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Overcoming Unbelief

Recently at a healing activation workshop in Evesham we looked at how hardness of heart and unbelief stop us moving in the power of God and doing miracles. Paul tells us in 2Cor4v18 to look not to what is seen but to what is unseen. This is looking into the eternal realm. This realm is of higher authority than the natural realm. It supercedes the natural realm.

We connect to the natural realm through our senses and feelings. Things that anchor us to the natural realm are our educations (both religious and secular), our traditions, our habits, our experiences, our failures or successes, our natural wisdom, the media, the culture around us, our families, our friends and the environments we live in to name a few. Yet Paul says look not to the natural or Seen things but look to the Eternal things for they are unchanging, unlike seen things.

We did an interesting excercise which I would recommend you dear reader do.  I drew a horizontal line in the middle of a whiteboard. Above the line we labelled the eternal or higher realm, underneath we labelled the seen or natural realm. We then listed all the benefits we have In Christ in the heavenly realm as per Eph 1v3 above the line,  and what we have in the natural realm underneath that line. It soon became obvious where we need to focus and draw our comfort and strength and vision from.  The Kingdom of God manifests around us when we live from the higher eternal realm, the place of being seated in Christ in the heavenly (eternal) realm, and allow that to manifest through our lives into the natural realm. We must live not moved by what we see or hear or feel in the natural realm, but by what we see and hear and are moved by in the eternal realm.

How do we stay in this place of being seated in Christ in the heavenly realm in the midst of all the day to day pressures and demands that are being made on us? 

 I think Psa 103 is an amazing example of how to do this. Praise the Lord and meditate on all His goodness and kindness to us. David meditates in the Word and stirs and remembers himself into a place of excitement before the Lord. He remembers all the blessings God pours out on him. Last but not least Pray in tongues plenty.

There is a teaching on avoiding hardness of heart and unbelief in our “Media” section under MP3 teachings.

I have had a lot of feedback from people as to how this teaching  has helped them.

God Bless,

John.

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Working with God rather than for God.

Understanding the realm of the Spirit May 2011 by John Alcock.

We are in Him, He is in us, He is in the Father, The Father is in Him, He and the Father are one, We too are filled with the Godhead (Coloss2v10 Amplified). We have to learn to flow in and release this amazing life and power the Father has given us in Christ. The above link is to a zipped file you can download and open on your computer explaining some of who we are in Christ and how to move in this.

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Releasing the power of God… a workshop for every believer.

Releasing the power of God by John Alcock: This is an equipping workshop to activate the rivers of God that flow from the innermost beings of believers in Jesus Christ.  It is well worth listening right to the end as keys to release and receive the power of God are explained and demonstrated. There is a powerful testimony of what flowing like this in God’s power achieved in a dump in Natal South Africa at the end of the track.

Click on the underlined title just above to hear the audio track.

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Why do we dream?

Num 12v6. If there is a prophet among you I, the Lord, make myself known to him in a vision or a dream.

During sleep our reasoning is dormant while our imagination is active. God has our full attention and we cannot control what is happening. If we were awake when we dreamed, we would probably zone out the thoughts or experiences we were having as illogical or meaningless.

Dreams bypass the natural thinking of men and women, saved or unsaved.

1 Cor2V14. The non-spiritual man does not accept into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are meaningless to him.

This passage is written to born again people.  Consider Heb 5v11-14.  It speaks about the fact that if we feed on milk the whole time or we are lazy in spiritual things we will not grow in our spiritual faculties.  We need to be trained in the things of God.  We need to apply ourselves to the things of God.  2 Peter1v3-9 says a similar thing.

The word of God reshapes the patterns of our thinking.  Rom 12v2 “says be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is the good and acceptable will of God.”

Lance Wallenau, an apostle in the Christian International network, uses a good illustration of how our minds work.  He says our thoughts are like marbles and our minds are like clay.  As we grow up, our thoughts, like marbles, keep dropping into our minds, the clay.  The dropping marbles wear grooves in the clay over time.  The grooves get deeper and deeper and patterns of thinking are formed.  The result is we categorise things into each of these grooves and become set in our responses and understanding in different areas.  Each time we receive a thought or an idea we will categorize it into a set pattern of thinking.  We could call this our logic.

Certainly our thinking patterns or grooves shape our lives.  They are a result of our family background, education, worldview (shaped to a large extent by the media), experience, culture, religious teaching.  From these grooves we get our perspective on life, habits, prejudices, values and so on.

Our thoughts will follow preconditioned processes through us and shape our responses and actions in life.

Why does Jesus tell us to come as little children?  Because these grooves are less established.  Children are more open to new ideas than most adults.

Now when God drops thoughts from His Spirit into our minds, unless we have exercised our senses to discern His “voice”, these thoughts follow the same paths and patterns of our own thoughts and we might reject them as unimportant or silly because they don’t fit into one of our grooves of thought.  We don’t discern the difference between soul and Spirit.

The answer is to be transformed by the renewing of your mind that, “You may prove what is the good and acceptable will of God.”

NB The voice of God in our mind sounds like our own thoughts most of the time, but it carries a ring that you learn to recognise as you grow in God and in fellowship with Him.  You must train yourself to hear “The still small voice.”  Jesus said, “My sheep know My voice” John 10v4.

 

So what are we to do?

Rom 12v2. We need to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

We need to exercise our spiritual senses. Heb 5 11-14.

We need to learn the language of the Spirit. We are new creatures and have a new language.

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind Eph 4v23

We need to seek, ask, knock, and take our inheritance seriously.

This is why we need a foundation of the words of God so we can divide soul and Spirit.  The idea is we want to have spiritual clay in our head that can be shaped by the Word of God and the thoughts of the Spirit.  In other words become like little children in that we start all over again to shape our thoughts God’s way Rom 12v2.

In conclusion

God gives us dreams to bypass any limitations we might have in receiving revelations from Him.  Much of the time He has spoken similar messages to us in other ways which we might not have received.  Such is God’s love for us that He wants to communicate a lot with us.  As we search out the meaning of the dream or dreams we have, we draw closer into Him.  Ask the Lord to give you dreams and tell Him you will take them seriously.  Write them down and then search out their meaning with the help of the Holy Spirit.  There will be further instruction on interpretation of dreams and the language of the Spirit in new articles on this site.

If you are really desirous of help in interpretation of your dreams become a subscriber to this site and email us the dream.

If you are interested in dream interpretation check out this resource:  Interpreting Dreams & Visions