In prayer, I kept hearing the Lord say the word “expansion”. Not only is this the theme of my Faith & Entrepreneurship Conference (shameless plug), it has been a word that has been resonating with me since the beginning of 2018. The expansion that the Lord is ushering in defies the westernized concept of success. This expansion requires an intense stripping away of material things, relationships and self.
I sense that there has been an intense delusion that the enemy has sent to God’s people concerning his plan. This has caused many of you to question God in a disrespectful manner. This sense of entitlement is nothing more than a meaningless temper tantrum that will not coerce God to move. Consequently, these temper tantrums fuels delayed disobedience.
Delayed disobedience causes you to miss Kairos moments.
Missed Kairos moments result in missed opportunities.
Missed opportunities result in the unfulfillment of prophetic words, purpose, and destiny.
When prophetic words are not fulfilled in the manner that they were given, we tend to blame God. When in actuality, the lack of manifestation in the prophetic word(s) maybe a result of our own actions and/or lack thereof.
God wants us to set aside vain imaginations and believe!
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 ESV).
As it relates to expansion, I saw the Lord begin to remove clothing items from a large walk in closet that was portrayed to be my closet. The Lord begin to remove coats, boots, and shirts that I need for the coming winter season. I was bothered because I knew I needed these clothes for the next season and I couldn’t understand why God would remove something that he knew I needed.
When God was finished, the closet wasn’t empty, but it was quite bare. My eyes started to well up with tears because I felt like I was going to enter into another season of lack. Suddenly, a construction crew entered the walk-in closet. I couldn’t make out their faces, but there were two men. Both me begin to hack away at the wall. Once the wall was completely demolished, I walked inside the closet to see what was on the other side.
I thought that maybe God was allowing these men to break down the wall of the closet to make me a bigger one. Instead, this closet led to a huge living room that was evidently apart of a mansion. My mansion.
I walked in, looked around and I got excited! I looked in front of me, and there was a nice table placed in front of a leather couch. On the table was a black card, like a black American Express card. Then the vision ended.
The process of God removing people and material things from your life is not for your detriment, God is trying to increase your capacity. Here’s the thing: he’s not increasing your capacity to fill your space with more clothes from Rainbow, more bootleg movies, more lottery tickets, more alcohol bottles, more financially destitute churches or more struggling businesses. THIS expansion is about to put you in another tax bracket as well as another spiritual level.
“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.
“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.
For the Lord has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.
For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer (Isaiah 54:1-8 ESV).