Not long into my school year at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, I began to get a passion for growing in hearing specific words from God about others. I felt like I lacked confidence in this area, and I really wanted to operate in this gift more effectively so I could truly impact people with God’s goodness. I spent a night with two Australian couples, and for three hours, we practiced getting words from God for each other. I got every word wrong that night.
Two days later, I was leading the Skype team in the Bethel Church healing service. One of the men handed me the headset for a call he was currently on and asked if I would help him by praying over the woman he was talking to.
I immediately felt the Holy Spirit say to me that this woman had called in to receive healing for rectal bleeding and hemorrhoids. I checked her registration paper to see if that was what she’d called in for, but all that was written down was that she was having stomach problems. This woman had called in before, but she was always vague with the issue she asked prayer for. I told her I thought the Lord had a word for her, but I felt uncomfortable giving it to her. I
was scared to deliver a word to a woman about rectal bleeding, and I was still a little scared of speaking out words from Holy Spirit in general. She gave me the okay, and I said, “No, I really don’t want to speak this unless you want it.”
She replied, “Speak it.” So I told her that she’d called in to receive healing for rectal bleeding and for hemorrhoids, and she didn’t tell us because she felt shame. She burst into tears.
She kept exclaiming that God hears her and sees her. She told me that was exactly why she had called in, and we spent time releasing her of shame and going after her healing.
Since then I’ve felt really free to go after any word I get from Holy Spirit because it couldn’t possibly be more uncomfortable than that! God always shows up. He is so faithful. I would have never given that word if I hadn’t spent that time with the two Australian couples failing over and over as I tried to hear from the Lord. We went after what we wanted to see, and now I have seen it and love it!