Doug Addison http://dougaddison.com InLight Connection Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:36:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Copyright © Doug Addison 2013 info@dougaddison.com (Doug Addison | InLight Connection) info@dougaddison.com (Doug Addison | InLight Connection) Religion & Spirituality: Christianity 1440 http://dougaddison.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/podcast-icon1.jpgDoug Addisonhttp://dougaddison.com 144 144 http://dougaddison.com/feed/podcast/ Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. Doug Addison Official podcast of Doug Addison: prophetic dream interpreter and life coach. The Tattoo Prophet http://dougaddison.com prophetic, teaching, prophecy, spiritual, gifts, Christianity, God, empowering, messages, dream, interpretation, tattoo Doug Addison | InLight Connection Doug Addison | InLight Connection info@dougaddison.com no no Why Am I Not Getting Healed or Financially Blessed?http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/why-am-i-not-getting-healed-or-financially-blessed/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/why-am-i-not-getting-healed-or-financially-blessed/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:00:42 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=7031 Blessing, Curse Green Road Sign Over Dramatic Blue Sky and CloudWhy Am I Not Getting Healed or Financially Blessed?
Doug Addison

Have you noticed that there are a lot of prayers for healing and yet there is not an abundance of miracles happening at the level we need. A lot of giving is happening but the financial reaping has not come up to the level of the giving. It is not because of lack of faith or the need for a certain formula.

God spoke to me recently, giving me some insight into things that hold people back from receiving healing and financial breakthrough. I want to share this much-needed revelation with you. It is what helped me get healed of Lyme disease and brought a radical financial turnaround for my ministry.

Surprising revelation
Have you noticed a spirit of accusation dominating our media and even the Church for the past few years? Christians are accusing other people (Christian and non-Christian alike) of lots of things, with theological and political differences adding even more fuel to fire. Listen, it is okay to disagree but when anger or hatred is involved, we are agreeing with darkness and not God’s higher will for people.

Overall many people have fallen into judging others to the point that we have lost effectiveness in sharing God’s love and authority in prayer. We have become so used to judging, we do not even realize when we are doing it.

Jesus said,Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:37-38 NIV

Give grace
Most people associate these verses in Luke with giving money, and the principle does apply. But more importantly, the context is about extending grace and forgiveness to others. I was shocked when I read this in context and realized that forgiveness and judgment play a huge part in receiving “…a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over… into your lap.” Luke 6:38

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24

Bless by speaking good
As we move from judging into blessing, we open the Heavens over us to receive a full measure of revelation. This lifestyle opens the Heavens over you to hear God accurately and consistently. This is a strategy that God has given me and over the years I have lived this lifestyle of blessing and love. It has opened the Heavens over me to hear God.

Bless and not curse
You do not have to agree with someone to love and forgive them. God is releasing a spirit of reconciliation to offset the strong negative spirit of accusation. “Bless and do not curse.” Romans 12:14 NIV. We MUST break this negative spirit of accusation. As we do, it will bring more breakthrough and healing.

How do we bless and not curse?
Here are some things I have done to make sure I am blessing someone in my own heart:

·      Check your own words as you go about your day. If you mess up, recognize it quickly and move on. We get lots of chances to start over and do it right the next time.

·      Notice when you might be listening or saying something which empowers the enemy.

·      Try a seven-day fast from all negative thoughts and talk.

·      Ask God to bless your mouth to help you speak only life-giving words.

·      Declare that your own mouth will bless and not curse.

Here’s a prayer that I use: “If my tongue has cursed me, knowingly or unknowingly, I ask forgiveness.”

If you need a breakthrough for healing or finances, ask God to reveal to you if any of these areas apply, then respond. Watch as new revelation and strategies from Heaven start flowing to you.

Blessings,

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Doug Addison

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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How to Know God’s Timing for Your Destinyhttp://dougaddison.com/2014/11/how-to-know-gods-timing-for-your-destiny/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/how-to-know-gods-timing-for-your-destiny/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:20 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6663 Time ManagementHow to Know God’s Timing for Your Destiny
Doug Addison

When we talk about destiny, a question that often comes up is knowing the timing for walking out your destiny in God. I have found that one thing that can limit the pursuit of our destiny is what we think we can actually accomplish and when.

I realize that this can be a dangerous message. On one hand, you need to be careful not to focus on your own strength to force the changes into your life. God must be your source of strength and energy. On the other hand, you must take action, be proactive and move forward, or you will run the risk of becoming stagnant and getting stuck.

A difficult part of finding your destiny is knowing what to focus on at any given time. Here are

Learning time
First, there may be periods of time in your life when God is teaching you lessons to help you grow deeper in spiritual maturity. It may seem as though He is holding you back, but in reality He is training you. It is important to recognize these times so that you can work with God and not strive to accomplish something that is not time for you to do yet.

Testing time
Second, it helps to be aware of times when God is testing you and wants you to move forward. God brings situations around where YOU have to take proactive steps.

Strength-training time
Third is the aspect of spiritual warfare when you are pursuing the next steps God has for you and you are on target, but dark forces try to hold you back. You have direction from God but obstacles surface. So figuring out the proper timing is very crucial.

Balance
The point I am trying to make is that you cannot just go all-out trying to get whatever you want and assume it is God’s will and the right time in your life. Your destiny will unfold over time, and it will happen in God’s timing. Be sure though that you are holding up your end of the deal by pursuing it.

One major setback tactic
I meet people all the time who are afraid to move forward because they don’t want to make a mistake or get out of God’s timing. If you are afraid to move forward, then be aware that a negative force may be trying to hold you back by scaring you into believing that you are not in God’s timing.

Getting out of these negative patterns will require change. It is similar to training for a sport or learning to play an instrument. You would not be able to do it well if you tried just a few times. It will require conditioning yourself and practice. Soon it will become automatic and much easier.

Encouragement
Knowing God’s timing does take some figuring out, but the important part is allowing God to help you walk it out. Your destiny in God is an exciting journey! Keep on moving closer!

Blessings,

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Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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Destiny Stealer: Dying Too Muchhttp://dougaddison.com/2014/11/destiny-stealer-dying-too-much/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/destiny-stealer-dying-too-much/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:00:56 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6554 New Life, Old Life Green Road Sign Over Dramatic Clouds and Sky.Destiny Stealer: Dying Too Much
Doug Addison

There is a sneak attack that Satan uses to keep you from your destiny: getting you to die way too much by overreacting to your sin, which kills your passion. It can even kill your God-given passion.

A powerful, transformed life
To experience your destiny through a radically transformed life, start with renewed thinking. It is interesting that while writing about finding God’s will for your life, the Apostle Paul says we must first change our thinking by renewing our minds.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 NIV

Die to your old sin nature
The process of renewing your mind involves a principle called dying to yourself. There are several verses in the Bible that talk about dying to the sinful nature or “old self” and allowing God to live through us. This is a necessary process for transforming your life. However, it is also a misunderstood principle.

Satan wants us to take this to the extreme and believe that we must die to all of our heart desires and plans that we have.

Did you die to all desires?
In reality, dying to ourselves does not mean that we cannot have any desires or ideas of our own. If that were the case, you would become a robot for God. God wants us to be his sons and daughters and to have authority on the earth.

Creativity from God
God created the Heavens and the earth and we are created in His image (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, we all have the ability to be co-creators expanding His Kingdom on earth. Whether you realize this or not, we are all creative. You have a God-given ability and passion inside to create things around you. You have a built-in desire to contribute to things greater than yourself, and be a part of changing the world around you through God’s unlimited love and power.

I often jokingly say that God was trying to prophesy this through Bruce Willis in the old movie “Die Hard.” God wants to give us good things and once our motives are right, He can do this without limit. It is no wonder that so many people don’t know their destiny; it may be because they have died to any desire they once had.

Dying to yourself means that your heart has the right intentions because not all of our desires are necessarily from God. I remember when I was young I learned how to spell the word Christian. A lady told me it is spelled “Christ” plus the acronym i-a-n, which stands for “I am nothing.” I grew up believing the lie that I was not allowed to be anything. I realize now that God wants us to be His creation. It will require dying to our sinful desires but also living a life full of His creativeness.

Revived desires
When you renew your mind, you are powerful! And when you focus on God, finding happiness in Him, your passions will be revived, even[NE1]  after a harsh enemy sneak attack designed to kill your desires and passions. “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Desires are needed
God will give us a passion or strong desire to fulfill something in our lives. Passion is important because it brings about a divinely-inspired drive to accomplish things for God. And while it is not good to die to all desires, we also need balance.

For example, we do not want to be too prideful but on the other extreme, we do not want false humility. We often quote the Bible verse, “He must become greater and I must become less…” John 3:30. The problem with false humility is when you try to become less without allowing God’s character and gifts in you to become greater, you wind up empty.

What to do
Hold onto your God-given passions and desires. Let God remind you of what they are if it has been a long time since you died to them. You have permission to be passionate and creative! Your desires are an essential tool designed to lead you to the heart of your destiny.

Blessings,

doug-sig

 

 

 

 

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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Prophetic Word: Time to Recover It All!http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/prophetic-word-time-to-recover-it-all/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/prophetic-word-time-to-recover-it-all/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:30:01 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=7007 nov pwProphetic Word: Time to Recover it All!
Doug Addison
November 2014

November is a time when God is building your faith and repairing the walls of doubt from past failures. A new plan from Heaven is being released over you but you will need to battle and be assertive to get it. God is continuing to reveal and restore lost prophetic promises and inheritances.

Repayment for losses over the past seven years is here NOW and will continue over the next few months. Expect some extreme signs from God to know you are on the right track. Love and new freedom are coming to you. I have released several prophetic words recently about generational inheritances and repayment being restored to you. It is starting now!

Eleventh month
November is the eleventh month of the calendar and the eleventh book of the Bible is 1 Kings that begins with a transition and generational battle. King David was dying and there was a battle for his position. God divinely caused a supernatural generational inheritance to shift to his young son, Solomon, who had wisdom. Watch for changes in leadership and a greater level of Heavenly wisdom to be released.

Reconcile 2008
On Sunday, October 19, I awoke at 5:20 a.m. with an angel in our house. God spoke to me that He is currently reconciling the books in Heaven, so to speak, from 2008.  Not just in 2008, but God is reconciling the past seven years as well. There are adjustments and repayments due to people because the enemy overplayed his hand. God is a just God and He has not forgotten you.

To respond, I spent several hours going through every entry in my journal from 2008, making a list of things that never took place, were stolen or delayed. I was quite surprised at how many things I found and had to do it several times. It pays to journal regularly.

Declare your repayment
After 2008, our ministry went into over $40,000 in debt, which lasted until 2013. We lost a lot during that time, paying interest and having to work really hard to compensate for the losses! Even though we paid the debt off, I asked God just two weeks ago to supernaturally repay us $40,000.

Within one week, we got a strategy to offer one thousand new people our Internet training and we made over $40,000 in four days!! We had run specials in the past but have never had this level of response. This was an anointed breakthrough! What do you need repayment for? Press in and take action.

Family inheritance dream
I had a dream in October that many people and I were at an amusement park standing in a beautiful, crystal clear river like a wading pool of flowing water.

Many people were unaware that they were dropping jewelry and clothing into the pool. A machine would come through and rake up all the lost items. The items were waiting to be reclaimed. I went to the lost and found to help get back what had been lost.

The dream shows that there are lost spiritual inheritances, callings, and prophetic promises that God is storing up, waiting for you to reclaim them. This is a season to recover it all!

Ebola is a terrorist attack
I have had so many prophetic dreams and words over the past month revealing some of the covert attacks of the enemy. Ebola is just another one of many attacks of the enemy trying to get you off balance with fear. The demonic realms want to remove your peace. It is time to fly above it!!

I was at the Cleveland, Ohio airport on October 13, the same exact time Amber Vinson, the nurse from Dallas infected with Ebola, boarded and flew to Dallas/Fort Worth. My flight from Cleveland to Dallas was at the same exact time but on a different airline.

I had a dream on August 26 about Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Ohio. In the dream things were delayed but everything was working out fine. Everything is going to work out fine. We must let go of fear!!! This dream and being at the airport at the same time were prophetic signs that God is way bigger than these types of attacks and knows your needs.

Strongman dream
I had a dream in October in which God revealed a major plan of the enemy against leaders. I was watching a boxing match. In the ring were two large men. One was a leader that I recognized but did not know his name. Although he was big, he was out of shape. He was once a great fighter but had not been in the ring for years.

His opponent was a very large, physically fit, dark-figured strongman. I knew he was evil. While the leader was not paying attention, the strongman opened a case and pulled out a special “boxing glove of death,” putting it on his right hand.

I knew that with one blow of this death glove, the other boxer would be taken out. I began screaming to the leader to watch out. But the leader was a bit arrogant and overly confident.

The evil man took a hard swing, just missing the leader by a fraction. The second punch missed the leader too, but I knew that things were not going to turn out well and we had to stop it. So I sounded the alarm.

This is another attack of the enemy right now to take out people who are not expecting it and unaware of what is coming against them. I am sounding the alarm to pray for leaders, asking God to step in and have mercy.

Promotions and major shifting
This time of year, God brings a large number of spiritual promotions. Last year at Yom Kippur, God spoke to me that more people were promoted in the spirit than ever before in history.

This year there were many promotions but some people have also lost their positions for not using their gifts and showing love. I had several prophetic dreams and spiritual experiences where I was shown that October was a time of reconciling in Heaven.

Many people are not using their greater gifts and callings so their assignments are being removed and given to others. I realize Romans 11:29 says the gifts are irrevocable, but the anointing and assignments can be shifted to others. King Saul and David is one of many examples of this shift.

I awoke at 3:04 a.m. and wept for nearly an hour. We do not want to rejoice when others lose out. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, we all suffer. I asked for mercy instead. As a result of this shift in Heaven, there will be a large number of people and leaders shifting positions and changing jobs.

Like the parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), God is promoting those with oil in their lamps who are ready for this next movement of God.

Land and business battles
This may not be for everyone, so pray through this: if you are holding onto or battling over property or businesses, make a decision to step up or step out. The battle over property and houses is weighing many people down.

If you know it is God speaking to you about this, ask for a confirmation to step up and stay in the battle. But many may want to consider stepping out, because in doing so there will be a new breath of fresh air and God will repay your losses.

Don’t use logic here, you must hear God’s voice if you plan to stay in the battle. I keep hearing the words: Fire sale!! In some cases, people need to get out of connections to the past!

Take-away
I saw the word “Reconfigure.” It is time to reconfigure things but many people do not know where to start.  As I was reading the word “reconfigure,” it turned into the phrase “I can figure.”

God has given you everything you need to get through this time in your life. This is a major transitional time but be confident that you will not only make it through, you will also come out the other side in better shape.

The season has shifted over us all! Do not expect things to go the way they used to. But when you do get attacked, have faith to expect and ask for the opposite in any bad situation. Ask for extreme repayment!

Blessings,
doug-sig

 

 

 

Doug Addison

http://dougaddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles,

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Free Dream Symbols: Water, Rivers, Oceans and Morehttp://dougaddison.com/2014/11/free-dream-symbols-water-rivers-oceans-and-ice/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/free-dream-symbols-water-rivers-oceans-and-ice/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6548 Dream Word Written On Beach Sand - Positive Thinking ConceptFree Dream Symbols: Water, Rivers, Oceans and Ice

Doug Addison

Hey Dreamers! People seem to love my blogs on dreams. So, here are some of my favorite water symbols to help you interpret dreams. If you are remembering your dreams, you are on the right track. The next step is to write them down and figure out what God is saying through them.

Symbols
Symbols do change from dream to dream, and from dreamer to dreamer. But there are common themes that you can apply to your dreams about water. Here is what I have found:

Water, oceans, beaches, rivers, ice
Water can represent aspects of spiritual life, while oceans often represent humanity. Beaches can symbolize people, because multitudes are compared to the grains of sand on a beach (see for example Genesis 22:17). But the beach can also represent a time of recreation, especially if you live near it.

Rivers can point to moves of God and it is important to recognize the context of the water. Is it moving fast or is it barely moving, almost still?

Ice and snow can represent things of the Spirit that are being saved for later.

Swimming
Swimming in water can represent the spiritual aspect of life. Although swimming can be good, notice the context of the water: is it clear or dirty, fast flowing or stagnant, or shallow or deep?

Context is key
The context of how you are swimming in water will help you understand more about what is happening with your spiritual life. Let’s look at context using swimming as our example.

If you are swimming in clear water, it means that your spiritual life is refreshing and life-producing. Swimming in dirty water indicates that some issues might need to be addressed or healed. If you are swimming in fast-flowing water, get ready for things to accelerate and get really exciting. Swimming in stagnant water indicates that you may be stuck and need to start moving again. If the water is shallow, this indicates that you might be too comfortable and need a challenge. Swimming in deep water shows that you are maturing spiritually and possibly taking more risks.

Of course, remember that these are generalizations.

More dream symbols
Here are some more symbols you might have encountered:

Boat:              organizations or personal job or ministry, depending on the type of boat
Bridge:           transition, season change
Dam:              things being held back, power
Fish:               sport, people, gift to help others, outreach-oriented
Floods:           major move of the Spirit, cleansing of old ways, warning of disaster
Ice:                 move of the Spirit that will come later, slippery time
Lighthouse:    spiritual guidance, keeps you from danger
Ocean, sea:    large move of the Spirit, humanity, great influence, many people
Oyster:            situation that may produce a spiritual blessing
Rain:               blessing, refreshing time in the spirit, unclear time, move of God
Swimming:     move in the spirit, recreation, spiritual life
Water:             the spirit, spiritual life, Holy Spirit, the spiritual realm, refreshment

Next steps
I would challenge you to keep a dream journal or a pad of paper next to your bed to write down your dreams right away. When you encounter a dream with some aspect of water, ask God to help you with the interpretation and use these key symbols just to start. You can find out more about dreams in my book Understand Your Dreams Now: Spiritual Dream Interpretation.

Keep dreaming!

Blessings,

doug-sig

 

 

 

 

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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Spirit Connection Live – November 2014http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/spirit-connection-live-november-2014/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/11/spirit-connection-live-november-2014/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:52:25 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6991 In this podcast Doug Addison gives a prophetic words for November. How November is a time of God rebuilding Your Faith. He also answers Questions and Interprets dreams. For more information check out www.dougaddison.com

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How to Find God’s Clues to Your Destinyhttp://dougaddison.com/2014/10/gods-clues-to-your-destiny/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/10/gods-clues-to-your-destiny/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6541 Detective Looking For CluesHow to Find God’s Clues to Your Destiny

Doug Addison

We are all born with an amazing potential to fulfill the highest destiny and purpose in God, yet we settle for what we think we can do. So what is your destiny in God? Let’s find some clues to your destiny and look at some tactics the enemy uses to keep those clues hidden.

What is your amazing potential?
God’s love and power is limitless and what we can accomplish with His Holy Spirit working through us is also limitless. But the enemy comes in with what I call “spiritual identity theft.” This occurs when you do not think you have any potential or a clear destiny.

Here are two of my favorite destiny-tracking tools:

1. Look at the area of attack
I have found after working with thousands of people through Life Coaching and my seminars that the areas of your life where you experience the most attack or resistance may very well be an indicator of some of your gifts and callings.

Why would Satan waste time attacking you if you did not have a great destiny to fulfill?

When fear held my destiny back
In my case, I had a recurring nightmare from an early age that I was being chased by something evil. I would be frozen in place and could not move in the dream. For years I would wake up running and screaming loudly through my house. This was alarming to my family and later my roommates. They thought I had psychological problems but what they did not realize was that I had a destiny in God that Satan did not want me to fulfill.

After I began pursuing my destiny, the nightmares went away. God had given me this dreaming gift early on in my life and He intended for it to be used for good. But Satan caused it to be mixed with fear to try and stop me from seeing it.

 Where have you been attacked? It is a major clue to your destiny.

2. Night dreams
Now I help people who are stuck and not able to move forward in their lives. I also have discovered that there are many dreams you have at night which point toward your life dreams. I have developed a free e-book “Night Dreams that Reveal Your Life Dreams” on that special topic (you can click here to get it).

Spiritual identity theft derails your destiny
There are a couple of destiny-stealing, spiritual identity theft tactics designed to keep you from fulfilling your highest potential and destiny in God:

1. You have to be perfect to experience your destiny
There is a viewpoint held by some Christians that if you can avoid sin at all costs and become holy, then you will have a close relationship with God and can start walking out your destiny.

Although there is some truth to that, the downside is: You can become so focused on avoiding sin that it becomes all you think about. If you are spending a lot of effort on being holy, then you can feel guilty and condemned in areas of your life that have not been worked out yet.

Trust that the Holy Spirit will convict you of sin, and notice when Satan tries to condemn you, causing you to feel separated from God when you sin.

Getting right with God
A better approach to holiness is getting a closer relationship with God by placing your focus on His goodness and love for you. Yes, repent when you fall short. But if you put your energy toward doing good and loving others instead of avoiding sin you will find yourself sinning less.

2. Your identity is based on rules not in relationship
Condemnation is a strategy of Satan to steal away our most basic and profound identity: that you are a son or daughter of God. You can have a close relationship with Him that is not based on rules but on the Father’s great love and the Son’s great sacrifice for us.

More help
I want you to achieve your highest potential in God! If you would like to learn more, I have written a book called Spiritual Identity Theft Exposed where I go into more detail. You can find it here.

Blessings,

doug-sig

 

 

 

 

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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God’s Creative Spirit: How To Transform Your Words Into Spirithttp://dougaddison.com/2014/10/gods-creative-spirit-how-to-transform-your-words-into-spirit/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/10/gods-creative-spirit-how-to-transform-your-words-into-spirit/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:43 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6513 Motivational BackgroundGod’s Creative Spirit: How To Transform Your Words Into Spirit 

Doug Addison

We have all experienced the difference between words and Spirit-filled words. Words are just things we hear and eventually forget. Spirit-filled words are words that transform us and we are never the same again.

Want to know how God taught me to shift my words from just being words to powerful, life-transforming Spirit? It’s not what you think. Hint: it has to do with creativity.

Rewind my story
Let’s rewind back to the 1980’s. I had a very small amount of exposure to public speaking. I spoke at a few business training seminars on technology for a company I worked for at the time. I was also given the opportunity to occasionally teach a class at my church.  At first, I tried to be like other speakers with perfect notes, quotes and clearly outlined points.

One day a friend and mentor of mine encouraged me to “just be me” when I spoke publicly. He told me that if I would simply let my passion for the subject come out, be spontaneously funny, and learn to connect with my audience, I would someday be a very successful speaker.

Where deep fulfillment began
At first I did not understand what he was saying, but I took his advice and began to practice.  I was amazed at the response that I got from people. I found that I have a knack for making things simple, easy to understand and practical. When I spoke this way, it gave people hope that they can do it too. I crossed over from training people with theory, facts, and head-knowledge to imparting life-giving insight and stories that created new hope. I began to experience a deep level of personal fulfillment through writing and public speaking because I had found a way to contribute, making the world a better place by restoring hope and life to people.

It was not just my speaking style or the words I chose that made me a successful public speaker, although that helped. I felt as though God’s creative Spirit was flowing through me as I spoke. I seemed to know what each crowd needed and I tailored my talks to make the most impact. I noticed that when I went back to speaking from notes and points, there was not as much impact. In fact, those were often the most disastrous talks I have ever done.

My big revelation
A big key in my revelation: being creative allows words to be transformed into Spirit. And it is the Holy Spirit that transforms lives. Wow, was that a deep realization. As a public speaker, most of the training I received was on how to study, write and present material. But I had not been told that if I actually “lived” what I was talking about and got passionate about it, and if I could find ways to be funny and down to earth, then God would actually turn words into life.

Your creative flow
Allowing God’s creative Spirit to come through my personal style while speaking brings live-giving, spiritual transformation for my listeners. Think about this:

·      What is one way you feel God’s Holy Spirit flowing through you?

·      Where do you have the freedom to express yourself while feeling God flowing through you?

Watch for moments when God is creatively touching something you are passionate about. Pursue these times, enjoy the moment and become familiar, like I did, with how God’s creative Spirit works. Do not be afraid if you feel like God’s creative Spirit is moving through you in an out-of-the-box way. You are completely unique, so God’s way of moving in your life may not look like anyone else’s. And that is a good thing!

Flowing with God’s creative Spirit
Now I speak in front of tens of thousands of people each year. I make people laugh and help awaken them to the possibilities of transforming their lives, empowering them to be all that they were created to be. I mix my talks with stand-up comedy routines, real life stories, practical exercises and surprisingly applicable music. I am convinced that music has a major impact on people. So in the middle of a talk I play songs such as “I Got a Feeling”, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” It is amazing what happens as a result!

Discover more
If you would like to discover more about your destiny, I’d like to help. Please check out my resources that will help you discover your destiny, personal fulfillment and creativity by clicking here.

Blessings,

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Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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Harness Your Thoughts for a Powerful Destinyhttp://dougaddison.com/2014/10/harness-your-thoughts-for-a-powerful-destiny/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/10/harness-your-thoughts-for-a-powerful-destiny/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:00:29 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6939 Creative PowerHarness Your Thoughts for a Powerful Destiny

Doug Addison

There is a clear connection between what you think about yourself and reaching your highest calling. Let’s look at three key ways to harness your thoughts to bring dynamic change resulting in a powerful destiny and a better life.

First, we need to unpack the biggest destiny-derailer: Negative thoughts.

You are not your negative thought
Here is what I mean. Negative forces want you to believe bad things about yourself like: “I’m depressed. I’m worthless. I can’t change. I’m stupid. I’m ugly. I’m such a failure…” the list could go on and on.

It is important to realize that your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are situational and you can change them. The reality is that feelings and behaviors are not who you really are. You may struggle with your thoughts, but that is not your identity in Christ. Most people don’t see that there is a direct connection between the way they view themselves and their destiny.

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7a, NKJV

Many of the thoughts and behaviors we battle daily have a root cause: something we have done, knowingly or unknowingly, or things that were done to us. Healing these emotional wounds can be a process. If you commit yourself to the journey, you can overcome them. It is part of your destiny to find healing and live healed.

Keys to powerful positive thoughts and destiny:

1. Diffuse the power of negative thoughts by inviting God in
My life turned around for the good when I realized that I spent too much time beating myself up for having negative or lustful thoughts. I remember the day that I invited God to walk with me like a loving father would. I prayed and asked for an extra measure of grace to get me through each day. Surprisingly, when I stopped focusing on the negative thoughts and talked to God about them as they were happening, they began to lose their power over me and eventually became less of a driving force in my thought life.

 2. Don’t beat yourself up
Another key to recovery is not beating yourself up. When you invite God each moment into your imperfection, he is not surprised by your thoughts or behavior. God loves you just the same. Be gentle with yourself while you change. Learn to enjoy your life even though you are not yet perfected. Progress toward your destiny is what you want.

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NIV

3. Don’t live in the recovery room
We live in a therapeutic society with a diagnosis for just about everything. When you start worrying about your dog suffering from Separation Anxiety Disorder, you know there is an over-focus on labeling people and situations. There is value in recognizing negative patterns. I am not trying to downplay the effects of pain, addiction and abuse.

But we need to find a way to identify the negative pattern, get healed and leave the recovery room so your identity is in the new life God has given you, not the old life that tried to destroy you.

These keys will help you take daily steps straight to your destiny. Believe it!

Blessings,

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Doug Addison

DougAddison.com
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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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Prophetic Word: Expect Changes, Changes, Changes!http://dougaddison.com/2014/10/expect-changes-changes-changes/ http://dougaddison.com/2014/10/expect-changes-changes-changes/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:21 +0000 http://dougaddison.com/?p=6929 ChangeProphetic Word: Expect Changes, Changes, Changes!
Doug Addison
October 15, 2014

Ten-four (10-4) is a radio communication meaning “message received.” On October 4th (10/4), the last day of Yom Kippur, I was awakened at 2 am. God began to speak to me, making sense of things that have been happening and revealing some things to come.

Did you hear God? The Jewish holiday from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur is a season that many people can hear God more clearly. Don’t be disappointed if you did not hear God or have a spiritual experience. Sometimes subtle things happen that we do not pick up.

I have found that I hear God more clearly during this season but it is often the weeks before and weeks after. Remember God is outside of time and sometimes answers to our prayers seem delayed to us.

Radical steps needed
This is a time when you will need to take radical steps to get radical results. At the level the enemy has come against you, you will want to push back with the same intensity. Expect an increase in your spiritual gifts, dreams, visions, and supernatural encounters. This will open the opportunity for you to step up to a new level and see results for your efforts.

I completely understand it is not easy when you are sick, down or discouraged. When I was sick with Lyme disease last year, I did not have the strength to do anything. But consider finding people who will help you. Take anything you can get!

As I have been sharing this word from God with people everywhere I go, they give me a long list of reasons why they cannot do it. There is new power being released right now to break through, so take advantage of it and watch what happens.

Worship breaks things OPEN
There’s a new door open so come on up! It’s time to rise above the things that have held you back. God is speaking through music.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’” Revelation 4:1 NIV

God’s voice sounded like a musical instrument and you can expect God to speak to you through music. New doors and gates are opening right now over your life.

There is new freedom in worship. I had a dream in which I was on stage with a well-known worship leader and he started playing “Free Bird” on slide guitar. He played with intensity until something new began to open in the spiritual realm.

I knew it was time to press in and rise above because as he played it, something new opened. Praising God in the midst of adversity breaks things open (Psalm 43).

New sound from Heaven revealed
I have published several prophetic words recently stating that God is releasing a new sound from Heaven. Many have been searching for it wondering if it is a certain type of musical instruments or style. Yes it is, but it is not limited to that.

I recently noticed a new style of worship music emerging. In fact, this new style has irritated those who do not understand it. Many people say they do not like the new worship music mentioning the word “I” as opposed to the songs’ lyrics being about “Him.”

A few decades ago John Wimber and the Vineyard introduced the world to worship being about HIM and not us! God’s presence would show up strongly when we sang “to Him” and not “about Him.”

Just as in the time of the early Vineyard, things are shifting once again over worship music. Now there is a very strong presence of God coming when we declare who we are “in Him.” These are called declarations or decrees and the songs often have the words “I” or “we” in them.

Don’t mistake this new sound and movement as being self-centered. It is very Christ and Heaven-centered as it powerfully brings God’s presence on Earth as it is in Heaven.

This new sound coming from Heaven right now is declaration-based. As we agree with Heaven’s sound and declare who we are, watch as a powerful anointing comes enabling us to be all God created us to be!

God is activating angels to help you
Angels have been assigned to you and your family to accomplish your life purpose. Often, we are not aware of this so these angels are not activated in their assignments for you.

“In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.” Psalm 89:7

God spoke to me that there is a “council of holy ones” around each of us and He is making you aware of them. These are angels that are assigned to our family and generational lines. God is bringing His light of justice and the council of angels has been assigned to you to bring you closer to Him and open the doors to something new.

New revelation
New revelation is flowing for your situation through December.  This revelation will bring about a course change that will align you with your destiny.

“So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.” Ezekiel 3:2

Expect this sweet, new revelation to bring about changes in your course. As it comes, it will bring new connections, deeper insight, strategies, strength and encouragement. You will have a greater understanding on your next steps for January 2015 as you act on what God says over the next few months.

Flying dreams
For months I have been having repeated dreams where I am trying to teach people to fly but they don’t believe they can.

Most of them have “grounded” themselves by their belief systems or by over-interpreting something God had spoken to them and pulled back too far. Others have no idea the season has changed and there is new freedom to fly.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

For those who have been waiting, the season has shifted so you can now take new steps and expect strength to replace weariness. Try it for yourself and take a step to rise above your situation and get into your destiny at a higher level.

November 2013 turnaround
God showed me that things happened to many people in November 2013 that looked strange and almost opposite to what you expected. But fifteen months from November 2013 (February 2015) you will see a turnaround.

7-year cycle
God spoke to me that many people are in a seven-year cycle that started in 2001 and strange things happened again in 2008. It is time to prepare for a total turnaround coming in 2015.

Look back to 2001 and 2008. The tragedy of 9/11 took place in 2001 and the major crash of the housing industry and economy in the U.S. in 2008. These occurred seven years apart. In my life, these particular years also coincide with difficult times.

Daniel studied the writings of Jeremiah and determined that the desolation of Jerusalem would only last 70 years (Daniel 9:2). He was able to pray, fast, and respond according to a cycle of time. There is a major change for the good coming in 2015. Expect repayment for the losses of the past.

 Prophetic tidbits
Curses are being broken over you that were placed there by doubters and naysayers. Watch for physical healing to start happening in dreams. You will also notice spiritual blindness lifting off of people around you between now and December 2014. There is a new openness to the supernatural, dreams, and spiritual things.

Overall expect changes, changes, changes!

Blessings,

doug-sig

 

 

 

 

 

Doug

DougAddison.com

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. Doug is an award-winning author of seven books. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.

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