Despite prayer and fasting for financial breakthrough in Feb. 2017, Troy and Nikki Swenson were $800 short on a March bill from the adoption agency helping them bring a child from China to the United States.
In faith, Nikki believed the Lord for $10,000 in February, more than double the $5,000 payment the agency expected in March.
As the shortest month of the year closed in on them, the Swensons had only $4,200.
"We needed a miracle," says Nikki, who learned shortly after her marriage to Troy in 2009 that she was unable to have children after medical complications in treating a lung virus.
Shy $5,800 on Feb. 26, Nikki
that day read a prophetic word from an author she didn't know.
Published by Charisma
, an online article headlined "2017 Prophecy: The Lord is Releasing Angels of Abundant Harvest" was on Nikki's Facebook page when she looked Sunday afternoon.
Written by the magazine's senior editor, Jennifer LeClaire, and based on her book by the same title, the word read in part: "Provision will enter your life from unexpected places.
"I am releasing the angels of abundant harvest. They will minister blessings to the heirs of salvation. They will bring provision and protection from the enemy's sword."
knew the word was for her, Troy and others like the friend, who sent it to them two days before their March deadline.
Throughout two previous adoption attempts, the Swensons faced opposition from the agency helping them and some questions from family and friends, who didn't understand why it took so long.
Within days of claiming the word for themselves, the Swensons received word from a Long Island woman they had met once in 2010 during a visit to New York.