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“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”


Something special is happening around the world today . . . something never before seen.

Brian McLaren’s book A New Kind of Christianity brings clarity when he writes about the emergence of the Modern Era in the 1500s. Modernism began as the Middle Ages were ushered out. Many great things were exchanged replacing those less desirable. It is good that fear and superstition lost out to logical thinking. However, much was lost as Modernism’s Age of Reason stole imagination, intuition, and the arts under the sway of rationality. Imagination was ripped from the Church and enshrined in Disney-like children’s theme parks and labeled “insignificant,” particularly in the arena of religion.

A new generation is now moving beyond modernism to a new way of looking at the world. One of the advantages of the move called Post-Modernism is a move toward restoring the good that suffered at the hands of rationality.

The Age of Reason killed imagination, intuition, and the arts. This generation is taking back all that was stolen. Though I’m not young, I must join them in the restoration because it will usher in a move of God never before seen in the history of the Church.

I have determined to loose over myself the following declarations:

  • I declare anointing and liberation for my imagination in the Holy Spirit.
  • I loose and anoint my feelings.
  • I  loose and consecrate my intuition, turning it to the prophetic and the Seer in me.
  • I will embrace mystery.
  • I will hear from God, not just daily, but constantly (i.e., as did Brother Lawrence who wrote the book Practicing the Presence of God).
  • I will walk in the demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • I will impart what is freely given me into the hands of others for ministry.
  • I declare my love like white phosphorous for Jesus alone.
  • I am a prisoner of hope (Zech 9:12); stolen things will be returned double.
  • I will imagine day and night how to “walk out the Kingdom on earth.”
  • I will mentor men who are burning with the fire of God.
  • I will entertain angels who stomp the backs of enemy forces because their defenses have been removed (i.e., Caleb in Numbers 14).
  • I will dance with Him as He dances and sings over me (Zeph. 3:17).
  • I will spread out to the right and left (Isa. 54).
  • I will dispossess nations.
  • I will be inflamed by holiness.
  • I am God’s fire.

The final declaration over myself came as I sat on the beach overhearing the conversation of a wind surfing instructor. Sometimes, I get Holy Spirit instructions from the most amazing sources. This instructor was physically moving the body of a student to make him feel how he needed to lean into the wind toward the nose of his board.

“You have to eat the nose of your board!” he said. “If you hold back, you’ll be on your back in the surf.”

With those words ringing in my mind, I determined that:

  • I will lean hard into Him until I pass the point of no return; either He saves me, or I self destruct.

It is not time to hold back. The Spirit is saturating the atmosphere with an unction to press forward into a fullness not yet seen at any time in the history of the Church. That unction is being felt in the most unlikely places and the feeling is electric, out of control, and otherworldly.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, and that one thing I seek…to know You…


–This post by Ron Cantrell


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