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Season of the Spectacular – LGI 14th Year Anniversary Message

We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard— God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word. – 2 Peter 1:19‭-‬21 MSG

14 = double perfection 

Season of the Spectacular – The Lord will confirm His glory and His voice. It is a season of confirmation.

What to expect:

1. We should expect intimate revelations from the Lord

  • Intimate revelations are life-changing and turning point conversations with God.
  • Nothing can be more spectacular than God talking to us.
  • Harden not your heart.
  • It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow inyo new intimacy with God. 

2. Incredible expansions 

  • Expansion is a powerful sign of life. It is a concrete indicator that change is truly taking place in our midst. 
  • Expansion is our commitment and obligation because we have been given a wonderful gift of the prophetic culture.
  • Expansion is all about receiving light and bringing this light to many more.
  • A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness – Jewish proverb

Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord ! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.

Ezekiel 37:4‭-‬5 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/ezk.37.4-5.NKJV

3. Infinite provisions 

God is going to provide for people who will pursue and advance the prophetic (see v.21)

I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord .” ’ ” So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. – Ezekiel 37:6‭-‬7 NKJV
A. Flesh = money, material and concrete things that we need

B. Muscles = warm bodies

  • Muscles need to be stretched, otherwise they will stiffen and atrophy 

C. Breath = the Holy Spirit, the ruach of God

  • Dust + Breath of God = Living Being

The provisions of God are testaments of the identity, character and track record of God. 

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Uncommon Exploits 

The vision may yet be unclear.

But one thing is sure: it will be uncommon.

We won’t get bored with what God has in store when we set forth in obedience and trust.

As the hymn goes, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey”

We can trust in His supernaturally uncommon provision, alignment and favor as we claim His supernatural vision. Come on, take that mountain, in Jesus’ name! There are no limits in His name!

Yes, God will take care of everything we need, His excessive generosity in the glory pouring from Jesus, and our Father God, that pours out into eternity. His Holy Spirit within us testifies to this. It is everlasting lovingkindness, chesed that endures forever. Amen! 

Inner Healing, reflections

A Heart Check and Cleanse

Just as the physical heart requires maintenance and regular check-up, so do our mind and heart, where our soul takes up residence. When we become calloused, critical and thoughts of starting to view ourselves as better begin to enter our mind, it is time for a heart-check. Only our Divine Doctor who can do a supernatural xray can truly assess the well-being of our hearts and minds. And so to Him, we pray:

God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can’t take it all in! – Psalm 139:1‭-‬6 MSG

Our hearts are known to Him; they cannot escapt His eyes. He knows the root of why we act, speak and think the way we do. Before Him, putting on false selves is a futile exercise. 

“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God , search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” – Jeremiah 17:9‭-‬10 MSG

Thankfully our God does not only perform diagnostics, but He also supplies the medicine.

Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life. – Psalm 139:23‭-‬24 MSG

He also gives guidelines for preventive maintenance: to seek Him and inquire of Him as our first and vital necessity.

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever! – 1 Chronicles 28:9 AMPC

Thankfully, He does not leave us alone to fend for ourselves after having searched our hearts. His Holy Spirit within us reminds us that we can always draw near to the Father’s throne of grace in repentance. We can plead for the blood of Jesus and be washed by His living Word. 

And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will. [Ps. 139:1, 2.] – Romans 8:27 AMPC

He assures us of pardon and empowers us by His grace to walk anew in the Spirit. 

And such blessed assurance there is, after a heart check and cleanse. There is a different lightness and peace of heart, making it easier to breathe even. Such lightness and peace enables us to flow in rest, with a quiet heart wholly leaning on our Lord once more. 

Indeed, we cannot be righteous by ourselves. We cannot even know the state of our hearts by ourselves and neither can we find a way out by ourselves as well. But Jesus has made a way, thank God! Only by and through Jesus are we righteous…only by His grace, so that no one can boast. This salvation is indeed blessed, wonderful…truly awesome, as our God is awesome. Praise Him whose lovingkindness and mercy endure forever!

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His Throne, Not Mine

Last Saturday, when I sought a word about our Australian pivot, this is what the Lord revealed: there is a need to sort things out in my heart for the process to proceed. 

As I pondered, it was unraveled: Momentum is not the sole reason behind the delay; God in His mercy wants my heart to be ready for the transition. 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155360715765930&id=54641600929
There has to be a dismantling of man-made things first…He is giving me time to lay down my crowns, stop the search for my throne, and search for His. After all, there is no greater honor than to bow and kneel before His throne.
Then, these words also came as an exhortation for me. 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1941434202736509&id=100006098435565

As we surrender and let go of the things in our hands, bow low and seek His throne, God has promises for us to claim…a promise and a warning both.

The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. – Psalms 147:6 NKJV

He who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor. – Matthew 23:11‭-‬12 AMPC

Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant]. – James 4:10 AMPC

Do not be afraid of living and bowing low, for there is a promise of restoration. 

And having forsaken your throne for His, get back on track again, hope and get ready for that new beginning. 

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Doug Addison: Prophetic Word: Embrace for Impact With Your Destiny in July

The month of July is said to be pivotal, where a Divine encounter with the destinies and plans God has for us, is set. And so we claim this word: 

And this promise too

As the gates swing open, we need strength, boldness and provision to enter in. The good news is, and I claim this promise for myself and my situations, God’s grace will always be more than enough. He will provide. And so, we lopk to Him alone. He alone can help us overcome the enemies of lack and fear. 

Yes, entering in the gates, may require starting all over again. But we look to Him for victory and promotion. Better things in the latter days than in the former. We will not be afraid. 

In my heart, in my situation, I am asking the Lord to go before us. Unless His Presence is with us, He can just call the entire thing off. 

In all of these, He is our vision, the foundation of our lives, our Rock. 

Yes, Jesus, show us Your glory, Lord. 

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Less than an hour later, the Lord answers me through this:

All these I claim in connection with a vision for migration that the Lord has given some time last year. His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.:


wisdom, Women of Wonder

Released, Reset

In my heart of hearts, I have been asking the Lord for a ministry. His answer came in an unexpected way, just as I was recovering from the pent-up depression and anxiety released in a previous season of shaking. As he used a women’s ministry to heal me, He led me to be involved in its organization and soon became part of its core. I knew and still know in my heart that I have been called to be a part of it and be part of its pioneers; but in what capacity? That was a question I asked the Lord.

Inasmuch as I loved the women, the fellowship and the idea of imparting the healing God gave me through it, I noticed my concentration and focus shift more towards it. It was fast becoming a priority, such that I started to notice myself spending less time with my husband on weekends and some weeknights, at a time when we are rebuilding our marriage. I made this mistake of not prioritizing our marriage before, and I was beginning to be convicted of it. 

Less than a week later, a circumstance made me ask the question: why am I a part of it? As I realized and typed, “I’m here for fellowship and healing, not really for a position,” I felt a release. I also received a word through a friend’s prayer that I was to help them when asked, mostly online and that God wanted to release me from unnecessary burdens. That word certainly hinted what I should decide on. Also, when I tried to print the articles of incorporation and by-laws, they just wouldn’t print, as if the Lord wanted to put a pause to the exercise. While admitting my hesitation to the minitry’s vision-keeper, I did not let go of the post yet. I wanted to hear definitively from the Lord. 

I noticed myself being falsely burdened by a few things. I believe God allowed it, as He was also giving me a practicum on childlikeness, humility and grace. It was also a practicum on resisting the enemy by yielding further to God. Perhaps the Lord was ridding me of a few more remainders of that religious mindset that He hates.

Then finally, yesterday, the definitive word came: the Lord confirmed that this ministry was His answer to a prayer in my heart. However, the instruction was for me to serve the group with honor and integrity, and help lay a good foundation for financial stewardship, not as a member of its board, but as a consultant. Seeking counsel from a spiritual mentor, and realized, as well that such direction made sense, given the leading for Australian migration (another topic in and of itself), which may unravel soon. 

I spoke with the vision-keeper about God’s leading. Praise God she understood. I assured her that I will still be very much a part of the ministry, it’s just that I will not be filling in the position. We prayed for my replacement. I felt so much release and peace afterwards. 

My talk with her happened last night. Today, the following articles showed up in my FB newsfeed. Of course, I had to repost them. They felt like God’s affirmation of the decision. 

1. http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/prophetic-insight/27825-prophetic-word-watch-for-the-exit-signs-to-light-up-this-season#sthash.gWkJiA5r.dpuf

2. http://elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=18263

3. A youtube video from an Elijah List article that I came across with this morning:

Through all this, I believe God is teaching me something, summed up in one word: SERVE. 

Serve Me by loving on who I love, not caring about position, which can at times unnecessarily burden. I want to release you from it. Rest, and remember to flow in my unforced rhythms of grace. Now is the time for equipping. In the spirit, you have been promoted. You have passed the test. I want you now to reset. Spend more time with Me in prayer. For I am giving you new direction. You need it for the next season. Seek My face, not my direction. For as You seek my face, there you shall receive direction. 

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The Holy Spirit Part 2

Up until this point, Jesus did not do any miracles publicly. 
​I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ – John 1:33 NKJV

  • John 2 when Jesus turned water into wine was the first miracle. The guests commented that the best wine was saved for last. 
  • Wine is another picture of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit saved the best for last. God always does things in increasing glory because He is an ever increasing God. 
  • The person of the Holy Spirit can create the joy of the Lord, which is your strength. It is far more intoxicating than the wine of this world. 
  • The Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives is similar to Jesus’ – to save us, not to condemn us. It’s not a fault-finding relationship. Jesus is our qualification for all the blessings. 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. – John 3:16‭-‬17 NKJV

The living water can be drawn from Jesus:

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? – John 4:10‭-‬11 NKJV

The Holy Spirit is a well of water. As it stirs, it stirs our faith. It satisfies whatever longing we have in our hearts. 

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,  but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:13‭-‬14 NKJV

  • The Holy Spirit is alive on the inside, a well that will never run dry. 
  • When you stir yourself up by praying in the spirit, this is the power for miracles to happen. This living water causes things to happen in the physical realm. 

For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. – John 5:4 NKJV

In John 6, Jesus declares that He is the bread of life. 

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” – John 7:37‭-‬38 NKJV

  • A very personal invitation: let him
  • Whatever you’re going through, whatever thirst, come to Him. 
  • On that great day of the feast = the feast of tabernacles – memorializes how Jesus provided for them in the wilderness 
  • The Holy Spirit provides that living water for us in our life
  • Water from the pool of Siloam is dumped while reciting this verse, a prophecy about Jesus:

With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! – Isaiah 12:3 NLT

  • Siloam means sent. It is a picture of the Sent One, Jesus.
  • As you stir yourself up and have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, your life becomes a missile.

In John 20, Jesus points to the Cross (their born again experience) and says receive the Holy Spirit.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit:

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” – Luke 24:49 NKJV

We have the Holy Spirit within, a spring. The Holy Spirit upon them, saturating them. Pentecost = 50

The Holy Spirit gave them utterance, speaking in other tongues as a manifestation. There may have been earthly and heavenly language. 

When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost it has been poured out ever since. The first outpouring continued to pour. 

Peter stands up to explain

All flesh = not just to Israelites. Even for children…there’s no junior Holy Spirit. Even for lolos and lolas. Even for maidservants = standing in life does not matter.

In Acts 19, Paul laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 

In Acts 8, the Holy Spirit also fell upon them by laying on of hands and they spoke in tongues.

In Acts 10 – Cornelius’ household, the Holy Spirit falls on them. 

God hears the cry of our hearts. If we want more, He will lead us to more. 

To pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit doesn’t take you over, but He helps you. By faith, speak the words the Holy Spirit is giving you. It’s something you get to discover. It’s part of your inheritance as a Believer and it’s a wonderful gift. 

1. When we pray in tongues, it’s our spirit, not our head, that prays

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. – I Corinthians 14:14 NKJV

2. We edify ourselves, builds us up. Restored or repaired, because we are the building of the Holy Spirit. 

We get to pray out our future perfectly in the spirit. 

The requirement is just being a Believer of Jesus. Just ask the Holy Spirit, yield to Him and open your mouth and speak by faith