Intro
All around us are incredible works of God, teachings and prophecies, often unknown and unmentioned on Sundays.  In my quest to learn how to hear God, I searched everywhere for resources.  They were not easy to find, but here are a few of the top ones.

There are dire warnings in these links, but there is also great hope for God’s people.  The purpose is for you to be sober minded, draw near to God, and bear fruit for His Kingdom – to achieve your destiny in Christ.  This includes praying for our leaders, our president and our people, so that their hearts may turn to God and so that we may live in peace.  1 Timothy 2:1-4; Proverbs 21:1.  Much can be averted or lessened through prayer.  Often, prophecies are not fixed in stone, but can be changed.  They represent what will happen if we stay on the same course.  Prayer can change both the course and the outcome – as can choices.  The story of Jonah shows this, as does Ezekiel.

Right after my baptism, when I first had dreams, I wrote to a number of churches in the Houston area to ask what they knew of the prophetic.  Only one ever responded, and that was to deny believing in prophecies.  To this day, much of the church in America sleeps.  Even worse, a number of churches no longer believe the Bible, and they despise all forms of spiritual gifts.

Accordingly, I searched elsewhere. And as time went by, I did find those who diligently sought the Lord, who work in His fields, and who put themselves on the line to share testimony.  Some have had problems over the years.  But I haven’t found any better resources that teach how to step into the deeper things of God.

Prophetic Resources

Proverbs 22:3. A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

 

Psalms 91:1-4. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty ... and under his wings you will find refuge.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.

 

1 Corinthians 14:1. Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

 

Amos 3:7. Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

Comments
In researching the prophetic, here are some things I’ve observed, at least in my personal understanding:  Even if a word is true, timing and severity can be altered through prayer, and some things may be averted entirely.  God’s purposes are redemptive.  Isaiah 26:9; Hebrews 12:7; Healthy Perspectives section.  Accordingly, I study these things for principles of seeking God.  But I look to the Lord for specific direction in my own life, especially since our understanding is very incomplete.

Again, in my studies, I look for practical application.  Being fearful damages our productivity.  Ecclesiastes 11:4.  But knowing how to avoid danger can be a great blessing.  Proverbs 22:3.  That kind of individual knowledge comes from the Lord, through time spent in prayer, worship, etc.  Prophecies from people are often simply things to pray about, or motivation to develop a relationship with God.

 

Prophetic Resources on the Net

Streams Ministries – John Paul Jackson

Jackson’s work is the gold standard for understanding dreams and developing prophetic gifts.

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A lot of his teachings are free on Streams Ministries (click here), YouTube, the Dreams & Mysteries website or Preparing for the Perfect Storm.  But I recommend buying complete works because there’s a lot of content, and because dream interpretation takes experience.  There’s also correspondence courses, such as The Art of Hearing God.  And the most recent book, The Art of Praying the Scriptures, is a modern take on ancient prayer techniques for meditating the Word.

UPDATE, February 2015.  John Paul Jackson went home to be with the Lord this month.  He won a battle with cancer last year, but then died last week from other causes.  I’m not sure what changes will happen in his ministry.  But his work on developing prophetic gifts and understanding the language of dreams remains the groundbreaking starting point in this field of study.  That’s what made John Paul Jackson so unique.  He spent a lot of time dissecting his own gifts, so he could teach the principles to others.

Ian Clayton

Update, May 2015.  Ian Clayton teaches how to open the gateway inside our spirit to God – our first love gate, and many other amazing topics. 

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I’ve had good results and dreams with this material.  (A free copy of the gateway teaching is available online here.)  I purchased Ian Clayton’s early coursework, Supernatural Encounters 101, 102 and 103 to get started.  There’s also YouTube videos on Ian Clayton teaching about the courts of Heaven and how to access them, which I recommend.

Mike Parsons

Update, May 2015.  Mike Parsons expands on Ian Clayton’s work and has started an online group for working in this area. 

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Freedom ARC’s material has quickly become one of my favorite resources, because Mike is a prolific writer and has a great many blog posts on different subjects.  https://freedomarc.wordpress.com/

Mike Parson’s Facebook page steps through the different teachings, and is well worth following.

Here’s a YouTube example of Mike Parsons going through spiritual exercises to enter the spirit realm and interact with God. 

Aslan’s Place Ministry

Aslan’s Place is the ministry of Paul and Brian Cox about (1) developing the gift of discernment and (2) deliverance by removing generational curses 

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There’s a lot of free content online.  I’ve only just discovered this site, but I’ve found their work is quite good, and that generational curses is something we need to address.

http://aslansplace.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/aslansplaceministry

https://www.facebook.com/aslansplace

 

What I have here is just a start.  For example:

Graham CookeProphetic Wisdom is a very good book.

Gene Redlin’s blog has frequent content.

Bob Jones describing levels of Heaven

Neville Johnson on The First Principles of Christianity, Ministering to the Lord, and Learning God’s Way of Communicating

Bobby Conner

Shekinah Worship, out of Lancaster, California, has a YouTube channel with sermons by Pastor Joe Sweet or guest speakers, often about how to seek God or grow in relationship.

Sid Roth interviewing Mary Baxter about Hell

 

 

Erik
Originally, February 2013