I had just pushed the publish button on my last post when the doubts came in. The “Chatterbox” in my head told me everything I wrote was wrong because I never experienced what John did but that doesn’t mean God is not showing me things.
In July 2007, God clearly told me my job would only last 6 more months. If I would have shared that with my boss he would have laughed. But I stepped down December 31st and others took over my responsibilities.
In 2014, my husband’s insurance filled my prescriptions automatically. I was not using them up before the next package arrived. God told me to stay on the program anyway. I had enough medication to get me through the 3 months of David’s unemployment.
In spite of my doubts, I decided to read more about John’s experiences being “in the Spirit.”
Revelation 4:2, “Immediately I was in the Spirit…” Modern English Version
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“Four times in the book of Revelation John says he was ‘in the Spirit’ (1:10; 4:2; 17:3; 21:10). This expression means that the Holy Spirit was giving him a vision – showing him situations and events he could not have seen with mere human eyesight. All true prophecy comes from God through the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20, 21).” Life Application Study Bible Notes
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“(1:10) in the Spirit. In a state of spiritual exaltation by the power of the Spirit – not a dream, but a vision like Peter’s in Acts 10:10.
(4:2) in the Spirit. In a state of heightened spiritual awareness by the power of the Spirit.
(17:3) in the Spirit. In a state of Spiritual ecstasy by the power of the Spirit.” New International Version Study Bible Notes
I’ve never been “in the Spirit” like John was but taking the time to worship every day is a great way to start!
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