I was walking out to my car when Serena came out after me, gently pulling her sister with her. “Could you pray for us? The three of us together?” Then she quoted the Bible, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:20). I knew in my spirit that her heart was tender and she was believing for something wonderful.
I said, “Sure.” I put my hands on both of them, closed my eyes and began to pray. The prayer quickly split into individual prophesies over the sisters. The Lord Jesus had a message for each.
Two beautiful sisters given two very different ministries. One was a missionary of mercy. The other a warrior for God’s people.
My heart was thrilled to be the one who got to anoint these two women with direct words from our Lord Jesus Christ. I love to prophesy in this way. It makes me feel I’m getting to do something important for God.
But what brought this about? It wasn’t me.
It was that Serena had the guts to ask a perfect stranger for prayer and they both believed for me to give them their answers from the Lord.
A great example of this is in the Bible is the record of a blind man in Mark 10. He didn’t sit around wishing something would change for him. He constantly was asking for money so he could survive. That’s all he knew to do. But when he heard that Jesus had more than money to give and that Jesus was coming down the road, he got brave and cried out to him.
“Blind Bartimaeus sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” (Mark 10: 46-51).
This is really interesting. Up to this point, the blind man had been begging for money, but what did he really want? He had to check his innermost being and articulate what he really wanted. Jesus specifically asked the man to verbalize his true desire.
“The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way” (Mark 10:51-52). The man had faith to receive his sight. He pulled it in.
The lame man in Acts 3 called out to Peter and John:
“And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb, who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: And immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3: 4-8) .
These two examples in the Bible show how people received a direct touch from the supernatural side of life—from God through the Lord Jesus Christ and His followers.
A word of prophesy on a believer is also a touch from the same.
These people from the Bible as well as from Las Vegas were bold enough to ask. And when they did, they believed to receive something supernatural and wonderful. Let’s not forget to ask. Remember asking not only benefits the person asking but also benefits the person who genuinely needs to give.
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