The Footsteps of Angels

Footsteps of Angels

Journal Entry
Date: 12/28/2012

heb 1_14It was around 10:30 A.M. on a Tuesday and I was in my office, which is located upstairs in our home. I was working on a video production for a client when all of sudden, I heard the sound of what sounded like angels running around on the roof. The pace and urgency of the footsteps sounded if there were two angels engaged in warfare of some kind with another being of some sort. What it was I can’t be for sure. It just seemed in my spirit that this was what it was about. The footsteps only lasted about 10 seconds and then all was quiet once again.

Note* Our roof has a 1:1 pitch ratio, which means for every horizontal foot the elevation rises in by 1 foot making it impossible for anyone to be up there running around.

Commentary:

If we could only see the amazing host of angels that are all about us every day to render aid and provide ministry to us when we need it. And, not only to just the saints but to the ones whom have not yet acknowledged Jesus as Lord. I had a follow up dream to this experience which is titled “The Attack” and you can read at The Attack

Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17

Jesus Christ died for mankind and His blood was sprinkled on the altar in heaven for all mankind. It is His desire that none should perish.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28

When I repented, I had to know from the Father why He allowed me to live when I was such a sinner and wayward for so many years. I had experienced many situations in which I should have died but each time I came out unharmed and very alive. Morning after morning, I continued to raise the question before Him, “Why did you not wipe me off the face of the earth Father? One morning, He responded, “Love is eternal.”  There is was as plain as could be. The character of God is love and it is not the human kind of love which has so many condition attached to it. This is God’s kind of love which makes no distinction due to our human conditions or deeds. He even loves those who have rejected Him.

Spiritual Warfare

Just because we can’t see the angels which surround us doesn’t mean that they are not there. Indeed they are all about us.

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Heb. 1:14

If it wasn’t for angels defending the saints, evil would be able to wipe us out even before we knew we were in danger. It would be that fast. WHAM…YOUR DEAD! But with angelic intervention we often have no idea that an attack even occurred. It just happened on this particular morning that I was allowed to hear the angel’s footsteps running around hastily on the roof, defending me from evil. The battle was short lived since God’s angels are so much mighty than we are.

“Whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.” 2 Peter 2:11

We live in such a broken world and there is evil all about us daily. Hidden in the carnage of life there are many miracles occurring every second of the day. It has been that way since the beginning of man.

The living and loving God said to me, “Love is Eternal.” That’s the Father I know and love because He first loved me.

Bro. Bill

 

 

 

 

 



  • Spiritual Warfare Expert?

    holiday inn expressIf someone that knows my spiritual walk came up to me ask if I was an expert on spiritual warfare, most likely I would respond with, “No, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night!”

    Let me explain. Several years ago when my wife and I were living in a large metropolitan area, we would go back to our little hometown to visit our family and our spiritual father and mother who served as pastors in a local church. At the time, we were living like heathens and we made this trip many times over the years, we had no room in our hearts for the things of God. However, my wife repented and sometime later, and I stress sometime later, I repented and God began to put our lives on the path which He had planned for us.  

    We made this trip many times over the years, but once we began walking with God, I noticed that when we would make the trip back to where we grew up, I always felt oppressed by evil the entire time I was there. It was nothing short of demonic agitation manifesting itself as soon as we would enter the region.  

    We usually made these trips short due to the agitation I experienced each time, it was very uncomfortable for me. As soon as we would exit the city by just a few miles, the oppression would lift. I told my wife, “There’s an evil power that doesn’t like me there, I grew up here and I feel such an evil spirit of rejection  and every time we go there I come under demonic attack.” 

    One Christmas night a few years ago we made our holiday pilgrimage to visit with family and due to lack of available beds at our parent’s home, we decided to spend the night at the Holiday Inn Express. We would do anything to avoid her parent’s sleeper sofa, just one night on that torture device and you’d be ready to find yourself another place to stay. When I think about it over the years, few of us did spent more than one night more on that contraption.  

    So, we checked into the Holiday Inn Express that Christmas night and went to bed. As I laid there waiting on sleep to come, I sensed something was different. I became aware of an evil demonic attack like I had never experienced before. Evil surrounded and hovered over me as I lay in bed. An evil, dark, satanic power was in the room tormenting me to leave. I was being harassed to leave the city, to get out and don’t come back! If I hadn’t had God in my life I would have gladly packed up and split.  

    waring-in-the-nightAs strong as the evil was, I sensed angels in the room hovering above me waiting to battle…waiting for my words to come forth, waiting to engage the enemy.  

    I began to quote any scripture I could think of under my breath so I didn’t wake my wife. As I would say the verses, I sensed evil pull back as the angels warred with the evil forces which had gathered to drive me away from my future assignment. God watches over His Word to perform it, and the angels await our faith to speak the words to engage and wrestle with the enemy. The battle went on above me like a prize fight with round after round that night. How awesome it is to have God’s Word and know to speak it when we’re in danger. How great thou art! 

    The Lord been showing us that we would be moving in the near future, we just wasn’t sure when and where, but we already had a release from the city we were currently living. Apparently, evil spirits know the power on our lives by the anointing and by the angelic activity that surrounds us. Evil recognized Jesus when He came into a region and I stress the words “came into a country (region.)” What did Jesus first encounter when He entered into the country? He encountered EVIL, evil so violent and threatening that no one could pass by that way.  Satan’s kingdom opposed the plans and purposes of God that Jesus was carrying out and he will opposes you at every turn as well. When you’re a threat to disrupt the kingdom of darkness you will encounter opposition.  

    “When Jesus came to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed, met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. {They were} so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.” Matt. 8:28 

    That night at the hotel, the battle between good and evil raged on all night as evil would rise and attack again and again. I lay there in a fetal position hunkered down, I had to win, I had to win that night!  The enemy was forcing its will and by doing so it had exposed itself just as the demoniacs ran out of the tombs to scare people away each time someone would pass their way. What I was experiencing was evil coming to try and scare me away; evil didn’t want me to enter into that region.  

    I kept putting my voice to any scripture I could think of and immediately I sensed in the Spirit, the angels appointed to me gain the upper hand. Finally just before morning light, the victory was won and I comfortably rested in peace although it had been a sleepless night. Evil had been dispatched but we had won! With the Word of God, His angels and my faith…we won…oh the sweet taste of victory!  I informed my wife when she woke of what had transpired in the night and the awesome victory that was ours in Christ.  

    angels surrounded meI get excited when I reflect on the reality of that night.  As dark and difficult as it was, it makes me think of the scenario of punching a bully square in the nose and he runs off bloody and defeated.  

    Later that same morning we went to a very modest restaurant for breakfast. As we sat quietly discussing the events of the night, a man that was sitting a few tables away, slid his chair around and sat there a few feet away with an angry stare in his eyes. His presence was aggressive and threatening and we knew the enemy was controlling this man, he was possessed.  

    We sat there and ignored the intimidation of the enemy as best we could. We ate our breakfast and after a period of time, the man turned away and went back to converse with his table mates. It seems odd that no one else seemed to notice this man’s strange behavior.  

    Truly the Lord has prepared a banquet table for us in the presence of our enemies. After the events of this night we were able to travel back to our hometown without anymore demonic attack or oppression. In fact, we have moved back to the city where this all took place. We moved back to where we grew up, where we first met, where we fell in love with one another, and where our lives became one together. We are at peace where God has led us to live and we thrive in our spiritual walk. Since then God has even exposed two evil spirits, Poverty and Idolatry, which have influenced the city for years.  

    So if you ask me if I’m some kind of expert on spiritual warfare I will most likely say, “I’m not an expert on spiritual warfare by any means…but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!!! 

    Bro. Bill

     

    Scripture References: 

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Ps. 23: 4-6 

    “When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. {They were} so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.” Mat. 8:28 

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual {forces} of wickedness in the heavenly {places.} Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil {one.} And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, Eph. 6:12-18

     



  • Portals of Heaven, Ancient Gates

    I believe understanding the things of God is vital to walking in the fullness of what God has given us in the new covenant through Jesus Christ. I by no means have full understanding, but I do have access to the Father in heaven and so do you.

    So why talk about portals?

    The church body, for the most part, has little or no knowledge of the existence of portals and does not recognize their significance.  Historically, God has used portals in the events of man and continues to do so today.

     When we sing the verse in Psalm 24:7 about the gates or ancient doors we have no idea what we are singing about but it sounds good to our ears.  Oh saints of God, I hope that somehow I may be able to reveal  the beauty of what God is saying to us through this verse.

    “Lift up your heads, O gates,
    And be lifted up O ancient doors,
    That the King of glory may come in!” Ps. 24:7

    What are ancient doors and ancient gates?

    Ancient gates or doors are portals of access established by God from the third heaven to earth.  They are unobstructed by demonic interference in which angels travel from heaven and back again while provisions  are delivered, transportation, translation and revelation are given to man. 

    In Daniel 10:13 he is informed that the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding (standing opposite) the angel for twenty one days.  Michael one of the chief princes (angels) came to help fight through the portal in the demonic land of Babylon to give Daniel understanding.

    In the book of Genesis, chapter 28, verses 10-17 the story of Jacob’s dream is recorded. “He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” Gen. 28:12 

    In verse 13 God is standing at the top of the ladder.  “And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.”

    These verses are a wonderful account of how God reveals a portal in a dream to man a prophesy Jacob’s destiny to him.

    Once in praise and worship at our church, I saw a portal open above me that looked like a tornado and at the top of the swirling cloud was this face smiling and waving at me.  It only lasted a few seconds but it was a gate or ancient door that opened up for me.

     Mt. Horeb

    God established a portal from the third heaven to Mt. Horeb.

    Elijah was instructed to leave from sitting under a juniper tree to Mt. Horeb to see and hear what God had to show him. Sometimes it is necessary to leave from where you are to another place to hear or experience God; wise men still travel to see Him!

    “So He said, ‘Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD.’ And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; {but} the LORD {was} not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, {but} the LORD {was} not in the earthquake.” 1 Kings 19:11

     Proverbs 8:34 teaches that a man will be blessed who sits, and waits, and listens at the Lord’s gate.

    Oh, that You would rend the heavens {and} come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence–As fire kindles the brushwood, {as} fire causes water to boil– To make Your name known to Your adversaries, {That} the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did awesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. Is. 64:1-3

    “Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.”

     Lot

    In Genesis 19:1 Lot is waiting at the gate of Sodom when two angels appear to him. In the ancient world, the gate of the city was not only an outlet, but also where meetings of great importance occurred.

    “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.”

     In Genesis 18:21 the Lord states that He will go down to investigate or scout it out for Himself to see this evil which is stinking up the heavens.  “I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

    The “go down” happens when the angels appear at the gate or ancient door of the city.

     Portals for Provision

    In Psalm 78:23-25, God opened the doors of heaven and fed the Hebrews in the desert the food of angels.

    “Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven, man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.”

    Ezekiel – Portals Opened

    Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth {day} of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. Ezk. 1.1

    The hand of the LORD was on me there, and He said to me, “Get up, go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.” So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the LORD was standing there, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar, and I fell on my face. Ezk. 3:22-23

    It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth {day} of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there. Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward {there was} the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal. Ezk. 8:1-2

    Portals Over Geographical Locations

    Habakkuk

    In the second chapter of Habakkuk we see the prophet faithful to watch and to see what the Lord will say to him and that what the Lord speaks,  to write it down. Habakkuk is waiting at the place where he faithfully goes to pray and wait upon the Lord. 

    Often God will establish a portal over a geographical location after long prayer and supplication has been made by a faithful servant of God.

    “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Hab. 2:1-2

    In November of 2003 after moving from the Dallas area to Central Texas (the wilderness) I felt compelled by God to desperately pray for a well to be established in our home.  Read my blog titled “When God Fills the Well”. Read When God Fill the Well

    That day, God established a portal in our home, and since then, our home hasn’t been the same. Witnessed by ourselves and others, at times, angels are seen coming and going into the earth on secret assignments as well as to bring us revelation, anointing, answers to our prayers and a sundry of things as God desires.

    The Lord has promised us, that as long as we remain at our current location, the portal will be established;  When we leave the house the portal will be removed. 

    Portals can be established in certain geographical places and some are known today in the earth such as over Jerusalem. Many Christians who travel to Jerusalem report being flooded with revelation of the things of God during supernatural experiences such as dreams, visions, transportations back and forward in time and these experiences are not uncommon.

    Many Christians visiting John Wesley’s (1703 –1791) home in England, tell that when they enter in his prayer closet, that they experience the presence of God! 

     Portals Established Over Individuals

    Jesus

    Portals can also be established over a person life as we find over Jesus’ life.

    And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” Jn. 1:51

    “Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,” Lk. 3:21

    “While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”’ Mat. 17:5

    “After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove {and} lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Mat. 3:16-17 

    Apostle John

    heavenly ladderWhile John was in exile on the isle of Patmos, a portal opened and he began to receive great mysteries of things to come.  This is a great example of a portal, door or ancient gate opening between the third heaven  and a great example of how God uses a portal to establish revelation of His mysteries to man.

    “After these things I looked, and behold, a door {standing} open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like {the sound} of a trumpet speaking with me, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”’ Rev 4:1

    “And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here.’ Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.”’ Rev. 11:12

    “And I saw heavenopened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it {is} called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. “ Rev. 19:11

    Maria Woodworth-Etter

    There have been several ministries throughout history where God established a portal over a person, and when they ministered, revival s with signs and wonders occurred with the presence of God filling the church or even the region such as Maria Woodworth-Etter (1844–1924).

     Today’s Relevance

    In Zechariah 3, Joshua the high priest was clothed in filthy garments, standing before an angel, and the angel said, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” The angel declares that the iniquity has been taken away from Joshua and he is now clothed in festival garments and then a clean turban is placed upon his head.

    Then in Zech. 3:7 Joshua is given charge to the Lord’s court and free access to those standing there.

    “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing {here.}   ‘Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friendswho are sitting in front of you–indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch (Jesus).” Zech. 3:7-8

     Heavenly Access

    Christians have been granted access through Jesus Christ to come boldly before the throne of God.  

    Paul wrote about the access to the Father by Jesus in Ephesians, “For through Him we both have our accessin one Spirit to the Father.” Eph 2:18 says, “In whom we have boldness and confident accessthrough faith in Him.” Eph. 3:12

    While reading Daniel 12:3-4 a few weeks ago, the Holy Spirit flashed inside my spirit understanding of a hidden mystery in the above two verses of scripture. 

    The context of Daniel 12 is dealing with the times which we are in now. The book was written for our time and as Daniel 12:9 Daniel is told to go his way for the words are sealed up until the end time. Verse 3 speaks of those Christians who have insight and those who will lead many to righteousness and will shine brightly like expanse of the heavens and the stars forever! 

    “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.  But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Dan. 12:3-4

    How Did They Get Insight?

    mysteriesIn Daniel 12:4 the mystery is revealed, “Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

    The back and forth speaks of believers experiencing open gates, ancient doors or portals between the third heaven and earth. Much insight in the last days will come from angels descending to believers or believers ascending to heaven and thus knowledge will increase.

     The context of these two verses is, that in the last days God will raise up some believers who will bring much revelatory insight to the body of Christ and to the world for the gathering in of the saints and lost souls.

    Much of this personal revelation will be revealed when the gates of heaven open to people and they are taught mysteries such as what is holding back revival from happening in our churches, cities and regions of the earth. There will be individuals who minister under a portal or open heaven and carry a heavy anointing upon their lives, and wherever they travel, revival will break out, miracles occur and a great harvest of end-time souls will be won to God. 

    By open portal encounters, Biblical understanding of the scriptures will come, bringing clarity to the meaning of the verses, thus bringing correction to errant doctrines in some doctrinal areas in the church today, at least to those who are willing to accept truth.  Indeed, some saints are already experiencing these open heaven encounters and speak and write about them today.

     Paul Caught Up Through a Portal

    Paul experienced great revelation just as spoken by the prophet Daniel in chapter 12:3-4. Paul heard such inexpressible words that he knew he was not permitted to speak.

    “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows–such a man was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know how such a man–whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.”  2Cor. 12:2-4

     In Summary

    If you read the verses of Psalm 24:7, it speaks of the King coming in or coming down through the ancient gate or door and as Daniel 12:3-4 records “back and forth” of believers in third heaven experiences.  “Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!” Ps. 24:7

    In Psalm 118:19-20 the scriptures speak of the believer entering in, “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.” Ps. 118:19-20

     I strongly believe that as the body of Christ, that we don’t seek portals or gates or even to minister under an open heaven.  We do seek God with all our hearts, and it is by our continually seeking Him, and being faithful to His house, that portals may be established at God’s discretion for His purpose and glory. 



  • When God Fills the Well

     

    I can’t help myself, I believe my God to be an extreme God! I believe He is a God who wants to manifest Himself to His children in an intimate and glorious relationship.

    I want to share some supernatural manifestations of God we have experienced while living at Durham. Durham is what we call our house due to its location in our town. When God directed us to move from the Dallas area in 2003, we bought my wife’s childhood home and moved into it October 3, 2003
    We left behind our home, church, income, friends and a lifestyle in the Dallas area we had flourished in for many years. Upon arriving and inspecting this house, we found it to be in shambles from years of neglect, we could do nothing but cry and feel sorry for ourselves. We sometimes think of the first night we spent in the house, it had 7 window panes broken out, un-level floors, and a bathroom that we hated to use.

    As we sat there in a small upstairs bedroom on a Saturday night, we couldn’t help but stare at the pitiful condition of the room. The people who had rented the house before us bought it had allowed their kids to paint the room in an awful green and blue.

    We were sitting side by side in two lawn chairs, with our feet propped up on a milk crate and a 5 gallon bucket, staring at the wall. We couldn’t help but think of what we had left back in Egypt. We had all but fallen off the edge of the earth, only our pastors, and family had a clue what we were going through. I knew then, in order to survive in the wilderness, we would have to go to extreme levels of faith.

    In my quiet time one morning, Holy Spirit showed me that when Abraham left the familiar land to go fulfill God’s plan, he must first dig a well in each new place he journeyed. Abraham understood that without a reliable source of water, it would be impossible to survive in the harsh land. (Gen. 21:30).
    In desperation, I pressed into God and imagined as I prayed to Him that I was digging a well each time I prayed in my secret place. Day after day I would visualize digging a well with every confession and profession of faith.

    As with any well being dug, you must dig and dig, not knowing when or if you’re going to strike water. I continued to petition God to give us a well in which to drink, just as He gave unto Abraham. Abraham said in Genesis 21:30, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well.”

    The Well Filled Overnight
    One morning, in November of 2003, when I walked down the stairs, I walked into the tangible presence of God. It filled the lower story of our one-hundred year old house. I called to my wife Jae, who was still upstairs, and said, “You had better get down here; the presence of God has filled this place!” She came down and joined me in the living room and we just set there in the heavenly presence of God, soaking in this glorious manifestation. I had felt this presence before on several occasions, but this time it was in our home, from our feet to above our heads, over flowing, flooding our entire being was His glorious presence. This holy manifestation remained for an hour or more and then it lifted.

    A few months later, when I came downstairs in the early morning for quiet time, I opened the door to the living room and again, felt the tangible presence of God, yet even stronger than the time before. It was holy, it was electric, it was heavenly and my body tingled in the glorious presence of God.  Read Portals of Heaven, Ancient Gates

    I sat down in my “quiet time” chair and suddenly I felt an intense, powerful sword, slowly being pushed down into me, from the top of my head down into my abdomen. As it moved downward through my body I could feel every centimeter of its travel. My body shook as I was compressed under this extreme, penetrating power of God, I could do nothing but surrender to what God was doing in me.

    I can’t tell you how long this manifestation lasted but when my wife, Jae came downstairs from her quiet time that morning, the anointing rested upon me and it still lingered in the room. When I laid my left hand on her forehead, she could feel the anointing flow over her head as well. Truly, I had just experienced a divine encounter at the well.

    A Well Is a Place of Divine Appointment
    In Genesis, chapter 24, Rebekah’s destiny was at the well, she had gone there many times but on this particular day, her life changed forever for she was about to meet her Isaac.

    Blue Water Swirling in a WhirlpoolIn John 4: 6-7 “Now, Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with [his] journey, sat thus on the well: [and] it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.” The Samaritan woman’s life was about to change forever. God doesn’t manifest Himself to us just to give us a thrill but to change us eternally. The effects of our change can impact our family, our city, our region and our nation.

    How many divine encounters have we missed due to our busy undisciplined lives in which we don’t come to the well or when we do come, we don’t allow time to sit and wait for Him at His well?

    In John 7:27 “Now on the last day, the great {day} of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”

    God will meet you at the well. Come to His well and come often for you never know which day He will be waiting for you there. Come, Come to His well!

    Bro. Bill