Jerame Nelson (shared from facebook April 2014) Living at His Feet Ministries link is on our website connections page
Transportation in the Glory Part 2
Here is part two of my articles on transportation in the Spirit. In my last article on this subject I told a testimony about how God transported my brother Josh, my friend Craig, and me from Vancouver, Canada, to Mississippi. We have experienced this phenomena several times. I remember another time we got transported while in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I was down there with a good friend of mine for a two-week ministry trip to both Peru and Ecuador with a team of about 70 youth. While we were there, we were did nightly crusades and daily outreaches in the streets; we ministered to the orphans and even fed the poor. It was a blast.
For two weeks we did nothing but preach the Gospel and spend time loving on the poor. On that trip we saw an amazing harvest of souls. Over 5000 people gave their lives to the Lord, and we saw many notable, remarkable miracles—tumors dissolving, blind eyes seeing, deaf ears hearing, and even cripples walking! Then, as the trip came to an end, we all went to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to catch our flights back home to the U.S.
On our last day in Ecuador, a group of us decided to go shopping. We ended up walking with our tour guide about two hours away from our hotel to find some good places to buy some clothes. While walking along, I began to miss spending time with God alone. You see, we spent all of our week just pouring out our time and energy toward preaching and loving people. We didn’t really have any time at all to spend with Jesus that week. So as my friends went into the stores to shop, I began to become desperate for more of God.
I said to God, “Lord, I need to be filled back up with Your presence. All I have done for the past few weeks is pour out Your love. I need a touch of Your glory. Holy Spirit, come, fill me up!”
I began to remember the promise that Jesus gave to the people of His day in John 7:37-39. On the last day of the great feast, He told them, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38). He was speaking of the Holy Ghost. So right there on a street corner in Ecuador, I told the Lord, “God, I am so hungry; I’m so thirsty for more of You, Lord. I want to drink freely of Your river of life.”
By faith, I began to drink of the Holy Ghost. With my hands, I made imaginary shot glasses, and I started taking shots of living water right there in front of everyone on the street corner. I must have taking at least 200 shots of living water by faith. Suddenly it was like pure joy entered into my soul, and I began to laugh out loud, uncontrollably. It was awesome, and it was exactly what I needed. I began to be filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory. It was like God was filling me back up and recharging my spirit just as you would recharge your cell phone. I was physically exhausted yet felt the strength of God coming into me.
Then my friends came out of the store and watched me. They were kind of embarrassed of me and said, “What are you doing? Why are you are acting so crazy?”
I said, “I don’t care what you guys think about me. It’s been two weeks since I have had any time with Jesus, and I want Him now!”
Then I just started worshiping and drinking more, and more, and more. I started praising him right on the spot and thanking Him for all that we had seen Him doing on that missions trip. All of a sudden it was like I won my friends over, and they started drinking of the river of life by faith and praising Jesus as well. We began to laugh out loud and speak in tongues and enjoy God, giving Him praise and glory right there on the street corner.
Eventually, one of my friends said to me, “I’m hungry for food.”
So we asked our tour guide to take us somewhere to eat, and he told us that we had to walk all the way back to the hotel because there was nothing worth eating in that part of the city. So we just kept enjoying God’s presence, walked for about a block, and turned the corner. Then our tour guide suddenly started freaking out, pointing his finger up at this sign, and screaming, “We’re here! We’re here! How did this happen?”
Right there in front of our eyes, we saw our hotel and a sign in front of us that said, “Dinner Special, Chicken $5.95.”
Our tour guide was freaking out because we had walked over two hours away from the hotel, and God, in an instant of time, transported us from one physical location to another. God does amazing things when you hunger and thirst after Him. We were all shocked and excited at the same time and went into the hotel and ate dinner.
Later, the Lord began to teach me different keys to stepping into these kinds of encounters.
The first thing He told me was this: “Jerame, you entered into this experience because you were hungering and thirsting to encounter Me, and you didn’t care what anybody thought. You simply wanted Me.”