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Encounters are Coming!

By Pam Clark
I know in my spirit that encounters are so close for many people, it will be the "outpouring" and "revival" that so many are looking for. But honestly, are we prepared? I don't say this to newbies as much as I say it to the saints who have known Him for a while. I am so excited about the coming move and you can hear many of the older ones in the Lord saying they sense it and that it is "at the doors." They "feel" it in their bones! There is a resonance, a "feeling" of it, just like you know it's autumn or spring because the temperatures are changing. You feel it in "the air." The atmosphere is changing.
Encounters are Coming!

I know in my spirit that encounters are so close for many people, it will be the "outpouring" and "revival" that so many are looking for. But honestly, are we prepared? I don't say this to newbies as much as I say it to the saints who have known Him for a while.

I am so excited about the coming move and you can hear many of the older ones in the Lord saying they sense it and that it is "at the doors." They "feel" it in their bones! There is a resonance, a "feeling" of it, just like you know it's autumn or spring because the temperatures are changing. You feel it in "the air." The atmosphere is changing.

Now when men and women start addressing the wicked ways of the people, that is one clue. But they will not be trying to scathe the people as much as they want them to get right for the sake of all the benefits. They know God will pass over, blow over, walk over and run over those who stand in His Way when He is ready to move. And He will move because people have been praying for Him to move and that cup is getting full.

Many will get more dreams and visions and strong inspirations they can run with. Oh how frustrating it can be to get something that you can't run with yet. But God will prepare us for the deeper works if we let Him. Remember, the stronger things will put pressure on the weaker things, both good and bad!

I was pondering earlier how in my own calling, as I look back, I can see that I was having visitations and even doing acts of the calling before I ever had a clue what my calling is! I knew there was some Force working in my life but I was clueless as to how it worked, and somewhat obviously so, at times.

None of that changed my destined calling, but there was a later time when God made it much more plain to me. Some other more experienced ones may have discerned it, some could even lay hands on me to impart, but if I didn't understand it, then it didn't matter that much, if I was not functioning in it really.

The Spirit was there, guarding what He put in, but God will give us a well- rounded education, if we are open to it. It's good to get! There are other people in His big Body! Sometimes we want to "help" God do His work and we can even be willing to "advise" Him along, but things will really just work in the "Divine Design."

Changed into Greater Glory

He is the Creator of the world, even the cosmos. But as big as He is and can get in the dimension that He wants to manifest in, He can come down to our current dimensions in a most personal way! Just as we learn to possess restraint on some things, so does He. It is part of the nature of the fruit or character of the Spirit called self-control. How blessed we are that is so!

But the BIG blessing we can get is when God wants to come and change us, into a greater glory of existing and manifesting His power and Love and the things He can and wants to do through us. God's Presence can cause us to stand in situations and circumstances that will just amaze you and others around you. Some will think you are nuts, but you know, to some degree anyway, what He has imparted. It's a greater thing!

God has emotions but they are way beyond ours. Just as you don't always know what another person is thinking or feeling, neither do you always know what God is thinking or feeling. That is why we say His ways are beyond us, because they are! We are made in His Image so we understand a type of some things, but God is not sharing or compromising His Being or His Authority.

When we find something good, if we are not self-consumed, it is good to honor those things that bless us and guide us into our better ways with Him! Do you like compliments? Do you like a spirit of cooperation? God does too, and we call it worship and praise and prayer!

That favor can rise and manifest into other forms of blessings, and because God is all knowing and all wise, we can look to Him and find the greater ways and greater blessings. Did someone say, "Make America great again?" We can make a lot of things great again if we submit to His ways. But if we impose our self on it, we may not do as well as we could have and even backslide. Hopefully you know all this, but reminders don't hurt.

Happy tends to change things better than unhappy, but God will discipline us too. But He does that to bless us. There is another spirit out there that wants to tear things down. Discerning the difference is a mark of leadership and experience. Many things that look impossible are not impossible! See things knowing Him!

People used to be separated by big rivers until we learned how to build boats and bridges! God is so big that we will spend eternity learning Him and all He can do and manifest. You don't have to marry the devil to learn God.

Preparing for a Move of God

I ventured off a little bit here because what I really want to share is about the preparation for a move of God. Would you rather have "an experience" one time, or a skill you can use over and over and get a blessing? What I see going on in so many churches and meetings is the one time thing (for the recipient). and you go there and "pay" to learn and get approved by man. And what man teaches man is a man type thing. We call it the works and words of the flesh.

But when you are open to God, He can take you into greater depths and dimensions of Him and you have to learn how to handle that! This is why we need encounters. The true leaders of the Spirit will act and walk by the Spirit in this and show you how to experience and navigate and do it with the 7-fold Spirit of God, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might and knowledge in the fear and authority of God. You will not be the Source, but you will radiate it because you have allowed for Him to come into you! Now, you need to be able to handle it!

Churches are to be houses of prayer, not just for petitions (and we need that!) but also for coming to terms with encounters and experiences with God that we get. If the leaders don't know, how can they lead the people in it? And no one person can handle all that God wants to do in His people!

Do you just want to "watch others" or enter into His Presence and gain the knowledge and experience of God? If you are not taught ABOUT God, you will not understand your EXPERIENCE so much of the time!

And this will lead me back into what I am trying to share. To be prepared for a move of God, we need to be sharing and teaching others what we have learned to experience and do. Do you really mean it when you pray, "Thy Kingdom come?" Do you really want to move the Life of God forward? Do you want the Spirit of God to increase and manifest? In many ways we are doing good and in many other ways we are not! Many, many say they are hungry for so much MORE!!! And we can have it!!!

Bringing Others to Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Are you doing your best to respond to God with what you know and have been given? Are you helping others? Are you able to lead others to salvation? When they get wowed, are you ready to open up the Bible to them and give them direction that will expand their lives without YOU having to have a lot of control over it? Jesus said His gift is free! That doesn't mean that you let go of wisdom, but you surely learn how to give and let go and do your gift! Show people how to get grounded and don't just babysit waiting for the parent to get home!

Can you bring others into the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the supernatural gift of speaking and praying in tongues? That gift is not just there to impress others but to equip them for their greater journey. Are people being baptized to signify the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus? Truly it is a prophetic act. They should relate to it, in their life! Is that being taught???

The gifts are for everyone but not everyone follows through and cooperates. That evil spirit of competition comes in to kill, steal and destroy. That jealousy rises up in a spirit of murder and cuts off the Kingdom of God, through His people! Leaders should be wise on teaching these things, but there seems to be a big lack of that.

Leaders should also be teaching and preaching that sin is wrong, including lying and theft and sex sin and other vanities of doom. You can preach that without condemning others, because Jesus taught that we are condemned already without His Spirit.

Jesus came as a Seed to fall into the ground and die and raise up many others. It's been happening some, but it can and will happen to even greater and greater degrees. If we know the things that make for life, then we can make great strides and progress. But we don't put man in charge and leave God out!

A good steward or scribe has in his bags treasures old and new that they can pull out at any time. Well, let's hear the exact words Jesus said: Matthew 13:52 Then He said to them, "Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old."

A scribe is one who understands the Word. A householder is one who manages a house or tends to others. There are many ways that can be expressed, don't just put it all into "boxes." God is a flowing River.

Be willing to share your gifts with others. People will be drawn to you because of your Spiritual gift. Be ready to help and share but also be ready for the outpouring and encounter. It will come like a Wave and people will clamor to know more. You can shut the Kingdom of Heaven up to others or you can please the Lord and make His Name great and give Him the honor and the glory.

Don't you want that? Didn't you receive because of what someone else did like that, to share with you? Learn how to anchor yourself into Truth and His Spirit more than man, but love people enough to give your best in Him. If we want to see and sustain an outpouring, we will do these things.

Pam Clark
pamclark@prophetic.net

Reprinted by permission
Dec 28, 2018

Identity Network, Inc.
Dr Jeremy Lopez
P.O. Box 383213

Birmingham, Al. 35238
www.identitynetwork.net

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