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I was reading a book the other day by Gloria Copeland entitled "Are You Listening?" and she referenced a scripture from Deuteronomy chapter six. I want us to look at the first three verses of that chapter:

(v. 1) Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgements, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
(v. 2) That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
(v. 3) Hear therefore, O Israel and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

As I read verse three, immediately the Holy Spirit came over me and began to speak some very strong words to me. I would like to share with you what He said to me.
There is coming a massive wave of increase that is going to hit the body of Christ; however, it will only bless those who are in my will and walking in my ways. Those who are not in my will and walking in my ways will shrink dramatically while others grow to be giants. There will be those who will become giants in two major realms overnight: anointing for service and finances.

Because of this wave of increase the church will begin to have great influence in the world, like has never been. Tell my people that these are not the days to be walking at a distance from me. I am calling my children to come close to my heart and heed my voice.
Expect a Wave
When the Holy Spirit was speaking this to me, I also had an accompanying vision of what He was saying. I saw in the spirit a valley filled with people standing facing a small mountain and back from behind the mountain was coming this tremendous wave that was about twice the height of the mountain and it was coming towards those standing facing the mountain.

I sensed that these people were standing in expectancy because this wave did not catch them off guard.

These people that I saw were a portion of the body of Christ, but this group was not as large as one would expect. I do believe that many of God's children will not be ready for this wave of increase because of ignorance in their hearts concerning our covenant with God; primarily, that He is the one who wants us to be increased.

We must understand that ignorance of our covenant with God causes us to lose out on the greater blessing that He wills for us.

Let's look at a few verses in Psalm 112:
(v. 1) Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
(v. 2) His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
(v. 3) Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Church, we must get our minds renewed to the truth that God wants us to INCREASE! The Lord has already said that a wave of increase is coming so we must prepare ourselves for it to profit us and not cause us to shrink.

As I prayed about what the Holy Spirit said about this wave causing some to shrink who were not in His will and walking in His ways, I was reminded of something I heard another minister say one time. He said that the power of God is like electricity in that it can be a blessing if we use it properly and respect it, but he went on to say that it can also kill you if you touch it the wrong way.

I have thought many times about how the power of God healed and delivered and blessed so many people in the Bible and yet that same power caused some to lose their lives prematurely (Acts 5:1-11) and others to be blinded (Acts 13:6-11).

Be Ready
The Lord in His goodness is prophetically telling the church what is coming and that we should prepare for this wave of increase so that we may be blessed. We should not be caught off guard or decrease when this wave hits the church.

We must understand that money is a magnifier of what is already in us. That is why God is telling us to get our hearts right and make sure that we are in His will and walking in His ways.

I don't want anything in me to hinder the fullness of God from manifesting in my life. I want all that He desires for me. Don't you? Psalm 115:13-14 says, "He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children."

Colossians 2:19 says "And not holding the Head, from which all the joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God." Our God is a god of increase!

God has to increase the body of Christ in these two areas, anointing for service and finances, so that we can have more influence in the world to reach the lost. The miraculous power of God being displayed and financial wealth draws people in and causes them to want to hear our message.

One final point I want to make is this: God never calls you what you are, He calls you what He wants to make you. That is the reason that He changed Abram's name to Abraham ("father of many nations") years before this promise came to pass. God wants us to renew our minds from what we were to what He is making us to be.

This is why the prophetic word of the Lord is so powerful to us. The word of the Lord causes us to transcend from our present circumstances to our future reality. Remember, God calleth those things that be not as though they were (Rom. 4:17).

As we hear and receive this word of increase from God we must understand that it matters not where we are right now financially, this is the goal that we set before us and this is our destiny!

My wife and I, as well as our church, are standing on God's promise of increase. And to be honest with you, we haven't seen much progress so far (in the natural), but I want to pass along two words that God recently spoke to me concerning our situation, "Don't Faint."

Those two words are simple but powerful. If we do not become weary in doing well we are guaranteed a breakthrough! I want to encourage you to start tithing if you're not already doing so, and if you are, then keep on doing it. Give offerings over and above your tithe, and if you are already, then increase your offerings to the Lord.

Put pressure on the Word through your faith by your corresponding actions. Don't let a fear of recession and financial hardship cause you to cut yourself off from your supply - which is God. Continue to believe, continue to tithe, continue to submit to the Word, continue to grow in the Lord. Your increase is on the way!

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Brian Mullins
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Brian Mullins pastors Voice of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church located in Kernersville, North Carolina, between the cities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
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