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A glimpse of the future from Heaven's perspective...
on September 8, 2011
Julia Loren has just released a great book that will be a source of strength, encouragement and direction for everyone who reads it. The world is getting more chaotic every day, it seems, but that only allows the true people of God to stand out more clearly!
Julia has gathered insight from a number of respected prophetic voices in the Church. I won't get too much into specifics, but I was particularly blessed by several of the contributors:
James Maloney had a great word about being the light in the darkness in relation to Isaiah 60. Stacey Campbell talked about our unshakeable kingdom and emphasized the predicted "leveling" of Isaiah 40, which is also a very key text for a good friend of mine who has been receiving similar revelations. Munday Martin's chapter was also good, focusing on economics and the need for us to stand for Righteousness and Justice. He talked about how the Church will confront the end-times spirit of Jezebel in the realm of commerce, which is precisely what the Lord has been showing me lately. Julia Loren herself writes several chapters and they are just as profound and important as those of her contributors. She helps us maintain a Kingdom perspective and breaks down for our understanding many of the trends that the Lord is revealing.
My most favorite chapter, however, is the one by Martin Scott, a man I've never heard of, who also emphasized economics and finances. In the American Church we are wealthier than most, yet we continue to have financial anxieties above and beyond everyone else. Martin Scott makes a key point when he writes, "Jesus, always the radical, but always the benchmark, in choosing Judas to look after the money, was sending a signal for all who follow that people are a higher priority than money."
If we are to truly represent Heaven in these end-times we must fully understand that our relationships with people, and with our Father in Heaven, are infinitely more important than our money or our things!