The Lord replied to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations” … Surely he has done great things! | Joel 2:19-20
I believe we have entered into a great, new shift. The heavens have been opened, and the Lord is releasing His abundance in this very hour. Poverty and lack will no longer rule the land, but as it says in Joel, “[The Lord is] sending you grain, new wine, and oil.” The favor of God is being extended, and there is going to be an increase in areas where the people of God have formerly experienced lack.
I sense the Lord is saying that He is breaking the spirit of poverty off of the United States. He is saying to this country, “You will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come (Isaiah 60:5).
“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 … (Isaiah 54:2-3). I say to you, those whom have been faithful stewarding little are about to be entrusted with much. The fields are ripe unto harvest; where are My laborers?”
As the Lord’s people cry out in response, “Here am I Lord, send Me,” He listens and knows the posture of their hearts. He sees those who have been hidden and prepared in the secret place; they are the ones who are about to be called out by Him and come forth into a new season.
The Bible tells us that God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27). Some of the Lord’s greatest warriors are the ones the world may call uneducated, unprepared, and unqualified. However, man looks at one’s outward appearance, and God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). Some may say that you’re ‘unqualified,’ but the Lord is saying that He, alone, is the One who qualifies you.
“Know that I am your exceedingly great reward (Genesis 15:1). While you have been faithful to build My house, watch now, as I build yours! Surely you will spread out to the right and to the left. I am the Lord of the harvest, and I am going to bring the increase! Your season has shifted, and you have entered into a season of harvest and plenty. You will be one to help finance My Kingdom. You will be the lender and not the borrower. I am breaking backbone of poverty, lack, and all that has hindered you from moving into all I have called you to do.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what I have prepared for those who love Me (1 Corinthians 2:9). I am commissioning you, sending you forth to go out and minister to this lost and dying world. You have the Light and the Answer living inside of you. I have heard the ‘yes’ of your heart, and you are being released and sent out in My Name. Feed the hungry, heal the sick, bind up the broken hearted, and proclaim freedom to the captives for My glory! You are my chosen spokesperson. Yes, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). You are My mouthpiece, My mandate and stamp of approval rests upon you,” declares the Lord!