Prophetic Word: Commissioning over MSN


Forgive me, I have neglected my blog as of late… I have not written anything in such a long time.  What I will do, starting from next time, is bring you some old posts from my archives to give the blog a kick start as well as to not lose some of the great testimonies that are in this space.  What follows is part of an MSN conversation I had a while back that I was supposed to post, but I never got around to it.  Enjoy seeing how God moves across the interwebs once again!

In the below excerpt I gave my friend (Name changed to L) a few prophetic words, which she confirmed, and I prayed with her over MSN – and she spoke in tongues out loud for the first time!   (That’s just for those who are too lazy to read through the whole conversation – and I only included the relevant bits…. hehe

PS – I did not alter the text – in the sense of checking for spelling or getting rid of instant-messaging contractions, (like ‘u’ for ‘you’, etc.) I’m expecting that most people will be able to understand it as written. At least, I hope so 🙂  Enjoy!

BajanPOET says:

I was gonna ask u how ur relationship with God was going    God interrupted me and gave me the word, “Fire-carrier”  ….  with the sense that you should ask him for ways to extend the reach of his Spirit beyond the church building and carry it to those around u, as it is inside you already    Your passion for him is radiating off of u… I can see it from here!

That doesn’t mean u don’t have bad days   JUst that God sees the direction of ur heart and it is still towards him, no matter what’s going on right now

L says:

 wowww   as usual God is always on time and i really thank God for u and even more for ur openess to allow God to use u as a voice piece…i have something on my mind (cant share it as yet) but that is jus some confirmation

BajanPOET says:

don’t have to share it with me, dearie…. just know that whatever the issues of your heart, be comforted in the fact that he has your heart in his hand.  Remember – u are encouraged to cast ALL your cares on him BECAUSE he cares for you!

His presence is around u like sparks …. u need to stop doubting who HE is in YOU and ACT

L says:

 uhhhumm i keep getting that … i need to get up and do something i am a bit too relax

BajanPOET says:

“well maybe u need to do something about it”  That sounds familiar ….

hahaha

L says:

   yes it does … but i am trying but i am horrible at manageing my time

BajanPOET says:

well, I know exactly what u mean

L says:

 and it feels as thoa i have soooo much to do and no time to do it in

BajanPOET says:

Same here

so I’d encourage you with the same thing I’m encouraged to do… just ask God to help u with it, give it to him and then do what he says!

He will prompt u to start a project right now, stop in 5 mins ….

all u need to do is obey then

and the pressure is off u

coz God has your Blackberry lololol

and thus ur timetable

Hey I’m talking to myself here too

L says:

  uhhumm

 and ya know what i set out my timetable that i have all evening classes except on tuesdays maybe thats for some reason .(mine was that if i get a job i wud have time … but so far no job so i guess God has a better plan for my days. As i said i have something in mind that God birth in my spirit on monday on my way to school or in one of my classes so i kno i need to do something about it

 it is about time

BajanPOET says:

yes it is

L says:

 cuz i have done nothing so far and this is the 2nd time that it came back to me and the urge is stronger

BajanPOET says:

The Lord is telling you to GO FOR IT

L says:

 uhhumm

BajanPOET says:

He set your timetable

Cast off the self doubt and the “I don’t know…’ and JUST DO IT

It will not be on ur own

seek him … the ppl who u will work with are under ur nose

but he wants u to stop being scared and step out of the boat …. watch him and u won’t sink!

L says:

 yes yes

 well i will start to get things in order

 i done waste time

BajanPOET says:

good girl

Ok … prophetic encouragement for the day!

even thoa we mess up at times  God is always there with arms wide open says:

   oooo ok

 well i will give u a call , need to get a charger for my cell phone which i plan to buy as soonas possible and i will give u a call

BajanPOET says:

yes please.

I know that there’s a reason I connect with ur spirit every time we talk

so I want to keep u close lolol

L says:

 uhhum telling me and it always leaves me in awe because it encourages or re-affims and it is jus when i need it

BajanPOET says:

lolol

I want to see u step out coz I am sure that u have a prophetic streak in u that u’re afraid to use …. or don’t know it’s there.  I feel like u get thoughts about others but never say it coz u’re afraid u might be wrong … u know what? I started out like that too! Just have to jump for it and take the risk… and realize that u don’t miss it as much as u think u would!

L says:

 OOMMGG (g=goodness) ROBERT u need to stop it!!!!! no i am jus kiddin

BajanPOET says:

hahahahahaahha

laughing out loud here ….

u can close ur mouth now, sweetheart lolol

L says:

 if u cud only c

 BajanPOET says:

who says I can’t? rofl (ok THAT one’s tongue in cheek) lololol

But I’m not prophetic for nothing … whenever we talk the prophetic flows freely

that shows me that there’s a like spirit there

shows me that u’re open to it

shows me that God has plans for u

L says:

 uhhumm

 now this is profound

 wowwww

 but Lord i thank you

BajanPOET says:

u have gifts that Father wants to nurture

and release – not only back into your Wesleyan context – but outside into the world

there are people who are not going to grace the inside of a church but will meet God as u speak into their souls, revealing what God has shown u

what is happening with u is that u are seeing – for urself – that God is real, his VOICE is real and HE KNOWS YOU

so that u can use that as testimony to others when u tell them what God is showing u for THEM

When others challenge u, u can say, I know it’s real – it HAPPENED TO ME

L says:

 uhhumm but as u said what have me is that i doubt my self so much and i think i am wrong

 but from this day no longer will i allow doubt keep me back from saying what the Lord has placced on my heart

 i will be bold because God has given my a spirit of Love power and a strong mind

BajanPOET says:

I’m praying in tongues over u right now.  As I type this u will feel the heat of the Spirit of God wash over u

And if u feel like yawning, go right ahead

I command the spirit of Fear to loose her NOW

I command the spirit of BOLDNESS to come and flood her spirit

I release the FIRE OF GOD through her

and say that the rivers of living water are CHURNING in her BELLY right now

Be released!

As Treebeard said in the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – “Break the dam! RELEASE THE RIVER!”

And I release the river of the anointing of GOD OVER and through LEYANN in JESUS’ NAME

Tell me if u feel anything   coz I know something was released    Spirit of God moved when I prayed

and my hands are still warm

I release the prophetic call.  L… according to the Word of God, the young men will see visions and the old men will dream dreams…

I give u permission to speak the word of the Spirit

I break every shackle of fear NOW

INSECURITY leave NOW

SHYNESS leave NOW

FEAR OF FAILURE leave NOW

Fear of RIDICULE leave NOW

Fear of MAN leave NOW

Fear of RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION leave NOW

I release the BOLDNESS OF THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH

Roar, my darling

ROAR with GOD’S VOICE

lay hands on the sick and they shall recover

prophesy to the breath and let the Spirit revive those slain (Ez 37)

God has a mighty work for Leyann to do

Do not fear the uninformed. Those who are tied to Wesleyan tradition (in ur context) will think u’ve gone mad!

God breaks you from your tradition NOW

in the name of JESUS CHRIST

He wants to be able to move you wherever, whenever

give him ur allegience

AMEN, LORD lolol

Come on, tell me what’s happening lol

L says:

 well i even as u prayed i prayed and believed God with u and yes i yawned and i felt a release and i started shaking and said something i did not understand and i kept saying Jesus is Lord

BajanPOET says:

u spoke in tongues, too? WOW

L says:

 i am still feeling as thoa something is sticking me

BajanPOET says:

Sticking u, where?

L says:

 in my side

 amen

BajanPOET says:

Well I rebuke that now… whatever is sticking her in her side, LEAVE NOW

U have no right to her

SHE IS UNECUMBERED

TOTALLY FREE

L says:

 amen

 well i have spoken in tongues in my head but i have never said anything out loud that was the first time

BajanPOET says:

Sweet

Keep practicing it, darling.

It’ll get more fluent

You’ve been refilled again    Empowered for ministry

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Prophecy in Action


My friend Linda posted this comment on my last blog post:

I’m suspicious of prophets because of all the creepy stuff I see on TV. How can a person know if the word they are receiving is real?

I went to a really lame church for awhile, and this woman was constantly telling me she had a “word” for me from the Lord. It was always something she wanted me to do (to humiliate me) but she swore she was a prophet.

So now I’m skeptical… not of you Rob, but of the gift itself. Would you please help me understand this gifting better?

So I promised her I’d email her.  I started to wax poetic on one of my favourite topics, so I decided I would edit my answer to her and post it here for all to see.  It has some links into the archives of my blog – and this post goes back to the original intent of this blog called the Hand of God – to document and testify to the awesome hand of God working in my and others lives as He interacts with us right here on Earth!  Here goes…

One of the things I wanted to tell you? Prophecy isn’t scary – much. LOL

Seriously. You said in your comment that you had some awesome times with the Lord where you wrote what he said and knew that you knew it was him, and looking back you could see how he led you, right? Well, prophecy is getting one of those same kinds of messages – but for someone else. That’s it in a nutshell.

I post about some of it on my blog: Thoughts on Prophecy

Here’s a link to one of my first prophetic experiences:  First Prophetic Word

And here’s a practical example of prophecy in action: Prophetic Word Leads to Re-commitment!

I can totally understand why what you see on tv freaks you out. It isn’t all true, although some is. And how do you know? Really, I believe that the Holy Spirit lets you know. Put another way – how do bank tellers know counterfeit money? True they are trained in what to look for and stuff, but take it from me – they know the false because they handle the authentic on an ongoing basis.

I will post one more… it is the first time I was exposed to the gift of tongues, but it has a deeper meaning. God was showing me that any gift (Tongues, Prophecy or any other) HAS to come out of LOVE – or else it is no use. THAT is the real test. Do you sense love or manipulation when you watch or interact with a person who claims to be prophetic?  For example, in your comment you spoke of the fact that this lady was saying she had a prophetic word for you – but the goal and motivation wasn’t love, but manipulation and humiliation.  That’s not true prophecy. That is witchcraft!

So what are your thoughts after reading this post and reading the testimonies linked here?

The Prophetic Intersect


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I promised a good friend of mine (Hi Wen!!!) that I would get back into blogging about what God shows me through movies and television shows.  Anyone who knows me personally would know that I spend just as much time quoting from The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and “300” just as much as I do from the Bible when I’m praying or prophesying over someone.

People would roll their eyes or groan whenever I was moved by the Holy Spirit to say,  “As Gandalf / Morpheus / Leonidas said….”  but God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform, right?  I’ve mentioned this method of hearing God in some of my earlier blog posts.

And now, to the inspiration for today’s post.

I was listening to my friend Leah recount a story in which an international intercessor had a dream about her.  I read her story,  and as she was recounting it I started seeing all the connecting pieces – Scriptures came to mind, impressions and Spirit led conclusions just tied everything all together; when I told her what I was sensing she could only say, “Yes, that’s right.”

While that was going on I had a ‘flash’ of my own – I started remembering Chuck.  Now, for those who have not watched this show yet – GO AND FIND IT.  (ok, that’s my own bias and love of spy stories coming out! Ignore me if you’d rather watch sappy romantic comedies rather than guns blazing. Anyway… I digress….)

Chuck is a twenty something year old computer geek that accidentally downloads government secrets into his brain, and is now a secret agent going on spy missions.  Whenever he sees something that is relevant, he ‘flashes’ – bits and pieces of information from the “Intersect” (the collection of government secrets) link together – and he spits out the data to his friends in the secret agent friends.  This allows them to put pieces together that they could never do on their own.

As I was spitting out Scripture references and Spiritual impressions relevant to my friend’s story, it made me think of how the Holy Spirit in my life is like the Intersect in that show.  He resides within me, and based on the knowledge of Scripture and my experiences with Him, things tie together in my Spirit in much the same way as the Intersect interacts with Chuck.

In fact, one of the titles I was bandying around in my brain for this post was “Do Prophets have an Intersect in their Heads?)  😆

How many of us have Scripture references drop into our minds at the weirdest times, but the Scripture references fit perfectly into your situation?  How many of us feel like seemingly random events just tie together in some weirdly divine way?  How many have watched Chuck and feel like there’s an Intersect in their heads???? Ok, ok, maybe it’s just me….

For those who know that they prophesy – do you find this to be true for you as well? For those who don’t, does it still feel like the Holy Spirit drops things into your head – ties things together that otherwise wouldn’t make sense?

Thoughts on Prophecy


I’ve taken my very long comment on my earlier post and decided to make it a post on its own. To backtrack – I asked a question on my very first poll about if God ever revealed his destiny to you (my loyal readers, and even those who just happened by!)  I then realized that most people had their destiny revealed via someone having a prophecy for them. In answer to one of my commenters, I started expounding on prophecy, so I decided to put it in its own post – and here we are!

So, to the question of whether prophecy is real or not… here’s a Scripture to verify what I’m saying (that I believe that it is not only real, but important for our lives):

Proverbs 29:18 (Amplified Bible)

18Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.

Where there is no prophetic revelation the people perish…. When I realized that this is what this verse said, as I usually hear it in the KJV (“Where there is no vision, the people perish….”) this blew my MIND!!!!

Of course, God also says in his word…

1 Thessalonians 5:20 (New International Version)

20do not treat prophecies with contempt.

So let’s press in for the prophetic… Even Jesus said

Luke 4:4 (Amplified Bible)

4And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone [a]but by every word and expression of God.(A)

And that word “WORD” in the above passage is “RHEMA”…

Digging into this word we see it means

Outline of Biblical Usage
1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice , thing spoken, word
a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning
b) speech, discourse
1) what one has said
c) a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one’s mind made in words)
1) an utterance
2) a saying of any sort as a message, a narrative
a) concerning some occurrence
2) subject matter of speech, thing spoken of
a) so far forth as it is a matter of narration
b) so far as it is a matter of command
c) a matter of dispute, case at law

Do you see it? Rhema – The LIVING VOICE…. WOW…  That is so deep….

How important is the prophetic voice to you? Do you hear the Living Voice for yourself?

Calling for a Counter Culture


I’ve had a message the Lord gave me about 3 weeks ago that has shaken me up – again.  God has been speaking to me about the fact that he wants to create what he called a ‘counter culture’ of Christianity – which is not the same thing as the religious culture of having Christian music, Christian apparel and stuff… but really, really impacting society by bringing in Kingdom thinking and Kingdom principles.  I emailed it out to a couple friends (okay, about 20) asking for input, and Archie put it straight on his blog – go to it here –  http://wp.me/pwYvw-w.   I am also attempting to attach the document itself here – until I do get it done sucessfully, you can get it from the above link.  (Update: Here is the link to the Counter Culture document itself. Finally figured out how to get it done!)

Disclaimer – For those who read the text of the email on Archie’s website I wasn’t thinking at the time I sent my original email that it would go beyond the Caribbean – at least not yet …. so the original wording is specific to that region.  (“Yeah, right,” I can hear some of you saying. “You didn’t think it would get out?”)  The other thing is that the wording seems to single out my Christian experience at my tertiary institutions, but underneath God is really speaking to the fact that he wants to interact with society in a real way, in a new way.

The other thing I want to say about this you will not get from either the email or the article.  The words God actually told me were, “Counter culture is dangerous!”  Then he showed me that Jesus was into counter culture – he interacted with society where it was at – without the religious body of his day – and the religious people killed him. As the article shows, Jesus’ followers continued to radicalize the faith and were killed as well!
What God was telling me – and what I’m passing on to you – is that this direction is where his heart is, but that whoever decides to seek the new thing God is doing will be at least questioned by the more traditionalistic thinkers … and, in the worst case scenario, you will be persecuted for it.
However, this is what God is saying in this time.  It’s not like God is saying, “This is too dangerous for you.”  He is saying, “This is dangerous – but this is where I am.  Follow me in spite of the danger.
Please comment.  This is not about stats for me. This is about getting God’s word into as much hearts as possible – and finding out what God is doing to extend his Kingdom.

Testimony of FIRE!


I’m about to share another AWESOME testimony of God’s power, but for once – it isn’t mine! haha!  (This post may get long, so bear with me, ok?)

One of my closest friends (actually, my Spiritual sister Jen, who lives in South Africa) was telling me about a meeting that she was going to lead in her home.  She was meeting with about 20 women, and she and I were having a discussion about it beforehand.  It started with a conversation about the manifestation of gold dust.  We’re jumping into the middle of our conversation:

Rob: well God has just given u the strategy and told u how he wants the meeting started 🙂 Leave the rest up to him 😀
For them to have the fire, u will have to carry it … it wasn’t for nothing that I said it should come to u early… God can and will move, but with u in the fire early he can move through u to release on the others much easier.

Jennifer: AMEN…thats been my prayer…in fact a few days ago…i felt the Lord tell me that the power is in my hands……just to release it….and at that time the meeting wasn’t scheduled as yet
so yes…i feel i need to release the FIRE onto the ladies and for them to take back to their homes, families, churches (different churches they all are from) and their situations….
cos i can sit and counsel with them…but if i give them the FIRE of God…then they can make the necessary moves and changes on their own by the power of God!

So after that Friday’s meeting I asked her what happened… this is what she said:

Jennifer: there were abt 20 women there……and the Glory just fell…..literally….with the manifestation of Gold Dust…..women were set free….broken ones were healed and the ones who were desirest and yearning for more….received the gift of prophecy…..we truly had the dancing hand of the Lord there……by 8a.m. the next morning….no one wanted to leave…..the Spirit of the Lord just filled us up….What amazed me was the obedience of the people so much older than me ….that just became submissive to the Spirit of the Lord and cos of that they received a greater breakthrough…..i am gettting calls left right and centre of breakthroughs in peoples lives and in their spiritual walks

PRAISE GOD….It was awesome stuff!!! And over me I just felt the demonic hold over our lives just break….a women there that never spoke a word in the prophetic….broke into this new level of the anointing and the Lord gave her words for my life…..

Rob: WOW : COOL STUFF 😀

Jennifer: oh i have so much to say…..the Lord allowed me the night before to bless three cloths…more like shawls.. red, gold and purple..

well [one of her best friends] and i prayed over them the night before and i said that i would keep them away until the Lord shows me how he was going to use them in the meeting

and lo and behold he did……

She interrupted herself to tell me about a dream she had that was relevant to her meeting:

well before i go on….let me tell u about a dream…i had few days before the meeting…l it was about a murder and the cops were raiding my home and i was feeling guilty…..

And then she continued:

Jennifer: well i forgot about that dream until the Lord pressed in my spirit to read ps 51 before the meeting

and when i read it aloud…especially the part about have blood on our hands…and being guilty…i nearly fell to the floor when i remembered the dream

and yes…thats what the Lord wanted us to do…get on our knees and truly repent….we spent like an hour doing this….it was phenomenal

Rob: my word ….

And here’s the awesome part – God sovereignly moving to direct the meeting with the cloths that were blessed the night before:

Jennifer: just as we were on our knees the Lord told me to get up and get the red cloth….of course….THE BLOOD OF JESUS….washes away our sins
and so it went on….after cleansing….the Lord made me take them through the tabernacle…and then bring out the gold cloth…THE GLORY! that went on for a while….
and then eventually…..ABUNDANCE, BREAKTHROUGH, PROSPERITY, ROYALTY……the purple cloth….

Rob: wowwww

Jennifer: and that was basically the night…interwined with loads of prophetic words, words of wisdom, knowledge etc…but different women in the group…all guided by the Holy Spirit

And as an epilogue … she told me about what happenend when God told her get the cloths:

Jennifer: …well this part about the cloths….i know it was from God….well as we were on our knees….remember i got up first and ran for the red cloth….and just dropped in one of the ladies on her knees…she had no idea what i was doing….she just nearly collapsed under that strong anointing…and at that time…[my best friend] gets up from being flat out and was just abt to run for the cloths…and she saw me already started…..she barely could get the words out! She was saying,”Jen, the Lord just told me as well about the red cloth…..”  i just stood back and marvelled at the Lord.

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So that’s it.  What an awesome testimony – of hearing the Lord, obedience – and the Glory!  I loved the progression: from the Blood of Jesus to the Glory to the Abundance, referenced by the Red, Gold and Purple cloths.  She was worried that she was rambling, but I think she hit the nail on the head, don’t you????

Has anyone else seen Gold dust? Any other manifestations of the Spirit?

MSN Testimony!


I’ve again had an awesome time praying for someone over an MSN chat. I hope these testimonies bless those who read as much as they bless me for the telling!  Here’s another way God is shown POWERFUL!

I have been home on sick leave from work, and I’ve just started a conversation with one of my friends.  Just after the small talk, “Hi, how are you!” kind of opening I said to her:

I was gonna ask you how your relationship with God was going [but] God interrupted me and gave me the word, “Fire-carrier”….  with the sense that you should ask him for ways to extend the reach of his Spirit beyond the church building and carry it to those around you, as it is inside you already!    Your passion for him is radiating off of u… I can see it from here!

That doesn’t mean u don’t have bad days   Just that God sees the direction of your heart and it is still towards him, no matter what’s going on right now.

She replied:

wowww   as usual God is always on time and i really thank God for you and even more for your openess to allow God to use you as a voice piece…i have something on my mind (cant share it as yet) but that is just some confirmation.

I told her:

don’t have to share it with me ….  His presence is around you like sparks …. you need to stop doubting who HE is in YOU and ACT

To this she replied:

uhhhumm i keep getting that … i need to get up and do something i am a bit too relaxed.

So I gave her encouragement about time management (yeah right, ME??? Ha!) only by telling her to let God tell her what to do, when, and for how long.  She told me she set her timetable deliberately so that if she got a job she could go to class in the evenings.  No job has come yet, so she wonders what else God has in store – she told me that she felt God had given her something in her heart that she should do – so I said, “God says GO FOR IT”

So near the end of the conversation I gave her my cell number and said to her:

I know that there’s a reason I connect with your spirit every time we talk – so I want to keep u close lolol

whenever we talk the prophetic flows freely. That shows me that there’s a like spirit there, shows me that u’re open to it; shows me that God has plans for u

She replied:

uhhum – you’re telling me and it always leaves me in awe because it encourages or re-affims and it is just when i need it.

uhhumm – now this is profound! wowwww …. but Lord i thank you

(Isn’t that the goal of prophetic ministry?  God is awesome!)

I have sensed that she herself has prophetic giftings, so I said:

I want to see you step out coz I am sure that you have a prophetic streak in you that you’re afraid to use …. or don’t know it’s there.  I feel like you get thoughts about others but never say it coz you’re afraid you might be wrong … you know what? I started out like that too! Just have to jump for it and take the risk… and realize that you don’t miss it as much as you think you would!

To wish she exclaimed:

OOMMGG (g=goodness) ROBERT u need to stop it!!!!! no i am jus kiddin

(Sounds like I hit a nerve, eh?) 😆

While she continued to exclaim I told her

You have gifts that Father wants to nurture and release – not only back into your Wesleyan context – but outside into the world!  There are people who are not going to grace the inside of a church but will meet God as u speak into their souls, revealing what God has shown you.

What is happening with you is that you are seeing – for yourself – that God is real, his VOICE is real and HE KNOWS YOU; so that you can use that as testimony to others when u tell them what God is showing u for THEM.  When others challenge u, u can say, I know it’s real – it HAPPENED TO ME!

She confessed that I was right and that she never went ahead because of fear, so I started to pray over her right there, praying against fear and releasing the BOLDNESS OF THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH. I said in part:

ROAR with GOD’S VOICE

lay hands on the sick and they shall recover

prophesy to the breath and let the Spirit revive those slain (Ez 37)

God has a mighty work for her to do

Do not fear the uninformed… God breaks you from your tradition NOW

in the name of JESUS CHRIST

He wants to be able to move you wherever, whenever

give him ur allegiance!

When I asked her what happened she said:

well i even as you prayed i prayed and believed God with you and yes i yawned and i felt a release and i started shaking and said something i did not understand and i kept saying Jesus is Lord

She told me later she’d heard the tongues in her head, but this was the first time she’d spoken them out loud.

All I have to say is: WOW. GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone have anything else they’d like to share?