“The Signature,” an excerpt from The Holy Spirit and Christian Testimonies by C. Marie
One night while “Irene Davidson” was on her bed besides her newborn baby, she prayed for her household, which was habitual. She also rebuked all devils out of her home and away from her family, as those were done in her thoughts.
Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: …”
Proverbs 15:8, “… the prayer of the upright is his delight.”
“Irene” also regularly prayed for God’s presence to be in her house, and for Him to endlessly look after her household.
Proverbs 3:33, “…he blesseth the habitation of the just.”
As “Irene” prayed hard for her family, she felled asleep before she was able to transport her baby into a crib.
Some time later, “Irene” eyes opened, but she felt as if her nose and mouth were closed shut, as if her whole throat and nasal area were blocked. Those feelings remained such ways until some amount of seconds after she was awake. She was scared because she believed that she could have suffocated. While she tried to recuperate, the blanket of heat that was over her face that she noticed from the time that she was awake, continued to be in her presence. But immediately after she was able to recover from the situation and breathe in her typical regular patterns, the blanket of heat faded away from her. By then, she became even more startled as she discovered that she was both on her back and a little bit on her newborn baby. That was an issue for her because she considered herself to have been solely a side-sleeper, from the past pregnancy habit that she had. She believed that it would have been a matter of time for when she would have fully turned on her side for better comfort. Her baby remained well, and after she placed her baby inside of a crib, she thanked God for having been awakened.
The next morning, due to how “Irene” was bothered about the prior night, she thanked God and prayed about the situation. The heat that was over her face was comparable to whenever she was inches away from an opened hot oven and a lighted fireplace. She specifically acknowledged that as soon as the blanket of heat faded away from her, the air on her face became the standard room temperature as to what she would have expected it to have been. She was concerned about how overly close that she was to her baby. Yet, she fully believed that God was involved in the matters from the previous night. As she continued to think about the incidences, she went into a room in her house and found The Holy Bible on the floor, which had her troubled and panicky afterwards. The book stayed pushed back on a shelf and was considered to have been very unlikely to fall from its place. So she wondered why a coincidence happened that it felled to the ground on the morning of her previous situations.
In fright, “Irene” prayed to God about the issues as a whole. She believed that the devil tried to harm her because she prayed against him and his demonic realm.
St. Mark 16:16-18, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Then “Irene” was suddenly convinced from her heart, received some comfort from within, and fully came to believe that everything was not as bad as the impression that she had. She understood subsequently that as soon as she made the order for all from the demonic realm to leave her home and family, any that were present had left quickly. That was especially after she made her rebukes in the name of “Jesus,” because there is power in His name.
Proverbs 30:4, “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?”
“Irene” acknowledged that devils were characterized as ones who trembled at the name of “Jesus,” as all of her prayers to God were prayed for in the name of “Jesus.” So she came to believe that the other circumstances that worried her had nothing to do with any demonic force.
St. Luke 10:17-20, “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
At the time, “Irene” believed that by any means necessary, it was imperative for her to have awakened at a particular moment, for the sake of her baby.
Psalms 34:7, “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
While “Irene” further matured in the Lord, she eventually concluded that the incidents had nothing to do with any force from the devil’s realm, as she sent her prayers out to God in her thoughts for Him to help keep her home well-blessed and sanctified.
St. John 14:13-15, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
St. John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
St. John 16:23-24, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. … in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
“Irene” would later believe that whenever she interacted with the Lord in her thoughts and prayers, the devil had no knowledge of her personal, private, silent prayers to God.
“Irene” understood that God paid attention to what went on inside of her home, and that He was the head of her household.
Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
In regards to the temporary blanket of heat, “Irene” gave that credit to God. She wholeheartedly believed that He had someone from the Lord’s spiritual realm do what was necessary for her to wake up, and had continued to stand over her until she breathed correctly again.
Romans 8:26-30, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
As extreme as the placement of The Holy Bible on the floor, “Irene” concluded that
it served as an initial from the Lord’s spiritual realm.
Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Some years later, “Irene” awakened and clearly understood a clear command from within. She was to urgently purchase a can of infant formula immediately, for the latest-birthed newborn that she had. She was to consider her baby to become weaned and bottle-fed only, and to have her husband do the feedings, while she was to quickly go to the hospital. That sent her to prayer while she took such directions seriously, as it was strong and unavoidable to ignore.
1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”
St. Luke 18:1, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Then as soon as “Irene’s” blood pressure was checked at the hospital, an examination room was made available for her, as a doctor had another medical employee recheck her blood pressure. She was told by different doctors that her blood pressure was extremely high and that the situation was very serious. Once she was alone in the room, she further understood its magnitude, after she heard whispers and conversations at different times from those doctors who
were on the other side of the closed door where she was at. She also acknowledged how extreme the matter was, from the questions and statements that those doctors made to her.
“Irene” linked feedings and postpartum. She recognized that they do not work together for her, particularly, as she was somebody who badly gotten postpartum preeclampsia. Before she went to the hospital, she did not plan on weaning her newborn until a year after childbirth, which was many months away, while her hormones were to continue to work against her.
Psalms 33:18, “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy.”
Psalms 32:10, “…but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.”
Shortly after “Irene’s” visit to the hospital, she recalled the incident that occurred on the night before she found The Holy Bible on the floor. She came to believe wholeheartedly that the situation did not directly involve a previous born infant, but her instead. For years, at the mentioning of Lazarus, from hearing the name of that man, and from the scriptures when she read The Holy Bible, she believed that she may have felt reactions from within.
St. John 11:1, 3-4, 11, 25-26, and 43-44, “Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”
From “Irene’s” belief, on the particular night when heat was directly above her face, she came to conclude that she may have been directed to pray for her family from within. While that went on, she naturally included herself in her own prayers too, as she may have specifically needed to be blessed that night, unknowingly. Then after she may have felt asleep in the middle of her prayers, she was awakened to receive what she believed was a major testimony.
Psalms 91:1-6, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”