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34 The Room Of Light By Phil Scovell I John 1:5-7 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I was praying with a lady the other day who experienced a renewal of her mind which you may find interesting. I can't go into details, of course, of the overall nature about which we prayed, but it was the healing and renewing of the mind aspect I wanted you to be aware of because of the distinctive characteristics of the healing. I had been praying for this lady for several days. My prayer was specifically targeted because I felt the weight of the heaviness she had been carrying all of her life. As an intercessor who is called to ministry, you often automatically sense and feel what the person is feeling. In a manner of speaking, you sort of become that person at times. Not literally, of course, but the Holy Spirit gives an intercessor insight into a person's life in ways that allows them to pray more focused prayers, either at the moment you are doing the ministry work, or at other times when you are praying for that person. In short, an intercessor is called to either pray for a person, to pray with a person, or to do both. In my case, at this point, I do both. No, an intercessor does not always tell the person what has been revealed to them by the Holy Spirit. In fact, they rarely do. They only reveal such information if the are given permission by the True Lord Jesus Christ to do so. Now back to my story. In this particular lady's situation, humanly speaking, there was no way we could go to each of the wounded areas in her life because they were too numerous. To have done so, would probably have taken years of prayer sessions to find them all. In a Secular therapy situation, on the other hand, it would not only have taken years, it would have required loads of drug prescriptions to cope with the pain in the mean while. During my own private prayer times for this woman, and I felt led to pray along these lines, was that the Lord would take all these areas of woundedness and heal them collectively and replace them with His truth. Near the end of that day's prayer session, as she sat in my office, she entered a place I so often see when praying with people. Half the time, people simply describe it as being blocked or being blank. This means they see nothing, feel nothing, and seem to be hindered, or blocked, from going any place or sensing anything. The other half of the time, people describe it as being in a room and most of the time they describe this room as being minus of windows or doors. If, on the other hand, it has windows and doors, they are all closed and locked. Furthermore, they describe it as being dark and they always report that they don't seem to be able to get out. Most people often describe this state of mind when they are approaching an area of woundedness they are finding difficult, if not impossible, to confront. Some enter this state the moment we begin to pray. Others return to it frequently during a prayer session, as I said, whenever they are coming to a very wounded and painful area of their life. Such was the case as I prayed with this lady. As we prayed together, she entered this dark room in her thoughts about half way through the prayer session. As I prayed, asking the Lord to collect all the painful and hurting memories together as one, she reported seeing faces and images relating to memories associated with the pain and unworthiness she was feeling. The pictures, like snap shots, began to flash by so rapidly, she could only identify them as the memories of pain but they were not stopping. I knew then my prayers for her were being answered and I asked her just to let me know when the panorama of memory pictures stopped. Perhaps a minute passed and she said they had come to an end. As we continued praying together about the darkness and the room itself, she suddenly said, "I see a door in the wall. At this point I should probably point out that what I am about to describe is not guided imagery, hypnosis, verbal suggestiveness, visualization, or anything of the kind. It can't be because I offer absolutely no suggestions as I pray. All I am doing is asking The True Lord Jesus Christ to reveal His truth to the person so He, Jesus, does it all. Besides, I couldn't suggest anything if I wished because I have no idea where the wounded areas of a person's life might be nor could I possibly be aware of their memories. In this lady's case, she had already been healed in other areas and this was just a continuation of the healing process. Once she saw the door, it was my personal thought that this door led to another wounded area Jesus wanted to heal but I said nothing of the sort. It was a good thing, too, because I would have been wrong, as it turned out, if I would have made such a suggestion. "I see Jesus in the dark room with me, standing not far away, and He has light shining around him," she reported. "I am supposed to go through the door," she confessed. "Can you do that?" I ask quietly. "I'm afraid to," she said. "Why?" I asked gently. "I'm afraid there is something painful on the other side that I don't want to see." I prayed about her fear, about the door, and about what Jesus could do for her and the fear she felt. "He walked to the door," she said and is waiting for me but I'm still afraid." "How else do you feel?" I asked. "I feel scared and literally sick to my stomach. I prayed about what she reported. "Jesus opened the door and his holding out his hand to me as if to say He will help me enter the other room," she admitted. "Can you see anything through the open door?" I asked. "I see light; nothing but light," she answered. Then, in my spirit, I knew the place she was about to enter was a place of cleansing, purity, wholeness, and great victory and not another place of woundedness. Yet, I remained silent and said nothing. I felt the Holy Spirit, in fact, encouraging me to say or do nothing. This was a time of decision for her and I could in no way influence her decision. It had to be something she did on her own. I prayed the Lord would go with her and give her courage to follow his lead but otherwise, I suggested nothing; absolutely nothing. Several minutes of silence passed and neither of us said anything. "I stepped through the door," she finally sighed," with relief. "What's in the new room" I asked; a little more than curiously. I could hear the smile on her face and feel the relief in her voice. "Nothing," she reported. It is a room of light." "What else do you see?" I asked, "more light?" prompted by the Holy Spirit as I laughed. "Yes," she said confidently. "I see no objects nor can I see the ends of the room. I see nothing but light everywhere." Then she said, with a little concern, "I don't see Jesus anymore." "that's because," I felt prompted in my spirit to say, "Jesus is the Light." I then explained to her how I had been praying that Jesus would collectively heal her in all her places of woundedness. An additional aspect to the healing she experienced, once she had stepped through the doorway into the room of Light, was what she said next. "I am looking back into the room of darkness I just left and it has turned to light, too." So it is with the Light of the world; The True Lord Jesus Christ. When He heals you and renews your mind, you are walking in The Light; The True Lord Jesus Christ. Light dispels the darkness. Darkness does not penetrate light but light pierces the darkness and drives it away. Jesus is The Light; your Light. He wants to walk with you into the dark places of woundedness and the places that generate the pain. He wants to renew and restore and recreate your mind by His Light being everywhere so much, you are unable to walk beyond His Light. This is true salvitic Lordship. Have you been there? Are you healed? If not, call me.