The 7 Prophetic Promises
By Dr. Todd Coontz
Prophetic Promise # 1 for 2009:
A Year of Increased Opportunity
There is a significant difference between the world’s prosperity message and the Gospel’s prosperity message.
The message of the world is greed—“Get all you can get!”
But the message of the Gospel is knowing the will of God and using
His abundant overflow to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
There are 2,250 scriptures in the Bible that deal with money, and the
Bible focuses much time on how to be a good steward over your money. How you handle your finances determines how you handle
“Where your treasure is,” Matthew 6:21 declares, “there
will your heart be also.”
The difference between a nonbeliever and the believer is greed versus
And that difference in 2009 will become even more marked as God pours
out amazing opportunities on His children.
One point to remember: God doesn’t
always pour out a financial harvest first. Many times He showers us with ideas and breakthroughs that turn into financial
Our friend Oral Roberts calls these “concepts, insights, and
ideas.” And your entire life can change literally overnight as God pours out His wisdom on you.
Those who tap into this outpouring of increased opportunities will
truly be revolutionized during the coming months, and I want you to be one of those people!
Prophetic Promise # 2 for 2009:
Multiplication of Wisdom and Understanding
are told in Scripture, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”
God’s wisdom is different from the world’s knowledge. You
can get all the degrees and knowledge from the greatest universities and still not understand what God desires to do in you
and through you.
Proverbs 23:23 tells us something that is truly remarkable: “Buy
the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”
How do you buy wisdom and understanding? You get it through the knowledge
that God wants to pour into your life.
In fact, as Todd says, “The difference between your today and
your tomorrow is your information. And that information comes to us from God through an act of faith. Every one of these seven
prophetic promises for 2009 requires an act of faith. You see, the only way to please God is through acts of faith. God is
not moved by your needs, but He is moved by your faith. So when you act in faith, that action moves the hand of God. This
applies to receiving wisdom, knowledge, and information from God, then acting on it to see great multiplication in your life!”
Prophetic Promise # 3 for 2009:
More Dreams, Visions, and Miracles
Bible tells us, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days,
saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men
shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:16-17).
In the last days, God will pour His Spirit on all flesh and that will lead to increased dreams, visions, and miracles.
We are seeing this happening all around the world. What better vision
than the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19).
People are responding like never before as we share the life-changing
and miracle-working Gospel through crusades, broadcasts, and mission outreaches.
And God has so much more for us to do as we join together in 2009!
That is why I was so excited when Todd taught on this key. Then he
said, “As people plant their seed in 2009, it will be a year of multiple harvests! What you sowed last year, you are
going to see come to a harvest this year. God is going to reschedule a new season for your seed. He’s going to bring
new life into that dormant seed that you planted before!”
Prophetic Promise # 4 for 2009:
Heightened Intensity to God’s
This will be a year when you will have greater supernatural guidance than ever before.
Todd says, “The Bible talks about the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete, the one who desires to take you by the hand and lead you where you need to
go. He is the one who brings all things to your remembrance. He is the one who empowers you. He is the one who gives you deputized
authority. And it is time that the Holy Spirit is the strongest and loudest and clearest voice in your life!”
What a wonderful promise we have: “And I will give thee the treasures
of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the
God of Israel” (Isaiah 45:3).
The Lord wants to lead you to riches in secret places. He knows where
the opportunities are. He knows where the ideas and concepts are.
If you will learn to listen to Him, especially as you then learn to
respond through your faith, He will show you what you should do, the roads you should take, and the doors you should walk
He is ready to intensify His leading in 2009!
Prophetic Promise # 5 for 2009:
Greater Ability to Discern the
Intent and Motives of People
Wrong people never seem to leave your life voluntarily. They will stay in your
life as long as you permit them to.
According to Todd, “This will be a year when God wants to bless
you and bring people into your life who can promote you and catapult you into a new season. Likewise, the devil wants to destroy
you by bringing people into your life who will drag you down and encourage you to make wrong choices. If there are wrong people
in your life, people who have not been authorized to be there by God, they will keep you from entering your season of blessing.”
It is so important to listen to God’s direction about the right
and wrong people in your life, and during 2009 there will be a greater ability to discern the intent and motives of people
Prophetic Promise # 6 for 2009:
God Will Fight Your Battles
have been through terrible struggles in 2008. Perhaps you are still involved in major struggles right now—perhaps relationships,
finances, roadblocks, job loss, illness. God is ready to turn things around for you as you follow Him in faith this year.
“This will be a year when God will silence your enemies,”
“You will be vindicated from all that has been said against you. He is going to give you the plan, the strategy. He’s
going to fight for you and scatter your enemies. He will renew broken relationships. This is going to be the year when God
is going to fight your battles for you!”
I’m ready for that, aren’t you?
Prophetic Promise # 7 for 2009:
A Year of Promotion of Increased
Favor with Influential People
Dr. Coontz was emphatic as he moved into the seventh promise: “Promotion
is getting ready to happen throughout the body of Christ. And this is going to be the year when influential people are going
to enter your life. Get ready, for promotion is knocking on your door. You are going to be promoted. When others are missing
opportunities, you will have greater opportunities because you are a child of God who is willing to act in faith. You are
in covenant with the King of kings and the Lord of lords! God is going to authorize you to have divine promotion.”