Doug Addison’s encouraging prophetic word for the month of September formed a complex and elegant chiastic structure. The chiastic structure is one of the teaching tools of Scripture, and a thumbprint of the Holy Spirit as the author of the Word of God.
My takeaway from this in my prayer journal:
I have been thinking about what the Lord might mean by stepping away from old methods that are no longer working. This is in the context of reaching the lost with the gospel. Old methods would be staying inside the church walls, because the lost don’t go to church. Big city-wide crusades and such aren’t as effective in the present day. New methods might be setting up a booth at a new age fair to do dream interpretations for people. The Spirit would give the ones He is chasing dreams, and then funnel them to that booth to receive a message of love and hope from His heart. Dream interpretation is a tried and true biblical method to get the attention of the lost with an open heart to receive His word (i.e., as God used Joseph, and Daniel). The point is to be open to the creativity of the Spirit in being used as a light on a hill, and not to dismiss something just because it isn’t what the previous generation did.
For me personally, we experienced what might seem like a terrible setback with Hurricane Irma. But God is encouraging me that this shaking and storm of life is within His carefully controlled pervue for us, in order to purify by fire what is of Him, and realign us for the task He has for us regarding the coming revival. I am very encouraged!
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