We have been under a time of heavy storms and warfare sent from the enemy of our souls. As I have been saying, this is to distract us from what God is preparing and bringing to the Earth right now.
It is time to believe and not doubt! In the midst of some of the heaviest trials over the past month, I have also been having some of the most amazing encounters with the Lord. I have had to fight the urge to not fully value these encounters because they came with such a high price tag of attack.
This sounds logical, but remember when Peter walked on the water with Jesus? He was also in a time of intense storms, yet in the midst of his amazing supernatural encounter he doubted and began to sink (Matthew 14:22–33 NIV).
In an encounter with the Lord last month, He spoke this verse to me:
“This is what the Lord says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.” Jeremiah 32:42 NIV
Because we have been through such difficult times and there has been calamity all over the Earth, the justice system of God is now activated. The Lord said, “many people have been through great calamity but now it’s time for me to bring the blessings that I promised.”
Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—their kings led in triumphal procession.
Isaiah 60:11 NIV
I saw the gates in Heaven opening to release strategic plans and financial blessings. This is not for personal gain or prosperity. This is to help with the global issues we’re dealing with over the storms of the enemy.
Our governments do not have the financial resources to cover the great calamity hitting the Earth. This is why the Lord is going to release financial blessings into churches, businesses, individuals and groups of people.
The Lord is opening the gates of blessing and prosperity for the purposes of helping people in need. There is also a new move of global evangelism coming that will require finances to reach those who are poor and the poor in spirit.
I heard an angel say, “The gates are open! The gates are open! The gates are open!”
I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. Jeremiah 32:39 NIV
A house divided against itself cannot stand. (Matthew 12:25 NIV) The Lord is now healing divisions and bringing singleness of heart and action to groups of people who are receiving strategies and strategic callings.
There is great spiritual power in agreement. When we agree together, amazing things can happen.
One strategy of the enemy has been to get us divided against each other. It is important to break this attack and come into agreement with the Lord and others in the spirit of unity and love.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14
If you want to prepare for what is coming in the new year it will be very important to enter into love. The most important and powerful commandment according to Jesus is to love God, others and ourselves (Matthew 22:37–39 NIV).
God spoke to me that many people are using a “club of love” (meaning they use love wrongly as a weapon). This happens when people are being firm with others while not compromising their own beliefs. Though this is often out of good intentions many people might not realize that wounding others is not love at all. The Lord is calling us to love people unconditionally without accepting their beliefs or lifestyles.
It is time to lay down our differences and judgments against people we don’t agree with. We need to put on love and humility. This is why John said:
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 NIV
Watch for the Lord to move powerfully in your life over the next few months. As we humble ourselves the Lord will lift us up to new heights.
P.S. The New Year is just a few weeks away! I’m hosting an online workshop called Advancing into Your New Year to give you some tools and insight you can use to prepare yourself for breakthrough in 2019. Check it out here.
Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.