Genesis chapter 26 reads.
Verse 1: Now there was a famine in the land....
Verse 2: The LORD appeared to him (Isaac) and said, do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you....
Verse 3: Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.
Verses 12 & 13: Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him, and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy.
Did you get that? During the era of Isaac, who was God's faithful servant. And that point is critical, that is his faithfulness because that is the key behind ascertaining any of God's blessings. Faithfulness is, which is equated to obedience. And that probably is the best depiction of Isaac, the son of Abraham. He was faithful and obedient.
So, Isaac was living during an era where his province was facing a famine. To ensure his survival, God provided Isaac with specific directions and instructions. And if Isaac follows them explicitly, then the promises God made to Isaac was inevitable. That is, God Himself, will bless him. So, what were the directions and instructions?
Instructions: There was a famine in the land.
Directions: God gave Isaac two directions to follow during the famine. (1) To stay in the land where he was. And remember, he was in the territory where the famine was taking place. (2) That he was to sojourn in that land during the famine. In other words, Isaac's stay in the land was temporary, but he was to stay there until God provided additional instructions concerning when and where to move.
The Promise: God promised Isaac that He would fulfill the promise He made to his father Abraham through him (Isaac). To ensure this promise, God told Isaac, during the famine that He will not only bless Isaac, but He will be there with Isaac during this challenging season.
Condition: But the promise God made to Isaac was based on a condition. It was contingent upon Isaac's obedience. He (meaning Isaac) being disciplined to follow ALL of God's instructions and directions during the country's famine. It is obvious that Isaac was seriously planning to leave the region and to go to Egypt where there probably was more opportunities and a higher chance to survive the famine. But God intervened or interrupted Isaac well thought out plan and gave Isaac instructions and directions that would require Isaac to put complete trust in God's plans and not his own.
So the condition was that Isaac must follow God's instruction and direction explicitly if Isaac wanted to benefit from the blessings God had promised his father Abraham, and now promising him. Did Isaac follow God's plans? Or did Isaac leave the region and follow his own plans? Did Isaac obtain the blessings God promised his father as well as him?
Verses 12 and 13 confirms Isaac's story. While Isaac was in the land where there was a full blown famine, he stayed in the land as God directed him to. And in that same year, while there was a famine, Isaac was able to produce hundredfold for his household. HUNDREDFOLD. The simplest way to explain this is that Isaac gained one hundred times as much or as great than what he had before the famine. The Bible explains it this way. "And the LORD blessed him, and the man (meaning Isaac) became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy." Why? Because Isaac was obedient. He followed God's plan explicitly and as a result, God blessed him.
WHAT CAN WE PERSONALLY LEARN FROM ISAAC'S STORY
When the LORD God makes His servants a promise, whether that is a home, a church, a congregation, a wife, a husband, a family, or whatever it is, it will always come with direction, instruction, and assurance. But they, meaning God's promises to you, are always conditional. If you, then God will. If you follow ALL His directions and instructions, and then God will certainly fulfill every promise He has guarantee you. But you must be obedient to ascertain them.
I said all that just to share Felicia's story. God has made Felicia quite a few promises over the years. But every one of them was conditional - based on her complete obedience and submission to the instructions and directions God provided her to follow. And throughout her journey, I have been a first-hand eyewitness of watching Felicia faithfully walk out every single word - directions and instructions God has given her. Has it been straight and narrow and easy as many leaders in the Church in error had led many of to believe for Felicia? No, it has not. I have also witnessed Felicia wanting to quit many times. Myself; Winifred, a close friend and co-worker of Felicia; Jeanne, a former volunteer with Newford; my daughter and her husband; and another prophet outside our ministry have all had to talk Felicia from off the edge of the cliff and to encourage her to not to give up and quit. THIS HAS BEEN A JOURNEY. And at times, a difficult one. A journey I will never forget as Felicia enters into her year of blessing in 2021.
That's one thing about God. He will inform and prepare you along the way. And as God has spoken through me as His Apostle, this is Felicia's year of blessings. The year she has been waiting for so faithfully for so long, as did Isaac. We as a team have prayed with and for Felicia to stay rooted in the place that God has called her and to be consistent in following the lead and the promptings of ONLY Holy Spirit. And that she has. When she was required to sow - often time she sowed above and beyond what was required of her. And when you sow into God's Kingdom, this does not always have to be monetary by the way. There is more than one way to tithed or sow into God's Kingdom. The main point you need to get is Felicia was faithful to God's instructions and directions just as Isaac was. And it is one's faithfulness, obedience, and submission to God that will earn one access to God's greatest blessings. 2021 is the year of Felicia's blessings.
Included in this video below are words the LORD God has promised His servant Felicia. He is reminding her of those promises and informing her through His apostle that this is her "year of blessings."
I don't know why I have a need to say this but I'm going to follow the lead of Holy Spirit. (Compare to Luke 12:12).
Just because I don't say it, doesn't mean I don't see or sense it. And I have to say this the way I am hearing it in my spirit and I am directly referring to a specific prophet of the LORD. A ministry of a specific prophet whose ministry, I do follow from time to time and look to for edification, upbuilding, and encouragement from time to time.
Whenever God shows me anything about you and your ministry, my first and only responsibility is to pray over and cover you by means of prayer according to what God is either showing me or downloading in me. Therefore, I am either praying for; praying against; or either asking forgiveness, grace, or mercy to be extended to you. But the arrogance of some prophets like you test God's patience. Prophet and I know when you read this you will know I'm speaking specifically to you on God's behalf. And I know you will read it because God knows you secretly visit this page often.
So Prophet, you really need to be more careful about what you speak about My sons and My daughters in the faith. You need to stop siding with others concerning others and stop talking down and about your sisters who share the same faith walk as you. Stop questioning God based on the agenda He is doing in the lives of others, especially His daughter. Stop encouraging others to not support what I am doing in the lives of others because you PERSONALLY, and God is EMPHASIZING personally, take issue with it. Your job as God's prophet is to speak what thus saith the LORD, to build up the Body of Christ and its members, and provide correction individually or collectively when needed. Don't fall into the trap of lording over others when that is not your assignment, calling, or authority to do.
Abandon this word if you choose. That's on you. Regardless of what you choose to do. Heed and receive the counsel or reject it, the word of the LORD has reached your ear.
Too many of my sons and daughters on the earth believe I am blind that I cannot see. That I AM deaf that I cannot hear. They seem to believe that I AM incapable to read their hearts – the motives of their hearts (1 Samuel 16:7). They say that I AM alive but act and speak as if I AM dead. They treat Me in the same manner as the Psalmist has spoken at Psalm 115 verses 4 through 8.
Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;
They have ears, but they cannot hear;
They have noses, but they cannot smell;
They have hands, but they cannot feel;
They have feet, but they cannot walk;
They cannot make a sound with their throat.
Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them (Psalm 115:4-8).
They are declaring in their hearts GOD IS DEAD. How so?
My prophets are plotting. They are plotting in secret and out of jealousy against those I AM calling to the front line. They are banding together in an attempt to keep my loyal ones, my Joshua class from arising from the North Star to do My bidding.
There was once Moses. Follow by Joshua. Moses prepared the hearts of My people and set them on a path to freedom in order to inherit The Promise. My Promise to My people. Then there was Joshua. Joshua My son came in like a ball of fire to fulfill what Moses was unable to complete. Joshua built a wall around My people and sent them into battle to fight the mighty fight to possess The Promise.
POSSESS. POSSESS! THIS IS THE SEASON TO POSSESS MY PROMISE! Therefore, My Joshua class is being called to the front line to possess what is Mine.
But you, My prophet. But you, My shepherd (pastor). But you, My apostle. You are plotting. You are plotting and calling what’s Mine yours. My ministry you declare as yours. My house you declare as yours. My people you declare as yours. My children, you declare as yours. Your hearts are crooked and you are attempting to hold onto what does not belong to you. Therefore, you have banded against me to prevent My Joshua class to rise.
I AM not delaying. I AM not even late. But it is because of My prophets, the hindrance by My shepherds, the evil plans of My apostles that My Joshua class is moving with difficulty.
Some of you are refusing to support what I am doing because there is evil in your heart. There is jealousy in your heart. There is malice in your heart. There is a lack of understanding in your heart. There is a lack of knowledge within you. You are doing the dirty deeds of the teachers of the law instead of heeding the counsel of Gamaliel (Acts 5:33-42). You are declaring things that I AM not declaring, causing My people to sin because they gather behind the words you are declaring and ignoring what I AM saying (Jeremiah 23:25-27). You are encouraging them to support profane and strange things. It is you My prophets, My shepherds, My apostles that are causing confusion in the land, while alienating My Joshua class because it is your heart's desire to maintain what you believe belongs to you. What you believe you own. What you believe you have built. What you believe you control. What you believe is right and just in your own eyes.
Repent! For the LORD is near. For He does see (Proverbs 15:3; Hebrews 4:13; Jeremiah 23:24). He does hear. He sees and hears the plotting of His prophets, His shepherds, His apostles who steal the words of His Joshua class and declare it as their own (Jeremiah 23:30-32). Who spread lies concerning My Joshua class to prevent them from arising in their due season – My due season. It is you that are hindering what I have called forth to the earth because you are declaring your own plans or the plans of man and not the plans of God (Proverbs 19:21; Proverbs 6:16-19; Micah 2:1).
The word of the lord
When the LORD God gives a word, it is for the sole purpose to teach, reproof, correct, or train His servants - His Body, so that every member within the Body of Christ may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). For the LORD has given the Body of Christ apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip the Saints for the work of service, to encourage one another, and to build up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).