Season of Fire and Glory

Hi, it’s been a while! I just came back from Indonesia exactly a week ago. Everyone has been asking me about Empowered21 Asia and honestly I didn’t even know where to start. My Indonesia trip was bizarre!! It was so packed and intense, spiritually (in a good way though). So here’s my attempt at sharing the 3 weeks of amazingly-extraordinary-supernatural experience in 1 post. Enjoy!

JARS TRAINING

So, I started my first week to spend time with both of our families while recovering from the jet lag. And then, I spent the second week hosting my Arctic friend Elizabeth (this is another story, but I guess most of you have known about it from my Instagram) and participating in JARS training from Jars International Ministry (Instagram: jars.international). It was a 3-whole-day training to equip us to know our identity as a Jesus Lover, an Atmosphere Changer, and to respond to our callings as a Radical Saints.

The first day of training was confirmations over confirmations of what God has told me for the past year. But the second day I received healing even before the sessions were started. It was in the opening worship session before the first session of the day and the presence of the Lord was so strong and all of sudden, He spoke to me. He told me how my identity as a Bride of Christ was broken and I need a reconciliation with my husband. At the end of the day, we had a sweet reconciliation, something that I never thought, or expect, or even know at the beginning of the day. It was crazy how fast He revealed and healed at the same time within one day! (If only we respond and obey to do His instructions).

The last day of training was powerful and supernatural. Especially in the last session when we shared with each other about our journey with God. It was closed by a very strong and overwhelming presence of God, we began to prophesy and pray for one another. Most of us even received visions and heard His prophetic words. We received and also released anointings to each other, according to how the Holy Spirit led us.

I was really, really blessed by the teachings and your ministry, Jars International. Thank you, Kak Bel, Winda, Michele, and every coach of the sessions. We’ll definitely use the materials and share it with many people for the glory of God.

EMPOWERED21 ASIA

Then, I spent my last week of the trip with Empowered21 Asia, my main objective of going to Indonesia. Let me start by telling you that I didn’t plan for this trip before. In fact, I thought and decided that I was gonna miss this year’s Empowered21 Asia. But God spoke to me during my previous Indonesia trip in February. It was during the Minister Prayer Gathering in SICC, God told me to go. And so, I bought the tickets and booked the hotel a few days after that (That’s why I managed to get the tickets even though they were sold out right after I came back to Vancouver in March).

How can I summarize Empowered21 Asia? It was too bizarre, beyond words. It was a new level of presence of God. It just kept elevating day by day. Crazy! Last Sunday, I saw the highlights video of the event and it gave me goosebumps, even when I looked into my notes of the sessions. It gives me goosebumps, teary eyes, and I feel something burning inside of me, every time I remember the experience of the event (I know only participants of the event can relate to me).

THIRD PENTECOST HAS STARTED!

I truly believe that God is so ready to pour out His Spirit upon His children. As I’ve shared in my previous post, this is the season of the Holy Spirit. This is the season when the ministry of His saints will be filled with signs and wonders. There will be more and more supernatural things. Those who believe and longing will begin to experience the next level of presence of God.

“And it shall come to pass afterward,
    that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.
Even on the male and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit.”

(Joel 2:28-29)

Empowered21 Asia has shown me that heaven on earth is possible. When the children of God gathered in one place with hunger and thirst to see His glory, worshipped Him with one heart, His glory will come to that place. Imagine if nearly 14000 participants of the event come back to their nations with a burning heart and start this level of worship and prayer movements in their cities. I truly believe that the Third Pentecost will really be realized soon!

SEASON OF COLLABORATION AND ACCELERATION

I remembered I saw a long thread of fire and a tornado during the Opening Ceremony of the event. I began to understand from the speakers of the conference, what’s the meaning of the visions.

A long thread of fire refers to the fire in unity. This is the season of collaborations. I remembered Russel Evans said “There’s something great when one fire joins to another fire. It becomes a firestorm. It will become unstoppable”. I believe that the Body of Christ needs to unite, we need to spread the fire, or else it will burn out. We need to pray in one accord, one heart, for His Spirit to really take over the earth.

A tornado means the wind of the Holy Spirit will come so suddenly, and with a great impact. It won’t be just a breeze, but a tornado! It will be bizarre! Something that no one can deny. There will be an acceleration of healings, knowledge of God, fulfillment of prophecies, blessings, and even chaos. Hallelujah!

DISTRACTION

Anyway, with great things coming up, I somehow felt that the biggest challenge would be distrations. God spoke to me few months ago and I shared it to my circle of E3 leaders. And remembered few days after, it was confirmed by 2 people having the same dream of foxes. And surprisingly, it was confirmed again during my Indonesia trip by Ps. Jerome Ocampo (the Founder of United Prayer Rising movements).

God warned me at that time that the distractions of the enemy these days are not on big (and spiritual) things but on the little (and practical) things in our daily lives which will impact the bigger picture. I mean, it’s not easy to mislead a devoted Christian with false teachings or a new religion or any other false spiritual things, right? Especially when he/she already knows and understands the truth quite well.

But how about with financial bondage, family problems, health problems, for instance? Do you think it will affect our spiritual states when we encounter those problems? I think the answer will be Yes! It will, more or less, affect our spiritual conditions. And so, we need to really pay attention on how we live our lives daily and to try the best we can to stay away from that kind of problems.

God also warned me that a lot of times, the distractions of enemy these days are related to time. The enemy doesn’t only wanna steal our blessings, but also our time! With a very fast-paced, real-time, and user-customized information and technology nowadays, we can be trapped to spend our time unwisely. It is very dangerous as we will miss so many things that God wants us to do in this accelerated time. Let us check on how we live our lives daily!

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

(Ephesians 5:15-16)

 

Let’s spread the fire and glory,

Naomi

Notes: I’ll fly to Toronto tomorrow to do some of ministry works in the East Coast and mainly for the United Prayer Rising (UPRising Canada). If you’re living in the East Coast let’s join the movement and pray together for the rising of this nation! For more information, check http://www.uprisingcanada.com. There’s still time to register, so don’t miss it! For those who can’t join, I humbly ask you to pray for my East Coast trip and especially for the revival of Canada. God bless you!

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