Don’t you love how God doesn’t leave us how we are and moves in us and cleans us and heals us. step by step. slowly and subtly sometimes. dramatically at others.
A couple months ago I got an opportunity to go to the first teaching night of a 24/7 BURN. It was amazing. I came hungry to lose myself and embrace Jesus in that evening. Words were spoken over me. The Holy Spirit was upon me and moving in me and bubbling out of me. It was lovely. glorious.
At one point the leader had us pray for our neighbor that God would fill us with His love. As my friend came to pray for me, she said that though it sounded strange God wanted her to pull something out of my mouth. So I opened up… still full of absolute joy. As soon as she began the motion of pulling, hand over hand, something out of me, I began sobbing and had to fight the urge to spit on the church’s carpet… It didn’t take too long. Then she said now open and lets pour God’s love into you.
What amazing love and cleansing did He bring!! WOW… what a difference it has been. The power of anger has been BROKEN over me. There are still habits to change, and some days are hard. I am a mother of four and pregnant in the 1st trimester and we are moving and in much transition… it is LIFE after all! I have much still to mature and change and grow in… but it seems POSSIBLE now, because the stronghold is gone. The demonic presence has fled. And in its place, the love of God is growing.
Had I heard someone share this to me a few years ago I wouldn’t have known what to think… how is that possible for a believer. Was I possessed? no. I was not possessed. But there were was an area in my life, because of sin… fear, I believe, in this case that gave the enemy permission to stay and ‘latch on’. I can’t explain it really well, but it happened.
All glory and honor to God, who is the victor over the enemy, who will reveal the root of sin in our lives if we ask and are willing to make the journey to His healing!!