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Is anyone there?
God, can you hear me? Hello?…
No response just crickets….Yep, nothing but the still silence of the night and me speaking, then shouting, and finally screaming in hopes that God can and will hear me.
God, are you there? Are you even hearing me? Can you hear me now?
The images of the Verizon commercial come to mind when I think of how I used to view communication with God. You know the ‘Can you hear me now’ commercial?
The commercial goes something like this: Man pops up out of a manhole and says into his cellphone, “Can you hear me now?” man nods his head and says, “Good!” Then again, he asks the same question but he is in some remote off the beaten path location. Over and over he asks the same question in a different location and gets the same response… “Can you hear me now? Good.”
It may seem strange to some, but most of my growing up years in the church, I didn’t know that God still spoke today. I didn’t understand that God wanted a relationship with a two-way conversation. I didn’t realize that we could speak to God just like we do with our friends or family and that He would respond.
What I thought before, seems kind of silly to me now. I figured God was busy. He was up in Heaven somewhere doing His God thing. So, when I prayed, He would eventually get around to answering it with a Yes, No, or Maybe, and I just had to wait for Him to eventually decide.
One revelation from God can change everything. First, came the revelation that God still speaks today. Then came the revelation that He wasn’t distant, but that He wanted to have a personal relationship with me. A personal relationship, which involves a two-way conversation, and that is just the beginning!
In Matthew 4:4 Jesus says, “It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (ESV). I always took this verse to mean, that we needed to not just give our bodies natural substance of food, but that we needed to read the Word of God too. While that is the absolute truth, I was still missing something. The ‘something’ I was missing was that God communicates today not just through His Holy Scriptures, but also through other sources of encouragement. He sent His Holy Spirit to speak to us, to guide us, and lead us into all truth.
Jesus modeled this two-way conversation throughout His life. He also embraced a lifestyle of encouragement, changing the atmosphere and lives of people everywhere He went.
This is why I wrote the book, The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement. I don’t know about you, but I want to change the atmosphere and edify the lives of people everywhere I go. Together, we can change our world one encouraging word at a time.
Join me as we journey together in embracing a lifestyle of prophetic encouragement.
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About The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for Others
“The gift of prophetic encouragement is a necessary gift, one that the Church is in great need of during these last days.”—from the foreword by Wayne Cordeiro, president, New Hope Christian College; author, The Divine Mentor
The book clears away the confusion about the prophetic gift today, pastor and ministry leader Debbie Kitterman reveals the good news about the gift of prophecy in this practical, powerful book: We are all prophetic because we all have direct access to God. Prophecy is an ordinary part of the Christian life. In fact, it is God’s way for us to encourage and strengthen the Body of Christ.
So, open your ears to hear God and break out of your comfort zone to deliver His messages to those who need them most. Act now—His words can’t wait!
Prophetic Encouragement is Full of powerful testimonies and practical application, this book will help you break out of your comfort zone and embrace a lifestyle of encouraging others–just as Jesus did. You will learn how to deepen your relationship with God, open a direct line of communication with him, and share his words with others.
The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement is completely unique in challenging believers to be the gift of encouragement others need today. This book is written to give an interactive experience. Here are the book’s features:
- Teaching on the gift of prophetic encouragement
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- Chapter questions for personal study or discussion
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Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com
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Do you wonder if God still speaks today? Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally? Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?
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God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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