Faith-Driven Entrepreneurs ... Your Future Is NowJan 21, 2022
Do you sense it? Kingdom is calling.
God is calling you to partner with Him. It is the opportunity of your lifetime. You are called. You are anointed. You have an assignment. You have power. You have authority. You are trusting God to supply your needs.
Many of you have enthusiastically answered YES to God’s calling. You’ve planned. You’ve prepared. You’ve risked everything to follow God’s call, but the resources and opportunities you were believing for never showed up.
You feel stuck, discouraged, left to wonder if you really ever heard from God.
Don’t be surprised if He has called you into the wilderness, into territories ruled by evil. On the streets, you will see crime, poverty, homelessness, addictions of every kind. This is the fruit of evil. It’s Babylon, a place of the Haves and Have-nots.
The stewards of these cities and nations have rejected God. They are against whatever God is for. They have set themselves up as gods. Man is their provider. People in power will make laws that doom their people and societies. They are anti-God.
Their shrinking churches have become stagnant. They’ve lost their way building bridges leading to nowhere, maintaining their monuments of tradition. They lack marketplace impact, they’ve become clouds with no rain, busily maintaining their status-quo to remain comfortable. They avoid the riskiness found in the New Testament Church. To get along, they’ve gone along.
Don’t be surprised if God has called you into this wilderness. Its heartbeat is the marketplace, where people are toiling 100,000 hours of their lives without purpose. It’s the center of their universe. You have been called to partner with God to transform marketplace communities, to bring the Kingdom of God back into the 7 mountains of influence: business, government, education, media, arts/entertainment, religion, and the family unit.
God has awakened an army of faith-driven entrepreneurs and influencers to radically transform this landscape with the Kingdom of God, that’s us.
Up until now, many of you have felt stuck, surprised by your wilderness territory. You’ve lacked the resources and financial provision to move forward. Many have questioned God, asking, “where are you, Lord? We are desperate for your FULL financial provision, your resources, your power and authority to succeed in our assignment”.
Folks, Kingdom isn’t coming, it’s already here. Your future is right now.
When God sends you into the wilderness to transform it, you might temporarily experience the famine of the place God has assigned you to.
But you are not called to be a wilderness thermometer, you are a Kingdom thermostat.
Realize there is never a victory without a battle. You are in the battle … hang on … victory is around the corner. Don’t worry about how. Focus on the WHO.
This decade is the catalyst for a powerful movement of God, over America, and throughout the globe. You can see the resistance from leaders in power, and from those who worship the kingdom of man. This is the season of the Kingdom of God. This is your season. Your best days are ahead.
Meditate, envision and take action on these scriptures, they prophesy your future:
Stay in the territory God has assigned to you. He is with you and will bless you. Expect 100X blessings from God.
Excerpts from Genesis 26.
Now there was a famine in the land…
… live in the land where I tell you to live. Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.
… Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.
Child of God, the Comforter has heard you and is releasing His FULL provision, power, and authority to you in the wilderness.
Isaiah 40:3-5 - A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
No matter what you have gone through, set your focus on the future, leave the past behind.
Isaiah 43:18-20 - Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
Think bigger, increase your capacity for God’s miracles. Your perception of what’s possible will frame your future. Let go … 100X your vision.
Isaiah 54:2-4, 17 - Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
Prepare your invitation to the thirsty. This is the Kingdom’s message.
Isaiah 55:1 - Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk.
This is the year of the Lord’s favor. It’s your year. Receive it by faith. Take it. Own it. Believe that you have received it. You cannot offer to others what you have not received yourself. Forget about the past, set your eyes on the future only.
Isaiah 61:1-9 - The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.
Trust God on this. Develop great confidence in what He has partnered with you to do. You will bear fruit right in the drought of the wilderness.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 - But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
This scripture is a prophecy over your future. Speak it! Prophesy to the dry bones in your life, into the lives of those in the wilderness places. This is your authority and power to transform the communities you are in. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Excerpts from Ezekiel 37.
The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.
… Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
… I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.
The Kingdom of God is inside you. Your community will be transformed by the power and authority of God within you. Think like it. Act like it. Excerpts from Ezekiel 47.
… so where the river flows everything will live.
… Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.
Understand that the 6000 plus Biblical promises may have not been written to you, but they were written for you so that you will be thoroughly equipped to succeed.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
You are Kingdom Entrepreneurs and Influencers. Every Biblical promise is prophecy over your future. When you take them by faith and speak them over your life, you are now prophesying your future into existence. Don’t allow your wilderness circumstances to blind you.
Jeremiah 17:5-6 - This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
Don’t look to man for your breakthrough. Your breakthrough is not in the HOW, it’s in the WHO. Stop searching abroad for your provision … look above!
Your future is now.