I am 23 years old and I have experienced both the good and the bad when it comes to the spirit realm. When I was young A Evangelist told my father that I would be a prophet. Needless to say I ran as far away from that as I could in rebellion and fear of rejection from my friends. I believe that all of the experiences that I have had have only been God trying to get my attention so that I can get on the right track, follow Him and fulfill the purpose He has given me.
My first experience happened around the age of 20 in 2007. I had come home from college for the weekend. I was asleep in my bed when I was awaken by a dark shadowy figure standing to the right of my bed. I tried to scream out, I tried to move but I couldn't. The fear I was feeling was overwhelming. After what seemed like eternity I started to pray and call on Jesus in my mind since I was unable to speak and instantly the shadow diasappeared my voice came back. My screams and hysterical crying woke my parents who came into my room thinking a robber was in the house. I explained to them what happened and they immediately prayed with me. The thing that frightened me even more was the statement my mother made before she left the room. She said, "the devil is riding your back, he's trying to get you." After this experience I started to pray more and stopped doing all the horrible things I was doing including playing around with marijuana and hanging with people I knew my parents wouldn't approve of. Needless to say my life got better and my grades, but I did fall off and became pregnant with my beautiful son Malachi.
This second experience happened April 2008 the day I was induced and prepped to have a C-section. It seemed like everything was going wrong that day. The normal pains of childbirth was expected but first I was given two different numbing medications by two different anesthesiologists and had a reaction to it, while lying on the table in the OR I blacked out from I still don't know. During this time I could feel myself sinking or falling downward into blackness. I felt like I was dying. I was actually saying to myself I'm dying! I believe I was in some sort of conscious state in this blackness because I started to pray that God ensure that my son have a beautiful life because I thought I was no longer going to be there to raise him. But all of a sudden I saw a bright light growing bigger and bigger in front of me I reached out for the light. A voice from beneath me said evil and I said live... If any of you know anything about spelling LIVE spelled backwards is EVIL. I believe that at that moment my soul was being fought over by God and Satan and I chose to live. When I awoke out of that state I'm happy to say that my beautiful little boy was suckling on my breast and I began to cry because I was so happy to be alive to see him.
My third experience happened shortly after having my son. We were both very ill with what I believe to have been the flu. That night I was so weak that I couldn't get out of bed to take care of him. My voice was gone and my nose was stuffed so bad I had to breath through my mouth. Malachi hadn't eaten for two days. My mother and father took him out of the bedroom to calm his fussing. While alone in my room I began to feel again like I was slipping away, like I was dying. I heard the voice of God say, "get up, if you want to live and you want your son to be healed you have to get up" in the same moment I felt this dark presence pinning me down, it scared me and I thought to myself if I don't get up I don't know what will happen.
I started to pray, whispering at first because my voice had been gone for days but while I was praying God restored my voice. I was able to get free from the bed and I walked into the living room were my parents had my son. Still weak I got on my knees and laid hands on him I began to pray fervently that God heal my son Malachi and that he protect us. And the most amazing thing happened, it seemed as though my nose opened up and started running like a river and my fever broke instantly and sweat broke all over my body. I kept praying and felt strength come back to my body.
I heard God's voice say, "And I will renew your strength, you shall mount up with wings like eagles, you will run and not be weary, you will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31.
After praying for my son I felt the presence of God very heavy in the room I asked God to have His way. I began to pray over my father in tongues and when I laid hands on his forehead he began to speak in tongues. I did the same to my mother. God lead me that night to pray for my brother, my cousin and our vehicles and bless the house. I must say that after all of this My night was far from over. God spoke to me for the remainder of the night revealing things to me like times I was in danger and he protected me from it. After this experience I truly felt closer to Him.
I just want everyone who reads this to know that God is real! He is our everything. Our healer, provider, best friend, our refuge in the time of trouble. Just call on Him and Believe that He is alive and well and will never leave you. God is never too far away. He is inside each and every one of us once we ask Him to come into our lives and save us. He lives inside you so don't be afraid to talk to Him during the day, or driving home from work. He can always hear you. He will never leave or forsake you.