Oct
08
2009
0

Healing in the Marketplace

“And wherever Jesus went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and ALL who touched him were healed!” (Mark 6:56)

Watch the video below… as street minister, Chris Overstreet and his crew pray for a woman with total & severe nerve damage in her leg… get INSTANTLY healed by the power of prayer in Jesus’ name.



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith,healing | Tags:
Oct
06
2009
1

I Once Was Blind… and Know I Can See!

“When you stop looking at the world with your eyes… and start looking with your FAITH… then you will no longer be blind”  – Daniel Wiafe, Jr.

When we wake up in the morning… and taking it for granted that you don’t sleep in late every single day… and also taking it for granted, you agree with the philosophy of Benjamin Franklin (early to bed, early to rise; makes a man, healthy, wealthy, and wise)… then you will find yourself waking up and opening your eyes up to a dark and a dim world.

Your vision is blurred… and the environment around you is dark and dim… even with your eyes fully open. It is only when you turn on the LIGHT… or open up the curtains and let the sunlight ILLUMINATE your room… that you will TRULY be able to see!

The same is true with our faith. Have you ever wondered how some people are able to make it through severe and unexpected tragedy and losses in life… the type of drama that would cause many of the strongest among us to bow down to the spirit of depression… and give up?

Have you ever wondered how some people, who are down to their dying days... due to an aggressive cancer that is eating away and ravaging their bodies… can all of a sudden be completely healed in their body by faith in Jesus… and their organs have literally regenerated themselves?

It’s all because these people can literally SEE with eyes of faith. They are NOT moved… or swayed… or shaken by what they “see” with their natural eyes. They only believe and are moved by what they see by faith.

When you have eyes of faith… you set your eyes on Jesus, who is the author and the finisher of your faith… and then all of a sudden, the “impossible” becomes possible… and the “unreachable” becomes reachable!

So how do we see with eyes of faith, you might ask?

It’s actually a pretty simple formula. I have personally had the blessing to see people healed physically in their bodies and emotionally through the power of God… and I have also had the pleasure of seeing what seemed like mountains that were set in my life to block me from my future, become instant mole hills that I could step over… by using this formula.

Here goes…

1. Begin to visualize in your mind that result that you want or need. In the case of sickness and disease… begin to imagine and actually SEE yourself in your mind, healed. If you continue to SEE yourself as sick, guess what — you will REMAIN sick.

If your business is failing… begin to see customers come in and visualize your sales going up. Stop seeing your business as broke and penniless, and start seeing it as being wealthy!

2. Understand that the man or the woman of God who sees with eyes of faith isn’t limited to what can be seen, heard, or felt at the present state… but they sight goes much further… and can see where they’ll be at in the future.

3. Help to strengthen your vision… by getting pictures of that result you are expecting. Cut out pictures of where you see yourself… and hang them on your wall.

4. Last but not least, know that your Lord Jesus is in agreement with your faith… and believe it.

Let me know what you think… comments are ALWAYS welcomed. Be blessed today, and walk in God’s richness and abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith,Inspiration | Tags: , , ,
Sep
30
2009
1

When in God… You Have NO Choice But to Succeed!!

“When in God, you have NO choice but to Succeed… you have NO choice but to be a Champion… and you have NO choice but to Overcome!”

Last week… I had a dip in business, and got a bit unmotivated… so to encourage myself, I wrote 4 sentences on one of the whiteboards that are in my office.

These messages were more like declarations and statements of faith for me… and were so AWESOME, that I signed & dated the board underneath the messages (to hold myself accountable to it), and so did three other business professionals who were in my office at the time I wrote that message (a lawyer, an insurance broker, and another pastor).

This was what I wrote:

I Have NO choice but to be SUCCEED!
I Have NO choice but to be a CHAMPION!
I Have NO choice but to OVERCOME!
I Have NO choice but to be WEALTHY!

You see my friend… everyday that we are blessed to live life… we are bombarded on a daily basis with choices that need to be made. Some choices we make will be for our good… and obviously, other choices that are made will not be for our good (that’s a nice way of me saying some choices we make will suck!)

Since we are not God, we do not have control of EVERY single situation that takes place in our lives… (now that’d be great if we did, wouldn’t it?)

But we do have the ability to have control over our MINDSET and MANY of the situations that affect us.

That’s right!! Just like if you’re getting served food on a cafeteria or a buffet line… and the server offers you something you don’t like… you have the authority to refuse that certain food item, don’t you?

The same is true with many of the choices that are set before us. We have the AUTHORITY to say NO, by choices will not include failing. You have the authority to say NO, my choices do not include bankruptcy. You have the authority to say NO, my choices do not include divorce.

Whatever the situation is, you control what items will go on your plate. If you have been following this blog for anytime, you know that one of my personal favorite Scriptures is this:

“You shall declare a thing, and it WILL BE established… and the light of God shall shine down on ALL your ways!” (Job 22:28)

Now, everyday that I enter into that office and look at those statements of faith… I am encouraged to think positively… and know that my choices are limited to only positive choices.

The ball is in your court. Choose this day whether failure, misery, and pain are choices that you want on your platter… or live life ABUNDANTLY, and only leave room for success, joy, and love on your platter.

I personally believe in the POWER of declaration so much, that I am naming my 1st boy who will be here in about 6 weeks… Malachi Champion Wiafe.

Do you think in life, he’s going to really ever doubt he’s anything but a champ? No, I don’t think so either.

My challenge to you is to write your own Statements of Faith… and follow them for at least 30-Days… and let me know how much it has affected your life at the end of that 30-days.

Be blessed in all that you do… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Sep
25
2009
0

Can the Word of God Fit Your Lifestyle?

Dont compromise and try to make the Word of God fit your life... but let your life fit the Word of God!

Don't compromise and try to make the Word of God fit your life... but let your life fit the Word of God!

Have you ever been out shopping for clothes… or perhaps shoes, and you try them on at the store, and they seemingly fit you and are the RIGHT SIZE… but when you get home, it doesn’t seem to fit right anymore?

It’s either TOO tight in certain spots… or TOO loose on you… or sags in areas it doesn’t have any purpose sagging in… you get my drift.

There is nothing wrong with the clothes or the shoes itself. It came in the RIGHT SIZE, and did NOT magically change sizes during the time you bought it from the store… and took it home.

The thing that went wrong, is us 🙂  — throughout the day, our feet swell larger and then decompress and get smaller at certain times.

Also, dependent on what time of the day it is… our bodies might be a little larger (especially if you just had run-in with an all-you-can-eat buffet), or you might be a little bit smaller.

So in the end — the shoes or the clothes are the RIGHT SIZE, but we are the ones who are always changing, and trying to get stuff that is the RIGHT SIZE, to fit on us.

I believe the same is true with the Word of God. The Word of God is ALWAYS the right fit, the right size, the right measurement… and always will be, as Jesus is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8)

This week on the Today Abundance blog, we have more or less been talking about “Things that Make People Fall OUT of Their Faith”.

One thing that makes people fall out of faith is the TEMPTATIONS of life. And when tempted, many good Christian people opt to try and compromise… and FORCE the Word of God to fit their life.

But the problem is this — I wear a Size 10.5 shoe size. No matter how hard I try, I would NEVER be able to force my foot into a Size 6 shoe. It would be impossible.

The New Testament of the Bible talks warns us of fornication (premarital sex). So just because we are literally “burning” to have sex with that person we are living with and are unmarried to… doesn’t mean we should try and COMPROMISE, and say that that portion of the Bible is in error, and doesn’t fit to today’s standards.

No, go ahead and excuse yourself, take a nice cold shower… and cool that “burn” off friend!

You see, either the Bible is ALL 100% correct… or it is 100% false… and that’s the bottom line. We can’t say that 80% of the Word is true… or 60% is true. We cannot accept some parts… and then deny other parts.

Or how about this:

Just because we have “always done something” which is a sin… doesn’t mean we should continue to do so after we have received the truth. So example — if a person were to find out that he should not cheat on his taxes (remember that little verse about not stealing?)… and he has been cheating the past 20 years… that doesn’t mean he should KEEP ON sinning, because he’s always done it.

No, he should repent of his past sins, and from that point on — do what is right going on forward.

You see friend, the Word of God is ALWAYS going to be the RIGHT FIT for us… IF we allow it to fit in our lives. Never try to compromise the Word of God. Allow it to fit in your life — and you will NEVER stay disappointed!

If you enjoyed this message… please feel free to forward it to your friends & family. Comments are ALWAYS appreciated. Be blessed today and walk in God’s abundance!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith | Tags: , ,
Sep
23
2009
4

Don’t Allow the “Flaws” of the Bible Make You Lose Faith!

Albert Einstein, arguably the world’s most intelligent man… once said something to the effect of, “We don’t know 1/10 of 1 percent of ANYTHING in this world”.

Meaning no matter how smart and intelligent any of us think we are… we’re all still a little bit on the dumb side.

Ouch!

With that said… I would like to say that there are many people out there, who are losing faith in the Bible… and then in God… because of many so-called “contradictions” that appear in the Bible.

NEVER allow any of these supposed “flaws” or “contradictions” to affect your faith. Keep reading and I will explain why…

I don’t want this to be a looooooong blog post… so I won’t go too much into detail on it all, but I will say that most people get real hung up on the differences between the New Testament and the Old Testament.

So, in typical Daniel Wiafe fashion — I will attempt to do the impossible, and break down those differences in 3 sentences or less. Are ya ready for a little Bible Study?

The laws of the Old Testament for the most part… can be broken down into three main categories. Priestly Law, Kingly Law, and Moral Law… most of which were fulfilled (or completed) with the coming of Jesus Christ.

Priestly Law included things such as “Only a priest can take a sacrifice to be burned for the forgiveness of your sin… and If you have a skin disease, you must go outside of the city limits for 7 days”.

Jesus is now our HIGH PRIEST (Hebrews 5-7)… and has completed ALL the requirements of the Priestly Law of God.

Kingly Law included such things as “An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth… or things such as if you disobey your parents, you will be taken outside of the city limits and stoned (now that’s a nice way to get kids to behave!).

The Kingly Law was devised solely for the nation of Israel at that time… to govern their kingdom. It does not apply to those of us who are NOT living in that kingdom. The “kingly law” that we follow now — are the laws of the country that we live in.

The Moral Law is really the “heart” of God. It includes the 10 commandments (Exodus 20)… and states things such as ‘Do not kill, do not steal, do not commit adultery, love god, etc.’.

This is still in effect today… and in fact was summed up into a couple life-changing sentences. “Love God. Love People.” (Matthew 22:36-38).

Any other Bible difficulties you may have — it DOES NOT matter. In the end, the Bible tells us that “ALL Scripture is given by the inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16)

…and I don’t know about you… but the very fact that Jesus was beaten and endured punishment for my healing, was buried in a dark tomb for three days, and then rose up from the dead one sunny Sunday morning with full power and authority… is ALL that I need to know & understand!

I don’t quite understand how a car motor runs or how the combustion process works in an engine… but I have FAITH that my car will run every morning!

I don’t fully understand the physics or the geometric complexities that cause the earth to tilt a few degrees to one side… and causes the earth to never get to close or to far away from the sun. All I know is that the sun comes up in the morning… and is never late going down in the evening!

So in the end… it doesn’t matter what I think, it doesn’t matter what others say, it doesn’t matter how many so-called “wise and educated” people set out to disprove Jesus (and the existence of God for that matter)… I have made up in my mind that I will TRUST and BELIEVE in the Jesus, who rose for me… and I will believe EVERY word that comes from the Bible, even if I don’t understand it all.

Blessings to you all… and have a GREAT day!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith | Tags: , ,
Sep
21
2009
0

Put Your Faith in this and You Will ALWAYS Be Disappointed

Okay... so maybe disappointment isn't the greatest gift in the world... but this sure was a funny pic!

Good day to you, wherever in the world you are at. As Christian people who are a part of God’s Kingdom… we must NEVER forget that we are not exempt from losing or straying away from our faith.

I have heard it said in the past that the #1 reason why many people leave church, and EVEN worse… abandon their faith in God, is because of the hypocrites they see in church, or see on T.V.

So let’s be real — are there hypocrites in church? Well does a fish swim in the water and does a bird fly in the air? Of course there are hypocrites in church!

…and then again, there are also hypocrites in the hospitals, but that doesn’t stop any of us from going to the hospital if we break our leg… does it?

Are there hypocrite attorneys out there? There sure are… but if I ever get into legal trouble, I’m going to be the first person to rush out and try and grab myself a Johnny Cochran/Matlock — whether they’re a hypocrite OR not!

Point being is this: People are people, whether they are godly or ungodly people. Pastors are people. Ministers are people. Bishops are people. I myself am a pastor, and while I would like to tell everyone that I have no faults in my life, actions, or thoughts — that would be a BOLD faced lie!

I do live a highly moral life… and I refrain from doing many of the things other 20-something year olds do… but I do mess up sometimes.

I get angry without cause sometimes, I get a little selfish sometimes, sometimes I think crazy thoughts… but I do strive to be the BEST man God made me… and I try even harder to walk a stronger Christian walk, each day that I live. So I might not be perfect (and never will be)… but I AM better than I was yesterday!

You see friends… we must NEVER put our faith in men. Do NOT put your faith in men, because they will ALWAYS disappoint you — but put your faith in the ONE living and TRUE God, and He will NEVER disappoint you!

The ONLY perfect person who ever walked this earth was Jesus… and we should follow his example and put our faith in Him, because we WILL NEVER be disappointed in Him.

If you put your faith in Christ on me, a self-declared man of God — you will eventually be disappointed. If you put your faith in Christ on your Pastor at your church — you will eventually be disappointed. If you put your faith in Christ on the television evangelist — you will eventually be disappointed.

But put your faith in Jesus… and fix your eyes on Jesus, who is the AUTHOR and the FINISHER of your faith… and you will NOT grow weary and you will NOT lose heart! (Hebrews 12:2, 3 paraphrased)

Don’t allow people to shake your faith in Jesus… but do allow your faith in Jesus to shake the world around you! If you ever see people who are leaders in the Body of Christ, and they fall into sin… or they disappoint you, don’t leave God and your faith because of that. That man or that woman is just the same as you — a human being and is prone to falling to the same sins you do.

Put your faith in Jesus… and you will NEVER be disappointed. Be blessed and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith,Inspiration | Tags: , ,
Aug
28
2009
1

Rock the Boat – Jesus Can Get You Out of ANY Trouble!

When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.

When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

(John 6:16-21)

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The disciples were in a rough, hard, and terrifying situation… being out there on that dark night all by themselves on the Sea of Galilee.

I can imagine the reaction of the disciples when they looked up…. and saw Jesus walking across over 3 miles of water and reaching them.

We all have “Seas of Galilee” in our lives, whether it is financial in nature… whether it is in our relationships… whether it is in your health… we all have “rough & choppy” seasons in our lives where we can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Jesus showed his disciples a few things that I believe that we can all learn from.

What Jesus proved to them in that circumstance was two-fold:

(1)  There is NO problem too big for Jesus — After all, he walked across three miles of water… he created the whole earth & the fullness of it all, so that means there is NOTHING we can go through that is too big for him!

(2) Welcome Jesus into your problems — After the disciples welcomed Jesus into the boat, the Bible says the disciples “immediately” reached their destination. When we welcome Jesus into our problems, issues, and circumstances; we can EXPECT him to get us to that light at the end of a long tunnel!

When you put your trust in the Lord and put all your faith & troubles on Him.. He WILL by all means get you through the rough and choppy turns of life.

Be blessed today and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement,Faith | Tags: , , , ,
Aug
12
2009
3

Miracles will Happen… if You Believe!


Scripture Reading of the Day….

When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.

Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.

“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?

Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

And they took offense at him.

But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”

…and he did not do many miracles there because of THEIR lack of faith.

Matthew 13:53-58

Because of the trials and downfalls that have happened in many of our lives… sometimes we come to a point where we just simply “don’t believe the Bible can work in certain areas of our lives”.

This can happen for so many reasons, such as a loved one died… or a person may have lost their job and don’t understand why… or a child who used to be so kind & gentle in the past, has now drifted far apart from that parent.

So we will believe that the Bible works in one area of our life (such as salvation)… but then we don’t believe it will work in other areas of our lives (such as in healing).

And many times, when Christian people try to console us at our low points… they use God’s Word & Scripture to try and help in the consolation process…. and sometimes we don’t accept it!

I am a personal witness that God’s Word does work… and it does work miracles in our lives… as long as we keep FAITH in it.

Sometimes, things and life WILL be tough… and you won’t understand everything. You WILL be hurt in this life — there is no argument to that. You won’t understand why certain negative things are happening to you, when you live a positive life…

Sometimes you won’t understand why people who you do right, continue to faithfully do wrong by you EVERY chance they get.

All this does not matter. Continue and FORCE yourself to believe (have faith) in the Word of God…. because it will work in your life, if you will give it time to work in your life!

Miracles WILL happen… just believe, and in due time it will all work out.

Be blessed today… and walk in God’s Abundance in all aspects of your life.



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith | Tags: , ,
Jul
29
2009
1

Freedom from Accusation

Are you Innocent or Guilty in the Courtroom of God?

Are you Innocent or Guilty in the Courtroom of God?

Read the following passage in Colossians 1:15-23

He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

The Bible tells us that Satan is “the accuser of the brethren”… meaning that he stands all day “accusing” us before God and even amongst our own selves.

Accusation is defined as ‘leveling charges against someone… or a formal charge of wrongdoing”.

Satan’s job is to be a prosecutor in the courtroom of God… and accuse us of our past wrongdoings and sins before the Almighty Judge. He likes to point the finger at us, telling us where we fell short at… and to convince us to remain in our guilt… and I believe that the guy does a great job at doing that!

But my question to you all is this…. “If God forgives you of your sins, why are you still tripping?”

You see, Jesus is your advocate and your defense lawyer… who has already PAID THE PRICE for your legal defense. He does not collect a retainer from you, but he’s a BETTER lawyer than a thousand Johnny Cochrans & Perry Masons put together!

WHY do we still blame ourselves and stick to our sins… when God tells us that, “… I will remember their sins NO MORE.” (Hebrews 8:12)

The Judge who decides whether you are guilty and deservant of a death sentence (hell), has ALREADY come to a decision that you are INNOCENT… as long as your faith is put in Jesus, your lawyer… and you are free!

You have TOTAL freedom from the past and whatever you did wrong in your life… so walk in the freedom that Christ Jesus gives you. Once you were alienated from God… but through the shed blood of Jesus, we are all reconciled (brought back into a PERFECT relationship) with God… and that’s the final verdict!

Let me know what you think, comments are very much appreciated.  (o:



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement,Faith,How to Be Saved | Tags: , , ,
Jul
23
2009
0

Your Faith Will Make You Whole!

Read this following passage about a blind beggar who had a run in with the Master!

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”.

“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

Luke 18:35-43

The issue that this man had was that he was blind and couldn’t see… and the solution was Jesus, the Word of God… who came stepping into this beggar’s neighborhood.

The Bible tells us that he CRIED out to Jesus, probably in despair… and all those good folks around him basically told him to, “Shut up!”.

…but this man wasn’t about to let a few haters rob him of his chance to get to the Word and receive his healing. The man cried out EVEN louder… even at the risk of being embarrassed around his associates, neighbors, and friends… and kept on crying out until Jesus stopped & answered him.

It was obvious what this man needed healing for… everyone could see he was BLIND! But yet Jesus still asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”….

When we are dealing with issues in our lives, that we come to Jesus needing healing for… be it healing in our physical bodies… or healing in our minds from depression or mental conditions… or if its healing in our marriages & relationships… we MUST be specific about what we WANT in our prayer!

Don’t think that you’re asking too much in prayer… or that you’re being too “greedy” in prayer. Your Heavenly Father owns ALL the silver and gold in this world… and there is NOTHING that is too large for Him to accomplish!

…and at the end of the day, the blind beggar got the sight and the miracle that he desired. Jesus’ final response to this man was, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

The man believed that he could receive his sight by 100% faith… and received it! You have probably heard it millions of times before… but ANYTHING is possible to you, if you can believe it… and have the faith to see it!

When you are in prayer and praying for something… act, believe, and confess like you’ve ALREADY got it. Begin to thank God for your healing in your body (even though you still may be feeling pain).

Begin to thank God for renewing the relationship bond between you and a sibling that you had in the past, but was damaged years ago because of an event far in the past (even though you haven’t talked to them for years).

Begin to act like that thing you so desire, is already here… and you will by all means receive it!

Until next time, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance for your life today.



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