Storm the Gate of Joy!

A Gate of Joy is before you! Are you going to walk through it?

The prophetic word I gave in June is that medical and supernatural solutions for the coronavirus are being released from Heaven. Seven weeks after Pentecost—which is July 19—a Gate of Joy is going to open up.

Now the thing about gates is you have to walk through them to get to what’s on the other side. Whenever the Lord says that He opens up a gate or a doorway, it’s a spiritual metaphor!

In fact, I heard God tell me to storm the Gates of Joy! Here are a few ways you can do that.

Laugh as much as you can

When times are tough, people start getting serious. No one really wants to laugh when you feel afraid of the future or are anxious about what comes next.

Listen—it’s okay to laugh. It’s okay to do the things that make you happy. In fact, it’s more than okay! God’s encouraging you to do joyful things right now.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

The future is the Lord’s business. For now, just trust that it will be a joyful one. Find ways to take mini-vacations from your struggles. An hour or two, or even a whole day, when you can close the door on your issues and let them be. If this isn’t completely possible due to an illness or something else, try setting aside a time to rest without feeling guilty about it.

Your problems may still be there when you emerge from your mini-break. But you’ll find you have a new perspective and can tackle the issues from a place of prayer and rest!

Increase your times of worship

I don’t know about you, but music has been a great comfort to me lately. I’ve been playing Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin on repeat. What a wonderful reminder that God has good things in store for us!

What about you? Do you have a song that’s encouraging to you during these times? Let me know in the comments below!

Worship is a way to focus your mind on the stuff that’s really important in life. It reminds you of who’s really in charge—the Lord, your Father!

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
Psalm 103:13 NLT

As you worship in this season, you will find your joy start to increase. It will bubble out of you like a deep well. Brooks of blessings will start to flow!

Position yourself

Positioning yourself involves getting deeper healing, growing in intimacy with God, learning to love and coming into agreement with God’s will and ways for your life.

Drop out of that “grumbler’s club” and stay away from negativity. Be very careful what you let in. Most people talk about the eye gate: “Be careful what you see.” But you also need to be careful of what you let in your ears right now.

Step away from negative talk radio, news or negative things on the internet. It’s important to keep informed, but there’s such a thing as being too informed when it messes with your ability to live everyday life without fear.

I can now hear God clearly because I stepped away from negativity and got in touch with God. This is how I moved from seeing demons all the time into seeing angels and God’s solution to problems.

Get ready and do what it takes to align yourself to receive in this new season! It’s going to be full of joy. I mean that!

Blessings,

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Sneha
    • July 27, 2020
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    God has been reminding me to be in joy. The song by urban rescue ‘the song of my father’ has been my lifeline. Thank you for this word.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 28, 2020
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      Woohoo! Love it!

    • MERCY
    • July 20, 2020
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    Thank you for the awesome encouragement and reminder of the POWER OF PRAISE. We are created to praise and glorify God in every area of our lives! “Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me praise His Holy Name…..”

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 20, 2020
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      Woohoo!

    • Faith Blair
    • July 19, 2020
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    A rare jewel of a word – it made me happy!
    An encouragement to enjoy our lives and keep an eye on Jesus! Thank you!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 20, 2020
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      Great! Blessings!

    • Adrienne Berry
    • July 16, 2020
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    I subscribe to TRIBL on Youtube so I can get notified every time they release a new song. I have several of them on repeat. I love their worship!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 20, 2020
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      Awesome! Great app!

    • Kevin
    • July 14, 2020
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    Amen! What a timely word from the LORD.

    Lately, I have been encouraged by the song ‘Land of the Living’ by UPPERROOM. It’s a song taken from Psalm 24 about seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. How powerful!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Woohoo! Good song!

    • Joy
    • July 13, 2020
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    Back in July 2013 I hit a very difficult and painful situation which I tried hard to get out of. God said if I would accept the unacceptable, knowing that His will for me is always Good, then He would bring me into His Perfect Will (Roms 12:2) Since then that promise has sustained me through perplexing, arduous times which continue to this day. Last year a friend said that God can work in periods of 7 years and suggested 2020 would be the year of fulfilment of that promise. That will be at the end of this month, July. Maybe the gate of Joy is just waiting. Thank you for that great encouragement. As for songs, as well as wonderful worship songs, like “In Christ Alone,” God often speaks to me through secular songs like “You lift me up” and “To dream the impossible is dream”. Just now it is ABBA’s “I believe in angels” with a few tweaks. Things like
    “ I have a dream, it’s no fantasy
    It helps me reach reality
    When you see the wonder of His sacred tale
    You can take the future, even if you fail
    And my destination makes it worth the while
    Pressing through the darkness still another mile
    I believe in angels, something good in everything I see……..
    When You know the time is right for me
    I’ll cross the stream; I have a dream “
    Probably sounds crazy to anybody else but I KNOW God is speaking through it.
    Thanks Doug for this word of encouragement and hope. God is good!! Blessings.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Thanks for sharing Joy!

    • Caterina Wassner
    • July 11, 2020
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    Thank you!
    Yes, joy and laughter has started bubbling up! The Lord is so good and awesome, His ways are truly amazing! I listen on repeat for weeks now on Maverick City Vol. 1 and 2!

    • Karen
    • July 10, 2020
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    Yes I will
    By vertical worship

    • Camil Shoulders
    • July 10, 2020
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    Good and Loved, by Travis Green and Steffany Gretzinger

    • Nancy Bucca
    • July 10, 2020
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    Yes! Re-joy-ce – Do the joy again! God laughs at the wicked. His joy is our strength. The garment of praise to replace the spirit of heaviness.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Woohoo!

    • Tifeshon Adams
    • July 10, 2020
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    Encouraging. Powerful word! Right where Holy Spirit has been leading me. And my song, is Prayer of Jabez by Paul Baloche.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 10, 2020
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      Awesome!

    • Roselyn
    • July 10, 2020
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    this week i always sing acapella (lead by the holy spirit) I JUST WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE by Don Moen

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 10, 2020
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      Great!

    • Robbi Mott
    • July 10, 2020
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    I have noticed I wake up and I have songs playing in my head eventhough no music is actually on. They are just in my head!! And its nice to walk along and singing in my head if I can’t out loud. But most of the time I will sing or say the lyrics. There are so many songs that I have playing on loop…”The Blessing” a powerful song to sing over ourselves, family, friends, anyone really!!! ” May his favor be upon you And a thousand generations Your family and your children and their children and their children Amen,Amen,Amen” some other songs “King of my heart” , “Graves Into Gardens” , “Rattle” (this one is huge for me because God is bringing me back to life right now so the words are powerful for me to sing” just ask the man who was thrown on the bones of Elisha if there is anything he cant do!Just ask the stone that was rolled at the tomb in the garden what happens when God says MOVE! I feel him doing it now this is sound of dry bones rattling this is the praise make a DEAD man WALK again OPEN THE GRAVE IM COMING OUT IM GONNA LIVE GONNA LIVE AGAIN! THIS IS THE SOUND OF DRY BONES RATTLING!!!!” WOW I felt the spirit move just typing those lyrics. That song has been an anthem or soundtrack for me I agree music is a great thing and the words are important ! We are praising God and also singing over our situation! Thank you for this encouraging word on how to STORM THE GATE OF JOY! I’m RUNNING TO THE GATE NO HESITATIONS and There is NO STOPPING ME FROM GOING THROUGH IT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! NO MORE DEVIL! IM DONE LIVING IN THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES ! THE LORD IS BREATHING INTO THESE BONES AND I CHOOSE JOY AND LIFE!!!!

    • Mark Meadows
    • July 10, 2020
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    The Blessing . Symphony version by the Passion church.
    Play every sunrise.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 10, 2020
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      Love that song!

    • Heidi Bass
    • July 10, 2020
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    One of God’s promises to me for 2020 was I would know Him as Author, Finisher, Completer, Promoter, Restorer, Rebuilder, Provider, Fulfiller of Exact Dreams, Desires, & Promises and I would Taste,See, Know, Experience His Lavish Love & Friendship in new & Powerful Ways this year! My theme song is Taste & See that the Lord is Good! I find myself just laughing in delightful glee in the midst of challenges. I know He’s got this,I know He will finish what He started, & I know it will be Ephesians 3:20 above and beyond my wildest dreams and desires! All His Promises are Yes & Amen. Yes & Amen & You Can Just Rest are also on my playlist!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Bless you Heidi!

    • Patti Rutledge
    • July 9, 2020
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    Burn the Ships by for King and Country really lifts me up!

    • Dejan Perge
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you Doug for your timely encouraging words. Joy of the Lord is my strength. The two songs I keep playing again and again are “Run to the Father” and “Nothing Else” by Cody Carnes. Presence is strong even at the mention of these songs. God Bless You and Your Team.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 10, 2020
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      Awesome!!

    • Nancy
    • July 9, 2020
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    I love that song too! I listen to a lot of the old hands and one of my favorites is Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee! We are on the same page LOL!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 10, 2020
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      So good!

    • VENETIA
    • July 9, 2020
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    This is spot on…Ive been listening to Close to You by Youthful Praise and Yahweh by Jokia. Close to you is on repeat and brings so much peace. Love It!!

    • Joses Udo
    • July 9, 2020
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    Great help for me. I had need of this Glorious encouragement to stand on top of the storm I’m facing right now, and I thank the Lord it’s over! God’s grace and unfading glory shall rest upon you permanently in Jesu mighty name. My first name has been changed to JOSES officially.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Awesome! Bless you!

    • Donna
    • July 9, 2020
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    I love this song, and play it over and over again—Break Every Chain –by Tasha Cobb
    (Soulful Sounds Gospel—Track #3— Christian Book Distributor.com)

    Then I feel better afterwards, it is like God removes bad stuff, if there was any in me or my household…and then I feel God’s presence, too

    • Kim James
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you! I stand on this word! Each day your prophecy of Encouragement speaks to my situation! I’m claiming the season of joy to come July 19th!! I also love praise music! Right now The Blessing by Kari Jobe is my go to! 🙌🏼💗🙏🏼

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Woohoo!

    • Sarah
    • July 9, 2020
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    The past 4 weeks Father has brought The Belonging Co’s “Peace Be Still” to mind repeatedly everyday. I love how it progresses from fearfulness to beyond just peace, into “dancing in the deep” !!! I have found peace and am looking forward to joy! Praise God!!!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome! Sounds good!

    • Deborah
    • July 9, 2020
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    In His Presence, Holy of Hokies by Paul Wilbur
    Waymaker in Accapella all beautiful!!! God Bless you Doug, my 93 year old Mom is taking her last breaths as we speak, it’s just her and Jesus now!! Thank you for all your encouragement!! Love you my Brother, praying for all Remnant of Our Lord and Savior, Yeshua Hamashiach, El Shaddai, El Elton!! Shalom.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome!!

    • Terri
    • July 9, 2020
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    A song I listen to over and over right now is “Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship. It gives me hope that at any second God can turn my situation around. I need a new contract or job. I have been unemployed for a month and am not able to draw unemployment.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Agreeing with you for open doors from the Lord for a new job!

    • Marilyn Smith
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you; i find this very helpful and beneficial to my heart, soul, emotions. It’s cricial to my well being to focus on what the Word says and keep out the world’s noise. Thank you i am pursuing the Joy of The Lord

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you!

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    Thank you I appreciate all the positive stuff I can find I have been standoff the news for over 10 years I do once in awhile check on certain things from Christian websites and the Lord means everything to me thank you again

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you Nancy!

    • Peggy Hopkins
    • July 9, 2020
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    The song, The Father’s House (I think that’s the title.) Some phrases that are significant are:
    “love is on the move when the Father’s in the room..” and “let your shame at the door, it’s not welcome anymore…”
    These phrases are significant for our church. In praying in our church sanctuary several months ago, I saw coats, dark and shapeless, standing in the back corner which is a main entrance. The coats had words like “despair”, “depression”, “adultery”, etc. on the back. The coats could not come into the sanctuary because of the presence of the Lord. But it was a if the coats could be put back on as people left the sanctuary…left the presence of the Lord.
    That needs to change in our minds…that we can be free of shame in church, but need to put it back on when we walk out of church. God’s presence lives in me/us. We can be completely free of shame.
    The song has great significance for me.
    Thank you for the encouragement and direction to walk thru the Gates of Joy. Thank you, Lord.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dwight Dalloz
    • July 9, 2020
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    Dear Doug and Staff
    2 Timothy 2: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,

    Thank You All
    Dwight

    • ruth
    • July 9, 2020
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    Hello Mr Doug! Is there a way you could expand on staying away from negativity as you are raising kids? Especially when they are teens and how to get the joy bug in while parenting? Thank you so much for your insight!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Doug does not have specific resources on raising kids but Bethel in Redding does. You can check out their website. Blessings!

    • kristie
    • July 9, 2020
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    thank you for your messages! I have been singing, WayMaker, Lord I give you my heart, and Make my life a prayer to you! Blessings!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Glad you are enjoying!

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    Really enjoying the song Freedom by Jesus Culture.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Yes!

    • Deborah Froemchen
    • July 9, 2020
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    I receive all you say. Pray for me? I’m computer illerate. I’m 67.Pray for my husband. It’s his heart.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Praying blessings over you and your husband!

    • LilyAnn
    • July 9, 2020
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    Songs I play on repeat all day

    ‘Raise a Hallelujah’ (sung by Bethel Music) and ‘Surrounded’ (Michael W. Smith) which has the awesome line that says: “It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You!” 😀

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Love it!

    • Martha
    • July 9, 2020
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    AMEN Your word is on time.. Every time I try to get ahead I get hit with more.. Please pray for my finances… Thank You Again.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you!

    • Paulette
    • July 9, 2020
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    My joy song is “I will sing” by Lakewood church choir. The songs goes into “Lord You are good and I will sing. Your blessings endures, it’s everlasting. Lord You are good and I will sing of Your great love….etc. And my favorite part goes..” What You done in my life, changed my song; I’ll testify that I will live and not die, Lord You are good.
    I have to have a partial hysterectomy soon because of a big fibroid, and I have mixed feelings about this. But I believe I sensed the Lord telling to me, have the surgery. He’ll be with me and take care of me. I’m choosing to trust God even when I don’t understand all this.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Wonderful! Blessings!

    • Christine Wakhisi
    • July 9, 2020
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    The Lord put the song Champion in my spirit when I woke up 2 days ago.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome!

    • Esther Rivera
    • July 9, 2020
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    PRAISE GOD for this AWESOME, UPLIFTING AND ENCOURAGING WORD!! GOD BLESS YOU DOUG ADDISON!!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Woohoo! Praise God!

    • Krissy Scott-Orogun
    • July 9, 2020
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    What a timely word! Worship music has been a comfort and a source of exceeding joy to me lately as well. I currently have Maverick City Music – Man of your Word on replay.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome!!

    • Ute
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you for releasing this encouraging Word by God!!!
    I encourage myself in the Prayerroom, by listening and singing diffenrent Worship Songs! Best way for me is IHOPKC on webstream, ihopkc.org/prayerroom, which is open 24/7 with a lot of different Worship Teams.
    There are not many Prayerrooms in Germany yet, but I’m in the process to establish one more in my hometown in the North of Germany…
    In God’s Presence is the BEST PLACE TO REST, TO LAUGH, TO DANCE, TO GET HEALED….
    Anyways, be blessed Team of InLightConnection and Doug as well! It’s a pleasure for me to connect with you :-))))

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Cool! Bless you! Agreeing for God to move mightily in Germany!

    • Yasmin
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you for all that you do. I find it to be a blessing. I pray that I get from the distractions and fully go into what God has for to accomplish. I haves song The Holy Spirit download to me I sing to keep me motivated. Even though I don’t play the piano I learned how to play the tune in one day, it only The Holy Spirit my Helper, Comforter, Truth etc.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 14, 2020
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      Bless you Yasmin!

    • Susan Harp
    • July 9, 2020
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    Tasha Cobbs. Goodness of God

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Great!

    • Linda
    • July 9, 2020
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    I listen to the song BREATHE by Dunsin Oyekan. It takes me right into the presence of the Lord!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Great!

    • Rosemary R Del Prado
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you so much, Doug! So encouraging and comforting, as The Lord is. God bless you ♥️♥️♥️

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Blessings!

    • Karen
    • July 9, 2020
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    All gospel music!!! Days Like This from the Martins

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Woohoo!

    • Sylvia Rittenhouse
    • July 9, 2020
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    My song is the goodness of God. Love that song and I do like good good father too. So many awesome songs to mention. Once I start singing and praising and worship i don’t want to stop. God is so so good.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome Sylvia!

    • Larita
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thankyou Doug for your insight I’m encouraged to always choose Joy. I have been listening a lot to The Blessing and How Great Thou Art.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you Larita!

    • Karla P. Rice
    • July 9, 2020
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    I love the song “It Is Well With My Soul” & I have many others I listen to everyday. Another song is Nobody, Shout to the Lord. Love, love, love listening to music every morning.🙏🏻❤️🎶

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Love that song!!

    • Debbie kawana
    • July 9, 2020
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    I love i exalt thee

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Praise God!

    • Lucy
    • July 9, 2020
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    Touren Wells wow what worship!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Awesome!

    • Joanne Olubunmi
    • July 9, 2020
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    Thank you so much for this. Your words in the past few weeks have brought me so much hope in trying times.
    God bless you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you Joanne!

    • Joyce
    • July 9, 2020
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    Am encouraged to keep on keeping on. The joy gate….am entering in Jesus Name.
    Bless you Prophet Doug

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
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      Bless you Joyce!

    • Sara Hailwood
    • July 9, 2020
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    Julie Meyer songs are filled with the sound of Joy

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 9, 2020
      Reply

      Awesome!

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