The Lord of heaven keeps you evergreen while you are here on this earth. The Lord will keep you ever-youthful, ever-relevant, ever-powerful, ever-strong, ever-ahead, ever-rich, ever-blessed, ever-joyful, ever-effective and everlasting.
This is the reality of heaven and this is the prayer Jesus taught us to pray, that God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:8-10).
You were made for longevity, and you were made for legacy.
David Had a Perpetual Victory
"And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went" (2 Sam. 8:14b, ESV).
It didn't matter what season David was in; he was victorious. It didn't matter what region he came into, he was victorious. His victory was not dependent on outward circumstances but it was solely dependent on the Lord Himself.
"And David had success in all his undertakings, for the LORD was with him" (1 Sam. 18:14).
We Will Overcome
Even if the governments of the world shut down, the church will still arise. If the electricity and water and power go out, then we will light it up with the glory of God.
God's desire is that you would have great success and victory in every year, every season, every month, every week, every day and every minute as you put your trust in Him (see Ps. 1). The Lord is with you!
Goshen Glory Zones
Goshen was a sanctioned and sanctified land in Egypt. It was the best of the land given to Joseph from Pharaoh in honor of his position in Egypt, but this land also became a sanctuary of the Lord Most High.
Eventually, everything around Goshen was judged and condemned. Everything in Egypt was going down with plagues and with pestilence. Goshen, however, was a land that still teemed with abundant life and prosperity. Do you know why? It was not because of the protection of the Egyptian kingdom. It was because of the divine and sovereign protection of the God of the Hebrews.
The Lord Most High was their shield. The Lord Most High was their protection and He was their defense. Truly in these times, the Lord is raising up a shield of favor, a wall of fire and a defense system of His angelic hosts to protect the people of God.
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe" (Prov. 18:10).
There are evergreen regions and locations that will be known as "Goshen Glory zones." They will be so saturated with the manifest presence of God that I believe they will be cancer-free, debt-free, demon-free, evil-free and sin-free! This is not the "perfect" man-made utopia instituted by socialism and communism but this is heaven on earth, by the advocate, the Holy Spirit.
Goshen Is Sovereignly Protected
"The hail struck all the land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast, and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail." (Ex. 9:25-26).
The release of hail was the seventh plague that fell upon Egypt, but here we see that Goshen was the only place in the whole kingdom of Egypt that was untouched. I believe the same will be said today; wherever the people of God live, there will be divine protection.
Businesses are blessed because you go and shop there. Governments and systems are blessed because you are there. You will have favor, even with your enemies, and people will treat you right because of the divine favor and blessing that remains because of your presence (see Prov. 16:7). The presence of God within you carries authority.
Gardens of Glorious Rest
"I will in that day set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth" (Ex. 8:22).
These sanctified landmarks and locations will be so saturated with God's people, who carry the awesome power and presence of God, that they will be literal gardens of Eden here on the earth. They will be the literal footstool of God. They will be the very resting place of the Father.
"For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling: 'This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have chosen it" (P2. 132:13-14).
The Lord is looking for nations, regions, cities, neighborhoods, organizations and homes that He can live in and call His own. He wants to fully invade and posses lands and territories that He can call His home, to inhabit and not just visit. He is looking for a place that will host His presence. He is looking for a people group, a company, that will become a resting place for the Lord.
Blessed Was the Home of Obed-Edom
"And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household" (2 Sam. 6:11).
For three months, the home of Obed-edom became a safe haven, a sanctuary, a refuge for the Lord, and their home prospered astronomically! Their home flourished and became a reflection of heaven on earth. It is possible for your home to be so saturated by God that angels take refuge there, miracles become the norm and manifestations of God's presence become commonplace.
Obed in ancient Hebrew means "to serve." The Lord wants us to be attentive to Him and to know how to serve His presence.
"He who is greatest among you shall be your servant" (Matt. 23:11).
This is what the anointing does; it causes you to flourish. It causes you to prosper. It causes you to multiply. It causes you to break every single barrier and lack, in the spirit and in the natural, so that you can see His kingdom come.
Modern-Day Healing Rooms
As it was in the days of John G. Lake, the Lord desires to have glory zones and healing rooms of His presence all across the earth. There will be glory hubs and hot-spots of miracles and supernatural presence. These places will be deep, deep wells of healing and divine wisdom and revelation. These hot-spots will never be shut down and their gates will never be closed. They will be supernaturally charged and powered by the radiating, electric power of the Holy Spirit and with angelic presence.
These healing rooms will be heavenly hubs and refuges of salvation where people will run to and automatically be saved. Not only will the fear of the Lord hit them but they will also be activated and accelerated to be leaders, soul-winners and disciplers of nations.
"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away" (Ps. 1:1-4, ESV).
Abiding in the presence of God keeps you perennial at all times, which means that you are present at all seasons of the year. You are persistent, enduring and you continue on without interruption. You will outlast every situation, every season and every stipulation and limitation. Anything that tries to come against you will fall. It doesn't matter what comes your way; you will be resilient and you will remain victorious because of the anointing that abides in you.
You are forever a "Psalm 1" tree, bearing good fruit all the days of your life! Others will wither and die off but you will remain forever. Others will be contaminated and come and go in seasons, but you will remain eternal by the grace of God.
You will be the brightest, the ripest, the most beautiful, the most flavorful, the most nutritious, the strongest, the weightiest and the most valuable. You will be and have the best.
The Lord will distinguish you when you stay abiding in His presence, and you will become an oasis in a desert land. Your home and your business are a Goshen. You are an evergreen Goshen Glory zone.
Ben Lim is the lead pastor of Open Heavens World, located in Orange County and Los Angeles. He is a dynamic millennial preacher who has traveled to nearly forty countries in just the past eight years. He spent his earlier years in the mission fields of Asia and Southeast Asia, preaching the Gospel to unreached people groups. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and Ben Lim Ministries. His ministry is accompanied with notable signs, wonders and miracles. He has ministered in evangelistic crusades in Pakistan, Dubai and Africa, seeing hundreds of thousands come to Jesus! He is ordained by pastor Benny Hinn and the WHF (World Healing Fellowship) and is a trusted voice and a regular feature on the Elijah List and many other prophetic channels.
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