I don’t know if it was a dream or an encounter, all I knew is that it was God and that was enough.
It had been ten days or more of intense warfare and I was exhausted. I hadn’t slept well in days. My nights were tormented beyond anything I had ever experienced. I had done all I knew to do. I prayed. I declared. I praised. I read the word. I proclaimed the promises. Yet the battle continued.
Oddly enough, before this time of warfare began, I had entered a place in God that I had not known before. I had spent a great deal of time in prayer and the word, and I was seeing the effects of it. Prayers were being answered. The enemy was being stopped in his tracks. The presence of God permeated my home. I could even see a difference in my daughter and grandkids. I was getting somewhere in the spirit and I knew it!
Oh, it was an awesome place!
Then I began to feel something in my spirit that was not quite right. I couldn’t discern what it was but I knew it was different. At first, my sleep was interrupted and not by God. I was familiar with God waking me early to pray, but this was different.
My peace and my rest were being challenged in a way I had not experienced. For years I have cultivated an atmosphere of peace in my home and in my life. I know the moment peace leaves and I fight to get it back. Yet, this battle for my peace and rest went on for days…with no relief in sight.
After crying out to God for days, I sent out a prayer request to our prayer team to help me pray and break out of this attack. That night, again, sleep eluded me. My body was weary and in pain. I continued to cry out to God. The next night, something happened during my time of sleep.
As I said, I don’t know if it was a dream or an encounter. I do know it was real.
In this dream/encounter I saw myself praying for people. I saw myself ministering to people. I was weary but I continued to minister to others. There was a person over in the corner of a room who needed prayer. I didn’t feel I had the energy to walk over and minister to her, but I did. I walked over in front of her and began to pray in the spirit, quietly. I sat down in a chair in front of her and continued praying.
As I prayed in the spirit, something happened. A man in a white robe walked over to me. He stood behind me and placed His hands on my head. I knew He was praying for me. For about two seconds, I continued to pray in the spirit. However, the anointing from His hands was so incredibly strong, I stopped praying and simply received. Waves of glory washed down my head and into my entire body as He laid His hands on me.
That was days ago, yet if I stop and close my eyes, I can still feel that anointing washing over me.
There is great power in the prayer of agreement. There is awesome power released when we pray and stand in faith.
That morning, when I arose, I didn’t feel any different, but I knew something was different. I knew Jesus had showed up. He laid His hands on me and released His presence and power into me. I was going to come through this time of attack, unscathed.
We often wish we could have someone lay hands on us and that is fine. There is nothing wrong with that. Yet, in the times when there is no one around to do the laying on of hands, I thank God, Jesus is! He will show up and lay His hands on you and that, my friend, is a game changer.
That moment, I knew it was breaking. It took a couple more days to manifest, but the breaking did come. My sleep, rest and peace did return. I have thought of this so often the past couple days. I felt I needed to share it with you. I feel there are some of you who need that same touch. That inexplainable touch from Jesus Christ Himself.
If that is you, cry out for Him to come visit you and lay His hands on you, He will. He desires to.
I realize this is not a teaching, but I do feel it is an invitation. Jesus desires to bring His anointing to your home. To you. All you have to do is ask. All you have to do is cry out for it. He is no respector of persons. What He did for me, He longs to do for you as well. Ask Him. Ask and expect. It will change everything.
Jesus, today I ask You to visit your people. I ask You to impart to them whatever they need to overcome. I ask You to impart to them the yoke-destroying, burden-removing power of God. I ask You to do it now, in the mighty name of Jesus, may it be so this day, this very moment. Amen.
“Don’t give place to the enemy when he brings distractions. Speak the word and keep your focus on God.” Kim Potter