Just a reminder for you about the prophetic word released on Wednesday night, June 20th, concerning the first three weeks in August. Basically, the word was an encouragement to expect tokens from the Lord the first 21 days of August with the knowledge that each of these blessings would be a token of much greater blessings to come to supply everything needed that God has called our church family to do. The word also spoke of unusual miracles and release and activation of spiritual gifts. Financial blessings, promotions, and more such be expected as well. I believe, as do several prophetic voices in our fellowship, that it is important for us to believe and sow into this season with expectancy. The Scripture teaches us that if we are faithful with little then more will be entrusted to us. Our testimonies and faith are all very important.
This past week, one of our members contacted me and shared that he had been praying into this word since it was given. The other day he received an unexpected check in the mail in excess of $2500.00 that related to something four years ago. He did not even know he was supposed to receive it. I believe he was able to reach forward with his faith and has already pulled one of these unexpected blessings (tokens) from the Lord into his life. Yesterday, I heard of another one of these testimonies which occurred in the ARK that was over $900.00. Of course, these blessings are not to be limited to financial, but the word did focus on finances and promotions. Pastor Phillip also was given a word about these sudden blessings beginning to happen. So the Lord is encouraging us to raise our faith level.
There are two things we (THE ARK AND GRACE HOUSE) will be doing to respond and prepare our hearts to honor the Lord for these blessings.
1. We want to receive a special offering and we want it to be used outside of our local house. So we will be sowing it into a very worthy cause. This special offering will be received tomorrow in the service to be given to the Ricketts Family who serve the Lord in Thailand. They minister to children on the streets of Pattaya who are targeted for the sex industry. These children of prostitutes really need the love of Jesus. The human trafficking there for sex is horrendous. The Ricketts will be sharing with GRACE HOUSE what they do there in Thailand and it is remarkable.
2. Secondly, during the month of August, we are asking you to bring your change (coins) each week. Beginning this coming Wednesday night, (August 1), there will be a huge container for everyone, including our children, to give their change as a seed offering of the coming harvest of blessings. In other words, we will be sowing our "tokens" as well during this time. At the end of the month, this change offering will also be sown into a worthy cause outside of our local house. So there will be a lot of sowing going on and a lot of blessing taking place.
Let's all set our hearts to expect, believe, and rejoice at all the wonderful things the Lord is doing.