ANGELS AND THE SPIRIT REALM
Friday Morning Prayer Time
So... it's Friday morning and I'm looking forward to something exciting. I don't know what that might be, but I know I have to start the day in prayer. Really? Starting the day in prayer is exciting? Well, not for religious people it probably isn't but for Kingdom people it is an adventure! Much of the revelation and visitation I have had as well as other experiences of an otherworldly kind have been born out of prayer. I know that anything could happen, and for me that is exciting!
Somewhere in the midst of my prayer time, I found myself standing in a strange place. It was a place in the spirit realm, that I associate with regions or places of captivity of the soul. (If you don't know what that is, Ana Mendez has written a book on this subject and explains it very well.) But in a nutshell, it is a place where people are "captive" by the enemy for one reason or another and that captivity drastically influences their every day lives in the natural realm..
As I stood there at the entrance of this vast spiritual place, I saw many people who had various problems . Some people had sicknesses and others traumas or other bondages holding them. Among the group, I saw someone in there that I knew. I could see what it was that was afflicting him and I knew this to be true. I myself have been captive in such places and there is nothing like freedom from them. I decided I was going to go in and rescue him. I felt a holy anger rise up in me and I started to enter this place.
As I came into the entrance, an angel stood there before me. I looked at him questioning what his appearance was all about. He said "You can't go in there." Now I have spoken to a few angels and some have given me instruction or rebuke as the situations called for, so you think I would know enough by now to listen when they speak. I looked at him and said "Really? I can't go in there? Watch me." I know that sounds really bad but I was not trying to be difficult. I was passionately moved to try to help someone and my passion overcame my good sense.
The angel did not rebuke me or prevent me from going in. He immediately turned to another angel and said "Go with him." It was not apparent to me why this other angel was sent in with me, but as I found myself getting stuck in dead-ends in this place, he was always there to open a door for me to go through or make a way for me to get out. I encountered many strange things in this place and in the end, I was brought out and shown that the man I was concerned about would be delivered by the Lord. The Lord had it all under control. Thank you Jesus!
God is faithful like that. The angels knew that I was not needed in that place, but God in His mercy allows us to navigate through situations like this so that we can grow up. We need to grow up into spiritual things and not be ignorant about the unseen realm.
To many, this will sound like a fantasy. Many have no idea that a spirit realm even exists and those that do often believe that we are supposed to remain ignorant about such things until we die. Then at death, we will see and experience that spiritual realm. The Lord Jesus talks a bit about this in the book of Matthew.
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. (Matthew 23:13)
Let's take Jesus' word on this. Let's just step into all we are supposed to be in Christ and run with it!
Michael Van Vlymen
Michael Van Vlymen is a man who is passionate to teach that all can learn to see in the spirit and walk in the supernatural things of God