Resharpening our vision

At the beginning of this year, I, my hubby and my toddler son took time to leave Vancouver and visit my home country, Indonesia. We struggled with lots of pressures, mentally, financially, spiritually at that time. I prayed and prayed and somehow I felt that we’ll find answers in Indonesia. And I’m glad we did =)

I felt like our trip was meant to resharpen our vision.

In the middle of storms, confusions, and terrors, we often get our visions blurry. I’m not only talking about visions in ministry and spiritual calling only, but also, our visions in marriage, in the marketplace, and even our study.  We need to take a break from all of the busyness and really take time to resharpen our vision. To find again our convictions and heart for all the things we are doing and what we’re fighting for.

It’s a fundamental step that we need to take at the beginning of this year because God is preparing us for a great battle leading to the big harvest. And we’ll need to pay the price for realizing the visions that God puts in our hearts. And it’s not gonna be easy!

SPIRITUAL CALLING REVEALED

I believe this year to be a significant year for the revealing and resharpening of the spiritual calling of His children. God is preparing us to be someone with a certain role and talents since the day we were born (Jeremiah 1:5). Each and every one of us has a purpose and is a significant part of God’s plan to dominate the world. That’s why it’s very important for us to understand our callings and to live a purposeful life.

Walking in our calling doesn’t refer to what we do every Sundays or at church, but it’s about being an impact to our surroundings every day of our lives. It’s not only about praying for people but also real actions that we do so that other people can feel the love of God through us.

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble”

(2 Peter 1:10)

Let’s walk boldly in our callings,

Naomi

Learning new things

As I promised you before, I’ll try to catch up writing about what I got since the end of 2017. And here it goes my story……

GEN Z ARISES

It started in November right after a young adult retreat from my home church. God told me about things I should have done better in my ministry. As usual, I took it really hard on myself, of course (LOL, so me).

But afterward, God showed me there’s a generation gap between the millennials (generation Y) and the next generation which is called as generation Z (Gen Z). We’re shifting to a new generation which is completely different in characters, interests and learning behaviors. I felt like it’s time for churches to fill in the gaps, to accept this generation as they are and to find new and effective ways to grow them. God is releasing a new generation!

I remember how God guided me to research more about Gen Z. God told me that we need a completely new approach to engage with this new generation. Old ways will not work anymore and we need to be open-minded in discovering the new, creative methods that God will introduce to us in the next season. We need to trust God and let ourselves out from the comfort zone!

I began to share about this to my Lead Pastor, young adults leaders’ team, and my minister friends. I was stunned when my Global Lead Pastor, Ps.Niko Njotorahardjo prophecied at the end of 2017 that “the year of 2018 is the year of new beginnings”.

MORE GRACE, MORE POWER

At the second week of 2018, I began to notice how busy I was particularly this year. I even spent the passing of 2017 to 2018 with a counseling session. God sent me this soul I have been chasing since last year with no sign of progress. I was not even knocking anymore and He delivered her right to me.

When I was in my quiet time with God with a grateful heart, a day after the counseling session, a voice in my heart said “More grace, more power”. Then He told me that the big harvest which is coming in 2018 will be done only by His power. The Holy Spirit will be working tremendously, like never before. Our job is to prepare ourselves and be ready to receive and to disciple an incredible amount of souls.

Always remember that our ministry is never ours. It’s His and His alone, and He will take care of His own. So, we need to focus more on the things we should do and surrender the end results to God.

DECIDE YOURSELF

I believe that this year is also about making a personal decision. Everyone has to decide for his/her own salvation. We always remember about Jesus saving our lives but often forget to work out our own salvation (Philippians 2:12). We often too easy to blame other people or situations we are in. But at the end of the day, whatever our excuses are, He will judge us justly. And He’s coming soon! So we need to get out of the devil’s trap and recommit ourselves to really follow God and to do what He pleases.

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

(Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

Better late than never LOL,

Naomi

My rapture dream: Ready or not…..here He comes!

Praise God, I finally got time to write again this week after surviving a very hectic and long week. That was a good hecticness though, thank God for that. Anyway, I have promised you guys to write about a dream that had made me start writing this blog.

As a background, I rarely got prophetic dreams. I know some people who are used to receive a message from God through dreams. But……not me. I would say that God talks to me more by giving me quotes of Scriptures, visions, and….He just talks to me, like right away in my heart. And sometimes by “inner knowing” (Just knew the term from “The Seer” book by James W. Goll that I’ve been reading lately. By the way, I really recommend this book if you have prophetic gifts and calling), I couldn’t explain but I simply knew what I knew.

Anyway, it’s been a while since the last time I got a prophetic dream, but I got it again on July 16th, 2017. I remembered it’s the night after I received a really powerful fire anointing through His servant Ps. William Hardrick at my home church. That night I experienced a dream that changed my life. It took me to a new level of understanding that I’ve ever been since I received Jesus. It was almost like real experience and the first time I was remembering the dream when I woke up, I could feel that I was experiencing the dream all over again. It was a very short dream but it’s enough to change me in a way I couldn’t explain, enough to make me felt the urgency of His calling in my life. It gave me a new heart and put a new spirit in me; it removed from me my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26).

THE DREAM

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In that dream, I was standing in a room alone. It was not a big room and it has transparent double hinged doors that have particular designed frame, so it’s not all plain glass doors. I was looking through the transparent area on the sidelines of the door frames to see a guy standing outside of the door. I didn’t see His face, but This Guy was wearing a luminous white robe with light blue lines (it’s luminous too!) on the edges of the fabric which were in the cuffs and V-neck of the robe. There was a very bright light behind Him that I couldn’t see anything behind the brightness. I didn’t know how but somehow a second after looking at that view through the door frames, I knew that’s Jesus.

I remembered my mind spoke to me “Jesus is coming!” And then my mind spoke again the next second “Oh my God, is it rapture time now?” Right after I finished that sentence in my mind, I could feel I “plopped” outside of my body (I say “plopped” because I could really feel that my soul PLOP to the outside of the body. At one PLOP, the sounds that I heard outside the body was just different than when I was within the body. It was just like you’re being away from the sound of the world if that makes sense. And the physical feelings were also different. I felt an intense peaceful feeling and it’s physically so light….like floating-in-the-air kind of feeling. I could feel that time was also slowed down).

A second after that (with a floaty, slower feeling), my mind spoke again “Oh my God, did I just got raptured? Was I finally raptured???” (I couldn’t believe that I was being raptured). Then a sudden, intense feeling of gratitude filled me. My mind said “Thank You, Lord….Thank You, Lord…..” The feeling of gratitude, relief, and peace was so strong and real. As my mind was speaking to me, I could also see that I was furthering away from the ground, almost like flying. And that’s the end of my dream.

THE URGENCY

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I don’t know if you guys can feel the shocked-almost-like-panicky feeling that quickly follows by the feeling of peace and gratitude that I experienced in that dream. But that short dream was very emotional, vivid, and REAL to me. And I really thought that that’s the feelings which we’ll experience when the time comes.

Rapture is a personal moment between us and God. It’s so sudden, inevitable, non-deferrable judgment day of your entire life. You can’t really prepare yourself for it. It’s beyond any physical, logical, and mental preparation. It hits you in your face when the time comes. The only preparation you can do now is repentance. From the heart, not only of alteration of attitude or expression of words.

I remembered how I felt the fire and the urge in my heart to fulfill His calling even more in my life, to take my pursuit of holiness to another level and most importantly, to be consumed by His Spirit. For once in my life, I want to give up everything for that particular moment. I want to make sure that I’ll be experiencing it again when He’s coming.

JESUS’ ROBE

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Two days after the dream, I found the prophetic meaning of light blue colors in Jesus’ robe. My brother in Christ, Yonathan, helped me to search for it through a prophetic dance seminar material and it said that “light blue means righteousness, holiness and the bride of Christ”. I was stunned that there’s more to it!

In “The Seer” book that I was reading recently, James W. Goll mentioned in the subtitle of The Meaning of Symbolic Colors about Numbers 15:38 which is surprisingly related to the dream I had:

“Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue” (Numbers 15:38).

I felt like God wanted to tell me through the dream that, we should have righteousness, holiness, intimacy with Jesus (the bride of Christ), in order for us to be raptured.

To be righteous, we must have the strong foundation of the Law of God and obedience to do it. To be holy, we have to be consumed by the Holy Spirit. And to be the bride of Christ, we should trust Him with all our hearts in every season of our lives.

I pray that we will be found righteous, holy, and known by God when the time comes. He is coming soon, my friend!

Praying for you,

Naomi

Eunoia: a vision in season

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Eunoia is originated from an ancient Greek word εὔνοια, which means beautiful thinking, a well and pure mind, good spirit. In rhetoric, eunoia is the goodwill a speaker cultivates between himself/herself and his/her audience, a condition of receptivity. The perception that the speaker has audience’s interest at heart. Eunoia is also the shortest English word containing all five main vowel graphemes.

Inspired by its name, Eunoia The Journal will share my revelation of God’s beautiful plan for the season in the simplest way possible. It will contain His instruction, reminder, explanation, correction, warning, encouragement, whatever He told me or show me to share with people. I will share my personal conviction of  His message, vision or dream of the season.

Of course, it doesn’t mean that I know all things as the Bible says “For we know in part and we prophesy in part” (1 Corinthians 13-9). I’m far from perfect and still learning as He tests my heart and my mind and reveals any impurities in my life. I’m writing this blog as a response to His prophetic calling to serve others.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.” (1 Peter 1:10-12)

I hope that it will bless you! If you happen to read this blog and you have an experience or revelation or additional insight related to the subject, please do not hesitate to comment, share your thoughts or even just leave your mark on this blog. It will mean so much to me.

 

Thanks for reading,

Naomi