Shalom! Welcome to the conversation! Truthseekah and I reconnect and discuss Christian Mysticism. He stresses the simplicity of getting back to the basics of enjoying relationship with God. How beautiful! We all need to really connect with God for ourselves and marinate our minds in the Scriptures. This is how we will avoid confusion.
We talk about how teachers of the Bible will sometimes find that they aren’t spending time in worship or connecting with God in the Bible for themselves. I can relate.
How important it is for us to be truly incarnational and practical in our faith. Getting down to earth. Being honest about our sin. Time to get real.
“I’d just as soon be a doorkeeper in the house of God.” Truthseekah says. How can we serve others to come to know Jesus? This is what it’s all about!
Aaron Abke is a Youtube podcaster who focusses on spirituality. We talk about his childhood as a PK (preachers kid) and where his spiritual journey has taken him since. We talk about the power of music and dance in connecting us spiritually to God and true worship.
Studying Near Death Experiences have been a big part of both our spiritual journey. We discuss this as well as touching on the subject of Ultimate Reconciliation.
Enjoy this interview/convo I have with Aaron Peterson about prophecy and the current Awakening that is exploding in this world. People are waking up to who Jesus really is and our brilliant new identity in him!
Aaron is the author of The Seer Anointing and one of the pastors at Elevation Church in Green Bay, WI. The Seer Anointing is an amazing book and Aaron and I plan to do another interview just about this book in the near future. (Which you can now listen to here!)
As Aaron says, “Prophecy isn’t all the hooky spooky, heebie jeebie stuff you might be thinking. It’s a relationship with God that’s more than a monologue.” Prophecy is first about realizing that you already hear God better than you think. How do we then honor His voice better? How do we tune into his voice and enjoy this relationship with God like never before? Prophecy is about hearing the loving heartbeat and thoughts that God has for you and for others. It’s all about encountering and truly knowing God as a dear friend.
“But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.” – 1 Corinthians 14:2
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” NASB
“For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.” NLT – Revelation 19:10
I am really excited about what God is doing in his family in this Great Awakening we are in! Elevation Church Green Bay seems to be a hotspot for this Awakening.
Other Questions I ask Aaron:
Why are you a Christ follower?
What does Jesus mean to you?
What is one of your most wonderful encounters with Jesus you have had? (Aaron shares a really deep encounter he had with Jesus and his grandfather.)
Dealing with harassment from the enemy and SPIRITUAL WARFARE!
Is what we often call stress or anxiety actually an attack from the enemy?
How would you define sin and how does this interfere in our relationship or fellowship with God?
What is our identity in Christ.
What about confessing our faults to each other as a way of being humble? The Bible even says that Elijah was a man just like us. How do we stay small in our own eyes instead of getting an entitled mentality? How do we remain a humble servant like Jesus modeled?
Do you believe that no one is more special or important than another?
But instead of taking anyone else down a notch, doesn’t this mean that we honor one another?
Creating a culture of honor.
THE GREAT AWAKENING!
Are we in one now? Or at the beginnings of one?
From glory to ever-increasing glory in this relationship with God!
Let’s talk about the heresy of Cessationism.
“Jesus died on the cross to give us a great inheritance as the children of God.” – Aaron
What is that inheritance? How do we partner with and align ourselves with Holy Spirit to make sure people are getting the full inheritance that he died to give us?
How important is it to encounter God for ourselves?
Many have linked these real encounters with God with the word mystic… do you think that is a fair assessment or use of the word?
1. 1. a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.
The Greek word mysterion was used by Paul a great deal about our understanding of Christ. It seems it was one of his favorite words.
Our Mystic Journey with Christ
“If the things going on in the church aren’t going to freak people out, what are we doing? What are we gathering for? To encounter God? Are you willing to accept the risks with that? Are you Okay with the consequences of a real encounter with God?” – Aaron
SCHOOL OF THE PROPHETS 2018
When and Where is this happening?
Why do you call it this?
Who is this conference for?
Do you have to be a prophet to come?
What does prophecy mean?
I think there are many who fear that people might be using “prophecy” in a way that is harmful, to perhaps manipulate others, as an ego trip of the prophet himself, or giving words that conflict with the revealed word of God.
What do you say to those who say that the role of prophet is not for today? That we have the complete finished Word of God so there is no need for prophets?
Finally, we talk about experiencing the Joy of the Lord – one of the three pillars of the essence Kingdom of God – “…Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”