Laying on the floor of the old “First Assembly Of God Church” on a beautiful Saturday morning with my mother in the back of the Church praying.
I began to worship God soon after it seemed as if all of my surroundings disappeared. I began to feel the “lost-ness” of my extended family and all I knew is that there were several of them.
I began to groan in the Spirit….
“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” Romans 8:26.
God Will Begin To Show You Pictures And Give You Compassion For Those That You Are Praying For…
Suddenly this groaning turned into a deep feeling of lost-ness as if I could feel the depths of these people’s hearts and just how God felt about them…
I felt His heart for them — I must have laid there for a long time in this condition, but It seemed as if it were only a few minutes tops.
Revelation Begins to Come
My mother came up as we were released from our praying and began to tell me what she saw during the prayer time.
We did not know what one another had been praying and actually I didn’t even know for sure yet. I only knew how I felt while I was in that travail.
My mother began to tell me that she had a vision of five hooded people sitting in the pews in that church. In the vision these people had black hoods on their heads covering their faces when all at once a white tornado came into the building and began to sit on each one of the hooded ones heads!
Then just as soon as it would, it would turn that person a glistening white and they would no longer be wearing a hood. I then began to understand what I was feeling in the floor in the front of the Church building…
What We Birth begins To Come Forth
The next day my husbands Father, who never darkened the door of a church, and had a falling out with his cousin about a year before walked in the door of that church with his wife, and his cousin, and his cousins wife!
Then another man in my family, and my father, who did not come to church either came through the back doors of the Church! The story went that the cousin just appeared at my father-in-laws front door that Sunday morning and said “will you forgive me?”
Then they said that they both began to cry! Then they said to one another. ”Let’s go to church today together!”
You have got to understand what a miracle this was for them to even reconcile let alone go to church together.
They then said “What church shall we go to?” and one said well the only one we know is the one where Jo Ellen and Theresa my sister-in-law goes.
So as I said, they ended up coming in the church along with the other two relatives that had no Idea that they were coming either. When the altar call was made that day all of them went to give their heart to The LORD!
This to me was an amazing story of how prophetic intercessory prayer works. Mom and I had both felt their lost-ness but then went into travail and then seen the victory at the end and began decreeing that it would be done, without even knowing for sure who we were praying for.
We took the time to worship and get into His presence or into the Holy of Holy’s where we could see what He was doing, hear what He was saying, and feel what he was feeling!
This is the the place where instantaneous miracles take place. It took some sacrifice on our part to show up on a Saturday and set ourselves aside to pray.
It really isn’t a sacrifice once you get into His presence you will never be satisfied with anything less! And oh the benefits and the Joy of knowing that our Daddy prayed what He wanted to through us and then to see it come to pass.
God Is Calling Us To Pray With Revelation Of His Heart
This is the kind of praying that God is calling many of us into in this hour! Jesus is ever interceding for us, but how does He do it? He does it through yielded vessels with those groanings that can not be uttered! We call it “prophetic intercession”
It is time for us to come up into this in this hour if we ever want to see the miracles of the former reign. It is time to “Come Up Here” and see what He sees!
Heaven has big plans and God wants you to be in partnership with Him in bringing these plans into the earth!! Glory to God!!
”Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.” Matthew 8:18.
You see The LORD has given us the authority in the earth to proclaim what we see in heaven and it is up to us to bring heaven’s reality into the earth as he moves on us through our intercession!
I am seeing this is about to happen in many people’s lives in this hour! They are going to set themselves before The LORD and ask Him to teach them how to intercede and He is going to begin to literally “teach you how to pray in a way that you never have before! It is time for the prophetic intercessors to arise in this hour!
It is time for you to begin to hear from heaven! It is time to begin to decree into the atmosphere! It is then that God will begin to send His angels because of the agreement of your words with His Rhema words for every situation in your lives, your cities, your countries, and yes even the Nations!
“Bless The LORD, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word” Psalms 103:20 (NKJV).
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.