Lately I keep hearing the words "watch your gifts shift." The spiritual atmosphere is changing and God is calling us to try new things. God is shifting the effectiveness of our spiritual gifts. It is time to try using your spiritual gifts in new, creative ways to help people. Let me give you an example of how I discovered that my prophetic words could have a bigger impact.
Small, Encouraging Words go a Long Way
Back in 2006, while living in Moravian Falls, North Carolina, I began to write in my computer journal the detailed ways God speaks to me. This daily habit has developed my ability to hear God much more clearly. By tracking all the subtle impressions, dreams, visions, and angelic encounters I experienced, I have become acutely aware of the spiritual climate on a daily basis. At first I thought that these short two or three-line prophetic words were not really big enough to share in my prophetic writings as they did not appear to be all that powerful.
I had a new discovery in June as I began posting them on my Twitter page every day. I have gotten more positive responses from these small little 140 character words than I do on my prophetic articles. My gift shifted. God wants to use small words of encouragement to bring huge change in people's lives. He also wants us to discover new ways to use the gifts he has given us.
Gifts Shift: God is Moving Among the Tattooed and Pierced
Here's another example of using your spiritual gifts in new, creative ways. Two of my main spiritual gifts are giving prophetic words and dream interpretation. I have developed these gifts over the years by using them over and over with people everywhere. I noticed that people get genuinely touched by God when I use a similar understanding of symbolism found in dreams on their tattoos. I combine this with prophetic insight from the Holy Spirit. I have been seeing an amazing new openness when I prophesy over people's tattoos and piercings. This may seem strange to some, but God really wants to touch the millions of people with tattoos. You can see me in action doing prophetic tattoo interpretation in Darren Wilson's (Finger of God and Furious Love) latest film, Father of Lights.
New Generation Commits to God in Isaiah 44:3-5
"For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. Some will say, 'I belong to the Lord'; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, 'The Lord's,' and will take the name Israel." Isaiah 44:3-5
This reference is a prophetic word describing a movement of God that is happening right now. God is pouring His Spirit out on our children to bring them to a new commitment level for Him. They are so on fire for God that some will actually tattoo the Lord's name on themselves, which shows a radical level of commitment to God. We are trying to get our children to live for God and they are looking for a cause that they are willing to die for. They are symbolically declaring their passion for God. This is starting right now as we are seeing many "sacred tattoos" containing Bible verses and sayings.
Even if you do not understand the generation of people getting tattoos and piercings, it is best to not judge what you don't understand.
If you would like to learn to parlay your prophetic gifting for people with tattoos and piercings, I have recently put my tricks of the trade in an easy to grasp format. I just released an online training course on how to do prophetic tattoo and piercing interpretations. Your training is so important to me that I'm giving away Session One: Understanding People with Tattoos for free. Check it out at http://propheticevangelism.com and watch the introduction video that shows me doing this in public.
Watch Your Gifting Shift
We are in a time of an amazing paradigm shift as the God of the impossible is making things possible. It will require stepping out and trying new things. It is a wonderful time to be alive not only to experience God but also to partner with Him in new and fun ways. Along those lines, I pray that you will see how your gift shifts. Step out and try something new!
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