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Phil Mason

  • Customers from outside Australia are directed to Amazon.com. This book is available in paperback and as an e-book on Kindle.

    In A Voice from on High: The Prophetic Oracles of Bob Dylan, author, Phil Mason takes his readers on a fascinating theological journey into the thought world of one of the most significant songwriters of our time. Moving beyond the old debate of whether or not Dylan is still a believer, Phil Mason presents the case that after Dylan stepped back from his intensely evangelistic period [1979-1981], he was fuelled by the prophetic imagination to begin exploring a new dimension of his spirituality; that of hearing and articulating the ‘Voice from on High’ in a number of his songs. Phil identifies 32 songs penned by Dylan between 1981 and 2012 where he speaks the word of God in the first person but couches it in everyday language so that it could easily be missed except by those who, in Jesus’ words, have “ears to hear.” (Matthew 13:9)

    Phil Mason builds a compelling case by contextualizing Dylan’s songs against the backdrop of both Old and New Testament theology, in particular the genre of the prophetic oracle. His conclusion is that Dylan is a deep theological thinker with a passion for the mystical dimension of hearing the living voice of God and re-telling the ancient gospel story in language that will speak to the hearts of those who are seekers of the truth. Dylan’s personal passion for truth shines through each of the songs explored in this ground-breaking book. This is compelling reading for all who value Dylan’s art and who seek a deeper understanding of his poetry and his theological worldview. One thing is for sure, after reading Dylan through the lens of such rich biblical theology; you will never listen to Dylan the same way again!

    The prophetic tradition of ancient Israel refuses to be silenced or consigned to the past. It is always surging to contemporaneity, seeking out and evoking new mouths and new witnesses. Phil Mason has helped us greatly to see such contemporaneity by his close attention to Bob Dylan and his work. Mason makes clear that Dylan not only lives a fiercely contemporary life but lives much of it via engagement with these ancient poets. This is a suggestive read that invites us to more courageous contemporaneity.

    Professor Walter Brueggemann
    Columbia Theological Seminary

    The poetic and the prophetic are closely related. The man who Johnny Cash called, “a hell of a poet,” is the man Phil Mason correctly recognizes as possessing a distinct prophetic gift. Of course, Bob Dylan has always resisted being called a prophet, but Dylan can’t help himself—like Jeremiah the Word is shut up in his bones like fire, and it’s going to come out one way or another. In A Voice from on High, Phil Mason explores in depth the vast landscape of Dylan’s work, alerting us to the prophetic insight tucked into the poetic language. I am so glad this book has been written!

    Brian Zahnd
    Pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri
    Author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

    An enormous effort by Phil Mason; a dive into the theological deep end, clearly a labor of love, and a tome that’s destined to add significant weight to the Dylan bookshelves. The heart and soul of these pages reflect a steadfast conviction that the Word of God through the Jewish prophets—including Jesus—has left its distinct imprint on Bob Dylan, ultimately leaving behind a huge gift of timeless songs to a tired and torn world.

    Scott M. Marshall, author of Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life
    http://www.scottmmarshall.net

    Phil Mason is a pastor, theologian and teacher. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, he travels widely as a popular speaker. He is the author of Quantum Glory, a fascinating exploration of the intersection between science and spirituality. He has also authored a four-volume series on Supernatural Transformation. Phil has enjoyed Dylan’s music and poetry since the mid 1970’s.

  • God is calling the church forward into its prophetic destiny to live in the glory realm and to join Christ in ministering out of the glory realm. The prerequisite for this new level of supernatural ministry is the cultivation of a sustained intimacy with


    This message was delivered in December 2008 during two evenings of saturation in the glory. God is calling the church forward into its prophetic destiny to live in the glory realm and to join Christ in ministering out of the glory realm. The prerequisite for this new level of supernatural ministry is the cultivation of a sustained intimacy with Christ.

    God is raising up a generation of new mystics who know how to access the realm of extreme glory within the veil of the Most Holy Place. This emerging company of ‘evangelical mystics’ know God intimately through first-hand personal encounter and they are learning to live in an atmosphere of the glory of heaven so that their lives carry the very substance of heaven.

    Running Time - 1:07:38

  • God seeks to take us all to the high places of encountering the King of Glory as part of our necessary equipping to engage in the warfare of advancing the Kingdom of God. After the encounter comes the commission as the Lord says, "Whom shall I send and wh


    This follow up message focuses upon the fifteen ‘Songs of Ascent’ in the book of Psalms. These songs represent a biblical paradigm of the people of God ascending the hill of the Lord. We ascend in worship and we descend in warfare. God seeks to take us all to the high places of encountering the King of Glory as part of our necessary equipping to engage in the warfare of advancing the Kingdom of God. After the encounter comes the commission as the Lord says, "Whom shall I send and who will go for Us?" (Isaiah 6:8)

    Running Time - 1:05:50

  • We are so accustomed to the word 'discipleship' that we can become dulled to the full implications of what it means to be a true disciple.


    We are so accustomed to the word 'discipleship' that we can become dulled to the full implications of what it means to be a true disciple. Jesus' concept of discipleship was more akin to apprenticeship than anything else. As we begin to see ourselves as the apprentices of Christ it shifts us out of the familiar into a new realm of relationship with God. An apprentice is called to learn all of the skills of the Master so that as the apprenticeship intensifies the apprentice finds him or herself doing the very things that Jesus did.

    Running Time - 1:10:54

  • We often come into the church with fears and suspicion because of wounding in relationships and even by church authority figures. In order to build authentic Christian community we must overcome our fears and begin to build relationships of love and trust


    All of us come into the church with fears and suspicion. This is our default condition because we have all been wounded in relationships and sometimes we have even been wounded by authority figures in the church. But in order to build authentic Christian community we must overcome our fears and begin to build relationships of love and trust. The enemy is always seeking to hinder the building of the temple by enticing us into judgment and accusation toward our brethren. Phil draws insights from the book of Nehemiah about rebuilding the walls whilst under siege. He outlines important principles in building the kind of relationships that are necessary for a healthy expression of Christian community.
    Running Time - 1:20:06

  • Have you ever heard believers praying for an 'open heavens?' Pauline theology does not emphasise 'rending the heavens' to achieve a spiritual breakthrough.


    Have you ever heard believers praying for an 'open heavens?' Pauline theology does not emphasise 'rending the heavens' to achieve a spiritual breakthrough. In the Old Testament we read, "Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence." (Isaiah 64:1) In the New Testament Paul emphasises that this supernatural glory emerges from within as the fragrance of Christ is released from our spirit and expressed through every aspect of our lives. The reality of the indwelling of Christ changes the way we think about ourselves. Every believer has an open heavens if they have Christ within!

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  • In this insightful teaching Phil discusses ten developmental thresholds that we must overcome in order to enter into a powerful healing ministry.


    In this insightful teaching Phil discusses ten developmental thresholds that we must overcome in order to enter into a powerful healing ministry. Many of these thresholds are conceptual in nature but there are other thresholds such as 'risk-taking' and 'courage and boldness' that are more than theological concepts. They are attributes of the divine nature of Christ that the Holy Spirit seeks to form in us. This CD will be tremendously helpful for anyone who is contending for a personal breakthrough in the supernatural ministry of Christ as it charts the conceptual journey into healing.

    Running Time - 1:13:38

  • In this message Phil explores the unique brokenness that comes into the lives of those who habitually use drugs of any kind. Particular attention is given to the nature of addiction and the process of breaking the power of addiction in peoples' lives.


    In this message Phil explores the unique brokenness that comes into the lives of those who habitually use drugs of any kind. Phil explores the damage that comes into the soul (the mind, the will and the emotions) and he explores the process of healing from drug damage and the path back to wholeness. Particular attention is given to the nature of addiction and the process of breaking the power of addiction in the lives of those who give their will over to substance abuse. This message is a companion to ‘Marijuana and the Christian’ and ‘Pharmakeia: A Biblical Perspective on Drugs and Sorcery.’

  • Jesus gave the Great Commission to a company of disciples who had encountered the glory of God. Those who have encountered the glory of God become export quality believers who not only carry the message; they become the message!


    Jesus gave the Great Commission to a company of disciples who had encountered the glory of God. In this insightful message Phil shares foundational biblical principles for successful Kingdom ministry. Often believers eagerly seek to fulfil the Great Commission without first encountering the King of Glory. But Jesus did not send forth the disciples until He was confident that they had been blasted by the glory of God. Those who have encountered the glory of God become export quality believers who not only carry the message; they become the message!

    Running Time - 1:06:21

  • This prophetic teaching was delivered in November 2008 at the 'Uncommon Faith' conference at Dayspring Church in Sydney, Australia.


    This prophetic teaching was delivered in November 2008 at the 'Uncommon Faith' conference at Dayspring Church in Sydney, Australia. In this message Phil explores seven gates the Lord is taking the church through as we transition into the glory realm to become a glorious church that is fully equipped to minister out of the glory realm.

    The message is based upon a powerful prophetic word in the Book of Isaiah: "Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!" (Isaiah 62:10) This life-changing message will envision you for the necessary transitions that the church must undergo in order to enter into the fullness of its prophetic destiny.

  • Ten times Paul used the phrase, 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ....." A lot of people get messed up over the idea of grace and start to think it means a license to sin.


    Ten times Paul used the phrase, 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ....." A lot of people get messed up over the idea of grace and start to think it means a license to sin. Jude warned about certain people "who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord" (Jude 4).

    The grace flows from the Lord so we have to receive Christ as Lord to get the flow of grace happening but when we come under His reign of grace we are empowered to please the Lord. In this message Phil teases out the relationship between the grace of God and the Lordship of Christ.

    Running Time - 54:59:00

  • If Jesus was on the earth today in the midst of 21st century Western civilization how would He minister to people?


    If Jesus was on the earth today in the midst of 21st century Western civilization how would He minister to people? We are living in the midst of a radicalised postmodern culture where multitudes are attracted to the experiential realm.

    In this message Phil explores the essence of the ministry of Jesus and notes that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. How do we engage with our current culture in a way that scratches people where they really itch? This teaching calls the church back to the centrality of experience in the ministry of Jesus.

    Running Time - 1:22:13

  • The Lord is looking for a people upon whom He can establish a habitation for His glory and it all depends upon a company of believers who will allow the Lord to establish His intimacy in their hearts both individually and corporately.


    Intimacy and the Glory Realm (2 Message Set)

    This two part series was originally presented at the ‘Uncommon Faith’ conference in Sydney in November 2008 under the title of ‘Go through the Gates.’ It was later presented at New Earth Tribe as an extended teaching on a Sunday night. As the evening unfolded the Lord came and powerfully highlighted the relationship between intimacy and the capacity to sustain the abiding glory of God.

    The Lord is looking for a people upon whom He can establish a habitation for His glory and it all depends upon a company of believers who will allow the Lord to establish His intimacy in their hearts both individually and corporately. This evening that moved from teaching to worship and back into teaching became a powerful turning point for our community.

  • Jesus is looking for labourers in the kingdom to serve both the church and the world but He is seeking to equip and deploy a particular kind of labourer who can impart the realities of heaven.


    Labourers in the Vineyard (2 Message Set)

    1. Labourers in the Vineyard (Part 1)
    Jesus told three parables where He likened the Kingdom of Heaven to a Vineyard. In this message Phil introduces the concept of labourers who do all their work in the context of the heavenly vineyard. Jesus is the Vine, the Father is the Vinedresser; the sons are the branches and the Spirit is the wine and together we constitute the ‘Supernatural Vineyard’ that produces the best supernatural fruit!

    2. Labourers in the Vineyard (Part 2)
    In this message Phil explores the concept of the ‘Wine Cellar’ of Heaven as the place from which all Christians should engage in ministry. Jesus ministered out of a place of continuous intoxication in the love of the Father. Now He calls His disciples to ‘abide in the vine;’ to minister out of a place of continuous intoxication in the wine of heaven. All our labours must be done in the vineyard. Unless we learn how to abide in the vine we will burn out in ministry. This message is a key to finding a place of intoxication and bliss in doing the ministry of the Kingdom. Lovers always outwork and outlast labourers!

     

  • In 2nd Corinthians chapters 3 and 4 Paul outlines his vision for a church that contended for the ‘greater glory’ of the New Covenant; a glory that radically eclipsed the glory of the Old Covenant.


    Paul was one of the most radical leaders in the entire history of the church (alongside Jesus of course). Paul’s goal was to radicalise the church so that they would imitate him just as he imitated Jesus. In 2nd Corinthians chapters 3 and 4 Paul outlines his vision for a church that contended for the ‘greater glory’ of the New Covenant; a glory that radically eclipsed the glory of the Old Covenant.

    Paul radically pursued this realm and touched dimensions of heavenly experience that sets a benchmark for the church in every age. Paul lived exclusively for the greater glory and he challenges us to lay our lives down for the ultimate revelation of the emergence of the glorious church.

  • God is calling the church forward into its prophetic destiny to live in the glory realm and ministering with Christ out of the glory realm. The prerequisite for this new level of supernatural ministry is the cultivation of a sustained intimacy with Him.


    Living in the Bliss of Heaven (2 Message Set)

    1.  Accessing the Glory Realm
    This message was delivered in December 2008 during two evenings of saturation in the glory. God is calling the church forward into its prophetic destiny to live in the glory realm and to join Christ in ministering out of the glory realm. The prerequisite for this new level of supernatural ministry is the cultivation of a sustained intimacy with Christ. God is raising up a generation of new mystics who know how to access the realm of extreme glory within the veil of the Most Holy Place. This emerging company of ‘evangelical mystics’ know God intimately through first-hand personal encounter and they are learning to live in an atmosphere of the glory of heaven so that their lives carry the very substance of heaven.

    2.  The High Priestly Ministry of Bliss
    This message, delivered on the second of two evenings in December 2008 explores the High Priestly ministry of Christ. He is a High Priest in the ‘Order of Melchizedek.’ This is an entirely new priestly order and the substance of this priestly ministry is the mystic bliss of heaven. "Christ arrived as the High Priest of the bliss that was to be..." (Hebrews 9:11 Moffatt Translation) The bliss of heaven is a glorious blend of the love, the joy and the peace of God that is poured out upon the lovers of Christ. Join this emerging company of heavenly ambassadors who are called, not only to receive but also to minister the mystic bliss of heaven. These two messages were saturated in a Spirit of Revelation and everyone who attended these meetings attested to the transformational nature of these powerful messages.

  • Love is the most powerful healing property in the universe and it is an experience that transcends our capacity to understand it intellectually. The ministry of the intoxicating love of Christ is the most powerful on-ramp to the kingdom of heaven.


    God is love and He wants us to experience His love above all things. Paul said, “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”  (Ephesians 3:19 NLT) Love is the most powerful healing property in the universe and it is an experience that transcends our capacity to understand it intellectually. The ministry of the intoxicating love of Christ is the most powerful on-ramp to the kingdom of heaven.

    Running Time - 1:11:20

  • Using his own story of heavy marijuana use in the 1970’s Phil illustrates the detrimental effects of marijuana, the spiritual implications of it's use, and the relationship between psychotropic drug use and the demonic realm.


    In this message Phil explores the nature of marijuana and its damaging influence upon those who smoke it. Using his own story of heavy marijuana use in the 1970’s Phil illustrates firsthand the detrimental effects of marijuana and he unpacks the spiritual implications of marijuana use, especially the relationship between psychotropic drug use and the demonic realm.

    This message is a companion to the two part message titled’ Pharmakeia: A Biblical Perspective on Drugs and Sorcery’ and ‘Drug Induced Brokenness’ which explores the unique brokenness that comes into the life of the drug user. Marijuana and the Christian is a particularly useful tool to give to a Christian who is still seeking to justify Marijuana use.

  • Includes Pharmakeia: A Biblical Perspective on Drugs and Sorcery parts 1 & 2, Marijuana and the Christian and Drug induced Brokenness. Did you know that the Scriptures are not silent on forms of drug abuse other than alcoholism?


    Ministry to the Drug Culture (4 Message Set)

    All of us are aware that the Bible warns against the excessive consumption of wine and drunkenness. Alcohol abuse has been a human phenomenon as far back as we look into history. Even Noah got loaded to deal with the stress of the flood! But did you know that the Scriptures are not silent on other forms of drug abuse?

    ‘Pharmakeia’ is the generic Greek word for drugs. The Bible warns that the use of drugs brings forth a harvest of deception in people’s lives. In this series Phil develops a biblical understanding of drugs and explores the unique forms of human brokenness that come from drug abuse.

  • What if the healing anointing you are seeking only comes by immersing yourself in the river of God, no matter how humbling or messy it may appear?


    Part 2 of 2 teaching set called "The Wisdom of the River". In the book of Kings the prophet told Namaan to immerse himself in the river to obtain the healing that he sought. The church is desperately seeking to lay hold of a new level of healing power to see a breakthrough in the release of the healing ministry of Christ. Namaan refused to humble himself by immersing himself in the river seven times but when he finally obeyed the prophet he obtained his healing.

    What if the healing anointing you are seeking only comes by immersing yourself in the river of God, no matter how humbling or messy it may appear? In this insightful message Phil notes that those who embraced the river and who stayed in the river have all entered into a powerful healing anointing. Let this two part series challenge you to pursue a breakthrough in healing the sick.

    Running Time - 1:19:58

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