TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God has been asking you to do something unusual. This unusual act is the beginning of a new season for you. Step out in faith, knowing that God has your back, and always has a reason for what He asks.
GOING FISHING IN LAS HADAS
I was a very young man when Pastor Howard Richardson called me by name at a tent meeting in Grand Prairie, Texas. He had been praising and seeking the Lord, then said the words I will never forget.
“Troy,” he said, “when I see you, the Lord shows me something really off-the-wall. I see you catching a great big fish somewhere and when you catch it, the Lord is saying it’s a sign that your ministry is not going to be a little bitty ministry, but a great big ministry.”
That was an off-the-wall word. Months passed and I began to forget the prophecy that would forever shape my life.
At that time, there was a huge perk at the company I worked for – an all-expense paid vacation to Las Hadas, Mexico. For a young couple, it was a real Godsend!
The food was fabulous, the beach beautiful and the accommodations five star. One of the days, they let us pick an activity. We could either go scuba diving or deep sea fishing. Leanna was excited about the fishing, but I was not. My last fishing trip was a 12-hour pukefest, but I agreed.
I’m so glad I did.
“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God”
– Deuteronomy 28:2
There were six of us in the boat and the sailfish were biting. The captain said he had never seen anything like it – fish on all six lines at the same time! With only one chair, we had to take turns. It took hours and hours and when my turn came, I began reeling and my line snapped. Bummer!
However, my tired bride gladly handed me her pole and I pulled in a 9-foot, 6-inch sailfish.
I never will forget that night as I lay in bed exhausted. We were both almost asleep when Leanna calmly said, “Troy, do you remember the prophecy Howard gave you about catching the big fish?”
I nearly fell out of bed. That’s when things started to happen. I came back from Mexico knowing that God had a world-wide ministry for me. Our ministry began to take shape and God began to bless Leanna and I, showering us with favor.
While OpenDoor Church and the OpenDoor Food Bank have exploded over the years and is now world-wide, I believe we are just getting started.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO ASK GOD FOR A PROPHECY OVER YOUR LIFE. I DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU TO SINCERELY ASK FOR GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU IN AN OFF-THE-WALL KIND OF WAY THEN GO AFTER WHAT HE HAS FOR YOU!
From my book: MIRACLES WITH A MESSAGE