Category: Mind Power


1 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

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17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

Marinade on this for while and allow it to take hold. We will spending a great deal of time on renewed thinking in the upcoming weeks.
Keep your eyes open for the release of my book: Renewing Your Mind: The Dynamics of Christian Transformation. I will be giving this book away for free. Though book sales is one of the ways I support my ministry. This book needs to be in the hands of every believer that is looking to live the true Christian life and that life begins with the renewal of the mind.

Bishop Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace Ministries

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4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Phil. 4:4-9, NASB)

This is, without question, one of my favorite passages of scripture in the entire Bible. I don’t make that statement lightly. My vocation as a minister and my love for the Word calls for me to spend substantial time studying scripture and the Bible is a powerhouse knowledge. So, when I say that Philippians 4:4-9 is one of my most favorite passages, it is saying a lot. Every scripture is of immense relevance to the believer, but based on each person’s background and personal experiences, certain scriptures will have more impact than others. My life has centered me in a place in which I have a yearning for a peace that is unshakable and this passage speaks to my innermost yearning.

What I would like to focus on predominately is verses 6 and 7. We are told not to be anxious for nothing; other translations rendered it “Don’t worry about anything”. This is not a suggestion, this is a command. This is something that is required of the believer. Why are we commanded not to be anxious about anything? The simple answer here is that anxiety is the result of a failure in the area of faith. Anxiety is an illness that kills, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and even physically. Faith is the predominate requisite in living the Christian lifestyle. Anxiety and faith cannot co-exist.

I know that many of you are saying that it is much easier said than done. Trust me; I know how hard it is not to acknowledge the grim circumstances that lie before us at times. There are times when the implacable forces that move against us are so tumultuous that we become overwhelmed by them. This feeling of being overwhelmed by the moment is what opens the door to anxiety. The key is not to ignore the circumstance; it is in understanding that your circumstances are not the determining factor of your life’s destiny; God is. God has already written your life’s story in which you have obtained the victory. This is where faith comes in. Faith enables us to look beyond the moment and see the outcome even though the outcome has not yet physically manifested itself.

This is what is great about God, he does not simply provide a demand; he supplies the means and the knowledge to execute the command. Right after telling us to never be anxious Paul immediately follows with the formula for carrying out the command.

“but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (verse 6b)

Paul says “in everything” (leaving no room for exceptions) by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” In other words, your problem is not your problem it belongs to God. We are to submit our concerns to God and allow Him to work them out to our benefit. This calls for trust. Paul tells us that when we are able to have a heart of thanksgiving that is centered in a life of prayer, there will be a peace that comes over us that is beyond our limited perspicacity. This peace bends all rationale and defies all reason. This peace acknowledges the circumstances, but thrives despite them. Paul reveals that it is this peace that will guard our hearts and minds (the essence of our soul) in Christ Jesus.

It is easy in the English translation to lose the word “guard” in the mix of all the information surrounding it. It seems almost inconsequential in the weight of the entire verse; however, when you examine the passage carefully, “guard’ is the responsive action word in the passage. When we take the appropriate action (thankfully pray) God’s peace responds with its own action equal to the faith revealed in our action. So then the word translated “guard” has great significance in this passage because it is God’s response to our faith in a matter of need. Let’s take a look at this verb more carefully.

The Greek word that is translated “guard” is;

φρουρέω

phroureō

froo-reh’-o

From a compound of G4253 and G3708; to be a watcher in advance, that is, to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at gates); figuratively to hem in, protect: – keep (with a garrison). Compare G5083.

Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries  G5432

Phroureo  is a compound of  G4253 “pro” a primary preposition; “fore”, i.e. “front of”, “prior” (figuratively superior) “to” in compounds it retains the same meaning  and G3708 “horao”; properly to stare at, i.e. (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); by extension to attend to; by Hebrew influence, to experience; in the passive, to appear; to be a watcher in advance, i.e. to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at the gate); figuratively, to hem in and protect; to garrison; (Phil. 4:7; Gal.. 3:23; 1 Pet. 1:5) (This is a military term in the Greek)

 

So then, you can see that this word “guard” is quite essential in this passage. It is the guarding of the heart and mind that guarantees the perpetuation of this peace. Allow me to elucidate; when you pray and trust God for what you pray for, God’s peace enters in and stands guard against the very things that come in and attempt to rob you of your peace and sanity. Paul’s use of this military term points to the fact that the mind is a battlefield and must be guarded and protected from invasion.

There are 10 things I would like to bring into focus here.

  1. Permit the peace of God to garrison or keep your heart and mind through Christ.
  2. Renounce all worry and by prayer, supplication and thanksgiving submit your request unto God. (v. 6; Jas. 4:7)
  3. Carry the right thoughts (v. 8; 2 Tim. 2:15-17)
  4. Keep your mind fixed on God (Isa. 26:3)
  5. Use the weapons of warfare that are available to you as a Christian warrior. (2 Cor. 10-3-6)
  6. Put on the whole armor of God. (Eph. 6:10-18)
  7. Have faith in God. (Matt. 6:25-34; 7:7-11; 17:20; 21:22; Mk. 11:22-24)
  8. Live and walk in the spirit. (Gal. 5:16-26; Rom. 6:14-23; 8:1-13)
  9. Do not cast away you confidence. (Heb. 3:6, 12-14; 6:11-12; 10:19-13, 35-39)
  10. Cast all care upon God. (1 Pet. 5:7)

Paul continues by pointing to the fact that the centrality of focus here is the mind.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Phil. 4;8-9 NIV)

Paul provides 6 things to center our minds on in order to maintain this transcendent peace:

  1. True things – all that is in harmony with eternal truth in creation and revelation. (2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16-17).
  2. Honest things – all that is decent, honorable, and Christian. Greek “semnos”.
  3. Just things – all that is in harmony with justice and righteousness (Rom. 3:24-31; 8:4; 2 Pet. 1:4-10)
  4. Pure things – all that is chaste and holy for body and soul. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 3:16-17;)
  5. Lovely things – all that is pleasing and tends to bless others. (1 Cor. 13:4-8; Gal. 5:22-23)
  6. Things of good report – all that is in harmony with the best public good; virtuous and praiseworthy. (Rom. 13:1-10;2 Pet. 1:4-10)

So, we are told not to allow anxiety and worry to rule our lives and then given a specific formula that will allow and empower us to carry out this command. I encourage you to offer up your concerns to God. Peter tells us that we should cast our cares upon Him because he cares for us. When we cast our care upon Him in faith His peace consumes and stands guard over us so that the thoughts that produce anxiety are repelled.

Whatever you are facing right now put it in God’s hands. Let God do what only He can do in your situation. He is offering you peace in the midst of the storm. Notice I said peace in the midst of the storm, not circumvention of the storm. Your blessing and break through is wrought out in the storm. Your promotion and elevation process is carried out in the storm. Your deepest and most powerful connection to God is experienced in the storm. Notice in the story in which the disciples woke Jesus because of the storm; the moment when Jesus spoke to the winds and the waves and said “peace be still”; that Jesus was at peace during the storm, in fact, He was asleep. Jesus arose and rebuked the storm and then he rebuked the disciples:

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,“Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples,“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mk.4:39-40)

Why did he rebuke them? He rebuked them because their faith should have produced a transcendent peace; not in the absence of the storm, but despite of it. Don’t look to circumvent life’s trials, instead learn to thrive in the midst of them. Trials and tribulations provide the greatest canvas for God to paint His masterpieces of power and promotion in the life of the believer.

 

May you be bless,

 

Bishop Rick Wallace

History dictates revival; God’s plan mandates it. If we were to journey through the annals of history, whether secular of biblical, we would find the unequivocal signs of revival. The development of the Jewish nation through the seed of Abraham was revival. The delivery out of slavery and oppression at the hands of the Egyptians was revival. The release of the Jews from Babylonian captivity and the empowerment to rebuild the Temple was a revival. Make no mistake about it, the day of Pentecost and its subsequent events was a revival. Martin Luther’s protestant reformation was a revival. John Wesley’s Methodist movement was a revival. The civil rights movement of the 20th Century was a revival.

The time in which we now live cries out and yearns for a revival. The inner-city ghettos, the hollowed and damp cells of our prisons, the single parent homes, and the street gangs of this nation are screaming “we need a revival”. There are fatherless young children in need of assurance that there is a brighter tomorrow on the horizon. It is impossible to view this world of ours through a clear lens and not see and feel the undercurrent of despair. We are in need of hope, but where do we find this hope we so desperately and frenetically seek? The answer is Christ. The revival is initiated in Christ.

Who will be the vessels through whom God showers down his awesome favor through revival? God has revealed to me that he will use the downcast and rejected. The impoverished of the inner-city, the denigrated and forgotten man behind bars, the socially rejected; these are the men and women  God is going to use to reveal His love to a world that is struggling to find its identity and purpose. Be sure of this, we are about to witness the greatest revival known to man.

“Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘ Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off! Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold O My people, I will open up your graves and cause you to come up from your graves…Then you shall know that I am the Lord… I will put my spirit in you and you shall live… (Ezek. 37:11-14)

God is once again saying, “preach to my people; tell them, “No More Dry Bones!” Tell them I can and I will deliver. Tell them I am about to open up the graves of their circumstances and breathe the life of a brighter tomorrow into their circumstances.

For this reason, I founded 100 Men of Purpose. John Wesley once said, “Give me 100 men who fear nothing but God and hate nothing but sin and we will change the world.” Wesley and his men went on to do just that, they ignited the Methodist movement. I’m searching for 100 men as dedicated as Wesley; men that understand the meaning of no surrender; no retreat. I also founded Life Solutions 21, an organization dedicated to addressing the enigmatic issues that confront believers on a daily basis. Life Solutions 21 is based on 21 principles of Christian Living:

  1. God Above All Else
  2. God is in Control (understanding that you are never out of God reach and sovereignty)
  3. Constant renewal of the mind and thought process
  4. Daily intake, digestion, metabolism, and inculcation of Bible doctrine
  5. Always look to give more than you receive
  6. Wholeness of life (not being satisfied with a deficiency in any area)
  7. Living in true abundance (closely related to and is the by-product of #6)
  8. Guard your tongue and understand its power (Speak life into your circumstance and others)
  9. Maintain a heart of gratitude (opens the gateway to God’s favor and abundance)
  10. Maintaining the Temple (our bodies must be respected and properly maintained)
  11. Teach others as your learn (everyone has the responsibility to lift those around them.
  12. Build up rather than tear down (The responsibility of the believer is the edification of fellow believers. The root of the Greek word translated “edify” means to build up in the manner that you would build a house.)
  13. Forgive (Forgiveness is one of the greatest ways to reclaim stolen power)
  14. Live in your purpose
  15. Honor God in your walk
  16. Allow Praise to become a daily practice
  17. Work in harmony with other believers
  18. Accept Correction
  19. Take notice of the simple things you once took for granted
  20. Develop a sense of order (through the power of the Holy Spirit take control of your life)
  21. No surrender; no retreat (God finds not pleasure in those that draw back… Heb. 10:38)

 

Through Life Solutions 21 I launched Master Fitness 21 to help believers focus on proper maintenance of the temple. It is still in the developmental stages but you can take advantage of it by clicking Master Fitness 21. In the works is Financial Fitness 21, which will focus on helping believers gain control over their financial situations which is a part of Kingdom responsibilities.

 

“For I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11)

 

God wants to reach into your personal situation and transform your existence. He is waiting to be gracious to you (Isa. 30:18). All of the enigmatic issues that have you bogged down in the midst of your journey will be addressed through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is time to live within the sphere of power that has been afforded to every believer. To those that are ready to rise above your circumstances, welcome aboard.

 

God bless,

 

Rick Wallace

For the past month I have been talking to you about the power of the mind. I have iterated on multitudinous occasions that in order to change your current state you must first change your current state of mind.

Educational psychology states that a learned person is one with a vision of unified knowledge. He does not like being restricted to seeing things from one dimension. He prefers seeing things from multiple dimensions and combines them into an integrated perspective. His thoughts, visions and projections are unified and in harmony with his direction.

In the arena of Business Administration many companies are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that the old model no longer works. These companies are now recruiting executives that are emerging from the new school of innovative thinking. Yes, they are looking for thinkers. Social evolution requires the ability to shift the model. It takes a person that is able to consistently exercise thought in several realms or dimensions to insure that the current model is effective. In this arena there are three major thought processes:

  1. The first is “reflective thinking”; this is a place where you allow your mind to flow freely and think freely without being confined to organized system. If you are putting in energy and effort into this realm of thought then it is not truly reflective. This type of thinking opens up the possibility for creative thought. It creates the capability to function in the second realm of thinking.
  2. The second realm of thought is “lateral thinking”. Lateral thinking, also known as thinking outside of the box, is a thought process in which preconceived boundaries are removed and alternative ideas are entertained. Lateral thinking is the reason that a young entrepreneur who has been told that his passion will not translate into a viable business in the present economy still flourishes. He has learned how to think outside of the built-in boundaries of his niche.
  3. The third realm of thought is “critical thinking”. This is the thought process by which you analyze, anatomize, re-examine, and recalculate your processes. This is the analytical realm that when properly navigated reduces errors and maximizes opportunity.

 

Example: Reflective thinking will provide the idea of how to build your loved one a beautiful gift from wood. Lateral thinking will give you the idea that cutting the traditional way as explained in the instructions will give you a generic product, whereas as simple change in tools and angles will offer something that will be truly unique. Critical thinking will cause you to examine the cutting angles and tools used with precise thought and consideration given to each detail. What this does is reduce the chance of error and the loss of a valuable piece of wood.

All of this has been stated in order to stress the power of thought. Listen to what the creator of Mind Reality; who happens to be a Christian by the way, says.

The secret of wealth is consciousness of wealth. In order to
experience abundance, you have to be abundant. Abundance is your
true nature, and when you think, act and live according to it, you
will manifest abundance. The rich in mentality get richer while the
poor in mentality get poorer. The accumulation of material wealth
begins with wealth consciousness. Pursuing spiritual development
before working on wealth creation is the key to attaining both
inner and outer riches. The outer is reflection of inner.

The secret of health is consciousness of health. Disease is a lack
of ease psychologically and physically. Conflicting thoughts and
feelings in your consciousness is what causes this state of
distress. When you notice yourself becoming sick, watch for
conflicting thoughts that have arisen within your consciousness and
resolve them. Either push them all one way or the other, or find a
way to hold them in a harmonious way. External remedies only cure
symptoms but dealing with consciousness cures at root. (see Bishop Rick Wallace for a more detailed explanation on sickness and healing)

The secret of secrets is the consciousness of secrets. All the
truths about life are not secrets, but they are hidden from us due
to our ignorance. By thinking about the discovery of truths as a
search for the secrets, we motivate our subconscious mind to go on
a treasure hunt. The greatest treasure in this world is wisdom, and
life is to be played as a treasure hunting game. Treasures are
meant to be appreciated and so when you think of truths as secrets,
your appreciative mindset will draw them all to you.

Written by Enoch Tan – Creator of Mind Reality

 

Can you at least begin to grasp what is written here? Everything he says here has strong biblical foundation.

“As a man thinks in his heart so is he…” (Prov. 23:7)

When I first decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur years ago, I was blessed to have an awesome mentor who spent the majority of his time, not giving me different business models that were certain to work, but teaching me that poverty is a mentality and so is wealth. This is what Enoch was speaking of when he said, “Abundance is your true nature, and when you think, act and live according to it, you will manifest abundance. The rich in mentality get richer while the poor in mentality get poorer. The accumulation of material wealth begins with wealth consciousness.” When you find yourself in any kind of pit or grounded in any area of your life it can be traced back to your thinking. We all fall into places where we fall victim to what Christian Author, Joyce Meyers calls “stinkin thinkin”. Our way of thinking sends us down a path of destruction and delay. The Christian should have a thought process that is inundated with Christian doctrine. The Christian should not have a mindset of lack because the God we serve is a God of abundance.

Proper and accurate knowledge that is put into action is the execution of wisdom. There must first be the apprehension of knowledge:

“My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.” (Hos. 4:6)

The knowledge that is apprehended must be put into action and its progression facilitated by faith. This means that you believe that what God has promised you as an inheritance is already yours as long as you align with his will.

Remember what Enoch said, “The rich in mentality get richer while the poor in mentality get poorer.” What this means is what separates the wealthy from the poor is not socioeconomic boundaries; it’s not geographical impediments, it’s not racial discrimination; those are simply built in excuses for failure. What separates the wealthy from the poor is the mentality of each. Understand this: In order to truly become wealthy, you must become wealthy in your mentality. Money is simply one of the manifestations of your wealth and is the conduit through which external expression of that wealth is most easily witnessed. When you gain this understanding you will never be imprisoned by money again. When you grasp this truth you will never experience poverty again, even if your bank account is empty. You may be asking how that can be so. This means that you have not grasped it just yet. Money is simply a medium produced through the power of the mind impressed upon life. As long as you understand wealth and you think in abundance you will always recover.

When I say think in abundance, I am not speaking of daydreaming. There is a place and time for that; it falls under the reflective thought process I spoke of earlier. In this instance, thinking in abundance means careful and intent consideration of what is before you and the power you have been given by God to obtain it.

“But you shall remember the LORD your God, for (S)it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deut. 8:18 NASB)

As we press forward in this journey of elevation this year, I will continue to present new truths that will allow you to adjust your thinking. There are opportunities out there right now that will produce cash in abundance, but I tell you that until your thinking has change you will not be successful or like most lottery winners, you will have fleeting riches. It is not the opportunity, but the mindset. The mindset will automatically uncover opportunities. I will eventually present opportunities, but I want to establish the need for proper thinking or it will be a waste and a source of frustration.

I pray that this short treatise has in some way blessed you. If it has I encourage you to pass the link on to others so that together we can raise the status of believers everywhere.

Bishop Rick Wallace

 

” Throughout the past centuries, mankind has been looking to the outside for improving the quality of our lives. Technology has developed and advanced to a level where we can do many things we couldn’t possibly do before. It’s amazing how far the genius that God has put in us has turn out to be. Now at the turn of the millennia, mankind is beginning to turn from looking outside to looking inside to exploring and developing the vastly untapped potential that lies within each and every one of us all along.” ~ Enoch Tan”

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