7 Prophetic Promises for 2009
A year ago as I sat with Dr. Oral Roberts in his home, I saw a copy of Dr. Todd Coontz’s new book, The Miracle of a Chile Pepper Seed. After I paged through it, I knew we wanted to have Todd teach on our television program as soon as possible.
What a great This Is Your Day! program it was, as he taught about “The Miracle of a Chile Pepper Seed.” We received such a great response from that telecast, and we have featured him several times since then, both on the broadcasts and in our Miracle Services.
A gifted teacher, Todd Coontz helps the body of Christ understand financial prosperity, using nearly two decades’ experience in finance and Bible study to bring real meaning and interest to this vital subject.
My Own Recent Experience
Many people come to our conferences and television programs who teach on finances and sowing seed, but there is simply something unique about what Dr. Todd Coontz teaches.
He came to a conference a few months ago and spoke about planting seed and taking a large step of faith. I have needs, just as you do, and I truly needed God to work a miracle in a certain area of my own finances.
I can’t give you all the details, but I can tell you that I was in a situation where I truly needed to trust the Lord for a miracle.
So I took a large step of faith and planted a sacrificial gift into the ministry.
I was amazed at how quickly and miraculously God worked. It was so dramatic that I wondered, “Maybe it was just a matter of timing and coincidence.”
Dr. Coontz came to another conference soon after that, and I was so intrigued by what had happened in my own life that I decided to step out even more sacrificially.
Again, the results were quick and nothing short of miraculous!
I guarantee you that when he starts teaching on this subject and takes an offering I am going to be the first in line, because I know that Todd has a gift for hearing from the Lord about the seasons and the times concerning financial harvest.
That’s why this e-mail to you is so important!
The 7 Promises
During the two programs being aired this week, Todd continues to reveal a powerful word for the body of Christ, and I want to share his seven key points about what God wants to do for you during the remainder of 2009.
“In spite of all that’s going on with the world’s economic system,” Todd began, “your future doesn’t depend upon the world’s circumstances and standards. We are in the world, but we are not of this world. It is time for you to rise up and claim your godly inheritance! You can hold to the standard of the kingdom of God, and the best days for believers are just ahead!”
Briefly, let me list Dr. Coontz’s seven prophetic promises, along with a very special offer.
Prophetic Promise # 1 for 2009:
A Year of Increased Opportunity
There is a significant difference between the world’s prosperity message and the Gospel’s prosperity message.
The message of the world is greed—“Get all you can get!”
But the message of the Gospel is knowing the will of God and using His abundant overflow to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
There are 2,250 scriptures in the Bible that deal with money, and the Bible focuses much time on how to be a good steward over your money. How you handle your finances determines how you handle your life.
“Where your treasure is,” Matthew 6:21 declares, “there will your heart be also.”
The difference between a nonbeliever and the believer is greed versus giving.
And that difference in 2009 will become even more marked as God pours out amazing opportunities on His children.
One point to remember: God doesn’t always pour out a financial harvest first. Many times He showers us with ideas and breakthroughs that turn into financial harvest.
Our friend Oral Roberts calls these “concepts, insights, and ideas.” And your entire life can change literally overnight as God pours out His wisdom on you.
Those who tap into this outpouring of increased opportunities will truly be revolutionized during the coming months, and I want you to be one of those people!
Prophetic Promise # 2 for 2009:
Multiplication of Wisdom and Understanding
We are told in Scripture, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).
God’s wisdom is different from the world’s knowledge. You can get all the degrees and knowledge from the greatest universities and still not understand what God desires to do in you and through you.
Proverbs 23:23 tells us something that is truly remarkable: “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”
How do you buy wisdom and understanding? You get it through the knowledge that God wants to pour into your life.
In fact, as Todd says, “The difference between your today and your tomorrow is your information. And that information comes to us from God through an act of faith. Every one of these seven prophetic promises for 2009 requires an act of faith. You see, the only way to please God is through acts of faith. God is not moved by your needs, but He is moved by your faith. So when you act in faith, that action moves the hand of God. This applies to receiving wisdom, knowledge, and information from God, then acting on it to see great multiplication in your life!”
Prophetic Promise # 3 for 2009:
More Dreams, Visions, and Miracles
The Bible tells us, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:16-17).
In the last days, God will pour His Spirit on all flesh and that will lead to increased dreams, visions, and miracles.
We are seeing this happening all around the world. What better vision than the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19).
People are responding like never before as we share the life-changing and miracle-working Gospel through crusades, broadcasts, and mission outreaches.
And God has so much more for us to do as we join together in 2009!
That is why I was so excited when Todd taught on this key. Then he said, “As people plant their seed in 2009, it will be a year of multiple harvests! What you sowed last year, you are going to see come to a harvest this year. God is going to reschedule a new season for your seed. He’s going to bring new life into that dormant seed that you planted before!”
Prophetic Promise # 4 for 2009:
Heightened Intensity to God’s Leading
This will be a year when you will have greater supernatural guidance than ever before.
Todd says, “The Bible talks about the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete, the one who desires to take you by the hand and lead you where you need to go. He is the one who brings all things to your remembrance. He is the one who empowers you. He is the one who gives you deputized authority. And it is time that the Holy Spirit is the strongest and loudest and clearest voice in your life!”
What a wonderful promise we have: “And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel” (Isaiah 45:3).
The Lord wants to lead you to riches in secret places. He knows where the opportunities are. He knows where the ideas and concepts are.
If you will learn to listen to Him, especially as you then learn to respond through your faith, He will show you what you should do, the roads you should take, and the doors you should walk through.
He is ready to intensify His leading in 2009!
Prophetic Promise # 5 for 2009:
Greater Ability to Discern the Intent and Motives of People
Wrong people never seem to leave your life voluntarily. They will stay in your life as long as you permit them to.
According to Todd, “This will be a year when God wants to bless you and bring people into your life who can promote you and catapult you into a new season. Likewise, the devil wants to destroy you by bringing people into your life who will drag you down and encourage you to make wrong choices. If there are wrong people in your life, people who have not been authorized to be there by God, they will keep you from entering your season of blessing.”
It is so important to listen to God’s direction about the right and wrong people in your life, and during 2009 there will be a greater ability to discern the intent and motives of people around you.
Prophetic Promise # 6 for 2009:
God Will Fight Your Battles
Many have been through terrible struggles in 2008. Perhaps you are still involved in major struggles right now—perhaps relationships, finances, roadblocks, job loss, illness. God is ready to turn things around for you as you follow Him in faith this year.
“This will be a year when God will silence your enemies,” Todd said on This Is Your Day! He then said, “You will be vindicated from all that has been said against you. He is going to give you the plan, the strategy. He’s going to fight for you and scatter your enemies. He will renew broken relationships. This is going to be the year when God is going to fight your battles for you!”
I’m ready for that, aren’t you?
Prophetic Promise # 7 for 2009:
A Year of Promotion of Increased Favor with Influential People
Dr. Coontz was emphatic as he moved into the seventh promise: “Promotion is getting ready to happen throughout the body of Christ. And this is going to be the year when influential people are going to enter your life. Get ready, for promotion is knocking on your door. You are going to be promoted. When others are missing opportunities, you will have greater opportunities because you are a child of God who is willing to act in faith. You are in covenant with the King of kings and the Lord of lords! God is going to authorize you to have divine promotion.”
Moving into These 7 Prophetic Promises
Dr. Coontz spoke of coming into the studio to share these promises and being stirred in his heart to ask 1,189 partners of this ministry to step out in faith to plant a $200 seed into the work of God.
He said the 1,189 miracles would represent 1,189 chapters in the Word of God. And he pointed to this special act of faith, according to the leading he felt, to be a promotion seed.
“I truly believe the Lord is getting ready to pour out these seven promises,” he said, “and I especially want to reemphasize the importance of promotion. God wants to promote His children. That’s why I believe God has instructed me to tell the people of God to sow a $200 promotion offering. It will be astounding to see what happens next! And this is going to require a swift act of faith. I want you to make your $200 promotion offering right now!”
Everything Begins with a Seed
In the beginning God said that as long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
Jesus often talked about the power of seed that is planted in faith: “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).
The apostle Paul often referred to the law of sowing and reaping: “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
Throughout the Scriptures, the Lord tells us what to do if we want mountains moved—
The Urgent Need for Your Seed
The nations of the world are ready to receive the Gospel as never before.
Millions in the world are calling out for God, seeking answers, and pleading for deliverance.
They are looking for hope, but no hope is in sight. They are begging for answers, but no answers are found. They are searching for light, yet they are imprisoned in darkness.
Will you help me go with your precious seed?
I am asking you to sow a generous gift today. The expenses of the international crusades are massive; many hundreds of thousands of dollars are due right now to pay for arenas and travel and evangelism material we give to all new believers.
And when you sow your $200 Promotion Offering, I want to send you Dr. Todd Coontz’s new CD, 7 Prophetic Promises for 2009.
I have only skimmed the surface of these powerful keys, but I can tell you that his teaching will change your life. And I want to get this CD into your hands as soon as possible!
Let’s do it together while there is still time!
For it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)…
Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ,
teaching the unchanging Word of God,
and expecting the mighty and miraculous,
power of the Holy Spirit,