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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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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.,

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GOD HAS ALREADY PREQUALIFIED YOU FOR THE TASK

I have heard it said that if you can handle the vision independently, then the vision is too small. Often when Gd calls or assigns us something it may look too grand to handle . My encouragement to you this week is to keep your eyes solely on God- God has already prequalified you for that task

When the vision is too grand; you may feel unqualified for the task. King Saul; Gideon and Moses felt the same . Both Gideon and Moses gave excuses as to why they could not live up to the task; King Saul went into hiding see 1 Samuel 10:20-24. Can you believe that an already confirmed king went hiding on the day of his inauguration? The Lord had to reveal to prophet Samuel where Saul was hiding! 

Do you have a dream; vision; goal or project that you are running away from or avoiding because of its magnitude? I’ve learnt that God prequalifies you before assigning you something .In fact He addresses you by the qualifications of that assignment! Gideon was a mighty man of valor at the time of his appointment; Moses was the deliverer; Abraham a father of nations; Jesus as savior of the earth, also God with us as Emmanuel.Similarly;  God has already prequalified you for what He wants you to do. He will not give you an idea; dream; calling or assignment without preparing you . Endure the preparation process but it’s more important that you accept the call and get it started.

Romans 4:17 God calls those things that are not as though they are– We can run from the vision by looking up to others to direct us or there could be people who think you are not qualified for the task. Do not be intimidated by such people and do not OVERLY rely on people to steward what God has given you . When we do that we disqualify ourself; we loose our creativity and ability to hear from God. We can easily resort to human idolatry( which is sadly loathed after in form of followers; mentoring or  spiritual parenting). Engage God in the vision. Partner with the Holy Spirit for guidance. God is able to make what you think is impossible now possible; He is able to strengthen your weak areas; He is capable of amplifying your voice ; He is capable of making you bold and strong to speak in public. God is capable of giving you wisdom; knowledge, revelation and understanding despite your educational level or experience Acts 4:13- The testimony of Jesus Christ will manifest through you by the Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:6 

My encouragement to you this week is that you stop disqualifying yourself . No matter where you are in life; you already have what it takes to pursue the dream; vision; objective or calling God has placed in your heart. God predestined you and prequalified you already for your destiny , Pursue the vision with total confidence in God.He who has begun a good work in you will see to it that you finish it Philippians 1:6 

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TURN ASIDE and LOOK, GOD WILL RESPOND

Sermons and teachings on “hearing the voice of God” are commonly sort after- I believe it’s because most people really want to hear God for the themselves. The Bible is a good place to start if you are eager to hear from God. Both the old and new testaments are full of examples of how God speaks. What God did in the past with others is still replicated today.

The story that triggered this blog is the story of the burning bush in which we see the initial calling of Moses as deliverer of the Israelites.  I was intrigued by these words.” So, when the Lord saw that he (Moses) turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses! “And he said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:2, Exodus 3:1-10). From the story, it appears that Moses’ turning to look, triggered God’s response. That the burning bush was an invitation for conversation and relationship.

This kept me questioning how many things God has wooed you with -inviting to Him or warning  you, that you have ignored. God can draw our attention through repeated dreams, reoccurring themes or words, through impressions, through memories of past prophesies or instructions; a strong desire to pray, worship or read the Bible, a recurring song in your mind; even an urge to drive a different route to work or an unplanned strong desire to call someone you have not spoken to in a while. Have you stopped to wonder, why now? Why I am thinking of that today? It could be that God is waiting for you to “turn aside and look”, then He will give you further instructions. Do not ignore them.

Turning aside to look may also include you taking time to put the dots together; you may be surprised by the outcome of the completed puzzle and the message God has for you in that puzzle. The more you respond in obedience to these nudges; you will quickly recognize how God talks to you. Better yet, you will soon discern what each urge or prompting means and what to do about it. You too will get to experience frequent invitations for conversations with God that will result in great friendship with Him! This relational friendship is an aspect of “walking with God” just like Moses, Enoch and Noah did. Our God is a relational God!

This week, slow down, take time to stop and look—God may just be waiting for you to do that. If you are waiting for answers, I encourage you to reflect on what God has shown you in the past. Put the dots together, the answer may just be at the tip of your nose!

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WALKING IN LOVE IN THE MIDST OF AN OFFENSE

After forgiving your offender, the challenge often comes in how to relate with the person after reconciliation. This can be tough based on the nature of the offense and the damage it caused. Among the areas I’ve asked God to help develop is how to relate with the person lovingly through God’s agape love after the offense.

This blog is specific to relationships fostered among friends, associates or acquittances, Loving the offender does not mean agreeing with what they did. Walking in Love does not require reinstitution of the relationship to the level that it was before. There could be a need to set healthy boundaries or to permanently end such relationships.  At times God allows people in our lives to accomplish specific tasks within a given period. Wisdom calls for us to know when seasons with such people have ended. Overstaying a relationship result in hurts and disappointments simply because the person was not meant to stay long-term.

Walking in love towards a person who has offended you requires a level of humility and determination to still love God despite what happened. Jesus taught that if we love Him, we must follow His commandments (John 14:15). Among His commandments is to love on another as we love ourselves and to love the Lord my God with all our hearts, minds and soul (Mark 12:30-31). This means that if we say we love Jesus, we will love our offender. If we say we Love God, we will love our offender. Love is generous, trust is earned.

So, what does love look like amidst the offense? It is viewing the offender from Jesus’s perspective, ministering and serving the person in love, not being defensive, rude short or abrupt in your relationship with the person; responding to their texts, call and emails in love, not blustering them on Facebook and WhatsApp chat groups; not reminding the person of the offense, not being vindictive, praying for the person, blessing the person; it is being the light in the midst of darkness (Romans 12:20; Proverbs 25:21-22).  Even a little dim light overpowers darkness!

Walking in love in the midst of an offense is a test of faith! As you pass each “love test” every time you relate with your offender, you will be maturing concurrently with each test. Continue to do this even when your offender does not recognize your efforts. I must warn that it can be painful to do good to someone who does not acknowledge or recognize the good being done; it hurts when the offender refuses to admit the offense; but continue to do good, God will reward you-Galatians 6:9

Forgive, then keep walking in love!