Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Calling to Write – A Look Behind the Scenes

I wanted to write some personal this week in my Blog and as I prayed about it I thought I would give you a look behind the scenes and why I write as much as I do. We each need to review our callings in God from time to time and re-evaluate where we are and what we are doing. So here are some of my musings.

I still lived in Kansas City. It was 17 or so years ago. I had been on the road ministering and had just gotten home. I heard that there were extended meetings going on in Saint Louis at a church and that Rodney Howard Brown was ministering. I was hungry for more of the Lord and Michal Ann blessed me to go check things out. I decided to go with a couple of my friends. It was a fascinating series of meetings to me. I saw the raw anointing of God flowing through one of His servants.


I began to cry out loud in the middle of the service as this man of God would slowly pass through the crowds and simply touch them and say over and over again, “FILL!” Well, he eventually made his way to the left side where I was sitting with my friends. I kept declaring, “Right here! Right now!” I was not disappointed but was surprised by what happened. As the servant of the Lord touched me, I was taken up in the Spirit in what is called a trance. I was no longer aware of what was taking place in the meeting but rather brought into a place invited by the Holy Spirit where heavenly worship was taking place. Then I heard a word spoken to me.

 “I commission you to compose transferrable concepts for those who will be touched in the coming moves of God. I commission you to write books, training manuals, and audio and video messages to ground my people in the Word of God. Ground them in the understandings of the previous historic moves of God so that the enemy will not be able to steal from them the impartations I give to them. I commission you to write about Encounters with God so that they may be equipped to be all that I call them to be.

STUNNED BY THE WORD                                                     

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Up to that point and time the only real writing I had done was my monthly newsletter. That was it. I was not trained in creative writing. My college degree was a BS in Social Work! But God does not always call the qualified; He calls the available. Then He trains the available and qualifies them to fulfill their calling.

Well, that was my “calling and commissioning” into a lot of what I still do to this day. I started having dreams of book titles and covers of books and study guides. Step by step the Holy Spirit led me and now today I have written some Best Sellers and some others – that are just as equally as good – but are relatively unnoticed books. I have now composed somewhere around 20 books, 20 study manuals and another 10 co-authored books.

This is now all leading up to the launch this fall of the God Encounters Training – E-School of the Heart – where faith and life meet. My hunger for more of the Lord led me into a journey that was a surprise to me. I am sure He also has some surprises in store for you as well.

So there is peak behind the scenes into My Calling to Write. I trust you have and will benefit from this personal note. Be All You Can Be!

 James W. Goll 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Seeking the Vision that Sustains Us

Keeping our vision of the Lord clear before us will sustain us through the many labors of our life and ministry.

Over the years, I have become convinced that in the Christian life at least two things are certain: God never changes, and we are always changing. Our life as a Christian is a continual transition from one place to another, one level to another, one understanding to another. The purpose of spiritual light is to bring us into change and growth. The more light we have, the more change we experience, and the more we change (for the better) the more we are brought into higher levels of glory. Unless we are in constant transition, we will stop somewhere along the way and settle down. The Christian life is a frontier. God did not call us to be settlers but to be pilgrims and pioneers. This is the point of Paul's prayer in the first chapter of Ephesians.

The more enlightenment we have, the more wisdom and revelation we are open to receive, and the greater understanding we can develop of the hope of His calling, the glory of His inheritance, and the surpassing greatness of His power as they apply to our lives.

Food for thought:
How has keeping your vision of the Lord clear before you sustained you through your labors in ministry and in your life?

Taken from The Seer Expanded Edition.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poison and Antidote

"Now, there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons."-1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Clearly the prophetic anointing manifests in many diverse ways. All arise from the same Holy Spirit., who gives as He wills. With this in mind, a warning is in order. There is a deadly poison that can kill our ministry and our ability to walk in our anointing, whatever it may be: the poison of covetousness. Comparing ourselves to someone else and wanting what they have produces death. We should never judge or evaluate our anointing by someone else's anointing. It is vitally important to avoid jealousy and insecurity. God has plenty of anointing to go around. Let's be satisfied to seek our own calling and walk in our own anointing.

The antidote to this poison is to learn to walk in accountability with others, cultivating faithfulness while giving ourselves to the unique expression of grace that God has imparted to each of us. Sometimes we are prone to allow ourselves to be hindered by rejection, criticism, legalistic traditions, and the restrictive yokes and molds of others' unrealistic and erroneous expectations.

The Holy Spirit will help us and liberate us to be unique and varied expressions of His wonderful prophetic presence and yet walk circumspectly with integrity within the Church.

James W. Goll

Food for thought:
When we are satisfied with our own calling, we acknowledge certain aspects of God's character. What are some of these? How does faith come into play in order to walk in our own anointing?

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Monday, April 2, 2012


As you slowly and prayerfully read this out loud – listen to your very words. Everything you are now reading is straight from Scripture, straight from the heart of Papa God. It is a brief enumeration of the overwhelming evidence of Papa God’s love for you.

You, the one whose hairs are all numbered. The one whose thoughts are all known before you even think them and whose life was carefully considered before your birth. The one whom the Father thinks about more times each day than there are grains of sand on the seashore. You… are His favorite.

“How do I love thee?” He says. “Let me count the ways.” The Word of God is His love letter to you. If you imagine God the Father as distant, angry, even abusive, let Him change your mind about His goodness. Let Him convince you.

My Child…

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

I am your Father, and I love even as I love My Son, Jesus. John 17:23 For in Jesus, My love for you revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of My being. Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 If you receive the gift of my Son, Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad, Almighty God
(The following has been inspired by the writings of Neil Anderson and Andy Reese and adapted in my book Deliverance from Darkness.)

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