This story is probably the highlight of my week.
On Wednesday night, the Lord gave me a dream.
In the dream, it was rainy and wet outside. I was a spectator in the dream. The highlight of the dream was my old friend of mine (in real life) who is in the process of coming back to the Lord. In the dream, he had crossed the street, but slipped and landed hard on his back.
He was wrenching in pain and it was revealed to me that he had aggravated an old injury, which was the cause of the great pain. He was just holding his back; the pain was so bad we decided to call the ambulance. But then the Lord broke in and spoke to me.
He directed me to lay hands on him and pray for him. So I bent down, laid hands on him and started praying bold prayers in Jesus’ name. And then he was healed!
That was the end of the dream.
The next day, while at work, I just took a whim and decided to email my friend. I asked him “Hey, do you by any chance have back pain at all?”
A couple hours later, he texted me back and told me that he did! He told me that he’s had it for a while and was really confused as to how I knew that. So he asked me how I found out.
I told him that I felt the Lord told me that He wanted to heal him.
He was in total shock! I told him that I wanted to pray for him, and so we decided that we were going to meet up over the weekend.
Before we met, I told the Lord that He didn’t need me to heal him. I am just a side character in the story. I don’t want to steal His glory. I reminded the Lord of the centurion who said to Jesus, “Just say the word and my daughter would be healed” and I prayed to the Lord that he would be healed before I even met him.
So on Friday night, we met up and I got to lay hands on him and ask in Jesus’ name for the Lord’s healing. I definitely felt the Spirit of the Lord there. We just prayed in faith that God could heal him, so now we’re waiting.
But then he told me that that very night I told him about the Lord’s revelation, he went to sleep that night without feeling any pain!
I said- we’ll see, let’s pray this one through and keep hope in the Lord.
He said “Even if the Lord doesn’t heal me, Phil, I’m already amazed that God told you something so specific about my life without me telling you. There’s no way you could’ve known.”
This is definitely my first experience of having a prophetically significant dream about other people. I believe the Lord still speaks to His people through dreams, visions, and his audible voice. I believe in the authority of the scriptures and that God would never contradict what is in his Word. I believe we should test the spirits and these spiritual experiences to see if they are from Jesus (1 John 2), and I believe this experience this was from the Lord.
I believe that it is the right of God’s people to operate in the gift of prophecy (1 Cor 14). And now that I’ve tasted it, I want more!
All glory to Jesus!