I want to share one of my ascending experiences with you. I chose this example because of the subtlety of what happened during the encounter. Several years ago I was ministering in a marathon conference (one that was several days long) and between one of the sessions I went to lie down on a couch in the hotel lobby. I’m sure I was snoring (it was a good thing no one knew who Katie Souza was yet)! As I lay there, I had a vision. I saw a white envelope full of hundreds of rare yellow diamonds of all different sizes. I didn’t know what they represented (money, blessings or people), but I knew that God was showing me a promise. So, the next day, in worship I ascended to get those diamonds.
I asked God to tell me what was happening as I ascended. All I saw was black in my mind. So I said, “God, what am I doing, I don’t see anything?” He said, “You are going up to get hands full of diamonds.” There’s the word from God, “hands full of diamonds.” Next, I did a prophetic act, by reaching out my hands to say, “Give them to me, God!”
Then I began seeing little sparkles –sparkle here, sparkle there, very subtle. No trumpets blasting or Red Sea parting, no clear vision. Then for just an instant I thought I saw a string of diamonds – almost like a diamond necklace coming toward me. As I was beginning to come out of the vision I asked God, “What do you want me to bring down with me?” and I heard Him say, “Hands full of diamonds!” So, once again, I simply reached out and grabbed them. When I got all the way back down, I heard the Lord say, “It’s finished.” I opened my eyes and my hands, totally expecting to see a big pile of diamonds; there was nothing but the tiniest little sparkle on my wrist. It lasted only a second and then it faded away.
That was many years ago when we only had about five or six people helping with the ministry. However, from that day on we have had an explosion of people join us; anointed, powerful people who have helped us grow. One of those people was Patricia King who became my apostolic headship. God brought other volunteers and staff with gifting, anointing, understanding and wisdom, helps and hospitality gifts, financial people to help us steward what God has given us, and people with powerful supernatural gifts. People are more valuable than diamonds. If I had gotten a handful of real diamonds, I could never have executed everything that has enlarged this ministry! People made it happen. We are able to do the things we do because we have an anointed worship team, anointed people to serve in conferences, and a powerful media team.
The point I’m making is this: it began with God giving me a promise in a vision. You need to take all the promises you get in your dreams and visions and go get them instead of waiting for years for them to happen.
God gave me a word for a dear friend, “Her feet are stuck in the mud. She wants to go up but she can’t because her feet are stuck in the mud.” After lunch I told her, “I believe I have a word and an impartation for you to break off every hindrance so you can ascend into the heavenly realms.”
She began to weep and said, “I have been contending for years. I worship every day, for hours and hours and I can’t get there! I woke up this morning and was overcome. I prayed, ‘Lord, I hope Katie will have a word for me that will keep me from being stuck in the mud.’” I command every hindrance to break off of her so that she could go up into the heavenly realms. The next day it only took her five minutes and she was up into the supernatural realm!
I impart this simple blessing to you: In the Name of Jesus, I decree that every hindrance that is on you is broken off now! I decree that you are seated in the heavenly realms with Christ Jesus; you have the right to go up. You are going to learn how to operate in this supernatural tool and you are going to change your life, the lives of your family, your friends, your ministry, you, your business, the people around you, your neighborhood, even the world! I decree right now, Go up! In the Name of Jesus, AMEN!
More good stuff on ascending next week!