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Low self image can hinder us from receiving from God. When we have a low self image, we feel we are not worthy, we can have a feelings of not worthy to receive, not worthy to have, not worthy to have good belongings, not worthy to be rich or wealthy. But when we know our Identities in Christ, we know we are a child of God, we are children of the King, we feel we are Prince and Princesses, we know we are loved and accepted, we know God wants to give us good gifts.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:11 – “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! (Matt 7:11)

From here we can say that, even wicked people and evil people love to give good gifts to their children. Our heavenly Father is a good God, full of love and compassion, who is generous and love to give good gifts to us.

Some years ago in 2008, me and my family were working in Youth with a Mission without any single salary, we need flight tickets, train tickets, taxi fares, staff fees, house rent, electric bills, other travelling expenses, need to buy household things for our new home where we will be shifting, and many more needs. In the midst of that we still need a laptop, I fasted one meal and asked God for a laptop, which I told only my wife, and then we were given a laptop in the same month, God provided us through my Grand Dad in the same month, he didn’t knew that I was praying to God for a laptop in that month, I was amazed, we were amazed.

If I feel unworthy to have a laptop in the midst of all that, then I wouldn’t asked God for a laptop when I need, but being a child of God, I believe that God wants to provide for us. Jesus said in Matt 7:7 – “Ask and it shall be given to you”.

God wants to provide us not only what we need, but in abundant and for our enjoyment. God wants us to enjoy life.

1 Timothy 6:17 says that “God is the one who richly provide us all things for our Enjoyment”.

low self image

When we have a low self image, not knowing that we are sons and daughters of the King of heaven and earth, we can feel that we are not worthy to receive good things, and it can hinder us from receiving from God, but the truth is that we are children of the King, highly precious and highly valuable to Him, Extremely loved, and He love to provide for us, that’s the truth.

– David Chawngthu

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While the Apostle Paul said, “I laid a foundation as a wise Master Builder (Divine Wisdom)”, he also said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power”. (1Cor 2:4-5)

Jesus did countless of signs, wonders and miracles while he was on this earth, so does all the Apostles, except for the people with the gift of healings and miracles. The new testament signs, wonders and miracles were all done by the Apostles. God did extraordinary miracles through the Apostles.

The Apostle Paul said in 2 Cor 12:12 – “The signs of a true apostle – signs, wonders, and miracles”.

By the grace of God, during the last 10yrs (2005 – 2015), God has also showed me several signs, wonders and miracles – Stomach pain healed, back pain healed, a person who almost died and can’t eat food, water, medicine or anything else after prayer could have her medicines, leg pain healed, ankle pain healed, my wife eye pain healed in South India, another lady who can’t open her eyes in the sun and has gone to many Doctors and could not be healed feel a burning in her eyes and was instantly healed, high temperature fever instantly healed, nose problem healed, deaf ear healed, continual nose bleeding problems healed, financial miracle, electrifying touch of God, intervention of angels, and several different other types of signs, wonders and miracles in training centre and some churches, usually in Mizoram, West Bengal, and Sikkim in Northeast India.

One of the most notable thing and amazing to me was in 2006, when my wife and I went to pray in a forest. We prayed for the rain to stop, and we prayed when it would rain again, and the rain stop exactly as we prayed and rain again exactly as we prayed, it happened around 3 times on that day.

Even though I have not seen many signs, wonders and miracles in my life, I am glad to see several of them, because that’s where the foundation of “Faith” is build. Even though the main purpose of the Apostolic is not signs, wonders and miracles, but signs, wonders and miracles follow the Apostles, and the Apostle’s 3 main gifts are wisdom, faith and leadership, and Advancing the Kingdom of God is the main purpose and heart of the Apostle. And Signs, wonders and miracles are the foundation of “Faith”, even though the Apostle Paul said, “I laid a foundation as a wise master builder (divine wisdom)”, he also said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power”.

Signs

JESUS DID MANY THINGS:

It was amazing to know that “Voice of the apostles” conference 2014 were expecting over 2,000 miraculous healings during that few days of conference. And people like Heidi Baker, besides all the extraordinary miracles they had seen, they also had seen countless of people being raised from the dead in their works for the Lord.
Can you believe that the apostle John wrote in John 21:25 that Jesus did many things as well. If every one of them were written down the whole world would have no books for it, it might be like the conference held in Singapore in 2014 by some ministries where there were over 1000 miraculous healings during 3 days, we can conclude that while Jesus was on this earth He did many works and countless of extraordinary miracles where the books of those days would not contain.

THE APOSTLE PAUL: God did extraordinary miracles through Paul. So that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out. (Acts 19:11- 12)

THE APOSTLE PETER: People brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed. (Acts 5:15-16)

THE APOSTLES: The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. (Acts 5:12)

– David Chawngthu

1. People with the gift of faith have a strong desire to do the will of God, “Your will be done”.

2. They have extraordinary confident to do the will of God, even when things seems impossible in the natural,

3. Even if they don’t have the gift of healing and miracles, they often see the supernatural things, signs, wonders, and miracles in their works for the Lord.

4. They sometimes tend to get frustrated when things don’t go according to the will of God, either in ministries, works and missions. (Eg. Caleb and Joshua torn their clothes)

5. They love to see the impossible things done in the name of the Lord,

6. They usually have a big dream or outstanding dreams or visions than others. They can get frustrated when people dream too small or put them in a box,

7. The gift of faith is one of the power gift of the Holy Spirit,

8. The gift of faith is Apostolic in nature, and it is also very important for all leaders.

9. People with the gift of faith are often more robust, they can easily adjust themselves when they go to deep villages and tough places with no good food and water, and in challenging places. But if you let them dream too small or put them in a box, they might break out of the box, get frustrated or burn out.

10. They often have a sense and believe that they are to accomplish something great for the Lord.

11. People with the gift of faith are often courageous because of their faith in the Lord,

12. People with the gift of faith can be regarded as proud, boasting, or intimidating, while in reality it is the gift of faith working, and it is the Spirit of the faith of God.

13. People with the gift of faith often does an outstanding works for the Lord,

14. They love to say things what God has done through their lives, and through others, and faith testimonies.

15. They are usually hard to be kept in a box,

16. They keep the ministries and works for the Lord moving, even when others got no faith,

17. The Bible said, “Have faith/trust in the Lord, and you will be upheld/ established”.

18. They have a desire to do great things for God, William Carey said, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God”.

19. The gift of faith is useful for Advancing the Kingdom of God, when they are in a team or in the ministries, they will encourage others, generate faith in others for impossible tasks and tough tasks, that the task is possible to do, “We can do it”, “We are able”, “it is possible”, “Let’s do it”, they usually have confident to do them.

20. The gift of faith usually love to Advance the Kingdom of God.

– David Chawngthu

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You shall remember the LORD your God, For IT IS HE who is giving you ABILITIES/POWER TO MAKE WEALTH.. Deuteronomy 8:18

My Grand Dad, Mr. C. Thangkima, was a Business man who always put God first, a hard working man, tough and compassionate, the Founder of Aizawl Watch House Estd 1959, and a faithful servant of God, a Church elder (Sergeant Major of Bazar corp), @Aizawl, Mizoram, India, and “The First President of ACSAL (Advisory Council of Salvation Army Laymen), India Eastern Territory”.

According to the cultures of the Northeast India, he was also a descendant of Vanapa Chawngthu, a famous and Great Warrior in the History of Mizoram in India.

Mr. C.Thangkima’s father and mother died while he was 10 years old, therefore he could not continue with his studies and studied till Class 4 (standard 4). His Dad was a rich man during their times, he was a good hunter as well as a good harvester, who used to get awards for great harvests in their village/town/area. But then for some reasons, after his Dad died, he became like a homeless, and only got 4 Indian Rupees in his hands with 1 Mizo bag, and as a young boy he later got a job cleaning up vessels in the Army, earning his living. Yet, when he died in 2012, he left over 1 Million US $ worth lands and buildings for his family.

After they started their business in 1959, the Lord blessed them much more, God multiplied their daily income, their daily income multiplied 10 times, 20 times and more compared to their daily income before. And his fame quickly spread at once all over the state of Mizoram in India, everywhere you go everyone knows his name, because the Lord has blessed them.

In 1990, because of his good service for the Lord and in the Salvation Army, especially in PROVIDING the needs, giving car to the Salvation Army in 1986, building several church buildings, supporting outreaches, and being a good Samaritan. The Salvation Army General from London gave him “Order of the Founder”, which is the highest award in the Salvation Army International. His family not only serve inside the Salvation Army, they also used to support several Missionaries in several areas in finances and needs, in YWAM (Youth with a Mission), and other Organizations, In India and outside India.

Some of few Testimonies below…

1. A severe Heart problem healed:
Once there was a lady with a heart problem, (in mizo we call it “Lung pawp”), “Young Mizo Associations” (YMA) and her relatives used to stay awake whole night for her, she was referred to another Hospital outside Mizoram state, since they could not do there. One morning around 2 a.m. in the morning my Grand Father went to pray for her, right after my Grand Father prayed for her, she sat up and said, “I am healed”. Then the next day they did Xray again, now Xray could not find the heart problem that she had, she was released from the hospital. Now, she has got husband and children.

2. My Grand Dad heard great choirs of angels several times, every time he shared to me about this he often added, “Their voices were So beautiful”, and tears would come into his eyes because the Lord used to touch his heart again through the song they sang.

3. God’s Miraculous Protection from Gangs in Finances:
In 1971, my Grand Father went to Calcutta to buy a vehicle. Then one day he met a guy who claim to be Motor Agent and can give in a cheap price, but was not Motor Agent. So, my Grand Father followed him. After sometimes, they went to some corner of a street and a group of gangs (Gundas) caught him with pistol and knife, and brought him in a room.

My Grand Father put those money in a small bag, the bag was almost full of money, they ask him to give the money and they check his bag, then my Grand Father prayed to God. And when they look at the bag they could not find the money even though the bag was said to be almost full of money. Now, when those gangs looked at my Grand Father, they now fear him, and they provide for him Taxi and dropped him to his friend’s house.

Then later, My Grand Father praise God with this song, “There is nothing to fear before Jesus, everything used to obey/bow in his command”.

From nothing, God has blessed him and his family with over U.S. Million Dollars worth lands and buildings, and these are the blessings of God, because God is a good God, He wants his people to enjoy life, and that they can be a blessings for others and the Kingdom of God as well. His last sermon preaching before he died was on “God’s abilities and the red sea divided..”

And the photo given below was the last church building that my Grand Dad build, for God and His Kingdom, around 2007, “C.Thangkima C.S.M.  O.F. Prayer Hall”, at Prayer Mountain, Durtlang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.

 

Prayer Mountain

 

Deu 8:17-20 says, “YOU MAY SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘MY POWER AND THE STRENGTH OF MY HAND MADE ME THIS WEALTH’.

“But you shall remember the LORD your God,
For IT IS HE who is giving you ABILITIES/POWER TO MAKE WEALTH…

– David Chawngthu

When Jesus said, “You can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and IT WILL MOVE”, he was talking about a real mountain, IT WAS A REAL MOUNTAIN JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT, a mountain like the Himalayan region, a mountain like Mount Everest, a mountain like you saw from your home, a mountain near your city, near your home, the mountains near the seas, the mountain mountaineers climb.

And Jesus told, “It will Move”, “Nothing will be impossible for you”.

Jesus said, “I tell you the TRUTH, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, You can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Many people’s life will never be satisfied unless they see impossible things done, for God desire to see impossible things done through His people on earth.

You were born for the Impossible – Bill Johnson

Faith comes by knowing who God is – Loren Cunningham

“You cannot serve God without faith”. – Rev. Dr. Lalchungnunga (Mission for Christ, Durtlang).

“Faith is generated in the atmosphere of experiencing truth” – Bill Johnson

We saw foods multiply every time – Heidi Baker

All things are possible for a Believer – Rev. Dr. Lalchungnunga.

All things are possible to him who believe – Jesus Christ

This is Faith in Action:

– When you see the deaf ears, blind eyes, or health problems and you pray and command the deaf ears, eye problems or health problems in Jesus Name, that’s faith in action.

– Taking initiatives in what God told you to do is faith in action.

– When you take action in what God told you to do, that’s “faith in action”.

– Only faith people can take actions in what God told them to do. As a believers of Jesus Christ we are to be faith people.

– Faith has to do with, “Am gonna believe God for this”..

– Many times faith may involve RISK

– Faith produces Authority.

– Faith is build by seeing the Impossible things done.

When Peter saw Jesus walking on water, his faith was stirred, his faith rose up, his faith was build. And when he ask Jesus and Jesus said, “Come”, Peter took action, and that’s “Faith in action”.

# Faith
# Faith in Action
# Nothing is Impossible

– David Chawngthu

You Were Born for the Impossible…

The reason God didn’t take you take you to be with Him when you were born again is because you have the divine assignment to invade the impossible. The reality of the Christian life is measured by the impact on the impossible.

Much of what we give God credit for can be done by the Kawanis Club. I’m don’t mean God is not involved, I’m just saying all it is doing is tapping into human talent to accomplish what mankind can accomplish.

What satisfaction is there in human accomplishment? There is some, but it’s not really lasting. It’s nothing like having cancer disappear. It’s nothing like the mother that lost the use of one arm to an accident – lost three inches of bone. She couldn’t grasp, couldn’t raise her arm; she couldn’t pick up her two year old because of this surgery. She had five surgeries in four and a half years. There was nothing like watching a lady pray for her and watching God add the three inches of bone, adding all movement, all feeling, everything! Then she goes to pick up her two year old and her little girl says “No mommy, broken arm” because that’s all she has heard her whole life. To then see her say to her little girl, “No, it’s ok now.”

All the buildings I could build, all the money I could raise seem suddenly insignificant in the moment of seeing that little girl held by her mother. I’ll take that over a million buildings.

And that’s who you are! You were born into this family, the actual Spirit of the resurrected Christ took up residence in us. He’s in us and He wants out!

http://bjm.org/2013/01/you-were-born-for-the-impossible/

Apostolic people are people of faith,

(The Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” – Luke 17:5).

They are consumed with God’s Abilities and what God can do, “Nothing is Impossible” “Can” “It is possible” “Jesus is Lord” “God is able” these things are good phrases for the Apostolic, but then the Apostolic people need to get to the prophetic, Apostolic people needs to be prophetic, it will bring them into the Abilities of God for the Advancement of God’s Kingdom.

As someone said, “Like “gears changing ” in an automobile, the apostolic ascension gift can switch gears to the needed areas, to teach, to pastor, to evangelize, to the prophetic all inclusive in the apostolic. Also like a chevron, piercing the darkness in taking territory back that the Enemy has stolen bringing the power, anointing, rejuvenation, refreshing, revitalization and LIFE to it and it’s people!”.

FROM EXPERIENCES:

– When we pray Apostolic prayers prophetically,

“Your Kingdom Come, your will be done, as in Heaven So on earth”,

It will build faith into God’s Abilities. Prayers, Spiritual Warfare, Hearing God’s Voice, Revelations, inspired words of God, they will bring strength and God’s Abilities for the Advancement of the Kingdom.

– When we sing Apostolic songs prophetically,

“He is Lord, He is Lord,
He has risen from the dead and He is Lord,
Every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess,
That Jesus Christ is Lord”

These Apostolic songs will bring us into the Abilities of God for the Advancement of God’s Kingdom.

– Apostolic encouragements and messages build faith and build God’s Abilities in us for the Advancement of the Kingdom.

The Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. (Luke 17:5-6)

WHEN WE PRAY APOSTOLIC PRAYERS,
WHEN WE SING APOSTOLIC SONGS,
WHEN WE GIVE APOSTOLIC MESSAGES,
THEY ARE SPIRITUAL WARFARE,
THEY CARRY TREMENDOUS AUTHORITY,
THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS TREMBLED,
THEY ARE PUSHED BACK,
AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD ADVANCED.

– David Chawngthu