Today as we were talking, my daughter Rocki, mentioned an event that happened to me 11 years ago, on May 1 2004, I remembered the prophet Timothy Snodgrass mentioning over the last few weeks how important this nearing day was. Now, I realized it was 11 years since that major event occurred in my life. Over years of experience with the prophetic word and the exact timing of the Holy Spirit, I realize that events often occur that appear to be random but are actually fulfilling His promises with an elegance of accurate timing.
On May 1st eleven years ago my family and I had made a major decision in our lives and we had given something very precious to the Lord. I was walking down the stairs of my house and suddenly I was handed an envelope in which there was a very large sum of money that I had promised to give to the Lord. As if it was planned, my personal phone rang at the same time and an angry and manipulative bill collector was on the phone demanding that I give him the exact amount of money that I had just received and was holding in my hand. It was almost as if the gentleman on the phone who was demanding the money actually saw the post office deliver the check and then instantly phoned to claim it. Of course, it was actually impossible for anyone but my wife and I to know the exact amount of money that was in the check.
I stood on the stairs and literally started laughing because for the first time in my life I knew that there were invisible spirits watching all of my actions, and that these invisible spirits knew the exact timing of everything. This was a selfie moment in the spiritual realm; I would have to make the decision to obey God or obey the voice of man who was on the phone threatening me. To be honest, I did consider it for about 30 seconds before the decision was made. I made my decision to obey the voice of God no matter what came against me and so I told the gentleman on the phone he would not get the money, but would have to wait like everyone else for the proper time of payment. The end of the bill collector story is that I actually did not owe the money that he was saying I owed, and the entire bill was eventually dropped. I knew at the time it was warfare in the invisible realm that was trying to block me from my obedience to the Lord.
Many of you are facing very similar situations in your own lives. The Holy Spirit is about to bless you with the incredible finances necessary so you can complete the journey that God has sent you on. It’s important that you do not let invisible forces distract you from fulfilling the purpose that God has given you to complete His perfect will. Many biblical stories can be referred to that have similar situations. In each one of them the people of God were warned to not get distracted. Jesus sent to His apostles on an errand saying, “Do not talk to anyone in the way.” What Jesus was saying was to not let anyone distract you from the mission that He is sending you on. Each one of you is in perfect alignment to be wonderfully blessed by God. God is launching the big Renaissance that is going to move the earth into the future and it is important that you and I stay narrowly focused upon the task that the Lord told us to do.
Recently I have received frequent invitations to do different “God projects”, to go somewhere to meet some desperate need, or to get involved with a great apocalyptic need. To get involved in each one of these needs seems so necessary and the salesman that is trying to convince me is pleading that the whole earth will be lost if I don’t help him meet them, but this is a distraction from the enemy trying to pull me away from what God called me to do.
Now listen to me; you know that this message is not only for me, it is for you, to do the tasks that Jesus called you to do personally. Don’t let some preacher or evangelist or missionary get you involved in his mission by making you forget your own. You need to do the mission that God has sent you to do in this earth; you need to obey what He’s told you to do. Mothers, it might be for you to raise your children. Fathers, it might be for you to just go to work today. I do not know what God has told each one of us to do as individuals, but I do know, after all of these years, that I’ll be hearing salesmen trying to get us involved in their “God projects”. I am through with it; I want to know what God want me to do. You’ve got to hear the same thing.
Read this scripture in the message Bible, especially noting its pungent words, “I suspect you would never intend this, but this is what happens. When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace. Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying relationship with the Spirit. For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love. You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? This detour doesn’t come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. And please don’t toss this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread.” In plain English God is prompting us to listen to the voice of Jesus. Didn’t Jesus say, “My sheep know my voice and another they will not hear.”? Start listening to God Himself and then let your preacher or pastor or evangelist confirm that you have heard the word of God. Yes, we do need to listen to the preacher, but in confirmation that you have truly heard from the Lord himself.
It is now 11 years since the monumental event occurred in my family’s life. On May 1, 2015 we are coming to the day of fulfillment, The number 11 stands for the end of something epic. Ministers and prophets knew on 11/11/11 at the Rose Bowl that it was a sign to the entire body of Christ that something epic in history was ending, but I realized that, this was when God began to birth the new Renaissance. The word Renaissance means a new birthing of the entire society. It gave us Martin Luther, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci and the list goes on of the men that God anointed to birth what we now call the Modern age.
Years ago I was ridiculed for saying publicly that we were the generation that was going to colonize another planet. A few weeks ago it was announced that 50 women and 50 men have been chosen, some from the city of San Francisco, to colonize the planet Mars in 2024. The training for this mission has already begun. Look out; the future is upon you! It is no wonder that some of the greatest men of God proclaimed what each one of us must do; “Obey the voice of Jesus and what He is personally telling you to do. This is the mission of mankind.”