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GOD Speaks to Me
Transcript of GOD Speaks to Me
Why am I sharing this?
How to do that?
2 Kings 4 - He wants to fill you too.
I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
Then the Lord replied:
‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
What does the Bible says about Journaling?
Seek not the gifts but the Maker of the gifts (Read Jeremiah 29:12 to 14)
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work
2 Timothy 2:21
"Son, I would want you to focus on My Face, Jesus My Son, Holy Spirit a Counselor whose intent is to guide you and teach you unsearchable things. Most importantly, have faith as the mustard seed for without it, you will never grow. I have so much to tell you every day but the time spent with Me is just so limited. I love you, Don! Put this in your heart. If all else fails, just remember this. I love you!"
"Son, I want you to pray for my Spirit to dawn on each and everyone of them so that I can do my work on them. Some of them have come and serve with broken hearts, bodies and souls. Today, I want to heal them all and I want to tell them that I am the Great I am."
"Don, you are my treasure chest! And I have made you so to be able to hold my wonders and creation. Walk closely with me, be still & hear me, be obedient and talk to me, seek me and you will understand me. I love you beyond imagination. You were on my mind when Jesus died on the cross."
My experiences of hearing God
Lord, what do you think of me?
Abba Father, is there anything I can pray for the Spiritual Mothers in Silverboxes?
Lord, what methods would you like me to cultivate in becoming still and hearing you?
God wants to speak to you too!!
Vision & Spontaneity
Journaling / Arts
Psalm 46:10 (ESV)
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 37:7 (ESV)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Mark 4:39 (ESV)
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Psalm 23:1-6 (ESV) - A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...
Habakkuk 2:1 (ESV)
I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
Psalm 62:5 (ESV)
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
Lamentations 3:24-26 (ESV)
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Job 6:24 (ESV)
“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.
The Theory Behind Alpha Brainwaves
Some researchers posit that there are at least three forms of alpha waves, which may all have different functions in the wake-sleep cycle.
Alpha waves are present at different stages of the wake-sleep cycle. The most widely-researched is during the relaxed mental state, where the subject is at rest with eyes closed, but is not tired or asleep. This alpha activity is centered in the occipital lobe, and is presumed to originate there, although there has been recent speculation that it instead has a thalamic origin. This wave begins appearing at around four months, and is initially a frequency of 4 waves per second. The mature alpha wave, at 10 waves per second, is firmly established by age 3.
The second occurrence of alpha wave activity is during REM sleep. As opposed to the awake form of alpha activity, this form is located in a frontal-central location in the brain. The purpose of alpha activity during REM sleep has yet to be fully understood. Currently, there are arguments that alpha patterns are a normal part of REM sleep, and for the notion that it indicates a semi-arousal period. It has been suggested that this alpha activity is inversely related to REM sleep pressure.
The third occurrence of alpha wave activity is the alpha-delta or slow-wave (SWS) state. This activity spreads across the brain in an anterior-posterior gradient.
It has long been believed that alpha waves indicate a wakeful period during sleep. This has been attributed to studies where subjects report non-refreshing sleep and have EEG records reporting high levels of alpha intrusion into sleep. This occurrence is known as alpha wave intrusion. However, it is possible that these explanations may be misleading, as they only focus on alpha waves being generated from the occipital lobe.
Reference from Wikipedia
In short, stillness is when your brain resonates at 'Alpha Brainwave'.
Question: Describe the kind of environment and setting that this boy is in?
Find a good timing (30 mins to 1 hr) in the day and a comfortable environment that you are not likely to be disturbed.
Laying down all your rights, will and desires onto Jesus and acknowledging Him as your Lord and Saviour.
Quieten your heart and silence all thoughts. To start with a prayer asking God to silence the voices of the world, the evil one and yourself AND for His Spirit to fill the vacuum.
As any unclean thoughts distract you, start to pray (Possible to do so in tongue) to slience the thoughts and to focus on Jesus.
Matthew 4:4,7 & 10
A Great Visionary Apostle John
The Book of Revelation is full of visions given to John
Seven Golden Lampstands
A throne in the Heaven
Scroll and the Lamb
Dragon and Beasts
River of Life
What is Vision to me?
A picture or a movie
Coloured or Black/White
Slow Moving or in one shutter
Why is it important to me?
Acknowledging that God speaks in vision too
It is a powerful way because we remember better through these experiences
We do not want to limit His power
I was attending HIS Ministry and I had this vision of myself standing by the side of the river and Jesus rowing a boat towards me and asking me to join him.
I had this experience during ARISE 2012. It was during the worship when I had this vision of myself walking in the garden and I saw a person in white sitting on the bench. When I heard him says "Don, come and sit beside Me." I knew in my spirit that the person was none other than the Creator immediately. As I walked slowly and sat beside him, He said "Don, you may not know it but I love you so much and I want you to remember this."
It was during a particular Holy Communion when I had this vision of myself sitting together with the other disciples and Jesus was breaking bread and passing it to the rest of the disciples. As He was passing the bread around and sharing with His disciples about His mission, my spirit broke down and I started to weep because I knew that He was going to be crucified in a few hours time for us.
Remembering what you have learn to remain "Still" in Jesus, your Lord and Saviour.
Focus on Jesus and to envisage yourself in an environment in the bible (i.e. Jesus speaking to His mother at the banquet, speaking to His disciples on the boat, etc...
Take the courage and have faith to start asking Jesus questions - "Lord, what do you think of me?"
If you are distracted by any unclean thoughts, start to pray again.
Important to Know!
Vision are created by imagination and given by GOD
Vision can also be from past memories, pictures, video or things that we have seen or read before.
Vision can however be distorted if believers are addicted to unclean materials (i.e. violence, horror, pornographic materials).
Mark 2:22, 2 Corinthians 5:17 & Romans 6:22 - Remembering that you are now a new creation in Christ and you do not want to indulged in these unclean materials because your body is a temple of the Spirit. Repent now and enjoy a life of abundance!
Hebrews 4:12 - Build up your faith and your memory by reading the bible daily.
John 14:26 - But the a Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
What are the similarities in how God spoke to Elijah and Jonah?
God need not turn up in the way you expected.
God need not turn up in a magnificent way.
He choose the way, He delights to show up (i.e. Visions, word of knowledge, songs, bible verses, nature, etc...) because He is the Creator!
Recognise that it can be very spontaneous so just move as the Spirit guides.
Habakkuk 2:2 ESV
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.
Psalm 119:105 ESV
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Revelation 21:4-5 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
What are the possible ways?
Imagine Jesus sitting infront of you and you need to communicate to him in your journal. Begin with worship and praise and to write down your questions. To remain "Still", "Focus on Jesus" (Matthew 14:28-31) and to write down whatever thoughts that come. Have faith and do not doubt! Read your journal thereafter and you will find that you have actually began a chatting session with Jesus.
Examine your Journal
1 Thessalonions 5:21
do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.
1 Corinthians 14:3
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Asking a spiritual mentor
Examining it with the bible verses
Drawing the Vision
What are the keys?
Be patient. He longs to spend time with you and the truth will be revealed to you.
Have faith that He speaks to His children and we hear His voice.
(Matthew 17:20 & John 10:27)
Practice makes perfect
Always linger in His Presence - "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest"
Useful Reading Materials and References
I see the importance for me to share what I have learnt to everyone because God has used me as a broken vessel and He wants to fill you abundantly too. Please feel free to share or comments on your experiences so that I can improve this. I am learning everyday too and I pray that His grace will fill you and me up so that we can do His works with mercy and love for others!
What does the Bible says about Arts?
Exodus 35:30 to 35 ESV
Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.
Holy Spirit is Our Teacher!
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them
Sketch, Draw or Paint
My sheep hears My voice
To grow in prophetic and intercession, you need to feed on the WORD of the LORD.
His Promise - John 3:16
Pray and Soak
- Praying in tongue
- "You increase, I decrease"
- Just flow with the Holy Spirit
- Test. Does it edify, comfort or strengthen the body of Christ.
Build a culture for all who loves God to come together as the body of Christ to bring fragrance to every workplace.
2 Corinthians 12:12-27