During worship this morning, my stomach began hurting and I knew I had to pray against addiction. As the intensity of the pain increased, I felt Neil (my husband) kneeling beside me. I told him we needed to pray against addiction. The Lord was not giving me images, I only saw darkness. This is unusual for me, so I knew I needed to press in until I saw light.
After some time had passed, the pain in my stomach had subsided and I told Neil the Lord wants to replace addiction with His love. As we prayed for this, I saw the clouds part and His light shining down on us! I knew He was pouring out His love. Then I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “praise Me!” So, I told Neil we needed to thank and praise Him for what He was doing. During this time, I saw a gold crown with a ruby on the top, diamonds going down the side with a cream silk underlay. I looked up the colors and the red stands for covetous sin and righteousness. Cream symbolizes healing, and gold purification.
As worship concluded, I asked Neil if he wanted to pray for Jonah (my stepson). Neil disclosed he had been praying for himself. It wasn’t until that moment I realized what had just happened. The addiction I was feeling was Neil’s. He has been tobacco free for over two weeks! The Lord took that from him and replaced it with His love and righteousness and we praised Him for this victory! Neil stated he felt as though the Lord was peeling back layers. He explained he felt he had been standing in the shadow of the trees in the woods, but the Lord cut them back so he was seeing more light. The Lord is purifying and healing him! Neil said he is hoping to get the the place where nothing is between him and Lord…amen?