“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
Isaiah 43:18–19a NIV
We are living in an amazing time! The first miracle of Jesus was changing water to wine and He saved the best wine for last.
If you are ready for something new, then fasten your seatbelt! God is revealing new ways of doing things that will make us much more effective than we have ever been in the past.
Nearly 16 years ago, God said to me, “I am doing a new thing. Do you want to be part of it?” I was really excited and agreed before I even knew what it was.
God then said He wanted to send me on a special assignment, but first I needed to look up all the encounters that Jesus had with nonreligious people.
Once I did this, I was shocked at what I found. Jesus was never judgmental or mean towards people outside of the “church” of His day. He did not have much patience for the angry religious people lacking hearts of love, but He was extremely compassionate to the people on the streets.
All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. Luke 4:22a NIV
Most people talk about the miracles Jesus performed. But He also was known for His love, gracious words and supernatural abilities. In my studies, I discovered that He often used the prophetic gifts to speak deep into people’s hearts.
This was the assignment the Lord gave me and I became one of the forerunners of using prophecy and dream interpretation as a means for reaching people with God’s love.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 NIV
Over the past 15 years, I have given tens of thousands of prophetic words, interpreted over 30,000 dreams and even prophesied over people’s tattoos. We found that people are really open to talking more about God, especially when we use language they can relate to. Like Jesus, we speak gracious words and use the prophetic gifts to lower the walls that people have put up to God.
What began as an assignment from God has now become a lifestyle of using the prophetic gifts in a new way.
Today, people often say things like, “I’m spiritual, but I’m not religious,” or “What’s true for you is not truth for me.” And they often have walls up when we try to talk with them about God. But there are things we can do to remove the walls. For example:
When we use this strategy, most people ask us, “Who are you?”
We tell them, “We are Christians, but we might not be like any Christian you have ever met. We are part of an underground movement known as Christians who love. We are not organized, but all you have to do is look around and you will find one of us somewhere.”
I have never been more encouraged in my entire life. We are sitting on one of the biggest revivals in history and it will come when we step out like Jesus, using gracious words and the language of prophecy and dreams to speak deep into people’s lives.
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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 powerful, positively funny teaching style 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, entertainment and media industries.