Partnering with the Angelic

Something exciting thing happen to me over several weeks as I went on my intercessor run a few weeks back. And since it has had my heart engaged, wanting to explore this out more. Due to a lack of time to do all the treasure hunting that I want to do, I am reaching out to you to ask if you have insight into this experience that I had.

It was when I was running downtown, and I passed a bench alongside the street. Not consciously thinking about it, I lifted my hand and ‘high fived’ the air as I ran past. I thought it was odd but didn’t put much thought about it. I looped into town and ran down several streets and headed back home, and again I lifted my hand to ‘high five’ the air. This time I laughed at myself thinking; there must be an angel there, and I was acknowledging him.

Pondering the idea that an angel was sitting on that bench the following week, I decided to ‘look’ to see if I noticed him again.  I ran up to the bench. However,  this time I decided to sit down and look to see what the angel was looking at.

I saw a short side street without buildings or houses. And to my surprise, there were benches on each side of the street [I never noticed the benches before].  So there were three benches altogether – the one I sat on facing two others across the street.  

In my Spirit, I sensed an angel sitting in each of those benches too. I called out to them, “Okay, you got my attention. I am coming over.” Walking over, I looked to see and listened to hear as I walk down the short street. That is when a question was dropped in my Spirit: “What do you know about this street?”

“I don’t know anything about this street,” I answered. But then I remember what the area looked like before. It was lined with condemned homes on each side. They were scheduled to be torn down to make room for the construction projects that have been unfolding. I recalled the sense of darkness I felt due to the demonic activity [drug paraphernalia] that took place once the sun went down.

Suddenly I started to pray loudly in the Spirit [in tongues] switching to making some declarations and then prayed more presenting the Blood of Jesus over the area  [physical movement waving my arms]. I reminded any legering demonic spirit that I have Blood bought authority [keys], and I was going to use it. And then I started to bind the illegal activity in that area; those things that would not be allowed in Heaven and loosing what was legal in Heaven. I finished and walked out of the area. Looking for a moment again at the three benches, I said, “Okay, I am done.”

Several weeks later on my intercessor run, I went out past that particular area; however, I didn’t stop at the benches.  I didn’t have the urge to give a ‘high five’ to the angelic – truthfully, I was looking to see and listening to hear how I was to pray for “that” particular day.

Almost home, I was talking to Papa God and said, “Oh my goodness, I am so sorry I didn’t notice your angels today. I didn’t even look for them. I didn’t mean to neglect them.”

As soon as I thought those things, He said, “That’s okay, they aren’t there anymore. They did what I wanted them to do; to draw you to the area to declare and pray what you did. They are on another assignment.”

Then today I was listening to a Bethel podcast while I was at work [Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God March 15th 25 minutes into the message] Bill Johnson was reading from Ps 91 and made a few statements:

Realties are released in a decree. Somethings have to be declared to happen. That’s who we are. That is how we function.

Bill mentioned how Randy Clark was ministering in Argentina. One of the leaders in Argentina made a statement to Randy [not quoted] In the American church, you know a lot about operating in the gifts of the Spirit, but you don’t know how to partner with the angelic. Bill goes on to say; that in scripture, our decrees, the angelic realm know what their assignment is. Our decrees when we are saying what HE [God] is saying.

Bill goes on to suggest; a decree that comes from the Throne Room carries the fragrance of the Father, carries the fragrance of their origin. And the angelic realm has a  sense ‘this came from the throne room’ and carry it out.

Referring to the second part of Psalms 103:20 – Bill points out that the angels give attention to the voice of HIS word. He goes on to say, In my experience, I believe the voice of HIS word – that is you and me; it is when God speaks to the quiet of our heart and unless we declare it – it goes unsaid.

So knowing what I know: Our words have power. We have free will, and we can choose to speak blessings or curses, life or death. God is waiting for HIS church to bring Heaven to earth. Angels cannot speak for us because we are created in the image of God- they are not. We are called to take a stand to the devil’s schemes.

Could it be that angels are assigned to areas – waiting for the sons and daughters of God to understand who they are – to declare what Heaven is saying? Could it be that angels cannot do what we were originally assigned to do; to take dominion? Could it be that we have been praying and asking God to ‘do’ something when HE is waiting for us to do something?  Could we be missing opportunities to partner with the angelic to release God’s word to shift atmospheres so that they can move to other assignments?

Stirring up the prayers of past

As you have read, I call myself an intercessor runner. It is more like a walk/jog, but I do pray while I put one foot in front of the other. It doesn’t matter if I am walking or jogging, I pray.

This past spring and summer have been hectic, to say the least. Totally repainting the interior of our house to prepare it for the market. Downsizing to a new address: there were a lot of things to go through to get rid of [still have more to let go]. Squeeze in two weeks of vacations [one in the spring, one late summer] I haven’t been able to train as much as I would like for an upcoming marathon that I signed up to do.

Read more… “Stirring up the prayers of past”

Storm Clouds Part

It is amazing how schedules, responsibilities, life, in general, can push a person. And before you know it two weeks has passed.

This is exactly how long it has been since I have been able to go for a run. Though as I looked out the patio door the sun wasn’t peeking over the eastern horizon as I would have liked. In fact, it was still cloudy as the thunder and rain were letting up.

With all that has been going on in my life, I needed to go run. That is when I told myself; Get your shoes on, a few clouds and misty rain is not going to hurt you. Just entering the outdoors seemed to quiet my spirit and I could feel my body release the tension I have been feeling.

It wasn’t long before I felt a bonnet of water resting on top of my hair [not soaking it completely] and my shoes starting to become damp. Thinking of what the people in Hawaii might be experiencing due to the tropical storm, I decided that I could handle the mist and dedicated to finish what I set out to do; 3 miles.
That lead me to pray for the clouds to open over that area in the Pacific, and I was instantly reminded of how prayer opened the storm clouds back in 1997. Read more… “Storm Clouds Part”

Flexible but on schedule

I am amazed in all the things that our Lord God has for us! Truly I feel as if I am just scratching the surface, realizing how wonderfully HE has abundantly supplied for us.
I possess this compelling desire, to carry out those things that God has designed me for to do, so I have been trying to manage my time better.

   If time was no issue I would eagerly go on an all-day treasure hunt (bible, strong concordance, and my computer) with my Papa, but nothing would get done.

In my younger years, I use to make unrealistic lists putting down (at least) 15-20 different projects. As you can imagine I could not get all those things done. Life happens, right? Right. Often my days would end in frustration, and the sense of failure would beat down my spirit.

So, when I decided to start making myself a schedule each day, being more aware of time and management it better. I was a bit afraid I would become “Martha” again. Fretting about what needed to get done rather than spend some time at my Father’s feet (devotional/quiet time). However, I know I need to keep on task to move forward in those ordained things the GOD has created me for (Ephesians 2:10) I must be careful to redeem the time God has given me properly.

With that being said: How does one map their day out to the point of scheduling time to walk the dogs without becoming obsessed with the CLOCK? Easy! Stay flexible.

Oh my gosh, I must chuckle when I type these words out. FLEXIBLE?! I only assume God is teaching me something here; stay on task however be flexible Georgia.

This morning I had settled at the kitchen table with my index card to ‘map’ out my day. I got in right away with my devotional time keeping in mind that this is God’s time and not become systematic about my reading. I have learned that when Papa drops something in my spirit I shouldn’t brush it off to ‘stay on task’ and that HE is wanting to share something with me. I live for those moments; it is so exciting and fulfilling to have a relationship with God.

My timer goes off and I get around for my run (which I only allowed 30 mins). However, as I started off on my run, I felt that the Lord wanted me to take a different route. Never being in the neighborhood I was entering there were some concerns about unruly dogs. I told myself to be flexible and keep the pace moving forward. I knew there was a reason that I was instructed to take this new path so I was (looking to see and listening to hear).

As I came to the end of the street I saw a gentleman (Moe) outside enjoying the morning sun on his face. Of course, I stopped to say hello and he was eager to talk with me. All the while in the back of my mind I knew my timer strapped to my arm was ticking away. Yet, I wasn’t going to be rude to the gentleman . Moe shared with me that he had surgery on his knee over 20 years ago and has not been able to move it. He went on to share with me that he is was a very active man, and now cannot even play with his five grandchildren.

Right away I knew why I was instructed to take this new route. I was to pray for him. I know the Lord is developing me because HE has been giving me words to share with individuals before we pray to build understanding and faith (belief). I spent 10 full minutes with man. As we were bidding farewell to each other Moe became emotional and told me that he truly believed that God instructed me to meet him today to encourage him.

As I headed back out on my run I knew my schedule was already disarrayed, but I wasn’t getting stressed. I felt energized and excited for Moe, because I know that GOD will use those moments to do something amazing for him.

Even upon arriving back home I knew I need to write this experience down to hopefully encourage others. With this example, it shows that we can be a tasked oriented people yet be flexible to allow GOD to use us.

Remember; stay flexibly on task. Have a wonderful day everyone!

NOTE: the time I allowed for writing got moved a little earlier in my day, it’s okay. I will still get my things done because I truly believe God redeems time we devote to Him.

Tulip Run 10K

Hello my fellow intercessor runners. I know it has been a little while since my last entry but I hope that you are all finding peace with your training and excitement in with your intercession. As for me, things have been a bit rough – my training has had me routed in some hard terrain. I am talking about the heart of my intersession.

Initially my prayers were focused on the community that I live in – not what I ‘see’ in the physical but what I ‘see’ [as it could be] when God is allowed into the situations. I also pray for those areas that I will participate 5k/10k /half marathons this season. I simply asked God to open the heavens and for the Holy Spirit to flow, lighting a flame of fire in those who may not know HIM and to stoke the flame in those individuals that do.

All was good as I trained indoors. In my mind’s eye I could see the area that I was encompassing with my prayers as I ran. Taking ground (so to speak) as I ran on the treadmill. However when things began to warm up over 40 degrees I worked my way outdoors. I am not going to lie; the wind and hills had me struggling. Each time I ran my thoughts began to be consumed with my performance. Instead of it being about the sights and sounds of all creation. And spending time with my heavenly papa and interceding- I had become self-focused.

It got worse after I had registered my daughter and myself for a 10k. I was now committed to a run. It wasn’t just something I wanted to do; it was something I was going to do! And I wanted to do it well enough to earn a medal (only the top 3 in each age group is awarded). Yet as each week of training passed my belief of what I could achieve became dimmer and dimmer.

My vision had become clouded. My focus was shifted. My ability to ‘see’ what I set out to ‘see’ had changed. Originally I wanted to pray God’s spirit to flow from me to others, and to take back dominion for His Glory, making a difference in the spiritual. But instead I got caught up in my own abilities, my performance. And honestly this created in me a whole new mind set and training regimen. It wasn’t about what God could do through prayer for those around me. It became me and what I could to do to gain praises, and adoration, of my achievements.

As race weekend came closer I knew my heart wasn’t right. I knew I was allowing my self-talk to take over my thoughts. Those insecurities that I believed were conquered came rushing in full force. Even though I knew what was going on, I didn’t take authority over it as I should. I passively put it to the side saying to myself; “Georgia you know what is going on. The enemy is trying to side track you because of all the things God wants to accomplish over race weekend.”

NOTE: Acknowledging the situation as it is, isn’t the same as taking authority over it.

Race day arrived with excitement yet doubt. I wanted to be an example for my daughter of strength and determination, being sure of my true identity. But in awe, I got to see my daughter rise up and be an example to me. The starting gun went off and she took off running the race for herself and no one else. I was proud as I watched her run out of my sights passing the other participants.

Me, well I was left to my own thoughts, running the race that I had set out to do. Trying to see those things I saw those early weeks of training; visualizing God entering the atmosphere as I pray open the heavens and the Holy Spirit ignite the area. As my thoughts shifted from making it about me and my performance, I felt a shift in the atmosphere. I became aware of those around me and prayed for them. I heard a young woman complain about her breathing as her boyfriend/husband told her she can do it, I prayed for God to help her achieve what she has trained to achieve. My whole demeanor changed in those few moments.

I would love to say that I finished strong in my intercession but my thoughts went back to my own performance as I got slower and slower to the point of walking. Each person that jogged passed me the heavier my legs felt. I was really beating myself up and then suddenly I heard this sweet familiar  voice; ‘Go Mom!’ It was my daughter Ashley. She ran with me on the sideline the last half mile, yelling ‘go mom, you got this, push, use your arms, your almost done!’

I may have not placed in the top three of my age group but I did shave two minutes off my best time. Ashley, on the other hand, dominated her age group and got first place! She is so awesome!

Even though the weekend was physical for both of us [Ashley never ran a 10k]  I believe it was good for our relationship.  We got to talk about some things that we have avoided in the past. And I believe for the first time she understands what I was trying to say (Thank you Lord).

It is funny, every time I think I am going to do something for God; He is really doing something awesome for me. I may not always see it when I am in the mist of it, but looking back I can see. Thank you papa, I know that you had accomplished many things in the spirit that weekend.

What I’ve learned for the next race.

Do not get so focused on my own performance. Enjoy the training as much as the events. Do it for myself and don’t compare myself to anyone else. And most of all – keep seeing what God is doing through intercession.