Nothing exhilarates me personally inside, than the joy of intercession before the Father, and this experience is increasingly acute when it comes to matching the role of an actor to the corresponding story part. When Jesus preached the gospel to the people on earth, He only communicated through a parable or a story. This simple example explains why Hollywood is so important to the future communication of the gospel to the people on planet earth.
Since you are called to this great task of communication, you realize how important it is for each one of you to find, locate, and enter into the perfect role in this exciting business. It’s actually simple if you approach it as a little child, are willing to hear the truth, and be honest with God’s voice in your own spirit. So here’s how.
Jesus put it this way, “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” This is very similar to turning on the power of your smart phone, which is programmed after the pattern of the programming God put inside your body to operate the applications of the Holy Spirit. The difference is, your phone runs on electrical power but your Holy Spirit runs on spiritual power.
The Holy Spirit inside of you was specifically designed and programmed to literally bring you to the proper role at the proper time and to set your career in proper order. The search engine of the Holy Spirit “searches all things, yea, even the deep things of God.” This search engine is so detailed it is unlike Google, Bing, or any other physical search engine that you know, because the search engine of the Holy Spirit sees even the future and the secret things that every casting director is looking for.
The most exciting thing that I have seen in the industry is that every person in the position of power is already looking for the right members to fill every slot in their cast. This means they are already spiritually tuned in to you if you are that right person. Your job is simply to let them know as soon as possible if you’re not the right fit. You must always trust their decision not your own, and never, and I mean never, go by what you feel. You must listen to exactly what they’re saying, if it’s honest, and if you feel any small check in your spirit, turn and run and never look back.
The secret I am giving you is to never, ever waste time on a bad role. If you spiritually understand this concept of making the right hook up, then you’re ready for the second element of this Holy Spirit search engine: your personal appearance and presentation. 90% of a casting director’s decision is going to be made by what he personally hears and sees when he looks at you in your first presentation. With so much riding on just a few seconds, it is so important that you let the Holy Spirit guide you and prepare you for that magical moment.
The first key is so simple that most of you might ignore what I am saying. Jesus put it this way, “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.” What He’s saying is turn your mind off and turn on the applications of the Holy Spirit ~ that program in your tummy ~ for “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.” This programming is incredibly sophisticated and knows you’re clothes closet, knows your hair color, knows everything about you ~ and will take your wardrobe and make it ideal for that perfect meeting with your future casting director.
Thirdly, I must give you a strong word of caution. Do not let your flesh, or the lust of the flesh control any decision that you’re about ready to make. Read Romans, the eighth chapter, for more specific instructions on this. But note: your flesh is your enemy when it comes to your future role in Hollywood, and the Holy Spirit is your great connector.
Just as you did when you got your first smart phone, you must develop a personal pattern of operation of things of the Spirit. When I wake up in the morning while I’m still resting, I learn to turn off all of the applications that are running in my mind that are draining power from the Holy Spirit. Next I pray in tongues and listen to the still small voice of God and ask the Holy Spirit what I should focus on that day. This prayer in my spirit continues all daylong as I listen for slight gentle notifications that are given to me by the Holy Spirit.
Listening to the surprise notifications are incredibly important because many times they discern the future and the power of the connection that I am facing in the next few minutes. For example, I was meeting at the executive office of the president of one of the largest theatrical chains. Right before I walked into the meeting the Holy Spirit whispered to me to change the topic of conversation. When I walked into his office I did exactly that, and he responded with incredible joy and exuberance ~ and then he handed me the greatest gift that a man in my position could ever receive.
I walked out of that meeting and everyone with me was shocked by what had happened in just a few minutes. This was the power of the search engine of the Holy Spirit in full operation. You shall receive this power in your own life when you plug in to the power of the Holy Spirit operating in your tummy. This power could become so necessary in your life that you will find yourself “praying without ceasing.”
Next week I will talk about how to protect yourself from the fiery darts that will come against you.