There are signs everywhere of a move of financial glory in the earth, and those signs will continue to show up because God confirms his word with signs that follow (Mrk.16:20). Part of the word of the Lord unto the body currently is this:
“I the Lord am strengthening you in my glory, even in this move of financial glory, for the harvest which I’ve promised is yours. Truly the harvest is great, and yes, the laborers have been few, but invite the angels whom I chosen to help you in the reaping of this great harvest, and I will strengthen you according to the power of My might, to bring in this glorious harvest with the strength of My hand. No human hand can wield the strength needed for this work, for this is My harvest, and you’ll need the arm of the Lord to perform for this work, says the Lord. But I am sending forth My word, I am sending forth My angels, and I am yoking the strength of heaven with yours for this great move of harvest, says the Lord. Don’t doubt the word, simply receive this grace into your life and for the coming days, and nothing will you lack, says the Lord. No debt, no lack, no insufficiency, or spirit of poverty, will be able to prevent you from building what I’ve called you to build in this hour, says the Lord. Only see My kingly mantle upon you, see the limitless treasures of heaven available to you, and harvest the earth and all its resources, in My name, unto the glory of My kingdom, and you will have the reward, says the Lord. You will have the reward of the harvest, says the Lord.”
God is sending help from heaven to help us move in the greatest financial glory that any generation has ever seen! Why? Because we are bringing in the greatest harvest, the harvest at the end of the age, and we need the greatest resources to truly harvest the earth and all that’s therein. We need the wealth of the nations as part of the greatest inheritance; the inheritance of Christ and His bride.
The statement which the Messenger of Money spoke to me when He appeared on the plane to me was this: “Everywhere you go I will pay your way, and you’ll walk away with a bag full of money”. That may seem funny to some, but it has prophetic meaning in it with regards to the season the body of Christ has entered! We’ve entered a season where there will be extraordinary provision to finance the vision of God in people’s hearts. We’ve entered a season where more and more of the sons & daughters of God who are walking in fellowship with God will not only have the capital to launch out into the assignment, but will also make a profit in everything they’re involved in. The nature of the kingdom is having leftovers, not coming up short.
COMMANDED TO INCREASE
“..Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord.”
The master in Jesus’ parable in (Matt.25:14-30) rebuked the servant that hid his treasure and didn’t multiply it. The master rebuked that servant for not using what He had. The master told him he should have deposited his money in the bank if he wasn’t going to use it so he would have at least received interest. If you look at the whole chapter there in Matthew 25, you see that so much of it is about stewardship of the earth and its resources while waiting for the return of the master. Praying the foolish virgins wasn’t just about prayer, it was about stewardship in what they were given.
“But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.”
The foolish virgins were said to have been foolish because they should have been “buying and selling for themselves”. Could it be that the foolish virgins are likened to Christians who aren’t active in building the kingdom while waiting for the return of the Lord, not just Christians who haven’t been faithful in preparing themselves spiritually for the return of the Lord? Yes, of course we’re called to be faithful stewards of the spiritual things of God. Of course, we should be looking to the return of our master and be ready always, but why does stewardship over the spiritual and stewardship over the natural have to be divided? I think they’re one in the same, as you can’t separate God from the natural. That’s what the incarnation of Christ is all about. He has forever joined himself to our flesh, even in this material world. Our wise or foolish stewardship isn’t just about managing our prayer time. It’s about managing the whole of our lives, including the gifts, the talents, and the resources He’s given to us, so that we might impact this world with the kingdom!
Jesus said in (Lk.19:13 KJV) “occupy until I come”? Occupy as defined by Webster’s dictionary means “to take; to hold possession of; to hold control of” (1). Why have we not heeded the voice of our Lord when it comes to stewardship of the earth and its resources? According to (Ps.24:1) the earth is a part of God’s kingdom possessions, along with its inhabitants. If it’s God’s possession then we are co-heirs with Christ. Just as the servants were given a part of the master’s possession and were told to “occupy it”, to “hold” it until He came again, so the church has been given the earth and all of its resources and has been told by the Lord to take occupy it. Just as the Lord told Adam from the beginning to “take dominion” (Gen.2:28), so has the church received the same command in the revealed decrees of the scripture. It’s time we heeded the voice of our king in the earth for such a time as this!
16 “Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’
17 ‘And he said to him, Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.
18 ‘And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas’
19 ‘Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
20 ‘Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief.
21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’
22 ‘And he said to him, “’Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow.
23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’
24 And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’
25 (‘But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’)
26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will taken away from him.
27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.”
Yes, this scripture absolutely refers to being made ready for the return of Jesus, being ready to face Him not only as the lamb but as the lion; not only as the love of our souls but as the righteous judge. But another aspect to the mystery of His words here.
The servant who ultimately had everything which was in his possession taken from him and given to another was the one who DIDN’T USE WHAT HE HAD. Once again, the parable deals with stewardship. Stewardship is not just about the spiritual things, but about the physical things which the church has been given charge over, even the mountains of influence, even the earth and it’s wealth of resources. The master in this parable was not austere, unrighteous, and evil, just as God is not any of these things. But because the unfaithful servant viewed him as such, that’s exactly what he reaped from the master. This speaks of the way a lot of Christians view God. Many Christians believe God to be the austere master who is not fair and just. Do we not yet understand that what we believe for we get? Many have and will get the severe dealings of God. Many will find themselves having everything stripped from them and given to others, only to watch others prosper in front of them. But this isn’t what God wants. God wants you to receive reward as the faithful servants in this parable were given. But in order for that increase and reward to be given we must be faithful with what we give unto the coming of our Lord. We must be faithful stewards not just in the spiritual things but in the natural resources we’ve been given. It really matters before God saints.
The wise servants were the ones that trusted the goodness and faithfulness of the just master, acted in faithfulness with what they were given, and therefore received the increases of their reward when the master came. They worked and stayed busy multiplying their shares of the master’s wealth and kingdom, because they knew that the master was a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. They didn’t expect God to come and take unjustly, deal with them in an unrighteous manner. They knew the heart of the master, and therefore their fearless actions and works followed, and they reaped the rewards.
I believe that God is currently raising up a company of wise servants who are understanding how to function in the kingdom while on the earth, understanding that there’s a great wealth transfer happening now, and to them that have, more will be given. To them that have not, even what they do have will be taken from them. If you’re building according to the blueprint of heaven, according to the desire of God’s heart, to give Jesus his reward in the earth, then you truly “have”. If you’re building according to the lusts of your own heart, the ambitions of vanity in the world, for selfish reasons, for evil reasons, then you have nothing in God’s eyes. When you live like the unwise servant your endeavors lack kingdom purpose, your life is on the sand, and whatever you gather and obtain will be taken from you, because it’s the time of the great harvest. In the great harvest God will take possession in the reaping of everything He’s invested into. Part of His investment is in the nations, even in the wealth of the earth’s resources. He shall reap that investment with the church as we move, draw nearer and nearer to the coming of the Lord, to harvest with our Lord, the Lord of the Harvest, who watches over our works.
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