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Gather the Harvesters

“Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

 

This might be one of the most important posts I’ve ever shared! Even as I read it, I feel the overwhelming sense of urgency and importance of the message. Please take the time to read it and to act as the Spirit leads!

God speaks to us in my different ways: dreams, visions, unctions in our spirit, other people, circumstances, His audible voice and of course His Word. When you receive a word from the Lord you always want to test it against the truth of His written Word. When you receive a few powerful messages speaking the same thing, you pay attention! In my case, that means sharing the message(s) He has given me today for anyone with ears to hear and eyes to see.

Last week at a prayer meeting after praying for deliverance from negative word curses and witchcraft that has sabotaged plans and purposes, the Lord appeared to me in bright light through the clouds. His robe was flowing like a beautiful waterfall into a crystal-clear pool of water. People were around the edge of the pool, diving in and coming up with handfuls of jewels. They would come to the shore and celebrate with others who would dive into this pool full of beautiful sparkling treasure. The Lord’s outstretched arms were surrounding the scene and there was much activity as people drew close to see what all the commotion was about before, they too dove into the pool to come up with their treasure. The Lord looked at me to say, “Gather the people, it’s time to collect the treasure and celebrate.

Last night I had a long dream where family and friends were gathering for a show and a wedding. One of the family members had died and no one seemed to really pay any attention to it. Except the deceased family member reappeared and when I questioned him about what happened he said that all the financial stress had driven him to away. It seems the message the Lord was speaking was that the stress of working to make ends meet was causing people to become complacent about what was important, but there is a time of gathering, celebrating and relaxing at hand for the people who will step away from the routine of they way they have been doing life so far.

This morning in my prayer time, I was still pondering the dream when I was interrupted by beautiful golden wheat fields as far as the eye could see. The fields were dotted with golden modern-day windmills.

I asked the Lord what this meant, and he said,The seeds and crop are inside; I’m blowing the wind of power through the Holy Spirit to produce vast treasure – the bread of life for all who will receive; rich life as far as the eye can see”.

I asked Him where the harvesters are, and he said, “They are busy labouring for that which isn’t life. Go call in the harvesters to gather the crop. The seeds are abundant; the bread is good and full of life”.

Where do I find the harvesters,” I asked? He said,They are in the city (I saw something that looked like a time lapsed vision of a busy city at night and day with cars and lights and a lot of activity). He said, “They are busy going to and fro”.

I said, “How do we get them to listen then?”  He said, “I will bring them to a stop. But, when I do the seeds and fields will be few. The people will come looking but the treasure will be scarce, scant crumbs compared to the vast overflow available if they come today as I blow life and power into the seeds that produce the bread of life. Go now – call in the harvesters. Tell them their crop awaits. The field is ready for those who will stop, see and listen to my voice today.”

Come,” he says, “The bread of life is ready; the treasure is inside, but it needs to be gathered by the power of my Holy Spirit”, says the Lord. “Tell my people they must gather now. They cannot harvest alone, for great is the reward, but strong is the adversity. They must lock hands and join in advancing towards and through the field together; encircle the crops; advance to the centre of my will, that none should perish, and the enemy is bared entry”.

Hurry – Gather – Lock Arms – Advance. My golden wind empowers and encircles you as the harvesters step into the field – my field of everlasting and infinite treasure,” says the Lord. “As you advance, sing praises of joy as many hands make light work, but it’s not your hands doing the work as you lock arms, your feet are moving in unison and stir up the soil and the sheaves of wheat, so my Holy Spirit does the gathering, the production and distribution to reach far and wide to those where seed is scarce, and adversity is heavy.”

Hurry. Gather. Lock arms. Advance together”, says the Lord. “I am before you. Adversity will depart as you step forward and gather the harvesters in my name! Go now; the field is ready. The harvesters are hungry. The treasure is vast!

Then He added, “Tell the people they need to let go of control. I control the wind of provision. I determine when it blows and when it stops”.

I shared more of this on last week’s MoneyMinding Today Radio show titled, ‘Sowing and Reaping or Spending and Saving’.

When you sign up for a free membership to the Village of Blessings you have access to the recording, the show notes and follow up activation and discussion questions to connect the Word of the Lord to the world of money we live in. In the Village there are also other free resources so I hope they bless you as you journey through financial grace with me.

We will not receive the treasure if we continue to feed the worlds system and think we’re going to be ok because our family has savings and no debt and a good job with regular income and benefits!

I believe we are on the verge of an upheaval in the world’s monetary system that teaches spending and saving. I believe we’ve been heading this way since the 1970’s when credit and trust in something that has only a made-up value became the standard currency of the world. This month in Canada is ‘financial literacy month’. This is frightening to those who know what the world teaches as well us heed the Spirit’s warnings, because the mindset the world’s financial literacy aims to develop is one that gives more and more power to the world’s financial institutions who control who and when and how much money is in the economy and when and how we as individuals can access it (or not)!

God’s desire is to unlock the seeds of prosperity within His people as they learn to sow and reap according to His good plans and purposes. This is why I continually talk about entrepreneurial-thinking and the need for community to gain financial knowledge and wisdom to apply it to your unique situation according to God’s plans for prosperity even within the worlds system! There are largely untapped opportunities within the context of our day-to-day financial lives, where we can minimize the impact the money we have in our hands to manage, has to further enslave our nations – BUT you have to first be willing to let go of the fear of losing control, or the pride of assuming you know what’s best…

Few people realize they can use insurance for example, to accomplish multiple financial needs – but not the kind of insurance you are sold at a bank or through your credit card! Few people also realize the extreme power we have to minimize overall debt and interest charges simply by changing the timing and direction of what systems we use, and when.

Oh friend, please hear my heart! There are better ways! There is more! You might not see how in your natural circumstances; and perhaps you think you’re doing ok and doing the best you can! There is always more and there is much more to do!!

We all can benefit from applying Romans 12:1-2 to our lives, and be willing to let down our sense of control over our financial decisions and financial thinking, to let Him show us His promises of ‘immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine according to His riches in Christ Jesus’.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will, (Romans 12:1-2 NIV)

“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Abundant Blessings,

Sam

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New Beginnings

I’m not going to point the same content on multiple blogs and social media sites – but right now is a time of transition.  God is working in powerful ways in and through my life so there’s a lot to share.  My latest blog post and newsletter through Financial Grace introduces what’s been happening and what’s breaking through!!

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Be blessed!

Sam

 

House Rich, but Savings Poor – A Great Example of a Financial 1/2 Truth

The following short summary for financial advisors of a recent study on savings and debt levels in Canada got my attention, and not for the stats it revealed, rather for what it isn’t say – as always…

My comments are written in italics for you to see why our current world view of finance is NOT God’s plan – no matter how much we try to add scripture to support a debt free lifestyle.  God’s plan is for increase and sustainable income that benefits everyone.  A financial model that focuses on saving for retirement for self isn’t sustainable, and in fact feeds the self-focus that leads to a life of debt.  This doesn’t mean ‘don’t save’ it means that saving is only 1/2 the truth.  God’s plans are about Him, community, and increase – not about lack, uncertainty, or financial slavery.

The latest Manulife Bank Homeowner Debt Survey reveals many Canadians find it difficult to pay for today and plan for tomorrow.

  • Only 4 in 10 are very confident they’ll save  enough for retirement
    • We don’t actually need savings in order to leave work.  We need income to support the plans and purposes God has placed in each of our hearts to fulfill.  The concept of saving for retirement assumes that you will then use or draw down those savings (or hope to accumulate enough savings to live on the interest generated from them. The common teaching is to grow the savings, then live off your savings and hope you have enough after you ‘retire’.  Mathematically this requires approximately 1/3 of your after-tax income in order to maintain a similar lifestyle after leaving work and invokes fear and insecurity over ‘not having enough’.   
  • 1 in 4 expect home equity to make up more than 80% of their wealth at retirement
    • Another ‘depletion’ strategy that anticipates drawing down savings, and encourages chasing high returns in order to accumulate savings and / or equity.

Faced with rising housing costs, homeowners struggle to balance saving, debt repayment and daily expenses. [Interesting how the concept of earning additional income through entrepreneurial thinking isn’t even mentioned as an option]

Many may arrive at retirement house-rich, but savings-poor, which could require them to make difficult decisions [A series of defeatist, depletion-type strategies not in alignment with God’s plan for increase, abundance, generosity and prosperity in ALL areas of life]:

  • retire later than planned
  • accept a lower standard of living
  • downsize their home
  • borrow against home equity

Helping your clients achieve the right balance of saving, spending and debt repayment can start with a simple conversation. Visit the Solutions Centre where you’ll find tips to start the conversations, debt-management worksheets, and more insights to support your advice.