In the spring of 2017, the Lord gave me a new gift. I began feeling in the Spirit. My stomach would ache so bad I would double over and sometimes it hurt so bad it brought me to tears. It didn’t take long to realize the Lord was trying to alert me that something was going on in the spiritual realm. As I began pressing into this gift, I began feeling pain all over my body and even began experiencing the emotional feeling of others. I often joke that the Lord has a funny sense of humor, as I cannot stand pain. I am in recovery because I wanted to numb it or avoid it. Well, He now allows me to feel things and it won’t go away until I release it in prayer or to whom He wants to minister to. Through this journey, the Lord connected me to others with the same gifting and I have sought them out for their experiences as well.
I believe I inherited this gifting from my mother. Until recently, she would dismiss what the Lord was revealing to her. However, when we feel the exact same thing at the exact time, it’s hard to rationalize away. Which is why I believe the Lord is wanting me to write this. He is trying to communicate with His children, but they are asleep, not paying attention, or dismissing His invitation for something they can rationalize away.
The Lord prompted me to begin journaling and writing down what He has been teaching me, so others who are new to the gifting can begin asking Holy Spirit if this too is how He is communicating to them. I believe the Lord is waking up His bride and He is going to use all who are willing to help Him prepare for His return. With this revival and awakening, I believe the movement is going to be so massive it is going to take all of us working together to reap the harvest. I believe the more equipped we are, the better and stronger His army will become, amen?