Over the past 10 years, Mike Maeshiro has supported over 30,000 hungry spirit-filled believers all over the world in the growth and stewardship of their spiritual giftings. Specifically, he teaches the Advanced Ministry Training course “Discerning Spirits” at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM).
Over the last two years, Mike has built a team of Spirit Coaches who guide others in their spiritual growth. Additionally, Mike personally mentors a team of 20 young entrepreneurial followers of Jesus and has been quoted by revivalist influencers like Kris Vallotton, Lisa Bevere, and Bill Vanderbush.
In an effort to champion the next generation of leaders of all ages, Mike has developed the Reformation Mentorship Subscription where he teaches and disciples a group of in-person and online subscribers to grow in their spiritual intelligence and emotional well being.
Mike is from Redding, California. Because of his inspirational quotes, NationInspiration voted Mike #1 on their Top 10 list of folks to follow on Instagram. Here is an interview the organization did on Mike:
If you're hungry for truth and frustrated with fluffy-facebook riddles and rhymes, this is the guy to follow.
1. What inspires you?
Firstly, Jesus is a big inspiration for me. I met Him when I was 18. He changed my life. Reality shifted when that happened. We each carry a unique aspect of God, we are His expression. So I want to help peoplerelease who He is as them. He's locked up in each one of us and I have declared war on conformity, pretending, manipulation, self-hatred, rejections, fear, ignorance and deception because these keep the light hidden.
My other answer would be pain. The pain I've experienced in my life, I have a strong desire to help other people heal from and overcome the things that have stolen from them and kept them small. I hope my journey can lift their eyes and help them find the way out of their own darkness.
2. Do you mean that the pain you have experienced are places to be healed and to heal? and would you say this is the main message you feel God has given you to run with?
Yeah. Pain I've experienced, and my response to it, has caused me to find answers and solutions to things other people don't seem to notice.
Yes, this is a big message I carry, we are Jesus' dreams back from the dead.
Another big one is Discerning of Spirits. I teach this all over the world, helping people raise their spiritual intelligence and those gifted with supernatural discernment. I train on how to hone their gift and use it to help set people free.
3. It seems a bit far and beyond...is it helping people to connect and respond to the Holy Spirit?
Yeah. Ultimately. It's helping people recognize their spiritual agreements in their own lives, separating evil from people and consequently having their eyes cleared up enough to recognize the truth when He speaks.
4. How did the Mike board start?
When I was working in the Events Department at Bethel Church, my boss asked me what I would like to decorate the office with. After her persisting, I finally realized I wanted a whiteboard for the wall that I could write my thoughts on.
After the first writing, I realized only about five people would see it. So I started sharing it on social media. It caught on and grew from there.
5. How has it changed your way of thinking...sharing your thoughts so widely?
Mm. Great question!
It has helped me realize how negative info is not helpful. Simply pointing out what's wrong or missing isn't enough. We need to provide something that actually builds. So crafting the truth to speak to that, to cut away lies, to present a key or clarify the door, is a fun, creative expression leading people to freedom. And making it less about me talking directly to an individual and talking more inclusively about US and what WE'RE going through as a community. Paul says we belong to each other, I've found...
Expressing this as our relationship with the spirit world has proven very helpful for people. Identifying thought patterns and beliefs for people and then pointing them to the truth.
6. We aim to encourage the lost Dreamers. Those who hide, bury their talents and gifts because it does not fit into the world's ways, or rather, they don't see it fit and then give up on it...what would you say to such a person?
I would say "You are the expression of God, He has hidden Himself in you. The only way you're ever going to live up to who and what you are is to TRUST that what you've been given is enough. Is it gonna take work? Yeah. Is it going to be scary? Yeah. Is it going to cost you? Yeah. But it will be worth it. And this can't be a mental journey, it must be your real life, your real choices, your real risks taken.