A New Season is Upon You

Ten years ago this month, the Lord sent me to a ministry school at a large charismatic church a few hours from where I lived.  During the five months I spent there (of what was supposed to be 2-year school) I ended up meeting a woman there who is now my wife.   At the Lord’s leading, I got married and resigned from the school–and we were both promptly kicked out of the church.  For those who don’t know me well, it was a very difficult season in my life, having been newly married in what was a completely God-ordained surprise, and having my family and almost all of my friends turn on me at the same time.  During that period my wife and I were also badly attacked spiritually by a local coven, and the ripple effects of that continued for years afterward.

Fast forward to last weekend, I was helping a friend out with a conference in the Portland area (we moved to Portland about 8 years ago).  Jeff Jansen and Gary Oates were the speakers, and it was a really awesome time.  The Friday night session, Jeff was speaking about us entering into a new cycle of time in the region and nation, and how the Lord is stirring things up to release the Kingdom in miracles, healing, and revival on an entirely new level yet again.    The Holy Spirit was moving on me the entire time–I was crying on and off, occasionally sobbing, throughout the entire message and during the ministry time afterwards.

At first I didn’t know why I was crying, although I could tell it was God at work, and then the Lord began to speak to me about renewing my destiny.  You see, ten years back I was passionate about miracles, signs, and wonders and seeing the Kingdom released in demonstrations of the Spirit’s power.  Those who know me will probably read this and wonder how that is different from right now, but trust me, it was.  It’s not that I am less passionate now, but I believe in that season there was a window of time the Lord had opened for me, and because of the situation surrounding my marriage, that opportunity was unknowingly lost.

From my perspective, I used to worship almost every night, spend usually one to two hours soaking in God’s presence every day, and regularly fast and pray over myself to increase in things of the spirit.  I used to spend six hours every weekend interceding for friends, family, the nation, my local church, and God’s plan for my life.  On the one hand, it could be said that I did a lot of “religious” activities, but for me at that juncture, it was how I was pursuing the things of God.  And truth be told, I still value those things even if I haven’t been doing them much in the years since.  The Lord even suggested to me that when I wake up at strange hours of the night due to my work schedule, and can’t fall back asleep, that I should spend some time soaking with Him and enjoying His presence–as a way to fit that into my current life schedule.

After the Lord shared this revelation with me, Jeff prophesied a brief word over me, speaking about touching the nations with miracles, signs, and wonders, and releasing God’s power into the world.  He spoke about teaching schools to help others learn to do this as well–something that my wife and I have been discussing recently.  My body was trembling as I stood there, and I could feel this electric power of Holy Spirit course through my legs and arms–a familiar feeling, but one I had not experienced for a while.  Even the atmosphere of the meeting was electric–and reminded me of how meetings used to be, back before my wife and I got the “big E” of excommunication.  In all honesty, I don’t think I have felt that level of glory in the ten years since, until the other night.

I am excited for the days ahead.  I am not entirely sure what God did that night, but I can tell some inner healing took place in areas I didn’t know needed it.  I feel that my spiritual vigor has been renewed in a hard-to-describe sort of way, and I am more excited now than I was before about seeing God’s heart of love change the nations of this world.  God told me that I have entered a new season in my life, and I believe it!

The story doesn’t end there–you see, I am beyond blessed that God touched me, but I still have things I am contending for and I know many others who are in a similar position.  God spoke to me during the Saturday morning session and said that someone there had been asking God for a prophetic word the entire conference–and hadn’t gotten it yet.  He shared the flowing with me, which I shared with the group.  Multiple people came up to me afterwards and told me that they were “that person.”  I believe it will speak to you as well:

“I am proud of you.  You have stood the test of time and I am releasing you into a new level of my presence.  Because you have been faithful with the little, so I will give you the increase in the coming days.”

I believe that a new season is coming upon many, and so I declare prophetically over you that YOU TOO are entering a new season of glory and grace.  You are entering a new time of refreshing and renewal, and God is empowering you to touch nations and peoples of this earth.  God is releasing angels to some of you with new assignments–some of them are carrying the breakthrough you have been contending over in prayer for years.  There is at least one person who is in litigation over a property dispute, and you will find that in the next few weeks that the problems seem to dissolve in front of you.  Where the judge was previously unfavorable, that is going to change.  Where lawyers and businesses were closed to you, favor is replacing it.  God is releasing a refreshing to many of you, and your ability to see in the spirit is going to increase considerably in the coming days.  Some of you have struggled to hear God’s voice, and that is going to clear up shortly.  And while all is not always daisies and roses, God is a good God and will always see you through the hard times, because He will never leave or forsake you, no matter how it feels.  Be blessed, and may a new level of renewal spark positive change in your life.

Healing With The Seer Gift

I do a moderate amount of prayer for physical healing, mostly for family, friends, and coworkers.  Over the years I have learned the ways that tend to work for me, and while occasionally I pick up a trick or two, I’ve pretty much got my method down.  I have come to realize that I do it a bit differently than most people seem to, and that’s healing with the seer gift.

I’m not big on titles, so I don’t really consider myself a “seer”, but by rights I suppose I could.  When I work to heal others, I usually see energies in their body in my mind’s eye and get an idea of what needs to be fixed, where demons are and what they are doing, and what I need to do to heal the person.  Yes, it is always prayer in Jesus’ name, but the seer gift gives me visions of the problems and shows me how I can partner with God to get the job done.

As I said before, I often see energies–swirls of black,healing-hands1 gold, blue, red, and green are the most common.  To me, each color denotes a type of problem.  Black is death and bad-ness while red is more inflamed or irritated.  Gold is God’s glory, blue is healing energy, and green is life-energy.  Yes, technically they are all aspects of the same things but the seer gift is how God shows me what He is doing in the client’s body.

It doesn’t stop there.  I will see demons residing in organs and tissues, as well as other objects–swords, knives, arrows, and all other weaponry, vices, armor, clamps, pins, screws, and other metallic-looking items that really have no place on the body.  I have seen gobs of pus and goo that need to be removed, ropes, chains, and other long, string-like items that I have to pull out of the person, and more.  It’s not just as simple as imagining them gone, because I can imagine them gone all day long and they stay there.  I have to actually remove them.  Sometimes this is a physical pantomiming, other times I do it in the spirit, watching myself remove the objects with my mind’s eye.  It varies from time to time how I work, but the method is the same–look with an expectation to see something, see it, and address what I see by either opposing and removing it, or helping it correct a problem.

I have more recently been reminded that things go much more easily when I get angels involved to help me, so I have started doing that.  If I pay attention I can see angels sending glory-light into the person as well–it’s usually gold-colored.  There is a lot of trial and error involved, and sometimes I simply don’t know either what to do, or I do know what to do and don’t know how long it will take to fix it.  I am often fighting in the spirit against objects that appear to have sentience and resist being removed.  I sometimes will have to do things in segments because I simply can’t do it all at once.  Healing with the seer gift isn’t hard, but it’s not often taught.

To hear more about this idea, listen to a short healing interview with Daniel Thomas on the Heal the Sick Podcast by Dominion Fire where he discusses this same concept–and with similar experiences to my own.  If you have had these types of experiences, share your thoughts and comments below!  If you want to learn more about this, let me know that as well–it will help me to gauge interest for future books, webinars, and teaching material.  Blessings!

God Revealing Love Through Signs Wonders and Miracles

I use social media a lot–and for a variety of reasons. On occasion I will find a status update about God that saddens me, usually because it shows how little people understand the goodness of God. One recent status in particular stood out to me because it demonstrated how little people understand that much of the supernatural is God revealing love through signs wonders and miracles.

The status update said the following:
“Let’s not ooh and awe over feathers, gold dust and oil. Let’s ooh and awe over Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

At face value, this seems like a nice message, albeit a pithy one-liner, but it is so far from how God actually wants us to live. God is not threatened when we get excited over the amazing things He does.  In fact, it would be downright strange if we didn’t get excited. Remember in Luke 10 when Jesus sent the disciples out? It says “The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’ He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’” (Luke 10:17-20).

Jesus was excited with them, and the next verse goes on to say that Jesus was “full of joy through the Holy Spirit.” Jesus didn’t get upset that they rejoiced over the power He gave them, but he did refocus them.  He mentioned that they needed to keep their perception fixed on God, not on controlling demons–very different than the social media post essentially telling us not to appreciate God’s works.

What I found most sad was that at the time over 60 people had re-shared the status. It points to the fact that people are concerned about being deceived and/or have legitimate concerns about the excesses in this manifestation, but at the same time it also points to the fact that the Church is really immature when it comes to dealing with signs, wonders, and miracles. The truth is that if the Church had a greater level of maturity, we wouldn’t have as many problems dealing with the miraculous. We would know how to discern what God is doing in our midst, and we would deal with people who get into excess before things get so out of hand that it becomes a serious problem. We would be able to address people who fake miracles without letting it tarnish our enjoyment of God’s awesome works.

There are a number of verses, many of them in Psalms, that talk about praising the works of God’s hands. It seems to me to be more important to praise God AND His works than it is to try to avoid enjoying His goodness as though that will somehow lessen God’s glory. In truth it’s a bit silly to think that praising God’s works will in some way detract from God’s glory. Consider a Nobel Prize Winner–does enjoying their invention take away from their glory, or does it give them joy that their work is so highly valued? Sure, it’s important to keep focus of the most important things in the midst of our joy over manifestations–such as God’s goodness and love, but we can’t let ourselves forget that these miracles ARE God showing His goodness and love.

psalm341_slide_0.pngTrying to push down one to raise up the other doesn’t do anything helpful. Not “oohing and awe-ing” at amazing stuff is not a sign of maturity–it’s absurd and immature. Rather, we need to encourage people to enjoy God THROUGH His signs, wonders, and miracles, and let signs BE signs–that point us to God. THAT’s what maturity looks like. Doing both but not letting the one detract from the other.

This sort of response is a large contributing factor behind why I wrote Gemstones From Heaven and its recently released companion book Feathers From Heaven. These books, along with the other future books in the series, are designed to bring a greater level of maturity to the Body of Christ. In them I discuss God’s purposes behind these manifestations and how we can discern whether it is God at work or not. Give a read, leave a review, and above all, let yourself enjoy both the works of God’s hand AND the goodness, kindness, and mercy of His heart. When it is God revealing love to us, we only win when we are open to receive it.  Blessings in Christ!!

 

Related Posts:

Faith and a Feather

Feathers From Heaven – Our Personal Story

Gems From Heaven:

Part 1: “Our Experiences”

Part 2: “What Do They Mean”

Part 3: “How Do I Know This Is God?”

Gemstones From Heaven Podcasts

 

Gemstones And Angel Feathers From Heaven – Podcast hosted by Steve Bremner

Gemstones and Angel Feathers From Heaven | Podcast with Michael King

In the above podcast fellow author Steve Bremner and I discuss my two books Gemstones From Heaven and Feathers From Heaven, and move on to a number of other related and unrelated topics.

We cover:

What is the purpose of gemstones?
How does Michael answer critics and skeptics?
Job and his friends
Divine healing
Signs and wonders in general
God doing things outside of our box, or things God does that we don’t know “the full picture” of.

Check out the Podcast at Stevebremner.com or click on the photo at the top

 

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Traveling in the Spirit — Words of Wisdom

Traveling in the Spirit is becoming an increasingly prominent topic in parts of the Body of Christ.  However, in spite of this increasing prominence and popularity, there is little understanding of wisdom for those who might practice and engage this reality.  There has been much fear projected over the matter, and while there certainly are issues to be dealt with, we need to walk in wisdom, not fear.  I share this with you as a series of wisdom downloads from Heaven about the subject.  I truly believe that those who are willing to heed and submit themselves to this direction from God will find that He is able to entrust them with greater responsibility, authority, and an increased sphere of influence in this area.

Our Father is looking for those whom He can promote.  They eyes of God are looking to and fro in the earth seeking someone He can bestow His heart on, His love in, and His authority under.  But it doesn’t always happen overnight.   For many, there are seasons of testing and growth, where we prove our faithfulness at the level we are at, and as we do this we increase in glory.

Spirit travel has the potential to cause problems for people, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.  The social issues are a combined part of social issues due to poor management of information gleaned when doing it, and along with trust issues that come along with the idea that you can spy on people at will.  Being wise with whom you share this information will greatly reduce the detriment it can cause to your social life – your friends, family, and neighbors.  Many are suspicious of that which they don’t understand, and as we travel increasingly in the Spirit, we are bound to encounter things we don’t understand, information we didn’t want to hear, and we will have to show maturity in dealing with this data.  The thing about information is once you learn it, you can’t un-know it except by the power of God.  Information is not always a good thing – there are times where ignorance of a thing is a blessing, not a curse.

My first word of wisdom and warning is to be wise to what you pay attention to.   “Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.” Luke 8:18.  For those in this hour who are unwilling to listen to reason, who are unwilling to take heed to the advice of others, for those with an unteachable spirit, who are unwilling to converse with others and learn and grow, this will be your first problem.    “For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.” Proverbs 24:6.  The way of Wisdom in this matter is to heed the wise counsel of others, for in that counsel is victory AND safety – and we want both.  So even as you find yourself traveling in the spirit, looking in on the lives of others, learning things you should not know, know that you are on a shaky path, one that leads to destruction.  For whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, if anything is excellent and praiseworthy, think about THESE things, and the God of Peace will be with you.

Emotional issues are also bound to arise as you embark on this path and pursuit.  If you are unwilling to deal with emotions and find yourself in a healthy place emotionally in life, this will be your undoing.  I say this not to scare people, but to give a word of wisdom and warning to those who are not ready for these things.  To be opening yourself to these sorts of energies as you travel is to invite problems if you are not emotionally capable of handling what comes your way.  For as you enter deep states of trance and the subconscious rises to the surface, so will deep inner emotions.  If you have a family – children, a spouse, close loved ones, and you are not able to address those emotions and get healing and release, this could be a problem for you and has the potential to negatively influence your relationships.

This does not mean that one needs to be in fear about this, but rather it means that a lifestyle of transparency is in order.  If we are willing to live as ones who are transparent about our emotions and thoughts, we will be able to receive the healing when we need it, will be able to acknowledge times when we are at fault, and will be able to walk in restoration in relationships instead of a breaking down of them.  It also means that we need to be actively seeking God for freedom in our emotions so that we CAN walk freely in this aspect of the Kingdom realm without fear and without anything holding us back.

The word of wisdom here is that if this is a pursuit you want to engage in, get inner healing.  Find someone who can help you unearth and heal deep and hidden wounds, and you will find this does not only affect your spiritual life, but your social and home life as well.  Its effects will be resounding in all areas of your life.

Spiritually, there are other cautions in this subject as well.  Many have been led astray by false spirits in the past, and it is bound to happen again as we all pursue this topic in greater measure.    It is of utmost important that our discernment increase in this hour. We must be willing to test the spirits and also ABLE to test and discern the presence and intent of spirits who come to us as we travel about the universe in our spirits.  Not every spirit who approaches you who appears kindly will actually be an angel of light.  Even as the Bible says, Satan masquerades as an angel of light, and he does this seeking whom he may devour.  Satan’s goal is destruction, and any means possible by which the enemy can make this happen is the method they will engage.  Do not let your guard down when traveling spiritually.  This does not mean that you need to be in fear either, but it does mean that you need to walk wisely in this path.  Wisdom is your friend in this.  Get to know her.

Spirits are not the only danger as we travel spiritually.  Other humans are also out and about in the ethers, and some of them, many of them, in fact, work for the dark side.  I have read and heard of stories where witches and other practitioners of dark arts have actively engaged and captured the spirits of others, taking them where they did not want to go.  This is a possible reality, and one we ought to be aware of.    We have been given authority over these and over all the power of the evil one, but when the rubber meets, the road, we need to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge that in many ways we have inferior experience to this method of warfare.  We are as a Body increasing in our understanding of waging war in the heavens in this manner, but until we reach a greater maturity in this, we are stepping into an area that has been largely cultivated and invaded by dark spiritual forces.  We must be aware of this and prepared for it as we step in this realm.  It may require battles ahead to forcibly take back that which has been perverted by darkness in the airwaves and the ethers, but if those battles come, it is best that we be aware in advance and be willing to pay the price to win them.

The word of wisdom here is to be wise of the schemes of the enemy.  We are not unaware that we are in some ways walking into a hornets nest, but we have not come unprepared.  We must come together as a team when we walk through these battles, and we must choose to stand firm on the promises of God and live in His protection.  We will find that as we walk in love, these battles will come, but they will fall away more easily as the enemy has no foothold with which to take root.  Even those people whom we do battle against will find that our love overpowers their darkness, and that perfect love casts out fear.   When we walk in the love of the Father, His perfect agape love, we will be invincible to the powers of darkness, and they cannot stand against us in the face of His love.

Love is the key in this.  In fact, I think Love might be the ONLY key.  If we walk in love we will do things that demonstrate our love to others.  We will not spy on them, we will do things in keeping with the law of love.  If we love ourselves, we will seek healing for the hurts and wounds that have been inflicted upon us by others, and we will free ourselves up to walk in greater love.  If we love those who are trapped in darkness, and even those who have become servants of the prince of darkness, our battles will be won.  We will be fighting not just for our own selfish purposes, but to see the King of Glory manifest His love into darkened hearts, and as we do this we surely cannot fail.

I encourage each and everyone one of you who is seeking to travel in the spirit to pray about this word and see what things God would highlight to you that He wants to address to prepare you to walk in greater fullness.  This is a bit of a sobering word, one which isn’t full of the fun-and-games attitude that I prefer to live in, but I believe it is an important word which we need to hear.  God is opening up this realm to us, but He is not leaving us alone.  He is walking through this process with us, and even is giving us guidance and direction on how to prepare our hearts and our minds in advance so that we can live victorious as we go forth.  Blessings to all of you, and may this message touch your heart in a new way, that you might draw ever closer to Him.

 

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The Coming Wave of Healing

For many years, prophets have spoken of a “Third Great Awakening” coming. I can’t agree or disagree having not had revelation on the subject one way or the other. What I have seen in the recent past is the latest Wave of Healing. In the past seven or eight years, street healing has become THE new thing God is doing in regards to healing. By street healing, I mean where believers politely ambush unsuspecting sick or injured people and heal them in Jesus’ name then continue on with their day. This Wave of Healing has raised up many champions who continue to faithfully teach and train an army of street healers who can heal in the community as easily as they can in church. I have recently felt nudged that there is a new healing wave about to crest–the Wave of Inner Healing.

The journey to physical healing can be a long one–full of anguish and very real pain, sometimes fraught with disappointment and even despair. Health is one of the largest industries worldwide and people spend billions upon billions of dollars each year to be in good health. Healing prayer is on the rise, but God is after something deeper–and more effective. What we street healers have discovered is that healing can be prevented–often by demons who block our healing efforts. These demons have come in through a variety of means, but often they can stay because the door that let them in is still open. We can command them out all day long, but if we don’t get to the root of the problem, they will continue to cause physical problems and block the healing. Even if we kick the demon out and heal the injury, it may resurface hours, days, or weeks later as the door is still open and the hidden problem is still there.

Inner healing is the solution to this problem. Many–and I daresay most–physical maladies have an emotional component behind them. Even with physical trauma such as car accidents, there can be an emotional issue that set up the conditions in the spirit realm that made room for the enemy to come in and create the physical trauma event. When the emotional wounds are healed, the physical injury becomes much easier to heal, and the risk of that injury returning significantly lessens. When I pray for physical healing I start with the physical problem, but if that doesn’t get rapid results, I quickly start to ask God for revelation on emotional contributors and deal with them before praying for healing again. When I do this, I find the success rate goes up.

The Lord revealed to me recently that the new Wave of Healing that He is releasing is that of Inner Healing. While this isn’t a “new” wave per se, the last wave wasn’t really “new” either. Waves are rhythmic, undulating, and repetitive. When one wave crests, another is returning beneath it, and another one follows close behind. The healingwavereason an inner healing wave will almost always follow a physical healing wave is for the reasons shared above–when physical healing fails, people start to ask questions, and when we ask the right questions, God shows us how emotional healing can play a part. Since the Street Healing Wave seems to be riding high and even cresting, the Inner Healing Wave is following close behind and God is raising up an army of Inner-Healers–usually from the ranks of the Street Healers.

If you have been getting discouraged with failed street healing, there is a reason and God is calling you to something deeper. If you have felt that God is moving you out of street healing and in another direction, don’t be surprised–there is a good chance God is trying to take you to the next level. If you are excited about physical healing and want to learn all you can, then now is as good a time as any to learn how inner healing can transform the physical body. This is not meant to discourage physical healing in any way, as it is still very important and something I do regularly–however, God is taking people a step further, expanding the healing arsenal, and taking us deeper.

If you want to learn more about how emotional healing can help you heal others, or maybe you just want to get healed yourself, check out my blog series titled “Divine Healing That Works”. In this series we will start to connect the dots between physical and emotional healing, and provide some keys that will help you get your healing and get others healed as well. May the Lord bless you in spirit, soul, and body, and may you go ever deeper in His love for you as you tread the path set before you.

Extend Grace

As the administrator and moderator of various social media groups, it is my job to ensure that communication within a group is topic-relevant and generally non-offensive (no swearing or name-calling). From time to time I have to resolve conflicts, and most often this occurs behind the scenes via private message. It can be very frustrating to have these conversations because while I hope people will always operate in maturity, they don’t. Everyone is at different places in their personal growth, so while maturity is preferable, it’s not always present. My biggest job is to extend grace to the offender to help them grow, which is often difficult as their behavior usually stems from misguided heart motives.

In a recent encounter, I spoke with a woman we will call “Amelia” about this very thing. She had a domineering approach in the group so I wrote her privately. We had a manageable discussion at first, and the conversation continued for a few days as I struggled to effectively communicate with her. I sought counsel from my wife and another trusted friend to help me walk the line to both extend grace and set clear boundaries.

The boundaries are pretty simple: this is what is and is not acceptable in the group and these are the rules you need to abide by. Period. This is a black and white line of clearly defined expectations that is easy to understand. To extend grace is a bit more difficult, as it means swimming in the gray area during each conversation. This individual was highly dogmatic in her approach which I have a hard time with, and it also didn’t mesh with the group. As one can guess, this dogma also made communicating a need for change difficult as well, and it was poorly received. My biggest struggle when doing this is that I have to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) but to me that means I extend grace. It means I do my best to promote, uplift, and not quench another’s fervor even when requiring change.

I once heard a pastor preach a message out of 2 Timothy, and a concept he shared has stuck with me since.  It comes from 2 Timothy 2:25: “Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,”. When we give gentle instruction, we extend grace to our opponents and increase the likelihood they will actually hear our message and respond accordingly. How does this work? I believe it starts by assuming the other person has the best heart motive regardless of their actions, and then I speak to that motive.

graceIn this instance, I spoke to Amelia about the wonderful intentions she had and that I recognized those intentions for what they were. It also meant I explained that these intentions, while well-meaning, were not received by the group based on the method used to express her heart. I offered a suggestion as to how that motive might be more clearly received by others–and I repeated this same tactic almost every time I responded. By assuming the best, I pulled on the good Amelia was trying to bring to the group instead of focusing on how it fell short of expectations. The goal was to reinforce the positives, helping Amelia feel her heart was heard even if she had to change her approach.

Unfortunately, in those few days the conversation moved from civil to caustic, complete with threats, and in the end I blocked her both personally and from the group. While the negotiation ultimately failed, I still believe in the process. It would have been really easy to click a few buttons and block her right away, but this doesn’t make room for growth. I believe one of the big struggles in our day is that we can electronically write people off in a few moments.

Working through conflict and taking the difficulty head-on can go by the wayside, especially when moderators aren’t necessarily more mature or emotionally healed than everyone else. I believe this method–to purposefully extend grace–is the way Jesus helped people to grow and I believe it’s something we all can learn to do better. Think of a current situation where you could use this and see if it affects the outcome–you might be surprised at the results, and even if it fails, you have built someone up when you could have torn them down. It’s what Jesus would do. “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.” (Matthew 12:20).

Even Simple People Can Meet Angels

Today’s article features a guest, Author and Prophet Matthew Robert Payne, who shares on his considerable experience with angels:

If there is something that fascinates Christians it is the subject of angels. I had been writing books for a few years when I produced a book called My Radical Encounters with Angels: Angels in the Flesh, Angels of Protection and More! and I was overwhelmed when it quickly became a bestseller in the angel section of Amazon.

My first encounter with an angel was when I was fourteen years of age and I couldn’t get to sleep one night. I had never had an issue with getting to sleep so after and hour of trying to get to sleep I got up and told my mother. She got up and gave me a sleeping pill. I went to bed and waited another hour before waking my mother up again. She was not happy!

She gave me one more pill and said that I had already had more then an adult dose of the pills and that if I could not get to sleep, I should pray and if I can’t still get to sleep, I should read some books. I went to bed and after an hour I was upset that I couldn’t sleep. It was 12 pm and I had seven hours before my father was due to get up.

I asked Jesus, “What is my angel’s name Jesus?”

Jesus replied, “Michael.”

“Thanks Jesus,” I said.

I held out my arm and said to the air, “Michael hold my hand please!”

As soon as I said that, something like electricity shot up my arm and the next thing I knew was I was waking up in the morning.

Do you know I was simply a child? I wasn’t anyone special but I had child-like faith. I believed that my angel held the answer to my sleeping problem. My mother had told me she couldn’t help me anymore and faced with 7 hours of staying up I was desperate.

I would say they are keys that you can glean from this.

First you would need to have faith and is best to have child-like innocent faith.

And secondly it would be good for you to be in a situation that needed an angel.

At one time I was being taught different ways to prophesy. One method was to pray for an hour and then write down scripture references that the Holy Spirit would give me for a person and their situation. I would then cut and paste the scriptures and ask Jesus to please prophesy around the scriptures and make sense of them to a person.

Another way I prophesied was to speak in the third person and prophesy over a person. And yet another way I would say Jesus says: and then type what Jesus says directly in the first person to them. It was around this time that Jesus taught me a fourth way to prophesy.

One day I was sitting down to do a couple of prophecy requests and I saw an angel appear to me. He had a scroll in his hands. I asked him what he was here for and what was written on the scroll. He told me the scroll had two prophecies for the two people that I had to prophesy over.

I asked him what I needed to do.

He told me that I simply need to open a Word file and take dictation for each of the people. I opened the computer and opened a Word file and the angel simply told me the prophecies from Papa God word for word. It was really simple and easy to do it this way as I didn’t have to exercise any faith of have any doubt that it was coming out right.

These angels came often, mostly when I needed to prophesy and when God wanted me to mix it up a bit.

The lesson we can learn from that is that I did not need faith to bring these angels to earth, and the fact that these angels did not come just to entertain me, but they came with a purpose. Many angels come to you with a purpose, even if it is just to encourage you.

I have been introduced to four angels that work closely with me now. One of the angels is a female angel called Bethany. She is really sweet. She is the angel that gives me all the subjects for the books I write and she works with the Holy Spirit to give me the contents of the books.  I had been speaking to her and interacting with her for a few months and early this year I was thinking about her and speaking to her when I saw a picture of the actress Keira Knightly flash up on my minds eye like a vision. I asked her what this was about and she told me that she looks like Keira.

Its funny, that even though I have the gift of spiritual sight, I don’t often really focus in on the visions of mine. I have met Jesus over two hundred times in visions and only seen his face clearly on two occasions when he wanted to show me something where I was going to learn something. I can tell you what colour robe a person (saint) or Jesus or and angel is wearing and I can tell you anything they have in their hands but I don’t often focus on faces.

I am a simple man of faith. I have written two books on my encounters with angels and other things. You can read them cheaply as they are 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. They are titled My Radical Encounters with Angels: Angels in the Flesh, Angels of Protection and More!, and My Radical Encounters with Angels Book Two: Meeting Angels, Witches, Demons, Satan, Jesus and More!

 

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Matthew Robert Payne is a prophet and a teacher of the Word of God.  Matthew shares on a blog and writes between six and eight books each year for the Kingdom of God. It is Matthew’s goal to introduce people to the prophetic, to share how people can become intimate with Jesus, and how they can learn to fulfill their destinies. You can see the books Matthew has written, read his blog, or request a prophecy off Matthew at http://personal-prophecy-today.com.   His books are available at Amazon.com via his Author Page.

You can also listen to an interview and discussion with Matthew on the Fire On Your Head podcast led and run by Steve Bremner.

Feathers From Heaven – Our Personal Story

Below is an excerpt from the first chapter of my book Feathers From Heaven–released on Amazon in Kindle and Print.

“The feathers from heaven began falling for me about ten years ago. The first time I ever saw one appear was in a church I attended while a student in their ministry school. I was at the front of the sanctuary chatting and praying for some people when I saw a tiny wisp of a feather appear in midair at around head height. We all watched as it floated slowly upwards, and then, as if by some trick of the light, the feather became hard to see and then disappeared altogether. I had heard of this phenomenon before but had never seen it. The miracle was pretty astounding.

The second time I found a feather from heaven was after I drove home from visiting a friend, who I am pleased to say is now my wife. She had some pretty intense spiritual activity going on at her house, and feathers, gold dust, and oil were appearing supernaturally with some level of frequency. At any rate, I got in the car and drove home at the end of a night of worship and prayer. As I got out of the car and looked back into the vehicle, a small brown and black feather was on the seat where I had been sitting! I lived in a city at the time and there weren’t any birds hanging around that would have conveniently deposited colored feathers inside the car, especially since there was no feather present when I first sat down! I remembered that when I first got in the car I had made a comment about an angel I had just perceived and had looked at the seat before sitting down. Interestingly enough the angel’s name was Herald and I suspect he was the one who had left the feather. I kept it in my Bible for years after that.

A number of years later, in 2009, I felt the Lord impress upon me to call a prayer meeting on the day of Pentecost. Only myself, my wife, and a friend showed up, but we all got touched by Holy Spirit. For the next week after I saw a feather float by at some point almost every day—once on the elevator at work, another few times randomly at home, and if I remember correctly, one appeared in my car! All of these were the tiny white wisps, but it was super encouraging to me to see visible fruit for what I had been praying and believing for—namely signs, wonders, and miracles.

Since then I have seen so many feathers I can’t even remember half of the times they have appeared. Sometimes it is when we are praying or doing something overtly spiritual; other times they just appear at random with no sort of special preparation or obvious spiritual precursor. One example of this is a day after my wife and I had been at a Christian conference in the area. We were cuddling on our bed streaming a TV show on our laptop when during the show a feather gently floated across the screen. I lightly pincered it between my thumb and forefinger then opened them to look at it. The feather was gone, but in its place, my fingertips were covered in golden sparkly dust. This dust quickly spread to cover that hand. I looked at the other hand and suddenly it was covered too. My wife held out her hands and they, too, were instantly covered. It finally stopped spreading when both of our arms up to the shoulders were covered in this fine, sparkly, beautiful golden dust. I can’t say I understood some deep purpose for that encounter, but it was certainly a nice surprise!

A few years ago I was a nurse case manager at an assisted living facility. I was talking to another nurse, one of my coworkers, about some of the miracles God was doing in our midst, and at that very moment, a feather appeared in midair and floated there. He was pretty astounded. Another nurse entered the office and he immediately started telling her all about it. It was so fun for me to hear him talk because his excitement was genuine. This other nurse wasn’t sure about it and asked him if he was trying to fool her. “Oh my God no, I swear on the Holy Bible it’s true!” he said with excitement. That comment still makes me smile to this day. There is something about the first time someone experiences a miracle that is so precious and real—the emotions are brutally honest, hard to hide, and the shock and excitement is such a joy to witness. The realness in someone comes to the surface because they aren’t hiding behind the masks we so often wear.

When I had just started to work on this book, my wife and I had the blessing of spending all afternoon and evening with a dear friend who was ordained by Ruth Ward Heflin. We spent hours discussing gold dust, gemstones, and hearing her share her own wonderful glory realm stories and memories with Ruth at the Campmeeting in Ashland, Virginia. It was a fantastically glorious time, and my heart was soaring. Late in the evening we prayed for my wife as she had been dealing with some health issues. As we began to break witchcraft off her, I had my eyes closed in prayer. When I opened them and looked down, a feather that was about two inches long had appeared on my arm and caught me totally by surprise. The angels were hard at work warring on her behalf! My wife was ecstatic and said, “They came for me!” She reported that her head felt better after the fact as well.

A few months later, we made some new friends in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and met the senior pastors of Gateway Christian Fellowship who had their own exciting feather stories that they graciously shared with us, found in Chapter 7. I took some pictures of the feather in their story and was blessed to be able to use it as the cover picture for this book. Yes, the feather on the cover is a real feather from heaven! Not only that, but toward the end of that weekend, we had feathers appear in our hotel room after we had spent much of that time discussing the glory realm and signs, wonders, and miracles.

Feathers continue to appear on an ongoing basis—sometimes more frequent than others, but each time I am reminded of the Father’s love for me, the angelic protection that is around me, and that I am surrounded by a realm that is both unseen and highly active in my life. There is something special about this manifestation, both simple and elegant. It has the ability to turn our focus toward God at a moment’s notice, interrupting the daily doldrums with the breath of heaven. It is my hope that this book—the divine revelation, our stories, and the stories of others—will open this arena of miracles, angelic visitations, and the glory realm of heaven for every reader, and that they, too, would experience and see an increase in the manifestation of feathers from heaven.”

 

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Related Posts:

Faith and a Feather

 

Gems From Heaven:

Part 1: “Our Experiences”

Part 2: “What Do They Mean”

Part 3: “How Do I Know This Is God?”

Why I Love Gemstones From Heaven

Gemstones From Heaven Podcasts

 

 

 

 

 

Feathers From Heaven – The Book is Out!

I am excited to announce that my newest book
Feathers From Heaven
is finally out in print and Kindle!

We are living in exciting times—where signs and wonders are jumping off the pages of the Bible and people experience miracles in everyday life. Stories of crying statues, clouds of gold dust, and people being raised from the dead are increasing across the globe as Jesus of Nazareth displays His power through His Church.

Feathers have long been recognized in many cultures as being signs from God, portents of angelic activity, and messages from deceased loved ones. The Bible speaks of feathers as having a number of different meanings—all of which have relevance to daily life. Whether you regularly find heavenly feathers or have never heard of this phenomenon, this book will deepen your understanding of what they mean, why they matter, and how you can encounter this miracle for yourself. Come discover why feathers are falling from heaven!

 

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Here’s what you will find in this book:

Our Personal Story – This is our family’s personal story of how we started finding Feathers from Heaven.

The Meaning in the Manifestation – This takes a look at God’s plans and purposes through this miracle.

Discernment and Deception – This answers the question “How do I know this is God?”, providing wisdom to help navigate the miracles.

Ruffled Feathers – This addresses some common concerns and objections people have about this manifestation.

Feather Stories – This shares many stories from others recounting their miracle-moments finding heavenly feathers.

How Do I Get This To Happen? – This looks at how we can partner with God to encourage our own feather encounters.

Feathers from Heaven – This is a unique transdimensional feather story meant to expand our beliefs of what is possible.