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UNLOCKING HLAVLNBOOK8 BY KLVIN DLDMONT/e U/timate Treasure HuntUn/oc/ing HeaoenAVAILABLL FROM DL81INY IMAGL PUBLI8HLR8UNLOCKING HLAVLNKLY8 1O LIVING NA1URALLY8UPLRNA1URALKevin Dedmon Copyright 2009 - Kevin DedmonAll rights reserved. This book is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America.This book may not be copied or reprinted for commercial gain or profit. The use of short quotationsor occasional page copying for personal or group study is permitted and encouraged. Permission willbe granted upon request. Unless otherwise identified, Scripture quotations are from the HOLYBIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 InternationalBible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations markedNASB are taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE, Copyright 1960, 1962,1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.Scripture quotations marked NKJV are taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked KJVare taken from the King James Version of the Bible. Emphasis within Scripture quotations is author'sown. Please note that Destiny Image's publishing style capitalizes certain pronouns in Scripture thatrefer to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and may differ from some publishers' styles. Take note thatthe name satan and related names are not capitalized. We choose not to acknowledge him, even tothe point of violating grammatical rules.DESTINY IMAGE PUBLISHERS, INC.P.O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310"Sea/ing to t/e Puroses o God or t/is Generation and or t/e Generations to Come.This book and all other Destiny Image, Revival Press, Mercy Place, Fresh Bread, Destiny ImageFiction, and Treasure House books are available at Christian bookstores and distributors worldwide.For a U.S. bookstore nearest you, call 1-800-722-6774.For more information on foreign distributors, call 717-532-3040.Or reach us on the Internet: www.destinyimage.comISBN 10: 0-7684-2750-9ISBN 13: 978-0-7684-2750-9For Worldwide Distribution, Printed in the U.S.A.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 11 10 09ACKNOWLLDGMLN18I want to thank my wife, Theresa, who I love with all of my heart! Youhave inspired me to take more risks. You are the greatest revivalist I know.Thanks to my amazing children, Chad, Julia, and Alexa, for going afteryour destiny. The way you pursue a revival lifestyle pushes me to go formore.Thanks to Bill and Beni Johnson, Kris and Kathy Vallotton, and the restof the Bethel team for encouraging me and releasing me to fulfill mydreams. You are all amazing revivalists and have pioneered a way for me totravel easier on the road of revival.Thanks to my grammar doctor, Pam Spinozi, for your patience and pre-scriptions in curing my periodic, pitiable punctuation.I want to thank Marla Baum and her team for partnering with me inintercession. I never leave home without them!Finally, I want to thank all of the revivalists of history who haveunlocked Heaven, leaving keys as an inheritance, so that their ceiling couldbe our floor.LNDOR8LMLN18Kevin Dedmon has done it once again. His latest book, Un/oc/ingHeaoen: Keys to Lioing Suernatura//y, provides powerful impartations andpractical, real-life examples of how to live as a revivalist in any environment.This is a refreshing book that will empower you to live a life of miracles ina natural lifestyle. It is a must-read for any person serious about increasingpersonal faith by apprehending the realities of Heaven so they become nor-mal life on planet Earth.-Dr. Che Ho AhnApostolic Leader and Senior Pastor of Harvest Rock ChurchPresident of Harvest International MinistryKevin Dedmon's book, Un/oc/ing Heaoen, is the perfect blend betweenrich revelation, practical examples, and powerful testimonies. As a father in theBethel movement, his life will spur spiritual sons and daughters to be ordinar-ily extraordinary and supernaturally natural. Miracles unto harvest is how westep into the darkness to see Jesus break forth in His glorious light. This bookwill empower and equip you to step into the more" for which Jesus died.-Heidi BakerDirector, Founding Director of Iris Ministries, PhDI have always been a firm believer that God uses ordinary people to doextraordinary things. This book has come in due season because God is acti-vating everyone in His presence who is willing to love and bring His natureon the earth. Kevin captures key moments in his own personal life that helpthe reader make the same key connections to simple truths that can unlocka world of perspective on how to pursue your own supernatural journey.-Shawn BolzExpression58Author of Keys to Heaoens Economy andT/e T/roneRoom ComanyIn his first book T/e U/timate Treasure Hunt, Kevin taught us how tosupernaturally find treasure in the hearts of people who may have lost theirway in the vortex of world circumstances. Kevin Dedmon's new book,Un/oc/ing Heaoen, reads like a five-star sequel to a great movie. His insightsinto awaking the power of God in the life of every Believer are astounding,revelatory, and yet remarkably simple. As you make your way through thepages of this book you will find yourself on a Holy Spirit journey in whichyou will be inspired to walk in miracles, empowered to do the works of Jesusand equipped with the boldness to go where you have never gone before!This book is a must-read" for every serious Christian!-Kris VallottonCo-founder of the Bethel School of Supernatural MinistryAuthor of Deoe/oing a Suernatura/ Liesty/e andT/e Suernatura/ ays o Roya/ty1ABLL OF CON1LN18Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Chapter 1. Living a Naturally Supernatural Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Chapter 2. Prayers That Unlock Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Chapter 3. Yada, Yada, Yada" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Chapter 4. Revival Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65Chapter 5. The Supernatural Power of Overflowing Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . .81Chapter 6. Drinking and Leaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99Chapter 7. Inhaling and Exhaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117Chapter 8. Compassion Is Shown in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133Chapter 9. Preparing for Breakthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151Chapter 10. Partnering for Breakthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169FORLWORDEVERY Wednesday morning our staff gathers for about three hours. It's myfavorite meeting of the week. I love to spend time with this amazing team.Together we share the miracles we have seen in the last week or so. We also talkabout what we're learning from the Holy Spirit about the realm of His miracle-working power. We usually cut off the reports after about two hours. To say it isencouraging is a great understatement. I constantly find myself turning to who-ever is sitting next to me and saying, Can you believe we get to be alive at a timelike this" We are experiencing more than I ever dreamed of as a young man.Sometimes we learn by drafting" on another person's experience. Theteam concept expands each person's opportunity to learn and be changed-especially when the culture of honor for one another is the glue that holdsus together. One of the great truths regarding miracles is that ministeringwith people who have a great anointing for healing and deliverance affectswhat we are able to do. Their grace for miracles eventually becomes ourown. Kevin Dedmon embraced this process with joy.The Dedmon family moved to Redding several years ago after a briefvisit. They resigned their pastoral position and became students in our BethelSchool of Supernatural Ministry. Kevin was already a successful pastor with agreat education, a heart for ministry, and a powerful anointing for evangelism.I don't know very many ministers who would be willing to do this, especiallywhen you consider that this successful pastor and wife might be sitting nextto someone in our school who was only a few months old in the Lord. Butdesperation for God causes people to do the unthinkable. It seems to be theway to break into the signs that make you wonder.Their whole family thrived in this culture. Today Kevin and his wife,Theresa, are on our pastoral staff. The miracle anointing became their own asthey sought God and humbled themselves to learn from those who were alreadyfunctioning in that gift. Today Kevin has one of the strongest miracle anointingsthat I know of. And the really fun part of the story is that he is now training oth-ers to do the same, because it is never about us. Miracles are not to be the sourceof our self-esteem or identity. All of these manifestations of the Gospel are sim-ply to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. This book is a part of his passion toequip and release believers into their destiny of being used by the Holy Spirit.This wonderful book was lived before it was written. The stories andtruths were shared in our staff meetings and demonstrated in the context ofBethel Church family's pursuit of more.The stories are stirring and provoking. It's hard to remain the same afterhearing what God is doing in this day. Kevin's insights are strong and help-ful. Having the mysteries of Scri