As we have already entered into 2023, here are some prophetic thoughts about this year. This year has clearly been marked by the Lord as a time to prosper, to take back land and to see His glory.
As we fully embrace a kingdom mindset, we will see these things take place on a personal level.
Prosperity in 2023
God’s plan is prosperity for our lives. He wants us to prosper in whatever we put our hand to. Every thought that the devil has is “impoverished,” while every thought inspired by God is “prosperous.” God is the source of all prosperity. What does it mean to prosper? It means to break out and be profitable.
God is the Creator of increase and profit. He spoke the words “let there be light” in the beginning, and the universe is still expanding and increasing! There is no lack in Him. That’s why Jesus could say, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “profit” can mean “valuable return” or “gain.” God calls us into a place of continual breakthrough and gain, where we break out into new places of His blessing.
With this, it is essential to have kingdom thinking. We realize that there are many religions in the world, but Jesus did not bring a religion. Jesus brought the kingdom. Man has created religion, not God. Jesus came to establish the kingdom of God in the hearts of men—not create a man-made system. The kingdom of God is central. While there are many religions, there are only two kingdoms. There is the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. So instead of asking someone what religion they are, ask them, “What kingdom are you in?” You are either in the kingdom of God or the devil’s kingdom.
This is why it is a legal matter. This is why Jesus is the way into the kingdom of God. He is the Mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5). He paid the price to give us entrance into the kingdom of God. We are born again into His kingdom and family (John 3:3-7). No one can enter the kingdom unless they are born again—coming to Jesus who is the door.
With this in mind, we have crossed over into a vast and huge inheritance— into the far superior kingdom of light, as opposed to a most inferior kingdom of darkness. The kingdom of light is a complete reflection of the King Himself, Jesus.
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Col. 1:13).
This has been God’s intent all along, throughout Scripture and to this day, as His goal is to have a kingdom of priests.
“‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel” (Ex. 19:6).
“…To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Rev. 1:5-6)
This is nothing new, as He demonstrated His prosperous nature in blessing Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, both in natural and spiritual blessings—prosperity in both realms.
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous” (Gen. 26:12-13).
It is also seen in His promises that as we obey His commands and follow His voice, He will bless us “coming in and going out.” But if we rebel and disobey, that’s another story that we don’t want to be a part of (Deut. 28).
“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God” (Deut. 28:2).
This is under the Old Covenant. The New Covenant is far superior with better promises. The fullness of prosperity is realized in Christ. Remember that everything about the devil’s kingdom is impoverished. Everything associated with the kingdom of God is prosperous. The devil steals, kills and destroys; that is his nature.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
God gives life and gives it more abundantly! These kingdoms are completely contrary to each other. That means that when you see one word that represents the devil, pick the complete opposite and that will represent God.
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John and Brandi Belt are the leaders of Overflow Global Ministries. The heart of their message is that God’s greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest—being accompanied with demonstrations of God’s power to heal, revive and restore.