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.


          Safe Place Fellowship
          Phil Scovell
          Denver, Colorado - Mountain Time Zone
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