The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. - Psalm 16:5-8 (ESV)
There are some stories that I come across that are so dimwittingly stupid that I wonder if I really need to give any further oxygen to it. Then I realize that it is being pushed by someone with a large following. Someone like Shawn "Smart Phone Prophet" Bolz from Bethel Church and the above linked nonsense. For the sake of not numbing my brain too badly, or yours, I will only jump around to the more "salient" points so come let us reason once more together understanding up front that God does not anoint anyone to buy, sell, or promote real estate.
"God is speaking to me about a real estate anointing that is coming on many people right now and increasing on others who have already operated in this. Land was always one of the promises of God over His people. There are so many stories and Scriptures about land and about not moving boundary lines. It is still one of the most contentious resources to this day. Israel itself has always been in a land battle against the agendas of other nations. God is re-establishing His intention over lands and boundaries and that is why so many Christians are feeling led to buy land or to sell and possess land that will more clearly serve their families, callings and careers." - Shawn Bolz
Yeah Shawn, that isn't God speaking to you because He would not say anything so vacuously ridiculous. The "land battle" you refer to is over the Promised Land, which has absolutely nothing to do with a real estate anointing. Only someone as empty scripturally as Bolz is, can take the fundamental promise of God to His people and turn it into a cheap parlor trick to enrich himself today. So, according to the man who cannot prophesy without reading his smart phone, God is "re-establishing" His intention over some vague allusion to land and therefore you are feeling "led" to buy that empty lot in Bensonhurst. Beloved, if you are considering a property purchase you should submit it into prayer but do not think for a second that you can possess some form of holy anointing from God over the transaction because, you know, God gave the Promised Land to His people thousands of year ago in Genesis.
"We are coming into a time of financial instability that the world won't be able to define. But for many kingdom people this is going to be a time of great real estate prosperity or a time that will set them up for one in the future. God is shifting land ownership around the globe in this season and within the next 10 years. It will cause people who are walking in obedience to Christ to own some of the most key and pivotal properties in multiple nations. Even in this time of uncertainty in financial stability, God is going to have significant real estate projects for families, churches and commercial purposes." - Shawn Bolz
Here are two of the hallmarks of wickedly deceitful false prophets and teachers. The first is a retread of the great "wealth transfer" lie that so many traffic in. The general premise here is that God is about to steal the wealth from the unrighteous and give it to you, the faithful Christian! Why? Because you know, God likes stealing from people? Seriously, God is not orchestrating a worldwide land transfer from the wicked to the saved. The second hallmark is the use of wildly vague timelines and standards for success. Here Bolz gives himself ten years for some kind of global land shift, which remains completely undefined. It is only logical that SOME Christians will indeed have significant real estate projects for families, churches and commerce during a ten-year period! Are you serious! This reminds me of Benny Hinn at the start of the 1990's "prophesying" that Fidel Castro would die that decade. Ten years for a man who was reported to never be in great health and aging at 65 years old at that time. Quite the gutsy prophesy there Benny. Because God will not be mocked, Fidel hung around until 90 years of age, 16 years after the 1990s.