I will use a incidence of a person someone asked me to pray for as God used a lot of different ways of speaking to me. Only some of the highlights are used here. When a friend told me about Joyce she was in intensive care in the hospital needing a heart transplant. As I was hearing about her I felt tingling throughout my body and goose bumps broke out all over me. (They could see the bumps! They were almost solid on my body.). God impressed upon me to send her a gift. While shopping I looked at a plaque, “Footprints In The Sand” and felt tingling over my body again so I knew it was God’s choice. I bought it and gave it to her sister to give to Joyce. Each time her name was mentioned I felt an anointing and would often get tingling and goose bumps with it. I knew what to pray because I was given her symptoms when God wanted me to pray. On July twelveth as I was talking to God about His will and praying for Joyce, He impressed upon me that He brings them before me and puts on my heart what to pray. He directed me to my Bible and it opened to the following: “This sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” (John 11:4) On July twenty- seventh I heard God say: “You’ve got it” I said “Thank you.” and God Said : “Joyce will be healed.” I thanked Him again and He said: “You’ve got it.” (Journal 7, pg. 45, 46) At one point she had clinically died for about 10 min. and God brought her back. She was finally next in line for her heart and surgery was scheduled. A teenage boy was brought in who needed a heart immediately or he would die. It was her choice. His life was dependent upon her choice. She relinquished the heart that could save her life for the young boy. On August first as I was praying God spoke and said: “Joyce is healed. She is saved. Thanks to you she even gave up the heart for the fifteen year old son of mine. She will be rewarded.” (Journal 7, pg. 72, 73) On September eighteenth I was talking to God again about Joyce and among other things He told me: “she is going to walk out of that hospital a walking, talking testimony.” (Journal 8, pg 119) On October twenty-sixth Joyce was given another heart and was in surgery only eight hours instead of the expected twelve hours. She received a very healthy and compatible heart. (Journal 9, pg 128) Then there were more complications. At one time I called her sister to see what was going on as I had such severe pain in my chest and just below my throat. She said they had to cut and put in a trachea tube and cut a nerve. Joyce’s lungs were filling up and she was struggling. Joyce started getting visions of the young man who was the donor of her new heart. The donor encouraged her to fight and told her it was a strong heart. On December sixth God told me “When she gives her testimony she will be made whole.” (Journal 10, pg. 98) and on January ninth God said: “She is mine. She will serve me.(Journal 11, pg. 78) Now what do you think God did? Remember when God told me she would walk out of that hospital a walking, talking testimony. Well God made it happen. On September seventh to my delight Joyce’s sister informed us that. Joyce was interviewed by a television producer out of New York, The producer flew Joyce and her husband to New York to be on their television show. Since she had informed then of the visions they had laid out several pictures of young men about the age of the donor. When asked to identify the boy Joyce immediately picked out the heart donor’s picture and said that’s him. She met the heart donor’s parents on television. She testified that she had visions of the boy and that she was able to identify the donor’s picture from the visions. (Journal 17, pg 84) On the television program the mother told Joyce that her son had said that someday he wanted to go to New York. Is God faithful or what?!!! Remember where God said she will be rewarded?! All expenses were paid to N.Y. The hospital wrote off the expenses that her insurance company didn’t pay and she is still doing fine the last I heard. The period involved was over a year. Intensive care, clinical death, surgery and months of hospitalization behind her, being forgiven tremendous doctor bills and hospital expenses and now with a new young healthy heart, Joyce had a life to look forward to. A friend had taped part of the interview. I rejoiced at what God had done as I watched, giving Him praise and glory. I am so in AWE of GOD.
This next incident describes the pain and feelings given to my daughter and myself on the same day. It is very graphic, however, it is essential and must be included. While praying I heard God say: “Help save my unborn children.” I went about doing my work and while in the Post Office started to cry and couldn’t stop. I then felt severe pain in the back of my neck and stomach and was very nauseous which continued throughout the day. My daughter, Linda, came to visit and when she got here complained of the same symptoms and said she had uncontrollable crying in the bank. She had even stopped at a crises center to get some material I found out as we were in our chapel praying. As we knelt and prayed together, Linda saw two angels with their wings touching over us. God had given us both the same burden for the unborn children that were being killed. The nausea and pain in the stomach where the baby is turned around to breech position and the doctor pulls it out being careful not to let the head come out and the back of the neck where the doctor enters with sharp scissors to make a hole and then sucks the brains out so the baby is dead and they then deliver it. (Partial Birth Abortion Procedure) These babies were not given anesthetic and there was no concern for them whatsoever. We not only prayed but got involved, speaking to others, visiting churches and speaking and obtaining petitions to stop partial birth abortion. (Journal 7, pgs. 129 & 130) God wanted action. To show it’s importance He spoke to two of us. We knew without a doubt we had to do something. God directed us as to what to do. He showed us when and where to go.
From a sound sleep God woke me up at 3:00 a.m. I was sore and stiff and felt like I had been sleeping on something real hard. At first I wondered what was wrong with me and then I remembered the group who had gone to Mexico to do some mission work. This was part of my prayer: “If the pain is for my sisters and brothers in Mexico from poor sleeping conditions or whatever I ask you to cause it to leave them now and heal them for they are doing Your work. Heal them in the name of Jesus and make them whole. Give them rest as if they had slept a full night and that I claim for me also. Invigorate them with Your word and excite them. Help them rejoice and cheerfully do Your work.” (Journal 18, pgs.126 & 127) I had been asked to go on this mission trip but did not feel it was God’s will so I told them I would be prayer support for them. I asked God to bring them to my mind whenever they needed prayer. When they came back I asked Pastor Rick how their sleeping conditions were and he said they had slept on bunks that were made for them but they had no mattresses, just boards and they woke up refreshed and everyone worked cheerfully all day carrying buckets of concrete.
God had spoken to me by showing me their sleeping conditions through the soreness I felt. He impressed upon me what to pray for them and then refreshed them to the point that they could work cheerfully and be a great witness to those around them.
The above three examples show how God used pain to direct us. Perhaps you have felt the presence of God. Many tell me how they get chills and goose bumps but do not recognize that it is God speaking to them. You have probably experienced or witnessed the touch of God on people who can not stand in His presence. While I was in Jerusalem I was talking to a young lady and telling her of a vision God had given me. All at once the Power of God came upon her and she was laying on the concrete with tears flooding from her eyes. God had blessed her with His touch.
Many have felt the warmth and heat flowing through their body. Quite frequently when people are healed they report that they felt heat, tingling or warmth in their bodies. Some report feeling it throughout their body and others feel it in the problem area that God was healing.
Perhaps you are feeling His presence as you are reading this. Quite often people tell me they feel tingling, or other feelings when I am speaking to them. One night a woman came to my door and wanted to talk to me about something. She no more than came through the door than she was touched by God. She said she felt tingling throughout her body and I explained it was the Holy Spirit. This continued for the couple hours we talked. Before leaving she asked me to pray for her. After I prayed she said that while I was praying she felt like she was floating. The next morning she called to thank me and said she woke up and was walking without pain for the first time in years. Praise God. He is Awesome. I told her she was welcome but needed to be thanking God instead of me.
There are times when I pray for others that I don’t feel anything as in the above situation. There are also times when I know God is healing someone or wants to do something special in their lives because
I feel Him send electricity through my body. One night while at a church praying for the healing of people I knew which ones would be healed before it happened as I felt heat and electricity throughout my body. God was speaking to me. It was a powerful move of God and we seen many miraculous healings. One woman had one leg which was over an inch shorter than the other. This had caused her to have back problems. As we prayed the power of God moved in her we actually seen her leg grow.
One day as I was talking on the telephone with a friend she told me she wished she had the relationship with God that I had. I asked her if she wanted me to pray for her. She hesitated and then said yes. I prayed a prayer and asked the Holy Spirit to come upon her and to show His presence in a way that she would recognize it was God. There was a period of moaning and silence. Not being able to see what was going on I kept asking if she was alright. She then told me she felt like she was in the hottest water she had ever felt and then the greatest peace she had ever know or experienced came over her.
It is a wonderful gift to be touched by God. There is nothing can compare to the feeling of His Awesome presence.
God is so real and He loves you very much. If you have never felt His presence I encourage you to ask God to touch you now. Pray and seek Him for He is waiting for you. It is His desire to bless you. Mathew chapter 7 verse 7 says to ask and we shall receive, seek and you shall find and knock and it shall be opened to you. God’s Word is truth and says that whatever we ask in the name of Jesus we shall receive if we believe. Oh the glory of His presence. What a blessing.
Quoted from the book: HEARING GOD SPEAK
Author: Margaret Jensen