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43 I Can fly by Phil Scovell A pastor of a church of several hundred members called me from another state. He had seen my website but, as is so often the case, he put off calling. Eventually, however, he did call. He began by asking me some targeted questions to make sure I was indeed a Born Again Christian and not some cultic crackpot. When he discovered we were both on the same page theologically speaking, we set up a time to pray over the phone. In a period of about a week, we prayed just twice. Why? First, this pastor had already experienced a dozen or more prayer sessions with those doing the same intercessory prayer ministry that I do. So, he had already experienced a great deal of emotional healing and renewing of the mind. Secondly, he received such a spiritually intimate and powerful mind renewing experience in the second prayer session, he hasn't felt he needed to call. If, and when, he feels he needs more prayer, he knows my phone number. Do you? In this particular case, this pastor, since the nature of his concerns could have created problems within his church, it was wiser for him to seek agreement in prayer elsewhere than from within his own church. Additionally, the first time he called was about an hour after the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "Pray that a pastor calls you." I stopped and prayed for a pastor, whom I didn't know, of course, to call. He did. It is this pastor's second prayer session I want to touch on so you can see how powerful the renewing of the mind can be. I won't detail all the childhood aspects which created pain and woundedness in this man's adult life but I will tell you how the second prayer session ended because I know it will bring personal encouragement. When, in prayer, we reached his true feelings at the moment of the painful event, he was, at the time, a little boy of about six years of age, the lie embedded in that event was exposed and the Lord spoke His truth to the little boy at that moment. As we began to talk briefly about what had just happened to him, he said, "Wait. Something more is happening to me." I waited until he began speaking a few short moments later. "I am in a swing," he began, "and Jesus is standing behind me. He is pushing me and I am swinging higher and higher. Wait! Now I leaped out of the swing as it was high in the air and I am flying around as free as a bird. Now I am looking back at the swing where Jesus is standing. He is saying something to me." "What is He saying?" I asked curiously. "He is saying, See? I told you that you could do it." Did you know that Jesus can heal you in the same way and just through agreement in prayer? Did you know that you, too, can fly away and be freed from the pain and woundedness that keeps you bound to earthly reason and concern? It is true; you, too, can fly because Jesus said so.