June 1


The Mystery Of The Open Window (June 1 – Sept 18)

By Michael Q. Pink

June 1, 2020

In 2019, I shared with students in my worldwide Selling Among Wolves online coaching program that 2020 would be a truly historic and unprecedented year. I remember on New Years Day as I was walking our dog Judah, telling other dog walkers that we were stepping into an historic year. I would frankly tell anyone who would listen.

Then on February 1st, I saw an open vision while driving with Judy to Mississippi. It was an apparently barren field that quickly sprang to life with new, green growth, indicating a future harvest. No one thought the field had potential, but seeds had been planted in it years ago and the season was about to unfold that caused the seeds to germinate and break forth.

In the natural, that requires heat and water. In the Bible, heat speaks of the fiery trials and water speaks of the Word. I wrote in my blog the next morning (Get Ready…) that something was coming in the spring, (whether literally the spring or figuratively, I did not know for certain) and it would bring heat (trials) to the world, but specifically I was concerned for my beloved America (with all her splendor and blemishes).

When COVID-19 hit, it reeked of manipulation and intentionality – with an agenda. It was only the beginning (phase one) of a series of planned events (attacks) that are still unfolding. The rioting and looting we see now, is only phase two.

As the virus spread and fear gripped the world, I began sharing with friends, that summer always follows spring and this year would be no different.  In the spring, we begin to feel the heat, but in the summer, it becomes a relentless burden. I began to tell Judy and others that summer was going to be hot and I wasn’t referring to the temperature. Things were going to really heat up this summer.

It can be oppressive, and I believe it will be. Whether you understand it or not, there is an agenda, but WE HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY in thwarting the plans of the wicked one.

I knew that when spring was over, that summer would bring more intense heat (trials), which would make spring feel like a welcome reprieve if we could somehow get that back. But there is no turning back the clock. There is however, a way forward.

It is through the OPEN WINDOW, the OPEN DOOR and the OPEN HEAVEN. This is not hyperbole. It is Divine strategy.

It begins with the open window. 

And for that, let me take you back to around 550 B.C. where we read of the role Daniel played to thwart the plans of the enemy. 

He was one of three governors of the Medo-Persian empire and was being considered for the top spot under Darius. His enemies were numerous and they plotted against him, setting a trap for him using his religious liberty against him. (Daniel 6:6-9)

As a result, a law was passed banning petitioning any man or God other than Darius. Whoever violated the ban on that previously unfettered religious liberty, would be cast into the den of lions.

Here was Daniel’s reaction when he heard the news… “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks (PRAISE) before his God, as was his custom since early days.” Daniel 6:10

This is the what I call the LAW OF THE OPEN WINDOW. As we enter into the fiery trials of summer, throw open your windows and petition God (prayer) AND offer thanksgiving (praise). 

When Daniel did this in defiance of the unrighteous law, he was arrested and thrown into the den of lions. Daniel was tested, but God delivered him. Furthermore, the wicked ones were gathered up and thrown into the lions den, where they met their terrible demise. 

Believe it or not, during this summer of fiery trials, I have very high hopes and expectations. Firstly, although we may experience the same circumstance as others, the outcome can be very different for us. 

I believe Daniel’s lifestyle of prayer and praise made all the difference. And it will for you and me, as well! I’m not saying we will escape tribulation, but rather that there is a way through the trying times. “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” (Revelation 3:10)

During the open window season we have just entered (June 1 – mid September), we need to pray and give thanks, without apology or fear.

This is not the time for casual inquiry. Seek the Lord with unreserved earnestness. 

At this moment, the nature of the season of testing has not been revealed to me. I expect civil unrest to escalate, perhaps after a lull. I expect disruptions to our way of life. I expect disruptions within the established economic order. (That’s just me, looking ahead.)

When people can’t pay their rent or buy food, what happens? We are about to find out. 

What happens when nations can’t pay their debts? How does that affect the economic world order? We are about to find out. 

What happens when fallen men with dark agendas attempt to take advantage of the chaos and fear they engineered? We are about to find out.

Will you throw open your window and petition God WITH thanksgiving? Our response to what’s coming will determine the end result.

How was Daniel able to give thanks when he knew the plot was against him and he wasn’t going to hide? 

I would suggest that maybe he was able to give thanks because he knew the outcome and was thankful for the opportunity to display the power of the One True God to Darius and even the world. (After all, he was arguably history’s most precise and completely accurate prophet.)

In fact, when Darius saw that Daniel survived unharmed, he not only threw the bad guys into the lions den, but more importantly, he issued a decree that in every dominion of his kingdom, that “men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end!” (Daniel 6:26)

Think about that!!!! 

How would you feel if you were selected by God (using the foolish devices of the enemy) to bring about a worldwide turning of nations to the true King of Kings?  

I’d be thankful too! And excited! Wouldn’t you?

There is at this very moment an epic war between light and darkness.

Darkness has waged this war while the forces of light were for the most part, caught off guard. In troublous times, we continue to work but we should have a sword at the ready. (Nehemiah 4:18)

A time of testing is coming, more severe than we’ve seen to date.  As the warfare intensifies, so should your prayer, praise and thanksgiving.

The testing will appear to be life threatening and to many it will be. I do not know the precise nature of  the test, except to say, it is for the most part unexpected. If God were to tell you now, you wouldn’t believe it. In fact, many would scoff. 

It will have economic consequences though.

For many, those consequences will be severe, but for those who throw their windows open and seek the wisdom, counsel and will of God, it will be just the opposite.  

But this wisdom, when given, will require faith…

And faith will require action. 

And action requires courage.

And courage gives no voice to fear. 

Instead it advances in the face of fear. And that puts dread and terror in the eyes of the enemy. This will, by the way, for a season, stir up even more spiritual interference, but we must stand fast. 

I speak this word now so you will have it when the proverbial test hits the unrelenting fan. It will be messy, but the one with the force of the wind (Spirit) always wins.

The good news is that there is no lack to those who seek the Lord. (“The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Psalm 34:10)  Do you believe this or do you prefer to call God a liar? Speak now or hold your peace.

For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, learn from Isaiah 60:5 where it says in part, “The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”   (I have much to say and offer concerning this, but that is for future blogs.)

Remember that “ALL the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him, Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Cor 1:20)

I can tell you, this is the season of the wheat and tares, growing up together, knocking heads in the field. In the end, one will have dominance and the other destruction. 

I can tell you, not to pray that you be removed from the field, for according to King Jesus, that is not the will of the Father.  (“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15) 

Pray rather that you would remain in the field and bring fruit to maturity at harvest time, (Luke 8:14) when Jesus Himself will give the command to the reapers…  “First gather the tares and bind them in bundles, to burn, but gather the wheat into MY barn” (Matthew 13:30)

What follows the open window is always the open door. 

For Daniel, the open window led to the open door of the lions den. It was through the door of the lions den, that Daniel then “prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.” (Daniel 6:28)

I don’t know anyone who wants to walk through the open door to the lion’s den, but sometimes that is the only doorway to unprecedented prosperity and authority for God’s intended purposes. 

The way to prepare to walk through that door is through the open window. Open windows prepare us for open doors.

Open doors lead to promotion but are not for the faint at heart. 

Details to follow in my next posting. Be watching for it.

Until next time, be fruitful and multiply!

Michael Q. Pink

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Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

  • Yes, that is what I have been thinking. I quit some medicines that control the mind, which were prescribed to help with headaches, and didn’t seem to help. Beginning the second week of withdrawal, on a 3 week half-life, my emotions are sometimes tough on others and me. How will I be what Jesus wants if on this medicine, the Holy Spirit has to be the one to relieve fear and be brave like a Daniel.

    • I applaud your decision Scott. I know it is hard, but I believe you are correct in your thinking. Thanks for posting!

    • Michael, thank you for this email, This is exactly what I’ve been waiting to hear! I look forward to the next installment.

  • Michael very interesting – especially since I am reading the American Crusade by Pete Hegseth. I would suggest that all your listeners get a copy. The bookstores are trying to keep it out of circulation as it describes the enemy with clarity.

    • Hey Jeff… Thanks for the shoutout for Pete Hegseth’s book. If you think my readers will benefit from reading it, consider it here and now, recommended and I look forward to reading it as well. Thanks for posting a comment my friend!

  • I know it was hard to post this. It’s right on unfortunately. Time to persevere in prayer and praise. As a business person and minister who flows in prophetic intercession I see things as Lord reveals sometimes long before they happen. Be strong and courageous for the Lord thy God is with you.

    • David… Your word of encouragement means a lot to me and Judy. Thank you for posting and for being a warrior on the wall!

  • That is a GOOD Word. Thanks! I have not made many of the Friday’s due to my schedule, Sorry.
    Working outside of the church has made me an Essential Worker and traveled close to 10k miles in May.
    God has open cracks for us to see the doors that are swinging open to my friend and I, with new cost centers.

    • Hi Gary… I know it has been tough in so many sectors. Proud of you for your efforts. I completely understand you not being able to always attend on Friday’s at noon, but remember that you can always go back inside the private Facebook Coaching Group and catch the replays. Blessings on you my brother!

  • This resonates with me. I’m not sure exactly where it is going but if the Lord is going that way,I want to go too.

    • I totally believe you are right on Michael and the beginning is not only the Corona virus but a series of strong attacks against families and Gods people. Leviathan, python and jezebel acting out against His children and their families with possible murder in Minneapolis to every kind of evil coming against everyone. It is going to get worse and it’s not going to be easy or fun. A lot of people are going to turn the wrong way, but those of us who stand strong in our God will persevere in light of the pressures of evil.

      • Hello Carol… Thank you for sharing your valuable perspective. I agree that a lot of folks are going to turn the wrong way. Hopefully we can point many to the right way. Blessings!

  • Thank you. I can not tell you how timely this is in my life for both the likely summer testing and my confidence in the coming financial harvest.

    • Hey John… Thanks for posting your comment my brother. We’re in this together and I realize I only have a small piece of the puzzle. Others have other pieces. Good and evil will rise simultaneously and there will be more conflict and tensions. It creates fear for many and opportunity for outreach and expansion for others.

  • Michael, thank you, YES! The Lord has been showing me for a while, “In order for Me to take you up higher in My Kingdom, I have to go deeper into you!” And, has he been showing me stuff! OUCH!!! BUT, yes, for my Lord, yes!
    And higher in His Kingdom means more responsibility! This is preparation time! Donald Trump is my example, what hell is being thrown at him!
    Something else interesting, I “just happened” to look into my spam folder in my Yahoo email, I rarely send anything there, and there were a couple of emails from you in there along with a bunch of others that Yahoo’s system just happened to send there!

    • Hi William… Good word you shared my brother! So glad you checked Yahoo today. 😊 I pray often for our president because I can’t fathom how difficult the attack on him and his family must. be. Thanks for posting your comment!

  • Indeed Michael, there is a time of testing that has intensified for the Eccelsia to take a knee and stand for the gospel of the Kingdom. Perhaps when I see more from your future blogs as to what you are seeing, we can discuss together if there is any collaboration that can help bring in the harvest. Ever since going to Panama at your invitation, I have been encouraged to continue to step out in faith, albeit you are the only one I know who has skied down a mountain, twice if I recall, blind folded.

    Even so, if you would like to sneak a peek at the global initiative that has been in process for such a time as this, please respond and I will provide a link. It is patterned after Gen 47, when the money failed but there was provision in Goshen.

    • Hi Thomas… The harvest is very much on the mind of God, I believe. Thanks for your comment which put a smile on my face when you referenced my skiing story! 😊 And yes, feel free to share a link to the global initiative either here on on my Facebook page. Sounds interesting!

  • thankyou Michael, a deep and thoughtful word which I receive to explore, discover further through the window that leads through to the open door, the one Jesus has opened for us.

  • Hello Gaewyn… Thank you for considering this word and for commenting. Like you, I am keeping my eyes open for the door Jesus opens, (besides the door that is Jesus Himself (John 10:9)

  • I appreciate this post and it’s sober awakening to the opportunity. Abba Father gave us a word yesterday as well and this a confirm of that. To quote a portion of that word He said “do not be afraid for this darkness is for you .. “. I have experienced the Goshen anointing while going through this process and expect no different as we traverse this “window” of time. Looking forward to your next post. Blessings and strength of joy be upon you and your family.

    • Thank you for posting a comment Tanisha. That’s an insightful comment about the darkness too. Blessings on you and yours as well!

  • The last few days we have seen what Rev. David Wilkinson seen in a vision years before he died.
    Fires all over American.
    What’s next?

    • Hi Larry… I have thought often of what David Wilkerson shared. We may be in that era now. I agree that we should GET READY indeed. Blessings!

  • Powerful perspective, Michael! Recently the Lord gave me comfort with Psalm 46 which seems to parallel to a certain extent what you have said. Thank you!

  • Michael, thank you for your faithfulness to your call, and for speaking out when told to do so. Though uncertainty, fear and doubt may abound in this world, we remain certain, confident and sure in Him. Whatever the enemy’s plans may be, he is no match for our King. It is an honor, and privilege, to stand in the fire, with and by you, for the sole Honor and Glory of our King.

    • Aman… The honor is mine my brother. You carry the authority of the Spirit faithfully. I am grateful to have you as a brother in arms so to speak.

  • Thank you for this confirmation of what He has stepped us into on Pentecost. It all begins today! Our plan and progression is confirmed. I look forward to the open door and heaven!!

    • Yes Lisa… We have definitely stepped into a new period. It has never been more important to “watch and pray” as Jesus instructed in Luke 21:36

  • Dear Michael, I am not sure why you have chosen this subject, but in 108 days, much will happen. Yes God always God the foolish to confound the wise. Have you read The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham-Lotz? I found it in a Christian bookshop. It is up your current writing street. Another book I will suggest is called Prophetic Gates by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of Enlightened Christian Gathering Ministries in South Africa. This is based on Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah chapter 2. Take note of Ezekiel chapter 44/5. I await your book

    • Hello Abdul… I have not read the Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz. Sounds interesting though. I am not acquainted with Shepherd Bushiri but will look him up. Not sure what’s coming in 108 days to the world, but we shall see indicators before then, I suspect. Thank for sharing and for posting a comment!

  • Hi Michael! Thank you very much for the word! I am very encouraged and I believe that our God is faithful to see us through this period! I have a copy of your book Selling among wolves! Patrick in Nairobi Kenya

  • I found and embraced your business strategies while working in corporate industry and love that the Lord has given you this vision for our current challenging and perilous world. ‘Finding’ this among my emails today was an answer to prayer as I have been increasingly troubled and frustrated.
    Having the perfect model of Daniel as provided by God in His Instruction Manual provides a call to action and great comfort. Thank you!

    • Good morning Pamela… Thank you so much for posting and sharing this blog. When I first discovered Daniel’s “Open Window Policy” of praying AND giving thanks three times daily, I told the Lord that I didn’t see how I could do that myself. After all, I was a busy man. That was when the Lord asked me what I thought Daniel’s life looked like when he was for all intents and purposes, the Prime Minister of the most powerful empire in the world. I realized at once, that he undoubtedly had many more people vying for his attention and very important matters of international and national importance to attend to daily. It was perhaps because of this, that he made sure to maintain an active prayer and thanksgiving lifestyle.

  • I couldn’t believe what I was reading. We just talked about the heat and the water to help germinate the seed that has been sown in EDVERYONE’S heart this morning in our 6 a.m. Men’s meeting at IHOP. The seed planted by God in everyone will remain a seed and never produce the fruit intended if we don’t seek the mystery of Christ and Him crucified. What’s it mean? It’s a mindset that has to change. How does that happen? God is calling us to a higher paradigm of thinking. Jesus didn’t come just to forgive us our sins and deal with that. It was taken care of on the cross. He came to destroy the Adamic mindset that was triggered by eating the fruit of the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil. He should have eaten from the tree of LIFE and he would have lived eternally in the mindset of God. However, he fell to a lower paradigm of thinking to determine his reality. We need to put on the mind of Christ and see through God’s eyes to determine our reality. It all centers around changing the heart of man. God looks on the heart of man, not his sin and behavior. Change the heart and the behavior change is the fruit. Good stuff Michael

    • Hey David! That’s awesome brother! Thank you so much for sharing that story. So encouraging! Great insights as well David. I hope others will read your comments as well. Blessings!

  • Thank you for posting this. In the past week I was impressed to read in Daniel concerning his praying despite his circumstances. I felt sure it was Holy Spirit but not really understanding why. Two days ago I was impressed to look up wheat and many things having to do with it. Again not totally seeing the full pic.
    Your post is helping me connect the dots – thank you.

    • Hi Carrie… So glad this is helping you connect the Divine dots in your life. Thank you for posting a comment!

    • Thank you for commenting Aaron. I hope you will be able to share it as well. God bless you my brother!

  • Good word to keep focused on the Lord’s intentions which are so much bigger than ours! What the enemy meant for harm and destruction, the Lord can turn for good.

    • Hi Caryn… I am praying that the evil intended for the good, will be turned against itself. Thank you for posting your comment!

  • Thank you for sharing this prophetic insight. Yes and Amen to all of God’s promises! May our light shine bright in the darkness. We have been expecting a New Door to open this year that leads to abundance. We have been resisting Satan’s hinderance to a new product that we are trying to get into production and continue to stand on the promises. God is faithful and WE WIN!

    • Hello Rane. You are right… A new door will be opening and indeed, God is faithful and we do WIN! Bless you and thank you for posting a comment

  • Michael,
    Thank you for sharing this!! I really appreciate your sharing of God’s Heart and Truth. Thank you for sharing how to effectively demonstrate God’s Kingdom in the world’s business environment.

  • Dear Mr. Pink, Thank you for your wonderful spiritual insights challenging us to greater heights of maturity. I stand with you, and I’m praying for you. God bless you many times in return for how you have inspired others in return. I do missionary work in another country based on the principle of an open door that God gave me. In the book of Acts, when Paul was on his way to Rome, a snake came out of the heat, and fastened onto his hand. Yes, some seasons of life, summer, heat, have more temptations, trials, and tests than others. I’m with you my brother. I trust Jesus too.

    • Hello Doug. God bless you my brother for your faithful missionary work. You are storing up treasure in heaven in ways you have not considered. Thank you for your service and for praying for me and my family. Thank you also for posting a comment.

  • Yes couldn’t agree more WOW! It confirms what I hear other prophetic voices saying. Lord let us be prepared for what is coming and to be a beacon of light and hope! Thank you for posting.

    • Thanks Ashlee! The next post should be in your inbox by now. It’s also posted on the blog. Thanks for posting!

  • Great word Michael. Great perspective and encouragement for these times!
    I’m Canadian, but I’ve never prayed so much for your country and your president, as much as this year. You are 100% correct, these events are hell inspired and stirred, with a demonic agenda. However God is never taken by surprise, His plan is still the best plan. He still specializes in turning bad and evil plans into amazing victories for His people.
    I believe that the church is being invited to an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with God. We need to respond properly.
    Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Hi Joseph. Thank you so much for your prayers for our beloved America. I was born and raised in Canada, but as a child, I thought I would one day be president of the United States. Apparently they have rules about foreign born citizens running the country, so that’s out the window. 😊 I love your observation about the church being invited into an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with God. As you said, we do need to respond properly. Bless you my brother and thanks so much for posting a comment!

    • Greetings Henriette. Thank you for sharing your response. Your participation in the dialog is much appreciated!

  • This is profound, Michael. Thank you.

    I have been considering these issues seriously, and have been writing … will likely have thoughts to share, in the will and timing of God.

    I continue to be prayerfully engaged as I follow your revealing of the deep things of God and His coming purposes. The thoughts you are raising are of life-affecting consequence. I am grateful to you for obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit in sharing these insights.

    Sincerely, Robert

    • Hello Robert McFarlane from Ottawa! Thank you for your serious thoughts on this very serious topic. I appreciate you posting a comment here my brother. God bless you richly!

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