The Aygora Effect

Written by: Heleen Abrahamse
Article source: Supplied

I woke up one morning with the words ‘the aygora effect’ in my spirit.

I could not find what ‘aygora’ is or mean, although it sounds similar to agora.  I thought at one point that maybe it should be agora and not ‘aygora’, but God is specific, and I knew that there should be a meaning or reference to what Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit.  I knew I did not hear wrong and that there is a message to the words I heard.

Multiple searches always came back to agora.  So much so that I wanted to abandon my search because I could not find what I was looking for, not even in the dictionary, and that is when my eye caught the word ‘misspelling’ on one of the pages of the search engine.  That was exactly it!

Aygora is a misspelling of agora.

Agora in Greek means ‘place of assembly’ or ‘marketplace’.  Furthermore, an agoroth is a monetary unit of Israel.  When I saw a picture of the agoroth, I nearly fell of my chair.  It looks almost the same to our South-African R1 coin.

Holy Spirit then revealed His message to me.

In the same way that aygora is a misspelling of agora, the same way finances are being misused in our country and in our homes.  These areas represent the marketplace – Agora – the places of distribution and trade which is our economy.

God is speaking about the way we manage our finances.

The word effect means to be successful in producing a desired or intended result.

Remember that Jesus came to give us life and life in abundance – John 10:10.

Our financial struggle is because we have abandoned God’s biblical framework for obtaining wealth.

Wealth, meaning prosperity. Prosperous, meaning being successful or thriving, especially economically.

The overall governance of our country is a concern – that’s a fact.

We cannot expect God to fix what is broken in government if our own families are falling apart.

We cannot expect God to stop corruption if we are living in debt, avoiding taxes, doing unethical business, and making poor financial choices in general.

Most of us have debt, and we do not live within our means.  God calls on us to be good stewards of the riches we have access to in His kingdom, according to Timothy 6:17-21.

I have experienced that when I approach the Lord with what is on my mind, he will always show me my heart in the situation first, and most times, when I allow him to change my perception to fit his view, the whole situation and outlook changes.

When we ask God to intervene, he will start to establish what we are asking for within our families and our immediate environment first.

Change will start with us first.

The Bible is full of God’s promises to Israel for a life of abundance and I believe God is affirming that the same promises are true for South-Africa.  That is why Holy Spirit showed me the agoroth.

However, Israel’s promises of prosperity was conditional to serving the Lord with pure hearts.

Through Christ Jesus we are heirs of those promises, therefore the conditions of the promises to Israel are ours to uphold as well.

‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land’ – 2 Chron 7:14

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