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Doing the Works of God

Mike Connell

I've found in New Zealand often there's very low expectation for God to do things and that's part of the reason you don't see quite the same moves at times that you do in other places, but I've noticed that when we have seminars and people come with great expectation that lots happens. It's always connected so expectation - so He built expectation.

Second thing He did was very simply this; He looked up to heaven. You've got to look to the source. The word look means to gain your sight again, or in other words for example - I'll just pick someone out just to pray for - here we go, you'll do. Would you come and just let me pray for you? Let me just pray for you.

Now if I look at the need - well there's a need for me to come through, there's a need for me to have word for her. Immediately I just don't know what to do because I haven't got anything, not one little bit. So if I look at the need my heart will shut down with fear and my thinking won't be right. Now what Jesus did with this, the Bible says He looked up to heaven. Now it doesn't mean He went like this ... [Laughter] ... no, he didn't do that. Now what it means is this; it means in His heart He looked to the source. He looked into the kingdom. He looked into where God can meet every need and when He looked in and became aware of the source, then immediately the miracle [exhales] starts to happen - the power of God starts to come and flow. Miracles start to come when you look to the source and I have learned in flowing with the things of the spirit keep your eyes on the source, so let me just look and see what God is wanting to say to you.

Well, what I see is generosity is in your life, generosity and compassion. You're an extremely generous person and you have got a passion growing in your heart. It's been growing now for some time to help people, just to help people who are in desperate need. This whole area of compassion has been growing. Tonight something's been resonating in your spirit when I talked about compassion to see people because you see people differently to where a lot of other people do. You've had something you've been praying, God has touched your heart and there's been a rising compassion for people and a desire to help people, and you just - you just did something recently didn't you? You just went and cut your hair off? ... [Yeah.] ... Well isn't that amazing. Who would have thought of doing that? How much did you raise cutting your hair off? ... [$1,090.] ... A thousand-and-ninety dollars for - what did you raise it for? ... [For Leprosy Mission.] ... For Leprosy Mission, how 'bout that! ... [Applause.] ... Leprosy Mission, $1,090 and what did you have? Your hair. Now how 'bout that? That was worth $1,090 - that actually meant an awful lot to some lepers. See $1,000 may not be a lot in New Zealand but to people who are in a Leprosy Mission and they're desperate, $1,000 is a lot of money. It supports you, 50,000 rupees, 30,000 rupees - oh, my accountant has quickly calculated 30,000 rupees. [Laughs] Does that take into account the commission? ... [Laughter] ... and the tax? Oh, praise - well you see isn't that amazing? But anyway, I better get back to the prophetic word - so God's saying that there's been a compassion that's been growing in your life and this first project was like your first major step out but God says there's other projects. He said what you raised this time, you will multiply at other times. God is going to then cause significant favour - you just said I want to do something, you took what you had and did it and God has done a miracle. I tell you what, God's going to do much, much more.

As you close your eyes the presence of God is going to come on you - there it is right now. Thank you Lord right now, Holy Ghost come on in. Now. Isn't that wonderful? ... [Applause] ... So all miracles you have to look to the source, the supernatural, where God can supply. Then it said of Jesus He took the bread and it said He blessed it or He spoke over it. Normally when miracles happen you have to speak something. You have to speak over your circumstances, speak over the hair, speak over whatever it is you're doing, speak over - you've got to speak blessing over it. This will increase. This will grow. I decree growth. I decree enlargement. I decree my class shall open their hearts to the Lord. I speak, my workmates shall come to Christ. You've got to actually speak something. Jesus said have the faith of God, if you'll speak to the mountain: be removed.