On Monday we chatted about how to recover from enormous
disappointment. And in the comments some of you shared how this unequally yoked
life is filled with loneliness. I think I will have to write about walking
alone because truly I found myself facing a future, perhaps the rest of my
life, empty next and retirement, emotionally alone. So watch for that in the
For today, I think we need an encouraging word from the
Lord. So, let me give you the answers to the questions I asked of God. Do you
remember last week I asked God, why?
God’s reply was this, “Lynn, my grace is sufficient for
Oh Man, that was not the answer I wanted. I have really hard
questions and I was desperate for the Lord to show me His thoughts and his
purposes in my unequally yoked marriage. I want understanding so it would heal
my pain. But, the Lord will not give me insight into the faith walk of my
But and here is where everything changed, He did reveal
Himself in perhaps the most astonishing way EVER in my life.
Now this part of the story may be challenging for some of
you but I have asked God about sharing what happened to me and He has given me
permission to share. I know that for many believers we are desperate for a word
from God. We are desperate to see miracles and signs and wonders. Because our
faith is bolstered when we have an encounter with the Supernatural God. This is
absolutely true for me.
Well two weeks ago, Friday, I joined a small group of believers
for a time of worship. I had been invited to this Friday night worship time for
at least six months and finally I decided I would attend. I would attend
because my heart was broken and I just needed to spend time with God. I went
without expectation and received more that I could have dreamed.
This worship time and a short message is hosted by a local
church worship leader. It’s comprised of any believer, from any church, who wants
to show up. I sat down on the second row in this room that held about 20 rows
of chairs. The rooms was about half full when worship began. The music started
at 7 p.m. I think we finished at 10:30 p.m.… A few songs into the worship set…..
GOD SHOWS UP!
I don’t know if you remember but when I have an encounter
with God, I begin to shake. I quiver up and down and my right hand especially
begins to vibrate. I can feel fire coming from my right hand at times. It’s
like being electrocuted (in a good way). As the music continues, the Spirit of
the Lord, comes upon me stronger. I’m shaking just a little at the time. The
music set ends and the worship leader, Tim, stands and begins to speak to
people in the audience.
What I didn’t know at the time is this man Tim, is anointed
and is prophetic. He was raised in this environment and has worked in the circles
of pastors such as Bill Johnson. I will also mention that Tim does not know me.
I met him as I entered the building and we only exchanged first names and the
cordial, “nice to meet you” greeting.
As Tim listens to God, he begins to speak to a man standing
directly behind me. And as he is speaking words of declaration to him, I start
to really shake. At this point I can’t stop the vibrations and my right hand is
shaking so hard now that it’s completely noticeable by the people around me.
Tim stops speaking to the man behind me and looks directly, points and says, “The
glory of the Lord is upon you. Please come forward.”
I step out and walk to the front. Tim begins to speak
something, “Glory, Glory, Holy, Holy.” That was it. I hit the floor and sat
down in a frozen weird position unable to move because of the power upon me.
Now my friends, I can only share what I remember from what happens next. The
encounter with God was so consuming and overwhelming I can’t remember everything
that Tim said to me, but I’ve wracked my brain and I will share what I do
And recall here, Tim does not know who I am. And I am so overwhelmed
by the power and love of God that is coursing over me that I can’t hardly keep
my eyes open because the power literally is vibrating me.
Now this is my recollection of what Tim prophesied over me. “Your
ministry will increase. It will increase and you are in the place because someone
in your past prayed for you. One of your ancestors prayed for you.” Okay, this
makes me want to double the prayers for my children and grandchildren. He went
on to say, “You will pray for people and they will be healed. They will be physically
healed. You will lay hands on people and they will be healed from cancer and
(he said something else but at this point I’m wreathing now under the
anointing. Man, I wish I could remember.) He spoke a few minutes about the
anointing of healing upon me.
I’m overwhelmed and can feel more anointing pouring into me.
Tears are rolling out of my eyes and I really start shaking.
This is because I have been begging God to anoint me in this area of healing
since returning from Bethel almost a year ago. I’m desperate to bring the Holy
Spirit into people and bring healing to their hearts, their emotions and their
Tim went on to say that I will greatly impact mothers and
children. Specifically mothers. And that my faith and my anointing will have a
profound impact on the Kingdom and this valley. Now remember Tim has no idea
that we have a book for mother’s and a ministry planned for mothers to raise
their children up in the Kingdom coming out in three months. He. Has. No. Idea.
Tim said more but I just can remember. Why am I telling you
this story? For two reasons. God is real. His power is for us. His heart is for
us and He loves people. He wants to work like this through all of His people.
Scripture is not just a book of moral good ideas to live by. NO. It’s an invitation
to an experience, an encounter with the Most High. How do I know? I’m living
proof. I’ve experienced the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Also, remember
this story I shared about healing (read it here).
I also share all of this because this encounter IS God’s answer to my questions, to my
loneliness, to my pain. This encounter and the others I have experienced and
the many that are ahead, is the answer. I would trade intimacy, wealth,
property, status, my dignity, my everything to continue to have and be part of
the supernatural workings of God.
After this encounter. My pain was gone. My hope fully
returned. I was reminded of my purposes on this planet and I was empowered.
It’s been two weeks since that encounter and I’m now asking
God, how to take these gifts He’s anointed upon me to the people. Daddy, how do
I get in front of those who need healing to touch them and release You into
their lives. How do I bring you glory, honor and worship? And I ponder, Dad, I’m
an ordinary woman. Who am I?
So, I’m still processing, praying and I’m waiting because I
am certain, like Abraham was convinced, that I am part of this astonishing Great
Harvest. And I will always hope. My hope is In Him who will move in my life and
He WILL move in my husband’s in the fullness of time.
I love you my friends. Thank you for staying to the end. I
would love your prayers that doors are blown open for Dineen and I to bring our
retreat of healing to the church (churches across America, do I dare ask,
across the world) Love, Lynn
Romans 4:20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s
promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.
21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. 22 And
because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. 23 And when God
counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded
24 for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous
if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.