we turn the corner and there are two women and man loading up a car. I got a word of knowledge for a right wrist condition. I approached them and asked and one of the woman had the problem. i asked if her friend could put her hand on her as I prayed, but she wouldn't let anybody touch her! she was adamant. I asked if she would lay hands on herself - she agreed. we prayed and something began to happen in her wrist. then she left with her husband but the other woman remained.
who was this woman? she was the OWNER of the shop we had prayed in front of just 10 minutes earlier! I immediately got a word for her and said, "I just get the words, 'country music'" - she then tells us that she is from Texas. my friend began to prophesy over her about her creativity and artwork - it was all true. we also got a word of knowledge about her neck - which was hurting her and she let us pray. this woman was very, very open but obviously was open to lots of stuff that wasn't from Christ and His Kingdom. In many ways, she may have been one of the most open and receptive new age people I had ever met. we spoke to her for probably 1/2 hour about many different things. she really like angels (as many new agers do) and we told her about our time in front of her shop! we told her many things about the Kingdom of God. one of our group spoke clearly with her about Christ's death and the cross. I spoke with her about deliverance from "dark spirits" and the need to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God. She really was having a major encounter with God throughout all of this. we got to pray for her at length and God really touched her.
clearly she needs now to go through some serious deliverance and invite Christ ALONE to come and live within her. However, our time with her was a powerful foretaste of what she is going to experience in Christ. We prophesied her destiny - she loved that God wanted to give her a gift of healing! she was so sincere and so hungry. and sadly, we don't think she'd ever met Christians in her life who ministered to her supernaturally. she was "convinced" as soon as we approached her and her friend with the initial word of knowledge. she knew we carried something that she needed and was open to receive all we had to offer her. our friends are going to be following up with her in the next few days. we are thrilled with what God is going to do next!
I just trust that this short testimony will provoke anybody reading this to re-consider any of their friends and relatives who are involved in new age spirituality - approach them with love, with revelation and with healing - see what happens when you do.
all in all that final encounter was just an amazing end to such a glorious day in the Kingdom.