Being A Benefactor
Between 2017 and 2019 Patricia King received three prophetic words from credible prophets that the Lord would send her benefactors to help with ministry assignments and projects. She thought, Well, that’s awesome. Of course one would welcome a benefactor.
By the third time Patricia received this prophetic word about how the Lord wants to give her a benefactor, something happened on the inside of her. She says it was like an internal “agony” rose up in her. She said, “God, I want to be a benefactor.”
A benefactor is one who benefits others. Usually when we think of a benefactor, we think of the person who “cuts the check”. Usually large checks for ministry assignments, for benevolent works, or for doing good to others.
“God starting rolling out this word, and I got so excited about it because He said, ‘In this hour I want to increase wealth, riches and blessing in my people’s lives so that they will be able to fill the earth with the blessing of the Lord and His kingdom.’” - Patricia King
When we speak of riches and wealth, we want to get money out of our minds. There’s nothing wrong with God adding money to our lives, and He will. But we must always remember that money is a man-made and earthly currency; it is part of the world’s system. We won’t find money in heaven and we can’t take it with us into heaven.”
In fact, this is why we are taught in scripture not to have an affection for money. We are not to live for money. We are not to base our value on how much money we have. In the world, people believe money and material possessions gives them their value. But the kingdom of God is different. Here’s how:
1. Every Christian should have a prosperity mindset. Patricia points out the other options - lack and poverty - aren’t something we would want. In the world, she says, the word “prosperity” might have impure motives and implications. But in the kingdom it is pure. She reminds us how we can have either prosperity, or lack and poverty. Then she asks: which one(s) do we want?
2. God wants us to embrace kingdom prosperity, which is simply the abundant life (John 10:10). Patricia shows us how we should always be thinking in terms of abundance. Genesis 1:27-28 says, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.’”
The very first blessing God gave to mankind was to be fruitful and to multiply. So internally, she says that is our expectation. That is our desire, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. We will always be looking for increase. We will always be looking for multiplication.
In fact, Patricia reveals, when we don’t increase… when we don’t advance… when we don’t multiply… something deteriorates from the inside. Patricia specifies that we can “always do more with less”. But when we don’t have fresh vision to move forward, there’s a deterioration that takes place on the inside. When we are actually supposed to abound and be fruitful all the days of our lives like Abraham. Scripture says that at age 175 he was rich in all things.
3. When the scripture talks about “rich”, it is talking about “personal abundance”. Patricia denotes that God wants every one of us to enjoy personal abundance; something rich going on the inside of us; an abundance—which will be more than what we need. She says, “God wants us to go after that!”
4. When we speak of “wealth”, we are talking about how our wealth will influence the world we are living in. Patricia makes the distinction that there are many people who are rich but they are not wealthy, because their wealth is not influencing the world we live in. She points out how we see people who have wealth and use it for evil purposes, and how they are wealthy but in the wrong way.
Christians are the ones who need to adjust the world’s system by bringing God’s kingdom. Patricia affirms we have to raise the bar. We have to raise the standard against evil. We cannot allow evil to happen. We must walk in what we are called to walk in. “In fact,” she admits, “I just think that we should have faith to go after all the wealth.”
Why should Christians leave any wealth behind for an evildoer? Why should we who have authority over the earth, given to us by God, allow evil to fill society when we could stop it? We can come into our place of authority and say, ‘We are not going to allow you to do evil. We will give you an opportunity to get saved and to turn things around (repent)—or we will turn things around for you and ‘plunder your goods’ (Hebrews 10:34), for good.’”
We need to get more aggressive with the devil on this, the devil has lied to the church concerning prosperity and twisted it to relate to a worldly mindset. But we have to start thinking with a kingdom mindset and go after it with aggression (Matthew 11:!2).
In closing, remember: being “rich” does not only pertain to money. It’s bigger than that. Our riches are way more than how much money we have in our pocket.
Action Point: Every Christian should have a prosperity mindset. Lack and poverty isn’t something we would want. Believing that we can either have a prosperity or lack and poverty mindset - which one(s) do you choose? Why?
Global Awakening is making this and other Voice Of The Prophets sessions available for free: watch their entirety at Global On Demand. Each session is full of stories on the wealth of people like you who are using their spiritual gifts, like prophecy, to make a difference in this world for the kingdom. Plus, you will hear about the richness of the thousands of testimonies in which Global Awakening has recorded of people like you who have been healed at these events. “Friends,” Patricia says, “that’s richness!”
As you watch and listen to the video above and maybe even watch and listen to the full hour and a half of this message at Global On Demand, we pray that you be blessed. We pray that you would prosper. We pray that you would move forward with fresh vision. And we pray that you would experience the personal abundance that Jesus bought and paid for.