You can be blessed during any economic downturn. God is doing something new and preparing us for greater impact in 2012 than we have ever seen. There have been delays, setbacks and sidetracks. But if you press in and do not give up, you will see something radically new in your life begin to unfold this fall.
August – September: Implementation of Divine Strategies
August is a time to get new strategies from Heaven on how to respond and get lined up for what God is doing. Now through September 30th (Rosh Hashanah) is a time to ask God to repay you for all the losses and things that never took place over the last nine years (since 2002).
It will require us to step out of how we would normally think or respond. What God is bringing will require us to “think differently” and step out of our comfort zone and normal routines. If you normally hear God a particular way, then try something totally different and watch as deeper revelation begins to unfold.
September will be a time to implement new plans and start new things. God is looking for people to go way outside the normal way of doing things and tap into His creative knowledge and revelation. Once you get God’s strategy, then implementing it will take a step of faith because it may look unusual to you. Those around you may not agree with the strategy, but get confirmation from God and be sure you have peace about your new decisions.
Our roles and assignments are shifting for 2012. We need to move more into our uniqueness as individuals, businesses, churches and ministries.
Prophetic Word Regarding Unemployment
God spoke to me that the plan of the enemy is to get Christians isolated, discouraged and financially ineffective by keeping them unemployed. If you do not have a job it is time to make every effort to get one right away and not to wait for any benefits to run out. You will see new energy come and discouragement leave as you take the steps toward this.
God is lining us up right now for sudden promotion, blessings and strategic relationships that will be used in 2012. Make every effort to have a job to receive this, so that you can positively impact people around you.
Similar to Genesis 26
We are in a time right now that is similar to what Isaac experienced in Genesis 26. There was a worldwide famine and economic downturn. Isaac’s first response was to do what his father did previously—by going to Egypt. God spoke to him and gave him a strategy that was opposite. He went into the land of the Philistines (enemy) and made an agreement with an ungodly king.
Because Isaac listened to God and followed a strategy, he was greatly blessed during the downturn. This is a prophetic word for us today. Do not fear, instead listen to God and He will give us instructions and prophetic insight on how to be blessed during any economic downturn or tragedy on earth.
Genesis 26:12 NIV: “Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year (year of the famine) reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.”
He went on from there to begin reopening the wells his father had dug but the enemy had filled in. As he was trying to reclaim previous generational inheritances and blessings, Isaac ran into resistance. He did not let it stop him but moved on and continued to try again.
Each time he attempted to get established someone would take it. He ran into disputes and opposition on his first two attempts but on the third attempt he said, “…Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land” (see Genesis 26:19-24). After that, Isaac had a visitation from God that reaffirmed his role and destiny.
Key to Breakthrough
Many people are experiencing this right now. You attempt to move forward but you encounter resistance in the form of theft, losses, disputes, and opposition. The key to breakthrough is to not argue but adjust your plans and stay moving. You will discover room for your gifts and callings and God will reaffirm your calling, making your destiny clear.
This is not a time to be in fear and to pull back but to move forward and like Isaac, discover God’s strategies that caused him to be blessed in an economic downturn.
Doug Addison is a prominent international conference speaker, author and has been a featured guest on television and radio for a number of years. His events are fun and high-energy as he uses media and stand-up comedy as a means of communicating deep insights. He is an experienced prophetic dream interpreter, and a professional stand-up comedian.