Satan Stole the Revelation God Gave Me

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The following is a testimony of how satan stole the revelation of "how to hear God's voice" from Greg Bachnik.

I learned to hear God’s voice online but didn’t have much experience when you (Mark Virkler) visited my church back in the late 90’s and taught your course on two-way journaling.  It was absolutely amazing.  In fact our church became on fire with our conversations with God.  We were in the midst of the revival that Toronto spawned and they were such wonderful times. 

But for whatever reason our pastor became upset with what was going on and spoke against our two-way conversations, saying something like, “If God is just saying good stuff, if there is no conviction against sin in your conversation, it is not God.” In other words, he was sin focused and expected God to be as well.

My Experience with God Was Stolen

That comment turned off my two-way conversations wtih God for a long time.  Occasionally I would journal but in the back of my mind the seeds of doubt had been sown. 

Then this January I took a trip to New Zealand where I met Mark Holloway.  It was just one of those chance encounters.  I rented a motorcycle to tour the islands, Mark is a biker, we hit it off and he helped my journey immeasurably.  I knew he had written a book but I wasn’t much interested until he asked if he could send me his blog excerpts. They are his current conversations with God. 

I said yes and immediately I was struck with the supernatural quality of his conversation.  Almost immediately his conversation spurred me to re-initiate my own and it has been amazing ever since. 

I am a missionary in Asia with Iris Missions.  I forwarded Mark's blog to my students and the same thing happened with them.  They began their conversations with God. My conversations with God are changing the way we do discipleship. Discipleship is a subject keen to the heart of any missionary. 

Previously I taught hearing God’s voice but for the purpose of prophesying and at the end of the process. Now I am beginning to teach hearing God’s voice for the purpose of conversation, intimacy and it's the first thing we teach. Of course we still teach the Bible but we teach them to have listening hearts as they read Scriptures.

I am helping get “The Freedom Diaries” translated into the language because I believe God wants to use this book to transform His church into a body of believers alive with current, relevant, revelation of the Heart of God through one on one conversation with Him. 

Blessings,

Greg Bachnik

Jealously Guarding and Protecting the Revelation God Gives

Bill Johnson says in his book, Hosting the Presence, "God will give us the measure of His presence that we are willing to jealously guard" (pg. 191). 

Jesus said it this way, "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart... the seed was sown on the rocky places... this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away" (Matt. 13:19-21 NASB).

Action - Focus for Three Months and GET It!

Get God's Word firmly engrafted into your heart in whatever area God is asking you to master. I highly recommend a minimum of three months of focused, intentional effort (James 1:25). That is what I do and that is why we set up all our training as three month experiences, which you can do alone or, if possible, in a group or under a coach.

The Promise of Jesus, and the Caution of Jesus

For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance (Matt. 13:12).

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea (Mk. 9:42).
 


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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice (hard cover)

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

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For the first time EVER! Hardcover copies of 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. This is a magnificent, beautiful gift to give for any occasion. Retailing at $24.95, you can purchase it through our website at only $15.00! Bless people with the gift of spiritual intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. Get a souvenir copy for yourself. Only 600 copies produced, so order while supplies last!

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of CDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of DVDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

9 Books, 10 CDs, 10 DVDs now at a $30+ savings

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Notebook

LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler

This 49-page Life Enrichment And Review Notebook (previously called a "Seminar Guide") 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:

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Prayers That Heal the Heart

Prayers That Heal the Heart

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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