Philippians 4:19 – And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

Father God desires to open His treasures to you, to bless you and enlarge your territory – your sphere of influence for His Kingdom. The spirit of fear and false humility want you to be poor because when you are prosperous, many are brought to repentance through God’s abundance in your life. Don’t partner with the stronghold of poverty. 

Declaration: I come out of agreement with the spirit and principality of poverty. The devil is a liar and I proclaim new wine and oil overflowing in every aspect of my life. 

Who Are You Listening To? 

I always imagined the church at Ephesus that Timothy, a very young man, was the pastor of, was just a small group of people. No. It was a monster mega church of 100,000 people. And they had tremendous issues and amazing challenges about “what are we gonna do and how are we going to do this.” 

My friend, how we do church is a really big deal. Paul was actually afraid they would wake up and have a completely different Christianity that they wouldn’t recognize if they did not fight for the culture of the house. It’s a word for you and I today. Yep, it’s even more relevant because we’re living in Rome times seven!

 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” – Timothy 4:1-2

First, every day in the Roman culture must have felt like the end of days–like, “My God! How could this get any more dangerous and demonic?” Second, Paul is prophesying to you and me right here, right now. He saw this day and this messed up culture we’re living in and he says this: “Now the Spirit expressly says.”

Friend, you need to know what the Holy Spirit is highlighting within your life right now–within the culture and the headlines right now–because Paul is hearing God speak about all kinds of craziness, but he’s like, “This is really highlighted.”

Do you have an ear to hear or do you just follow the crowd? Do you listen to the prophets of hell in the news media feeding you a narrative and worldview that is so skewed, you will wake up and not recognize your life or your faith because you let those voices into your head?

This is a crucial time in history that two-thirds of the Bible warns about. We are living in those latter or “last” days. If you’re going to make it, you’re going to have to know what God is speaking to you. What is the Holy Spirit inside you warning you about? Who is He telling you to listen to and who needs the left foot of fellowship? Your eternal future rides on you having a vibrant relationship with the One who knows the perils coming your way–and they are coming fast. 

Do not depart from the faith. Do not give heed to deceiving spirits of technology, media, entertainment, fear, envy and fortune. Stand against the doctrines of demons that say, “We’re coming after your kids with the trans agenda and we’re coming after you with porn and there’s nothing you can do about it.” 

Like it says in Ephesians 6:14, STAND! Put on that armor and let the Belt of Truth, the Holy Spirit, gird the loins of your mind (1 Peter 1:13). Listen for His still, small voice. It’s the only way to win!