“Check the Power Source”
What do you see?
Luke 11:35: “Make sure the light you think you have is not really darkness.”
One day while praying, my room fell away and I saw two huge lamps taller than I am appear before me. They were identical in every way. They both produced light. They were both the same size, shape and color. I could see the light bulbs 💡 suspended within the lampshades, as if they were see-through. The light surrounding both of the them was radiant and beautiful.
I heard God say: “this is how it often is with false healings and signs and wonders. They look identical, so how can you tell the difference?”
I didn’t answer immediately, thinking, and then I appeared in the vision with the lamps as if there were two of me and I was watching my twin. Running my hand over the lamp’s chord, I saw myself kneeling to trace the chord behind a table and could feel the chord in my “empty” hand. I could see that each lamp was plugged into a different outlet.
“You get down on your knees and trace the power source,” God replied gently. “You get down on your knees and pray, and know my Word. But unlike false miracles that come with a price of slavery, mine are freely given now that Christ has paid your bill.”
It was then that each outlet morphed. Mist and darkness (Acts 13:11) poured out of one outlet, while beautiful rainbow promises flowed out of the other.
I saw myself on my knees praying, an open Bible on the floor in front of me. The overwhelming power of God swirled about me both in the vision and when I found myself back in my room.
This vision had been a unique answer to a prayer I had been asking for awhile. At first, other than my own visions, my only experiences with the supernatural were through work. I am in the natural mental health field, and I am surrounded by healers who operate under every other name but the real Jesus of Nazareth: names like Reiki, Yoga, Crystal Healing, Angel Readers. I love them all as Christ does…they are my friends and most just have a heart to heal others like I do. God sure does lead me into some very interesting conversations with them!
I regularly see their miracles, and like the snake tricks in Egypt, they get results. Hands on healings, instant fruit, and even call themselves light workers. But every time I checked where their miracles were coming from, they were involved with obvious sin and darkness. And there always seemed to be a price to pay somewhere else for those who had received astounding healing. I could actually watch the fruit wither on the vine within weeks or months.
I kept asking where God’s answer and version of this healing was, and He so graciously brought me to a Christian community where people are plugged into God, with genuine signs and wonders following. I have since seen His healings and answers to all the darkness in this world which is no match for Him anyway!
If you ever see things that make you wonder, look at the source. Are they plugged into YHWH? The Word? Prayer? Is there lasting fruit in their life? Are you plugged into God, the author of all discernment?
Then, a couple months after drawing this picture, I walked into a furniture store and there were the twin lamps from my vision! In the flesh! God tingled my spirit with JOY, and I laughed out loud; I had just so happened to be looking for lamps for my living room, but not only that, they matched, and were half off (as I never would have bought them otherwise, and He knew it!). He is such a good good Father, and I am so thankful to be plugged into His heart.