Iznenadite Osobe s Božjom snagom Doug Addison

Ljudi su čežnja da se dotakne Božje ljubavi, Snaga i prihvaćanje. Kao kršćani, nosimo u sebi nevjerojatan arsenal duhovnih darova koje mogu pomoći onima u potrebi u ranjavanje svijetu oko nas. Kao vođa terenu i trener za nekoliko godina, I have come to realize that to become more effective we no longer have to go on an outreach because our life is an outreach!

I never grow tired of watching people’s faces light up when we do something that practically demonstrates God’s love. I call these divine moments or power encounters. I have had many power encounters and my most recent was at a comedy club. My wife and I struck up a conversation with a New Age hypnotherapist and she shared a reoccurring childhood dream, which took place outside a church. I gave her the interpretation, which was that she had an amazing spiritual destiny yet to be fulfilled. She was about to find out more about the special assignment or calling God has had on her life since she was a child. She went into tears and said she felt warmth, love and goose bumps all at the same time.

When I talk about power encounters as a means of reaching people with God’s love, many different ideas may run through your head. I realize that the story I just shared may sound a bit extreme and it came after years of experience. Let me share with you some secrets on how I got started and give you some simple tips on how to have power encounters with people in your community.

The power of presence
Power encounters occur when we bring God’s presence to a person who does not believe in God or is trapped in darkness. There is power just by bringing the presence of God that is inside us into contact with those whom God is drawing to Himself. I call this the ‘Gift of Showing Up’!

God’s presence in us is like a light that shines and distinguishes us from those who do not have this light. We are told to “live as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). When we intentionally allow the presence of God’s love to be released through us to touch others, people are drawn to us and experience a peace that they have not experienced elsewhere. People can just sit next to us and walk away changed, without knowing what happened to them.

The power of process
Oftentimes, we miss the fact that people tend to come to Jesus through a process of circumstances and events. We need to allow people time to experience God and not be too quick to try to get them to pray the prayer of salvation prematurely. Just like in nature, there is a growth process for new life to emerge. We would never force a rose bud open or plant a seed expecting it to mature instantly. In the same way, people are often relieved to find a Christian who is not “evangelistically trigger-happy.”

Most people want to know God is real and have questions and doubts that need to be worked out over time. Combining the power of God’s presence with the power of process, we can befriend people and hang out with them over time. It feels more natural and relational while being very effective in reaching people today.

The power of love
We all can demonstrate the power of love. The Bible makes it clear that our enemies are in the spiritual realm and they are not the people we are trying to reach (Ephesians 6:12). We show love in the natural, while our enemies are in the spirit realm. When we take God’s light into the world, it is best not to judge people that you may not agree with. Focus on loving anyone you may disagree with because love powerfully attracts people to Him. Jesus does say to love your neighbor.

The power of encouragement
There is profound power in simply speaking kindly to people, building them up. When Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the well, he gently pointed out that she had relational issues. But he encouraged her, going on to call her honest (John 4:18). People are often beaten down and discouraged by their circumstances. It is amazing what a kind word can do to build them up. It is the kindness of God that leads people to repent and receive Him (Romans 2:4).

The power of surprise
As we do practical things to demonstrate God’s love, we open people’s eyes to God’s love for them. This is often a surprise to them and gives that “tilt of the head” in astonishment. Another surprise is when people discover we are Christians and we are also nice. Sad to say, many people have had bad experiences with unloving Christians. It is so fun to show people the opposite spirit by practical, surprising acts of love and reveal that God is real and really loves them.

Making it practical
Power encounters are not as difficult as you might think. Here are some easy, practical steps to see this in action. Ask God to show you someone who is need of His touch. If you know them, consider going to coffee or lunch and just listen. Then find a way to practically meet a need in their life.

If you see someone in public that God highlights and you don’t know them, be courageous and tell them that you just read something about the power of encouragement and you were wondering if you could practice with them. Proceed to give them a short uplifting word of encouragement. You don’t have to pray long prayers or get them on their knees repenting to be effective in sharing God’s love. You’ll be surprised!

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Proročki Evangelizacija Made Easy Doug Addison

To nije previše teško primijetiti novu duhovnu glad kod ljudi. Mediji su je prepun televizijskih emisija i filmova vezanih za duhovnost. Emisije poput, Charmed, Srednja i Buffy the Vampire Slayer su pokazatelji otvorenosti novih ljudi moraju duhovnosti, iako ovi nisu pokazuje pozitivan utjecaj. S ovim povećanjem interesa za okultno i New Age duhovnosti, nitko ne može pomoći, ali čudo ako su demonske snage su napale naše društvo. Vjerujem da smo gledajući tu čudnu buđenje duhovnosti, jer sam Bog je sadnja duhovnu glad u ljude i oni su u potrazi za razumijevanjem i ispunjenje.

Novi način za evangelizaciju
Prije deset godina, Bog me uputio da se početi koristiti duhovnim darovima riječ znanja i proroštva (1 Corinthians 12) kao sredstvo evangelizacije da dosegnu ljude koji ne reagiraju na tradicionalne metode evangelizacijskih. Jer ljudi su već ide na vidovnjake, Zašto ne pustiti ih znati što Bog doista ima za reći im? To zvuči vrsta sablasno i teško raditi, ali zapravo, otkrili smo da je to tako lako kao daje govorio riječi ohrabrenja.

U osnovi, Riječ znanja je nešto što Duh Sveti komunicira s nama, a to je obično oko sadašnjeg ili bivšeg situaciji dok proročanstvo o budućnosti. Mi smo sami osposobljeni komunicirati ono što mi osjećamo Boga govoreći u svakodnevnom jeziku, izbjegavanja povlaštene kršćanske razgovora i opskurne biblijske reference. Mi smo nalaz da su ljudi zapravo vrlo otvoren za sluh od Boga, pa čak i primiti Isusa Krista u ovim susretima.

Gdje je to u Bibliji?
Kad sam prvi put zacrtao da će učiniti ovu vrstu evangelizacije, Tražila sam Bibliju i pronašao u Ivanu 1:45-51 Da je Isus privukao Natanaela da ga slijede dajući mu riječ znanja kad je izjavio, "Ovdje je pravi Izraelac, u kojem nema ništa lažno. "To mora da je točna jer Natanael bio je izvan sebe da je Isus znao o njegovom karakteru. Isus je također rekao Natanaela da je "vidio" Natanael sjedi pod smokvom; možda je to bilo mjesto gdje Natanael je imao vremena za molitvu s Bogom, jer Isus je poziv Natanael čovjeka istine. Isus je da će mu dati riječ proročanstva za budućnost. Ovaj susret izazvao Nathanael proglasiti, "Učitelju, ti si sin Božji, Kralj Izraela,"I da postane jedan od njegovih sljedbenika.

U Ivanu 4:7-30, 39-41, Isus susreće Samarijanku i oni su počeli pričati o štovanju Boga. Tada joj Isus kaže nešto o sebi: ona je bila u braku pet puta i nije bio u braku s čovjekom ona je sada živjela s. On je to učinio bez osuđuje ju; On je to učinio riječ znanja (o svojoj prošlosti i sadašnjosti). Da je Isus bio sudeći ju, On bi se zove joj preljubnica. Umjesto toga, Rekao joj, "Ono što je rekao je sasvim iskreni." Isus kao da se nalaze u pozitivni ljudi. Isus ju je ocijenjen točno i Njegovo suosjećanje i briga za nju zapalio evangelizacijski plamen unutar. Potrčala je natrag u grad reći svima o Njemu, zbog čega su mnogi Samarijanci slijediti Isusa taj dan.

Ljubav i poticanje ljudi
Moramo vidjeti sebe kao misionari u našim zajednicama. Trebamo učiti jezik i kulturu i pronaći načine kako bi se ispunio Isusovu poruku u ono što ljudi već vjeruju. U današnje pop kulture, postoji veliki broj "reality" prikazuje. Mnogi od tih emisija su zlobni i pokušati napraviti odbacuje ljudi smiješno. U "makeover" pokazuje s druge strane, imaju tendenciju da izgrade ljude. Zašto ne bi postali dio "Extreme Make Over-Boga Edition"!

To je evidentno s povećanim popularnost vidovnjake da su ljudi čeznuli čuti od Boga. Ljudi danas su obuzeti strahom, pobijediti, i pod stresom. Oni su dugo za ohrabrenje i nadu. Prema Prvom Korinćanima 14:3, proročanstvo (ili bilo koji oblik objave) je za jačanje, ohrabrenje, i udobnost, pogotovo kada se koristi kao sredstvo evangelizacije.

Jedan od naših brojnih pristupa proročkoj evangelizacije je dati ljudima poticaj i riječi od Boga o njihovoj sudbini. To je vrlo slično načinu na koji je Isus interakciji s Nathaniel i Samarijanke. Kažemo stvari kao što su, "Uzeli smo klase o tome kako potaknuti ljude; možemo vježbati na vas?"Idemo na reći im kako ih Bog vidi i dati im novu nadu. Često čujemo, "Jesu li vidovnjaci?"To je zapravo njihov način da se kaže da ste točno s onim što govore. Mi odgovaramo, "Ne učimo čuti Boga,"Ili" Mi smo kršćani, ali vjerojatno ne kao i većina koje ste sreli. "

Imagine the possibilities if Christians everywhere began to speak positive words of encouragement to people. I’m convinced it would change the face of evangelism and bring millions of people into a relationship with Jesus.


About The Author
Doug Addison is the founder of InLight Connection, and he travels worldwide helping people transform their lives and discover their destiny. His training seminar topics include finding your destiny, hearing God, and understanding dreams and visions. Doug is the author of the books, Prophecy, Dreams and Evangelism and Personal Development God’s Way. On i njegova supruga, Linda live in Santa Maria, California. For more information, posjetiti www.dougaddison.com.