Resources for Stage Six

How have you found the principle of 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 to be working in your life?

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” 

There is a rabbinical saying: “God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so.”  What are some of those things that God has given you to enjoy?

Read the following quote from Henry David Thoreau and share with someone how this describes Stage Six on the Spiritual Identity Map.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  He will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”

Search for “An Amazing Journey” – the life story of Israel (Jim) Hanna.  Watch the 20 minute video story of Mr. Hanna’s life and identify all six developmental stages.



Memorize Acts 20:22-24 for a proper perspective on Stage Six Authenticity.


Read the lyrics for the well-loved hymn “It is Well With My Soul” by Horatio G. Spafford.  This hymn was writ­ten af­ter two ma­jor trau­mas in Spaf­ford’s life. The first was the great  Chicago Fire of Oc­to­ber 1871, which ru­ined this wealthy businessman fi­nan­cial­ly. A short time later, while cross­ing the At­lan­tic, all four of Spaf­ford’s daugh­ters died in a col­li­sion with an­o­ther ship. His wife Anna sur­vived and sent him the now fa­mous tel­e­gram, “Saved alone.” Sev­er­al weeks lat­er, as Spaf­ford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daugh­ters had died, the Ho­ly  Spirit in­spired these words.  Identify how God is bringing you to a place where you can truly say, no matter what the circumstance, “It is well with my soul.”