YOUR SPIRIT WOKE ME!
While I was rereading my journal the other day, I was reminded of an interesting experience that I had completely forgotten about.
Approximately 7 years ago, I was sitting on an airplane with a woman sleeping next to me. At the time, I was on my computer writing a chapter in my book titled, “Encountering the Great I Am; With His Name Comes Everything.” As I was typing, the lady next to me wakes up from sleep very agitated, and says, “What are you DOING? Your SPIRIT woke me.”
After quickly pondering the lady’s unusual comment, I shared with her that I was currently writing a chapter titled, “The White Stone,” in my book about personal encounters with the Living God.
I told her what the Bible says happens when believers are finally raptured into heaven for the wedding feast of the Lamb. I relayed that, when we are standing in front of Jesus in heaven, he hands all of Yahweh’s children their “new names” written on a white stone (Revelation 2:17).
I excitedly explained to this lady that Jesus hands us our new names, because Jesus knows it is by our new names by which we will be called by our Creator and Savior for eternity.
At the time my spirit woke this lady from sleep, I was writing about how our new first name will be the name by which Yahweh called us into existence into our mother’s womb, and how our new last name will be either son, or daughter, of Yahweh, just as Jesus was called Jesus Christ, the son of God. For it is in this glorious moment that we will finally know, with certainty, exactly who we are, and to who’s family we belong to.
The lady listened to me for a while, but then she said something to me that had me once again pondering. She suggested that I should look into purchasing white “moonstones” in order to calm my spirit.
What??? Did she really say that I needed to calm my spirit??? Maybe she was still a little agitated she was no longer sleeping.
I was perplexed by her comment, because of what I knew Yahweh’s Spirit within me had accomplished over the previous 14 years. I calmly told her that my spirit didn't need calming, because it was the energy of my Creator’s Holy Spirit that she was feeling.
I told her that at the very moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, Yahweh’s Holy Spirit came to dwell inside of me. I explained that it was the living waters of his Holy Spirit that had completely transformed me over the years, bringing life into all areas of my existence. It was HIS Spirit that completely awakened me to abundant living on planet earth.
Upon further conversation with this woman, I came to understand she believed in New Age spirituality. She believed in the Universe, which meant that her spirit consisted of the spirit of the world. She believed that gemstones, white moonstones to be exact, would be able to calm Yahweh’s Holy Spirit within me. For she believed in the power of Yahweh’s creation, instead of the power of Yahweh himself.
In the physical realm this lady was sleeping, and yet Yahweh’s Holy Spirit within me was able to physically wake her from her slumber. In fact, she KNEW exactly what woke her from sleep, because she said, “YOUR SPIRIT woke me.”
I wonder if she later thought about the implications of her own statement, that the Holy Spirit within me had the POWER to awaken her from sleep.
I believe that she awoke agitated, because the spirit of the world within her did not want her to experience the Holy Spirit that Jesus had to offer her. Satan did not want this woman to experience LIFE for herself.
What a great visual God allowed me to witness. What a powerful testimony of a Jesus believing spirit waking an unbelieving spirit! Once this woman was awakened from sleep by Yahweh’s Holy Spirit, I was able to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with her. I was able to tell her what I was DOING, because she asked.
At the time she was awakened, what I was doing was I was writing the truth about Jesus and his heavenly Father Yahweh, and about ALL their children that will one day inherit their heavenly NAME, and EVERYTHING that comes with it.
Obviously God wanted this woman to know about a different stone, a heavenly white stone, that could have her new name written upon it at the wedding supper of the Lamb. He wanted her to know the truth about, and have the opportunity to experience, the most extravagant wedding that will ever take place in the history of mankind, if she would only put her faith in Jesus.
Unfortunately, I will never know if this woman ever accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior…or… maybe I will. Maybe, just maybe, I will see this lady once again at the wedding feast of the Lamb, holding in her hand HER white stone, with HER heavenly name written upon it. Maybe, just maybe, she will run over and thank me for telling her the truth about Jesus. I pray that I see her in God’s throne room on that extraordinary day!
So please, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, don’t ever underestimate the power of Yahweh’s Holy Spirit that resides in you. For the power of Yahweh’s Holy Spirit is a resurrection power that is capable of literally raising the dead to life!
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 2:4-5
“This is why the Scripture says, ‘Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from the dead and the Anointed One will shine his light into you!’”
Ephesians 5:14 TPT