We've received quite a few words about the Lord calling us to take dominion with our authority that He already gave us. Yes it's time to take our Promised Land(s) and that means together!
That's a really good word! God is going to connect you with the right people and relationships to have dominion together where He is calling you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
"...Great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked..." (Acts 4:33-34)
I believe we're in a very strategic time, not just of receiving promises and inheritance, but learning and preparing how to use such when God establishes these promises in our lives. For example, Abraham and Sarah waited and persevered through so much before Isaac finally came. Isaac was their promise – or so they thought at the time. But really, what the full promise God was trying to bring about was a family through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed! Abraham and Sarah thought it was about securing the promise they could see, but Isaac wasn't an end, but a means to a much bigger promise of fathering nations.
Many of us are waiting for our "Isaacs" to come in many forms, but what will happen when we receive such? Will we rest in that beautiful promise, or will we take that promise and keep moving forward, believing God for as many Isaacs as there are stars in the sky and sand on the seashore? God is doing something much bigger, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Our "Isaac" is not just our answer, it's an invitation into something much greater for such a time as this. I believe that God is ready for us to play Monopoly, Kingdom style, TOGETHER!
"Going after our Isaac alone can be a long, weary journey and I believe God wants us to look up and see the bigger plans that are unfolding within the twinkle of His eyes."
In the last week, I've had multiple dreams where I've woken up and all I could remember was the game Monopoly. In one sense, this felt very odd, and yet, I knew it related to a lot of what we are going after in the natural right now, believing God alongside our mission partners for the miraculous securing of multiple, long-awaited Kingdom properties.
Included in the properties we're trusting God and His promises for is a home for us – one we have received many promises about for many years. This aspect is very personal because we have moved with the Lord A LOT – with miracle stories at the forefront of most of those moves. We've had international moves, cross country moves, and local moves. Basically, you name the type of move and we've had multiple of it. Each move has had its own season and assignment with the Lord. This recent move has been unexpected, but it's been a clear God set-up as well.
It would be natural to simply trust and believe God for a house and property for our family to move into. It's a very basic need. However, God continues to challenge me to see it more like Monopoly! See, in Monopoly you don't go after just one property and then sit, live there and build only upon that space. Rather, securing that first property is but an invitation into a bigger picture, and, hopefully getting enough "monopolys" across the board that you enjoy a sweet victory. God wants us to inherit the promise, but to use that promise as a stepping-stone to keep moving forward and taking more new ground with Him.
Properties and Promise:
"Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously... Also, I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I tell you that the Lord will build you a house." (1 Chronicles 17:9-10) (Photo via Flickr)
This is a loaded passage, full of hope and promise. It's one of our personal words from the Lord for the season we're in. Many have such promises in their lives and many more are faithfully trusting God to see them come about. Those are our Isaacs, and as much as I pray for yours and our Isaac to be fulfilled, we have to keep aiming for the bigger picture – more than just a property or promise – together. All our pieces are found in God's big picture. In a way, it reminds me of the old C.S. Lewis quote: "Aim for Heaven and you get Earth thrown in, aim for Earth and you get neither."
I liken it greatly to one of my life passages, Acts 4:31-37. In that passage we see a Church, with each person having their own need. They each brought what they had to the table and through the power of going forward "together," watched it multiply exponentially to the point where the Bible says that none had any lack. If everyone had fought to keep their own vision, promise or property alive in sole proprietorship, some may have kept them and some may have suffered loss. But when they all put their unique piece on the table, they didn't just get a property or two, they got a monopoly—together!
"Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" (Genesis 1:28)
We've rented a lot in our pioneering lifestyle. Each time God has provided in creative ways through grace, favor, people, patience and so much more. And we've been so thankful. We've wanted to own, but it just wasn't time—YET! But, now, I believe we are in a time of ownership. I believe the Body of Christ as a whole is being invited, and has been prepared, for a time of greater ownership—together.
Did you know that's actually the economic concept of monopoly? "The domination of a market by a single entity."
"God is doing something much bigger, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Our 'Isaac' is not just our answer, it's an invitation into something much greater for such a time as this."
I don't merely believe that we are entering a time of personal ownership. Rather, we are entering a time of Kingdom ownership. That's the real key! We are called to take dominion together, as a "single entity." We need each other to see all our Isaacs fulfilled. Your vision has a grace that covers my lack, and mine has a grace that covers yours.
Partnership: Brothers and Sisters
"And the Lord God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.'" (Genesis 2:18)
Monopoly was first published by "Parker Brothers," and remained under their guidance until they were bought by "Hasbro," or what is short for the "Hassenfeld brothers." The key I believe we're to focus on here are these companies of "brothers." Abraham waited, trusted and believed for HIS promise, not fully realizing yet how it played a role in God's bigger promises that He was, and still is, establishing.
Likewise, there are SO MANY of us all living before God right now in faith and patience, after many trips around the board, waiting to inherit our promise. But I think we need to lift our vision higher and wider with the help of our brothers and sisters around us! Going after our Isaac alone can be a long, weary journey and I believe God wants us to look up and see the bigger plans that are unfolding within the twinkle of His eyes. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Yes, He is able and probably even willing to bring about your Isaac. But, I think He wants to give us a monopoly, together, on Earth as it is in Heaven! I believe we can all see our miracles happen, but if and when we join our miracles together with our brothers and sisters believing for similar promises. When we learn to move from being a bunch of sole entities and operate as a single entity together, we won't just get our Isaac, but God will show us the greater monopoly He is bringing about, taking even more ground through us all for all the families of the earth to be blessed. Isaac is in there too for us each, but there is SO MUCH MORE when we play monopoly with Him together!
We all have our promises, and many have great visions. But when our visions come together to take ground with like-minded brothers and sisters; that's when a true Kingdom monopoly will take place across the earth. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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Joey LeTourneau, his wife Destiny, and their six children are based in the hills of central California. They have lived and traveled all over the world looking to unearth the treasures God has hidden in people, places and new possibilities. Joey is the author of seven books and together they speak, train and empower others to see God's worldwide family restored – one heart at a time.
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