Black or Blue Monday in a sea of red

Godspeaks[notice]A monthly prophetic perspective from Marian and Kate Fitz-Gibbon[/notice]

World headlines read………

CNN Money market: After a rollercoaster day on Monday that concludes three days of major losses of stocks, investors started buying again on Tuesday, and they are moving the market up.

Fin24: China stocks extend biggest plunge since 1996.
August 25th 2015 9:30 – Chinese shares have sunk, extending the steepest rout, since 1996, on concern the government is pairing back market support.

FORTUNE: Silence from Beijing compounds growing fear that it may not after all be able to manage a soft landing for the economy.

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‘China’s Black Monday as stock market slides 8.5%’ — Aug 24, 2015 (PHOTO:  Fortune magazine).

The stock exchanges around the world ran red. Chaos was in the air and everyone was scrambling to find something to hold onto as markets plummeted by record lows calling Monday last week “Black Monday”.  It’s in uncertain times that panic and disorder can try to govern our thinking. The kingdom of God is governed from order and love.

If that is the case and heaven is the ruling authority, then chaos can not only be managed, it can be shifted.

This is not to say that anyone can or should shift the stock market, or prevent what has happened but every king has his territory he has been given to rule over (Romans 5:17). We also know we have been called to be atmosphere changers.

You can keep the world around you on course with God and continue to grow from glory to glory.

You have every right to be more affected by heaven’s news than by what’s happening in the world.

The truth that the world would have us believe is very rarely the actual truth, because God’s perspective is not our perspective and He is only source of absolute Truth. His ways are not our ways. They are higher than ours. (Isaiah 55:8-9).

When we reach for His perspective, and then lean on Him, we do not have to be storm-tossed and afflicted, hurled back and forth by the violent waves of change and the circumstances that will roll out in the world. It is inevitable that tough times lie ahead as the world grows closer to her end. However God wants His sons and daughter to continue to grow in His favor and blessings, especially in the face of calamity because those who have eyes to see will know that He is God when they see the abundance His children are living from.

Prophetic words in the last year or so have spoken about a transfer of wealth happening where the Daniels and Josephs will arise, and this wealth will be coming into the kingdom of God here on earth.

The key is to know how you can partner with God in what He is doing. And also what He requires of us. The Lord wants to transfer wealth to those who stay close to Him and know His heart, those who will operate by His principles and trust Him above their own knowledge, confidence or money.

When we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things shall be added onto us (Matthew 6:33).

Chuck Pierce in his recent prophecy on the Elijah List says the following about the current volatility of the stock markets: You have to make your decisions, but if you live in fear then you will never grab hold of the “bull-beast” when he begins to overshadow in the spring. In the midst of what we’re going through, there is a secure, peaceful place to be confined. Don’t fear Babylon. God will bring angelic help to reveal how the overshadowing of the “bull-beast” coalition will cause us to prosper in days ahead.

When Chuck says do not fear Babylon, we are to remind ourselves we are from the kingdom of heaven. Our battle strategy looks nothing like the world’s, yet we will be given knowledge and revelation of Babylon’s inner workings to conquer.

One of the biggest keys to conquer is choosing love over fear. This is revolutionary in business because it’s an incredibly unexpected strategy, and love disarms and disempowers fear every time.  Perfect love casts out all fear ( 1 John 4:18).

All of our responses in life are based on either love or fear at the root. Perhaps this may seem overly simple and a little too sentimental for business but it’s not. Much of what happens in business can be fear driven. Fear of lack, fear of failure, fear of being found to not have what it takes, fear of not being respected,etc. If we are fearful during these times, we have lost our advantage.

Fear breeds fear, and love breeds love.

Backing up this perspective is Anthony Rocchi, a wealth manager and co-founder of Rexsolom Invest, a South African based Wealth Management firm. Rocchi has chosen to not just include God in his business but to do Godly business. He has published articles with Moneyweb and has contributed on The Business Drive.

Here is a short informal video chat with him where he shares his perspective on being a Jesus loving investor during these times.

Wisdom is found in God, and God alone. There is no worldly business strategy that can be higher than His business strategies. No prediction method, recovery tactic or investment strategy that can know what He knows or do what He does. His heart is for His sons and daughters to take dominion in every area they have been given to govern. We are not to be afraid of money, we are to conquer it and bring it back into the kingdom for the glory of the Lord. We are to see the world’s floundering and panic as an opportunity for us to advance the kingdom of the Lord, and make His name famous when He does the impossible. His miracles and wonders are not just for inside the church buildings and street evangelism, they are for everywhere at any time.

The earth is the Lord’s and fullness therein. Psalm 24:1

Just in time, Stephen de Silva will be arriving from Bethel to teach on the prosperous soul. His focus is on having a healthy relationship with money, and walking in your purpose as a key to understanding managing money. For more info Stephen de Silva’s sessions in SA, please see details at the bottom of this article.

Sons and daughters, the time has come for us to do away with fear, to live from the peace and overflow of the love of God and in full submission to Him – conquer the land.

For you have not been given a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind ( 2 Timothy 1:7).

So ‘Arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you – rise to a new life! Shine, be radiant with the glory of the Lord, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold darkness shall cover the earth and dense darkness all peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you and His glory shall be seen on you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come afar, and daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms. Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy at the glorious deliverance and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the Dead Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures.’ (Isaiah 60:1-5)

Information for Prosperous Soul Conferences with Steven de Silva:

Johannesburg: 
Friday,  September 4 – 9am-4pm
Saturday, September 5 – 9am-4pm
Venue: God First – Rosebank, Cnr 11th Ave and 1st avenue West, Parktown North
Register at www.centralparks.co.za

Cape Town:
Thursday, September 10 — 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: El Shaddai church, Cnr. Langeberg Rd and Lords Wlk, Lords Walk, Durbanville
Register at: http://tickets.sozosouthafrica.co.za/index.php/western-cape/money-and-the-prosperous-soul.html

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