Is it just me or do you sense something has shifted in the spirit toward a move of God like we have been praying for, believing for and hoping for? Many have tried to describe what they see coming. Bob Jones’ prophecy is lingering that a billion-soul harvest is near; others have said the death of Billy Graham will usher in a worldwide revival; Lance Wallnau and Johnny Enlow are declaring the taking over of the 7 mountains and still some are speaking of a financial windfall for the advancing of the kingdom of God on earth. Sometimes I think we hear what our heart beats for, our heart desires, our dreams that long to be seen and that is not wrong, it’s just our desire. So, what actually is coming that all of us can jump into and see on a macro level that will affect us on a micro level? I can only share what I am seeing in the spirit and what I am waiting for the manifestation of on the earth. I see abundance coming and upon its arrival it will release a repentance that only abundance can bring. Look at these two scriptures:
Isaiah 6:1-5 says, “I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Luke 5:4-8 “When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”
When Isaiah saw the Lord as a victorious king, for the train of a kings robe is a statement about all the battles they have won, of which we know the Lord never loses a battle, so the train filled the temple, he had won a lot of battles. This vision of the goodness of God, the victories of God, the picture of God as victorious, didn’t bring pride or arrogance into Isaiah, it actually brought humility, repentance and a returning to the Lord God Almighty. The same thing happened to Peter, this professional fisherman, who worked all night and caught nothing, was not puffed up when the nets full of fish were breaking, he was actually humbled by the abundance on arrival.
What I see coming is an abundance of God’s goodness that is going to lead people to repentance not to arrogance. It is going to come with an abundance of healing, finances, reconciliation of relationships, return of prodigals and salvation of loved ones. God is going to shower us with an abundance of rain and upon its arrival, we are not going to rise up in pride, we are going to fall to our knees in worship. Weeping will proceed dancing, not out of sadness, out of being overwhelmed at how good He really is. We have a generation that believes God is mad, distance, untouchable and not interested in helping them, but God is about to show up and show out in a way that, like Isaiah and Peter is going to cause us to repent then rejoice because of the abundance.
Remember Paul said in Romans 2:4 “do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” I believe abundance on arrival is going to bring us to our knees in worship like wrath, judgement and condemnation never could. Honestly, we all know we have fallen short of the glory of God, but how many of us know that He wants to pour out His abundance on us anyway? This unexpected, undeserved act of generosity from God is going to turn nations to the Name that is above all Names. Are you ready for abundance? It’s going to be bigger than you could ask or even begin to imagine.
Proverbs 12:15 “A fool is in love with his own opinion, but wisdom means being teachable.”
Proverbs 12:1 “To learn the truth you must long to be teachable, or you can despise correction and remain ignorant.”
One of the things I love about being a woman is other women. As women we love to ask each other their thoughts about how we look in this outfit or those shoes. One thing I love about men is that they tend to say what we want to hear when it comes to how we look in an outfit we may not be confident in. Men are amazing cheerleaders for women’s confidence and women are amazing companions in the process of exploration and discovery of what works and what doesn’t. When we as people seek out each other’s thoughts, advice or counsel, we are at our most attractive state.
One of the gifts the Lord has given humanity is the ability to make things beautiful. We paint, we write, we create, we build, we design, we communicate, all expressions of beauty in a world that can be very ugly at times. One of the enemies tactics that goes undetected by many is his desire to destroy beauty. The bible says that Lucifer was the most beautiful of all the angels, until pride was found in his heart. It is no wonder that the enemy uses pride as a way to make a beautiful marriage, a beautiful job, a beautiful family, a beautiful church, a beautiful career ugly.
Pride is many things, but at the core it is the thought that I know too much for you to teach me anything else. Pride is a way of protecting ourselves from feeling stupid, from letting others see our weakness, and pride tells us we must be at the top, be the head, be the senior, be the place where the buck stops. Pride creates a dog eat dog world, where competition is the highest value, where individuality reigns supreme, where we puff our chest out so others can see our greatness. Pride is ugly, it doesn’t look good on anyone, but very few people are willing to say it doesn’t look good on you, and even less people recognize in themselves.
The key to our success in every area of life as people is wisdom, but to obtain wisdom you must be teachable and to be teachable you must be humble. Humility makes the world beautiful, makes people attractive, it makes us our best selves. I wonder what we could do together if we were not afraid of admitting we don’t know, we need help, or we want to do it with you. Humility is tied to vulnerability, for you have to let people see you if you want to be humble. Vulnerability is a swear word to most people, so we struggle, fight and work at alone, rather than allow others to come alongside of us and make us great.
Humility is attractive because it is not about you, it’s about what you bring to a situation that can bless others and what others bring to you that can bless you. Imagine how powerful marriage would be if men let women be their helpmate? Imagine how powerful companies would be if we didn’t allow our title to make us think we know so much? Imagine how much of an impact we could make on the world if the church was not a hierarchy but a body of which Christ alone was the head? Pride is destructive to ever part of society, but humility is attractive and humility is being teachable and humility looks good on you!