Prophetic Word for August 2021
This is the prophetic word for August 2021. I have to confess that God has brought this to me 3 times already over the period of 3 weeks and I had it included as a part of the 5782/2022 prophetic word. However, it keeps coming up. So now I know I can’t wait for September I need to say it now.
Remember the watchman has a very specific role Ezekiel 3:16-27, I just need to give the warning.
This is not for everyone.
Now, a man named Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, likewise sold their farm. 2 They conspired to secretly keep back for themselves a portion of the proceeds. So when Ananias brought the money to the apostles, it was only a portion of the entire sale. 3 God revealed their secret to Peter, so he said to him, “Ananias, why did you let Satan fill your heart and make you think you could lie to the Holy Spirit? You only pretended to give it all, yet you hid back part of the proceeds from the sale of your property to keep for yourselves. 4 Before you sold it, wasn’t it yours to sell or to keep? And after you sold it, wasn’t the money entirely at your disposal? How could you plot such a thing in your heart? You haven’t lied to people; you’ve lied to God!”
5 The moment Ananias heard those words, he fell over dead. Everyone was terrified when they heard what had happened. 6 Some young men came in and removed the body and buried him.
7 Three hours later, his wife came into the room, with no clue what had happened to her husband.
8 Peter said to her, “Tell me, were the two of you paid this amount for the sale of your land?”
Sapphira said, “Yes, that’s how much it was.”
9 Peter told her, “Why have you agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? I hear the footsteps of those who buried your husband at the door—they’re coming here to bury you too!” 10 At that moment she dropped dead at Peter’s feet.
When the young men came in, she was already dead, so they carried her out and buried her next to her husband. 11 The entire church was seized with a powerful sense of the fear of God, which came over all who heard what had happened.
I know some of you may have read this before and thought “that was harsh, they gave some of the money what is the big deal?” I’m going to show you why this was a problem. It starts in Acts 4
32 All the believers were one in mind and heart. Selfishness was not a part of their community, for they shared everything they had with one another. 33 The apostles gave powerful testimonies about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great measures of grace rested upon them all. 34–35 Some who owned houses or land sold them and brought the proceeds before the apostles to distribute to those without. Not a single person among them was needy.
36–37 For example, there was a Levite from Cyprus named Joseph, who sold his farmland and placed the proceeds at the feet of the apostles. They nicknamed him Barnabas (or “Encourager”).
Here’s what you need to get from this:
1 People sold what they had and shared it with everyone. In verse 36 & 37 the bible tells us the name of one such person. That means this person was recognized for his sacrifice to the church.
2 Therefore, Ananias and Sapphira did what they did not to worship God but to receive recognition. They wanted their name in the spotlight too.
3 Nobody forced them to sell anything, nobody told them to give all the money to the apostle, they did this whole show on their own. I’m pretty sure Peter would’ve gladly taken the money and they would’ve been fine if they said “we’re only giving you 70% of what we sold the property for”
4 Everybody lies at one point or another – shade the truth, exaggerate – and it is never right. When we lie what we are doing is soliciting a response or an action from the other person that gives us a favorable outcome. That is why we do it. We have motives and intentions attached to the lie. Abraham lied that his wife was his sister (Genesis 12). Why? Because he thought if he told the truth he would be killed. It was wrong for him to do and God still revealed that he was lying anyway even though he was doing it to save his life. The people that this is intended for are the ones that have diabolical and evil intentions for lying. There is a weight of consequence attached to the motives and intentions for the lie.
5 The boldness in which they both came with the lie says that they probably got away with things like this in the past. The problem for them this time is that they failed the see that the “season had changed”.
6 What is worse is that they were not even clued in to discern that when they went to speak with Peter, they were not speaking to Peter but instead the 7 Spirits of God was actually being manifested through him at that moment. Hence, Peter said “why are you lying to the Holy Spirit”? He did not say “why are you lying to me?” Peter leveled up after the Holy Spirit came, correction ALL of the disciples leveled up. So the 12 disciples that the people knew before Pentecost were not the same.
The Lord keeps highlighting the Sapphira character to me over the past week and here is why:
1 Sapphira had a chance to escape the same fate. If you think about it, Holy Spirit could’ve taken her life at the same time with Ananias. She could’ve died out in the streets at the same hour. He gave here one last chance to tell the truth or abandon the plan.
2 The minute she opened her mouth that was the end.
If this prophetic word applies to you, I believe this can be not just marriage but it can also be any family member, close friend, coworker or a business partner that is asking you to go along with a plan of deception. Lying. I’m here to let you know that you need to backup on that. Do not agree to go along with it. Let them know if you get asked you will be speaking the truth. If they ask you to send an email or text to backup the lie, say NO. Whoever you think you are deceiving already knows. Holy Ghost, is going to let them know. This is going to result in a death of some kind. Something you are waiting on God is going to kill that as a consequence of your involvement. That is the warning. The person or organization you are about to deceive may not know now but by the time you open your mouth or send that email with the lie, they will know. You are going to lose something as a result of it. When a sting operation is in process they already know they just set up the bait and see who goes for it.
In the end their names did get in the spotlight, but not for the reason they wanted.
I’m going to flip this to the other side now and say some of you may be in the shoes of Peter. God is going to put you in charge of a mighty work. You may be in a situation where you are trying to make a decision on some things and you are not sure. In this season of wealth transfer, there are going to be business deals and there will be many people coming in and out of your life and you need to know who these people are in the spirit before you associate yourself with them. The enemy is going to try planting all kinds of wolves and foxes in the church and businesses of the believers. They are masquerading. You need to know who you are getting involved with before you do it. It would be terrible to discover who they are years down the road when they are already heavily entrenched in your church, ministry or business. Find out now!! It is a simple prayer:
Holy Spirit, reveal to me what is really going on here. Show me what the enemy doesn’t want me to see. Show me this person in the spirit.
Do not be so quick to jump at every business deal or every person that comes to “help” you. Be wise as a serpent, gentle as a dove. There’s a difference in how you handle people that are broken as opposed to people who have evil intentions. With one you need to extend grace and with the other you need to cut them off. Discern the difference and respond accordingly. God will show you so you can make the right decision. Here is a more in depth prayer from Jeremiah 33:3 to receive revelation
If this word is not for you, but you know someone who may need to see this pass this along to them.