In a vision some years ago I saw myself standing behind my closet door. The door suddenly became invisible. Someone in the shape of a human form and made of intense bright light stood on the other side. Suddenly his right hand stretched through the doorway and touched my chest. At the instant point of contact, I felt myself explode in all directions – for lack of a better explanation. The touch had been so powerful that upon coming out of the vision, I still felt lingering after-effects that can perhaps be compared to liquid electricity running through every molecule in my body.
In the book of Acts, we learn that there were Believers in the early church that were recognized as prophets and teachers. Among them were Silas and Barnabas. During a time of prayer and fasting, the church was counselled by the Holy Spirit to separate these two anointed ones for the Lord’s Service – to preach the Word. Scriptures recount that church members layed hands on them before sending them out ( Acts 13:4-5)
This vision is not to be confused with the baptism of the Holy Spirit which had taken place some years before. This vision importantly conveyed the laying of hands by the transfigured Jesus Christ (Mat. 17:1-3) – the Light of the world – the Right Hand of GOD – who manifested various times in the Old Testament and who appeared in the vision as a man of intense and glorious bright Light. (Jn.8:12)
“Who (Jesus) being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Heb. 1:3)
In those early years there was no understanding of the vision – I was still in the early stages of learning the Word. It was only later that I recognized and understood that the Lord had placed His healing, sanctifying and anointing right Hand on this Believer. And because the laying of hands was not accomplished by humans, it was clearly understood that this was a supernatural manifestation by the Lord Himself for the purpose of preaching His Word in accordance with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor.12:1-7) A divine transference had taken place on that fateful day, so many years ago.
This vision is shared during these latter days of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring to help others understand (I am hearing the Word: “learn”) that such supernatural occurrences really do happen and that they are biblical in nature. It is a manifestation that New Covenant Believers receive and experience through faith and belief in the finished works of Christ in accordance with His divine will. Not that the Lord’s call on a Believer needs to happen this way but it can and it does happen if the Lord wills it. The closet symbolizes a secret place of prayer; it is symbolic of the inner tabernacle wherein the most Holy Trinity meets and communicates with Believers. (1 Cor. 3:16)
“The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. ” (Ps. 118:14-17)
The Word “Remember” has been spoken twice during the reading of this message. It is a confirmation that the Holy Spirit has brought this vision to memory (Jn. 14:26) for the purpose of remembering that the Lord’s sanctifying touch – His anointing – continues to serve a powerful purpose, regardless of space, place and time.
May the love, grace and truth of Christ bless you today.
Keep the Faith,