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Updated: Sep 14

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One day, right before I went on a marketplace outreach at one of Holy Spirit Led Ministries equipping conferences, I got sick. I felt dizzy, tingly, and had lost my appetite.


When we started the outreach by going out for lunch, I still felt sick and wasn’t hungry. However, I ordered a six-inch sub as I normally do, though I felt impressed upon to order a footlong.


When I received my order, I spoke words that I would be healed and whole when I ate. I treated the sub and water like communion. 


Nearly instantaneously, I got rejuvenated. I excitedly and loudly told my story of healing right there in the dining area. I could see some people in the restaurant turn heads. They heard it.


I regained my appetite and wanted more than what I had ordered. 


Graciously, one of the fellow believers on outreach with me let me eat a significant portion of their food. The instinct I had to order more food proved to be correct. That instinct was actually of the Spirit. I will act upon that instinct the next time.


We all continued the day as we went on a marketplace outreach to speak to people about Jesus and heal the sick. 


Change Your Mode of Operation for Spiritual Progress

In war or even in sports, you have an offensive strategy and defensive strategy. You cannot win a battle or a game in football for example by simply defending what you have, you must make progress by taking an active offensive position.


Spiritually, every single one of us has experienced either oppositional circumstances or sickness. The temporarily more comfortable thing to do if resort to only a spiritual defense position.


Specifically, a couple of ways this can look like is asking everyone to pray for us as we stop preaching the gospel, healing the sick, or casting out devils. This can also look like only praying on our worst days rather than every day.


As taught by the Lages, I knew if I was obedient to the basic command, offensively, not just defensively, it would break the attack of the enemy.


This is the basic command:


“As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near. ’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:7-8 Berean Study Bible)


This is kingdom of heaven strategy, an offensive M.O. (mode of operation). When I obeyed the basic command, despite circumstances, I automatically entered into an offense mode of operation. I didn't feel like it. But Jesus is Lord and King and we ought to respond to that.


All of Heaven is cheering us on. Greater of those with us than those with them! We are in a spiritual war, it is our honor to advance the kingdom of God.


Let's make our #1 mode of operation offense, not defense.


Three take home things to do today:
  1. Consider your life. How have you played defense? How can you start to play offensive today?

  2. Take communion to remind yourself of the victory. You don't even have to wait until an attack to do this (also an offensive move).

  3. Consider those instincts you have that are not contrary to the word of God. Move upon those instincts, and record the results.


How did this testimony, teaching, and activation impact you? Let me know in the comments.


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Updated: Sep 13

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My dad had a million-dollar question that burned within him: How do you let the Holy Spirit out? He knew the Holy Spirit was inside of him. He knew that he wanted to heal, but like many others, he didn't know how to let the Holy Spirit out. He asked our pastors but they didn't get the answer.


He heard about how David and Patricia Lage had gotten thousands of people activated to operate in the authority of Jesus and release the Holy Spirit's power.


He talked to them on the phone, then decided to hop on a bus to get down there and go on a trip with Lages.


He came back different; on fire if you will. 

Now, that year the pollen counts were off the charts, due to an unseasonably warm winter. I normally didn’t have a problem with the pollens, but I started to experience bad seasonal allergies. 


Miserable, the only relief I could find was in air-conditioned filtered air home. 


Dad excitedly talked about the simplicity of healing. 


I resisted because had held to ideas about healing and this just didn't fit.


Finally, dad grabbed my two hands like jumper cables, spoke not more than one sentence with intensity, and in seconds all symptoms of allergies left! 


Healing Made Simple

My dad believed! He released the kingdom. It worked! It surpassed my barriers. It didn’t take hours of "healing the root" or getting rid of the "devil's right," it took one moment of believing.


"Jesus replied, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:20 Berean Study Bible


However, my heart was not truly won over by this simplicity until years later.


Two Things that Create Results:

Lage's do two main things that create effective Christians to release power, heal the sick, and cast out devils.


1. Go spirit first. How? They told my dad to loudly speak a command from his belly because Jesus said out of your belly will flow rivers of living water


While it sounds quite funny, it actually works! Oftentimes it’s helpful to speak loudly because it helps us break out of our head, it requires boldness to get loud, and thus it helps us be convinced that the words we speak WILL happen. 


Some may ask, "Can I speak quietly and get results?"


Yes! However, if I pray quietly because I’m afraid to get loud, it has already beat me. So practically, for most of us, getting loud is the quickest way to break out of our head into the spirit where the power flows.


When we put faith into action, supernatural God things happen:


“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well." (Mark 16:17-18 Berean Study Bible)


They addressed the common “What about__?” questions that complicates healing. It seems to use scripture in its defense. Like what about Job? What about Paul’s thorn? What about Epaphroditus sickness or Timothy’s tummy? When the word of God is rightly divided in those passages, it no longer limits but frees. The devil is the limiter, not God. He has twisted the word of God since the beginning to dam people up from the river of God flowing.


While we can get activated to speak out of our spirit and see people healed, our theology filtered through our mind may stop us up later on.


When I got activated by the Lage's, the Spirit of God within me superseded my doctrine and still worked for a short time via getting loud and bold. However, I made getting loud and bold the thing rather than faith in God, and it stopped working. I also held fast to limiting beliefs.


3 ½ years after the initial training with Lage's, I got to a humble place and let go of my ideas on healing and started over. I changed from the inside out and embraced that simplicity. I surrendered and gave up trying to figure everything out. Healing got simple.


Surrender is how you sustain the things that creates results

Surrender is the heart that says, God, I just want You to live through me and move in me; whatever it takes I will do. Mean every word you say. Don't just mouth the words, "I surrender" but humble your heart. Focus on your core/belly area rather than your head area. It's more important to know Him than know every detail of every question. It's better to leave my blanks unfilled than fill it in with lies.


"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself." (John 7:17 New American Standard Bible)


As you grow from this place of knowing the true Jesus and living a surrendered heart of humility you will accurately test things by what I call the Jesus litmus test: if it doesn’t look like the Jesus we have in the gospels, let alone glorified, victorious, resurrected unlimited Jesus, don’t accept it. Even if I don’t have the details filled in of why or how in that moment, through the Jesus litmus test, it becomes clear; even a child can spot an idea that doesn't look like their Big Bro Jesus. 


If I stay steadfast as believe on Jesus and do not compromise to accept the wrongly divided word, it will free me to walk as Jesus and even more than Jesus. The scriptures reveal Jesus. I can study them like a Pharisee and have no life or I can come to Him and have "LIFE!"


“He healed them all” (Matthew 8:16; 12:15; Acts 10:38 and many more references).


Four Things to Start Doing Today:

  1. Surrender. Some of you may fight this and say, "I already have." But if the fruit is showing otherwise, humbling yourself may be uncomfortable but useful.

  2. Seek truth, even if it means to give up everything. This is a lifetime thing not just a one-time event. Count the cost (grand reveal: it's terrifying at times but so worth it!)

  3. Today, to start with, find three people that need to be healed. Give a short command in a bold fashion for their healing. If you don’t manifest results, ask God what you need to do to change and then put it into practice 

  4. Do you have a particular “What about___?” that would be helpful to search out? Go and do it now. Don't settle for the answer that makes sense, but really makes the Jesus litmus test and where you recognize truth in your spirit.

Did you do it? Let me know in the comments section.


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Updated: Sep 13

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In July 2016, while at the Saturday Night Healing Room at the Lage’s house I felt drawn to a certain place but didn’t know why, so went and stood there. 


I said, “Hey, I’m starting to get really hot standing here."


David Lage, in his very matter-of-fact way, said, “Oh, that’s because there’s an angel standing there." He went on to say we needed to partner with the supernatural, rather than just gawk at it. 


I said, “Well, I’ve had this weird thing going on with my lungs for about the last month about every day at random times." I had wheezing problems like this every twelve to twenty-four hours. David Lage and Debbie ministered to me and at that point I knew I had been healed. 


For the rest of the weekend, I didn’t have any problems with my lungs. 


About 48 hours later, I could hear and feel my lungs do that weird thing again; as I breathed in, it felt like I would have a delay to fill the whole lung. I said, "No, in the name of Jesus you go!" I didn’t consider it wouldn't work, and almost immediately, my lungs returned to normal. 


I had a light switch moment in which I believed that I was healed. I tolerated that for a month, because, "It wasn't that bad" and it didn’t continuously affect me. 


The day after that, my lungs once again sounded weird. I spoke several commanding words in the name of Jesus. However, it didn’t work because what I said and what I expected were two different things. Internally I had a tug as I held onto thoughts of doubt, “Is what I speak going to work?” I struggled with this for half an hour and then took action to get help from a healing group on Facebook. Very quickly after that, it quit. 


There were several instances that the symptoms reappeared. I treated it with a toleration policy. Most of the time I got it to go, but if I didn’t I got someone who would. One time I had it five times in one day, which was more intense than before I called myself healed. 


While I knew I could make the reoccurrences leave, I knew I wasn’t meant to live that way, but I could live in a place where I could walk free from recurrences. I finally asked God it and I heard, “What you get by grace you keep by grace." 


When I walked in that grace, I had no struggle with its return. 


When God said the word “grace” I had a context of understanding behind that word; it wasn’t just a nice word we say before a meal. Grace had changed my life! I had experienced His grace that was beyond anything I could ask or think. I didn’t earn it. I didn’t struggle in it. I just yielded to Jesus and this grace flowed out of me and brought life. I had freedom from sin, freedom from demonic influence and restoration physically, healing emotionally, and so much more. 


Several months afterward, it tired to afflict me. Once while I interned with David and Patricia Lage, before a healing meeting. Another time was when I told my testimony in a bank to a non-believer. I quietly laid hands on myself to try to get it to lift. Symptoms were not obvious enough for anyone but me to hear. I found a private place, and then made it leave. 


Reflections into “Aha” 

I did something with the supernatural I sensed. If we hadn’t done anything it’s likely I wouldn’t have gotten healed in that moment. Angels are here to serve. When we speak God’s word, angels are put to work. Their job is to minister salvation; healing is the physical part of salvation. 


"Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation." (Hebrews 1:14 New Living Translation)


I had to have a point of release. A point of release is where I accepted it as done. I had been healed. I don’t wait for symptoms to tell me if I had been healed. If symptoms hit me, I viewed this as an attack on my healing, and treated it with a no toleration policy. 


To enforce the no toleration policy, I would speak to it and make it leave. I didn’t just let a spirit camp in God’s temple. If I didn’t get it to leave, I asked for help from someone who would get it to go. Though it wasn’t life-threatening, I acted with the intensity of a fight to the death. 


Spiritual warfare is as real as physical warfare. In a physical war, we wouldn’t wait to see how long we could tolerate getting beat. We would warrior up or get someone to back us up. 


How you can put this “Aha” into action 
  1. Next time you encounter the supernatural, don’t gawk, engage. If you don’t know how to engage, ask God and then do what you hear. 

  2. Don’t tolerate relapse. Make the sickness, devil, problem leave. 

  3. If you don’t get it to leave, call for spiritual backup. 

  4. If you know you’re having a gap of understanding, seek the answer.

How did this testimony, teaching, and activation impact you? Let me know in the comments.


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