Archives for category: weekly roundtable

Implementation Example:
Manatee County Storehouse

Presentation of the Manatee County Storehouse at the OMC “5-Fold” weekly meeting in Bradenton, FL. With the New Breed of Business as special guests.

Our host is Gary Crawford.

Background reading / listening:

Gary Crawford Interview – Cities of Refuge

Storehouse Vision

OMC/Manatee Storehouse Paper

Wealth: God’s Plan and Purpose Paper

Roundtable Discussion – Israel, Russia and Inflation Prep

(Part 3 in a series)
Inflation Prep – Part 1
Physical Prep – Part 2

We continue our discussion of inflation impact and preparation. Firstly spiritual preparation, then also natural preparation in heavenly wisdom. We also zoom back out and take a look at the macro geo-political picture again to understand the impact of foreign currency exchange, global trade, and supply lines which affect everything from cars to food.

Israel: The World’s Prophetic Clock

The Israel Factor

On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

Zechariah 12:3

Israel adds Chinese Yuan to Foreign Reserves Cutting US Dollars

Article on Israel’s ties to Russia and Ukraine, and choosing its own direction different from USA

Recall what Chuck Pierce talked about in Passover Prophecies that we needed to align with Israel to maintain global trade. This seems to be key. 

Note that Israel is moving closer to Russia and China. This is different from its historically close ally, The United States. Israel may see some of the “writing on the wall” with respect to the US losing its favored position of the world’s reserve currency and sole military superpower.

Russia, Russia

Since Russia invaded the Ukraine, the Western coalition of nations sanctioning Russia for its unprovoked actions touted the decline in the Ruble as evidence that sanctions were working. However, since then Russian has played its commodities card, which is to say that it is willing to back the Ruble with gold, and since their oil must be settled in Rubles now, their oil as well. So its now become a preview of a coming economic and currency “arms race” of commodity based/backed currencies vs. fiat currencies. The trouble with the US and the Euro, etc. is the level of the Western nation’s indebtedness cuts against the USD based world reserve currency status. So USD has gone up against other pure Western fiat currencies, such as the Euro, Pound Sterling, and the Yen, but has gone down against the Ruble. And the Chinese yuan was about the same as before, but with the recent Chinese CV19 lockdowns, it has declined slightly against the Dollar.

Ruble goes Gold

Death of Fiat Currencies and the rise of Commodity Currencies

The Storehouse – A Natural Inflation Hedge

Its important to understand that the Storehouse vision addresses the issue of inflation (even hyper inflation) and hedges against it using the concept of local currencies, backed by physical tangible goods, but importantly – the value of people working together in community – the power of unity of resources and workforce. When this is coupled with two factors/tools: Reshoring and Insourcing goods and services, as well as creative sourcing of goods and services across Storehouse networked communities, you have a functioning economy that can thrive in the face of these and other global economic troubles, famine, and scarcity. One Storehouse “Nation” Under God, if you will.

Alternative Currencies

Breakaway Bridges of the Storehouse Vision

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”

April 23 – Final day of Passover 2022

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Revelation 2:11

The first death we must endure unless the Lord should suddenly come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting it without fear, since Jesus has transformed death from a dreary cavern into a passage leading to glory.

The thing to be feared is not the first but the second death, not the parting of the soul from the body but the final separation of the entire man from God. This is death indeed. This death kills all peace, joy, happiness, hope. When God is gone, all is gone. Such a death is far worse than ceasing to be: it is existence without the life which makes existence worth the having.

Now, if by God’s grace we fight on to the end and conquer in the glorious war, no second death can lay its chill finger upon us, We shall have no fear of death and hell, for we shall receive a crown of life which fadeth not away. How this nerves us for the fight! Eternal life is worth a life’s battle. To escape the hurt of the second death is a thing worth struggling for throughout a lifetime.

Lord, give us faith so that we may overcome, and then grant us grace to remain unharmed though sin and Satan dog our heels!

Inflation Prep – Part II

Last week we focused mainly on spiritual preparation as the necessary foundation:

You many never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have

Corrie ten Boom

Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God

Deuteronomy 8:1

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us … But even if He does not, we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up

Daniel 3:17-18

There is no getting around these and other spiritual truths. No more than there is no effective strategy in the Lord in the absence of prayer. And sometimes that’s not only all we need, it is exactly what we need.

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today

Exodus 14:13

Taking Action – Building and Warring

But do we stop at prayer? Of course not. We listen and obey and move out into whatever the Father is doing. Let’s listen to how David inquired of the Lord, heard the word and stepped out into battle, but in an unusual way:

Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.” So David did as the Lord commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer

2 Samuel 5:22-25

We don’t prepare out of fear, we prepare out of listening and obeying by FAITH

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of the Lord

Romans 10:17

Faith without deeds is dead

James 2:17

Faith into Action

  • Noah built an Ark over 120 years
  • Joseph built Storehouses and collected grain throughout Egypt for seven years, then masterfully administered their release over the next 7 years.
  • Joshua took the promised land by warfare
  • David conquered the Jebusites to take Jerusalem
  • Moses confronted Pharaoh
  • Nehemiah rebuilt the wall
  • Zerubbabel rebuilt the Temple

Local Community / Currency / Banking / Agricultural Prep

Berkshire Farm Preserve Note.png
Berkshire Farm Preserve Note
Miraculous sized carrots in Guatemala – the size of arms!!
Great Barrington Deli Dollars

Interesting Article on the death of fiat currency and the rise of commodity currencies: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/commodity-currency-revolution-begins

Ruble goes Gold: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4498704-russias-3-step-program-to-put-the-ruble-on-a-gold-standard

Breakaway Bridges of the Storehouse Vision

Roundtable Discussion – Inflation Prep

(Chris Reed $50 Dream – Part 2)

Preparation for what’s ahead:

Wine (Blood of Messiah) and Bread (Word of God)

Oil (anointing of the Holy Spirit)

Gold (refined in the fiery trials)

Chris Reed and Chuck Pierce Discussion

If you can take 15 minutes to watch this video clip (starting 18min:28sec – 38 min), we will use it as a basis for part of our discussion.

Here are some key points of their discussion:

  • Chuck affirms what Christ saw in the dream and agrees with the interpretation
  • Says that God showed him up to 23 aligned states (with heaven – sheep states)
  • 20+ states had a policy supporting Israel – which will be key
  • He also connects his dream to Chris’ dream re a new “cell phone” digital currency (we touched on that last week)
  • Cindy asks Chuck – can Chris’ dream (and war) be averted through 2 Chronicles 7:14 prayer?
  • Chuck, Chris and Rick Joyner believe these things are inevitable and necessary (rise of China, decline of America, inflation, civil war / secession of states from Fed govt) in order to see the revival we seek
  • Chuck said a great threshing will happening over the next 10 Passover seasons, and to watch 3 years ahead for another great threshing (2025)
  • Chuck has been telling everyone to get out of debt
  • 13 colonies more relevant to God’s plan for America than Washington DC
  • Chuck was shown a capitol of something in San Antonio, TX
  • Chuck noted the Ruble move to back by gold. He said that God showed him that payments backed by US Dollars and Euros will no longer be accepted in the days ahead

Interesting Article on the death of fiat currency and the rise of commodity currencies: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/commodity-currency-revolution-begins

Ruble goes Gold: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4498704-russias-3-step-program-to-put-the-ruble-on-a-gold-standard

The Law of Use and Multiplication

In the days ahead we will “do exploits” (Daniel 11:32). How? Through the power of God deploying the :

  • Law of Use
  • Law of Multiplication

Elijah and the Zarephath Widow

1 Kings 17:7

“The jar of flour will not be used up”

“The jug of oil will not run dry”

Elisha and the Widow’s Oil

2 Kings 4:1-7

Spiritual Prep

Greatest preparation is spiritual – to discover and strengthen our faith:

If our focus is only or primarily on physical prep, we will fail. Why? Because the point of God’s judgement is remedial, to humble us from trusting in idols or having other gods before Him, and return to dependency on Him.

Rev 6:6 In a time of famine and scarcity (inflation) the angels are commanded “preserve the oil and the wine

What is the oil and the wine? Is it a stockpiling of crude oil and cabernet? No.

Matt 25:9 “…go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves

Regarding wine – it is the blood of Christ in the Eucharist

The blood that washes us clean, cleansing our sin.

But how can we be washed clean if we remain in sin? And if we remain in sin, will we be preserved with the wine?

Repentance is KEY to preparation

Come out of her my people, lest you be party to her sin and subject to her plagues” Rev 18:4

Oil -> the wise virgin’s oil of anointing only gathered in God’s presence

Gold tried in the fire vs. stockpiles of gold.

Rev 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

Can gold save us or only God? Is this by design? If God wants to judge us for Golden Calves, do you think he can find us even if we have a horde of gold? Read Judges 7:5 about the sin of Achan.

Now, is there a place for physical prep? Absolutely. This is the Story of Joseph and Pharaoh. But before Joseph was ready, he had to “go through hell” of spiritual preparation. For 13 years. How long was it before Paul started his ministry? 14 years. How long did Moses dwell in the wilderness as a shepherd? 40 years. There are no shortcuts. There is no cheap price on buying “oil” or “gold”.

Physical/Natural Prep

Alternative Business Practices and Financial Systems

Like with Joseph, there is a time and season of physical preparation. It always must be built upon a foundation of spiritual preparation and prayer – seeking Yah. One goes hand in hand with the other.

We are entering into that now with the Storehouse Vision

Roundtable Discussion – Chris Reed’s $50 Dream

(Inflation Prophecies – Part 2)

Chris Reed (who is succeeding Rick Joyner) at Morningstar Ministries had a vivid dream up in Moravian Falls on March 25, 2022.

Interpretative Keys

  • $50 bill – Ulysses S. Grant; “Reconstruction” of America post the civil war and the next generation, “restoring” after the next American civil war / revolutionary war
  • 50 states in the union
  • 50 is Jubilee in the bible (slaves freed, lands returned), but in a judgment context it has the opposite meaning (Jonathan Cahn calls it the dark jubilee for instance)
  • 1/3 tear is like the dollar will be worth a third what it was. 30% inflation headline
  • 1/2 tear is like the dollar will be worth half again of what it was. Earthquake under my feet. Bob Jones prophesied a West Coast Quake tied to an economic quake (1. 1989 San Fran, 2. 2011 Japan, 3. ???? West Coast).
  • Israel / Palestine 2 State Solution. God will divide the land of whoever divides Israel’s land. Many have prophesied the San Madras fault earthquake along the Mississippi river. JPJ. Shane Warn. Others. Kushner’s peace plan also divided Israel.
  • Torn into little pieces. Division in USA. Further weakening / inflation of the Dollar. JPJ hyperinflation.
  • Man in black suit = Black horse = scarcity, famine, lack in the bible. The man in the black suit is like one of the 4 horseman riding the black horse Rev 6
  • “A quart of wheat for a days wage” Rev 6:6 is high inflation
  • Preserve the oil (anointing – 5 wise virgins) and the wine (Jesus’ blood). Goshen cities of refuge. Shane Warren saw similar
  • “Give us our entitlements” – Shane Warren heard same thing
  • Middle East oil deal with China and Russia – Shane Warren heard similar things. Like we have been discussing in Currency Wars
  • States seceding from the union – JP Jackson had a similar dream of the flags 50 stars in 3 dimensions (cylindrical), where some of the stars started to disappear by going lower (receding like seceding)
  • Wheat and bread shortage headline – Ukraine’s main crop is Wheat. They grow over 25% of the world’s wheat (and therefore bread). KC being a breadbasket for wheat like mid east oil
  • US citizens growing their own food. Yes, JPJ also saw this where they ripped up some city streets to grow veggies. Armed guards for food trucks. Revelation flying over CA glasshouses / self-sustained micro ecology environments.
  • New dollar was a cell phone. Digital Dollar. This reminds me of Chuck Pierce’s dream of shipping and ports where he had to use a cell phone like device to use a secret currency backed by gold somehow. Inflation gets so bad that the US will issue a new Dollar. JPJ prophesied this.
A prophetic sign from 2009?
  • “A new dollar for a renewed America”. Like Grant’s reconstruction after the civil war. Renewal = Reconstruction. “American R

Solutions

What is the solution? The Storehouse Vision of biblical economy is key to understand in this hour.

  • When do we do it? Start now, while “it is still day” John 9:4.
  • Where do we do it? From city to city, where we have come together as one, even as Christ and the Father are one. John 17:21
  • How do we do it? Rediscovering the scriptures about work, money and banking – being doers not just hearers of the word. James 1:22
  • How do we implement it? Through the 5-fold leadership gifts. Eph 4:11
  • How do we govern it? The elders of the citywide Church. Acts 14:23

Economic Dreams / Words

Rick Joyner – Field of Dreams
Shane Warren – Hurricane of Dollar Bills
John Paul Jackson – Nationalization of Bank of America
Dream – Train Wreck and Economic Trouble Ahead

Other Important Prophetic Words for America

Rick Joyner Second Civil/Revolutionary War
John Mulinde Church at the Crossroads
John Paul Jackson The Coming Perfect Storm
Bob Jones Perfect Storm
Jonathan Cahn Word for America 2022
Carter Conlon Word for America 2022

Earlier Related Roundtable Discussions

Inflation

Inflation Prophecies (Part 1)
Inflation (Part 2)
Inflation Signs (Inflation Part 3)

Currency Wars

Part 1
CDBCs (Part 2)

Alternative Currency

Crypto
Bitcoin (Crypto Part 2)
Regional Digital Currency
Alt Currency

Jonathan Gill Interview from Pakistan

Jonathan is an evangelist from Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Quick tour around Jonathan’s neighborhood:..

Pakistan is a majority Muslem nation, so much of his activity focuses on sharing the gospel with people from Muslem backgrounds. Muslims also very much control the government, business, schools, etc., so working as a Christian in their culture is working from the position of being “less than” as well as facing persecution.

His father in-law is the Pastor of a local church: Emmaus Evangelical Church. He and his family live on the “other side” of town where many of Christians live.

Jonathan with a local carpenter

Jonathan and his family are engaged as part of his church and ministry activity in helping poor people create businesses to help sustain their families. We have been talking about creating a Storehouse in his city and other entrepreneurial ideas. For example, his brother works for a large clothing manufacturing company, as the city is known for its export of tee-shirts and other clothing.

Jonathan’s family helps a widow and her kids:

Roxanna a believing poor mother and her children

This is all part of the discussion of reform God is looking for, such that ministries in 3rd world countries do not become dependent on US donor dollars, but instead become locally sustained. (Read the Non-Profit Ministry Bulletin white paper for details.) How? Through working toward the Storehouse vision and other New Breed of Business scriptural business practices, Christian groups anywhere can adopt these means of pooling together resources, discipling the poor and the needy into starting businesses, seeing God provide the increase, and many more becoming the lender instead of the borrower.

We can help foster John 17 unity through a New Breed of Community and economic development. Serving others. Loving others like Jesus.

I have come to give life, and life more abundantly

John 10:10

Roundtable Discussion: How should the Church respond to CBDCs?

(Currency Wars Part 2)

Race to CBDCs

China was the first CBDC. It is called e-CNY and was launched during the recent Olympics:

Reuter’s article on e-CNY. China was also the first to pioneer a “social credit” system and score, which provides a framework for government financial control over citizens.

The Bank of England is also looking to implement their CBDC. They (BOE) have not been shy of their (UK government’s) intentions to turn people’s currency on and off based on social policy.

Read this article: 6.21.2021 Telegraph article BOE Digital Currency

Watch these 3 video clips from Joe Rogan’s interview of Maajid Nawaz

U.S. Roadmap to Digital Currency

There are proposals on the table that would not only create a digital dollar, but also create individual accounts with the Federal Reserve. This is a new level of dependency on the Federal Reserve bank and its computer systems. This also would disintermediate many functions of local banks, credit unions, coop banks, and thrifts.

Federal Reserve: Money and Payments: The U.S.Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation (January 2022)

[We first discussed the Fed studying digital dollars back in 2020 as part of the Crypto Currency discussion]

Treasury: Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (March 10th)

Digital BerkShares Launch

3.21.22 BerkShares Digital Launch on YouTube

http://berkshares.org

You can try the app below and get 10 free BerkShares if you register…

iPhone App

Google Android App

The Storehouse Imperative

A Fishes and Loaves Network

All of this points to the “new world” which we are financially and technically entering into. With “Babylon” imposing more and more sanctions and controls, and with more conflict coming on the earth, coupled with more scarcity and inflation – we The Church need wisdom and Godly solutions. Both to sustain us, and to provide refuge in a storm to those who do not yet believe. We find the answers in the bible, and as reflected in the new wineskin of the Storehouse vision and the New Breed approach of heavenly supply lines.

Roundtable Discussion: Currency Wars

Sanctions as Weapons

Russia’s war on Ukraine has kicked off a financial ‘world war’ / ‘cold war’ with one side being the “allies” of US, Europe, Japan and other nations putting on all sorts of sanctions that are US dollar and Euro based. Then on the other side you have “the axis” of Russia, and to a lesser extent China, Syria, Iran and North Korea. Russia formally asked China for financial and military assistance this week.

Then to complicate things, the OPEC nations are more aligned with Russia than the USA, because of the Biden administration’s “green” war on fossil fuels. So, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are not backing the sanctions, and they are not pumping more oil at the administration’s request. Furthermore, they are unhappy with the Biden administration’s big push to resign the Iranian nuclear deal, which those same countries are at war against Iran via the Yemeni civil war Houthi rebels (Iranian backed).

This is all critically important, because of the power of Petro Dollars, whereby the USD has dominated the settlement/payment of the global oil and gas markets. Critically, in 1973/4 the US promised to defend Saudi Arabia (and later other OPEC nations) militarily in exchange for imported oil and that the settlement currency for all nations would be in dollars. This coupled with the Saudi promise to invest excess proceeds for oil sales in US treasury bills, notes and bonds (US Debt).

Now all bets are off, as this week Saudi Arabia put a “shot across the bow” of the Biden administration by moving toward doing a “new deal” with China for oil exports that is settled in Yuan, which would be unprecedented.

Crypto and CBDCs

The next dimension of the currency wars is the “space race” for crypto and central bank digital currencies.

U.S. Roadmap to Digital Currency

There are proposals on the table that would not only create a digital dollar, but also create individual accounts with the Federal Reserve. This is a new level of dependency on the Federal Reserve bank and its computer systems. This also would disintermediate many functions of local banks, credit unions, coop banks, and thrifts.

Federal Reserve: Money and Payments: The U.S.Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation (January 2022)

We first discussed the Fed studying digital dollars back in 2020 in the Crypto Currency discussion

Treasury: Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (March 10th)

One of the critical aspects of both are how payment systems of the world work. Crypto mainly relies on digital wallets for accessibility, which are regulated by the central banks as they interface between the banking system and the crypto world. This became apparent in the Canadian state of emergency where they froze the Trucker’s digital wallets which effectively locked-up any access to their crypto.

The Storehouse Imperative

All of this points to the “new world” which we are financially and technically entering into. With “Babylon” imposing more and more sanctions and controls, and with more conflict coming on the earth, coupled with more scarcity and inflation – we The Church need wisdom and Godly solutions. Both to sustain us, and to provide refuge in a storm to those who do not yet believe. We find the answers in the bible, and as reflected in the new wineskin of the Storehouse vision and the New Breed approach of heavenly supply lines.

Implementation Interview: Chareese Whitaker Westbury

We hear from Chareese, her testimony on God’s goodness, faithfulness and financial provision. Chareese’s pastor growing up always emphasized the importance of not going into debt. Chareese will share her vision for an online House of Prayer and how God is leading her into new rivers of provision/finances for that house of prayer, not being interested in the hamster-wheel of traditional “fund-raising”. This discussion will be great for anyone wanting to learn how to trust God fully for provision, both for themselves/family as well as their ministry and business callings.

Chareese has been living in Connecticut since October 2015. Immediately after arriving, she became actively involved with the prayer movement throughout the state and region. She served Awaken the Dawn as Co-State Coordinator in 2017 by uniting and mobilizing various prayer and worship teams throughout the state, culminating in three days of 24/7 worship and prayer on the National Mall in Washington, DC. She has also served with CT Prays and National Day of Prayer (assistant to the Hartford County Coordinator). Chareese currently and uniquely serves in 10 Days of Prayer, Connecticut Capitol Prayer Network, House of Good Hope (house of prayer), racial reconciliation, and other prayer and church unity movements. She recently became a member and actively serves at LifeWay Church. She is also completing an Associate of Practical Theology at Christ for the Nations (Dallas).

I am proud to call her my spiritual daughter. As my friend Jonathan Friz likes to say: “We love Chareese!”

Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant

Psalm 35:27