Prophetic Word: Let Go and Make Room for God in the New

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Prophetic Word: Let Go and Make Room for God in the New

March 15, 2016
Doug Addison

We are still in a strategic time of restoration and repayment for the things that we have lost over the past few years. If you are still losing money or emotional energy from things God had previously called you to, then pray about this. As you cut ties to the past God can then bring these things back to you in greater ways. Do not worry about thinking logically because what is happening right now is spiritual.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18

Let Go of the Past
This will require many of us to make some radical changes and let go of connections to the past. This might be things that God had called you to in a previous season that are no longer what He is doing now. Also, some people have been holding on to possessions and properties that are causing losses in your life. If your finances are hemorrhaging over businesses, decisions, purchases or possessions made in the past, then it might be time to let them go.

I had to let go of a business that I felt God tell me to start in 2010. It never took off and we lost money on it. I was not sure why this happened until I started hearing the stories of hundreds of people who experienced something similar.

We were all in a seven-year season of heavy opposition of the enemy. It may have been that it was God’s intention for those good things to happen, but due to spiritual warfare, poor decisions, or others saying no, the result was that those businesses, projects, etc. became no longer effective and are now void.

As I look back at that experience I can now see that I was trying to put “new wine into an old wineskin.” God had called me to something radically new, but I was trying to use the old way of doing things and it just would not work. As I closed that business, it freed things up spiritually. And a legal document we needed came to us a few months later. Be willing to give things up that are not working so you can move into this new time with a new strategy.

God’s Call to the Internet
Prophet Bob Jones called me in 2007 and shared a vision God had given him about me. Bob saw all kinds of computers that were connected together with wires. He was seeing the Internet, but he did not have words for it.

The enemy was using these computers and the wires for evil. Then an angel gave me a silver hacksaw and I began cutting into the wires and short circuiting the plans of the enemy and putting in the glory of God instead.

I have a high-tech background so I did my best to activate this prophetic word by launching our first Spirit Connection webinars in 2008. It was a terrible year for us. We went through a major split within my ministry, I stopped getting speaking invitations and our website got hacked. On top of it we went over $30,000 in debt. It is common to get opposition when you move into new territory.

I stayed with the calling God had given me to do ministry through the Internet. But I was still traveling to over 150 live conferences a year and I was exhausted. I had almost given up on the vision of the Internet until 2012 when God gave me a radical new strategy. We were able to pay off the $30,000 debt in a matter of three days. It took a major mindset change for me to do ministry in a different way.

Today we are debt-free, we have an Internet-based ministry and I have an amazing team of virtual employees. My Daily Prophetic Words, monthly Spirit Connection webcast and blog now go all over the world. We are able to touch way more people than I would have if I had stayed with our old way of operating.

Our online courses not only touch more people, they help fund our ministry so that I can have the freedom to do what God calls me to do, when He calls me to do it. As you let go of the past, you will make room for God to give you a new strategy.

Radio, TV and the Internet
In the early 1920s, healing evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson rocked the entire world with God’s love and power. She was one of the few who were able to radically change the arts and entertainment industry in Hollywood. She did this through radio, the cutting-edge media of her day. She owned one of the first Christian radio stations that broadcasted her messages in a new way.

Similarly, God gave Rex Humbard a vision to take the message of Jesus into the homes of people all over the world through TV. He started the first Christian television network in the 1950s. Humbard influenced so many people in the entertainment industry with his willingness to use media that he was asked to officiate Elvis Presley’s funeral.

Jesus and the Internet
Just as radio and television were used by God in the past, God is bringing a new calling and anointing to the Internet. In Luke 5, Jesus actually did something similar as He stood in a boat on a lake to broadcast His message to more people.

This position actually provided natural amplification as His voice would carry better over the water. Previously, speakers were limited to buildings and synagogues. But Jesus used a style of speaking and communicating that made it easy for the common people to hear and understand Him.

When he was done teaching, Jesus turned to the owners of the boat and said, “Put out into deep water.” Luke 5:4

He was going to show these seasoned fisherman how to fish in a new way. He showed them supernaturally where the fish were located. When they let down their nets there were so many fish that the nets broke and they had to call other boats over to help them—which symbolizes the need for networking.

God is releasing a new strategy to use the Internet for something different than what it is currently being used for. He is calling us to “fix the net” (the Internet). There are angels and heavenly resources being released right now to repair the damage from the Internet and bring us new strategies to catch fish for the Kingdom, which is symbolic of encountering people in need of God’s love.

Watch as God releases new strategies to help fund new Kingdom projects. If you have wanted to be part of a cutting-edge movement of God, then I would like to invite you to be part of changing the world through the Internet.

Blessings,

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com

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P.S. This month I invite you to join my Dream Crash Course webinar where I’ll be interpreting as many dreams as time will allow, diagramming the dreams for you, and also giving you an inside look at spotting clues to your destiny in your dreams.

Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.

    • Pamela
    • April 11, 2016
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    Thank you for the encouragement words. I had dream early morning. It was a young man around 40’s. He was in deep woods trained as airplane polit. Their was others officers that was there asking him do you want your dad to cover you when you go up in this new airplane? He said no because he was concern his dad would be killed snd wanted him to not go. For he saw his dad was needed to help others. Then I saw young man testing the new airplane inside it was high tech inside the airplane. I knew it was warfare that this young man saw. Then I woke up from the dream. For I had been fighting a sinus infection that hit me Saturday night and i with the word of God and prayer and blinding the enemy I am better and healing is manfesting praise the Lord in Jesus name amen.

    • Ilkka Leinonen
    • March 19, 2016
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    Hey Doug and others!

    This was really an encouraging message for me in this season of change. I’ve just established a new company called Logos Creatives to use internet and social media to reach the lost and build the Kingdom of God. I’ve also had a struggle to raise up finances to support the ministry. Nevertheless I’ve been working on projects that I feel are God-given.

    This month we released a brand new iPhone/iPad app with great graphics and music called God’s Promises. We had an international team of seven people working on it. You can listen God’s promises with your iOS device and also share them to social media. I would love to hear what all of you think about the app and if you have any ideas how to make it even better. It can be found here:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gods-promises/id1017723832?mt=8

    Facebook site for God’s Promises is found here:

    https://www.facebook.com/godspromises7/?ref=hl

    May the Lord Jesus guide us all!

    Ilkka Leinonen

    • Jennifer Leech
    • March 18, 2016
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    Found this idea to use Internet and Facebook to reach the lost, I have been wanting to use it but haven’t done it, I think a little investment that can bring much fruit to the Kingdom of God

    https://joshuaproject.net/resources/articles/facebook_and_the_unreached

    Blessings

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    Great message!! Definitely the internet needs to be taken back and the virtual team that you have is an idea that’s been in my head for a couple years now regarding all forms of work, whether ministry or corporate. I really like the connection with Jesus and the boat – I don’t know anyone else who has found that hidden clue in that passage!! Also I like the idea that we cannot think logically now – this is exactly my situation since God called me out of my career and every time I ask Him about work, He does not reply with any specific job but just hints and impressions and prophetic words that I’m still waiting for (not passively but still having to wait to see the right door to open). All this has forced me into a level of faith I never would have thought made any sense (VERY similar to the $30K debt story). Leaving logic out and really pushing to get connected to (and stay connected with) the Holy Spirit has been a “sink or swim” challenge for me since this leaving my career and totally walking by faith on what seems mostly at times like thin air. This blog post and the previous part 1 has been the right thing at the right time to help confirm to me I have not fallen off the path (!!)

    • Winnie KB
    • March 16, 2016
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    Thank you for your prophetic word daily and monthly. I’ve just started receiving your emails and I would like to join you but I don’t know how?

    • BridgetteLorriene Smith
    • March 16, 2016
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    Good morning man of God thank You ever so much for the prophetic words every day they are pme the merciless of God, (new every morning.) I find them to be exactly what I need to hear at that precise moment. The one about leaving the past behind is definitely for me, been hurt often in the past after receiving this word from you I will now to the things that are to come I speak healing over your life in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth our saviour. thank you kind sir. Please do not ever become weary in doing well to us.Bridgette

    • Daniel
    • March 15, 2016
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    Wow. I worked at Clean Internet Campaign in 2008.
    And currently I feel the Lord is calling me again into the internet field.
    Thank you for encouraging timely words!

    • Bert Smith
    • March 15, 2016
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    Man I thank God for you every day , thank you for making all this available to every one of us ,Praise God for your team, your ministry, your family, your friends, Thank you Father .

    • Angela
    • March 15, 2016
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    As you cut ties to the past God can then bring these things back to you in greater ways. Do not worry about thinking logically because what is happening right now is spiritual.
    What does that mean ? Replacing people from the past ?

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    Thanks for your words, enjoy receiving them every day, very uplifting…the Lord has called my husband and I to do ministry on the internet..working under Kent Simpson…www.needawordfromgod.com
    speaking into people’s lives and doing counselling as well…being stretched for sure..meeting people all over the world..I have referred quite a few of them to your ministry too..God Bless you Brian and Carmen Clements – Prophectic Ministers

    • Marilee Alm
    • March 15, 2016
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    My brother (6 years older than me) (I’m 49), and his wife lost their only son (who was the middle child of 3) to a tragic car accident several years ago and if course it destroyed them–my brother particularly. He became a recluse, turning to drugs and alcohol. His wife, along with grieving her son, comforting her husband, tending to the other two children, working a full time job really struggled and came to me often about how she couldn’t handle everything and kept asking me advice, to which my replies were always, go to church, pray, join a support group. Though I understood her pain and felt my own at the loss of my nephew, there was no solace, comfort or advice I could personally give her other than to call on Jesus. One day I was driving her somewhere and she was truly broken and when I referred her once again to God she bitterly replied, “I hare God, if God’s such a good and loving God, why would he take my son!?”. Immediately this controlled fierce anger welled up inside me as the Lord stepped inside momentarily and literally spoke through me with one of the most profound corrections I have ever witnessed. The Lord snapped my head and eyes squarely at her and his voice thundered from my lips and said,” I, did not TAKE him, I received him!”. Words cannot express the silence in the car as she and I recovered from that experience. That one simple declaration began her healing, as well as my brothers and the other two children. They still grieve, but they found comfort in knowing whose company their son is in. Amen. The self contained power of God is incredible!!! I relive that moment often and my legs turn to noodles.”

    Shared by Deya Patterson in Video comments from heartdwellers.org

    • Susan
    • March 15, 2016
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    Good Evening Doug I need your help I am a intercessor to pray and confess and repent for the sins of the people that God will break the curses gave me right & power to bind ruler spirits for revival to take place. I need to communicate with people over the strongholds over cities and countries around the world i do not have a website only a email

    • Lydia
    • March 15, 2016
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    Praise God!!! I believe & I receive!! So BE IT DONE UNTO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL FATHER!! Here I Am!!

    • Carter
    • March 15, 2016
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    Blessing you my friend…Letting go isn’t always the hard part, it can be the fear of starting new. This is not my case, but I know that fear is torment or punishment, which keeps us from being free in the things of God. Perfect Love cast out fear! Love God, love others as you love yourself and Move Forward. God, as a Good, Good Father wants good things for us. He wants us to let go of what has been good to obtain the Great Things He has promised us. Doug talks about this in his book Personal Growth God’s Way!
    Peace (Shalom) belongs to us

    • Donna
    • March 15, 2016
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    Thank you, Doug for being so faithful to God, and to those that follow the grace on your life. This word challenges me to think outside any boxes I have put myself in…I have always said that Papa is the Great Communicator. It just follows that the Internet would be such a wonderful tool for His presence and love…thanks again!

    • Ruth
    • March 15, 2016
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    Dear Doug,
    Your post ends as follows: “If you have wanted to be part of a cutting-edge movement of God, then I would like to invite you to be part of changing the world through the Internet.”.
    I like that invitation but where is it and how do I join your movement?

    • Greg
    • March 15, 2016
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    Good word about leaving the past. It confirms the dream I had last night which I titled Past is past before I even read your word this morning. Thanks!

    • Eboney Lewis
    • March 15, 2016
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    This is such confirmation for me, as I have recently entered a new season in the Lord…and old methods of how I operated is not working. I was just praying this morning for God to expand my capacity to receive from Him. This was the answer I wanted to hear from the Lord. Amen Doug…love you and thank you for your obedience to the Lord.

    • Pamela
    • March 15, 2016
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    Thank you for your encouraging word.

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    Hi Doug! Thank you for your word as it really speaks to me…especially about the internet. God has me stepping out into a new “internet ministry” of dream interpretations. I believe, with all of my heart, that this is going to be the thing that propels me into the fulltime ministry God has planned for me and put in my heart. I believe He is going to use this as the beginning of exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond type things…Ephesians 3:20. Bless you for hearing his heart and sharing it with the world. I have garnered so much out of your daily & monthly prophetic words and blog. If you feel led, I would love if you let me know what you think. I am putting a link below to the most recent dream interpretation I posted just yesterday. Would love to hear your feedback! Thank you and bless you!

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    Thank you for these words! The Lord is doing a new thing and wants us to look ahead and not at the former things! Amen!

    • Beverly Y. Stinnett
    • March 15, 2016
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    Doug, I just started following your Prophetic Word within the last couple of months. These Prophetic Word messages has been such an inspiration to me. Each month, since January 2016, I get excited when I see a Prophetic Word email from you because I know I am going to hear something good and I am encouraged that God is doing a “new thing” and a “new movement” is about to take place and I expect to be a part of it. Be Blessed, and continue to allow the Lord to use you for his Glory.

    • Helen Munter
    • March 15, 2016
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    Doug, This has really touched my heart today. Lost my husband of nearly 50 years, four years ago in an accident. Have been trying to let go of so many things, physical, spiritual and emotional since then. It has been like going through mud. There is help flowing in from this message for strength to continue and to make quick work of what is still “over-burden”. That also includes having too high a standard for myself and resultant self incrimination in not finishing quickly, in giving up again, in running away – one more time. I’ve never been a business person and yet I’ve had to make financial decisions and end up double guessing myself – again. Thank you for your own clarity and honesty about your own struggles. Many days I feel I am too old for this but I am still here. No joy except to get clear of all the “stuff”. Thank you for pointing the way and the encouragement to keep plowing through.

      • Leeanne
      • March 15, 2016
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      God Bless You Helen! You are loved and Jesus is with you always even though your husband is gone. You are brave! lean on Jesus for continued strength and guidance. Amen!

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    Spiritually uplifted and comforted everytime i read the daily prophetic word God bless you abundantly

    • Rhonda Kitabjian
    • March 15, 2016
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    Thank you so much Doug!! I feel so blessed that God brought you to me through Patricia King. I now can share what God has showed you to others and encourage them in the plans that God has for them. I am also praying for your health and know that you will be completely healed this year in Jesus Name!!

    • Riza
    • March 15, 2016
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    Two years ago, God spoke to me to create content (magazine) that will reach out to the lost. But it was just recently that ‘we’ felt led to do an online version instead. This word is a confirmation to me. 🙂 And so are your other previous words. It’s such an encouragement to have confirmation about the times and seasons God has, even for healing and restoration. Thank you for your ministry. It blesses us greatly.

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