reaching the world for Jesus Christ

Proverbs 18:21

  1. I. We prophesy our own future. (Deuteronomy 30:11-19) A. Life is and becomes what we speak.
  2. B. Our word is seed that plants our life, therefore, life is what we choose and make it to be.
  3. C. God’s will, His person, His plan for our life is not hidden or hard to know – no excuse.
  4. II. The voice we hear, believe and speak is what we invite in our life. (Deuteronomy 28:1-68)
  5. III. God’s famous pig pen ministry will change our thinking, believing, speaking and living. (Luke 15:11-32)

Ricky Sinclair: Yes I Can! The Power of Your Word

Philippians 4:4-9

  1. What is attitude?
  1. It is how and what we think and feel towards what we believe.
  1. Every day we choose our attitude.
  2. We determine how we see life, situations, circumstances, relationships, and happiness.
  3. What we focus on determines the creation of our lives. “I only have a half a glass of water left.” Or “Man, I still have a half a glass of water – praise the Lord!”
  4. If I focus on the negative problems or obstacles it will cause the emotion and feeling of despair, worry and discouragement that will stagnate and hinder me from the abundant life that is in God. (John 10:10)
  5. I must focus on God and His goodness, expecting, hoping, believing, loving, serving, seeing the good things that are happening to me. Rejoice in the Lord, always praise the Lord for His power is at hand. (Philippians 4:4-5)
  1. What we focus on is what will manifest in our lives.
  1. I must then think positive, look for what is good, right, being grateful, thankful and always appreciative. “Lord, today I know you have me. You are faithful and I can trust you in every situation in my life. All is well.”
  2. When we think and focus on positive possibilities we move forward and see favor, increase and blessing.
  3. Problems, situations, circumstances have not made us negative, it’s our attitude.
  4. A winner is someone who always finds a way to win, who will never give up, one who believes no matter what it looks like.
  5. A winner will never make an excuse or complain, but will keep a God perspective that says – with God all things are possible.
  1. Think a winning attitude (Colossians 3:2)
  1. Change how and what you think.
  1. Think to yourself: I am winning, victory is mine, God’s blessing and favor is upon me. It is well with my soul. Everything is going to work out. I am a child of God and by His authority I have overcome and will overcome, all glory to God!
  2. My attitude is how I think and what I think is how I believe which is my faith.
  3. What releases God to work in my life is believing in who He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
  4. Now believe God, expect God. I am successful, I am healthy and whole, God’s favor and blessing is upon my life. My hopes are up and I expect success.
  5. Even while she knew her son was dead, the Shunammite woman told everyone, “It is well.” She believed that God would do a miracle and raise her son from the dead. Sure enough God gave her son back to her because she chose to believe God and not the circumstance. (II Kings 4:8-37)

In closing:

  1. Focus on God.
  2. Focus on the positive.
  3. Change your mindset to believe in the goodness of God and His promises.

As we look to God our faith will release God to move in our lives.

Ricky Sinclair: Yes I can, The Winning Attitude

 

YES YOU CAN!

Running Your Race

Acts 26:13-18

  1. Remember, God created you and you can only be you. Never attempt to be someone else.
  1. Sometimes good people try to make you something that is not in your heart. Do it like this or that. You may feel pressure but you must follow your heart.
  2. The race I run must be my race which God has called me and equipped me.
  3. We must make a decision to be a God pleaser and not a man pleaser. I have got to be me and live my God-given anointing.
  4. Some may find fault, not everyone will be happy with you, some will criticize you.
  5. Say to yourself, “I can no longer live to please people, today I am free to be myself.”
  1. Run with your purpose.
  1. People will try to control and manipulate you. How?
  1. You may lose their friendship.
  2. You may feel you need their approval.
  3. You may feel pressure to do or be something that is not in your heart.
  4. What would people think if you don’t follow their path?
  5. If you build that house or buy that car, if you receive a promotion, people may get jealous, be critical and talk about you.
  6. Speak to your soul and say, “I don’t need their approval, I need God’s approval.”
  1. We must never base our life on what people think or whether they will accept us.
  1. Your destiny is too great to get hindered by trying to win people who will never be with you.
  2. Sometimes, no matter how much you give and do it’s never enough. In fact, when you quit giving they get mad and try to make you feel guilty.
  3. High maintenance people don’t really care about you, they just want what you are able to do for them. They are never satisfied.
  4. I realized at times that I have become an enabler that hindered God from moving in their life.
  1. God did not call us to satisfy every need and desire people have. The Lord is their provider.
  1. People are responsible for their own needs, desires, happiness and purpose.
  2. Always do what you can to help, serve and bless people. Walk in love and kindness by God’s grace and mercy. But recognize that people must take responsibility for their own lives.
  3. We can’t make people like us, especially if we are expected to do and act a certain way for them.
  4. If people are not happy it’s because they have chosen to not be happy. I am not responsible for their choices.
  1. God’s favor is upon you!
  1. There is no other you! You are unique.
  2. God’s design and favor is upon you.
  3. God has given you gifts, talents, looks, personality, authority, wisdom, vision, and purpose.
  4. The Bible says, “…and God blessed them and said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, fill the earth, take dominion and rule over the world.” (Genesis 1:28)
  1. As we please God, loving, praising, and trusting Him, then God will take us to new levels.
  1. You will see new doors open.
  2. Supernatural blessing and provision will be present.
  3. New positive relationships will be built.
  4. Promotion on your job and in your family.
  5. A new and fresh anointing will manifest.
  6. The favor of God is coming upon your life right now, like never before.

Ricky Sinclair: Yes I can – Running Your Race

Yes I Can

Fighting the Invisible War

I Timothy 6:12

  1. Renewing my mind (Romans 12:1-2)
  1. Transformation only comes when we change the way we think, believe and speak.
  2. We must think and believe what God says we are. (John 8:32)
  3. We must not allow what people have said about us to limit us and cause us to settle for less than God’s best. (II Corinthians 10:3-5)
  4. Doubt, unbelief, shame, discouragement, anger, unforgiveness, and judgment are mind sets that curse and paralyze us, hindering the power of God, His favor and blessing from moving in my life.
  1. How do we think? What do we think? (Romans 12:21)
  1. God created us to win, overcome, and be successful in life. (Psalm 139:1-2, 13-18)
  2. God created us for His purpose, plan and destiny. Greatness is in us. The only way it comes out of us is right thinking, believing, speaking living.
  3. Yes, I can. Why? Because it’s in our God given DNA. We are designed and engineered to win. We have it all, God has made sure we are smart enough, have all the right gifts and talents. God has equipped and fortified us.
  4. Pull the trigger – we can do it! We are going to new levels. What we thought was impossible is now possible. God’s favor and blessing is upon us. We are going higher, bigger, and further than you ever thought. (Ephesians 3:20)
  5. All we have to do is think we can. Believe that God is good and He is with us, going before us to open up great doors, great opportunities. Yes, we are going to be successful, things are going our way. It will work out and for our good.
  6. Right thinking and believing is faith in God that releases God’s reward in our lives. (Hebrew 11:6)
  1. Vision and faith work together.
  1. When we constantly see the vision we move forward towards God’s plan and purpose.
  2. We must connect something physical to our vision in order to keep the momentum flowing.
  3. Maybe our vision is not coming to pass because we aren’t keeping the right things before us. Remember, imagination paints the picture of your life.
  1. For example: Our goals and desires must be written down and kept in front of us every day and then we will be able to move forward. Me and Jeannie have written our goals down for years and seen them come to pass. (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
  2. What we believe, we speak. By speaking, we release authority to see it manifest. (Romans 4:17)
  3. Whatever promise of God we want to see come to pass, we need to write those scriptures on sticky notes and put them around our house. Listen to the Bible on God’s promises. As we attach something tangible to our vision, God will manifest. (Joshua 1:6-9)
  4. What reminds us and keeps us thinking about God’s vision for our lives? What inspires us? If we are believing for a certain car, house, job then get pictures of what you want and look at them every day. Right believing is what moves us forward.
  5. God told Abraham to look up and see the stars that would represent his descendants and God’s vision for his life. (Genesis 15:5-6)
  6. Connecting something physical to your vision will plant seed in you. Now start to praise, worship and thank God for the vision coming to pass.
  7. My vision is to reach the world so I call my ministry Sinclair World Ministries.
  8. Our vision for our church is for God to manifest miracles in people’s lives so we call our church Miracle Place Church. We believe God is present and ready to move.
  9. As we keep the vision in front of us it will release our faith that will in turn unlock God’s authority and power in our lives. Our faith comes from what we think, believe and speak. (Proverbs 29:18)
  10. Instead of planning on dying, plan to live. Plan on being healthy, not sick. Say, “I will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17)
  11. “I am healed of all diseases. I am forgiven of every sin I have ever committed.” (Psalm 103:2-3)
  12. Why do we need something physical to connect our vision and faith to? God knows that there will be days of disappointment, discouragement, fear, doubt and wanting to give up. As we see where we are going, it will renew, refresh and encourage us to keep fighting the good fight of faith. Use the power of your imagination – see great things.
  13. At times reports won’t look good, business may be slow. People are not doing right, health is faltering, finances are tight, and resources are low or not there. This is the time to read God’s promises and write them down. Look at our goals that we have written and the blueprint we have drawn. Think that your dreams will come to pass, it’s going to work. Yes we can! God will work it out. The Lord is with us, He has called us and appointed us for such a time as this. God is faithful and we thank You Lord that You are working all things for our good, even as you did for Joseph.
  14. Stop thinking and saying, “I’m too old, it’s impossible, it’s too late, if only I had.” Start thinking and saying, “Yes I can! I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. Keep honoring God and He will do more than you ever could dream or imagine. Always thank God, be grateful and appreciative, praising and glorifying God. Be kind and good hearted, walking with a pure heart. We will be amazed at what God does for us –biggie size!

Ricky Sinclair: Yes I can – Fighting the invisible war

YES I CAN!

Moving Forward

Psalm 23:6

Miracle Place Church

June 11, 2017

  1. What I expect is what comes into my life.
  1. Expect good things to happen in your life.
  1. Expect to rise higher, to climb new mountains.
  2. Expect new doors to open, greater opportunities to come your way.
  3. Expect God’s favor and blessing to always come into your life.
  4. Expect God’s favor at work, in your family and home, in everyday life, everywhere you go and in everything you do. God is with you and His favor is upon you.
  5. Expectation gives you hope which brings joy and enthusiasm which in turn causes you to be excited, to look forward to good things taking place in your life.
  6. Hope and anticipation releases faith that causes God to manifest what you believe and hope for. (Hebrews 11:1-3 AMP)
  7. Expectation – hope and anticipation will release God’s goodness and promises and enables you to strive for what you believe. Now you and God are pulling together as one. This is what faith is and how it operates. Ever do anything great without passion?
  8. We believe God, we are confident and trust God in every area of our lives; therefore, we are not fearful of people, building walls of insecurity and defensiveness. Man does not intimidate us because our identity is in God and we are one. God is with me and no one is better than me. I am a King’s child. (I Peter 2:9-10)
  1. Think back and remember the good not the bad.
  1. All of us have done stupid things, made mistakes, had disappointments and things that didn’t go right. We have had death, divorce, demonic attacks, dreams shattered, abuse and deception in our lives.
  1. The enemy will use all the bad things in your life to keep you stuck and keep you from moving forward. How? By our constant remembrance of bad events, failures, set-backs, and disappointments. Focusing on these things will paralyze and kill your faith in God’s promises and goodness. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  2. Many of us have been so hurt and beat up, living from one crisis to another that we can hardly get the bad memories out. But you have got to change what you dwell on from the past, let go of the wounds, change the station on the screen. A set-back is just a set-up for a comeback!
  3. You are not overcome, you are an overcomer! You are not a victim but a victor just by changing what you choose to remember, believe, think, speak, and live. Believe in God’s favor, blessing, power, love, mercy and grace.
  4. Stop looking for bad luck. “Things aren’t working out like always. If I had this or that. If I was you then it would work. If I had your hand then I’d win.” No, life is what YOU make it and you only get what you can believe for. My life is my responsibility. Stop looking for bad breaks, failure, disaster and stop letting people with their negativity talk you out of your God-given blessing. Look at your neighbor and say God will bless us and see us through. We are Deuteronomy 28:1-15.
  5. Guard our mind, heart and mouth. (Proverbs 4:20-27)
  6. What you remember and think on will control your life. Your emotions and feelings will relive over and over all of your bad experiences. Change that by thinking back to something good that has happened, a child being born, a promotion, an accomplishment, coming through a difficult time, conquering a temptation, these things will help you overcome and win the victory. Can you feel it?
  7. Quit remembering sad, bad, hurtful, discouraging things. They are bringing a curse over you.
  1. God says goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6)
  1. Start reliving all the good times in your life. Forgive yourself and don’t come against the only person who can lead you out, and that person is yourself. If you are against yourself, then how could you go forward? (Psalm 103:12)
  2. Use something physical to remember:
    1. Israel placed twelve stones in the Jordan to always remember what God did for them. (Joshua 4:4-7)
    2. The high priest of Israel wore twelve stones on his vesture by his heart to remind him of God’s people and two stones on each shoulder to remind him of his responsibility to take care of God’s people.
    3. The Lord’s Supper reminds us that we have received life and healing. There is power in remembering right.
  3. As David stood up to kill Goliath, he understood the power of remembrance when he spoke about how God used him to slay the lion.
  4. What you remember will either promote you to the next phase and level of your life or it will defeat you and bring you down and keep you from moving forward. What you remember either promotes or defeats you!

Ricky Sinclair: Yes I Can – Moving Forward Pt. 1

YES I CAN!

Getting Unstuck

II Corinthians 1:20

Miracle Place Church

  • Questions
  • What has God called you to do?
  • Why hasn’t it come to pass?
  • Why does it seem like everything always goes wrong?
  • Where is God and if God really ?
  • What is faith and how does faith really work? What does it mean to release your faith?
  • “Without faith it is impossible to please God: for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
  • Our expectations set the limits for our lives.
  • As we believe God for His best, for His good, for His favor, for His blessing then things start to change.
  • The more we believe God and expect God, the more we trust Him and have an anticipation that He will come through for us.
  • The more we look to God and hope in Him, the more favor comes, more doors open, more of the right people connect with me who are tied to my destiny.
  • What happens when we stop complaining, speaking negative, cursing and fussing? It’s amazing! When we start believing God by declaring and decreeing the goodness of God it releases God Himself to move in our lives. Now good breaks start to come, increase starts to manifest, our lives start to go to new levels. God (success) starts to work for us, promotion, new horizons.
  • Whatever we believe is what we get. If we believe and expect little then that is what we receive. Life is what we make it. “I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the LORD swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
  • Every day, all day, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, we must trust God, look to Him, believe in Him and expect, hope, trust, call and decree His favor, blessing, glory, power, and wisdom in and over our lives.
  • Faith is released and activated when we yield to God and allow Him to flow. His presence and power moves in our lives when we think and speak of Him and His goodness.
  • Mountains are being removed, obstacles are disappearing, and problems are becoming opportunities. Our paths are being made straight. (Mark 11:22-25)
  • Confess that good things are happening in your life: “Today is going to be a great day and tomorrow is going to be even better and greater! This year is the year of promotion, protection, and provision. This is the year of the favor of the Lord.”
  • Our expectations work both ways.
  • Israel sent 12 spies out, 10 were negative and two were positive. (Numbers 13:30-33)
  • There are two languages we can choose to speak either NO or GO.
  • The (natural) language of unbelief says: (II Corinthians 5:7)
  • We saw,
  • We are not able,
  • We are not as strong, and
  • We are like grasshoppers up against them.
  • The language of belief says:
  • We are well able,
  • The Lord will,
  • God will give,
  • Giants are bread for us, and
  • Let us go up at once!

GO: Releases God to move – this is faith released.

  • The language of doubts does four things:
  • Disobeys God,
  • Does not believe God’s future or destiny for us,
  • Contaminates people around us, and
  • It kills God’s favor and blessing and leaves us stuck in a rut.
  • Conclusion: when we think right, we believe right, speak right and live right by giving God all the praise and glory and honor and worship every day all day. Now we are releasing God into ourselves, our situations, our circumstances and He is fighting on our behalf and leading us for His glory. Now our lives are no longer natural, but supernatural. Now it’s all about Him and not us. The language of believing God:
  • Determines everything,
  • Determines my approach and relationships with people,
  • Is the difference between success and failure.
  • Turns problems into blessings, and
  • Is a choice; it is life or death, blessing or curse. God’s supernatural or our natural. Will we be successful or fail. Will we live high, or low.

Joshua and Caleb were the only two out of their generation who went into the Promised Land. The rest died in the wilderness and never obtained God’s perfect will with all of His promises. Today, we have a choice. Life or death, blessing or curse, success or failure, NO or GO, doubt and do without, or believe and receive. Please believe God, it’s so much easier.

Ricky Sinclair: Getting Unstuck