Why You Should Care About God’s Perspective on Wealth (Even If You’re Not Rich)

Kris Vallotton

Money is one of the most confusing and polarizing subjects in the church today. Some people bang the drum and shout the tune of prosperity as a promise of God making you as rich as can be, while others embrace a life of poverty as a sign of Christ-likeness and humility. These two views are extreme and confusing to say the least, and lackluster half-truths if we’re being completely honest.

But what if God never meant for us to be poor? What if wealth could actually be related to your relationship with Him, not from a place of begging or striving but rather from the inside out? I didn’t say riches. No; wealth is much bigger than what the world sees as riches.

Maybe There’s Another Way To Approach It

On today’s Flashback Friday video let’s take a look at some Biblical perspectives on wealth that maybe haven’t been shouted from the mountaintops (but I hope that they’ll inspire hope and passion in all of you):

In a nutshell:

  • Both Solomon’s riches and Abraham’s riches were directly attached to their relationships with God. Genesis 13:2 says, “Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold,” and 2 Chronicles 9:22 says, “So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.”
  • So maybe wealth is not a sign of your relationship with God, unless it is.
  • I’m not saying that everyone who is wealthy has a relationship with God. But I am saying that when God makes you wealthy, then that wealth is directly related to your relationship with God. So then, sometimes wealth is a sign of your relationship with God!
  • You can of course be poor and have relationship with God, but let’s not go to the other extreme and say that God doesn’t make some people rich. And if God made them rich, then what’s your problem with them?
  • Whenever I write about this on social media I get blasted with negative comments… I don’t understand why we all want to go heaven and be wealthy, but for some reason we’re opposed to people being wealthy on earth.
  • Deuteronomy 8:18 says, ”But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
  • To the Jewish people in Israel, when they were wealthy it was a direct sign of their relationship with God, because God had said He’d make them wealthy as a sign of His covenant with them..
  • Do you know that Jesus told more parables about money than any other subject? The parables of the minas, the talents, the lost coin… Jesus talked more about money than any other single thing in the parables.

Let’s Stop Being Confused About Money

I truly believe that most people who still struggle with a poverty mindset want to be free and want breakthrough. However, when you’ve been struggling for a long time, kingdom abundance can feel unattainable or overwhelming. Today I’m asking you to take the step of simply opening your mind and heart to what God may want to say to you on this subject. I want to encourage you to put down your fears, your offenses, your wounds, your disappointments and maybe even some pride, and be open to the thought that perhaps there is a way to have clarity on wealth. Let go of the poverty doctrine you may be under because I want to propose to you that there’s way more to life than living in lack.

What You Think About Money Matters

If Jesus taught more on the subject of wealth than anything else, then it should matter to us too. He wasn’t wasting His words. He wasn’t trying to confuse us. Clearly we can see that He gives us power to make wealth, so what’s stopping you from believing that for yourself?

Obviously this subject is much bigger than a single blog post, but I hope it’s got you thinking on the possibility that God can bless you with wealth. If you’d like to know more about this I’ll be coming out with a new book, “Poverty, Riches and Wealth” on April 3rd. You can get early access to the first chapter NOW FOR FREE. Click here to get your free chapter and let me know what you think!


Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

You Will Soon Be Gathering the Spoil!

By Kara Green

Have you been disappointed in your circumstances, in your calling, or even disappointed with God? If so, the Lord wants you to know that your disappointment is ending and you are going to take new land!

I’ve had some things happen that were disappointing. While I was praying about these things, I felt like the Lord was telling me to read 2 Chronicles 20 again. When I read it, I realized that God used the attack of the enemy to move His people into a prosperous place! The Israelite’s collected the spoils from their defeated foes for three days!

Second Chronicles 20:25 says, “When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil, they found among them much cattle, goods, garments, and precious things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away, so much they were three days in gathering the spoil.”

This is what I heard the Lord say:

“This may have been disappointing, but I’m going to use these circumstances to move you out of where you are into a new place of prosperity and fullness. I’m spinning you out of old ways, old habits, and passivity into a place of revelation, authority, and courage! Take it by force! I’m with you! Take courage! I have overcome the world.”

Right now, God is using your disappointing circumstances to ‘spin’ you into a new place of prosperity!

It will be a new level of His goodness and glory! As you pray and listen to God’s instructions, He will turn your situation around. As Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

I want to encourage you today with this word from the Lord. It’s time to take your place of authority. The time is now! Remember that you are seated with Jesus in heavenly places. Ephesians 2:6 says: “For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”

We are victorious through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11)!

Because you are already victorious in Christ Jesus, go ahead and walk in your victory! Say “yes” to what God is calling you to do.

The Lord wants you to know:

“For such a time as this I have called you out to be a voice for Me. Speak for Me. Go for Me. I go before you. It’s already done in the Spirit! Walk in My love and declare it!

I will show you great and mighty things that you have not known before. It’s time to step out. The harvest is ripe! The time is now! I’m calling you out to pray. Stand on the wall and contend for My presence. Watch what I do in response.

As you go, expect great and mighty wonders!

Souls saved, miracles, healing, restoration, deliverance – it’s coming! Rise up! Step out! Speak My words! I will give you the land. Everywhere you step will be yours. Take the land!”

As Deuteronomy 1:8 says: “See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers–to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob–and to their descendants after them.”

Friend, the Lord wants you to go boldly in JESUS’ name! Listen to His voice. Follow His guidance and instruction, and receive His power and victory today! Just as the Lord gave the Israelites so much spoil that it took them three days to gather it up, so He will do for you!

Isaiah 43:19: “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

God is going to do a new thing in the midst of your situation. Believe His Word; expect Him to move; and step forth in faith and courage! You will soon be gathering the spoil!

Kara Green


Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

We Walk by Faith… Not by Sight

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At Curt Landry Ministries we believe that we walk by faith in God and not just by sight. Still, we know that this is easier said than done at times. What we find all too often by many is that it is our lack of faith that keeps us from experiencing a life filled with victory.

So many times, we as Believers do not understand that just because we have been born again, does not mean that we are immediately set free from the thought patterns passed on to us by our families, circumstances, and sometimes even other Believers.

We must understand that upon receiving Christ we begin a journey to identify the difference between thought patterns that actually align with the Word of God, and everything else contrary to it. As we begin this process, it can be unnerving to discover that people we’ve loved and admired still hold established thought patterns of fear, poverty, doubt and unbelief—even by those who mean well. Yes, even Bible-believing Christians.

The journey from walking in the new way, processing life through a spirit-filled interpretation of the Word of God, can appear easier for some than for others. That said, the journey, though different for all, is still just that… a journey, from the familiar to the new. The destination to victory is a path easily forgotten by many.

We know that the Word of God is the absolute best place any Believer can go to when faced with a battle of their mind, will, or emotions. Although many place it as their last stop before utter failure, we encourage you to begin to take those old thought patterns captive right away—understanding that we walk by faith in God, not by sight alone.

We’ve shared a list of a few core scriptures here with you today about faith. As you begin to build your faith in God, we can never guarantee it will be easy, however, we do know that “with Him all things are possible.” The path may be rocky at times, but we can promise you that He will never leave you!

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”Romans 10:17
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”Hebrews 11:6

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”—Matthew 21:22

“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.’”Mark 11:22-24

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”Ephesians 2:8-9

“For with God nothing will be impossible.”Luke 1:37

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”Ephesians 2:8

“That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”—1 Corinthians 2:5

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”Proverbs 3:5-6

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”Psalm 46:10

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”2 Corinthians 5:7

As we continue to walk by faith, know that mocking spirits are prone to attack. This will often appear as your own inner voice speaking word curses over your future. It is imperative that you take time out of your life to invest in yourself. Ask the Lord to define your call in one word! Begin to address areas of health, lifestyle, and career. Begin to set goals for yourself. These must be manageable, realistic goals for your life that align with where God is taking you.

At Curt Landry Ministries we are praying for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit to empower your alone time with Father God. We know that He is the Creator of our destinies, and that through Him we will be victorious! Be encouraged readers! You will finish, and finish well.


Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

 

 

Now is The Time to Dream Out Loud!

Great word for all of us from Jennifer LeClaire! Get Excited about your dream!

 


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This word really stirred me up when I read it earlier and even more to hear Jennifer speak it out. I have felt so alone with my promise/dream from God because no one supported me and most thought it couldn’t be for me and I was just foolish to believe in it. I was advised not to share it with people in church because they wouldn’t understand it. That was three years ago and I am still hanging onto my promise from God and I know He will bring it to pass in His time. It is hard to go alone through such a trial and time of testing that comes with God’s promises so if you hear a friend or person in your church with a big dream from God please don’t treat them with a religious spirit. Pray for them, encourage them and show them the love of God not judgement or disregard for the God given dream in their heart.

Get Your Hopes Up! New Identities, Restored Marriages and Promises Fulfilled!

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God wants to do an amazing work this year to accomplish His purposes in and through Kingdom-minded marriages. God is able to heal and restore your marriage. Invite Him to thaw frozen hearts by the warm breath of Holy Ghost breezing through your homes.

Restoring Marriages

This is a year of new identity. There will be renewed commitments, purpose and passion in many marriages that have been floundering. Forgiveness and grace are the keys. Prayer will open the windows to allow the winds of a fresh anointing to blow away the ashes of yesterday and replace them with beauty.

It is imperative that you allow the Lord to heal your hurts, and restore your hope, by placing ALL of your expectations and demands for justice in God alone. Refuse to worry or doubt. God is moving to unveil treasures hidden in the rubble of past destructive patterns of relating and responding.

Settle once and for all in your heart that God is sovereign and relinquish control into His capable hands. He is establishing individual battle plans and pouring out His wisdom and Kingdom strategy for marriage reconciliation. There is a rebirthing in marriages. Marriages that have been body and soul only will be coming up higher into a spirit connection and alignment for God’s purposes to be done.

Natural Marriages Will Undergo a Metamorphosis into Covenant Marriages

Attacks will no longer be from within the walls of the camp. Unity under Christ’s leadership will shore up defenses. Forward momentum in mission-minded matters will begin to accelerate. God’s plans will emerge and be made plain for the purpose of unifying couples through a shared calling.

Passion in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realm will be ignited by the spontaneous excitement of new spiritual discoveries. Treasure seeking couples will strike veins of golden opportunities. God will pour out His abundant provision to enable these opportunities to be seized.

Many couples will travel overseas this year. I see a lot of motion as married couples will be traveling for business, missions, as well as for pleasure. “That” place which has been on the radar of your imagination is now within reach. Unity and alignment, void of the distractions caused by operating in false identities, are catapulting couples ahead in the maturing of their marriages. The year(s) of stagnation are being unblocked and fresh waters will flow freely, carrying old debris away from the source of the refreshing fountain of the Spirit.

A return to Eden is underway. Shame will be eradicated. You must forgive. Go to God for healing. Refuse to look back and measure your chances for change by the measuring stick of past experiences.

2018 is a new year. God is carrying many people forward, 2 by 2, for His glory to be revealed through Kingdom marriages.

God is peeling away the old, dead nature to reveal the truth of the new creature in Christ you are now. People will step into the fullness of their new identities. People will begin operating from the position of their God-given authority over the spiritual forces of darkness that have held them back from having everything Christ died for them to have in years past.

You Are Royal and Extraordinary

Old mindsets, habits, relationships and perceptions of God will be transformed, making way for new ways of thinking, acting, relating and viewing God.

Those who have felt common and ordinary will experience themselves as royal and extraordinary. Believers will present themselves to the world as ambassadors for Christ, equipped with authority and full provision to conduct His business in the earth. Inner circles will be changed to ensure like-minded connections are in place to accomplish a shared mission.

Adjusting to New Identities

The accounts of Heaven will be pulled from by those who have stepped into their new identity and learned to sign the heavenly checks to draw on the abundance available to them by their family connection.

Words will be measured like never before. Lax attitudes will diminish on every level, as God’s children become more mindful of the ways in which they are called to represent the Kingdom of Heaven as kings and queens. Excellence in thought, word and deed, as well as an understanding and display of becoming royal heirs will cause others to be drawn to Christ. Favor will be bestowed on God’s children. Wealth will be brought into the treasury of the faithful ones to be distributed to those in need. There will be an overflow out of the abundance of the house of the righteous.

I hear the Lord say, “2018 is a year of great freedom to the captives. Those who have lived in bondage to fear all of their lives will be translated into the Kingdom of light.”

God is preparing the soil of your heart to be fertile ground for the seeds of His promises that will bloom this year. If 2017 didn’t see the fullness of what you had been believing for, dust yourself off, pull yourself up by your boot straps, brush off all offense and despondency, and get your hopes up!

Praise and pray! Put your hope in the Lord alone. Forget what lies behind. Stir yourself up. Get excited. Set your faith on the promises of God – He is not a man that He should lie. Press on to the GOOD things that are ahead.

Let the Spirit move you at the impulse of His Love in all things, and the promises of God WILL come in on the waves of His mercy.

Emily-Rose Lewis
Emily-Rose Lewis Ministries

Email: emilyroselewisministries@gmail.com
Website: https://emilyroselewis.org

Emily-Rose Lewis is a prophetic speaker, author and coach with over 16 years of service in the Kingdom of God. She founded Desert Rose Ministries in 2014 to bring healing and restoration to the Body of Christ through teaching, coaching and prophesying. She has studied dreams, visions and the supernatural, developing deep revelatory understanding into the ways the Lord desires to bring healing, guidance and prophetic insight into peoples lives and futures. Emily-Rose walks in the miracle working power of God and has seen countless miracles of healing in both body and soul.


They share a sense of humor!

I loved this word has answers close to my heart. My husband and I are waiting for our promise that will change our lives and it has been hard to keep hanging on. We have put our entire trust in God to bring our miracle and now words are coming from many areas that are bringing confirmation to what God is doing. So hang on to whatever you’ve been waiting for as God has not forgotten any of us and He does have a plan for each couple and families.

 

Keep Moving Forward!

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Stay aligned with Jesus, and trust in where He leads.

By Angela Stolba

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. | Philippians 3:14

“Keep moving forward, Beloved! There will be people in your life, even some who were once close to you, who will refuse to see you as the new creation I have called you to be. They’ll attempt to keep you hemmed in, trying to define you by the things of your past. However, remain confident that My blood speaks a better word over you (Hebrews 12:24). You are not who the world says you are; you are My beloved child in whom I am well pleased.

“Like the caterpillar, you have crawled out of the tight place of restriction and confinement that once held you in bondage. Now I have brought you into a wide and spacious place, because My delight is in you (Psalm 18:19). You will continue to soar to new heights with Me, and the world will be amazed by the places I take you!”

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand (Psalm 40:2).

“Do not be swayed by the thoughts and opinions of others, for even as it is written in My Word, “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, I make even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7).

You owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8). Though the path seems lonely at times, keep moving forward, just as a brave soldier marches into battle. I will open up the way before you and turn your darkness into light.

I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone (Isaiah 42:16).

“Alignment is key in this season. Stay aligned with Me, and trust in where I lead. I will send you reinforcements, people who will celebrate and partner with you, to help carry out the God-given visions and assignments that I’ve placed within you. Be strong and courageous, for I, the Lord, am with you! Everywhere your foot treads, I will give you the land,” says the Lord!

Angie Stolba has a heart to see people walking in compete freedom and restoration. She shares her testimony at conferences and women’s events. Angie enjoys co-laboring with her husband, Jeff, in ministry, as well as pouring into their three daughters. Angie has a genuine passion for God’s Word and intercessory prayer. She is the author of the book, Dealing With the Root of Rejection.


Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

The Sound of Breakthrough

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By Kim Potter

For the past few days I keep hearing this phrase in my spirit: the sound of breakthrough.

On a recent morning, I awoke at 2am, as I felt the Lord had awakened me. I got up and began to talk to Him and meditate on this phrase, the sound of breakthrough.

I thought of the Scriptures in Acts 2:1-2, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”

The 120 who were gathered in the Upper Room, heard a sound before they saw anything. Before they were filled with the Holy Spirit, the first thing they experienced was a sound.

Then I thought about the walls of Jericho in Joshua, chapter 6.

God told them to march around the walls for six days, carrying the ark of the covenant. He instructed them to be silent during those six days.

They obeyed God.

On the seventh day, they were to march around the wall seven times, blast trumpets and then shout.

Can you imagine the sound of the trumpets and the shouting after six days of silence? On that seventh day when the trumpets blasted and the people shouted, the walls of Jericho came down.

I am certain those walls didn’t come down quietly. It must have been very loud that day, with the trumpets, the shouting, and the walls falling—it was the sound of breakthrough!

On a recent morning, I was reminded of the times I have sat on my back porch and heard the sound of a storm coming. I could hear the winds coming from miles away. I could hear the rain coming from a distance…it was the sound I heard, before I saw the storms.

It was Elijah who said, “I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.”

Today, I hear a sound—I hear the sound of breakthrough!

In Acts 2:2, they heard a sound. That word sound is the word echos. Did you catch that? The sound they heard was an echo…oh my!

They were in the Upper Room, praying and crying out to God when they heard an echo—an echo of what they were calling out to God sounded, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

The sound of breakthrough I hear today is also an echo. It is an echo of what we have been crying out to God for. Those prayerful words have entered into the very presence of God and He is about to send a sound—an echo of our prayers and our petitions. That sound is our breakthrough!

Echo is defined in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary as: To reverberate or send back sound; to return what has been uttered.

You are about to see what you have been saying!

God’s Word, spoken from your mouth, will not return void, but will accomplish what it was sent for and it will return to you as a manifested breakthrough (see Isaiah 55:11).

Glory be to God!

Listen friends, listen for the sound of breakthrough.

The walls are beginning to fall. Can you hear them? What you have been standing in faith for, the words you have been sending to God…are about to echo and come back to you. Can you sense it?

It may be a quiet sound at first, but listen and tune it to the sound of your breakthrough. It will become louder and louder, like a train coming down the track, like a storm moving in from a distance. Listen for it; listen for the sound of the echo of your words. Those words are coming back to you as a manifestation of breakthrough.

Listen, can you hear the sound? The sound of breakthrough, it’s all around us.

May you have ears to hear…to hear the sound of breakthrough!

Let’s Make Some Noise!

Email: kim@anewthingministries.com
Website: http://www.anewthingministries.com


Kim Potter is president and founder of A New Thing Ministries.  She was ordained by Dr. Norvel Hayes of New Life Bible Church & Norvel Hayes Ministries, in Cleveland, TN.  A New Thing Ministries was founded in 2005, and today reaches thousands of readers daily. In addition to daily writing, Kim speaks at conferences and meetings nationwide. Kim’s message is a message of hope, and she speaks to the heart of those who have become discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances they face in life. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is. Nothing is more precious to her than the times she spends in the secret place with her God; from this place of oneness with Him, her anointing flows. Kim has witnessed God’s dramatic healing power, both in her own life as well as with her daughter and many others.


Breakthrough2I really liked this Word! It coincided with a word from Rabbi Curt Landry today at the House of David Wednesday service. “Confidence is the fruit of your breakthrough. When you have confidence that the Lord will do what He says before the breakthrough even comes, it is already your Breakthrough!” More and more confirmation coming from God that breakthrough for our long awaited promises will truly come and soon! I am amazed at how much confirmation for many things is coming and makes me think of the scripture:

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

Could Your Fear of Giving Be Keeping You From True Abundance?

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Kris Vallotton

What gets in the way of you being generous? Is it fear of not having enough to cover your own expenses? Is it that you don’t ever think to give? I believe that if you really understood the power of generosity, then giving would be a no-brainer, and maybe even a non-negotiable! If you’re reading this and think you’ve heard it all on the topic of generosity, I encourage you to keep reading… because there may be more to it than you think! Perhaps generosity is intricately tied to your capacity to receive from God!

Giving Kick Starts Your Prosperity

One of the best-kept secrets of the principles of prosperity is generosity, because your generosity determines the capacity of the distribution system that reciprocates your investment in the Kingdom. Sounds like a mouthful but let me explain it by quoting Jesus: “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return” (Luke 6:38). All prosperity begins with giving, which means that everybody in the world has the capacity for wealth, because everyone has something to give—including you!

Think about it like this: If prosperity began with receiving instead of giving, then each of us would be powerless to produce wealth until someone decided to contribute to our welfare. In other words, it would make sense to blame your poor condition on the actions of others. But because you initiate all prosperity in your life with giving, you determine when you will activate your heavenly endowment to receive God’s divine power to produce wealth.

But I Grew Up Poor!

“But I grew up in a poor family,” you may complain, “and I have nothing to give!” I’m sorry, but you are wrong. Look at the verse again. It does not say, “Give money and it shall be given to you.” Jesus just said, “Give, and it will be given to you.”

Everyone has something to give . . . everyone! You can give your time, your gifts, your wisdom, your strength, your encouragement, your talents, etc. You are a treasure chest of true riches, a wealth of benefit to others. Think about what a robot would be worth if it could perform one-tenth of the tasks you are capable of. If you underestimate your ability to give, you will undermine your capacity to receive.

Why Would You Hold Back?

The second part of this verse is equally profound: “For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Metaphorically speaking, if you give God a teaspoon of rice, He will use your teaspoon (measure) to give you back ten teaspoons of gold. If you give God a bucket of rice, He will use your bucket (measure) to give you back ten buckets of gold.

I heard a beautiful story about rice years ago that illustrates this perfectly. It goes something like this: There was once an old, barefoot peasant walking down the side of a dirt road. He was haggard, destitute, weathered and unkempt, and he was carrying a small wooden bowl of rice. Holding the bowl close to his face, he was carefully scraping each kernel of rice into his mouth with his bare hands. Suddenly, the sound of a hundred horses filled the air. The peasant glanced up from his bowl to see a thick dust cloud and a shiny gold chariot encompassed by an entourage of beautiful horses ridden by knights in glistening armor. The peasant cursed the king’s entourage under his breath, grumbling about the gall of the rich man’s inconsiderate arrogance.

Abruptly, the chariot came to a halt beside the peasant. The wealthy king, his crown gleaming with jewels, slowly opened the door of his chariot. The peasant hid his face in shame as the rich king graciously spoke. “May I have some of your rice, please?” the king asked, to the bewilderment of everyone. The peasant mumbled something under his breath and his shaky hand emerged reluctantly from beneath his shawl, carefully measuring three kernels of rice into the king’s hand. The king, filled with gratitude, kindly thanked the old peasant. Then he opened his treasure chest and slowly counted out three gold coins, placing each of them carefully in the peasant’s outstretched hand.

As the king’s entourage began moving again and made its way past the peasant, he ripped off his ragged outer garments, and tossing them to the ground, he yelled, “Oh, that I would have given him the whole bowl of rice!”

I think the moral of the story is pretty clear: Your level of generosity determines the level of God’s blessing in your life. The poorer you perceive yourself to be, the more important it is for you to give of yourself.

You Are Called to Be Generous

The truth is that every believer is called to be generous, and when you give to God, He gives back to you thirty, sixty and a hundred times more. So if it is true that we are all called to give, and if it is also true that you cannot outgive God, then it stands to reason that all of us are called to be wealthy (not rich).

So I’ll ask you the question again: what gets in the way of your generosity? I pray you’ll experience freedom from that prison today, not because you want to gain some riches, but because it matters in the Kingdom.

Do you give as much of yourself as you’d like to? What’s holding you back? I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories of generosity in the comments!


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Good word and when you think about it there are lots of ways that we all can be generous in giving of ourselves in ways that have nothing to do with money. Open your house for a men’s, women’s or couples study and/or prayer time. A chance for fellowship is important and sometimes draws people who won’t go to church. Going to a retirement home with some songs and bible reading once a week or month is something my friend does with some other ladies from church. Helping out at a care center like we have at church 3 days a week, even for an hour, just sitting and having coffee with the people who come in. I’ve noticed how much fun the people, some living rough, have with a chance to get warm and have coffee and someone to talk to. God honors us for anything we do to help someone else. Just smiling at people when you are shopping can make a difference for someone. I’ve noticed the response when I smile at a stranger. They smile back and seem to stand up straighter and look pleased. It makes me feel good too!

Here Come the Glory!

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By Anne Jannsens

Habakkuk 2:14“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

Several times over the last week few weeks I’ve caught myself saying “Here comes the Glory!”

We know that it has ALWAYS been the will of God for the whole earth to be full of His Glory. In Isaiah 60:1-2 the prophet makes this powerful declaration:

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His Glory will be seen upon you.”

The prophet spoke of 2 things: the darkness, which covers the earth, and the deep darkness which covers the people. For His people, the King of Glory is coming with salvation, healing and deliverance. He’s coming to BREAK the stronghold of deep darkness that keeps the multitude in bondage to sin and death.

Isaiah 9:2“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”

In a recent dream I heard a loud rumbling and felt a strong shaking. I went and looked out of the window over the ocean and saw a massive WAVE that was several stories high and stretched as far as my eyes could see. Golden sun rays danced off the top of it and I knew I was looking at the GLORY WAVE.

This massive wave was RUMBLING, QUAKING and ROARING powerfully. The water was crashing down like a humongous waterfall. It was like a wall of water yet it was also a wave and it wanted to do what a wave was supposed to do. I became aware that it was being held back by something that was preventing it from coming in to crash down upon the land.

Suddenly I found myself on the other side of this wall of water. I was a distance away observing a strong muscular man that was standing with his back to a massive DOOR that was within the wall of water. He was pushing with all his might against the door. It then came to me that he was holding the door to prevent it from opening.

My immediate first thought was that this was the enemy holding the door shut but as soon as I had the thought, the voice of the Lord came to me. He said “I am ready to release My Glory but My House still needs to get ready.” Then I understood that the man holding the door shut was the KEEPER of the Glory of the Lord and He was holding back the Glory Wave at the command of the Father.

As I looked at the Father’s supernatural Glory Wave, I knew that His Glory is not only full of LIFE and LIGHT but it also has a very DEEP and an unsatisfied HUNGER for SOULS.

THE MULTITUDE

In the same dream I then had a vision. I saw a multitude of people rushing into a large building that I recognized to be a church due to its setting. The look upon their faces was very obvious; it was that of bewilderment, fear and confusion. The people that were seated in the pews of the church turned to watch the flood of people come in with surprise and shock but they also seemed annoyed for having their cosy, well-organized service disrupted in this manner.

The multitude began to cry out loudly: “What shall we do? Tell us what to do!” But the people in the church just stared back at them, blank-faced, and had no answer for them. So the multitude turned and ran out of the church and into the streets again and the service resumed. I was very grieved in my spirit and I asked of the Lord ‘What can I do?’ He replied “The harvest is ripe but the workers are few. The House needs laborers. Prepare them. Teach them. Equip them. Activate them. Get them ready for the next wave!”

Church, it’s time to REPAIR and PREPARE the House to bring in the harvest – the lost, the sick, the weary, the scattered.

Matthew 9:35-38

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

TRAIN TO REIGN

I heard the Lord say “There is still time and it starts now!” You only need to be willing to be used powerfully for His Glory and by Him. He’s calling forth the apostolic leadership in His House to prepare the Body for the coming Glory. Raise up new leaders, equip them to train and reign for this has always been the purpose of the Lord. (Ephesians 4:11). Activate the anointing in the House: the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral and the teaching anointing. Begin to empower, equip and release God’s people into their divine destiny and calling.

Prepare for the next wave!

“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.” (Psalm 24:7,8)

Anne Janssens’ writings can be found at Prophetic Whispers.


breaking walls of opposition

This was a good word which reflected what I’ve thought for a long time now. What will happen to all those people standing around outside the church wondering why no one accepted and helped them. I know churches right now that would act just as she saw in her vision. I know God is dealing with them but some will never hear. But God is also healing, teaching and molding us, the remnant who have gone through the trials and are still standing and holding on. We will be there for all those people seeking truth. We have learned and gone through so much in the trials of the last years and God will use all we have learned to help others.

Single-Minded Faith, Our Key to Answered Prayer

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Faith has always been considered our shield when we experience difficulty in this lifetime.

By Anne Marie Molster & Amie Rogers

In Ephesians 6:16, Paul instructs us to take up our shield of faith to protect ourselves from the ammunition the enemy uses against us. As believers, we can honestly say we have faith in God’s existence, establishing that we do in fact possess this shield of faith. When visualizing a shield based on our belief in God alone, it brings to mind that even in its entirety, it could not offer complete protection. To grow the size of our shield, we must grow in relationship with the Lord and know Him intimately – having faith in His power and ability to enable us to do all things through His strength. (Phil 4:13)

Our dependence on God for this strength activates our faith, which in turn yields amazing results in our prayer life when seeking answers for protection and blessing. Imagine lifting a shield of massive proportion that not only gives you protection, but protects those you lift in prayer. Without question, we would need strength beyond our own and would turn to someone for help. While friends and family can stand with us and offer us help in our time of need, we must turn to the Lord first and foremost, as He is the one that is able to offer us all that we need in every situation and circumstance.

HEZEKIAH, AN EXAMPLE OF UNWAVERING FAITH

In the story of Hezekiah we learn of such faith. Other than David, there was no other King that was as devoted to the Lord as Hezekiah. Because of his great devotion, Hezekiah grew in relationship with God and in his prayer life. He was true to the definition of dedication: having single-minded loyalty, remaining steadfast, firm, unwavering and faithful.

In 2 Chronicles 32:7, Hezekiah gathers the leaders of his troops together to stand against the Assyrian army. His words of encouragement reflect the measure of faith that brought about God’s victory in the attack against Judah.

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!”

God then sent an angel that destroyed the Assyrian army and all of its commanding officers. We must believe that He will also perform such magnificent deeds for those of us that also stand in unwavering faith.

Although we may profess our faith in Him, we often allow our emotions to guide our innermost thoughts. These thoughts and emotions can cause us to be double-minded in our faith. If we are believing that God’s hand will move on our behalf, we can not speak words of faith while entertaining doubt in our minds. The enemy thrives off our hidden fears and his attacks become focused on the opposite of what we are contending for in prayer. We must do all that we can to entrust our circumstances to God, knowing that He will provide a solution.

We must be as determined in our thoughts, as much as we are in our outward actions and words. Hezekiah’s ability to do this, not only saved his kingdom, but also healed him of an illness that was sure to cause his death. This is reflected in his prayer to the Lord in 2 Kings 20:3, NLT. “Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” He was healed and the Lord promised peace and security for his lifetime.

As we contend for healing, favor and blessings from the Lord this year, we must remain faithful in the Lord’s promises, believing His word and standing against anyone or anything that tries to sway us in our belief. Hezekiah did exactly this, which also brought spiritual renewal to his people as they witnessed the Lord’s favor upon Him. When we begin to move in God’s will, he will not only answer our prayers, but will bring us into a place of abundant blessing that will overflow into the lives of others – just as it did for Hezekiah and His people. (2 Chronicles 31) When we are able to stand in faith, devoted to God, giving Him the glory, we too shall have all that we need and enough to fill our storehouses!

KEYS FOR BLESSING

It is no mistake the Lord emphasized Hezekiah’s devoted prayer life at this time. He has a deep, abiding desire for us to be with Him. He is always there, waiting to reveal His heart to us. He wants us to get to know Him to the depths that He knows us. It is in the secret place that he waits to tell us His plans.

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

Blessings are a side effect to our intimate relationship with the Lord. He wants us to draw nearer to Him in the coming days as He begins to align us for such blessings – giving us the keys to open doors we have yet to see! Recently, the number “22” has appeared everywhere. When seeing numbers repeatedly, we should always ask the Lord what He wants us to see and hear. On this occasion He highlighted Isaiah 22:22 (NIV) “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David, what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” The Lord is giving us directions and with those comes a refining and a fine-tuning within us. There is a refining being done to our thought process and how we speak out the promises, dreams and visions that He has given us. This is key to see the manifestation of them and the opening of doors to walk through!

God knows what our heart’s desire is. He also hears the battles with our faith in our minds. He listens as our thoughts take us to “worse case scenarios”. In the waiting for His plans to be revealed, He reminds us of our identity in Him and asks us to walk in it. As co-heirs of Heaven, we must have the mindset of Christ. (1 Cor 2:16) When we focus on this truth, we allow Him to perform a continual renewing of our mind, which allows us to remain single-minded in our faith. In this renewal, He continues to chisel us down, removing all our doubting flesh and prepares us for all He has purposed us for.

“Faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV)

When we focus on being heavenly-minded, we can rest in the hope of the dreams, visions and promises He has given us. God is not a man and He cannot lie. (Numbers 23:19) We must believe if He promised it; it will be! As we grow in faith, our words must reflect the truth of God’s word. Our words will bring life or death to everything we speak. “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

As we move forward into a year of new beginnings and unprecedented blessings, we need to have eyes and mouths of faith. Faith allows us to believe in what we have yet to see manifest as we trust in God’s perfect timing to bring it to fruition. With this assurance and with great anticipation we can expand our shield of faith and continue to contend for all our needs and deepest desires.

Anne Marie Molster is a wife and mother of two daughters who shares the heart of the Lord through her prophetic writing. After standing strong in her faith through many seasons that could have easily defeated her, her passion is to give hope to others by showing God’s deep compassion for His children while instilling the belief that they can do anything through Christ who strengthens them. She prays that they will find great faith in what is unseen, rather than what is seen in the natural. Through her testimony and the many signs and wonders that Anne Marie has experienced, she wants others to see God as their Father in Heaven who is constantly working on their behalf, working all things for the good of those who love Him.

Amie Rogers is a lover of Jesus Christ, a wife and mother of four who operates in the gift of the prophetic, processing life through her writing. Having lived through many triumphs and tragedies she has been gifted with plenty of humility and some wisdom. Amie has been moved to share her journey with absolute transparency. She is compelled to show others the redemptive, restorative and healing power of Jesus through encouragement, prophetic words and His healing touch. Her mission is to speak His Life & His Love, inviting others in to hear the Lord’s heartbeat for them.

Together, Anne Marie and Amie have started a ministry based on raw & real life conversations with Biblical perspectives.

RawAndRealMinistries@gmail.com


secret-place

This is a really good word. Wow. I felt conviction for sure because some things are so critical and circumstances with so much depending on them … it is easy to slip into doubt and unbelief even as you pray. If we let our minds have control there are some things just so hard we can’t see any way out and the enemy is standing right outside the door of our mind waiting for that chance to jump in and add to our worry about getting the answer we need. I know close up and all too well after waiting for three years and praying fervent prayers continually and seeing no move toward a solution in a very critical circumstance. Sometimes I can’t even pray and of course that is due to letting doubt slip in which is in the back of my mind saying, “this isn’t working, why keep doing it?” But I have to take control and start speaking the words and promises God has given me and repenting from doubt and I bring it around to where I know that I know God will work it out in His time and I feel the peace come and keep on walking. I thank God for words like these that are confirmation of what is happening and bring support and encouragement.