There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.” Genesis 26:1-2
Genesis 26:1-6 & 12-14
Once, during a power outage in New York, The Statue of Liberty stayed lit through the entire ordeal while other places around it were in total darkness. It was discovered that the power for the torch came from New Jersey which for the most part wasn’t affected by the outage because they were on a different power grid.
This scenario is similar to what happened to Isaac during the famine in Gerar. While everyone and everything around him suffered from the famine, Isaac prospered and became very wealthy because his source didn’t come from Gerar, it came from above. Connecting these two events to the thought we established yesterday, it is safe to conclude that it is possible to be somewhere that is experiencing an economic meltdown without being affected by it because your source is not connected to that place.
The economy of your country/city may be harsh, and doing business may be tough, but as a believer, you don’t have to share in the experience; your source is not tied to where you live. Like Isaac you can operate on a different set of principles, and rise above the circumstance. What Isaac did can be surmised thus:
Firstly, Isaac had an instruction from God which didn’t make any sense, God told him to stay in a place of famine and he didn’t argue with God. Secondly, he took the risk to stay in Gerar where God told him to stay and not move to Egypt where he intended to go. In other words, he shunned other alternatives which looked better at the time but which could have destroyed him in the long run. Thirdly, he foolishly obeyed God’s instruction – he sowed in a place of drought, where there was no hope of harvest. By his actions he proved his reliance on God, and God honored him right back with abundance (fruitfulness).
To practically apply these same principles in your life, you will have to listen out for God’s instructions in tough situations. A specific instruction from God into your spirit can forever alter your life for the better. Seek God’s face about every decision, so as to avoid shipwrecks. When you have heard His instructions, take the risk to obey, even when it seems foolish and is against your better judgement. Lastly, in spite of how tough the situation may seem, don’t go contrary to what God has said, neither seek other alternatives. This is your ticket to flying above your circumstances; it will ensure your remain fruitful in famine.
I operate om God’s frequency, practicing His time-tested biblical principles. Therefore, I get supernatural results, better than I used to have. When other men are cast down, there shall be a lifting up for me. I possess the gates of this year; it will be a year where I will eat bread without scarcity in Jesus’ name.