i keep asking the Lord for a word… and what i keep thinking about is the picture of the two realities He showed me on the way to Tennessee that december. he told me it was ok to hear what the doctors had to say, and if all they saw was bad stuff… because they are only looking at the physical that is what their experience and knowledge of physical things tells them is true – and the Spirit trumps the physical every time. every time. always. and that we didn’t have to be afraid of what they say, or be in denial about it because His word overcomes it. and so i’m saying, ok, God – what’s your word. and He keeps just saying, I’ve given you my Word…. and i thought back on the scriptures He gave me when Grandma was in the hospital – about the River of Life in Ezekiel 47 –
“Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple…(and he measured all the different depths…) Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. 6 He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river.
7 When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. 8 Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. 9 And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.”
When i read this the Lord dropped in my spirit that the river of Life flows out of us – which I knew, but it had never come together like that before. this was the scripture that made me know that when I prayed for Grandma she would recover… i just knew it. all the way through me. we have that River flowing out of us and the scripture says wherever it goes, whatever it encounters WILL live – it has no choice but to live because it is encountering LIFE itself. that combined with the fact that the Spiritual reality trumps this physical one every time… it just does… because Life will always overcome death. it’s very nature dictates this.
i saw Larisa in my mind yesterday – i was imagining her going to Bethel church in Redding CA for prayer – because they walk in such power there, they have revelation of healing and restoration like few places on earth, and i was seeing her being prayed for and saw the spirit of death over her like a black cloud and i saw them rebuking it… and i thought, well, we can rebuke death, too.
the other night i was sitting in Leo’s room giving him his bottle, where it’s quiet and dark and i was thinking about Jesus. I thought about him walking on this earth and how he didn’t ever doubt that he walked in power – that when he prayed people would recover – spiritually, physically, emotionally – he just knew it. and it occurred to me that He understood something fundamental that we don’t. He understood the very fabric of the universe (i mean he would, he made it) but he understood it as a man the same way anything is revealed to us – through the Holy Spirit. He understood the rules and laws that govern this universe and everything that’s in it – and He knew that He was more powerful – that the Holy Spirit in Him trumped this physical world. I know the Father wants to give us that understanding – that knowing just like Jesus had when He walked on dirt. so we just know our authority over this world – the authority we have through Him – and it’s not a question of wether we walk in power… we just know we do. it doesn’t leave room for doubt – it’s like the Matrix. (i watched it again recently) – when Neo’s eyes were opened, he saw the “fabric” of the world he was in – it had to follow certain rules, rules that just didn’t apply to him and he was able to put up his hand and stop the bullets from the enemy.
I pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation for us – so we can know and understand the power that is in and through us, so we can know and understand the hope of our calling, so we can know and understand this great inheritance we have in Him – so we can look into a matter and see it the way God does and speak His words and not those of the enemy and humanity – not speak doubt and fear and hopelessness – but instead speak faith and hope and love, with all knowing and understanding that He has overcome the world, and we are a part of that.
(this clip is exactly the part i was thinking, without the captions someone added… the scene speaks for itself)