Paul said he was an ambassador of Christ. Think about this - you are a representative, an Ambassador of Christ and every Ambassador has an embassy. An embassy is where the territory of the foreign government has taken up residence. That embassy is where that government does its official business.
Dr. Lance Wallnau is a man of enormous godly wisdom. As you read these words of strength, share your comments below. Yes, 2015 is around the corner and it's time to know and use your authority. . . . . . . Ambassador!
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EMBASSIES ARE BASED IN FOREIGN TERRITORY
In Washington, the Chinese have a Chinese embassy. Americans cannot just go wondering in and clean out the Chinese embassy tonight and check for spy stuff. That's why the Chinese have guards there. It’s their nation's house in another nation's country and as long as the two countries are in diplomatic relationship that’s a sovereign territory of China in Washington DC.
And there are soldiers guarding those embassies. You have invisible soldiers called angels. They guard embassies and travel with ambassadors.
WHERE IS YOUR EMBASSY?
This is an important thought. Where was Jesus’ embassy? He came as an Ambassador from Heaven, right? So His embassy was the PLACE THAT HE OCCUPIED. Wherever He was- His surrounding zone became His embassy.
So when they touched the hem of His garment they were reaching past the gate into contact with the embassy and when that happened they entered embassy territory and got into proximity with A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT! It was the government of heaven. Upon connection, the virtue in that embassy zapped them and the healing and deliverance was released.
That’s why crowds wanted just to touch Him or have him come lay hands on their servant or sick daughter. Where He went, Heaven went. Jesus was operating as an embassy of Heaven moving around Israel and He was the Ambassador in charge of the embassy. Peter's shadow was the embassy passing by. Does that make sense?
YOU HAVE AN ASSIGNED TERRITORY
If you catch this metaphor it means something more real than just a cute little sermon illustration. It means that you have a "metron" or a "measure of rule." You have an assignment. Where God has given you territory you can establish your embassy. You have an authority to shift the environment over whatever comes into your embassy compound.
That is why Jesus told His disciples to go and "release your peace." You can release the atmosphere of your embassy on others when they are in proximity to you and your mission.
PEOPLE ENTER YOUR EMBASSY ZONE DAILY
When people come into contact with you, they are entering a kingdom zone. They’re stepping over into the area where you influence the spiritual traffic that’s working in them. When that happens, demonized people don’t have the demons working like they used to because they’re in your "peace" zone.
Every church or business should be an embassy of Heaven. Hey, I know Taxi drivers that release this in their taxi over each person who rides with them. It's like a 'Pope mobile'. You are an embassy on wheels.
ANGELS SEND VISITORS TO YOUR EMBASSY
The implications of this are massive. Keep meditating on this because you can activate your zone as an ambassador and you'll see results according to the level of your faith. Watch as sudden chance meetings take place.
There are divine appointments being set up by angels with people God is sending to YOUR EMBASSY TOMORROW!
So if you really get this into practice, extraordinary things will happen in your zone. Use your ambassador authority to fully occupy your sphere. Move into Heaven's embassy and shut the door.
What do you think, Ambassador?
- Dr Lance
Thanks for stopping by, may you allow God's peace to overtake your understanding.
Eliza S. Dukes
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10 ways to answer the dreaded, “Can I pick your brain?” question… gracefully.
“Hey! I like what you’re doing in the world. I want to do something like that, too. Could I pick your brain over coffee?”
It’s an innocent inquiry.
It’s driven by a desire to learn, grow and do better.
But for many people, being on the receiving end of this particular question — “Can I pick your brain?” — can create feelings of guilt, stress and resentment.
You want to say “Yes.” After all, you’re a decent person. You want to be helpful and share what you know.
But if you say “Yes” to this person, then that means you have to say “Yes” to the next person… and the next… and so on… and soon?
You won’t have any time & energy left to do your own work or hit your own goals.
Instead, you’ll be running a 24/7 Free Advice Factory for Wayward Souls.
Is there a graceful solution?
I believe so.
The key is to answer the question you WISH they were asking.
Not the question they are ACTUALLY asking.
I will explain.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say somebody writes to me and says:
“Hey Alex! You’ve written some books. I want to write a book, too. Could I pick your brain over coffee?”
The question I WISH they were asking is:
“Hey Alex! I want to write a book. Could you recommend ONE resource that might help me to get started?”
So that’s how I’m going to respond.
“Hey! Many thanks for writing.
It’s wonderful that you want to write a book. Nothing feels better than getting to that final line, on the final page, and knowing, I did it!
I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I want to share a terrific resource with you:
It’s a [book / blog / video / program] that I absolutely love — an invaluable resource for aspiring authors: [link]
Oh, and last but not least…
If you’re looking for a place where you can connect with fellow writers, bounce ideas and get support, I would recommend checking out this online community: [link]
I hope both of those resources are helpful to you.
Be well & happy writing!”
And then — since “Can I pick your brain about how to write a book?” is a question I get asked, a lot — I’m going to save that response in the Drafts folder of my inbox so that I can quickly grab it and use it in the future, without needing to reinvent the wheel every time. Easy. Clean. Fast. Ahh.
Here are 10 more ways to address the dreaded “Can I pick your brain?” question… gracefully.
1. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I want to share a resource with you…”
2. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I want to share one piece of advice with you…”
3. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but if you’d like to book me for some coaching / consulting, here’s how to do that…”
4. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but here’s someone else that you should definitely hire…”
5. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I’d love to answer your question on my blog / advice column…”
6. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but if you make a donation to my favorite charity & forward me the receipt, I’d be happy to answer your three biggest questions via email…”
7. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but here’s a blog post that I wrote about this EXACT topic…”
8. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but please know that I am rooting for your success. If you give me your mailing address, I’d be happy to pop a little postcard into the mail with some encouraging words…”
9. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I have a proposition for you…”
10. “I’m going to decline your coffee date invitation, but I hold a monthly meet-up right here in our fair city. Come on by, if you like. I’d love to connect with you then & there.”
That’s it. Just answer the question you WISH they were asking.
Offer something valuable — just not the exact thing that they’re requesting.
This protects your time & energy, while still allowing you to be gracious and generous.
Their heart is happy & full.
And your brain… can go mercifully un-picked
Time is precious to us business entrepreneurs, please leave a comment, thanks.
The Breathing Experience coming in January 2015
Eliza Dukes, Stress Release Instructor & Blogger
Have You Evaluated Your Circle of Social Support, Lately?
Recently I transitioned from one state to another. As I packed to unpack, I began to search my heart about this transition. I realized my network of friends had changed and a few, did not necessarily reflect where I was growing. And the few I have left, are definitely a treasure to me, yet still there were more missing. I felt the urgency to ask God, to send those additional ones, I needed and that need me, also. I had no idea, how powerful this simplistic prayer, would manifest in my life. I have been connecting to some of the most extraordinary people from all around the globe. It didn't happen overnight, but over a few months span and BAM! This transition is stirring up new visions, expanding and enlightening in amazing ways. . . . .
I've been learning more and more as a praying entrepreneur, to aim my prayers at targets. Because when we ask GOD for something, He sends the best, when we are ready to receive it. Each new person added into my circle has specific blessings to brings, just as I have for them. So get to praying and watch who God sends to you. Keep reading, because you can enjoy, new circles of friends, that will assist you, into your destiny, as well.
Eliza Dukes, Consultant
The Hows and Whys of Cultivating a Circle of Friends. Many Hands Make Light Stress: Getting Adequate Social Support from a network of friends can be a good safety net when you're feeling stressed. Written by Elizabeth Scott, M.S. Updated By Eliza Dukes
August 13, 2014 www.stress.about.com
Why It Pays To Have A Group of Trustworthy Friends:
Studies on social support show that having one or two close and supportive friends is at least as valuable to emotional health as having a large group of friendly acquaintances or more shallow friendships. However, having social support from several supportive friends would be the best of both worlds. You probably already know if you're more comfortable with one good friend or many, but there are some good reasons to have at least a few different friends to fall back on and trust:
How to Connect with New People:
It’s not easy to build new friendships unless you are aiming your prayers. Here are a few ways to consider new people:
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Eliza Dukes, Consultant & Blogger
August 22, 2014
Written by Sherry Peel Jackson March 17, 2014
Did You Know, You're Giving Money To Other Countries?
I meant to write about this a while ago but now it is front and center in the news, again.
US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine
Since WWII the United States has led the developed world disbursements of foreign aid almost every year.
However, my research on the Constitution, (the law of our land for those that didn’t know) shows that we are not supposed to give money to other countries.
[Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 says that "no money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law."] But that clause says that money can only be appropriated by law. It does not confer upon Congress any additional mandate to spend that they would not have without it.
Borrowing from Bill Lockwood of Patriots4Liberty: “Billions of dollars are squandered annually in overseas projects by one interventionist administration after another.” Then he asks, “Just which constitutional provision allows the Congress or Executive Office of the United States to send money to foreign nations?”
In 2012 the U.S. sent 37.7 BILLION dollars overseas for foreign aid! The reasons given for disbursing all of this foreign aid range from “peace and security” to “governing justly and democratically.”
But just who decided what countries get our money and why?
Some of these countries are in need if you consider famine and genocide “need”. Yet many of the countries don’t need our money because they are rich with natural resources. They just need people to help teach them how to tap into their own well.
2012 U.S. Foreign Aid Statistics
The top 5 recipients of your hard earned resources are Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Egypt. Special arrangements that benefit these and other countries, combined with aid paid out to them cost Americans nearly $8.5 million each day and thousands of jobs.
So the question is this: Why is this happening? Don’t we need our own resources here? With the unemployment rate and lack of proper infrastructure I think we need to rethink our generosity to foreign lands.
Leave Your Comments Below The 2012 outlay alone would have put a large dent in the housing crisis and kept a lot of people in their homes! I think CHARITY starts at home.
Tell me what you think! Post your comment below for us to discuss.
I hope this information helped you understand some hidden truths. Sherry Peel Jackson is an ex IRS auditor who was jailed for telling the truth.
Eliza Dukes, Biz Consultant
Please leave a comment, Open your eyes to see, more truth coming forth, you must know.
I saw this in the news and wondered, how many people understand the importance of having a will. Do you know how much heartache you could save your family. Not having a Will, destroys too many relationships. Now it's time to take action. Get educated and secure your assets, from the IRS and the courts, who can legally take property and assets. Don't be the next legal victim!
Do you have a Will or Not?
Lack of knowledge causes, unnecessary heartaches!
Former child actor Gary Coleman didn’t have much when he died in Utah in 2010 -- just a modest house with a mortgage and some acting royalties. But he left behind dueling wills, along with a puzzling note that set off a court fight. Coleman was 42 when he fell at home and slipped into a coma. Price, whom he had empowered to make medical decisions if he were incapacitated, ordered his doctor to disconnect life support a day later. A court document later said Coleman’s living will asked that he be kept alive for at least 15 days in such circumstances. He never updated his will and someone to make the wrong choices for his life, when he could not. Cold and feels heartless but legal, when a Will is not updated, timely.
When “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini died last month at the age of 51, many mourned the burly actor’s premature death. But that was followed quickly by a wave of stories about Gandolfini’s will, an unusually brief and unnecessarily public document that may not have properly protected the assets he left to his wife and children.
The will, which is still being examined and debated, illustrates the importance of having a solid estate plan in place, especially if you have significant assets to protect. Even wealthy celebrities, who should have access to best financial and estate-planning advice, sometimes leave behind ugly court battles, monstrous legal fees and other entanglements due to bad planning -- or no planning.
Anna Nicole Smith
Vickie Lynn Marshall -- better known by her stage name Anna Nicole Smith -- was 26 when she married 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, whom she’d met at the strip club where she worked. Her husband died 13 months later. Shortly after the marriage, the elder Marshall's son helped his father draft a new will that left her nothing and didn’t even acknowledge her as the spouse.
The takeaway: You should update your estate plans after every major life event. Also, be very careful about whom you choose as power of attorney for medical and financial decisions. They have your life in their hands.
YOU MUST GET A WILL?
A. It does not matter who you are, a WILL, LIVING WILL, Power of Attorney is needed.
B. When someone dies people change, because emotions can not be trusted.
C. Get educated, do your own research but get a Will, it can be inexpensive.
I hope this is information has encouraged you to make a wise decision to get your WILL today. You will wish you have a Will, later....?
Get all the advice & instructions you can, so you will be wise in making an good sound decision,
Eliza Dukes, Identity Crisis Consultant