A Dream Encounter
I had a dream — August 16, 2020 — that an Angel appeared in my living room the other day and said something to me to bring relief and comfort for a personal concern that had been on my mind for a while.
This Angel appeared as a beautiful large woman and almost looked like an old friend of mine. In the dream when she told me what she came to tell me, I went over to her and she hugged me so tight and all I know is that I felt like I could have disappeared in the comfort and love that I felt in this Angel’s arms.
I remember I kept looking at her eyes and they were the eyes of Jesus. I saw in the eyes that Jesus Loved and cared for me and my concerns even though I didn’t feel I deserved such care.
All I remember saying to this Angel was, “Oh thank you so much. I can’t believe you would do this for me.”
God With Skin On
When I woke up in the morning, I forgot all about the dream until I began to worship The LORD that day. All at once I felt that I was laying in Jesus’ Arms and I looked and his eyes were the same as the Angel in my dream!
I began to weep, because I knew that He was telling me that this was a real visitation from Him.
Then something changed that morning during this time of worship. I then said to The LORD, “Oh LORD, so many need your touch right now,” and I asked Him why he appeared like this large woman almost like a sweet motherly figure.
He said, “People are hurting right now and feel that there is no hope and they need God with skin on Him.”
Then I began to see all of the people and especially children right now that need “God with skin on Him.”
Human Touch and Our Immune Systems
The LORD then told me to research what the human touch does. I researched it and found out something very interesting.
Here is what I read on a website called “Healthline” in an article about touch I read.
“If someone [you trust] holds your hand or hugs you or gives you a back massage before you have a stressful task like giving a speech, your heart rate slows, blood pressure lowers, and your stress hormones will decrease,” Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, told Healthline, “There’s also an increase in oxytocin, which is the love hormone that contributes to relaxation in couples.”
As a result of de-stressing, research has shown soothing touch can also help build your immune system. “There’s this whole body of literature around the stress response and how chronic stress literally impairs everything from brain functioning to your immune system.”
The Enemies Plan in the Quarantine
The LORD began to show me how during Covid quarantine, the enemy’s plan was to cut off, not only our worship and communication but to cut off human touch!
I began to see how satanic this plot of the enemy truly was! He wants us to stop meeting in our Churches and homes!
He wants us to stop giving those, life giving, immune building hugs! He wants us to be isolated and in fear in hospitals without any loved ones there to hug us or hold our hand.
If there ever could have been a more demonic, destructive, devastating plague put on this earth I can’t imagine it!
It came to shut our mouths! It came to bring fear and fear tears down the immune system and brings on diseases. I believe through all of this the enemy is trying to tear down our immune systems so that if and when a new plague comes along we will be even more susceptible!
But The Church has to begin to hear from God and not anyone else or any other source! God has a Plan in His word to build up our immune systems.
It is called human touch! It is called Loving one another and not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together!
There God Hugs Healed Me
I remember when I was first saved and filled with The Spirit, I had always went to a Denominational Church when I was young, if I went at all, but they always shook your hand, which was fine, but when I began to go to the Spirit filled Church, people began to hug me and I wept for months, because I had never been hugged by people full of the love of God like that!
It truly began to heal me, body, soul and Spirit!
There was just something about it! The enemy is trying to succeed in taking away all of the healing ways that we can build our immune systems in this time! He is trying to fill our hearts with fear!
It says in Luke 21:26 “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:”
You see, the fear is causing men and women’s hearts to fail! People, I am telling you the fear is worse than the virus!!
I also read that when babies who are not held, nuzzled, and hugged enough can stop growing, and if the situation lasts long enough, even die.
And that the mortality rate in babies in orphanages is 30-40%. By now you all have also known of all of the deaths in the nursing homes in New York City!
People could not visit or hug their parents and grandparents and the worst of it has not even been told and will not be told if it is up to many!
So What is God Saying in All of This?
I saw and felt through this dream and my time with The LORD the next day, as I saw his eyes in this Angel that had taken on human form, a longing for Jesus to touch
His people through us humans! I saw a need for Him to speak to them through us! I felt His Heart that wanted to touch the children who are afraid!
I felt His Heart breaking, because many’s hearts were breaking, because they could not touch or hug their ailing parents.
I saw Him wanting to touch those in human trafficking and pull them out! I felt how His heart longs to communicate to them!
I saw that He died, so that we could come into His presence and now to send us to bring that presence to people who are in despair, fear and confusion!
He wants to touch through us!
I remember watching Dr. Anthony Fauci telling people that he wished that they would never shake hands again!
How crazy is that! Yes, we can be cautious and wash our hands and do what we feel comfortable with but know this… the enemy (whether people understand that they are being used by him or not) is trying to stop The LORD in us from hugging, loving, praising, and doing all that God wants us to do in the earth!
People Need God With Skin On!
When I began singing many years ago one of the first songs we ever sang was a song called “Touch Through Me…”
It said, “Touch through me, Holy Spirit, touch through me, Let my hands reach out to others, touch through me; There’s a lonely soul somewhere needing just one friend to care, Touch through me, Holy Spirit, touch through me.”
I don’t know about you — but I am praying and declaring that this plan of the enemy to stop us from being His hands, his hugs, and his voice will soon be over and to be honest, I believe that it is going to be up to us just how soon!
~ 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.