In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit upon all people,
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy. (Act 2:17-18)
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. (1Cor.14:1)
But he who prophesies speaks edification and encouragement, and comfort to men. (1Cor.14:3)
I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. (2Cor12:1)

   Dear friends and partners the purpose of the out-poured Spirit is to glorify Jesus as Lord.  We should always be hungry for more of God and be filled with His Spirit. Out of the fullness and overflow of the Holy Spirit we may be able to supernaturally move into a place of revelation.

   It is revelation that will open locked doors and reveal the power and majesty of God.  Peter received revelation that Jesus was the Christ the son of the living God, and Jesus gave him the keys to the kingdom. Another time Peter received a vision in prayer ,on his housetop, and consequently preached the gospel to the non-Jews (Cornelius's household) who the Jewish people had previously nothing to do with.  By a vision in the night, the apostle Paul was directed to preach in Macedonia.  John saw in the Spirit and wrote the book of revelation, and many other books in the old testament were written as men saw what God was showing them.  God has a purpose in giving us His Spirit, so that we may walk, act, speak, and even see like He does.  He delights in leading and guiding us in a variety of different ways.  How does God speak to us?  Any way He wants to.
   One of my first experiences with visions was shortly after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit.  I had a vision while in prayer(which is when this normally occurs for me), of a brother in the Lord in his bedroom with a rifle in his hands getting ready to kill himself.  I prayed for him intensely and later he confirmed to me that he was very depressed and contemplating suicide.  I think these things should be very common in any born-again believer's life.
   God desires to give us insight so that we may pray and be an encouragement to others.  He wants to open the eyes of our hearts so that we can also come against the powers of darkness.  As strange as it may sound, I have seen dragons and even snakes wrapped around churches in the Spirit.  Once I was in only what I could describe as a wasteland of religion.  I saw churches and buildings in the Spirit covered in cobwebs looking like haunted houses and stinking like witchcraft.  If my letters seem like I'm opposed to dead religion, its because I am.  When you see people and places as they really are in the spirit, it is a real eye opener.
   Before I was saved I practiced different religions and philosophies, but was no better but rather grew worse, as I opened the doors for demons, which I didn't even believe in.  I deteriorated and actually felt the presence of death following me, I knew I was going to die soon.  Yet, I desperately wanted to know the truth of what was behind the veil of the natural. God is so gracious to reveal Himself to the cynical and unbelieving.  I have since come to know the presence of God and see the reality of demons, even violently coming against them in Jesus name.  One time I was praying for a young man and the demon power moved on top of his head like a lump to get away, my wife then saw a monkey like demon on his back that she came against in prayer.  These are very real things.
   God's heart is to reveal Himself, but he doesn't want us to be ignorant either, but discerning of spirits, which is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  There may come a time when you come across someone who needs a word of encouragement or liberation and the Holy Ghost within you knows what will set them free.  These gifts are not toys or even badges of spirituality.  The Corinthian Church proves that, abounding in gifts yet carnal.        
   God wants humble vessels who can use His gifts to build up and not tear down.  Humility is not an overnight process, neither is spiritual maturity, we are all growing and none of us have a perfect understanding(we know in part).  Brokenness and weakness, pain and suffering scar the spiritual man, whom God delights to show forth His power through(2cor.12:9-10), sounds like a picnic but it isn't.  The fires of life try the vessel and even after the fire many vessels are still unfit or broken, not being able to take the fiery process which was meant to perfect them.  That's why it is so important to get a good foundation in God's Holy Word, and spending time in prayer letting the Lord deal with you.  If your food is consecrated through the word of God and prayer how much more should you be?  But we must be willing and obedient.
I could go on writing about deliverance from the world, flesh, the devil, the seer anointing, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, but I can't.
   Please pray this prayer with me- Lord I want more of you in my life.  Wash me in your precious blood.  Open my spiritual eyes and give me a Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, pour out your gifts and  supernatural grace into my life that I may serve You more, and may I never think of myself more than what I should, but bear the marks of Jesus's cross upon my life daily.  Dead to sin, self, and the world but alive unto God.  I surrender all my life Lord, thank you for filling me with a fresh anointing of Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen.
   I hope to write more articles as time goes on.  He is coming soon and we need to be ready.  We are going to be putting out some teaching CD's very soon on God's "Supernatural Grace" for our partners who share in this ministry of spreading the Gospel (Phil. 1:4). 
   Sincerely and in His Love,
                                 John Michael Chase

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