July 10, 2012
I originally posted this blog in July 2010. I am reposting it this month because this really is something that can change the world! I have been prophesying over tattoos since 2004 and have been seeing great things happen in people’s lives. I am not promoting tattoos but if a billion people have them, we need to take advantage of the opportunity.
Nearly ten years ago I was one of the forerunners for Prophetic Outreach. I went all around the world training people to use dream interpretation and prophecy as a means of sharing God’s love and help people discover their spiritual gifts and destiny. This style has now caught on and people everywhere are finding fun and creative ways to speak personal prophetic words of encouragement to people who need direction for their lives.
I am “forerunning” once again!
Helping people find their destiny and life purpose is one of the most helpful and powerful things we can do for them. Over the next 5–10 years destiny-based outreach will become more and more prevalent. It encompasses all aspects of what a person needs to move forward. This includes, but is not limited to healing, dream interpretation, prophecy, spirit-filled life coaching, and explaining the supernatural in practical ways.
Tattoos and more
An example of this is that over the past few years I have been having success with explaining the prophetic symbolism and location of people’s tattoos and piercings. When someone tells you the story behind a tattoo they are opening up their life to you and it often reveals revelation about their destiny that they did not know was there. When I tell them what God is saying to them and that even Jesus comes back with a tatt in Revelation 19:16 (King of Kings and Lord of Lords is written His thigh) there is a glimmer of new hope imparted to a hopeless generation. I am not saying to get a tattoo, but with the zillions of people everywhere getting them, we must seize the moment and use it to prophesy to them.
I have also found that many dreams that people have at night are pointing towards their life dreams. Many people are daydreaming about doing something great someday. We can help them turn those daydreams into life dreams as well. Destiny is like a connect-the-dots drawing. We need to help people recognize where they are and what to do next. When you get on an airplane you hear the instructions to put your own oxygen mask on first before assisting someone else. In the same way, when you begin to live your life to the fullest potential in God, you will be more able to help others.
God sums up our destiny in one verse from the Bible:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
God’s intentions for us are prosperity (doing what God calls us to do when He calls us to do it); no harm (living a life free of the fear of things like cancer and terrorism); a hope and a future (rising above discouragement and having a clear picture of what you want in life). Oftentimes we live a life opposite of God’s desires for us and later find we could have had a much more rewarding and fulfilling quality of life. It is an amazing time to be alive. We need to reach out beyond ourselves and not let our own prejudices stand in the way from sharing God’s destiny for people around us. There are no limits in God therefore what we can accomplish through His love and power has no limits as well.
I am releasing my new Prophetic Tattoo and Piercing Interpretation online training this month. Go to www.propheticevangelism.com for more information and take the free jump-start course.
Bio: Doug Addison is the original Tattoo Prophet. He is a conference speaker, author and has been a featured guest on television and radio for a number of years. His events are fun and high-energy as he uses media and stand-up comedy as a means of communicating deep insights. He is an experienced prophetic dream and tattoo interpreter, and a professional stand-up comedian. Visit www.dougaddison.com for more information.