Sometimes you pray and you wonder if God is even hearing you. You grow weary in waiting for the answers to your prayers. I've been there. I get it.
But God does hear your prayers. In fact, He loves to hear you pray and wants you to keep crying out. I've been doing Mornings With the Holy Spirit Prayer calls Monday through Friday at 6 AM EST for the past month. The testimonies of how these gatherings have rekindled prayer lives have blessed my heart. You're invited to join us whenever you can for devotions, prophetic intercession and encouragement.
In my book, Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God, I have shared with the world prophetic words the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart over the years during times of prayer, worship and just everyday living. I believe these four prophetic utterances the Holy Spirit shared with me will inspire your prayer life.
Jesus realized that, without the Holy Spirit, His followers—including us—would not be able to fulfill God's call on their lives. So He sent the Holy Spirit to be our Helper, Teacher, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby, Revealer of truth and the One who empowers us. He does so much for us!
The Holy Spirit reveals the heart of the Father and the love of Christ. In my book, Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God, I have shared with the world prophetic words the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart over the years during times of prayer, worship and just everyday living.
I believe the following seven utterances, along with Scriptural references and prayer starters, will put you on a path toward a deeper knowledge of God's love for you. If you need more encouragement, join my Mornings With the Holy Spirit Prayer calls Monday through Friday at 6 AM EST.
Earlier this year, I released a prophetic word for 2015: It's the year of new beginnings. I believe 2015 is a year of new beginnings and that means birthings.
Some of you, though, need a little more encouragement. In my book, Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God, I have shared with the world prophetic words the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart over the years during times of prayer, worship and just everyday living.
I believe the following six utterances, along with scriptural references and prayer starters, can help you press into your new beginning. I hope they encourage you as much as they did me. If you need more encouragement, join my Mornings With the Holy Spirit Prayer calls Monday through Friday at 6 AM EST.
After a two-week break from Chosen Generation, we came back strong for the new year with a hopeful look at America even amid the rising antichrist agendas in our land. I also shared a brief teaching around my prophetic word for 2015. You can read the prophetic word here. Click the headline to access the radio broadcast.
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During this time of year, we hear a lot of prophecies about how God is going to move—and prophetic warnings about what will happen in our nation—but that doesn't always help you in your day-to-day life. Even when you receive personal prophecies, it's no substitute from hearing from God for yourself. But how do we hear from God? How does He speak to His people?
I've been doing a series on this topic for the new year. We started out with 4 Things to Do if You Can't Hear God's Voice two weeks ago. Last week, I offered you 5 Ways God Speaks to His People. Now, we'll look at five more ways God speaks.
Mind you, these articles don't aim to offer an exhaustive list. God can speak to you in many different ways. But whether you struggle to hear His voice or just want to fine tune your ear to His heartbeat, I pray you'll be inspired to press in with a listening ear.
God is almost always speaking to us. If we aren't hearing His voice it's usually either because we haven't obeyed His last instruction and He's waiting patiently for us to get in line with His prophetic prompting or because we haven't done the four things I discussed in the first article of this series.
If you've positioned your heart to hear from God and you still aren't hearing—and you are walking in obedience—it's possible that you just don't recognize His mode of communication. There are many, many ways God communicates with His people. In Part 1 of this series, we'll look at five common ways God speaks. (Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can get Part 2 in your email inbox.)
1. The Holy Spirit speaks through supernatural wisdom.
Every year we set our hearts on a new beginning of some sort—but 2015 is different than 2014, 2013, 2012 and the years before. That's because 2015, as the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, is the year of new beginnings.
The most significant new beginning of my life happened in a jail cell about 15 years ago. I was falsely accused of a crime I didn't commit. After losing my husband the year before, I lost just about everything else I had during the 40 days it took to see my vindication. I lost my apartment, my job, my savings, my dog—it sort of sounds like one of those sad country songs. (You can read my entire testimony here.) But I gained Christ and I consider everything else worthless compared with the value of knowing Him (Phil. 3:8).
Nothing can top my salvation experience, but I do believe 2015 will prove to be a year of new beginnings—notice the Holy Spirit told me beginnings (plural) and not beginning (singular). In 2014, many in the body of Christ sensed they were being prepared for something—something they couldn't articulate. Many felt like they were being stretched beyond their natural limits. Many thought felt they were pregnant with something big and felt the pain and frustration of being past due.
Every year we set out hearts for a new beginning of some sort—but 2015 is different than 2014, 2013, 2012 and the years before. That’s because 2015, as the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, is the year of new beginnings. Let this video encourage you. I'll release an article in a few days that expounds on this.
In the days and weeks ahead, prophetic voices around the world will release prophecies for 2015. You'll read a handful of them on the "Prophetic Insight" section of charismamag.com.
But before we charge ahead to weigh prophetic mandates, directives and warnings for 2015, let's take a minute to look back at the prophetic words declared over 2014. After all, you can't always limit God's words to a 12-month timeline.
As I've said before, it's possible that some 2014 prophecies won't be relevant for years and others will remain relevant for years to come. So, again, before we move on to the next new prophetic word, let's review what prophetic voices declared last year and respond according to His Spirit.
I started hearing God speak to me as soon as I got saved—and I needed to. It would be an understatement to describe my situation as desperate.
See, I got saved in a county jail. I was falsely accused of a crime I did not commit and the state wanted to send me to prison for five years. (You can read my entire testimony here.) God had a different idea and sent a group of evangelists to the jail to offer testimonies of Jesus' saving grace.
I was sold on the gospel—and sold out to Jesus—but I was still facing five years in prison on a false charge. I didn't know what to do, so I just started reading the paperback Bible they gave me after the jailhouse crusade, praying and attending any sort of quasi-church service I could find behind those cold hard walls.
What is the Lord saying about 2015? How do we position our hearts with Him in the New Year and avoid the enemy’s snares?
The signs of the times are manifesting around us. Things that can be shaken are being shaken. Yet God is moving in notable ways around the world—and He wants to move in your life in wondrous ways you can’t even imagine.
Join Clay Nash, Becca Greenwood, Don Lynch, and Jennifer LeClaire in this strategic prophetic roundtable during which we will share what the Lord is saying to us about 2015. If the Holy Spirit leads, we will also offer words of wisdom. Click the headline to access the audio.
Pockets of revival and awakening are springing up in America from coast to coast. But this next move of God will not look exactly like the last one. Where does prophetic ministry fit this emerging movement? How can you position yourself to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in this hour?In this free telephone seminar, Ryan LeStrange and Jennifer LeClaire bring apostolic and prophetic revelation about what God is doing in the earth—and how you can be part of it. Topics of discussion include: the role of prophetic ministry in the emerging move of God; how to discern your prophetic calling; exploring the divine partnership between the prophetic and apostolic; why this new move carries a prophetic spirit; how to embrace the prophetic ministry in a healthy way; the value and importance of prophetic mentoring. Click the headline to get the page with the audio link.
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There is a lot of confusion regarding the call into prophetic ministry. Many Christians are looking for confirmation. "How can I tell if I am called to be a prophet?"
This is an important question. In order to walk worthy of your calling, you first need to be confident God has called you. Once you are sure, you can count the cost and decide whether or not to embrace the spiritual battle that lies ahead. Although I generally discount "checklists" that tell you whether or not you are an apostle or prophet or operate in some other ministry gifting, there are practical ways for believers to confirm a prophetic calling in their own hearts. In this prophetic roundtable teleconference, Clay Nash and Jennifer LeClaire will share Scriptures and practical experience about how to discern God’s call into prophetic ministry. Click the headline to access the page with the streaming audio link.
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If perception is reality, then a godly perspective of your trials and tribulations can deliver you from your worst enemy: your own unrenewed mind.
I can't tell you—and, in fact, I'd probably be embarrassed to admit—just how many times I've allowed the perspective of my unrenewed mind to dictate my thoughts, feelings and emotions in the midst of what I perceived as overwhelming pressure. I can't tell you how many times I didn't think I could take another step; how many times I felt like giving up, calling it quits, throwing in the towel—and moving to some remote tropical island where the devil was less likely to find me.
Then after completely discouraging myself (instead of doing what David did and encouraging myself in the Lord), I discover that the pressure isn't as pressing as my perception of reality made it out to be. I was foiled by the enemy that is my unrenewed mind. I took the bait—hook, line and sinker—by looking at the smoke and mirrors of circumstantial evidence through eyes weary from the spiritual battle. (Can I get a witness? Surely, I'm not the only one.)
Many believe America is doomed and are prophesying gloom. I don't buy into that. I do believe it's going to get darker before the light shines brightly in this nation again, but prophetically speaking I am also believing for a Third Great Awakening. Will you believe and contend with me? To access this week's broadcast, click on the headline.
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There's so sin being shoved in our faces these days. Charles H. Spurgeon says when the society deteriorates and the church backslides the pulpit is to blame. Do you agree? And, if so, what can we do about it? That's the topic of discussion in this week's radio broadcast. Click the link below to listen to my discussion with Pastor Greg Young.
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