We had just finished eating at a Western-style restaurant in Uganda when the owner came over and started speaking with us. We quickly found out he was a Christian and he asked our team to pray and speak encouraging words from God about the future over his employees. We divided our team into groups of two and prayed for each employee individually. A friend and I went over to a woman who was in her early thirties. We noticed she seemed withdrawn and looked a little sad.
Kneeling in front of her to pray, we had an insight from Holy Spirit about her having the ability to see in the spiritual realm. So we decided to ask her what she saw over one of the men on our team who was about fifteen feet away. She looked up, saw the man, and her eyes widened as if she perceived something in the Spirit. But she put her face down, apparently embarrassed.
We wanted to know what she was seeing, so we asked her again and eventually she told us she saw two angels on top of the man. She hadn’t finished saying the word angels when she started yelling in her prayer language, her body shaking as Holy Spirit suddenly flooded her. Everybody in the restaurant turned around and looked at her.
Her whole countenance began changing as tears streamed down her face. We felt led to keep praying for her, and she shouted louder and louder and tried to tell us she was seeing a light in front of her that was too much to bear. We knew it was the light of God. She told us she felt she was going to die because of the intensity of the light – it was so pure and so holy she couldn’t take it anymore.
We stopped praying and sat back, watching as she began to smile. Her face was shining. The woman was baptized in Holy Spirit as she saw the light of God. It was glorious!
My friend and I felt the woman had received more than just an encounter with God’s light and the baptism of the Spirit. So we started praying in tongues and asked her if she understood what we were saying. She listened intently and to our amazement was able to interpret our words! She said she finally understood the power she had felt inside her and knew it was the Spirit of God. The woman was able to see in the Spirit, pray in tongues, and interpret it. She was completely filled with joy and so very happy!
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