Episode 26: Hearing God with Katharine Goschnick

Episode 26: Hearing God with Katharine Goschnick

Episode Description:

Katharine Goschnick is a guest on this episode of the Hearing God Podcast. Katharine has an extensive background in ministering in the prison, schools, and the community. She shares simple but powerful examples of how she hears God and acts on what she hears, as well as how she teaches the many women she disciples to receive from God. Even Katharine’s testimony of how she became a Christian is fascinating. Listen in to Jane and Katharine’s conversation and the numerous examples of how Katharine has heard God in the various facets of her life.

Episode Notes:

  1. Prophetic Intercession
  • Jane learnt prophetic intercession through praying for Katharine’s ministry.
  • If you get a positive thought for someone, let them know.
  • Graham Cooke – “The worst thing you’re going to do is to bless them in the wrong area”.
  • We hear God, but we don’t always recognize it.
  • If we spend time with God and we’re close to Him and at peace, trust your thoughts are from God if they align with Scripture.
  1. Katharine’s journey of becoming a Christian and her growth in this area.
  • Lordship/control of Katharine’s life.
  • Katharine prays for people wanting to become a Christian.
  • Transformation in Katharine’s desire to read.
  • Prophetic journalling and the S.O.A.P. method.
  1. Encouragement
  • Encouragement if tired or burnt out.
  • Encouragement to pray from being seated in High Places with God.
  • Recognize you can hear God, you do hear God, you will hear God.

Prophetic activation:

Turn your heart and thoughts to Father God, reflect on where you are in hearing God, and then draw a line. Ask Father God:

  • What do I need to leave behind?
  • What do I need to trust you for, Father God?
  • What things am I thinking/believing that are not from you, God?
  • Father God, what do you want me to step into?
  • Then step over the line.

Time Stamps:

[0:47] – Jane introduces Katharine Goschnick.

[1:53] – Katharine & Jane share briefly how they have heard God this week.

[8:30] – How Jane learnt prophetic intercession through praying for Katharine’s ministry.

[11:05] – Encouragement to let people know if you have a ‘positive thought’ for them.

[13:23] – Katharine’s experience of becoming a Christian.

[17:51] – Katharine prays for people who want to become a Christian.

[19:19] – Katharine shares the change in her desire for reading.

[20:50] – Anything I hear in my spirit has to line up with the Bible.

[23:37] – Prophetic journalling and the S.O.A.P. method.

[24:56] – Encouragement if you are tired or burnt out.

[28:00] – Examples of hearing God when praying in prison.

[33:36] – Katharine & Jane both share a prophetic word for a listener.

[36:10] – Katharine encourages us to pray being seated with God in the Heavenly Realms.

[38:58] – Prophetic activation.

[41:05] – Katharine prays for you.

Resources / Links Mentioned:

Bible Verses Mentioned:

  • Colossians 1:27
  • Psalm 34:8
  • Exodus 5:1, 8:1, 9:1
  • Matthew 4:1-11
  • Deuteronomy 33:27
  • Matthew 25:1-9
  • Matthew 5:16
  • Psalm 23:2-3
  • Isaiah 61:1-3
  • Proverbs 3:26
  • Ephesians 2:6
  • John 10:27-28

Connect with Gary & Jane:

Support the show:

  • Share this podcast with someone who would value hearing from God.
  • Subscribe and leave a rating + review on your favourite podcast listening app.
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Episode 25: How Our Personality Can Impact How We Relate to God

Episode 25: How Our Personality Can Impact How We Relate to God

Episode Description:

There is a kaleidoscope of ways we can hear and relate to God. Often, it can depend on how we are ‘wired’ or our personality. This episode of Hearing God unpacks several personality types and how each type may best hear God. How we relate to God and hear from Him may also depend on the season of life we are currently in. Join Gary & Jane as they share various methods you may find helpful in hearing from God and relating to Him.

Episode Notes:

First Principle: God made us unique and wonderful.

  • Psalm 139:13-18
  • Eric Liddell – “I believe God made me for a purpose – but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”
  • Different learning styles – e.g. kinesthetic, auditory, visual, writing, logical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, music, etc
  • Different personality types.

Second Principle – Don’t compare yourself with others.

  • Galatians 6:4
  • We change and grow over time.
  • It’s important how we interpret and discern our experiences.

Third Principle – Find your best way of connecting with God, but don’t limit yourself to only that way.

  • View it as a continuum.
  • Ask yourself, “What do I do to feel close to God?”
  • Often a combination of practices.
  • It may depend on the season we currently find ourselves in.
  • Soul Shepherding website – soulshepherding.org
  • Intellectual vs experiential (thinker vs feeler).
  • Structured vs spontaneous.
  • Solitude vs community.

Prophetic activation:

Turn your heart and thoughts to Father God and ask Him:

  • Father God, what aspect of my personality do you like the most?
  • Father God, why did you create me this way?
  • Father God, what can you tell me about my (temper, procrastination, etc)?

Time Stamps:

[0:37] – Gary & Jane share briefly how they have heard God this week.

[5:02] – First Principle – God made us unique and wonderful.

[7:12] – Example of Erice Liddell

[8:56] – Second Principle – Don’t compare yourself to others.

[10:25] – Third Principle – Find your best way of connecting with God.

[12:49] – Intellectual verse experiential.

[16:43] – Structured vs spontaneous.

[20:25] – Solitude vs community.

[24:11] – Prophetic activation.

[25:12] – Gary & Jane both share a prophetic word for a listener.

[27:08] – Gary prays for you.

Resources / Links Mentioned:

Bible Verses Mentioned:

  • Psalm 139:13-18
  • Galatians 6:4

Connect with Gary & Jane:

Support the show:

  • Share this podcast with someone who would value hearing from God.
  • Subscribe and leave a rating + review on your favourite podcast listening app.
  • If God is leading your heart to donate or support the show in any way, please visit https://buymeacoffee/garyandjanM Thank you so much.

Episode 24: Hearing God through our Dreams Part 3

Episode 24: Hearing God through our Dreams Part 3

Episode Description:

A large percentage of our communication occurs without words—the same with dreams. Since our dreams are a personal communication from God, the symbols and their interpretation are often unique and personal. In dream interpretation, we need to be careful to chase the dream giver (God) and not the dream. This episode of ‘Hearing God through our Dreams’ is part 3 in a 3-part series on dreams and their interpretations and outlines a quick and easy method to enable you to unpack your dreams. Join Gary & Jane as they share examples from their dreams and the interpretations.

Episode Notes:

  1. Symbols in dreams.
  • Symbols are often personal and unique in our dreams.
  • Use of Dream Dictionaries.
  • Chase the Dream Giver and not the dream.
  1. Meaning of symbols.
  • Biblical meaning – rule of first mention.
  • Personal understanding.
  • Idioms, colloquial language, puns/play on words.
  1. What to do with your dream.
  • Treat it like a prophetic word.
  • Pray for wisdom and revelation.
  • Unpack/interpret it.
  • The Holy Spirit is our tutor. Have a dynamic conversation with God.
  • Test it.
  • Seek wise counsel.
  • Keep the interpretation simple.
  1. Jane’s method – quick.
  • Emotion on waking.
  • Summarize the dream in 30 seconds.
  • What is the main (primary) event, action, and focus?
  • Main characters – at least 90% of the time, it is not about the person in the dream but what that person represents to you.
  • Is there a situation in your life currently that fits with the above ie what else is happening in your life at the moment?
  • Is the dream literal or parabolic/symbolic?
  • List out the main 5-7 points/symbols from the dream.
  • Have you had a similar dream before?
  • Pull everything together to interpret it.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to confirm and seek wise counsel.
  • Apply the outcome.

Prophetic activation:

Turn your heart and thoughts to Father God and ask Him:

  • Father God, can you please tell me more about my favourite (something that’s personal for you eg colour, number, object, jumper, etc)?
  • Father God, can you please highlight something about it I have either forgotten or am not aware of?

Time Stamps:

[0:36] – Gary & Jane share briefly how they have heard God this week.

[3:28] – Use of symbols in our communication.

[3:47] – Intimacy with God is the goal.

[4:40] – Use of Dream Dictionaries.

[6:39] – Meaning of symbols in dreams.

[9:15] – What to do with your dream.

[9:39] – Chase the Dream Giver.

[12:41] – My method – quick

[13:52] – Dream Questions to help you unpack your dream.

[16:27] – Examples of dreams and their interpretation.

[19:13] – Prophetic activation.

[20:14] – Gary & Jane both share a prophetic word for a listener.

[21:40] – Gary prays for you.

Resources / Links Mentioned:

Bible Verses Mentioned:

  • Jeremiah 1:11-12
  • Genesis 40:8
  • Daniel 1:17
  • John 16:13-15

Connect with Gary & Jane:

Support the show:

  • Share this podcast with someone who would value hearing from God.
  • Subscribe and leave a rating + review on your favourite podcast listening app.
  • If God is leading your heart to donate or support the show in any way, please visit https://buymeacoffee/garyandjanM Thank you so much.

Episode 23: Hearing God through Our Dreams Part 2

Episode 23: Hearing God through Our Dreams Part 2

Episode Description:

God has a purpose with our dreams – that of intimacy and an invitation to draw closer to Him. Our dreams can be likened to a treasure hunt of searching out what God is trying to communicate to us through the third of our life we are asleep. This episode of ‘Hearing God through our Dreams’ is part 2 in a 3-part series on dreams and their interpretations and covers the types and purposes of dreams. Join Gary & Jane as they share numerous Biblical examples of different types of dreams as well as a number of dreams with the outworking that has influenced and changed the world.

Episode Notes:

  1. Types / Purposes of Dreams
  • Warning / guidance (a heads up. a caution, a call to intercession).
  • Revelation about our future calling and destiny.
  • Wisdom and insight, ideas for inventions, business plans, strategy from heaven to glorify God.
  • God encounters – with God, His nature, or angels.
  • Reveal secrets
  • Evangelism / Salvation
  • Correction
  1. Modern day dreams / Inventions
  • Some examples are the sewing machine, the creation of Google, books, movies, famous song lyrics, adjustments to sporting style, the arrangement of the periodic table, the theory of relativity, the discovery of both the structure of the atom and DNA, etc.

Prophetic activation:

Turn your heart and thoughts to Father God and ask Him:

  • Father God, is there a strategy that you would love to download to me now about an issue in my life?
  • Father God, can you please reveal to me more about that strategy.
  • Father God, can you please show me something in my life I need to adjust or tweak.

Time Stamps:

[0:47] – Gary & Jane share briefly how they have heard God this week.

[2:14] – Dreams are a gift from God. Follow on from part 1 in Episode 22.

[2:59] – Some examples of dreams in the Bible.

[3:35] – Types / Purposes of Dreams.

[12:27] – Modern day inventions as a result of a dream.

[17:57] – Prophetic activation.

[19:06] – Gary & Jane both share a prophetic word for a listener.

[20:24] – Gary prays for you.

Resources / Links Mentioned:

Bible Verses Mentioned:

  • Matthew 2:13
  • Daniel 7
  • Job 33:14-18
  • Proverbs 25:2
  • Isaiah 55:11
  • Genesis 41:1-39
  • Genesis 20:3
  • Matthew 27:19
  • Matthew 1:20-23, 2:13,19-20,22
  • Matthew 2:12
  • Genesis 37:5-10
  • Luke 2:19
  • Genesis 40:5-23
  • Judges 7:13-15
  • Genesis 31:10-13
  • Genesis 28:11-22
  • Daniel 2:29
  • 1 Samuel 28:6
  • Acts 10:9-23

Connect with Gary & Jane:

Support the show:

  • Share this podcast with someone who would value hearing from God.
  • Subscribe and leave a rating + review on your favourite podcast listening app.
  • If God is leading your heart to donate or support the show in any way, please visit https://buymeacoffee/garyandjanM Thank you so much.

Episode 22: Hearing God through our Dreams Part 1

Episode 22: Hearing God through our Dreams Part 1

Episode Description:

Dreams are a gift from God. As with any gift, it is useless if we don’t unpack it. The Talmud says a dream that is not interpreted is like a letter that is not read. We roughly spend a third of our life asleep – why not make use of it by receiving from God, as dreams are the purest form of a prophetic word you will ever receive. Join Gary & Jane as they begin to unpack the difference between dreams, visions, and nightmares, address night terrors in children, and inspire you to begin to record your dreams. Jane shares how nightmares often reveal your identity and expose the enemy’s plans. This episode is part 1 of a 3-part series on dreams and their interpretations.

Episode Notes:

Dreams are a gift from God.

  • Dreams are an invitation from God to draw closer to Him and to come to know Him at a greater level. Dreams open up the mysteries of God.
  • Our spirit is awake as we sleep. Song of Songs 5:2 “I was asleep but my heart was awake.”
  • It bypasses our minds to get our attention and bring things to the forefront.
  • Dreams are the purest form of a prophetic word you will ever receive.
  • The word for ‘dream’ in ancient Hebrew is chalowm. Unpacking the four meanings of that word gives a fuller understanding of the word ‘dream’ – the mystery hidden from you is being brought to you and revealed.
  • Proverbs 25:2 When God hides something in a dream, it is an invitation into a conversation to search out and to find out more, to go on a journey with God.

God uses dreams for evangelistic purposes.

  • God speaks through dreams to those who don’t know Him as Lord, such as King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible in Daniel 2:28.
  • Over 4/5 of Muslims have never met a Christian. Thus, God needs to get their attention somehow. Many dream of a man in white (Jesus) and become a Christian through meeting Jesus in their dreams.

Difference between dreams, visions, and nightmares.

  • A dream refers to the events or series of thoughts and images seen in our mind whilst asleep.
  • The Bible also talks about visions – Peter was awake and praying and saw a vision/trance of the unclean food (Acts 10:9-23). John was awake for his vision recorded in Revelation (Revelation 1:9-20).
  • A nightmare occurs when the enemy tries to shut down communication between God and us. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). The enemy fears us stepping into our identity and calling. There’s a calling on our life that scares the enemy, and he will come while our defences are down – or when we are asleep.
  • Nightmares are a lie from the enemy, a lie that we end up believing about ourselves. Thus, we need to redeem that which the enemy is trying to rob from us.
  • Often reveals the strategy of the kingdom of darkness, exposing the enemy’s plans.
  • It usually highlights a truth about our authority in God.
  • Nightmares can be common in children and reveal generational strongholds that must be dealt with to bring freedom. If a door opens, fear will enter and usher in shame, guilt, and condemnation. A nightmare is a heads-up, a warning, a caution. Nightmares are always redemptive. Psalm 24:1
  • The enemy is counterfeit. Counterfeit to be like God. Usually chaotic if from the enemy as God is a God of order and not chaos.
  • Praying Medic says: “The enemy shows us things of darkness in order to draw us into them as a participant, while God reveals darkness to help us defeat it….. God has a redemptive purpose in all He does…..” (Praying Medic, Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple (2015))
  • Don’t focus on what the devil is doing/saying – prophesy to the devil. Switch it. Faith trumps fear. If he comes in this way, stand and declare in your authority.
  • James 4:7 “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
  • Night terrors – kids’ brains are trying to process stuff they’ve witnessed, usually on television. It is quite common when the television goes all day in the background. When tsunamis, floods, bushfires etc, kids see the news flashes.
  • Dreams reveal things about ourselves, God’s plans, the enemy’s plans for our lives, and they can also be processing past events or unresolved issues that we may well have ‘brushed’ over and felt that the event no longer impacts us. In His wisdom, God knows far greater, and sometimes that may be the only way we will start to process the past hurt or situation.

The source of dreams:

  • Demonic – often an invitation to intercession or revelation on overcoming the enemy.
  • God – often related to our calling/destiny or containing divine strategy or ideas.
  • Self – processing life or the day’s events. Often, dreams can pinpoint an issue that’s currently in our life but hasn’t risen to the surface yet or something that we’ve been asking questions about but haven’t found a solution to. God can still speak through these.
  • Look at the fruit to discern the source.

Preparing for a Dream:

  • Limit alcohol, drugs/chemicals and prescription drugs (eg sleeping tablets). The more alert your brain is, the clearer you can hear and see from God.
  • Be careful what you watch and read before bed. If you fill your mind with scary movies or stories before sleep, then expect that that may influence your thoughts while asleep.
  • Sleeping atmosphere – quiet, relaxing, peaceful environment contributes to calmer sleep, thoughts, and hearing from God while asleep.
  • Have a recording device (or journal & pen) by your bed to document your dream.
  • Look at your attitude towards dreams. Be intentional and expectant. Show God that you want to hear from Him during your sleep. Confess any inner vow you have made about not wanting any dreams.

Prophetic activation:

Turn your heart and thoughts to Father God and ask Him:

  • Father God, is there a dream I’ve had in the past that I’ve ignored or brushed over where you were trying to tell me something? Can you please remind me of that dream?
  • Father God, please show me what I need to know about dreams and my attitude towards them?

Time Stamps:

[0:41] – Gary & Jane share briefly how they have heard God this week.

[2:44] – Dreams are a gift from God.

[5:01] – Preparation for dreaming.

[8:04] – Dreams bypass our minds to get our attention.

[9:35] – The meaning of the word ‘dream’.

[11:18] – God uses dreams as a method of evangelism.

[12:37] – The difference between dreams, visions, and nightmares.

[17:39] – Examples of redeeming nightmares.

[18:59] – Jane addresses night terrors.

[21:10] – The sources of dreams.

[22:24] – Encouragement to look at the ‘fruit’ of the dream if unsure of the source.

[23:02] – Preparation for a dream (expanded)

[24:00] – Prayer for those who have ‘shut’ down their dream life because of fear.

[25:06] – Prophetic activation.

[26:60] – Gary & Jane both share a prophetic word for a listener.

[27:23] – Gary prays for you.

Resources / Links Mentioned:

Bible Verses Mentioned:

  • Song of Songs 5:2
  • Proverbs 25:2
  • Daniel 2:28
  • Joel 2:28
  • Acts 2:17
  • Acts 10:9-23
  • Revelation 1:9-20
  • John 10:10
  • Psalm 24:1
  • James 4:7
  • 1 John 1:9
  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • Galatians 5:22-23
  • Galatians 6:7-9

Connect with Gary & Jane:

Support the show:

  • Share this podcast with someone who would value hearing from God.
  • Subscribe and leave a rating + review on your favourite podcast listening app.
  • If God is leading your heart to donate or support the show in any way, please visit https://buymeacoffee/garyandjanM Thank you so much.