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By Elaine Tavolacci

Every Holy Spirit filled believer is able to recall a time in their walk with the Lord that they experienced a genuine encounter with Jesus. You may have been caught up in the Spirit, seen an angel or had a visitation from Jesus Himself. Some may have experienced the overwhelming presence of His love and His glory. When the tangible fire of the Holy Spirit comes upon you in such a way, your entire life will be changed. As you continue to pursue Jesus and His presence, your mind will be renewed, your life will be transformed and you will go from glory to glory. 

That experience will never leave you, but in order to maintain this anointing, you must continually fan the flames and stoke the fire to keep it burning. I’ve had many extraordinary encounters since I accepted the Lord. One time in a Joshua Mills meeting I had a vision of a little girl about two years old waving a piece of paper. I didn’t understand what it meant at the moment but then about a half hour later there was a man carrying his little daughter down the aisle, and she was waving a piece of paper. She was wearing the same dress and was the exact description of what I saw in that vision. I told the father that I believe that this little girl had a calling on her life. 

The Holy Spirit speaks to us in our dreams. I’ve received prophetic dreams of things that later became a reality. I also had some traumatic dreams that were intercepted from becoming a tragedy. When I have dreams about tornados or thieves I know that it’s a warning dream that something devastating was about to happen. For me those dreams are spiritual and rarely literal.  I know that they could be averted so there won’t be a calamitous outcome. We could prevent these things from happening by decreeing and declaring to reverse those attacks of the enemy. 

To some of you this might sound strange, but the majority of you understand the Spirit realm. I am telling you to encourage you that these supernatural occurrences are for every one of us. You may not have a prophetic gift but every single one of us are able to hear Gods voice. You may not be called to the fivefold ministry but you have a gift from God. For some of you the Lord is saying: “I miss My time with you”. You’ve left your first love and forfeited the relationship that you once had with Jesus. You once heard His voice but you have strayed because you’ve been shaken by what your hearing on the news. The Lord is calling you back.

This past Sunday I went to a meeting and received a powerful prophetic word from Apostle Brad Flook. He has an incredible accurate gift of prophecy and words of knowledge. He prophesied that there’s a healing and a miracle working anointing that God has given to me. He said I am going to heal others with cancer, and the Lord told him to release the impartation to heal cancer that his spiritual father Kenneth E Hagin had imparted to him. He said this anointing is being transferred today. The Lord said “Transfer that gift!” And as I lay hands on people I’ll see miracles of people healed with cancer from this day forward. The Lord said get ready, get ready you’ll see it, you’ll see it. Since that day I've been sensing the presence of God often in such a tangible way.

I’m not telling you this to boast in myself, those of you who know me, know that’s not what I’m about. I’m telling you to encourage you. The Lord wants to release His glory in an unprecedented way. The enemy is trying to bring fear and neutralize some of you but you have to press in. There can’t be any compromise if you want the fire of God in your lives and ministry. You have to connect to strong believers of like faith who will strengthen you rather than discourage you. Holy Spirit is about to move and He wants to use every one of you. Get ready says the Lord.

Leviticus 6:13

The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

1 Corinthians 1:26 – 29

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

2 Timothy 1:6 (Amplified)

That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands with those of the elders at your ordination].


By Elaine Tavolacci

PO Box 60414

Staten Island New York 10306









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08.09 | 23:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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