As most of you are fully aware, we are living in extremely difficult times (see 2 Tim. 3:1). However, this should not make us draw back (see Heb. 10:37-39), but actually propel us to do even more exploits for the Lord (see Dan. 11:32) as we listen to God's voice and believe that what He instructs us to do will cause us to bear much fruit for the Kingdom of God. The war is on whether we acknowledge it or not. God doesn't want us to be like the ostrich who sticks his head in the sand not realizing that his whole body is exposed. He may be in denial, but everyone else realizes he is uncovered and unprotected.
I believe we are indeed living in the last days, and God wants to encourage us that if we walk in the Holy Spirit, we will indeed be recession-proof. What does it mean to be recession-proof? Well, it simply means that those who are being led (present tense) by the Spirit are the Sons of God (see Rom. 8:14) and do not yield to the lust of the eyes, the pride of life, or the lust of the flesh (see 1 John 2:16). We are children of God by virtue of the new birth, but we are not operating as sons of God unless we are walking in the Spirit, hence we are recession-proof because we march to the beat of a different drummer.
We cannot walk in the Spirit if we do not listen to the voice of God and obey what He instructs us to do. God is for us and if he be for us, who can be against us (see Rom. 8:31). However, if we disobey the Lord, we open ourselves up to things that will block the recession-proof path that the Lord has out laid out for us to walk on (see Prov. 4:18).
In Revelations 3:20, the Lord is standing at the door of our hearts and knocking. We not only need to hear his voice, but we must open the door. In other words, we must obey and act upon what He instructs us to do. Then we will indeed be recession-proof because we are walking in the Spirit and not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh.
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Joe Schrader is a prophetic equipper that longs to see the body of Christ come into unity and see the nations reached for Christ!