It is heart-breaking when the church teaches lies that keep God’s children from hearing His voice. Jesus encountered religious leaders in His time, hindering believers from coming to God. It is still being experienced today. God’s warning about damaging one's faith is exceedingly strict (Matt. 18:6).
Ancient wisdom and cutting-edge science both reveal that observation causes transformation. We know that as we gaze upon Jesus we are transformed into His glorious image (2 Cor. 3:18). We have also explored how quantum physics correlates with our walk in the Spirit. We learned about the “Observer Effect” and that a simple understanding of this principle states that when we observe something, we change it. Just our very act of looking at something affects it.
I just finished reading Joshua Mills' upcoming book, Power Portals and I found it very inspirational and helpful. We all have noted that certain people have anointings in their lives for specific tasks. These include healing the sick, creating wealth, evangelizing with power and authority, releasing divine creativity and healing a specific illness, to name a few. Each of these is the manifestation and release of a specific anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Some people wonder, Why should we see angels? Why learn about angels and how could we actually work together with them anyway?
Are you familiar with the story from the garden about eating the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? This is used by theologians as an event that established conditions that exist to this day. Do you think this was a one-time once only story, and that this decision set the course of conditions to follow forevermore? Do you think this rule was made for Adam and Eve but not for you? I tell you that this commandment applies to you, and that you face this decision every day.
Biblically speaking, vision and seeing in the Spirit are to be part of our evangelistic work. Not only did Jesus see vision all the time (Jn. 5:19,20,30), but look at the prominence of vision in the missionary work of the book of Acts. The scriptural evidence is overwhelming. Below is a listing of verses from Acts followed by testimonies on the web showing Jesus is still appearing in visions today, converting Muslims. We need to expect the voice and vision of God will be key in our evangelistic outreaches today. Evangelism is to be supernatural!
This story is in the form of an email dialogue I had with Pastor Erick from Uganda.
Pastor Erick – Mark, I need your advice. Two months ago, 213 students gave their lives to Jesus during school outreaches where I share daily messages about how to hear God’s voice. Part of this training is having them share what God has spoken to them. Two months ago, when 213 students joined the fellowship and gave their lives to Jesus, a certain girl aged 19 years also gave her life to Jesus. When she told me her father is a witchdoctor, I gave her a copy of Your Extraordinary Life and a Bible.
I have written previously on the timeless dimension, The Eternal Now of God. While it has been over four years since I originally posted that article, I continue to meditate on the revelations shared there. The more I pray into God’s perspective on time, the more freedom I feel in every area of my life. When we see what God sees, the way that He sees it, everything changes.
In working as a Personal Spiritual Trainer Coach with individuals, I get to read and affirm their journaling. Following is a dialogue I recently had with Patricia, a lady I am coaching as she begins two-way journaling.
Patricia, This is great journaling. Here is what I suggest. Turn the statements into positive, present-tense, confessions, just as David did in the Psalms. For example: