Have you heard any of the negative rumors that people are saying about how the economy and the stock market are going to crash? Have you heard people saying that God is judging the world? Some people are actually saying that God is about to shake the world to its core and that God will use this crash to transfer the wealth of the wicked into the hands of the righteous (Proverbs 13:22).
For this reason they are pulling their money out of the market and storing up finances. This is not what God is calling us to do right now. This kind of thinking is driven by spiritual pride and instills fear in people. We have to be careful that we don’t buy into this and actually cause the economy to crash from self-fulfilling prophecies and activities.
What I am hearing from God is that yes, there are difficult times and turmoil happening even now. People are misinterpreting what they are hearing and seeing. This is not the destruction or judgment level of a total worldwide crash. I heard God clearly and have been releasing prophetic words that we are in a seven-year season to prepare for repayment and blessing. God is bringing a window of opportunity to finance Kingdom projects needed to bring a long overdue revival and awakening.
Keys to blessings
God is trying to shake us awake to the fact that we hold the keys to life. We have the keys to blessing, and we can change the spiritual atmosphere, but we have to come into agreement with it. Instead people are agreeing with the plan of darkness to destroy us before our appointed time. This is the very reason that revivals are being delayed.
Reality is that loving people is a major key to this next move of God. I remember the late prophet Bob Jones would talk about the one billion-soul harvest. Every time he talked about it he would say, “It is going to cost a lot of money, because this group is young and broke.” This is the very reason it is not the season to pull back financially. We need to get God’s strategies for Kingdom financial blessings.
How to change the atmosphere
We need to understand and regularly practice the positive spiritual principles of praying for those who curse us, loving those who hate us, giving to those in need, helping the oppressed, being humble, forgiving those who offend us … the list is actually too long to show here, but you get the picture. Notice that most of these principles are relationally oriented. They teach us how to relate with others and with God.
We can change the spiritual atmosphere around us by loving, blessing, and being an encouragement everywhere we go. Many people love God, but when no one is looking, they can be guilty of mistreating or being mean to people.
The fun part of focusing on blessing people is that, if you do these things regularly, the principle of sowing and reaping will eventually kick in. Your life will be overflowing with many of the good things that you gave out to others, to the point that you cannot help but change the world around you.
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven,” Matthew 16:19 NET.
These words of Jesus tell us that there are things we can do on earth that can actually restrict the heavenly flow of blessings and creativity to us. And there are positive actions we can take on earth that can open up the heavens around us.
This is a time to be aligned with God’s plan and intention for your life. It’s not a time to pull back in fear but instead to be the key to blessing people. As we do, the windows of Heaven will be opened over us.
~ Doug Addison
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