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So you just encountered the Holy Spirit in a whole new way, and now you want to deepen your spiritual sensitivity and release of His power? How do you go about doing that? First of all, you want to clearly and biblically define living by the Spirit. Secondly, you want to press into intimacy with the Holy Spirit with understanding and persistence.

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Overcomer's Complete Discounted Video Package

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So you just encountered the Holy Spirit in a whole new way, and now you want to deepen your spiritual sensitivity and release of His power? How do you go about doing that? First of all, you want to clearly and biblically define living by the Spirit. Secondly, you want to press into intimacy with the Holy Spirit with understanding and persistence.

The Amazing Wonder of Life Lived by the Holy Spirit!

If by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Do not quench the Spirit. (Rom. 8:2,4,5,14; Gal. 5:16,18,22,23,25; Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess. 5:19)

Three Focuses within The Overcomer's Complete Video Package

  • Naturally Supernatural - simply explained
  • How to Walk by the Spirit - simply explained
  • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit - simply explained

 All built upon the foundational ability of hearing God's voice and seeing vision. (You need this skill first.)

First Focus  - Living Naturally Supernatural by Abiding in Christ (Jn. 15)

The Great Mystery of the New Testament is that we no longer live, but that it is Christ in us Who lives His life through us. We are not expected to push the darkness of sin out of our lives, nor are we able to do so. Instead, we allow the light of Christ’s presence to shine in every area of our hearts, and out through us into the world. The supernatural power of God becomes the normal, natural life of the believer.

How do we naturally let Jesus live through us? How do we “abide in Christ” (or “let go and let God”)? How do we move from “self-consciousness” to “Christ-consciousness”? Are you satisfied that you are living the "abundant life" Jesus offers? Do you "grow weary in well-doing," regularly trying with all your might to resist the power of sin and live a good Christian life? Do you sometimes feel like only the strong-willed can be "overcomers"? Would you describe your Christian life as one of "rest"? Do you ever wonder if maybe we are missing something in the Gospel message that New Testament believers knew?

If so, this training is for you. It is time for you to release Christ continuously, effortlessly and powerfully! In this series you will discover how to return to God’s original design for mankind as was demonstrated by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Four key truths are discussed in the three sessions, and two journaling times are included in the training experience.

This course radically changed my life in every way possible. When once the Christian life was somewhat of a duty and chore, it is now a lifestyle of rest. What was once my trying to be good for the Lord is now having Him be good out through me. What was striving to serve Him in every aspect of my life is now simply loving Him and yielding to His Spirit to live out of me. By understanding, experiencing and living out the revelation truth of abiding, my life in every way and dimension has been radically changed.

How the Naturally Supernatural Training Materials Bring You into the Abiding Lifestyle!

The most practical training series in the world teaching you how to abide in Christ!
Features How This Helps You
The books on the abiding in Christ theme are written by Mark Virkler, a left-brain, analytical, 21st century Westerner.
  • He can clearly articulate the steps a person must take.
  • What you can define, you can choose to do.

Only two people in the Bible speak of abiding: King David and the apostle John.

  • Therefore you choose to set your sights high!
  • You understand it will require you to live differently.

The process of radiating Christ is truly simple.

  • The process is stated in easy-to-follow, down-to-earth steps.
  • You choose to practice these simple steps so you can live naturally supernatural.

Since it is all about the Treasure within
our earthen vessel...

  • You explore all verses that teach Who He is within you.
  • You explore all His names so you know what He offers you.

Since it is all about encountering Jesus in our hearts and releasing Him out through our lives...

  • You explore various ways of tuning inward so you can touch this indwelling Christ.
  • You explore the steps to releasing Him out through your being.

This teaching is built squarely on the ability to hear God's voice and see vision.

  • These abilities allow you to hear God daily in the garden.
  • Life is experienced as ongoing intimacy with God, rather than a new theology about God.

The LEARN Naturally Supernatural Notebook and CD/DVD make it even simpler.

  • Ongoing revelation allowed the initial 7 truths to living naturally supernatural to be simplified to only 4 truths.
  • Easier means it is now more livable than ever!

 

Naturally Supernatural Training Materials Includes ALL These Amazing Resources!

Hear - Read - See - Write - Internalize
Title Price
Naturally Supernatural book  $11.99
LEARN Naturally Supernatural notebook $1.95
The Great Mystery book $7.95
Naturally Supernatural DVDs (3 discs) $17.95

Details of Each Item Included in the "Naturally Supernatural Training Focus”

The books The Great Mystery and Naturally Supernatural both explore the identical theme: We are vessels which contain God! We no longer live - Christ lives through us (Gal. 2:20). You will discover how to:

  • Move from self-consciousness to Christ-consciousness
  • Move from your limitations to God's limitlessness
  • Move from your problems to divine solutions
  • Move from your weakness to God's strength

The Great Mystery

This is actually a workbook which guides you in meditating on hundreds of New Testament verses which speak of Who Christ is within us and how to touch and release Him and His wisdom, power and might continuously and effortlessly out through our lives. You look up every verse on being "in Christ," "in Him" and "in Whom." You meditate on the various names given to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and realize that all that He is is available within you, and even joined to you (1 Cor. 6:17)! Absolutely amazing! You gain revelation from the Holy Spirit as you meditate.

 


Naturally Supernatural

Mark meditated on the verses in The Great Mystery for a year until the revelation he received was ready to flow out and share with others. While he was in Singapore, he taught in the evenings, but wrote during the day. For three straight days, he simply closed his eyes and typed, releasing the flow of revelation, and this book was born. It was his first truly right-brain book, which came exclusively from flow. It is a joy to read and constitutes a breakthrough in writing style for Mark. When he wrote this book, Mark saw seven truths for living naturally supernatural. Ongoing meditation and revelation has consolidated them into just four.

 


Naturally Supernatural DVDs (3 Discs)

This was taped in Toronto several years after the book Naturally Supernatural was written. God gave further revelation to Mark and the seven keys to living naturally supernatural were reduced down to only four truths, making the message simpler still.

These are ideal for focused learning with the LEARN Naturally Supernatural notebook and for use in classroom settings. They are identical in content to the CDs. For maximum results, invite some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs together. Practice the four truths weekly, sharing your results together. The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal sharing allows you to confirm that you truly are growing in your ability to abide in Christ! An unbeatable combination.


CD and DVD Sets Both Contain the Following Identical Sessions
Session Title (Navigation tabs for each topic below) Length
1 Truth #1– “It’s all about God”
Journaling and sharing journaling
38 Minutes
2 Truth #2– “I contain God” 
Truth #3– “I live tuned to His indwelling Spirit”
Journaling
41 Minutes
3 DVD Journaling
Testimonies from the end of Truth #3
Q & A 
Truth #4  -“I release the in-working power of God”     
30 Minutes

LEARN Naturally Supernatural Notebook

This Life Enrichment And Review Notebook is designed to go along with the CD/ DVD series and/or PowerPoint presentation. If receiving training in a group, we highly recommend that EVERY member of the group have their own copy. It offers you the following four benefits:

Deepened Learning Through Note-Taking

The opportunity to take notes deepens the learning experience. When you write something with your own hand, it is a much stronger learning experience than simply hearing it. God puts a BIG emphasis on writing as a way of learning. Look at His very first requirement of anyone who became a king in Israel:

“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel” (Deut. 17:18-20).

Greater Internalization Through Previewing and Reviewing the Key Ideas

The LEARN notebook also gives you an opportunity to easily preview and review the teaching. None of us catches everything the first time through and as you review it several times, you will pick up things you did not hear before. More truths will begin to "click" and more lights come on!

This process of repeated review results in greater revelation and greater personal transformation. Jesus urged us to cultivate and give attention to new ideas being sown in our hearts until they bear a crop of 30, 60 or 100 fold (Matt. 13:18-23). So listen, review and focus until God has granted you personal revelation and transformation! Anything short of this causes the seed to be aborted and die. Hearing without doing is a waste, the Bible says (James 2:17).

Application Exercises Allow God to Speak Directly to Your Heart

Application exercises are included in the LEARN notebook for class times and for increasing personal revelation at home. Hearing a truth is one thing. Letting God speak to you concerning how to apply it in your life is another. These application exercises will give you the opportunity to seek God and ask Him what He wants to say to you concerning the truth, and how He wants to see it applied in your life. This is exactly what you need to hear and act upon. This is spiritual growth and development. Please review our short article on "How to Cultivate Christian Spirituality."

Interactive Group Activities Cultivate Sharing of Revelations Together

Suggestions for group activities which promote seeking God together and a lively interaction where people are encouraged to share the revelation they are receiving are also included. This helps avoid lecture which can easily become boring. The activities are well designed so people are not just "spouting off" and sharing ignorance but instead are sharing together what God is revealing to them.

Second Focus - How to Walk and Live by the Spirit

If Jesus was aware of s(S)pirit sensations within Him, and lived constantly out of them, then we must learn to do the same. The foundation of this book is the 1200 verses in the Bible which mention “heart” or “spirit”. You will look up many of them, answering two key questions: “What does this verse teach is a possible spirit-level characteristic or feeling?” and “When have I experienced such a spirit sensation? What did it feel like?” The goal is that you come away with a vocabulary to describe the spirit, and an awareness of the Holy Spirit's movements within you. You will learn how to radiate Christ out through your spirit. You will learn how to walk by the Spirit and not carry out the desires of the flesh (Gal. 5:16). You will learn to live as s(S)pirit-conscious as Jesus did. You will also learn to sense the spirits of those around you. By doing this, you will be able to minister heart to heart or spirit to spirit (Mk. 2:8).

How to Walk by the Spirit Training Materials Offers You...

The most practical and extensive training available on how to sense your heart and spirit!
             Features How This Helps You

You look up every verse in the Bible containing the words "heart" or "spirit."

  • You discover what God has said about heart and spirit.
  • You gain God's perspective on your heart and your spirit.
You journal about the verses, letting God reveal things to you.
  • You are led to discover what spirit sensations feel like within.
  • Through personal application and journaling exercises, you develop greater intimacy with God and hear what He has to say about your heart and your spirit.
In the DVDs, you hear Mark's heart and what God was showing him.
  • You gain added insight by hearing the revelation God gave Mark.
  • You can easily host a small group which goes through these training materials.

You learn to sense the heart/spirit of others.

  • You become more effective in interpersonal relationships as you can now communicate directly to the needs within a person's heart.
  • Your marriage and family life improves, as does your personal walk with God.
The training materials sort the 1200 verses into 18 key categories.
  • You gain a topical understanding of how your heart operates.
  • You walk away with a confidence that you can live in your spirit.

You learn precise definitions
of spiritual realities
.

  • You can now define heart and spirit clearly and practically.
  • You can live in your heart comfortably because you have defined it.

Appendices on soul/spirit connections are included.

  • Once you understand your heart, it is easier to understand your soul.
  • You choose to live comfortably in your heart/spirit which is joined to the Holy Spirit.

How to Walk by the Spirit Training Materials Includes These Resources!

Hear - See - Read - Write - Internalize
Title Price
How to Walk by the Spirit book $9.95
How to Walk by the Spirit DVDs $59.95

Details of Items Included in How to Walk by the Spirit Training Materials

How to Walk by the Spirit

This 136-page workbook guides you in a biblical meditation on the words heart and spirit. You read hundreds of verses on heart and spirit. You record what you are discovering and when you have experienced these heart/spirit sensations yourself, gaining an understanding of what your heart/spirit feels like inside you. You journal and ask the Lord what He wants to speak to you concerning the verses you are exploring. There are suggested group activities at the close of each chapter.

Chapters explore what the Bible has to say about the following topics: What does living out of my spirit look like? How do I define my spirit in practical enough terms so I will be able to feel its movements? What are the functions of my spirit? Does the Bible really say I have emotions in my spirit? What are the character traits that I could have in my spirit? What does the Bible say my spirit does? What things affect my spirit? How do I sense God's movement within my spirit? How do I release God out through my spirit? The answers to these questions will be practical, down to earth, biblical and something you can wrap your head and heart around.

As you look up hundreds of verses you will be praying over them, asking, "God, teach me to sense my spirit, and Your movement within my spirit."


How to Walk by the Spirit DVDs

9 sessions, lengths vary from 40-60 minutes each

These are ideal for focused learning with the How to Walk by the Spirit book and for use in classroom settings. They are identical in content to the CDs. For maximum results, draw together some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs over a 9-week period. Practice what you are learning weekly, sharing your results together. The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback and confirmation that you truly are learning how to sense your spirit and walk by the Spirit! An unbeatable combination.


CDs and DVDs Contain the Following Identical Sessions
Session Title Length
1 The Vision of Spiritual Intimacy 54 Minutes
2 Defining Man’s Spirit 46 Minutes
3 The Nature of Man’s Spirit  42 Minutes
4 Emotions Within Man’s Spirit 53 Minutes
5 Character Traits Within Man’s Spirit 52 Minutes
6 Activities of Man’s Spirit  46 Minutes
7 Things Which Affect Man’s Spirit  51 Minutes
8 Sensing God Within Your Spirit 51 Minutes
9 Releasing God out Through Your Spirit 41 Minutes

Third Focus - How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Extremely practical steps to moving in the supernatural!
Features How This Helps You

Presented by a left-brain teacher who fought to learn to sense his own heart.

  • Mark can explain clearly what the obstacles are and how to overcome them.
  • Mark lays out precise simple steps to take, which you can easily follow.

DVDs plus 1 booklet

  • Utilizing this training bundle (DVDs) allows you to easily facilitate this transforming experience with a group of your friends.

CDs included

  • Review the principles over and over as you drive, work or exercise, until you internalize them.

DVDs are 27 minutes long.

  • Perfect length for a small group, allowing you to learn and then PRACTICE!
Baptism in Holy Spirit booklets are only $1 each.
  • Inexpensive enough for you to use as a free handout for those seeking to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit Focus Includes These Resources!

Practical, biblical, spiritual equipping tools 
Title Price
How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit booklet $1.00
How to Speak in Tongues CD/DVD set $15.95
Intimacy with the Holy Spirit $10.95

Details of Items Included in the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit” Focus

How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit booklet

40 page booklet

This brief booklet walks a person through the main obstacles to speaking in tongues, and shows how each one can be successfully overcome. It is down-to-earth, practical and biblical, and in it Mark Virkler shares the struggles he went through before he was able to speak in tongues. Some were theological issues and some simply practical issues, like the fact that if I am going to speak in tongues, I will need to speak. Otherwise, nothing happens. Four views on the value of speaking in tongues are presented, and you are encouraged to develop your own understanding of the biblical view. Also included is a chart comparing the three baptisms in the New Testament: the baptism into the body of Christ, the baptism into the Holy Spirit and baptism into water.

Finally, there is a brief theological overview of the three different workings of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life:  the Holy Spirit indwelling the believer at the point of salvation, filling the believer when he is yielded to Him, and erupting into an overflow up and out of the believer in the baptism in the Holy Spirit. These three works of the Holy Spirit are explored biblically, then compared in chart format.

Practical, biblical and spiritual are the three key words to describe this booklet. This teaching will free you from rationalism and release you into Spirit encounter. You will find it life-changing! Pass copies out to your friends. Use them in home Bible study groups or Sunday school classes. We have priced it inexpensively enough for you to give it away to those hungering for such an experience. We recommend it be given at the altar to those seeking the baptism in the Holy Spirit and as a congregational handout when you are teaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Our goal is that everyone seeking the evidence of speaking in tongues, receives it. This tool is designed to ensure that happens. We have seen people who have sought for the gift of tongues for over a decade immediately receive by reading this book.


Testimonies Concerning How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

"I believe this book will be used greatly to: 1) open hearts of rational Christians to the possibility they have been deceived and kept from entering into the abundant supernatural life promised by Christ, 2) bring mature understanding regarding the work of the Holy Spirit to the charismatic and pentecostal movements, and 3) help answer the question, 'I have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, now what?' I also expect it to be an excellent tool to aid in bringing seeking Christians into Holy Spirit baptism and the gift of tongues.
 -- Joe Allison CEO, Gaptek Inc. - Electronics Manufacturing Services Company Elder with Dove Christian Fellowship - Red Lion


"This booklet will help the average believer allow the Holy Spirit to baptize him and to release him in the gift of tongues, which is, practically speaking, a foundational gift that helps one get released in and operate in all other gifts of the Spirit. Dr. Virkler's experience of speaking Portuguese as the Spirit released him in the gift of tongues is fascinating, and as always, the principles seen in Scripture of letting go of the rationalistic control of one's mind and flesh and of tuning to Spirit-flow while stepping out to speak in tongues are very helpful."

-- Dr. Gary Greig Founder - Kingdom Training Network

 


How to Speak in Tongues CD/DVD set

CD and DVD Contain the Following Session
Session Title Length
1 How to Speak in Tongues - The Baptism in the Holy Spirit 27 Minutes

Speaking in tongues involves a miracle wherein you yield your vocal cords to the flow of the Holy Spirit, trusting that God is forming the syllables you speak into a language. It may be a language of men or of angels (1 Cor. 13:1). You choose to speak (Acts 2:4) but you choose not to form the syllables consciously, and instead let the Spirit give the utterance (Acts:2:4). The goal of this short teaching is to help people understand the part they need to play and the part the Holy Spirit plays when it comes to the miracle of speaking in tongues. This will help a person receive their "breakthrough" into the realm of the supernatural. It is all very simple and childlike, as all of Christianity must be in order for it to be available to everyone. Experience the life-transforming impact of building up your spirit through speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 14:4).


Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

This book leads you in meditating on and journaling about several hundred verses that discuss the Holy Spirit. You will grow in intimacy with the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the anointing within you will increase! You will exclaim as the disciples did on the Emmaus Road “Did not our heart burn within us…while He opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24:32)! In addition to being led to journal through these verses, you will read numerous two-way journal entries from Mark Virkler, as well as a five-page prayer at the conclusion of the book.

 

How is the "Intimacy With the Holy Spirit" workbook structured?

We begin with by answering the questions:

  • Why explore the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • How do I do two-way journaling?
  • What are the steps to meditating on a Scripture verse?

Then we provide you 170 pages of workbook where you meditate on 170 verses about the Holy Spirit.

  • The verse is written across the top of the page,
  • followed by meditation questions and a place for you to record your response, and then
  • a two-way journaling question, and a place for you to record your response.

So for your morning devotions for several weeks or months, you prayerfully meditate through these 170 verses and record what God is speaking to you, all the time moving into a more intimate awareness of the working of the Holy Spirit within your heart and spirit!

People ask us, "What are good journaling questions?" This book gives you 170 pages of great journaling questions! Enjoy it as you get to know the author of Scripture by letting Him speak to you!

Part of the concluding prayer summary at the close of Intimacy With the Holy Spirit

“Holy Spirit, I come to You. I choose to walk in obedience and faith, as these are Your requirements for receiving Your abiding presence. You flow freely when I live in love and unity with others and when I seek to build others up. I choose to be diligent to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. I will let people lay hands upon me to receive Your indwelling and anointing. Holy Spirit, I come to You.

“Holy Spirit, come. You drew me unto salvation. You grant me intimacy with God. You make me a temple of God. Holy Spirit, I seek all Your works in my life. Please indwell me, fill me, flow out from me and pour Yourself out upon me. I consciously welcomed You into my heart at the point of my salvation. I was baptized by You at the point of time I yielded my outer faculties from self control to Your control and asked for and sought Your empowering. 

“You renew me each and every morning. Your daily filling requires a constant yielding of my heart and soul to You, which I choose to do. I desire for You to flow out through me. Empower me from within. I desire that You be poured out upon me. Through Your various workings, You give me victory over sin as well as victory over sickness, disease and the devil. Truly Your power sets the captives free. Holy Spirit, come.” (Four more pages of this prayer follow in the book.)

Perhaps nothing is more powerful than journaling through Scriptures. Make this book your daily devotional for a period of months. Journal through Scripture, letting the Holy Spirit grant fresh revelation and inspiration to your heart. Come alive and burn with the fire of God within!

Testimonies from those living Naturally Supernatural

The Unhealed Holes in My Heart Acted as a Tracking Device for the Devil

By Michelle Kuehn, a CLU student

Prior to taking the CLU course Naturally Supernatural, I had an incomplete understanding of abiding in Christ. First, I saw it as being situational acts of greater faith or better self-control. As things would heat up in my life, I would handle them through my own intelligence and abilities and then go to God for what was lacking in order to get through the stressful times. He was faithful to fill in the gaps, but as things would calm down, I would get back into my groove and go on with my life. I thought abiding was knowing that Christ was with me so I could turn to Him in my time of need; which is true, but it is not complete. The first step I took in attempting to master abiding was to allow myself a paradigm shift in my understanding of this topic and to accept that I was wrong.

The greatest lesson I have learned through this course is that abiding in Christ doesn’t limit Him to come into the situations I feel I can’t handle on my own. Abiding means to live in intimate relationship – always and in everything. That was where I was failing. I had a degree of intimacy at times greater than other times. However, I am learning that there is such a depth of relationship with God that I have only touched on in some ways. There is so much more of Him to experience, and there is so much more of me that He could experience if I would simply surrender to Him completely.

This lesson has been a long time coming, and I can see how God has prepared me for it through the sequence of previous CLU classes as well as the truths He has revealed in my personal Bible studies. But it hasn’t been easy. The roadblocks I have encountered have all centered around the wounds in my heart, for I had not allowed Christ to dwell in many closed off places.

It has been very convenient to listen to the devil’s lies about who I was, am today, and where I am going; or more to the point, where I was not going. This is not abiding. Satan delighted in keeping me in a relationship that kept me broken and bound to him. If I am bound in any way, I am not free. The unhealed holes in my heart acted as a tracking device for the devil, allowing him to know exactly where I stood at all times.

Another block that I encountered was not using the journaling I had been taught. I allowed fear to rationalize why I didn’t journal regularly. Fear said, “There isn’t enough time – it takes too long to settle down and listen. What if I don’t hear anything? How can I wait to get on with my day? What if I hear something that I don’t want to hear or see the broken places that bring back the pain I am trying to suppress?” The fear that I was failing somehow kept me from abiding as I should. I overcame fear by bringing to God my entire daily existence: the laundry; swimming in the pool with my kids; relating to my husband; grocery shopping; and the mental, emotional, and spiritual crises that try to pop up all day long.

God was so patient with me! Not only did He teach me how to hear His voice through previous CLU classes but continued to teach me how to recognize the voice of fear. Naturally Supernatural brought everything full circle, and I was able to overcome this block by making the final decision to learn how to abide and to be committed to practicing that truth each day. I now give Christ the time each day and in various situations to speak openly to me without fear. It has been wonderful; for He has given me encouragement, told me how to pray for myself and others in a way I never would have prayed, and given me counsel on how to handle things coming up during the day.

One day, He gave me a word that I couldn’t quite apply at that moment, but I put it on my radar for the upcoming day. Within a few hours I received a phone call that I could have reacted to in fear; but instead, I followed what He had told me earlier. Things went beautifully, and I had great peace when it passed. But I didn’t keep that word on my radar and a later event didn’t go so well since I started to take control again. Then I remembered my instruction and turned to Him for His perspective instead of my reasoning. By His guidance, it all worked out in the end.

The most significant changes in my life are areas that were not huge obstacles, but the daily lifestyle changes in my eating habits and exercise routine. My previous “get it done” mentality put tons of pressure to change everything all at once and keep up a tremendous pace to accomplish my goal of losing weight.

God’s goal for me was to partner with Him so that I would learn how to live in Him and how to allow Him to live in me. My mentality has turned from how I could make good choices to the perspective of what would we like to eat together? This made hearing His voice and counsel in times of temptation so much easier because now I am treating my body with respect as the temple of God. I experienced the same victory over my exercise routine. It is no longer a “work out” that I do to hit a magic number on the scale; it is an enjoyable activity that we do together.

The victories I experience each day in my lifestyle changes have given me the confidence to allow God into those broken places of my heart to speak His truth, love, and healing. It hasn’t been easy; but each day, I have deliberately offered up and surrendered those places to Him as well as the fear that with healing comes the responsibility to walk in that healing. His heart is to love and nurture and heal. This, for me, is abiding in Christ.


He Must Increase and I Must Decrease

by Bill Phillips, M.Div.
Director of Training
Life Exchange Ministries

The "I" which wants so much to do things, even noble things, must be lost in Him (Jn. 3:30). I need to learn how to live out the truth that "I" don’t live anymore but it is Christ now living His life through me (Gal. 2:20). That surely demands a major transformation in the way I look at life and at myself.

Since we learn so much more thoroughly when we discover a truth on our own, the book, The Great Mystery guides you in your own search. Naturally Supernatural contains the revelation presented for you in its full wonder and splendor. Buy both as a set. Research it for yourself first, and then let Mark Virkler add the revelation that God has given him to the revelation that God has given to you.

I know of no greater truths than those expressed in Naturally Supernatural to bring you into true freedom in your Christian life. Problems may continue and circumstances may not immediately change, but you can be free in the midst of the storm through learning to walk in the reality of Christ living His life through you as your very life (Col. 3:3,4; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21). Countless Christians we minister to in our ministry have been blessed, helped and changed by the clear, readable and highly biblical truths found in this book. Christians must learn to actually be the Christians they have become. This will happen, as you learn to live from your true in-Christ identity. If you are caught in the mire of a Romans 7 struggle, as was the Apostle Paul, where you are doing the very things you hate and struggling in your Christian life, this book will have a great and pronounced impact on your life.


Some journaling on abiding from Mark and Patti Virkler

From Mark's journal
The following questions and answers on what it means to abide all the time helped to clear up the difference between abiding and communion for me.

Lord, how does one abide all the time?

"Do you recall Adam and Eve? I came and talked to them. Then I would leave and they would live in and out of the things I had spoken. That is what I desire. One carries on in life, living out of the words I have spoken to him, coming to Me whenever necessary and remaining open so I can speak to him whenever I desire."

Lord, it seems like I operate in darkness then, and only occasionally walk in the full light.

"Yes, in a sense you are in semi-darkness. However, in a sense you walk in the light, because that which you walk in is previous light, which when brought forth anew is light again."

Lord, please explain "brought forth anew."

"It is even as the process you are currently doing, reaching for a piece of information in the depths of your being, drawing it forth, re-crystallizing it, seeing how it fits, and allowing it to be adjusted to the present situation. It is light because I retrieve the right piece of information for the humble in heart. I position it. Therefore, it is light."

Lord, but why not live in constant communion?

"Because it is impossible for you. You were not built that way. To abide in the presence of your wife you do not constantly talk to her. In a spiritual sense you need not even always be physically together, simply aware of one another, concerned with one another's thoughts and reactions and considering her attitudes on the matter. That is abiding in her presence. And you see it does not necessitate seeing her or talking with her but is simply an inner awareness of her, and her thoughts, attitudes and responses."

Lord, are "communion" and "abiding" the same?

"Yes, in that they are both a flow of life. No, in that communion tends to involve communication, and abiding, simply awareness. Therefore, abiding is constant. Communion is intermittent. I would have you abide in Me constantly and commune with Me regularly."

From Patti's journal

"My goal is not for you to be constantly asking Me questions, but rather that you be constantly aware of My answers and desires. More than mental conversation I want spiritual awareness that I live inside you, I am a person. I am wise and loving and I want to, and can, guide you better than you can guide yourself."

Additional resources to carry you further into the realm of the Spirit

  1. PowerPoints are available for those desiring to teach Naturally Supernatural.
  2. Spirit Born Creativity – explores the five senses of your spirit, and how God fills all five senses to release a miracle out through you.

Take It to the Next Level

To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.

Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group


This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!

We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…

Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you

 
   

Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.

When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.


Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home

Christian Leadership University

Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.

Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community

 
   

Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.