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.
Safe Place Fellowship
Denver, Colorado - Mountain Time Zone
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