Breaking Debt Cycles
Key Scripture passage: "The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18).
We felt that the Lord had given us an "eye of the storm" time period to get out of debt. In fact, as we discussed the many prophetic warnings about a second economic shaking, we felt that the Lord in His mercy had extended a period of grace to His people because many were not ready for another shaking.
Supernatural ability to get out of debt is being released. If you will start paying your debts, even in very small amounts, God will supernaturally get behind your efforts and help you get out of debt.
Eradication of Systemic Poverty
It is time to fulfill the first message Jesus preached and bring justice to the poor. God spoke to us about social justice missionaries—[people] who are called to help eliminate systemic poverty. There is a marriage of righteousness and justice, and God will raise up those who are called to fight issues such as human trafficking as well as poverty.
The call will marry its mandate to win the lost to its justice mandate. Churches will begin to model taking care of the poor in their midst, as well as putting systems into place to help teach their people how to get out of debt.
Clash of Kingdoms
Just as [He did] the year before, the Lord spoke to us about the great "clash of kingdoms" taking place around the world—the kingdom of God and the empire-building spirit of Islam. Satan is on the march to build empires.
Be aware and watch and see what is around you. Home-grown terrorism will be on the rise. There is a move toward "civilization Jihad" around the globe in countries that have democratic rule.
Judgment and Testing
Key Scripture passage: "So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, ‘Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king's delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants.' So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days. And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king's delicacies" (Dan. 1:11-16).
Daniel and his friends were tested for 10 days, and then they had favor with the king. They were found to be 10 times better than the others. This will happen for those who are faithful to stand in times of testing. In the end, you will rise above all the others and advance.
Ten times words were spoken to stop Nehemiah's work on the wall. Do not be intimidated by the seeming onslaught of the evil one. Finish the task that God has put before you. God spoke to us over and over in our meeting that we are not to be intimidated in the coming season of conflict and testing.
Key Scripture passage: "And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ‘Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.' Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another" (2 Chron. 20:21-23).