From the desk of Steve Shultz:
Remember that Jesus "CELEBRATED" the Day of Pentecost on the very night HE was betrayed.?
Now, for the rest of the story....
Power of Pentecost and Summer of Fun for 2010
The night before Jesus was arrested, He celebrated a Passover meal with His disciples in the legendary "Last Supper." Fifty days later, God initiated a major turning point in the story of His people with the birth of the Christian Church that occurred on the Jewish festival of Pentecost.
God spoke to me that this year will be a significant time for the Church on the Day of Pentecost and the weeks to follow. It may not have the impact that the original day of Pentecost did in Acts 2, but there is definitely a significant change coming and a release of new power and creative anointing from Heaven. He also revealed deeper insight into the power of "Passover" and "Pentecost" that is still available to us today.
The Power of a "Spiritual Passover"
Passover is a Jewish festival that reminds us of God's greatness when He gave instructions to the Israelites in Egypt that would cause the spirit of death to "pass over" their houses (Exodus 11-12).
The spiritual aspect of "Passover" is still available to us today. When judgment or tragedy comes in any form?whether economic, spiritual, environmental, or whatever?God will most often let His people know how to avoid it or at least how to suffer minimal damage. In some cases, God will even show His people how to profit during a downturn (Genesis 41). The key is to listen to God's voice as He speaks to us and follow the instructions that He gives.
I prophesied over a businessman from South Africa that some type of disaster would come to his area, but it would result in God blessing his business four times. He listened to God and bought a stockpile of raw material. When the economic disaster hit and prices went up, he was able to sell his products and make a million dollars in eight months (exactly four times the amount he invested).
My Dream of a Bad Storm
I had a dream earlier this year that a fierce storm (maybe the worst ever) was coming. It appeared that we were going to suffer great losses and maybe even die. Everyone was panicking and running to take cover. Faith rose up in me and I felt an anointing from God to stand and watch this storm. I saw a consuming fire in the storm and, just as it approached my house, it passed over and immediately it was a bright sunny day with a rainbow in the sky. I was amazed that there was no damage at all to my property or my loved ones.
I awoke from the dream realizing that we need to stand in the midst of the storms coming against us personally and as a nation. God will give us instructions on what to do and when to do it. The key is to remain at peace and do not be afraid.
The Power of Pentecost
As you may know, the Day of Pentecost marked the release of the Holy Spirit upon Believers. It is interesting that the account in Acts 2:17-18 mentions that prophecy, dreams, and visions will increase and be available to everyone.
Acts 2:17-18 (NIV) In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
That outpouring resulted in over 3,000 people coming into God's Kingdom that day (Acts 2:41).
"This Year God Will Release a New, Fresh Anointing on the Day of Pentecost..."
This year there will be a release of "Pentecost Power" that will result in the most effective evangelism we have seen in a long time. In March we came out of a 50-month wilderness that lasted from January 1, 2006?March 20, 2010 (the first day of Spring). Ten days later, Passover was observed on March 30th. Fifty days after Passover, May 23, 2010, will be Pentecost.
This year God will release a new, fresh anointing on the day of Pentecost. This will include new visitations from God in various forms, the increase of prophecy, dreams, and visions, and new assignments from God.
There are several new doors opening in June that have not been there before. These new opportunities will take the message of Jesus into some places that have not been open to God previously. This is building up to "The Summer of Fun for 2010."
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May 30, 2010 (10:30am)
Doug Addison speaks at Sunday Morning Service
The Bridge - Long Island
301 W. Hoffman Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
June 12, 2010 (10am MST)
XP Media Comedy & Improv 1 day Workshop
Speaker: Doug Addison
XP Media Campus
20987 N. John Wayne Pkwy, B104-122, Maricopa, AZ 85139
July 15-17, 2010
Understanding Dreams Workshop
Teacher: Doug Addison
Global Awakening Apostolic Resource Center
1451 Clark St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055