Confirmation of Traveling in the Spirit
Many people who travel in the spirit are uncertain that what they’ve done is real. Because these experiences often seem to be internal, confirmation that we’ve traveled somewhere can be difficult to obtain. Sometimes however, God arranges things in a way that provides confirmation. That’s the case with this story which was submitted by a friend. She gave me permission to share her story, but wishes to remain anonymous.
I first experienced spirit travel one night while on public transit. I was reading a book (not a spiritual one) and all of a sudden I saw in my mind’s eye Jesus going into my parent’s house. He was walking up their stairs and I got the impression that He was inviting me to go with Him. So I joined Him and as we got up to their TV room, He was touching my mom’s feet and inviting me to pray with Him.
After having this experience, I initially thought maybe it was my imagination, but later, I received some very encouraging news from her doctor regarding some medical tests that had been done. That gave me hope that perhaps my prayers for her with Jesus may have been an actual experience and not something I imagined.
I have done this numerous times since then and I’ve seen some interesting visions concerning the courtroom of heaven. In one of these experiences, I was once again praying for my mom. I walked up her stairs (in my spirit) and looked in the TV room but the room was empty. I then walked down the hallway to the door of their bedroom and saw my parents in bed asleep. I blessed her and moved on. I didn’t spend a lot of time there.
About two or three weeks later, my parents visited my hubby and I. As we were talking about spiritual things, she said she’d had a weird encounter that she thought was from “the other side.” She said she was lying in bed and heard footsteps throughout the top floor of their house and when she looked over at her doorway, she saw me standing there! She rebuked the “vision” and told it to leave because she thought it was bad, and it left!
For me this was a huge revelation, because, although I felt in my spirit my travels were significant to the prayers she needed, there was always a sense of doubt over whether they were real or not. Now that I’ve received confirmation of traveling in the spirit, I know I was not imagining this. It was real. And maybe it’s something Jesus wants us to do.
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Pretty cool stuff!
John G Lake writes about being in a prayer meeting and getting caught up in the spirit and flying from South Africa to Englsnd, over the countryside to a mental hospital. He passed through the wall and came to a man, restrained on a cot, jerking around. Lake laid his hands on the man, prayed, and peace came to the man. Some time later he gets s letter in the mail from a member of his congregation about how her cousin she’d been praying for was healed from insanity at the time Lake visited that hospital.
OH! To receive such confirmation!! What a blessing to you, and an encouragement to me right now. Thank you!
Confirmation that it is indeed real: I’ve gone, on a number of occasions with Jesus, to other nations, India and Iraq specifically, and told by Him to prophesy specific things. Several days/weeks later I would see those things play out in news broadcasts from those nations. Another incident happened one day while at my office, in Houston. A gentleman from Florida called to cancel a phone conference he was scheduled to have with one of the Directors I assisted. This gentleman explained that he wasn’t feeling well and was going to go home for the day. I wrote it down and placed it on the Director’s desk. I was alone in the office as the others were out in meetings. When I returned to my desk after leaving the note on his, intercession hit me and I was suddenly in the Spirit in the gentleman from Florida’s office. I watched myself in 3rd person lay hands on him and pray for his healing while he sat at his desk. As I finished praying the others in my office in Houston returned and the Director acknowledged that he’d seen my note that the phone conference had been canceled. A few hours later the gentleman in Florida called, asking for the Director. I asked him how he was feeling and he said “I feel great, I haven’t a clue what happened but after I talked to you, cancelling the conference, I was about to leave the office and I suddenly started feeling better!”. Another incident was of being told to pray for Indonesia and given a specific name. A few days later we were at a missions banquet and decided to pick a missionary to support monthly. As we looked at the name cards I saw the name I ‘d been given a few weeks prior. About a year later I was in intercession and saw and heard this man’s name and felt his anguish. As I continued to pray, I was with this man on a mountain groaning in intercession. After some time it lifted and I went on about my day. Several years later I was at a ladies conference and one of the speakers was the wife of this missionary. After she spoke I went to her and introduced myself telling her that in a specific month and year I was given her husband’s name and country while in prayer and interceded for him on a mountain in Indonesia. She began weep and began to share how when she and her husband were missionaries to Indonesia there was a time, the exact month and year I’d given her, when their denomination called home all missionaries because of safety concerns. Her husband had established a deep work there in the village and loved the people dearly and they as well loved him and he did not want to leave. He wrestled with God over it and had gone to a mountain for fasting and prayer telling God he wasn’t coming down till he heard from Him and knew it was His will for him to leave. He told her that on the 3rd day he was in such anguish because he’d not heard from God but knew he couldn’t leave until he did when suddenly he felt lighter, like the heavy burden had lifted and felt someone was there with him. That day he heard from the Lord that he was to be obedient to the leaders over him and go back to America and there would be another season for him to return and the Lord would protect the work they’d done there.
A lady I knew once told me that a friend of hers fell out of bed, and could not get back in. Then she appeared and helped her back in. At the time this lady was asleep.
Thanks for posting this story.
Dear Praying Medic,
Thank you for opening up this subject. For years I have looked for someone who understood this matter, and I have had to be very low-key when discussing things that have occurred when I travel in the Spirit. I have sought the Lord on this often, and repeatedly, because I don’t want to do this on my own behest, but rather in obedience to Him.
I know that when He instructs/moves me to travel for the healing of others, there is no question that the healing is performed. Also, I have had two independent witnesses who have observed me at their location when I traveled.
When I was six years old, I was standing out in the California desert when God spoke to me; “You are going to have three children and you are going to heal people.” I did not yet know God, but now that I have seen nearly 60 years on this earth, I can say that He is Faithful and True. I have died three times (to the best of my knowledge) and have met Jesus. He caused me to raise my granddaughter from what would have been a case of SIDS. There is much to say about the dreams and words and prophecies He has given me over my lifetime as well.
My husband and I are on a journey of healing and after listening to a podcast where you were being interviewed about healing, portals and DID, I feel that you may understand what I have to share. Jesus showed me back in 1981 that He is the Door, and He showed me a door in heaven – an open door, with golden light streaming out into a starry sky. But there was a huge cross in front of it. All these years as I meditate on that vision, I see more and more in it.
I would appreciate sharing emails if you are able to find time. There are issues that I would like to share but would rather not make public at this time, yet I believe they are relevant to you as well.
I pray that you and your blessed wife will be covered at all times in Love, Strength, Joy and Shalom. I pray the Spirit of Truth will always guard your ways.
In Yeshua (Jesus)
P.S. I recognized the silhouette of a Bolkow helicopter on your blog and your FB page. My husband has flown helicopter for many years, and that is one of the aircraft he has flown doing medevac. As a matter of fact, I was working in the clinics in the Eskimo villages in Norton Sound region for three years, and my captain was flying the U.S. Mail to a tiny island near Russia, and twice he brought me patients to stabilize before they were sent on to Nome or Anchorage.
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