Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt tonight was mind-blowing! I don't know where to start. We got different clues and so many hits! It however didn't start on a high note for me. I accidentally got locked out of my room and had no access to my keys, phone, purse and bag. " How would I write down my clues without a pen and notebook?" Looked at the time and decided against the hassle of getting a spare key from the guards cos it was late and I didn't want to be late. Had thoughts, comments and doubts about Treasure Hunting because the flesh came in. Bumped into a friend who said that my state was exactly what Jesus told the disciples to do when they went out taking nothing for their journey except a staff- no bread, no bag, no money and wear sandals but not an extra shirt. The humour and irony :P
So I rushed off for a quick dinner with a dear friend and walked to church. Was asked to be a leader this night and I had 3 others in my team. Was a but frightful. Prayed individually and received different clues. Got together and combined our clues which were separated into 5 categories: Name, needs, appearance, location and others. We had blue shirt, blue slippers, i phone, cancer, stomach ache, loose (something, anything like hair or shoelace) , the color red etc. Location was Jusco!
The moment we entered Jusco, there were so many red signs and people in blue shirts everywhere!!! Where do we start? We found our first treasure- blue shirt, blue slippers with an i phone in hand. Come on!! Showed him the clues we wrote down earlier and with hands on hips he asked, " So how do you all get this ah?" It is GOD! Asked him whether he had any  pain, he had a stomach ache the previous night. We offered to pray for him but he was reluctant and said it was fine. Although we didn't get to pray for him, we walked out of that shop faith boosted knowing there were greater things ahead.
We then went to the lower ground and one team member immediately pointed to 2 girls passing by who looked familiar. They didn't resemble any of our clues but we felt a leading. After chasing them down, we found out they were friends of some friends who were Christians too. And we shared with them John 15 about the vine and branches and it was very timely for them. They were both serving in church, leading actually in worship and dance and were seeking further directions and these were God's confirmation for them. As I was watching them, tears just welled up in my eyes and I did not understand. God then revealed that He was so please with them that He was filled with tears of joy for them. Released it to them and they had tears too. They were so encouraged and encouraging at the same time that I could not believe it. Found more mutual friends and common ground throughout our conversation and by the way, we realized earlier that one girl was holding a red bottle and the other holding a red bag in which the red bag clue was confirmed and written on our team mates paper. They were part of our treasures!!! They told us that they have heard of these but never thought that they would actually be real "treasure" actually hunted down. God speaks to  believers and pre-believers alike and Treasure Hunt is for all!
Another significant one is where we met 3 very interested Iranians. As we were chatting with them introducing ourselves and telling them about our clues, I felt urged to ask about a family need. We told them that God wants to bless them and we would like to pray for them asking them for prayer requests. To our surprise they gave very specific ones. One guy asked for prayer for his brother in Iran who had.....cancer! One of my clue! I couldn't believe it! His girlfriend had stomach aches and her brother had a problem with his visa. Talked to them more and got to know them better. They were interested in coming to church! Prayed for them, changed contacts and saw them leave with big smiles on their faces. It's amazing the way God works so Divinely, am in total awe of His manifesting power!
Good Crazy things didn't just happen with our team. There were teams who prayed for a person in a wheel chair who felt heat in her legs, another who left early but came back suddenly saying " I feel like I'm going to fly and this heat in my heart" tell me what the bible says and so much more! I feel that there is really a great breakthrough in the spiritual atmosphere and all this happened just as doubt crept into my mind about Treasure Hunt. Amazing how God works and throws up back on perspective ay?
It would be too long a blogpost if I write down everything and the way I feel but I believe this is just a start of the many blogsposts on the more Treasure Huntings to come. Have your way dear Lord! I want to be Your Treasure Hunter and a true believer! Come on, more Lord!
The Ultimate Treasure HuntTreasure Hunts incorporates the use of words of knowledge (clues) that you write on your Treasure Map to find Treasures (people) who need a supernatural encounter with God through an encouraging prophetic word or healing. This is not about preaching or arguing with people, but rather giving them a practical demonstration of the goodness of God. Treasure hunts are a great tool for those who have felt intimidated by witnessing to family members, friends, co-workers, and those in the community. Through this fun and easy method you become empowered with confidence and competence to bring supernatural encounters to people around you. Through treasure hunts you can become a world changer, transforming your community one encounter at a time!
For more information, read Kevin Dedmon's book, The Ultimate Treasure Hunt, published by Destiny Image, 2007.


ENRECCA :) said...

was here..feel free visiting back?? :D :D

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..