While ministering at Freedom Church in Cwmbran, Wales someone asked me to pray for healing and they also wanted a confirmation on something that they were pondering on doing. I love to encourage other people to pray so, at that moment, I asked God to show me someone with a prophetic gift that needed encouraging to allow the Holy Spirit to bring it out more, and I was shown a particular person close by. So I asked her if I could borrow her gift and if she would help me pray for this person.
So I asked her not to speak, but to just tune in and receive what the Holy Spirit wanted to reveal while I prayed. So I started praying and, all of a sudden, she started praying in tongues, so I gently stopped her and explained that the principles are the same in the natural as the supernatural – while two people are talking, no-one is listening. Hear me right with this – I love praying in tongues and listening to other people pray in tongues, but some people pray in tongues as a religious ritual for Him to do something when they need to listen, receive and move in faith.
So we began again, but she started this religious ritual again but this time whispering it, so I stopped again and I said, “Stop”. I had to smile; she looked like she was going to punch me, so I said it again, telling her to “just be still” and, this time, she held her lips tightly shut and we started again, and when I finished praying, God had healed the person and when I asked her what she received, well, her face was a picture. She told me that she had never received as clear as just then and proceeded to reveal an amazing revelation to the person that we were praying for, and gave them an amazing confirmation.
And so I had her pray with me for other people in the same manner, and she was flying with amazing visions, pictures and words for everyone – fantastic! I love to see people move into their gifts and starting to allow Him to work through them by faith. Nothing like a bit of body-building!