You Receive What You Believe

You Receive What You Believe!


Today, I want to talk about your mouth and what’s actually coming out of it.

I have found out, over the years, that you will receive exactly what you speak out of your mouth; what you say comes out of your heart, and whatever is in your heart is what you believe. I believe that the Word of God is the Truth and it will change your life, so start the saturation process now. 

Remember, Leaders, stay focused on your assignment and stay encouraged!

– Prophet Anthony D Shannon: “The Encourager”


Today’s Title: “You Receive What You Believe!”

 I remember years ago, when I was at Eastern Kentucky University, I ran track and our 

4 x 1 relay team had a chance to make the Olympic trials if we ran a certain time. I cannot begin to count the times people told me, “No team from this school has ever run that fast – be careful, because it is highly unlikely that you guys will be able to achieve what you are attempting to do!” This kind of “doom-and-gloom” prediction has been made to EKU more times than we can number, over the years, but we never listened to those people – we just believed in ourselves and God, and we went to the Olympic trials that year! 

 I remember saying to the coach, “I believe God, because the Bible says, ‘If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believe.'” (Mark 9:23). Coach said “Shannon, I believe!” and we all said, “We do too!”

The word “possible” is the Greek word “DUNATA“, which comes from the word “DUNATOS“. “DUNATOS” expresses the idea of “ability; power; one who is able and capable; or one who is competent.” 

The word “DUNATOS” shares the same root with the word “DUNAMIS“, which is the Greek word for “power”. This emphatically tells us that there is a power that causes one to become able, capable, or competent for any task. When this explosive power comes on the scene and begins to operate in an individual’s life, it doesn’t matter how unfit or unqualified he was before: this power energizes him and makes him capable of completing the task before him!

But who is this person who can accomplish impossible feats? Jesus said that all things are possible to him “…that believeth”. The word “believeth” is the Greek word “PISTEUONTI“, which comes from the word “PISTIS“, the Greek word for “faith”. However, when “PISTIS” becomes “PISTEUONTI“, as in this verse, it pictures a person who is believing. This is not someone who once had an experience of faith in the past – rather, this is a person who is presently believing, right now! He didn’t just believe in the past – he is a Believer. His faith is actively reaching forward, right now, to grab hold of what God has promised! His faith is habitually, constantly, consistently, unwaveringly straining forward to take hold of that desired goal he sees before him!  

You see, faith is the spark that ignites the impossible and causes it to become possible. When a person’s faith is activated, it sets in motion supernatural power that enables that person to do what he normally would never be able to do! This is why Jesus said, “IF thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Once faith has been activated -and remains activated – a person becomes enabled and empowered so that he is capable and competent to do whatever it is God has told him to do. That person can even do the impossible! The fact is, in God, all things are possible, so it’s up to me and others on my team to get our thinking in line with God’s Word! As I build up my faith to the level it needs to be for the challenge, I experience an explosion of supernatural power in me that literally carries me over into the realm where impossible things become possible!

Jesus made it very clear: you receive what you can believe. If you believe you can do the impossible, you will do it. But if you do not believe you can do the impossible, you will not do it

TODAY, make up your mind that you are going to go for it, no matter what God tells you to do! Look at Peter: he walked on the water because he believed. President John F. Kennedy sent men to the moon, when everyone said it couldn’t be done, because he believed – and they walked on the moon.

Never underestimate the power of faith! Make sure you are thinking and believing correctly, because what you believe is what you receive! 

May God bless you and keep you always.


My Prayer for You Today:

Father, in the name of Jesus, Lord since Your Word says ‘all things are possible to the one who believes’, I am asking You to help me renew my mind to believe I can do anything You ever ask me to do with my life. Help me to truly understand that there is absolutely nothing impossible to me when I believe! I regret the times I’ve listened to voices of doubt and unbelief who talked me out of the great victories You had in store for me. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, I will shut my ears to the voices of unbelief from this moment forward. I release my faith today to believe that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE for ME to do, as long as You are the ONE asking me to do it! I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, as You always allow me to minister from a position of Peace, Power, Prosperity and Wisdom! Amen.”


My Confession for You Today:

(taken from the book, “Called to Conquer – Confessions for Conquerors” by Bishop Ben Gibert):

I declare that faith is the victory in my life. Because I believe in the power, promises and personal sacrifice of Jesus Christ, I am a conqueror in every challenge of life. I have the victory over situations, circumstances, statistics, the world system and even satanic attacks. I accept the Word of God as truth – until that truth overcomes my situation. I choose to believe the Word of God – until that belief overpowers my circumstances. I believe that statistics don’t apply to me -because God confounds the wisdom of men. I believe that I have been given power over all the power of the enemy and my faith is the evidence of my guaranteed victory. Everyday I will use my faith to weather storms, overcome and reach out for the glory of God.”

Read and stand on: (1 John 5:4-5) MSG, (1 John 5:4-5) AMP


 Remember, Leaders, stay focused on your assignment and stay encouraged!



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Using the Seed System to Prosper

Using the Seed System to Prosper


Greetings Beloved Family, Friends and Leaders:


Keep warm during these winter months. I am in agreement with you for God’s Best in 2018! 

Keep praying for US Leaders, everywhere, and for Pastors in the Body of Christ!

Let’s unpack this thought today. Stay FOCUSED, stay in FAITH and walk in LOVE!



So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:27-28(KJV)

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”   (Genesis 1:29 (KJV) 


Have you ever been waiting and waiting for a fruitful time or harvest time to come into your life? 

Have you ever said, “How long do I have to wait, Lord?” Well, you don’t have to wait anymore: see, you can start using the seed system God put into the Earth to prosper His people – everything in life is produced by the “seedtime and harvest” system: trees, flowers, grass, babies, etc…

“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” (Mark 12:41-44)

When you fail the seed test, you are actually failing God system called seed. Why? Because God knows that if you fail the seed test, He can’t trust you with the harvest. See, the seed is to prepare your heart for the harvest. With the seed, you have another chance but, once the harvest comes, it fulfills the seed principle – the harvest that the Kingdom will produce is far greater than anything you, in the world, can produce: God has to know that He can trust you.   

trained, faithful person who has been faithful over a small seed will be faithful over larger seed. What Jesus does with the seed, specifically planted seeds, is that He trains us so that we can be matured and handle the BIG harvest when it comes. The fact is: most Christians don’t have their harvest yet because they haven’t been trained properly with the seed. Yeah, you may have sown a few seeds here or there but consistence in sowing seeds is the key!!

The seed is the training ground for the harvest: if you flunk the seed test, you’ll never see the God kind of harvest. Seed failure will shut all harvest down. So, some people may say, well, “I’m going to pray.” Go ahead and pray. But, I want you to know this: nothing talks to the harvest and accelerate the harvest but the seed. 

Remember, the seed is always guaranteeing a harvest. You can compare the seed of Jesus being put in the grave. It had to come back up and produce.

How long have you been trying to make your money stretch without seed – without sowing proper seeds? You see, farmers never sow half a row. Why? Because they don’t want half a crop; they never sowed in the wrong place, because they knew that seed would not come up.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, it is possible to pass the seed test – as a matter of fact, it’s like taking a test you already have the answers to. God will direct you in your sowing, all He needs is your willing and obedient participation. Certain things you can sow into right away and receive a harvest right away: the Kingdom of God, Church Projects, God’s Leaders (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher) and by obeying the Holy Spirit right away!!



“Father, in the name of Jesus, I am so thankful that You are always mindful of the time, money, and talents – as well as the blood, sweat, and tears – that I’ve poured into my life assignment. Sometimes, when it gets hard or when I get physically or emotionally exhausted, I am tempted to think no one sees or appreciates what I have done, but You have seen it all, and You are going to be faithful to see that I am rewarded for what I have done. I thank You for being so steadfast and faithful and for promising that I will be recompensed for everything I’ve done with a right heart! I plant seed to go and grow, in Jesus’ name! Father, I thank You for honoring Your Word and causing my situation to turn around. I pray this in the name of Jesus, as I always minister from a position of Peace, Power, Prosperity and Wisdom! Amen.” 

Remember, Leaders, stay focused on your assignment and stay encouraged!

“The Encourager”
 Anthony D Shannon, Sr.
Pastor, Teacher, and Prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ



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Don’t Get Offended and Get Out Of Joint

Don’t Get Offended and Get Out of Joint of Your Assignment!


 Greetings, beloved Family, Friends and Leaders, and good morning.


“Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,…” (1 Timothy 1:5-6 (NKJV)

“…From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling…” (I Timothy 1:6, KJV)


Have you ever been in a situation where you found it hard to submit graciously to the orders of the person in authority over you? Maybe you thought, “What was wrong with what I did?”, or “Why do I have to change it again?” Maybe you thought that the orders were unfair or that you had a better idea. 

Can you think of a moment when a fellow employee, staff member, or volunteer became so obstinate, disagreeable, or uncooperative that it made everyone else feel uneasy or offended?

We’ve probably all had experiences in which one person’s belligerence caused us and those around us to feel ill at ease. This uneasy circumstance is particularly awkward when everyone else is in agreement and willing to do what is being asked, but one person decides to defy those in authority, refusing to budge, unwilling to give an inch. This kind of person can put the entire group and project “on hold” because a stubborn, quarrelsome, provoking, “pig-headed” attitude stalemates everything! 

Can you think of a person that you know who acts like this? Have you ever been the person that I’m describing? Can you remember an instance when you were the one who acted like a “bone out of joint” because you got unfocused with the rest of the team? 

Today, I want us to look at the phrase “a bone out of joint” and see what it means to be out of place. I’m taking this phrase from I Timothy 1:6, and you’ll see how I arrived at it: so let’s go there, first, to see how Paul used it and how it applies to you and me today

When the book of First Timothy was written, young Timothy had only recently stepped into the position of Senior Pastor. In the early months of his pastoral ministry, he was simultaneously enjoying phenomenal success and huge challenges. The successes had to do with growth that his church was experiencing. However, Timothy also had to deal with rebellious leaders who didn’t like him or who thought he was too young to be Pastor of such a large church: these leaders had no desire to submit to Timothy’s authority or follow his vision. The attitudes of these argumentative leaders became so rank that Paul wrote to Timothy about this problem. Referring to the belligerent people under Timothy’s authority, Paul said, …from which some, having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling…” (1 Timothy 1:6)

I want you to especially pay close attention to the words “turned aside”: these words come from the Greek word“EKTREPO”which means “to turn or to twist”. This word was also a term used in the medical world to denote a bone that had slipped out of joint. When Paul used this word to picture these argumentative and stubborn leaders, he was making a powerful statement about them and their bad attitudes: he was calling them “a bone out of joint”!

When a person has a bone out of joint, it’s a very difficult, painful experience. Although that bone is still located inside his/her body and isn’t broken, it isn’t properly connected, therefore, it becomes a major source of pain and irritation, sending signals of pain throughout the entire body. If you’ve ever had an out-of-joint bone in your body, you know how excruciatingly painful it can be. This is exactly the image Paul had in mind when he used the word “EKTREPO” to describe the unruly, difficult church members that Timothy was trying to work with. Although these people were saved and valuable to God, they had become a source of pain and irritation to the Pastor and, ultimately, to the entire church because of their rebellious attitude and refusal to cooperate. The strife they had caused in the church was a distraction that pulled Timothy from what he needed to be doing, by constantly demanding that he try to bring peace. All of these problems resulted from the rebellious attitudes of a few people who didn’t want to follow the senior leadership of the Ephesian church. In the end, they became “out of joint”, not only with their Pastor, but with the entire congregation. Here is what Paul’s words in 1 Timothy could say: “Some among you have become like a bone out of joint – a source of real pain and irritation to the whole Body”.

A sincere act of repentance can snap “out of joint” people back into their rightful place so that they can begin to function properly and become productive members of the church. But no one can make them repent and get their attitude right. It’s a decision only they have the power to make. Once they make this decision, they can again become a benefit and joy to everyone around them. 

If you know of or have become a “bone out of joint” in your home, workplace, in the church or in any other area of your life, do everything you can to “snap yourself back” into the godly attitude and behavior you ought to be displaying. Get back in place, for you have a divine call to fulfill! Your gifts, talents, and cooperation are needed by those who are running their spiritual race alongside you!


“Father, in the name of Jesus, Lord, help me to never be viewed as an argumentative, belligerent, disagreeable person by those who know me – especially by those who are working with me toward a common goal. If I’ve done anything to be perceived this way, I am sincerely asking You, Father, to forgive me right now. But I know that I don’t just need Your forgiveness; I also need to ask for forgiveness from those who felt uncomfortable with my wrong behavior so that my relationship with them can be made right. I need Your help to keep a right attitude, Lord, so I am asking You to help me to stay open-minded and correctable. Help me always maintain a humble spirit and to strive to get along with the key people You have assigned and placed in my life. I do not want to blow my place with destiny. I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, as You always allow me to minister from a position of Peace, Power, Prosperity and Wisdom. Amen.”



“Father, I thank You that the Holy Spirit loves me! He thinks of me, dreams of me, and wants to fill me with His Presence and power. The Holy Spirit was sent into this world to be my Helper, my Guide, my Teacher, and my Leader. Therefore, I am learning to lean on Him and to let Him lead me through all my affairs in this life. I surrender to Him, yield to Him, and depend on Him for everything I need. I’m never alone and I have the peace of God because of the Holy Spirit. I decree this confession and declare it to be so, in Jesus’ name!”

Remember, Leaders: stay focused, stay encouraged, and stay on your assignment!


“The Encourager”
Anthony D Shannon, Sr.
Pastor, Teacher, and Prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ



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God Pays Those Who Work in the Kingdom

God Pays Those Who Work in the Kingdom, So Expect a Paycheck!

From the Prophet, 11/2/17

Today, I want you to be in expectation for your reward especially if you have been working for God in His Kingdom, you have some paychecks coming, and did I mention God pays more than the World!

Ok… let’s unpack this thought for today.

 Remember Leaders: Stay Focused, Stay Encouraged, and Stay on your Assignment!   Prophet Anthony D Shannon,

“The Encourager”


Today’s Scripture : “Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense of reward”

(Hebrews 10:35)

Today’s Title:



God has all kinds of ways to pay you for staying in faith and doing what He has called you to do, but one thing is for sure: Hebrews 10:35 proves that God wants you to receive a PAY CHECK for the services you have rendered in His kingdom! The devil makes people think that working for God doesn’t pay, but the devil is a liar!  Let’s prove our case. 

The phrase “recompense of reward” is from the Greek word “MISTHAPODOSIA”. The word “MISTHA” is the word for “money”, “a person’s salary”, or “a payment that is due; it was primarily used in an industrial or commercial context to denote a payment, salary, or reward that was given for a job performed. However, when it becomes the word “MISTHAPODOSIA” it doesn’t just refer to a payment, but to a recompense, reimbursement, settlement, or reparation. The first part of the word is the Greek word “MISTHA”, which communicates several vital ideas to us. First, as noted above, “MISTHA” communicates the idea of being paid for present labor. When any person does a good job, he expects to pick up a paycheck for the work he has accomplished. It is appropriate for him to expect payment. That paycheck reflects the effort he put into his job. Because he was faithful to do what he was hired to do, he has earned that money. Therefore, it is normal for him to expect to be paid.

But now this word is used to tell us that God rewards or pays those who are faithful to assignments He has given them. This refutes the common misconception people have that, if they serve God, they will suffer loss or lack for the rest of their lives. These people think they’d do better in life by not serving God.   But why would we think God is going to do less than a human employer would do? Don’t we expect a human employer to reward employees properly? Because the verse above uses the word “MISTHA”, it emphatically asserts that God IS going to take good care of those who do His will. This means that faith really does pay!

But we see in Hebrews 10:35, the word used isn’t just “MISTHA”: it is expanded even further into the word “MISTHAPODOSIA”. This compound word means “reimbursement for expenses you spent to do the job”; “a settlement to take care of injuries or losses”; or “reparations to cover all that vanished due to war”.

Remember the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:35? Here is what He said Luke 10:34-35 (AMP):

 34″And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

35And the next day he took out two denarii [two day’s wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.'” God is mindful of the time, love, patience, and money that you have invested as you have worked for Him. Hebrews 6:10 says, “God never overlooks or fails to remember what you have done for Him.”


If you’ve worked long hours on His behalf; if you’ve invested your personal energies into the work of His Kingdom; if you’ve given 100% of your heart and soul to your assigned task; or if you’ve given sacrificially of your finances – God has never forgotten any of these things. That is why Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name…”

God will be sure to remember it all – and He will see to it that you are fully reimbursed for everything you spent to accomplish the assignment that He gave to you! Hebrews 10:35 makes it clear that God is fair and equitable in His dealings. You may have given your best and worked with all your heart and might to fulfill an assignment He gave you – you may have invested your whole heart into that assignment or lost something along the way that was precious to you. If so, God will make certain that you are paid and reimbursed. God never disregards what you have done for Him. God’s payments and reimbursements for what you have done may come to you in different forms, but you can be certain that it will be equitable for what you have invested. For instance, He may pay you by giving you: an increase of financial prosperity; success in your business or ministry; a greater anointing than you’ve ever had; new victories in different areas of your life; a long-term friendship you’ll be able to count on for years to come.

According to Philippians 4:19, God has no shortage of riches in Heaven – and those riches are reserved to meet your current needs. There is no need to be beggarly in how much you want or expect to be blessed. Those riches are reserved for you, so raise your level of expectation! Throw open your arms! And say, “It’s my time and it’s my season to receive the harvest I earned through a lot of hard work, using my Faith , sweat and effort or Just receiving what God has already done , I believe I receive it right NOW… It’s my NOW SEASON!!”   SO EXPECT YOUR PAY CHECK FROM GOD!



“Father, in the name of Jesus, Lord I am so thankful that you reward us when we are faithful to fulfill the assignment you’ve given us to do. I know that by serving You, I will never suffer real loss or lack because you always take good care of those who do your will. I trust that you will see to it that I am fully reimbursed for everything I’ve spent to complete my assigned tasks. I believe that you will make a settlement for past expenses that will make me shout with joy! You’ve never overlooked what I’ve done for you in the past, and I trust that you will take care of me now as well. If you did it before, then you will do it again. I pray this prayer, by faith, in Jesus’ name, as you always allow me to minister from a position of PEACE, POWER, PROSPERITY and WISDOM. AMEN!”

Remember Leaders: Stay Focused, Stay Encouraged, and Stay on your Assignment! “Success is the ONLY option!”

 Prophet Anthony D Shannon, B.A., M.S.DIV 

Pastor, Teacher and Prophet




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