God, hear my prayer: forgive me.
This was my prayer as I entered the double doors of the International House of Prayer on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. ~”for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”~Isaiah 56:7~
Thinking about the argument that I had a couple of weeks ago with 2 dearly close friends of mine, I knew that something had to be done in me: a change of heart in my heart in order for me to stand before the throne of God as forgiven and free, in Jesus’ name, without looking back. ~”But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.”~Matthew 13:16~
After receiving a prophetic word today from God, I knew that He would richly bless me today. ~”The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”~Numbers 6:24-26~
This blessing was preached from an inspiring sermon by Billy Humphrey titled, “The Way of Humility.” The Holy Spirit taught me many things through this sermon today as He gave me the ears to hear His precious Word today. ~”How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”~Psalm 119:103~
This was when the breakthrough began: God opened my eyes to my own sin and I truly, sincerely, and wholeheartedly repented for the harsh and unkind words I said to my friends. ~”Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.”~Job 34:32~
I learned that I had to be humble before God before being humble before others, including my friends. This meant me yielding my opinions of how badly I thought my friends treated me to God first and foremost, and then my friends, and then putting my friends first before God and then me. ~”When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us, he has taken it and nailed it to the cross.”~Colossians 2:13-14~
It was in this moment that I knew the inner change was occurring in my heart. God forgave me, lavishing me with His unfailing grace and love. I truly humbled myself to God. ~”But he gives us more grace. This is why scripture says: God opposes the proud but shows grace to the humble.”~James 4:6~
Another breakthrough occurred.
A minister came up to me after the sermon and asked me “Where are you hurting?”
I replied, “I hurt all over: My head, neck, and back ache from a recent car accident and my heart aches too.”
She told me, “Come with me.”
I followed her into a prayer room. Herself and another lady prayed for me, laying hands on my head, back, and stomach as I worshipped and thanked God (literally, I fell onto the floor and started praising God) for the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that took place today. ~”Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”~James 4:10~
In that moment, I had a vision: The hand of God brought me before His throne and I was bowing before God Almighty and worshipping Him before His throne. The scriptures came alive in this moment of my life. ~”As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.”~James 2:26~
I opened my eyes and began to praise Jesus, thanking Him for many things, specifically for the inner and outer healing that took place today. ~”The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”~John 1:14~
As I walked out of the double doors of the International House of Prayer, God revealed me the following points:
- I am free.
- I am forgiven.
- It is finished.
God is good. And I leave this blog post with a blessing for my 2 friends 🙂 :
~Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. ~Acts 13:38-39~
May the Lord bless and keep you today, tomorrow, and forevermore, my dear and beloved one. God bless! ♡♡♡