Building God’s Prophetic House!
The curriculum of Samuel’s Mantle is meant to build from one level of knowledge to the next. It is very much like building a house! First you put in your foundation. Then you add the floor, walls, and the roof. Finally the windows, doors, and electricity.
WHO’S PROPHETIC? The priesthood of all believers is a well-accepted concept in the church. But what about the prophetic mantle? We all believe Pastor’s and Teachers are given gifts by God but we would never let an untrained Pastor or Teacher lead our church. When it comes to prophetic gifting many people believe if it’s God it shouldn’t require any training. Does this hold up to scripture? Or should we be training Prophets as we do Pastors and Teachers?
BLOCKS TO HEARING – If we are all called to walk in the prophetic then why can’t we? This is the question DVD 2 asks and answers. We look at the difference between the soul – mind, will, and emotions – and our spirits. We then study the effects of the training of our souls by our surrounding culture and how this training affects how we receive from God. In other words, we will be looking at how our world view affects our ability to receive from God.
PARADIGMS: How much do our paradigms affect the way we see life? Could it be that Jesus spoke in symbolic language because the people saw Jesus through their current world view? Did Jesus have to speak in parables because he didn’t fit their expectations? If the disciples who spoke to Jesus themselves didn’t get what he was about because of their outlook, how about us today? Could it be that God still uses dreams, visions and signs to help us get past our false paradigms?
TRAINING DISCIPLES: How important was symbolic language in the O.T.? An overview of events shows how many O.T. events tie in to a symbolic dream, vision, or sign. Jesus also trained the disciples in this language through his parables. And later on he expects them to know their meanings without his help. In Acts 2 Jesus poured out this symbolic language on all believers, but what about us who are now to live like them? Should we be in language study ourselves?
THE PUZZLE: In Acts 10:9-16 Peter has a vision from God that challenges his world views. Why did Peter have to value symbolic language, work through his paradigms on the way, and only then finally figure out what God wanted? Murray gives an example that shows how God still speaks the same way and why it was this type of language that God decided to release at Pentecost.
Following the signs: What is a sign? Are we supposed to watch for them? How much emphasis does God place on signs?
The great author and the flow of his storied – time lines! Identifying and interpreting time lines in the Bible, history, the news and in our personal lives. What is God saying in everyday events all around us?
Faith: a relationship, not an emotion. Guidelines for stepping out in faith. The key to the temple = faith!
Continuing further into the temple: journaling, biblical use of the imagination.
Discernment: does and don’t s, how to tell the difference between a wolf and the wounded, practicing the gift of discernment.
Burden bearing: a gift from birth, family issues, signs of unredeemed issues, safety mechanisms, cures to live a life of normalcy.
Dealing with personal pain: what is the biblical model for dealing with emotions? The process of turning the emotional system back on…cleansed.
Introduction to dreams: symbolic language, meeting Jesus in your dreams, how dreams connect to the spiritual realm.
Local Class Curriculum:
1st year (in Vancouver & Abbotsford)*
Aligning our paradigms with God’s, learning to understand symbolism and recognize God’s action in the physical world, proper use of the imagination, the emotions of the Spirit: burden bearing and discernment.
2nd year (in Abbotsford & Vancouver)* prerequisite – completion of 1st year
Understanding and interpreting dreams and visions, How to have dreams and visions and how to move from dream to vision, Pastoring the presence of God and following His leading.
Samuel’s Company / Advanced Skills Community (in Abbotsford & Vancouver)* prerequisite – completion of 1st year & 2nd year
The goal of this class is maturity: maturity in the application of Samuel’s Mantle material, the ability to flow with the Holy Spirit, and to function as a safe prophetic community. Small group work will be a prime focus as all of the SAM material (dream, vision, timelines, prophecy, etc) is applied in small groups of people who desire to become skilled with what they have learned so far. Outreach, guest teachers, prophetic activations, will be incorporated as well.
Samuel’s Advanced Dream Class (in Abbotsford)* prerequisite 1st year and 2nd Year or online Dream course.
Over the years we have developed a lot of dream tools. This year it seems right to have a class focused on applying those tools to dreams. If you desire to work on your dreams in a small group setting with people who have a few years of training this is for you. As well, we will be applying some advanced tools Murray hasn’t taught in past years.
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