I have such a wonderful experience to share with you guys today. Yesterday I was reading Derek Prince’s book “Secrets of a Prayer Warrior”. When I got to a certain passage I almost fell out of my bed. He was describing something that happened to me once in 2016, and then occurred again this year after my first deliverance appointment. I wrote about it in this post An Encouragement for Prophets and Seers . Only now after reading his book do I understand what happened to me on both those occassions.
Let me first quote the passage that totally blew me away last night and the verse that Derek Prince uses as his foundation:
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8: 26-27
“You can pray in your sleep, you know. This is fact. Many people have been heard to speak in tongues hours on end while lying in sleep. In the Song of Solomon the bride says, “I sleep, but my heart is awake” (Song of Solomon 5:2). That is one of the beauties of the Bride of Christ: Her heart stays awake praying in the Spirit while her mind and her body are getting refreshing sleep. You can spend hours in prayer on the level of God’s revealed will. It is letting the Holy Spirit help our infirmities; He can take over and pray the way God wants us to pray.”
Derek Prince, Secrets of a Prayer Warrior
Isn’t that just absolutely amazing? I rejoiced so much whilst reading this. Here is an excerpt from my blogpost which describes what I experienced post-deliverance.
“After my deliverance process started two Sundays ago, I tried to lie down in the afternoon to take a nap. Although I was exhausted, I couldn’t sleep. As soon as I closed my eyes, I would hear a voice praying in tongues. The words and the sounds were the same as the tongues that I usually pray in when I pray in the Spirit. I was unable to sleep because the praying was really fervent.
It was the same later that night. I was able to catch a few hours of sleep but most of the night I was woken up by that praying voice. I cannot claim full understanding, but I believe that the Holy spirit was interceding on my behalf and I could actually hear Him.”
Isn’t it amazing how the Holy Spirit is constantly interceding for us? What great love!
The first time I ever heard the Holy Spirit making intercession was in 2016. I was asleep in my bed, and in my sleep I could hear a voice. It sounded like it was coming from far away and it sounded like someone praying. At this point I had not yet received the gift of tongues. As I became more conscious, I could hear the voice getting louder and louder. It became so loud that it woke me out of my sleep. When I opened my eyes, there was nothing but silence. I told my sister about it the following day, but we both did not know what to make of it. So I never really thought more about it; until this year after the deliverance.
One thing I must mention; after this occurrence in 2016, I started receiving a lot of dreams and visions where I was either interceding in the dream, or I would wake up and know that ok, I need to pray now about what God has just shown me.
The ways of the Lord are mighty and mysterious. His Holy Spirit inside of us is living and active.