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My world has been drastically altered! You may have read or heard me teach that God has a plan for us - a strategy designed for each of us to bring us into debt-free prosperity. But since Kenneth Copeland started teaching the subject called "Before the Foundation of the World," I've seen that plan in an exciting new light. I realized that God designed His specific, strategic plan for you and me before He ever created the world.

Think about that! Before Creation, before Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, God had already considered our lives: "For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]" (Eph. 2:10 AMP).

In fact, what the Lord said to Brother Copeland was, I made every man wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and imaginations before he was ever created. The plan that God had for us was to take us into what Psalm 66:12 calls our "wealthy place." And He laid this out for you and me before He ever did anything else.

Since finding out that God chose me before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), I have added some things to my outline on God's plan to bring us into debt-free prosperity. So now, it reads like this:

1. God doesn't just have a plan for me - He had a debt cancellation plan in place for Terri and me before the foundation of the world!

2. I receive the plan that God had for me before the foundation of the world by faith - nothing wavering, sight unseen.

3. The debt cancellation plan that God had for me before the foundation of the world will come to me out of the realm of the spirit and not the natural.

4. I have the ability to hear the debt cancellation plan that God had for me before the foundation of the world.

5. I am obedient to the debt cancellation plan that God had for me before the foundation of the world.

God Didn't Panic - He Had a Plan
God did not find out about George and Terri Pearsons' debt situation on the day we signed the mortgage for our house. He didn't panic, turn to the angels and shout, "We've got to get a plan for the Pearsons! George and Terri just went back into debt on their new house!!"

On the contrary, God had a debt cancellation / debt freedom plan designed for us since before the foundation of the world. It has been there all this time! God had the answer long before we ever had the problem. Our debt freedom is completed in the realm of the spirit. The challenge we now have is to get into position to receive the plan that God originally had for us.

How do we do that? How do we lay hold of this magnificent plan? How do we draw it out from before the foundation of the world and see the manifestation of what God spoke over us? How do we get in position to receive?

Let's answer those questions by looking at two scriptures:

"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him" (Isa. 64:4).

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1 Cor. 2:9-10).

Praying the Plan Into the Present
The debt cancellation plan that God prepared for us from before the foundation of the world will be revealed and uncovered by His Spirit. If the plan is going to be revealed by His Spirit, we will have to do things that are of the Spirit in order to make the connection and get in position. "He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal. 6:8). Therefore, we must do some things to sow to the Spirit.

First of all, notice in Isaiah 64:4, man is able to see what God has prepared for him by "waiting for Him." It takes time waiting on God to receive the fullness of His plan. There are so many distractions around us - the noise level of today's lifestyle is getting louder and louder. We must get into God's presence to hear what He wants to say.

One of the greatest ways I know of to step into the realm of the Spirit is to pray in other tongues. That is exactly what I have been doing a lot of lately. We have made good progress at eliminating debt in our lives - but we aren't through yet. Every day is a step-by-step process of seeking God, listening to His instructions and obeying His commands. I have been praying much in tongues to get out of my mind and into the spirit.

First Corinthians 2:12-13 says, "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that (have already been) freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but (words) which the Holy Ghost teacheth."

First Corinthians 14:2 then tells us, "For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue (words taught to us by the Holy Ghost) speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries." Another word for mysteries is, "divine secrets" or "plans."

When you are praying in other tongues, you are reaching back through time and space to the very moment when God first spoke out your future plan for deliverance. By the spirit, you are drawing to yourself the answer God had for you since before the foundation of the world. You are bringing it back to where it can be seen and heard today. You reached back and brought the debt freedom plan into your present situation.

Specific direction then will come through interpretation. First Corinthians 14:13-15 says, "Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also."

God will reveal the plan as you pray for the interpretation of your tongues. It can take several days or weeks. It can come to you in stages. The plan can be revealed to you as a spoken word, a conviction in your heart, a simple "knowing" or a combination of all of these. You can be praying in other tongues as you fall asleep. When you wake up the next morning, you'll know exactly what to do, say or pray.

The next time you are before the Lord praying in other tongues, just stop and say out loud, "I believe I receive the debt cancellation plan that God strategically designed for me before the foundation of the world."

Turn Up the Voice of the Spirit
There is something else I have been doing to sow to the Spirit and get into God's presence. There are times I set aside to go before the Lord in prayer. I have found that it has helped tremendously to fast a meal, or a few meals, while doing that.

Fasting doesn't change God - it changes you. It helps to clear out the clutter, shut out the noise and causes you to be more sensitive to the inward voice of the Holy Spirit. Fasting will turn down the voice of the flesh and turn up the voice of the Spirit. It will aid you in connecting with God's plan.

Daniel fasted often. He had an excellent spirit and God was able to get through to him because of his yielded heart. Daniel called God "the revealer of secrets" (Dan. 2:28). Daniel positioned himself to receive God's plans through prayer and fasting. We can do the same thing. Through fasting and prayer, Daniel was able to reach back in time to when God first spoke secrets that dealt with the future. Daniel spoke them out and they are still coming to pass today.

There are rewards to fasting. The revealing of God's plan for debt cancellation is one of them. Isaiah 58:8,11 tell us that as a result of fasting, "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily....And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones."

All of these have to do with God's revealing of wisdom and knowledge - the light that breaks forth is God's plan from the foundation of the world.

There are other ways I am positioning myself to draw on God's plan - and they all have to do with waiting on the Lord. This includes times of worshiping Him, lingering in His presence, receiving Communion, loving Him, meditating in His Word, ministering to the Lord - all of these create an atmosphere that is conducive for receiving God's plan.

Brother Kenneth E. Hagin tells us to "take time to wait upon the Lord in prayer and in the Word to discover His guidance and direction for your life. Wait long enough before Him until your mind gets quiet and is no longer active. Wait long enough in prayer for all of your physical senses and emotions to be brought into captivity so they no longer dominate you. Then you'll be able to hear from your spirit."

Wisdom Set Aside for You
God has had a debt cancellation plan for each of us since before the foundation of the world. He has had plans laid out for our lives before anything else He did. And He is not trying to withhold His plans from us either.

This is not a game of "hide-and-seek." On the contrary, He wants us to have those plans. He wants to reveal, uncover and unveil the hidden secrets for our lives. They are not hidden from us. They are hidden for us in a place where the devil can't touch them. That is called our "wealthy place!"

Proverbs 2:7 says, "He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous."

In 1 Corinthians 2:7, Paul tells us, "What we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God - [that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence]" (AMP).

He goes on to say in Colossians 1:25-26 that "I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints."

These scriptures clearly point out that God wants us to know His plans!

But His plans don't come out of the natural, sense realm. They come out of the spirit. That is why the more we do to get into the spirit, the better opportunity we will have to hear and discern what God is wanting to tell us.

You can receive God's plan.

Do all you can to position yourself to receive by waiting on the Lord. As a result, Psalm 85:8 will become a living reality to you: "I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints."

You can be assured that the plans that God has had for you since before the foundation of the world will leave you with nothing missing, nothing broken and nothing lacking. It will lead you into the true peace and prosperity of God.

Author Biography

George Pearsons
Web site: Eagle Mountain International Church
From the first time they met in 1975 to today, Pastors George & Terri Pearsons have been building a partnership based on a foundation of faith. They became the pastors of EMIC in 1993 and have been going strong ever since. Together, they are a one-two punch to the devil.

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