“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah),
Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy),
to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the favor of God abound greatly].”
Luke 4: 18, 19 AMP
A vision from the 06.04.19
I sat on the deck of a boat on a chair, looking out at the sun setting over the ocean. Next to me sat Jesus. We were silent, just enjoying being in each other’s company. I looked behind me and saw the Holy Spirit in the cockpit behind the controls. You could almost not see Him because He was see-through, but I could make out the faint outlines of His form. I felt so safe and at peace. It was a perfect day.
Suddenly I started coughing uncontrollably. Next thing I know, shards of glass were coming out of my mouth, I was coughing up shards of glass and then blood. What was happening?
As I continued to spew up blood and glass shards, I saw the feet of Holy Spirit near me. Jesus and the Holy Spirit approached me and then jumped inside of me. I saw in my mind’s eye how at that exact moment, my body just fell over backwards on the lounge chair I had been sitting on, as if I had just fainted and lost all consciousness. In the natural, I started to pray in tongues as the vision continued.
I was shown a different scene. I saw myself trapped inside a glasshouse. The glasshouse was right in the middle of a beautiful garden. I noticed flowers of many different kinds growing around it. Inside the house, I looked frightened, alone and so unhappy.
Then Jesus approached the house with the Holy Spirit. He put one hand on the glass and the whole house shattered. All the glass came crashing down around me. This whole scene happened in slow motion. I will never forget how just that part, where Jesus raised His hand and made contact with the glass, seemed to take forever. Every move that Jesus makes is so deliberate.
I ran into the arms of Jesus, crying my eyes out. In the natural, I couldn’t stop the tears either. I was on my sofa at home, crying and crying and crying.
Then Jesus started to speak to and deal with my heart about a trauma that I had experienced as a child. I didn’t even know that this event had affected me so much, but it had obviously left deep scars. Over the years I had just buried it deep inside, had even forgotten about it…not knowing that this memory still held me captive on the inside.
After I was rescued out of the glass house, I woke up into the vision where I was on deck-chair. I basically came out of a vision within a vision I was still coughing up glass but now much smaller pieces. Jesus and the Holy Spirit stayed by me to continue the work of inner healing.
This encounter actually took place after I had listened to a James Goll Podcast, where he interviewed an ex-soldier about his post-traumatic stress disorder and how God healed him from it . Jonothan Stidham (the ex-soldier) said something so profound, he said that trauma is the worst wound because that is where WE HIDE OURSELVES, and the trauma is so deep that it becomes a place of captivity. This is exactly what I saw…I was trapped in a glass house whereas I should have been out in the garden, smelling the flowers and basking in the sun.
But THANK GOD that Jesus came to set the captives free, and that He was anointed to do this very work. Whatever pain, trauma and heartache we have experienced in life, Jesus can rescue us from that. He comes to the prison house Himself and opens up the doors to freedom. He is the Balm of Gilead.
Prophet Jeremiah writes:
For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I (Jeremiah) am broken;
I mourn, anxiety has gripped me.
Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has not the [spiritual] health of the daughter of my people been restored?
Jeremiah 8: 21.22 AMP
But there is an old song that goes:
“There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul”
I don’t know what your background is or what you have lived through. I only know that there is One who can set you free from all the pain that holds you captive. He will lovingly wash away all the pain of the past, He will heal your scars, even the ones that run deep, and He will restore you. Come to Him and let Him start a healing work inside of you. He is Love and He will wrap you in His love. He will open up the doors to your freedom, He came to set the captives free!!
Podcast Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Healing: http://godencounterstoday.libsyn.com/ptsd-miracle-with-johnathan-stidham-pt-1-ep-18
Rebecca Brown, He came to set the captives free: https://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Set-Captives-Free/dp/0883683237