Jan. 12, 2013–You Can Be Changed Unawares

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31)

As this word is being released right now, a number of your brothers and sisters in Christ are Soaking in God’s Presence at a Soakathon in Wainfleet Township. (Please see the DWOD for Jan. 10, 2013)

On the outside, it may look like nothing more than a group of adults and youth at a sleepover, albeit a Holy Spirit Sleepover :-)

On the inside, though, the Holy Spirit is able to minister to you in the depth of your being and change your nature.

Really?

Let’s look at an analogy courtesy of Carol Arnott, who introduced me to this spiritual discipline at a Pastors and Leaders Conference at Catch the Fire, Toronto back in 2006.

She talked about how a raw cucumber that is placed in a marinade long enough becomes a dill pickle. It still looks like a cucumber on the outside, but its nature has changed completely on the inside thanks to being soaked in the marinade.

Similarly, we can be so marinated in the presence of the Holy Spirit, soaking in the River of God that we no longer “taste” like our old, raw nature any longer.

We have taken on the flavour of the Holy Spirit.

Wow! That was such a revelation to me.

The truth be told, I did not start soaking right away. I had to hear a few more anointed men and women who were being used mightily by God to impress upon my spirit the importance of soaking before I started doing so with any consistency.

Did I sense any change happening in me right away? Not really. Other than being a bit more at peace than before, nothing much, until one day a few months later…

As we were on the road, members of my family began to remark that I was not prone to high-pitched outbursts of highway hotheadedness (a.k.a road rage) as they were accustomed to experiencing when I was at the wheel.

That is when I first became aware of a change that had happened deep down inside of me.

Since I had not undergone any behaviour modification therapy in the meantime, nor read any manuals or learned any techniques to manage/control my anger, there was only explanation.

You guessed it, the times of Soaking.

That is when it dawned on me that this caustic cuke had been transformed into a more palatable pickle.

Would you like the Holy Spirit to start changing you?

If you are not soaking already, why not start right now?

Just go to http://soaking.net/streaming-music-players/, click on the Play Button on one of the players, lie down, close your eyes and just let Him minister to you.

Start with a reasonable length of time, say 15 minutes. Increase it by 5 minutes a day over the next few days.

You will be amazed how the Holy Spirit changes you on the inside.

You will be even more amazed when others notice the change in you.

That’s when you will realize that you have been changed unawares!

Pastor Jeeva

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Comments

  1. I was changed last night! What a refreshment from only a few hours of nodding off! I was shown that breakthroughs are happening in 2013! Don’t look to technology….instead be watching for opportunities that our Lord will give us….He will give us the right times and wisdom information for them!!

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