From the desk of Steve Shultz:
Doug Addison has learned to read the signs of the Lord like few others I have known. Read this prophetic word which, in my view, also doubles as a great teaching on the art of listening to the Voice of God.
God is persistently and consistently encouraging His people to press on, hold on, believe His promises, expect miracles, and on and on. Doug is one of those men who God uses to speak forth the truth for the hour we live in. I've watched the timing of Doug's prophetic words "hit the mark" on several specific occasions that I've been a part of. It's fun to watch God work with him.
Read and "listen" to the encouraging and accurate word for the Church and be sure to learn from these stories – some of the ways in which God may communicate with you.
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May through June: A Time to Start New Things
New Levels of Grace
On 5/5, (May 5th) I was awakened at 5 AM, only having slept five and a half (i.e., 5.5) hours. I got up with an incredible amount of energy. Later that night, at 9 PM I literally saw green angelic lights dancing on the walls of my house. I knew that God was going to do something between May fifth and May ninth (5/5 and 5/9). The number five is associated with grace and here there were five fives. Although these dates have passed, the impact of the new levels of grace is playing out now.
Miracle in Cleveland and Watch San Francisco
On Monday, May 6th I was traveling and God spoke to me that if I would pray during the layovers in the cities I passed through, He would do something in those areas. One of my layovers was in Cleveland, Ohio. While at the Cleveland airport, God showed me that a spirit of control was being taken out in Cleveland and that He will release something new in Ohio that would ultimately affect the east coast. So I prayed for "release of those [held] captive by control."
On the following day I told the group at my speaking event in Pennsylvania that something new was going to happen in Cleveland.
I had an angelic encounter in my hotel room at 5 AM that Wednesday, and the Holy Spirit told to me to turn on the news, as He wanted to show me something. To my surprise, three women who had been held captive for nine years in Cleveland broke free the day after I prayed there. (Photo courtesy: ABC News)
When I updated the group on what took place, my cellphone rang and the caller ID came up as "Cleveland." God spoke to me: "I am calling Cleveland to something new right now."
Watch for something new to happen in San Francisco as I had a layover in that city and I prayed there as well. I am full of faith and fully expect to see something new in San Francisco too.
New Release of Creativity
May through June is a time to start new things or pull out those creative projects or activities that you started previously but were unable to finish. Lost dreams and forgotten prophetic words from God are now being released to you in a greater measure. I have felt a new burst of creative energy in the spirit. Personally, I have gotten more done this year than I have in over five years or more. This is because the Holy Spirit is releasing the ability to get through things that have held us back in the past. But this requires steps, taking action, and not giving up.
There will be new opportunities opening up in June. That is why it's important to get ready now. Houses that have not sold will sell, debts will be paid off over the next few months – things are rapidly shifting and there are many sudden moves happening.
Time for Clarity
God is releasing new revelation over the next month or so, and that will be key for you.
1 Corinthians 13:12 says, "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
God often speaks to us subtly, so take notes and listen. This is a time where God will speak things softly through dreams and experiences. The result of this new revelation will increase your favor and visibility so that "you will be fully known."
What Happened on April 22?
I received a lot of reports from people about things turning around in the spiritual realm in the week of April 22nd. At 1:30 in the afternoon, the strong presence of God came on me while I was shopping. I could cry at the depths of what I was seeing in people. Test your spiritual gifts to see if they went to a new level. God spoke clearly to me: "This is the day of fulfillment."
Things that God has promised you are now in motion. The prophetic experience I had in Cleveland is an example of how things have shifted since April 22nd.
Tension of Contention
I heard the Holy Spirit say the words "tension of contention." This is a time of breaking through to something totally new, but like anything else, it will not always be easy to start. We have to break through old mindsets, limited thinking, attacks of the enemy, and opposition from people around us, because people can get jealous when we succeed. We must contend for the things that God has promised us prophetically.
Door Closing to the Old
Just last week the car that Linda and I have had since 1998 had a prophetic sign happen to it.
We bought the car on our first church plant. We did six cross-country moves and three church plants with that car. Just yesterday the driver's side door would not open.
God spoke to me that He is closing the door to the old way of doing things and opening the door to something totally new.
Watch for new provision to open up when things like this happen. And pray that we get a new car!
Witchcraft Broken Over You
I had a dream last month that Bob Jones announced to the world that witchcraft was just broken over Doug Addison. Five years ago, Bob told me that I had witches praying against me along with jealous Christians and a horde of demons assigned to stop my ministry. It has been a tough five years in which we nearly closed our doors on several occasions but it appears that the storm is passing. I receive prophetic words for myself, as well as ones that are global. Quite often the way my prophetic gift works is that I live the prophetic words out, so watch for this to be happening over your life too.
Decrees from Heaven
Job 22:28 says, "You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways."
Begin to decree to God and speak into your situation the things you need in order to make a sudden radical move to the next season of your life. This is a time to tap into the promise:
"...With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).
Interestingly, Ohio's state motto is, "With God all things are possible."
Doug Addison is a prophetic dream interpreter, speaker, writer, Life Coach, and stand-up comedian. Doug travels the world bringing a message of love, hope and having fun! His unique style helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God's supernatural love and power.