Prayer-School: Mini Power-Encounter

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Mini Power-Encounter (Teresa Seputis)

Originally from: Teresa Seputis (
Originally dated: Thu, 21 May 1998 13:13:37 -0700 (PDT)

Gosh, I have been so busy that I have not been taking time to write up the neat experiences that happen to me on a near daily basis in my walk with the Lord. One odd thing happened yesterday that I'd like to briefly share because it demonstrates the power and authority that we carry as believers. This happened to me yesterday morning (May 20, 1998).

As I was walking from the BART (subway) station to work, I passed a bus station. A somewhat derranged and homeless-looking person was standing at the bus station and ranting and raving, shouting miscellaneous things at the top of his lungs. As I began to approach the bus stop, this man focused his attention on me. He began shouting "Senatra should not be dead.. you took him early so that you could have your way with him. Senatra should not be dead!" There was a vileness about his voice that was unnerving.. it almost did not sound human... I guess you don't have to be a genious to figure out that there might be demonics involved in his behavior. He moved towards me, his eyes glued on me, but was still several feet away.

"Lord," I prayed silently, "please bring your peace to this area. If there is a demon tourmenting this man, please shut it down because your power and authority is so much greater than the enemy's power or authority."

The instant I finished that silent prayer, the man stopped shouting, shrugged his shoulders and turned away. The tension went out of his posture and he stood there in a relaxed stance. I did not hear another peep out of him the entire 5 minutes it took me to walk out of earshot.

"Wow, Lord" I prayed silently, "you REALLY are powerful!"

"Teresa," He replied, "you don't have a clue how much authority I let My children carry. Think what would happen if My children were consciously seeking My perspective and My will in each situation they encountered! Think how they could use the authority I've given them to further My kingdom."

That kinda gives one a fresh perspective on God and how He works. It motivates me to want to seek Him for His will and His perspective on each situation I am in... to ask Him more frequently what He is doing in a given situation.


- teresa

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