Like many epic adventures, the night I want to speak of- started as many others. It was the ending that deviated from the normal routine. Just a few moments really. It was the moments before my head hit the pillow that seemed to shake Heaven and Earth for me. Something had been bothering me and I just couldn’t shake it.
Each night before I went to sleep I had developed the habit of reading 2 chapters from the Bible. It could be any 2 chapters. Sometimes when I was really tired I would search Psalms for those teeny tiny chapters. No matter what it was, it always helped me sleep better. Even longer Proverbs wouldn’t take more than a few minutes to read. (You might try that if you’re having trouble sleeping). So I would read 2 chapters and then pray, many times I’d pray the Lord’s Prayer which the local Baptist Church had helped us memorize as children. Thank you all you First Baptist Sunday School Ladies!
At the time of this story though I was about 20 years old. This night in particular I started to have a real conversation with the Image of the Invisable. I had some things that I didn’t understand:
- My grandmother had died when I was 15 years old and I still couldn’t figure out why, because I had faithfully prayed for her, and over her for so long. I had really believed she would get better.
- Jesus clearly states in the Bible that…(and I even turned there and read it back to God)
Mark 16:15-20″And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
- I was a believer. So what was the deal?
- He was God so He could not lie.
I knew I was a believer, I had worked it out years before go here for my story on how I Knew I Believed.
I also knew that God could not lie, so the problem must lie in me. I just honestly asked Him. And I also cried like a baby out of frustration, because there wasn’t anything, obviously, that I could do about it. Then I fell fast asleep.
That’s where He met me.
In my dream I was trying to get a prayer answered. I was trying to get someone healed. I kept asking people to pray with me. My friend who was sick kept changing into things. He was a plate of food my Mom said, eat. He was a car engine in my old car my dad was going to try to fix. I said, “No, I just need someone to pray with me.” No one would, they just stood looking at me without a word. I was very distraught. My friend had turned into a brick and no-one would pray with me. So I went to the backyard and knelt down in the grass to pray. My friend had become an envelope in my hand and I laid it down in front of me. The envelope looked like an invitation. I wasn’t sure what to do next. And I said that out loud. So I did the sign of the cross like Catholics do, but I’m not Catholic so I’m sure I did it wrong. And I said, “In The Name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.”
As soon as I said, “Holy Spirit” a light flashed before my eyes and I heard an audible “Poouf” like the sound of a camera flashbulb going off. It blinded me it was so bright. And an electricity like current went surging through my body. If felt like millions of volts of electricity, yet it didn’t hurt me, but was very uncomfortable. It was so shocking and uncomfortable that I could only stand it a few moments. In that few moments I looked down at my torso and found that I was dressed in pure white and floating off the ground. My white clothing felt like it was fusing to my skin and holding me together. Like without the white robes I would have just exploded or something. None of this hurt. But I couldn’t stand it very long before my eyes popped open and tears immediately streamed down my face. I rolled off my bed and onto the cold tile floor on my knees and just told God I was sorry.
“I’m so sorry God, I didn’t know You were that Real. You’re Realer than me!”
From that time since it’s as if the power button on my spiritual life has been switched on. And I immediately could sense spiritual activity going on above our house. It was if I had an ariel view of our home. I could see these black shadows that resembled bats swirling around the roof of our house. They were evil spirits. There was a lot of strife going on in our home at the time. I didn’t really know what to do about it all. But I was so excited that I was able to hear God speak to me so clearly through the bible. Something had changed in me- forever changed in me.