The circumstances surrounding this experience of prophecy was a group of ministry students came to our church from a nearby college to do a church service. While the music team was ministering I felt to go forward to prophecy at the microphone that was set up for this purpose in the church. The ministry team had been singing something about ‘once more’ which stood out to me. My thoughts went to Samson and his request to God, “let me do this once more”. The OT story goes on to say that Samson used his God given strength to push out two pillars and the whole house collapsed around him and he destroyed more of God’s enemies in his death then he did during his lifetime.
I went forward apprehensively. The church was packed. There was a capacity for about 800 people in this building and it was full. I had nothing to prophecy except the ‘once more theme’. I began with this. While I was prophesying I was taken over by the Spirit of God. It was like I blanked out for a short period of time. I knew I was speaking but I couldn’t hear what I was saying. This happened for a few seconds of time. When this ended I was still trying to carry on with my prophecy, so to speak. I stopped. The whole congregation was responding to what had been said just a few seconds earlier. It was very incredible to hear this response. It was like a guttural response that happened as a group spontaneously from from the people. I am not aware of what I said. It was only a few words, I think. I asked for the tape afterwards and was told that the prophecy had not been recorded. No one talked to me about what had been said in the prophecy, not even my own husband, and I was afraid to ask. I had been having struggles in that church with the long established lay leadership for a period of four years. I was not popular.
In my next post I will give my testimony of the ‘Call of God’ for a purpose or ministry that a person may receive.