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Born again, again!

27 May

Over the last few years our ‘above-the-line’ emphasis steadily yields rich and inspiring breakthroughs. Significant new Scriptural building blocks are steadily being added to our belief system which establishes the framework of our expanding faith. And this has led us to making many exciting discoveries in fresh territories of Heavenly possibility.

Expansion… Truly, our spirit and soul were created with this need… to EXPAND. Think of it; everything – plant, animal and human – wants to expand… to conquer… to propagate… to grow. Sadly, if we don’t grow, then something deep inside begins to be agitated. But after a while, if we don’t grow, that agitation begins to subside and inwardly we ‘dumb down’ until we ‘go to sleep’.

Sadly, I think this is the condition of much of humanity… including many believers. If you think about it, this could be one of the applications of Ezekiel’s ‘valley of dry bones’ (Ezk 37). Remember, God asked him, “Can these dry bones live?” Those bones gave evidence of some semblance of life in the past, but there was no fresh life now. Ezekiel had to call the bones together, the sinews and skin on them and the breath of life into them before they could stand up and live again.

God is recreating that same ‘rebirth’ dynamic for many believers all across the world. He’s inviting our soul-man into a Heavenly positioning. And He’s validating our spirit-man as the rightful leader worthy of taking us into the Heavenly realities (under Holy Spirit’s leadership, of course!). This revelatory process is opening up powerful new growth and expansion possibilities. An awakening is happening which is creating new zest and joy for life. It’s an awakening similar to John’s revelatory experience when he was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day and he heard a voice say through an open door, “Come on up here” (Rev 4:1).

The invitation, “Come on up here,” is now being heralded across the globe to many hearts that may have been partially dormant but were sincerely hungry for more. In the past, as below-the-line earth-dwellers, it felt like we had ‘maxed out’ the frontiers of formalized religion. We didn’t want to admit it, but we wondered why we felt bored… or why religion didn’t satisfy like it used to. It was because God’s grace was shifting, highlighting yet another of His awe inspiring dreams that He has held until the perfect timing for His people. And now… a large door has been opened granting access to regions ‘above-the-line’… in the Heavenlies.


Jesus said in John 10:9, “He shall go in and out and find pasture.” He made it so easy… and so rewarding. The time has come… the Heavenlies are accessible. With the sentiment of the two faith-filled Promise Land spies, we say, “Let’s possess our inheritance.”

Can you hear the bones rattling together? Can you feel the fresh life of the Heavenlies being breathed into your heart and soul? I can! Honestly, these last few years have been some of the freshest and most inspiring of all of my life! It feels like this is what I was born for. Actually, it’s like I’ve been born again, again. You watch, very soon, many will say like I’ve said many times, “I feel like I came to the Kingdom for such a time as this!”

For more, visit our DPM/ALC YouTube channel

— MLH

Jesus rewrote the story

18 Mar

Stories to Inspire

This story may not be so much different from some other great ministries such as; Sozo, Theophostic, Healing Prayer or Emanuel Prayer…. all of which are methodologies of healing problematic issues in our past.  But in most of those practices, it requires a ‘coach’ to assist you on this journey into our healing.

Isa 2:3 says that He (Himself) will teach us of His ways and we shall learn to walk in His paths AS we learn to ascend to the Mountain of the Lord.   Did you catch that?  We must ascend… that’s UP to to His territory.  Thank God for people who come alongside us to help us into breakthroughs.  We’re very grateful!  But what would it be like if we were led by Jesus Himself?  

I believe this is just one of the many benefits of learning to ascend into the Heavenlies.  And that’s just for starters!!! 

Listen to Karen’s recent story of how Jesus lovingly cared for her as He personally escorted her back in time to a place of a lot of pain for a young 12-year-old girl.  He extracted that pain from her memories.  It reminds us again that He wants to and is very capable of restoring all things in our lives.   

Let’s let Him.

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Jesus rewrote the story

“Recently I was invited to go through the ‘Door’ of heaven (John 10:9).  Here’s my experience.”

“Once I walked through the Door I heard water gushing and I saw a waterfall, high cliffs and beauty all around.”

“Jesus came to me and said, ”Let me love you,” and beckoned me to follow Him.  He led me to a scene in my past where I was recovering from spinal fusion surgery.  I was in a very hot and depressing room in a Children’s Hospital in Nebraska.  My Mom was in the room with me.”

“When Jesus walked into the room it was suddenly filled with beautiful flowers and a lovely fragrance.  He motioned for me (adult Karen) to crawl into the bed with young Karen and hold her.”

“One by one He led me back into many memories in that hospital where I stayed for 3 months.  There were many dark memories that happened in that hospital to myself and others.  I was in that hospital 400 miles away from home at age 12 without my family — except for a couple of visits from them.  Each memory we walked through, He transformed into a fun party.  Every day became a big party in the ward with 30 other girls between the ages of 12-18.  Some days we had our toes painted and some days we had our fingernails painted.  We had angels attending us in a loving and kind way.  There was an atmosphere of great joy in the place.  Jesus rewrote the story… not only for me, but for every girl in that ward.”Jesus rewrote the story

“There is truly a transformation of joy happening inside of me because of this encounter.  I love how Jesus took the memories and experiences and redeemed them as only He can.  As a result, these memories are not holding me as a victim any longer!!  Now, when I remember this season in my childhood I feel a sense of joy instead of dread.” – Karen

— MLH

Ascended Life Community (ALC) School

17 Mar

Dear Friends

You may know by now that many of us have been inspired by some fresh new spiritual frontiers in the last few years.  Actually, these spiritual frontiers are not really new, they’re just being rediscovered.

Have you noticed that much of our Christianity is focused on what’s ‘below the line’ – the ‘line’ between Heaven and earth.  A large part of below-the-line focus has been on behavioral issues and spiritual disciplines, etc—i.e., compliance with the Ten Commandments.   Don’t misunderstand me!!  These are all good… they help keep us out of the ‘ditches’ of life.  But it seems as though Jesus’ desire for us, is for something far more than just staying out of the ditches.  What does He really want?  Try this…

“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me…” – John 17:24

Doesn’t it sound like Heaven is where He wants us to be?  But, is that possible?  Well… this next verse implies that it’s doable for all of us – now!

“No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.” – John 3:13

Did you hear what Jesus said?  He is “in Heaven” AND still in His physical body – AT THE SAME TIME!  Evidently, for us to be with Him in Heaven doesn’t mean that our ‘ticker’ has to stop or that we have to physically leave earth.  We can experience Heaven while still in this physical body. 

That may be a radical new thought for you… or maybe you’ve been experiencing this reality for years, but this revelation is the starting place of a fascinating adventure we’ve been on for the last few years.  Together with some amazing friends, we’ve made crazy cool discoveries about ‘relocating’ to the Heavenlies and we have very tangible stories to show for it.  The truth is, it’s been one of the most exciting times of my Christian walk with God.  And the Ascended Life Community (ALC) would like to share it with you!

So we’re announcing…

ALC school – via Zoom – free!

This Saturday, March 20 we will begin a twice-monthly Saturday 10 AM Zoom (the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month).  We will focus on ‘ascended life’ (Isa 2:2-3) and new creation (II Cor 5:17) realities… and many exciting related topics.  Each time we gather, we’ll 1) share stories 2) focus on an ascended life topic, 3) initiate an activation and 4) debrief.  ALC school is open to all who are interested.  Feel free to send this invitation to others.

Here’s a 10-minute outtake from a recent ALC meeting which gives a brief overview of what our Ascended Life Community is focused on.

What is ALC? A brief overview – https://youtu.be/AqYNXYmt6Og

If you are interested, simply send me an email (below) and I’ll send you the Zoom connection info for this Saturday.

Our love and blessings!!

Mark & Debbie Hendrickson
hendrickson@dpmkc.org
Ascended Life Community (ALC)
in association with 
Dwelling Place Ministries (DPM)

Go back and remake your choice

28 Feb

Stories to Inspire

Have you ever had a regret in your past that you wished you could go back and do it right?  Of course… I think most of us have.  What if there was a way to do just that?

1.  Is it Biblical to go back in time?   Can we have any influence over something so pervasive as TIME?

Paul admonishes us to “redeem the time”.  Most of us probably think that means to just work harder or more diligently.  And I imagine that is good for starters but I’m confident that there is more latitude for interpretation of this verse.  Here are just a few references to changes of time in our Bibles.

“Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Eph 5:15-16

“And another king shall rise up… and he will intend to change times and the law…” – Dan 7:25

Sun went backward ten steps for Hezekiah – II Kngs 20:9-11

“So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies.  Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.” – Josh 10:13

2. So how can I change things back in time?  How can I change things that seem buried in my past? 

Well, for starters check out a post on my blog of how a daughter was physically healed without knowing that her mother went back in time andrewrote the script.”

And now, check out Donna’s story as she remakes a choice in an event that happened many decades before.
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Go back and remake your choice

“A few years ago I read Nancy Ravenhill’s story and was impressed with how she prayed for Jesus’ help during some abusive times as a child.  Her story reminded me of something that happened to me when I was a little girl.  I wished I could have asked Jesus for help then, but at the time I didn’t know to do that.  Instead, my experience brought fear into my life.”

“Several months after reading Nancy’s book, I heard Patricia King speak at a conference.  She said that Jesus, as our redeemer, “buys back and reestablishes”.  She said, “If there is an area you have remorse over, go back into the memory with Jesus.  Repent, receive forgiveness.  Then make the right choice.  He can then fix and redeem the situation.””

“I decided to go back to my childhood experience and remake my choice, which I didn’t know how to make when I was young.”

“What happened—more than 50 years ago—was that I “saw” a man in my closet, an old man wearing a suit.  I was afraid of him and afraid to get out of bed.  My mom came, opened the closet, and showed me that no one was there.  But the fear remained throughout my childhood and into adulthood.  Looking back on this incident through the years I always saw that man in the closet.”

“I went back in time in my imagination to the experience with the intention to make a better choice than I made as a little girl.  I told Jesus I was sorry that I didn’t ask for His help back then.  I asked Him to help me and to take care of the man in my closet.  It was that simple.  The next part was not a product of my imagination.  I saw Jesus angrily dropkick that man right out of the house.  Gone for good!  I knew Jesus was not happy about what had happened to me, and that too was healing.  From then till now I see only an empty closet.” – Donna

Informed Prophetic Intercession

15 Feb

Recently my friend Earl Ackley, sent a communique to his followers and he used the term, informed prophetic intercession.  That resonated so deeply with me.  I love that phrase!  It connotes that before someone speaks, they have heard first.  It sounds like our ‘business’ of prayer is maturing.

I believe that intercession is getting a brand new definition in this era.  To me, it used to mean ‘petition loud’… but it’s changing to: ‘declare AFTER hearing‘.

As we know, we can’t truly be prophetic unless we’ve been informed… because true Biblical faith only comes by being informed… “faith comes by hearing“.   And once we’ve heard, then we have a “substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not yet seen”.   We can speak with the assurance and confidence that our words are the same as Heaven’s words.  

I feel the pleasure and smile of our Father upon us all as we mature in our hearing first, and then in our capacity to prophesy as “oracles of God.” (I Pet 4:11)  His dreams are coming true in and through us.  Wow!!  He’s always wanted to “give you the Kingdom”, but we had to grow up first before He handed over the keys. 

Can’t you just see Father calling the angels and Saints around and pointing at us with righteous pride and saying something like, “Look!  Look!  They’re getting it.  My dream for them is coming to pass.  Let’s all throw a party in the Heavenlies!  It won’t be long, they’ll be as comfortable governing earth from Heaven as they used to be when praying beggar prayers from Earth.  They’re gonna love spending more time in their Heavenly realm than the earthly realm.”  (just like Jesus in Jn 3:13)

It’s empowering and transformative to enter into the delight that our Father is feeling about us as we discover and embrace our inheritance.  It gives new meaning to the verse, “Well done, enter into the joy of the Lord.”

And if I can take it a bit further, I’ll bet Father is notifying Creation, which has been groaning in eager expectation for the emerging of the Sons of God upon the earth.  He’s probably giving Creation a ‘heads-up’, “FYI Creation!  You’re eager expectations are about to be fulfilled.  My sons and daughters are on a good track to discovering their true identity and latent DNA.  And that will mean your liberation, also!” (Rms 8:19-23)

Can you feel the jubilation of our Father?

Earl, you’re onto some VERY GOOD!  We’re advancing in maturity.  We’re becoming ‘mature sons’.  That’s good news.

I declare over each of you; Much grace, easy hearing and powerful declarations… followed by many compelling testimonies!!!!

— MLH

Sacred heart angel

10 Feb

Stories to Inspire

Every good father wants his children to begin to learn his heart and his values and his world.  We proudly introduce our children to the places we grew up and to the important people in our lives.  Our hopes are that in so doing that it will help form a paradigm for them to mature well.

And our Heavenly Father is no different.  Jesus said, “It’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom.” – (Lk 12:32)

So how do we become familiar with our Father’s world?  Well, Jesus said that we can’t even get into the Kingdom of Heaven unless we become like a little child.  I think part of becoming like a little child involves learning how to simply recognize our Father’s leading.  If we can learn Father’s voice and respond to it, then we can be assured we’re safe to explore new territories.

Sometimes, I employ a simple activation that usually yields some pretty astounding experiences – sometimes tender tear-filled and powerfully personal… and sometimes hilarious, accompanied with lots of laughter.  God’s ways are way more personal and fun than we ever expected.  This is just one activation that can launch us into a process of wonderful discovery of our Father’s world.
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Sacred heart angel

At The Well – my sister and bro-in-law’s church in the Nashville area – we initiated an activation to become familiar with our angels.  We asked Holy Spirit to put something in our left hand… and with our right hand to take the first name that came to mind.  This would be a child-like ‘first step’ into the discovery of the function and identity of one of our angels.  

My sister Leann, felt like a glass heart was put in her left hand, but then the glass heart turned into a real beating heart.  The first name that came to her mind was ‘Sacred’.  One possible application of those two things is that Leann may have an angel that brings and reveals the Sacred Heart of the Father to her. 

Two days later, Debbie and I gave Leann and Carl their Christmas gifts.  My gift to Leann was a clear 2” glass angel that I brought from KC (see pic).  She gasped in surprise, “Do you know what this is!?”  Honestly, I had no idea of the significance!  She pointed out that the angel is holding a glass heart in its hands and reminded me of what had happened just 2 days before, with her Sacred Heart angel experience.  Then I remembered.  We were both amazed at how God is so good and so personal as He leads us into His world.  He is so fun!!!

— MLH

Overview of 70 years of church worship – So where to from here?

26 Jan

I was born in the ’50s.  My father and father-in-law were pastors… so over my years, I’m happy to say that I’ve participated in almost every spiritual movement.  I’ve been in almost all the styles of church services, from high church, liturgical and evangelical to charismatic, pentecostal and fringe.   I’ve observed staid and stoic worship and experienced the wild and bazaar.  At this point in life, I’m pretty much OK with all of it IF people’s hearts are truly engaged with God as they’re worshiping… which is the main point, after all.

There has been an undeniable evolution of worship content and worship experience during my lifetime.  So I’ve used my perspective to create a little graphic to help explain what I’ve observed over the last 65+ years.

Disclaimer: Obviously, there were many exceptions to this… and this is a perspective derived largely from our Western paradigm.

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Before the 60s we either sang theology intense wordy hymns… or we sang dreamy folksy Gospel songs about going to Heaven someday in the sweet bye and bye.  Our song lyrics magnified the great ‘gulf’ of separation between us and God, but we at least had a genuine longing for Heaven.  Then in the 60s we began to get ‘nearer’ to God in our lyrics and it felt like we had more access to Him.  Some of the strong proponents of this came through the influence of the FGBMFI, Jesus People and Charismatic Renewal movements.  Those were some awesome times of spiritual awakening.  In our awareness of ‘proximity’ to God, it’s almost like we sang ourselves closer to Him.  Of course, in the big picture, it was God who was drawing us up to Himself… but at least we were following.

This progression continued through the Scripture in Song songs in the 70s and the spontaneous ‘spiritual songs’ in the 80s.  We felt so close to God that we changed many of our lyrics from 3rd person to 1st person perspective… e.g. from “He is good” to “You are good.”  This continued through several movements until somewhere around 2000 it seems like we plateaued in our progress into His Presence.  Holy Spirit’s moving in average church meetings became more sparse.  For whatever reasons – maybe insecurity had something to do with it – we began trading into surfacy temporal things.  When we lost the poignancy of Presence in our worship, trendy things may have been an easy antidote or solace for the loss.

A few of the temporal trends and styles we traded into…

Multimedia, lasers, smoke, animated screens
Professional hired musicians
Exact copy the big-name versions / like on the CD
Many of our songs are the same as a YouTube experience
Same rote song format, arrangements/sounds…
Band driven experience yields a concert atmosphere
which creates spectators in the audience
which leads to boredom for everyone
Leaders are pressed to try the trendy ‘next thing’
gotta stay current, you know
Hip hop, ethnic, rap, etc

Note:  I am NOT saying that any of these by themselves is wrong!!  They each can serve a helpful function.  But as a steady diet… and if the net result of employing these ‘trades’, ends up sacrificing His Presence, then… well, you get the idea.

We thank God for some notable torch-bearers in the last 20 years; Hillsong, Bethel Music and IHOP-KC, to name a few.  Then in the last few years, we saw God shine His light on some new Presence seekers; like Housefires, Worship Mob, Upper Room and United Pursuit, etc.  Hungry hearts who wanted Encounter, had a place to go.

Then in 2020, Covid and politics created a huge upset… but God decided to use it as a reset.  Externally, everything went berserk, but God is so masterful that He can trump evil and make it work for good.  We were admonished to do church online… something we were always told would never suffice for ‘real’ church, before.  So the Church got shaken.  But many people found a new reality in personal worship on the very organic level.  Those people began ‘digging new wells’ and thriving through this unstable time.  Sadly, there are some casualties, too.  We must remember that God promised that everything that could be shaken would be shaken (Hag 2:7, Heb 12:27)… and boy, did it get shaken!

Many ‘social’ churches with a shallow worship experience will have serious struggles to survive.  O, there will always be some churches whose worship will thrive, because much of Jesus’ bride is still in those churches.  And He still loves them very dearly, no matter where they are in their growth continuum!

In order to establish a contrast, I’ll quote a popular song heard on a popular Christian Music radio program.  The lyrics are: “I’m begging you please on bended knee to help me.”  Did you notice any distance between the singer and God?  I know it sounds humble, respectable and religiously acceptable… and to be fair, that is the usual starting sentiment for all prodigals.  But as we grow, those lyrics should never come out of the lips of maturing saints, because our understanding of our Father’s magnanimous love for us drives out all fear.  No need to beg for His attention… EVER!  When fear is dispelled, we begin to believe Him when He tells us of our elevated status with Him… that we’re “seated with Him in Heavenly places” (Eph 2:6).  There’s no need to live afar off… we’re “hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3).  How could we ever have a bad hair day with this kind of reality?!

Shallow worship leaders and shallow worship times will always keep us at a distance from God… which makes us feel the need to beg for everything that is already ours.

So if we’re going to get back into the overall upward trend of the last 60+ years, I think we’ll find that God is inviting us to recommit to Presence Worship and follow His Presence ‘above the line’ into the Heavenlies.  This time, not just in theology or dreamy lyrics, but in experiential reality.  We’re being invited into partnership with God.  No more plaintiff songs/prayers.  No more beggar songs… no more ‘woe is me’ songs.  The Grace of God has worked a wonderfully transformational work in the way we think of and perceive ourselves… and God.  A large door has been opened to discover our true identity and inheritance.

So, no more songs that make us live back in yesterday!  We’re exchanging yesterday’s mindsets that we were just poor humans singing pitiful songs begging a God who was far away, for a morsel or two… we’re trading those songs for songs with lyrics proclaiming confidence in our Father’s love, our Heavenly citizenship (Phil 3:20), our new creation identity (II Cor 5:17), and our co-rulership with Christ (Rms 5:17).

Our worship is beginning to see powerful lyrics that declare Heavenly realities as ours… now!   We won’t have to wait to go to Heaven to experience Heavenly realities.  We’ll sing of our inheritance realized, rather than somewhere afar off in the future.  We will learn how to declare the truth of our status with God rather than begging Him for a breakthrough.  Instead of distance from God, we’ll confidently proclaim our oneness with God (Eph 2:13) and the benefits of it (Ps 103:2).

Wise church fathers have appealed to the prophetic songwriters, “Do you desire for God’s people to live in powerful new revelatory realities five years from now… then give them songs with lyrics that declare that revelation, now.”

So may our new songs be revelatory and equipping… like a Heavenly treasure map.  May our songs be heralds of a new era in God… ‘above the line.’  We call forth songwriters who are like the “Sons of Issachar who knew the times and the seasons and were able to tell Israel what to do” (II Chron 12:32).

Let the new revelatory, new creation, heavenly realities songs come forth!!  Can you feel it?  It’s happening!  We’re moving on up to our High Places. 

–MLH

Father travels with Holy Spirit to pray for son

9 Jan

Stories to Inspire

It is my happy conviction that God has opened up a great ‘door’ of revelation to help transport us into our rightful and Biblical place ‘in the Heavenlies’… not merely as a theology, but as an experiential reality.  Plenty could be said to validate that truth in Scripture… but I suggest that you read some of my past blog posts, here.

A new level of liberation is taking place.  We are getting freed up from being merely ‘terra-firm-ites’… earthlings.  Our greater reality is our Heavenly likeness, Heavenly location, Heavenly citizenship, etc.  Check this out!  Stupendous! 

See yourselves co-raised with Christ!  Now ponder with persuasion the consequence of your co-inclusion in him.  Relocate yourselves mentally!  Engage your thoughts with throne room realities where you are co-seated with Christ in the executive authority of God’s right hand. – Col 3:1 Mirror Bible Translation

My confidence is that as we learn to “live and move and have our being” IN Him and IN the Heavenlies, we will find our 1) spirit man acknowledged and liberated… our 2) soul man inspired and empowered… and our 3) body experiencing super-natural things we never ever imagined… not to mention, being 4) more effective as men and women of God

Just one of those avenues leading toward more effectiveness will be in prayer.  As we find our place in the Heavens, we’ll not posture or perceive ourselves as weak plaintiff humans, but rather, as righteous and highly favored sons who are actually partnering with God in co-rulership.  Think of it: not praying TO God… but WITH God. 

Try it out sometime… like my good friend did.  I’ll keep him anonymous in the following story.
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Father travels with Holy Spirit to pray for son

Recently I got a phone call from a very good and longtime friend.  He’s heard some of the stories of our Ascended Life Community experiences. 

Years ago one of his adult sons separated himself from family and friends.  Internal struggles led him to drug addiction, homelessness, and living on the street in his car.  No phone, no address and a drifting lifestyle made it impossible to be contacted.  So, the last time my friend was able to talk with his son was nearly 2 ½ years ago. 

A few days ago, my friend’s heart was especially moved with compassion and tender care for his son.  In prayer, he said, “I’m going to do that thing that Mark does where he goes with the Holy Spirit to the place where he is praying for… and then he prays in that place.”  So in prayer, my friend activated his mind and heart to go with Holy Spirit to his son.  After engaging in this mode for a time, he fell asleep… and woke up later, without experiencing anything unusual.

But, a couple of days later he received a phone call and the operator asked if he would accept a collect call from his son.  Of course, he said, “Yes.”  My friend, his wife and their son had a cordial conversation.  It was a relief to their hearts to hear in his voice that he was doing better than the last time they had talked with him. 

I have followed this story with my friend and prayed into this story for many years.  So when he called to tell me the latest in his story, my tears quickly flowed.  My father heart joined with his father-heart as we both rejoiced that they had at least talked… but we still felt the pain of his son’s separation and brokenness.  Your prayers are appreciated. 

By the way: He attributes the call from his son to a more effective way of praying for his son.

–MLH

Come on up here!

23 Nov

Stories to Inspire

God is opening up new territories for us to live in.  These territories have always been available, and have always been in our Bibles but we haven’t have revelation to understand what we were reading.

I love Deut 29:29 which says that when God reveals something to us, it belongs to us and our children.  It is ours!  We own it and get to ‘walk in it’.

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Speaking of receiving revelation, consider John, The Revelator.  He was just hanging out “in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day”. (Rev 1:10)

Parenthetical question: Which day is the Lord’s Day?  Is it Sunday… or Saturday… or?  But then, which day of the week is not the Lord’s day?  And what if John was actually ‘caught up’ to the Great Day of the Lord (in the future)?  Would that change anything?  Just something to think about…

In any case, John is in a state of ecstasy… he’s already “in the Spirit” and while in that state, Holy Spirit invites him to come on up, even higher. (Rev 4:1)  Ever wonder how many levels of “in the Spirit” there are?

Inarguably, being ‘in the Spirit’ was fertile ground for John to get ‘revelated’.  I believe it’s safe to say that our best revelations occur when we’re ‘caught up’ in the Spirit.

So, if God’s dream for our inheritance is for us to co-rule with Him over these Heavenly territories while we’re still “in this life” (Rms 5:17), then we’re going to have to become familiar with what’s ‘above the line’… in the Spirit realm.  So let’s go!

In this story, Karen is acclimating her heart and mind in this direction… and gets pleasantly surprised with a “sweet” mission of wrapping people in blankets of love and healing.

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Come on up here!

“Late one night, I couldn’t sleep, so I asked the Lord what He would like for me to know.  I heard him say, “Come on up here.””

“Using John 10:9, I went through Jesus, our Door.  I was then given a weighted blanket that was weighted with love and healing.  It was stuffed with the healing leaves from the trees that grow on either side of Ezekiel’s river (Eze 47:12).  He then pointed out many, many people who were to receive these blankets.  He gave me specific directions for each person (or couple) about how I was to wrap the blanket around them.  It was so sweet and when we were finished, I fell asleep.”

“I feel like we’ve been given a lot of permission to use our Holy Spirit ‘golden’ imagination to see things we’ve never seen before in Heaven and to participate with Jesus in ministering to others.” – KD

— MLH

Spirit travel 500 miles to pray for my buddy Paul

15 Nov

Stories to Inspire

Jesus said there was an easy way to access the Heavenlies… through Him!   He said. “Use Me, the Door, to access Heaven.” 

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” – Jn 10:9

I know, we normally use this verse as a ‘salvation verse’ – “In order to get saved you have to come through Jesus.”  But, if salvation is the only application for this verse, what do we do with the last phrase – “and will go in and out and find pasture?”  Surely we’re not implying getting saved, unsaved and resaved, are we?  Rather, I believe Jesus just gave us a blueprint verse for how to live ‘above the line in the Heavenlies.

You see, we have great theology about the Heavenlies… but we have very little personal experience in the Heavenlies.  We know these familiar verses by heart.

“and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” – Eph 2:6

“Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God…” – Col 3:1-3

As we follow Jesus’ invitation to use Him as the Door, the frontiers of our rich inheritance exponentially get opened up to us.  Yay, we can experience more than a mere earthling experience!  We are citizens of Heaven and the larger part of our being, is already CURRENTLY there.  Jesus invites us to access the Heavenlies, explore it, become familiar with it and begin to possess our inheritance.  So, for almost two years I’ve been facilitating hundreds of people ‘into Jesus’… and thus into the Heavenlies.  And the very personal and powerful heart encounter stories melt my heart nearly every time. 

This pic says it perfectly!!!!

Traveling in the Spirit is just one of the many frontiers available to us after we access the Heavens.  And it’s a fun one.  We’re not talking about some kind of astral projection or anything new age.  We’re talking about the Biblical kind… the kind that Paul, Philip, Jesus, Elijah, John, etc, experienced.  Obviously, we require ourselves to only follow Holy Spirit’s lead in these matters.

Jesus cautioned us:

“No one comes to the Father but by Me.” – Jn 14:6

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber.” – Jn 10:1

With that securely etched in our minds and hearts, let’s full of faith, enter another part of our ‘Promised Land’.  Got it!  Now, the following is one of my personal experiences.
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Spirit travel 500 miles to pray for my buddy Paul

Setup: I had been reading about, praying into and exercising in traveling in the Spirit for some time.  Obviously, it’s in the Bible.  And I’d already had several experiences.

Prompted, I emailed my friends Paul & Donna, in WI to see how they were doing.  She text back apprising me of Paul’s health.  What I didn’t know was that his infected replacement heart valve had caused severe sepsis in his body.  He’d been on 4 strong antibiotics, lost 50 pounds and been under quarantined medical care for 6 weeks.  She finished by saying, “Thank you for praying. Paul is quite discouraged today. Maybe you can go visit him in room 51.”

I thought, “Hmmm, she probably thinks that I’m in WI.”  So I said, “I wish I could.  I’m in Kansas City.  Please give him my love and care!!!”  She replied, “Haha I meant in the Spirit 😊.”  Finding it hard to believe that I didn’t ‘pick up’ on this, I responded, “I should have caught that!!!!  Sorry, I will do that right now!!!”  My sense was that this was Holy Spirit’s way of prompting me to activate into my new frontier.

I immediately went up to my bedroom, stilled my mind, activated my golden (Holy Spirit inspired) imagination and ‘took off’.  Within seconds I ‘flew’ 500 miles to WI, came down to the medical facility, in the front door, down the hallway, into Rm 51, placed my hand over Paul’s heart and made a few declarations over him.  All of that came from my own initiation and activation of my mind into a position that I felt Holy Spirit had prompted me to do.

But I did not initiate what happened next!  A bright white Light flooded Paul’s room.  It was the very white ‘solid’ Light… so ‘thick’ you couldn’t see through it.  It would be like standing immersed in a large vat of white milk.  Goosebumps ran down my arm, literally.  But then I wondered what I supposed to do with the light.  But before I could even fully think that question, I knew what to do… I was supposed to take all the Light and impart it into his body through my arm and hand.  But before I could even think that thought in my mind, it happened!  And then I felt another wave of goosebumps down my arm.

Surprised, I said to myself, “Wow, I think something just happened!”  (O man of faith that I am 😊)  So I made a few more declarations over Paul and ‘backed out’ of the experience.  I then text Donna and told her that I had visited and prayed for Paul.

A couple days later I text Donna to ask about Paul.  She replied, “After you prayed for him he had a breakthrough and decided to take one day at a time and not worry about the future.  He has been doing much better emotionally since then.  Thank you.”

A couple weeks later Paul was back home.  I texted and asked if he’d like to talk on the phone… and soon he was telling me his story.  I asked him if I could tell him my side of the story.  And so I told him what I’ve just told you.

He was slow to respond and said, “That really touches my heart.  The hardest part wasn’t even the physical ordeal, it was that from the time that I was under medical care, I couldn’t hear the voice of God.  And you know how much I love to hear His voice… and that I even teach about how to hear His voice.  But Donna said you called… and the next day I began to hear again.  I’m home now, off all meds and gaining my strength back.”

About a month later, I called Paul again.  He was still gaining his strength back and steadily getting better.  And as you might imagine, our conversations are getting more Heavenly each time we connect.

Thank our wonderful God for miracles of several different kinds.

– MLH