This is the year of mercy and grace. Mercy is God giving you $1 million, loaning it to you. It’s a loan. And you blow all of it and you cannot take it back. And he comes to you and says, “Guess what? I forgive you the million dollars, don’t worry about it, I’m ripping up the contract, and you don’t owe me anything.” That is Mercy.
Grace is him turning around and saying, “Here is another million dollars. Start over again!”
The Lord spoke to me and said:
He said if My people who are called by My name, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, if they will humble themselves I will heal their land (2nd Chronicles 7:14)
The second thing the Lord said for our nation:
The third thing for our nation, the Lord said:
Do not look to the news media for your news. Look to the word of the Lord and the pastors and the prophets and the teachers and those with maturity in the Lord. Don’t listen to everybody on the Internet because they will tell you all kinds of different things. Look to those who have proven to be mature in giving prophetic words. God has put the fivefold ministry together so that we have the counsel of the word of the Lord.
The Lord is warning us. He tried to warn us the last time too, but we just heap the prosperity and keep heaping the prosperity not realizing. Remember Joseph in the land. God gave Pharaoh a dream that the skinny cows swallowed the fat cows. God gave Pharaoh the dream to warn him that famine was coming.
The body of Christ is going to be fine. But God is warning us ahead of time. He is telling us how to prepare so that we can prepare ourselves for when the bottom falls out. Because God has one purpose, He wants to build his kingdom.
What causes people to rush into church? They don’t need God when everything is fine. When the stock market is going great and they have their investments, who needs God? But the things that are coming will force them to engage God.
The Lord spoke this to me:
We’re going to see family coming together.
The Lord said January and February is the optimal time for sowing. I don’t know why. God just told me that. Farmers know when to plant, when to sow, when to harvest. They know when the optimal time is. God said January and February is a great time to get your seed in the ground. Sow, sow, sow, every time you have a chance. Not just for an immediate harvest before a long-term harvest. Pay off your credit cards. Downsize wherever possible. Get rid of whatever you do not need, whatever you are not using. Downsize! If you have possessions that you don’t need, sell them and sow the money into the kingdom. Don’t put it all in the bank, put it in the kingdom because banks will fail.
Honor your vows. If you have vows that you made in previous years but still have not paid, Start paying on your vows. Honor your vows, whether it was a vow to give your time or your money. God is waiting on you. He moves when you move. The father of the prodigal son waited for his son to return. Then he went to meet him. When you start making a move toward honoring your vows then God will make a move toward you.