How many times have you sat there allowing the world to happen to you instead of standing up and asserting some control of your life? Did you know that you can frame up your world with your language? Did you know that if you engage your sanctified imagination and access your God-given emotions and allow yourself to get excited about your future that you can change your future to your desired outcome?
Sit back and listen to the parable of the boiler, a quick teaching at the Feb 17 Glory Party, and allow it to change your way of thinking about prayer. Allow yourself to dream your future and make it come to pass.
Music at the end of Glory Company, We Belong album, available off the website: www.glory-company.com
We are made in God's image. He is a creator. He speaks, and things are. He creates with His will, released with His words. He never doubts Himself. He broods, gets the idea in His sanctified imagination, and then speaks. And it is.
We are called to be like our Father in heaven. We must change our language and our belief system so that when we speak, life will flow from us, miracles will happen, creation will manifest.
It's time to get a new perspective to gain an eternal paradigm: we can create life with our very words.
Have a listen to this teaching from Glory School, and let it begin to chance how you think, as well as how you pray.
Music at the end by IHOP (International House of Prayer)
For those of you who keep hearing 'sit on your mountain' and you don't have any idea what that really means, here's a fun, biblically based 25 minute teaching on what it means, where it comes from, and a 10 minute activation exercise at the end to help you engage sitting on your mountain, ruling and reigning over your sphere of influence, fulfilling one of your assignments on earth, as in heaven. Enjoy.
In this last session of 2014 Tomorrow People conference, it was a particularly playful, yet powerful session from Ian Clayton. You can imagine, after 2 intense days of teachings, worship, and the landing of the scroll of destiny for the nation of England, we were all pretty full of the joy and bliss of Heaven. Ian was having a fantastic time joking with the crowd whilst bringing a very meaty and weighty word: we are the sons of our Father living in a multi-dimensional Kingdom. We need to make an altar of sacrifice as unto God, and we need to be both the altar and the living sacrifice to Him. Wow. Mind blowing, paradigm altering word, straight to the heart, full of fun tidbits, lots of little rabbit trails to ponder for later, and of course, the hard-hitting truth of the Word: we need to be living sacrifices, surrendered to Him, in order to become Sons.
Oh, how we love this session from Tomorrow People.
After the session before, where we wailed and travailed for England's scroll of destiny to land (which it thankfully did! ;>), it was such a treat to hear the joyous message of the happy gospel: that we are no longer ours, that we are dead yet raised again, that we are co-crucified with Christ.
Religion tells us that we have to do this and do that and be this and be that and die to self daily and take up our cross to be like Jesus. But the joyous message of the happy gospel is that we are already dead, we are already dwelling with Him, and that knowing who we are in Him is much more vital than anything that we think we can do for Him. To love Him and abide in Him is our highest calling.
The sooner we realise that we already have all if Him within us, the sooner we can begin to live out of that reality and be a true shining beacon to the world in our joy and bliss of the knowledge that the fullness of the Godhead operates within us.
This message challenges the known paradigms in a rich and wonderful way. The sooner we embrace this truth, the sooner we can be Him and fulfil what He wants with us.
At the May Glory School, guest speaker from Beauty from Ashes, our own spiritual daughter, Carol Bostock, spoke on the marriage traditions as depicted from the Talmud and Torah, in turn, opening up the scriptures to us that so much of what Jesus spoke to His Church is actually from the language of the marriage covenant traditions of the Hebraic culture.
Had we been a part of that particular culture, we'd have known and heard what Jesus was saying throughout everything that He taught and said to us and His disciples: that He has always been and always will be asking us to enter into the intimacy of the marriage covenant with Him as our Bridegroom.
He is calling us into a most intimate relationship with Him. Not one of master and servant, as so many works-based teachings have proposed. He is in fact proposing to us, His Beloved, to enter into the wedded place, the place of the honeymoon, the secret place with Him, where we will be completely open to Him, completely transparent, completely His from now until eternity, should we just say Yes.
Lord, we say, Yes. We say, Yes! Help us, Lord, to be your bride, to learn to love You and adore You as You deserve. To be wedded to You in bliss, forever and ever, for richer provision, in healing and in health, until death do us join together in the heavenly afterlife, (assuming we do not first skip death to spend eternity with you in these mortal bodies...)
We now pronounce, we are man and wife, head and body, bridegroom and bride. We kiss our Husband.
At the start of the second day of the Tomorrow People 2014 conference, Ian Clayton treated us to a simple yet powerful teaching on the mystic secret to powerful encounters with God... which is of course, cultivating an intimate relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a priority, rather than seeking encounters themselves.
In our 'success driven' society, and our human deep insecurities that make us seek approval of people, it is so easy to desire supernatural encounters with the Father, almost as a badge to wave around, or to prove to people that we deeply spiritual. But the Father seeks lovers, not achievers.
13:1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Let's return to our first love and make the first thing first: loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength, seeking first Him, that all else can be given to us.
This is the true mystic secret to amazing spiritual encounters with the Father and the heavenly realms.
Fall in love.
At the March Glory School Glory Party, Matthew shared on praying in the courts of heaven, a very biblical and practical teaching, drawing from Zechariah, Job, Jesus, Ian Clayton, Justin Abraham and Robert Henderson, but very much in the Glory Company style.
When Jesus describes prayer in a parable, He didn't liken it to the warfare so often taught in these past years. He told a story of a widow who went to a judge for justice against her adversary. She put it into the hands of the judge, stating her case, until the judge took it into his own hands and pronounced justice to be done. The widow never faces her adversary herself, but instead relied on the courts to administer justice.
Have we been praying all these years in a begging or warlike fashion, when in fact, the Lord is waiting for us to rise up as His governmental body and legislate in His courts of heaven to perform His will on earth as in heaven?! How much previously unanswered prayer could have been legislated in this way and come to fruition? How much time have we wasted, begging for action, instead of using our authority to set things in motion?
We hope this podcast will transform your prayer life with these simple tools and protocols to follow in faith, praying in the spirit in the courts of heaven to administrate His Kingdom coming to earth and into your life.
Get up there and get praying. Step in through the torn veil, and watch what He can do through you: exceedingly, abundantly more than you could have asked or imagined.
Be blessed. Get praying. Enjoy the poddie.
In this fantastic Glory Party Glory School, Pearl shared about practicing the presence, drawing some from Brother Lawrence, some from Dr Caroline Leaf, but mostly from her own practical experience and daily life.
God promises to never leave or forsake us, so the main issue is our focus and awareness of His presence that He promises is always with us. Just like anything in life that one wants to master, sometimes one must practice what one desires until it evolves and becomes second nature. A simple turning of ones attention to God's presence is all that it takes to begin to cultivate this simple pleasure.
Imagine living 24/7 aware of Him all around you. It is a noble goal, and completely achievable.
So get practicing, until it becomes second nature that you are at one with Him all the time.
Enjoy the poddie.
In this fantastic teaching, Ian reminds us that we are spirits with souls in bodies, that we were not made for this world. As such, this world attempts to tether us to the natural, when we were made for the supernatural. Imagine: untethering from the constraints of this world to be free to roam the heavenly kingdom in your spirit 24/7! What a delicious thought! Well... sit back, listen, absorb and enjoy... Just believe!
Please note: the engagement exercise at the end is purposely left off at Ian's request, to avoid misuse or it being taken out of context.
Any engagement exercise is based on faith, and is merely an example of something to engage with to help one focus their faith, not to be used as a magical incantation.
As such, believers, use your sanctified imagination to create your own engagement exercise to untether yourself from the influences of this world.