My daughter Rocki Star awoke this morning with an incredible dream. “There was a parking lot with classic and new cars,” she said, “and everyone was revamped up to be worth six figures apiece. My dad was walking through the lot with an angel-like figure and was able to pick out any car he wanted. Then my dad told me, ‘You can go and pick any car for yourself.’ I picked out a updated classic car that was seriously gorgeous!”
At this same time, in our families informal sharing and prayer this morning, Sandy shared a Scripture that the Lord had given to her, about Israel first receiving the manna from heaven that was like coriander seed. Sandy and Rocki then rushed to the kitchen spice cabinet and handed me some coriander seed to taste. It was so refreshing and enlightening.
Just the previous night, during our family’s discussions, I had shared how God had given very specific instructions to Israel when He passed out the blessings of the manna: “Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons…he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack…they gathered every man according to his eating…but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank”. Those instructions were very unique. Recently Brother Gershom explained it to me at a much richer level of understanding.
He said, “When God is promoting you He lets your actions determine the quality of blessing He’s going to give to you over the next process of time. I know ministers that when they were blessed with a large sum of money to go to the conference, instead of staying in a nice five-star for which they had plenty of money to afford, they chose to save money and stay in a cheap motel.
“Years later their supply of funds diminished till every time they had to stay in a motel it was one of low quality. At the same time God blessed me with the same large provision that the ministers I just mentioned had. I stayed in a five-star hotel and had nothing extra left over. Years later I was still staying in five-star hotels because that was the provision that God kept providing for me.”
When I heard these words of wisdom coming from Gershom’s mouth, I realized that God had been doing the same type of testing in my own life. As God blessed me with prosperity today, did I use the amount that He had given me to its full use, or did I try to be a little smarter than God and save a little extra for a rainy day, by collecting the extra money that I’d gotten to be put into my savings so I would be protected from any future trouble that comes?
The second course of action I just described is what the world calls fiscal responsibility. But it seems that God is introducing me to a new type of safety. And that is being singularly dependent upon divine responsibility and the vulnerability of totally relying upon Him. If you think about it, this is a pretty scary price to pay for promotion into God’s wealth. But don’t forget the Scripture says, “For the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow with it.”
So back to Rocki’s dream and God’s parking lot. God is giving us a chance to choose to feel as cool as we want. A vehicle in the dream represents the systems or processes to keep you and your group together. Would you like to travel first class, or are you just looking for a small little budget sedan that will just barely get you to heaven?
“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.” This verse of Scripture has woken me up. It is time for you and I to get up on the horse that a true prince and princess would. It is time for all of America to rise up and take their rightful place and lead the nations of the world.
I must also give you pastoral warning: none of what I am teaching will work unless you are daily listening to the active voice of God in your spirit!