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Meeting with God


The Bible was written by men who had a “meeting” and personal encounter with God. Here are a few examples. God revealed Himself to Moses in a burning bush and Moses went on to lead the nation of Israel out of slavery, receive the Ten Commandments, and write the first five books of the Bible by revelation. David, the man after God’s heart, killed giants, built a nation, and was the sweet psalmist whose eyes saw the glory of God. Isaiah saw the glory of God, was touched by the coal from God’s altar, and became a prophetic mouthpiece for God. Saul’s name and identity were changed after the light from heaven knocked him from his horse. From that moment the Apostle Paul never stopped in his pursuit to know Jesus Christ. These are some of many who were strong and did exploits for God because they knew and experienced God (Daniel 11:32). We can have our own meeting with God through faith in Jesus’ blood. We must stand before Him, in His Presence, where we take hold of His faith and do His will.

Some people try to have faith from a distance. However, there is no such thing as “long distance faith.” They quote scriptures but don’t seem to know how to access the presence of God. They try to believe without getting before Him. The phrase “before Him” is also translated in His presence or in His sight.

“And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord” (Genesis 19:27). Romans 4:17 says, “As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Abraham did not just have the promises of God, but his faith was loaded with the presence of God. He was God- conscious. I like to say that some people are self-conscious, some are people-conscious, or devil conscious. Some people are time-conscious, and others are just unconscious! However, to win the fight of faith, we must be God-conscious.

Imagine if you had an invitation to meet with someone who is very influential, extremely rich, and would grant you anything you desired. When you learn how to pray, that’s exactly what’s happening! I like to call it, “How To Have A Meeting With God.”

If you were invited to the White House to meet the president, you would be given exact information and the protocol to follow. In the same way, when you meet with God, the meeting place is established at the throne of grace, and your access is granted through the blood of Jesus. Now, there are unlimited possibilities open to you. God is looking for someone to show Himself strong to. It’s His pleasure to grant every need and fulfill every desire. Not only will He do this to the detail, but exceedingly, abundantly, far over and above all you can ask or imagine. Having a “meeting with God” opens all of heaven’s resources to you.

Romans 3:25-27 gives us this protocol, which begins with having faith in the blood of Jesus to qualify you to meet with God. “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”

In the Greek, the word “propitiation” means mercy seat. That’s our meeting place. Exodus 25:22 tells us what happens in the meeting, “There I will meet with you and from above the mercy seat...I will speak intimately with you….” In the Old Testament, only the high priest, once a year could have this meeting. However, everything changed when Jesus, by His own blood, entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us,” (Hebrews 9:12).

Jesus has made the way for anyone with faith in His blood to meet with God. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water,” Hebrews 10:19-20, 22.

Paul describes this meeting in Colossians 1:22 (TLB), “And now Christ has brought you into the very Presence of God and you are standing there before Him with nothing left against you-nothing left He could even chide you for.” The KJV says, “to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in His sight.” There is no one who can get closer to God than you can. Any time someone has faith in the blood, that’s where the meeting place is. Hebrews 10:22 in the Lovett says, “Let us, as members of His family, exercise our right of access and press closer and closer to the Father. But we must come with childlike faith and the unshakeable assurance He is eager to receive us.” The Doddridge translation says, “Let us not stand at a distance as if God were inaccessible; but on the contrary, let us draw near with a sincere and affectionate heart, in the full assurance of faith, supported by such considerations as these, which may well embolden make our approach unto Him in the most cheerful expectation of His blessing.”

We boldly ask God to strengthen and bless you, our partner, with mighty power in your spirit. He will then be able to do exceedingly, abundantly and above all you can ask or think. We want to offer you our book, “The Bloodline of a Champion” and the 2 CD’s “How to Have a Meeting with God.” We believe they will stir your faith and you will have a greater revelation of how to have a meeting with God.

We also want to thank you for your faithful partnership. We are making great progress on our new Conference Center. In just a few months we will be hosting our first conference in the new building. Thank you for your faithful partnership. We are believing for about $500,000 more to finish the Conference Center. We declare to you the same blessing Paul declared to his partners, “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19 (AMPC).

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October 2010 - The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit

Tongues: The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit 

During World War II, there was tremendous fighting in the Pacific region against the Japanese who were taking nation after nation.  The U.S. troops suffered many casualties because their radio messages were being intercepted and deciphered by the enemy.  Military commanders searched for a perfect code that couldn’t be broken. It was discovered that Navajo soldiers spoke a “hidden language” only used in their families, which at that time had no alphabet or symbols and had never been written down.  So, Navajo men were trained and sent to the Pacific to use their language as the secret code that saved lives and won many battles.

One of the Japanese said, “What is that language? It sounds like they’re talking underwater.”  To them, it didn’t sound like much, but it was the language of the “Navajo Code Talkers” or “Windtalkers,” as they were called. Because the code talkers were so valuable, each one was assigned a Marine to protect them.  When U.S. soldiers were pinned down, the Navajo code talkers could send a message to activate military action in two minutes instead of what used to take hours! Their language identified the exact location of the enemy and enabled the Navy, Air Force, and Marines to target and destroy them.  These code talkers risked their lives to deliver their messages.   The Navajo code was vital to the victory in Saipan and every major battle in the Pacific. 

Speaking in Tongues, The Spirit Code

In the Church, there is a “Holy Spirit Code” vital to our victory in this world.  We are in a battle with the powers of darkness, a battle more intense than the battles fought in the Pacific region.  Lives and nations are being lost and we must have the help of the Holy Spirit now more than ever.  In Acts 2, God gave the Church a supernatural “code language” the devil could not break, called speaking with other tongues.   Since everything in this life happens by speaking, God gave us His language to speak supernaturally.  Believers not only worship in the Spirit, but they also speak out holy information, activate Heaven’s troops, and send reinforcements.  Just as the Navajo Code Talkers were protected by Marines, every believer has angels assigned to protect them.

We have access to all of Heaven’s resources through the blood of Jesus and the power and language of the Holy Spirit. This unlimited language gives unlimited access to all of the Holy Spirit’s resources.  The devil hates it when believers speak in tongues because mysteries are accessed and he cannot comprehend what is being said.  He tries to stop, confuse, and distract Christians to keep them from speaking divine secrets. In 1 Corinthians 14:2 the Apostle Paul writes, “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit, he speaketh mysteries” (divine secrets).  Verse 18 goes on to say, “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” Paul valued praying in tongues, and he wished all the Corinthians spoke with tongues (1 Corinthians 14:5)!

I call speaking with tongues “God’s head by-pass operation.”  Why would God want to by-pass your head? You should know the answer to that!  One reason is that you have “blockages” there, and your thinking needs to change.  Religion and the devil will fight you about speaking in tongues, but praying in the Spirit is a secret, hidden, and unlimited language of dominion and revelation connecting you to the mind of Christ.

Jude 20 says we build up ourselves on our most holy faith praying in the Spirit. It takes faith to speak in tongues, so your faith is strengthened.  The book of James says that the tongue is the most difficult member of your body to control and it influences your entire body, so if you yield it to the Holy Spirit, you will gain victory in every other area.  Many receive healing for their bodies when they are filled with the Holy Spirit! Receiving the Holy Spirit will take all your receiving to a whole new dimension. 

God desires to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power working in you as you are strengthened with His mighty power. (Ephesians 3:16,20).  Speaking in tongues will take your prayer life to another level, strengthen your spirit, and give you an advantage over Satan’s strategies.  You will win in areas where you were previously defeated.  You now have the “Access Code” of the Spirit to help you activate and fulfill the plan and purposes of God.

MHM Missions Report 

To help you study more on this powerful topic, for a gift of $25 or more we will send you our brand new set called, “Tongues: The Unlimited Language of the Holy Spirit” (4 CDs) along with “The Holy Spirit: My Best Friend” (4 CDs) and “The Holy Spirit: The Person and His Works” (3 CDs).

Your partnership in prayer and giving enabled us to distribute our books in Portuguese to pastors and leaders in Brazil in September. Thank you for sending us to Nepal in November, helping us to bring in pastors from remote regions and put our Nepalese books into their hands.  In December we will again be part of the powerful Colombia leadership meeting touching South and Central America. 

These are days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit around the world. Together, we carry out the Great Commission!  My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

In Christ,

Mark and Trina Hankins

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