“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
This morning I saw a picture of the free favors of God profusely abounding in 2009. They were raining down from heaven more like the kind of rain that has big drops and looks more like spitting than a downpour. You can see the individual drops because they are big, but not so many as to be considered a deluge, though it is usually an indicator that a deluge is on the way.
In the vision that played out for me, it was obvious that most folks couldn’t see the rain because it wasn’t physical water. It was the favors of God falling from Heaven for whosoever would receive them. I could see them and I was running out excitedly with a bucket to catch all the favors I could. My plan was to fill the bucket and then get another bucket and keep filling them until the rain of favors stopped. (To everything there is a season.)
It reminded me of the widow that was besieged by creditors and Elisha told her to borrow all the empty pots she could get her hands on. (See 2 Kings 4:1-7) Is anyone reading this besieged by creditors today? Then on Elisha’s command, she poured out the oil she had in one pot into all the others until every pot was full from just one pot of oil. The supply only ran out when her capacity was exhausted. She set the limits of her capacity by the number of pots she collected.
What is your capacity set for in 2009? Here’s what I believe God is showing me. Get in on it if you want to. In 2009, God will be raining favors from Heaven. I am speaking of unmerited blessing just because He delights to do so. But these favors have to be caught. You need to get your faith bucket out and run outside and catch them. Hebrew tradition says that the way you catch God’s promises is to say “Amen” to them.
When you say “Amen” you are saying “I believe. So be it!” Most folks are going to choose to receive the promises of bad news, of economic turmoil instead of the favors of God. They will believe the news that is neither fair, nor balanced instead of the promises of God. Here’s the deal folks. It’s going to be both! A lot of turmoil is on the way but it is ALSO the year of abundance of favors. This will be our best year ever and it can be for you as well. I am telling you that God is raining down favors right now.
My suggestion to you is that you boldly ask God for favors. BE SPECIFIC. He is handing them out left and right. In fact, He is raining them down. Boldly come to the throne of Grace. Receive His favors. Expect great things this year. Don’t be dismayed by the bad economic news nor get your joy from the seemingly good news that may pop up when the stock market has a good day. Say “Yes!” and “Amen!” to the promises of God and you will catch them. What are you waiting for? It’s raining right now. Get your bucket and go!