I am thirty-three years old, and I often feel misunderstood or misperceived.
Can I be real with you?
My. Heart. Aches.
I love the church. I have spent my whole childhood and youth being involved in church and learning the Bible and loving those around me. From Vacation Bible Schools, to summer camps, to Revival services, I have done it.
As a Seer, one of the main questions I receive is about prophetic visions and dreams regarding the end of the world. I believe that proper Biblical understanding should guide our theology, not prophetic experiences.
The main issue that I have seen is that people have divergent prophetic experiences, so how do we know which vision was correct? That is where the Bible steps in and we must test our experience. We must not believe every prophet, spirit or prophecy; they must be tested and evaluated.
As a leader, people often ask me about spiritual warfare. I have come to realize that I do far less spiritual warfare than most people do. I have an unusual perspective on warfare. I do believe that demonic forces are at work in the world, but not in the way that many think. Most true spiritual warfare takes place in the arena of truth versus lies. The devil is a liar, and he uses his craftiness to get us to lay aside our identity and authority. Our battle must be understood as a battle to maintain our identity, because the authority we have been given as believers is contained in our identity...
“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
One day as I was being tempted, I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal to me the lie that I believed in that moment. Here is a synopsis of the conversation that took place in my heart in prayer...
The gift of discerning of spirits is one of the more perplexing spiritual gifts, so let’s clarify some language about seeing in the spirit...
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
We have in this passage four different words that are important to understand: seen, unseen, temporary, and eternal. The seen is what we call the physical realm, that which is visible to the physical eye. This realm can be studied and experienced through our natural five senses of taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell...