April 11, 2009
It has been said that we are now living in the best of times and the worst of times, but God has a master plan. Although we are in for some stormy times we are entering into some very exciting times. We are now entering a season where Christians will have the greatest opportunity to become Kingdom entrepreneurs and prosper. Those who have crossed over into the Promise Land will become empowered with the wealth, anointing and authority to possess the Land. This is the Joshua generation.
There is a divine set up taking place by the Lord for real change. This change is in the hearts of men that will pave the way for His Kingdom to be revealed on earth as it is in heaven. All that is taking place now in the economy and world events, is to prepare the Church for this. A faith shift is coming from worldly materialism to manifesting the Kingdom of heaven with supernatural provision that will evangelize the world.
God Has a Master Plan
God is the master planer who will unveil His blueprints for a new economy. In the midst of a failing economy, the Lord is restructuring our finances. The Kingdom of Heavens commerce is about to be released on earth that will create a new Christian economy. A fresh revelation of business based on Kingdom principles will enable His people to prosper. The purpose of wealth is not to increase our standard of living, to obtain a bigger house, a new car, or even to obtain wealth for wealth’s sake, but to reveal the Kingdom of Christ.
God is rasing up Josephs and Daniels, market place reformers and entrepreneurs that will capture the media and new technology for Christ. This will reform the way that we think and do business. Church as we know it is about to be radically changed. Christian businessmen will be operating in the prophetic being led by the Holy Spirit with supernatural wisdom for market place strategies with creativity. Pastors and leaders will no longer look to the people as their main source of income, but to the Lord to receive divine direction that will in turn prosper their people.
When the Church operates in God’s Kingdom economy, it won’t be shaken or limited by the world’s economy or market. Just as Isaac prospered in the land of Gerar when there was a famine in the land so will the people of God,
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed Him” (Genesis 26:12).
New truths concerning “sowing in the land” will bring a hundred fold returns to His people.
We are in the midst of a great shaking that will pave the way for real change. There are great opportunities for prosperity on the horizon and even now, are upon us. God is about to stimulate His people with heavens economy. Even in the midst of a financial crisis with a famine in the Lord, they will prosper. It won’t be a bail out but something we will walk out that requires discipline with accountability and responsibility. Now is the time to get out of debt to be in a position for creative means of obtaining wealth.
To be lead by our great shepherd we must hear His voice. We must mentor God’s sheep to know His voice in order to follow Him. This includes businessmen, politicians, doctors and lawyers as well as teachers and preachers in the body of Christ.
His Kingdom Cannot be Shaken
The change that God is orchestrating through the current events is to shake that which can be shaken so that which is of Him will remain. If our security is placed in our retirement fund, job, stocks, church or minister, instead of a relationship with Jesus Christ, we have built our lives upon the wrong foundation which is sinking sand. But His Kingdom cannot be shaken. When our foundation is built upon a close relationship with Jesus Christ, we can rest assured that we are on solid ground – He is the Rock.
To be a “believer” means that a person not only believes that there is a God, but their trust is placed in God. God, who is faithful, has called us to be full of faith. Those who trust Him will rely upon Him for the source of their needs according to His riches in glory. When we truly believe in our hearts that He is for us, we can place our confidence and hope solely in Him. This is why Jesus said that in everything we are to “Seek you first the Kingdom of God” which means living for God.
God is true and faithful who will never leave you or forsake you. Does God want His people to prosper? Yes of course. However my hope and security is not in favorable times or situations, but in the Lord who empowers me with His great peace. In my heart there is hope – a hope for great things to come. Again, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
The true evidence of the substance of things hoped for is not in wealth or the fine home that I live in or the riches of this world, but the character and nature of Christ forged in me. The true riches of this world are found in His people, for it is Christ in you the hope of glory. He is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence that the world is to see.
Now when the temptation comes to fret, murmur and complain or to become discouraged, critical or judgmental, I recall where I came from, how faithful God is and with a thankful heart, I enter into worship and praise. I will sing of His faithfulness and mercy forever. With a great expectation, I look forward to the future resting in His presence today where there is fullness of joy.
In His heart and love