Monday, October 10, 2011

Freeing a Friend from Captivity

From Intercessory Prayer Dutch Sheets: "A form of intercession that releases the creative energy of the Holy Spirit into a situation to produce, create or give birth to something."
My prayer for a friend: I, now through travailing prayer, call you to send your Holy Spirit to hover over, surround the physical body of this one to create new life in her spirit which has been taken captive by her past. Like a pig returns to its wallow, she returns to her past to roll in the mud even though Christ provided total cleansing from all of the muck on the Cross. He can remove the guilt that plagues her conscience and move her focus from her own "poor self" to the radiance of a Savior who holds out hope and future to her. The words that issue from her mouth reflect the corruption and captivity of the evil one. God cause your Holy Spirit to release this captive from the demon's grip. Free her, Lord Jesus, by your might Spirit as He even now hovers over her. I claim the gift of grace for her for which Christ has already paid the price! I praise you for the life you are about to create in her. You are mighty and greatly to be praised!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heaven or Earth?

My sister suffered butchering at the hands of the medical establishment. Although, they did the best they could as human beings with limited knowledge and abilities, she still suffered the consequences of their actions.

In light of what was inflicted upon her (which began with undetected cancer), she knew she could never return to life as it had been. She loved her life as a hairdresser, her precious children and grandchildren, her husband of over forty years. At some point, the new body promised by her Savior looked better than what she would have had if she had remained on this earth. It may not have been a conscious decision, but I believe her spirit began to long for her real home. Paul writes in 2 Cor. 5:8 - "We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord."