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Ideas and Inspiration from Jane Hansen Hoyt

Jane Hansen Hoyt

Jane Hansen Hoyt serves as President/CEO of Aglow International.

23
Nov
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A Call to Unity

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shutterstock 90857807-U.S.-Capital 800px-72dpiWe have just returned from Aglow’s U.S National Conference in San Diego, CA. In my opening message, I made the statement that “This event is not a conference; it is an assignment!” I quoted Chuck Pierce as saying, “For the last 8 years winds have been blowing in the heavens. But now those winds are released to come into the earth realm. What has been stirring in Heaven will now blow in the earth. Brace yourself! The winds that will now blow are the winds I’ve been holding back these last 8 years, and now I will release them. I am acting on how you have sought Me in these last 8 years. These winds will begin to gather an army.” I want to say to you, Aglow, the winds of Heaven have gathered an army and you and I are in that army! We are all participants!

We are an awakened people who are alert and aware of the times we are living in. We know what it means to watch, pray, and take action. God is not in retreat. He intends that His Kingdom expands upon the earth until Jesus returns. We live in a time of triumph and great favor. He has raised us up for this time! We are The Called!

After 9 weeks of prayer leading up to the Presidential election and 3 days of fasting through Election Day, I believe something shifted in the Heavenlies over our nation. Now is not the time to stop praying, thinking a victory has been won. Now, we must gird our loins and continue to pray as a new course is charted.

The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open and no one shall shut, and he shall shut, and no one shall open. Isaiah 22:22

God has mantled us with governmental authority. Therefore, I am asking you to join me for the next 8 weeks, beginning Saturday, November 26, through January 20, 2017, for renewed prayer; and to come together in unity and peace for the purposes of God to be seen as a new administration is set in place. Pray individually. Pray in your homes and meeting places. Pray!

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20
Oct
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Insights on the Critical Mass Prayer Call For The U.S. Election

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iStock 55648398 webDid you feel the explosion in the atmosphere that took place this past Monday evening, October 17th? There were some 900 to 1,000 Aglow men and women on the Critical Mass Prayer call, interceding for the United States and the coming election this November. God’s people want God’s will and God’s purposes fulfilled in this pivotal time in history.

There was a spirit of repentance for the sins of our nation, and then prayers of boldness and declaration that wound its way throughout the entire prayer time.

“Lord, we humble ourselves and we repent of our personal sins and the sins of our nation. Cleanse our hearts, our minds, our souls, to be one with You – standing for righteousness and justice. As Franklin Graham said, ‘This election is not about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, but about the one who will appoint righteous Supreme Court Judges who will make critical decisions for our nation in the next 20 years. We thank You that all Christian men and women will take their responsibility of voting very seriously and will vote in their city, state, and national polling places for individuals who will stand with courage and bravery, who will protect our constitution, and who will stand with Israel.” Tony Hoyt

“Father we sense there is a changing of the guard at our gates because war has been declared there. A new company of warring angels have been dispersed to bring to fulfillment Your intentions. Open our eyes to see beyond the natural – beyond the facts – and focus our eyes on the supernatural – the Truth. We are at Your crossroad of destiny in America. Your Truth will ultimately change all facts. We come into agreement with Your intentions over America. Shine the light of Your truth upon the media and its ulterior motives and unprofessional antics. Shine the light of Your truth upon the lives of every person, entity, and movement and bring all deceit and lies into the open. Remove this subtle fog of deceit that has blinded the truth upon the earth, and reestablish a discerning of what is truly right and wrong, despite the increasing agenda of wickedness prevalent in America. Render a change in our country, and begin with us.” Dave McDaniel

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25
Aug
0

Running the Race of Faith

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RIO OLYMPIC GAMES OF 2016 ARE OVERiStock 80552357 web

There were boos of sadness when the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, announced:  “I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.” 

Boos of sadness could be heard from my home, as well.  Tony and I loved watching this memorable event in which runners, swimmers, gymnasts, and other skilled athletes from around the world, come together in a sportsmanlike atmosphere and compete for the prize of a gold, silver or bronze medal. 

There were so many wonderful wins in these games.  Those participating had lived such disciplined lives, training for months and years.   Now the moment of opportunity had finally come to possibly win the prize of gold, silver or bronze! 

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20
Jun
3

Is Your Heart Fixed?

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Rock outcropping web 600pxChrist the Solid RockWe are living in times when many of the “norms” or “accepted ways of conduct” we have known in the past have changed, some radically so.  “Christian morality is being ushered out of American social structures and off the cultural main stage, leaving a vacuum in its place – and the broader culture is attempting to fill the void.  Barna reveals growing concern about the moral condition of the nation, even as many American adults admit they are uncertain about how to determine right from wrong.  Do Christians see truth and morality in radically different ways from the broader public, or are they equally influenced by the growing tide of secularism and religious skepticism?”  (Research Releases in Culture & Media – May 25, 2016)

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22
Apr
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The Legacy Continues

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bowl of fruit-webWhen destiny and ministry are fused in the timing of Christ, abundant fruit is produced to the glory of God.From time to time, Aglow has received powerfully anointed words related to this ministry’s call, destiny, and future.

Catherine Brown, a well-known prophetic voice from Scotland, is one such voice:

“I saw the Lord holding the word ‘Aglow’ in His hands. He lifted it to His lips and kissed it and the Breath of God moved on the word ‘Aglow’ causing it to grow wings, eyes, hands, and feet. Symbolically, this means having the ability to perceive spiritual prophetic wisdom and understanding (eyes), to move in faith in witness and works (hands and feet), and to soar in the purposes and plans of God in worship and testimony (wings). I heard the Spirit of the Lord say that He is causing Aglow to reach out, to speak out, and to spread out in a measure that the women (and men) of Aglow have not yet experienced. I saw the word ‘Destiny’ come alongside ‘Aglow,’ and in the hands of Christ, there was a divine fusion between the two and the Lord said, ‘Acceleration and multiplication for the witness, the worship, and the work of Aglow.’ When destiny and ministry are fused in the timing of Christ, abundant fruit is produced to the glory of God.“

What a powerful word, particularly in this Jubilee year.

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09
Mar
40

2017 - Aglow's 50th Anniversary

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aglow 50th 3x3 inYou may think it is a bit early for me to be thinking about Aglow’s 50 Year Anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2017 at our Global Conference. However, with that awesome occasion only months away, those of us at the Aglow Headquarters have been thinking and planning for some time already!

The number 50 is the number connected with the Holy Spirit and His work. When I think of the incredible work of the Holy Spirit, that began in 1967 in the lives of women and continues today with men now walking alongside us, I am brought to tears. Only God could have wrought such a work, such a ministry, such a movement in the earth that has stood the test of time. 

It has been said of Aglow that, “It is the greatest Apostolic gig in the earth.” It has also been said that, “Aglow has been brought forth out of nothing!” Aglow has not copied other ministries, organizations, or trends. 

Truly, we have simply endeavored to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit at every turn. We have continued through cultural changes, the feminist movement, economic downturns, world crisis, crisis in the church, shifting times; and ever changing mindsets and agendas that have challenged God’s people the world over. Only God and the powerful work of His Holy Spirit, could cause a movement initiated by Him, to not only continue, but to grow and to become more fervent and alive with each passing decade.  Holy Spirit we honor You!

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14
Dec
22

The Second Advent

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Joy-to-the-world web smallHe rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove. The glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love; and wonders of His love; and wonders of His love, and wonders, wonders of His love!I love having family traditions, particularly at this time of year.  One such tradition is to begin the Advent season by attending Seattle Pacific University’s concert, “The Sacred Sounds of
Christmas.”   Their selected music reflects sounds from around the world, as well as the familiar hymns that stir our hearts.  I find this to be a wonderful opportunity to begin the Christmas season with a focus on the anticipation, realization, and celebration of the birth of our Savior who came to set us free. 

ADVENT

Advent is a season observed in many western, Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus.

The word Advent means “coming or arrival” in Latin.  The first Advent happened some 2000 years ago when Jesus came into the world as a baby to live as a man and die for us.

His incarnation took all that belongs to our humanity and delivered it back to us, redeemed.  All of our inclinations and appetites, our capacities and our yearnings, are purified and gathered up and glorified by Christ.  He did not come to thin out human life; He came to set it free.  (Thomas Howard, from Evangelical Is Not Enough.)  We have been given the ultimate gift, redemption.   

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08
Dec
29

CALLING FOR A THREE DAY FAST!

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There is so much taking place in the world.  The atmosphere is filled with hostility, hatred, murder, and terrorism.key in door web smallIsaiah 22:22 I will give you the key that will open doors that no man can shut and you will shut doors that no man can open. 

The world looks to governmental leaders for a plan to counter the rising tide of evil.

Mankind wants to be comforted by the false sense that the “enemy has been contained.” 

We need a counter attack that turns the enemy’s strategies into confusion.

The hour in which we live is strategic and we understand that we have been called for such a time as this!  We will not miss God’s direction or His guidance in our prayers.  We will not miss His heartbeat in this moment. 

On a personal level, many are facing trying times of various natures, as well. 

I am aware of several International Leaders who are experiencing significant health issues.

Miracles are needed and expected!

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16
Oct
31

It is a Time of Reformation!

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THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS CELEBRATED JERUSALEM’S ANNUAL FEAST OF TABERNACLES! 

Black lights and sensational music, dancing, prayer, charity, a march of thousands of colors from more than 80 nations – a march in solidarity with Israel; such was the scene of the 36th annual Feast of Tabernacles conference and celebration, hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) from Sept 27-Oct.1.  The event brought more than 5,000 people to the Israeli capital, including more than 50 pro Israel Christian parliamentarians and government officials from more than two dozen countries.  Several African nations sent a large delegation of cabinet ministers and members of parliament to officially represent their countries.  (JNS.org and Charisma News)

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATESJane preaching2Jane Hansen Hoyt at ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles

Aglow International was among those present for the festivities, and was represented by over 100 men and women.  Some were first timers to Israel, while others had traveled to Israel with Aglow on many of our annual spring trips.  All came to celebrate and to continue to forge strong links with the Jewish people and to pray for Israel.  We love Israel, we love the Jewish people, and our desire is to be a blessing to them in every way possible.

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in a video greeting Sept. 29, “Israel has no better friends around the world.”  He praised the attendees for their “unfaltering, enthusiastic support of Israel over the years.”

AGLOW’S INVOLVEMENT

Aglow has provided unfaltering, enthusiastic support of Israel for over 15 years.

It was an honor to be invited to participate in ICEJ’s celebration by being a plenary speaker and the Women’s Track speaker and moderator for the three track sessions that were held.  We saw attendance each day grow in number, even having to have more chairs brought in.  I spoke the first morning, Christine Darg was the second speaker, and Nonnie McVeigh of Great Britain, completed the threesome with a powerful message on Deborah.  The women and men who attended were greatly blessed. 

“I believe the global Church is once again at a turning point where we can expect a great move of God to touch the whole earth.  This time the reformation concerns the attitude of the global Church towards Israel and the Jews.  It is about aligning with what God is doing in the Church around the world with what He does in Israel.”  Jurgen Buhler, Executive Director of ICEJ.

For the plenary message I was invited to bring, I endeavored to parallel the hatred of anti-Semitism with the hatred against women. Satan’s hatred against women comes out of the significant word God gave the woman when she was told there was a seed coming from her that would be to Satan’s utter destruction. (Gen 3:13-15)

Then, a few chapters over in Genesis the seed of Abraham is mentioned and a corresponding hatred; a hatred which has followed the Jews down through the centuries.

The enemy was fearful of these mentions because he knew that Messiah was in the seed.  His desire was to destroy the seed before the seed could destroy him.  It is a very powerful message to consider.  I hope to expand on this for our Global Conference in Indianapolis.

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04
Sep
18

THE GOSPEL IN A WORD

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we-are-framed-1475420We are seeing what it means to re-frame everything! If you had to explain the Gospel in just one word, it could be the word “relationship.”

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, His response spoke about relationship, with God, with self, and with others. 

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all of Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)

Not only did Jesus say these were the first and foremost commandments, but they are the foundation of everything: all the law and the prophets are based on this concept. Relationship is at the core of everything we are and everything we do!

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03
Aug
13

The Bride Makes Herself Ready

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This past July 31, 2015, we had a wedding in our family. You know, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of a wedding. A certain sense of expectation and excitement fills the air from the moment the couple becomes engaged right up to the event itself. For some reason, that awareness and the accompanying excitement are never far from your thinking. 

Olivia-and-DustinOlivia & Dustin praying and taking communion together as they began their life as Mr. and Mrs. *It begins with the big items like selecting the venue. Will it be large enough to hold all the family and friends who will be on the invitation list? Once that decision is made there is the important question of who will officiate, will he be willing and available? What will he require in terms of pre-marital counseling of the bride and groom? This is a time to consider strongly the requirements of marriage and the things God has to say about marriage.

Of course there are thoughts about the brides chosen colors, picking the flowers that will be carried and will adorn the venue, filling it with the color, fragrance and beauty of the day.

But I'm sure that everyone would agree that the ultimate focus is on The Bride, and how she is adorned and how she has prepared herself for this most special day of her life.


 *This is the precious moment when Olivia and Dustin took communion and prayed together as they began their life as Mr. and Mrs.

 O Love that will not let me go.

I rest my weary soul in Thee,

I give Thee back the life I owe,

That in Thine ocean depths its flow may richer, fuller be.

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28
Jul
20

Put Your Stake in the Ground

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AGLOW HAS A HUGE STAKE IN THE WORLDtent-negativeEnlarge the place of your tent...lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes!

That was a statement Graham Cooke made this past week as several of us sat around the conference table with him.  I asked him to enlarge on that thought.  This is what he said.

“Aglow has a history with God that is unusual.  Aglow is in 170 nations and has earned a level of trust with God.  You have earned the right to be here.  You have planted things out of nothing.  Aglow is a stand-alone group and you have done it the hard way.  You have pioneered things.  You know how to pray.   You know how to battle.  You have been around 48 years and you are still here.  You have evolved over 48 years and you have prevailed.  You have a BIG stake in the Kingdom and are massively trusted.  God knows what He has and what He can trust.”

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08
Jul
30

Testify of Him!

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Testify of Him!When the helper comes…he will testify of me. John 15:26

I never cease to be amazed at what God has wrought in the earth through a work He initiated back in 1967. Aglow International celebrates 48 years of ministry this year and continues to reach into the nations of the world to Testify of Him!

The level of commitment, by both women and men, to the ministry of Aglow around the world is unprecedented.

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02
Apr
14

Time for Show and Tell

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Ruth-webRuth was told to...put on her new dress. Something life-changing was about to take place in her life.I feel there are those who are struggling or even disheartened regarding what appears to be the slowness of the fulfillment of a word or a promise that you know God has spoken to you. The time has come and gone, days, weeks, months and yes, even years without this promise coming to fulfillment.

Something rose up in me last evening. It was a huge sense of hope and joy for what is about to break forth in your life. You didn't hear incorrectly.  But The promise has been delayed for a great purpose.

Write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Hab. 2:2-3)

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12
Mar
35

For Such a Time as This

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Waves-webLift up your rod and stretch our your hand over the sea and divide it.This past week Aglow issued another global call to prayer. There were over 820 phone lines connected and there were many others participating in this significant time of prayer, as we lifted our voices on behalf of the Jewish people, the nation of Israel and other current day issues.

Let me share some of the comments made following that call.

“Such strength and power could be felt over the phone lines from the amazing prayers being led by the Holy Spirit. It was a night we were all privileged to be a part of. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be a warrior-intercessor. “

“What a powerful and God-ordained time of prayer. How wonderful it was to hear the familiar, anointed voices of the Aglow leaders from around the world.”

“Multi-cultural and multi-generational! It was a beautiful call with power, authority and anointing from the One true God!”

“The prayers of the saints were likened unto peals of thunder and flashes of lightning moving the unseen into manifestation. “

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06
Feb
9

It is Time

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YesWe say YES in Jesus name!It is hard to believe that the first month of 2015 has already passed, but, what a wonderful beginning to the new calendar year.  I already sense the anticipation and the abundance of all that will unfold for us.  So much is suspended over Aglow right now!  It is time!  Time for the fulfillment of those things He has spoken to us.  It is time to talk about what we expect God to do, not about what He has done!  It is time to fully believe and step into what God believes about us.  It is time!  It is time to take more territory than ever before.  It is time to let our intercession over the nations become even bolder in our proclamations.  It is time to rise up and walk as the apostolic dynamic we have become in the earth.  It is time!

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22
Jan
53

Rest From Our Enemies

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vintage-keys webProclamation is the KeyOnce again, we have turned the page of the calendar and entered another year. It is hard to believe that 2014 has become something of the past and we have
stepped into another year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2015, WE WELCOME YOU!

As is my custom, I listen to hear if the Holy Spirit has something to say to me about the New Year. This is what I’ve heard for 2015.

NUMBER 15 STANDS FOR REST

The number 15 stands for rest….a rest which is the result of His deliverance and salvation. It is a rest resulting in the complete work of Jesus done on our behalf.

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17
Dec
0

Stay Tuned

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Have a safe and joyous holiday season. Stay tuned for Jane's next blog coming up in January.

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01
Oct
22

The Significance of a Name

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iStock 000010882516L webHe is the Lord of Lords & King of KingsThere is much significance in a name.  It is a point of identification and is a distinctive designation.  The ability to refer to and identity a subject is integral to our way of communicating with one another.  You greet people, by giving your name.  Names also have power.  Your signature on any legal document carries an authority and, in essence, states that you are knowledgeable of, and responsible for that which you are signing your name to.

A NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES

There is a name that is far greater than any name in history.  It is the name that is above all names.  There are not enough nouns and adjectives in any language of the world to describe the majestic, all powerful name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name; That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Phil. 2:9

It is the name that rules all heaven, earth and under the earth.  His name rules in this world and in the world to come.  His name identifies Him.  His name has power and there is authority in His name.   

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04
Sep
21

GOD HAS A WAY THROUGH EVERYTHING

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oil-lamp-webKeep "oil in your lamp" by daily fellowship with the LordJust think about this incredibly powerful and all inclusive statement.  GOD HAS A WAY THROUGH EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING!

There is nothing that is outside of His reach.  There is nothing His eye does not behold or His ear not able to hear.  God’s mighty arm is stretched out over the nations of the world.

With the rise of demonically driven terrorist groups who threaten anyone outside the sphere of their beliefs…from Syria and Iraq, to Europe and the United States, GOD HAS A WAY THROUGH IT ALL.

From the most personal concerns that touch our lives, to the compelling world concerns that alarm and chill our hearts, GOD HAS A WAY THROUGH IT ALL.

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