Wind, rain and fire.
Have you ever been out walking on a cloudy day and then suddenly the winds picked up, the leaves began to shake, the branches began to bend and the whole atmosphere felt threatening?
Not necessarily in a personally threatening way, but the winds were signaling that change was imminent, that rain was coming, and it wouldn’t be a gentle, soothing rain. Instead, it would be a pelting, driving rain that would be best to take shelter from.
Storms are often announced by preceding gusts of wind to alert those who are sleeping or dwelling carelessly that things are about to change.
The sudden winds aren’t the threat. They are the precursor. The storm soon follows. Anyone who is aware of their environment and spends time outside, understands this.
But don’t let your understanding stop there. Jesus drew a parallel between natural weather phenomenon and signs of the times, asking the multitudes “How is it you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but not discern the times in which you live?” (Mat 16:3, Luke 12:56)
For the last two years, the winds of change have been blowing across the earth. No need to remind anyone of the engineered “crown” virus, or the so-called vaccine (which is neither a vaccine nor an effective protection), or the Orwellian, draconian measures some governments have taken to condition their citizens to oppressive control.
Those winds are only the precursor. The setting of the stage.
The storm is coming. Almost upon us. Storms always follow those sudden and unexpected winds. This will be no different. We are standing at the precipice of a change that few are prepared for.
For others, the winds announce a fast-approaching fire like what is happening in Colorado with fires being whipped by gusts of wind of up to 110 mph, causing the fires to run the length of a football field in mere seconds.
The signs are all around us.
It’s not the first time. It’s not the last. Jesus warned… “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Sadly, some are still sleeping or have come to terms with the so called, “new normal”
Many are apprehensive about the future or lining up at the bus stop waiting for the “Rapture Bus” to evacuate them from these present perils.
But I don’t believe that’s what comes next.
The forecast is for more wind, driving rain and fiery trials.
But here’s the good news, and I believe it is a word for 2022 to all who wish to grab hold of it. It’s found in Isaiah 43:2…
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”
God also reminds us in Isaiah 43 that He is the One who “makes a way in the sea, and a path THROUGH the mighty waters”. He’ll make “a road in the midst of your wilderness and create a river for your desert.”
His plan for you in 2022 is to flourish and not wither, to be “like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river and will not fear when heat comes, nor be anxious in the year of drought. Its leaf will maintain its greenness (productivity) and it will not cease from yielding fruit (profit).” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
2022: A year of advancing in the midst of a retreating world.
That’s when the biggest advancements always happen!
The question is “How are YOU going to advance?”
Do you have a strategy, a plan or a model you can emulate?
I’m going on the offensive in a major way this coming year. And I’m going to share with you Biblical strategies, plans and models to help you find your way in the sea, your path through the storm and your road in the midst of the desolate wilderness.
I’ll help equip you to plant your business, nourish your dreams and realize your hopes. It will be the most exciting year of our lives!
Don’t be left behind.
From 2006 to 2019 new business formations increased at an average annual rate of 2.3%.
However, since the “pandemic”, a ground swell of people have decided to take back control of their life. For 2020 and 2021, new business formations have increased at 10 times the average rate! (You can find the government stats here if you like.)
A rate of increase that is 10 X faster than normal, year over year, is HUGE. There is a growing mass of people who are waking up to the times and taking back their God given destiny and planting their own trees (businesses).
As exciting as that is, unless they also know the way in the wilderness, their business only has a 4% chance of being around in 5 years with at least one employee and generating a profit.
A success rate of 1 out of 25 is unacceptable and completely correctable!
I’m devoting the rest of my years to helping people find the “WAY” in the wilderness, succeed in business, provide well for their family and fund the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’m currently working on my new book, God’s Business Secrets which I hope to release in January and I’ll be starting two podcast shows that I plan on airing weekly, beginning later in the first quarter of 2022.
If this sounds remotely interesting to you, drop me a line or leave a comment below and let me know what you most want to hear and what you feel you need the most help with. That will help me deliver the best content and assistance possible.
I want to thank you for trusting me with your time as you read and consume the content I publish. Together, let’s make 2022 a real breakthrough year as we walk on the paths God has prepared for us!
Happy New Year my friend!