In this teaching, Dr. Don G. Pickney advocates for the idea that what is being prophesied by many ministries as a “wealth conversion,” is indeed “a prosperity phenomenon!” While God will use the faithfulness of many generations in their giving to lay up in store a great deluge of wealth, the scripture shows that the wealth conversion will come suddenly, distinctly in an event as clearly as Israel spoiled Egypt of their wealth in one day.
Pastor Don takes us to Isaiah 61 to reveal how this event will occur:
Isaiah 61:2-9 “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (3) To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified… (6) But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat (consume) the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves… (9) And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.”
A connective scripture to Isaiah 60:1-11, Isaiah points to a great “event” that may only be described as a “prosperity phenomenon,” as we see here:
Isaiah 60:1-11 “ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! (2) For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you and His glory shall be seen on you. (3) And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising… (5) Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the Sea [the rich sea trade] shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures… (11) And your gates shall be open continually, they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations.”
Pastor Don reminds us of the prophetic declaration of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, and a great preacher of a few generations past. From his famous commentary, “John Wesley Notes of the Bible,” comments on this scripture:
Isa 60:16-17 “You shall suck the milk of the [Gentile] nations and shall suck the breast of kings; and you shall recognize and know that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. (17) Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.”
Concerning this scripture, John Wesley writes, “Shalt suck - That the church shall draw, or receive the wealth of nations, and the riches, and power of kings, and whatever is most excellent, and that it shall come freely, and affectionately, as milk flows from the breast of the mother.”
Without a doubt, John Wesley was viewing this event of Isaiah 60 and 61 as a “phenomenon!”
How is God fulfilling this great event? As we will see from this teaching, a great shaking, prophesied in Haggai 2 is taking place right now throughout all the nations of the world. Haggai’s partner in ministry, the prophet, Zechariah was visited by an angel who proclaimed a great prophetic event:
Zechariah 2:8-9 “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye. (9) For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.”
Get ready for much revelation concerning the wealth conversion in this teaching.