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DO NOT DRAG THEM WITH YOU

I get excited over most things and often in my excitement, I am quick to share the experience. This was a habit six years ago; I used to share quite a lot with people I thought were open to my insights until I learned the hard way that they were least interested. Well, I have been discovering some interesting stuff lately and I have been tempted to share the information until I heard in my spirit, “do not share that now, don’t drag them with you.”

You see each person is at different stage of being processed by God, so we cannot assume that everyone is where we are, and they should get what we have. Everyone is in some form of process in their walk with God. Instead, we should celebrate and encourage each other in whatever stage we are in our spiritual walk and in life.  To include someone in your process will only lead to frustration on your part but it may lead discord. It also borders on control. On the other hand, not everyone will want to join or share your journey; it will be like pulling a sack uphill, that can be tiring. There are lessons God will want you to keep secret and there are experiences God will want you to endure alone. I bet God does this to test us, to develop our character and to wait until the information is well formed in us to be delivered at the appropriate time.

In this season if friends do not respond when relationships end; that’s fine. Take courage. Not everyone is supposed to journey with you to your promise land. Abraham had to separate from Lot, see Genesis 13: 5-18. This story is critical because it shows a separation of two people who were very close to one another.

The journey to the promise land may require separating from close friends, things and environments that you were used to. It okay to journey alone because God will never leave you. Remember also, that each person is in process that is quite unique to yours. Just enjoy your journey, if God meant for them to be where you are, they will, but don’t force them or pull them uphill. You will hurt yourself. Don’t drag past experiences either, behold God is doing a new thing in this season, Isaiah 43:19.

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GOD WANTS YOU TO SUCCEED

Often when met with life’s challenges or obstacles, we may conclude that God is orchestrating our demise. This is far from the truth. The truth is that God has an outstanding plan for each of us. He devised this plan way in advance before we were born. Psalm 139 :16 says that God has book in which He outlined everything about you!

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:16). Hey, you have a manufacturer’s manual- God has already outlined everything about your life in this book. I believe among the prayers we should be praying is “Lord cause me to walk in the plans you have outlined in my book”. We should also pray daily for the Holy Spirit to help us align and execute what God has for us in that manual!

Above all though, God wants us to succeed in life. That is why He says in Jeremiah 29:11 that the plans He has for us are not to harm us, but to give us hope and future. Furthermore; God says that He will guide us with His eye upon us(Psalm 32:8). I also love that fact that our steps are ordered by God; and that God delights in the steps (goals, ambitions, dreams, visions) of a good person (Psalm 37: 23).

So, think about it, would God design a plan for you to frustrate you and make you miserable? Would God outline a plan that results in failure? No way Jose (pronounce Jose in Spanish). No way! In verse 24 of Psalm 37, the Bible says that “though you fall, you shall not be utterly cast down because the Lord will uphold you with His hand”. 1 Samuel 2:9 says the Lord guards the steps of His faithful ones. Psalm 66:9 says the Lord preserves our lives and keeps our feet from slipping.

As you write and plan your goals for 2019, do this confidently before the Lord (Hebrews 4:16). Commit your ways to the Lord and He will establish. Step out in action and execute your goals with courageous faith.  If you feel you have missed the mark; no worries there is fix for this too; Psalm 103:10-13 says God does not deal with us according to our sins nor does He reward us according to our iniquities. Instead God completely removes our iniquities and He pities us as a father would do. Out of His mercies, God will still uphold you and redirect you to the path of the original plan He had for you.  So, don’t feel left out. Make 2019 different. God ALWAYS wants you to succeed. God rejoices over us with singing- He rejoices over your success too. God is for you! Romans 8:31-39

GOD DOES MORE WHEN WE ARE FLEXIBLE

GOD DOES MORE WHEN WE ARE FLEXIBLE- A few weeks ago I was on the treadmill afterhours thinking of the forecasted busy schedule that I was ahead of me in the first half of the year. I realized that in order to be effective and accomplish all goals successfully, I needed to adjust some things including routines. It was at that moment that a Thought came and said, “you can do more if you are flexible”. Then the next Thought said “God does more with you when you are flexible”. Praise God for the Holy Spirit. God talks to each of us uniquely. One of the ways the Holy Spirit speaks to me is through my thought process. God speaks at all times; on this day He spoke to me while on the treadmill; the topic for this blog was birthed!
So the whole evening I reflected on “Flexibility” in by relationship with God. Then I was reminded of Abraham and Noah, who were given the vision of what God wanted, and they remained flexible and just followed what God directed them to do. Both Abraham and Noah reaped more and to date we are enjoying their fruits of flexibility. Through Jesus Christ we are now partakers of the Abrahamic inheritance. By sign of the rainbow which was given to Noah, God affirms every time we see the rainbow that He will no longer wipe out the earth with heavy floods; the fruits of flexibility.

Flexibility is an attitude of total surrender, when we submit to God as our potter, to conform and shape us into what He wants us to be. Once conformable, God in turn uses various ways including tests, adversity, chastening and blessings to mold us into His image. So do not be quick to want to cop-out of an adversity or test because it could be that God is using that situation to bold and shape you. Instead, remain open and flexible. Let His hands work on you, that you may be shaped and molded to a usable vessel.

I realized that flexibility and obedience are key to increase in the knowledge and fullness of God. I also think flexibility is a test; where God commands that e change our routines, can ne change right away and follow His direction, or will we remain stuck in our ways.

God is the potter and we are the clay, Isaiah 64.8. Recall, clay is flexible. In fact, its consistency has some viscosity that makes in pliable, conformable and shapeable to whatever thing the Potter wants. The final outcome is normally something beautiful; often a vessel to contain something or a decorative décor. This is our God. Repent, renounce and let go of the rigidity. Embrace the freedom in Christ. Our walk as Christians is no longer by works, or our own. Our walk rather is by faith, and by the Holy Spirit. This week purpose to be flexible and expect to receive more from God. Be encouraged, God is Faithful and Dependable.

– Pauline

 

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YOU CAN INTERCEPT NEGATIVE INFORMATION

Adverse reports and incidences are unexpected; we never plan for or anticipate them. Negative information comes through various forms, such as discouraging medical reports, an abrupt end to a contract or a job, attacks from people or the devil, offenses, defamation of character, or even terrorizing dreams or visions. Nevertheless, each spirit-filled born-again believer is equipped to intercept and cancel the outcomes of these negative reports.

Before I proceed with outlining how these reports can be mitigated, let me share how God warns. God warns of impending danger in so many ways- He warns through:

  • Dreams -Joseph, the earthly father of our Lord Jesus Christ, was warned several times about the safety of Jesus as an infant through dreams. These accounts are in the first and the second chapter of the book of Matthew. In the Old Testament, the first account of warnings through dreams involves King Abimelech, whom God warned not to touch Sarah Abrahams’ wife. Other accounts of warnings include the warnings   God gave pharaoh about the impending drought in Genesis and King Nebuchadnezzar in the book of Daniel.  God still warns of impending danger through dreams to date.  So we must pay attention to dreams.
  • Discernment- Discernment means to see, recognize, or understand something that is not clear. It is the ability to discriminate or differentiate. Most often, discernment occurs through our spiritual senses exposing what is right or wrong. The ability to discern is a gift of the Holy Spirit that alerts us to be watchful, prayerful, and take appropriate action.
  • Impressions or Instinct– God warns though instinct; some call this the “small voice” that invokes an internal mental or emotional check. In my culture, we attribute this small voice or impression of the heart. Often say, “my heart warned me or told me.” This is also commonly used by God to communicate that something is going to happen. So do not ignore your inner “knowers”! Take that impression seriously, whether for the impression is positive or negative.

 

  • The Holy Spirit– The Holy Spirit warns, too, whether we obey Him or not. God, out of His mercies and compassion, does not like to see His children suffer, so He warns as a sign of His love. Each believer has a unique personalized relationship with the Holy Spirit and is capable of hearing Him distinctly. The Holy Spirit communicates to us in different ways. It is essential to learn the specific ways the Holy Spirit communicates to you and respond accordingly.

 

  • Others- God warns through others. This includes counsel from wise people who have experience in an area and can redirect us when we are headed in the wrong direction. God can also use prophetic voices to warn and redirect. Other platforms include media and expert intelligence that warn of impending danger.

Consider the above list as a measure of God’s love of notifying and preparing from impending danger. At times, the danger may happen still happen despite the forewarning, but God often provides a strategy to mitigate the danger when we rely on Him.  Now back to the critical topic, how do we intercept these adverse reports?

  1. Know your ammunition– 2 Timothy 4:2 warns that we must be ready in season and out of season. This means that we must be prepared at all times. Despite the unexpected attacks, always remind yourself of who you are and the ammunition you have. Operate from your victorious identity in Christ and engage the weapons God has already given you. The Armor of God is not too worn only when you wake up; we should have it all the time, when you wake up, in the course of your day and when you go to sleep. Thieves often come when you are unaware – hence the need to have the armor on 24/7. Should they show up, you should be ready for them.

 

Your identity in Christ affirms you as a conqueror and a co-heir who reigns with Christ above evil powers, dominion, rulers of darkness, and all types of wickedness. With these, you have the ammunition to intercept, overrule and overturn the report you have received by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the Word of God and by Blood of Jesus and in the Name of the Lord. Additionally, you have the support of Jesus Christ-Matthew 28:20- Lo I will be with you even to the end. You have the support of Angels. Hebrews 1:14 says that Angels are ministering spirits to you. Not forgetting the support of the Holy Spirit- Isaiah 59:19b When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift a standard against him. Remember, you are never alone to confront and intercept adverse reports.

 

  1. Be courageous– Do not allow the unfavorable situation to breed fear in you- the enemy counts of the fact that you will be fearful and back off so that he can inflict more damage. God has not given you the spirit of fear, but love power and a sound mind (1 Timothy 1:7)

 

  1. Do not be overwhelmed – The report may be overwhelming but focus on the Mighty One to save. Count on God’s character, His faithfulness, His reliability, and His promises. Remember Nothing is Impossible with God (Luke 1:37)

 

  1. It is highly a spiritual battle– We are often tempted to confront negatives reports or situations through our natural abilities. Whereas some adverse outcomes are indeed based on the poor choices we have made or out of not knowing (ignorance), we should not negate the spiritual aspects of things. As believes we engage mostly spiritually. This is where discernment and relying on the Holy Spirit becomes crucial. We cannot engage in spiritual matters through natural means (Ephesians 6:10-18)

 

  1. Refuse to be drawn into the drama of the negative report– The enemy loves to exacerbate a situation and latch on for continued access. When we feed into the drama, the situation gets inflated. The situation can be magnified through increased debates, arguments, discussions, passing judgments, back and forth texts. This opens opportunities for the enemy to afflict more and to distract you from what you need to be doing, which is seeking God about your situation. We can learn from Nehemiah- that whatever the enemy threw at him, He did not engage with them, and He refused to accept the enemy’s reports and invitations. Nehemiah stayed focused on the task (Nehemiah chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7). Avoid the distraction of the enemy’s drama by maintaining focus on your goals and objectives.

 

  1. Do not dwell on it – Try to settle the matter quickly and move on; don’t dwell on the issue. The enemy loves to stir up things, so do not dwell on what you have submitted to the Lord. By dwelling on it, you idolize the enemy or give him more attention-which empowers the enemy. Overly dwelling on an issue invites victimization and self -pity; both are forms of self-idolatry because all one focuses on are the negative issues. Pray, trust God to fight for you, drop your missile of prayer and declarations, stand on the unshakable word of God, and keep it moving!

 

  1. Repentance – Repentance was a forgotten practice amongst born- again believers, but it is exciting to see that the church is being awakened to practice it again in this new 2020 era. Not everything is a result of sin, but I have learned to allow God to search my heart and life for anything that could be displeasing to Him. Unrepented sin hinders breakthroughs to prayers. So make it a habit to incorporate repentance in your prayers. Repent for the part you have participated in inflating or causing the negative report. Renounce and release the poison of the trauma/ offense from your spirit, mind, soul, and body,

 

  1. Forgiveness – If you are aware of the person used or the situation used to create the negative report, forgive, let it go, and hand it over to God to deal with it. At times we beat ourselves for the mistakes we have made. Forgive yourself for if you contributed in one way or another to that negative report.

 

  1. Intercept with Prayer- Seek the Holy Spirit for direction on what to pray for regarding that negative report specifically. Kings David, Jehoshaphat, and Hezekiah are great examples to learn from. When these kings received negative reports, they turned to God for direction through prayer, at times fasting and worship (See their accounts in the Bible in Chronicles, Kings, and Isaiah). Don’t just engage in the flesh without involving the Holy Spirit. Through information provided by the Holy Spirit, you will be able to wage war accordingly. The Holy Spirit specific instructions, or the source of the problem, or the name of the specific issue or demon you need to cast out. Engaging the Holy Spirit will allow you to stay on target, hit the mark, and obtain breakthroughs much faster.

 

  1. Intercept with Worship– Worship is a powerful weapon of warfare. You can intercept with a worship prayer and by singing praise and worship to the Lord.

 

  1. Intercept with the Word – The Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and Your declarations are potent in battle. The word of God is the two-edged sword that penetrates darkness (Hebrews 4:12). The Word of God is also the law through which justice for the righteous and judgments against evil are passed.

 

  1. Intercept with Adamant Faith and Persistence – Fully believe God to come through for you. From time to time, the enemy can be relentless because he will keep bringing the same attack but in different forms. Discern very quickly that you are dealing with the same spirit. We overcome more from a place of rest than when we are anxious, worried, or afraid – such can lead us to war in the flesh rather than in the Spirit. Notice that the strategies of the fight may change.  Ask the Holy Spirit what strategy to use. At times, the barrage of attacks is the strategy of the enemy to exhaust you so that you give up. Now and then, God exposes several things so that you deal with them back to back to teach you how to war effectively or to expose you to the schemes of the enemy; that way, you know how to deal with them the future or help another person. Relentlessly fight it off – keep fighting until you attain the victory.

 

  1. Engage on the spot –When the enemy attacks, engage on the spot, do not wait for a later time to overcome him. If the dream is negative, cancel it on the spot. If it is a bad medical report, refuse to accept. I heard a testimony of a lady who renounced a thyroid malfunction. Each morning she woke up casting out the anomaly and declaring her thyroid gland healed. She was healed, and she did not have to undergo surgery! Halleluyah report/If someone gives you a negative report or curses you, cancel it on the spot. If you have a negative thought, cancel it right away – do not entertain negative thoughts; our minds /thoughts are the predominant platforms the enemy targets to attack. Reject anything that does not agree with the word of God. Entertaining a bad thought will result in the further assault of the enemy through rationalization, convincing you which results in circum to sin or the development of a stronghold. You have the power to intercept every negative thought. Confront every contrary report on the spot!

 

  1. Intercept with the promises and prophesies spoken over you. Bad reports or attacks are often sent to discourage, delay, distract, or to make abort your destiny, purpose, and the assignment. Reflecting and declaring what the Lord has told you already empowers us to stay focused on what is essential. By reviewing and meditating on them, you are assured of God’s promises-God watches over His word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). Knowing that God will keep His promise energizes you to continue moving. We believe the report of the Lord not the report of the enemy. God will do what He has promised (Romans 4:17-21).

 

In conclusion, know that God will always be there despite negative reports we may receive. Some are used to test, strengthen us, and exert the best in us. No matter the reason, you have the power to intercept and mitigate the damage. I pray for you to receive impartation to pray and to war with the Holy Spirit. Break the spirit of fear and intimidation. Pray for increased discernment and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit so that you can hear and follow through with the instructions He provides you. Pray that the Holy Spirit helps you recall the warnings He has given you in the past and show you the strategy to war effectively.

In the name of Jesus Christ and by the shed Blood of Jesus, I break and cast out confusion, mental and emotional manipulation. I break every yoke of oppression, affliction, set back, stagnation, and lack of progress. I unlock doors and opportunities that need to open to you. I Cancel all bad reports. I declare God’s favor, blessings, health, long life, prosperity, and God appointment connection over you in Jesus’ Name. Receive power! You are an overcomer!

 

Author: Pauline Adongo

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EACH  SPIRIT FILLED BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER QUALIFIES FOR THE SUPERNATURAL LIFETSTYLE

Often when we hear about the supernatural, we think that this grandiose experience is limited to the chosen few within the body of Christ, such as those with key titles! Especially when people talk about their elaborate experiences of being in heaven, seeing God and all other encounters, we may feel “little” and unqualified for the supernatural. But I believe the supernatural transcends beyond encounters and what is seen. I believe  the supernatural includes our identity, the influence of the Holy Spirit in the gifts and callings He has given us, it includes miracles, signs and wonders, exploits , greater works, revelatory gifts, such us prophesy, seer and power gifts, hearing the voice of God, dreams, visions and encounters; and day to day  relationship with the Holy Spirit. So if you are experiencing any of these; you are already walking in the supernatural!

I have also discovered that many Holy Spirit (Spirit) filled believers are already walking in the supernatural but they do not realize it. The reason for this is because of the definition and explanation of the term “supernatural” and how it has been relayed to us.  What is the supernatural anyway? The supernatural is the supernatural is what is beyond or above nature or science. My personal definition for the supernatural is “when God uses the ordinary to produce the extraordinary. The supernatural then involves the exploits mentioned in Daniel 11:32 and the Greater works that Jesus mentioned in John 14:12; the supernatural includes the above and beyond in Ephesians 3:20. All realms of the spirit are included in the supernatural; God, Jesus Christ, the angelic, the human spirit and the demonic are part of the supernatural. The supernatural is a lifestyle not a one-time event! Thus it must be developed, nurtured, and stewarded well.

The supernatural is part of our blessing and inheritance. Failing to partake of it is like living in a fully furnished mansion that is rightfully yours, but you limit yourself to only living in the kitchen instead of enjoying the rest of the house. There is more to being -born again beyond salvation. A lifestyle of the supernatural is one of the many blessings of the Kingdom of God!

Each spirit filled born again can engage in supernatural because they are created in the image of The Supernatural God; and they are filled by the Holy Spirit. Because of this supernatural nature, we are capable of relating with God supernaturally, walking in the supernatural and we are capable of producing supernatural outcomes. It is through the Holy Spirit that we engage and walk in the supernatural. Thus Through the Holy Spirit, we can do the extraordinary things. Through the Holy Spirit, God can use an ordinary thing or person to do the extraordinary things. For example, Samson killed a thousand Philistines with the jaw of a donkey ( Judges 15: 14-16), Elijah outrun the King’s chariots to beat the rain( 1 Kings 18:46), Jesus turned 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish to feeding more than five thousand people (Matthew 14:13-21),  Peter preached for the first time after being filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and three thousand people got saved(Acts 2:1-14), the apostles and Peter were filled with the Holy Spirit that His shadow healed the sick (Acts 4:12-16). Paul did miracles through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:11-12).

We too are capable of walking in the supernatural because God sows no partiality, all is needed is faith.  When we collaborate with the Holy Spirit, tune to Him, remain sensitive to Him, obey, and trust Him, the supernatural becomes a natural lifestyle I call it being supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural. There is a lot of interest in the supernatural of God, and I am glad to share that the supernatural is for everyone. Each born again believer has the ability and capacity to walk in the supernatural and live a supernatural lifestyle because we are filled with the Holy Spirit. The supernatural extends in all areas, in prayer, in worship in praise, beyond prophecies to daily life encounters and applications. It is common to engage with the Holy Spirit that talking to Him becomes a common occurrence. It is normal to engage with God’s angels on a regular basis. It is normal and common to carry the glory and presence of God 24/7. It is normal to be in supernatural here on earth while living in a natural world.

The following are the different ways the Holy Spirit engages with us supernaturally:

The Holy Spirit ushers us in God’ s presence giving us ability to talk to God. We walk with God through the Holy Spirit. In Hebrews 6:4-6, we see that the Holy Spirit supernaturally allows us to share in the power and the goodness of what we will eventually share in heaven. So, aspects of what we experience in the supernatural now, are only a taste of heaven. The Holy Spirit though the supernatural allows us to taste heaven while we are still here on earth, to experience the age to come through encounters with Him.

The supernatural is an inheritance of each believer – Ephesians 1:13-14 says that after salvation, we were also marked and sealed by the Holy Spirit, giving us a deposit of an inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession to the praise of His glory

We have the supernatural ability for miracles signs and wonders just like Paul and Peter did special miracles, salvation, healing, and deliverance like that for Peter in Paul in Acts 4, 5 and Acts 19 and the rest of the book of Acts. Additionally Jesus promised that we will do more because both authority and power has been given to us, John 14:12 -14-Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ask anything in My name, I will do it.

 We can experience protection, strengthening, and deliverance by supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. In Scripture, we see the Holy Spirit move supernaturally to protection and rescue Paul and Silas in Acts 16, when Paul and Silas were imprisoned, and God intervened! The Holy Spirit also protects and preserves through warnings and prohibitions for example when the Holy Spirit forbade Paul and Silas from travelling to preach in Asia in Acts 16: 6-7 says Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. Expect the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to protect, preserve and warn and you too

 The Holy Spirit Strengthens us supernaturally when we are weak or tired- This is from personal experience, there are countless times that I have been exhausted both mentally, emotionally, and physically but after engaging in praying tongues, I have been rejuvenated and restored. There are times when such weakness are attacks of the enemy and at times they are from burnout. I believe engaging the Holy Spirit in both cases helps, because the Holy Spirit can also warn when you need to take a break and rest, while He also refreshers and restored strength. See the promise in Isaiah 40:31 NJKV says But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Whenever you are tired, engage the Holy Spirit, take time off to pray in tongues, take a break from what you are doing, get some rest. You will more alert when you get back to it. I recommend listening to your body and listening to the Holy Spirit too.

 The Holy Spirit also engages in warfare supernaturally deliver us from enemy attacks. I have learned to involve the Holy Spirit in spiritual warfare as well. Yes, we engage the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, we engage the Powerful Blood of Jesus, we engage warring angels, we engage the Word of God and of course the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 59:17 b says When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. The Holy Spirit as a Helper and advocate is an integral Person in our deliverance!

 The supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in ministry- I believe that when we got born again, everything about us became spiritual. It is through the Holy Spirit that we receive power and grace to minister Zechariah 4:6b says that it is not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. The anointing that we minister in is from the Holy Spirit- we should be careful not to call it “my anointing” but rather develop, nurture, guard, and steward well the anointing and the grace we have been given.

We are able to live and function in our spiritual life by the Holy Spirit. As supernatural beings, the Holy Spirit supernaturally empowers and enables us to live this life. Hence, we should not judge believers others who may not be living like us, Instead pray and help them encounter the Holy Spirit. Pray for their hearts to be made pliable, turned from stone to flesh. Pray that they are convicted by the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit of the fear of Lord encounters them. It is only by the Holy Spirit that we are sustained to live a successful Spirit-filled life

The Holy Spirit fuels our natural and spiritual gifts to make us effective and fruitful in whatever we do. Acquiring knowledge is good. I believe that Knowledge and expertise are keys, but the Holy Spirit fuels our knowledge and gives us wisdom to effectively apply that knowledge in our spheres of influence. Because of this we should never rely on our achievements but on the Holy Spirit our Teacher and Counselor, Who directs us in truth in all matters. The Holy Spirit also empowers us through the gifts He has given us, both spiritual and natural gifts. The Holy Spirit inspires our creativity, every skill or talent. With this we can learn to submit out gifts, careers, business, skills to the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit breaths on your gift, business, skill, career, or talent, there will be fruitfulness, multiplication, abundance, favor, and breakthrough. We prosper in all we do when the Holy Spirit is permitted to influence our gifts. This is causes wealth and prosperity in what we do.

So how can you live a Supernatural Lifestyle? Consider the following:

Stay connected to Your Power Source-God is the source of ALL power because He is All-Powerful or Omnipotent. To walk in the supernatural power, we must stay hooked to the power, constantly recharging, constantly refueling. It is like a computer, to keep it running, we must ensure that it is recharged. If you utilize any electronic device, after some time it requires charging its battery. We cannot run on empty or drained if we want to success in the supernatural. Failing to do that results in “making up the supernatural” which is the long run will be exposed by the fruits of the person doing that. We cannot mock God. In our walk we must recharge with God frequently. This means Knowing God more intimately. Spending time with Him alone in prayer, devotion and listening to Him. I recommend this for those who desire to ignite their intimacy with God. Identify 15 minutes a day that you can spend with God. Split the 15 minutes into three; read the Bible for 5 minutes, pray for 5 minutes, the sit down for 5 minutes with a journal to write the impressions, messages, or visions you receive from God. From here you can incrementally increase your devotion time. Get a Bible version that you can easily understand, like the NLT, NKJV or NIV, TPT whatever version that you like

Be Filled with the Spirit– the Holy Spirit is the one who stewards the supernatural including doing exploits and moving in “Greater Works” -So pray to be filled with Holy Spirit. Be filled with the Spirit and yield to His instructions. When we collaborate with the Holy Spirit, tune to Him, remain sensitive to Him, obey, and trust Him, the supernatural becomes a natural lifestyle. I have a prayer of how you can be filled with the Holy Spirit and impartation for the supernatural  at the end of this article.

Believe- Adamantly believe the word of God for what it is the truth. God’s word is sure to perform, God’s word does not change. God swears by His word. So believe God at His word. Believe that With God, ALL things are possible. Believe that God does exceedingly above all that we know or ask.

 Build your faith up and become a Faith Giant Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). Faith in God is the foundation of salvation and walk with God. The Supernatural requires faith. Jesus said athat even the faith the size of mustard seed. A mustard seed measures about 1 to 2 millimeters or 0.039 to 0.079 inches (source Wikipedia). Imagine the exploits you can do with gigantic faith! So build up your faith by standing firm on the word of God and His promises. Stay unshakable and immovable despite the opposite. Remember the supernatural defies science, this is what happened to Abraham and Sarah when they conceived at 100 years old. Also note that it is impossible to walk in the supernatural without ‘any size” of faith.

Feed on God’s word– Indulge in reading the Word of God. Jesus is the Word and bread of life (John 1:1-3, John 1:14 and John 6:48). We need daily nourishing. Also the supernatural engages the Word of God. God often confirms the encounters and experiences we have with Him by His word. So make reading the Word a priority, the word of God is the sword that pierces and the fire that fuels the supernatural. One way that I have found useful is reading Scripture then replaying the same Scriptures on the Bible app. You will get additional revelation by doing this. Literature also shows that repeated reading or listening to something at least seven times, reinforces retention of information.

Walk in the SpiritWalking in the Spirit involves surrendering all areas of our life to the Holy Spirit and submitting to Him. It involves killing or dying to the flesh that the Holy Spirt may fully influence our lives. Submit your imagination, mind, and thoughts to the Spirit because that where the battle is the most Allow the Holy Spirit to invade all areas of life, leave no area untapped by the Holy Spirit. See Galatians 5:16.

Act- Walking in the supernatural lifestyle requires radical obedience. So move quickly, act quickly when the Holy Spirit instructs In James 2:14-26 NKJV we learn that faith without works is useless.  Move when God tells you to move even when you do not understand.  That is what Joshua did with the wall of Jericho (see Joshua Chapter 6).  God changed the strategy for warfare in this chapter, it was not like the other was the strategy of previous wars. So obey God without being analytical or rationalization. Trying to figure God out or bring logic to what He has instructed you will only delay and frustrate you until you do want, He instructs. And if you are stubborn, God will raise someone else to what you failed to do.  May I warn also, most of the supernatural moves of God are unannounced; He never warns when He will move. At times we will give us a signal that He is about to do something- most of the time we do not know what He will do, We only learn of it after the fact. To be successful in the supernatural you must TRUST THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Remember, the walking in the supernatural is an inherent right and blessing of each child of God. Romans 8:14 KJV says for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Sons and daughters of God have the supernatural nature of God that they should engage with to their God in that capacity. God is impartial. Be encouraged by this, Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful (1 Corinthians 1:27 NLT). You qualify for the Supernatural Lifestyle!

PRAYER FOR IMPARTATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL

All you need to do now is to receive by faith what God has for you, but before that

  • Receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Repent of any sin sins, iniquity, and transgressions, including involvement in idolatry worship of other gods
  • Forgive and release bitterness, anger and unforgiveness, jealousy and covetousness
  • Renounce and repent anything that is not of God that you have participated including witchcraft, divination, sorcery, spiritism, ritual, sororities, new age, enchantments psychic, medium consultation, any involvement with the occult. Renounce  and break all covenants in Jesus Name.
  • Renounce and repent of using spirit guides and familiar spirits
  • Command every foul and evil spirit to leave you know in the Name of Jesus Christ

 Prayer to Receive the Holy Spirit and Impartation

The Prayer of Salvation or Re-dedication to Jesus Christ – Dear God, I come to You. I accept your Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus died and rose again for my sins, so that I may receive salvation. I therefore repent of my sins, transgressions and iniquities and ask for Your forgiveness. I renounce sin and all forms of wickedness. I renounce all gods that I have served, vowed to, submitted to, or ever made sacrifices to them. Lord Jesus, now come into my life and into everything that concerns me. Come in, Lord Jesus, and be Lord over my life and align me to the path and plan you have for me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirt– Holy Spirit, I now welcome You. Come to reside in me and take over every aspect of my life. I submit to You Holy Spirit; guide me in knowledge, wisdom, revelation, discernment, and counsel so that I may walk and accomplish the plan God has for me. Holy Spirit fill me with your gifts that I may experience the fullness of God in this new life, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

Impartation Prayer. Father in Jesus Name, I now release to the reader to receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. Lord open the eyes of their  understanding being enlightened; that I  they know what the hope of His calling is what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the them  Father give them   understanding and what is the exceeding greatness of His power regarding the supernatural according to the working of His mighty power in them. Father I pray for an infilling of the Holy Spirit with increased sensitivity to You and to the Holy Spirit. Father open their eyes to see and ears to hear. Lord activate their supernatural senses. In Jesus Name, Amen

 

Transcript of the video blog 7/8/2020. Copyright MJC International Inc: Pauline Adongo. Free for distribution.

 

 

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ONENESS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THIS GREAT MOVE

Most prophetic voices have continue to echo and share about the great upcoming move of God. The recently celebrated Pentecost is said to be a unique one, one that will usher this great move of God. The Person behind this ushering and who will be the catalyst for this move is the Holy Spirit. However, not many believers know this Great Powerful member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. This blog is an introduction to the Holy Spirit, Who He is and who He is not. I will share His attributes and works in the Old Testament. The next teaching and blog will be on how we can partner with the Holy Spirit in this new move.

The   purpose of salvation or being born again is not only to go to heaven to enjoy intimate communion and relationship with God while we are still here on earth. The whole purpose of salvation was to be reconciled in relationship and sonship with God. God created humans for interaction. We see this in His fellowship with Adam and Eve before they sinned. Later on God continued with Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses all of whom are recorded as people who walked with God. When sin abound so much, God sent His Son Jesus Christ whose through the sacrifice on the Cross, we were reconciled to fellowship with God. The redemption and restoration in fellowship was done through the blood of Jesus Christ and remains active through the person of the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 1:4-7, Hebrews 9: 12-15, 2 Corinthians 5:19, and Romans 8:16).

As shared, God desires to dwell and commune with us. This omnipresence aspect of God now is with us through the Person of the Holy Spirit. Initially God communed with humans, after the fall He sent His own Son to dwell with us as Immanuel, God with us. When Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised that He will not leave us as orphans but send us a helper who would guide us in all things, this helper is the Holy Spirit (John 14:18). So we see the continual fellowship with God with the Trinity.

Much has been said about the coming move of God which most of us are waiting for with great anticipation. He is part of the Godhead- the Trinity.  God the Father (Jehovah) God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit (The Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit is a Person not an it. He has a personality,  mind and  emotions  . The Holy Spirit is the Breathe of God. He was active at creation, we see that in Genesis Chapter 1, He was hovering around. God operates through the Person of the Holy Spirit- the Holy Spirit is the Administrator or Chief Operating Officer (CEO) in Gods Kingdom. 2 Timothy 3;16 says that all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness- thus the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible- the writers were guided or under the influence of the Holy Spirit when it wa written. So whenever you read the Bible and need clarification of, ask the Author, the Holy Spirit and He will explain it.  In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit often rested on a person to accomplish a specific task- you read frequently that: the Spirit came upon them and they did something. Examples of the of works of the Holy in the Old Testament1 are:

The Holy Spirit participated in creation- Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

 The Holy Spirt gave life to creatures and earth Psalm 104:30-Lord when you send forth your Spirit they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

 The Holy Spirit breathed life in humans Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 The Holy Spirit was recognized by Humans Genesis 41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”

 The Holy Spirit strived with humans to convince them to repent and turn to God Genesis 6,3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. This when sons of God also known as Angels; intermingled with daughters on earth.

 The Holy Spirit Gave extraordinary power to leaders and people; Joshua in Numbers 27:18, Othniel Judges 3:9-10 Othniel the son of Kenan, Caleb’s younger brother. The Spirit of the Lord was upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the Lord gave king of Mesopotamia into his hand. Gideon in Judges 6:34, Samson Judges 14:5-6, Saul in 1 Samuel- 10.9-13

 The Holy Spirit Departed from Saul when He disobeyed God- 1 Samuel 16:14-But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him.

 The Holy Spirit inspired King David- 2 Samuel 23:2“The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.

 The Holy Spirit Guided the prophets Ezekiel 2;2 And He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you. Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him who spoke to me.

The Holy Spirit inspired to do God’s will and walk in holiness Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

 The Holy Spirit encouraged walk in Gods’ commandments and morality- Ezekiel 36:27- I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

The Holy Spirit prophesied about the coming of Jesus Christ and the nature of His ministry, see Isaiah 11:1-11 and the whole chapter of Isaiah 61

 (Source -Works of the Holy in the Old Testament- www.thomasnelsonbibles.com/the-holy-spirit-in-the-old-testament)

 Who the Holy Spirit is not?

 I am deeply concerned about the misuse of the Trinity and citing things that do not align with God’s character. I am careful not to say God said or the Holy Spirit said something. If you have grown up in church especially in Pentecostal or charismatic movements, you may have experience manifestations that were cited as the Holy Spirit, but they were not. Below is a list but not an comprehensive list of what the Holy Spirit is not:

  • The Holy Spirit is not a feeling or emotion that can be turned on and off
  • You either have the Holy Spirit or you do not because you cannot make Him up
  • He is not a manifestation such as loud shouting, yelling, disruptive rolling on floors, or running around wild
  • He never draws attention to Himself or to the person He is working through, the Holy Spirit always will turn the attention to God and glorify Him
  • The Holy Spirit will not do anything outside the Character of God, remember He is God -The Trinity
  • The Holy Spirit is patient and works when permitted, He does not impose Himself on us
  • He is not a manifestation, He is God. The manifestations are effects of His presence and works
  • Moving in a gift does not necessarily mean you have the Holy Spirit with you- Gifts can still function without a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit is the Anointing, the anointing can depart from a person and the person can still operate in the gift or calling because the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable, Romans 11:29
  • When one has disconnected with the Holy Spirit, the gifts may still work, the person though may not attain His full potential in His /her purpose of assignment
  • Disconnecting from the Holy Spirit may also result in the person being defiled by an evil spirit that may try to work through the gifts of a person- that is why people can still perform miracles but under the influence of another spirit.

 Practical Application

This blog is a transcript of video blog that you can find on my Facebook page or YouTube channel. In it, I shared an assignment that I would like to share with the readers too. As we anticipate next week,

  • Review the works of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, identify if there are similarities with your current walk with the Holy Spirit.
  • Read the book of John and the Book of Acts and pay attention and identify the work of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures
  • Review how He works in you based on what you read
  • Reflect on any areas that you need to submit to the Holy Spirit
  • Ask God to illuminate areas that need to submit to the Holy Spirit in your life
  • Repent of any areas you have grieved, misunderstood, and disobeyed Him ask God for forgiveness
  • Submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the leadership of the Holy Spirit
  • Ask God to baptize you afresh with the Holy Spirit and with Fire

 

 

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PICK IT UP AGAIN- SECURING OUR INHERITANCE

I received this message in March when studying the book of Jeremiah The subject of the study had to do with revisiting or redoing what God had instructed. What caught my attention to God’s instructions to Jeremiah was the pain stacking effort to redo what He had originally done In Jeremiah 36; God gave Jeremiah special instructions that need to be written and presented to king. Jeremiah needed writer, Baruch to do write since he Jeremiah was in hiding. You should note that in those days, writing was not easy, there were laptops or recording devices. Writing involved dipping a pen in ink and writing one word at a time, so the process was long and tedious. Despite this, Jeremiah and Baruch completed the task and the message was read the to king, who in response burned each page parchment. God nonetheless instructed Jeremiah to rewrite the instructions; they had to redo the pain stacking process.

Isaac the son of Abraham was another one who stayed persistent with what He knew belonged to Him. In Genesis 26, we see Isaac digging the wells, despite opposition until the enemy could no longer fight over the last one which He named Rehoboth

My encouragement to you this week is never get discouraged when the devil destroys or frustrates what God has told you to do on first attempt- you do it again Pick it up again! There are two aspects of these two stories that I would like to encourage you with. The first one is Jeremiah’s – If you have anything you had put aside that you are sure God had told you, pick it up again. This quarantine time is a good time to revisit and refresh your plans about it. This is the best time to pray or fast and petition the issue to God. It is the best time to ask God for strategies and blueprints for that vision. It is the best time to research and reinvent yourself in a new way. Consider reviewing the prior instructions God has given you, see what needs adjusting and what need implement. You may start small, but then keep at it, just pick it up again. Do not allow that idea to lay dormant

 The second example is Isaac’s Isaac new his inheritance – He knew what belonged to him, wells that and be covered by the enemy, that remained dormant, but active. Genesis 26: 17-18 says that Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled. Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them. Verses 19-25 shows that though the wells had been dormant, once dug, they produced fresh water

 I want to encourage you that you have a spiritual inheritance and a generation inheritance that is in your bloodline. Your inheritance is in your personal opportunities and untapped generational inheritance.

 Personal Opportunities: -One of the ways God uses to advance is by giving you an idea or an instruction. Ephesians 1:3-4 says that we are already blessed with spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. It says Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. 2 Peter 1: 3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know   him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.

As I reflected on this issue, I questioned myself as how may, ideas and instructions God had given me and I laid them down out of frustration, intimidation, fear or lack, discouragement, betrayal, disappointment, passivity, laziness, or procrastination. Let us repent of this negligence and pick up from where we left. So we already have spiritual inheritance and our role is to tap into that, acclaim, and possess them. I believe spiritual inheritance call be classified into, our new identity, (who we are and whose we are,  our position in Christ, our authority and power, the tools we have to execute God’s kingdom on earth, the word of God/promises, our eternal promise. Most of this comes through intimacy with God, and communing with God, seeking wisdom, and understanding of our inheritance and how to fully walk in them. Also by faith, boldness, and persistence, these blessings can and must be accessed with an overcomer’s attitude- Faith in God- Led by the Spirit- Persistent determination.

Untapped Generational Treasures- You have generational blessings waiting for you to dig up! Pick them up! This have to do with positive family traits and blessings that belong to you. Since most skills and gifts are passed on from parents and from genealogies, I questioned what my paternal and maternal ancestors laid down. I also questioned what my parents did not pursue. Those things are still there where they were left and we need to reclaim them, pick them up and work on the them. We need to do it again- this time leaning on the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God to guide us. Whatever treasure, idea, instruction, skill, opportunity that was meant to advance us, these are our inheritance we need to pick them up again

It is often good to probe to find out about more about your family and what rightfully belongs to you. Isaac knew what belonged to him and took it upon himself to go after it. There is inheritance in your bloodline that you can still tap into, and maybe they are laying down somewhere waiting to be discovered. This may involve probing- the goal is to maximize on what your bloodline left unfinished. You could learn that your parents wanted to do something-but they could not finish because of one things or another. May be you are the one to pick up from where they left and improve on what they had. If you parents had certain skills, it is most likely that you have those skills in you given your DNA- they are your heritage.

This may sound farfetched, but just probing your curiosity a little – are there blessings in your family, skills, talents, opportunities that were not maximized that are waiting for you to? Normally we get excited at this Scripture – Proverbs 13:22-A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. What if an unjust cause, led to the dormancy of this inheritance? – do you know that you can stand in the gap of your bloodline and petition the justice of God to release it to you.

There are a few lessons and Scriptures that I would like to end with in relations to picking up our inheritance

Lessons

  • It may be pain stacking like with Jeremiah having to rewrite the scroll, keep pursuing it
  • You may face opposition like Nehemiah did while building the wall- but arm yourself and still pursue your inheritance
  • The enemy may have suppressed the inheritance like with Isaac, but know that whatever is yours is still fresh and active, just waiting for you to rediscover it
  • Another advantage of knowing your inheritance is that it helps you pray strategically, both offensively and defensive to release your inheritance

 Scriptures

  • Exodus 20:5-6 The Lord pushes the wicked up to the 4th generation, but shows love up to a thousand generations- you have pending blessings that you need to claim for you and for your future generations
  • Joshua 1:9 -Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”- pursue your inheritance with boldness and determination
  • Genesis 26: 24-24 That night the Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham- God will be with you as long as you depend on Him to guide and direct you .

 This is the season and NOW is the time to obtain and possess what belongs to you. You are in your promise land. Isaiah 60:1, Isaiah 52:1-2- Awake, Arise, put on your splendor which is strength, the Lord has risen upon you, the glory is upon you, free yourself from all captivity, fear, and apathy, Go after your inheritance!

 

 

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YOU CAN HEAR GOD- Hearing God Series Part 1

Many believers think that the ability to hear God is a gift for more spiritual people or those called to the five-fold ministry; but each believer is can hear God effectively. This blog is a transcript of the Facebook Video Blog dated April 22nd, 2020. Feel to print this transcript for reference.

The goals of this blog are to activate your spiritual senses and help you recognize the ways God has been speaking to you. In this article I will discuss how to “clear your senses” to hear God and highlight how God communicates. In the next article, I will discuss the subject in detail. So let us start with the basics.

Each believer can inherently hear God because; (1) we are created in God’s image according to Genesis 1:26-27 which says, God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. As God’s creation, we look like Him and have the ability to talk and to hear Him in return. (2) God is our Father, just as in the natural a father relates to his child, we too have the ability to know when our Father is talking and to distinguish His voice from a stranger. (3) God shows no partiality according to Romans 2:11. This means that hearing God is not limited or set apart for special people; but each believer can equally hear God.

I sense strongly that the benefits of this quarantine are to get us back to fellowship and communion with God on an individual basis. God is relational and so is His communication. When we seek God, we should expect a response; but to know His response we must have our senses tuned to hear Him. The way God speaks varies from one person to another. Thus it is important that we do not rely on others to hear God for us but rather learn and be comfortable with hearing God for ourselves.

It is also important that we learn to hear God for ourselves because God may switch how He communicates to us from season to season. At times this is because He wants to advance us by teaching us His ways; and times the switch is because we can no longer hear Him through the original mode of communication (there various factors that cause this). Therefore, we need discern when He has switched His mode of communication and discern quickly how He is speaking to use.

Our Lord Jesus Christ placed a lot of emphasis on having “eyes to see and ears to hear” in the gospels and in the book of Revelation (see His directives to churches). So it is important that we really ascertain how God be it verbal and non-verbal. To get better at hearing God, first identify how God talks to you and continue to develop that channel of communication. Every gift is an introduction for more. So if you hear God once you can hear Hi more frequently, if you are a hairdresser you have the potential of owning and franchising a wholesale beauty store! A gift, spiritual or natural a potential has to be explored further. We are responsible for developing what God has given us. So let us review how to clear our senses or how to position ourselves to hear God:

  1. Communicate to God-As shared earlier, we have a relational Father. God wants to partner with us in our daily affairs. A relationship requires dual communication with feedback being reciprocated. Whereas it is true that God can speak to us unsolicited like when He approached Gideon, or when Jesus got Paul’s attention on the road to Damascus, often God will respond when we engage in communication with Him. We can initiate these types of communication through prayer, worship, praise, dance, reading the Bible and even when meditating. Expect to hear from God whenever you engage in these.
  2. Foster relationship with the Holy Spirit– The Holy Spirit is the breath and the voice of God. Among the functions of the Holy Spirit is are to teach, counsel, guide, advocate and intercede (see John 14: 15-17; John 16: 7-8; John 15:26-26 and Romans 8:26,) All of these are oratory in nature. As you develop friendship with the Holy Spirit, you will get to know His voice and His ways, this will result in also knowing the distinct voice of the Holy Spirit from the deceptive voice of the enemy. Friendship with the Holy Spirit is like friendship with a close friend or child whose voice you can recognize in a crowd because of its uniqueness.
  3. Obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit –Doing what God asks builds our relationship. Immediate obedience shows that we can be entrusted with more. The more we follow the instructions we are given; the more information God will provide; God will talk to us more when we listen to Him. Most of the time God will start with simple instructions related to your daily life, like “move your car”, “call your sister”, “close the door” and with time He will tell you more complex information. Do your best to obey these simple instructions even when they do not make sense.
  4. Guard what God tells you by releasing ONLY what He wants released at the right time and to the right people. There is danger in sharing revelation to everyone. Most of the time God provides the information for you for immediate application. If you sense God wants the revelation shared, ask Him to tell you the people group and the best time to release the information. There is also danger in sharing revelation in the wrong environment or prematurely. Under such conditions, the revelation will not be received, and one may just be a sounding gong- there will be no impact of the information shared. Below are some guidelines to consider if you have to share information God has given you:
    • Write the information down and ask God for interpretation or direction about it
    • Ask the Holy Spirit if the information is for you or someone else
    • If it is for someone, ask the Holy Spirit what to share and when to share it.
    • Ask God to prepare the heart of person the information should be release to.
    • Always release the information in love, in non- judgmental way; and be sure that you leave the person edified, comforted, and encouraged.
    • For intercessors, most of the revelation are often given as a strategy for prayer simply to pray for.
  • Should you feel that the leadership of your Church or anyone in authority should receive the information, then identify the protocol that is in place for sharing. If there is no protocol, consider the following:
    • Write the information and ask to meet with the leadership or person(s) of authority
    • Share the information in an objective way
    • Leave it up to the leadership or person in authority to judge and follow through with the information you shared.
    • Remember that you are not to impose the information; once you have delivered the message, your role ends. The information may not be received well; but be encouraged that you have done your part and leave it at that unless the Holy Spirit gives you more instructions.
  • Do not leave a church or fellowship, and or do not end a relationship because the recipient ignored the information you shared unless God directs you to.
  • Finally, note that God loves to share His secrets with us, so not all revelation is for disclosure. We draw unnecessary attacks from others or spiritual attacks when revelation that should private is shared. God can direct you to hold off sharing some insights until an appointment time or He may direct you never to share anything. As good stewards, we are capable of keeping His secrets!

6. Do not contaminate your senses-Our senses are highways of communication that allow us to engage with the frequencies of heaven. If the highways are jammed or polluted, we may receive minimal information, blurred information, or no information at all. All physical and spiritual senses must be free of contamination and obstruction. To start, we are spiritual beings who engage spirit with the Holy Spirit.

    1. So first we must ensure that our spirit is not contaminated with unforgiveness, bitterness, trauma, hatred, or any sin. We decontaminate these by repentance through the blood of Jesus and by feeding the spirit with the word of God. Praying in tongues also edifies the spirit.
    2. By submitting to the Holy Spirit and not the flesh. Galatians 5:13-26 outlines live in the Spirit. Whatever is not of the Spirit of God, contaminates. It is imperative then that keep all channels of communication clutter free. For example if God chooses to give us visions, our eyesight must be clear, that goes for ears to avoid, gossip or slander, for the mouth to avoid criticism, cursing or judging.
    3. By guarding our Hearts and Mouths– Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). Protect the heart by what you feed it with. Feed the heart with righteousness and righteousness will come out of the mouth. Feed it with junk, and filth will be projected from the mouth. The eyes of understanding is the heart not the physical mind. Life and death are in power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Prophesy is about hearing God and communicating what God said. Blessings and curses cannot flow from one mouth, gospel, slander, criticism, and judgments cannot be passed from one mouth the tool being used to communicate must be clean.
  1. Avoid Distractions– Distractions are the biggest hindrances to hearing God in this day and age. With advanced technology where most information is at our fingertips, we can easily be swayed to listen to other sources than God. Well, we now have social media and various platforms that we can obtain information from. Whereas the information being shared may not be bad, but it is critical that we obtain revelation and information from God directly. It is more important though that God becomes our first source of information. This requires that we make time to hear from God. At times God visits and we miss Him because we are distracted by other things or people. It is like longing for company, but not availing yourself when the guest comes. Be sensitive to those silent nudges to avoid certain people, to slow down or toe shut off your computer or phones. Be sensitive to God’s presence; when God is around you will know or sense Him! Why? Because you are created in His nature! God responds when we give Him attention- and my I add that God wants our whole attention.
  2. Rest– I have come to discover that God speaks more when we are at rest. My definition of rest is different; I believe we come to rest when we cast all cares to Him; when we entrust God with everything; when we trust Him despite the negative experiences; we are guided and guarded by His peace ; that is when He speaks the most. My other definition of rest is when we cease from our works, take time off to physically, emotionally, and spiritually rest. In the busyness of life or ministry we can miss God! Take time to rest, we each need a sabbath on a daily basis.

My objective this week was to encourage you that God can speak to you and He probably has been. God wants to communicate with you regularly, and you can hear Him well. Next time I will elaborate on the modes of communication- God speaks to us through physical and spiritual senses, i.e. Ears, eyes, mouth, nose, touch(skin), sense of smell and emotions, through an inner voice or instinct, through our imaginations and thoughts, through creative ideas, numbers and colors, through dreams , visions, trances and third heaven encounters; God speaks metaphorically through dreams and visions, these require accurate interpretation, through others  by using words of knowledge, words of wisdom or prophesy. Through pastors and ministers, through songs, arts, and His creation; and through numbers.

However, the number way God speaks to us is through His Word, the Bible. Based on the list-in the previous paragraph can you identify the way God speaks to you? Is there something God told you and your thought it was just your mind and later it happened just the way God had told you? Reflect now on occasions that you felt God wa speaking- Go back and write the instructions down. Next week I will teach in depth about each mode of communication.

Hearing God and acting on what you hear is Walking with the Spirit- It is walking with God, Enoch walked with God, Abraham Walked with God, Noah walked with God. When we act on what God has told us-it is walking in Faith. This pleases the Lord. God then starts sharing more with us.

Now feel free to say the prayer below; I have an impartation prayer at the of it as well.

PRAYER

Father in the Name of Jesus, I thank you for this day, for the gift of life. I thank you for creating me in Your image and for the conversations You are inviting me to have with You. Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You for the Blood that You shed for my sins, the Blood that cleanses and purifies. Holy Spirit, I thank You for being my helper, teacher, intercessor, and spokesperson. Father God forgive me, I repent for grieving the Holy Spirit, for not paying attention to You and ignoring You when You speak or visit. I repent of every distraction and contamination I have allowed to my senses. Father God, I thank you for forgiving me and I receive Your forgiveness in Jesus Name.

Now I appropriate the Blood of Jesus to cleanse my senses. I decontaminate my senses by the Blood of Jesus. I renounce and reject anything that is blocking my hearing, I break all legal rights, I command anything blocking my hearing out in the Name of Jesus. I declare that all my senses are clear and receptive. I declare that I am Your child Lord and I know Your voice according to John 10:27 and John 10:5  (My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.)

Lord Jesus You said that I should ask, and it shall be given according to Matthew 7:7-11. – I ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Your anointing, and Your Fire. Lord I ask that my senses be activated to hear you again. I command my minds, thoughts, imaginations, eyes, ears, mouth, spirit, heart, nose, emotions be opened the voice of God. Be opened to the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus. Lord I am open to hear and to receive from You. In Jesus Name

 

IMPARTATION PRAYER

Father in the Name of Jesus, I pray for whoever is reading this article right now. I pray for eyes of their understanding to be opened. I pray that as they read Your Word, grant them revelation and insight of Your Word. I pray for wisdom, knowledge, interpretation, and application of what you have told them in the Name of Jesus. I pray for wisdom to release the information at the right time and to the right people in Jesus Name. Lord I bless the reader in Jesus Name, Amen

 

Blog by Pauline Adongo, MJC International Inc.,

Harvest, Disciple, Equip & Ignite Nations

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WEAPONS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Every believer can effectively engage in spiritual warfare; the life we now live in is Christ who lives in us. In Him we live, move and have His move.  With Jesus Christ in us, we have the DNA of Christ, that means we have His attributes including His authority and power. As co-heirs with Christ we have the upper hand to engage in spiritual warfare, fighting FROM a place of victory not for victory.

Below are weapons of warfare that we have to successfully engage in spiritual warfare. Details of list provided are in the newly released book for declarations and prayers for spiritual warfare title “Victorious Overcomer”. Get a copy from the store; www.paulineadongo.com. The weapons are:

  1. Your Identity in Christ- know who you are, what you have and whose you belong
  2. The Trinity- You have God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit on routing for you
  3. The Name of Jesus, The Blood of Jesus and our testimonies
  4. The Word of God
  5. The Fire of God
  6. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit; words of wisdom, words of knowledge, discernment of spirits, prophesy, seer gifts, and praying in tongues
  7. The Holy Communion
  8. The Angelic Support
  9. The weapons listed in Ephesians 6:10-18
  10. The already granted authority and power
  11. Walking in purity and holiness; our character and attitudes
  12. The foundations of love, forgiving one another and repentance
  13. Friendship and communion with the Holy Spirit
  14. Unity in prayer and walking in the fruit of the Spirit
  15. Prayer and fasting
  16. Declarations of Scripture
  17. Praise, thanksgiving and worship

Spiritual warfare is often associated with the weapons in Ephesians 6, but you see from the list there are more weapons that can be used. Like in the natural, wars may vary, that means the weapons and approach to engage in warfare may also vary. This list provides you multiple weapons to use. Before you engage, ask the Holy Spirit to show you the source or root of the warfare and how to effectively engage. For more on this topic, please get the new book’ Victorious Overcomer”

 

Blessings

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LET HOPE ARISE

My heart goes out those who are ill and or have lost loved ones due to corona virus. We continue to pray, and I know that God has already given us the breakthrough. We declare healing and restoration in all nations.

This crisis has affected many; but I would like to encourage all to HOPE IN GOD. Adversities bring the best and worst of us. Adversity also helps build our resilience; we also learn from them. For many who may questioning why and when, please be assured that

  • God has not changed His position about us, He is still merciful to forgive, heal and restore. As the Alpha and Omega, God saw the beginning of this crisis and He saw its end too before it started. We can hasten its end though through prayers of humility, repentance and recommitment to Him; but assured that our God sees all, and He sets boundaries on things!
  • Let’s not judge, criticize or blame others for this crisis- Let LOVE be the lens we use to respond to this crisis and to related with one another, LOVE Instead Additionally let us use this time for self-examination; are we in right standing with God? Is there something in us that we need to address with God. I believe this crisis has stirred a wake-up call for believers and the church worldwide. Lamentations 3:40-let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord.
  • Take the shield of faith– In Ephesians 6, the shield of faith is what deters the darts of darkness and oh how we need that now. The reports on the crisis are discouraging; but let us believe the report of the Lord. God never changes, He is still protecting, preserving, healing and saving. Put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8) Refuse to be led and fed by fear. The world needs the church now, so the church cannot be afraid, each believer is the church (fyi- fear is faith in the wrong god) It is time to walk by faith towards God and love towards one another
  • Watch our Words- Words are creative and they create both good and bad. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Believers are prophetic by nature, what we say matters. In a crisis that is marked with death, let be mindful of our words and actions, let us speak life and light into the darkness. The same Spirit that raised Jesus out of grave is alive and active in us; the Word of God is alive and active; Angels of God are active let’s give them some work to do by the declarations of life we should be making!
  •  Do not allow this virus crisis to distract you from your vision or goals– I think this is most critical takeaway in any crisis. Never allow a crisis or any challenge to distract you from your goals. You may not accomplish your goals to the extent you wanted to but consider using this time to re-evaluate your objectives; and identity small objectives that you can do while you wait for things to clear up. The objective can be as a small as reading book you bought 2 years ago. I believe that God will still hold us accountable for what He gave us, and we cannot use a crisis as an excuse to relax. So, find that little thing you can invest in. Do your best to keep the momentum!

Lastly, stay prayed up! Increase your prayer time and devotion this year. Pray as a family since most families together right now. LET HOPE ARISE! This morning, I was encouraged by Lamentations 3:25-26. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. LET HOPE ARISE!

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#DONOTFREAKOUT-Spiritual Warfare Dreams

God still speaks to all people, believers in Christ and non-believer alike. Dreams and trances are some of the means God uses to communicate to us. When God communicates through dreams is often to give instructions, to provide counsel or direction on a matter, to clarify matter or to warn us about impending danger.

Should you notice that you are dreaming about evil, demonic attacks or witchcraft activity, do not freak out. It is highly likely that God is showing you what is happening so that you can act on it. Remember also God will not show you something without having equipped you for what He is showing you.

Each believer has been endowed with authority and power, crowned with honor and glory. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you and is active. You have the Word of God which is sharper than a two-edged sword that is available for use. When such dreams occur, raise up in faith, renounce them, bind them (binding means forbid or restrict them from working). Cancel the effects or assignments of what you saw in the dream by the blood of Jesus and in the Name of Jesus, cast the demons associated with what you saw in the dream out , then declare a promise from the Bible that is related to what you saw in the dream. Continue declaring the promise over you. By making the declarations you are “loosing” the blessings over you. Hence the promise, Bind and Loose; Matthew 18:18. Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven (NKJV)

Some of the dreams could be exposure of hidden things or generational issues that need to be addressed. Such dreams are often repeated. Follow the same process in the previous paragraph to tackle them. You may also seek additional help from believers, pastors or ministers to pray with you.

But don’t freak out- You are likely being shown stuff that you are qualified to overcome!

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MISSION UPDATE TESTIMONIES FROM CALIFORNIA

There were countless testimonies in California during the seven days that I ministered there. Among the highlights were:

  • Immediate activation of the gifts of the Spirit, mostly words of knowledge, wisdom and largely the seer gift. I have never experienced most of the church activated in such large numbers. Both the young and the old were activated. To see brethren, step into their giftings immediately made ministering and prayer so effective. Through the gifts, we could pray strategically and accurately.
  • Part of the equipping included corporate declarations and prayers of deliverance, especially in spiritual warfare. It was amazing to see mass deliverance; brethren getting breakthroughs and experiencing deliverance immediately. Many were freed and physically healed as they said the declarations. The Pastor had to decrease the time that was allotted for testimonies because per the Pastor, “the whole church would have testified!”
  •  In California, I witnessed God deliver twenty-one (21) members of the same family who were previously dedicated to satan. The testimony from the matriarch of the family who is approximately 80 years old was, “I now know how to fight the devil, I will not be afraid of satan anymore, I now have the tools to fight effectively”. There was a second family of ten that also got delivered from the occult. In this family, a young man renounced his lifestyle, dedicated his life to the Lord and kicked his then live-in male partner out within 24 hours. Glory to God!
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THANK GOD FOR THE LITTLE PROGRESS

As humans, we often want to see immediate results to prayers we have petitioned. Well there are things that God will respond to immediately and there are things that God will take time responding to. There things that God responds to with grand outcomes and there are things that He responds to in increments – consider thanking God for the progressive results.

Have you been praying for something and the answer has not manifested yet? Maybe you a praying for a loved one, a son or daughter, your spouse, a co-worker or a situation in business, work or marriage. Although the full breakthrough has not yet manifested, take notice of the small positive things that are happening in the person or the situation. If you were expecting 1000 customers in your business today, thank God for the 50 who patronized you today. If the son or daughter is not going to church yet, thank God that they are back in school and no longer with the wrong friends. If you are working towards your personal goals, thank God for every small step you have successfully completed.

Next time before we start asking God for our needs; let’s thank Him the gradual results. Let’s thank Him for the little positive changes that we are seeing. Let’s praise Him. God abides in the praises of His people. He loves grateful hearts. Let’s not just keep asking- but let’s also thank Him in the midst of asking. Remember, God hears our prayers before we ask (1 John 5:14); He responds to the cries of His children (Isaiah 65:24).  Those who trust Him will never be put to shame (Psalm 69.6)

Gratefulness opens opportunities for more. God rewards a grateful heart. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (I Thessalonians 5:18). Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 107:1).

Celebrate and thank God for the little progress.