Pastor Lauries Blog
In This Blog I endeaver to share the nuggets OF WISDOM I have received from time spent communing with the lord
Acts 27:10 "Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives."
Vs. 22 - "And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. Vs. 23 "For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, vs. 24 "saying, Do not be afraid Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you."
Paul had a perception in his spirit about what was about to take place on his voyage. He trained his human spirit to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit through praying much in tongues, and meditating on the spirit anointed Word of God! (Which comes by revelation)
The amazing thing about this journey through a ferocious Nor' Easter that lasted over 14 days (vs. 27), was that because of Paul's prayers and relationship with God, everyone around him received the blessing of his protection!
Don't ever under estimate the blessing of our covenant with God in spilling over to our friends and family, even if, like the men on Paul's boat, they don't know The Lord for themselves.
In order for this blessing to be transmitted, it required Paul to respond, in prayer, to the perceptions he was receiving in his spirit.
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, I had an experience similar to that of Paul's! I was working at our church office when I noticed in my spirit an unction to pray. At first I brushed it off because my mind was focused on finishing the work at hand. It came back a second time, and having this happen many times before, knew that the natural realm must take a back seat! In this day that we're living in, it is imperative to put the Kingdom of God first place in our lives.
I proceeded to pray in the Spirit (tongues) and asked The Lord what was up? No response, just a stronger urgency to pray? As I continued, the Holy Spirit began joining in with me to the point where there was a sense of vehement militance against an unseen enemy, lurking in the shadows! Out of my mouth I began to proclaim, very loudly, that the destroyer will not cross the blood line, or touch God's anointed ones! I took my authority over the spirit of death. I knew by what came out of my spirit, that someone's life was in danger? But who? Two hours later, I received my answer.
After the urgency to pray lifted, I finished my work and went home. Noticing the thickening dark clouds congregating on the horizon, I checked the weather on TV? A very unusual storm, which wasn't forecasted, was bearing down on Brooklyn and Queens New York. The significance of these areas to me was the fact that my son David lived in Brooklyn and my other son John lived with his wife Vanessa in Queens!
The Storm - It was confirmed that a rare F.O tornado touched down in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Also an F.1 tornado along with a micro burst with winds of 125 mph hit in Bayside Queens, where my family lived. A Micro burst, is violent winds coming straight down onto land. These are the type of winds that have brought down airplanes.
The Miracle - My son John and his wife Vanessa were going out to dinner when the storm unexpectedly hit them. They were driving in their small car, when suddenly the sky turned black. Violent lightening and wind were hitting everywhere! My son's curiosity caused him to stop and watch what he called, "a war zone!" He never saw anything like this? (And he went to School in Oklahoma!) All of a sudden the micro burst hit, along with lightening and a thunderbolt, which Vanessa felt go through her body! (The car grounded them from the lightening) After the blinding lightening stopped, John and Vanessa were awestruck with the devastation all around them! The straight line winds brought down trees and littered the streets all around them. John realized their lives were just spared! A huge tree fell directly in front of their car, and directly behind their car! Had he not stopped at the "moment of his curiosity," they could have been crushed! A woman the next street over was crushed and died because of falling trees!
I am so grateful that even though this storm was a surprise attack to many in the city, it wasn't a surprise to The Lord! If we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He will lead us into all truth, and show us things to come! It's important to stay alert and respond to those promptings to pray! It will save lives!
Nugget from The Lord - " I will alert you to that which concerns you."