Prophetic word: God's people aren't going down the drain, even if the economy does! Financial blessings are coming to the Church... even millionaires!
While in prayer I had a vision of every person in the church. Millions and millions of people. It was an open vision where everything else disappeared but the vision. The vision stunned me. I was told to look up and as did I saw five dollar bills, then ten's, twenties and hundred dollar bills falling from Heaven on the heads of Believers. I saw gold and silver coins falling into pockets of Believers. I was taken back for a moment and wondered what it meant. Then He spoke:
God Says: "I Show Myself Strong in Times of Lack"
"I am not panicking about the world's economy. I am not the least bit worried about how I will take care of My children. I have not called an emergency meeting in Heaven to discuss the world's financial crisis, fuel prices and state of the world's economy. If I am not frightened neither should My children be. Have you forgotten how I have taken care of you in the past? When you hear the dreaded 'R' word - Recession, be reminded of two other 'R' words:'Remember and Rejoice.'
"First, do you 'remember' how I took care of Israel in the desert (Deuteronomy 2:7)? Do you 'remember' how I took care of Elijah in a time of famine (1 Kings 17:7, 16)? Do you 'remember' how I took care of Elisha with a widow (2 Kings 4:6)? Do you 'remember' how I took care of Samaria in a time of famine (2 Kings 7:8)? Do you 'remember' how My Son fed the multitude who followed Him (Matthew 14:20)? Then 'remember' that I promised to take care of you (Philippians 4:19).
"Start to 'rejoice' by faith as you ponder these things. Purposeful rejoicing increases your faith. The enemy wants you to only think about how bad it is; I want you to dwell on My goodness and faithfulness. Start remembering and rejoicing. Walking with Me isn't always easy. It wasn't meant to be. But it's worth it (Romans8:18). Those of you who have struggled financially...get ready to be blessed. People panic when the Stock Market goes down. They are looking down. My people need to look at My market. It always goes up."
God Says: "You Know 'Complaining' Won't Help, So Praise Me Instead"
"You're no fool. If you are under pressure financially, don't start to grumble like the world does. All of the resources of Heaven are open to you. Don't complain because then you will be expressing exactly what the enemy wants you to express. Doubt, fear and worry are unbelief in disguise.You know that I am capable of taking care of you so don't make it difficult for yourself by murmuring (Philippians2:14). No child of Mine (who walked in humility and obedience) ever fell into permanent financial ruin. David said, 'I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread' (Psalm 37:25).
"Going through a stressful time with little money doesn't always mean that you are disobedient. Some wrongly teach that if you are struggling financially you must be out of My will. Tell that to My saints of old: 'Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need' (Philippians 4:11-12).
"Kick 'Mr. Complainer' out...invite 'Mr. Praiser' in. Complaining causes doubt. Praise clears the air of confusion and fear. It's time to get up, tell doubt to shut up and start to shout praises to Me! Some need to prepare to be not just well off, but rich. I know their hearts and they are not greedy – they simply want to bless My Church. They will."
God Says: "This Trial Will Come to an End... You 'Know' This, So Hold On"
"Yes, this season will end, and when it does, you'll be glad that you stood strong and waited on Me (Psalm 130:5). You are not going to give in to fear, instead you will hold on to My promises (2 Corinthians 1:20). Do everything you can to stay in alignment with My will for your life (Ephesians 6:13).
"Yes, you may have stumbled a bit. Yes, you may have had some momentary thoughts of bewilderment...but you will not quit! Don't give the devil the pleasure of letting him win. Like Joshua you need to choose to be strong and courageous(Joshua 1:6-7). Child of Mine, you are not alone! As I hold onto you (Psalm 139:10)you must hold on to Me. I am faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24) to answer every prayer and fulfill every promise.
"Remember, the problem with money is that it never solves anything as long as it's solely in the world's system. Make sure when you are blessed with finances that you bless the Kingdom of God and His servants (1 Timothy 5:18). You will be blessed in return. Don't be surprised when Believers become millionaires overnight.
God Says: "Because You 'Know' This, Don't Let Satan Cause You to Stop Giving"
"Fear is the main reason My children back off from giving. They fear that they will not have enough. Never react from fear because the fruit of fear is torment (1 John4:18). The fruit of faith is peace and provision. I am pleased when My children give even though they are overwhelmed with problems.
The best way to be blessed is to give to God (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). "Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints" (2 Corinthians 8:2-4).
"Note that they pleaded to give and they considered giving a privilege, not an obligation. I do not pressure any of My people to give (Exodus 25:2). Why? Because giving is an act of worship (1 Chronicles 29:14). Giving with an attitude of thankfulness and expectation will open Heaven's resources – to those who can responsibly handle My abundance. Child of Mine, you can handle it! In the meantime let the so-called experts continue to shout 'the sky is falling, the sky is falling' but remember who made the sky and the only way you're going to see it (and your supply) is to look up, not down."
Al Thomas is a noted Bible teacher who travels mostly east of the Mississippi with a ministry of encouragement to the Body of Christ. He teaches heavenly truths with down-to-earth practicality and humor. Al and his wife Sherry publish a free teaching newsletter that reaches many homes each month. Al has pastored in California and Wisconsin and was mentored by evangelist Jim Spillman. Al and Sherry minister in churches of all denominations, and are known for the gift of faith to be in operation in their meetings. Al and Sherry move prophetically and see many healed in their meetings. They have four children and six grandchildren. They reside in central Maryland.
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September 27, 2015 (11am)
Abundant Life Ministry
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Heritage Assembly of God