Keep Going!

Dear Champion Partners and Friends,

After my prayer time today over our partners and friends, I felt led to share these two words with you: Keep Going. Keep going in the things that God has set before you to do. Keep going In His word. Keep going standing on His promises. Don’t give up! Don’t settle for second best!  Keep pressing forward to the mark of what God is calling you to do in Him.

Paul tells us in Philippians 3:14 (KJV), “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

The word press, when looking up the original Greek meaning, states that it is a verb; and it means “to pursue.” So, in other words, it’s an action we do in which we are aggressively going after something. It even goes on to say that it is as if you are making “a run for something.”

When I was a kid, we used to play a game in P.E. called capture the flag. They would divide us into two teams. One team would be the offense, and the other team would be the defense. The goal of the offensive team was to run from our starting point, one side of the gym, to other side of the gym and capture the flag. The defensive team was there to tag us so we couldn’t go forward and capture the flag. Once we were tagged by the defensive team, we would sit down and hope that someone on our team would make it across to the flag. It was an exciting game!

This game reminds me a lot of this very scripture, especially the beginning of the verse. “I press toward the goal for the prize.” Paul is telling us that there is going to be a pressing forward that we must to do in order to achieve the goal of the prize. Just like in the game capture the flag, you have an opponent that is trying to stop you from reaching your goal. But, don’t give up! Keep going. This opponent may “tag you” every now and then, but unlike the game, you can get up and keep going. God has always provided for us a way to keep going. Faith is our way. Even when we get tagged, we can look within us (in our inner man), and realize that we can do what the Word says we can do. Keep pressing toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus!

So, whatever situation you may be facing in your life today, I believe with all my heart that you can do this! You can overcome this! You can keep going! You can keep pressing toward the wanted goal! You can keep moving onward and upward in Christ Jesus! Keep looking forward and “capture the flag” of the goal you have in Christ Jesus today! You are a Champion in Christ Jesus! Keep going.

-Coach Brim

That Man Pt. 2

Hey Champs!

Today is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! What a great day to be on Team Jesus! What a great day to serve the Lord in whatever capacity that He may ask us to serve Him today! Champion men and women of God, I am so thankful to God for you!  Thank you, Lord, for them; and I ask You to bless them exceedingly, abundantly today.

Let’s pick up where we left of last week.

Psalms 37:23-24 (KJV)

The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.

The Amplified of Psalms 37:23 says it like this:

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].
We found out last week that the word “man”, in this scripture is not just any man but a particular man. The Hebrew word for this man is “Gerber”.  That word means strong, mighty, warrior. This is the man/woman who puts his trust in God, one who continues to hold onto God’s promises at all cost, and one who delights himself/herself in the Word of God and meditates on it. This “Gerber” man is a fighter for the things of God! Ask yourself today, when a situation arises in your life, are you “That Man”?  Are you the one who runs to God and His Word for the answer?

Psalms 40:4 in the King James version says, “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”

Psalms 40:4 in the Amplified says it like this: “Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.”

Many times in the Bible, you will see the phrase “the man”, and that is referring to Adom, which means any man. But, in this scripture, it is directed to “that man”. The man the Lord is talking about here is the very same man that is talked about in Psalms 37:  the Gerber man. Not the Adom, ish or enosh man, but a particular man - the strong, mighty warrior who puts his trust in the Lord!

So, we have a part to play in becoming “That Man”! We have a part in becoming the “Gerber” man - a particular man that God busies Himself with every step he takes.

And as stated in Psalms chapter 40, one of the prerequisites for becoming “That Man” is found here.  Put your trust in the Lord! So, Champions, let’s decide today that in all situations we are going to put our trust in the Lord.

Let’s say together, “I am well on my way to becoming who I already am - THAT MAN! One who puts my trust in the Lord!”

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment
That Man Pt. 1

Hi Champion Partners and Friends!

I wanted to share with you something the Lord shared with me many years ago and has recently given me further revelation on. On the day that I was called into the ministry, the Lord spoke to my heart that He wanted me to train Champions 4 Christ. Being a coach, I was really drawn to the word Champion. So, I began to look throughout the Bible where the word champion was located, and I only found it in there three times! All three times it was about Goliath. What? So the Lord is calling me to train Goliaths? I knew that wasn’t right.  

As I continued my search, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “it’s (the word champion) all in the bible”. Through a course of events, I was led to the Hebrew word for Champion: geber. This word means: strong, courageous, mighty, warrior; one who always prevails.

A Champion is one who operates out of faith and not fear, one who is not passive but aggressive in battle, and one who is always ready. A champion is one who trust in the Lord with all his heart and leans not to his own understanding. A champion is also a person who believes in his covenant with God and acts on it! He is one who lives in God’s Word and acts on it! See, Champions don’t just know the Word of God; they act on what they know.

C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N: strong, mighty, warrior, one who always prevails.

You may be saying right now, “If I am a champion like you preach, then why am I not winning? Why am I not fulfilling God’s plan in my life? Why is God not ordering my steps?”

Let’s go to Psalms 37:23

The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.

The Amplified of Psalms 37:23 says it like this:

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].   

Praise God! That is the man/woman we want to be - one who God, Himself, busies Himself with every step he/she takes! Why is that not happening more in our life? Why are we not seeing this daily?  

The key to this scripture, is the word man.  In the Bible, you will see the word man used in four versions of the Hebrew word. The first is adam. This is every man (woman) upon the earth. Ish is simply a man. Enosh is a weak or mortal man, but geber is the Champion Man.

This is the word for the man that you see in Psalms 37:23: “The steps of a good man…” This  man is not adam, ish, or enosh (every man upon the earth). This man is geber, the Champion man, the strong, mighty, warrior who always prevails! This is the man who God busies Himself with every step. Each one of us has on the inside of us the ability to be the geber man.

Next week we will talk more about becoming the geber man who God busies Himself with every step.

-Coach Brim


Emalee HanveyComment
Identity of the Soul Pt. 4

I am so excited to share with you what the Holy Spirit shared with me concerning the soul. After receiving this revelation, I have been able to walk in a greater measure of the scripture 3 John 2.

Again, let’s take a look at this wonderful scripture:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

3 John 2

Let us continue with the last part of this verse. “Just as your soul prospers” is the determining factor of prospering and being in health. If your soul is prospering, you will prosper in life and in health. In the last blog we found that the soul is the mind, will, and emotions of a person. In other words, when your mind, will, and emotions are prospering in the things of God, meditating on the things of God, and walking in the things of God you will prosper in health and wealth.

While I was meditating on the soul prospering, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “the soul does not have an identity of his own.” The Spirit does. His identity is in God. The Body does - his identity is in the flesh. But, the soul will take on the identity of either the Spirit or the flesh. It’s almost like the soul is like a chameleon. Just as a chameleon takes on the color of whatever leaf or tree that it is sitting on, so will the soul. He will take on whatever he is fed more. He does not have his own identity, so he will take on the identity of the spirit or the flesh. It’s like the soul is always in the middle trying to decide which direction he should yield to.

This was an exciting revelation to me! This meant that I have the ability to change the identity of my soul. My mind, my will, and my emotions can be changed; and the more I focus on the “soul’s identity” during situations in life, in the very instant that something occurs, the more successful my walk in the spirit will be!

Let us use the Chameleon as an example again, my soul, the Chameleon, can “walk over to the leaf” of the spirit and take on that identity or characteristics of the spirit. Or, he can “walk over to the leaf” of the flesh and take on the identity or characteristics of the flesh.

I can either take on the identity of the Spirit, which is God, (and always will be God) or I can take on the identity of the flesh. When the soul and the spirit work together, it creates a “chameleon” that looks and acts like God’s nature - bringing more peace, joy, and understanding to our lives. When the soul and the flesh work together, it creates a “chameleon” that looks like the world - bringing fear, worry, and lack of direction to our lives. So, you choose, Champions. Which “chameleon” will your soul be? The spirit or the flesh? Remember, the word says that if your soul prospers, your life and health will prosper. Choose, the right “leaf” today!

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I would like to pray a prayer over our Champion partners and friends. I pray, “Lord, ‘that daily, as our Champion partners and friends walk out their lives in You, that they will have an awareness of You and Your call upon their lives and as they continue to go forth in Your word, that they will change the identity of their soul to match Your spirit, and thus, they are becoming more like You (God) daily. I thank you, Lord, for each one of our partners and friends; for they are a blessing to us and to the body of Christ. I believe, with all my heart, that they will operate in 3 John 2 in a greater measure than ever before! I pray for Your exceedingly abundant blessings to be upon their lives as their soul prosper in You. In Jesus Name, I pray this. Amen.”

-Coach Brim

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