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The American Preacher

The American faith preacher is speaking at a conference in the city of London, England: ” Last time I was here, the Lord told me to tell you, that you can be a millionaire in a month.”

I am watching this on my television screen.

It is about 9.00 p.m.

Lorna has already gone to bed.

The faith preacher tells the people a second time; ”You can be a millionaire in a month.” The audience loves it.

They are going wild.

I am waiting for him to give a testimony, an example of someone that experienced this amazing prediction.

Surely he won’t leave us all hanging in mid-air?

He did not give a testimony of anyone making a million dollars in a month.

I hope people were not wrongly influenced to give their money away.

We need to be wise with our money.

But I have to admit… financial miracles do happen.

A few days after watching the American preacher.

I am reading a book about a young girl who has a convulsion at home and goes into a coma. Her father is writing the book.

He was involved in sports coaching early in his career and he is using all the principles he learnt.

He tries to get the hospital staff and doctors to believe for his daughter to get better.

She is lying in a coma; the doctors cannot find any brain function on the monitors.

The father is not allowing anyone who does not believe…to come into the room.

Everyone is annoyed.

Late at night he starts to talk to his daughter.

He thinks he can see a response.

He goes into coaching mode and encourages his daughter to move her big toes so they touch.

Her feet are spread apart.

But they slowly move closer.

It takes an hour to make progress.

In the meantime the nursing staff have come in the room and told him to quieten down. When he points out to them that his daughter’s feet have moved, he is treated with disdain.

They watch for a while but cannot see any movement.

After they leave he continues to encourage his daughter until her toes touch.

He is ecstatic!

She is alive in her seemingly immobile body, not only alive but communicating with her father.

The father is convinced all of this is happening because he is believing.

I stop reading and think about the power of belief. My thoughts go back to the preacher in London.

He said,” You can be a millionaire in a month.”

He wasn’t speaking to me, maybe he just said it because he wanted to motivate the people or shock them.

I thought about the story of the father and his daughter.

Even if the end result is not what we want, things might be, just might be, slightly improved.

What if someone left that conference and believed they were going to be a millionaire in a month.

Would their believing affect their circumstances in a positive way?

If they proceeded to go about their lives for the next month in a new state of mind?
In other words, if they expect something to be different in a month, will that expectation cause an actual change in their situation and would the results be measurable?
Even if the change is small it will be better than no change at all.

Tony Egar

Share Market

The Poseidon bubble was a stock market bubble in which the price of Australian mining shares soared in late 1969, and then crashed in early 1970.

It was triggered by the Poseidon NL company’s discovery of a promising site for nickel mining in September 1969.

In the late 1960s, nickel was in high demand due to the Vietnam War, and there was a shortage of supply due to industrial action against the major Canadian supplier.

In September 1969, the mining company Poseidon NL made a major nickel discovery at Windarra in the Shire of Laverton, Western Australia.

In early September their shares had been trading at $0.80, but as information about the discovery was released, the price rose until it was trading at $12.30 on October 1.

After this, the price continued to climb due to speculation.

Poseidon shares peaked at a high of $280 in February 1970, and fell rapidly thereafter.

In 1969 I was 13yrs old, and I remember my father coming home after work with two of his friends for a few drinks. They were all pretty excited.

The reason they were so excited was because one of these men was my father’s best friend and this man was a stockbroker on the Adelaide Stock Exchange.

This stockbroker had managed to get my father some shares in Poseidon NL at around a $1 per share and they had shot up to $10 per share that day.

This memory still has the atmosphere attached to it.

As I am writing I can still feel the excitement of their conversation and exuberant behaviour.

They were involved in one of the biggest stock market bubbles in history.

All over Australia people were becoming millionaires in a month and some even in a week.

So, it is possible to become a millionaire in a month, just not probable.

All that has to happen is, for you to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing and knowing the right people.

That share market opportunity came along once in a life time.

Please God… do not let me miss any opportunities that are coming my way.

Open my eyes to see what I need to see, to hear what I need to hear, to understand what I need to understand and to meet the people I need to meet.

Tony Egar

A Creative Force

Most Christians accept the fact that you can increase your faith by hearing and believing in the Word of God.

The book I have found most helpful on this subject is called:

“The Tongue A Creative Force.”

This book says, “The words you speak can cause you to experience freedom and increase.

Most people do not realize the power of their tongue.

It is the ultimate creative force, and this dynamic potential is inside of you.

His Word spoken from your mouth and conceived in your heart becomes a spiritual force releasing His ability within you.

Allow God’s creative power to flow from you.”

This is a short summary of the story of the man who wrote that book.

And how he learnt to grow his faith. And his finances.

This man owned a farm and he was in debt.

The crops were failing and his money was running out.

He was given a book that changed his thinking.

Yes, a book changed his life.

And then he wrote a book that changed other people’s lives. He discovered that,” words have power”.

He then writes down a list of scriptures that build up his faith in the area of finances.

Every day he speaks those scripture verses out loud.

Also he trains himself to say only positive words in his normal conversation. He did this for two years.

One day he is around the family table when the phone rings.

Someone offers him an investment opportunity. He accepted the deal and when he hung up.

His family asked him.

“Where was he going to get the money from to buy the investment property?”

Without thinking he replied,

“Money is no problem.”

Suddenly he realised that those words came right out of his spirit.

Faith had come.

Faith comes from our spirit.

He eventually sold the property and made a lot of money.

He went on to become a successful land developer and speaker

Tony Egar.

Lost Your Money

This is for those who have lost their money because other people did the wrong thing.
It is so hard to recover from injustice.
Like the story I told you about the journalist who lost a court case.
He just gave up.
But he found a new way to express his talents.
Here is a short encouragement for those who have been badly treated in life.

Last night I was watching a T.V. program about air safety.
A jet carrying cargo took off from the airport and suddenly the back-right hand rudder got stuck.
The plane zoomed up into the air and became uncontrollable.
The pilots wrestled with the controls, but they were not able to land the jet safely.
It was a disaster.
The investigation found a minor mistake was made by a mechanic.
The mechanic had not locked a bolt into position properly.
Now three pilots were dead.
Someone makes a mistake and other people pay the price.
How annoying is that?
You go about your life not harming anyone.
And suddenly disaster strikes.
Not your fault…their fault.

How do you cope with that?
All you want is justice.
But no-one cares…. everyone is asleep.

Sometimes parents start a charity or a foundation.
They have lost a child and they turn their grief into a vision to help others.
That is honourable.

Sometimes, justice does catch up with the offender and he/she goes to jail for life.

But what about some healing and restoration.
We need an answer for the pain, the anger, the hurt.
Am I about to suggest some simple solution…not likely?
Let’s just look at how nature copes.

A fire burns down a forest.
Over time the dead trees start rotting.
The soil absorbs the nutrients.
Eventually the seeds that were hidden in the soil…sprout.
The forest grows back.
Yes, this may take a long time, but it happens.
Nature depends on the seeds that have already fallen from years past.
Because they were buried, they were safe from the fire.

So here is my lesson I see in nature.
It all depends on hidden seed.

Alright, back to your situation.
You have been affected by someone who did the wrong thing.
Now you are hurting and looking for a way out.
At lot depends on what sort of person you are.
Maybe you easily forgive and forget.
That is very unusual…congratulations.
Maybe you get angry and want revenge.
That is more common.
Maybe you have had a major breakdown.
That will be hard to recover from.

I have one more question for you.

What seed is buried within you?

Sorry to do this, but there is still one more little question.
Here it is.

ARE THE SEEDS OF GREATNESS BURIED WITHIN YOU..??

If you have the potential for greatness, your response to tragedy will be great.

No tragedy can burn those seeds of greatness, if they are buried deep enough.
If greatness is not within you, then you are free to respond anyway you want.
But if greatness is in you, then your response must reflect that greatness.

Here are some other ways to describe greatness.
Noble character.
Great integrity.
Highly honourable.
A person of high standing.
Wise and compassionate.
A person who chose life.
Visionary.

Have you considered that somewhere in your past, someone, somehow, deposited some treasure into your life?
Treasure that you can dig up from deep within.
A deposit, that until now you were not aware of.

As I write these words, I can feel them being pulled out of me.
Is there someone out there who needs to hear these words?
Your need is impacting me right now.
I hope this small article finds you and blesses you.
May God heal you from your suffering.
I pray for a word of wisdom for your situation.
A wisdom, that will drop into your heart today.

Written by Tony Egar