Declare Prophetically That 2016 Will Be A ‘Year of the Holy Spirit’

Malcolm_Helen_CalderOn New Years Eve last year, just before midnight, the Hunk and I held hands and prayed together for the year ahead. One of the things we prayed was ‘Let this be a year of the Holy Spirit.’

The hunger in our hearts may be the very same thing that is in yours as you approach this New Year:

‘Lord, I don’t want this to be a year of the ordinary. I want it to be a year of the Extraordinary—a year that gives glory to You, because Your fingerprints will be seen all over it.’

‘Father, have Your way in my life, in my family, my business, ministry and church. My desire is that you be the Director, the Orchestrator—that You be clearly manifested.

May people around my life who don’t know You be impacted during this coming year. May Jesus be the only explanation for what they see taking place in and through me. I don’t want to settle for less.’


5 Things to Anticipate as the Holy Spirit Takes Over

When Jesus is Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit will have leadership in your life.

As Christians, intentional surrender to the Spirit’s leadership should be our attitude every day of our lives. And yet something powerful takes place when we respond to God’s leading to commit a year, or other season of our lives to Him—when we make a prophetic declaration that the Holy Spirit will have the directorship of our lives.

Here are 5 things you can anticipate from your ‘Year of the Holy Spirit’:

1. Supernatural Encounters and Events

When the Holy Spirit is in control, expect the unexpected. You will see the gifts of the Spirit operating to you and through you. You will see Divine interventions.

2. You are out of Your Comfort Zone

There will be times that the Holy Spirit takes you out of your comfort zone and into the faith zone. That place of discomfort is where you will see the miracle of provision and prophetic fulfilment.

3. Sin is Revealed and Dealt with

The Holy Spirit is holy. And when the holiness of God is at work within you, the Person of the Spirit will cause hidden sin to rise to the surface where it can be dealt with. The pain of discipline is of extraordinary value, because freedom and greater intimacy with God will follow. (Heb 12:4-11)

4. Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

You will know a greater awareness of and intimacy with the Holy Spirit. You will know Him in deeper measure as a Person, and His power and personality will be manifested in your life. He will be revealed as Comforter in your trials, Warrior in your spiritual battles, Teacher of God’s Word and much more.

5. A Move of God

When you are yielded to the Holy Spirit, anticipate a move of God that will impact many through you, and those who are dear to you.

Jesus will be glorified as people see the Holy Spirit at work in your life.


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© 2015 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching

On team with David McCracken Ministries: Prophetic Ministry That Empowers The Church

7 Ways To Grow in Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Intimacy with the Holy SpiritWe have all heard of individuals who have taken to a cave, room or wilderness, spent weeks with God and emerged on fire, powered up and talking about intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

Special times spent in God’s Presence are vital to those of us who want to grow in prophetic ministry. However, the reality is that for most of us, life is busy. We have families, jobs and ministries that require daily time and attention.

With that in mind, are there some practical ways that we can develop intimacy with the Holy Spirit—whilst going about our daily life, family, business and ministry? Here are 7 things that I have found helpful:


1. Study what the Bible says about Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

God’s anointing, gifts and power are not sourced in an impersonal force or ability. They are the manifestation of a Person—the Holy Spirit.

Being grounded in Scripture ensures that we have a strong foundation for developing an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit has a will and emotions. He has a voice and communicates in many different ways. [1]

In your quest for intimacy with the Holy Spirit, take time to study what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit as well as how people in Scripture lived and walked in an intimate relationship with God.


2. Discover how you Uniquely Connect with the Holy Spirit (and put it into Practice)

Every relationship requires communication, and intimacy grows when we have special times together. Our relationship with God will benefit from learning how we personally relate best to Him. [2]

I value walking and praying outdoors. In the wide-open spaces of creation I have freedom to talk to my Father and listen to the Holy Spirit without interruptions. However, it will be different for you.

Do you enjoy quiet times aside with God, or do you encounter Him best in the company of others? Do you connect with Him in an intellectual way, or in the context of worship and music?

Your Father created you the way you are and loves and relates to you in your individuality. In the Bible, every person was unique in the way they journeyed and related with God (for example, look at Jesus and His disciples).

Give yourself permission to explore an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit in the way that suits you and never be intimidated by another person’s relationship with God.


3. Pay Attention to, and Cultivate an Awareness of the Holy Spirit

Cultivating an awareness of God’s Presence does not mean that we will always feel Him physically. It begins with the revelation of His nearness—the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is present in and with us and so we believe it. He is our constant Companion.

Throughout Scripture we learn of how God spoke to people in many different times—not only when they were waiting, but also when they were travelling and working.

The Holy Spirit will communicate with you ‘on the go’. He desires to be a part of your life in the busy times, as well as in the quiet spaces and in the night hours.

No moment of our day should be ‘off-limits’ to the Holy Spirit. We can anticipate the communication of the Holy Spirit and tune in.

Operating in a spiritual gift is also a powerful opportunity to seek and lean in closer to an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

There are many ways that the Holy Spirit communicates, and He longs to share what is on the Father’s heart for you. Primarily, this will be through the Bible. You will also discover that there are one or more ways that you mostly hear from the Holy Spirit. [3]

I love the expression Bill Johnson often uses: ‘turning our affection towards God.’ All it takes is a moment to respond. It is simple; it is about developing an intimate love relationship with His Spirit and Presence with us.


4. Relate to the Holy Spirit in a Natural Way

There should be nothing strange or weird about our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. It should provoke others to desire what we have, not put them off.

Our relationship with Holy Spirit should be natural and life giving, just as our relationship with Father and Jesus is. [4]

The Bible is our guideline for our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Some of the ways we can intimately relate to the Holy Spirit include:

  • As Helper and Comforter—the One who comes alongside us. (John 14:16)
  • Our teacher and guide (John 16:13)
  • The revealer of Father’s purpose and everything God has made available to us (John 16:14-15)
  • The Anointing who is within and upon us (1 John 2:27, Acts 10:38, Luke 4:18)
  • As our prayer partner (Rom 8:26)
  • As God’s intimate Presence with us (John 15:15-18)

5. Be Real and Authentic with God

In an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, there is nothing to hide and no need to perform. A helpful word-play on ‘intimacy’ is ‘in-to-me-see.’ You can be yourself, with both your strengths and your weaknesses.

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Helper—but if we are not vulnerable and authentic with God, we cannot receive the assistance He desires to give us.

In our leadership culture today, we tend to deny emotions we perceive as ‘weak’, and strive to always act in strong, faith-filled way. But Father’s arms are waiting. He longs for us to express our grief or distress to Him and receive His comfort. (2 Cor 1:3-4) Faith then arises out of that encounter with the Comforter.

Don’t hold God at arms length when you need His love, grace and comfort. The presence of weakness does not diminish the quality of your faith—it enhances it and is a powerful witness to others.


6. Practice Accountability in Your Spiritual Experiences

Intimacy with the Holy Spirit is not about having a relationship in isolation. The New Testament demonstrates a life with God that is lived in the context of community, with accountability. [5]

We must never make the mistake of thinking that we can grow past accountability in our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

I regularly share descriptions of my encounters with God with my leaders and fellow team members. They help clarify what God is doing in my life and provide a means of accountability and growth. This is not always comfortable. However, I recognise that it is one of the most beneficial (and Biblical) things I can do. As a result, there is no ceiling on my ministry and intimate relationship with God.


7. Pray and ask for Greater Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Does the desire to have an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit resonate with you? Today, take time to pray and ask God to stir up the desire for a greater level of encounter and intimacy with Him. (Luke 11:9-13)

Finally, remember that ‘praying in the Spirit’ is one of the most intimate encounters you can have with the Holy Spirit. In those moments of prayer, you unite with the Holy Spirit to establish Father’s purposes for your life and those who are on His heart. (Jude 1:20, 1 Cor 14:2, Rom 8:26)


Notes:

[1] By way of an example, if you have the ‘YouVersion’ Bible App, the plan ‘Forgotten God’ with Francis Chan contains a simple Bible study on the Holy Spirit to get you started. You can find it here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/1464-forgotten-god-with-francis-chan

[2] See the article How to Discover Your Spiritual Pathway for some helpful ideas

[3] Read 10 Ways to Hear God’s Voice for some of the ways the Holy Spirit speaks.

[4] See Relational Pathways to Intimacy with Father, with Jesus and with Holy Spirit

[5] Read more here: The Power of Prophetic Accountability


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Pentecost and the Language Of Hunger

Filled, Yet Seeking More of God

Whitsundays_Sign_MedMy Mum reminded me tonight that this weekend is Pentecost Sunday. She follows the tradition of wearing something red to church—representing the fire of the Holy Spirit as He descended upon the waiting believers in Acts 2.

It reminds me of something that happened two years ago. My husband Malcolm (aka ‘The Hunk’) and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a short holiday in the Whitsunday Islands, in Queensland, Australia. I had not realised that ‘Whitsunday’ is actually a reference to ‘Pentecost Sunday’ until I stood in front of a sign that explained the region’s history. (pictured)

Only a few days prior to this, I had a vivid dream in which I stood to preach on a Sunday morning—and as I began to speak, a powerful wind blew through the entire church building. People were running out of their seats to the altar area and I was standing in a whirlwind.

A  few days after having a prophetic dream about a ‘Pentecost Sunday’, we were standing in a place named for Pentecost Sunday.

Moments like this stir up the hunger in me to see a move of the Holy Spirit that will overflow and touch many people—multitudes even—that don’t know Jesus, and draw them to faith.

After all, the Holy Spirit did not just come for those inside the Upper Room. He came for those outside of the room.

What do you hunger for?


In Scripture there is often a tension between two contrasting truths. As A.W. Tozer said, ‘truth has two wings.’

It is true that we need a greater revelation of the present spiritual reality that we are filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph 1:17-23, 3:18-19)

However, the Bible also indicates that God wants us to pursue encounters with Him, and to seek more of His Spirit and His power.


Continually Filled with the Holy Spirit

Filled_with_the_SpiritThe Apostle Paul exhorts us to ‘be filled with the Spirit’, using the present continuous tense of the Greek verb pleroo, ‘to be filled’. (Eph 5:18)

Jack Hayford notes: ‘The tense of the Greek for be filled makes clear that such a spiritual condition does not stop with a single experience, but is maintained by ‘continually being filled’ as commanded here.’ [1]

Jesus used the metaphor of a river to describe the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Christian. (John 7:38) A river has constant movement; inflow and outflow.

Because we do not live in a constant state of openness and intimacy with the Spirit, the ‘flow through’ of the Spirit is not always a reality for us, even though always available.

When we become aware of our own spiritual dryness and thirst—or when external circumstances require a release of God’s power, we come again to our Father and ask.

  • In Acts 4, those who are already filled with the Spirit (Acts 2) cry out to God and He fills them again. God responds to their call for boldness (an attribute of the Holy Spirit) with a fresh experience of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. (See Acts 4:23-31)
  • There seem to be some instances in Acts, when an already-filled believer experiences a timely filling and enabling of the Holy Sprit. (Acts 4:8, Acts 13:9)

This is a Biblical paradox of truth: we can be already filled with God (a truth we should constantly celebrate) and yet seek for, receive and encounter more of Him.


What is the Language of Hunger?

The language of hunger in your relationship with God is:

  • The acknowledgement of your need of Him
  • The expression of your passionate desire for Him
  • Fervency in prayer

Moses used the language of hunger when he said to God, ‘Show me Your glory.’ (Ex 33:18)

David used the language of hunger when he wrote, ‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.’ (Ps 42:1)

The church in Acts used the language of hunger when they raised their voices in prayer, crying out to God for boldness to speak out His word, and for God to release His power in signs and miracles. (Acts 4:23-31)

The language of hunger does not only consist of words and prayer: it is the act of pursuing intimacy and encounters with God.


Jesus Taught us to use the Language of Hunger

Jesus taught His disciples to use the language of hunger in prayer:

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you… If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:9-13)

We ask as Sons and Daughters

Jesus reminds us that our hunger is not that of the impoverished, and not that of an orphan. We are not asking from a mentality of poverty, lack, or spiritual abandonment (i.e. an orphan spirit). No! Our Father is ever present, ever ready and ever delighting to give.

We ask from the revelation of knowing we are sons and daughters.

The heart of our God yearns for relationship. We are created to have intimacy with Him and to partner with Him as we go about on our Father’s business. (Luke 2:49)

So rejoice, celebrate, thank and praise God, and be awakened to the fullness of the Holy Spirit you have already received and the Kingdom resources you have available to you. Know that you are full to overflowing. And in the midst of that reality and that joy, ask your Father for all that your heart desires, for yourself and for others. For with Him there is always more.

Your loving, generous Father delights in your desire to encounter Him and to receive all that He has made available to you. His hand is open. He waits for you to ask in an attitude of faith; expectant and ready to receive.


Notes:

[1] HAYFORD, J W, Ed. The Spirit-Filled Life Bible.  1991.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson.


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When Can We Say Prophecy Is From The Holy Spirit?

Prophecy Holy Spirit‘Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’ (Acts 2:18)

In the book of Acts, prophetic guidance and prophecy are continually attributed to the Holy Spirit. Here are a few examples:

  • ‘While Peter was still thinking about the [prophetic] vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you.”’ (Acts 10:19)
  • ‘One of [the prophets], named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)’ (Acts 11:28)
  • ‘While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”’ (Acts 13:2)
  • ‘We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.’ (Acts 21:4)

Give the Holy Spirit Credit for Confirmed Prophecy and Guidance

Prophecy and the Holy SpiritIn Acts 13 a group of prophets and teachers were meeting when the Holy Spirit directed them to “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

This piece of prophetic guidance launched church planting amongst the Gentiles. History was being made!

Which prophet came up with the initial revelation? Or did they receive it all at once? Luke, the writer of Acts, doesn’t tell us. The spotlight is not on a person; it’s on the Holy Spirit.

In Acts, the ‘Big Name’ in prophecy is not that of a prophet. It is the Holy Spirit. He is in the foreground, not in the background.

Luke, who was used by God to write the book of Acts, was a scholar and a man of the Spirit. As he wrote, he was reflecting back upon past events. In doing so, he identified and emphasised the ministry and voice of the Holy Spirit.

When a prophecy has been weighed up and has resulted in supernatural fruit, what is our language? Are we reporting a prophet and focusing on a name? Or are we giving honour where it’s due—to the Holy Spirit and His operation?

Understanding this principle will not only encourage us to give credit to the Holy Spirit when we are reflecting on prophecy that has borne great fruit. It will also encourage those of us who are in prophetic ministry to pursue an intimate relationship with Holy Spirit.


Attribute Prophecy to the Holy Spirit Once it has Been Tested

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. 1 Thess 5:19-21

The reason for weighing up prophecy is not only so that we can sift out what is not from God. The greater purpose is that we can identify what is of the Holy Spirit, and attribute it to Him.

Does the need to test prophecy devalue it? No! Just as particular attention and importance is paid to weight of gold and precious stones, so that it even has its own measuring system—the carat—weighing up prophecy demonstrates the value we place upon the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Testing prophecy also has the benefit of fostering humility and facilitating growth in those who are operating in prophecy.

It is a great temptation of prophetic people to resist having our prophetic insights, guidance and prophecy tested by oversight. It can be uncomfortable at times, but don’t resist accountability—embrace it and seek it.

Unconfirmed prophecy and guidance that has not been submitted to oversight should not be attributed to the Holy Spirit.


There is Room for Boldness with Accountability in the Prophetic Office

 ‘Coming over to us, he [the Prophet Agabus] took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’” (Acts 21:11)

When we are teaching on the operation of prophecy, we advise those who are beginning and growing in the gift of prophecy not to take a ‘Thus saith the Lord’ approach to operating in the gift.

This allows for prophecy to be weighed up before it is declared to be of God—and as I state often, humility does not diminish God’s power.

However, there is clearly a place for bold declaration in the prophetic office. Regarding this, Prophet David McCracken says:

‘Having our gift submitted to the authority of an apostolic figure in our lives and/or the oversight of a local church where we are attending, creates boundaries that release us to be extremely bold with our prophetic initiatives.’

It is important that we understand the difference between New Testament and Old Testament prophetic ministry. The Prophet Agabus, for example, was one of a company of prophets from the Jerusalem church—flourishing in his ministry within the context of community and accountability. (Acts 11:27-28)

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. 1 Thess 5:19-21

Test all things.

Being recognised in prophetic office does not rule out or preclude the need to weigh up a prophecy. So we need to be careful in our language, especially where guidance is at stake, that we are not indicating an infallibility that makes weighing up our prophecy—and adjustment, when necessary—difficult.

We recommend using expressions such as,  ‘I believe the Holy Spirit is saying…’ That way, you are indicating your conviction that the word is from God, whilst also allowing for it to be weighed up. Then afterwards, once the word has been tested and the fruit seen, you experience the joy of seeing a prophecy and its outcome attributed to the Holy Spirit.


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How To Receive Your Fresh Anointing

A new season requires a fresh anointing.

Fresh AnointingEven their greatest critics had to admit it.

Peter and John’s behaviour, speech, boldness and power were tangible evidence of the time they had spent in close relationship with Jesus.

‘When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.’ (Acts 4:13)


The Spirit’s Anointing ‘Rubs Off’

Our English expression, ‘to rub off’, means ‘to have an effect through close association or contact…so as to make similar.’ [1] 

For example, if you brush up against a freshly painted door, wet paint will rub off on you.

Jesus’ attributes and anointing rubbed off onto His disciples. Their close contact with Him changed them.

Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed (chrio) me…” (Luke 4:18)

The Greek word translated anointed, ‘chrio’, means ‘to smear or rub with oil.’  The imagery speaks of the physical act of anointing, and is used metaphorically of being anointed with the Holy Spirit. [2] There is something in that picture that is prophetic—conveying the Father’s heart and purpose for our lives.

‘To smear or rub with oil.’

God desires to get up close and personal with you. When you encounter Him, the Spirit’s Presence and power rubs off onto your life in such a way that others witness it and hunger for a close relationship with God for themselves.

The anointing is not a commodity; it is not a ‘thing.’ It is the Person of the Holy Spirit. And that hunger that you have right now for the indefinable ‘more’ of God, for His Presence and His anointing—that is a gift of the Spirit.


4 More Ways to Receive a Fresh Anointing

In addition to spending personal time with God, here are 4 more things to consider as you seek a fresh anointing from God for your life and ministry:

1. A Fresh Encounter with God Through His Word

‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’ (2 Cor 3:18)

The Greek word translated ‘contemplate’ in this verse, means to look into a mirror. [3] In context, Paul is saying that we don’t have a blinded understanding—we have the fullness of the Gospel that reveals Jesus.

It is on God’s heart that you encounter Him in the Bible, catching a fresh revelation of Who He is and see mirrored there who you are in the process of becoming. When you do, you experience transformation, you encounter God and you receive a fresh touch from Him.


2. Make Room for More

‘In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.’ (2 Tim 2:20-21 NIV)

The ‘latter’ that Paul referred to was false teaching and ungodly talk. What is that thing that the Holy Spirit is putting His finger on in your life right now and He is saying, ‘It’s time for that to go’?

Maybe it is fear or intimidation, or lack of self worth. Perhaps you need to release bitterness and forgive someone. Maybe it is an area of struggle or temptation—and you need to bring it into the light and share with a leader what is going on. It could be distractions that are keeping you from focusing on God.

Sometimes in order to be filled and receive more, we need to make room and we need to be cleansed.


3. Close Association with Others who are Anointed

What is ‘rubbing off’ onto you from the people who are around your life? What is ‘rubbing off’ from you onto others?

If possible, get around people who have the Presence of God on their lives and who carry the integrity, attributes, gifts and spiritual DNA that God has called you to have on your own life.

Learn from them, receive from them, and study them and what they do.

You can do this even when there is a distance between you. ‘The Hunk and I’ are privileged to be on David McCracken’s prophetic team. Every week I get to spend time with a group of people who are not only fun to be with, they are also passionately in love with God. And even though we travel frequently, I can still listen to podcasts from our church, Planetshakers. These people and ministries are God’s gift to us and help us stay fresh, continually leading us into God’s Presence.


4. Receive a Fresh Anointing Through Prayer

Praying and receiving prayer are one way that you can receive a fresh impartation of the Holy Spirit’s anointing.

Recently I received prayer with anointing by oil for healing. (James 5:14) The fragrance of the oil lasted all day—reminding me in every moment of the time we had spent in God’s Presence.

Sometimes the very act of humbling yourself and confessing to God and others, ‘I’m hungry for more of God and His anointing’ is what it takes to receive a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit on your life.


Notes:

[1] Free dictionary, see http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rub+off

[2] Strongs G5548. See also the noun for anointing, which is ‘chrisma’, defined in Strongs (G5545) as ‘an unguent or smearing, i.e. figuratively the endowment of the Holy Spirit;–anointing, unction.’

[3] Strongs G2734


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