up, the eagle literally flies toward the storm and uses the force of its tumultuous winds to fly above it. This is what the faith filled believer does; he uses the adversity in his life to propel him into the next level. He soars above his struggles.

One important note: Paul says that we are to cast down imaginations or arguments of all that is exalted against the knowledge of God. I will not delve too deep into this at this moment, but th,is points once again to the enemy attacking our thoughts. The word rendered “imaginations’ or “arguments” is actually “systems of thought” and points to the attempt of the enemy to confuse the thinking, mindset, and belief systems of the believer. We are to speak against and move against all things that are contrary to the knowledge of God. In order to do this one must have knowledge of God.

In closing, I want each of you to understand that breakthrough is a process that begins with your mindset. When you become aware of who you are in Christ and the powerful assets that are available to you through your relationship with Christ, you will be able to accomplish great feats and overcome all obstacles. You will understand that your physical breakthrough is simply the manifestation of your faith which says that you have already overcome.

You conquer your moments through faith.

God bless,

Bishop Rick Wallace

http://rickwallaceministries.com 

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